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I'm excited to have found HubPages, because  I've only recently discovered the joys of writing.  My real passion is reading.

My hubs are about my musings.  My mind is never idle, I'm always thinking, so HubPages is a perfect outlet for my deep, and not so deep thoughts.  I write about subjects that affect me deeply, sometimes funny, sometimes serious. I, even at times, will write down my frivilous or flighty thoughts. I can find humor in almost everything that I think about, so most of my hubs will reflect that. So, browse through the topics below, see if you find anything interesting, and follow me on this great writing adventure, I've embarked upon.

Anything I do can spark a thought deep enough to write about, so it is becoming easier for me to write.  However, I love to read, so it is hard to not read for hours on HubPages.

I don't like controversy, and I have very strong views on Religion and Politics, ergo, I won't ever make comments on either.

One of the highlights of my time here on HubPages is being chosen to be among the top 200 Hubbers of 2009. http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-200-New-Hubbers-In-2009-The-Nominees-Are.

To add the icing to the cake I was chosen to be among the top 20 Hubbers of 2009. http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-New-Hubbers-For-2009-And-The-Winners-Are . Thank you fellow hubbers, for this, I consider, undeserved honor.

Update: December 5, 2012 I was on a Reality TV Special "Neat Freaks," which was telecast on TLC. An excerpt can be found on Youtube, under "Neat Freaks TLC. By the way I did rinse the apple! FYI I have heard that the show is still being shown in other countries around the globe. 

Update! I wrote and published my first book, "Seasons Change, So Can You," 2013. Also as of June 2014 I designed and built my first website,http://www.alfretasailor.com/

I can be found on Facebook and Twitter

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Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/fastfreta

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      • Neat Freaks TLC/ Alfreta Sailor
        9

        Neat Freaks TLC/ Alfreta Sailor

        3 years ago

        So, I just found out that Neat Freaks TLC was shown in Australia yesterday! Interesting!!!! By the way more scenes are shown there than was shown here.

      • I DID IT
        38

        I DID IT

        3 years ago

        Well HubPages friends, I finally wrote my book, "Seasons Change, So Can You." While surfing the Net, I saw it in a Barnes and Nobles ad. By the way I acknowledged HubPages in the acknowledgement section.

      • Neat Freaks ratings/Fastfreta/ 20/20
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        Neat Freaks ratings/Fastfreta/ 20/20

        4 years ago

        20/20 came calling, and just maybe, I'll appear on an episode. I was just informed that it could or could not happen.  Let me explain.  I received a call yesterday about being on an up coming episode, then...

      • Neat Freaks still getting attention
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        Neat Freaks still getting attention

        4 years ago

        So, we, my daughter and I was asked to be guests on Ricki Lake for the Thursday show.  The title is "Embarrassing Parents" all related to our appearance on the TLC special "Neat Freaks." If this...

      • RSS capsule being removed, don't understand
        37

        RSS capsule being removed, don't understand

        4 years ago

        I just noticed that the RSS capsule is being removed, I don't understand.  I have one on about 4 of my hubs, but I don't know how I did it, and I don't understand how to remove it.  And if it's removed by...

      • FIXED: Malware warning
        16

        FIXED: Malware warning

        4 years ago

        I've just noticed the dreaded red skeleton on four of my hubs. When I checked to see what the violations were, it says that at least 3 of our fellow hubbers have violations on their, I guess, website.  Not sure...

      • KNOWN ISSUE: Stats not posting correctly
        8

        KNOWN ISSUE: Stats not posting correctly

        4 years ago

        I just noticed on one of my hubs there are views to the photos, and a comment left. I also got a statement from another hubber that said she also read the same hub.  So why does it not show up that anyone has read...

      • On being discovered by Hollywood on HubPages
        5

        On being discovered by Hollywood on HubPages

        4 years ago

        As I fade into obscurity, I'd like to thank Simone for the blog article on my TV Show appearance.

      • Neat Freaks ratings/Fastfreta
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        Neat Freaks ratings/Fastfreta

        4 years ago

        I don't know what these ratings mean, but I'm excited. Take a look.  As I've said before, hold on, this will be over soon. I will fade into the abyss soon, but I'm riding this wave all the way. Look almost at the...

      • From the Neat Freak/Fastfreta
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        From the Neat Freak/Fastfreta

        4 years ago

        Don't get tired of me yet, it's about all over, I will soon fade into obscurity.  But I just found this article on the Internet, and the author left a link to my cleaning hub.http://jezebel.com/5966323/neat-freaks-...

      • My Today's Show Appearance
        60

        My Today's Show Appearance

        4 years ago

        Well, it's history. I did give HubPages a plug, albeit a quick mention. Matt Lauer  was sooooo nice, as was the whole crew.So today I begin to fade into obscurity.

      •  I WILL BE ON THE TODAY SHOW
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        I WILL BE ON THE TODAY SHOW

        4 years ago

        So if you remember Hollywood came calling, and I answered the call.  Neat Freaks is the show.  Well this morning I got a call from a publicity agent for the show that says that the Today Show wants to...

      • My Hubpages earnings are decreasing
        30

        My Hubpages earnings are decreasing

        4 years ago

        Can someone please tell me why my HubPages earnings are decreasing?  They've decreased twice today so far. This is do disappointing.

      • I Finally reached 200,000
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        I Finally reached 200,000

        4 years ago

        And I've "only" been here 3 years. LOL! Why oh why did it take so long. At this rate, it'll take me another  12 years to get to a million. On a serious note, how long did it take you to make...

      • I was discovered on HubPages/Hollywood came calling
        81

        I was discovered on HubPages/Hollywood came calling

        4 years ago

        Well friends it's almost here. For those of you that don't know please go to one of these links   http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/100575, or http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/102544, for the entire...

      • Change in Earning
        9

        Change in Earning

        4 years ago

        Hey, What happened? Am I losing it or did my earnings just change?  When I woke this morning I had one amount, and I just went back and it's lowered. Did anyone else experience that?

      • I was discovered on HubPages/Hollywood came calling
        47

        I was discovered on HubPages/Hollywood came calling

        4 years ago

        So, I just wrapped up my segment on the new upcoming TLC show on cleaning, title unknown at this time.  However the proposed air date is mid December. For sure air date, and show title forthcoming.I was...

      • Fixing bad links
        6

        Fixing bad links

        4 years ago

        Why am I unable to fix bad links.  When I think they're done, they reappear!  What's up with that?

      • The Power Of HubPages/Contacted by a Casting Agent
        60

        The Power Of HubPages/Contacted by a Casting Agent

        4 years ago

        So, I get this email from a casting agent, casting a new Reality Show on a "Major Network." The agent found me on the Internet via HubPages. She read my hub, "I Love to Clean." They are casting for...

      • Payout for February
        7

        Payout for February

        5 years ago

        Sorry I haven't been around here lately.  So maybe this question has been asked and answered already.  I haven't received my payout for Feb.  HELP!

      • How can I back up my hubs
        8

        How can I back up my hubs

        5 years ago

        I seem to recall a thread that told us how to back up our hubs.  I actually did it, but now I don't know where I put them, and as a result I can't do it again.  Please help!!!!

      • Earnings still "Pending" for yesterday
        62

        Earnings still "Pending" for yesterday

        5 years ago

        Is it just me or is everyone's earnings for HP ads still pending for yesterday? I looked for a thread on the subject, but as yet haven't found one.

      • Yet another point I missed in the Tutorial,   "Sharing With Followers"
        20

        Yet another point I missed in the Tutorial, "Sharing With Followers"

        5 years ago

        Okay, so I had the habit of using the share button to routinely share my new or even some of my old hubs with my followers.  Well, when I tried to share my last one, I got a warning, I don't quite remember the...

      • How do I create a link to my profile,
        3

        How do I create a link to my profile,

        5 years ago

        How do I create a link to my profile so when folks want to join hubpages through my profile, I'll get credit for it? HELP!!! I just might have sign ups soon, and I need to know before they come aboard. THANKS,...

      • New Hub Moderation
        13

        New Hub Moderation

        5 years ago

        Hey, did anybody else notice, I just went over to moderate a comment on my hub and noticed that the set up is different. I kind of like it, it makes it easier to accept or deny a comment. What do you think?It even gives...

      • Help I need an Adsense payout
        9

        Help I need an Adsense payout

        5 years ago

        I'm currently 10 dollars away from an Adsense payout, and since I opted back into HP ads, I'm getting pennies a day. I was averaging a few dollars a month before returning to HP Ads. At this rate it will take a year to...

      • Why is there no ability to contact some hubbers
        8

        Why is there no ability to contact some hubbers

        5 years ago

        After reading a fellow hubbers hub, I wanted to contact her personally, and to my dismay there was no "contact capsule."  WHY???????

      • How to vote for Hubnuggets
        11

        How to vote for Hubnuggets

        5 years ago

        For the life of me I can't remember, nor can I find out, how to vote for the Hubnuggets of week. This has happened to me before, and I just didn't vote. Although I have voted in the past, but I forgot how I did it. This...

      • The "Suggest Links" Tab
        7

        The "Suggest Links" Tab

        5 years ago

        Am I seeing things, did the "Suggest Links" tab just reappear or was it there all along? I don't remember seeing it for awhile.

      • Help, My comment count went down
        4

        Help, My comment count went down

        5 years ago

        What's up? I've never seen this before.  This morning I awoke to my comment count saying ..22, now it says ..19.   I reiterate, I've never seen that happen before.  Has anyone? 

      • What happened to my earnings report for HP Ads
        3

        What happened to my earnings report for HP Ads

        5 years ago

        I awoke this morning to my earnings for HP ads "pending," and it's been that way all day.  What gives, is it just me or is anyone else have that problem?

      • Ad Level
        3

        Ad Level

        5 years ago

        I was just reading in the Help section about your "Ad Level" being set too low or none, on some of your hubs.  How do you reset, or set, for that matter, your ad level on your individual hubs?

      • Can someone translate
        16

        Can someone translate

        5 years ago

        I received this comment (see below) in response to one of my hubs, I don't know whether it's good or bad.  I'd like to approve it, if it's a good comment.SOLO QUIERO AGREGAR QUE SOLO SE PUEDE PERDONAR CUANDO SE...

      • I'm Being Googled...Yea
        6

        I'm Being Googled...Yea

        5 years ago

        YEA, YEA, YEA! I took a look at my traffic sources, and most are from Google.  The fact that over 300 people from around the world are interested in something I write is so fascinating to me. I know some of you...

      • I Entered The Readers Digest, "Your Life Story" Contest
        3

        I Entered The Readers Digest, "Your Life Story" Contest

        5 years ago

        Dearest Hub followers, I entered the Readers Digest contest,(Your Life, The Readers Digest Version), for a purse of $25,000.00 and a chance to tell my story in Readers Digest. What I'd like to ask is that you go to the...

      • CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO WITH THIS?
        8

        CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO WITH THIS?

        5 years ago

        Ahmedi@yahoo.co 7 minutes agoThe Veteran Army Suicide Rate Continues to Climb ..Combat tours in Iraq,and,Afghanistan run as long as 50 % above the Time. The Target Killing and Suicide Bomber are , after 9/11, failure...

      • Reached 100,000 views, and 1000 followers both on the same day!
        18

        Reached 100,000 views, and 1000 followers both on the same day!

        5 years ago

        THANKS GUYS! IT FINALLY HAPPENED, 100,000 VIEWS AND 1000 FOLLOWERS.   I woke to this beautiful sight today. Oh, I can tell this is going to be a beautiful day! Thank you all for helping me get there.  I'm just...

      • How to unfollow myself
        2

        How to unfollow myself

        5 years ago

        I don't know how I did it, (because, I thought that we couldn't follow ourselves), but I just followed myself. I thought I was on someone else page and clicked follow.  Anyway I want to change that, but I'm unsure...

      • Did the Weekly come out last week
        3

        Did the Weekly come out last week

        5 years ago

        I missed the Weekly last week.  I eagerly look forward to it every week, but because I was riding the train for so long I lost all track of time.  Did it come out and I erased it by mistake? Help!

      • Two New Milestones
        27

        Two New Milestones

        5 years ago

        It looks like I might celebrate two milestone at once.  I'm nearing 1000 followers, and 100,000 views, Yipee. This is a long time in coming.  Two years, those of you that did it sooner don't know what this...

      • Reaching 100,000 views
        14

        Reaching 100,000 views

        5 years ago

        Some of you know my obsession with finally reaching 100,000 views.   Well I'm almost there. It's taken two years to get here, WHEW! Hopefully, by the end of this week I'll be there. I'm 99,000 plus, and counting...

      • The Relatively new feature, "Share with friends."
        10

        The Relatively new feature, "Share with friends."

        5 years ago

        I'm using the relatively new "share with friends," to share some of my old hubs with new followers.  (That's probably not it's intended purpose, but, oh well). Anyway I don't know how it comes out. ...

      • How long to 100,000 views
        26

        How long to 100,000 views

        5 years ago

        I have been writing on HubPages for over two years, and I have yet to reach 100,000 views.  I'm finally close, but what a long ride to get here. I hope to see that mark in a few weeks. So how long did it take you...

      • My Amazon account closed
        3

        My Amazon account closed

        5 years ago

        I don't understand, why is my Amazon account closed?

      • How to get rid of the broken links
        7

        How to get rid of the broken links

        5 years ago

        I have two questions, one a problem, the other just curiosity.  Problem first, can someone please tell me how to get rid of those broken links.  I took care of the ones that I could see, but the others don't...

      • Email my hubs to friends
        3

        Email my hubs to friends

        5 years ago

        I'm presently traveling around the country by train, visiting friends, and family, and I want to let my friends and family know how, and what I'm doing. Since we lost the ability to do that via HubPages, I don't know...

      • Backing up my work
        8

        Backing up my work

        6 years ago

        I am still learning the computer, and Internet, so please don't criticize me when I ask this question.  I would like to know how to backup my hubs, besides just printing them out. Thanks!

      • 900 followers
        23

        900 followers

        6 years ago

        Yay! I just reached 900 followers, I hope it holds. 100 more to my goal for my self imposed time period. Thank guys!

      • Slideshow Views
        2

        Slideshow Views

        6 years ago

        Am I losing it, or did I click into my stats and see slideshow views for awhile today? Now you see it, Now you don't.  In other words I don't see them, (slideshow views), anymore.

      • Why is my follower total different
        5

        Why is my follower total different

        6 years ago

        Just curious, why is my follower count different on my forum posts than my profile and actual hub pages?

      • Tweeting A Hub
        6

        Tweeting A Hub

        6 years ago

        Can someone please me why I can't Tweet my latest hub?  I've never had trouble before. After I Tweet the hub, I try to go back and find it, but it takes me to a page that says it doesn't exist.

      • My Author Score
        48

        My Author Score

        6 years ago

        Can someone please give me a clue as to why my Author score continues to plummet?  I've been writing on HubPages since May, '09 and I've not seen my score in this range since about six months after I began. I know...

      • Followers fluctuating
        34

        Followers fluctuating

        6 years ago

        Just curious, has anyone noticed their followers constantly fluctuating. I have remained in the 880-883 range despite the fact I'm constantly receiving new followers. I would love to get to 1000 followers before the...

      • Deleting Hubs
        5

        Deleting Hubs

        6 years ago

        Under the new rules, I'm having to delete two of my favorite hubs, "My Favorite Bible Games, and Some Funny Things Said In Court," , but I understand why.  I'm deleting them one at a time. What I'm...

      • Red and Blue Arrows
        9

        Red and Blue Arrows

        6 years ago

        Can somebody tell me why do I get a Red arrow for two clicks and Blue arrow for seven or more, then there's no arrow for 22 clicks a day.  What's up with that?

      • My Substandard Hub
        8

        My Substandard Hub

        6 years ago

        I was just informed that one of my hubs, [b]I-Never-Thought-Of-That-X,[b] is overly promotional and substandard.  I previously had this hub accepted and published etc.  I removed all of my links, that didn't...

      • Homepage
        4

        Homepage

        6 years ago

        I know I've missed something here, but how do I get back to my homepage once I'm actually in my account.  I usually see it when I first go on the site, but I never see it again, and I don't know how to get it after...

      • My Author Score
        6

        My Author Score

        6 years ago

        I don't understand why my Author score continues to go down.  I know to some it is unimportant, but for me I'm concerned.  My score hasn't gone above 95 in months, and goes down to 93 on a regular basis. I...

      • "Share with followers"
        8

        "Share with followers"

        6 years ago

        I missed something.  I attempted to email a hub to a friend that's outside of HubPages, but I ran into a problem.  The link for sharing has turned into "Share with followers," and doesn't allow for...

      • What Do You Make Of This, Scary Huh!
        25

        What Do You Make Of This, Scary Huh!

        6 years ago

        I received this response to a hub that I wrote, "I Have No Friends."deadboy 15 hours ago"this is a load of bollocks, i do everything i can for the few friends i have. i have confided in them and then they...

      • Fan Mail
        4

        Fan Mail

        6 years ago

        Someone please take a look at your Fan Mail page and tell me what those symbols mean that are atop the word "Deny."  Something new?

      • My new hub
        6

        My new hub

        6 years ago

        HELP!  I'm writing a new hub and I got this while I was trying to complete it and I can't get out of it.  It won't let me edit and close out my hub.Stay-The-Course-To-Accomplish-Your-Goal';...

      • The New Color
        7

        The New Color

        6 years ago

        I don't know about you guys, but I'm loving the new Red color on the stats page (the announcement of the new contest).  Okay, so I'm  frivolous, but I love color.  Thanks guys for that, MORE, MORE!

      • New feature, I guess
        12

        New feature, I guess

        6 years ago

        Hey guys I just noticed something under the Share area.  It is "Share this Hub with followers."  Is that new, or have I been missing it.  I just used it, but I don't quite understand how it...

      • Bookmarking for fellow hubbers
        16

        Bookmarking for fellow hubbers

        7 years ago

        Hey guys, I've just begun something, that perhaps some of you have been doing all along.  That's Bookmarking fellow hubbers hubs.  For instance I'll either Digg or Stumble for them.  I think giving hub...

      • HubPages Weekly
        6

        HubPages Weekly

        7 years ago

        Hey, did I miss it?  Did we get the Weekly yesterday?  If you got it and I didn't, would someone please forward it to me.  That's a feature of HubPages that I look forward to each week.  Thanks guys.

      • TO MY 501 FOLLOWERS THANKS!!!!!!
        29

        TO MY 501 FOLLOWERS THANKS!!!!!!

        7 years ago

        Today "flinchwymer" became my 500th follower, thank you flinchwymer!  And thanks to all 501 of you!  I appreciate you for the favor of following me.  I love it here on HubPages, I hope to be...

      • Hub hopping!
        26

        Hub hopping!

        7 years ago

        I hope everyone is taking advantage of Hub hopping.  I've just Hub hopped and found some very interesting new hubbers.  Please go over and take advantage of the feature.  Some of the new hubbers that I...

      • LADY_E HAS 100 HUBS!
        27

        LADY_E HAS 100 HUBS!

        7 years ago

        CONGRATS LADY_E ON 100 HUBS!!!!!!!  !  YEA, YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

      • Say Hello To One Hubber
        208

        Say Hello To One Hubber

        7 years ago

        Say let's try to say hello to everyone on HubPages.  Everyone say hello to someone new.I'll begin by saying hello to "clspeakstoo," whom I found on Hub hopping.

      • My recent honor
        13

        My recent honor

        7 years ago

        I just received an honor that I don't know how I got it. It said that my questions inspired 50 hubs.  How do I find out which questions?  I didn't know there was a way of accounting for that. ...

      • Honoring Exceptional Hubbers
        25

        Honoring Exceptional Hubbers

        7 years ago

        I am not very active in the Forums, so I'm not sure of the procedure, but I'd like to offer a suggestion. While we're going along in our busy days writing hubs and trying to get traffic.  We have at least 3 Hubbers...

      • HAS ANYONE RECEIVED THIS TODAY?
        16

        HAS ANYONE RECEIVED THIS TODAY?

        7 years ago

        To:(Me at my email address)Barister Tony Branson (privateauthority@yahoo.com) TONYBRANSON on HubPageshas sent you this message.(email address verified)Attn: To Whom It May Concern .This letter is not intended to cause...

      • Take A Look At These Hubs And Give Me Feedback
        3

        Take A Look At These Hubs And Give Me Feedback

        7 years ago

        I wrote a series of hubs (4) on Jealousy.  I am desiring to take this series in another direction, so I would like to get additional comments to further my efforts.  Please read the series and let me know your...

      • Why did you choose your moniker (name you write under)?
        25

        Why did you choose your moniker (name you write under)?

        7 years ago

        I use fastfreta because I do everything fast, talk, walk etc.  My friend and former business partner gave me that name.  When we went into business together we were looking for a name and she suggested...

      • What to do when a "friend" is smothering you?
        4

        What to do when a "friend" is smothering you?

        7 years ago

        I wrote a hub here on the pages, entitled "THEY MAKE ME SICK, I LOATHE HER, HE'S SO IRRITATING,' which generated a lot of buzz.  I was encouraged to put it here and get feed back.  Basically the hub was...

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