Whatever I feel like adding.
Part lensography, part biography and part, well I'm not sure.
This is my homepage which connects all of my lenses together. I share with you some of the people, and places, and things that I love.
New lenses are added every so often so make sure to come back. ;)
My Squidoo Stats and Achievements
» First lens creation date: 2/06/2007
» Current number of lenses: 313
» Highest overall lensrank reached: #1
» Number of lenses that reached the Top 100: 12
» Longest time a lens has stayed in Top 100: 407 days
» Most traffic on one lens in a single day: 4,600 visits
» Number of LOTDs: 7
» Number of Purple Stars: 21
» Giant status: 1st round of Giant Squids, Giant Squids 100 Club
» Volunteer positions held: 1st team of SquidAngels, 1st team of Giant Squid Greeters
» Earnings donated to Charity: $2,464.41
» Income earned through Squidoo: $37,572.14
(as of 6/13/2014, including 3rd party affiliates & custom work, minus charity contributions)
» Total to date: $40,036.55
I'm a SquidAngel and in the Giant Squid 100 Club
I'm also a Giant Squid Greeter alum
I was one of the first Giant Squids! That title was given to lensmasters who had 50+ quality lenses by 9.4.07. They now offer a Giant status to those with 25 great lenses. You could be one of the next giants. :)
On August 13, 2008 I was recruited for Squidoo's first team of Giant Squid Greeters. Greeters keep an eye out for up and coming lensmasters who have great potential to reach Giant Status. I held the position for 6 months and am now an alum.
I was also on Squidoo's first team of SquidAngels which began April 30th 2007. I was on duty a second time in the Fall of '08, and got my wings back again on April 5, 2009 and was active through September 30, 2010. I took a short break and was back in action for the month of November 2010 and then held the position until they closed the program.
Angels were around to help good, content filled lenses rise to the top, and to knock out the spammy ones. If your lens gots blessed, you'll saw a small LensRank boost. If it got dinged, there was a small drop in LensRank.
On October 7, 2008, I made it into the Giant Squids 100 Club.
That's for Giants who have at least 100 great lenses and was, at the time, the highest ranking on Squidoo. :)
February 3, 2012 I became a Colossal Squid! (250 great lenses)
Lens(es) of the Day
I've been lucky enough to have 6 of my lenses chosen as Lens of the Day. :)
Only Children on 7.26.07
Best Lensographies Ever? on 3.15.08
Pumpkin Carving on 10.23.08
Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes on 11.18.09
Squidoo Payday Questions & Answers on 10.29.10
Pumpkin Carving on 10.29.11 (It's second time.)
Purple Star Lenses
I've had 21 lenses chosen to receive Purple Stars. :)
Only a few purple stars are given out each week, to "exceptional" lenses created by Giant Squids. Pages are handpicked by Squidoo's editors.
Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes on 5.1.09
ASL For Everyone on 5.1.09
Only Children on 8.13.09
Pumpkin Carving on 9.28.09
Countdown to Christmas on 10.29.09
Broadway Shows on 1.23.10
Squidoo Payday Questions & Answers on 2.16.10
The Walk for Hunger on 7.27.10
Vampire Costumes & Accessories on 8.13.10
The 2011 HGTV Dream Home on 1.18.11
Zumba Fitness on 5.3.11
New Ghouls of Monster High on 8.31.12
Making a Respectable Sales Lens on 9.10.12
A Disney Dream Cruise on 3.13.13
Disney's Castaway Cay on 3.24.13
New from American Girl on 4.8.13
Catching Fire on 9.17.13
Who am I?
Architectural Designer: Used to work at a firm, now I work for myself.
Graphic Designer / Photographer: I've started my own online stores.
Do It Yourself-er: Hubby & I have completely redone our house.
Bookkeeper: I take care of the books for my in-law's shop.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer: Have been on the construction crew of a Women Build site.
Kiva Lender: I joined team SquidKiva to help small business owners around the world.
Traveler: Vacationed on 3 continents and want to see as much of the world as I can.
Dancer: Grew up dancing tap, jazz & ballet, and have taken adult classes in tap & hip-hop...and Zumba :)
Concert Go-er: Indigo Girls and Kevin So are my must-sees.
Sign Language Novice: I know the basics and have taught my daughter since she was an infant.
Internet Junkie: Started a yahoo club back in the old days, podcaster, host/moderator on a few message boards, post on a million sites, a Squidoo addict, and look things up daily.
As well as: Wife, Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Niece, Granddaughter, Daughter-in-law, Sister-in-law, Cousin, Friend
She works hard for the money
When I was a munchkin I used to make things and walk around the neighborhood trying to sell them. I remember painting pinecones, calling them Christmas Ornaments and going door to door.
In middle school I used to buy gum in bulk and sell it to classmates. I made a killing till I had a competitor and the teachers made us both stop selling LOL
Also while a youngin' I would go to bridge games with my dad and would be paid to caddy (no one ever knows what I'm talking about here so don't feel bad)
My mom used to do flea markets and she would give me a table to sell my things. I think I did better than her. HA
My first real job was at Boston Chicken (now called Boston Market) when I was 16. That didn't last long. Then I didn't work again till college.
During college I worked on our Campus Entertainment Network's stage crew. That was THE best job. I got paid to go to all of the concerts, comedians, and dances we had. Loved my boss and the guys I worked with and had a blast.
Intern for an Engineering firm in upstate New York
Intern for an Architect in upstate New York
Intern for a studio professor in Rhode Island
Full time Designer/Draftsman at a small firm in Massachusetts (till becoming a mommy)
Part time Architectural Consultant in a smaller firm, then for an Architect, and my husband and I currently do consulting together for various residential projects
I work very part time in our family's sheet metal shop taking care of accounts payable/receivable
I work on my CafePress and Zazzle shops
And I'm a Squid :D
The Old Squidoo HQ - Pics from my October 2007 Trip
Curated from my Flickr account.
There are 4,500 people in the U.S. with the first name Christene.
Statistically the 2762nd most popular first name. (tied with 414 other first names)
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Christene are female.
It is an alternate spelling of Christine.
Meaning in Greek: Follower of Christ or anointed.