Evelyn Knight (Street Articles Author)

Joined: June 13, 2012 Rank: 794

Hello StreetArticles community!

About Me:

I am an English major undergrad, and plan to make a career out of writing. However, that and a $1.75 won't buy me a Latte :)

In Virginia Woolf's novel "A Room of One's Own", she makes it clear, that a woman must have money, and a room of one's own in order to write fiction. I have a room, but am finding the money part a little harder to achieve.

I am an avid reader as well as writer. I enjoy museums, Archaeology, and science. I am a little bit of a nerd, and I just love the "The Big Bang Theory".

I live in the city of Portland, and the university is in my backyard. "Portlandia" is also a favorite, what makes this show so funny, is that it is by and large true :)

I will leave with a final thought: "Writing is easy, you just sit down at a typewriter and bleed"--Hemmingway

Survey Says!
I am going to talk about the online survey game. It is nothing like The Family Feud, where you might actually have a chance to win some money. The Survey is where I actually started my online quest to earn some extra cash. We have all heard about these things,…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Paid Surveys   Jul 03, 2012  
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Why the Revolution will not be Tweeted - 2
“Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters” and “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.” The two articles in the above title, the first written by Dennis Baron and the latter by Malcolm Gladwell; both have something to say about texting/Tweeting, and Facebook. Specifically they discuss how this new medium…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Jun 25, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Mediterranean Picnic
My boyfriend met me at the train station, after a very long day. I had just started college, a whirlwind of frantic activity, leaving me completely drained, and not in the mood to cook at all. We stopped at the grocery store intent on the evening meal, something without a…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Recipes   Jun 25, 2012  
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The Mint Bar - 2
What appears at first sight to be nothing more than a proverbial hole in the wall, located on 151 N Main Street, in Sheridan, Wyoming, sits the Mint Bar, formally known as the Mint Saloon. Established in 1894, the saloon did not actually open its doors until 1907. The bar…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  City Guides and Information   Jun 25, 2012  
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The Interview - 2
Having recently moved from Florida, my idealized vision of life in Colorado was unceremoniously shattered when we found ourselves in the middle of a concrete nightmare, eight lanes deep. I had never experienced anything like it. Boxed in on all sides, bumper-to-bumper, traffic going at least seventy miles per hour.…
By:  in  Business  >  Careers Employment   Jun 25, 2012  
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The Minute Before Impact - 2
The crack of thunder always followed the bright flash of lighting. Zeus was busy throwing thunderbolts into rain clouds. The clouds opened up as if giants were pouring great buckets of water over the edge, the rain fell in sheets instead of drops. When the cool rain hit the scalding…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Jun 25, 2012  
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Let's Talk Aboout the Secret Shopper
Get paid to shop, dine out, and go the movies! Sounds great, does it not? Like a dream come true, you can do what you love doing, only get paid for it... My wife tried this one. She found the site via all the spam that habitually bombards our inbox,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Jun 24, 2012  
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The Appeal Of the Backpack By Julia Felsenthal - - a Response
I remember the backpack very well, but it wasn’t out of some sense of fashion that I carried one. I was shopping in a Wal-Mart, one day long ago in Orlando, Florida, when my two-year-old son decided to run off. While I was chasing him down, a thief lifted my…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Jun 24, 2012  
  Likes: 1