Monthly Archives: April 2014

Last High School Concert

saint michael high school bandToday (4/29/14) was boring on the notary side. I didn’t care though because I got to sleep in until around 11:00. Yay! I needed the break.

As far as jobs go, I started off by meeting a new, and potentially really good, customer that works at an insurance company. He had a loan modification package that we took care of in just a few minutes. I then did a notarization of a buyer’s package for the purchase of a piece of real estate. Then I did a car sale before the big concert. After the concert I did the sale of a 3 wheeler, and then a liquor license for a hotel. Easy day.

The big event was my last high school concert ever. We’ve been going to numerous high school concerts for eight years. Tonight our son Quinn played in his last one, so that’s a wrap.

If you need a notary in Baton Rouge, call me at 225-907-5280.

Whirlwind Notary Life

whirlwindThe last few days have been a whirlwind, literally. I got caught up in a cyclone that had me spinning around in the upper atmosphere for what seemed forever. When I landed, a witch from the DMV threatened me, but I scared her off with my red, sparkly notary stamp. If it wasn’t for my dog, TooToot, I would have been so afraid. It’s amazing what you can write when no one is ever reading it.

The last few days have been insanely busy, which is a great thing. I don’t share numbers here, but it has been amazingly successful. I even made enough to pay off the kids’ school. I’ll count that one as a miracle, and well timed at that.

So what have I been up to the last few days (4/25/14 and 4/26/14)? A lot. I think I did 8 refinance closings, maybe 4 loan modification signings, 2 power of attorneys, 3 affidavits, 2 vehicle title transfers, and a bunch of random “stuff”.

Where have I been? All over the pace including Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Walker, Clinton, Zachary, Port Allen, Gonzales, Eunice and I don’t remember where else. How much gas did I burn? A bunch.

Am I tired? Yes indeed. It seems like I have been tired a lot lately. I know I need to do some healthy things to fix that, but I’m too tired to do anything about it.

I did meet an old timer yesterday that was hilarious. If he wasn’t so old he would have scared me. He wants me to help spread his secret that he knows the real story of the JFK killing, because he is the missing link. The guy was hilarious.

I also got an amazing compliment from an escrow officer that made my whole decade. I love compliments!

It also looks like I will be doing a few abstracts/ title searches again. I’m not sure if I am really looking forward to that, but it’s money, and I do like money.

In family news, Quinn has been at Disney World the last few days, but he’s coming back tomorrow. Alec has been sleeping until 4:00 P.M. every day, so his butt is going to be hurting when he has to wake up for school Monday! Stacey was sick and missed work on Wednesday, but she seems to be just fine now. I saw Jaci at a bar in downtown Baton Rouge for a bit Friday night. It’s so hard to wrap my brain around the idea that she is an adult. Creepy!

This Is My Notary Blog

notary blogI have a bunch of notary business websites. I think I have 6 of them? Each one serves a purpose, but I really just like to make sites. I’ve been making them for around 12 years or so, and I did it for a good portion of my income long ago.

Some of my notary sites are simple ones with just a few pages. They were free to create, so I made it just to do it. A few of my notary sites have a lot of free forms for people to download. On these, my goal was to give something away, hoping that a few people would hire me. A few of my sites are big with a ton of info. These sites are all serious and professional.

This site is my notary blog. It’s my place to say whatever I want, purely for fun. I goof off a lot here, speak my mind, and really don’t care if it offends anyone. Sure, maybe a few people will hire me after visiting here, but probably not many. This is a true blog, so almost all of my posts are pure ramblings. I think of it as a diary- I just talk about whatever happened that day. It’s a fun way for me to keep somewhat of a record of what happened to me. One day I will go back and read about my journeys and laugh.

Every blogger, including myself, hopes that someone out there will read it and interact. I doubt that will ever happen with this one, because it is a nerdy subject, but there is that hope. Bloggers love comments. All of my family and friends think that a comment is a pimp review of my services, but that’s not what bloggers want. We want to interact.

So a lot of people ask why in the world I would refer to masterbating, race relations, complaining, etc. in here. This is supposed to be a serious business site, right? Wrong, it’s a blog. It’s my island where I can say whatever I want, with my only goal being to make myself laugh. My other sites are for the serious, nerdy world.

/rant

Help Me Pop-A-Lock Please

pop-a-lockToday (4/22/14) started off with a ton of frustration, ended with more, and had some good things in the middle.

My first job brought me to a company off of O’Neal Lane. I parked in the middle of the business’ parking lot, blocking a gate, because it was supposed to be a 30 second deal. It did take 30 seconds, but I also locked the van with the keys in it. Better yet, it was running, and I was almost out of gas. I called Geico, they called Pop-A-Lock, and I was told 45 minutes or less. That turned into just over an hour, and the company had to maneuver cars around me to get a huge forklift through the gate. Yeah, I suck.

Then a bunch of good things happened. I notarized 13 forms at a financial company, did a loan closing, three car transfers, one real estate power of attorney, 2 contracts, and headed home to wait for my last run of the day at 5:30.

We’re down to one car after the recent accident, so Quinn needed it to deliver pizzas. Jaci agreed to give me a ride to this housing manufacturing company for a closing at 5:30. She overslept, the roads were messed up, and I showed up 15 minutes late after almost having a heart attack. Yeah, I suck.

I took a nap after I got home, so I feel better. Tomorrow is a full schedule in the afternoon, so the one car drama will continue. I need to fix this situation asap.

How To Become A Notary In Louisiana

louisiana notaryI have been asked this question so many time- how do I become a notary public in Louisiana? This post will give me a link that I can send to people, instead of having to explain it over and over.

In Louisiana it is way more difficult to become a notary than it is in other godless states. Why? Because a notary here can do many things that an attorney has to do in other states where they don’t wrassle gators. Why else? Because we don’t like competition, and you becoming a notary could screw my business up, so I want you to fail.

There are two ways to become a notary public here in the deep south.

  1. Go to law school. Put yourself into massive debt. Pass the bar exam without blowing your brains out. Give some money to the Secretary of State. Congrats, you’re a notary public.
  2. Take the notary test that’s given twice a year, after you pay some money to take it. Pass the test (most don’t pass it for years). Pay some more money. Congrats, you’re a notary super star.

If you’re not a lawyer, and you want to be a notary because you are jealous of me, good luck to you. To prepare for the test, and not fail over and over like most losers do, you can take a nerdy notary course at LSU and other baby “colleges” like McNeese. You can also order a study guide from the Secretary of State. Most of you will have to take it many times though. If it was up to me, you would never pass it. Competition makes me nervous.

If you’re an attorney that is thinking about becoming a notary, don’t do it. Your friends and family will abuse you for free stamps and drive you nuts, as if you aren’t bugged enough already. Just call me and pay me some big lawyer money to stamp your papers for you.

If you want to hear the secret to actually making any money as a notary, instead of being the 78 year old lady that stamps pages in the back of Piggly Wiggly for $8 an hour, leave a comment here and I will share some real wisdom.

If you are in another state and want to know how to be a notary up there where you are, stop reading this and learn how to use your yankee google thing to figure it out.

P.S. Use these links if you are seriously interested in becoming a paper pusher for chump change: SOS and LSU classes.

 

Why The Baton Rouge DMV Sucks Monkey Balls

baton rouge dmvIt’s really known as the Louisiana OMV, or Office of Motor Vehicles, but we all call it the DMV. Here are my solid top ten reasons why the DMV in Baton Rouge on Independence sucks monkey balls:

  1. Hours of operation: 8:00 to 4:00. Really? Almost all of us work until 5:00, unless you work for the state that is. Since most tax payers are working until well after the DMV closes, we have to skip work to stand in a line. If you were creating a business model with profits in mind, wouldn’t you be open until at least 8:00 P.M.?
  2. Gangster attitude. Have you ever gone to the DMV, to be greeted with a happy smile and a welcoming handshake? Me neither! Get your chicken neck moves ready if you’re going to the DMV.
  3. Go to the other line. That’s what you will hear after you have been waiting in one line for two hours, only to hear that you need to shuttle over to another line. Don’t think it happens? You must be lucky.
  4. 50 windows, 45 of them closed. It almost reminds you of WalMart doesn’t it? All of these windows where workers are supposed to be helping people, but no workers to man them.
  5. Looks like a prison. Have you ever watched the people around you at the DMV? Does it kind of remind you of the prison population?
  6. Worst photographers ever. Look at your driver’s license. Are you really that ugly in person? Does the DMV hire photographers from the parish prison?
  7. What’s that smell? I have never been to the DMV in Baton Rouge where I am greeted with pleasant, or even neutral, odors. It smells like the funk!
  8. More money! Do you really think that you can just walk in to get your license renewed and simply pay the renewal fee? I doesn’t happen. They will claim that you forgot to pay some ticket or fine in the past. By the time you leave you will be broke.
  9. They’re zombies. State workers have no reason to provide real customer service. They will be paid the same amount, and get the same 60 paid days off a year, regardless of how crappy their service is. They don’t get bonuses, they don’t get rated like you and I, and they flat out don’t care.
  10. Last, but definitely not least, be prepared to waste your entire day. You can’t go to the DMV in Baton Rouge expecting to take care of business in a hurry to return to work. It’s an all day affair. If you are stupid enough to wait until around lunch time to go there, you better pack a tent!

Yep, the Baton Rouge DMV office sucks. Monkey balls even. If you don’t like the taste of moneky balls, here are some less musty places to go to instead:

  • OMV Express on the corner of Perkins and Siegen in Baton Rouge. Just make sure you get there early. Everyone waits until lunch time, and if you do you are screwed.
  • OMV in Port Allen near the court house. Still ghetto, but at least it’s country ghetto, and the lines aren’t bad at all.
  • OMV in Denham Springs. Redneck ghetto, but worth the three wheeler ride.

So what do you think? Do you like monkey balls, or maybe you want to defend the OMV in Baton Rouge because your baby’s daddy works there?

Louisiana DMV Forms

louisiana dmvIn most states, it’s called the DMV, or Department of Motor Vehicles. For some weird reason, in Louisiana we call it the OMV, or Office of Motor Vehicles. Regardless of what you want to call it, the OMV is that evil place where you sit in lines for hours to fill out a form, then get told that you are in the wrong line.

Here are some Louisiana DMV forms that you will likely need at some point, and that I use on a daily basis, sadly enough:

  • Bill Of Sale- If you are buying or selling any movable that is titles, you should use a bill of sale to prove that money exchanged hands. The OMV doesn’t always require it, but sometimes they do, and it’s always a good idea to have one, and to have it notarized.
  • Application For A Duplicate Title- Lost your vehicle title? Need a new one? Fill this out, get it notarized, pay a few bucks, send it to the OMV, and you will get a replacement soon enough.
  • Affidavit Of Heirship- Mom had a car, mom passed away, and now you need to sell the car? This is your form. Get an original death certificate, fill out the form, get it notarized, pay the fee, and now the car will be titled in the heirs’ names so y’all can sell it.
  • Act Of Donation- Giving away a vehicle? You have to use this form and get it notarized.
  • Antique License Plate Affidavit- Have a cool old car that you want to get an antique license plate for? This is your form.
  • Personalized License Plate- Want a license plate with your cool slogan as the letters? Here ya go.
  • Child Safety Seat Affidavit- Have a kid? Have to have a kid’s seat? Got in trouble for not having one? You have to fill this form out and get it notarized.

Now if you have to go the the DMV/OMV in Baton Rouge, if at all possible stay away from the main office on Independence! It’s horrible! Go to the OMV express on Siegen/Perkins. Even going across the river to the office in Port Allen makes a ton of sense.

If you need any help with these DMV forms, please give me a call at 225-907-5280.

Traveling Notary Services Baton Rouge

traveling notary baton rougeAre you looking for a mobile notary that offers traveling notary services in the Baton Rouge area? You found me!

My name is George Tull. I am based in Baton Rouge, LA. I am a traveling notary public that is available to come to you 24 hours a day, further I go, the more it costs, but I can truly travel to you anywhere in Louisiana.

I can meet you anywhere including your home, business, hospital, prison, retirement home, coffee shop, or wherever you need me. I’ve even done notary jobs on a tug boat before!

If you need a notary that will travel to you right now, no matter what the time of the day or night, please call me at 225-907-5280.

Free Notary Service Baton Rouge

free notary serviceAre you in the Baton Rouge area, and do you need a free notary public service? I am a notary here in Baton Rouge that is open 24/7 and travels directly to you. I will provide my services for free if you are:

  • older than 17 years old, but younger than 148
  • a male or female, but not both
  • have black hair, and your hair is longer than 3′
  • have brown eyes with small pupils
  • a student in an online university and failing
  • like cheap hot dogs
  • think the Matrix is the greatest movie ever
  • willing to climb in my chimney and clean it
  • can do a hand stand for more than 18 hours straight

If you meet all of these requirement, please call me at 225-907-5280 and I will gladly notarize your face for free.