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Recently, I received a recruiting email from Princeton Consultants, Inc. — they are hiring. And they’re looking for SWANs.

The email says:

Our internal acronym is “SWAN” – people who are Smart, Work hard,
Ambitious, Nice. If you know any SWANs who are considering IT and Management Consulting, please have them send their resumes directly to our Director of Recruiting…

00-little-pix-swansWell, all you SWANS® — Strong, Women Achievers No Spouse — if you’re also smart, work hard, ambitious and nice, then perhaps you could make double-duty of the SWAN acronym. And in my email exchange with the director of this company, he sent me the following ugly-duckling-becomes-a-swan video clip from Danny Kaye’s movie of Hans Christian Anderson off YouTube:



February 23, 2009 - Posted by | A Day in the Life, Marry Smart: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to True Love


  1. The image above of the two swans is absolutely beautiful. I am about to publish a self-help book about relationships, and I would love to use it on the cover. Would you consider selling me the right to use it?

    Comment by Maura Moore | August 17, 2009 | Reply

    • I love the swans, I truly do think they are amazing I am 9 I loved swans from 1 to 9 I loved them for 8 years and so on as I get older I will always will they are so beautiful I love them have you ever seen an black australian swan?

      Comment by Maria | January 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. I have linked to this image in my blog post on the theme of monogamy. It is really beautiful.
    If you mind this use of your picture please let me know in a comment and I will remove it.

    Comment by Bipolar Bisexual | January 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. I’ve used this image in one of my devinations/pictures on DeviantART. the link to the pictures place is below. I’ve given a link back to the picture and noted it as my reference photo. If any of this is unacceptable for you please let me know in the form of an e-mail.

    Picture Link: http://rina3000.deviantart.com/art/Swan-Lover-145737307

    Comment by Sean L Jones | February 4, 2010 | Reply

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