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Speechless Sunday: Madison Sklyline at Dusk - 11/28/10 09:49 AM
My friend and local photographer, Alfredo Lopez, has generously let me share this photo image of the Madison Wisconsin Skyline. I love the outline of the Capitol and the way he captured the sunset is stunning, don't you agree? It is digitally enhanced, of course, but the composition is so dramatic. Speechless Sunday: Madison Sklyline at Dusk View Madison Homes SOLD by Barbara Chatterton in a larger map (9 comments)
"Just Like Maggots When You Fry Them in Hot Grease": Metaphors Taken from High School Essays - 11/26/10 11:40 AM
"Just Like Maggots When You Fry Them in Hot Grease": Metaphors Taken from High School Essays Thanksgiving is such a delightful holiday! But perhaps you have too much "company" and you just can't take a minute more of Uncle Hector and his terrible jokes, your nephew is wrecking the house and broke your favorite vase, or you waited in line for an hour at 4 in the morning and then they had just sold the last Black Friday door buster flat screen TV to the person ahead of you. I had a pretty stress free day but any day but any day is a good day (15 comments)
Four Ingedient Pumpkin Cake. Now that's my kind of cake! Are you running around crazily, already cooking up a storm but thinking you need one more dessert? I am missing my children and dear sweet grandchildren and grand-dogs this Thanksgiving-they are all in New York State and I am not! But even so, my former in-laws and a couple groups of friends are keeping me busy and engaged. I get to play games too. My cousin, Ann, a licensed dietician passed this on to me (and a few (10 comments)
"I can't find Willy Street on the map of Madison Wisconsin." "Oh yeah. That's because it is a street with a nickname. The street is Williamson Street, but everyone calls it Willy Street." And nearly everyone, unless they live down a rabbit hole, knows Willy Street Co-op. Anya Firszt, General Manager, Willy Street Co-op, just won an Isthmus Indie award for "Fresh Food Friend". Nominees The nominees criteria for this category had to be an independent business who " nourish a commitment to support and deliver local, sustainable food resources, through restaurant or retail channels." He is the third person from the left (1 comments)
My Photograph of AFTER Thanksgiving Dinner Before the Pie is Served
Support the bottom" is a warning embossed on my E-Z foil turkey pan. I love just going about doing my Thanksgivng planning and organizing and reading a message that makes me chuckle and imagine all the possibilities of the message. Does the message include pulling up a chair or stool upon which to rest your bottom while preparing the stuffing for the turkey? Or.... Patting your favorite bottom as (s)he wanders by? I started (8 comments)
Recently I came accross a theory that Google Images can pick up a link watermarked onto a photo. As far as I know, this hypothesis has not been tested. I have inserted a photo which I took, with a url of my website on the top right hand corner of this photo. I would normally make a hot link on a photo by highlighting the photo, clicking the link icon on the tool bar and linking to my website or something else, but I have not done that with this because I want to see how/if this will show up on my (6 comments)
Middleton Hills, A Unique Neighborhood In Middleton Wisconsin - 11/22/10 01:09 PM
The emphasis is on people, small town life and a strong sense of Community in Middleton Hills, a unique neighborhood located in the City of Middleton. Front porches are featured as well as smaller friendlier streets, walking paths and plenty of Greenspace. You have to walk to get your mail, and you can stroll over to buy groceries, too, at the Copps food market. Other small shops and businesses are integrated in this friendly community, designed to get back to simpler times and a better quality of life not found in typical developments. In addition to a variety of residential units including condominiums, apartments as (0 comments)
How to Create a Massive Online Footprint for your Listings - 11/22/10 08:43 AM
If you have not already read this superb post by Eric Kodner, you should! In July. I had barely any Internet presence, and by implementing many of the things which Eric outlines here, I am showing up now all over Google. Embeding listings, listing by address-these are all very important points to consider if you want people to find you. Do not just consider them-do what make sense to you and see for yourself! Via Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Luxury Homes: HOW TO CREATE A MASSIVE ONLINE FOOTPRINT FOR YOUR LISTINGS Most real estate professionals tend to concentrate on building their own (6 comments)
Answers.com provides this definition: "Sitting on the fence" is "mugwump" - someone who sits uselessly "on the fence" of indecision, with their "mug" on one side and their "wump" on the other side. Do you find yourself in need of a new home? Are you sitting on the fence in Middleton Wisconsin? Here is why it is a good time to buy a house: Loan rates have been slowly rising lately. We may have hit the bottom and are on our way back up. On (2 comments)
Art- in-Your- Face Brings Tears to My Eyes: Philadelphia Opera Co. and Macy's Department Store - 11/21/10 03:16 PM
Random acts of culture have always delighted me because I consider it "Art In Your Face". If you never go to an art museum, never considered attending a symphony but you are just going along doing those things you normally do, when all of a sudden, without warning, your are confronted with CULTURE -that is so exciting to me. Whether you are pleasantly surprised or not, does not matter because, too late!- you have experienced it. It is ovious in this video that not everyone at Macy's was surprised that day. But, take a look. Does this touch you as much as it does (0 comments)
ActiveRain Contests are fun and rewarding and sometime challenging. For some reason this one had not captured my imagination for some reason. I really do hate the fact that ink is so expensive for all the printing I do in my business. It is a natural connection for Kodak and ActiveRain to pair up in this way. But for vague reasons, I did not even thoroughly check it out. Then two events changed my mind: 1) Upon reading Karen Kruschka's post, I learned that time is running out for AR's latest contest and that we should to check it (4 comments)
Silly Saturday! Kulula Airlines or Flying 101 - 11/20/10 09:11 AM
Silly Saturday! Kulula Airlines or Flying 101 With all the fuss and folderol about body scans and security, flight delays, cramped seats, very little or no food or snacks, and so many other issues which have made flying a less than enjoyable experience more often than not, this budget airline brings at least a little entertainment. Flying 101! Check out the graphics on this plane with diagrams, arrows and locators. This is Kulula, South Africa's budget airline with its main office located in Johannesburg. To make the flight more enjoyable than, say, a commuter flight from Madison Wisconsinto Chicago O'Hare, Kulula (7 comments)
Foto Friday: Seasonal Transitions - 11/19/10 10:44 AM
We have not had our first snowfall yet here in Middleton Wisconsin. Minneapolis experienced an actual blizzard last weekend and we know we are not too far behind. Right now, the leaves are off the trees. We mention the unmentionable here by starting out whispering, "did you hear they are predicting the "S" word ?" No one can actually say the word out loud. But the first snowfall brings such beauty, unless you are totally trapped from traveling from point A to point B, you cannot help but admire the blanketed white landscape. I do not have pictures of the first (9 comments)
ONE WARM COAT DRIVE AT GREENWAY STATION NOVEMBER 29 THROUGH DECEMBER 19, 2010
Warm some hearts this holiday season by donating new or gently used coats for your neighbors in need. The coats may be dropped of at a number of Greenway Station participating stores at the One Warm Coat Drive donation bins: Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Chico's, Justice, Maurices, Michael's, Orvis and World Market or the Greenway Station Customer Service office (located next to Cold Stone Creamery) by December 19, and (4 comments)
Winners of the Isthmus Independent Business Awards! Featuring Orange Schroeder of Orange Tree Imports Not an easy task for judges from Heartland Credit Union and Isthmus Publishing to pour over the many Indie Business Awards notable nominations and valuable contributors in the Greater Madison area , but these winners were announced recently as outstanding local heros:
Clockwise from bottom left: Carol "Orange" Schroeder (Orange Tree Imports), Bryan Chan (SupraNet), Rick Cathcart (SCRAM!), Tom Linfield, Barry Levenson (National Mustard Museum), Rev. Gene Ferrara (Center for Conscious Living), Thomas Thayer (Tri-North Builders), Anya Firszt (Willy Street Co-op).Credit:Phil (4 comments)
Dear Buyer: Keeping Your House in your Heart Dear Buyer, During the home inspection yesterday (and it was going very well indeed!), you and your husband measured a space for the new couch you had picked out. Katie! You didn't buy a new couch did you? Well, not yet. . . Sorry, I did not mean to overreact, but. . . I know, I know-we can't COUNT on getting this house yet, can we? We lost out on one house already. You can't move this one totally into your heart-yet. It's a short sale You have an FHA loan and (5 comments)
Even More Connections from Brentsville VA to New Glarus WI: An Essay & History of Simpler Times in America - 11/13/10 06:34 PM
Even More Connections from Brentsville VA to New Glarus WI: An Essay & History of Simpler Times in America It all started (as many things do here on ActiveRain!) when I wrote a post. Karen Kruschka saw it and wrote this post, Made in America. She began with, "Over the past weekend I read a post by Barbara Chatteron in Middleton, WI entitled What Your Local Tavern ------. As you can see the post is about a unique tavern in New Glarus, WI. I was also struck by the photo of the town hall." It reminded Karen of a church in Brentsville, VA (4 comments)
Beholding Beyond Words (with audio) I wrote this song to thank Our Troops and would behonored if you choose to post it on your Patriotic Site.I thank you and God Bless!Jerry Calow ( Copyright 2003 ) Beholding Beyond Words To Our Servicemen And WomenStationed Around The World In Far Away PlacesThere¹s Not Much We Can Say To Thank Them EnoughFor What They Go Thru (0 comments)
"Where Do Good Ideas Come From?": Fertile Environments & Connected Networks. Like ActiveRain? Yes!
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. By Steven Johnson. Riverhead; 326 pages; $26.95. Allen Lane; £20. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk WHERE do good ideas come from? That is the question Steven Johnson poses in his latest book, The Natural History of Innovation.In it he describes seven patterns in which new ideas can sprout from old ones. The adjacent possible: this is the concept that the innovations that build logically on previous breakthroughs causes people to invent the same thing with (45 comments)
When I am driving around from Hither to Yon, or even with Middleton Wisconsin Real Estate missions or moving myLake Mendota Property towards closing, I am in and out of the car pretty often. We have been enjoying unseasonably good weather around these parts lately but before we know it, Old Man Winter will be nipping our noses and, yes, freezing our toes-es. With the temperatures dropping, don't you dare leave your cell phones and laptops in the car! I have done this! It is (5 comments)
How I have been Discriminated Against and The Vote to Amend the Realtor Code of Ethics - 11/08/10 11:48 AM
My family embraced eithnic diversity by strong family connections with people from ethnicities other than our own. My extended family now includes East Indian, Filipino, Black African American and Jewish. The ancestry on both sides of my family includes English, Scottish and Irish. That fact that we are categorized as being W.A.S.P.s was a source of embarrassment to my son who wished we were something more "exotic." I am neither gay, nor physically handicapped and I am very "White." I have been discriminated against. Familial Status: "Mrs. Heistman, of course your son is not doing well in school, he comes from a broken home" (7 comments)
Blowing Up Your Parents' Basement: How Sputnik Affected Some Boys in the 1960's - 11/07/10 07:33 PM
Things were amazingly different for us baby Boomers than they are for kids growing up today. No video games, no computers, no cell phoning Moms to check up on us. We were gone entire days in the summer until dinner time. My sister and neighbors and I played in the woods on an old dead tree covered with poison ivy. We followed our whims-going on long bike rides and no one knew where we were half the time. I had very strict parents but we were even allowed most of these freedoms too. It's just the way it was in the late 50's. (0 comments)
What??? Your Local Tavern Has No Dollar Bills Stuck in the Ceiling? Puempel's Tavern in New Glarus Wisconsin Does. - 11/07/10 08:56 AM
Puempel's Olde Tavern is a fun tradition in New Glarus. One of the oldest buildings in the downtown area, the tavern is named for the Puempel family, two generations of the family owned and operated it. When Otto Puempel (Hazel had already passed away) retired it seems that he had 65 years in the business and his parents owned it before Otto and Hazel. At one time the Century 21 office next door served as the dining room. The new owmer, Chuck Bigler can tell you of theold days "when the building was also a boarding house, all rooms filled and hot (6 comments)
Time Travel: Gaining That Extra Hour. Did you Set Your Clock Back (to the Future)? - 11/07/10 07:40 AM
This is a close to time travel as I will ever get! The end of DayLight Savings! But if does feel different to me. Where did that extra hour come from? This is a gift-one extra hour in our busy lives. Somehow I always feel a little altered. But I have always been intrigued by this topic. I enjoyed the Time Traveler's Wife (the book was better!). But less that two weeks ago, a much more famous movie celebrated it's most captivating time travel story: 'Back to the Future' 25th Anniversary: The Cast and Crew Look Back By Eric Larnick (Subscribe to Eric (7 comments)
Eric Kodner's Post Making A Difference: The NAR Vote to Change The Code of Ethics to Prevent Discrimination On The Basis of Sexual Orientation - 11/07/10 07:06 AM
There is lots of hoopla and many gala events at the National Associationof Realtors' annual Convention. You could have met David Hasselhoff of Knight Rider fame yesterday. You can take advantage of the live coverage and see interviews and photos of the happenings. Take note of this: An historic vote will take place at NARdiGras 2010 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM on Monday, November 8th. At the NAR mid-year meeting in May,The Board of Directors passed a change to Article 10 of the NAR Code of Ethics barring REALTORS® from denying equal professional services on the (3 comments)
No FSBO's included. If it is time for you to sell your home or find a new house to call home in the greater Madison or Middleton Wisconsin, text, call or email me and we can sit down and chat about your real estate goals and dreams. From a seller/client: Dear Barbara, I just wanted to write a bit of a thank you for all that you have done to sell my house. After moving from Madison to Denver (1 comments)
It is so much easier to hear what we want to hear. We have our own personal tapes on which the volume is turned up LOUD. When something is so etched in your mind, it is hard to turn the volume down. We expect and so we Hear:
. . . when that may NOT be the message given. There are jokes (mostly originating from woman) about husbands or children having selective hearing. Wake up! Time to go to school. Clean your room! Take out the trash! My mother is coming to visit for a week. (2 comments)
I have friends who are: Driving senior citizens to the polls, their walkers rattling around in the back of the van, he transports them to the polling place and takes them back and picks up more (usually) ladies working the phones Volunteering as a poll worker Baking delightful goodies for workers and voters Knocking on doors to get out the vote Holding signs at intersections No matter how busy you are, no matter what you are doing today, make sure you let your voice be heard. (0 comments)
Whistle Stop Cafe 5 stars Whistle Stop Worth a Stop My wife and I had a delicious lunch at this quaint, unique cafe. Fabulous corn chowder and a delicious ham and cheese on chiabata with a spicy mustard. Terrific ambiance, service, in a lovely old small town downtown. We're going back! July 26, 2010 by Kenneth Albers in Ashland, OR This is the review I read when I looked up the Whistle Stop on the Internet. I took the morning off from my Middleton real estate activities and went to Mazomanie to see my friend Julia Martin. The (7 comments)
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