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The Great American Mortgage Workout? - 06/28/08 09:47 PM
If you have a minute or two and can share anything about mortgage work outs or loan modifications, I would appreciate it. Do you know a living, breathing person that negotiated a successful mortgage workout? I invite you to write a post about a mortgage work out and earn 200 points.... Tips, how to's, what to watch out for's, etc. Feel free to write an entire post, put the link in the comments of this post or just share the details about a mortgage workout that you know about/assisted with in the comments. What ever is easiest for you. I would like to collect your knowledge and experience for (11 comments)
More Things to Do in Bonita Springs Someone found this Bonita Springs real estate blog looking for "things to do First Date Bonita Springs, Fl". I don't think I've ever really written specifically about dating. I think I did do a Valentine day post once. It got me thinking that maybe I should write about things to do for a first date in Bonita Springs. I then realized that I am a spinster and I don't date so my advice could be totally useless.
Instead, I'll take a stab at a few fun things to do in Bonita Springs. (11 comments)
Maybe Comcast Does Care - Thank You Twitter! - 06/16/08 10:28 AM
This is an excerpt of an email I sent to comcast last night. An email that followed some twitter tweets. I was not able to get my email issues resolved with "real life" people in bricks and mortar Comcast locations so I went all high tech. Missy Caulk told me to twitter @ComcastCares my problems. I tweeted and they gave me an email address. I sent them this email:
Here is what happened: I had two homes within 5 miles for the last couple years. One was being remodeled and the other I lived in. House 1. 23089 XXX (14 comments)
This is Sonny. His real name was Charles but people called him Sonny. Like Sonny Bono that guy that was married to Cher. I tried to find a picture of my father and me and this is all I came up with. He died fairly young and I don't have a lot of memories of him. What's strange is I dug into an old photo album, pried this photo off of "definitely not acid free paper" and found that it read "Daddy's Girl" on the back. I just do not remember being a Daddy's girl, that's for sure. It was (14 comments)
Barefoot Beach ducks are just a little antisocial at first. They were playing in standing water until the crazy urban bush woman of Bonita Springs started infringing upon their personal space. I slowly squatted down and waited. The mommy was giving me the stink eye but eventutally it dawned on her that the wide angle camera differentiated me from the usual duck hunter. That and I also wasn't wearing camo or orange. She realized that I was merely a nuisance and not dangerous. More Peeps are here: Peeple at Barefoot Beach | Bonita Springs, Florida
Network News is Dead - 06/12/08 06:40 AM
Why do bloggers and Active Rainer’s biotch about no good news being reported? It ticks me off that any blogger that doesn’t realize that they ARE the news isn’t getting it. Brinkley is dead so quit waiting for old school news to bail you out. Get it. If you don’t like the news that is being reported than write the news that needs to be said, read and reported. It’s that simple. If you don’t like what is being reported about real estate in your neighborhood than write what needs to be heard by the public. You’ve been given the greatest (14 comments)
Warning, this is not at all real estate related or even related to Bonita Springs, for that matter. There is nothing more frustrating in life than being held at the mercy of big business, operated by computers, outsourced to Bangalore, press 2 for Spanish - hold the line for English, utility companies. For probably the third time in the last year I tried to fix or improve part of my service on the Comcast network. It's exhausting to say the least. I don't have to tell you if you've tried to have your communication services changed what a nightmare (7 comments)
Let someone else pick up after your pet. This little card came to my office. The other side of it reads Eliminating the ugly yellow spots, disgusting brown mounds, gross smells and obvious health risks for over 50,000 happy poop-free residents has made them #1 in the buisness of #2. LOL Active Rain members; If there was a more fun way to talk about poo and get in a Carnac post, let me know! (9 comments)
Opinion Poll: What is a Blogger? - 06/05/08 06:29 AM
Help me out with basic question, because I have apparently missed something, somewhere along the line. More than a few of the "commenters" on a column I write in the local paper keep referring to themselves as bloggers. My opinion is that they are COMMENTING on the online version of the paper. That does not make them a blogger, it makes them a commenter. If they were bloggers I thought that they would be WRITING the story that people are commenting on. Your opinion and contribution to the poll is appreciated:
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