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Westerville is NOT Nirvana - 07/30/07 11:30 AM
Not Nirvana as in not paradise. I guess Nirvana is a state not a place. Nirvana is happiness, peace, lots of great things. It's a Budhist concept. It's way over my head. Nirvana was also the name of a rock group. Grunge rock The Nirvana song from the early 90's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" went through my brain at church in Westerville Ohio Sunday morning. Some of the lyrics to the song are: "Load up on gunsBring your friendsIts fun to loseAnd to pretendShes overboardMyself assuredI know I knowA dirty word" I'm too old to have songs like that running through my (0 comments)
It's Science Experiment Saturday on my other blog. That's a drawing of a flea magnified many times if you were wondering. It was drawn by Robert Hooke long, long ago when magnifying fleas was science. It was so long ago the copyright on Hooke's flea is expired according to Wikipedia. Joan Whitebook's story of fleas in a home she showed THERE AIN'T NO BUGS ON ME is guaranteed to make you itch all over! A link to Joan's story and Jo-Anne Smith's comment on a way to get rid of fleas without harsh chemicals made it's way to my blog which is celebrating Science (20 comments)
I invited Maureen Francis. I know Maureen Francis invited Stefan Scholl I know Lenn Harley was invited by Maureen Francis. I know Lenn's invited Greg Cremia and Fred Salzer so Greg and Fred and my great grandbloggers. If they've invited anyone I have great great grandbloggers. This is kind of like rabbit reproduction. Some of my other children (people I invited) Rudy Bachraty of Sellsius and Blog Tour USA- When Rudy was in Columbus we talked about this. Rudy thought I was not credited for him joining that's why his ActiveRain profile says: "Description: Thanks to Maureen McCabe for the invite! " Teri Lussier (18 comments)
Westerville and Gahanna on Top 100 US Cities List - 07/27/07 06:37 AM
CNNMoney.com recently honored 100 Small Cities in the US as Top Cities: "Best places to live Best Places to Live: Top 100 "For this year's list we focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community" Included were two Central Ohio cities, Westerville and Gahanna. I wrote about it on ColumbusBestBlog.com a few days ago - Westerville and Gahanna in top 10 US Cities (Small Cities.) Westerville is number 46 in the 100 Best Cities in the US on the CNNMoney.com list. Gahanna is number (2 comments)
Blog Tour USA is in Idaho today. Where? Contact the guys and find out where and when you can meet them. Blog Tour USA says "Call us at 646-714-2720" For a good time call...Blog Tour USA. They may post on their site sometime today where they will be and when. Boise ActiveRainers (Ada County, Canyon County) - are there other counties? I know Idaho is so much more than potatoes but I could not resist this photo... The way the melting butter matches the ActiveRain page....The potato photo makes my mouth water just to look at the spud. Does anyone have any sour cream? Chives? (8 comments)
Blackjack? Roulette? Slots? Baccarat? Blog Tour USA is in Las Vegas today......
Remaining stopsLas Vegas, Nevada - July 22 Salt Lake City, Utah - July 23 Boise, Idaho - July 24 Seattle, Washington - July 25 Portland, Oregon - July 26 Reno, Nevada - July 27 San Francisco, California - July 28 - 31 Click the map for more details and to visit the Sellsius° Real Estate Blog. Where Rudy and Joe have been ..... the ActiveRain Blog Tour USA group has recaps of many of the stops. Blog Tour USA started off in NYC, went to Boston, Philadelphia, Newark DE, Washington DC, (11 comments)
BlogTour USA stop made the Worthington Paper - 07/19/07 09:17 PM
Last Friday's visit by Joe and Rudy of Sellsius° Real Estate Blog made our local Worthigton paper this week. Blog Tour stops at HER Office Rudy and Joe are pictured with Real Living HER office manager Tom Holcombe in the article in This Week Worthington, part of the This Week Community Newspapers which said. "Creating a tour to educate and talk about blogging is such an exciting idea and very relevant in today's tech-savvy world," said Bill Evans, president of Real Living HER. "It is a great event for anyone in any industry to learn about the new technology that is changing the way (9 comments)
if Ohio is "the heart of it all" what's your state? - 07/18/07 08:34 AM
In a comment on "and a good time was had by all"about BlogTour USA's stop in St. Paul Minnesota Teresa Boardman wrote: "Our group from here in MN are among the most talented in the country. I have decided that Minnesota is the epicenter of blogging. As a group we have been at longer than most and have some of the top blogs in the country. We just do things differently here in MN. We are after all known as the brain state. :) " Brian Brady had long ago declared Arizona the epicenter of real estate blogging. Or was it Phoenix in (8 comments)
BlogTour USA - Candace's Question in Columbus - 07/16/07 03:40 AM
BlogTour USA was in Columbus on Friday. Joe and Rudy talked to a group of some "blog curious" Central Ohio people... mostly real estate agents, many affiliated with Real Living HER. I was not there for Candace's question during Joe and Rudy's question and answer period. I was sequestered in a work room doing a "live blog." My boss wanted me to write a blog entry in front of the group gathered in Columbus for BlogTour USA but I get so nervous... I could not have typed in front of all those people... Later in a bar... (Amano's Worthington... I just drank water... really.) Joe and (11 comments)
The Bus Stopped in Columbus - BlogTour USA - 07/13/07 10:59 AM
The BlogTour USA bus stopped here in Columbus. NOW. Joe and Rudy of BlogTour USA and Sellsius Real Estate Blog are here! The BlogTour USA guys slept in Goodale Park last night!
It is here in the parking lot of Real Living HER Worthington... after visiting our downtown corporate office. Oooops. We probably should have told them the address huh? Gray skies but no rain yet...
Elaine Reese did a great presentation about blogging that is outside for bloggers and non bloggers to watch. Who is here to greet BlogTour USA? (41 comments)
The BlogTour USA blog says "Call us at 646-714-2720". When they are approaching a city the BlogTour USA site may say something like: "We are ahead of schedule and will be in Orlando this evening. Any bloggers (real estate or not) are welcome to meet-up with us for drinks and hijinks. Call us at 646-714-2720". That's how Joe and Rudy of BlogTour USA and Sellsius° Real Estate Blog met up with Colleen in Orlando last Friday. There is a new Blog Tour USA group on ActiveRain. Colleen (she does not need a last name on ActiveRain) started it and then delegated moderating to me. How do you do that? (23 comments)
Pie Charts ...."Tasty Data Goodies" - 07/11/07 05:13 AM
Speaking of pie charts... John Novak was... in "When to Use Pie Charts" Have you heard of Swivel? Swivel is pie charts, bar graphs and so much more..... pretty, pretty charts...some of the non pie charts are pretty impressive and I have long been a fan of pie charts. Here's an example of one recent bar graph on Swivel:
click on the Swivel button and you will go to their site and see the graph up close and personal (more clearly.) "Tasty Data Goodies" These charts and graphs are a little more sophisticated, the geeks here would probably notice if you (14 comments)
Bert and Ernie's BlogTour USA - 07/09/07 10:05 AM
Have you looked at photos of the BlogTour USA guys? It is sorta eery how much they resemble Bert and Ernie....isn't it? Central Ohio bloggers (not just real estate bloggers... bloggers in general) the bus stops here in Worthington on Friday. Who did the YouTube of Bert and Ernie for BlogTour USA? Check it out! (9 comments)
ActiveRain is like a toaster... - 07/07/07 01:32 PM
Baby Boomers blogging? In Inman News Bernice Ross wrote of blog resistance: "The challenge may be insurmountable for many agents. According to Ann Randolph of Lore Magazine, when baby boomers purchase technology they have an expectation that you plug it in and it's supposed to work. Until the advent of computers, every electronic gadget we owned worked simply by plugging it in and turning it on. No manual required. This expectation is part of boomer DNA just as much as computers and social networks are part of the Gen X and Gen Y culture. User manuals are typically incomprehensible and offshore (48 comments)
Omphaloskepsis - 07/05/07 10:11 AM
No Omphaloskepsis is not one of the new ActiveRain "what does the graphic say" words you get when you post a comment here. Is there a rhyme or reason to those words? Increasing the vocabularies of the real estate industry through CAPTCHA? Remember when you only had to know how to spell ORANGE, CANTALOUPE, POMEGRANATE and the like? "Omphaloskepsis: is the name of Tina, a Columbus blogger's second blog, her personal blog. Omphaloskepsis is subtitled "It's all about me." I know Tina the Columbus blogger from her Green Buckeye Blog, which is not all about Tina. Do you look up words you encounter that you don't (4 comments)
It's not for everyone. It's not your normal 4th of July parade. More about the Doo Dah Parade on ColumbusBestBlog.com 1:00 July 4, 2007 Short North and Victorian Village neighborhoods.
Doo Dah Parade - These photos are from the era when Columbus voted to ban smoking... they could almost redo these entries this year since Ohio banned smoking in the past year... but I don't think it was such a big deal when the state passed a smoking ban as it was when Columbus banned smoking. The parade is all satire. I expect some great Dancers For Democracy satire in the 2004 Doo Dah (7 comments)
Sellsius° Real Estate Blog is on the road on BlogTour USA and Real Living is a sponsor! The bus (RV) is stopping in a number of major US cities (below) ... Joe and Rudy of Sellsius° Real Estate Blog and Blog Tour USA are in Philadelphia today. It's been pretty quiet about the party on Saturday night in NYC. Boston on Sunday seems low key.... from this distance. Tentative itinerary (subject to change if they get a better offer?)
New York City, New York - June 30 Boston, Massachusetts - July 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - July 2 Newark, Delaware -July 3 Washington, D.C. -July 4 Charlottesville, Virginia - July 5 Orlando, (10 comments)
Columbus Ohio The Bus Stops Here ONE of the Project Blogger apprentices! Joe and Rudy of Sellsius° Real Estate Blog AND Teri Lussier of TheBrickRanch.com. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 6902 N. High Street Worthington OH 43085
The open house list on my website says: "There are 245 Open Houses available. To narrow down the list, please select the city you are interested in from one of the following options and click "Go":" Usually there would be close to 400 open houses on the Real Living HER open house list on a Sunday. I wondered if this was a holiday weekend... or if next week was a holiday weekend.... looks like a cross between a regular weekend and a holiday weekend. Open House List "Please select the city you are interested in from one of the following (2 comments)
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