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Christmas Lights and Midtown Minions - 11/30/08 08:14 PM
Susan Mangigian was right: Play dough and microwave should "never, ever, ever be used in the same sentence" (LOL). I've been joking in Twitter about this and I must say when it comes to ironic humor Ruthmarie Hicks has got me and my little people down pat. She has come up with a brilliant blog post idea and I can't wait to present it. Now if I can only stop laughing long enough to write it. ;-) I am going to dedicate this post to my girlfriend Poppy Dinsey who has been a bit quiet in Active Rain lately. It appears (35 comments)
Club Chaos Eye Candy: The Minions Take Manhattan - 11/30/08 01:43 PM
Cameron Wilson, Elizabeth Weintraub, Richard Weisser, Lizette Fitzpatrick, Poppy Dinsey, Melody Botting and Susan Mangigian have a very interesting collective sense of humor. I love reading their blog posts and enjoy bantering with them across the Blogosphere. They are part of the Active Rain group Club Chaos which was co-founded by three Realtors: Amanda Hall, Melody Botting and Carolyn Tann-Starr. Membership is by invitation only because the members nominate and sponsor other members. We want to grow at a slow, careful pace because our personal relationships matter to us. There is a lot more to us than just a bunch (29 comments)
I think that this is awesome and am very proud that my friend has made it available for a re-blog. Thank you, Missy.
Via Missy Caulk-Ann Arbor- Realtor(R)- Ann Arbor Real Estate: I don’t usually shop at Sears, I admit it. (Although I did walk through the other day and found a really cute, hot, lime green peacoat by Lands End.) But, I am going to shop there this Christmas season. Why? As a mother of two sons in the Navy, I read and loved Sears support of our military. Not only do they support our sons and daughters (21 comments)
When you cross the 59th Street Bridge from Queens County into Manhattan, sometimes you get to see the tram arriving and departing for Roosevelt Island. My kids like to ride it for the view. Spanking-A eye candy, too! :-)
We like to park by the hotels and take a buggy ride through Mid-Manhattan. You can pick a carriage up along 59th St in front of Central Park.
Some of the horse drawn buggies can be found lined up along Central Park near this statue. Here's a little eye candy from our Thanksgiving carriage ride. Stay tuned for (63 comments)
In case you haven't done the Wiki, now may be a very good time for me to introduce you to the various levels of Minions. Although there are more, I am going to quote my favorite three British points of order using the Queen's English. Are you ready? I Quote: Minion is a term for favorites or protégés, especially those of a monarch or prince at a royal court. Unlike a henchman or lackey, although of subordinate rank to his patron, a minion is likely to be of noble birth or to be raised to the nobility, and (49 comments)
Stephen I. Starr at EIP pre-school Got some very interesting e-mail from my AR and Twitter peeps. Rather than answer you each individually, I've decided to write a blog post to give you all some insight into what my life is like as a Realtor battling with my kids learning disabilities. So go get comfy 'cause this is gonna' be a looooong post (LOL). Got a question? You can comment, e-mail, or tweet me (@CTannStarr). No one really knows what anyone else is going through. We look at the surface and make assumptions because we process information based upon what (48 comments)
Classy Mommy Free Wii Giveaway - You Gotta Check This Site Out Ladies!!! - 11/21/08 05:38 PM
http://www.classymommy.com/wii_giveaway/entry.php @GeekMommy was tweeting about this so of course I had to take a peek. Wow! This looks like it could be fun. Only thing is, the contest is over on 11/30/2008. You AR ladies need to get in on the fun! Check out the link, enter your names and e-mail and start using your sphere of influence to get your peeps to vote for you. After all, there are 120K+ members here. Time for the creative moms to leverage the power of social networking and attempt to get your household that free Wii. Your kids will love you extra for (24 comments)
6 Useless Facts: Trivial Habits Of Stupid People That Make MeMe An Evil B*tch - 11/21/08 01:32 PM
AKA: Six Useless Facts You Don't Want To Know About Me Fact#1: I am a Donald Trump fan. When it comes to Donald, I am like a Real Estate junkie trying to get her fix on (LOL). When people e-mail and make negative comments about my loving to read DT and other Trump University endorsed works, it flips my b*tch switch. My reading habits are my reading habits. I like to share them. Matter of fact, check this out:
I love DT's work so much, I made my own electronic post card to send to my friends today (LOL). How (66 comments)
11/21/2008 Dear Diary: I Love Astoria Park, Queens County, New York - 11/21/08 07:40 AM
I love jogging under the Triborough Bridge. You get a great water view of the residential cityscape of upper Manhattan and Harlem. They have a very well maintained track, not to mention a spanking set of tennis courts. I am plotting a new project with my girlfriends and the hubby. I decided to give you a sneak preview of the photographs to come. I'm doing some research on the area in the hopes of making the presentation useful as a hyper-local post. I may even squeeze in a market report (LOL). Stay tuned for a very interesting turtle run post later (20 comments)
Criminal Court, Queens County, New York I was leaving Maple Grove Park when I found myself staring at the Criminal Courthouse thinking, "cityscape sunsets can be lovely. " I love the play of colors on a sun kissed building and decided I would go hunt some Briarwood / Forest Hills / Kew Gardens sunsets for you. I have been tweeting about my girlfriend Susana and thought it would be a blast to take her on my eye candy hunts so we can blog about it together. We usually do Foodie Paradise review activities while she helps me deal with (12 comments)
I've Been Tagged For A Book MeMe... I get To Pick 5 New MeMe Victims (LOL) - 11/19/08 11:38 AM
I've been tagged for a Book MeMe. The concept is quite simple and here is how it works: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 56. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences. 5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest. 6. Tag five people to do the same. BTW, *The one book that this can not be is the Bible* (Bummer, I love the Bible and the Torah is sitting on my drafting table right now. Oh well...) (32 comments)
Altered Reports and Other Real Estate Mischief - 11/19/08 08:37 AM
http://www.workingre.com/workingre/altered-reports.html "Industry’s Dirty Little Secret: Altered Reports" By David Brauner, WRE Editor is a must read. I was saddened to discover that the intellectual property rights of appraisers are being mangled this way. If I created a PDF Report, I would not be pleased to discover that the work that I was paid for was disassembled and reassembled by corporations to help facilitate a deal by adding their spin on the facts. Is this a lie by omission to a client? I don't know... Why don't they do their own work from scratch like appraisers do? Appraisers go out into the (12 comments)
Twitter Alert: @GeekMommy is Going Live In Tweetsville Tonight at 7PM PST (Very Cool) - 11/18/08 07:01 PM
http://breagrant.com/blog/articles/11/117/ Dilettante, Mother, Wife, ex-Professor, Information Junky, Social Media Devotee @GeekMommy is a very cool peep to follow if you are looking for some interesting tweets. That link will give you the skinny on what's going down. Wanna participate? Feel free. I will be lurking in the background LMAO. See ya later. Wanna find me? Look for @CTannStarr :-) Brea Grant, "the Speadster" from "Heroes" can be followed by tweeting @breagrant. Hope you guys enjoy the show. :-) http://www.ustream.tv/ http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brea-grant (4 comments)
Commercial Real Estate Investing 101 - 11/18/08 12:43 PM
Trump University is helping me shape my five year business plan. I have previously mentioned being a Realtor was part of my two year business model. Since I plan on sticking around for a while I decided I might as well let you guys know what I have been up to. Not all at once and certainly not everything, but a little at a time, especially since my last post generated so much interesting e-mail off forum (LOL). Everyone knows that I think this market whomps. I have certainly said it enough but there is money to be made if one (62 comments)
Club Chaos Eye Candy: Shea Stadium and Citi Field Autumn 2008 - 11/17/08 01:27 PM
The wonderful thing about blogging is the connection you develop with people. I love my Realtor friends because of the tenacity they have for overcoming difficult obstacles and sticking it out in a market which is both volatile yet strangely consistent. People will always need a roof over their heads. It doesn't matter whether the market is good or bad, people will always seek shelter. Blogging lets a potential customer or client find out tid bits about you that may later influence their decision to initiate contact. It's not always about business transactions, by the way... Sometimes, people contact a blogger (21 comments)
Hack Attack Social Networking? - 11/16/08 04:22 PM
The Official Google Blog is an interesting read. They help track flu trends, provide spanking analytics (like YouTube Insights), and you can even see Ancient Rome reborn there as an animated YouTube video. My fave is their collections of hack attacks. They have these really cool competitions where they sponsor Code Jams. If you are a techno geek virtual junkie like me then you know exactly what I am talking about. If not, let me introduce you: I quote: "Code Jam is one of our most famous traditions. Programmers compete to hack and solve complex programming challenges in a very short (15 comments)
Tribes Q&A is a Free E-Book (for now) - 11/16/08 09:30 AM
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/11/the-tribes-qa-e.html I really enjoy Seth Godin's work and now he has published a Q&A inspired by his book Tribes. Click the above link and download your free 75 page PDF today (while it lasts). I was very fortunate to download his free audio book of Tribes and have listened to it three times. That audio is over 3 hours long so I am very happy to now have the Q&A PDF companion to read through. If you are a fan of Tribes go download your Q&A copy today. (19 comments)
Club Chaos Is Very Proud To Introduce Jason Schauer - 11/15/08 04:36 PM
Name: Jason Schauer Company: Geist Connections LLC URL: http://www.jasonschauer.com/jasonschauer Description: "An active investor with a creative mindset, the aim is to educate while creating on going relationships with other professionals." How cool is that? Very cool and absolutely awesome. I want each and every one of you to go over and show this gentleman a big ActiveRain Club Chaos hello. Jason works for Trump University and has posted his first two blog posts. In "Real Estate Seminar" Jason talks about being back on the road again for Trump University. Jason states he was "once a program coordinator with (23 comments)
Okay Appraisers, This is Fun and I Love Video (http://www.visre.com) - 11/15/08 06:54 AM
http://www.visre.com/ I'm always looking for new income opportunities. I love Trump University on-line and they are great for getting students to think outside of the box. So here I am recreational reading in my e-mail and I get this really cool press release about Visre. Like the Geeky Virtual Junkie I am, I click the embed links. Wow! I am sooooo buying me a video camera mount for my car (LOL). I am not giving up my turtle runs, mind you, but a 2 AM night ride in Manhattan would be lots of fun to share here. It's prime time for (26 comments)
ZURVITA (Helping each other win...) - 11/14/08 09:36 PM
I'm going to start with a quote from Cynthia Dedier's Zurvita website because I really like the way these people think: "Winning at every level is more than a saying or slogan. Everyone at Zurvita, including owners, executives, and the type of Marketing Representatives that we attract, has an overriding purpose that is about much more than making money. It’s about helping each other win…professionally, financially, and spiritually. We are one big team of people who want to see you win." The moment I read that quote it made me immediately think of ActiveRain.com and Club Chaos. Helping each other win... (16 comments)
The Minion Blur Loves JellyTelly.com - 11/13/08 01:32 PM
My family and I are die hard Veggie Tales fans. The original creator of VT has launched a new on-line project that has been 3 years in the making. JellyTelly.com Little Man is in love and now I've been relegated to the laptop. I can not get Stephen off of my computer (LOL). It's in Beta form right now but you can subscribe. The first month is free and it costs $2.99 per month afterwards. If you have little people with busy fingers who like to giggle and learn you may want to go take a look at this website. Jellyfish Media, (14 comments)
Video: Stephen Dancing To Autumn Run (New Music by Mommy and the Little Minions) - 11/08/08 06:35 PM
VideoAd by Mixpo Stephen and Noah went on an Autumn run to collect leaves for Jeannette Neerpat. The Minion Blur managed to stomp his way through every puddle he could find. Had to race home to clean him up so we could pick up a client and host an Open House. Wrote the bugger a little theme song to go with the photographs I took while we were playing in the rain. Turns out the little dude thought it was worthy of another table dance in his PJs. Here's his version of a minion two thumbs up. I couldn't resist slipping (52 comments)
Photojojo.com/ - 11/06/08 09:05 AM
http://photojojo.com/ Chris Elizabeth was tweeting about this and so I decided to take a peek and was laughing at the site description from page one. Very cool! I thought you guys might enjoy this. I most certainly did. It must be my predilection for all things eye candy. (LOL) Enjoy! Regards, C. :-) (8 comments)
A Perception of Value... - 11/06/08 08:43 AM
You virtually hear a lot of Internet chatter about "smart design." Design influences a person's perception of value. Some people think posting an experimental page in the public forum (a) serves no purpose, (b) has no value and (c) is unprofessional, but I believe otherwise. I'm experimenting with cells, illustrations, animation, photography and video because I'd like to improve my blog post experience for the consumer, surfers and my industry peers. Content is king, and quality content will rule the blogosphere. Asking for feedback and help does not make me a bad blogger. Joking about my mangling computer programming code is (14 comments)
Melodious and I Are Experimenting With Cells... Hmm... Now What? - 11/04/08 07:14 PM
You have no idea how many times I have deleted code off of this page (LOL). I am supposed to be writing in a cell like a text box, except I can't seem to figure out how to do it without messing up the movies. This page may have to be destroyed (LOL). I was going to cheat and stick a picture in there to hide my coding failures and make it all nice and pretty, but then I realized it was the perfect time to poke some fun at myself and maybe learn a thing or two from the big (50 comments)
Twitter Is A Very Interesting Little Company - BTW They're Looking For Peeps - 11/04/08 07:41 AM
Wanna interesting job? Check this out: http://twitter.com/help/jobs I couldn't resist spreading the news since I am so into Tweetsville and all (LOL). I am chatting with my fave peeps right now and thought it would be lovely to help spread the news so that maybe a few of you CA people could help make Twitter better. Lots of talent floating around cyberspace... Pass it on, bay-bays! (15 comments)
The Outside Blog Minion Report We're are still working away on our October 2008 blog reviews of Poppy Dinsey (completed), Elizabeth Weintraub, Lenn Harley, Liz Moras, Richard Weisser, Chris Fisher, Amanda Hall, Melody Botting and Jeannette Neerpat. We also will be introducing Kari Battaglia. Here is our video marketing piece that just went viral on-line. Enjoy! Regards, Mike and Carolyn :-)
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