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Still off the grid working... I can't text and do dictation at the same time so chill already! Ya gotta stop blowing up my cell phone (LOL). I am still off the grid working on my writing projects. Notice how quiet I have been? IT'S BECAUSE I'M WORKING ON MY BOOK and a political piece and a movie script and I really, really, really have to get those puppies in. Got a new album on hold. Got a gallery show in June (plus a trip to TX) so I'm mad busy, not ignoring you. I promise to get all gossipy (12 comments)
Quick hello: off the grid working on a political project... Irony is having hubby trying to engage me in a conversation about what was going on in WI with me not giving a flying fig because I am in NY, SC and FL all the time. Now legislation in WI and OH is inspiring a whole bunch of odd ideas across the nation and I find myself going to rallies and doing a loop de loop between DC and NY. I plan on posting what I have discovered tomorrow. I've been working off the grid non-stop on this since Palm (4 comments)
What makes a company attractive for equity investment? While hanging out in Subway on my Sprint air card I was poking around the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency website researching investment criteria for a friend. I have to go to TX in June on a AR road trip and be back in New York for an indie film production meeting, so I have to put the PowerPoint presentation together before the end of April. May is wee people month so I shall be mapping the FL beaches and parklands with the shorties. I am still trying to (3 comments)
Remember that good advice is harder to find than money... My title is actually a quote from Penelope Trunk. You can find it as item number four in her post entitled, "Get your next mentor by being slightly annoying." Seriously... that's really the title... I'm not being facetious here... With a title like that how could you not read it? I was tempted the moment I saw the link. You have to admit that's a brilliant bit of word mastery that tickles the curiosity and makes one really tempted to take the bait. Come on... you know you want to (32 comments)
Guess how much money you made... and other random musings (LOL) I just got finished reading "Guess how much money you made. Seriously. You need to guess," (by George Howard and Jeff Price) and was fascinated by the quote, "These are disruptive times, but from disruption comes true opportunity…for those smart enough, informed enough, and brave enough to take control." I find the idea very inspiring because as a student of this recession I have been forced to come up with very creative ways to market without marketing. I don't do cold calls because if people discover enough interesting trivia (4 comments)
I'm looking for interesting foreclosure cases to read... - 04/13/11 09:39 PM
I'm looking for interesting foreclosure cases to read... I'm doing my continuing education homework. I have to practice writing legal briefs. The neat thing about being a Paralegal in the real estate industry are the Lexus-Nexis research moments that make you go hmm... I'm looking for interesting foreclosure cases to read because in order to establish prima facie entitlement to summary judgment in a foreclosure action, "a plaintiff must submit the mortgage and unpaid note, along with evidence of default (see, Capstone Business Credit, LLC v Imperia Family Realty, LLC, 70 AD3d 882, 883, 895 NYS2d 199 [2d Dept 2010])." That's (3 comments)
Life With Wee People: What goes up must come down... eventually... Sometimes people are so busy climbing to the top that they don't make plans for a successful retreat. Take Stephen, the Minion Blur for example... When over-coming obstacles it is easy for shorty to become distracted by the immediate tasks at hand and put off his exit strategy. If you are anything like my kid then the assumption may sometimes revolve around the idea that you have time to work out the details if you have to eventually address a problem. One issue negatively impacting that theory is the (4 comments)
Chasing Planes, Balconies and Nigerian Bakeries... Yesterday I was chilling with my feet propped against the railing of a Brooklyn balcony enjoying the view while visiting with the mom of a gal pal. Sometimes I hang out with family and friends to relax and periodically bounce ideas off of them when scouting for locations. I grew up in Brooklyn and know it very well but my impressions are not the same as the people who live there daily. It's not just enough to film around a landmark, you also have to capture the neat neighborhood spots that the residence love (3 comments)
Been living out of my backpack for the last five days on an excellent adventure...
I'm sorting through some interesting photographs I took with my gal pal Emelia who is also a photographer. We've been chatting about possibly filming a few scenes in Brooklyn, NY and Mexico so I've been casing New York City for some Zagat rated Mexican dining with my girlfriends who are helping me scout film locations. Since it is my birthday month my gal pals have been treating me to some really neat foody paradise treats for April while we run around collecting eye (8 comments)
You guys have to at least make an attempt to respect the Facebook community... - 04/10/11 10:43 AM
You guys have to at least make an attempt to respect the Facebook community... I already told you not to drag me into groups I don't join myself. Now I have to say don't be so free to give up information about your friends and family members to apps you think are useful. Maybe I don't share your opinion regarding a particular app's usefulness. Stik.com is something a lot of real estate professionals use. I answer requests for recommendations from people I know and like but don't do it for myself. I found out today someone recommended me on that platform. (4 comments)
Life With Wee People: Swim I want an Endless Pool. You can take those puppies with you. Neat product. The wee people would love it. I can't swim. It's on my bucket list. Every time I get a cool cell shot from the hubby I find myself thinking that I really need to learn how to swim. That would be a useful skill set in Florida (especially since my kids are such happy little beach bums - LOL).
I was going to chat about the shorties later but the moment I confessed I had new cellshots people started fussing (5 comments)
Going to the park... - 04/09/11 06:11 PM
Going to the park... I miss doing this with the wee people so I'm gonna go have a run in the park and take some shots to send to the shorties. They are at the beach with hubby having mad fun. Mikey is sending over our cell phone diary shots now. I will post my guy pies later tonight when I get back from hanging out with Nydia, Tamara and Sana. Nydia and I are scoping Blockbuster for a couple of movies, then I gotta go fetch Sana and Tamara for girlie-girlie time. My gal pals are helping me collect some (0 comments)
Blogger has an interesting transliteration feature... Can we get that on AR? A reader brought it to my attention because she wants me to write rather than link over there. It adds a button to the toolbar for converting words from English to the selected language of a user. I think it's a neat improvement and definitely will get me writing more on that platform. Imagine publishing in Hindi or French. :-) Can we get that feature over here on ActiveRain? That would be a mad cool improvement if you guys can figure out how to do it. I suck (8 comments)
Life With Wee People: Going Green Stephen, the Minion Blur wanted to phone me about his new necklace but I missed out on the wee people call. I've been sleeping odd hours between projects and research. I'm counting down the days for when I can hit the road and hook up with the shorties and have some fun. We are going green this spring. Our yard is a mess, the house needs to be painted, the backyard has nothing in it except a rain barrel and all of the flowers and shrubs by the windows had to be ripped out (3 comments)
NYS Attorney General Real Estate Opinions and other random musings... When I go on lock down I usually turn my phone off but Stacey is helping me with my license upgrade so I have to stay live until midnight. My chauffeur's license is a Class E so if you hop over here http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/ you'll find the official website of the NYSDMV and this page http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/cdlmanual.htm will give you the entire commercial manual in PDF (I like free books). I am procrastinating on the NYSDMV site because I want an enhanced driver's license. That's on this page if you are a (2 comments)
It's that time of the year again... continuing ed and gun permits... blah, blah, blah... - 04/08/11 09:33 PM
It's that time of the year again... continuing ed and gun permits... blah, blah, blah... Was texting back and forth with my cousin Marie and gal pal Stacey. I've been explaining to people why I can't come out to play this week end. In New York City you have to renew your full carry gun permits every three years. If you're into real estate you have to do continuing education classes every two years. If you have a chauffeur's license you have to do your defensive driving class every three years... If you're into a bunch of stuff like I am (7 comments)
Always assume... Always assume when you unabashedly toss your life into cyberspace that everything you film, photograph and write about will eventually be read by strangers, family members, friends, enemies, freindemies, potential prospects, customers, clients, employers and/or co-workers. Always assume there will be an expectation of privacy by those who state they do not wish to be on your blog and remember to monitor the levels of discretion you apply regarding the personalities you do feature when you do announce to your peeps that you are blogging about your mutual excursions and they are good natured enough to let you (6 comments)
Life With Wee People: Smile I love that pleased looked the wee people get when about to embark upon a new school adventure. I am fortunate that they love school and miss the morning madness involved regarding Stephen, the Minion Blur's predilection for packing toys into his book bag. He will not leave home without a hot wheel car or train to keep him company. I am frequently guilty of allowing baskets and buckets of toys to leave our NY apartment after hearing them passionately argue that they need them. Sometimes our toy arguments are the most complicated conversations of (5 comments)
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