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SocialSpark is here - 04/26/08 09:43 AM
Are you a blogging addict like me that is looking for a social network that can help you make a couple of extra bucks. Well, let me tell you about a website that I recently joined up with. It is called SocialSpark and it is turning the blogging world around and around. Now, before we get too deep in this post, let me make sure that you understand about SocialSpark. It is not just about writing post for promotion of other products. It is also a social network that allows for you to help promote other people and their websites. In (13 comments)
Where do you get your Cubs Apparel - 04/24/08 10:25 PM
If you are a big Chicago Cubs fan like I know a few of you are, I have to ask where you get your genuine Cubs apparel from. You can shop at the Cubs regular website and get the normal stuff, or you can go to CubWorld.com and get all kinds of cool things. You can shop by your favorite player or by your favorite apparel if you like. They have everything from shirts, jerseys, caps, sweatshirts, and jackets. You can evn buy an outfit for the toddler in your life. You can even get accessories or souvenirs. And if your (8 comments)
Moving day is upon us - 04/24/08 10:13 PM
For those that follow me, then you know that I have not been around very much this month. The reason for this is I have been preparing for a move to Tennessee and it is now upon us. The movers will be here soon and the hours of sleep slip away. I promise you all that once this is over, I will be back commenting like never before. Thanks for all that you do and thanks for continuing to follow the post that I do get out.
About the Author If you are in the market to purchase a (9 comments)
Who handles your event planning - 04/24/08 03:02 PM
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a corporate sponsored event. When I arrived, everything was planned out to a "t" for us and we had it all. Whether it was the quest speakers, or the music each night, or the events during the day, this event was planned out. I later found out that there was an affordable California event planner that had handled all of this for our corporate office. out of San Fransisco has been doing events such as this since 1983 and their client list continues to grow. But it does not stop with (1 comments)
Dog Lovers from all over. - 04/24/08 10:44 AM
I had the oppurtunity to meet a fellow dog lover through one of the sites that I am a member of. She has her own site at www.sugarykisses.com and has the cutest little 2 year old dog that you have ever seen. If you get a chance, swing by her site and check out Todd. For all of you that know me, you know that I have 5 wonderful dogs. My Chihuahua, my Standard Poodle, my miniture Poodle, my beagle, and my Lhasa. And I love them all dearly. They are so getting ready for the move. Words can not describe (17 comments)
Time to freshen up your home - 04/24/08 09:34 AM
Spring is here and it is time to freshen up your home. One of the easiest and fastest ways to do this is by changing your curtains and/or drapes. ContempoCurtains.com can help you find stylish kitchen curtains or curtains or drapes for any room in the house. Whether it is modern or retro curtains or drapes that you are looking for, ContempoCurtains.com can deliver the highest quality for your window treatments. And, being in the Real Estate industry, you can recommend them to all your customers for a quick fix to those outdated windows that they have. ContempoCurtains.com does not stop (6 comments)
John Smoltz makes history. - 04/23/08 07:44 PM
Last night I got to witness a piece of baseball history as John Smoltz racked up his 3000th strikeout. Now, to put this into perspective, there are only 15 other pitchers to ever accomplish this feat. I have to tell you whether you like the braves or not, you have to tip you hat to this man because he is truly an ambassador to the game of baseball. I have added a video and the new list of the top 16 to achieve this.
The Cable Guy - 04/23/08 07:29 PM
If you own a Cisco router, switch, firewall, and other device andyou want to be able to able to configure the router at the command prompt level, then you need to get you hands on a console cable and you are in business. If you do not have the 9 pin plug-in on the back (or sometimes the front) then you can also get your hands on the USB converter. Diablo Cable is also a good source for CAT5 and CAT6 cable if you are ever in the need. I can tell you that as much as I travel, I can (0 comments)
Giving - Power Quotes Series - 04/23/08 09:28 AM
This might be one of the most powerful things that any person can possess. It is GIVING. I see this characteristic practiced the most at the holiday times which leaves me to wonder where it goes for the other 11 months? In my opinion, this is something that you should practice every day. Giving in the right spirit is returned to you 100 fold. If it is no more than giving of your time or maybe it is giving your neighbor a lift down the road, or maybe it is helping your colleague out with something they do not understand. Giving (12 comments)
The Crown Jewel of Lake Buchanan - 04/22/08 08:38 PM
If you are looking for a great planned community to buy an investment property, a second home, a retirement home, or even a primary residence in, this is something that you need to look into. This is a great Texas investment property and who would not want to wake up looking out over the beautiful 23000 acre lake in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It is a short drive from Burnet or Georgetown and just 70 miles northwest of Austin. Whether it is the Highland Lakes, or the wineries, or the golf, or the museum, o the many other attractions (2 comments)
Are you looking for a great projector? - 04/21/08 10:22 PM
Whether you or your business is in the market for a new projector, you owe it to yourself to check out PresentationMart.com for the latest in high quality projector bulbs and accessories. And something to think about also; projectors are no longer just for showing transparency sheets on. Projectors have come a long way and can now be used to show movies at home in the theater room or out side at a backyard picnic. Or, lets say that you have always wanted to own a night club and have the most awesome laser show in the club industry. Well, PresentationMart.com can (2 comments)
Baseball highlights - version 4.21 - 04/21/08 06:05 PM
I really have not been able to do this series the way that I would like with my move in process to Tennessee. But after this week is over, I am sure that I will get my feet back under me and back to my regular blogging pace. With that said, lets take a look at the standings and the individual leaders in the leagues. I will bring out the teams that are 600 or higher or at least leading their division. First, lets break down the American League. In the East, Boston is back on top as they have out paced (10 comments)
Greatness - Power Quotes Series - 04/21/08 12:34 PM
Greatness or achieving greatness is an inspiration that has chased after us for years. Or better yet, that we have chased after for years. Each and everyone of us wants to be the best at what we do. As a manager of a branch, it is monthly that we see our numbers and it is our goal to be first each time. I have never met someone that siads I am shooting for 5th place. We have over the many years had the pleasure of knowing many great people who greatness had fell upon. It was not by chance that this (8 comments)
10 year old blows all away - 04/20/08 11:43 AM
I was surfing around this morning and ran across this video of this cute little Swedish girl, Zara Larrson, who blows everyone away with her amazing voice in this talent search. I believe that a voice like hers is not something that we come across often. I knew that once I saw this video, I had to share this with all my friends here. Amazing 10 Year Old Singer - Watch more free videos
About the Author If you are in the market to purchase a home or even refinance an existing loan and you want a loan officer (10 comments)
Looking for a great Vacuum - 04/19/08 07:03 AM
Being a Realtor sometimes means that you also have to be a cleaning service. Well, I have the perfect tool for you. Dyson Vacuum Cleaners come in many models, sizes, and shapes. And if you are looking for one that will make your job easy, this is the one. It comes with a 5 year guarantee on parts and labor. They are easy to shop for as all you have to do is go to 1Awesomevac.com and the rest is smooth sailing. These vacuums are durable, long lasting, and great for getting out that deep embedded dirt. 1Awesomevac.com is an (26 comments)
Focus - Power Quotes Series - 04/18/08 06:10 AM
Lately I have noticed that a lot of people have been focused on the bad in life. I hear more people talking about how bad the market is instead of focusing their energy to what is good in the market. And they refer to people like myself as wearing blinders. It is not that we do not see the bad, it is that we choose to focus our energy and resources on what is good. And that is how we survive in the market. It is an amazing thing when you decide to find what is positive in your life and focus (21 comments)
My Appreciation to All Bloggers - 04/16/08 11:12 PM
Today, I was forwarded a post by Rebecca Levinson wrote back on 4/14 entitled "My unsolicited and overdue props to Active Rain Bloggers". In this blog, she was naming some people that she wanted to show special appreciation for. I need to do this also, but I have to do it a little different so bare with me please. Everyone has heard the many times that I talk about the guy that brought me to ActiveRain. if it was not for him, I would have never met my first referral provider. I also would have never met the person that was (21 comments)
Friendship - Power Quotes Series - 04/16/08 01:36 PM
Friendships are an important part of our lives and careers. Each and everyday we meet people that we soon form these friendships with. Some bless us, some enrich us, and even some inspire us, but they all typically come with some form of benefit to us. Friendships come in many different levels and many different forms. I hope that you find some form of inspiration in this post and can pass it on to another. If you would like, check out the blogs behind the pictures. They are off other sites that I write on. "Friendship is born at that (14 comments)
Amazon introduces Kindle wireless Reader - 04/14/08 05:55 PM
I am always one for new gadgets if they can help better me or my world. When I came across this one, I knew that I would want to share it with my friends here. Amazon has a new reader out called Amazon Kindle wireless reading device and it has it's own Kindle Edition books. Most of the New York Times Best Sellers and new releases are $9.99 useless otherwise stated. Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines and blogs to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even (11 comments)
Wearing a Medical ID Bracelet - 04/14/08 10:48 AM
Wearing a medical ID bracelet does not have to be unsightly now. The medical ID bracelets can bring piece of mind to you and your loved ones as the can be the difference between life and death. I came across this site today that has Medical Alert Jewelry and instead of it being something that you can not accessorize with, they have now gone fashionable. You never know when something like this would come in handy and in todays world a matter of minutes might be the difference that you or your loved one needs. (0 comments)
Family - Power Quotes Series - 04/14/08 09:50 AM
For most people, family is the driving force for them to do what they do. In most cases, family is the inspiration of why you get up every morning. I hope that you can find some inspirations in the quotes below. Also, if you would like to read more of my blogs from different outside blogs, please click on the picture. Each of them have a RSS feed if you would like to subscribe also.
"Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently." Chinese Proverb "A family is a place where principles are (9 comments)
Bloggers, Beware - 04/11/08 09:24 PM
I have changed the title of this so that it does not lose the point that I want to make here. This is not just an ActiveRain problem. It happens to anyone that blogs on any site that allows comments. Please be careful.
I have noticed a few comments lately on my blogs coming from the "outside" world. Typically, I respond to all comments, but if I do not know who you are, I will not click on anything that is inside your comment. Fortunately, I have a pretty good anti-virus set up on my computer and ActiveRain has its precautions in (46 comments)
I have to ask. - 04/11/08 01:46 PM
Have you ever wondered why people just can not get along? Is it a race difference? Is it a cultural difference? Or are we just selfish and hard headed and set in our ways? People are stubborn and foolish when it comes to getting along. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson sang the song "Ebony and Ivory" and it talks about how the keys to the piano play in unison to make beautiful music. But, in real life, that is not true. Families are torn apart because of fighting. Friendships are lost over the littlest things. Countries go to war in the drop (22 comments)
Creating a Structure - 04/11/08 10:48 AM
If you are interested in learning more about programming, then I have found a blog for you. This blog will take you through how to create structure. This is an article written by Albert Niftiger earlier this month. In this article, he gives some examples of structure and explains what it is used for. This article is well written and adds a lot of great information for the programmer in you. As I go along and grown in the things that I do in my blogs and other endeavors, I find that post like this can be very helpful and I continue (7 comments)
Excuses - Power Quotes Series - 04/11/08 10:03 AM
One thing that I can never stand is for someone to make an excuse. Excuses is the cop out to not being able to face the reasons of why you did not accomplish something. When Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times making a light bulb, he did not make excuses for why he failed. He found reasons of why he did not succeed and then he found success.Could you image where we would be today if Thomas Edison had moped around and made excuses for his failures. Soon he would have given up. The sooner that one accepts the REASON and lets go (16 comments)
WikiTalk makes it's Move - 04/09/08 06:21 PM
WikiTalk has mad the move and gone live. If you are familiar with Digg or Mixx or any other websites like this, then you should check out the WikiTalk.com Public Launch as they are similar except that they go a step further allowing any user to jump into the fray of a public discussion about ANY website right in their browser. The launching of WikiTalk has been waited on in anticipation by many users and I for one am glad to see its time arrive. They bring a much more interactive site forward than either Digg or Mixx has to offer and (9 comments)
In America - 04/09/08 06:09 PM
I have to say, I have heard way to many people talking about how life "sucks" here in America and how bad we have it here. Well, finally I can say, I have had enough of this kind of talk and I am sick of it. I have to tell you, if you do not like this country or what we stand for, then you can find the first flight or boat out of it. America might not do it the right way and we might have our problems, but I am here to tell you this is one southern boy (14 comments)
Ever wonder About Web Designing? - 04/09/08 05:23 PM
The deeper that I get into blogging, the more I want to know about other areas. Lately, I have been exploring the area of web designing and how it relates to blogging. I came across a great webpage that has a blog that is all about blog and web design . The website, Stylishdesign.com, is a blog about web design and other things related to web designing. On this web page you will find an about page, an archives page and a contact page, all of which has useful and/or helpful information and links. You can browse through their tag clouds or (8 comments)
Failure - Power Quotes Series - 04/09/08 09:19 AM
Failure is one of the keys to success. Thomas Edison once said that when he was creating the light bulb, he found 10,000 ways not to do it. I like that style of thinking. If a person is truly scared of failure, then in fact, they are scared to succeed. Success does not come without some failures along the way. We all have to get use to that fact. I have yet to meet the perfect person that does everything right. I hope that you find something here inspiring and if you want to visit a few of my other blogs, (20 comments)
Sorry that this is late. And on top of that, it is going to be short and sweet as I am in the middle of selling my house, packing, having an estate sale, and working. What else can I take on. On yeah, blogging on ActiveRain. LOL. With that said, lets see if we can get this party started. The season of baseball has gotten underway and we are in full swing. Some teams are looking like they are in their mid-season playing shape and some teams looks like they are struggling to get out the gate. Lets take a look (12 comments)
The Thornton Team Invades Tennessee - 04/07/08 03:49 PM
We have tried to keep this on the down low until we got everything finalized. And now, we are ready to blow the whistle. As of May 1, 2008 The Thornton Team will be conducting business as usual, but it will be from Knoxville, Tennessee. We are doing this in an effort to build a stronger company presence in Tennessee. This will in no way impact how we are doing business here in Georgia or any other state for that matter. Our goal has always been to give our clients, the Realtors, the utmost in customer service as we handle your (18 comments)
Enthusiasm - Power Quotes Series - 04/07/08 10:54 AM
In the industry that we are in, you can not be successful without enthusiasm. Have you ever walked into an interview with a potential boss and he/she was a drag? Did you go to work for them? If you did, what were you thinking? In my time here in Atlanta, I have met many Realtors that are blessed with Enthusiasm and I have met many that are not. The ones that are not, usually do not send many clients my way. The ones that are, typically have sent me lots of business because they have it. it is not true in all (14 comments)
President in 2008 - today's funny - 04/05/08 11:38 AM
I thought that we all could use a little humor in light of all the issues that have transpired during this election year. It seems that they have figured out how to turn it into a circus. For those of you that know me, you know that I am not a very political person. With that, lets laugh together.
PRESIDENT IN 2008 Here we are, already discussing the future President of the United States, beginning with the Year 2008. For those of you who would like THE VERY BEST choice for President, we have a solution: It is probably time (43 comments)
Are you ready for a vacation? - 04/04/08 07:42 PM
Then the search is over because I have found the right tool for you. how would you like to be able to search for Nantucket vacation rentals or look up Florida rentals as well? Well, I am here to tell you that it can be done all in one website. All you have to do is go to weneedavacation.com and you can get started planning your vacation today. This website is so user friendly that my 10 year old niece can book my vacation in a heartbeat. And with the tools that they provide, such as their new video feature, the profile (11 comments)
Eragon - Movie Review - 04/04/08 07:21 PM
Eragon was released in 2006 but I still love to watch this movie. If you are like me in any way, the mystical and mythological portions of the movie is the attractiveness of the film itself. This is a very family friendly movie and if you have not yet seen this movie, I would recommend checking it out for family night. Also, there is a complete line of books for this movie. The Kingdom of Alagaesia is being ruled by the evil King Galbatorix. He has a Shade that has mystical powers beyond belief and he tries to get the (14 comments)
Looking for a low cost ISP provider? - 04/04/08 04:32 PM
Whether you are looking for DSL, Dial up, Cable, Satellite, wireless, or VOIP ISP providers, you can find an ISP that offers nationwide access numbers with www.getisp.info. They make it easy to shop right on line in the comfort of your own home. There information does not stop there though. They have great information on speeding up your computer to protecting email from spam. And it does not stop there. They have many other great articles for you to dig through. getisp.info is the one stop show when it comes to low cost internet providers and they will even help you (7 comments)
Encouragement - Power Quotes Series - 04/04/08 01:55 PM
Last month I was here writing a blog about discouragement and now I find myself writing one on encouragement. Encouragement is one of the most wonderful things that you hear. It helps in your everyday life and most people love to hear encouragement daily. I am sure in the many quotes below you will be able fo find one that can give you inspiration throughtout the day and weekend. I decided to do something a little different this week and I wanted to give you this video to watch. Take the 2:27 minutes that it takes and you might just find what (11 comments)
Never Alone on ActiveRain - 04/04/08 12:03 AM
This is my 400th post and I wanted to make something special out of it. The first thing is, you can play this song as we go along. I truly think that it is quite fitting for this post. When I started out on this road 7+ months ago, I knew nothing about ActiveRain, social networks, blogging, or much less how to right code like I do now. I owe all of those things to ActiveRain and the community and support staff here.
When I started, I would have laughed at you if you told me that in 7 months I (20 comments)
Is your home Blindless? - 04/03/08 04:49 PM
Have you ever walked into a home and noticed that the blinds were ragged, worn out, or just non existent? Are you a stager and you want to help your customers get the best they can? Or, are you a Realtor and selling your customer one of these homes? Well, your fears are over. It is so simple now. All you have to do is look up blindcentralonline.com and you are on the way to correcting the issues. Since 1986, BlindCentralOnline.com began as a shop-at-home retailer, selling custom and vertical blinds. In 2oo1 they opened their first showroom, and in 2003, they (6 comments)
Funnies Recap: version 4.3 - 04/03/08 11:20 AM
I know that I did not do this last week and I apologize as I know that some of you look forward to this post. So, I thought that I would make sure that I revisited it today. I have to thank Rich Dansereau though as he constantly is sending me blogs that he reads that fit into this. I also want to thank Brande Bradford for the slight nudge that she gave me last week in reference to this post. So, lets get started. CHRISTINA WILLIAMS helps diagnosis us with Do you have BLOGOHOLISM?Dorene Shirley eases the Tuesday pain with A Few Golf (4 comments)
Sports Picks - 04/03/08 09:46 AM
I know that a lot of people love football and baseball. And with baseball going on right now, how would you like free baseball picks from AddictSports.com, the Addict Baseball and Football Forum. With thousands of post in many different categories, there is tons for the sports lovers to read. They cover from the real sports playing field to the world of fantasy baseball. (9 comments)
Power QuoteS Series - March Recap - 04/02/08 03:37 PM
This normally comes out the last day of each month, but that was a hectic day for me. As for this whole week, it has been that; one big blur. Fortunately I got back on track with the important stuff like blogging in the rain. Last month there were some pretty good post put out in this series and as always, I like to put together a blog so that you can bookmark just the one and have them all handy. I want to thank all the readers of this series as it is you that keeps me doing them. Confidence (11 comments)
How to make home made Raspberry Chipolte Chicken. - 04/02/08 01:37 PM
I know that all of you think that I came by this physique naturally, but the truth is, I know my way around the kitchen. I have shared a few of my recipes on line before, but now I am digging in deep because spring has sprung. This is an easy dish to make. You will need about 3 total hours for prep and marinade time. I truly hope that you enjoy the dish. Things You’ll Need: 1 cup sugar1 cup water1 cup raspberries1 cup red jalapeño peppers1 cup cider vinegar1 cup raspberry puree1 cup raspberry juice concentrated1 cup modified cornstarch1 teaspoon (28 comments)
Policemen - today's funny - 04/02/08 10:57 AM
It is hump day and I figure that we all could use a good laugh. It has been a couple of months since i have been able to put together some jokes that are worth making people laugh. With that said, I would like to share two different ones with you concerning policemen, Both are sure to get a laugh out of you. I know that when I read them, I could not quit laughing. Just remember to make someone laugh today.
Route 127 There was a state trooper running radar on Route 22 when he noticed a car doing (21 comments)
Effort - Power Quotes Series - 04/02/08 09:30 AM
No one has ever succeeded without effort. In everything that we do, it requires some level of effort. It seems that the people that put forth the most effort and do it wisely are the ones that seem to climb to the top quickly. You know the people that I am speaking of. heck, you might be one of those people. I especially like this set of quotes today and I truly hope that you can find something in at least one of them that will give you inspiration for the day. As always, the pictures are interactive and will transport you (8 comments)
New Attitude - 04/01/08 05:44 PM
Today, I got the honor of speaking to Brad Andersohn who just so happens to be ActiveRain's newest employee. In the beginning of the conversation, I was intimidated to even be one the phone with this guy. When it was all said and done, I was talking to him like we were old college buddies. For those of you that know him, you know what I am talking about. For those that do not know him, you should give him a call. He is a great guy and down to Earth. In speaking to Brad he asked me what my goal (19 comments)
How many Languages can you speak? - 04/01/08 03:16 PM
Has not being able to speak another language ever held you back from career advancements before? I know that in the mortgage industry living in south west Florida, I would have loved to known how to speak Spanish fluently. Or, is it the English language that you need to be able to get a grip on for that next promotion to come your way. If it is Spanish language lessons or English language lessons, or for that matter, Chinese, Portuguese, German, Italian, or French, you really have to look not further than Executive Language Training. They customize their training to (13 comments)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - 04/01/08 10:57 AM
Lately, as I stroll through the rain, I run across people that have lost that loving feeling for ActiveRain. I visited one profile yesterday that had signed up 6 months ago and since then has written 3 blogs and made 8 comments and left. Rich, my business partner on The Thornton Team, had a person comment on one of his blogs that I thought was a great blog and the guy made a negative comment about the post. When Rich went to check the guy out, he found that the guy has been in the Rain for almost 2 years and (34 comments)
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