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These are a few of my favorite things! Part 2 - 02/27/07 07:01 PM
These are a few of my favorite things - Part 2 - Food Edition! As an Italian kid, growing up in the City of Pittsburgh, food was an important part of my life. Besides the typical Italian fare, we were a family of bakers. As a little kid, 50 years ago, my sister and I used to call grandma's favorite cookies, "goofy cookies". We didn't like them because they just weren't sweet enough or chocolatey enough. I was really surprised many years later to find out that grandma's "goofy cookies" were actually biscotti. I still use her recipe today. For a number of years, I would start (13 comments)
These are a few of my favorite things! - 02/22/07 07:01 PM
Many bloggers here are super geeks aka techy genuises. You know who you are. You can look away now. For those of you still looking, I'd like to share a tiny corner of my REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY TOOL KIT: Contact Management: Agent Office is my contact management software of choice. It works well especially if you have a team. But what I use doesn't matter. Just use something. "How you gather, manage and use information to serve the needs of your customer will determine whether you win or lose in your business" - Bill Gates in "Business at the Speed of Thought". For a complete (55 comments)
I'll Take Fries With That Wi-Fi - 02/13/07 07:10 PM
Ledyard, CT is a small town. Although we have the world's largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino, within our borders, we are a mostly rural community with a population of about 15,000. Technology came late to the Ledyard area. We have only had high speed internet service available within the last 5 years. We used analog cell phones well after most areas had digital available. Stopping at a Starbucks to use their wireless connection isn't an option in Ledyard. Heck, we don't have a Starbucks. Probably never will. It's just not that kind of town. But we do have a McDonald's at one of the few traffic lights in (49 comments)
Mailboxes of New England - 02/02/07 07:16 PM
Today in the Norwich Bulletin, our local newspaper, is a story that involves 2 neighbors fighting over a busty mailbox. Yes, I said "busty" not rusty. Two neighbors on Route 44 in Pomfret, CT are fighting over a mailbox disguised as a busty mermaid. It seems that the creator feels the mailbox is "artistic expression". Her neighbor does not agree and thinks it is driving her property value down. Although on private property, the US Postal Service does have regulations on the size and dimension of the mailbox, but not on how it is decorated. Many homeowners in Eastern Connecticut have curbside mailboxes which are served by postal trucks. I've always loved how (18 comments)
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