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I've been receiving a lot of emails lately in response to blogs and I've also been receiving questions from young women just entering the business world. One of the questions I'm seeing frequently is, " How do I become a great negotiator when it scares me to death? " Women are born negotiators! Think about how much you negotiate everyday in your personal life. You negotiate with your friends about where to go to dinner....what movie to see. If you have children you negotiate about what they will eat for dinner or whether or not they can go to that (5 comments)
When you blog about local events and businesses it's a great way to meet new people and get some much needed information out to people in your area. Make sure you have found out as much detail as possible...times, hours of operation, special events, directions, contact information, etc. I am finding out that when I post something I will receive at least 3 or 4 emails asking questions that I don't know the answer to. I have gotten into the habit of calling the Zoo or The Art Museum to get more specific details on an event to (3 comments)
Thank you so much for all the great e cards for my birthday! I really appreciate it. :) I turned 54 on October 11th...took the day off and had a nice relaxing birthday. I haven't blogged in a little while because I have been really busy and have had family come into town to visit. As a matter of fact my parents are coming in tomorrow. So thats whats been going on I haven't left AR for those of you who have expressed concern. Thanks so much for your emails of concern, but I am fine. :) I hope (5 comments)
Ghostly Shepherd's Pie - 10/04/07 10:55 PM
You'll have to forgive me if this is a little off....it might need tweaked. We have made this for years and its all be memory. We have always altered recipes we see and made them our own, but we hardly ever write them down so this is from memory.1 pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef1 medium onion (or two small), coarsely chopped (1/2 cup) 3 1/2 cups Green Giant® frozen mixed vegetables1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained 1 (12-ounce) jar beef gravy 1 3/4 cups water 2 tablespoons butter or margarine (you can use olive oil (8 comments)
Samhainophobia refers to an abnormal and persistent fear of Halloween. This time of year may also stir up other phobias such as the fear of: cats (ailurophobia), witches (wiccaphobia), ghosts (phasmophobia), spiders (arachnophobia), the dark (nyctophobia), and cemeteries (coimetrophobia). The tradition of bobbing for apples came from the Romans. The movie "Halloween" was filmed in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget. The movie was shot during the spring and used fake autumn leaves. Also, while the film is set in Illinois, all the cars have California license plates. Halloween is the second most commercially successful (3 comments)
I have been going to Grant's farm for years. My kids always loved feeding the goats and looking at all the animals especially the Clydesdales. Its a great place to go with the family and have a wonderful time. The 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family, located just south of the city of St. Louis. The Farm is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 100 different species from six continents. Grant's Farm, operated by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., has been a St. Louis tradition for over five decades. Major highlights of any visit to Grant's Farm (6 comments)
I love the drive-in. The very first time I went to the drive-in I was about 3. Of course, I remember playing on the playground that was more important at 3 then actually watching the movie. What I do remember is seeing all my friends and their parents there on the weekends. Every weekend. I was born in 1953 so this was in 1956 and the old black and white films were what we watched. Let's all go to the movies. The food at the concession stand was another attraction. Hot dogs, candy, soda all those things guarunteed to keep (13 comments)
Do you like haunted houses? Furry spiders your thing? Spending the night with ghosts sound fun? Do you like to hear terrifying tales of local creepy characters and wander through neighborhoods inhabited by the spirits of St. Louis? Haunted hayrides? Well then October is the right time for you!! Muwahahahahaha! I have had so many requests for things to do in October that are scary and creepy. Hope you enjoy. And, as always, if you have any questions contact me and as soon as I wake I'll give you a call. LEMP MANSION: If you like haunted houses one (0 comments)
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