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Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho. . . It's Off To The Dentist I Go! - 08/31/10 01:09 PM
It's so nice to have people that worry about you! But on the flip side, it's really not nice to cause them worry. So on that note, I'm letting everyone know in advance. . . . I'm going to the Dentist today. *funeral dirge starts playing the the background* I know, I know! Modern dentistry has made made huge leaps and bounds in the comfort areas and is not quite (but almost!) as scary as it used to be. But I'm a wimp when it comes to needles, what can I say? ;) I can handle the numbing, the drilling, the (18 comments)
Tired Of Those Pesky Neighborhood Kids? . . . Let Trunk Monkey Help You! - 08/30/10 02:27 PM
It's been a while since I posted a Trunk Monkey commercial and I thought that it was about time for a new one. Besides. . . . It's Monday, and everyone can just a good laugh on Monday's! ;) Do have have a neighborhood full of young hoodlums? Are you afraid for your car's paint job and for your windshield's cleanliness every time you leave the haven of your garage? Are you tired of cleaning egg off your face? (Not to mention your car?) Worry no more! The New and Improved Trunk Monkey is here to help you in your fight (14 comments)
Did you ever have one of those days (or in this case weeks) that nothing seemed to go right? When it seems like nothing you do turns out right and the rest of world is out to get you? I'm having one of those weeks. Yesterday started out to be one of those days. I had just found out the day before that I have two teeth that need root canals and several others that need fillings. I had another emergency procedure (I blogged about the other one last week) and I'm still in "sticker shock" over what this (57 comments)
The List of Blogs From The Webinar. . .AKA: Phly's Favorite Blogs - 08/25/10 03:38 PM
I just realized that I neglected to post a list of the blogs from the webinar so that everyone would know who I was talking about. . . . . having your face completely numb and a partial root canal tends to make you forget about pretty much anything else in life! So, if you are not on here, I still love you! I just like someone else's blog a little bit better! JK! ;)
The List Of My Most Favorite Blogs: Liz & Bill Spear - Miss Bad Manners is nothing short of genius! They are just such completely (13 comments)
Have I done any good in the world today?Have I helped anyone in need?Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?If not, I have failed indeed. Has anyone’s burden been lighter todayBecause I was willing to share?Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?When they needed my help was I there?
After reading the fantastic post put up by Liz & Bill Spear, I felt the need to reflect on my actions of the day. Had I helped someone? Had (28 comments)
The Art Of Putzing - 08/23/10 04:42 PM
Today is just one of those days. The sun is gloriously streaming down from a perfectly blue summer sky, a light breeze wafts along carrying with it the song of a bird and the scent of freshly mown green grass combined perfectly with that of grilling burgers. It's the epitome of the perfect lazy summer day. *sigh* And yet here I sit, in my remarkably uncomfortable, standard issue office chair alternating between gazing longingly out my window at the summer slipping by. . . and typing like a woman possessed so I can get out of here and properly putz! Ah! The long lost art of putzing! What's that (19 comments)
*sigh* Today is one of those days. One of those days where you just want to drop everything to run and play in the summer sunshine. After the week this has been, I want the beach!!! Ah! The glorious beach, with it's magical relaxation qualities! The pounding of the surf, the warm glow of the streaming sunshine and the soft white sand, all perfectly punctuated by the occasional cry of a seagull. Throw in some quality boogie boarding and body surfing followed by some truly excellent fried calamari and life would be bliss! . . . . It's perfect. . (22 comments)
Why Phly Is On Drugs: Blame The Dentist! - 08/19/10 01:53 AM
For those of you who were wondering where I disappeared to today and why the promised webinar is not yet up (an for all of those who were not wondering as well) prepare yourself for a tale of woe and medication! Dun, dun, DAA! (insert choice of scary music here)I was at the dentist! Truthfully? He's a very sweet man, and genuinely cares about what he does and the comfort of his patients. The experience was really quite nice. . . . . all things considered. I was able to squeeze into his schedule because one of my teeth has been (21 comments)
How To Scare A Racist Seller Straight.. . . Otherwise Known As: Why Phly Would Make A Bad Realtor! - 08/19/10 01:14 AM
Alan May, you are my new muse! ;) Alan posted a very, very good blog post, A Tale Of Two. If you have not read it yet, you really should. But what got my creative juices flowing was the "How would I handle this?" part of the blog. Racism is right at the top of my pet peeves list. To be blunt: It's a stupid, antiquated attitude that should have been completely stamped out eons ago. Personally, I don't care if someone is neon pink with purple spots; their skin color and racial heritage do not make a difference to me. (21 comments)
This was taken at dusk this about this time last year in Houston Missouri. The person you see in the red hat is my baby sister. (I say baby, but she's actually 19 and got married this year!) I was out roaming about with my camera, and photographing everything to my little shutterbug heart's content, when she popped up out of literally no where. The light was just so amazing! It has that sort of otherworldly twilight feel to it, and I love how the hat just pops against the deep emerald green of the forest. It was one of (22 comments)
Drum Roll Please. . . . . . The Polls Are Now Open For Voting! - 08/10/10 04:34 PM
Ta Da! As I promised in my blog earlier, AR members will be given the chance to vote on what goes on during the webinar I am hosting for Cybertek U on Tuesday of next week.. . . .For those of you who are like me and don't always have a calendar handy, that's this coming Tuesday the 17th of August. ;) Ready with your answers?
Come on over and join the vote!
The topic of the webinar will be Making Social Media Work For You. Phly Jambor (That would be me!) is hosting, with the technological mastermind of (15 comments)
I decided that no evil laugh was necessary this time. I'm not out to kick any beehives, stir any pots or trod on any unsuspecting bloggers in my quest for number one today. (And to those of you that now bear the imprint of my size 6 and 1/2 Etnies: Sorry for the tread marks, but I told you I was coming!) ;) Actually the purpose of my blog today is a benevolent one. . . Seriously! It is, I promise! I really am a sweet and kind person despite my aspirations to become the best blogger in the world. (6 comments)
It's Not Trunk Monkey. . . . But It's Still Really Cool! - 08/07/10 03:38 PM
I'm taking a break from my regular Trunk Monkey posts to bring you one of my favorite things - Diet Coke and Mentos Geysers! These are just too much fun to make, especially on a hot summer day when the economy is tight! ;) All you need is a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke (or two, one is just not enough fun!) and a package of Mentos. Set the bottle upright on a stable surface OUTSIDE (it's very messy!) like the sidewalk or in a parking lot with no cars nearby. Open the lid of the soda. Carefully drop in (9 comments)
Active Rain Only Pre-Release . . . . . So What Is It?. . . . It's Another Great Idea! - 08/06/10 10:23 PM
I wrote a blog a few days ago saying that I had been absent from AR for a couple of days because I was working on something amazing. . . well, three somethings to be exact. The first of the "Realtor Super Tools", as I dubbed them, was the Welcome Home Active eZine. This fantastic monthly online magazine (or ezine) is a great way to keep in contact with your current clients and to cultivate new clients as well. All you have to do is enter all your information the first time, and then simply update your personal message and listings (32 comments)
The Return Of Trunk Monkey! Behold. . . . . . The Samurai Monkey! - 08/06/10 12:34 AM
Perfect for all those pesky inconveniences, like muggers out to ruin your Friday night date! Never again live in fear of gang violence (or overpriced parking spots) with the latest edition to the Trunk Monkey family. . . . The Samurai Trunk Monkey! This charming crime stopper comes with the latest training in the gang harassment prevention, crime fighting skills, date impressment tactics and even has is own authentic ninja outfit! So don't wait for crime to ruin your date, pick one up today! ;) (33 comments)
How often do we look up at the sky and see the moon? Probably every night. How often to we take a minute to stop and appreciate it? Not nearly as often. It really is a thing of beauty. It changes through out the month waxing and waning as it has done for centuries before, and will continue to do for eons to come. It controls the tides and hold a place in both mythology and science. Men were once thought mad for dreaming of setting foot on it's surface; today people are trying to think of ways to turn (39 comments)
The wait is finally over! The promo code I have promised for the Welcome Home Active eZine is finally here!. . . .
Sign up for the Welcome Home Active eZine
Click the link above to get started! You simply fill out the form and send it on it's way. You will get a new screen that tells you that your promo code has been accepted. Within a fairly short time (dependent on how many of you crazy kids sign up!) you will be getting personal phone call from the lovely Stephanie, who will walk you through (37 comments)
I give you the Welcome Home Active eZine! This cute and informative monthly eZine (or online magazine, whichever definition you prefer) is a new and better way to keep in touch with your existing client base and also gives you the ability to cultivate new clients. By sending your clients something once a month you keep them thinking of you. By sending them something they love (27 comments)
Where In The World Is Phly, And What Has She Been Up To Now?. . . . . Prepare To Be Amazed!! - 08/02/10 03:29 PM
So this last weekend I pretty much dropped off the face of the earth, or from the face of Active Rain anyway. . . . I know, I know! Little miss "Blogging on a daily basis with good content is vital to your business prospects." ignored her own advice and went MIA for three days. But I have a really good excuse! Honest! I was working on the best way to make some really amazing Real Estate tools available to the AR community. FOR FREE! That's right. I said FREE! One of the most effective ways I have ever found of (15 comments)
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