Mike's Greater Athens Area Blog and Then Some

Real Estate Agent - Lanier Partners
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.



We were watching TV the other evening, either the Monk or Psych and a commercial for the National Guard came on that I had never seen before. I thought that it captured the essence of what the National Guard is very well and is an awesome tribute to the sacrifices that the men and women of the gu...
Laura Watts came up with a challenging Christmas Meme, at least for me. It's almost Christmas and I am to determine the one gift I would want above all, well, above all other objects that is. Nothing like world peace, happiness, etc. Maybe I could ask that stores not put up Christmas displays unt...
I was talking to a friend of mine's little girl, and she said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?' She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the hom...
On Thanksgiving Day I wrote a post entitled 52 Weeks of Thanksgiving. In it a committed to weekly posts of things that I am thankful for and challenged others to do the same. Susan Mangigian, a very entertaining and witty blogger, suggested that I start a group and even suggested the title, Thank...
Here it is, another Thanksgiving, we get together as friends and families, funtional or dysfunctional, often both and come up with a list of things to be thankful for and then forget about them, or, put them on the back burner for the nxt 364 days (365 if next year is a leap year). Well, this yea...
Let's Say Thanks is a program put together by XEROX to enable each of us to express our appreciation for our military in Iraq & Afghanistan. You can log onto the website www.letssaythanks.com and there you can select from an assortment of cards designed by grammer school children expressing their...
Just thought I would share this with you all! 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day.  And while you walk, smile.  It is the ultimate anti-depressant.2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.  Talk to God about what is going on in your life.             3. When you wake up in the morning...
Homesteps.Com, a unit of Freddie Mac is offerring up to 3.5% closing assistance program to buyers of Homestep listed homes. This program is available for contracts received by Jan. 31, 2009 with an escrow close on or before Mar. 14, 2009. Homesteps will pay up to 3.5% or actual closing costs, whi...
I am posting this email here as a warning. I have received several of these messages on a couple of my accounts. Checked it out with SNOPES and they validate that it is a real virus. You can either go to SNOPES and do a search for UPS Virus or here is the direct link Be careful, with the Christma...
Almost 3 quarters of an acre in a rural setting. Mature trees and a great yard. Pick your own pecans, peaches and figs. Have a quiet afternoon or entertain your guests on your covered deck. Coffered ceilings in extra large master bedroom. Pine flooring in living room and master bedroom. Huge eat...

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