Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Attending last night's Columbus Blue Jackets game against the Red Wings was well worth the time and effort.
The photo of Andrew Guanciale, Mark Evans, EO of the Licking County Board of Realtors and Sean Carpenter the Training Director of Coldwell Banker King Thompson and nationally known real estate key note speaker shows everyone with a smile. All three are highly successful within the real estate industry.
Besides the CBJ's win, once again I pulled into the garage afterwards with more knowledge, motivation and a couple new business skills than when I backed out of the garage for the game. This was a three period plus overtime mini motivation conference.
It is amazing how hanging around with the "non water cooler" people will effect your life and business. This was a great way to spend six hours of the last four days of 2009.
Thanks guys for including me.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
As we are about to end the 2009 Christmas Season, there have been many movies on television with a Christmas theme.
One of my favorite movies The Glenn Miller Story is usually on sometime during the Holiday Season, I don't know why it is really not a Christmas movie. Perhaps I think of it as a Holiday movie because during the last scene there is a Christmas Tree.
Maybe it is just because I like Glenn Miller's eyeglasses.
Click below to view my two favorite scenes of the movie:
St. Louis Blues, on the military parade grounds.
Little Brown Jug, the last scene of the movie. Mrs. Miller had to be so proud of Glenn for writing this song for her before his death.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about> buying a computer.
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know.. What will I see when I look at the windows?
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows? COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you recommend?ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
COSTELLO: For my office?
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows? > > ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with? > > ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT
(A few days later)
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on 'START'..... ........
Monday, December 21, 2009
GOOD: My trash day is on Wednesday, so our schedule will not be messed up this year. Never choose a company with a Monday pickup day.
BAD: People start to early shopping, then closer to Christmas they are in a terrible mood because they have had time to think about what gifts they really should have purchased.
GOOD: Many people give, they give their time and money to worthy organizations because of Christmas. It is ashamed so many non profits have to wait until December.
BAD: You can not give a gift to the people who you really want to give a gift to.
GOOD: Having the company Christmas party as close to Christmas as possible, I think the office Christmas party is like a signal to stop working because it’s Christmas.
BAD: Poor planning on vacation schedules, too many employees off at the same time bogs down customer service and at the end of the year when it is really needed.
GOOD: Young children, they are what it is all about.
BAD: Parents that feel a good Christmas is a way to their children’s heart.
GOOD: Saying Merry Christmas to someone, most think it is old fashion. Today in such a mixed society, it may be dangerous. But, we do have a national Christmas tree.
BAD: Being a shut-in cannot be too much fun. A local nursing home had Christmas dinner two weeks before Christmas. Should have been the week before Christmas.
GOOD: The people who take into consideration their older neighbor or friend. The glow in their eyes of being thankful when you stop by to see them for fifteen minutes is what it’s all about.
BAD: Don’t buy caramel candy for the person with dentures and don’t buy alcohol for the person who drinks too much. This is like giving a size 2 when it should be a 14.
All holidays are marked on the calendar because of thankful reasons, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s & Mother’s Day etc. Christmas is the only holiday, when most are not working and stores are closed, making it the perfect day to spend with the people you love?
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
"In the finale of White Christmas (1954), the crowd held up their cocktail glasses while joining in the singing. Most of the glasses were made right here in Newark, Ohio...at the A. H. Heisey plant on Oakwood Avenue.
Heisey was visible in dozens of movies, especially in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Laurel and Hardy used a Greek Key Punch bowl in one of their films. The old Ma and Pa Kettle shows also used Heisey, in different scenes. And the movie, The Glass Menagerie, many Heisey animals were visible...including posters sent to theatres."
Click here to watch the finale of White Christmas. Always have liked Rosemary's hair style!
Click here to read last years post of different artists singing White Christmas.
White Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas songs to dance, along with Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The photo and information below the photo was given to me by Heath's Mayor Richard Waugh. The rule was no cell phones during the wedding (imagine who is brave enough to tell me this, the only lady in black), but nothing was said about the photo session afterwards.
My phone rang, I answered, it was Mayor Waugh. Early the next day, the photographer emailed this photo to me, in return I sent it to Mayor Waugh to explain why I had asked if it was okay to call him back in twenty minutes. Richard felt terrible. Within twenty four hours, this photo was delivered to me with the caption as shown.
Trying to offer customer service, I made sure to discuss his needs of the day. In return, he made special efforts in a very timely manner to give me this photo explaining his appreciation. The photo has hung in my office now for two years and will be there for many years to come.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
A Philadelphia (PA) Firefighter is now on administrative leave after allegedly setting fire to a ladder truck earlier this week. Yeah, a Firefighter, on duty, set a fire that caused their ladder truck to catch on fire, exposing him to potential career ending actions and possible criminal charges.
The incident occurred the morning of Dec. 1 when Firefighter Paul Prendergas (a $46,708-a-year firefighter with almost 3 years on the job) was "engaged in horseplay" as he lit paper and let it burn out inside a firehouse that houses Ladder 2. His boss, Lt. Alfonso Mesete told the Firefighter to stop playing with fire, but FF Prendergas again lit another piece of paper and threw it into the truck's engine compartment, setting fire to the motor compartment, ignoring his bosses orders.
The Philly Fire Commissioner, Lloyd Ayers, stated: "I can guarantee the proper discipline will be handed out. This is a very serious infraction," he added. "We don't take this lightly".
The Lt filed a report about the incident, which prompted the PFD Photo Unit to photograph the damage and a Fire Marshal to interview witnesses. FF Prendergas, who, according to the media, is known by PFD officials as a "problem child," and has faced other discipline in the past year prompting his transfer.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL.
The Secret List 12-4-09 / 2252 Hours
I feel very lucky that people do not just read my blog postings, but do make comments to me personally when I see them.
Many ask wondering where I find the time. It has turned out to be an easy thing to do, sometimes I can postdate a new post when I have a certain thought and perhaps want to publish the post closer to Christmas etc. I do send my new blog post to Twitter, Twitter in turns sends a link to my new post to Facebook. Last month, I had 279 people view my blog via Facebook alone.
I have followed several other's blogs, reading and watching other's style, themes and how they really express themselves to many unknown viewers. I don't like to post Youtube videos, if you see one it generally means I could not figure out what to post.
There are so many things I would like to post: personal emotions, business problems or just
complain about someone's actions. This would be boring and get me no where, perhaps loose readership.
When it is all said and done, I just want to make it interesting. Click here for an attractive blog.