Archive | June, 2010

Disney Hates Me

21 June 2010

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After my previous rant, I thought perhaps that Disney’s marketing department would actually stop their spamming. So naïve of me. On Friday, I got another from the TWDS.MPM.Digital.Marketing@disney.com email address like previously. Today? Two more. One from a Dustin Sandoval and another from a Gabrielle Bilicki for two different movies. And like the initial one […]

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How to Say No to Potential New Client..?

20 June 2010

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So it hasn’t been only doing the remainder of the flooring this weekend…work concerns are in the background. Last week there was a development where another local consultant decided to close his business, and had unexpectedly decided to refer his clients to me. Met with a particular one, and I’m not terribly comfortable taking this […]

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Senator Patty Murray and False Imprisonment

18 June 2010

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I’ve been getting Senator Patty Murray’s email newsletter for a while now because I dared to ask her a question during the healthcare debate. The question was, of course, responded to only with the talking points of the Administration rather than being answered. But I digress. A couple months ago, I tried to unsubscribe (using […]

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Two Types of Non-Profits

16 June 2010

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In the course of the past many years–in particular the past couple as I’ve grown my own business–I’ve determined that there are two types of non-profits. I’m not about to bash non-profits at all…many do an awful lot of great work, but these are my observances…and for the record, two of my biggest and favorite […]

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Latest Update on the Lead Issue

15 June 2010

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JoAnn and I got out lead levels tested yesterday..and got the results back later in the day. We are fine. So the plan is that they will be leaving Friday while I tape off the house and finish the flooring–with respirator this time. Then will have to clean up really well before they can come […]

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NC Congressman Apology FAIL

14 June 2010

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If you haven’t seen the video yet, take a peek: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM] His apology, 3 days in the making, included this gem: “I have seen the video posted on several blogs,” Etheridge said in a statement Monday. “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.” “Throughout my many years of service […]

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The Lead Update: Definitely Hate This House

11 June 2010

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So here’s where we are with the house…the fuller rundown. The house seems to be taking a long time, there’s a lot of work to do. Perhaps we were a bit overconfident with this project. A lot of our friends told us to just check out what’s new at Essex Homes, get a new house, […]

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Solution to the Lead Issue!

11 June 2010

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A couple of days ago I posted about our wonderful lead problem. Turns out, it may not be a problem–for me at least. See, the radiological exposure I received back in the Navy (oddly enough, working with nuclear power) could actually neutralize any lead abundance in my system. Or turn it to gold, if the […]

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Disney…Are You Kidding Me?! (Part 2)

10 June 2010

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So after receiving no response to my reply to the email yesterday, I decided to take another route: the Executive Email Carpet Bomb. Used it recently to take on Dell on behalf of a client, and found it extremely effective. So after finding the email addresses for 45 or so executives at Disney, here’s what […]

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Lead It Be, Lead It Be…

9 June 2010

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Lead it be, lead it be… Whisper words of wisdom, lead it be. My utmost apologies to The Beatles and their fans. The previous flooring (and painting) jobs in the house had been put on hold when JoAnn tested for and found lead in some of the previous layers of paint, despite getting negative results […]

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