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I just want to make a post real quick here about how very aggravating some things are, and how expectations change and no one lets anybody know, and how that might lead to people feeling really irked and put out, and often resorting to behavior that is probably borderline unethical, and a simple heads up of new standards would prevent that. Please pardon my 62 word run-on sentence.

Luxury Homes

I know I’ve been talking a lot about houses lately. It’s because I am on a cleaning binge again, and that’s when I get most frustrated trying to organize and contain all the junk 9 people need in 1600 square feet. Let me dream, will ya?

lr1000512647 1I did find this beautiful home. It’s 5 bedroom and 4 and a half baths, for just over one million bucks. I found it on the San Diego County Real Estate site, and just thought it was beautiful. That golden glow just appeals to me. It looks so welcoming. The site is easy to navigate, and the only frustration I had was that I’d have to register to get more details on the house. I like to look inside houses for ideas on what to do with mine, see.

The San Diego County Community Guide is a wealth of information, and I highly recommend it, if you are considering moving to the area. It’s obvious that the folks who put it together are knowledgeable about the entire area, and as I found out when I bought my home, a good realtor makes all the difference in the world.

As for me, my break from cleaning is almost over, so I am through thinking about other houses for now. My own messy one is calling to me instead.

Knit, Knitter, Knitting, Wool, Yarn

Do you know what that title is? Well, if you know anything about search engine optimization, you’ll recognize it as a “keyword rich” title. I’ve been trying to move this blog up in the search engines a little bit, and I’m having a bit of success at it. I want new readers, and most of them will get here through search engines. My problem is that I am scatterbrained, and I forget to use knitting words in my titles, even when I am talking about knitting. Hello, Cass? Wake up and smell the Google. Yeah, I can go back and change the title, but then mu URL doesn’t match the post, and I hate that!

Martin Worldwide

Some businesses catch your eye because of the name, and for no other reason. When I saw this one, I had to check it out, because Martin is a family name. Martin Worldwide is not about my family, though, and as far as I can tell, there is no connection. What they do offer is customized mailing lists, telemarketing lists and fax lists. They provide these to direct marketers, and here’s the kick: they’ve develop a database that identifies prospects with the most active, responsive, and impulsive buying history. That’s a little bit scary to me as a consumer, but I am sure the marketers love it. I’ve worked telemarketing before, and it is absolutely no fun. Having a call list of folks who were likely to buy what I was selling would have made it a tad less painful, I think.

Learning Everday

There are awards I am familiar with, and apparently many more that I am not. As I was browsing for assignments this morning, I discovered that there are awards for banking. I read that A&L were awarded the “Best Current Account Provider” award in 2006 for their bank accounts. I’d never heard of such a thing, but it certainly sounds lke more fun than the awards I’ve been handing out lately, including best distance and worst stench. Yeah, I can joke a little bit now that the worst appears to be over.

Seriously though, this is a good idea, because it gives consumers more information on which to base their financial decisions, and more information when it comes to money is a good thing. I confess to being woefully uninformed in this area, and I probably need to correct that. Ignorance is not bliss all the time. So, where do you find the best financial advice? Do you look for awards and certifications, or do you rely on word of mouth?

Pictures and Patterns and Purling, oh my!

If you are a knitter like me, I bet you have a ton of pictures and patterns saved on your computer. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you will know I found out the hard way last year that back-ups are a real necessity. I lost so much stuff when this machine crashed that I came near to crying several times.

With that in mind, let me introduce you to online backup. IDrive will store up to 2GB of data for you for free. And, get this, your info is accessible as an always on mapped drive on your PC if you need it for a restore. Or any other reason. And if you need more space, you can get unlimited storage for just $4.95 per month. If I had had this back then……well, I’d have been a lot less frustrated, that’s for sure.


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In my internet neighborhood today

Hey ya’ll! My friend Ang. needs some help. She’s trying to decide what colors to use for her new felted slippers. It’s not often you get to spend someone else’s yarn money, so please go give her your opinion.

Colleen is accepting donations for this year’s 3 day. She walks sixty miles every year to raise funds for breast cancer research. She’s halfway to her goal, so please help her out.

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