Archive | August, 2011

Well…

August 31, 2011

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I know! I know! I’ve hardly been around at all! And I’m not even on vacation yet, sheesh. I’ve been lurking. :grinny: I’ve been reading your posts but not commenting. Sorry! It’s just been pretty busy for me. ALL OF A SUDDEN, now, at the end of the summer season, a billion advertisers want me […]

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Seriously Thinking About Carbonite

August 31, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been hearing a lot about Carbonite these days. Carbonite is an online computer backup company. Backing up data on the computer an absolute necessity f you store sensitive files or work from the computer (as […]

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Photos From Hurricane Irene Flooding

August 28, 2011

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My local area got hit very badly- dams burst and the creeks and rivers are overflowing. I’ve never seen the creeks flood into the local homes like this before. My house is OK. I am slightly uphill from the creek. We have water in our basement but it’s under control. It’s a miracle, really. I […]

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Convinced Yet?

August 28, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Well? Are you still paying exorbitant bills on your “big box” contract cell phone carrier? Yeah… me, too. 🙁 Contracts can be such a drag. Here’s a little tip to you who have not yet […]

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Irene Is Good For Business…

August 26, 2011

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I never thought I’d say that a hurricane was good, but I checked the stats for my travel blog yesterday, and the traffic has spiked dramatically. The reason? The hurricane. Hurricane Irene, to be precise. Hurricanes are rare animals here in New York and New England. There have only been a few that hit us […]

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This Challenge is For the Dogs!

August 26, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hills Pet Nutrition for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This is for all you dog owners: Hill’s Healthy Mobility Challenge. At the Hill’s Pet Nutrition website, you can learn all about the best nutrition for your dog (and quite a number of other […]

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Embrace Your Quirks

August 25, 2011

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OK, it’s bad enough that an Internet quiz is encouraging me to be zany! My poor kids….. lol…. I hadn’t done any of those goofy Internet quizzes in a long time. So when my pals Gerard and Karen did the “What Kind of Jungle Animal Are You?” quiz, I was intrigued. So, what are you […]

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Winterizing on the Way! Mudflaps, Snow Tires, Oil Filters… sigh

August 25, 2011

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The air has a slight nip in it today. The skies are very gloomy with a thickness that resembles autumn skies. Only a few more weeks of summer and then back to cooler weather for us! I was SO looking forward to it, because the summer has been super hot and humid. And the spring […]

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Where Were You on 8/23/11?

August 23, 2011

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We shall never forget…. *takes off hat, holds hat to heart* I was on my bed, typing at my laptop (I write upstairs in my room, it’s quieter). Suddenly, I feel the bed swaying. Just a little. But it’s constant, so it gets my attention. As if someone is rocking the bed just a little […]

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It Smells Like Fall Today

August 23, 2011

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And it smells GREAT. There are four seasons to a year. You’d think that every season should last 3 months, right? I can’t think of any place on this earth where that happens. Here in Upstate New York, we have 5-6 months of winter, 1 month of spring, 4 months of summer, and 1 month […]

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