Monthly Archives: May 2008

Cool Date and/or Hangout Idea in Austin, Texas – Alamo Drafthouse

Tweet I recently went to the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin on Sixth Street with my wife to see “Iron Man” (read my movie review here – “Iron Man” = The Best Movie I have seen in awhile).  The Drafthouse is a unique moviegoing experience and I thought it would be a great idea to share this…

Alright, already! I will write it! Here’s my SUPER-MEME (with a twist)

Tweet Since I have been tagged three times with this series of meme questions (below), I thought it might be time to actually attempt to compose this post.  Thanks (I think) to Rich Jacobson, Michelle Pimentel, and LaShawn Norden for tagging me this time around.  I decided to do this a bit differently (what a…

We Are Selling Homes, NOT Televisions! Understanding the Mind of the Average Real Estate Buyer Today

Tweet A couple of months ago, while I was relaxing one night in front of the television (this is ever-so-rare for me these days), my 40″ LCD HDTV went out and I was left with nothing but audio.  At first I thought it must have been a camera failing on the show, so I changed the…

North Austin Home for Sale – 1212 Newport Ave – $224,990

Tweet We have a brand-new listing in north Austin which is priced to sell quickly.  It is located mere minutes from downtown Austin, and it has been extensively updated. Features: Parklike homesite (almost 0.50 acre) 1835 s.f. per tax records 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms 2-car garage Huge canopy shade trees Most of the remodeling…

Stone Canyon Home for Sale – Round Rock, TX – $279,990

Tweet We have a new listing in the Stone Canyon community in Round Rock (off Highway 620 next to the Round Rock Medical Center).  This lovely Newmark home was built in 1999: 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms Over 2700 s.f. per tax records Master bedroom upstairs, guest bedroom and full bath downstairs Study Large Gameroom…

How to Get Over 100 Comments on Your Blog Posts – A Retrospective

Tweet   I have been here on ActiveRain writing for almost ten months.  During that time, I have received 16,218 comments on my posts.  I don’t say this to brag, but to instruct (I hope). I guess I am really not offering any specific writing tips other than showing you what has worked for me with…

Austin Texas Websites that can help

Tweet I have lived in Austin now for almost 20 years, but I was thinking about the types of things that I would like to learn if I were moving to a new area of the country.  Many of these have already been covered in my online relocation package here:   Austin Texas Relocation Package…

My Friend Amanda Hall’s Motivational CD Jams – Yes, you read the title correctly

Tweet Earlier today, I received a call from the phone of Amanda Hall.  Notice that I didn’t say that Amanda called me.  She apparently bumped the phone somehow (maybe in her purse or console) and it dialed my number: ME: Hello, this is Jason. FROM AMANDA’S PHONE: Muffled sounds, followed by ambient “car” type sounds….

Family Reunion – Weekly Recap for Family Ties Group – May 24th, 2008

Tweet Welcome the weekly recap for the ActiveRain Family Ties group.  YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE GROUP if you haven’t already done so. We increased to 316 members this week.  Additionally, we moved up to 2376 posts!  Although the overall number of posts only increased by 20, we actually got about 75 new posts – there…

Best Places to Work in Austin, Texas

Tweet Each year, Fortune Magazine publishes its list of America’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.    Fortune‘s staff scrutinizes hundreds of companies, surveying employees and reviewing each company’s stated philosophy, employee handbooks, and other materials in order to come up with their annual rankings. Google was ranked #1 again this year.  Fifteen of the…