Monthly Archives: January 2009

It’s that time of year again! Time for my annual speeding ticket!

Tweet I got a ticket a couple of months ago (I think in November).  Thankfully, it had been just over a year since my last infraction.  This time, it happened in a school zone (darn).  Admittedly, I was distracted, because I was running late taking my daughter to her art lesson.  As a further pathetic…

Please Pray for My Friend (and Fellow ActiveRainer) Liz Carter

Tweet I spoke awhile last night with my good friend Liz Carter from Katy, Texas (near Houston).  Liz has struggled with a number of health issues this past year, including hepatitis C (currently in remission, although I’m not sure if that’s the exact term), a ruptured appendix, and intestinal surgery.  Currently, Liz is in the…

I have been nominated for a Texas Social Media Award! Wanna help me win?

Tweet The Austin American-Statesman (our local paper) recently created the Texas Social Media Awards, and I was pleased and flattered to have been nominated!  There are 125 nominees, and the judges will be choosing the Top 25 and announcing this “short list” on February 18th.  I also see this as another potential burst of exposure for ActiveRain,…

Austin is Included on Yahoo’s “10 Great Cities for Salary Growth” List

Tweet According to Yahoo’s HotJobs, Austin is one of the top cities in the country where you could expect a salary increase in 2009!  The article states that the most recent salary increase figures available are from 2007, but these figures are strongly indicative of places where workers can expect increases in 2009 and beyond. …

Come take a listen tomorrow! BlogTalkRadio.com – “Twitter Tuesday”

Tweet In case you haven’t already seen my posts about this over the past couple of weeks, I have been hosting a talk radio show with Ken Cook every Tuesday at 11am Central time for one hour (noon Eastern, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific).  We used to do it asbout an hour and a half earlier,…

New Milestone Attained – 30,000 Comments Received on my AR Blog!

Tweet I realized that I hadn’t written a real, old-fashioned milestone post in awhile, and I thought that watching the odometer cross the 30,000 mark for comments was as good as any other, since it is indicative of the relationships that I have developed here, as well as the value that I hope I’ve added…

How My ActiveRain Efforts Have Brought Additional Exposure!

Tweet I could easily write several posts on this topic, but since I’ve had so many different opportunities this past month that have arisen from my blogging lately, I decided to write a post about all of them at once.  And yes, that is a picture of my actual thumb! REALTOR MAGAZINE I received a…

ActiveRain International Dinner in Austin, Texas! (Okay, so maybe that sounds a bit dramatic).

Tweet I decided to go with an eye-catching headline here for my post about my first dinner with an ActiveRain friend who is from another country.  Another COUNTRY, I say!  But which country is it, Jason?  Well, it’s Canada, of course! Liz Moras and I had a chance to meet VERY briefly (perhaps five minutes…

Seven things you may or may not care to know about me

Tweet After having been hounded for weeks by my friend Julie Chapman to write a new meme, I finally decided to just bite the bullet and do it while I have a little free time tonight. Here we go: 1. I sincerely considered a career as a cartoonist or artist when I was a kid. …

Texas Independence Relay Race – March 7 & 8, 2009

Tweet Two of our very best friends, Jay and Joy Hilscher, are the organizers of a 203-mile relay race called the Texas Independence Relay (that’s them in the photo). Their second-annual big event is coming up in early March, and the deadline to register is January 31st.  I worked as a volunteer for last year’s race, which…