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Tue, Aug 09 2005

Skip The Air Freshener And Do This Instead

Lately it's become a very big thing to "stage" your house when you put it up for sale. You may add fresh paint, pack away extra accessories to give a feeling of spaciousness or add bouquets of fresh flowers during an open house. But what about the way the house smells? You might think it's fine, but if you really want people to follow their nose to sign on the bottom line, there could be a particular scent you want them to pick up on when they walk through your home. What is it? We-buy-houses thinks they have the answer.

posted at: 12:00 | category: /Miscellaneous | link to this entry

Who Knew It Could Be Fun This Much Fun To Look For A Job?

There are a lot of job search sites out there, but Simply Hired also has a forum, a blog and other goodies. Did I mention that their site is easy to navigate, simple in design and asks for user feedback whether it's negative or positive feedback? Did I mention that they have a sense of creativity, fun and even humor?

Some financial backers believe in Simply Hired enough to plunk down some money. I can certainly see why. I don't have a sweet million to plunk their way, but I do have this humble space. So I'm taking the opportunity to encourage you to give them a good long look. I think you'll be glad you did. If you're self-employed, go and have a look anyway. Their forum has a place for entrepreneurs and free-lancers to drop by and exchange information and solutions.

posted at: 11:37 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

Manners And Mannerisms At The Table

The online edition of the Akron Beacon Journal shared a food story that originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. I can identify with the person taking the dinner roll from the incorrect side. I know someone who does that all the time, but it isn't because they're ignorant of table manners. It's a symptom of a dyslexic difficulty with knowing left from right. It becomes especially troublesome when seated at round banquet tables.

The same article noted that few of us today regularly use the many kinds of forks and spoons which would be laid out for multi-course meals. Even very practial items, such as knife rests, have become more of a collectible than part of a basic table setting. But you can occasionally still find a special utensil. The strange-looking marrow spoon presented to diners in some upscale establishments is actually still available for home purchase.

posted at: 10:55 | category: /Food | link to this entry

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