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Onyx Media Belgium – how NOT to do marketing

August 4, 2021

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Okay, time for another rant about really, really annoying marketing. Once again it is about idiots who think that annoying someone with multiple emails will mean that one will do business with them. Shame on you Onyx Media Belgium! Not only have you been sending multiple emails to me, but you are sending these emails […]

Real estate done right

July 21, 2021

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So last week was my rant about aggressive real estate agents. This week is about an agent who does things right. I want to give a shout out to Michael McQuillan, a local real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. In full disclosure, I grew up with Mike and am friends with him on Facebook. I […]

Balla Bracelets – the dark side of customer service

March 10, 2021

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I normally wouldn’t call out a company in public, but in this case, I just have to. Bottom line, do NOT do business with Balla Bracelets. I had an awful experience with them. Here’s my story. In November, I started getting emails from Balla Bracelets. Now I had bought bracelets from them a few years […]

Fun at the Government Interview

March 3, 2021

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February 2021 rolls around and guess what, a major snowstorm is scheduled for the day of our interviews. I tried to go in and reschedule, but nothing was available. The closest available appointments were in Vermont on the Canadian border. Now, that won’t work since Vermont doesn’t let people from Massachusetts in since we have […]

The adventures of Sir Oliver – Part 2

December 11, 2019

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Yes, there are more adventures of our beloved Sir Oliver! 1. Sir Oliver watching his favorite show, “The Crown.” Sir Oliver is a bit homesick for London. He especially loves seeing his beloved Queen Elizabeth and his original home, Buckingham Palace. 2. Sir Oliver watching the little birds at the bird feeder. The little birds […]

Wishing all a very happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2019

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It’s that time of year when I love to stop and think about how grateful I am for all the blessings in my life. This adorable chipmunk picture always makes me smile. This year I am grateful for: * My wonderful husband Mr. Ken, who is my adventure partner and who makes me laugh every […]

Giving up information

November 13, 2019

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We do live in an information-based society. Most, or maybe just some, of us, are very careful about what we share online. But it’s funny how we react to things. A dear friend and I went to a financial seminar the other night. The topic was, “Managing your Retirment,” which is something we all need […]

Screeech!

October 30, 2019

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So I recently celebrated a birthday. Never mind which one. . . Mr. Ken says to me, “How about we celebrate your birthday by going to a talk on owls? There will even be live owls there!” Um, okay. I’m really not a bird person, chipmunks yes, but not birds. I was a bit apprehensive […]

Disturbing marketing

May 29, 2019

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Normally I’m a “live and let live” type of gal. But something happened last weekend that I just can’t forget. I’m in my exercise room, deep into my yoga practice and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Greece. All of a sudden I hear this loud pounding on our side door. Now normally I would ignore […]

Big brother is watching!

May 22, 2019

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This mysterious package showed up on our doorstep the other day. This box looks like a box for expensive men’s cologne. I was confused since I know Mr. Ken does not wear cologne. Mr. Ken quickly absconds upstairs with the box. I hear nothing more of it until the next day. I came downstairs and […]