June 30, 2010
June 29, 2010
Active Listings + 15.55%
New listings + 3.34%.
June 27, 2010
The cowboy, the politician, the punk rocker, and the soccer mom all groove at the same music clubs and palm tortillas at the same Tex-Mex joints.
No matter who you are, you’ll fit in. Snugly.”
– Southern Living magazine, April 2007
June 24, 2010
June 23, 2010
Active Listings + 14.76%
New listings + 11.85%.
June 20, 2010
June 18, 2010
"There is a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. "
~ Ken Blanchard
I'm interested to know what you are committed to. Post a comment and let me know.
June 17, 2010
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Jack and I were encouraged to make the trip north to nosh some meat and burn some calories on the playscape; we're glad we did. The food did not disappoint. He loves the cheeseburger, but he thinks it's silly how little the slider in the kids' meal is. They do offer a 2 slider option for the little ones. Not a bad idea if your munchkin is an eater. Mine is.
To me, the sweet potato fries are DELICIOUS. First time I had the beef and this time the turkey. Both were top notch in my book. The cane sugar sodas are rad. The basic paper packaging of everything puts me at ease. I'm not a tree hugger, per se, but I'll vote for biodegradable over styro any day. I would pay an upcharge for that vote if necessary, but I didn't feel like that was the case here. Prices are fair.
The play pen is fully enclosed- very cool for parents hoping to catch a few minutes of texting with your guard down.
The irony of the big Yellow Arches across the highway struck me enough that I actually snapped a picture of them in the same frame as the Terra Burger sign boasting all natural and organic. But, again, that's not the extent of what makes this place special. The food is good. The kids will be happy. Nuff said.
In closing, Jack and I still LOVE Phil's Icehouse- and it's closer to home- but we have already made room in our hearts for Terra Burger as well.
June 15, 2010
June 14, 2010
Active Listings + 13.36%
New listings + 1.89%.
June 11, 2010
And considering they manage to keep their house looking this way with 3 young children hidden quietly away somewhere, A.Ma.Zing. But I wasn't surprised; this is my 3rd transaction in as many years with these wonderful people. I'm honored to be rep'ing their home.
June 10, 2010
My brother Morgan and I are separated in age by slightly less than 3 ½ years. By adult life standards, that’s practically the same age. Growing up, however, that span of time created a hierarchy in our brotherhood/bunkmate arrangement of which Morgan assumed the lead role.
I recall the EARLY mornings where I would awake to find Morgan perched on my bed in the room that we shared. He was looming over me- incessantly requesting my assistance with his paper route that day. It wasn’t actually help that he desired. It was companionship. I eventually gave in… most of the time.
Back in those days, paperboys had to do their own subscription fee collections- a bona fide nightmare for an introverted people pleaser like my brother. So what would he do? Drag me along. Not for muscle, but for companionship.
I knew that at the end of that abhorrent task we would go and blow the loot on video games at Alpha Beta or Appetito’s. We shared a compulsion for those “Machines” as our grandpa would call them. “Now don’t go and put all of this in The Machines!” He would admonish us anytime he handed out a little pocket change. But boy did we. All of that and then some. Personally, I enjoyed the games that pitted us against each other, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, etc. On the screen our size and strength was evened up. So I could beat him pretty much all of the time. He was frustrated and would gesture physical retaliation. But I couldn’t help it. I was compelled to beat him to assert myself- even if there was some potential harm on the horizon.
And those who know Morgan well know that he also finds it very important to fiercely, albeit quietly, assert his own values in the face of potential adversity. While many of us might not relate always to his means and methods, we can recognize his passion. And his loyalty. And his strong sense of honor. In fact, the rest of should be so lucky as to emulate his commitment to family and friends. Many people say “There is nothing more important than family,” but Morgan walks the walk. He is as empathic and supportive as one can be with never a foul word to say about anyone. I believe that people often give gifts they would cherish in the own lives. And for those of us fortunate enough to recognize and accept it- Morgan’s companionship is his greatest gift.
In closing, I want to say to Mrs. Kasha Strub, thank you for accepting Morgan for all that he is. In good times and in bad. In sickness and in health. God bless you both. We love you. Salud!
June 9, 2010
Date: Jun 9, 2010 4:39 PM
Subject: Notice of Underreported Income
Taxpayer ID: 00000143073750US
Tax Type: INCOME TAX
Issue: Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application)
Please review your tax statement on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website (click on the link below):
review tax statement for taxpayer id: 00000143073750US
Internal Revenue Service
As a business owner, seeing anything with the letters IRS on it causes my heart to flutter just a bit. Add the words "issue" or "Underreported Income" or "Fraud" and suffice it to say I'm not a kid at Christmas.
However, I consider myself to be a pretty internet savvy, intuitive guy- so after getting over the initial shock of the email header I quickly digested the info and recognized some serious tells on this lame Phishing attempt. I'll spare you a run down of my sleuthing skills and instead just remind you to beware of this crap. It's super easy to fact check suspicious stuff like this. For example, I simply copy/pasted the "Taxpayer ID" number into a Google search. I got 57 results like this one.
If this post helps save just one poor hard drive, it has all been worth it.
Happy surfing, everyone. Watch out for sharks.
June 8, 2010
New listings + 12.79%.
June 7, 2010
June 4, 2010
- Lee Elementary
- walk to a dozen or more local eateries
- multiple coffee spots
- mere blocks from HEBabe and 24 Hour Fitness UT Edition
- UT shuttle + Metro stops galore