Friday, June 8, 2012

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler

Monday, May 21, 2012

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~Peter Drucker

Monday, May 14, 2012

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. ~Bill Copeland

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

“My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I'm right.”
Ashleigh Brilliant

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Record Snow: Alaska sees huge snowstorms while weather for most states remains mild

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Never become too good at something you hate, they'll make you do it the rest of your life." -- Ed Greer

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Michael Jordan lists suburban mansion for $29 million - Chicago Tribune (PS I'm a Realtor, CALL ME!!! )
No Surprise Here, Bank Of America Looks To Charge More Fees - Forbes
Unemployment claims drop - but new data paints a muddied economic picture
Greece May Default on Gov’ts: Kirkegaard via @BloombergNews
Delaying Retirement: Why 68 Has Become 'the New 65'
New Jobless Claims Steady; Income, Prices, Spending Up
UPDATE 1-Boehner sees little Obama support for tapping oil reserve via @reuters
USA TODAY: Reports show improving economy, manufacturing growth slows - via
Fidelity Says Money Fund Reform Will 'Destroy' Industry
Eurozone unemployment hits record high #cnn
BofA Weighs New Fees via @WSJ
$5 gas, 50-cent postage stamps? -
Tales of chaos after deadly predawn tornadoes via @freep
Eight Reasons Gas Will Hit $5 This Year - Yahoo! Finance
Davy Jones’ Monkees bandmates Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork react to singer’s death - NY Daily News
Google’s New Privacy Policy: Are You Being Violated? | Breakout - Yahoo! Finance
Tornadoes Kill at Least 12 in Midwest - Yahoo!
If at first you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Barely six hours after billionaire investor Warren Buffett said that if he could he’d like to buy “a couple of hundred thousand single family homes”
Investors Watch for More Signs of Housing Turnaround
Water Bills Expected To Triple In Some Parts Of U.S. - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento: via @AddThis
And the rich get richer - 2500 Government Foreclosures Up for Bulk Sale -
Barely six hours after billionaire investor Warren Buffett said that if he could he’d like to buy “a couple of hundred thousand single family homes” -
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -- George Bernard Shaw
FHFA Home Sales, EU Trade Rules, ‘Gekko’ Returns: Compliance

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"All that changes in history is the name we give things." -Harry Truman

Saturday, February 25, 2012

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. - Make mine a mallet!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

FDIC Lawsuits Yielded Big Penalties, But Bankers Haven't Paid Up via @HuffingtonPost
Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Reaches Tiny Fraction Of Uninsured via @HuffingtonPost
The Biggest City Bankruptcy May Be Days Away
USPS Closings To Lead To Tens Of Thousands Of Job Cuts via @HuffingtonPost
AIG, Remember them! - AIG posts huge 4th-quarter profit on tax benefit via @reuters
Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents In 2 Minutes During ABC News Segment On Rising Fuel Prices (VIDEO) via @HuffingtonPost
Seven Marines killed in copter training collision via @reuters
FDIC Lawsuits Yielded Big Penalties, But Bankers Haven't Paid Up via @HuffingtonPost
Taxpayers Foot Legal Bills for Fannie and Freddie Execs | Fox Business
BofA Halts Routing New Mortgages to Fannie Mae via @BloombergNews
35,000 Postal Service jobs on the chopping block via @CNNMoney
Gas prices nearing $4 a gallon could slow recovery, undercut Obama's re-election prospects
Salt Creek, Valparaiso, Indiana Market Statistics -
Hebron Indiana Volunteer Fire Department Chili Dinner -
Jake Carney and Jay Tapper clash over ‘aggressive’ reporting -
French journalists wounded in Syria plead for help in YouTube videos:
Brave Boy, 12, Calls Halt to Cancer Treatmentp - A reminder to appreciate each day! -
7 Marines Die in Nighttime Chopper Collision -
Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
- Unknown

Monday, February 20, 2012

31. Harry S. Truman - Loved his attitude "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen."
Franklin D. Roosevelt was related by blood or marriage to 11 past presidents. He was the first president to be seen on a television set.
Herbert Hoover was the first president to DONATE his salary to charity.
30. Calvin Coolidge became president when Warren Harding died. He had a reputation as a small-government conservative. We sure could use a little of that now!
29. Warren G. Harding was the first president to own a radio. Both his parents were doctors.
28. Woodrow Wilson is the only president buried in Washington D.C. He was a major advocate for the women's suffrage.
27. William Taft his wife was responsible for the planting of the Japanese Cherry trees. He got stuck in the bathtub as he weighed over 300 lbs. A new one was ordered.
26. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to travel outside the U.S. He was the youngest president at 42.
25. William McKinley was the first president to use the telephone while campaigning. He was assasinated, shot twice and died eight days later.
23. Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of president William H. Harrison. He was the only president from Indiana, though he was born in Ohio and moved to Indianapolis at age 21.
22. & 24. Grover Cleveland is the only president to be elected to two non consecutive terms. His daughter Esther is the only child born in the White House.
21. Chester Arthur had 24 wagon loads of furniture and items removed from the White House before he moved in. Sounds like an episode of Hoarders
20. James Garfield was the last of seven presidents to have been born in a log cabin. He was the first left handed president.
19. Rutherford Hayes fought and was wounded in the Civil War. His presidency saw the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. Reminded me of Monopoly -
18. Ulysses S. Grant was the first President to sign a congressional civil rights act. While president he once was fined for driving his horse too fast.
17. Andrew Johnson became president after Lincoln's death. He isued the Amnesty Proclamation, pardoning all Confederates except those with property in excess of $20,000.
16. Abraham Lincoln known as the nation's greatest president he was also the tallest at 6'4". He issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
15. James Buchanan considered the essence of good self-government to be founded on restrain. Now there's a novel idea, anyone think the present government could give that a try?
Presidents Day Tidbits -
14. Franklin Pierce had three boys, all of whom died young. He installed the first central heating system in the White House.
13. Millard Fillmore was born in a log cabin. He had the first bathtub and kitchen stove installed in the White House.
Crown Point Indiana Parkinson's Disease Support Group - meeting Feb. 20 7-9pm -
Crown Point Indiana Parkinson's Support Group - Meeting Feb. 20th 7-9pm
12. Zachary Taylor served in the military for 40 years before becoming president at age 62. He also died in office.
11. James Polk, I was surprised to read " Polk attempted to make a more orderly house. He never challenged anyone to a duel no matter how much they insulted his honor as was customary then " There wouldn't be anyone left standing if they had duels today.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement
10. John Tyler was president from 1841-1845. I find it amazing that he has TWO living grandchildren!
9. William Harrison was the first president to die in office. He served 30 days.
8. Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the US. He served from 1837-1841. The Panic of 1837 started a 5 year depression at that time was the worst economic crisis of the nation's history.
7. Andrew Jackson was the only president to serve in the War of 1812 and the Revoluntionary War. He was also the only president of a DEBT FREE United States. Yes, you read that correctly.....debt free!!!
6. John Quincy Adams reduced the national debt from 16 million to 5 million, keep in mind this was in years 1825-1829
5. James Monroe - Known for the Monroe Doctrine which stated that the US would not tolerate further European intervention in the Americas. Wonder what he'd think of the economic side of it today!
4. James Madison is known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". He was the shortest president at 5'4".
3. Thomas Jefferson's library of 6,000 books were purchased and were the basis of the Library of Congress
2. John Adams is the oldest living president at 90 years 247 days.
Related Presidents: Barack Obama is Part of Which Former Presidents Families?
1. George Washington - During his term he established the federal court system and a nation wide banking system. I’ll bet he never imagined it would be like it is today!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

View Preliminary Corruption Risk Data for Your State -
Doubletree Lake Estates West, Crown Point, Indiana Market Report -
Doubletree Lake Estates, Crown Point, Indiana Market Report
The new agency laws of real estate -
ESPN Racist Jeremy Lin Headline: via @HuffingtonPost
Ugly Houses | Unusual Homes Around the World | HouseLogic -
Building Materials Ingredient Labels | Green Construction Products
Century Of Income Tax: What Was The Average Income In 1913, Year Of The First 1040?
Kiss These 10 Once-Popular Home Features Goodbye - Yahoo! Finance
Greek cabinet agrees debt swap - - EU Economy
He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit
12 Scary Debt Facts for 2012 -
As Rents Rise, Some Berliners Find Refuge on the Water

Friday, February 17, 2012

Anonymous Knocks FTC Site Offline, Posts Anti-ACTA Content via @HuffingtonPost
Seven And A Half Things To Know: Sucker's Market, Greek Endgame, Rihanna and Chris Brown Reunite via @HuffingtonPost
Baard Kolstad, 17-Year-Old Street Drummer, Rivals Great Rock Musicians (VIDEO) #capellagoodnews via @HuffingtonPost
Google Secretly Tracked Apple's Safari Users, WSJ Reports via @HuffingtonPost
America's Poorest People Running Out Of Places To Live: Study via @HuffingtonPost
A fool and his money stabilize the economy.
'Fukushima 50' Risk Their Lives To Prevent Nuclear Meltdown via @HuffingtonPost
Gold Coins Found In French Attic Worth Nearly $1 million #capellagoodnews via @HuffingtonPost
Federal agents arrest alleged suicide bomber -
Paul Krugman In Playboy Interview: 'People Should Be In Jail' Because Of Financial Crisis via @HuffingtonPost
Study: Autistic brains show changes months before symptoms - via @USATODAY
BBC News - Fracking contamination downplayed
Stigma Of Long-Term Unemployment Boosts Jobless Rate: CBO via @HuffingtonPost
Dutch prince buried in avalanche, condition critical via @reuters
Nick Cannon's Blood Clots Likely Caused by Kidney Problems - ABC News (via @ABC)
Macy's to Hire 4,000 Full-Time Employees This Year | Fox Business -

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chicago Called Most Corrupt City in Nation -
There is no limit to the amount of good that people can accomplish, if they don't care who gets the credit

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!
A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?"
And the father replied, "I don't know, son, I'm still paying for it."
•The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
•Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s
•Parents receive 1 out of every 5 valentines
•California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
•About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
•Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.
•Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine's Day
•In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
•In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
•73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
•In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.
There is no evidence to support the notion that life is serious
Don't wait... don't hesitate -
•The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C

Monday, February 13, 2012

Google has intriguing plans at the Googleplex - San Jose Mercury News
Limit On AT&T's 'Unlimited Data' Plan Surprises Some Customers via @HuffingtonPost
Conference Board Economists: U.S. Economy Transitioning To A New Normal via @HuffingtonPost
The trouble with life is that it's a do-it-yourself kit without instructions
GE 'Hiring Our Heros' Program To Match 5,000 Veterans With Jobs via @HuffingtonPost
Congress Debt Ceiling Debacle May Repeat Before Presidential Election via @HuffingtonPost
NWI Times Events - Feb. 13 -
Amid clashes, Greek Parliament approves austerity measures #cnn

Sunday, February 12, 2012

OPEN HOUSE - 8858 Doubletree Drive South, Crown Point (Winfield) Indiana -
Anne Sessions, 85-Year-Old Oregonian, Suing Big Bank Over Fake Suicide Call via @HuffingtonPost
OPEN HOUSE - Crown Point, IN - 8858 Doubletree Dr. North, Winfield 2-12 1-4pm
My horoscope - This is a great time to buy or sell a home. If you're in the process of doing this right now, this is the perfect time to get some of the paperwork prepared.
What a wonderful surprise on Saturday -

Saturday, February 11, 2012

National Mortgage Settlement: Some States Using Mortgage Deal Funds To Close Budget Gaps via @HuffingtonPost
Bank Accounts Are Hard To Close, And Even Harder To Keep Closed via @HuffingtonPost
The States With the Most Homes in Foreclosure - 24/7 Wall St. -
MF Global Trustee: More Than $400 Million More Is Missing Than Originally Thought via @HuffingtonPost
Valparaiso Indiana Homes for Sale -