“That’s when Washington Mutual Inc. first tried to foreclose on his home in Boca Raton. The Seattle-based lender failed to prove that it owned Lents’ mortgage note and dropped attempts to take his house. Subsequent efforts to foreclose have stalled because no one has produced the paperwork. “If you’re going to take my house away from me, you better own the note,” said Lents, 63, the former chief executive officer of a now-defunct voice recognition software company.”—
“Talk about protective parenting. According to Mayan tradition, a mother should cover her newborn’s face for the first year of life in order to drive away evil spirits, a practice still carried out in rural Guatemala.”—
I haven’t done anything yet, but I’m working on it (!!) and I at least have it open now so everyone can join. Pass it along to all your cool female friends!
As for what to post there/blog there, we aren’t going to have do’s or dont’s—that is lame—it is an open, fun secrety socity so just post anything that you think might be helpful for your fellow female friends (for a laugh, for advice, for helping a woman get the dress of her dreams, for a super duper sample sale scoop, whatever).
More info to come, for now… just join and invite and post! xo
ps—as I understand it, once you are a member of a group anyone can post and all admin rights are =. I love this.
Ladies, if you have a tumblelog join tumblinas. It is a positive space for us to share anything and everything with other women in the tumblr universe. Email mascarah at email@example.com to join.
Just a simple Google Search Engine to search all the tumblelogs (under Tumblr, of course) on the world big huge wide web. My first step to try to connect all of us. If have a tumblelog with Tumblr.com, you are in!
“I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.”—
I consider myself a social person. I make acquaintances easily and some of those acquaintances turn into real friendships. These are people I think I had meaningful conversations with and shared experiences and feelings. As I think about the friends I speak to on a regular basis, I realize the number is small in comparison to the amount of people I actually consider a real friend. Where have my friends gone? Has my laziness in communicating with real people (rather than emails and reading their blogs) caused me to lose friendships?
Maybe I am overzealous in considering acquaintances friends but I find myself missing people who I may not have spoken to in 3 months, 1 year or even 9 years. (This does not mean I do not value the people who are in my life on a consistent basis because without them I would be even more neurotic.)
What I am saying is this: if we were friends at some point in our lives and we have just lost touch because of my lack of communication skills, events in our lives that led us in different directions, distance or a miscommunication please know I still think of you. You still mean something to me because you helped shape me into who I am and more likely than not we have have memories of each other that no one else could understand. So if you read this and want to make the first move and reclaim me as a friend I will try and be a better friend. If not and I reach out to you I hope you will still want to be my friend.
UPDATE: Since some people may feel that I am not giving my very loyal and consistent friends enough credit, let me clarify something. I do have friends that I talk to and see on a regular basis. I have very wonderful friends who I cannot go longer than 24 -48 hours without some form of communication.
The post above was me just rambling about other people that I miss from time to time. Not you loyal friends. Friends like you allow me the luxury of not feeling lonely by admitting that I have lost other friends along the way.
You are not the ones I miss. How can I miss you when you won’t go away? ;-)
There are literally millions of millionaires in the United States. In fact, according to this 2005 article from MarketWatch, 8.9% of Americans are millionaires. That translates to roughly 2.6 million people.
Of course, being a millionaire doesn’t necessarily mean you have millions of dollars in cash lying around your mansion and stuffed in the glove box of your Ferrari. To determine someone’s overall wealth, all their holdings are looked at, including investments, cash, furniture, baseball cards, ridiculously expensive automobiles, and real estate. However, a person’s primary residence does not count toward the total.
The Affluent Market Research Program conducted a study to determine which counties in the United States host the most millionaires. According to their findings, Los Angeles County tops the list with roughly 262,800 millionaire households. Next is Cook County, Illinois, followed by Orange County, California (aka “The O.C.”).
But how often does a political issue come up for which experience helps? If it is the same issue that has come up for years – say the conflict between the Israel and the Palestinians – then the only experience anyone has is in failing to fix it.
Scott Adams on the relevance of “experience” among presidential candidates.
I think we have had enough experience in failing. Let’s try something new like succeeding.