Category Life

A Taste of Buffalo – Happy Festivus!

Happy Festivus! If you are unfamiliar with the tradition of Festivus, please read up on the tradition over at Wikipedia.  My friends and I have celebrated this tradition for a few years now, and it makes every year that much more … interesting.  It’s the traditions that keep us strong, no matter what the holiday.

Have you had your Festivus Miracle yet?

I spent yest...

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Drew’s Chocolate Truffles

I’m deviating from my normal posts about real estate and technology to bring you a recipe that was shared with me by another agent in my office.  Ashley, our office manager (and newest agent – congrats!) was raving about these truffles that she made this past weekend, and I finally broke down and made some last ngiht.

Needless to say, these are delicious – but beware – they are also very very rich.

What you need:
1 package of Oreo cookies (original regular stuff is fine, but feel free to choose other flavors if you want!)
1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 bag of chocolate chips – I used a chocolate and peanut butter chip mix for mine

Let’s do this!:
Place Oreo’s i...

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Voicemail Ettiquette

In today’s day and age, the chances of reaching the person you want to speak to the first time you call are very slim. It seems that everyone has a receptionist, a secretary, or voicemail that you will have to talk to before you ever get to speak to the person you really want! Being able to leave a professional, informative message, as well as knowing how to set up your voicemail greeting to ensure you get the information you want from a party that calls the first time, will increase your productivity and make your phone calls that much easier.

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Firehouse Chili Recipe

Yesterday, my roommate David and I made some Firehouse Chili, which turned out pretty fantastic.  I’m warning you ahead of time, this is a SPICY chili.  Plan accordingly.  I went through 2 tall glasses of milk while eating my bowls.  You’ll want to do this recipe in a crock pot, for that full day simmering spice of death effect.

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Just a little note to everyone.  I’m in the process of moving, so updates will be slow during the next week or so.  I’m waiting for Verizon to come out and install FiOS service, so until then I am bouncing from access point to access point.  I’ll be back soon enough!

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Good Luck, Pat!

On October 9, my room mate and business associate Patrick Doty entered the United States Army to serve his country and grow personally.  I understand that everyone has their position on the war, and I really don’t want to get into a political debate on my own blog.  This post is just to say good luck to Patrick as he goes through basic training and Advanced Infantry Training.

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