Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Do you have any questions?.... Tesh Tuesday

When it comes to job interviews, most people are prepared to answer questions, but not ask them. If the interviewer asks if you have any questions, don’t say “no,” because that translates to “No, I’m not interested in this job.” So, here are the five questions you’ll want to ask the interviewer, courtesy of ABC News.

  • Why is this position available? Knowing why the job is open gives you insight into the nature of the job. Maybe it’s a new position or because the company is growing, or because somebody was promoted from within. These are all positive signs. If it’s because the last person “wasn’t a fit”, then be on guard. You don’t want to start a new job only to find out you’ll have to look for another one because your new boss is impossible to please.

  • What’s the company culture like? That means the vibe, the atmosphere, the values – and what’s it like to be there every day. Enterprise-Rent-A-Car hiring manager Pam Webster says that asking about the company’s culture shows you’re checking to see whether you’d be a good fit for their team. For example - if the company culture is stiff, and you’re a free-spirit, it’s probably not a good fit for either of you.

  • If you could change one thing about the company, what would it be? It’s a polite way of discovering what’s wrong with the job. For instance, they could say "I'd change the hours. Everyone works ‘til 8 p.m. and it's exhausting.” You need to know that before you accept the job.

  • How are candidates evaluated? Every company has a different method of evaluating performance, whether it’s by sales numbers, performance reviews or customer satisfaction. By asking what their method is, you’re showing that success at their company is important to you.

  • What’s the next step? Nothing’s worse than leaving an interview and wondering “Wait, am I supposed to call them or are they going to call me?” That way, you’ll manage your expectations and won’t be left hanging.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Facebook Commandments

The 10 Commandments of Facebook
Thursday 08-26-2010 6:51am ET

A columnist's proposed list of 10 commandments every Facebook user should be forced to follow or else suffer an eternal afterlife of emoticons and fundraiser pleas from high school algebra partners.

1. Thou shall not post or tag friends on embarrassing or incriminating photos.

This is what yearbooks or scrapbooks are for - things that exist on dusty shelves for a select few to enjoy and mock - not the internet, where potential employers and lovers can be scared away.

2. Thou shall not post photo or video updates of thy children's potty training.

Just don't. It's gross, embarrassing, and demeaning to the kids.

3. Thou shall not use Facebook to converse with thine own significant other.

Say what you need to say in person, over the phone, on IM, or email. No one else cares or needs to follow your conversation or relationship drama/boasting.

4. Thou shall not endlessly self-promote.

A link to an article, TV appearance, or a newspaper mention every once in a blue moon is fine. A daily reminder that you need votes for the "Mad Men" walk-on part competition is just obnoxious.

5. Thou shall not propose, ask someone out, or dump anyone via wall messages or status updates.

What. Is. Wrong with people?

6. Thou shall not IM anyone you haven't spoken to in over a decade.

Don't put people in a position where they have to: a) quickly sum up the last decade+ of their lives in four or five sentences, and b) act like they care about your life.

7. Thou shall not stalk exes and/or ex's new loves.

Not only is it damaging to your own well-being, it's, like, kinda psycho. So, just don't. Go for a jog or join a book club or something.

8. Thou shall not use Facebook as a diet and workout diary.

Seriously, no one cares if you ate a salad for dinner last night and ran 3.1 miles before work this morning. Who are you trying to impress? Plus, go eat a muffin.

9. Thou shall not "spoil" TV shows in one's status update.


10. Thou shall post clear, updated photos of thyself.

Why else do you think people from your past are friending you in the first place?!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Best Things in Life are Free - Tesh Tuesday

If you’re like most people, you probably love freebies! So, here’s a list of things you’re probably paying for - but shouldn't be, courtesy of US News & World Report:

  • Let’s start with basic computer software. There’s no need to lay out hundreds of bucks for brand-name software when there are free alternatives, like OpenOffice.org – which includes word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and databases, and can read and write files from other common software programs.
  • Your credit report. Forget the jingle for a website that really isn’t free. Once a year, you can get free credit reports from all three credit agencies – Equifax, Trans Union and Experian. Just click on AnnualCreditReport.com.
  • Water! It covers 70 percent of the planet, so why should you pay extra for the bottled kind? Instead of forking over at least a dollar for every bottle of water, save your money and the environment by drinkingtap water, and filling reusable bottles. If you’re worried about contaminants, invest in a home water purifier.
  • You also shouldn't be paying for banking. With so many credit card offers out there, you can easily get a card with no annual fee. The same thing goes for checking accounts and ATMs: They should all be free. If you’re being charged, it may be time to move your money to a different bank.
  • There’s also no need to pay a bundle for DVD rentals. They’re free to rent at most libraries, and Red Box vending machines charge only $1 a night, a cost you can avoid by using a coupon code from the siteInsideRedBox.com.
  • The final freebie on the list: Shipping charges. If you shop online you not only save on sales tax, but you can usually find coupon codes for free shipping. With the holidays not that far off, you could save a bundle. Check out FreeShipping.org.

Friday, August 20, 2010


The Snazzy Napper? Really?

Boo-tique Shopping!

It's TIME!!!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mind your Manners at Check-In - Tesh Tuesday

Will you be staying in a hotel anytime soon? Don’t be rude to the front desk clerk! Why? Because that’s the quickest way to get the worst room, or get charged for a bunch of extras – like phone calls and bottled water. According to MSNBC, the hotel industry has been reacting to the recession by cutting staff, freezing salaries and eliminating perks for workers, making hotel employees crankier and more likely to overreact when guests are rude, drunk or obnoxious. Here are ways hotel employees exact their revenge on difficult guests:

  • First, they can make you wait. Even if your room is clean and ready to be occupied, the clerk might put you in “time out” and ask you to have a seat in the lobby. If you’re really awful, they might ask for your cell phone number and tell you they’ll call you when your room’s ready.

  • The desk clerk can also freeze your credit card. Hotels routinely place an authorization “hold” on a card for the nightly room rate, plus taxes, and an estimate of incidentals, like mini bar and restaurant charges. If you’re particularly annoying, they might hold a huge amount of money on your credit card – maxing it out so you can’t use it anywhere else. That happened to a couple on their Hawaiian honeymoon, whose card was declined everywhere they went. Even calling the credit card company didn't help because it would take five days to reverse the hold. The lesson: Keep your cool, and always travel with two credit cards.

  • Probably the easiest way the desk clerk can avenge your rudeness: By giving you the worst room in the house. In fact, they might give you the worst room just because they don’t like your attitude.

  • Finally, the hotel clerk can even make you pay more than other guests. Cyrus Webb is a former hotel employee, and he says that rude guests are often charged more for services like phone calls and food. Sometimes clerks add extra charges for Internet access, the mini bar or movies you assume were included with the room, and you might not even know until after your Visa bill arrives.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Wedding Weekend!

I Can't wait until tomorrow!

Our sweet friends Carrie and Brett are tying the knot!

Cheers to many happy years together!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'll have those Cookies to go.....

I just had to share this article from eHow...

How to Bake Cookies in Your Car

By Sheryl Maiorano, eHow Member

Bake cookies in the car???

Yes, you read correctly.

It is a well known fact that during hot summer days the temperatures inside a closed vehicle soars to well over 140 degrees!

This is why they tell you to never leave children or pets inside your car even with the windows cracked during the warm to hot months of spring,summer and in some places fall.

As an experiment to show just how hot a car can really get during the summer I dare you to bake cookies!

Yes, you really can bake cookies and even cakes inside your car during the summer!

Let me show you how

Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • hot car
  • reflective windshield shade
  • cookie sheet
  • favorite cookie recipe
  • time
  1. Step 1

    Park your car in direct sun, hopefully with the windshield pointing at the sun


  2. Step 2
    reflective windshield shade
    reflective windshield shade

    Take your reflective windshield shade and place it along your dashboard shiny side up.

    Not up against the window but rather laying flat along the dash

    Roll up the windows

    close the door

  3. Step 3
    chocolate chip cookies...yum yum. my personal favorite!
    chocolate chip cookies...yum yum. my personal favorite!

    prepare your favorite cookie recipe and place cookies on baking sheets as usual

  4. Step 4

    Take cookies on the baking sheets out to the car.

    By this time you should get a nice blast of hot air when you open the doors.

    Place baking sheets on top of your reflective windscreen shade making sure that your raising cookies do not touch your windshield or slid over the edges of the baking sheet.

    Close the car doors

  5. Step 5

    Check your cookies after an hour or so to see if they are done.

    When done remove from car and place the next sheet of cookies on the dash.

  6. Step 6

    Once cooled you and your family can enjoy fresh baked cookies without the use of electricity or natural gas.

    Free cooking. what's better than that???

  7. Step 7

    Tomorrow you can enjoy that fresh baked cookie smell in your car on your way to work.

Read more: How to Bake Cookies in Your Car | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5015606_bake-cookies-car.html#ixzz0wKDkL1G3