Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Cute Kid + Puppy = Real Estate Sale?

Okay, so Joel and I have been looking for houses. Our agent encouraged me to drive by a house this afternoon, which I did. The house itself was okay, but what melted my heart was the kid next door, out on the front lawn (you don't see this in very many neighborhoods in LA - a kid out on the front lawn alone), playing with possibly the cutest little puppy I've ever seen (sorry, Romeo). The boy asked if I wanted to play with the puppy, which was his cousin's. Of course I did. And I fell in love with a neighborhood where I would get to sit on a front lawn with my neighbor's kid and play with a puppy. It's a really good ploy, because I hardly remember what the house looked like and I keep thinking about the cute little puppy who could barely make it up the steps to the front door.

I think maybe in a buyer's market, real estate agents should look into cute kids and puppies. It definitely worked on me.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Megan tagged me!

Megan tagged me awhile back, so here we go:

What was I doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago: July 1998. I was on a summer study-abroad in the Kansai region of Japan, working on my Japanese. It was my first trip out of the country!

Five things on my to-do list for today?

Monday is my day off, sort of. 5 items off of today's list:
- Go to the paper company. Complain about paper received and buy ink.
- Check and respond to email.
- Make reservations at Patina.
- Go lay by the pool.
- Continue working on new business website.

Snacks I like?

Yummy salty snacks and yummy sugary snacks. Not too huge of a chocolate fan anymore, but I won't refuse it!

Things I would do if I were a billionaire?

Pay off all debts, buy a nice place to live and a nice car to drive, travel the world. Maybe try to take over a small country. A nice one, though. Preferably a nice one with pretty beaches.

Places I have lived?

Honolulu, Hawaii
Kaneohe, Hawaii
Claremont, California
Nishinomiya, Japan
Vienna, Austria
Los Angeles, California

Jobs I have had?

Retail Store Clerk
Web Developer
Library Assistant (blech! in Gov. Docs no less)
Research Assistant
Web Designer/Developer/Administrator
Letterpress Designer/Printer

I'm supposed to tag more people but...well...I wouldn't want to impose!