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A beautiful woman

by on Sep.18, 2006, under General, Personal

StephanieI figured it was probably time to post this on my blog, although many of you (if not all) probably are aware that I have met a very beautiful and amazing woman smile  Stephanie came into my life about two months ago, and it's been an amazing experience for me.  SO, I figured it was more than time enough to let everyone else know about this amazing woman.

Steph and I started dating July 26th (so, not quite two months – oh well).  We'd talked quite a bit before hand, and had many conversations before actually going on a "date".  Since then though, it's been a roller-coaster of events. In the past few months, we've traveled to St. Louis to visit the science center, taken trips around town, had MANY conversations, cooked dinner together, and we've planned (and even gone on some) adventures.  We work well together, feeling comfortable around each other.  It's truly been an amazing experience, and I look forward to the upcoming months (years?  Who knows?).  

Here are some brief details about Steph, why we fit, and more information smile  First, Steph is VERY much a traditional country girl.  Her family are farmers, and she grew up with her dad working in the fields, her mom taking care of the house, and she agrees with me on the view that a parent should stay home if possible.  Of course, we're both traditional in the aspect that she's definitely interested in doing the housework, while I worked outside of the house wink

Now, not only do we share the traditional household views, but we also share many other interests, such as playing pool, bowling, hiking, being outdoors, and even here lately, a very common interest in World of Warcraft (my current big addiction, other than Steph).  We've spent a lot of time together, and here soon, plan on spending even more time together as she changes jobs.  Every day I talk to her, I find more things that amaze me about her.  

Well, that's a brief list of a very long bit of information, but I hope that whets the appetites of everyone wink  Or at least, I hope this lets people know I've not been a TOTAL bum lately (as well as explaining why I may not have kept up with people as much recently) wink  

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Due consideration of alternate browsers

by on Sep.18, 2006, under General

I'd seen a link to a news article here recently, and then found an advertisement for a car company.  Just out of curiosity, I hopped on over (mostly due to someday wanting to get a truck that can fit more than 2 people).  Anyways, while I was looking at this dealer's website, I went over to their search page.  Now, Mike Kehoe, which advertises all over the place, well, you'd expect a company to be intelligent when it comes to internet advertising.  Let's just say browsing their site with firefox, left most of their drop downs disabled.  This is an INSTANT annoyed response from me.  There is NO excuse for any business to exclude users based upon browser choice.  Any such action earns an automatic "I'm not going to do business with your company" response from myself. Even worse, when I used their published email to drop them a line about this issue, I got an email back saying that email address didn't exist.  There goes any inkling of any interest to do business with that company. 

Related to this, there was another site recently that I tried looking at, yet received a similar resopnse – century 21's local office wouldn't allow me to filter house query results.  Honestly people, when your livelihood depends on selling me a product, but you don't make it so I can access the information on that product easily, I'm going to find that product through another representative, and encourage anyone I know to avoid that company in the future.  Things like vehicles and housing, those are easy enough for me to find alternate vendors.

Just for reference, the websites I'm talking about are http://www.mikekehoe.com/ and http://c21thewayhome.com/ – go ahead, try and filter the results in some way using Firefox.  I'd also suggest dropping these guys an email critiquing their web system, but don't expect a response – I still haven't received any kind of response.

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