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Sell, You Fucker. Sell.

By     |    Jul 14, 2011
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My buddy Joe showed me this article in the early days of Dappered.com.  He always thought of the last line when watching the numbers rise in Google Analytics, “Go, You Fucker.  Go.”  And I can’t help but think about it as we go through showing after showing, waiting for a person to buy our place.  Sell, you fucker.  Sell. Our condo is a great place.  It’s the best 2 bedroom […]

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Sunk Costs: Why It’s Hard To Purge Our Belongings

By     |    Jul 8, 2011
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I read the other day that reporting on the cost and casualties of war can sometimes lead to increased support and investment, because people don’t want the investment to be for naught, and the first thing I thought of was all my stuff.  Not joking.  Here’s why: People don’t make rational decisions.  We’re influenced by a number of things and one of the most powerful is our aversion to loss. […]

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The Best 2 Bedroom Condo Deal in Chicago

By     |    Jun 24, 2011
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The realtors we’ve met with agree on one thing: our place is going to be a screaming great deal for somebody.  Why do I know they agree on this?  They want us to list low, they know the market is terrible, and they see that the only places that are selling are the ones priced the best.  So that’s what we’re competing with.  We’re OK with that, because we think […]

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And this is what I think of every time I see a Massachusetts license plate

By     |    Jun 14, 2011
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Peter Griffin from Family Guy performing The Spirit of Massachusetts … is the spirit of America. photo credit: sardinista | I’ll tell you what it’s not for, son. And when I do, you’ll understand why I can never go back to Sea World.

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It’s Time For More Time

By     |    Jun 11, 2011
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It’s 3:02PM and we have eight minutes to make the 3:10PM train to Chicago.  We knew it would be tight — we were planning to take the 5:55PM — but we’re headed home and we want to get there so we’re hustling and fretting and trying to make this work.  We could be home for dinner if we get lucky.  No time to waste. Four days earlier we were leaving […]

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Message from my 15 year old self – get a life.

By     |    Mar 24, 2011
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Last weekend we were tearing apart the storage closet – trying to make sense of piles of scrap wood, boxes upon boxes of screws and nails, gardening supplies, miscellaneous sporting goods, and other junk that hadn’t been touched in years – when I came across an old portfolio.  I brought it upstairs to see if I could finally bear to part with some of my adolescent artwork.  Flipping through the […]

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Parting of the Inertia

By     |    Aug 24, 2010
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© Lisa McNamara There’s no work in walking and it fueled the talk I would grab my shoes and then away I’d walk Through all the stubborn beauty I’d start at the dawn Until the sun had fully stopped Parting of the Sensory – Modest Mouse I’ve been thinking.  What was the exact moment I realized that this corporate job thing wasn’t going to cut it?  That I couldn’t keep […]

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Our Travel Guidelines

By     |    Jul 8, 2010
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I don’t enjoy being dirty; I like to be clean.  Realizing that we need some sort of ground rules, some guidelines, to prevent petty arguments about bathing schedules, we’ve put together a simple list of travel guidelines.  These are the things we feel we must do to ensure our sanity: Shower at least every other day.  Preferably every day.  Actual shower conditions are unimportant – can be $1 truck stop […]

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