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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween party

Last year my friend Sam graciously offered his house for our annual Halloween party. This year, it was back at my place (sorry Sam). That's one of the great things about living in Encore, I have nice neighbors and a big backyard. As usual, there was too much. Too much food (I'll be eating this stuff til Thanksgiving) and definitely too much booze (can there really be to much alcohol?). The party was on the small side for us and it went off without a hitch. No one fell in the pool and everyone pretty much had a good time. I think this picture though sums it up:

leaky keg

I hate when you get a leaky keg. It took several days to decorate as well as multiple trips to storage, but I think it came out great, especially the graveyard.

halloween bar
Now, if I can just get some volunteers this weekend to pack it up and haul it back to storage....

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Florida or bust

A friend of mine is moving to Florida at the end of the year. His company has made him an offer he can't refuse. They have two offices in Florida, one in Bonita Springs and the other in Punta Gorda. He'll be working at the Punta Gorda office and has decided to rent out his house here (just in case) and probably rent a house in Florida, at least for now. I starting surfing for Punta Gorda realtors that handle both rentals and sales and found this site: Melissa Wilson at Fisherman's Village Realty, LLC Punta Gorda, FL. She was exactly what he needs because she does both rentals and sales(most of the sites I found only handle sales), and given the current market, I'm recommending that my friend buy something instead of renting (my pay someone else's mortgage?). But if he buys something new he may need to rent for a bit anyway.

Thankfully he has a couple of months to get prepared and find a new place before he starts his new gig. That and saying good bye to the heat and hello to the humidity!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

About to be squeezed

Today two defendants in the OJ robbery case plead guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea arrangement. Charles Cashmore and Walter Alexander each pleaded guilty to single robbery charge. In exchange all other charges were dropped and they will testify against Simpson and other involved parties.

OJ Simpson is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing next month on November 8 for the robbery charges. Simpson had been charged with kidnapping with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, assault and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery and burglary, among other crimes. Should he be convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in jail.

Is this Karma coming for payback? It's looking like the Brown and Goldman family may finally get justice after all.

Related posts:

OJ Update
OJ Claims he was getting back stolen goods
Juice is loose in Vegas

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chester the molester

chester stiles arrested
Quite a bit of national attention was given to this pervert. The case originated from a video tape made four years ago that was turned into Nye county police by Darrin Tuck. On September 28, a press conference by Nye county authorities identified Chester Stiles as the cheif suspect in the child molestation case. The child's mother claims she had no idea that the incident occurred.

It turns out that the babysitter's mother was dating Stiles, through which he found and gained accces to the victim. Stiles was constantly on the local and national news, including America's Most Wanted.

Strangely, it always seems that the little things trip up these criminals. Stiles was arrested in the city of Henderson following a routine traffic stop (just like Warren Jeffs). He is being held in protective custody, due to the nature of the crime and the national attention. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this predator in the next few days.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Real Estate Overseas

I was checking out some foreign real estate sites to see what our friends across the "pond" are doing to attract their clients. We think that Europeans, etc are so different from us, but not really. We all speak the international language of business. Aside from a few vocabulary differences, we're all alike. For example, I searched for real estate in Paris and found a large condo site (called Flats in Europe). Pretty cool (for me), the site was in English, despite selling French property (I'm sure most Europeans are at least bi-lingual, with English as the 2nd language). They also have a french version as well, something you don't see to often here (certain areas should have a spanish version, some do but not a lot yet). Other than that, the site was exactly like the multitude of realtors sites found in the US. One thing I did like was the flash market map of Paris. It broke the city down 20 areas, each with information about the market there, property type, etc. Very well done and interesting. If you are thinking about buying a second home or vacation property in Paris, this site is definitely worth visiting.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Online identity

With all of the choices to "claim your name online", I'm having a little bit of an identity crisis, not to mention finding my self short of free time. It all started when I joined claimid. Okay, so far so good. Then I received a Linkedin invitation from my friend Toby, in Washington. So of course I joined up there under Las Vegas. There I found a few of my friends I lost track of, so I added them plus some of my family had profiles too.

Then I found another site, namyz so I added my profile under Charles Richey. I ended up with most of the same people in my network that I had on my other sites. Recently I started branching out and meeting other people. Lastly, I joined Ziki. For some reason, it draws a lot of french speakers. So much in fact they changed the urls to reflect the native language of the listing (so much for the links I had going to the old url). Most of the visitors I get now to that profile are from France. At least it interesting.

I've come to the decision to pull back on adding anything more to these profiles, because of the time involved.


Friday, October 05, 2007

OJ Hearing date set

More OJ news. Earlier today, a hearing has been scheduled next month to allow local prosecutors to present evidence against O. J. Simpson and his five co-defendants for the alleged armed robbery of a local sports memorabilia dealer at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.

To say the trial will be interesting in an understatement.

Related posts:

OJ Update
OJ claims he was getting back stolen goods
Juice is loose in Las Vegas

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