Friday, March 30, 2007

This and That and That, Too

Besides the "work" (thanks, Timothy) at the DS Community, I've been doing some writing on the side (mostly just so I can sound off) for Associated Content. Lately, debt and credit cards have been on my mind, maybe because I know so many folks finding themselves deep in debt and not knowing how to get out.

The overall unsettled economy makes me want to keep warning people to get out of debt now - but I do write about other things, too. Some of it doesn't even have anything to do with frugal living, believe it or not.

Anyway, here's my "Content Producers" page, in case you'd like to see. Content Producer: Pat Veretto.

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Many of you have been to The Dollar Stretcher Community by now. What did you think of it, candidly? We're still in Beta and there are things that do go wrong now and then (sometimes more often than that), but what is your overall impression of it?

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And thirdly (were you counting?) my yardwork is coming along nicely, although the rain/snow stopped it for a couple of days. A jonquil is blooming alongside a few lilies of the valley and the grape hyacinths peeked from under a layer of snow yesterday morning.

The grass is green, the leaves are coming out and I'm dreaming of real tomatoes already. It's springtime in Colorado, where the tornadoes roam...

10 comments:

  1. Good, some handy threads starting up and some nice people seem to be there. It has a bit of a 'spartan' feel - I do like clean and simple pages, but I can't help thinking it could do with 'a little something'.

    I found the popup reply window odd at first.

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  2. We'll be changing the layout in the (hopefully near) future and also, since we're in beta, we're not running ads. Those two things will change the "spartan feel."

    You don't need to use the popup window for replies. I didn't find it at first, either, but there's a reply link at the top of each message that works within the page. I'm still finding things I didn't know about! :)

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  3. I visited Colorado years ago and it's the most beautiful place I've ever seen! I bet it's gorgeous in the springtime. Here on Long Island, I'm seeing crocuses. Or is that crocusi, LOL? Watching for buds on the trees and yellow forsythia. My hyacinths are up but I don't think they'll open for a few weeks. And the grass isn't green yet, alas.
    I stopped over at the site and I like it. I need to go back again.

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  4. I agree that Colorado is beautiful! And more so in the spring. I'm not originally from here (raised in Wyoming), so I can say that without being biased. ;)

    The other day when I was working out back, I heard a loud hum, then saw that the neighbor's big pussy willow was blooming and being attacked by hungry bees. It must have been the first nectar of the spring. It looked like the tree was alive and moving.

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  5. Congrats on your "new job". So much for retirement! :-D It's been awful trying to log-in and make comments. Me and computers just don't get along at times. Oh, I decided on a "new name".

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  6. Polkadot... what was your old name?? :)

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  7. I think the forum has potential. I am looking forward to its development!

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  8. I am looking forward to it, too, Gigi. It will be great to have a good community again.

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  9. Pat, I love it and think it will be great when I get to where I can maneuver better. I'm not the greatest when it comes to computers, but I'm so happy for you and I will be a regular visitor. LittleMiss63

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  10. I'm glad to hear that, LittleMiss. (That you'll be a regular, not that you have computer difficulties!).

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