Archive for August, 2012

August 30, 2012

“These followers are real followers but are not active.”  So much for instant fame from non-active Twitter followers.  Buying X number of followers for Y dollars apparently makes some people feel better about themselves.

Dave Malby's Commentary

I had someone approach me on Twitter today with a website link.   I do check these sites out but I make sure my virus filter is updated .. hehe.

Today was a great find … a source to purchase followers for Twitter, and purchase likes on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.  Wow this is amazing, for only $180 you can purchase 100,000 Twitter Followers .. instant fame!

There is a catch though ..  These followers are as phony as a 3 Dollar Bill .. They are “In-actives”

Many so called gurus and celebrities are faking their accounts by this extremely cheap method of “Follower Fortification”.

Warning .. you can easily get caught ..

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August 13, 2012

When you travel to Budapest, Hungary, you can take the tourist track, do what the locals do, or both.  What does the capital and largest city of Hungary have to offer?

our souls are birds

ohhhh budapest.  you deserved so much more of my time instead of a scant 28 hours! if only i hadn’t done some bookings while half-asleep, if only i hadn’t gotten lost and wandered around the city for a couple hours, if only i hadn’t had to hang out in my suite and do laundry–we would have become so much better-acquainted!   but, the suite i got to stay in was really cool and communist-looking.  maybe that doesn’t even make sense.  it had the world’s least comfortable couch (seat was 2.5 feet wide, back was maybe 6-8 inches high…), dark carpeting, wallpapers, 12 ft ceilings, and a set of incredibly beautiful 12ft tall doors!

budapest was different than the other former-communist places i’d been.  for one, there were sex shops everywhere.  bars open at 8 am, with people drinking.  slightly dingy buildings, not restored like prague and krakow (and some with…

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August 8, 2012

The Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin, Guangxi, China, are a place you must see up close to believe.  Not only are rice terraces aesthetically appeasing, but they, in short, feed China.

Plus Ultra

Hair wrapped artfullyin a turban of black cloth, her tough frame is softened by a lilac top and short frilly skirt. As she saunters in and out of the room, I watch the light momentarily catch on her earrings – they are two silver crescents, raw and slightly tarnished, sweeping around a hollow in the shape of the full moon.

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August 6, 2012

Like most people, when they think of Chicago, they immediately think of architecture. How about Chicago’s hidden gem: gardens?

Rainy Days Aren't Always Bad

You think of Chicago and you think architecture. You think bone chilling cold winters. Television buffs think of George Clooney and ER. You think industrial revolution. You think The Jungle and Sister Carrie. You think the mob and Al Capone. But, I certainly never thought gardens. Chicago has gardens at every other turn. You go two blocks and there’s a garden or a park. Not whimpy gardens but really fully maintained beautiful ones. With flowers bulging at the seams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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