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intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on
whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice
and capture an audience at many a social or business event.
Talk is archived on www.cnci.us
Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Butts & Trash
can be a tough time of year. Anti-climactic, depressing, and if
nothing else, boring.
with it's turkey and football have come and gone, Christmas and
Hanukkah with their lights, family and friends too. New Year's Eve,
the playoffs, even the Super Bowl parties, are over.
isn't much while we wait for that three day Memorial Day weekend
with friends, BBQ, and an ice cold beer.
sure, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco De Mayo, and
Mother's Day are important.
the snow has melted leaving our road's shoulders littered
with cigarette butts and trash. It's cold and grey, our cars are
constantly dirty, it gets dark at noon, the trees are barren, and
there's "nothing to do". Cabin Fever can get to even
the best of us.
are six websites that will send you a weekly email or two with new
and exciting events to get you out of the house every weekend.
Tell EstateSales.net how far
you're willing to travel for an estate sale and it sends you an
email each Wednesday or Thursday listing estate sales within that
radius. Complete with hours, directions and pictures.
you need a Chinese Dog statue, a creepy porcelain doll, are a
collector of anything people collect, or just don't want to pay
retail for tools or a leaf blower, EstateSales.net is the place.
send you an email when new events are listed in your area. Once or
twice a week. You can also go to their site and look for events.
Maybe a brewery tour or night of stand up comedy. There's an event
March 4th, this Friday, called First Friday
Funnies which promises to be good.
Groupon.com is more chatty,
nagging, but if you want to play laser tag, learn French cooking,
go to a murder mystery, or take a concealed carry class groupon.com may be the place to
go. Some things you need to book in advance, but maybe you want
something to look forward to. They have over a billion sold.
VividSeats.com is also a
little nagging, but they have seats for sports, concerts, and
theater with a mix of last minute and plan ahead events. The Who,
the Cubs, Cabaret, Paula Poundstone, or even Cinderella - the
events like the Teen Poetry Slam State Finals or the Frozen Tundra
Wine Fest try WhoFish.org. They'll send you an email
or two with a twist.
definitely an experience. Every Saturday morning you can grab a
paddle and bid on hundreds of estate sale items. Coin, stamp, and
baseball cards, neon bar lights, slot cars, trains, and comic books
at their warehouse.
This is where the antique store owners shop. BlueToadAuctions.com even
auctions abandoned storage lockers just like on TV, and there's
something about a live auction..
a mailing list, go to First Friday
Funnies., buy a
storage locker, decorate your Man Cave in lovely neon bar signs, or
not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.
Thank you for
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