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Italian Food – Boyertown

Posted by firstman2006 on November 30, 2006

Fine Italian Dining in Boyertown

Sausage Marinara

Sausage Marinara,
originally uploaded by Emperor Anton.

On Mondays my favorite hangout in Boyertown is Durangos Saloon on Mainstreet in Boyertown. Durango’s is by far our favorite restaurant to dine at in Boyertown due to the fine dining and a great selection of beer that they have on tap. The head chef who frequently walks around the establishment, is always making sure that the patrons are satisfied. If you stop in, get the Sausage Marinara, it is one of my favorites.

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ReviewMe.com: Blogging for Cash

Posted by firstman2006 on November 10, 2006

I just came across this post on Techcrunch.com, ReviewMe Launches: A Better PayPerPost,
about a new site that pays bloggers to review other sites/businesses. The new site has some heavy duty Internet backing from the Text Link authority site Text-Link-Ads.com, which was recently purchased by MediaWhiz.

Anyway, ReviewMe.com is a site that is destined to be a great site. The principal is to pay bloggers for their reviews via a shared revenue system. The rate of payment is figured using an algorithm, and based upon the algorithm, the blogger is paid 50% of what ReviewMe.com would charge an advertiser for a review on their blog. Blogger payments range from 20-1000 dollars.

Singing up takes seconds. All you need is your SSN or tax id, and an acceptable blog. Not all blogs are accepted into the program, but you can resubmit your blog monthly. After you create your account, you may add up to 6 blogs, and you can also do unlimited reviews. As a blogger, you are also not required to accept any or all of the advertisements.

Another great thing about ReviewMe.com’s program, is that they require all bloggers to state somewhere in the Advertisement that it is a paid add. Take for example, this review of ReviewMe.com, this is a paid Ad for ReviewMe.com. No dishonesty, no pulling the wool over any ones eyes.

Paid to blog…you got to love it. I wonder if they have an affiliate program?

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Suitcase Found, No Thanks to Southwestern Airlines.

Posted by firstman2006 on November 3, 2006

Red Missing Suitcase

Red Missing Suitcase,
originally uploaded by Emperor Anton.

Refering to Returning From Vegas post.

Well I had Lizzie do a reverse phone number look up to find my suitcase. The airline for some unknown reason(lack of organization) sent my suitcase to NJ. Poor suitcase. I called the phone number and left a message. Later on in the evening, I got call from a really nice lady. She was sorry for not realizing sooner that the suitcase was not her roommates.
Apparently, the delivery service dropped off two bags and not one. Her roomate brought hers up stairs but left mine downstairs. She asked her roomate when she was going to bring it up, and she said that she had, but she had no idea whose bag was down stairs.
So Lizzie and I got directions off of map-quest, and traveled under two hours to get the bag. Had brunch in NJ, and then returned home with my bag.
Next week, I called the regional office which I believe is in Texas. They listened to my story and said they were sorry, but would send me $100 dollar travel voucher. That is really nice of them, but I would prefer that they learn from their mistakes and fix the problem so that it does not occur again, since I might have to travel with them in the future if no other flights are available.  Southwest is a discount airline, that is a far cry from being Cathay Pacific, my favorite airline which we flew with to get to Whistler last winter.

We may have been in the economy seating on the Cathay flight, but it felt like fist class. Drinks included, all the movies we wanted(watched “Walk the Line” for the first two times), choices of several different gourmet meals, gorgeous flight attendants, and spacious cabins.

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