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January 27, 2009



Lately, I've received numerous invitations to become a "friend" on Facebook. I've been hesistant. But I think I can really get into this third person thing. I like it!


ditto. Everything. My name is Emily and I am a Facebook addict.

Marsha Brantley

Marsha agrees with you.

Rachel Weber

Rachel loves this! I have thought about the status thing once in while - but you have nailed it. So funny!


Papadale is a little worried about J. Papadale knows, it has been a long Winter, and he feels your pain.


Bethany also takes laptop to closets. And cheetos.

Becky Hale

Becky understands as well. Becky hates when she is denied her complete thought because of lack of characters. Becky always wants her status to be clever too, and thinks that no one probably cares if "Becky is at work...again."

Angie's Spot

Angie thinks that this whole talking in 3rd person idea is empowering. Angie feels very important all of a sudden. Angie is now hungry and thinks that Bethany's cheetos mention is an excellent idea.


Me, too, honey. Me, too.


Is there a problem with locking ones self in the closet with a laptop?

Sheri Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – How To Sell A Home in a Recession - Essay Contest

Pahoa, HI, February 7, 2009: Sheri Smith and John Williams, a couple from Southern California (the wife was born in NYC) who now live in Hawaii, have come up with a unique, pro-active way to “sell” their one-of-a-kind 1,300 square-foot custom, never-before-lived-in home in a depressed real estate market - they are offering it as the grand prize in an essay contest.

Smith and Williams, as WinHawaiianHome.com, llc, are sponsoring Essay 101, a contest of skill, where anyone (21 years old or older) can write a short essay (101 words or less) and, for a $101 entry fee, get a chance to win a brand new, custom home on the Big Island of Hawaii. The contest is open worldwide, however essays must be submitted in English, and must be the entrant’s original work. 101 finalists will be chosen and then judged by community leaders.

This home (affectionately called the “Sweetheart Cottage” due to its many design details) was built by Williams, a local builder, with the goal of selling it immediately and using the proceeds to finish construction of his castle (www.castleinhawaii.com), a future vacation rental or bed and breakfast. Due to the recession, real estate sales are down and thus, this fun and exciting vehicle was created. Contest entries will be made online at www.WinHawaiianHome.com, although postal mail entries will also be accepted. Local schools in Puna to benefit by donation from the sponsor. Essay 102 is in the works (with two spectacular homes to choose from) and they hope to write an e-book to share their method with others to try to turn around the economy, one house at a time.
We cannot be successful UNLESS people find out about it. Please help us spread the word! Mahalo! Sheri

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