Social Hospitality – Beyond the Front Desk – Virginia Suliman, VP Websites Hilton @ eTail East 2012

Virginia Suliman, VP of Websites for Hilton, discusses social media & hospitality during the Social Commerce Summit at eTail East 2012.
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yard, front – decoration (beginning of driveway) – $2 Dexter’s Lab bowling ball – IMG_3701 (20111014)

yard, front – decoration (beginning of driveway) – Dexter’s Lab bowling ball – IMG_3701 (20111014)
Virginia Network
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
The Dexter’s Lab bowling ball (with accompanying Cartoon Network case) we bought at a yard sale on 8/6/2011 for .50.

Read about that yardsale expedition at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/journal-yard-sales-2011…

bowling ball, house maintenance, solar light, yard decoration.
cartoon: Dexter’s Lab.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

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yard, front yard – decoration (concrete bench) – statue head from college – IMG_3699 (20111014)

yard, front yard – decoration (concrete bench) – statue head from college – IMG_3699 (20111014)
Colleges In Virginia
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I found this somewhere during college. I think just on the ground. I’ve kept it ever since. Makes a nice yard decoration. It’s been atop a cinder block for the past 12 years, but now that I’ve painted the soffits of my house (and had a use for cinder blocks as ladder counterweights), my cinder blocks are all over the place, and this head needs a new home. I think here on the "armrest" of our built in concrete bench is a good place for him now.

And yes, those are couch cushions all wet and dirty in the background. They were going to go in the trash, but I decided to let them live on the bench until they disintegrate more. When it’s dry, they are quite comfy. When it’s wet, nobody was gonna sit there anyway. I’ve sat on them at least once. (I only sit out here a few times a year.) They’re about ready for the trash now, though.

bricks, house maintenance, statue head, yard decoration.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

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Facebook IPO Funds NSA Data Mining Front / Bilderberg Hacks US Elections

Facebook has become a new icon of elite dominance over the web, and increasingly the tech-driven economy as well. Technocrats are busy building stock market credibility via the IPO for their Facebook spy front, while Bilderberg attendees select politicians, steer social movements and spy on the masses to harvest data. Aaron Dykes has a special report on Mark Zuckerberg and his intel ring of social media kingpins and financiers. Bilderberg 2012 is set to convene on Chantilly, Virginia during May 31-June 3. Stayed tuned at Infowars.com for full spectrum coverage of the secretive meeting.
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Hotels OCean front Virginia Beach …?

Question by desertedmemorys: Hotels OCean front Virginia Beach …?
I am looking for a ocean front hotel in virginia beach, VA …. I am having a hard time finding one with a jacuzzi and indoor pool …. anyone know of any ??

Best answer:

Answer by love2travel
The new Hilton is probably your best bet:
http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/ORFVHHF-Hilton-Virginia-Beach-Oceanfront-Virginia/index.do

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roof, front – Carolyn says hi – IMG_3083 (20110615)

roof, front – Carolyn says hi – IMG_3083 (20110615)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Carolyn says "Hi", while I check out the roof for the first time since it was modified during the mid-2000’s building of our addition. Due to the terrain, there are parts of my roof you can only see on Google Earth — unless you go up there. After sliding down the roof uncontrollably on more than one occasion, I stopped going up there as much a few years ago.

To make the most of the expedition, I took the camera and also bought roofing cement. The stuff smells horrible — like hot asphalt — and you can smell it from 50 feet away for awhile afterward. It can only be washed off of your skin with paint thinner (which says not to put on your skin). You can see where I patched 2 nails to the left of the ladder, at the edge of the roof. I basically used half the bucket on every exposed nail head, every crack, and on all the edges of the chimney flashing (which really did flood once when our builder screwed up the roof — see video of the 20060625 indoor rain at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybwRtTmOXtU ). Originally I was going to nail in a roofing safety harness bracket — a 0 fall harness + bracket I bought online, so as to not fall off my roof and kill myself — but my stud sensor was unable to sense the joists through my shingles, so I had to abort that project. But that’s what the roofing cement was originally for — keeping the holes I was going to put in my shingles from leaking into roof. Instead I just used it for general roof upkeep.

So anyway, after all that, Progressive drops us for the condition of our roof ("curling shingles"). Of course, we survived the hurricane JUST FINE with zero water in our house, proving that Progressive Insurance are ASSHOLES. These shingles are not in perfect condition, but the roof sure as hell does not need to be re-done if it is functioning just fine.

Also since then, additional gutter guards have been deployed, and they are uniformly and 100% covering the front gutters at least. Had to cut some into custom-sized pieces to get full coverage.

Carolyn.
Homesite insurance, Progressive insurance, gutter, house maintenance, ladder, roofing cement, shingles.
Homesite insurance sucks. Homesite sucks. Progressive insurance sucks. Progressive sucks.

roof, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 15, 2011.

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roof, front – Carolyn says hi – IMG_3091 (20110615)

roof, front – Carolyn says hi – IMG_3091 (20110615)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Note the condition of the shingles. Progressive insurance (Homesite insurance) dropped our insurance giving us a list of reasons. We fixed the items on that list. They then dropped us a 2nd time for new reasons not included in the first list, including "curling shingles" on my roof. The shingles certainly aren’t perfect, but do these look like something that’s going to fly off my roof and cost an insurance company a lot of money? Of course, we survived Hurricane Irene AND the post-Irene flood storms JUST FINE … With zero water in our house. Progressive did not even cite our roof the first time they dropped us. Quite simply, Progressive Insurance/Homesite insurance are ASSHOLES. The roof sure as hell does not need to be re-done if it is functioning just fine. Plus, I just patched it with roof cement to strengthen it up even more! Be smart. Stay away from Progressive. Their low prices aren’t worth it. The State Corporation Commission has been notified, but since Virginia is a Republican state, our regulatory agencies barely have any teeth.

The tree touching the roof on the right is an example of tree maintenance I did myself with the pole saw.

You can see some of the Home Depot solar lights that we put on the pathway (once you get out of the range of the street light).

Leaves still everywhere from our tree removal.

Also since then, additional gutter guards have been deployed, and they are uniformly and 100% covering the front gutters at least. Had to cut some into custom-sized pieces to get full coverage.

Carolyn.
Homesite insurance, Pontiac Bonneville 1993 car, Pontiac Grand Am 1994 vehicle, Progressive insurance, flamingos, gutter, gutter guards, gutters, house maintenance, jack stand, shingles, solar lights.
Homesite insurance sucks. Homesite sucks. Progressive insurance sucks. Progressive sucks.

roof, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 15, 2011.

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yard, front – fence – painted – poor Home Depot color matching – IMG_3308 (20110720)

yard, front – fence – painted – poor Home Depot color matching – IMG_3308 (20110720)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Extra paint on the brushes at the end of the day went to fence post tops, then fence posts, then fence tops, then sides, then bottoms. We ended up doing the entire fence with "done for the day" brushes, even though we hadn’t intended to paint the fence.

Home Depot’s color-matching skills with Behr paint-with-prime vs Behr paint-without-prime leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT. Our color mis-matching here is what you get when you take the same paint back and ask them to match the existing paint. They, er, uh… don’t. No refunds! a gallon paint-with-primer, a gallon paint-without-primer, tons of brushes, paint thinner, rags, elbow grease — And you get this! Mis-matched color!

It’s hard to tell, but the gutter in the background has been painted gray as well.

Home Depot color matching, fence, gutter, house maintenance, mismatched paint.
after painting.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

July 20, 2011.

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BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’s dropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. While painting our window sills, we also painted other surfaces that needed painting, such as doors, railings, soffits, stairs, gutters, pipes, and cinder block walls.

door, front, downstairs – painted (inside) – IMG_3303 (20110720)

door, front, downstairs – painted (inside) – IMG_3303 (20110720)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
It’s gray, not white. Love how the storm door down there is rotted through in parts. This is a new custom storm door we paid like 0+ for from Hechinger right before it turned into Home Depot (2001ish). It’s half the age of our front/back storm doors, and yet is rotting out while they are not. Screwed by contractors yet again — contractors are the worst scum on earth and will perform shoddy work that screws the customer close to 75% of the time. Our utility room storm door rotted out to the point of literally falling apart and leaving only a frame, but it was wood, so that is understandable. THIS door is supposed to be vinyl. Obviously not all vinyl is the same! Some of it is made up of discarded different types of vinyl left over from other processes. Like a hot dog being made of different meats. That was one of the point Thompson Creek made to us about their windows: It’s all the same kind of vinyl, and it’s high quality. Unlike this storm door, our windows came with a lifetime warranty transferrable to the next owner of the house. So I tend to believe them. Whereas Hechinger? They went out of business. This is probably a part of that.

I can’t believe I paid the door guys to put a peephole in this door so many years ago. These days I could probably do a better job myself for free!

ADT sticker, Secured by ADT sticker, front door, house maintenance, screen, stairs, storm door, wood.
after painting.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

July 20, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’s dropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. While painting our window sills, we also painted other surfaces that needed painting, such as doors, railings, soffits, stairs, gutters, pipes, and cinder block walls.

door, front, downstairs – painted (outside) – IMG_3304 (20110720)

door, front, downstairs – painted (outside) – IMG_3304 (20110720)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
It’s gray, not white. Love how the storm door down there is rotted through in parts. This is a new custom storm door we paid like 0+ for from Hechinger right before it turned into Home Depot (2001ish). It’s half the age of our front/back storm doors, and yet is rotting out while they are not. Screwed by contractors yet again — contractors are the worst scum on earth and will perform shoddy work that screws the customer close to 75% of the time. Our utility room storm door rotted out to the point of literally falling apart and leaving only a frame, but it was wood, so that is understandable. THIS door is supposed to be vinyl. Obviously not all vinyl is the same! Some of it is made up of discarded different types of vinyl left over from other processes. Like a hot dog being made of different meats. That was one of the point Thompson Creek made to us about their windows: It’s all the same kind of vinyl, and it’s high quality. Unlike this storm door, our windows came with a lifetime warranty transferrable to the next owner of the house. So I tend to believe them. Whereas Hechinger? They went out of business. This is probably a part of that.

ADT sticker, Secured by ADT sticker, front door, house maintenance, screen, stairs, storm door.
after painting.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

July 20, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’s dropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. While painting our window sills, we also painted other surfaces that needed painting, such as doors, railings, soffits, stairs, gutters, pipes, and cinder block walls.