Green Rascal Design

Whether you like it or hate it, there is just something about egg salad...

When you have 4 dozen eggs in your fridge and you don't know what to do, there's something about egg salad...

I do a LOT of networking. Not to say that I do more networking than anybody on the planet, but I do more by far than most people I know. That's just how it is when you're trying to build up business. So it really irks me when people are rude about connection requests.

This has been happening to me a lot on LinkedIn lately. Now, I don't claim to be the MOST sensitive to others' needs, but I do try. I haven't bombarded any one connection with requests, and believe me I could. But I am trying to start relationships with certain people. This is what LinkedIn is for! It is a tool for building networks. You can also think of it as an online resume or ad space, but for the most part it is for networking. Thus the name, LinkedIn. You are Linked in to other professionals. I don't see why this is a difficult concept for some people to understand.

Another thing - when I see an opportunity for somebody I know (even if I don't know them all that well) I send them a note about it. It's good practice to try to help people. Most networking groups are explicit about this. They want people to give referrals. I have not found a single networking group that has stated you should go there and sell sell sell. So I personally have been very mindful to make connections where I see a possibility. Do not ever accuse me of simply being greedy and requesting connections willy-nilly.

So here I am,
I'll start off this blogoff with the question straight from Let's Blogoff:

"What was the one thing you longed for when you were a child? . . . what was that one big thing? Furthermore, did you ever get it? Did it provide everything it promised? How do you think your childhood longing affects you as an adult?"

I understood this question to mean more like, "who did you want to be when you were a child?" This is because I never really wanted for anything. I was a pretty happy kid. Sure, there was the set of Legos, but I had lots and lots of Legos, which brings me back to my interpretation of the question at hand.
yellow pear tomatoes, yellow plum tomatoes, triple crown blackberries
yellow tomatoes, blackberries
our first pickling experience
cucumbers ready to pickle
I have a few pictures of things we've picked and made over the last few weeks...