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Warning: Your Mouth Will Water

Warning: Your Mouth Will Water

On Easter weekend, I cooked up a storm, making ham, ham rice, homemade potato salad, deviled eggs, beans, and homemade banana pudding. When I say ‘homemade’, I mean it. There is no instant pudding and Cool Whip happening at my house! I make an old-fashioned banana pudding from scratch, the way my grandmother taught me- real vanilla custard cooked on the stove with whipped meringue to go on top. Everyone at our house enjoys banana pudding, including me. In fact, I had to give a few bowls away because it kept calling my name

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Topless Trucking

The subject line for this Thought for the Weekend isn’t just an attention grabber–it’s true! While I’ve been logging some miles on the road this week, Pam and Mary have been reading about women on the road. Female truckers, to be exact. In the current issue (June 2012) of O Magazine, one feature article profiles a spunky female trucker named Shannon “Sputter” Smith. The article states that there are 3.5 million truckers in America, less than 6% of them (approximately 200,000) women. It goes on to profile Sputter, her royal blue International 9400 Eagle

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We’re Not a Cheap Date: Episode III

At Matchmaker, we approach every business transaction with a commitment to a long-term relationship; we don’t believe in acting like a cheap date, a casual fling or one-night stand.  In the last half of the year, we decided to have a little fun with a “cheap date horrors” contest:  Congratulations to Bridgett Cannady who won the contest with this entry: Proms don’t have to be overpriced!! When I was in high school, a couple from our school went out to eat at McDonalds before the prom.  McDonalds was conveniently located across the street from the convention center

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We’re Not a Cheap Date: Episode II

Worried that his son was spending too much money on dates, Junior’s father asked his son how much his last date had cost.    Junior calculated a minute then replied:  “Somewhere around $15, I think.”  “Well,” said his father, “I’m proud of you for finally coming up with an inexpensive evening.”    “To be honest Dad,” Junior went on, “we’d have done more, but that was all the money she had.”     At Matchmaker, we approach every business transaction with a commitment to a long-term relationship; we don’t believe in acting like a cheap date, a

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Looking for a Halloween Costume?

In a recent blog post, we talked about those “one-night-stand” companies, the fly-by-night operations that leave customers and clients feeling jilted. With 30 years of experience in the industry, we believe that experience, customer service and integrity are what count when it comes to freight brokerage. The only time we want anything to do with a one-night-stand is when it comes in the form of a clever Halloween costume! We had a feeling you’d agree. Look closely, and you’ll notice this one-night stand comes complete with accessories, including a pack of cigarettes and a lipstick-kissed note

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Ever Been Jilted by a “One-Night Stand”?

Although the majority of freight brokers in our industry run respectable operations, unfortunately there is also a subset of fly-by-night companies that don’t play nicely.  We call them “one-night-stands” because they leave customers and clients feeling jilted.   Recently, we stumbled upon this product commercial on YouTube, and we couldn’t help but laugh.  When it comes to dating, lighting may be ‘everything’, but when it comes to freight brokerage, we believe experience, customer service and integrity are what count!

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We’re Not a Cheap Date: Episode I

One of our subcontractors told us a story about how her father was such a cheap date, he used to make his girlfriends hide in the trunk of his car so he only had to pay for one ticket at the entrance to the drive-in theater instead of two!    At Matchmaker, we approach every business transaction with a commitment to a long-term relationship; we don’t believe in acting like a cheap date, a casual fling, or one-night stand.

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Implications of the Snowe – Klobuchar Bill S.3483.IS

 Or, the Story of the Genie and the Truck Driver  A truck driver was tooling down the highway one afternoon when all of a sudden he heard a “pop.” He steered the rig onto the shoulder, got out of his truck, and walked around it to check his tires.  Under one of the tires, he saw a bottle.  The driver picked it up and wiped off the label, when a very old genie appeared. The genie said, “Man, I’m too old for this! You get one wish — not three — just one.” The

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10 Things Women Want to Hear

1. Wow, I just don’t know what to do with this money we won in the lottery, so why don’t you take it to the mall and see if you can find something to buy with it? 2. Hey, how about inviting your mother to spend the summer with us? 3. What luck, they had a special rental rate at the video store on romance movies! 4. You know, that Pam Anderson just doesn’t seem to have the brain power that I find so attractive in a woman. 5. Who wants to play golf when I can see

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