For the last 20 years I’ve told everyone I wouldn’t live in Florida because it’s God’s waiting room. It’s where people go to die. Especially in the Naples area. I had been a few times but only to help my Grandfather fly his plane to Ft. Myers or help him with a task. My grandfather lived in an airport community and we could fly out of our place here in Central IL and literally pull right into the garage/hanger at the airpark he lived in. He’s 95 and hasn’t flown for a while so I haven’t gone down in years despite my Dad living here in the winters. I also didn’t keep taking flying lessons so I’m merely a passenger now. But things have changed but more likely its me. I have always known that every city has its own personality and types of residents. I think I just didn’t want to get old and everyone I knew that was moving to Florida was just out of college or retiring. And I was neither.
My daughter needed to get her car to Syracuse and the weather looked good so we drove together from Illinois to NY. I dropped her off and I took a quick trip down to Florida to see my Dad. I planned on getting in and out and just surprising him for our weekly visit. Since my Dad had a heart attack I’ve come to his house to spend a few hours with him every Tuesday since. He came down to Naples for the winter and I thought it would be good to show up at his door and say “Man, it takes a lot longer to come see you on Tuesdays now”
Now that I’m older, Naples doesn’t feel quite as old. Maybe I watch Rick Schwartz enough on Twitter I was prepared for the people that live here. (Yes this is a joke and I realize he doesn’t live in Naples. But there are a lot of people that resemble him down here) I probably enjoyed Florida so much more because I’m closing in on the age when you retire and head down here. The one thing I really enjoy in Naples are all the toys. A lot of people have done well and the cars, the jets, and the homes are pretty spectacular. Yesterday I went and visited the Collier collection of cars at the Reves museum and it was just amazing. Hundred million dollars plus worth of historic cars. I got a peak at a few guys’ smaller collections of Porsches and Ferarris as well. I can see why my great grandfather, grandfather and Father all live here in the winter. It’s a collection of guys just like him with all their “stuff” and great weather.
The nursery business is hard work with lots of dirt under your nails but it can be a good living. It helps that my family has been here since the 50s and the property was a little cheaper then. Pretty sure the oceanfront homes go for a little more than 40K now. Just like early domain buying. The difference is I still live a dot net lifestyle while I’m in town and stay in just a smaller condo. It’s really all I need to just be around the fancy cars and homes. I stay a night or two, get a little motivation to make money, enjoy some sun, and head home. I plan on doing it off and on all winter. Twenty years later I COULD move here in the winters compared to the definitely not of before. Maybe in 10 years that will change again.
Quote of the Day: “If all your prayers were answered would it change the world, or just yours?”
Domain of the Day: AllYouNeedIsLove.com that is all you need
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
FetchPay.com Finpay names will continue to be hot. And remember you can sell names to people that think they will be the next Venmo. Even if they don’t
UX5.com Nobody has ever gone broke owning LLN.coms
EvilMonkey.com Sounds negative but coders will love it and they are the ones who name their new companies
PornBiz.com Like all porn names, it gets thousands of visits a month
BronxFood.com No bidders. Some good restaurants in the Bronx now
Abrig.com 5L.com with no bidders.
SeedMap.com Most of the results come for Minecraft seed maps but could be used for other things. I think canna seeds
PleasureBalm.com Sounds lovely. 17 years old. the name, not the balm
DogDoctors.com I would think any vet would want this as a marketing name
NYCPlanner.com Party planner, wedding planner. Big business in NYC. Surprised this isn’t already in use
BuildYourBusiness.com Call to action marketing name. 39 bidders
BioHormone.com Bioidentical hormones are man made hormones instead of natural. Some people prefer it
AcneMeds.com a billion dollar industry. Why the CPC is good
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Let’s start by putting up the names that have big bids based on their history, not their name.
TreePad.com the name isn’t going to get you $4K
PocketPCMag.com Get a head start on your pocket PC review site
HelloThemes.com Still plenty of money in wordpress themes
Now on to the names that have resale value for the name alone
TheFinish.com The journey you remember, how you finished is how everyone else remembers you
MindBooster.com I think its a 5 figure name. Don’t do anything based on my dumb ass thoughts though. I’m just a plant grower
SkinMeds.com See acne medicine above and add wrinkles
SimplifiedGenetics.com Love it or hate it genetic modification is a big part of the future
JustRepairs.com “We don’t sell it, we just fix it”
BookRelease.com New release dates
Mobik.com Sounds european but techy
NewAccount.com Sounds too generic for me but Godaddy thinks its a five figure domain
Diggler.com If you don’t think Dirk then you don’t watch enough movies
eDrives.com online storage all the way
Bityu.com Bitcoin is moving again which is good news for bit name owners
Testd.com Somebody made sure it works
AuthenticMeds.com It’s what people are looking for and maybe you can fool them into thinking yours are
Godaddy Names With One of No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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