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Welcome to the Susan Mangigian Wordy Version of C. This is the part of the show where I combine e-mail with four overdue Memes regarding friends, random, useless facts and personal idiosyncrasies into an Outside Blog Minion Report. Truth be known, the goal is to convert it into "The Year In Review." After all, I did promise my Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and AR peeps that I'd do a recap of how I evolved as a blogger. Problem is, I don't feel like I've changed much...  I don't even have any New Year resolutions.

Why did I agree to do four Memes and a Recap? I don't know...

Stupidity? A moment of weakness perhaps, or blogger's insanity? Hmm... you decide. I'm too friggin' tired to figure it out and I've been up all night with the painful reminder of why I am beginning to really hate Memes. These things are viral and some people who claim to like you go out of their way to make you feel obligated to perform. Sometimes, they do not know they are doing it, while other times I'm wondering which one of us is the most anal retentive and obsessive about getting it done (LOL). Some people are really sweet and make my life fun, while others make me not want to touch them or "the writing assignment" with a ten foot pole. Seriously! In this case, the four people who tagged me are really lovely people, so how could I say no? :-)

Welcome to the Triple Meme from Hell. Yes, I know I said I was remiss with four Memes, however, quadruple just didn't have the same sinister ring to it. After all, I have 29 Q&A to do plus a friendship one. Seriously. I'm telling you, these Meme blog chain letters are evil business and I mean Eeeeeeevil with a capital E (LOL). I refuse to follow all of the rules and must confess that this one made me cranky even though I really love my friends who tagged me with their various versions of cyberHell. I am not in my happy place people and have not been so for three days. So buckle-up bay-bays and let the Meme games begin. I've got nonsense to talk about. Are you ready?  ;-)

Warning: When I'm cranky, I make "Abby Normal" look like "Mother Teresa." This happens to be true, people, so if you have a problem with that, turn back now. Seriously. I don't want you littering my comments section with sanctimonious party-pooper-party-pooh because I am prone to going where ever my cranky thoughts lead me. Like Granny Tann likes to say, "Some days you’re the bug. Some days you’re the windshield." It's my first original post for 2009 so I'm playing both sides of the splatter pattern. Bottom line, I'm just here to have some fun bantering with a few of my friends (who I will get my cyberHell revenge on) while highlighting a few of my favorite bloggers and banging out my answers to some silly and occasionally interesting questions. Looks like a good spot to share some naughty minion moments as well. Maybe I'll do a little lurking in other social media accounts while hanging out waiting for the fallout to clear...

Time for a beverage public service announcement: If you have poor bladder control, you may want to go to the bathroom now because there is no telling what might pop up regarding "The Mind Of Mama Minion." I have been known to make adults pee involuntarily, so consider yourself warned. I'm just sayin'... In addition, if you are drinking a beverage, please put it down. I'd hate to have you spew coffee/tea like they did on Richard Weisser's Post (LOL).

Time for the Naughty-Blogger-Disclaimers: Yup. Repeat after me: "I Is Gonna Be A Naughty Gal." (If you're a man, you still have to say it. It's part of your cyberHell for reading this post.) If you choose to ignore the beverage public service announcement, please be advised that sticky keyboards and stained monitors are not covered by your avatar's foodie-flood comprehensive policy or virtual errors and omissions insurance. We will NOT be held responsible for what you spill, spew or spray onto your lap, files, fax, printer, floor, clothing, relatives and into the atmosphere.

Yes, I said "relatives." Having been sprayed once or twice myself, I know what I am talking about... I am still trying to figure out if my spouse and children have horrible aim or if I've stumbled upon a minion conspiracy of grave proportions that needs to be quashed. If I must quash the minion rebellion, I will blog about it forthwith with video and film, but I digress...  Final Warning: Read my blog at your own risk. On that note, my Naughty-Blogger-Disclaimers are done. :-P

So, ya feeling kinda BRAVE today? Wanna learn something NEW about the old Tann-Starr, eh? Then get comfy sweetie pies, this may take a while... After all, rumor has it that this is "The Year in Review."

I do owe Laura Watts a friendship Meme so we're gonna start this puppy off by talking about a few of my friends: My first victim is Richard Weisser. I happen to love "Dear Richard." It is an awesome Real Estate column by a man with a very playful and creative imagination. He has recently confessed to periodically running out of blogging-gas, but twisted sisters like me keep egging him on to drive that new blog post home because (1) he is a wealth of information, (2) he is a Spanking-A photographer and (3) I love playing with people who are smarter than I am.

Advice for Richard: Fart an idea, damn it. There's nothing like a good diarrhea of words to relieve the constipation of a blocked mind. My secret weapon? Spoofing on pointless questions with no possible useful answers, then making it relative to what's going on in my life right now. How's that for transparency? (LOL) Learned something new today, did ya? ;-)

For the more sensitive souls whose mouths have just dropped open"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing," Walt Disney. In case you don't understand just how critical this situation really is (Richard has a vast following, including me), I believe Susan Haughton summed it best with one astute question: "Who will start our days with wit, wisdom and pithy comments?" (LMAO) Big Hint: You do not want it to be me. Seriously. I am an acquired taste, most peculiar in flavor. Richard Weisser, however, has universal appeal, so one can easily take to him immediately. Don't let the compliment fool you. Who else would be crazy enough to post every single morning? BTW, if you take to me immediately, then you are off your meds. Seriously. But I digress... ;-)

Unlike Richard, I have minions, so that eliminates me from the running if he runs out of blogging-gas. Richard is irreplaceable and the idea of him not being there in the wee hours of the morning is simply unimaginable to me. I start my day with Paddy Pizappi and Richard Weisser. They always have something posted in the morning. I'd be lost without them. I hate losing excellent writers. I'm still suffering from Andrew J Lenza withdrawal. Thank God we still play in Facebook.  Imagination runs my mojo... I love bantering with witty people. Playtime is an integral part of my day. :-)

Here's another favorite quote: "Imagination is more important than knowledge," Albert Einstein.

In the infamous words of Melodious: "Coolio." I am soooo down with that program. The musician and artist in me really digs that quote. I gravitate towards interesting, imaginative people who are very different from me. I salute self starters and really enjoy being surrounded by a bunch of talented, playful friends. I especially adore the ones who have both the gifts of knowledge and imagination. That combination truly isn't as common as one would think. That's why Amanda Hall and Melody Botting are so dear to my heart. Everyone who knows me knows that Melodious is the boss of me. The TX twins know how to think outside the box. Lizette Fitzpatrick may be in KY, but she knows how to channel me. She's an awesome artist and we have lots of a standing jokes between us born from previous Memes. Liz is very good at thinking outside the box and knows how my mind works. I've got another Liz that I adore. Have you ever bothered calling Elizabeth Weintraub? Our hilarious conversations are truly priceless. You think her blogs really have it going on? You should pick up the phone and call my girlfriend. She's full of surprises (LMAO). If you really want to have an unusual conversation, you have got to hook up with Laura Watts and Susan Mangigian. Honey, these two chickas will make you laugh until you cry. These ladies are delightful. I never know what I'm going to get, I love a good laugh and I love these people. Cool friends like these just lift you up to another level and make it okay to laugh about stuff you might not be able to find any humor in if you were left alone struggling with your thoughts or on the verge of tears. I can say anything I want to them and they can say anything they want to me. Friendship is a rare  gift. Don't squander your social media.  ;-)

BTW, I don't just think outside the box, I live outside the box. Normal is relative in my world, which is filled with ADD, Autism and PDD-NOS. My friends know this and accommodate me and mine in the most usual and fabulous ways. From AR Road Trips to Twitter Therapy and lots of Skyping in between. Our adventures as a family have crossed the spectrum of social media and has solidified into brick and mortar soul ties. That happens to be a very rare and beautiful thing and I can not imagine my present or future life without people like Paddy Pizappi, Kathy Passarette, Susan Mangigian and the host of all my other friends in it. I absolutely love them and I'm looking forward to some very interesting AR Road Trips.  :-)

Funny how you can meet people for the first time and feel as if you've known them all of your life simply by blogging together, sharing daily e-mails and playing phone-tag. I would like to thank the Active Rain staff for making that possible. You guys (and Claire) ROCK! Thank you for creating this network and giving us the opportunity to meet some wonderful friends. BTW, Susan, don't forget to wear black. ;-)

If you missed the Little Minions AR Summer Road Trips, you can start here:






Those 5 posts hold some of my fondest memories. I adore the little minions and absolutely adore my bay-bays. I'm in love with my virtual family and blogging with my peeps at Club Chaos is a lot of fun. I love the fact that I get to play with and learn from awesome people that includes the likes of Leesa L Finley, JL Boney, Midori Miller, Pam Pugmire, Tanya Venable, Cameron Wilson, Barb Szabo, Jeremy Blanton, Carole Provenzale, Barbara Carter, Mike Saunders, Cheryl Johnson, Becky Cook, Barbara Ries, Lisa Hill, TLW, Broker Bryant, Kristin MoranSheila Moran, Judi MorganRobert Rauf, Nicole Nicolay, Lenn Harley, Ruthmarie Hicks, Myrl Jeffcoat, Margaret Rome, Jesse Clifton, Jennifer Fivelsdal, Missy Caulk, Eleanor Thorne, Fran Gaspari, Alisha Harrison, Andrew J Lenza, Marie Meyer, Steve Shatsky, Debbie Summers, LaShawn Norden, Mirela Monte, Clint Miller, Lindsey Hasford, Gary Woltal, Amanda Hall, Melody Botting, Susan Mangigian, Chris Elizabeth Griffith, Kathy Passarette, Virginia Hepp, Liz Moras, Debra A Brooks, Mike Jones, Jeanette Neerpat, Don Rogers, Chris Fisher, Christina Williams, Jason Crouch, Paddy Pizappi, Julie Chapman, Gail MacMillian, Greg Nino, Alan May, Poppy Dinsey, Richard Weisser, Lizette Fitzpatrick, Josef Katz, Lisa Heindel, Kappy Mann, Robert Swetz, Debe Maxwell, Bill Gassett, Sondra Meyer, Lisa Glowacki, Lisa Friedman, Paul Slaybaugh, Chris Ann Cleland, Elaine Hanson, Adam Waldman, Elizabeth Weintraub, Lani A-R, Linda Davis, Cristal Drake, Elizabeth Nieves, Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman, Susan Hilton, Teri Lussier, Marianne Snygg, Ralph/Laraine Sharpe, Steve Homer, Audrey June-Forshey, Valerie Osterhoudt Sharon Paxson, April Hayden-Munsen, Kelly Willey, Jane Grant and Laura Watts. I can not possibly name every single friend I have because I enjoy caching up with a lot of people and invest time playing phone tag and meeting them across social media accounts every single day.

My social media peeps created this long post because I owe Lisa Heindel 17 Random Facts and Susan Mangigian does not like when I am being cheap with the Meme details. Lovely Lisa tagged me for a Meme on Facebook. I also owe Julie Chapman 6 Useless Facts and Myrl Jeffcoat another 6 Useless Facts as well. I am going to answer these lovely ladies right now, but I have to say Memes can really get out of hand if you are not careful (LOL). I think that's why I ignore over half of them because they are eeeeeevil (LOL). I am not going to do too many in 2009. I may start refusing them outright and just be done with them. Seriously.

BTW, here"s another fave quote: "So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads." Dr. Seuss

This is the part of the show where Carol switches to a more brief mode. Might as well answer my friggin' e-mail in public and give my lovelies their random, useless information so the torture can end (LMAO).

1. How Long have you been blogging? Less than a year, April 2008.

2. Why do you tell your age but wont give people your birth-date? Because I do not like sucky gifts and think it is a bunch of hooowee to aggravate people with the infamous lie, "it's the thought that counts..." Oh really? Puh-leeze! A sucky gift means you have crappy thoughts about the recipient. Stop asking me for my birth-date people. You do not have to say "Happy Birthday" to me. I don't mind you not saying it and do not want to be on your social calendars. Stop inviting me. Odd request? Probably yes. Will it make me happy? Absolutely! Deliriously so as a matter of fact. It would really be nice if everyone would just leave my birthday alone. It's my private holiday for me and the little minions and I do not want a virtual party or a Facebook announcement. Seriously... Stop plotting. You're going to piss me off... 

3. Why are you so comfortable being anti-social in social media? Sometimes you are downright rude. Why? Well why the hell not? Do you think because we're Realtors we are not allowed to have attitudes just like everyone else? Seriously. I do not pretend to be a perfect person and will not even try to act like something I am not. I have major issues. There are things that I do not like and I have the right not to like them. The fact of the matter is we all have an attitude and it fluctuates every moment of the day. Besides, I'm not rude all of the time and can be rather charming if you don't flip my b*tch switch (LOL). 

Lets go visit Dictionary.com for a moment to define that puppy... Attitude: noun 1. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, esp. of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. 2. position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.: a threatening attitude; a relaxed attitude.

If the dictionary can describe the spectrum of attitudes people have, then why can't I have access to and make use of it just like everyone else? Why is there this unrealistic expectation that I am supposed to be off the grid with my emotions and put up with othr people's B***sh**? More than half the people who don't like my attitude usually approach me with something that they want me to do for them without regards to what I need to do for myself or family. They make unrealistic demands then tantrum when I do not cater to them. Well, I've got news for you. I have two kids and a hubby. All tantrums to be tolerated end there.  

People are quick to overlook the fact that they have attitudes all the time with me e.g.: (1) thinking it is okay to waste my time while I am trying to make a living; (2) assuming I am obligated to be their personal taxi cab; (3) not being honest about their assets and salaries; (4) jerking my chain because they think we should only be talking RE or doing market reports on AR. The list goes on and on.

Sometimes we can joke about it, sometimes we can't poke fun and laugh it off because there is no common ground or meeting of the minds. Fact of the matter is I don't like everybody and everybody does not like me. I leave people I don't like alone. I simply go away and disengage. I know how to be civil but depending on how someone pushes me there are days I DO NOT WANT TO. People count on you being civil while they misbehave hoping to stress you into making a decision they want. News flash: Been there. Done that. Lived through it. Not interested. Can't speak for you, but my list includes people in and out of the industry and a few relatives to boot. Why lie about it? I am not going to sit here and pretend that I am all things to all people because I am not. I do not have to act like Pollyanna to prove that I am good at what I do or a half way decent person. When you see my attitude, it is usually in direct response to something... like flipping my b*tch switch or messing with my bay-bays... which flips my b*tch switch (LMAO).

4. If you could choose one post monthly for someone to read from the time you started blogging, what would they be?

April 2008: Anything Andrew J Lenza. :-)

May 2008: Amanda Hall"Neighborhood Care Teams - A Realtor's Challenge."

June 2008: (Members Only) TLW"Be Unique... Or... Be Forgotten - ROAR!"

July 2008: Lizette Fitzpatrick, "Why Feed Your Client Caviar When He'd Rather Have An Ice Cube."

Aug 2008: Broker Bryant, "Help!!! I'm A Newbie And I Can't Compete!"

Sept 2008: Liz Moras"Is Your Real Estate Career Like A Roller Coaster Ride?"

Oct 2008: Laura Watts"Some Of My Memories Of The 1950s."

Nov 2008: Melody Botting"Pay It Forward, Again. It Will Always Come Back."

Dec 2008: Chris Elizabeth Griffith"Why You Should Link In, Link Up and Stink Up A Variety O' Social Networks."

Jan 2009: Lisa Heindel, "My Agent Can't Help Me. Can You?"

5. Do you like doing Memes? No, not really. Depends upon the questions. Some are crafted more thoughtfully than others.

6. Do you really like to read or are you being facetious?  I was unaware the two were mutually exclusive (LOL). I love to read and can be quite facetious. Irreverent is my favorite playful disposition. I come from a family full of wisecracking bay-bays spewing sarcasm in a Brooklyn accent. My mom is as droll as my dad is jovial. My comical kids and hubby can be quite humorous. There is nothing staid, lugubrious or dull about any of them... Hmm... I feel as if I am going to have a Dr. Seuss moment. In case you didn't notice, I have been quoting him. I did mention I could be quite facetious, didn't I? (LOL)

7. Do you read Zig Ziglar? If so, what is your favorite quote? Yup. I read Zigzig. Fave quote: "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

8. What is your favorite Minion Blur blog post moment? When he tried to toast our cell phones (LOL). You can read all about it here:  "When Your Toaster Starts Ringing You Know You Are In Trouble."

9. Do you read Dr Seuss to your kids? If so, what is your favorite book or quote? Yup. I do. I got news for ya: I still read it to me too (LOL). Theodore Seuss Geisel is da-silly-bomb! Fave quote? Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter won't mind. I LOVE THIS QUOTE! It gives me such a sense of freedom. It reminds me that it is okay to just be me... I don't have to be perfect, I just have to be me.

10. What are your some of your favorite quotes that made you laugh the first time you heard them?

Shirley Temple Black: "I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."

Robert McCloskey: “I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

Katherine Hepburn: "I don't care what is written about me, as long as it isn't true."

Groucho Marx: "If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower."

Murphy's Law: "Tell a man there are 300 Billion stars in the Universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure." (There has got to be an explanation for this. I can not tell you how many people I have seen poke their finger against an object that had a wet paint sign on it. Yes, I did it too - LOL).

11. List two posts that made you laugh out load.

Ralph/Laraine http://activerain.com/blogsview/828038/Home-Stager-Sued-for-Wrongful-Decor

(Members Only) TLW http://activerain.com/blogsview/734804/CRAPHave-You-Googled-It-LatelyROAR

12. What is your favorite book? The Bible.

13. What is your favorite car? One that drives, locks and has working brakes.

14. Name one benefit of participating in Memes. You can introduce your friends to other bloggers you like and get really, really silly on-line  (LOL).

15. Name three things you dislike about Memes. If not well crafted the experience sucks, the answers are lame and people actually cringe in horror to be tagged for an exercise in literary S&M. It's CyberHell. Seriously.

16. What do you like the best about social media? It's a fun way to keep up with my friends and family members.

17. What do you dislike about social media? When my peeps are lax in their security habits. When strange people on Facebook keep trying to be my friend when I keep telling them "No."

18. Best part about Twitter? Instant gratification for serial commentary. :-)

19. Worse part about Twitter? Strange people wanting to see my protected CC tweets and constantly having to say "No."

20. Favorite food? Besides Hagen Daz?

21. Favorite television shows? Fringe, The Closer, Monk, Leverage, 24, Eli Stone, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty.

22. How much do you weigh? I don't know, we don't own a scale. Why? Are you going to pick me up? Seriously...

23. How tall are you? Taller than Noah, shorter than Michael, not quite average.

24. Left handed or right handed? Depends upon what I'm doing (LOL).

25. If you had a million dollars what is the first thing you would do? Pass the f*** out (LOL).

26. What annoying habit would you like to kick? Memes. With both feet. Seriously.

27. Worse insult ever received from a sibling? "If I throw a stick, will you leave?"

28. Best AR one liner? Julie Chapman: "You're just jealous because the Voices are talking to Me."

29. Favorite Anonymous quote not quite Shakespeare but makes you think he could have written it? A closed mouth gathers no foot. (LOL)

So, did I gather a foot or two today? I don't know. I do know that I have just excaped cyberHell! (LMAO) The Meme damage has been done. I tag no one for any of the previous four Memes. I reserve the right not to participate again unless the questions are really interesting and I really, really like you (LOL). If you want to make me happy, ask me about Donald Trump. I am a huge fan. :-)













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Comment balloon 98 commentsC Tann-Starr • January 04 2009 01:34PM


CTS - I loved, loved, loved the picture of Michael and you!! Just wish it was BIGGER! 

AND THIS was my favorite part: 

How tall are you? Taller than Noah, shorter than Michael, not quite average.

Loved all the insight to CTS!  hope this get's RW in the mood again.  Thanks for the link back.  Have a super-fantastic day!  :P.  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) over 10 years ago

OMGoodness! I will need to reread this one a couple of times! You are so generous to include all the members and their profiles, posts, blogs etc .... (Next your I plan on being included LOL) that have made an impression on you! Great work.

Well, i am off to reread and I will come back for more commenting!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Your fingers have to be hurting after writing all of this. Take care C.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Kristin. It made for an interesting 3 days. I had to keep stopping to chase the kids (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Terrie. :-)

JL, still writing a whole bunch of other stuff (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, I am spellbound by this post first off cause of the CONTENT and secondly the TIME you put into it with the links and the thought!! Kudos to your AS ALWAYS hard work. Wow. I am blown away! Thanks so much on this one...

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Carolyn.... I don't even know where to start.  Brilliant, just freaking brilliant.  I have just laughed so hard Kathy came in from the other room to ask me what the hell was so funny? haha 

I really only see one problem... anyone THIS good at doing these nutty things is bound to get tagged nailed again. :) Btw, would you believe these damn things are running loose on Flickr?  It's an epidemic I tell ya!

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

This, my love, is nothing short of a masterpiece!!  Good God!

What annoying habit would you like to kick? "MeMe's. With both feet.  Seriously"!  Lol!  Hahahahahaha! 

If you had a million dollars what is the first thing you'd do?  "Pass the f*** out!"  Hahaha. 

Truly original.  That's you, my friend!  I love you!

May I never flip your bitch switch, may I never annoy you in any way whatsoever.  xxoo

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Gary. I appreciate your kind words. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Jesse, I was shocked to get tagged on Facebook but now Flickr? Awwwwww man... You are sooooo right. It is an epidemic (LOL). Oh my word. Whodda thunk it? ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

If I won the lottery, I would pass the f*** out too! 

C, This was great.  I need to clear my schedule (HA!) so I can come back and click all the links and get to know everyone you have mentioned that I don't already know and get to know the ones I do know even better.  (That was quite the run on sentence.  Damn.)

As far as Meme's are concerned, I learned that if you don't do them people won't tag you.  The last one I did was all about staplers and I haven't been tagged since.

MWA and Happy New Year!

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) over 10 years ago

Holy crap C!!!!!! I read every word. TLW is laying in her hospital bed in extreme pain and I just spent 30 minutes reading this post. Am I going to hell?

OK let me just say that this may be my favorite all time post that has nothing to do with real estate and may have taken the writer more than 2 days to write.

And.......you are the reason I now know what the heck bay-bays mean. For that I am thankful.....I think.

Thanks for the read. It helped get my mind off things.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Susan, my love, I am so glad you enjoyed it. At least I get to show off some of my friends and have a bit of fun while "suffering" (LOL). I kept floating between being really cranky for not wanting to do it and laughing my a$$ off every time I got a moment to fool around in AR on the computer. Talk about a fickle chick (LOL).

I swear, if we ever got a handful of us into a room, think of the movie we'd make! It would win a statute just from us sitting around letting her rip! I have so much fun talking with you guys that I look forward to making contact with one of my bay-bays every single day. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Amanda. Glad you enjoyed it. That stapler Meme is priceless. I had tears in my eyes the first time I read it. If you and Mel hadn't come along to save me from myself, who knows what I'd be doing right now (LMAO). I thank you, love you dearly, and wish you and yours the very best for 2009. [BTW, we've been cooking up a Bob Stewart Edition of a market report for weeks. We're hoping to launch it when we do Minion TV on AR. It's not going to be what anyone expects (LOL). I am soo looking forward to 2009.] ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Bryant. No Hades for you, bay-bay! I'm glad I could distract you for a moment. ;-)

I am so sorry to hear TLW is suffering. I will keep you and Billie in my prayers. I've been through a lot and understand how both of you feel. There are days when I can not sleep at night because of what has to be done for the family and what my loved ones are going through. Hang in there one minute at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time. Sometimes, that is all we can do, just hang in there and pray. Have faith in God and know that your friends are there in spirit as well as only a phone call or e-mail away if you need some conversation.

I wish I was closer so that I might be able to do more for you both. We, your virtual family, love you both dearly and are rooting for you. Please give your lovely wife my warmest regards. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, You are so amazing! If you could see me now you would see me bowing in front of your pciture...hey maybe I'll video myself doing that and send it to you! What do you think? LOL

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 10 years ago

C - Holy Cow!! The work you put into this is awesome.   I loved so many parts... The favorite tho, has to be "everything".  Thanks for sharing ALL of this with us.  And thank you for including me as one of your friends!

Happy New Year Bay Bay!!

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate over 10 years ago

ROTFL @ Barb. What can I possibly say to that? Haaaaaaa! Too funny. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thank you, April. I am very proud to know you. Looking forward to sharing more with you and the CC crew during 2009. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, what an excellent way to spin the "meme". This had to take an extraordinary effort to put together. And, as usual, it kept me wondering, spell bound, and laughing until the end.

Posted by Eric McGowan over 10 years ago

Wow! That was some writing! Thanks for mentioning me lots! Love ya! I've been on a breif vacation and left my blog for a bit. Now I have way too much to catch up on...plus my in stealth project is almost due.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 10 years ago

Thanks for including me in your favorite people list.  You are one of the reasons I check in on AR as often as I do.  Got to see what CTS is up to.  Once the house quiets down I am going to come back and reread this post and explore the links in more detail.  As always good stuff.


Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) over 10 years ago

Mandy... that stapler MeMe will live forever in infamy. haha

Carolyn, the bad part is that some of these blasted things are interesting and fun to read... and then there are the other 99%.

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

Eric McG, thank you. It took 3 days and was written between chasing the kids, doing laundry, cooking dinner and playing Lion King  (LOL). I'd get a thought and go promptly delete multiple paragraphs to re-work a section because I kept getting better ideas of what I really wanted to say. I finally had to force myself not to touch it and sleep on it because once i go into Dr Seuss mode I always get really silly and have mad fun. I did the final rewrite after cracking myself up this morning and decided to post it while I was still laughing at myself this afternoon. Sometimes I don't know when to stop spoofing around and just leave it alone. I'm very happy you enjoyed it. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

This was such fun reading.  Now I'm going to have to go back and read any of the other posts you linked to, so I will know if and what I missed.  have a wonderful 2009.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago


Hearty Laugh
Wow, That Was Incredible.

C-You warned me.....LOL  Very good blog. I knew it would be worth waiting for. LOL

Posted by Laura Watts (Positive Properties, LLC) over 10 years ago

Lizette, awesome you got to take a mini vacation. Looking forward to some lovely eye candy, bay-bay. Wishing you the very best with the s-project. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C-by chance was the picture of Michael and your little one taken at South of The Border? That looks like one of the animal they have there and one of the buildings.

Posted by Laura Watts (Positive Properties, LLC) over 10 years ago

Josef, you are very welcome. I know what you mean about popping in and out to see what everyone is up to. I am soooo addicted to this place and feel like a part of me is missing if I don't get to touch base with my friends. Blogging can be such fun (LOL).

BTW, Thanks for creating a spot for Donald Trump fans. I am looking forward to writing some interesting posts there (LOL). I started a couple of preliminary sketches of him for my next DT post. I like working in miniature. I think I'm going to be doing a lot more original art for my blog this year.  :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Jesse. You are so right about that, on both counts. :-D

Laura, glad you enjoyed it and sorry I took so long, sweetie. BTW, SOTB is exactly where they are. We usually go twice a year for lunch after our stay (and breakfast) in Rocky Mt., NC.  :-)

Thank you, Tammy. Wishing you and yours the very best for 2009. :-)



Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C. I thought that bull looked familiar. They make the best foot long hotdogs there.

Posted by Laura Watts (Positive Properties, LLC) over 10 years ago

Laura, that is so true. I miss having the older workers running the ice cream spot, though. We were the only ones inside and had to wait on service while workers talked on their cell phones and ignored us for approximately 7 minutes. Mikey actually had to "ask" for service. He was told, "Can't you see that I'm on the phone? I'll be with you in a minute." Picture that (LOL). I walked out and he stayed. He really wanted ice cream. I was too pissed off to enjoy it. I went to the arcade instead and played with Noah. He loves arcades and I have a thing for video games as well.  :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

OMG "C"- This promises to be a very enjoyable journey...darn houseguest sister who is b****ing about my BLOGGING....what's up with that??????  Anyway I'm bookmarking this so I can come back and GET YOU....looks like a fun trip ;-)  Best of everything in 2009 and looking forward to more connections :-)

Posted by Gail MacMillan over 10 years ago

C. I would have walked out too. So far, I haven't had any bad experiences there. We go once in a while. It is only about 25 to 30 minutes from where I am. We took our oldest granddaughter and took pictures of her on and with all the animals there. She had a ball. I took the pictures and made her a South of The Border Scrap Book. 

Posted by Laura Watts (Positive Properties, LLC) over 10 years ago

Gail, poor baby (LOL). Family can make trying to blog quite a unique experience. I think that's why I prefer going to them rather than them coming to me. I hate losing control over my apartment and that always happens when family comes to visit. Yup, I admit it, I can be a very cranky hostess if someone ruins my scheduled computer time. My poor hubby gets upset whenever I start whispering, "its time for people to leave," because he's on vacation and has no work agenda (LOL).

Really want to see me get evil? Come over unannounced. That is a huge no-no with me. I've been known to step out into the hall and not even let you in. Scouts honor. I hate being interrupted because my life runs on a very tight schedule. With my kids parallel therapy schedules and RE clients, there is very little time for me to be me. When it's finally my time, I get real serious about my "me time." No "ifs," "ands" or "buts" about it. Time is a very precious commodity in my household. Can't get it back once it's gone... 

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Laura, that close? I have soooo got to come see you. Maybe we can meet over there when the weather gets warmer and you can show us your neck of the woods. My parents are a little less than three hours from there. Wanna act like kids and do a sleep over? There's plenty of room. Seriously! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

CTS - you found that group?  I started setting it up but did not give it a push just yet.  Hey, if anyone can make it a successful group you can.  Post away.


Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) over 10 years ago

C, you wouldn't be able to stand living here.  People stop over here all of the time unannounced!  I used to not mind it, and used to tell people that if my garage door was up, stop on by.  Now, I need more privacy and everyone thinks this is a subway station.  I come home from work in the summer and seriously, there are people in the pool.  I don't mean neighbors, because I really don't mind any of my close neighbors swimming in my pool.  They keep my kids company if I am working.  I'm talking people that have to drive over to my house!  I mean really!  One day I was working in my dining room and I looked up and almost passed out.  There was a Realtor standing next to my chair!  I sort of screamed and she said... you said that if your garage door was up, I was welcome to stop by!  I wanted to suggest that I still meant she should knock first!  Geez!  I have people here all of the time and sometimes, I just want to be alone!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 10 years ago

Josef, I am looking forward to posting there and if you need a moderator for it I am your gal. I'll be very happy to help you with it any way I can. :-)

Susan, of course I could live at your house. Are you kidding me? You have a beautiful yard big enough for a 10 x 16 shed with solar panels and  windows. Can you say satellite TV and wireless Internet? I can (LOL). Locked door, iPod, cell phone and laptop. Leather couch, coffee table, one file cabinet. I'm in business. It's the stand alone do not disturb zone with Spanking-A hotels one exit down. Damn... I should rent a piece of your yard so I can paint and blog on the weekends and the minions can chase JJ and climb trees (LMAO).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

WOW!!! That was some MEME.  Isn't is amzing that you cna have so many friends from this site who truly feel like people you've known forever.  Best of luck to you and the minions for 2009.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 10 years ago

Good lord, woman.  I had no idea that when I tagged you I would have to dedicate an evening to reading it!!!  LMAO!!!  And to get a special mention as well?  That definitely does NOT whomp :)

MWA! and thanks for playing along in your own special way ;)

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 10 years ago

Amazing, indeed. Thank you, Stacey-Ann. Wishing you and yours the very best for 2009. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

LMAO @ Lisa. You, my lovely, are very welcome. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

(Cough, laugh, sneeze...)  You are a hoot!  I am too sick to absorb it all and will come back when I am feeling better.

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) over 10 years ago

Hello love. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well, Melodious. Rest up, sweetie. Love, C. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Solar panels??  Girl, are you sure you don't drink?  There are no solar panels in my shed, but I guess we could add them for you!!  Jack calls it a mother-in-law suite anyway!!  I can see you out there with a file cabinet, a large glass of iced tea and your lap top!!  I, of course, am wearing black pants in case you have your damn video camera with you!  Lol!

One of these nights, we must hook up Max's new headset and skype!

I'm off to beddy bye.


Love you!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, What a MeMe (or three).  It would have taken me DAYS (without the video!).  Thanks for the wonderful lineup and great people to read, your posts, pictures and videos are always terrific.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 10 years ago

Love you too, bay-bay! Mother-In-Law suite, eh? Do tell (LMAO)  Sweet dreams, Susan. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Carole. I'm glad that you enjoyed the post and your kind words are very much appreciated. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Ok, to be perfectly honest, that took me all day to read. I just couldn't do it in one sitting. And I'm not completely sure that I've read it all now. I'd like to post a thoughtful comment, but I can't formulate one... my eyes are blurry.

I did especially like the bit about having attitiudes just like everyone else, even though we're Realtors!! Too true...

Ok... well, that's all I can post for now!!


Posted by Alisha Harrison, Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert! (John L. Scott, Belfair) over 10 years ago

LOVEd it Bay=bay! 

You are the least anti-social person I know!  The attitude makes you all the more fun! 

Posted by Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate (Silvercreek Realty Group) over 10 years ago

C-Since you've only been blogging since April, 08 here's a little advice:

Just be yourself, let your personality shine through in your writing.

Add photos, and videos (once you learn how to make them)...people don't want to struggle through the "wall of words..."

For God's sakes, don't make your posts overly long...people will get bored, give up, never comment.

There:  You are so welcome, let me know if you need anything...I'm here for you...BAY-BAY!!  lmao too!!!!

Posted by Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley (Leading Edge Properties) over 10 years ago


C...total awesome,

A stream-of-consciousness delight to read!

Featured in the group "Whacked!!!"

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

Holy Morklefeathers C-Tann.... (yes those are the feathers from a Reticulated Morkle bird)... that ain't no stream of consciousness, that's a raging rapid of consciousness.

If they gave out awards for manic meme's this post would win hands-down.  Although I'm not sure it's going to have the desired effect of having folk leave you untouched by future meme's... I think they're going to be chomping at the bit to continue to hit you with meme's to see "ohmigoshcanyouimaginewahtshe'lldowiththenextone?" 

Oh the people you'll see, oh the places you'll go, on the stuff you'll blog!   Yipes!

Okay, pray for me people.. I'm goin' back in for a second read.... If I don't come out in 24 hours, have Richard send for Brad Andersohn.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Alisha.

Pam, I'm happy you enjoyed it ;-). Working on the attitude adjustment, just don't know which direction it's gonna go (LMAO).



Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

ROTFL @ Amy. I love irony. Thank you, bay-bay. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Richard. :-)

LOL @ Alan. Don't forget to come up for air. People have been getting lost in there.  ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Okay, do not tag me with another Meme people. Seriously...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Wow ... I though Chris Griffith didnt mince words, but I believe I have stumbled across the ultimate straight talker - and look at that - she's a proud New Yorker !

... Congrats and thank you for such a detailed and entertaining post !

Cheers from across the Hudson River !

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Sheldon. Chris Elizabeth Griffith is a favorite of mine. I'm a huge fan and absolutely adore her blog. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Damn girl, how do you really feel????? LMAO big time. This is the MEME of all times and may they die a slow painful death.

Gotta love Dr. Seuss.

Posted by Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ (Labrum Real Estate) over 10 years ago

This is definitely by far, the longest meme I have ever seen!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Cameron. Dr Seuess is so my speed. He wakes up the inner toddler in me. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn ~ Love this quote you shared:  "So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads." Dr. Seuss  I hadn't heard it before, so I will be reading it over and over now!  Thanks for considering me a friend, friend! : )   You've said a mouthful and so much I can relate to! Looking forward to our visits in 2009!

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) over 10 years ago

Jeremy, hopefully no one will have the nerve to tag me again (LOL). Wishful thinking, eh? ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Kathy P, I am sooooo looking forward to hanging out with you. We're gonna have mad fun for 2009. Mikey's retiring too! Yay! I can run around more. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C~ Don't adjust the attitude EVER!  We love you just as you are! 

Posted by Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate (Silvercreek Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Waaaay too much information for one sitting. Will have to come back for more in depth reading. How in the world did you make time to call me, write this post and take care of Michael, Noah and Steven? I can't even imagine what those minions were up to while you were creating this masterpiece. Is any of your techie stuff still working?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 10 years ago

CTS- you are on.  Lets talk in about it in the next few days. 

Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) over 10 years ago

Haaaaa! This looks like it is going to be a very interesting year. :-)

Posted by M Starr (Stephen Noah) over 10 years ago

Holy Moly... that is a lot of information.  :-)

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 10 years ago

Hi "C" - Alan's comment made me laugh manic meme....LOL  This must have taken you days, it took me days to get thru it all.  And what happened to So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads...sorry you kinda walked into that one HAHAHAHA.  But you know, there was just one small thing I've asked for in the past and I didn't get it so I'm gonna ask again.....I WANT TO SEE YOU SMILE!!!!!  Almost did when you were eating your bowl of ice cream ;-)  How 'bout it kiddo?!?

BTW - I have loved every minute of having my sister here, 12 days can go by awfully fast and she's leaving tomorrow morning.  It's just that she does NOT get blogging.  She has a promotional products company, is a single mom of 2 intensive older kids (18 and 21) and time is one thing she needs more of, that's why she doesn't get it...oh well, she and my hubby are out golfing so I get to blog-blog-blog in peace.........YAY.

oh...and you even included me in your list of friends.......awwww shucks, I feel special :-)

Posted by Gail MacMillan over 10 years ago

Very Cool,  I love the video ad at the top, very cool.

Posted by Tom Ski, Social Media Marketing, Online Radio (BeFirst Media Group) over 10 years ago

 Not lengthy but well written. Let's not rush the talent folks. :) Thanks for the mention. I came here via Google alerts. 

Posted by Lenza over 10 years ago

 Not lengthy but well written. Let's not rush the talent folks. :) Thanks for the mention. I came here via Google alerts. 

Posted by Lenza over 10 years ago

Thank you, Pam. My Granny Tann is expecting me to improve this year (LOL). Can't mess with Granny. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Margaret, my first cousin Amanda Marie had to buy me a new 2GB Scan Disc card for my Nikon today (sigh). My child does so like the toilet (LOL). I'm hoping the other SD card is still useful when it dries out. I have files on it I haven't transferred to the computer yet. 

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Josef, looking forward to it. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

M, you should know (LMAO).

John, if you can't have fun in cyberHell... oh well (LOL).

Gail, I do so love irony (LOL). Dr Seuss is da-silly-bomb! ;-) BTW, I think my cousin caught me smiling today. I'll have to go see and post it in my next post if she did (LOL).

Tom, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Hi Andrew! I'm so happy that you stopped by. Glad you liked the post and I am very happy your Google Alerts sent you over here. Looking forward to reading your book. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

OMG!!  I am sooooo impressed that you did all of the Memes at once.  I am so fired from Memes.  I have been tagged and not done a one in ages, no one noticed though - trust me.  I am so wiped out.  I think I am going to have to go back and re read this again to make sure I didn't miss anything.  Love the bloggers you mentioned.  BTW, I am hoping to be in NYC on Thursday for the Inman, maybe you can be there too!!

Posted by Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD (RE/MAX Realty Services) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Audrey. I hope I can. I was completely bummed out about missing Blogger's Connect. Mike can't miss his personnel appointments. Dude is doing his retirement paperwork. I'll DM you my cell phone. Call me when you get here. Lets go foodie paradise something. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I so thoroughly enjoyed this and what an epic work (I had to bookmark to be able to find the time  to complete the entire post!)! WOW! I am glad to meet someone else who just puts it all out there and let's it fly! There are so many good things here and some very funny items too! Thanks. I will never think I my posts are too long again!

PS. you also have some of my favorite folks here at AR highlighted! Best of the New Year to you!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

It's not hard to make MANY friends here....a great year in review for you...gotta come back to read more :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Russell. :-)

C-Sally-C, thank you. Looking forward to 2009. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago


28. Best AR one liner? Julie Chapman: "You're just jealous because the Voices are talking to Me."

I see how it is....you are jealous because the Voices are talking to Me and telling me that when I suffer a Meme, my friends should suffer with me.

Thank you for playing our game......

The Julies......

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida (DR Horton ) over 10 years ago

How could I not play. I absolutely love the Triple Julies and can't wait to meet them all (LOL). Seriously! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C- Well written but I just don't know where you get all that energy.  Thanks for being a person on AR who can inspire others.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago

C - whew, good thing I read all of the disclaimers -- and took your advice, no liquids or food near me when I read this one!   This really scares me -- I found that we do have many things in common.  Except I tell everyone my birthdate but not my age!!!   I don't need or want gifts -- just the happy birthday wishes!!!  

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 10 years ago

Jennifer, thank you for the kind words. I love this place. I'm always looking forward to having my next conversation here (LOL). My friends are always giving me ideas to run and play with. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Judi. How cool is that? Awesome! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

This is one helluva heckuva Memememememe! Wow Man girl your mind is all over - I need to turn off all phones, tv, music, and people so I can FOCUS on what you have to say........I wish I could bend my mind the way you do......the unbirthday girl......the minionmother.....fractuous remax roller.............friend to many..........heck this might be the making of a blog in itself!  Thank you for making me Miss September...........the closest I've ever come to being a calendar girl! xoxox :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

This quote's for you sweetie................""I think the handshake is barbaric... Shaking hands, you catch the flu, you catch this, you catch all sorts of things"..............Who said it? ;-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

LOL @ Liz. Too funny!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

ROTFLMAO @ Liz. Donald Trump, of course. Something about "germy flesh" in the Times (LMAO). I am such a fan. I love that man. Seriously! Too funny! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hiya! It's taken me long enough to get around to this post! Sorry...just been so busy, trying to get busy. You know? Thanks dor the "shout-out!"

I want to be a Pollyana this year. I do believe that real estate is local and with all our bases here in the Springs, I believe that it's going to be a great year....no, don't! Don't smash my bubble...I need it for my sanity. (Cause there just aren't any other jobs available...so must sell mucho houses.)

Spirits up! Let's go!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hey sweetie! Nice to catch up with you. I owe you a phone call and will be sending you an invitation link to the Team Blog. I've just been going crazy running buyers around, chasing sellers and paperwork. Marianne, I will call you later today. Phone tag, you are it! :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C, thanks for the phone call. It was fun talking with you. And I will do as you ask. I've downloaded the form, and will get into my boss on Monday. I look forward to participating in the group blog, just let me know what I need to do...I mean besides adding value! LOL

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hey bay-bay! Looking forward to it! Bring those posts home, Mama! Team Blog anything you want. We'll be theme writing later. Gotta get my teams in play first. Marianne, I am still reviewing blogs and collecting writers. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago