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Club Chaos Eye Candy: Shea Stadium and Citi Field Autumn 2008

The wonderful thing about blogging is the connection you develop with people. I love my Realtor friends because of the tenacity they have for overcoming difficult obstacles and sticking it out in a market which is both volatile yet strangely consistent. People will always need a roof over their heads. It doesn't matter whether the market is good or bad, people will always seek shelter.

Blogging lets a potential customer or client find out tid bits about you that may later influence their decision to initiate contact. It's not always about business transactions, by the way... Sometimes, people contact a blogger because they just want to talk...

Real estate is a revolving door of stories. It is a collection of brief interludes where you meet a client or customer who begins to engage Realtors in a conversation about what they want and what they need. You may find out some very interesting facts about people as a Realtor. Once in a while you may even get to make a very good friend. However, the fact of the matter is most contact is transient. Realtors are constantly passing through other people lives. If you are observant, you may learn a lot and become enriched by the gifts these families unwittingly bring to you. The highest compliment a Realtor may receive is when someone thinks enough of them to give them a referral. Better yet, the greatest gift is when a child is positively influenced by your work that they are inspired to pick a profession.

Today, my gift was from a little boy who just turned 13 who reads my blog because he loves baseball. He discovered me because I like to turtle run and did a few posts on Shea Stadium and Citi Field... He likes my pictures. I love when teenagers talk to me about their interest in photography. He wants to be a photo-journalist and e-mailed me with a request to see how Shea Stadium is coming along. It appears my young friend has been keeping up with me just waiting for my next Citi Field post.

How can I resist such a lovely little boy? Today was an excellent day to engage in a turtle run. It's sunny, clear and 46 degrees in Queens County, New York. Being a Mets fan, I also wanted to see how construction was coming along on one of my favorite spots to hang out and jog. The workers are beginning to dismantle Shea Stadium and I guess I will always feel a little sad about that. It was surreal to see some of the lettering removed... Those giant figures of sports stars that I love are now gone from street view. Every time I visit the area I feel as if a little bit of history is escaping the world while new history is being created for a new generation of fans. Citi Field will truly be a spanking place to hang out and enjoy some family time. However, I will miss Shea Stadium.

I've been a bit melancholy all morning, yet as I watched the leaves fall from the trees I found myself enjoying the view because Autumn is truly a magnificent time of the year. Flushing Meadows Park is bursting with color. I managed to get a lot of interesting shots today. It was hard to choose so I let Stephen take over. While my 2.7 year old poked around arbitrarily clicking the mouse I did a little recreational reading on my friend's blogs. If you haven't read Elizabeth Weintraub's bog, I suggest you take a peek. My girlfriend Elizabeth has some very interesting views to share with you today. I was tickled pink by "Anybody Can Be An Expert On Anything." In addition, Josef Katz shares, "9 Reasons Why I Spend Time In ActiveRain." while Nicole Nicolay reveals some very interesting views in "The Real Estate Tweet Plan That Wont Cramp Your Style."

Poppy Dinsey has it going on with her Thoroughly British Blog. Don't forget to stop by AgentGenius.

Here's a little construction eye candy selected by the Minion Blur. Enjoy!

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsC Tann-Starr • November 17 2008 01:27PM

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What an awesome field!!!

Posted by Raylene Lewis (Century 21 Beal, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Again- great work as always.  And how cool is it that you have a teenage follower on your blog. 

"Real estate is a revolving door of stories. It is a collection of brief interludes"

My real estate is more like a collection- as I tell all my clients I come with the house- I just keep adding to my circle of friends and keep all my clients.... so my interludes ... are life long.

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

Great pics of the stadium C. Isn't nice when you hear about someone that enjoys your blogging?

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

Cool pictures, Carolyn.  You definitely do the turtle run well. :)

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

Thank you, Raylene. It is coming along very well. :-)

Tammy, that is spanking! (LOL)

Thank you, JL. It is lovely to receive such warm, encouraging words. Sometimes people have no idea how much they can make another person's day just by being kind for a moment. :-)

Thank you, Jesse.

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

Girl, you are on a roll today!  :-)

Love your story about your newest fan - and truly, what a gift it was!  :-)

Love your pics (as usual) and am also sad to see Shea coming down.  I was always a Mets fan but really didn't get into baseball until my late 20s and really got into it the year my son entered the minor leagues at 5.  How funny he was - when he ran around the bases, he'd stop and chit-chat with his friends (I wonder where he got that from??? LOL) The he got into Little League until he was 13 and then - that was the end of that.  How I loved to go to those games!  He is a runner now and I watch him run for 4-5 minutes at a time and during Xcountry season, I get to watch him run into the woods then back out.  Hey listen, I'll take it . . .

Okay - one more "love" comment - I love that you take your little Stephen everywhere.  How I treasured those moments as I am sure you do yours.

Okay, I am officially done with the mush. ;-)

Oh - one more thing - I also got an email regarding my post about American Girl dolls all the way from CA!  Turns out a grandma was doing some research about the historical dolls and found my post on AG Samantha from 1904.  The house pictured on her 1st book cover actually exists in my town and she is planning a trip to the east coast with her granddaughter and will be visiting just to walk by it.  How fun is that!  LOL

Posted by Sandy Fenton, ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes (Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker) almost 10 years ago

Wow, beautiful pictures. You are having what looks to be an amazing fall day in the Northeast! Thanks for sharing. And the stadium looks like it's going to be quite a show-piece! It's always sad to see history being replaced (I watched the Kingdome implode a few years back - it was so bittersweet!) but what fun to see your new stadium. Keep the eyecandy coming! ~A:)

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

Okay, my pretty friend.  Why are you feeling blue?  You can tell me.  And what in the heck is a turtle run??

I love you bay-bay and when you are blue, you are supposed to come calling so that I can make you laugh!

xxoo

 

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

LOL @ Sandy. Too funny! One more "love comment" eh? Well, thank you darling. One can never get too many love comments and I enjoyed every single one of yours. ;-)

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

Susan, I absolutely adore you and you've made me laugh on several posts already (LOL). I will call you because I do so love you. Talking and being with you is always a treat. I'll fill you in. Promise. :-)

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

Alisha, thank you and I shall definitely keep the eye candy going. :-)

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

Have I told you how awesome I think you are today? 

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

Back at ya' bay-bay! Melodious, YOU ROCK!

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

Mel, Skype me. ;-)

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

Mel, notice she didn't say Susan, skype me...??  Damn dog chewed through my skype headphone's.  Same damn dog that chewed through my USB cable for my scan disk last week, and ate the foam covers off my headset for gym.  Damn dog... just saying.  Hi Carolyn!!  xxoo

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

Carolyn my new friend I enjoyed reading your blog this morning.Very cool that a teen is following your blog. My daughter is 14 and thought it was hilarious that I ws Blogging, but I'm always glad I can make her laugh even if is at my own expense! While you are enjoying autumn leaves, here in Cleveland we are in a snowglobe.  Hope the snowblower starts!

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

ROTFLMAO @ Susan Hello love! (LOL)

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

Ooooo Barb! Awesome! We are going to start the Winter Eye Candy contest as soon as we finish up the Fall event on Saturday. I want lots of pictures! Start taking 'em, bay-bay! (LOL). 

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

Will do...if I can get outside!! You are too cool!!

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

LOL @ Barb. Thank you, sweetie. :-)

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

I hear the city has taken over regarding the construction site. Anyone have any up-dates about that? Lots of security with walkie-talkies wandering around. Guess that means no inside pictures anytime soon (LOL). I wonder what changed...

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

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