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Between AR and the Facebook Meme Crazies I guess It's Time To Fess Up Again: 57 Facts

Carolyn Tann-Starr 2009

I owe Elayna Fernandez 7 facts, Susan Mangigian 25 and now Karen Hurst has slapped me upside the virtual noggin with a Facebook request for 25 more. You fabulous ladies are lucky I like you... 

57 facts people. Hmm... Are you ready for Susan Mangigian's Wordy C?

1. I let my learning disabled kids pick out my clothes this morning. I am wearing a single white and a single blue-gray sock. At least my boots match (LOL). Too bad they didn't see fit to give me a bra. That would have been very useful, however, Stephen thought Bear in the Big Blue House needed it much more than I did, soooo... (LMAO).

2. No, I will not take pictures of the bear, so don't ask me. I also draw the line at confessing to what they did to poor Elmo this morning. Needless to say, if Wordy C wont say it, it can't possibly be good because C says just about anything. Moving along... ;-)

3. I am quite happily addicted to social media and love hanging with my bay-bays and tweet-peeps. I look forward to having more AR Road Trips and Tweet-ups. Yes, it is true, I really do have a travel plan. Will I go to Seattle for February? Maybe... :-)

4. Hubby is Jewish. I am Christian. Jesus is coming very, very soon. I do not care if you do not believe it. The volcano that is steaming in Alaska previously blew in the early 1990s. If you don't believe it is going to blow again because it came before and spilled a bunch of dirt on Anchorage, well hell, that's your prerogative, isn't it? However, you may find yourself contemplating the fact that Jesus and that volcano are independent of your opinions and may show up to blow your mind whether you (1) fail to believe or (2) like it or not. BTW, Hubby believes that Messiah will come. I believe Jesus is the Messiah. So, 1 Jew +1 Christian = Believing God. :-)

5. I am in love with all things CC. I am a biased Chaotic Mama because my virtual family is Spanking-A-Awesome! A word of advice:  Don't mess with my bay-bays, people. Seriously... It flips my B-switch.

6. I like being a buyer's broker more than a listing agent because running the streets suits my personality, however, I am good at what I do so it really doesn't make a difference which side of the real estate fence that I operate on. :-)

7. The little minions love Quaker oats. The little minions love PB&J. If you have these things on hand we will come to your house for a play date and happily chow down on 'em. I'm saying this up front because everyone does not know how to cook. If you suck at kitchen duty, step aside and I'll do it for you. Never lie about your ability to cook. I love to eat too much to be poisoned by your inability to boil water and read directions. Seriously!

8. I am not a perfect person. I do not pretend to be perfect. Sometimes I leave dinner dishes in the sink and really do not give a ___ about getting around to it in the morning afternoon. I'm a busy chick juggling crazy kids, a strange career in a declining market and multiple therapy schedules. A plate or two can wait. Seriously... I wont look at you funny if you have to do your dishes or laundry while I visit. I will probably tell you we'll do 'em later, let's go out and play (LOL).

9. I can be a bad influence. Pick a subject... Dare ya' ;-)

10. I can be a good influence (or not). :-D

11. I can be fickle, which makes me a fun acquaintance.  :-)

12. I am a very loyal friend once I really become your friend. I am not casual with my friendships.

13. I am the w@#$% enemy you will ever have. It takes a lot to get on that list and one would have to be incredibly stupid to insist on going down that road because I usually walk away before it gets to that point. However, some people believe retreat is a sign of weakness and have this interesting need to go in for what they believe will be a satisfying kill. I have news for you: You do not want to go there. I have a dark side...

14. You can get a lot out of me if you buy the right Hagen Daz. If my kids love you, you can skip the ice cream bribe. Seriously! ;-)

15. I love everything Hillsong.

16. I adore martial arts movies.

17. I am crazy about animals and can't wait to own a house so I can buy two dogs. Maybe I'll get 'em from the animal shelter instead. Melodious would like that. I love Melody Botting. She is the boss of me and routinely rescues animals from certain death. How cool is that? Awesome! Her TX twin is just as fascinating. I can not imagine life without Amanda Hall in it. Mandycap is her own verb. Need I say more? (LMAO) I shall have to update the Triple Threat Behind The CC Throne and get back to high-jacking blogs. We are so overdue for a virtual party. I owe Fred C and C-Sally-C some fun. :-)

18. One day I am going to triple-mega-tag the Queen of The Meme Tribe and make her fess up using video. Sara is mega sexy. Very cool voice. I want her on my TomTom menu. Seriously. Poppy Dinsey is the bomb diggety too. I would love to have her navigating my TomTom. I currently have this British Chicky giving me directions now. My boys love it. Noah keeps asking, "Where am I?" How cool is that? Gotta keep the little minions thinking "girlie-girls." Little dudes are gonna make me a blogging granny one day. I am such a Machiavelli Mama. :-)

19. Yes, I know I have to finish the Hollish-jacking of Chris Elizabeth Griffith. I promised I would, so I will. Hi Chris! :-D

20. Am I really gonna give you 57 facts? Yup. You people keep asking for it, so shut up and suffer through my personal drivel until I'm done. This will teach you to keep tagging me for these things. Geez... ya think people would be bored asking me to talk about me. I should drive to VA and film my granny talking about me. I bet Granny Tann would singe your ears off (LMAO). She's plain spoken, just like my Daddy and has a twang bay-bay! Gee, I wonder if I should just make a dang audio so yall can wonder where I get that verbal DNA from... My family is  hoot (LOL).

21. I will be 44 in April. Menopause, anyone? Wonder how cranky my posts will get as those hot flashes increase (LOL).

22. I will not tolerate my birthday being published in a bunch of social calendars. STOP ASKING ME! I hate ignoring yall on Facebook, but I really don't want it there (or flying around here). Quit it. Some of you already know the date. Keep it to yourselves. Thank you. :-)

23. Yes, it's true. I have been dubbed the un-birthday-girl (LMAO). I like that moniker. Thank you, ladies. My gal pals  understand my aversion to gifts that suck. Wanna celebrate my birthday? Do it for the entire month of April and keep it to yourself. That's what I do anyway. Why have a day when you can have an entire month. Secrets out. Now you know (ROTFL). I will admit I have to share it with the Minion Blur who will be three at the end of April. Moving right along... ;-)

24. Cocina Latina is my fave Latin spot. Mi Estrella my fave Asian/Hispanic spot. Pasta Lovers My fave Italian spot. Mmmm... good eating. Nice atmosphere. :-)

25. Salute is my fave Kosher spot. Awesome menu! I must blog about this place. That is a foodie paradise review that is soooo overdue. Seriously!

26. I have a lot of film for Minion TV that needs to be edited. The kids have taken to this with their self directed obsessive personalities and Mama is thrilled to have them getting down with the program. :-)

27. I am working on 15 canvass for a new gallery show slated this year. The sneak peek of the finished work will be published on the Team Blog. We're gonna Tweet-up in Soho and basically over run my fave part of Manhattan with my reception from insanity (LOL). The hubby and I are designing some interesting custom made tee shirts to promote the Team Blog, CC @ AR and Ward-Nasse Gallery. 2009 is the year of the Artistic Realtor (LMAO). Wait until some of you get a peek at your portraits (ROTFLMAO). Yup. I'm doing some of my fave bloggers in pen and ink, graphite, oil and acrylic. I'm working from 8x10 - 30x40. How cool is that? Very. Now you know why I haven't been serial commenting as much. I've been painting and illustrating my a$$ off between my normal trying to make a living in a market that whomps routine. :-D

28. No, you don't get the list of artistic victims here. I'll blog about the illustrations and paintings one at a time when I let you see them. Active Rain will have them before the The NY Gallery Guide does. How cool is that? Very... BTW, Poppy D gave me written permission to use her pic of Tower Bridge, so I will confess to that one because if you read my blog you already know that I've been fooling around with that painting. Hmm... Wonder where else I let a comment or two slip, eh? :-)

29. I discovered paint in kindergarten and it has been a love affair ever since. :-)

30. My 7 year old has the eye and we are thrilled he loves photography, music and art.

31. My 2 year old is crazy, we have no idea what he really likes. He follows blindly behind the 7 year old. :-)

32. My hubby can't draw a straight line without a ruler.

33. My kids draw all kinds of lines all over the walls.

34. Time to paint my apartment AGAIN. I desperately need Kathy P to take me shopping and save the boy's room. :-)

35. PET PEEVE: I am soooo friggin' tired of telling some of you guys not to post stuff from YouTube unless (1) you created it or (2) you have permission from the copyright owner to use it. Stop swiping syndicated cartoons AND STOP POSTING MUSIC VIDEOS. Seriously. I am still crawling through my blog posts deleting comments with music and photographs that do not have attribution or permissions. This is very slow and painful going because I have written a lot. Some people make it worse when they continue to disregard the rules...

36. My hubby is a huge fan of hot weather, but I am a snow bunny (LOL).

37. It snowed, so the little minions and I went on an eye candy hunt. We're editing video for Minion TV and have mad plans for the Team Blog and The Outside Minion Blog Report. :-)

38. Carolyn Tann-Starr 2009

39. I'm thinking I may crank out a few baby pictures and spoof on my childhood (LOL). It was very interesting. I was a strange kid. "Artistic or Autistic?" is the name of a draft I'm working on. Think I'm talking about my Autistic / PDD-NOS kids? Maybe... maybe not... Mikey was a weird kid too... ;-)

40. Mikey is kind of a weird adult as well. :-)

41. Hmm... wonder how the law of attraction works here with "extreme opposites." I may have to do a study and guess blog with some of my brick-and-mortar friends. They're smarter than I am and very well spoken with quirky bouts of humor. Wanna see me go live with a few peeps? I did promise to do a video-blog, didn't I? This should be a very interesting year (LMAO). Maybe I'll get Cindy Tsui to come with me to Susan Mangigian's house. :-D

42. I adore the AR Group Club Chaos and working with the writers selected for the Club Chaos Team Blog. I am hoping more of you hook up together and create your uber cool versions of a Team Blog to show off your stuff with some of your best blogging buddies. It is a very unique vehicle to showcase your writing, photographs and videos. We have plans for Club Chaos Agents and may be creating another ARTB down the road. I have to figure out the first one. I broke it once and do not ever want to break it again (LOL). That was a scary moment... seriously.


44. I am very cranky in the morning if I do not get enough sleep.

45. I can also be very cranky for absolutely no reason at all (LOL).

46. Sometimes I thrive on being cranky because when in b*tch mode I actually get more done. ;-)

47. I pray a lot, but do not pray every day.

48. I routinely work more than nine hours per day. Balance in relative and I am still trying to figure out why I crave working so much. I play a lot while I work, so maybe it's because work doesn't feel like work at all when you perform in 20 minute intervals. :-)

49. Sometimes I let my kids comb my hair (what a nightmare!) because they like playing in my hair.

50. Sometimes I let my kids help me cook (oh horror!) because they are fascinated with the kitchen and very self-directed. Noah has a thing for cracking eggs. He routinely cracks them for no reason at all but Stephen the Minion Blur likes to throw them on the floor to hear the noise it makes. I confess it pisses me off, but i do laugh at the hysterical laughter it produces from him. It is very hard to play at being a stern parent when you kid is ROTFL at the mess he is making. Seriously... ;-)

51. I know, I know, bad Minion Mommy! Enabling crazy little people is not the right solution here... Rumor has it they may grow out of this. Then again... (LOL). I did mention they were birthed from weird parents, right? ;-)

52. I kinda sorta hate doing a Meme, but am a bit fascinated at the same time because I really do wonder what drivel I'm going to expose when I start serial commenting about myself (LMAO).

53. I am having a brain fart, so I'm going to skip this one because I can (LOL). Well hell, it's my Meme. I can say what ever I want, or not.  ;-)

54. I am blogging this in my jammies. I hear some peeps have a problem with that. Too bad... it's really comfy. You should try it sometimes. Seriously (LOL).

55. I would really like some of you talented people to click on the following two links and participate. Josef Katz is providing a wonderful opportunity that you should seriously consider trying out for. I know I am going to submit writing samples and compete for a spot because I am a die hard Donald Trump fan and would love to blog there. I can be serious if I want to, so there (LOL). The Seth Godin Fan Club, Donald Trump Fans and Club Chaos are cooking up some new writing projects so pick one people. We will be giving you guys lots of choices during the course of the year. Exposure is exposure. Do not squander your social media opportunities people. ;-)

56. We have a really cool Trump U writing project you can read up about and volunteer to participate here.

57. The boys and I are doing something for charity. You can participate before 9AM 2/4/2009 here. There is another facet to the game that will help Quaker continue to feed people so go sign up as a fan and put the bar code in so they will donate more food. Seriously... Don't not participate because we didn't win. We did manage to get a case of food delivered to a food bank of our choice, so fooling around with this was worth it. :-)

Carolyn Tann-Starr 2009

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Comment balloon 33 commentsC Tann-Starr • February 05 2009 07:55AM


Gees, this is a lot of information.  I am off to take the girls to school then have a full day.  I will be back to read later.

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) almost 12 years ago

Hello lovely. Awesome. I'm taking the minions to school and will return in 45 minutes. Meet ya on-line later bay-bay! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

HOLY MACKEREL! It took me forever to do the one about 7 things and i recently saw the 25 things going around faceBook...Wow, this is the "Heinz 57" of meme's and i thoroughly enjoyed reading yours but I could never finish a work like this!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I can't believe I read the whole thing! : )  I'm penciling you in for April, Carolyn (will the snow stop by then?).  Spring is always a great time to freshen things up.  Snow bunny, huh?  I'll enjoy the winter/snow when Victoria's Secret makes thermal underwear!  ; ) And tell Mike not to feel bad, I can't draw a straight line WITH a ruler!

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) almost 12 years ago

Russell, I couldn't do it all in one sitting. I had to keep popping in and out between working and chasing my little minions (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Kathy P, thank God! My apartment is a wreck and my kids are crazy (LOL). Stephen wont let stuff stay on the wall. He routinely rips all of the posters down and tips the paintings over. I can't keep the books on the bookshelves. I've been chucking toys down the garbage shoot. Way too many in my house. I need some little people order. We need to pad that room... seriously! ;-) 

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

You've got start ignoring these things, it's getting out of hand. Bad enough that they plague this site, but now they have started to attack us where ever we go. It's madness I tell you, madness!

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 12 years ago

JL, they are viral (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Whoa! I read them all! I did the 25 things on Facebook, can't imagine doing 57! Oh crap...I was going to make a comment about one of them and now I can't remember which number it was. Shoot.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Another great post. I love reading your blog. It is so much fun!

Posted by James Graner (Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com) almost 12 years ago


I love #4...!!! And you're ready for 'funny sock' day...!!! And my vocabulary of words is less than 57!!! LOL, Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Thanks for the PR about our little blogger quest. I really don't know how you constantly put out all this great content. 



Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) almost 12 years ago

Don't worry, Marianne, I'll call you and we'll chat about it (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

I got to #1 and cracked up!  I don't let anyone pick out my clothes.  I'll be back to read the rest.  You are a hoot!  xxoo

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 12 years ago

Woman, you crack me up!  I read all 57, I actually went back to make sure you didn't skip ahead, it went that fast.  You can't say menopause at 44 girl... I'm 49 and I'm not saying it.  Love this.  Love you.

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 12 years ago

Ya know, Carolyn... I knew there was a reason I liked you.  Great stuff... and you are still funny as hell!

I'd like to add one thing.. the little minions DO love PB&J... in the DVD player.  I swear, that STILL cracks me up.

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 12 years ago

Now those are alot of facts girl!!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) almost 12 years ago

Wow.  I know you said you are cranky without enough sleep but seriously I can't imagine when you find the time to sleep at all.  Have a great day.  PS when am I going to here more about theTeam blog???

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 12 years ago

C-WOW-I don't think I even know 20 things about me to write and here you have wrote 57. I have to say, you have nerves of steel....LOL  My curosity is up about the bear. Different pictures come to my mind...LOL

Posted by Laura Watts (Positive Properties, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Thank you, James. :-)

Funny sock day... hmm... Fran, that sounds like a plan. (LOL)

Josef, you are very welcome and thank you for the kind words. Very much appreciated. I love playing in the rain. :-)


Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Susan, my love, the M word can't be spoken? How did I not know this? (LOL)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

LOL @ Jesse. That is so true. The DVD players are suffering through some very interesting food fetishes (LOL). Stephen loves to share with the electronics. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Jeannette, I actually had to delete a little bit (LMAO).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Paddy, I would love to bend your ear about the Team Blog. I shall have to write another post. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Ahhhhhhhh, my darling Laura. That bear has seen it all (ROTFLMAO).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

C., The M word can't even be spoken silently, in your head!  Yikes!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 12 years ago

LMAO @ Susan. What can I possibly say to that one? Did you forget about the cartoons in my head? Seriously! (LOL)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Okay, uncle!!! I am speechless:)   And I'm with you THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE ARTISTIC REALTOR!! I like the sound of that.  Thanks for doing this in your jammies:)

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) almost 12 years ago

Wow that is a lot of stuff. You sure had a fun filled day for sure. I am glad to say it sounds like it was well spent. Your kids sound adorable if a little unorthodox when it comes to dressing Mom. Good luck!

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 12 years ago

Karen, my love, you are very welcome. 2009 should be fun. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Betina, "a litle unorthodox" is the understatement of the year (LMAO). That is sooo quotable. I shall have to use that. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

WOW C, I know this was a lot for you to write (well maybe not; because I do read a lot of your posts and most are lengthly but have substance) but I enjoyed reading every word. You do have a BUSY life...and a HUGE amount of tallent. Hopefully, the "hot flashes" (if you get them) won't keep you down..Take care! 

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Thank you, Teresa. It is a very strange feeling getting older (LOL). My mind is a "kiddie" mind and resents the implications. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

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