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So Why Do I Write? - 08/30/07 10:55 PM
When I was 16 years old, my cat Max died. It was so sad, in the condition he was in, that he went out like he did. I won't go into great detail here, yet it was harsh. I wrote a Poem for Max...I lost that Poem...but will never forget Mr. Max. That little black fur-ball was anything but bad luck, he used to sit on my lap and go to sleep while I sung him ‘Silent Night.' I used to think it's cause he liked my soothing voice, but in hindsight, he was a freaking cat and just liked to (31 comments)
That's The Way You Do It, Money For Nothing? I Don't Think So! - 08/29/07 11:30 AM
"I think I made essentially a mistake in staying in movies. It's a mistake I can't regret, because it's like saying I shouldn't have stayed married to that woman but I did because I love her. I would of been more successful if I left movies immediately....Stayed in theatre, gone into politics, written anything. I have wasted the greater part of my life looking for money and trying to get along, trying to make my work from this terribly expensive paint-box, which is a movie. And I've spent too much energy on things that have nothing to do with making a movie. (82 comments)
Opinions & Belly Buttons.... - 08/27/07 07:57 PM
I'm over the worry at this point. If I posted this as a Blog on MYSPACE, I'd probably include one of those little face icons that symbolize the mood one is in. My particular mood at this moment would be that I'm irritated. I will try to make this short and sweet, like my future ex-wife. Now I'm no spin-doctor and not a big fan of vague or creative marketing public-relations rhetoric. Yet, quite frankly, what I'm seeing being written about the Mortgage side of things is getting sensationalistic and the motives are suspect. I'm not going to wax like there aren't (17 comments)
Birth of Jason Sardi.....Loan Hack? - 08/27/07 05:32 PM
First of all, I want to extend my thanks to Mr. Brian Brady for the usage/borrowing of a term he coined (as far as I'm concerned) on this forum. I've wanted to tell the story for awhile now, hoping that maybe others may see the light through the dim darkness of the current market or any market for that matter. After all, you can never have too many good people in one profession. I wanted to get into this industry for a good 6 months before I had a chance. I left message after message and never got called back. I guess (50 comments)
My Brunch With Bill.... - 08/07/07 09:47 PM
Do you think for one moment in time that perhaps you look around and the things you see are about to change? Being on the Mortgage side of things has its ups and downs, like life, and we are in for a not so modest surprise. I've seen the hype, I've read the blogs that layed out the reality, I've read the stuff that reports with no spin. I live it, 5 days a week...at least. Are we in for a change? Darn right, it's happening before our eyes. It's happening daily. This post will be no different than what you've probably already read. (27 comments)
Book Meme: What You Read Is What You Get! - 08/05/07 09:51 PM
Believe it or not, I can't even recall the last time I read a book from cover to cover. I do plenty of reading, just not in the traditional sense these days. I read countless posts here on AR, digest a bunch of stuff Mortgage-Related in The Scotsman Guide and Broker Magazine. Yet, what my eyes see and my brain digests far exceeds just the business I'm in. I love psychology, philosophy, pain, heartache, the loss of God, wisdom, darkness, enlightenment, inspiration, and a whole lot of other stuff that's hard to bring to light in taking a 1003 Application. I'm a Mortgage Broker (17 comments)
Everybody Makes Mistakes. How Do You Explain Yours? - 08/03/07 03:00 PM
There has been a lot written about credit. Without you will need it. Even with cash, you will probably need it in the economic reality we live in. However, I don't want to concentrate on how you can repair your credit or make it look better, I am going to concentrate on the reality of why your credit stands where it does. The old cliche 'Bad things happen to good people' is true. I will vouch for such. But, there is a certain part of credit not often talked about in the lending industry. That part is you created the credit score (22 comments)
Note To Self, Get Over Yourself!!! - 08/02/07 10:48 PM
Wake Up & Listen To The Parody! This has been an interesting week. I had peculiar dreams about business, contests, people, and some came true and others just happened as reality would let it. Business is there, coming in at acceptably & reasonable numbers. I'm originating at a decent pace, nothing great and not so bad. It could be better, but so could I. My focus this week wasn't the generation of business as much as it was the magnification of my own freaking ego. I entered a contest, against some very impressive players, I won. Ego swells. Another contest I enter, I grasp (29 comments)
Putting the "I" back in "Integrity." - 08/01/07 09:42 PM
When I was eighteen years young, I wrote something. Call it a quote. I wrote, " Ripe & Ready, Fast & Heady, He Ran For His Life....Yet Life Moved On. Move Life....never let it move you." Philosophically, I knew what it meant. Yet, I never lived it....until right about now. Oh, the reality... I spoke with Desiree "Desire with an extra E" Daniels today. We talked in length, and it kept coming back to integrity. We discussed all things concerning Real Estate in a short amount of time. Integrity in what we do, how we do it, why we do it, and when we (33 comments)
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