On Luxury. And Vodka. More Sunday Random Thoughts.

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On Luxury.  And Vodka.  

More Sunday Random Thoughts.   

 

You know ActiveRain is a place where real estate ideas, information and concepts are shared.  

 

And then there are random thoughts...like this.  

Seemingly without rhyme.  Or reason.  Maybe mere ramblings some may say. And they may be right.   

 

It’s Sunday...So I digress…

 

On Luxury.  And Vodka.  Yeah, Vodka.

 

On luxury, I like this quote:

 

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution.  

It’s also a very clear path to happiness.  

Sheryl Sandberg

And on vodka -- yeah, there are vodka quotes -- who knew, right?

 

Vodka does not ease back pain.  But it does get your mind off it.

Fuzzy Zoeller

 

This past week I read a post here on luxury --- simple luxury in the form of the delivery of frozen smoothies to your doorstep as experienced by Dorie Dillard in her post Indulging in Daily Harvest - A Simple Luxury.  

Dorie’s post was inspired by one written by Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  Their Luxury Vodkapost Simple Luxuries & Small Indulgences spoke of the satisfaction in discovering the luxury of time(as in savings or perhaps time better spent).   

 

Yes.  The luxury of time.  So you can imagine my ah ha moment when I encountered a sign on my way to dinner. The sign read:  Single Estate. Luxury Vodka.   Luxury Vodka?  I repeated the words again.  Hmm.  Well, why not? Who am I to define luxury?  

 

I proceeded to the restaurant but not before snapping a photo.   Because there’s nothing quite like luxury and vodka to mix together to create a Sunday Random Thoughts post.  And that may be the luxury of ActiveRain. The posts found here are a mix of information...ideas...concepts...and fun. Add some inspiration too. Because membership here has it advantages. Luxury and otherwise.

 

PS - Yes, I had dinner.  Preceded and then accompanied by a nice wine.  A Malbec that evening...No vodka. Not that there's anything wrong with that.  

 

Published:  June 11, 2017  

 

Featured image:  from CanStockPhoto

 

On Luxury.  And Vodka.   

More Sunday Random Thoughts.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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A smokey pineapple margarita -- sounds intriguing Kathy Streib 

Lou Ludwig -thank you for the kind words.

It was good Kat Palmiotti.

Very appropriate Sally K. & David L. Hanson, right?

Not yet Gabe Sanders -- seems kinda like a gimmick....but maybe it's not.

Jun 12, 2017 02:10 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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So sorry Nathan Gesner 

Joan Cox - I've only seen the sign -- never an actual bottle either.

That's often true JK Jon Kolsky 

Hi Dick Greenberg - point made.  Again.  

It's always better when we're listening to what the customer wants Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jun 12, 2017 02:13 PM #38
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Hi Michael, it's not Sunday but I'm so glad I read this post, fun one for sure! I'm ready for some vodka..wine..yes, it's been that kind of a day. 

Jun 12, 2017 03:12 PM #39
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Michael Jacobs
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I hear you Beth Atalay --- luckily you're three hours ahead of me....

Jun 12, 2017 03:54 PM #40
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John Meussner
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We had a beach party Saturday so thoughts of vodka were a part of my weekend as well.  AR is a wonderful place, it would get boring if it were all listings.  First time I've ever seen the vodka in your photo.

Jun 12, 2017 04:09 PM #41
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi John Meussner -- it was my first time seeing this particular Absolut as well. Hope you had a great weekend.

Jun 12, 2017 04:38 PM #42
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love your random thoughts, Michael!  My favorite was the vodka quite - gets your mind off of pain, written by 'FUZZY!'  LOL

Hope you have a great week, Michael!

Jun 12, 2017 05:21 PM #43
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Sharon Tara
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Random and quite enjoyable to read. All your random thoughts are enjoyable!

Jun 12, 2017 06:29 PM #44
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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I once tried to drown my pain and came down with alcoholic poisoning. Yet another learning experience for me. I am a student of life and 40 years later I now face obstacles head on Michael Jacobs. You make me think and thankful! 

Jun 12, 2017 08:49 PM #45
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Barbara Le Pine
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Michael,

The time spent reading this blog entry was what I would call, "A healthy string of luxury Aha moments!" Thanks for the very warm fuzzy - Fuzzy Zoeller, that is!  

Congrats on the top shelf feature!

Jun 12, 2017 09:43 PM #46
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Lise Howe
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Congratulations on the feature! I have several other blogs to read now thanks to you!

Jun 13, 2017 03:28 AM #47
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Chris Lima
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Fantastic post. Congratulations on the feature. Thanks for leading me to a few other blogs that I may have missed.

Jun 13, 2017 05:09 AM #48
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Michael, thanks for sharing your random thoughts as they have value.

Everyone seems to enjoy at least a touch of Luxury now and then.

Some people enjoy vodka, some don't.

But many find a variety of ways to get their mind off things that bother them.

Jun 13, 2017 05:54 AM #49
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Luxury and Vodka, both are a aquired taste to some degree. Have a blessed day. 

Jun 13, 2017 08:37 AM #50
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Thank you   Debe Maxwell, CRS --- wasn't  Fuzzy a particularly appropriate source for that quote?

I appreciate that Sharon Tara   - I guess I've been more random than usual.   

Learning experiences are a part of life Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, that's for sure.

And thank you for the warm and fuzzy comment Barbara Le Pine.

 

 

Jun 13, 2017 10:50 AM #51
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Michael Jacobs
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Lise Howe - I hope you did read the posts by Dorie Dillard which was inspired by another by Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  To me that's one of the great things about AR ---- when I'm experiencing some thought drought -- this forum either through posts, comments, questions or answers provides some ideas.  

I'm glad you liked it -- thank you Chris Lima  

Jun 13, 2017 10:56 AM #52
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Michael Jacobs
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Life is all about choices John Wiley 

I think you are right about that Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978 

Jun 13, 2017 10:57 AM #53
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Lyn Sims
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Didn't that one guy just make millions with his Ciroc vodka? Nothing wrong with a little for breakfast.

Jun 13, 2017 11:20 AM #54
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Michael Jacobs
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Thank you, Lyn Sims for making me better informed.  Pop culture and other things too.  

Jun 13, 2017 04:50 PM #55
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Michael,

That little water made from potatoes has gotten pretty fancy, eh?

Jun 15, 2017 08:43 PM #56
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