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Screw the Mortgage Biz...I'm going to Mascot School!

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Okay, sometimes we use Active Rain to vent!  Today, I am declaring, change of occupation day!

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Let's see..hmmm...which Mascot would I like to be...?? Hmmm???





I would like to be the NATIONS #1 most familiar Mascot, but alas, you have to be a student at UW to be him...damn

He is cool tho!        Yeah Bucky!!!!!!!!


I would REALLY LIKE to be this guy...but....alas....I see a sexual harrassment suit on the horizon...

oh, sorry, I meant I would like to be this mascot...well, okay...the guy too!


He looks like he is saying, "I've got a secret , and I'm not going to tell you!"


Hee hee hee........

I say, NO NO NO!!!!




I didn't know that Mascot's could call timeout!  Cooolll!  

oh...they can't???

Well, then....No...





This looks like Samuel L Jackson on crack, oh, and with a Cowboy hat on....

I would say....


Okay, now THIS GUY is going to freak people out!

He looks like the MINER, in MY BLOODY VALENTINE!

I thought that Mascots were supposed to create a FUN FAMILY ATMOSPHERE! 

This dude gives ME nightmares...let alone 10 year old kids!

A resounding.......... NO!








   ALOT TO SAY on this one....none of it is good tho!!

A guy, scaring you, and with a SHEET on his head??


Can you say, KU KLUX KLAN???   Ahhh...I have an image to protect ...don't I???  

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.................NO!  and again...NO!



Ah.....NOPE....He is just too angry!

My nephew tells me guys like him have too much coffee in the morning!

Hence.....I THINK he probably has anger issues dating back to when he was just a young chick and still in the nest and not getting enough regurgitated food!



I could NOT resist putting this picture in...

NO thanks!  I am a vegeterian Mascot in training!

I am truly not interested in eating meat, primarily because I have no teeth.

In addition, I think this is against the HVCC, HARP, Mascot code of ethics...and, and lest we not forget, THE LAW!!!

I dont think that we are allowed to eat babies, at least on the field!

Sadly, I love the CHICKEN...but....no  (teary eyed)



I only have ONE THING TO SAY.................NO!!!!!!!!


Let's see.....an angry Pig....do I want to be an angry pig...

Well, I could go to work for Chick-Fil-A. or I could protest outside of the theatre at the 15 year anniversary of the MOVIE "Babe", or...hmmm...maybe I could contact the Iowa Pork Producers and be their Mascot...Yeah...that's a good idea...

Wait...I dont want to get SWINE FLU!

Ahhhh.....sorry...I have to say no......after reviewing the employment contract, it says that as the team Mascot, I must "rummage through the garbage dumpsters out back of the building for food"...hmmm...


Pissed off leprachuan...maybe I could do that...

Wait, I am NOT IRISH, and I cannot do any sort of JIG! 

Regrettably..I have to say..No....


Now, I think I will get grief from a couple of different groups here....

The "NO FACIAL HAIR League....oh, and the VATICAN!!!

I dont think, being a CHRISTIAN, I want to parade around as "THE DEVIL!"

Tho he IS COOL looking AND has a cape...my answer...is still..



I can think of 5 reasons WHY I WANT TO BE THIS GUY!






   1       2      3     4               5       5 1/2 


Sadly tho...my girlfriend wont let me be this guy..

so I must decline...

Sorry, I do NOT fear the ROO!!   HOW can you be a guy in a suit and a Marsupial at the same time?

Besides, how many Kangaroos are there in Akron, Ohio??   



I have found a winner!

Yes Wilbur, I want to be you!

Thank you for asking!

Bye for now, I am leaving on the bus for Mascot School!

Between the HVCC,Obama and his Legion of Doom,the FED and their "wisdom", the Mortgage Insurance Companies and their WHINING & CRYING, the disappearing programs, the increased Credit Score requirements, the inability to do Cash Out Loans,the Market Classifications,the Declining Property Values,the crappy Underwriting Turn Times,the Insurance Agents who dont want to "comply",the WEASILY credit score & repair companies, the DISHONEST Loan Mod Companies, and even the inability of some members of Active Rain to accept that they may be WRONG, I have decided after 20 years that the Mortgage Business is no longer for me! I am going to Mascot School!





You can all bite me!  (That was for Jason Sardi)

  Happy Selling & Happy Memorial Day!

Yes everyone...this was tongue & cheek!  But, doesnt it sound fun to be a Mascot??

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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Sean D-  HAPPY to oblige!  I also added the SAUSAGE RACE to the bottom for everyone too!  I never thought of it for some reason!  You should put a link in your comments to your wonderful zoo!!

Chris Olsen- I have to give my girlfriend PROPS for giving me the idea actually!  She was watching a special on this a few weeks ago on TV, and they actually TEACH YOU to walk, gestures, dancing etc..so yes, I am asssuming it is MUCH harder than it looks!  ANyone who knows ME though...knows I am a natural CHARACTER anyway...so...this fits me perfect!  Thanks for sharing! 

May 23, 2009 06:49 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Joanne-  I THOUGHT THE ANGRY PIG WAS HILARIOUS!  He is the Ark Razorback mascot actually....If your friends are pig farmers in Iowa...they are probably STILL DOING WELL in this economy!  There is NOTHING LIKE IOWA CHOPS!  I wish we could get them here in Wisconsin...much like alot of people they could get ahold of our BRATS & Cheese Curds!  Thanks!

Catherine-  You ARE goofy!  If you are single, maybe we could hook you & charles up!!  Hey, that's a new IDEA for AR!  And, a auccess story!  :)  Thanks!!!

HANSONS- The short sale KING & QUEEN of Wisconsin!!!   I added at the end of the blog, the sausages just for you guys!  Thanks for the note, and the email!~    Bucky...er....Wilbur...



May 23, 2009 06:53 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

DON-  Well, you see, WILBUR has a whole FAMILY of Cats...wife, 2.2 kids, a DEN in the Desert..no humidity as it is a DRY HEAT (yeah right)....and he has SIX GUNS!  Hello!  FUN!!  :)  Love Bucky, but love my AZ CATS TOO!!!  Thanks!!

Mary & Bruce- Glad I could give you a much needed laugh!  We all need that these day!  Thanks for sharing!

Harry-Major League BB coach eh??  GOOD LUCK!  That has about a 2 year life expectancy..!  You might enjoy this other blog I did tho by clicking here!

Rebecca-  WHo is the WV mascot??  I would have LOVED to add him!  Thanks for sharing!

Joe Pryor-  What free time?? Let's see, I am in the mortgage business...I take moonlight strolls on the beach, I enjoy light music, candlit dinners, watching sappy movies....ARE YOU KIDDING ME!  I can't wait for football!  Go Chicago Bears!  Bear down!  Thanks for commenting!@

May 23, 2009 07:01 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

EXIT REALTY-  You know, I always CHEER for TX for some reason!  I think it has to do with the fact that the GUYS WHO TOTE THAT HUGE ASS BULL out on the football field each game...have you know...&*&@ of steel!  I think it is a admiration thing!  Enjoy your weekend too!  Hook em!  D

Valetintes-  I am so glad you commented, and enjoyed the post!  Mask fetish??  Who does want to be actually RECOGNIZED anymore in the mortgage biz????   JK....Thanks!  D

Paul-  You mean Santa isnt real??  jackass..!  You ruined it for me!  JUST KIDDING!  Thanks for your comments, and I HOPE THEY DRY CLEAN THEM BABIES after each peformance!!!

Maria-  It's always 80 one direction or another in Wisconsin!!! LOL Im really glad you enjoyed the post!  I would be proud to have your comments on others as well!  Thanks!

May 23, 2009 07:07 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN


This one's for you!  ANd, I might say...i did a double take when I saw what you were talking about...No offense, but it kinda looks like a TERD with a shell!@  LOL...sorry about the language!!!

Geo Duck?? If it quacks like a duck.?? Huh??

May 23, 2009 07:09 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Jeff B-  Thanks for commenting, and I LIKE The links!  They are great thanks!

I have asked the girl with the 2nd mascot to marry me....she said no...dammit!

May 23, 2009 07:13 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I had to run out and get hot dogs after seeing our pals all dressed up and ready to grill...!  Now maybe you could have a future as a cheesehead....we know the folks who have the factory.....can you say....Curd..Bleu.....Colby.....bet you could cheddar up a storm !

May 23, 2009 07:23 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I had to run out and get hot dogs after seeing our pals all dressed up and ready to grill...!  Now maybe you could have a future as a cheesehead....we know the folks who have the factory.....can you say....Curd..Bleu.....Colby.....bet you could cheddar up a storm !

May 23, 2009 07:23 AM
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Maybe AR does need a Mascot??   What would you suggest??  Im thinking...A rain drop with a sweat band and running shorts!

Hi again Darin,

That's a very good option.  However, thanks to something I learned from Jon Washburn, I can't ignore the overworked little hamsters that power ActiveRain.  :)


As the number of AR members have increased so dramatically over the past few months, and the demands on our servers got so great, Jerry our little hamster friend just got worn out.  We know now that we should have hired more hamsters as the traffic increased. We will never let this type of thing happen again to another one of our hamsters.  They really are the heart of this network.  Without them powering our servers, none of this would be possible. 

(Don't listen to Jerry's explanation about the servers-transformers-cooling-systems-nanotechnology-malfunctioning mumbo jumbo. Real techies know it is all about the hamsters.)  

May 23, 2009 07:48 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

How about this one!  Hamsters rule!

This is the new Active Rain Mascot!           His name is.....Bloggie

May 23, 2009 08:17 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN


uuuum uuummm good! 

People that are not from Wisconsin, probably also dont know what a Korbel old fashioned sweet with olives is either!!! :)   Yes, I bartended at a supper club!!!  I def know!

Deep fried Cheese CURDS & Marinara!  Ummmmmm.....



May 23, 2009 08:29 AM
Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

I have always be a fan of mascots.  Especially the Chicken.... He is the best....

May 23, 2009 11:03 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

HI Mark!

I loved the Chicken  too!  I wonder what happend to him?? YOu hardly EVER see him anymore!  I loved this pic though...I thought it was hilarious!   :)

Thanks and enjoy my other blogs please!! :)   D

May 23, 2009 12:11 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Darin - Finally another guy on the Mortgage side of things with a sense of humor:)  Well done.  Mascots?  Me?  Hmmmmm....

The God of Mischief, that's the ticket;)

May 23, 2009 02:19 PM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Darin - thanks for adding the geoduck mascot for me!  It always cracks me up too - & did you know it's pronounced "gooey duck" - which somehow makes it even funnier!

May 23, 2009 03:41 PM
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

What a great lift from the mundane -- and sooooo much fun.


May 23, 2009 06:06 PM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Jason-  Isnt the GOD of Mischief...Loki??  Or something like that!  You know, I think it's hilarious that we post something like this, 78 resonses...but technical info people need...get nothing! Hmmm....I think we still need to do more about education!  Thanks!!  D

Nancy-  gooey eh??  Wow..that is hilarious!  Thanks...glad I could help!

May 24, 2009 06:45 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Sue-  Hi there!@  Thanks for sharing!  Hopefully you will see the Mascot I found for Active rain too!  :)

Glad I could make you smile!  Visit often!  Darin

May 24, 2009 06:46 AM
Mike Conner
City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA - Lacey, WA

Darin, love the commentary in #65 about the geoducks. What an awesome mascot, I'm sure he really pumps up the fans!

May 24, 2009 06:57 PM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Mike, and he recycles what he pumps!!! :) LOL>>>>have a great memorial day and thanks for sharing!


May 25, 2009 05:26 AM