Wherever I go, there I was. And so goes some predictions for the New Year:)

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With respect to the fact that many of my friends and peers have survived and even thrived in a Real Estate Market that is about as enviable to be a part of as the Union Industry after the Hoffa debacle, I wanted to share some insights from The Outsider.  And in the spirit of the New Year, these will be predictions from Yours Truly.  And in the spirit of this forum and my own meandering thoughts, they will deal with everything from Real Estate to Upper Deckers to Politics to Snuggies to something that may raise an eyebrow and finally get me kicked out of this place for good after all these years.  But I shall not limit it to just these things.  On to the predictions:

  • With a wild hair up his humorous posterior, I decide to send a late Christmas Gift to a man I truly respect.  Alan May called out sick that day.  SO ...  That man is Bill ArchambaultThat gift is the Obama Chia-Pet.  And let me add that Missy Caulk & Harley may get one as well. 
  • Speaking of things that make the world grow, The Mortgage Mythbusters become the most go to source for everything Mortgages ... for Consumers and Real Estate Professionals across the board.  However, with increased notoriety comes enhanced scrutiny, as the 'Busters' own Jeff Belonger gets caught in a Favre-like scandal.  The kick in the pants (puns always intended) is that his Sterger happens to be a guy with the last name of Cook.  Hindsight now knows why the latter's nickname is 'Rocket Fuel'.
  • Slaybaugh makes a much anticipated return from the simple world of Facebook to his rightful place atop of the world of ActiveRain.  While his minions follow in droves, the new course for his muse is chartered creatively in his first post back being a Localism One.  Lenza proclaims in comment number one, "I never thought the word 'jueputa' would be instilled in a blog about a Community of Retirees." 
  • The identity of Crazy Shark Dude is finally unveiled.  First off, if you've never read the material from Dude ... and you read me ... you may want to start.  Secondly, it is really Gary Woltal.  
  • The key to writing a Featured Post is again outlayed in writing a post about not being featured at all, ever!  Hugh Krone's mark of 400 posts without a star was impressive, but doesn't quite compare to this gal's post which tops the charts.  Of course, that one was featured and proves that there is a bit of Socialistic/Liberal/Evil/OMG-There's a Trophy for Everything, type of attitude running around this place.  Hugh writes Blog # 500 and mentions Bob Stewart in a Snuggie at the RainCamp in Jersey, earns himself a Gold Star.  That blog also earns Bob a sleeping spot on the couch, as Christa questions the whole Snuggie thing.  Stewart takes back Gold Star.  Krone keeps streak!  Krone is the Dimaggio of this place.
  • With right-wing nuts & featured posts in mind, the group Silent Majority calls out the troops as 2012 grows closer.  And re-election for President Obama grows nearer.  In a five day span, several posts about the economic disgrace the policies of the current administration represent are featured.  The Housing Market, while more stabalized in many aspects, are utterly ignored.  We now vote for Archie while Edith has to sleep with the chap.  But even with voting for Edith inherently, we realize ... she is sleeping with the chap.  Politics continue on ...
  • A Common Man's answer to foreclosure is simply Nature's Course.  What is Nature's Course?  Well, that would be the already mentioned Upper Decker (see paragragh one).  In the now constant fight to avoid foreclosure, a movement (puns always intended) leans forward to give the Banks a bit of shit.  And when they flush to try to get rid of the shit, it ain't blue.  Brown, dark brown ... Texas 'Freaking' Tea.  Tom Burris shouts, "You Can't See Me!"
  • Jennifer dumps me for a younger man, his name is Charles Buell.  He doesn't seem to be as smart, as witty, as physically fit, and as heart-felt as me, though.  But he can fix things.  And he actually turns out to be smarter and funnier than me.  I rescind making her a Stepford Wife in an effort to keep the peace and vow to never dump her for a younger man, even if it is JL Boney.  She takes me back, mainly because I seduce her with something Charles never thought of ... consistently and continuously promising to like her Facebook status.  Plus, I like better music.
  • I will never run out of material, but I'll run out of Greg Nino.  Of note, I don't even know if that joke makes sense but it sounded good to the synapses as I was talking to myself.
  • This year will be a tad bit better than the other ones, at least for me.  Maybe a bit of potential with a dollup of hard work will mean a damn thing.



Jason Sardi

Not so fly as a Prediction Guy

Comments (20)

Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Hmmm ... since Charles Buell can blog about anything, shall we go look on his blog for steamy details of his short term alliance with Jennifer?

Dec 31, 2010 02:51 PM
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Jason you are the Nostrodomus of Allentown and AR of course, have a great New Year

Dec 31, 2010 02:51 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Gerry - I suppose it beats being the Edgar Allan or Charlie Sheen of Allentown.  You have yourself a pretty great New Year as well!

Virginia - Haven't checked Buell's blog, I'm still trying to deal with the lint I found on ... well, no need to rustle up rumors ;)

Dec 31, 2010 02:54 PM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!


You have to love you insites! Have a very safe and Happy New year yourself!  Hope all your dreams come true in 2011!  (((Big hug to you)))

Dec 31, 2010 02:59 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

If I were a drinking woman I'd raise my glass to you, but I'm not.  Happy New Year Jason.  I hope 2011 will be kind to you.

Dec 31, 2010 03:17 PM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Sardi, Rock on for the New Year! Raising our Glass For you and all at AR!

Dec 31, 2010 03:19 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Frank & Karen -  Rock on, indeed.  While I'm glad I don't work for State Farm ... I'm there:)

Tammy - I'm not a drinking woman either.  Happy New Year anyway!

Karen - I loathe my insights at times.  Other moments, I entertain me.  Group Hug?

Dec 31, 2010 03:32 PM
John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

That's quite a profile pic.  Happy New Year! -- JM

Dec 31, 2010 04:52 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

You're guilty of providing me my first chuckles of 2011! :)  And I wish Slaybaugh would get back here!

Dec 31, 2010 05:12 PM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ

Feliz Ano Nuevo Sardi, I look foward to another year of your BWI's. Sderiously I can't believe I have to write another 400 posts.

Dec 31, 2010 05:28 PM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

In 2010 we all bobbed and weaved to avoid being punched directly in the face with the poor market conditions, so I'm happy with the "a bit better -prediction",,,it's not going to get worse is like a win.

Jan 01, 2011 01:39 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Jason, my sweetie can beat up your sweetie in mud wrestling---I am sure of it!  But it might be interesting for us to both sit back and watch them both put there brains together and start throwing mud as us---the lint would seem like nothing then.

Jan 01, 2011 03:19 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Sardi - like you, I am not a drinking woman, but I beg to differ. Hugh streak is more Ripkenish than Dimaggio. And for some reason, Upper Decker made me think of baseball cards. Then I clicked on the link and hope that I do not carry that image with me for the rest of 2011. But you do have good taste in music, almost as good as mine.

Jan 01, 2011 03:43 AM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Oh My God!

An Obama Chia-Pet.

If I don't water it or I over water it, it dies.

Ether way the FBI and the Secret Service fight over my humorous posterior!

Such a gift means I'm a rump roast by March.

Happy New Year give Jennifer my best.


Jan 01, 2011 07:34 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yeah Sardi, but you're one funny guy.

Jan 01, 2011 11:40 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

I want to see Ken and Jeff go at it...  That could be a good fight. 

Jan 01, 2011 02:56 PM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Well, even if you're not going to run away with me, I hope you had a Happy New Year just the same.

P.S. Props for fitting the snuggie into conversation my friend.

Jan 06, 2011 12:46 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

WOW, I took time off at Christmas and then all us us "Clampets" spent a week in NEW YAWK City for New years so I have missed this burst of creativity from you! This post took awhile to read because it has so many layers and I like that. I'll be back later to enjoy the others posted. Best to you in 2011 my friend!

Jan 11, 2011 01:04 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Oh...and I am a big fan of CSD who actually dedicated one of his extremely rare posts to me, I could not have been more flattered if I had won the Intercontinental title ;-)

Jan 11, 2011 01:06 AM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

I read this one verrrrrry carefully!  Surely there would be a clue, a prediction in there about the coming, or recently going (sorry couldn't resist!) Sky Watcher.  There wasn't.

Jan 18, 2011 05:59 PM