I Awoke At 3:00 This Morning; I didn't Even Know Where I was!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 30HA0800896

I awoke at 3:00 this morning; I didn't even know where I was!!! My dog, Yogi, was sound asleep in his bed below my desk and he didn't stir as I raised my head from my computer....my computer! I turned my head and looked into a mirror just above my file cabinet on my left---there were numerous little squares all over my left cheek!!....I was in a fog but it was clear to me what had happened.ASLEEP ON MY COMPUTER It has happened before where I spent hours on the AciveRain website...I have never fallen asleep ON my computer though! That's when I knew it; that's when it became totally clear to me that I am a junkie--the worst kind of junkie!!!

I MUST tell you how I tried to get rid of those deeply embedded little squares though. It took me so long to make my face normal, but I had to meet a customer and I had to look my best. I tried face cleanser and face toner; I tried loads of creams and firming gels to try to get rid of them, those pesky squares!!! They still remained and so I took a deep cleansing mud mask and put that on for 10 minutes---no results.

My frantic state of mind was starting to build now and I was beginning to look for an excuse to cancel at the last minute....no way! I can't cancel someone who drove all the way out from NYC to see houses!!!

Now, I am exhausted and I have tried my final attemps to get rid of the evidence of my addiction---I loaded on the foundation---trying light and then darker when the lighter one didn't work.

As I walk out the door I take one last look at my face, just to see if those pesky little squares are still there---and yes they are still there. I have dark circles under my eyes now as well and the red lipstick I used to distract ones eye away from my left cheek has begun to seep into the smile lines around my mouth---I gasped as I slammed the door and tried to remove the lipstick--it spread ( I never wear red lipstick because of the spreading thing!) and it only got worse--I dashed out the door, late for my appointment, Kleenex in hand ready to try to remove more as I drive 5 minutes to the office.

I arrive just in time to see my customer walk in the front door of the office---"Good morning" I said with a big smile on my face, left cheek facing away from them, hoping that they would not see my computer marks. Not to make light of a bad situation, I began my conversation about the market and the houses I would take them to....never letting them get a good look at my face.

NOW, CAN YOU GUESS HOW THIS WHOLE THING TURNED OUT? COME ON, GIVE IT A TRY--CAN YOU TELL ME THE RESULTS OF MY STRUGGLE WITH THE TELL-TALE SIGNS OF MY ADDITCTION??? I DARE YOU TO GO FOR IT, AND GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT......

 AS OF 1/21/11 I HAVE HAD  2 PEOPLE GUESS THE CORRECT ANSWER: I WAS STILL ASLEEP AND STILL DREAMING!!!

 

 

 

 

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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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I'm with Richard, LOL. I am going to give you one big piece of advice... laptop... couch... laying down. You will never have those pesky marks on your face again...

But make sure the laptop can't fall onto the floor.

Jan 10, 2011 08:01 AM #6
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Angelia: Great guess--but no; I was crying on the inside!

Mike: Close, but no cigar! I feel like they are still there---shadow squares I guess!

Lottie: You are so funny! :)....but wrong!

Patricia: I have to read that one!  I'll pick it up on Amazon for my kindle!

Jan 10, 2011 08:32 AM #7
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
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Richard: You are very close!!! But still wrong!

Andrea: I can just see it now: "Southampton-- Top Real Estate agent falls from her sofa and breaks her neck---over her laptop!!! Ugh! No I don't think I will try the sofa! :)

Jan 10, 2011 08:35 AM #8
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Paula, did you have lipstick on your teeth? I did that once when taking a whole roll of photos for a magazine article I did.

Jan 10, 2011 10:21 AM #9
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Ellen:....It was everywhere! It gave a rather goulish addition to my little squares, I might add! :0)

Jan 10, 2011 11:06 AM #10
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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You are the third person I read today talking about their addiction, but this is by far the weirdest story.  I bet your clients asked you if you had fallen asleep on your computer. 

Jan 10, 2011 01:52 PM #11
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Debbie Gartner
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ROFL.  This is so funny.  Could it be that this person is a blogaholic, too?

Jan 10, 2011 04:06 PM #12
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I'm sorry, but maybe you should stay away from the lipstick. I'm had marks on my forehead from my sleeve, but never my laptop keyboard. (Fingers crossed it never happens)

Jan 10, 2011 04:58 PM #13
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Jane: No they didn't see the squares--at least I was hoping that! :)

Debbie: I think they may be too---saw the dimples and knew immediately what was going on....

Todd: You better believe I'll stay away from the lipstick...almost scared the stuffing out of ME!!!

Now, Come on folks---no one has guessed the outcome here...lets try a little harder!!!

Jan 11, 2011 01:30 AM #14
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Brian Doubleday
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I'm not sure what the answer is, but I'm sure that if you haven't already written a mystery novel yet, you should, it would be topping the best sellers list, you had me on the edge of my seat!

Jan 11, 2011 11:20 AM #15
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
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Brian: Thank you---I just may do that!!!

Antonietta: You  guessed it---It was all a dream, or,.........er, a nightmare, I mean!!! Thanks for thinking it through---you must be an AR Junkie as well---otherwise, how could you have figured it out? ;) Your story, by the way is hyterical!!!

Jan 12, 2011 02:23 AM #18
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Before I look at the other comments...I would say you were still dreaming.

Margaret

Jan 16, 2011 06:34 AM #19
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Margaret: ...and you are right!!!!

Jan 17, 2011 03:12 AM #20
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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The first sign of an addiction is admission. "Hi Paula" (room speaks in unison). Computer marks...those are not like ten foot pole marks, different variety right?

Jan 20, 2011 09:19 PM #21
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I was all ready to made a funny comment...about how I have seen and am acquanted with 'pillow wrinkles", but had never heard of "desk squares"...and then the end of the blog...you were dreaming!!   My mouth is open, what?  Good story.

Jan 20, 2011 09:27 PM #22
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
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Andrew: No, just the squares...isn't that enough??? I guess there must be something to be said for the fact that they were NOT 10 foot pole marks..right?

Jan 21, 2011 03:04 AM #24
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
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Rene: Yep--I was still asleep and dreaming! I submitted this to the contest that ran a week or so ago bu thave not heard anything back. I guess I just wait for the points! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Jan 21, 2011 03:05 AM #25
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
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Valerie: How did you know? It does take up a lot of my time---but I love it so I guess that means I am addicted--right???

Jan 21, 2011 03:06 AM #26
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Paula, you are a very funny blogger!  Thank you for your contest entry.

Feb 05, 2011 02:16 PM #27
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Patricia: Thank you Patricia; who won the contest? I willl have to go back to the post to se..IA m sure it is over now, right?

Feb 06, 2011 02:36 AM #28
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