Who is the Most Awesome Person Today? My Version of ActiveRain's Daily "Member Spotlight" (Part IX)

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Who is the Most Awesome Person Today?

  My Version of ActiveRain's Daily "Member Spotlight" (Part IX)

Who is the most awesome person today?

It's that time of the week again folks!

As promised, I've decided to make 2011 a year in which I introduce you, my dear readers, to a Rainer who you might not know, but probably should.

ActiveRain posts a "Member Spotlight" in their "Daily Drop" newsletter. This is my version...

For this week's post, that person is ActiveRain's very own:

   Andrea Swiedler

After a brief stint working with Jacques Cousteau, Andrea decided Real Estate was a much better fit for her!

Andrea is a fabulous Realtor who works lives and plays in the Greater New Millford, Litchfield County, CT area. But Real Estate wasn't her first career choice. As seen in the picture above, Andrea enjoyed a brief stint working with Jacques Cousteau studying the mating habits of the puffer fish.

Realizing her love for the land, and the fact that she couldn't swim, it was time to consider other options. Real Estate was the obvious choice for Andrea.

Now when Andrea was a little girl she lived on a farm. It was there that her love for cows began. In fact her favorite Halloween costume year after year was her homemade cow costume...

Andrea loves cows!

Andrea and I have spoken on the phone a number of times. I have her number programmed into my phone and when I saw her number pop up, I simply answered, "MOOOO"! rather than hello.

After composing herself, we had a nice long talk. And, folks, I can tell you that if you've not spoken to Andrea, you need to give her a call. She's one very smart lady and she has a great sense of humor.

Andrea is one of ActiveRain's most prolific bloggers. You can AND will learn from reading her blog posts.

If you aren't already subscribed to Andrea's blog you need to go and do that right now. We'll wait. (insert Jeopardy theme here as we wait for you to return.)

Andrea is constantly striving to be a better Realtor and her blogs often share something new that she's learned, or an experience that might help you in your business. I really enjoy checking in on her posts and I consider her my friend.

And, because she's my friend, Andrea gets to wear the "Craig Rutman Lucky Sweater" this week!

Andrea Swiedler - The Most Awesome Person of the Week!

Here's to you Andrea Swiedler, the "Most Awesome Person of the Week"!

Next week's spotlight will be on.... YOU!

Yes, you!

 

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Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
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Craig--Another top notch choice!  Andrea is very deserving of this honor!  I noticed that The Craig Rutman Lucky Sweater seems to be shedding a tear in the photo above.  Could this be a phenomena like the weeping statues????

Mar 12, 2011 02:25 PM #26
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Cool. Andrea is a wonderful blogger and I'm so glad you featured her.  And, I'm glad you're putting up previous shout outs.  I may have missed a few.

Mar 13, 2011 03:51 AM #27
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Craig ~ A great big "Moooooo" goes out to Andrea!  I loved her Halloween costume.  And she made that herself?!  She is one talented lady!

Mar 13, 2011 07:51 AM #28
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James Quarello
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Andrea is one AR member I have met and worked with. She is an awesome person, very down to earth and yes she has a great sense of humor. Another great choice Craig.

Mar 13, 2011 08:59 AM #29
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Michael - Thank you sir. You know how much fun Photoshop is. And I did have fun with this one!

Lenn - Do I detect some sarcasm in your opening comment Lenn?!!! If so, I love it!

Anita - And she looks quite fetching in the Craig Rutman lucky sweater at that!

Frank & Karen - I read her "flushing her head in the toilet" blog. Another Andrea classic!

Charles - My mission is accomplished if you subscribe to Andrea's blog, Charles.

 

Mar 13, 2011 09:32 AM #30
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Ahhh, the guest of honor has arrived!

I'm honored and humbled to know you Andrea. This blog is for you!

Yes, you must return the sweater.

Next week someone else will be victimized by my sick mind have the honor of being the

Most Awesome Person of the Week,

and the sweater will have to be relinquished.

But please enjoy all of its magical powers until then!

Mar 13, 2011 09:38 AM #31
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Laura - Sorry, as a mere 21 year old, I'm not familiar with Diver Dan!!!

Nevin - Careful buddy. I have some sick friends! But you're safe with Andrea!

Kristin - Mission accomplished!

Melissa - Really now, who doesn't look good in the Craig Rutman Lucky sweater?!!!

Alan - Rogues gallery of mugshots! Now that's too funny! So glad you were a part of that gallery a few weeks ago though!

Denise - I'll bet if you ask her, Andrea would make you your very own cow costume. Ask her about the ears though. What's up with those?

Sussie - If the cow costume fits.....

Mar 13, 2011 09:43 AM #32
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Vickie - I kind of liked making the cow costume pic. But my favorite here is the diver one.

Patricia - I've been subscribed to Andrea for quite some time now too. It's one of the things I've not regretted!

Don - Get out of here Don, and go subscribe to Andrea's blog now!

Nick - I would have paid more attention to Jacques Cousteau too had I know Andrea was in it!

Mary - Ha! Ha! Ha! on the puffer fish! Even I was laughing as I wrote it!

Emily - Subscribe away Emily! You'll be a better person for it!

Judy - It's amazing how Andrea still fits into the her cow costume even after all these years! Some people never change!

Mar 13, 2011 09:51 AM #33
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Al & Peggy - Yes, I just "moo"ed to her. Sometimes we have to speak in a language they understand!

June - I gotta be me!

Gay - Go check out Andrea right now Gay! She's a keeper and well worth subscribing to.

Don - Everyone looks great in the Craig Rutman Lucky sweater, Don. Glad you're enjoying the series. I'm enjoying writing them.

 

 

Mar 13, 2011 09:55 AM #34
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Toula - Ditto on both counts here Toula!

Pat - It's a tear of joy in knowing the good fortune the Craig Rutman Lucky sweater brings to all who wear it!

Debbie - Thanks Debbie. The previous shout out are put up for exactly that reason. No one would want to miss any of them. Right?!!!

Dawn - A big MOOOOO to Andrea! And can you believe the talent that went into making that costume?

James - I do believe that I've read about your professional exploits with Andrea. She's a great lady and one that's well worth subscribing to.

Mar 13, 2011 10:04 AM #35
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I don't know how you pasted Andrea's picture into all of those other ones, but wow...what an effect.  (and she smiles each time!)

lol

Mar 14, 2011 11:41 AM #36
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Nick T Pappas
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Craig, Andrea is one of the few members that really "mooooooves" me!!

Mar 14, 2011 04:51 PM #37
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Chris - It's amazing how Andrea never loses her smile isn't it?!!! It's all done with smoke and mirrors Chris!

Nick - Ha! Ha! Ha! Andrea MOOOOOOves me too!

Mar 15, 2011 02:22 AM #38
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I, too, read Andrea's posts regularly, but something about that sweater, am a subscriber now-thanks!

Mar 15, 2011 06:51 PM #39
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Marie - What?!!! You have issues with the Craig Rutman Lucky sweater? Are you not aware of its magical powers?!!!

Mar 16, 2011 01:23 AM #40
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Craig, besides myself, no one deserves the honor more than Andrea. I have had the opportunity to meet and visit withher, and she is everything in person that you would think she is from her blogs. I guess I should subscribe to here blog instead of just writing them for her.

Mar 16, 2011 01:43 PM #41
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Craig, I wish you could have been in my office today...my brokers grandson always stops by to say hello to me and somehow we got on the subject of sweaters.  He said he only had one that he doesn't really like and so on...anyway I tell him to hang on...that I had a sweater that I wanted to show him...so I pull up the photo of Andrea in the beloved "Craig Rutman Lucky Sweater"...I almost died laughing seeing the look on his 14 year old face as he fell back (or jumped back...I'm really not sure) a couple of steps and loudly proclaimed...WHOOOA!!!   It was the highlight of my day.

Mar 16, 2011 03:25 PM #42
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Ed - I love your modesty my friend! Check out tomorrow's post to see who Andrea had to give the Craig Rutman Lucky sweater to this week!

Nick - Excellent! I love it! Scarring the children! Does it really get any better than that?!!! Your comment was the highlight of my day. Glad to be a part of yours my friend.

Mar 16, 2011 04:15 PM #43
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Craig, happy to share and brighten your day.  He's really a good kid and has a serious demeanor, so to see him react that way was priceless.  When he asked me if that was really her body it was all I could do to not fall back in my chair.

Mar 16, 2011 05:03 PM #44
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Nick - Nick, I was joking with a friend not too long ago that with all the special effects in movies and all the ability to digitally alter photos available today, the line between fact and fiction has blurred significantly. That kid just proved my point!

Mar 17, 2011 12:56 AM #45
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