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

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Who is the Most Awesome Person Today?

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

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:

  Charles Buell

Charles Buell - The Most Awesome Person of the Day!

Now I know that many of you already know Charles, but with so many new members recently, I'm certain there are some of you who do not, or are not subscribed to his blogs.

Charles is not only one of the most subscribed to bloggers here in the Rain, he's also one of the most knowledgeable home inspectors I've ever had the privilege of knowing. If you have a home inspection question, Charles knows the answer.

I've had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with Charles a bunch of times and he's definitely one laid back dude! But, he's an aggressive home inspector who knows his stuff.

Not many of you know this about Charles, but he was the inspiration for those new and very popular Old Spice commercials. Apparently the good folks at Old Spice saw this old ad Charles appeared in and came up with the idea for their new campaign...

Ladies, look at your man. Now look at Charles...

Charles Buell, the man behind the inspiration for the Old Spice commercials!

 

But that ad was a long time ago. These days, Charles resides in Seattle and spends most of his time performing home inspections.

In his spare time Charles works on perfecting his "Chia-Mobile".

Charles spends his free time working on his "Chia-Mobile"!!!

Charles is a quiet man. And, unless he's working, he doesn't get out much. But don't worry folks. He enjoys his alone time. Some time ago, Charles invited me to his house and I was surprised to see that he really wasn't alone at all.

In fact, Charles has a lot of "friends"...

Charles at home with his "friends"!!!

Anyway folks, if you aren't already subscribed to Charles' blog you need to go and do that right now. We'll wait. (insert Jeopardy theme here as we wait for you to return.)

I haven't actually had the opportunity to meet Charles, but I look forward to the day I do. Charles is a great guy with a great sense of humor. And I consider him my friend...

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

Charles Buell - The Most Awesome Person of the Day!

Here's to you Charles Buell, the "Most Awesome Person of the Week"!

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

Yes, you!

 

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Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
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Craig I love your feature on Charles. For some reason he fits in so well with your designs.

Mar 30, 2011 12:28 AM #56
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Laura Cerrano
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hahaha o my, how do you do it Craig, I can not wait to post my diving adventure ;) Great way to honor Charles, many kudos to the both of you :)

Mar 30, 2011 12:56 AM #57
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Michelle - You see all the fun things you learn here on my high brow blog posts?!!!

Alan - Yeah. So sorry for sending you that email to come back and see that picture. Just send me the bill for the therapy you'll surely be needing.

Mel - You just haven't experienced life to its fullest until you've taken a ride in the Chia-Mobile!

Charles - Tell your sweetie to seek the help she so obviously needs. I'm running a special today that runs through the rest of the week....

The Doctor is in!

 

 

Mar 30, 2011 01:40 AM #58
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Nevin - OOOOH! Did Nevin just make a "shrinkage" joke at you Charles? Them's fighting words!!!!

Nutsy - Hmmmm. I'm not one to criticize on one's choice of relationships! I say live and let live! Squirrels it is. But pictures don't lie!!! Just look at the Blue Boy photo! Nutsy, you are definitely certifried!!!

Bill - And he's a heck of a sport for playing along. Hopefully you'll subscribe to him if you haven't already.

Laura - Thank you Laura! I'm looking forward to seeing how you use the "sky diving" pic we worked on. Let me know when you post it so I don't miss it.

Mar 30, 2011 01:46 AM #59
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Craig, my finger is sore from scrolling down for all your admiring commenters...where was I?  Oh, love the photos and your continued creativity..thanks for introducing me to another one of your cool friends...I will subscribe now too!

Mar 30, 2011 02:08 AM #60
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

So much fun in the rain!  What did we ever do Pre AR???

 

Mar 30, 2011 02:53 AM #61
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Tim Peterson
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Thanks Craig for the tip about Charles Buell-I will head over to his blog now

Mar 30, 2011 03:14 AM #62
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Kristin - I was wondering where you were Kristin! Go give your fingers a rest. But not before you subscribe to Charles' blog!

Robert - Because you asked....

Life Before ActiveRain...And Now!!! What a Long Strange Trip It's Been!

Tim - And make sure you subscribe too Tim!

Mar 30, 2011 03:26 AM #63
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mr Craig,

I know so much more about Mr Charles that anyone else but, many eons ago, I promised never to kiss and tell so to speak. I will tell you that Mr Charles and I both sometimes like to dress as ladies.

Nutsy

Mar 30, 2011 01:03 PM #64
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Ed Silva
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Ouch, My eyes, my eyes, I was doing fine scrolling through the comments and then Charles put up that photo of him doing an inspection 'au natural' and I went blind.

And then he talks about wearing a women's hand me downs? He may have spent too much time in crawl spaces.

Mar 30, 2011 01:12 PM #65
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Charles Buell
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@Nutsy, unless the fans demand it I refuse to drag out that picture of you in your bikini again.

Mar 30, 2011 01:13 PM #66
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Craig Rutman
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Steven - I SOOOOOO did not need to know that!

Ed - I think he's got some of that crawl space mold on the brain! Oh, thanks for ruining my day today Ed. You see, I was taking around some buyers who are big Duke fans today... Well, after your UConn Lady Huskies dismantled the Lady BLue Devils last night, they were in a pretty grumpy mood all day!

Charles - For the sake of humanity, please DO NOT "drag" out the picture of Nutsy in "drag"!!!

Mar 30, 2011 01:17 PM #67
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Craig is that a thinly veiled way of saying you want me to post the picture?

Mar 30, 2011 01:20 PM #68
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Steven L. Smith
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Bellingham WA Home Inspector

There are no photos of Nutsy in drag. They do not exist.

Nutsy

Apr 02, 2011 03:14 AM #69
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Charles - Ha! Ha! Ha! Was I that transparent my friend?!!! Post 'em if you got 'em!!!

Nutsy - I think you better not be late on your payments to Charles anymore. He seems to have the dirt on you!!!

Apr 02, 2011 03:46 AM #70
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Debbie Walsh
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OMG I cannot stop laughing reading this post.  What a great shout out to Charles!  Love the Chia outfit!  I was surprised you didn't have a "Buell" motorcycle photo in there somehow.

Apr 02, 2011 05:19 AM #71
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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
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The real Nutsy

The picture of Nutsy and the motorcycle is actually him in "drag"

Apr 02, 2011 12:32 PM #72
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Debra - You know Debra, I thought the Buell cycle was just too obvious, Sort of like my "Lenn" Harley Davidson was when I wrote that post. But I am glad I got you laughing. Mission accomplished!

Charles - And this one is of him, how???!!!

Apr 02, 2011 01:42 PM #73
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Craig, Sorry I missed this party......But I must say Craig and Charles this has been one heck of a good Saturday evening read!  You are all nuts! 

Charles Buell - A Green Home Inspector Who Reveals Everything!

Gloria

Apr 09, 2011 04:00 PM #74
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Gloria - This was a fun one for sure! And I love Charles' Chia house!

Apr 10, 2011 01:44 AM #75
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