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

Reblogger Lenn Harley
Real Estate Agent with Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate 303829;0225082372

About that leather outfit. Lenn


Back in the 1980s I actually made a leather outfit for chilly weather shooting.  It was hunter green, not black, but it was awesome.  I wore my leather outfit, pants and a jacket (all very form fitting) and western boots when I shot competition trap on the weekends.

Photo circa 1985.

Why did I wear a leather outfit?  HA!  To psych the competition who were 99.5% male. 

It worked. 

Hey, I was no spring chicken, but for the primarily "geezers" that I competed with, I was "hot". 

Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.

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Original content by Craig Rutman 210155

Who is the Most Awesome Person Today?

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

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:

  Lenn Harley

Lenn Harley - The Most Awesome Person of the Week!

Now I know that each and every one of you know Lenn. After all she is only one of the most prolific bloggers here in the Rain, one of only thirteen million plus point achievers, and one of the most knowledgeable Realtors I've ever come across. 

It was only a matter of time that she was to be featured in my "Most Awesome Person of the Week" series.

That time has come!

Let me jump right in and share some facts about Lenn with you:

As of this post, Lenn has posted 3,113 blogs, was featured 383 times, and is currently ActiveRain's #2 points leader. 

And now for some things that even Lenn didn't know about Lenn...

From what I've been lead to believe, Lenn is a few days older than I am. So, she's seen it all! And, much like many people in our line of work, Lenn wasn't always the successful Virginia AND Maryland Broker/ Realtor that she is today.

In fact, Lenn's first job was testing water skis for the ACME Corporation in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Lenn got her first job testing water skis in Loudoun County, Virginia

 

It was there that a young fashion designer discovered Lenn and just knew she was to be the next model for his stunning line of "Maryland Crab" hats...

Well, needless to say, Lenn did a wonderful job modeling these hats. But the public, for whatever reason, just didn't take to this fashion forward look.

Lenn found herself out of work.

But, like George Washington before her, Lenn is a born leader.

Lenn, like George Washington before her, is a born leader, and knew the direction she wanted to go!

 

And it wasn't long before she was making money again.

 

But here's where the "facts" get a little fuzzy my friends.

The story that's been passed on from generation to generation is that Lenn had some sort of "interaction" with a man named John Davidson. He was so enamored by Lenn, that when he eventually started his motorcycle company, he named it... Lenn Harley Davidson.

The inaugural motorcycle by this newly formed company was the "Lenn", a limited edition motorcycle featuring Lenn on the gas tank. 

The Lenn Harley Davidson motorcycle!

 

After this brief, but memorable "interaction" with Mr. Davidson, and a few cross country rides on her new "Lenn", Lenn found her true calling... helping people in the Loudoun County, VA region buy and sell homes.

The rest, as the story goes, is history!

Anyway folks, if you aren't already subscribed to Lenn'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.)

I haven't had the opportunity to meet Lenn...yet. But I look forard to that opportunity.

I respect Lenn, I enjoy her posts, and I consider Lenn Harley my friend.

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

Lenn Harley - The Most Awesome Person of the Day!

Here's to you Lenn Harley, the "Most Awesome Person of the Week"!

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

Yes, you!

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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Lenn, who knew?  I Wouldn't have thught that leather and harleys's were your thing.  thanks you Craig for enlightening us and thanks Lenn for the reblog.  Don't know how I missed this series of cCraig's but I'm onto it now!

Jul 05, 2011 04:15 PM #25
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Carla Freund
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Lenn - You go girl! I'm sure there are a lot of things we still don't know about you.

Jul 05, 2011 04:27 PM #26
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This post is hilarious Craig. Lenn thanks for being a good sport. You are an inspirational to so many people, we are blessed to have you here.

Jul 05, 2011 06:59 PM #27
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It was a pleasure getting to know you Lenn.  You do look hot in leather.  I look forward to reading your blogs.

Jul 05, 2011 08:44 PM #28
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Ginny.  HA!  My hair is naturally curly and when younger it was VERY curly.  I wore it like that for about 15 years.  Then when it turned gray, only waves.  Oh well.

Petra.  Trap shooting!!  WOW!  That's a tough way to start shooting.  Trap is, as you now know, a tough game.  I love it.

Ellie.  Thanks.  Craig is a very cool guy.

Conrad.  Thank you.  That's music to my ears. 

Carla.  Those Harleys do get around.

Gay.  I've worn leather.  It IS hot.

Evelyn.  I thought they all wore jeans.

George.  Imagine a squad of Geezers and one lady Geezer.  Who's going to get the attention??

Bobbie.  My blog is "Hard Core Real Estate Talk" and some fun from time to time.

Mike.  Thanks.  We can have fun with our blogs.

Dorie.  I suppose it's the competition in me. 

Susan.  Thanks.  I was honored to be a "FOC", friend of Craig.

Craig.  Thanks for my "moment in the sun".  I am an unabashed publicity hound.

Lou.  HA!  Not until it's time to make an offer.

Leah.  Stick with Craig.  He'll bring some sunshine into your blogging day.

Carla.  You can bet there are, but. . . . .

Tom.  Thank you.  I love playing in the rain.

Cristina.  Welcome.  Enjoy.  Sometimes it gets rough but that's our business.

 

Jul 05, 2011 10:25 PM #29
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Good morning, Lenn. I talked with Crag shortly after he posted this. He is quite the character isn't he...

Jul 05, 2011 11:39 PM #30
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Michael.  Craig is, indeed, quite the character.  That said, he has discovered that the world doesn't evolve around himself and shares the benefits of his Internet presence. 

I enjoyed the feature tremendously and following in some popular footsteps was an added benefit. 

Jul 05, 2011 11:50 PM #31
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Jay Markanich
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Love the suit and the reasoning behind it!  That sounds like something you would do!

And, based on our inspection alone, but also from our many conversations, I had understood you are older than I but I found it not to be the case...  Energy is energy!  And there is more than one form of it.

This was very fun to read!

Jul 05, 2011 11:59 PM #32
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Thanks Jay.  I have an abundance of energy.  Serves me well.

Jul 06, 2011 12:09 AM #33
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Lenn that is hillarious! There are not too many out there as creative as Craig:)

Jul 06, 2011 12:33 AM #34
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Lenn, there really is no one that deserves that lucky sweater like you do! And why was I not surprised to find out you made yourself a leather outfit...

PS, I used to have such a head of hair, frizzy, wavy, curly, out of control. Totally. After the kids and some health issues I lost about half of it and it is only wavy now. Of course losing half of it means I have a normal amount of hair now, LOL.

You truly are the most awesome person. You share your knowledge, you teach by example, and you have the most amazing collection of Lenn Harley (Davidson) action figures...

(And that Craig Rutman is pretty awesome too!)

Jul 06, 2011 12:35 AM #35
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Bill.  THAT is a fact.  What patience he must have.

Andrea.  My hair was always naturally curly and during those years, I kept it short, shower, shampoo and "SHAKE" was my style.  It was great for out of doors, which pretty much rules how I do my hair in all times.

 

Jul 06, 2011 01:01 AM #36
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By the way, when I got home from our inspection my wife asked me if you were like you come off in your many posts.  Well, after I told her about the big hug I got (trying to make her jealous it didn't work...) I said that you were the pistol, not the rifle, I thought you were!

Jul 06, 2011 01:12 AM #37
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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Great gosh...you sure were are a distraction...I mean pretty and look at that 1980's hair! Which is bigger, the gun or hair?

Jul 06, 2011 01:18 AM #38
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Lenn there is nothing about this post that I did not like. Unfortunately I cannot figure out a way to make your leather photo my screen saver. Have a great day and thanks for the fun !

Jul 06, 2011 03:18 AM #39
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Jay.  I am just like my here, Popeye, "I yam what I yam".

Gary.  HA!  My hair was cool, easy to care for in our 95 degree weather here in the summer.

Charlie.  Thanks.  That's a new one.

Jul 06, 2011 03:34 AM #40
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Lenn, wheet-whee ( wolf whistle here) That definitely would have worked with a bunch of DOM in training, I can definitely see that you were more than just a pretty face.

Jul 06, 2011 04:07 AM #41
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Ed.  Thanks.  I'm no shrinking violet for sure, but I truly enjoy my "Geezer" shooting buddies.  The shot below was a squad where I shot the top score.  Great fun. 

Skeet Squad

Jul 06, 2011 04:55 AM #42
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Who knew when I made the comment on Craig's post about your form fitting leather that it was true! I love it. You rock.....but I guess who would tell you otherwise? You carry a gun! LOL

Jul 06, 2011 12:42 PM #43
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Home.  Thanks.  Of course, the gun is just for fun and sport. 

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