The End is near! Armageddon! Carmageddon! Now have fun and Relax!

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The End is near! Armageddon!  Carmageddon! Now have fun and Relax!

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The End is near! Armageddon! Carmageddon! Ok, let's be real, everyone is on the hype that Carmageddon in Los Angeles, CA will create havoc and destruction. We are a society of let's be herded i.e.: the herd mentality. We like to be lead. I beg you, Please do not buy into the doomsday scenario.

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The definition of Armageddon is the world's end scenario, the place of the final battle to end the world. More generically we have been using the term for the end of the world scenario. Now we cobbled out the newly coined phrase Carmageddon. OK for most of us Angelinos not being able to drive would translate this to "the end of the world".   OK I grant you the group of geniuses who came up with this plan in the middle of summer vs. during the off months of the winter might not have been the brightest planners in the world. The mid July Tourist will feel like the end will not be near, if they are sitting in traffic for hours.

traffic in LA by Endre Barath

OK, traffic expert, news media talking heads, politicians and bloggers are telling us that it will be a real mess out there. The 101 Freeway, the 10 Freeway, the 405 Interstate and all the surface roads heading near to or from it, so OK I get it. My answer is very simple: stay at home, Period!

July 3rd empty pool by Endre Barath

Let me re-assure you, the World will Not, I say will not end; you just will get a well deserved Relaxation Time that you have been dreaming about for the past two years. How about spending time relaxing at home? How about relaxing by the pool, after all it is summer and it will be in the 80's Saturday & Sunday? How about that" summer read" you meant to read? How about spending time with your family?

Well if you do not take my advice than, go ahead, be depressed, go ahead and stress and enjoy the Traffic Mayhem from July 16th to July 18th, that is Midnight Friday to Monday Morning. I will not be showing properties, nor holding open houses instead will I be by the pool? You guessed it, yes I will be at the pool. Have a terrific weekend everyone!

 

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Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
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Endre....I had not even heard about this--Fox Cable News has let me down.  Eons ago I was in CA for my brother's marriage--Miramar Base, but had the experience of driving on those freeways.  WOW.  that was in the late 70s' so can imagine what it would be like these days. Not for me for sure.  Fun Post and I do hope that you will be in that pool as well as lounging beside it.
Have a great week and a Greater weekend.

Barb

Jul 12, 2011 02:04 PM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Brian, I agree with you, nevertheless I will play it safe:)

Barb I am shocked usually Fox is on top:)) It has been on the news here every day for the past month and a half....BTW you have a great week as well:)

Jul 12, 2011 02:10 PM #7
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Hi Endre!  Well, like Barb, I hadn't heard of this either!  But, didn't we just go through this a month or so ago?  When are people going to stop being led by the media like a herd?!  LOL  Take that well-deserved vacation and I'm sure all will be fine at home when you return!!

Jul 12, 2011 03:53 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Endre - I said that I don't plan on going anywhere near. I just heard from a client that is from Boston and expects to only be available on Friday. Right at the 405/101 interchange. What am I an IDIOT??? Money hungry I am.

But there is some major hype, isn't there??

Jul 12, 2011 04:02 PM #9
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Tim Peterson
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Hi Endre-wish I could fly in-looks like a great place-you and me by the pool--Ribs if I remember is one of your favorites and a couple of cold ones--maybe a cooler

Jul 12, 2011 04:23 PM #10
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Ted Tyrrell
RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton) - Victoria, BC
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You need a pool like that after a day driving in the L.A. area. I do't know how you keep it up.

Jul 12, 2011 04:53 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe, I look forward to my well deserved vacation:)

Ken, if you need help I will be on the cell phone:)) After all keep in mind I am from Boston...make sure he is really from there lot of people from the burbs claim to be from there....Also if he is real he will be a RedSox fan:)))

Jul 12, 2011 07:01 PM #12
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Tim, Diane will be home so no ribs:)) veggie hot dogs:)) and Good Pielsner Urquell:))

Jul 12, 2011 07:02 PM #13
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Ted the complex has four pools, so it is not my problem:)))

Jul 12, 2011 07:03 PM #14
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Virginia Gardner
Roy Wheeler Realty Co. - Charlottesville, VA
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Endre!  This is news to me!  I hope it will not be news for real!!!  But, it does sound like a wonderful opportunity to stay at home and have a mini stay-vacation!

Jul 13, 2011 01:05 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Virginia, absolutely, I will play it safe:)

Jul 13, 2011 01:11 PM #16
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It's a catchy word anyway... Carmageddon..  as rural as we are even if we couldn't drive our vehicles, it would feel like the end!

Jul 13, 2011 03:47 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Judi, we have become a society depending on vehicles:) not counting technology:))

Jul 13, 2011 07:03 PM #18
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Hello Endre and VB doesn't buy into this garbage, everything that goes on with the weather, crime, etc. is just part of life, there is always change and sometimes it's not for the better. I love it the last photo, relax by the pool ...

Your post & photos have been featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...

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Vegas Bob ;o)

Jul 13, 2011 07:48 PM #19
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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VB thank you for the feature and the comment:)

Jul 13, 2011 08:09 PM #20
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Hello Endre and your very welcome ...

VB ;o)

Jul 14, 2011 03:57 AM #21
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Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
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Endre ... I like your advice for those in Los Angeles to relax and stay away from the "Carmaggedon" fright mentality this weekend.  Hope it goes well for you on this relaxing Sunday.

Go USA women's team soccer.

Jul 17, 2011 06:08 AM #22
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Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI
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Good post.  I like the segway into getting them to buy a home with an inviting pool like that.  Great idea.

Jul 18, 2011 07:25 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

 So was this much ado about nothing, or did enough people staff off the road to make traffic manageable?

Jul 19, 2011 03:49 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Michael, yes pool homes are great:)

Wayne, I should have taken pictures virtually no one was on the roads. I was shocked. Now ask me how today was:)))) another story back to our evil ways.....

Jul 19, 2011 06:11 PM #25
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