Toast & Roast ... Allentown.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina

And we're living here in Allentown
But the restlessness was handed down
And it's getting very hard to stay
Well we're waiting here in Allentown

~ Billy Joel ~

Well, I suppose I have to make this quick.  In a very short time, all Internet & Cable capabilities will be cut-off faster than Charlie Sheen at your daughter's wedding.  Such is the way when you are going to move.  It's kind of like starting over, without that persistent brown stain in your tighty whities.  Actually, nevermind, I'm taking that stain to Charlotte with me.

I can't sit here and write that I've been good to Allentown anymore than I can write that Allentown has been good to me.  This has kind of been an estranged love affair and I avoided getting herpes.  And Allentown is better off without me.  Who needs a smart-ass around when you have the Americus Hotel?  Okay, perhaps I shouldn't be "too inside" about all this ... but that place is more barren than my adolescent sex life.

And the Federal Grill and First Choice Equity Group, Inc ... they are both out of biz.  I do want to thank them both for teaching me a lot about business, mistakes, and life ... and First Choice allowed me to come across this forum.  That's a win, it had been a long time since I wrote anything.

Four minutes to go before shut-down ... I want to thank The Wild Samoan Training Center.  That's why I came here in the first place.  Proved to me that their breed is a bit tougher than mine ... but not by much.  Thank you, Afa. 

~Sigh~

Sometimes I loathe going off the cuff.  This is one of those times.  Many people to thank, many more to totally ridicule.  And not enough time to do either.

I'll always have Charlotte to do both going forward.

See you in about seven days ...

 

Comments (28)

Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out.  I've seen your rear end more this year than I've seen my husband's.  Just saying.

Safe travel and best wishes for all the best in your new hometown.  xxoo

Aug 30, 2011 11:40 PM
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTORĀ®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Wish I were leaving with a bit more sorrow, but this town has not been very good to me. I will be sad to leave the house we tried valiently to rescue along with one, or perhaps 3 good people and a collection of neighborhood cats. Other than that, this town can KISS MY ASS as i start-up that truck and haul our coterie to greener pastures!

See you Saturday Charlotte!

 

Aug 31, 2011 12:55 AM
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

Jason, I would have enjoyed this much better had Jennifer posted the content, just sayin...

 

safe travels heres to a new beginning

Aug 31, 2011 01:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Jason-Nothing would be complete without the butt pictures. Have a safe trip and wish you both the best in Charlotte.

Aug 31, 2011 02:18 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Sardi, some places are just made to be left behind---but I could do without yours this early in the morning---or any time of day for that matter :)

Aug 31, 2011 03:14 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI
REALTOR (R)

Your post is making me laugh as usual but seriously, have a safe trip and best of luck to you both in Charlotte!

Aug 31, 2011 08:14 AM
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA
Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST

Jason, made me ROFLOL!  I know you're just gonna love it in Charlotte... well, everything bu the hurricanes!  I'll look forward to your next post about the new digs...

Aug 31, 2011 08:34 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Whoa! I just caught the bootie shot and now I have to go back and read~very nice. Deb

Aug 31, 2011 09:51 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Jason - A very nicely done and probably well-deserved farewell - I've been to Allentown. Here's to a safe trip and a soft landing.

Aug 31, 2011 11:39 AM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

 ROTFL 

Aug 31, 2011 05:48 PM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

 Moony 

Aug 31, 2011 05:54 PM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Ok, seriously now.  I couldn't resist the last one.  :) 

Best of luck Jason and Jennifer in everything you two do and pursue.  Safe travels to Charlotte and I look forward to hearing about your new hometown.   

On that note.....life goes on!  Just as it should.

Aug 31, 2011 05:57 PM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

I can't wait for you guys to be up and running in NC!  Yippee!!

Sep 02, 2011 03:24 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Safe travels you guys... and I hope you find much happiness and prosperity in Charlotte! By the way, does Charlotte have any idea what's about to happen to them when y'all show up? :O)

Sep 03, 2011 08:41 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Wow, I think you're going to love Charlotte!

Sep 04, 2011 09:01 AM
Bruce Davenport
Supreme Lending - Fort Washington, PA
Sr Loan Officer at Supreme Lending NMLS # 2129

Jason, You will be sadly missed. I want to personally thank you for all the effort you gave a First Choice. Thank you for leading the other loan officers and especially thank you for all the good times.I hope you find what you're looking for in Charlotte and I'm sorry Allentown wasn't better for you.If I can ever do anything for you feel free to contact me.Good Luck and Thanks again

Sep 08, 2011 05:54 PM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Ha, I came over here to check your blog out from the Kindergarten judging post...and whooee, didn't expect to get quite the eyeful...LOL. By now you've already moved to Charlotte. God, I've moved quite a bit from state to state..and with each move I looked at it as a new beginning, a new adventure and just immersed myself into the new place to where I knew more about it then the locals. Sounds like this one will be good for you guys. Look forward to seeing more of you...er..your posts I mean! (ok..maybe not only your posts <wink wink>).

Sep 11, 2011 10:15 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

ahhh. rising moon over Allentown, one last time.  (hmm... looks more like a settling moon).

Sep 28, 2011 01:34 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

Must have a pretty long Lawn Mowing Season.... Enjoy!

 

Sep 28, 2011 01:09 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

It is sometimes to to start over and make the move you guys did - Americans have done this in history to find a better way of life. Perhaps, you may vote better in the next election, lol

Oct 01, 2011 01:10 AM