I Got Flocked…And I Liked It!

Real Estate Agent with ReDesign To Sell (TM)

Ever been flocked?  No?  Don't know what you're missing...

Yesterday was my first time...  No, my first time was not gentle...I was not eased into the idea of getting flocked...  My first time was an all-out, wham-bam, in your face flocking...  And, well, I must admit it put a smile on my face...it's still there... ;o)

Who knew that getting flocked could be so much fun?  I now realize how naïve I was...  A delicate flocking virgin, if you will...

Now that I know what I was missing, I believe that everyone should get flocked...at least once...

I imagine that flocking can be done in a number of ways.  There may even be books available on the subject...who knows?  But, the fact is...if you're not flocking...others are being affected by it...not just you!

If no one is flocking in your neighborhood, you should do something about it.  I mean, heck, flock your neighbors!  They'll thank you for it...trust me.  Every community should be flocking...

I guess there comes a time in every blogger's life when they should be as open and honest with their readers, as possible...even when it comes to some very personal stuff.  So, in case some of you have never flocked or been flocked, I am going to share with you some of the details of my flocking...  I hope it helps you...

My neighbors did it to me...  And, yes, it was very personal...

Here I was, minding my own business...just coming home from the grocery store, as a matter of fact.  And, what happens the very minute I get home?

A very personal flocking given to me by my neighbors and an invitation to flock anyone I want...  To say that I was surprised is a bit of an understatement but, I was quick to warm to the idea. 



It is for a good cause, after all...

Every year, our high school's Project Graduation Committee holds fundraisers for the "Class Night" celebration.  The funds raised provide for an all night, chaperoned, substance-free celebration for the graduating seniors.  Communities all over the country are saving lives, every year, by having these safe parties.

The goal of the night is simple:  to help ensure that the futures of our children are not cut short by a few careless hours of celebrating and risky behavior during what should be a time of joy in their young lives.

This latest fundraiser (2008 Class) is called, "Flamingo Flocking".  When you are flocked, 12 to 15 delightfully tacky pink, plastic flamingoes will reside on your lawn for about 48 hours.

You are provided an envelope that instructs you on "Flamingo Etiquette".  Flamingo Etiquette provides you with the options available to you, the Flockee...

Flockees can:

Flock A Friend - $15

Remove The Flock - $15

Remove AND Flock - $25

Pre-Flocking Insurance (avoid being flocked) - $10

Post-Flocking Insurance (protection from being re-flocked) - $5

Or "Thank You, No Thank You" (no donation) - $0


It's fun...it's creative...it's for a great cause.  I repeat...everyone should be flocking.

If your neighbors aren't flocking, they're probably engaged in some other activity that benefits a similar cause...  I urge you to find out what it is they're doing...and support them!

Money well spent, in my opinion...

So...Go Get Flocked!

Comments (26)

Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Jen...  OK...  See ya later...

Sandra...  Yeah...that husband of yours...good ideas...can't think what to write, though...  Must be inspired...  lol

Nov 28, 2007 07:47 AM
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
This is wonderful and clever! I would love to see something like this in my city! You need to move this into Localism honey!! 
Nov 28, 2007 10:14 AM
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT
Lisa, Lisa, Lisa...  Do I need to spell out all the finite details?   I'll inspire you a little - privately!
Nov 28, 2007 11:25 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Lisa I will take (1) Pre-Flocking Insurance (avoid being flocked) - $10

and (1) Post-Flocking Insurance (protection from being re-flocked) - $5

Do you think that is enough protection :) 

Nov 28, 2007 01:20 PM
Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Jen My Jen...  It is, isn't it?  Thanks for stopping in and the great suggestion...I'll do that...

Dan...  LOL...  Well...in a word...yes!  Private instruction...intriguing...  ;o)

George...  Done!  Smart guy...covering all your bases.  This will protect you for 1 year...after that you are fair game, my friend!  ;o)

Nov 29, 2007 12:18 AM
Rebecca Chambliss
Vista Sotheby's International - Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Super cute and a great fundraising idea!  I'd take a good flocking any ol' day for a good cause!
Dec 13, 2007 01:17 AM
Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut
Lisa - Where the flock are you?
Jan 03, 2008 02:55 AM
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land

Cute - very cute. 

I join Sandra is searching for your presence....

Jan 03, 2008 01:28 PM
Jason Wheeler
JasonWheeler.biz - Pleasant Hill, CA
Funny.  I want to get flocked too!
Jan 03, 2008 01:40 PM
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Lisa - This is a terrifically fun idea for a senior class fundraiser!  I am making note right now to see if this has been in the works in our town!

BTW, where have you been?!


Jan 09, 2008 08:15 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Lisa...I've heard about this.  In fact I think it's something that we can have done even out here in the country where we live.  I have a friend that has received good news about her health...she is a breast cancer survivor and was being tested extensively because they were concerned there was a recurrence.  She would be delighted I'm sure to be flocked.  I'm going to see what I can do about that.

Hopefully you've read today's post by Paul Slaybaugh which mentions you.  If not, please do.



Feb 08, 2008 07:30 AM
Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Sandra My Sandra - Just flockin' away, sweetie...  Missed YOU!

Art - She's alive! ;o)

Jason - LOL...careful what you ask for!

Feb 09, 2008 12:25 PM
Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Jackie...  Hey lady!  Hope all is well in the Commonwealth...  It is a great fundraiser, isn't it?  If your school isn't doing it, they should certainly check into it.  Lots going on and it's going to take me some time to get up to speed but, I'M BACK!  :o)

Kathleen...  Fantastic news about your friend!  I bet she would love it...definitely puts a smile on your face.  Thanks for stopping in!

Feb 09, 2008 12:31 PM
Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut

Lisa - About time you got back.....Good to see  you girl!

Feb 09, 2008 11:54 PM
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Lisa - I'm looking forward to another post from you!


Feb 10, 2008 02:19 PM
Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Sandra...  Thanks, lady! 

Jackie...  I'm slow to it...but, I'm sure I'll hammer something out in the near future...  ;o)

Feb 13, 2008 01:51 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Ok, thanks for Jackie pointing me back to you and your website (Hidden Gem blog).  I figured I missed something and had to come read.  WHAT A GREAT IDEA THIS IS!  Do you mind if I share it?  I will link back to you.....

I would love to see my daughter's high school do this.....


Feb 15, 2008 01:16 PM
Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Melissa...  Thanks, lady!  I think it's a great way to raise money...for a great cause.  Let the flocking begin!

P.S. - Let me know if you need me to get a contact for your daughter's school...  I'm sure that they'd be happy to share details...

Feb 17, 2008 02:14 PM
Jennifer Esposito
JenRan Realty, LLC - Woodstock, CT

If those showed up at my place I'd want to keep them-soo cute :)  I like the idea that it's a fundraiser, what a unique idea.  Wait a minute...didn't I see a small flock at the P.O. a while back?  Hmmm...

Oct 10, 2008 02:10 PM
Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

Getting Flocked for a good cause - nothing like it!



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