Anyone got a Slingshot?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Estate Cafe LLC

David & Goliath - Mel Peterson - The Naked BloggerAnyone got a slingshot?  Remember that cool gadget we played with as kids, that could take out a neighbor's window, inflict a nasty sting in the rear, and set our enemies running for the hills just at the mere sight of it in our hands?  That tiny little thing could fling some major damage.

It's been a challenging year... and it's got me thinking of an Old Testament story of David and Goliath... you may have read it as a kid.  The giant Goliath taunted the Israelites daily with threats and insults.  Young David (future King of Israel) offered to fight Goliath on behalf of his people.  Dressed in a simple tunic, carrying his shepherd's staff, along with his slingshot and a pouch full of stones, David fired one rock from his sling at the giant and took out Goliath in one fell swoop.

Oh to be young and fearless again... and it goes without saying... BIG things come in small packages. 

Anyone got a slingshot?


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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Melinda~ I wishing a better tomorrow & great end to this year, I sending you positive vibe, I hope it helps! 

Aug 29, 2012 04:56 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds like you need a few days away with some supportive gal pals. Looking forward to it Mel - if you need an ear before that rendezvous, all you gotta do is call. ;)

Aug 29, 2012 05:07 AM #2
Cynthia Larsen
Safe Haven Realty - Cotati, CA
Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA

I have to stay away from those things, I could never get the hang of aiming it. If there was a window nearby my shot would find it. Hope the rest of your year is better for you.

Aug 29, 2012 05:17 AM #3
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Ahhh, that's very sweet Jon... thank you!  I could use all the good vibes I can get!

Yes indeed, Debb!  What I need right now is a few days away from all of this... I'm headed to LA tomorrow for my Uncle's funeral... and of course, for some major love from my Ellie girl.  Talk to you soon sweetie!

Cynthia... how the heck are ya GF?  It's nice to see your smiling face... that alone lifted my spirits today ;-) 

Aug 29, 2012 05:17 AM #4
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Million $ Guild Cert Luxury Home KW Land Division

I had my slingshot taken away at about 4 years old when I shot my brother in the eye. 

Aug 29, 2012 05:21 AM #5
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Sounds like you have your very own sling shot and just need to remember how to use it :)!  Here's strength and Blessings to you to having a better year.  My momma always told me that if it's as bad as it can be, there is only one direction...UP!  

Aug 29, 2012 05:52 AM #6
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mel-A slingshot is better than putting your dukes up. Me, I have a trusty bat or a BB gun.

Aug 29, 2012 06:35 AM #7
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Sounds like you're a sharp shooter with a slingshot... Kevin!

I think I like your Mamma's advice... Brenda!  Thanks for the strength and blessings... one can never have enough!

Yes indeed... Sharon!  Sounds like we could both do some damage... hee, hee ;)))

Aug 29, 2012 06:55 AM #8
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Mel~ I have to wonder what inspired you to write this post.  Do you have plans for YOUR slingshot? I've never had one or used one.

Aug 29, 2012 08:04 AM #9
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Mel, are you marshaling your slingshot to slay a big bad opponent?  Brian

Aug 29, 2012 02:37 PM #10
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Donna ~ You'd have to read a few of my previous posts to understand my sick humor behind this post... I've been slaying dragons and guarding the moat and drawbridge... it's a daunting task... but someone's gotta do it!

Brian ~ My slingshot is reserved for the most vile of sorts... and with a little help from the Almighty, I suspect we could take down one taunting Giant with a fling of a stone ;))) 

Aug 29, 2012 02:54 PM #11
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

It is all about attitude...knowing that all it takes one well placed stone!

Aug 29, 2012 11:45 PM #12
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hey Mel, I've read your blogs and I always get a strong sense of resolve when I read them, that's what  keeps me coming back. 


Just wanted to check in and say hey!

Aug 30, 2012 08:44 AM #13
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Mel - I've been looking for your blog for weeks now and finally I went down my subscribers list very slowly and realized you changed your profile photo! Anyway, now I know! This is a particularly hard weekend for us and I can relate to having a really bad year. We'll have a lot to talk about GF and I can't wait to see you! Now, I'm going to look through your other posts! Hope you're enjoying this Labor Day weekend!

Sep 02, 2012 01:41 AM #14
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Keep one under my pillow. Better than a 357 any olde day. Keeps the flickers at play away from my eaves. Keeps the squirrels at bay away from the humming bird feed. Being such the great shot I am, have hit nothing thus a lousy David I would be. Always nice to stop by and catch up, cheers cvc

Sep 12, 2012 04:30 AM #15
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