And YOU Thought Chili and Blackened Catfish Didn't Mix !

Real Estate Agent with New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

OK.  Try and follow along with me here.  We're going on a journey... you and me.

I just put on my hip boots.  My "waders" I guess you would call them.  And then, in my imagination, I shrunk myself, and climbed into my own brain.  Yes, I mean "inside" my brain.

I'm pretty small now.  And I am sloshing around... trying to keep from slip'slidin' on those crevices that we see on pictures of the brain.  I would hate to fall down and get all that gooey brain-stuff all over me, but that's the chance I guess I take, here.

I'm just lookin' around in here... trying to figure out what, if anything, is going with this gooey mess I call my brain... and why things happen like they do.

It's prolly a lost cause, but I just had to try.

Ya see... I just read another post a few minutes ago.  It was short and sweet.  About a Chili Cook-off.

And BOOM!  Like a bolt of lightening, my brain grabs my attention, and yanks it away from the "chili"... and goes right straight to the last remaining catfish fillet I have sitting in the fridge.

I have this incredible urge, now.  Almost unstoppable. 

The powers of the universe are pulling me to get up from my computer, go to the fridge, and pan-fry my one last catish fillet.  Blackened, Cajun catfish.  Yum!

Why does my mind DO that to me?  Gosh, I wish I knew.

OKAY!  It's time for you to confess your inner thoughts. Choose one of these two.  Either reach into your vast compendium of psychological and culinary knowledge... and tell me why this happened.  Should I try and stop it, or should I encourage it further.

Or TWO... do YOU have times when something... something very innocent happens... and it acts as a stimulus, and zooms you away from whatever you were thinking... and plants your mind right in the middle something else totally unrelated?

I just shared my strange story.  If you've had something similar happen to you... I invite you to please share yours.

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Comments (56)

Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

I just found out from Debbie Laity that yesterday was your birthday. I had no idea, but now that I do: Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!

Feb 07, 2013 09:37 AM
Liz Hill

Happy Belated Birthday Karen Anne! I am sure you had a great day and I wish you a fabulous year ahead.

Feb 07, 2013 09:51 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Karen Anne, well yes that sort of thing happens quite a lot with me...i wish it would stop because I really need to focus on this yes...that's why I stopped by...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!

Feb 07, 2013 10:04 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
Karen Anne-Happy Birthday and I hope it was a good one. Take any two foods you like and magic can happen, sometimes.
Feb 07, 2013 01:22 PM
ba`B Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Karen Anne, what would be do without your beautiful humor, I so enjoy you and feel as if I've known you for years. You're a very colorful light in the old world of bloggers. Thank you :)

Oh yes, and i would have to pick both questions, one just wouldn't work with our real estate drama brains.

Happy belated BD

Feb 07, 2013 11:00 PM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Well Karen Anne..... I came over from Debbie's blog  to wish you a happy belated birthday and got distracted with food.   Now I'm starving. 

I hope that your 69th birthday was relaxing and that you have enjoyed the extension of the birthday wishes. 

You are an incredible person that shares a birthday with a number of really intersting people.  

I hope you have a great weekend. 



Feb 09, 2013 12:52 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Karen, stopped over from Debbie Laity's post to wish you a happy belated Birthday!

Feb 10, 2013 10:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy Birthday Karen Anne, I am glad that lots of people noticed and let us all know of this special day!

Feb 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Carmela Jacobs
Carmela Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor

Dear Karen,

Seems like you were inspired subconsciously and your stomach was inspired to eat some chili!!!  All the ingredients were there all you had to do was prepare them.  :)   Glad you took some time off for yourself from your busy day.  

Warm Regards,

Feb 11, 2013 01:00 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

LOL! I've always just been told it was my ADHD! zoom, Zoom, ZOOM!! :)))

Feb 12, 2013 11:34 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Just stopped by to say hi and see if you had posted anything new I hope you are having a beautiful day as we are in Katy, Texas! Take care!

Mar 11, 2013 09:08 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I think I need to join the group Bratender make it a double what do you think cuz I need a drink! Almost time to go home!

Mar 16, 2013 09:38 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Yolanda, now that's what we need for the boys... a Group called Bratender... LOL.  Sorry, I just could not resist.

Anyhoo... ActiveRain Group: Bartender, Make it a Double is Chris Ann Cleland's group.  I don't know if you are familiar with Chris Ann, but she is one awesome Realtor... and Blogger.  She is in Northern Virginia, and does a marvelous job with her listings, and all of the linked-posts she has written to market her neighborhoods.  I very much recommend her and her group.

Mar 16, 2013 10:10 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

I have to admit, Catfish and Chili do not seem to match, and then I start thinking about what really does, and I get lost again.

Apr 14, 2013 12:30 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Haha. Cute post Karen Ann. I think when you're mind gets stuck on obsessing over something - best to find a way to feed that urge. I'm thinking chocolate chip cookies. ;)

Apr 18, 2013 12:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I often find my mind zooming from one thought to the next, and I'll finally think, "How the heck did I get HERE?"  And then of course I have to share the zaniest of my mind with whoever happens to be near me. 

I think it's awesome the way our brains work.

Apr 23, 2013 11:04 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Karen, I am thinking chili goes with most everything, plus it is almost Cinco de Mayo!

Apr 27, 2013 01:19 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

My mind roams from one subject to another, many times every few minutes. I think it is a woman thing!

May 06, 2013 01:08 PM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Karen, your writing is very entertaining, hope you are doing well.

Jan 22, 2015 01:41 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Karen Anne-I do that all the time. I was called a scatterbrain years ago by my ex husband


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