From a rooster to a hen in one click

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® AREC License #15292

 I'm not sure when it happened.  I'm not even sure how it happened, but it did.  Sometime between 10PM last night and 8AM this morning I went through the change.  You know the one where you wake up with different... um... equipment than you went to bed with.  This morning I discovered that, thanks to Inman News I apparently went from a rooster to a hen with a single mouse click.  Great. 

A couple of weeks ago Glenn Roberts with Inman News sent me an email asking about our market conditions and asked me to call him.  I was running a little behind that day so I typed out a reply and told him I would call him later in the afternoon.  A reply came through while I was out thanking me for the information, saying that it would appear in an upcoming article he was working on.  A little press mention is a good thing. 

I woke up this morning feeling pretty normal.  With the slight exception of a computer seizure this morning all was going well.  Until, that is, I checked my email and saw a message from Elizabeth Weintraub, the Queen of Sacramento real estate and columnist telling me that she read about my sex change.  Huh?  It appears Mr. Roberts has quoted me as a she in the article.  Wow.  I think I'm having a hot flash.  Why do I feel like going shoe shopping all of a sudden? 

So, it looks as though I've been renamed Betty Blogger, at least for the foreseeable future...  Hmmm, looks like that hussy Blogging Bertha is going to have some competition around here. Now where did I put my purse?


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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

As you know, Jesse, Inman had me rolling in the aisles. But you're always better at making me laugh. :) You hussy, you.

May 05, 2008 01:13 PM #10
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Great post about taking it in stride ... might as well laugh and go with the flow ... and start accessorizing!

May 05, 2008 01:53 PM #11
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
sounds like the media!!!always in a hurry to get that story in and never checking to see if they have it right
May 05, 2008 01:56 PM #12
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jesse...Glad to see you didn't get your feathers ruffled, just your dress.



May 05, 2008 02:12 PM #13
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
OOPS, My first name often gets mistaken for a he so I do know what you are talking about.  I remember when I was graduating from high school getting all the boy career information (be an auto mechanic).  That's probably bisexual now but back then it wasn't.
May 05, 2008 03:58 PM #14
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY
You and Broker Bryant need to get together and do his drag act in combo!  You'd make quite a team.....
May 05, 2008 04:24 PM #15
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS
Hi Betty, congrats on the successful surgery, and love the new pic - you look simply mah-velous!
May 05, 2008 06:57 PM #16
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

I haven't been opening my Inman emails, I had no idea they were covering REALTOR sex changes now.  Is it because you are a famous blogger or something?  Looks like the doctor copied the wrong photo.  

Does AR have room for two dragsters?   

May 05, 2008 07:14 PM #17
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
Jesse, Nice sex change operation. I did talk to a transvestite and he/she said the hardest thing to get used to was the purse. 
May 05, 2008 10:09 PM #18
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX

Jesse - I never knew...   How did Kathy take the news..wives are always in the dark on this one. On the other hand...I think your doctor used too much Botox! Your new photo has that wide-eyed frozen look! Let's see if we can get your money back!

May 05, 2008 10:28 PM #19
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
Ah, I get it.  I saw Phyllis Diller this morning and was wondering what the hell was going on.  Everyone always thinks I'm dude because my name is Chris, you'll live. :)
May 05, 2008 11:26 PM #20
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I did a quick internet search once I realized your predicament.  You're going to need a new wardrobe.  There are some real deals on plus women's sizes at  Always glad to be of service.

Mike in Tucson

May 06, 2008 01:04 AM #21
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best
Love the new pic!  Now change it back!
May 06, 2008 01:18 AM #22
Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY
We possessors of gender indefinite names get that all the time. I get quite a lot of junk mail addressed to Mr. Rosario Lewis.
May 06, 2008 02:12 AM #23
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Mel - Thanks... It feels so good to be welcomed despite.. well, you know. LOL

Wayne - Blondes do have more fun... hmmm. I feel a change a comin'.

Bertha - You can't help but laugh.  I mean, talk about one ugly broad.  Wow. 

TLW - Alaska Tent and Tarp is working on my ensemble as we... um... type.  I'll get you a picture as soon as I can squeeze into it.

Melina - You gussed it.  Betty Blogger is my stage name.  It's Jessica to my closest and dearest friends.

Cameron - My shoes and purse are supposed to match what? The drapes?  I wonder if Bertha will let me raid her closet?  hmmm

Lori - I'm gonna need all the help I can get.  It takes a lot of work to look this good. LOL

Mel - Shake it but don't break it, huh?  Man, these heels are hell to walk in. 

Cam, cam, cam... bring the goose boy, bring the goose.  We'll tear 'em up.

Elizabeth - When I read your comment I almost fell out of my chair.  You definitely got his attention because I had an apology less than 3 or 4 minutes after your message.  haha  Glad I can keep you entertained... gotta laugh at these things right?

Richard - Accessorizing!  Cameron said something about my shoes and purse were supposed to match... something.  I might show up with stripes and polka dots. 

William - We never actually spoke so it was an innocent mistake.

Kathleen - LOL.  No need to get ruffled. It was too funny to get ruffled. 

Marchel - I'll bet folks wondered if you had lost your marbles.  Little did some know folks could be anything they wanted to be.

Ruthmarie - Oooh, a duo.  Hmmm.... that could be comical. 

Virginia - Thank you dahling.  I do try to keep up my appearance.  The fans demand it you know.

Doreen - The market is slow so they're branching out in their coverage.  They're obviously trying to steal readers from the Enquirer. 

Michael - It was hell... I left the hospital after the surgers... I got lost and actually stopped for directions!  What the hell?

Linda - Kathy was a little surpised. She's a trooper though. She helped me with my makeup this morning.  Of course I ended up looking like Phyllis Diller, so she migh be a little pissed.

Chris - Seeing 'ol Phyllis playing in the rain would get my attention too.  THe hot flashes have passed, so I'm good. :)

Mike - Hold the phone?  Are you saying these pants make my butt look big?  Man, talk about walking on thin ice.  haha

Mel - Too much botox? 

Rosario - It's a good thing we have a sense of humor, right?

May 06, 2008 05:00 PM #24
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best
Thanks for changing back the pic.  The other one was giving me nightmares.
May 06, 2008 10:34 PM #25
Kathy W. Clifton
Jesse Clifton Real Estate - Fairbanks, AK

You look so pretty today Betty.  Are you doing something different with your hair?  On a serious note, if you're a she does that make me a lesbian? 

May 11, 2008 06:11 PM #26
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Nice to meet you Kathy!  I am new to AR but have met Betty Jesse.

May 11, 2008 06:20 PM #27
Kathy W. Clifton
Jesse Clifton Real Estate - Fairbanks, AK

Hi Melody!  It's nice to meet you too.  Isn't Betty a trip?  She signed me up but I haven't been very active and I'm catching all kinds of grief for that.  She keeps telling me how entertaining this place is.

May 11, 2008 06:38 PM #28
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Mel - You didn't like the new me?  Darn.

MK - Yep it does.  Funny thing, I would have thought you could have done a lot better than Betty.  She's a little on the homely side, don't ya think?



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