Rabbit Hole Wandering. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


Sharpening My Pencil 


I recently read an article which mentioned, in part, Tori Amos.  I recognized her name.  Her talents as a performer and as a  songwriter too.   But not much else beyond that seemed to resonate with me.   Of course, my musical knowledge of any genre is, to say the least, quite limited.   


As I am prone to do, I placed her name and a thought from that story that became the title of this post as a text message to myself.  I thought it could serve to remind me and prompt pondering.  Perhaps.   


Fast forward to a few days later and I did an online search about her to see if anything "grabbed me".  Various songs and quotes came forth and provided definite pause but I was looking for something else. 


Then I came upon the name of a tour of hers which was also the title  of one of her albums.    Strange Little Tour.  There it was!  My Eureka! moment.  Well, more or less.  


Rabbit-hole wandering and pondering of all sorts can lead us in many directions as it did today.  Far away from pencil-sharpetning which had been mentioned in that original article I read, this post came to be.  Sometimes that happens.  Not so strange.  At least not to me.  



The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (31)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Not sure about that but this year I have changed some things to make it less likely to lose things down the rabbit hole and also have better utilized the space since I have decided to keep my little home for a couple of years. 

Nov 15, 2020 06:55 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I like Strange Little Tours of the mind - we generally learn something. And, I like Tori Amos too... she has a new Christmas album coming out this year. :) 

Nov 15, 2020 07:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


 I always enjoy your rabbit holes. Wishing you a great Sunday. Cheers. A

Nov 15, 2020 07:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - experience matters and collectively they become lessons.  

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I believe that can happen.  Often.  

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - you just don't know where the adventure may lead. I hope you have a nice day as well.  

Nov 15, 2020 08:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael Jacobs ,

You are the master of  "water-hole wandering." Isn't it amazing where all that pondering will take you..opening new vistas all the time!

Nov 15, 2020 09:27 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Michael Jacobs - there are times, and days, I spend much time going down rabbit holes.  There are moments when I allow myself to venture so far down the rabbit hole I forget what I was looking for or why I was there. 

Here's to the Land of Oz and Rabbit Holes! 

Nov 15, 2020 10:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Yes Michael, we can all go down rabbit holes. As someone once told me, "The person that thinks they are crazy is infact clear and so they are sane. The person who thinks they are sane is clueless and thus they are crazy". Wait.....there was a rabbit down here somewhere.

Nov 15, 2020 03:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - some of those doors that are opened can be a "trap".  Just saying.

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - Alice, Alice, Alice.  Party of One.  For Alice.  Talk about rabbit holes of an entirely different sort.  

Rocky Dickerson - it's often a fine line.  A very fine one at times.  

Nov 15, 2020 04:27 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

Just be careful of which rabbit hole you decide to explore. Some are better left alone.

Nov 16, 2020 12:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - I know that for sure.  Lesson(s) learned.  

Nov 16, 2020 05:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Have an outstanding week.

We have a sunny but chilly morning in Maryland. Chef Dolores just returned from her dental appointment.

Nov 16, 2020 06:57 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Remember the days before google. Now everything seems to be at our fingertips. TMI sometimes...lol

Nov 16, 2020 11:13 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - I got a real chuckle from the phrase "rabbit hole wondering".  I seem to head down that hole every single day.  Just call me "Alice"!!

Nov 16, 2020 01:38 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - by the time, I took my morning walk about 7 today, it was already getting pretty warm.   

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - there are definitely moments of TMI.  

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - AKA Alice. Rabbit hole experiences can lead to dangerous places if one doesn't stay alert.  

Nov 16, 2020 02:08 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I send myself messages, for me it is usually email, when I want to remember things I see. No hope of remembering them if I didn't.

Nov 17, 2020 07:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I have many of Tori Amos' songs on my phone, love her lyrics.   I haven't heard any new songs for a while now.    I too make myself notes, so I don't forget. 

Nov 19, 2020 07:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - over the years, I have known so many people who would leave themselves a voicemail message  in order to remember.  People create systems that work for each of them.

Joan Cox - I knew there eventually would be a fan of Tori Amos come along.  I hadn't heard of anything recent from her but my quick search certainly brought back some memories.  I have lots of little tricks to help me remember - some are successful.  

Nov 19, 2020 08:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, my daughter used to dance and some of her songs were perfect for the lyrical dances she did.

Nov 19, 2020 08:20 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

After the last few days Michael I have a new meaning of going down a rabbit hole.  I'll write about it, just not on a holiday weekend!  There are other rabbit holes I think of as - taking the scenic route....which is fun.

Nov 25, 2020 03:34 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - I am glad this post brought back some fond memories.

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - I look forward to reading those tales.  

Nov 25, 2020 04:10 PM