Said And Done. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

Said And Done


You have probably heard it.  Perhaps even said the phrase in passing.  But when something is said(or otherwise communicated) - is it really finished?   I have been thinking of closure and my mind wanders.  As usual my thoughts go in many directions. Yet they are not totally directionless.


Even a book might become an almost-accidental series of reading opportunities and an ongoing journey.  A conversation unintentionally cut short can become a saga of sorts.  We can cite even more examples in the real world or one that is presented to us in not-so-real ways.  For example, movies can spark sequels.  Even prequels.   Will it ever end?


And then there are serial relationships.  Or is that merely a long-lasting fondness for Cap’n Crunch which leads to an unusual relationship with ones cereal?  I digress.  Food for thought?  Or merely a morsel of levity as I ponder?


But back to my original thought - what is final?  That is, in the real world?  I am not attempting to discover the meaning of life.  It’s a subject that is obviously far too vast.  


Accomplishments Achieved.  Accidents Avoided. Adjectives, Adverbs and Anomalies can certainly run amok. And let’s not forget about those Ampersands. 


Annoying?  Perhaps to some.  But, of course, so are Alliterations.  Ah, the Additions seem to multiply like  Adbots. Access to all sorts of things like Adaptability and Adjustments can make one Agitated and grow a bit weary. .  Or is it wearier? 


It’s not quite as simple as ABC but it’s rather basic at the same time.   When all is said, there is likely still some to follow.  To be continued?  I wonder. . . Yeah, I wonder on this Sunday. On any Sunday. And on any day.

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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (38)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael thanks to our friend Wayne Martin pulling me in:)  my father believed in once he said something to me that would be the end..... needless to say it did not work for him.... as to on this platform the only way it would partially work is if we disabled comments....but even then someone could write an 'oposing view' so it would not be ALL DONE:)))well that is my long winded two cents, Endre

May 16, 2021 11:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

My goodness, Michael..and I'm only on my second cup of coffee. My high school principal used to say "A word said is a word dead." I know what he meant but in reality, there are no real endings in life. 

May 16, 2021 11:57 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Michael! When I was growing up and heard the term serial killer, I did think it had something to do with morning breakfast

May 16, 2021 01:13 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - it makes you wonder why serving so much sugar was ever a good idea???

Sharon Lee - well, there is that.

Endre Barath, Jr. - I am sure your two cents is growing interest.

Rocky Dickerson - and then there was that classic John Waters movie starring Kathleen Turner - Serial Mom.

Kathy Streib - see my response to Sharon Lee.  🙃


May 16, 2021 04:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

It has been years since I've had any cereal.  Said and done, haven't heard that one in years.

May 17, 2021 12:04 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - sometimes these thoughts come to mind of sayings I remember(or think I remember) and it becomes a pondering(or perhaps) a random thoughts kind of post just to remind me if "it was really a thing" or purely imagined.  Trying to keep those brain cells churning.   

May 17, 2021 04:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morning Michael, hope that fire in Pacific Palisades is not affecting you!  

May 17, 2021 06:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning Michael. We have a new week to spread more kindness.

Take care and be safe.

May 17, 2021 07:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Just when a book comes to the end, another continuation is written, further pulling the reader in to turn the next page. Nothing is ever final, it seems Michael!

May 18, 2021 06:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - if we look at the "big picture" fires impact all of us even when they don't seem too be that close.  Of course, some may take that as too political.  Oh, well.

Roy Kelley - the ActiveRain notification system and my ability to respond seems to be more "in sync" than previously thought.  Delayed responses are kinda the "norm".  

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - the discussion continues. . . 

May 18, 2021 08:16 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - sounds a lot like Slam Poetry to me instead of a blog post. And I like it!!!

May 18, 2021 09:48 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

It does! And, I like it too. 


May 21, 2021 08:21 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I didn't understand anything of the sort when I  was a kid either. 

May 18, 2021 10:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

May 19, 2021 08:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - it seems this week is quickly getting closer to its end - I know you slow down often to smell(and take a photo) of the roses.  😃

May 19, 2021 09:19 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

The circle of life at work? Who knows, but you're right few things are truly final. Seriel relationships brings to mind the current Bennifer silliness. Who cares? 

May 21, 2021 08:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We all seem to wonder and ponder now in our society today, thank you for sharing your views Michael Jacobs 

May 21, 2021 09:13 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL I haven't had cereal in years but, boy, I could sure go for some Lucky Charms about now, Michael!

"Said & done" to me is, if I say I'm going to do it/plan it, it's going to get DONE!

May 24, 2021 08:24 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This post led me to pondering exactly what is in your Cap'n Crunch? LOL

I had to go back and read this one a second time. You are a true master of words!

May 25, 2021 06:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393


Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I apologize for the delay in responding.  Perhaps in my tardiness, the entire discussion of Bennifer may have disappeared.  But, alas, it's still among us. . .     Life, and so many things within it, can be so fickle at times.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I wonder at times, if I am, therefore I ponder.  Or if it's the other way around.   Hmm, ah forget it. . .

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I wasn't as much a fan of Lucky Charms, I think it was my sister's cereal of choice.  Or was it Froot Loops?  Should I ask her?  She already thinks I "think" about some odd things.  🙃

Sharon Tara - what were parents thinking in those days.  Sugar is good for kids going off to school.   And "going off" seems rather appropriate once I think of it.  Do you remember Pop-Tarts too?  A sugary snack that was sometimes breakfast.  Mom said it was because we were good but later we realized she was likely just short on time.  

May 25, 2021 06:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL Froot Loops would have been my second choice - in fact, probably tied for first place! I'm sure your sister will have fond memories of those cereals too and not think you too 'odd' for asking! As for Pop-Tarts - YUM! Anything sugary and sinful was a favorite of mine!

May 25, 2021 09:23 AM