Punny and Puny Pondering. . .

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532



 

Punny And Puny Pondering

Take A Peony Path. . .

Why I Ponder

 

I admire those who can post something daily.  Or most days.  Even weekly.  Although I admit I do find the robo-posters to be a bit of a bewilderment. To each their own, right?

 

I can be(err scratch that, have been) regular at it.  In the past. And at times.  And not so much at other times.  Inconsistent - definitely.    ActiveRain-wise. At least when taking my entire time on this platform into account.

 

If I had my druthers(and by the way, where does one keep ones druthers?) I wouldn't share anything personal on such a public forum. Well, so much for that as I listened to those who stressed the importance of "mixing up things" blog-wise so I relented.

 

As those in and around the real estate industry know, it provides a never-ending source of stories and events that can shape a day.   Sure, there were days back then when I took a detour from that trek.  For sanity’s sake.  Mine as well as others.  

 

Now - other things fill my mind.  Things punny and puny as I take a different path.  I wonder if only I could identify a peony.  And then there are times, when nothingness amid a cacophony of clutter seems to fill my brain. 


The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.  Is it a peony?  Well, the website says so - and who am I to doubt that? And then there are some who wonder why I ponder. I wonder too. . .

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (37)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Michael! To ponder and post is no puny task and the public appreciates them. So, get to it! Post haste!

Jun 22, 2021 07:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - nothing like those you share with us in your photos.

 

Rocky Dickerson - clever.  

Jun 22, 2021 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- I tend to keep my druthers close at hand, just like my smile, which per the Girl Scout Song, I keep in my pocket close at hand. 

I have one reason for posting daily and it's purely selfish...it's to keep my dendrites firing. And I know that if I stop one day, it may become a habit. 

Jun 22, 2021 09:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - and you keep others dendrites in good order(mine tend to weaken without daily use) with a daily dose.  

Jun 22, 2021 01:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes tines change I remember when you were busy posting those Pasadena Condo Posts and I kept saying How Does Michael Do it? I find it when you are busy you do not have the time to do all the posts... when you are not... then you have the time but maybe your focus is somewhere else, Endre

Jun 22, 2021 11:26 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

You keep pondering and I'll keep reading.  As far as my druthers, if you know where they are tell me, I can't find them

Jun 23, 2021 12:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - Questions.  Questions.  Endless. . .

 

James Dray - and thank you for that as I appreciate it.  As for druthers, I am still searching as well.  

Jun 23, 2021 04:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jun 23, 2021 04:45 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Peony.

First thing to come to mind is ants. Ants LOVE them.

Second thing is they need to be attached to stakes to keep standing.

Not a plant fav of mine. Unlike you, who are a fav of mine. Plant and otherwise.

 

Jun 23, 2021 08:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope the rest of your week continues to be as good as the beginning.

 

Sharon Tara - I wasn't aware of the peony ant issue - of course, ants seem less noticeable to me these days.  Peonies, on the other hand, appear to slip under the radar for me at all times.  

Jun 23, 2021 09:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You make pondering almost whimsical in this description and post Michael Jacobs 

Jun 24, 2021 10:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - pondering can take many paths. . . 

Jun 24, 2021 10:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Michael:

I always enjoy your pondering, and it makes me then do the same. Druthers is such a funny word but not one I use very often.

I, too, have been inconsistent with my blogging at times, and I sometimes feel badly overall I'm ok with it since I usually have good reasons...or perhaps they are excuses!

Jeff

Jun 25, 2021 04:04 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Michael Jacobs 

You keep your druthers in your drawers - you silly. 

Pondering, like laughter, is good for the soul. 

Peony ponder that in your nothingness or cacophony of clutter. 

 

Jun 27, 2021 03:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - you're right about the word druthers and how it is generally perceived as not particularly serious.  As for my posting/blogging strategy I think "reasons" over "excuses" is how I prefer to look at it.  

 

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - druthers in drawers - that's downright diisgusting if they are dirty.    Now, if they are freshly laundered ---- let 'em hang out on a laundry line flying in the breeze.

Jun 29, 2021 03:23 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I like how your brain thinks. I really got a kick out of Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist comment too! You betcha! The two of you use grammar well!

Jun 30, 2021 09:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for the kind words.  I have often mentioned I have spent much time in Grammar's Attic.  Maybe someday, I will be able to escape. . .  

Jun 30, 2021 09:27 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, there are days it takes a bit of pondering to get the day going in the right direction!  

Jul 12, 2021 08:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - yes, there are certainly days like that.  

Jul 12, 2021 06:24 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No I do have to go to my stool in the corner and ponder once more Michael Jacobs 

Jul 16, 2021 08:15 PM