I Triple Dog Dare You! Our August Challenge

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880

I know it is a "breach of etiquette" and that I stole the line from the movie, A Christmas Story, but isn't this movie the perfect example of a huge fish story.  Actually, the movie is a collection of idealized, nostalgic stories all wrapped into one big fish story.  There is the lamp episode, the red soap moment, the dog eating the turkey fiasco leading to the Chinese Dinner, the bully incident, and every kids worst nightmare, the pink bunny pajamas.  Many years ago, Santa bought me red pajamas.  Pajamas must be the most obligatory Christmas Present of all time, right behind socks and underwear.  My pajamas had a back button flap over the derriere area.  It said, "An Affair to Remember" on the front.  My mother was horrified. 🤣 

Who can forget Santa kicking poor Ralphie down the slide after he asks for a Red Rider BB Gun punctuating the kick with a hearty, "you'll put your eye out, kid."  My favorite though is the frozen poll incident.  A group of kids debating licking a frozen pole.  Urban legend married with, Truth or Dare! 

My point, fish stories can be about anything.  They can be nostalgic, as Brian England showed us in his, Lost in the Mall, post.  What a scary moment for any parent!  I lost my Joseph in a filled to capcity SF Giants Stadium when he was 3.  It was a heart stopping moment.  Aura Alex showed us in her enlightening post, The Amazing Fish Story! Salmon Migration, that they can be stories with positive messages.  And Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP showed us that they can be stories that may or may not be true in her entertaining, Smelt Fishing, Post.  They are all worthy entries.

Here is the best part.  The rules have changed for our fish story post.  The new rule, inspired by popular demand, is for a fish story of 500 words or less.  Come on!  Tell us your fish stories.  It is now super easy and I triple dog dare you! ! !

And make sure to answer those 21 questions.  Inquiring minds want to know. 😉

See Truth or Dare, Fish Stories and Our August Challenge, for list of questions and rules.

Thank you for all of your help, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400.  I think the challenge is going well so far.  

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             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758

RayRHenson@gmail.com

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Comments (33)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker!  Your first entry was great and I sure appreciate you joining in on the fun.  Thank you! ! !

Aug 12, 2022 12:14 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ray,

Lots of good stories so far!  I am enjoying every one of them.  Have a great weekend.

Aug 12, 2022 03:00 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®.  I hope you have a great weekend as well!

Aug 12, 2022 04:07 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Ray Henson - My fish story was a true story. I did not make it up.

Aug 12, 2022 04:50 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I needed all 500 words to get the fear of my adventure across. A fun contest

Aug 12, 2022 05:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ray- I definitely am entering! After over 15 years straight of boating and fishing every  weekend + I have to decide which story to include. 

Aug 12, 2022 07:10 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Call 

Aug 12, 2022 11:00 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Aye Caramba, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP.  I linked the wrong post.  I have fixed it and linked to your fish story about smelt.  I was referring to how you had to go out with everyone to see if smelt fishing was a real thing.  Sorry, I made the mistake.

Aug 12, 2022 11:21 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I thoroughly enjoyed your saga, Ed Silva.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

Maybe we can get two or three strories out  of you, Kathy Streib.  Whatever you decide, I know it will be a good one.  

Hi Laura Cerrano.  Call?  I thought you might go all in!  😉

 

Aug 12, 2022 11:31 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ray - I will be getting mine done shortly.  This serves a a reminder.

Aug 13, 2022 03:33 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Ahh, thanks for the update to the rules. I have not participated in either part of the challenge yet but hopefully can do so soon!

Aug 13, 2022 05:03 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thank you for mentioning my nostalgic moment and it brought a smile to my Mom's face when I brought it back up.

Aug 13, 2022 05:30 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I am looking forward to it, Grant Schneider!

Good morning, Kat Palmiotti.  I know whatever you do will be good so I hope you get the time.

Thank you for doing both parts of the challenge, Brian England.  I wonder, is it possible to give out extra credit projects when there is so much of the month left? 😉

Aug 13, 2022 07:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have got to get on this one ... I have ideas floating around in my frontal lobe but nothing banged out on my keyboard ... yet. 

Aug 13, 2022 10:30 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

That fish you're holding looked like "silver salmon" until I noticed the yellow eyes! I have never eaten tarpon. 

What did you use for bait for fish that big? 

Little do I know about AR; I never thought I could write a post about having Salmon as the main character. What a fun challenge!  Thank you, Ray. 🐬

Aug 13, 2022 10:37 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I know it will be good when it all comes together, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist.

We don't eat tarpon.  We just catch it.  The one I am holding is pretty small, but they are feisty and hard to land because of their bony mouths.   Now, I also caught a snook on that trip and I was throwing it back when the guide almost went apoplectic.  He said it was the best fish around to eat.  He took it home and his wife cooked it for us along with fried plantains and rice.  It was delicious.  If you ever get the chance to fish for either, Aura Alex. do it! 

Aug 13, 2022 01:08 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is just a kind of new space that can really liven things up sometimes

Aug 13, 2022 04:26 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Ed, this is kind of the type of thing where you want to continue the Saga in the momentum, right

Aug 13, 2022 04:27 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you, Laura Cerrano.  

I also agree with you.  I am having a tough time knowing what I want to write about and how to do it in 500 words.  I have a great fish story about our honeymoon to Costa Rica, but I think to tell it write would be 1,500 to 2,000 words, maybe more.  On the other hand, I am thinking AR is about real estate and I have a pretty good story (I think) about my very first transaction.  Who knows?  I think it is all fun though. 

Aug 13, 2022 09:30 PM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

Certainly, all good memories from a great movie. Now time to think of a story...

Aug 17, 2022 06:10 AM
Ray Henson

Thank you and I will be looking forward to your story, Erik Hiss.

Aug 18, 2022 05:24 AM