MEET-UP WITH REALLY OLD ACTIVERAINER

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty 636943 licensed to thrill

I felt this tap-tap tap- on my shoulder and wondered. It was an affectionate type of tapping, one from someone who might know me, and I was receptive to it. Perhaps it was someone needing help? Now a days, one never knows what to expect & when

THE TAPPER CAME UP BEHIND ME

ABOVE: I was startled but open minded. Even if this was by accident, it had a purpose. 

ABOVE: I tried to just walk away not wanting to make a fuss but it reached out to me wanting a moment of my time. 

ABOVE: He wanted to shake hands and share that he was one of the original developers of ACTIVERAIN and was involved in the brainstorming of the idea. I gently mentioned that a lot has changed since he left high skull, and it tickled his funny bone.

I asked if he still blogged, commented or posted on ACTIVERAIN and he claimed his heart wasn't in it and not to think him a lazy-bones. He did mention he was the first (when this was in development) to hit 14 million points in his prime. A lot of that was from BONE-us points. Today however, nothing gets under his skin, and he also stated he doesn't have the stomach for it?

HOW DID YOU KNOW ME?

Oh, he says, I still log-in and read the Q & A section, features and miscellaneous postings only those that catch my interest. It is there I took a liking to your comments and decided to follow you. I was especially impressed with your old posts home library spanning the years. Reminded me of myself

SMALL TALK

I wished him well and offered to buy him lunch. Thanks, but no. He said he would be eating ribs later on. I asked him: What about a drink?  He said sure, I'll have a beer and a mop. Too messy says I. I asked if he celebrated Halloween and he said he enjoys dressing up as a human. Do you go to dances? He said he had noBODY to go with so no. Why don't you go alone? He said: I don't have the guts! 

Comments (17)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Richie - holidays like some members of this forum and in life are known to creep upon us with lots of pre-celebratory activity.  Boo!

They seem to lurk in the stockrooms of stores and other places where dustiness thrives before making their appearance filled with many tricks and perhaps a few treats.  And then, before you may notice it, they disappear in a gust of discarded and destroyed memories.  Each marked down as clearance prices spell their demise.   

So long - it's time for another holiday.  I hear Mike Tyson is looking forward to Boxing Day.  🙃

Sep 19, 2022 06:24 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Good share Michael Jacobs 

Sep 20, 2022 06:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Richie Alan Naggar ,

So glad to read a post you created! Halloween is just around the corner and your post made me chuckle, weep and glad to get in the mood! 

Sep 19, 2022 08:24 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Happy Halloween and more to you dear lady Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Sep 20, 2022 06:04 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s engaging to have not seen somebody in a while and have all these stories to tell the other person. I recommend it if you have the opportunity

Sep 19, 2022 10:09 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Your comment says a lot about you my dear Laura Cerrano 

Sep 20, 2022 06:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Richie I knew you were old but the Active Rain Guy you met up with is clearly Older, Honest it was not me. so inquiring minds want to know who he was:)Endre

Sep 19, 2022 10:51 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Endre Barath, Jr. ...he was just an old bag of bones soon to be dust

Sep 20, 2022 06:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Richie... thanks for this clever, clever post... and for my early morning giggle.

Sep 20, 2022 04:37 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

This and more for you always Nina Hollander, Broker 

Sep 20, 2022 06:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Haha, what a cute post. That guy has no guts, so true!

 

Sep 20, 2022 04:54 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Kat Palmiotti 

He was just full of hot air ?

Sep 20, 2022 06:06 AM
Michael Jacobs

😃

Sep 20, 2022 06:21 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Now was that a presence from Halloween's past or future that appeared behind you? Inquiring minds want to know. You have entertained us with one of your little Pearls, again

Sep 20, 2022 06:03 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Ed Silva ...he was just ribbing me

Sep 20, 2022 06:07 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love it, you are so creative with the posts that you write!  I wish that you were joining us in Pasadena for lunch on Thursday.

Sep 20, 2022 06:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

You remain a gentleman Brian England 

Sep 20, 2022 02:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Richie- I am smiling from ear to ear!! What a cute and clever post!!! Do you think this older member might be the previous owner of that annoying little chihuahua that used to pop up when the site was going wonkers???

Sep 20, 2022 06:18 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Yes, to that surmise in your commenting Kathy Streib the original "chihuahua" however lives for Halloween while its human counterpart causes mischief here & there.

Image result for chihuahua skeleton

Sep 21, 2022 05:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sep 24, 2022 05:42 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

How pleasant is the touch of Kathy Streib 

Sep 25, 2022 06:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Richie. What a creative mind! Though you were going to keep our meet-up private. Now I am going to have to tell Brian England to bring a mop and a bucket to our meet-up! Enjoy your day.

Sep 25, 2022 05:05 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Wayne Martin ...You'll have to get another Halloween costume now

Sep 25, 2022 06:49 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Richie,
What a fun post. I don't think I would have recognized him. He has lost weight and all his hair!

Sep 25, 2022 05:46 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

He must have been a handsome piece of flesh in his day Carol Williams

Sep 25, 2022 06:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Love this Richie!  Great post to start my day off with - it tickled my funny bone!

 

Sep 25, 2022 10:34 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Glad to have you onboard Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker and ole "boney" appreciates banana anything

Sep 25, 2022 12:15 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

Halloween does strange things to our minds. For a minute, I thought he was your twin dressing up in disguise. LOL!

Sep 25, 2022 04:00 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

No bones about it Aura Alex ?

Sep 26, 2022 05:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I'm delighted that kathy Strieb featured your clever post. I make no bones about enjoying your blogging!

 

Sep 25, 2022 08:14 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Who doesn't like to visit with Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ?

Sep 26, 2022 05:56 AM
Greg Mona
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Great and entertaining post Richie Alan Naggar Looks like your friend could use a cheeseburger or two! Nothing wrong with being thin but c’mon! 😉

Sep 26, 2022 06:57 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Ole Bony loves cheeseburgers until he lost the stomach for it? Greg Mona 

Sep 27, 2022 06:09 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Very amusing, got me smiling as I read it, and very clever as well.

Sep 28, 2022 07:53 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Key under the front door mat for you anytime Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Sep 28, 2022 08:46 AM