Jason Crouch is a Dirty Rotten Scoundrel....

By
Real Estate Agent with Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!

Just because Jason is a highly successful Real Estate broker in Austin, TX, one of the top-notch bloggers man with funny haton Active Rain with a huge following, (I know he managed to post 10 blogs on AR during the party...but I can't prove it, yet!) plus it also happened to be the day before his 38thbirthday, but that does not give him the right to rob me (Liz Carter, Real Estate broker in Katy, TX, (and not one of the top bloggers on Active Rain) of a month of my precious time. I inflicted severe mental anguish on myself during this time also.  I mean who does Jason think he is?  Jason is a big hearted bear of a man, with a quick & remarkable sense of humor, an avid reader and blogger of quality post, kind, good natured, willing to help everyone, faithful servant, honest, caring and so much more.  Jason is a good man, a loving son, husband, father (of soon to be four great kids) and my friend.  So I forgive myself for going so NUTS on this "Slide Show"...you deserved better though...oops I forgot, I forgive myself.

However I felt I had to bring to your attention the "dark side of Jason", he gets to know people, really know them so you are at his mercy.  He cares and gives so much that you want to return the favor.  We met on Active Rain, and we got to know one another, so he knows my strengths and weaknesses lady laying in roadand can use me with his clever ways.  So I have spent the last month, and untold hours trying to make a presentable slide show of the Active Rain gathering/Birthday Party he so graciously arranged, hosted and paid for in August at the County Line restaurant in Austin TX. It was a big hit, TX Bloggers, friends,some special clients & his family were on hand. See Jason knows I'm compulsive, obsessive, over the top, out of control, type AAA personality, and I HAD to make a GREAT slide show of our Austin get together for him.

After putting together at least two dozen slide shows in different programs I have managed to turn out a  less than"GREAT" slide show. It is passable at best and might be the worst one I've ever done, although some of the captions. are pretty funny. table all by himself :) AT LAST, my mediocre attempt at creating something very special for, My Special Friend Jason Crouch.

I hope you enjoyed it, and please NO COMMENTS on the misspelled words in the captions...I know they are there, OK! Laugh & Enjoy.  It has been brutal for me, but I'll spare you the gory details...unless you really want to hear some funny, dumb things I did during this "slide show fiasco".  The picture of lady on road is kinda how I felt after attempting 10-12 Maybe I'll do a post on it later...much latter :-)

PS...A FEW OTHER FACTORS (besides my inept computer skills, and obsessive need to have it perfect), FOR THE DELAY OF THIS POST;  Hurricane Ike decided to pay us on the Gulf Coast at Galveston a little visit, Houston, Katy, & Spring all get the brunt of storms in our area.  We had over TWO MILLION+ PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER for weeks, and some still have none!  Then some very nasty little devil bacteria bugs decided to make my lungs there permanent residence.  They moved in 3 ½ weeks ago, and for the last week have been here at the hospital with me.  They must really like me, the doctors at St. Luke's in the Medical Center of Houston (one of the finest in the world), have been hitting them with everything short of a nuke bomb (I nixed that idea).  I'm hoping to get sprung tomorrow or the next day, and they are not coming back to my home with me!  There is just not enough room in there for me and all of them, they are nasty roommates plus they have NOT PAID ANY RENT...so they're outta here by gosh. UPDATE; i JUST GOT SPRUNG...at home, yes it feels great!  I've really missed Active Rain, and my friends here.

Jason, my friend you are the best and congratulations to you and Pam on the upcoming birth of your 4th child, Liz

Another glitch posting....I get not ever get the spacing on my embedded code sized to put the slide show where I wanted it (PAR FOR THE COURSE ON THIS PROJECT :), so HERE IT IS AT LAST!

 

Comments (43)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Liz, myself and many I have told about your appendicts condition have all been praying for you. Marchel gave us all the news so you have an angel there. Welcome home when you get back. Speedy recovery to you.

Nov 23, 2008 01:56 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Hi Liz! I know you are going through quite an ordeal and just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and praying for your health. I think of you often!

Nov 28, 2008 12:56 AM
Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Thanks for the great advice. I will check back often. I really like the blog. I am new at blogging but I am beginning to learn quite a bit from reading blogs like the ones I find on Active Rain. If I can ever be of help just visit my blog or my website: http://yournowwhat.com   

                                                                 Thanks, Terry

Nov 28, 2008 01:06 AM
Ella Glover
Lubbock Homes - Lubbock, TX

Thanks for the funny and informing blog.  I weill be watching you, I follow the leaders and you are one for sure.

Dec 05, 2008 02:39 PM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Liz:

Love the picture of Jason. He needs to buy the office hats like this so we can all represent Austin Texas Homes. ha. Get well soon!!

Jan 02, 2009 04:10 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

LIZ IS BACK!!!

Hey girl, I just a comment by you on Brad's post yesterday! So good to hear from you and I hope you are doing well my friend, I have missed you!

Jan 07, 2009 11:34 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Hey Buddy...yes I'm back thank God !  And He had a big part in it.  I'm glad to see Russell is busy blogging away.  I have a lot of catch up to do and really looking forward to it.  I've MISSED YOU.  L

 

Alan, now that is one of your better ideas, I think you should encourge the broker to wear one like that at all times....send phots :).  Don'g forget I still have "THAT PICTURE".  MISSED YOU TOO.  L

 

Garu. thanks so much, seing eveeryones kind words, cards, calls, etc., sure has made me feel great.  Some of my laterst sago is pretty funny (and scarry), so I am going to do a blog about my last 29 days in the 2 hospitials and the 2 operations.  What ever you do....NEVER GO TO THE HOSPITAL IN MEXIA :).  L

 

 

Jan 16, 2009 07:09 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Liz, just came by to say welcome back!  (Take it easy, though, we know what you have been through)

Jan 18, 2009 05:42 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Hi Liz, I saw your comment on Rich's post with that HILARIOUS picture! Glad to see you back and it looks like you sill have that great sense of humor!

Jan 18, 2009 11:15 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Virginia aka Annie Oakley,

Thanks for stopping by, I've missed you and hope you have been very busy selling real estate and bloging while I've decided to move into the hospital, and have operations...gotta keep your sense of

hospital

humor:).  Couldn't figure out how to change the name to Ms. Carter.  In fact they have changed so much I'm still trying to figure it out!  Just when I thought I was so close to knowing my way around the "Old AR".  I'll have to get you to help me now.  Hugs L

Jan 19, 2009 03:18 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Hey Russell,

Gotta keep that :).  Hell I can't sell real estate here in TX.  Basically I have not worked hardly any this year.  God bless Sandie and the rest of the team, we still closed 130 in 2008, but that does not work well when your budget is 160 closed, but I'm very grateful for that and everything.  I feel so blessed to be alive, He must have something planned for me.

I'm going to write a post on my 2008, it was one hell of a year for me.  Some saying about if it does't kill you it makes you stronger.  I'm still at home recovering, but at least I feel good enough to get back on AR and do some work from home.  I sure have missed you and happy to be back, L

Jan 19, 2009 03:25 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Liz!!!  Get your little butt in bed and get some rest - you are restricted from your old habit of late night blogging.  DR Oakley's orders.

The AR changes have been great for us - even more Google juice - you will catch on in a tiny Texas minute, can't keep a good woman down.  Are they still looking for you in the hospital or did they figure out that you packed up and went home?

Jan 19, 2009 06:08 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Yes Mame...I hope you don't really have guys when you turn from Virginia to Annie :)

In fact I'm on my way now...so I'll have nice dreams of you my fried.  Don't let the bed bugs bite :).  Keep me in line, I love it and need it.  Hugs, L

Jan 20, 2009 05:35 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Virginia...

Never thought of that ? :), maybe I should call so they don't keep charging me!  Yikes the bills are topping $150,000 so far.  L

Jan 22, 2009 12:22 PM
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Somehow I missed this one.  What a great way to remember the party!

Jan 28, 2009 03:11 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Liz, how are you. I saw where you were making comments so that has me thinking you are getting better. We have missed you and need you to get back to your old self!!

Jan 29, 2009 04:01 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

texasBruce

Yes it was a great party!  This was the 2nd get together for the Texas AR Members, we had our first one just a couple of months before.  That first one cemented our Internet friendship to "real person friendships".  The 2nd one most of the same people were there with several new people to meet.  Texas is just a really friendly state!  Only state that teaches more about TX history than US history   All those stories about us bragging all the time are true!  Liz

Hey Gena...

Yes I was doing great and then I got pneumonia and back to St. Luke's I go....YIPPIE.  Guess I need to change my address.  Just got out again today, so this stay was only a week.  Feeling pretty good for all the other surgeries, now I just need to get my lungs back in shape.  Love Ya, Liz

Jan 30, 2009 11:18 AM
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Hi Liz,

Welcome back!  Please take good care of yourself.  You've got a bunch of us praying for you!  :)

Jan 30, 2009 11:22 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Liz!  Your good buddy Jason has us all thinking of you now and I just want you to know that you're in our hearts and prayers. Take care, get plenty of rest and do what the doctors tell you and whatever you do--have someone bring in the food for you--stay away from the hospital food!  ;-)

Jan 30, 2009 01:34 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Hi Bruce...

Trust me I am taking very good care of myself, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired...just not my style.  But keep those prayers comeing just in case :)  Liz

Debe...

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers too.  Acutally St. Luke's has the best food in all the Houston Medical Center, a truly great hospital.  I plan to write a post on it soon.  Stay Healthy, Liz

Here is a link to a new post I wrote about my friend Jason....

Do you know how Jason Crouch accomplishes so much...I do

 

 

Jan 31, 2009 04:13 PM