How can you not love the collection of AT&T commercials?
With all of the noise in our life, this is perfect for breaking the tension, and really understanding a good friendship and bond.
It’s getting close to my ten year anniversary in the real estate business. Its so hard to believe it been that long. So many accomplishments, milestones, ups and downs. While thinking of this article, I also though I would compare it to the music charts. What was popular to what is popular now. When you see the songs and the artists who created them, some are still around, some have split up.
The real estate business too has seen it’s changes. Who is still in the business, who left, and also what was once a big company is now gone and never heard of. Its interesting to see how the times have changed, and what life brings to us in opportunities.
I reflect on past sales and how families have grown faster than a speeding bullet. Some people have moved into larger more spacious homes. Some have found retirement, and moved into smaller homes, almost back to when they were single or newly married.
The amount of education I have had is also enormous. I got my Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) designation, and took countless classes and seminars on various real estate subjects. Also going to the conventions and seeing what the trends are, and the times I’ve gone, I think I’ve been ahead of the curve in my technology and my creativity. I enjoy learning and reading and listing to the stories of peoples failures and learning from the mistakes they made.
You also have seen the people who are trying to make a comeback in the business. Not only do you see that in real estate, but you see it in other business ventures as well. Some are successful, and other struggle to erase their past, and get moving with the future.
Staten Island has also gone though its changes also and the end is not in sight. I really enjoy the fact that Staten Island has the Greenbelt, and that it can never be developed. It is acres of enjoyment for people to walk on the hiking trails, see plants, hear nature, and a place to get lost for hours in the serenity of nature, all by being in your backyard.
Social Networking has allowed me to connect with old classmates, some of which I never thought I would see again! It has been nice connecting with them, and learning what they’ve been up to. Its weird how we were once kids, and now we are grown up doing some great things.
My business is commissioned based. So its up to me to come up with my salary and to meet my goals year after year. Its about building relationships with people, so that they will introduce me to their family, friends, and neighbors. I know I can sleep well at night with the hard work and effort that I put forth in growing my business. I never thought I could give it up, while there were times I did, but I stuck it through. Countless fliers in the doors of Staten Island homes, all waiting for that magical phone call.
Driving through Staten Island, I can point out the many homes I was was welcomed into and saw go through new ownership. Truly amazing and rewarding. There are so many homes, and the stories are endless. I can only imagine what the next ten years will bring.
Fox Movies announced that there will be an A Team movie. However, very little is being said or promoted about it. I happen to catch it on a Google Alert. I even found the trailer for it, and it is listed on the Fox Movies website, but the website isn’t active.
Wikipedia has an article about it. At first I thought it was a fluke, but Fox Movies has it on its website with a release date of June 11, 2010
When I was little, I grew up watching the A TEAM television show. It was one of my favorite shows growing up. Thanks to technology, I now have the show on DVD and can watch it whenever I choose to.
The show featured Mr. T as Sgt. B.A. Baracus, George Peppard as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, Dirk Benedict as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, and Dwight Schultz as Capt. H.M. Murdock.
As the shows opening credits says they escaped from a military prison and escaped to the Los Angles underground. If people were able to locate them, they were able to hire them take care of their problems. The show was very entertaining, especially being little.
So now they are taking it to the bring screen. They had always talked of a reunion and it never happened. The movie was suppose to happen a long time ago. So to finally see a trailer for the movie, is one step closer.
The new movie has some big stars so play the roles, Liam Neeson is to play Hannibal, Bradley Cooper is to place Face, Quinton Jackson is to play BA, Sharto Copley is to play Murdock, Jessica Biel is to play a love interest of Faceman, Patrick Wilson is to play Col. Lynch.
Finally Dirt Benedict (original Face) and Dwight Shultz (original Murdock) is to make cameo appearances in the movie.
Stephen J. Cannell the orignal writer of the A TEAM also has a part in writing the movie. The movie trailer looks awesome, I am just now hoping that the trailer matches the movie, and actually comes out with a great product.
This Old House is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary. It’s so hard to believe that it’s been on that long. I’ve been watching that show most of it’s time span.
This Old House is featuring a project in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in which they will be rehabbing a foreclosed property, and turn it over to two new families.
This Old House features Master Carpenter, Norm Abram, General Contractor, Tom Silva, Heating Expert Richard Trethewey, and Roger Cook does the landscaping. Kevin O’Connor is the current show host, while Bob Vila was the original host, and then Steve Thomas. The show is aired on PBS, which is channel 13 here in New York.
Every year they do about two projects. They chose a project mostly in Massachusetts, in which where they are live and work, and generally for the summer months move out into the US and abroad to a warmer place, and work on a project there. The show is only a half house, and I am dedicated in watching it weekly.
I’ve always been fascinated with home improvement work, and always learn a thing or two from the show. I apply that knowledge to what I do in my own home, as well as use that for my future home.
The This Old House website also provides valuable research information you can use for research. They also added videos to the website as well. They also have a magazine as well. All provide valuable information in owning and maintaing a home. Some renters even take advantage of the information to maintain a property they are renting.
I’ve had the opportunity and privilege of meeting all of the cast members of This Old House and have either autographs or pictures. The stories will be pages, so I’ll leave it at that. If you ever want to hear the stories, I love telling them. They are so down to earth.
You might ask how i got so interested in watching This Old House. My dad was a stockbroker growing up, and my mom was a homemaker. None of them had knowledge of home improvement, until they started watching the show. My parents said I was three when I first started watching it, and having stopped since.
My parents said I took an interest in the show, and therefore decided to let me watch the show since it wasn’t violent and was a simple how to show.
Since being so little I wasn’t allowed to use power tools. They were very strict about it, and i respected them. They told me that i could cut a finger off, and I decided not to go for it. Eventually when I was ten they allowed me to use power tools, and I started with a sabre saw. One of my parents would watch, and I would have to tell them about what I read about safety.
Norm has that infamous line…Before we do anything, lets talk about shop safety. Be sure to read, understand, and follow all safety rules that come with your power tools and ends with there is no important rule than to wear safety glasses.
Thankfully, I never seriously injured myself, and was successful in the projects I have completed.
A few times I have research the idea of getting a job with the crew, even if it meant doing the grudge work. My dream would be to hose the show. I would leave everything, and move to Massachusetts for it.
Congratulations to This Old House for making it this far. There are many more years to come.