The Running Realtor: The Running Man gets MeMe'd

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

The Running Man gets MeMe'd

My run yesterday must have been a little slow because I got Tagged three times.  I first hit came while I was out running from Thesa Chambers, next George Souto gave me a poke and since I wasn't moving fast enough the fitness queen Suzanne Sands gave me a jab.

1 - I grew up in West Haven as a poor boy, just never realized it until after high school graduation.

2 - During childhood we stayed close to home, never ate at restaurants or traveled by plane or train.  My first introduction to Chinese Food & Tacos happened after I was married, as did my first flight or train to the city.

3 - Speaking of married it has been many years.  We married as kids and have three boys, 28, 26 & 15.  The youngest I jokingly refer to as my wife's mid-life crisis & attempt for a girl.  The perception of mid-life changes, guess it was the trauma of turning 30.

4 - I was born HOT... not ladies man hot but Hot Headed and Hot Blooded.  Age has mellowed me but a little piece of the Angry Young Man will always exist.

5 - It may not be evident here but I am a man of few words. I shy away from public attention and have never been outgoing.  Part of my logic selecting real estate as my second career was to challenge myself.

My three victims are Sandi BaumanBeth Bastian & Vicki Hibbert


Comment balloon 17 commentsNo Longer Active • May 22 2007 09:11AM



Nicely done!  Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Ed Rybczynski, Your Source for Local Real Estate (Integrity Real Estate) about 13 years ago
Please tell me she didn't dress him like a girl and force him to take ballet or rumba classes....
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) about 13 years ago


You just ran with this! Excellent job! BTW, I'm shy too! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) about 13 years ago

Chris... He's easy to spot on the lacrosse field... hair hanging out of the helmet.... but they all go thru that phase

Suzanne... Figured I better move fast... I also have a tendancy to over analyze things so this could have been a week long project.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 13 years ago
Dan - Great post! I liked the way you outlined and made short but clear points.
Posted by Keith Pate (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) about 13 years ago
Dan all that joging and you can't out run these folks that MeMe'd you!
Posted by Danny Smith (DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES) about 13 years ago
Dan--It is funny how many backgrounds have some overlap in this industry. I too was born into a lower income bracket family and did not go on a plane until I had graduated from college. And being Irish, I understand that hair-triggered temper as there were many in my family with that feature...It does mellow. Loved the picture...and thanks for sharing!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) about 13 years ago

Keith... That's me - Right to the point.

Danny...I slow down to smell the roses.

Teri...Hair-Trigger captures it, I used to say Explosive but now I consider myself Mr.Mellow.  Suppose I can pack away a few beers also but fortunately never had the disease.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 13 years ago
Hi, Dan!  Very nice job!  I'm shy, too.  I made myself join the drama club in high school to make myself get over it.  Well, I'm not "over it" but I'm better at making myself do what's best for me.  I've got that temper, too, and passed it to Little One.  (Thankfully writing makes me happy!)
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) about 13 years ago

Dan, hot headed no not you :)

Dan, thanks for sharing this and I promise to not put you through this again. 

OH.......Danny he would really have to hang his head in shame if it was you that caught up with him......LOL 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 13 years ago

Sarah... I think shyness fades with age but I still don't effectively work a room or just swoop in on people when I see an opportunity.  Just don't have that vulture mentality.

George... Not really hot headed anymore but my wife brainwashed me into thinking I am.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 13 years ago
Dan - thank you!  I am German, Dutch, French and American Indian (Seminole) - my personality is too confusing to figure it out.
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) about 13 years ago

This MeMe thing is cool!  Thanks for stopping by my blog. 

I loved the part about you not eating out or going on a train or plane until you were grown.  My son thinks he's entitled to everything and I feel like a bad parent for not giving in to him but in reality, What the hell is he thinking?!!!!  LOL! 

Probably my fault for spoiling him when he was little.  Now look at what I've got to deal with.  


Posted by Chrysti Tovani, Sacramento Real Estate Agent (Lisa Drake Properties ) about 13 years ago


I'm the queen of Shy...(blush)'s weird being both friendly and shy..What I want to know is what was your first career...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 13 years ago

janeAnne...  I touched on my first career a little here but will elaborate when I have a chance.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) about 13 years ago
Dan great peek into your life.
Posted by Ashley Drake Gephart (Drake Intel Group) about 13 years ago
Hi Dan the Running Man, I really enjoyed this post.  This meme thing is a nice idea - great way to get to know people a little better.  Thanks for sharing.  (The picture you posted is adorable!)
Posted by Peggy Edwards, REALTOR - Green Designation, e-PRO, Tampa Bay, FL (Future Home Realty) about 13 years ago

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