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Gloomy Day Fun

Gotta love it. Megan sent me a link to a website I’d never met before. “UNHAPPY HIPSTERS”. Amusing new captions to photos from Dwell Magazine.

I picked one of my favorites to get you started:

She had this uncanny way of making him feel so, so small.“She had this uncanny way of making him feel so, so small.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why I Live In Las Vegas (Usually)

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A Thanksgiving Story

I want to wish all of you a Very Happy Thanksgiving.

I’ve told the story before, but since we get new readers all the time, I’ll tell it again. This is how the “Uncle Jack” thing came to be:

 

During Thanksgiving Dinner at my mom’s (about 20 years ago), I got up from the table to get something or other from the kitchen. My oldest brother Arnie said “Jack, while you’re there get the milk.”

My four year old very petulant and very bright niece grabbed her fathers arm and sternly reprimanded him “DADDY! You know his name is UNCLE JACK!!!!”

Of course, at any gathering of the LeVines, it doesn’t take much to send us all into hysterics. My mother was laughing so hard tears were running down her face.

Naturally, I was teased to death for the whole weekend and they went out of their way to “Uncle Jack” me at every opportunity. Of course the nickname stuck within the family, spread to my friends and eventually, I hope to you. You’re welcome to call me Uncle Jack, also.

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A Visit With My Mother – A Friday Funny

No, it’s not really Rita, but it could be.

A hat tip of the fedora to VegasJudy for sending this along.

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Friday Night Foolery

IMG_6927I’ve been chuckling over this all day. I pulled up to the light at Sahara and Paradise behind this SUV. I read the middle graphic first and thought “that’s nice”.

 

 

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Then I looked closely at the one on the left and cracked up.

 

I sure hope he MEANT it to be funny.

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Hands Free Cell Phone Law In California

Could we be next?

My friend and fellow Keller Williams Agent Rob Mills in Walnut Creek CA  reminds us that starting today, you can’t hold your phone to your ear while driving in CA. The new law applies to all drivers, of any age, AS WELL AS VISITORS FROM OUT OF STATE.

This is his solution if you’re driving to CA this weekend and don’t want to buy a bluetooth.

Sorry to get off topic, but it cracked me up, so I thought I’d share it.

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It Sounds Cancerous To Live In The Suburbs Of Las Vegas

One of the many reasons I focus on the fabulous rebirth of Vintage Vegas is because the street names don’t make me laugh. We ran out of good names for streets about 5 years ago.

If you want to see what I mean, you’ll have to go below the fold by clicking on the “READ MORE” link below. Trust me it’s worth the extra click to see the absolute worst street name I’ve ever encountered.

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Average Lot Sizes Continue To Shrink Except In Vintage Vegas

Smallest house photoActually, this picture is from Toronto, and it’s the smallest home for sale there.

Mark T. sent me a picture, and thanks to google, I found all kinds of stories about it.

Thought you’d get a laugh out of it also.

Toronto’s Smallest House the website

Other Bloggers Have covered it. with lots of pictures.

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Vote For Your Favorite “Worst MLS Photo Of The Day”

I’ve gone thru all the “worst MLS photo of the day” postings, both on the new site, and on the old site. I’ve picked my five favorites, which I present again for you to vote on in the comments.

In no particular order, I give you my five favorites. If you want to write in a nomination for one you liked better than any of these 5, then you can do that in the comments also.

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From August 31, a truly baffling image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTF219_20erik_20Demiranda_smallFrom September, 9th,

We picked up a doozy from Kay Athol in Connecticut, who also does daily bad mls pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't think it's a MOBILE HOMEFrom August 20th 

The best of the “cars on the lawn” group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone's in the kitchenFrom July 23

A real chef’s delight for a kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

A subtle hint at the seller's motivation?From November 27th

Usually it’s the remarks that tell us the seller’s motivation for being on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worst MLS Photo Of The Day – Corner Lots Are One Thing, But…..

The corners are exceptionally vertical. Every room has a corner, and I guess some are better than others. In fact some are so well built that they become a “feature” of the home that would make any buyer want to rush right over. Here’s two good examples.

 They invented flash bulbs in 1915

The only thing worse than a bad photo is NO PHOTO AT ALL!

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Worst MLS Photo Of The Day – How Much Time Could It Take?

The Library Has Built In StorageSometimes I’m just baffled. Could it really be that difficult to stuff the newspapers into the vanity, close the door, and THEN take the picture?

At least the toilet lid is closed. I’ll give ‘em that!

 

The only thing worse than a bad picture is NO PICTURES AT ALL!

YOU CAN HELP US IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MLS PICTURES!

If you see one while searching thru the Las Vegas MLS, just send me an email with the address or the mls number or copy and paste the picture. I’m sure you’ll find one or a hundred also.

 

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Worst MLS Photo – The Funniest Worst MLS Photo Ever

Sometimes I couldn’t help doing a rerun on this one. Ask my subconscious why this photo was the setting for an argument in my dream last night.

The original caption that I used when I first published it in the old blog was

 “Sometimes “funny” is just a matter of timing. I think it’s a timing issue, and not a subtle hint at the seller’s motivation”.

If you really get off on the Worst MLS Photos, you can see the first 2 months worth of them by following this link.

YOU CAN HELP US IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MLS PICTURES!

If you see one while searching thru the Las Vegas MLS, just send me an email with the address or the mls number or copy and paste the picture. I’m sure you’ll find one or a hundred also.

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Worst MLS Photo Of The Day – Clutter Continues To Accumulate

Cooking is so easy when the water dispenser is right there at your fingertips. The “clutter” folder just keeps swelling in size. The folder is starting to be like the clutter itself. Once it starts, it takes a real dedicated effort to clean it up. I think the best time to do it is just before the agent takes the pictures for the MLS. Sadly, I think I’m the only one who feels that way.

 

 

The only thing worse than a bad picture is NO PICTURES AT ALL!

 

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Worst MLS Photo Of The Day – It Was A Dark Dreary Home

777257_201_17Even in the daytime, the light just never penetrated to the interior of the home. Buyers just love dark and dreary. This one should go fast!

 

 

 

The only thing worse than a bad picture is NO PICTURES AT ALL!

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Worst MLS Photo Of The Day –

765034_201_12It’s a great idea to mop the floors,and vacuum the rugs in preparation for putting a home on the market.

 

It’s important to leave the mop, and bucket, and vacuum cleaner handy so that you can be perfect if you get a call about an upcoming showing.

 

 

 

Vaccum in the living room

 

Since we took the day off yesterday, you get a double dose today.

 

 

 

The only thing worse than a bad picture is NO PICTURES AT ALL!

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