Resolutions be darned! And let’s think of not toxic this and that
Darlings, It’s 2019, and by now you should be finished with all those silly resolutions you made in a moment of weakness. Confidentially, Kittens, my favorite New Year’s Eve used to be an evening at home, smoking cigarettes and drinking tumblers of Johnny Walker Black straight up while passionately composing a long list of rigorous resolutions, most of which I found too rigorous the next morning. Oh, my, but that was a long time ago, Sugar Lumps. My smoking days are way over, I only drink an occasional Scotch, andmyNew Year’s Eve has become a sort of non-event. Howsad. I think I need to re-evaluate this. Except for the smoking...
A look at this newyear and back at the old reveals a fewnoteworthy trends. Pop-up stores are in and Sears is out. The Oxford Dictionary declared TOXIC to be the word of the year: it had a 45 percent jump in the number of times it was looked up. Creampuffs, I wonder why it couldn’t have been a cheerierword, like JOY? But then, I suppose everybody thinks they know the meaning of JOY, so they don’t have to look it up.
Don’t fret over a word like “toxic” being the word of the year, Pumpkins (even though I do— toxic?). Here’s a bright spot on the horizon. The Global Fight Against Terror reports that there is actually a reduction of terrorism globally. Deaths from terrorism around the world are down 27 percent to 18,814, showing a downward trend for the last three years. However, the number of firearm deaths (including suicides) in the United States is almost twice that number: 39,773, according to the CDC. Hmmm.
While thinking globally but acting locally aswe should, I have some local news that you’ll find helpful, as well as entertaining. Carol Hamilton (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Santa Fe) has settled comfortably into her new job as director of realty for Pojoaque Pueblo. When I first talked with Carol, I didn’t realize how extensive her job is, but believe me, Doll Babies, it is that. She oversees the management and leasing of the commercial mall (north of the famous Dairy Queen Grill & Chill), Cities of Gold and the Gold Strike Bowling Lanes, Towa Golf Resort, Butterfly Springs Apartments, Roadrunner RV Park, Butterfly Springs Mobile Home Park and Butterfly Springs Storage. Whew!
Here’s the helpful part to you, Love Bugs. If you’re selling and/or listing a property in that area affected by the Aamodt water suit, Carol’s office can help youwith the most up-to-date info on boundaries and easements. Through the use of their Geographic Information System (GIS), they have maps showing the re-survey of lands since the Aamodt suit settlement. Aha! Now you have a BIG reason to visit Carol at Pojoaque Pueblo Realty.
Another asset we have right here in River City is one of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers. Yes, in our very own community, Cupcakes. Jerri Udelson (co-author of Beyond the Sale and master certified coach/owner of Entrepreneurial Coaching and Consulting) is pictured on page 34 of RISMedia’s December issue of with other influencers recognized in the industry as The Thought Leaders. Across the United States, Jerri works with real estate’s top producers, as well as new agents who want to become top producers. Think of it, Lollipops, we could hire Jerri to coach us on how to create a great business and a life we love ( Beyond the Sale), and we’d never have to leave Santa Fe. In other words, Dumplings, you’d never miss a day of work.
Dear Hearts, I have onemore opportunity for you. Susan and TerryMunroe (Santa Fe Properties) are leaving this month on an extended Mexican adventure. They’ve rent- ed out their house here, and they’ve taken a charming villa in Ajijic for an undetermined time (a one-way ticket to ride). Hold your horses, Cowgirls and Boys, I’m getting to the opportunity, so don’t stop reading now. Instead of throwing caution to the wind and giving up everything, they’re holding on to their real-estate licenses, which means they can continue to serve us. They’ll act as referral agents for us Realtors who don’t want to fly down there to show property to our clients, but who don’t want to miss out on a sale, either.
That’s what I’m talking about, Buttercups, another opportunity for us to never have to leave town. Sad as Susan and Terry are to leave Santa Fe Properties (“We’ll miss Santa Fe Properties— best people we’ve ever worked with, and we’ve worked with them all!”), they’re ready for a new adventure. Susan said I could give you her mobile number (505-577-5630), so you don’t miss that referral opportunity.
So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time, Happy New Year!... Oakley
Oakley Talbott can be reached at merrilypier[email protected]
Coco Chanel wishes you a wonderful New Year