Friday, December 14, 2007

Caroling and running from the dogs

I got five miles done after our office holiday party. Unlike Pokey's office party at a swank Scottsdale club, we had a potluck at the office. The food was really good, the desserts fantastic and the other party goers were incredible. I was in a room full of REALTORS and no one tried to sell me a house. I did win a $50 gift card for Circle K and Amy, my wife won a candle thingy.

Anyway, back to the run. Better than last night and I got to take some pictures of Christmas Lights.
We do a lot of ground cover lights in AZ. We have fake creeks running thru our granite yards, so we like to make it look like water is flowing. It's great when the lights blink like the water is moving.


This house was amazing. Lots of lights. Lots of blinking.

This house is . . .different. It had these strands of green light running from the roof line to the front edge of the lawn.
The nicest thing that happened was I got to pass a group of kids and they started singing Jingle Bells just for me. I ran thru the middle of them and high fived 4-5 of the kids.
A not so nice thing - I got chased by two dogs. One I knew was friendly. One I wasn't sure, but he turned tail as soon as I stopped and yelled.
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Real Estate side note: Our broker spoke at the office party. He said that our company has 5,000 closing so far this year. Seems like a lot, right? We have more agents in AZ than any other real estate company. About 1800 agents. That means that on average each agent has sold 2.78 homes this year. Luckily, Amy and I are doing ok.
And finally a high school prank. How do you think they did it?

I got this from Phoenix 411, a blog about what's going on in our city.
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Oh yeah - the picture from the library in an earlier post - things they find in returned books.
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Running Schedule:
January 13th: Rock N Roll Full Marathon
January 26th: Run for the Islands 5k
February 17: Lost Dutchman Half Marathon
March 1: Ostrich Festival 5k
March 9: Valley of the Sun Half Marathon

March 29: Laughlin Half Marathon
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6 comments:

J~mom said...

That was nice of you to put a picture of my house on your blog.

A $50 gift card to circle K? You can either get a tank of gas or 25 bottles of Gatorade. I know which one I would choose. :>)

Darrell said...

I'm impressed that you were able to go out for a run AFTER the Christmas potluck.

I like the library art. That's a pretty neat idea.

Pat said...

the party ended at 6:30 pm. Just a little get together with no alcoholic concoctions.

Dan Seifring said...

Pat the race is on. Will I get to 1000 or you to 800 first.

I really don't care as long as we both hit our mark.

That was a funny video, I would guess that there is a underground walkway?

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Cheryl said...

I liked your pictorial tour of the Christmas lights along your run. Very pretty.