Teen Wolf Seen At Carolina Cup


Amount of LaRoque Dresses Seen? ZERO

GOOD GRIEF!!! My good friend Allison Farrell (girl in pic) decided to surprise me on FaceBook today with this picture. I had to do a double take, actually a triple take. Actually, I had to ask her if it was me.

Judging from the tie and hair (helmet), this pic was taken around ’94-’96. I remember the tie because it’s the one I wore during the monsoon game when USC played East Carolina. I was SO mad that the tie was pretty much ruined in that rain. The stadium was totally flooded. It was awful at the time, but I guess made for a good story. After about a year of drying and flattening out, I wore it a good bit when I ran for the state house in ’96.

The hair makes me shake my head…and wince. I guess my hairline today(in picture on top of page) is a result of using gobs of mousse (WhiteRain, I think) AND AquaNet. If you don’t remember, AquaNet was the equivalent of Ramen Noodles (another favorite of the time). You could get a ton of both, for about 14 cents.

Shoot, with all of that hair, maybe I should do like other Realtors, and use a 12 year old picture on my marketing pieces. Well, maybe not….

GO VOTE, COLUMBIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gergel vs. Boyer – Rickenmann vs. Runyon – Beer and Liquor on Sundays…I don’t have time to elaborate my thoughts regarding who I think should serve Columbia on City Council. After a church playoff basketball game (we won) at 8, a fantasy baseball draft from 9 – 11:30 and after getting home from driving around with a buddy that was hanging political signs around 2 a.m., I think I’m done for the night.

On Tuesday many of you get to vote for who will serve on Columbia’s City Council. If you live in Columbia’s city limits, you will vote in the “at-large” election, which has Cameron Runyon, challenging incumbent Daniel Rickenmann. If you live in Columbia’s District 3, you get to decide between Brian Boyer and Belinda Gergel. Both races have candidates that are really going for it.

You will also be asked if you think that Columbia should allow beer/liquor sales on Sunday. This subject may carry the day, as it may lure more pushed buttons or more “chad hangers” than the council races.

Either way, GO VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another King’s Grant Home is For Sale



5 Trimblestone: At first stop sign, take right. Trimblstone is the 3rd or 4th cul-de-sac, on the right hand side…

This King’s Grant home is roughly 3,000 sq. ft. It is one level (except for the FROG), and is red brick.

It is offered for around $500,000. More details to follow…

Are You Kidding???

Dolla’ Bills, Yall….
If this picture is really a Clemson football player/recruit, this guy makes Garcia look smart. Well, maybe not smart, but at least Garcia just took himself down and maybe a local buzz….but this guy may be ruining a program.

This is a Post from an SC political blog. No way this guy is this dumb, and can Bowden be this careless/wreckless? Really? FJ
NEW TIGER FOOTBALL RECRUIT HAS SOME EXPLAINING TO DO

FITSNews – March 28, 2008 – We honestly haven’t seen a wad of bills that thick since the last time we looked at the special interest stash of House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who defended Clemson University the other day for nearly tripling its tuition over the last seven years while keeping a $140 million slush fund hidden from the legislature.

We were wondering what Clemson was going to do with all that money, and according to the website Brahsome, we may now have an answer. Brahsome was just one of several websites (including FITSNews) to obtain a picture of new Clemson football recruit Kenneth Page holding a wad of “straight from the bank” twenty dollar bills.

Page, who chose Clemson over North Carolina last month, posted the image to his MySpace homepage earlier this week but apparently it ”came down about as quickly as it went up.” Which makes it not unlike Clemson’s credibility lately.

Look, people. Either this 17-year-old kid has been washing a lot of cars this month (like, several thousand of them) or Clemson just got busted paying one of its “student-athletes” under the table …

Britney Spears, Gamecock Style…



Are We Witnessing Another Waste of Time, Talents and Treasures?

At the moment, I don’t have time to throw much of a comment on this subject. I have to say though, a lot of wind was just taken out of the 2008 season’s sails. With last year’s 0-6 debacle, Garcia was the only positive buzz within GamecockNation. Now, I think most folks will expect a season not unlike 2007…

If we can win in the first part of the season (don’t forget UGA), maybe Garcia will be ready for the hell, that is the last five games. I would hate for my first start to be against LSU…

Instead of bringing us the flair of Steve Tanneyhill, Garcia seems to be seeking the same legacy’s of Demetrius Summers and Derek Watson….which went up in “smoke”. For now, everyone needs to keep their 90’s “Tanney’Tails,” in the box..

On a real estate note, the Condo/Parking Spot Values around Williams-Brice, just took a dip….

March 17 – 25, 2008

>>Columbia’s New Listings...

All Real Estate Is Local…

Realtors confirm: National media fails to focus on local markets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 20, 2008) — According to the S.C. Realtor Confidence Survey, ninety percent of Realtors report that the national media is negatively influencing South Carolina’s housing market. The monthly survey is a key indicator of housing market strength based on responses from 316 real estate practitioners in South Carolina. The Confidence Survey conducted by the South Carolina Realtors (SCR) will provide further insight into the housing market and predict future trends by gaining feedback from the front lines of the industry.

Nick Kremydas, CEO of SCR explained, “The national media repeatedly reports on the doom and gloom of the housing market. The media went on and on about the real estate bubble, not realizing that all real estate is local. Through accurate reporting and reliable data sources, local media has the power to ease the fears that have been instilled in the general public.

“February’s housing figures show that South Carolina’s market is resilient to national trends. Despite lower sales figures reported by Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data from SCR, median home prices continue to remain steady and market conditions are starting to show signs of improvement

Columbia Honors Icon w/ Key to City…

“WHETHER YA LIKE IT, OR DON’T LIKE IT…SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT IT… CAUSE IT’S THE BEST THING GOIN TA’DAY… WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!”

Icons of X’ers; Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, Duke Boys, Luke Skywalker, Madonna, E.T. and Ric Flair…

On Monday, Mayor Bob Coble is going to give 16 Time World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair, a key to Columbia. Mayor Bob will also deem March 24 as “Ric Flair Day,” in the Capital City.

My buddies and I loved Saturday mornings growing up. Sure, The Smurfs were cool and Thundar: The Barbarian was a badass, but we were really up to watch the NWA. The National Wrestling Association had the best tv hour of them all. It’s biggest star, and most glamorous figure, was Ric Flair.

This guy couldn’t fly through the air or lift 300lb men, but his personality (and robes) made him the king of the wrestling movement. Ric Flair introduced us to limousines, Baby Doll’s and Space Mountain.

Tomorrow, The Natureboy will have a key to Columbia. Keep this in mind when you are cruising in Forest Acres or across the river, and for some reason can’t get in…

38 Davant Place Hits Market…

$595,000. Details to follow…

Vegas is One Cool Place…


Rookie Vegas Tourist is Impressed…

Best Breakfast; Rio. I think we actually had to show our I.D.’s to get in. The buffet is Ginormous. I got tired of walking…

Best Dinner; N9NE. We ordered every appetizer, and everyone got a steak. Unreal food and atmosphere at this restaurant at The Palms.

Prettiest People; Unstaged – Bellagio. Staged – The Palms. Staged or Unstaged, who cares! These two hotels had beautiful people EVERYWHERE.

Best Lunch; Paris. Having lunch on the patio overlooking on the strip, across from Bellagio’s fountains was pretty awesome.

Unluckiest BlackJack Table; Ceasar’s. Ooooooooooooof.

Best Luck BlackJack Tables; 1. The Palms 2. Rio If you go low, and slow…

Best Pool; Mandalay Bay. We didn’t even get through the gate to the pool, but I could tell that this was something special.

Worst Experience; Tie. 1) The plane ride. If you are over 200 pounds, a 5 hour flight is a little bit awful. 2) Internet Access at The Rio. I’ve stayed in EconoLodge’s in Athens, Ga. and TravelLodge’s in Knoxville…and they had internet. A Vegas veteran buddy of mine, told me that this is by design so that visitors won’t stay in the rooms. I guess it makes sense, but this was BAD for some of my Sellers. I wasn’t prepared at all, not to have web access.

Grand Prize Hotel/Casino’s; Tie 1. Bellagio, 1. The Venetian. These two hotels make you raise your eyebrows, while you shake your head. I want to say The Bellagio’s fountains put it over the top. On the other hand, The Venetian’s indoor river/outdoor illusion is so impressive. Although I didn’t go in all of the hotels, these two stand at the top…even over CEASAR’S and The Wynn.

P.S. Starbucks and PEPSI are everywhere. There is a Starbucks at every third corner, and Pepsi (someone had to point this out to me) owns the fountain drink business. If I were the the Coke sales rep, I would plead for a transfer, or hang it up…