...and has his Shirt off a lot for no apparent reason... Okay, so there's a reason, but ya know what I mean... it just has nothing to do with Real Estate! *LMAO* Yes, I'm sure he was a Male Model before he got into Real Estate... and honestly he seems like a Sweet Guy and is Devoted to his seriously Disabled Sister, so I cut him some slack for the uber Metro Sexual Look that sometimes is pretty hilariously far fetched and exaggerated. I mean, who ties a Sweater around their Neck really as a Serious Fashion Statement, it looks Silly! He goes very Don Johnson 'Miami Vice' sometimes and it's been done... Decades ago, Don did it better, because it was Fresh back then, just sayin'. But he is a Cutie and has panache when he's not trying too hard to be Suave.
Anyway, I enjoy both Shows and can watch Marathons of them, both for the Entertainment factor of the Characters and their Drama... for the Gorgeous Homes they Sell and I can be a voyeur of. Not to mention I like to make Fun of the Rich Clients, they're too easy a Mark to resist poking Fun at! The Real Estate Developers and Investors are typically Sleazy and demanding Bastards, I couldn't Work with people like that for any amount of Commission, they'd Trigger me to be too ratchet and they wouldn't Like me very much! Well, unless they are freaky like that and love to be Punished!? *LOL* Hey a lot of Rich Folks are Super Freaks, Super Freaky, Yow... I knew a lot of Rich Freaks back in da Day.
So, Yeah, Last Night while getting my Pedi I was binge watching the Million Dollar Listings Shows, which bore the Hell out of Princess T as much as if I'm watching a News Channel! *Smiles* I figured she Volunteered to give me a Pedi for some ulterior motive, but oddly, she didn't, no strings attached, which was Odd! Then Today she dresses like a Girly Girl too, so I asked her if she had a Fever? *Winks* "No, I'm seeing what it's like to look like a Regular Girl and be Nice?", was her response, which just cracked us up... and was a little Scary actually, if you know this Child! *Bwahahahahaha!* There's nothing Regular about her and she's always Extra and Wednesday Addams, she can be very Not Nice. I asked her to Promise me she wasn't getting ready to Murder someone incognito in her Pastel Ensemble, she assured me she wasn't!? *LMAO*
I did notice a fair amount of obese people Walking the Mall... so The Man and I didn't feel so out of Shape actually. *LOL* As you can see, there were Walkers on both Tiers Today and everyone was Socially Distancing and about 98% were wearing Masks, which actually is State Law now, but you do get some Militants that won't and would rather risk being heavily Fined. I Hope they do catch the hefty Fines actually, Covidiots are the reason our State is so fucked up with rampant COVID. They will surely be the reason everything will have to be restricted again, Florida, Cali and Texas already began restricting again due to their dismal numbers, over 9,000 in a Day in Florida now, Mind Blown AGAIN!
So, Arizona won't be too far behind since we're a Hot Mess too, most Red States are, since they have Covidiot Twitler Luvin' Governors and Mayors for the most part who utterly Failed their States in containment and mitigation. Oh, and too many MAGA Maniacs and Lunatic Fringe too... so it's to be expected really. I'm completely Over trying to talk Sense into the Senseless tho', I think they'll require a near Death experience to get Serious about this, or lose someone close to them that they Infected with their Stupidity? Or it will do us a Public Service and thin the Herds of Stupid, which is harsh, but, I'm not in Charge of Natural Selection. The Old and Sickly are being thinned as well and not too many have Pity or enough Empathy and Care for protecting us, so Fuck 'em! How about if I tell ya how I REALLY Feel??! *Winks*
I was in a very Pleasant, Happy Mood while Walking the Last Walk at Metrocenter tho', it was enjoyable and knowing it was the very Last Time was poignant and bittersweet as well. I know a lot of Locals don't Care since The Mall and the area around it has deteriorated since 2000, but I Care every time a Local Landmark goes away or hits the skids, I really do. I also remember when some Areas were vibrant and so when they hit the skids it's just sad and I always Hope revitalization takes place or Gentrification to revive them and make them nice places to Live and Raise Families in again one day. It's happening in some Inner City places least expected, like the Roosevelt District, which has a lot of the once Grand and Oldest Historic Homes, but went into Urban Decay for Decades before Gentrification revived it recently. I almost bought a Home there but The Man wasn't convinced it was Trending enough so couldn't Trust my Judgment. Now he sees... now we couldn't Afford it. *Le Sigh*
It's True, a couple of huge Historic Homes I could have Scored for $400,000, but couldn't get him on Board for a few Years ago, now Sell for over $800,000. Ah well, I think we done good with Forever Boheme' and have the best of both Worlds here. Acreage and a Rural Feel, but in the City near everything in an Area with very low Crime and great Neighbors in an Established Community! Not to mention most Homes Downtown had no Pool and many also weren't completely Remodeled or completely Restored and we didn't Need a Project. Most were also Small and not as much bang for the buck. And more importantly, Inner City Schools SUCK and this Area has some of the Best Rated Schools for Princess T and she Loved her New School and did very well there for the end of 8th Grade!
The Man does like me to drive him around the Cities and look at all the Homes we considered and didn't Buy. *LOL* I do regret not Buying some of them, but still Feel we got the Best Home for Forever really and to finish raising our Grandchild in. She's very Happy here and has made good Friends, it wouldn't have been likely in the Inner City even in the best Areas there, where Children aren't plentiful since the most desirable Areas aren't filled with Young Families. By the time you can afford those areas you're typically sans Children or Young Professionals who are Childless by Choice or Circumstance. Anyway, I still LOOK at Real Estate because I enjoy doing that, but I'm not in the Market for any now and probably won't be anymore.
One Store in the Mall was Closing Out their Interesting Collector Merchandise and it was Fun to watch people leaving with huge Props from Star Wars and such. I got a kick out of the Masked Human Sized Super Hero Props wearing Pandemic Masks and standing in the Display Window!
So excuse the poor quality of Image of Spiderman and Superman wearing their Pandemic Masks, with Window Glass glare from the Mall and Blinged Out Pony Prop reflections that were sitting in front of the Entrance.
The Gila River Bottom Fire finally got mostly put out Today after Two Full Days of raging out of Control and burning about 1,000 Acres of Salt Cedar, Mesquite and Scrub along the Gila River's Banks near P.I.R.. Today they opened all the Roads back up and so a lot of us were Lurkers taking a gander at what destruction it had caused. This is that Area that was terrifying the other Day when we had to turn around because it was way too close for comfort and Apocalyptic looking Fire and Black Smoke billowing Hundreds of Feet into the Air! I could see where it came just across the Street from Farm Residence that were the ones Evacuated, many had Livestock so that had to be hairy to move all of those Animals to Safety and find a place for them temporarily?!
No Structures or Lives were Lost thankfully, but this Farmer's Field was torched and the Homes were very close to it, beside the scorched Fields and directly across the Street! That's the River Bottom behind his Field of whatever it was he was growing and just burnt up.
There was a few Miles of Farmer's Fields burnt up but most of the carnage was on the Banks of the River Bottom.
A thick layer of Ash on the ground for Miles and burnt up Trees and Scrub... some still smoldering and the stench of a fresh Fire was still strong in the Air. Only one spot still had a plume of Smoke and it was being Guarded and closely Watched by the Fire Dept. from a Safe Distance.
I'm sure there will be Hot Spots for Days that they'll have to keep an Eye on and it came damned close to the Racetrack and some big Custom Homes on Desert Acreage that are near the Racetrack.
Salt Cedar are actually not Native and are an Invasive Species so in a way some of the Indigenous Plants might grown back in place of them and be a better Habitat for the Natural Wildlife? The Ash will provide Nutrients, Nature has a way of using Disasters to renew Herself, get what Man has done out of the way and start over.
The Gila River is still running and Tres Rios Wildlife Preserve wasn't affected so that's a good thing. Three different Rivers intersect in this point of the Desert, some Seasons they are Dry or not running strong, but some areas do have a lot of Water Year Round and Tres Rios Wetlands Preserve is one of those Riparian Areas that has an Oasis and a lot of Wildlife.
It was a nice Drive and it gave us something to gawk at during Pandemic Boredom and before it got too Hot to have the Windows rolled down on the Truck. *LOL*
Piling my Dreads up and securing them tightly enough so they're not beating me senseless like Ropes, when the Wind is blowing Wildly thru my Locs, with the Windows down, always cracks The Man up! They really hurt if they smack ya in the Face! *LOL*
Some of them Suckas are getting really thick, but I do have some that have thinned as they lengthened and so I'm letting them Congo to add strength near the Roots for when they get much heavier. Micro Dreads have that Challenge once you let them grow really long, can the thinner ones support the weight as they get halfway down your Back? If not, you gotta go for less of them and let them grow together for the larger thick Locs, which I didn't initially want but didn't think I'd have my Hair grow this damned fast to require it either! Yes, I could cut them shorter, but I don't want to... yet... if at all.
Only some of them have grown halfway down my Back now and some are still shorter... and I like that for the first time in my Life I have thick and healthy Hair that grows super fast. The Negs are, they're Hot once they thicken and it gets really Hot outside... and they take Forever to Dry. The Bonus of them being Wet during the Day is they're Natural Air Conditioning and Cool you off. So... that's my Summertime 3 Year Dreadaversary Update. See how much I've packed into a Single Post my Friends for your enjoyment? *Bwahahahaha!*
Blessings, Love and Light from the Arizona Desert... Be Well, Stay Safe my Friends... Dawn... The Bohemian