Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: 25 Random Things About Me - I was Tagged by Chris Griffith & WooHoo Sally on Facebook

25 Random Things About Me - I was Tagged by Chris Griffith & WooHoo Sally on Facebook

Rules of the game: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

To do this, go to the "notes" tab on your profile page, click on "write new note," paste these instructions into the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the upper right hand corner, then click "publish".
I don't know what else I can reveal that wasn't on Active Rain. Here is 25 pieces of crap rolling around in my brain that you are just *dying* to know:

  1. My lovely wife Darnelle ahs the ability to put up with me, which makes her exceptional. She was born and raised in Central Oahu. We have two sons one in 12th grade and one in second grade.
  2. For Christmas I bought the video game Rock Band® for my sons. I have since got hooked on playing with my family. I like the guitar best. My wife was not happy I bought it. Now she plays too.
  3. Many years ago I played tournament 9-ball. I also sold custom pools cues and was part owner of a small pool cue factory for a short time. My personal cue was custom made for me and was nicknamed Doom, my break stick was called Boom. (Boom and Doom). I gave up the game several years ago.
  4. I have a weird sense of humor. I can pull your leg and keep a straight face throughout.
  5. Love to play Texas Holdem. Possibly my ability to keep a straight face gives me an edge in Poker. I win a lot more than I lose at our weekly game.
  6. I lost 220 lbs a couple of years ago. It took me 12 months to do it. Since then I gained back 20lbs of it. Most people think I lost more weight. I am setting a goal of losing the 20 back off by summer.
  7. For the last 13 years I have taught chess mostly to children at the local recreation center. I am president of the Hawaii Chess Federation, organize many of the chess tournaments on the island and head up the chess in the Schools program. Both of my sons have won state titles. My wife used to have the e-mail address of ChessWydow. She now has ChessMom.
  8. Love rock music. My favorite groups were: Led Zepplin, Van Halen, Foreigner, Fog Hat, Rush and Gun N Roses.
  9. Born in Wisconsin and grew up in Chicago. I moved to Hawaii in 1981 and call it home. Everywhere else is a place to visit.
  10. A regular listener of talk radio. Some of my favorite shows are: Bruce Williams and Kim Komando.
  11. I volunteer with several community groups and sit and a few boards and commissions. I am a state civil defense commissioner for Hawaii.
  12. Being a fiscal and social conservative, I believe that government is almost always the problem and not the solution. I am generous and believe in helping those who need help, but not creating a dependant class of citizens. I feel the best place for your hard earned money is in your pocket and not the governments.
  13. I was tagged by Chris Griffith who hates lima beans and beets. We have that in common. I would gag if beet juice got on my plate.
  14. Originally licensed to sell real estate in 1982. I got into to the printing industry and spent most of the years in between selling machinery band supplies there. 6 years ago I got back into real estate and plan to do it until retirement.
  15. Active Rain has been one of my favorite places on the internet. It has changed the way real estate professionals communicate with each other and the public. I have attended several gatherings of its members.
  16. I am new to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. They are proving to be a great way to meet people, and for folks to find me.
  17. Great movies need to have: humor, violence and sex. Two of the three are required for a good movie. I love movies that are entertaining and refuse to pay for someone to push a political agenda to me.
  18. I sell real estate and love what I do. I am good at it and constantly take classes to get better. My greatest reward is seeing the faces on first time home buyers when I hand them the keys. I feel extremely honored to work with many of our military families. I am so proud of and grateful for what they do for all of us.
  19. Some of my favorite movies are: Animal House, Caddy Shack, Rudy, Ferris Bueller's Day off.
  20. Was the first of my friends to own a personal computer. I remember turning it on and watching the curser waiting for it to do something. It had two floppy drives and no hard drive.
  21. Love pizza and chili. As I have gotten older I have to avoid the beans. You can figure that one out. Italian, Chinese and Mexican and my favorite types of food.
  22. After many years of not going to the beach, I have gotten hooked on skin diving again.
  23. After several years of not reading any books I got back into reading again. My most recent and favorite was, "Real Estate the Rome Way." It was written by fellow Active Rain blogger Margaret Rome.
  24. My favorite weekend activity is attending my sons sporting events. When I was younger I played several sports and no can live vicariously through them.
  25. Besides the many hats I wear I recently became a mediator and ombudsman for the Board of REALTORS®.



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

www.HawaiiRandy.comOahu (Honolulu County) Property Search  Hawaii Military Relocations

Comment balloon 29 commentsRandy Prothero • February 09 2009 11:26PM



Being new to facebook thank you so much for the advice

Posted by Antoinette Galindo, CRS,GRI,SRES,e-PRO (Alain Pinel Realtors ) about 10 years ago

Oh my -- I haven't thought of Fog Hat in years! and never thought to post my 25 things to AR either.  I have just been tagged twice again -- may have to do another one.  thanks for a fun read!

Posted by Alexsandra Stewart, Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate (Remax equity group) about 10 years ago

So I find myself wondering did Caddy Shack, Rudy and Ferris Bueller' Day Off have sex or violence? I don't remember much of either but you said that for a movie to be good, it had to have two out of three! Congrats on the weight loss Randy! I never would have guessed! You look so healthy and fit!

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) about 10 years ago

David - I can't help it, I am an AR addict.

Antoinette - I am still learning my way through Facebook and Twitter.

Alexsandra - When we play cards we listen to the classic rock videos on cable.  I was so happy to see Foghat and Foreigner back to back.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago


You and I are similar; my son Spencer is my whole life


Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago

Libby - I tell my wife the 3 item rule so I won't have to go to too many chick flicks.  LOL 

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Tom - Our boys definitely are the center of our world.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

I didn't even think about posting here lol. #2...you BULLY your kids and don't let them play lol  #4..I can vouch for that....weird sense of humor...not matter if you have a straight face or not lol!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 10 years ago

Great idea to post here too. I did copy mine because the first time I accidentially deleted it. No back-up like here on the rain. Great to meet you Randy.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

It's going to be 60 degrees today in WI, can you believe it?

Posted by Greg Cavaiani (Response Realtors) about 10 years ago

Sally - The XBOX 360 died while I was out of town.  I stayed up late tonight and fixed it so I could play it after the family went to bed.  Is that bad?

Missy - I was excited to meet you in person.  The friendships we have made on Active Rain are wonderful.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Greg - Enjoy it while you can.  I know you have had a cold winter.  Most of my family in is Wisconsin.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Interesting information...scary how similar we are - more scary for you!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hey Brotha Randy,

Sorry but I'm finished with this game of tag..I know you and another 300 people tagged me on facebook but I simply can't do it...but I still love ya like a brotha!

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Randy - Very cool.  Big Congrats on the weight loss!!  That's the best thing in your list :)

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Gary - You are too funny.

Neal - You are one of the first we think of when it is time to tag someone.  I am glad you got caught.

Wendy - It definitely has been one of the big milestones in my life.  Thank you.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Randy given the lenght of time that I have been reading your blogs I thought that I already knew a lot about you.  But I have to admit I did not know several of these things.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 10 years ago

Man, I can't believe you and Chris hate beets.  I absolutely love them.  The canned ones,  And the pretty shade of pink they turn everything on my plate.  Adding them to the shopping list.  Thanks for the reminder =)

Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

George - Youonly read the good stuff.  LOL

Maggie - Had to eat beets when I was a kid and absolutely hated them.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Randy, losing 220 pounds!  that is a feat all in itself.  I lost 25 and thought I was doing well, still have about 25 to go!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

Willaim - It was unfortunate that I ever got to the point I had to lose it.  I am going to try to drop another 20 this year and I am sure it will be harder than the last time.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

WOW - that was interesting - like your taste in music!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

BarbaraJo - I think I have good taste in music, sounds like so do you.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Randy, A bit late to your party. Thanks so much for the mention...#23. So much wonderful information about you!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 10 years ago

Margaret - It is easy to mention your book.  I was so impressed with it.  Great job!  I look forward to your next one.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Randy, it's great to read about people like this.  It makes you feel like you know them, even though you have never met, and are actually a far distance away.  You definately have made some changes in your life, and are active in a lot of different things.  All the while, you still seem to have your priorities straight, family first.  The best part is reading things about someone you never would have imagined them to be like, or have done in their life.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 10 years ago

Troy - I have made many friends here on Active Rain.  You are right, you get to know a lot about folks.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Aloha Randy!

Great way to get to know a little more about you. Love your sense of humour!

Posted by Mihaela Stoops, REALTOR - Broker, Your Maui Real Estate Professional (Aloha Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

Mihaela - :)

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

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