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OH – The humanity (Another MeMe)

This the second attempt to get more information out of me, about who I am and what makes me tick! Here is a link to my first MeMe back in October. I was really hoping to get lucky enough to go another 10 months without getting tagged again, but I wasn't so lucky.

Pam Graham out of Florida was nice enough to tag me. I think she may have been in the sun a little too long if she finds me interesting enough to ask for yet another MeMe from me.

But, I will see what I can dig up from my past that can help keep me from running for public office one day.

  1. As Adam and the Ants put it, "Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?" I guess I'm a "Goody Two Shoes" of sorts. I didn't have my first drink until my 21st birthday, and I fell asleep after drinking half a wine cooler. It would be another twelve years before I would attempt it again. This time I actually finished a full Mike's Hard Lemonade, and I actually liked the taste, but not the way it made me feel. I never have tried cigarettes or drugs of any sort, just never saw the reason, even when my friends were doing it.


  2. I played baseball until I was 12 when I had to give it up because I threw side arm and the coaches just couldn't break me of the habit. I still have the championship baseball from my little league days and a picture where we went undefeated in 1980! I still get my baseball fix by coaching my kids' teams.

  3. The first car I ever owned was a 1950 Ford Truck. I got it when I was fourteen for $75 and was planning to fix it up and drive it, but when I was fifteen, someone who was in the barn where I stored it, saw it and offered me $275 for it and I just couldn't pass up making a profit. So my first real car that I fixed up and drove was a red, 1969 Ford Mustang that my mom, I think, hated!

    As a test before I bought it, I wanted to see if it could go from 0-80 on a 14 percent grade in less than a mile. It did it with ease! Just to let you know the speed limit on that road is 40, but it was in the name of testing a car, so I'm sure it was legal. (Don't tell my mom, but the top speed I ever got that car was 119 mph.)

    When I got it home and took mom out in it, her question to my dad, upon getting back home from the test drive was, "How come it is louder than the truck?" Dad was nice enough to tell her, "Honey, because it has a bigger engine than the truck." My dad, at the time, was driving a ¾ ton, four door truck with a very large engine, but mine was bigger!


  4. I have a very large music collection. As a disc jockey I had the opportunity to buy a lot of records, tapes, CD's and even 8-tracks. If it had to do with music, I wanted it. I now have over 12,000 records, 5,000 cd's, and a couple boxes of 8-tracks. (For you that had 8-tracks, you know about "THE BOX".) I've tried to get my kids to love music as much as I do and haven't quit done it, but if you match my 9 year old on music trivia with most girls her age, she will crush them on any music from the 50's and 60's.


  5. I have a weird sense of humor. You only get about 10% of it here on Active Rain. Mainly because most of it is just quick comments on things I see or hear and it just wouldn't translate to writing. But, prior to my wife, who I've been married to for 14 years, I couldn't find a woman who would stay with me for more than 3 months. I guess that was the limit on my humor that they could take? But, my wife gets my jokes most of the time, and at others she will just roll her eyes, but she takes the better or worse vow seriously! As she puts it, "No one told me there would be worse." Here is a look into how I got that sense of humor from one of my previous blogs.

So there you go, you have found out 5 more things about me that you may not have known. If you did, you may know me better than you want to and I'm sorry for that. I'm not sure any of the above stuff will keep me out of the pubic political arena, but I like to think I'm too honest to be a politician.

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsRespect Realty LLC • January 10 2008 11:21AM

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Interesting tid-bits.  I guess we all have them.  If someone says, "Tell me about yourself", I may use this as an outline.  lol.  Have a Fabulous Day!!!!
Posted by Anona Large, Oak Ridge, TN Real Estate (Realty Executives Associates) over 11 years ago
Todd - I (sometimes) wish number one was more me, yet ya gotta be what you are.  Interesting stuff here, I would love to pry into the other 90% of that sense of humor of yours.
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

Todd, I just got meme'd again for the second time as well. I''m having to dig deep to find new things to put in it.....   I think it's your great sense of humor.

Posted by Kay Perry (Kay Perry, Broker) over 11 years ago
Todd, that was a good insight to your childhood. I am curios to her more about the baseball.
Posted by Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru (R & D Art) over 11 years ago

Todd,

I like humor...let's see if we can get that 10% up to about 20 or 30%!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Todd,

It's funny what your wife says about "no one told me there was worse".

I heard someone say once about in your vows when the preacher says "and the two shall become one", that it's the becoming that's the hard part! I thought of that when you quoted your wife.

You'd better let me know if you come this way this spring!

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) over 11 years ago
Wow, that is a massive collection of music.  I think I only have about 30 CDs total!  :)  Where in the world do you keep that many albums?  As far as being a politician, I would vote for you any day!
Posted by Jon Mitchell (Classic Property Management) over 11 years ago
haha...some interesting info. Now if you could give me the juicy gossip in case you actually do run for office that would be great. I just want to have my blackmail ready to go :D you definitely are a "goodie goodie" haha
Posted by Rick Grand (nowhere) over 11 years ago
Todd ~ I like your first car purchase story.  I bought my first one, a 1970 Buick Skylark for $100.00 when I was 17.  Nice MeMe, but see you make it interesting enough that people want to know more, so I wouldn't be surprised if you get tagged again!
Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) over 11 years ago

Todd, I love your MeMe, but I know there is so much more you're not telling us. It would be fun to let your wife write one for you ;-) What an interesting read that could be!!

Hope to see you soon! MWA! 

Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Anona - Feel free to use this outline and I promise if you stay around on Active Rain you will begin to make friends that will want to know more.

Jason - If you are in Portland with Jennifer and we go out, I promise the sense of humor will come out. Most of it is observational comments and are just quick one liners, can't really translate to the net.

Kay - It is harder than I thought it was going to be, I normally don't think of stuff like this and what others may or may not find interesting.

Danny - Not much of a story! Enjoyed it, but actually became a runner and one of the people I played with later went to play in the Majors.

Fran - Observational humor just doesn't translate to a blog very well, I've tried.

Linda - I promise when we get down there I will look you up, we are going to be RV-ing when we go, after the set backs of the past week, may not be going in the spring.

Jonathan - Thanks for the vote, but I don't see it happening. When me and my wife first met I had two bedrooms full of records and I slept on the couch, then later my kids didn't know what a wall was, they thought records were a form of wall. Now I use climate controlled alarmed storage facilities to store them.

Rick - Ain't gonna happen, plus I'm actually pretty boring really can't think of anything juicy to reveal.

Kathy - Buick Skylark (Now that was a boat) I really hope I don't get tagged again, it is the hardest blogs to right.

Jennifer - THAT WON'T HAPPEN!
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
Todd-You better have some Stevie and Fleetwood Mac albums in your collection!!!!!
Posted by Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties (All Real Estate Options) over 11 years ago
Pam - I think I even have a promotional one that was only released to the radio stations. Hand written label, they were given to the radio stations before they were for sale to the general public. But, I can promise have every album!
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
What? The MeMe by wifey, or the Mwa?? :))
Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Jennifer - Me letting my wife write one on me!
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
:))
Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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