I've Been MeMe'd!!!

Last week I received an e-mail from Marc Grossman alerting me that I have been MeMe'd! Yes, I am now 'It', as the rest of you may know by reading Marc's Post, "MeMe Times Three For YouYou". I've been so busy with things that I've been away from Active Rain for a while.  Now I'm back, and I'm trying to think of 5 things that people don't know about me.  

#1: I love reading mostly non-fiction books.  Anything related to Real Estate, politics, self-help or discovery, business, motivation, travel, biographies, cookbooks and foreign language books.  Which reminds me that...

#2: Way back when, I dreamed of being a linguist.  My goal was to get a Masters and then a PhD in Linguistics.  But then I thought to myself, "Whatever will I do with such a degree? And do I want to be in school for an entire decade?" Don't know and NO. If I had the time and the means, I would spend a year in several different countries, long enough to at least learn how to communicate a little in each language that I want to speak.  I used to be fluent in Spanish but now I am rusty.  I can understand Japanese but my speaking ability is not too developed. I've always had trouble with output; indeed, it is the last and most difficult step to learning a foreign language, especially when you're worried about making mistakes!

#3: The thing I daydream about the most, either when I'm driving, or when I'm in a boring class or meeting is...being a ROCK STAR! It's so sad because I can't sing or play an instrument, so it's something I have virtually no hope of achieving.  During my life I have set and reached all of my goals, and I can't help but think that if I would have made this a priority beforehand, that I would have been successful at this too...oh, well - I'm happy with the way my life turned out regardless!Lisa in Japan - Karate

#4. During my teenage years and twenties, I studied Martial Arts(Okinawan Karate).  While I was never much of a fighter and didn't really enjoy competing in sparring, I did quite well in Kata, which are forms, done as if fighting an invisible attacker.  During my time in Japan I finally earned my black belt. And then - I quit!  You know, love, marriage, career and a kid came along, and I stopped making time for karate; plus, up until recently I haven't been able to find a good school.  Fortunately, my son is enrolled in an excellent school(West Seattle Karate Academy) run by a most talented and patient sensei who also happens to be a published author of many important Martial Arts books. So now my 6 year-old son is teaching me all of the forms I'm ashamed to say I have forgotten.

#5.  I have an inexplicable phobia of SAND. Yep, that's right - I absolutely can't stand the beach! I'm okay with beaches here because they tend to be quite rocky, and there's plenty of driftwood to walk on to avoid sand.  When I was a kid living in California, my mom would take me to the beach and stay for HOURS.  I despised it, and as a result I took to hanging out in the parking lot.  I would take my sack lunch and go up to the nice, relatively clean parking lot and sit where my mother could see me.  Later, I would dread taking my son to a certain playground(the closest one to our shop) because the play equipment was surrounded by SAND. The thought of my little baby covered in sand really got my gag reflexes going, and you can bet I was the only parent telling my kid over and over not to touch the sand!

Now, on to choose MY victims.  Please tell us all 5 things about yourself...

1. Karen Monsour!

2. Jo Soss!

3. Thavisak "Lucky" Symphanthong!

The rules: put a link back here in the comment section to your MeMe; tag your post "meme;" & post it to the group: "MeMe".   Lucky Lang is keeping track of everyone who's been MeMe'd; apparently there's a "3 Strikes You're Out!" rule. You can see a fairly complete list here in Lucky's, Meme Tutorial and Alphabetical Index of all Memes on Active Rain!


Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Comment balloon 10 commentsLisa Bosques • January 22 2008 12:11AM


 Famous 1 Great meme Lisa, it was nice to get to know you better!  Get on a karaoke thing and make yourself your own rock star

Posted by Mary Warren over 12 years ago
Mary, your avatar is adorable! I actually went a little crazy at the company Christmas party with the would be totally fun to have a karaoke machine, and my kid would love it! Thanks for commenting!
Posted by Lisa Bosques over 12 years ago
Hi Lisa:  What a great MeMe.  It looks like you spent quite a bit of time on it.  You have done so many interesting things.  Question:  Your hopes of being a rock star.  So what if you cannot sing or play an instrument.  Turn on the radio.  Most of the new modern groups can't either.  So, go for it !  LOL.  Anyway, Lisa... thanks so much for sharing.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 12 years ago
Lisa, great job on your Meme. I'm so glad someone else fantasizes about singing. I didn't care about playing the instrument, but would SO love to be able to sing!! Sorry, I can't relate to the sand-phobia though. LOL! Colleen
Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) over 12 years ago
Lisa - Nicely done on this meme.  I have a few odd fears as well, so I am certainly not one to judge.  I also primarily read non-fiction these days.
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 12 years ago

Karen, I've been thinking about this for several days, and I really couldn't come up with anything at all besides the Karate...until I sat down to actually write my post.  I don't know if it was wise of me to go public with the sand phobia, but at least now I won't get invited to no BEACH.  Yes!

Colleen - thanks! I would be grateful to even be able to carry a tune. It's frustrating because my father is actually a great singer, used to do it professionally! Obviously that trait didn't get passed down.

Jason - You'll have to turn your phobias into a blog post someday!:) 

Posted by Lisa Bosques over 12 years ago

Lisa, I can't sing either and if you read my contest entrance in the I think November one I actually posted a link to me singing!!! hilarious but was fun!!

I love the beach - I love sand!!! If I could live on a beach somewhere that is where I would live!!! but I do understand about phobias - I have a Wizard of OZ one - oh just to type that creeps me out

Ok - I will have to think a couple of days - there are a ton of things people don't know about me - and some of them are pretty shocking - like gossip shocking!! lol!!

Posted by Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt (HOMEFRONT Realty) over 12 years ago

Lisa- number 3 is something that I always wanted. I hired a band for a block party I was hosting, they told me to learn Enter Sandman by Metalica, and they called me on stage during the party, and I got my dream for 1 song. Everything is obtainable.


Jo- The witches creep me out too.

Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 12 years ago
LISA - Great meme. I share your passion for non-fiction books. I tend to get my fiction from TV and movies. When I'm reading books, I do it for a purpose of learning. I also shared you rockstar dreams, until I started working in the music business. If you think that the real estate business is tough now, you should see the things that go on in the music business. The failure rate is off the charts, even for those that are supremely talented. I still have dreams of being a songwriter, but that will have to wait for now. I don't have a fear of sand, but I do prefer going to a pool over a beach. Long Island would be a tough place to live if I feared sand.
Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) over 12 years ago
OK- The rules say to link here in the comments  - so here is my MeMe
Posted by Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt (HOMEFRONT Realty) over 12 years ago

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