Meme... Good Or Bad...I just got tagged!!

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 I just got my first "MeMe" tag from Ed Rybczynski - Mortgage Fraud Speaker & Expert.  I had no idea or clue what a "meme" was.

He told me that I had to share 5 things that most of you would not know about me.  Not sure I can do this, it doesn't seem very humble to me, but after reading some of the others, I feel a little more comfortable knowing many of YOU have exposed yourselves too. (including Ed)

5 things?  That might be pushin it!! .......Hmmmmm

1.  My family has traced my roots all the way back in time, and found that I am related to Davey Crockett!

2.  I have been playing guitar since age 12, and have won guitars from both Carlos Santana and Neal Schon from the Rock Band Journey.  98Rock in Hawaii, used to have a contest at Fast Eddies called the "98Rock Riff-Contest".  I was fortunate to win 2 years in a row.  I got to meet Carlos backstage at the Aloha Stadium, where the Pro-Bowl is held every year!  I have also recorded a few records over the years, here's a link if you want to know more about that part of "meme"!  LOL  :-)

 

3.  Man, I'm running out of stuff here.... Oh, here's a good one many of you may not know.. I am a 2nd degree Shodan, (Blackbelt) in Okinawan Kenpo Karate and Kobudo.  In 1985, I was ranked #3 in Kata, and #2 in Kumite in Hawaii.  I studied under Master Seikichi Odo, and Shihan Paul Ortino Jr.  Sensei Paul is the Highest ranking Black Belt in our organization, and has just relocated from our schools in Hawaii, back to his home in Florida.  He is one of the greatest men I know.  I was blessed to be trained and taught by one of the worlds very best martial arts and human beings on the planet!

4.  Many of you already know my love for photography.  It is truly a passion of mine.  I have a different philosophy about photography than most, I only want to capture what is right with the world on film.  You can see more about "meme" and "mymy"  photos if you click here!

5.  Lastly, something NO ONE knows about me, and that is my middle name.  Yes, my real name is Bradley (only my mother would call me that when I was in trouble, or late for dinner), and though many never catch this, there is an "H" in Andersohn.  There are only 15-20 of us who spell it that way in the US.  My middle name is one very few (maybe 5 people) know.  Today, I guess is the day for me to share with the world, and all those who have guessed and wondered for all these years, Brad Andersohn's middle name........

er.....uh.......hmmm........well.......ya know..........ah schucks!!!  I just can't do it!  I really tried..... I guess this one is just too dark and deep for me to reveal.  You are welcome to guess if you like, but just like the thousands before you, you will never guess my middle name.  What's in a name?  To meme.....everything!!   

Now it's my understanding that I have to tag 3 other people with a "meme". So the winners are.....

                                         Lizette Fitzpatrick ,  Renee Burrows , and Luisa Orellana


                                      Picture of Real Estate Agent: Lizette Fitzpatrick,Central Kentucky Realtor (Central Kentucky - Prudential Don Foster)       Picture of Real Estate Agent: Renee Burrows - NV  Real Estate (Nevada Realty Solutions)   Picture of Escrow Company: Luisa Orellana, Escrow Officer, SoCalClosers.com (SOCALCLOSERS.COM)

I subscribe to their blogs and think you should too!!   :-)  I think Renee has been tagged already, but I also heard, there is no limit to the amount of times you can be tagged!!  Enjoy their meme's and their blogs, they're great!!

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Ed Rybczynski
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Brad

Great job with the meme.  I tagged you because you're the most visible member of the title community  on AR and I wanted people to get to know you better.  Also, First American is my favorite title insurer.  I've done a great deal of work through your company's corporate campus over the past year.  You did good my friend.

May 29, 2007 11:50 AM #2
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Peggy Edwards
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Hi Brad, I really enjoyed your meme.  Especially about meeting Carlos Santana...what a thrill!  I'm going now to check out your links.  OK, is your middle name Xavier?  :)
May 29, 2007 12:28 PM #3
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Looking forward to your "meme" Lizette, thanks for doing this.  I understand it's a little difficult, but once you do it, you'll feel a sense of self-accomplishment, and others can get to know you better at the same time.  Sometimes we need to look back on what we've done and who we are, to help us to get where we are going.  Just have fun with it!  Oh, no pondering about my middle name...    :-)
May 29, 2007 03:11 PM #4
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Ed - thanks for the tag, I actually had a tough time writing it, but when I was done, It felt pretty good.  Any friend of the FATCO family is always a friend of mine.  Thanks for your words of support and encouragement.  I am proud to have spent half my life with such a great company!  Hopefully we can meet someday as you continue your corporate relationship with First American.  Thanks Ed!!     :-)

PS.  As the most visible member of the Title and Escrow Community,  I am committed to representing my company and our industry to the best of my ability! 

         

May 29, 2007 03:22 PM #5
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Peggy - thanks for the kind comment, these types of posts can make members feel so vulnerable, especially when it comes to a secret like a middle name!!  LOL  and no, it's not Xavier, but try again....   

 

 :-)

May 29, 2007 03:24 PM #6
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Luisa , Orellana
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Brad! Thanks for the honor!!! I will be more than Happy to write my "Meme?". LOL! I had no clue what it was all about. Looking forward to it. :)
May 29, 2007 04:40 PM #7
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Luisa - I am looking forward to your meme too!  I'll be watching for it!  You're a great sport, and I think people deserve to know you on a more personal level.  It really is fun once you get past the being humble part.  Go For It!  Tell all, even the stuff you think no one will care about!  Can't wait to see what you post.
May 29, 2007 05:05 PM #8
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Brad, LOL! it would had been nice if I would've commented about your Meme.

First, let me say EXCELLENT MEME!! I too I'm a big fan of Carlos Santana, as I grew up listening to him throughout my whole life. My father is a big fan and his favorite song is Samba Pa ti. Mine is Black Magic Woman. Just love that song. Great post!

May 30, 2007 07:10 AM #9
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Carlos is one of the kindest, nicest, most sincere people I have ever met!  To be awarded a guitar from a man I admire that much was one of the greatest honors in my life.  It will be hard to top that one.  Now Luisa, where is your meme post?  LOL  The anticipation is killing me!  (Big Smile)
May 30, 2007 07:14 AM #10
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Wolfgang!!!!!!!!!!!!?  Here I am researching because I got meme'd today and I need to study and the first one I run into is you, It figures. And you set the post high as usual. Wow, what a life you got goin' on. All my heroes too. I think I've watched the Alamo 100 times in my life, can't stop if I surf by, The Duke as your great, 5 times? Grand daddy. I love Carlos and everything he stands for, some of the best riffs in the business and always a class band! I gotta go study this diabolical plot I am involved with now. Later, DavidC
Jul 23, 2007 11:56 AM #11
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Looking forward to it David....I forgot this was even out there....thanks, can't wait to read yours. B-)
Jul 23, 2007 01:17 PM #12
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Brad, you never answered my guess on your middle name?

 

Wolfgang?

 

David

Aug 04, 2007 05:30 PM #13
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Ginger Wilcox
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Hey rocking karate man- I am sure you only get positive comments for your great posts, but I am sure any naysayers will think twice about their posts knowing you can kick their backside!

 

Aug 05, 2007 12:21 AM #14
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David - My middle name is not Wolfgang, I like that one, but that's not it!  Thanks for playing, we'll be here all week and don't forget to tip your waitress!!  LOL!!   B-)
Aug 05, 2007 02:59 PM #15
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Ginger - I'm a lover, not a fighter....unless of course you're a naysayer!!!  ROFL!!  thanks for the cute comment, I keep forgetting this post is even out there!  I have almost deleted it every time I get a comment.  Meme's are just so "out-of-the-norm" to me!!  I guess the best thing to do when I get a comment is to TAG someone else........like you!!  Have you been tagged for a MEME yet?  :-)
Aug 05, 2007 03:03 PM #16
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Ginger Wilcox
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Brad- I just wrote my meme yesterday.  Before I wrote it, I had to do some "research", which is how I found yours!  Check it out!
Aug 06, 2007 02:17 AM #17
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Ginger - I'm on my way, I'm sure yours will be nothing short of fantastic!!   :-)
Aug 06, 2007 02:19 AM #18
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Carol Smith
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Middle name, eh?  Starts with a W......

Wilhelm?  Werner?  Warren?  Winslow?  Westerfield?  Winchester?  Walter?  Winsler?

Dang!  The possibilities are endless!  LOL 

Aug 10, 2007 01:42 PM #19
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Nice try Carol, thanks for playin, we'll be here all week, and don't forget to tip your waitresses!!  LOL!  We really need to get out more if this is as good as the entertainment gets!!  ROFL!!  hahaha  :-)
Aug 10, 2007 07:49 PM #20
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Wilfred? i am doing research for my meme and saw yours 

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