Can you feel the MEME coming?

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Mortgage and Lending with HOPE Lending LLC

Let the fun begin! 

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!

WOW....that was exciting for me.  Not sure of the last time I made things all about me.  Coincidently, I am going into my birthday weekend and have most of these things fresh on my mind as I reflect another year gone by.  I've been here on Active Rain for almost 2 months and am loving it!  I've posted several B that I refer to often, learned a ton, and am meeting wonderful people all the time.  As of today I've scrambled up over 13,000 points and on a mission.  Slime

Jeff Belonger was so gracious to "slime" me and has given me so much patience as he waits for this ME ME.  He has been lucky enough to get slimed 3 times as he writes I got slimed by that damn MEME again....... Part 3

For future reference   Jay & Francy Thompson wrote this : For those of you that don't know what a meme is: It's a thought stream carried from one person to another, or, to be more precise, a "unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to the other," so says Wikipedia. Basically, it's the blogging equivalent of a chain letter.  The cool thing about blogging is that the meme can be tracked. Entire websites are devoted to doing just that.

Here we go.......5 most important things you'd ever want to know about ME ME ME ME ME~

  1. I love God and pray every morning when I wake up.  "Dear God, thank you for this day and the life you have given me."  My favorite song is Amazing Grace.  I was raised in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bremerton, WA and am the 3rd generation within.  I enjoy reading the Blogs from Alexander Harb "The Knights Team" PSEM®, E-AGENT® who started the Christianity and Real Estate Group.  I am a loving person, loyal, kind, and considerate.  I could not be who I am without the comfort and teaching in the Lord.  This painting is in my living room to remind me.

 

                                      2.  I was the "honor roll student" while friends with everyone.  I seldom gTime is Moneyot into trouble, yet managed to be the "cool" kid that was on the "nerdy" side while just pretty enough it seemed everyone liked me.  While I've never been a morning person, I have always looked forward to getting up each morning to see what the day brings that would exercise my mind and leave me feeling better than I started.  I graduated from Bremerton High School and Chapman University with a BA in Accounting.  Yes, I'm that kid at the age of 12 who told their mother "I am going to be a CPA when I grow up".  After years of Public Accounting and trying Corporate Accounting for Public Companies, it seemed people spent hours away from home and their families.  I got over that a few years ago when I found my passion in Real Estate.  Now I am an experienced Investor on a mission to help teach everyone to own a home and reach their goals of financial freedom.  Time and Money are so valuable if managed correctly.

3.  ALL WORK AND NO PLAY ~ NO WAY!  I love boating!  I grew up on the Puget Sound (salt water) and am spoiled now living and playing in Lake Washington.  These shiny Calloway's that sit in my office can't seem to get meme out to use them, although I do like the game.  A membership at the Columbia Tower Club provides great networking opportunities on a social level, including championship golf courses.  I must digress for a moment to explain this Club is in the tallest building of Seattle on the 75th & 76th floors, voted America's Best Restroom for each stall's amazing private view from the skyline to both the I-90 & 520 bridges. If that doesn't have me, I'm probably out snow skiing with Whistler a favorite!  Other than that, we have unlimited hiking, camping, and Amazing Seafood.

World     4.  Who doesn't love to Travel?  So far I've been to Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, upstate NY for their beautiful fall foliage(including the baseball hall of fame.....I begged to see it) and down to Manhattan.  Florida Keys is a favorite, along with Cocoa Beach.  Also paid visit to Iowa, Colorado several times, and Idaho (for skiing).  Bought my Denali in Southern California to enjoy my longest road trip with plenty of pit stops to visit long lost friends.  Portland, Oregon is fun.  I am still planning Europe to appreciate ancient architecture, food and wine, Mediteranean Beaches, Paris - France, Rome - Italy, Florence & Venice, London - UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.  Not to leave out the Panama Canal, Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas and the Caribbean - Cayman Islands.  And by the way, I'll go by boat, plane, car and train....whatever will get us all there.

I really HOPE this isn't too long and I've still got your attention.......

5.  And last but not least, my family.  My mother is most caring which I love her even more for the wonderful step-father she has found for me.  My father is remembered as handsome, successful, intelligent, with a love for collecting classic cars.  That older brother of mine melts my heart every time he calls me "Sis".  But no family being perfect, we have suffered our breakup and found our way back to each other again.  My brother and his wife have 5 beautiful children, 4 boys and 1 girl.  Although 3 boys suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and are not likely to reach the age 30, the children are happy.  The heartbreak tore our family down for a while, but we've come back fighting.  Hence the birth of HOPE Lending LLC.  Everyone in the family has played a volunteer role with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and thanking the Fire FightersDoing good for others helps heal the spirit and keep us united.  I love my family!

HOPE Lending LLC - Melissa Olson

I couldn't end without mentioning the MEME Group : Meme's by : Sarah Cooper.

And to fulfill my last assignment - the Slime passed to the next 3 for their ME ME ME:

1.  Angelica Blatt from Monterey, CA because she wrote I am new as of today and not sure how to best use this site...a big welcome!

Picture of Real Estate Agent: Angelica Blatt (Keller Williams Realty)

2.  Craig Anderson the Tri Cities Real Estate Guide because I invited him here and believe this is great exposure.

Picture of Real Estate Agent: Tri Cities Real Estate Guide/ Craig Anderson, GRI (Distinctive Properties Inc.)

3.  Sandra & Dan Cummings, Connecticut Real Estate Agents because I like their profile and the comments they leave, so let's get to know them!

Picture of Real Estate Agent: Sandra &  Dan Cummings, Connecticut Real Estate Agents (William Raveis Real Estate)

NOW.....did I earn a gold star????? 

 

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Rainer
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Melissa Olson
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Sandra - thank you for the kind words.  Yes, it is amazing how things come full circle.  I am looking forward to reading your MEME and am so happy you didn't think of this as a chore.  I hope you have a great time with this as I did!

Jul 20, 2007 04:29 AM #2
Rainer
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Alan Burwell
McHugh Realtors - Sequim, WA

Melissa,

I just learned today what MEME's are.  After clicking on one and finding the meme group I was still saying, "What is this???"   After reading yours and others, now I know.  What a neat way to "blow your own horn"!!

Yours is cool. 

Kathy - fellow PNW resident

Jul 20, 2007 08:57 AM #3
Rainer
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Armando Rodriguez
QUEST REALTY SERVICES - Orlando, FL
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI
Now we know who you-you are. Very nice post ;-)
Jul 20, 2007 09:02 AM #4
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
HOPE Lending LLC

Kathy - I felt the same way at first.  Thanks for the comment!  :)

Armando - thank you thank you!!

Jul 21, 2007 06:05 AM #5
Rainmaker
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M. Suzi Woods (Gravenstuk)
NOW Sharing the life and spice of the GC one day at a time - Grand Canyon, AZ
Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS
Melissa, yours was an exceptionally great meme. My song is also Amazing Grace.
Jul 23, 2007 04:22 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Melissa... Just stopped by to see who slimed my wife.  Amazing that you've been here for two months and I have never run into you....  Hope you had a great birthday weekend!

Jul 23, 2007 05:31 AM #7
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Suzi - An "amazing" song we share.  Thanks for reading.

Dan - :)  I hope she has fun putting it together.  My birthday is actually TODAY!  Thank you!  I have been having a wonderful weekend with friends from all over.

Jul 23, 2007 06:23 AM #8
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Terry Frank
Prudential Prime Locations - Evansville, IN

Happy Birthday sorry for the confusion on getting that Rainbow to you!  Got busy at the office and did not get right back to it...Have a great birthday Melissa...

I thought that pic was pretty 'amazing'... 

Jul 23, 2007 09:06 AM #9
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Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut

Melissa

Hope you have a great birthday!!!!!

Sandra

Jul 23, 2007 09:14 AM #10
Rainer
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Rainbow

Terry - thanks for sharing the rainbow!

 

Jul 23, 2007 09:26 AM #11
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Sandra - thank you!  My birthday has been great.  I am 35 TODAY & HAPPY!  :)
Jul 23, 2007 09:27 AM #12
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Melissa,

Great to know about you, I enjoyed a lot reading your meme, thanks for sharing with us some part of your life, also Sandra got me and I will have to work on that :) LOL, Melissa, we have similar things on common, "real estate is our passion" :)

keep doing good !

Ray Saenz

Jul 23, 2007 05:35 PM #13
Rainer
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Ray - Thank YOU.  Have a great time with this.  I'll be looking for your MEME.
Jul 24, 2007 02:01 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor
Melissa,

Hey , I have not seen the famous logo :) !! hahaha, I have not started my meme, but I will.  Did you read my email ?

Ray Saenz
Jul 27, 2007 06:56 PM #15
Rainer
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
HOPE Lending LLC
Ray - Yes, thank you!  It's up and running now~
Jul 28, 2007 07:27 AM #16
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Melissa,

Thanks for sharing about yourself.

I just listed your meme in my alphabetical meme list.  Check it out when you get a chance.

Thanks,

Lucky :)

Jul 29, 2007 04:36 AM #17
Rainer
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Lucky - That is amazing what you've compiled and continue to maintain.  Thank you for including me and everyone else.
Jul 29, 2007 10:14 AM #18
Rainmaker
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M. Suzi Woods (Gravenstuk)
NOW Sharing the life and spice of the GC one day at a time - Grand Canyon, AZ
Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS

Melissa and Sandra, I avoided doing this for awhile. I almost emailed you to choose someone else in my place. However, I couldn't be a spoil sport, so here goes:

I did not understand totally how we were supposed to tag and if the MEME group is the only one we should post to.  Thanks, have a blessed day.

 

Jul 30, 2007 04:15 AM #19
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Melissa Olson
HOPE Lending LLC - Bellevue, WA
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Suzi - a nice job on your MEME.  MEME with *Photos* A look at Blessings   I hope you had fun writing it!
Jul 30, 2007 04:55 AM #20
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Melissa,

now you can see my meme 2nd part, it is small and a little bit stupid , but that's me :) hahaha, just kidding !

Ray Saenz

Aug 02, 2007 02:31 PM #21
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