You mean it's my turn to get MeMe'd!

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Real Estate Agent with The Jones Team

So I went to check my email the other day and what do I see?  I've just been MeMe'd by Bobby Carroll!  Well it looks like it's my turn.  Time for the AR community to get a glimpse into my world.  So here's five things about lil'ole me:

1.  I get to work every day with my best friend (No she is not looking over my shoulder while I type).  God has blessed me by bringing Jackie into my life and I get the pleasure of working with her every day.  Not many people get to hang out with their best friend as much as I do.  Now I guess the only question is......does she view this as a curse?  I'll have to get back to you on that one.

My pets

 2.  I have a hard time saying "No" to a fuzzy face.  My son had wanted a cat for as long as I can remember,so one day Jackie and I decided to go to CAPS to adopt a cat for him.  Now I have never considered myself to be a cat person.  This was just one of those sacrifices you make when you're a parent.  Little did I know that they were running a "buy one, get one free" special.  I spent the next 15 minutes explaining how I only needed one cat, that free is only the initial investment, etc.  I had a rebuttal for every argument until, while standing next to a cage, a furry little paw reached out and grabbed my finger as if to say  "hey...don't forget about me!".  Needless to say we came home with two cats and I haven't regretted it once!

3.  I fenced in college (You mean I get to use a sword on people....COUNT ME IN!).  While at Texas A&M I had the opportunity to spend some time fencing and I loved it.  While I was active in the sport I had the opportunity to compete against several members of different Olympic National Teams.  It's a rather obscure sport here in Texas, but I ran into a fellow Aggie here in Katy that was on the fencing team at A&M and has opened up a club called Katy Blades Fencing Academy.  I would encourage any of my local friends here to check them out.

4.  After college I became Mr. Goofy Golf.  I had the opportunity to work for several Family Entertainment Centers (that's FEC's in entertainment lingy).  What a blast that was.  My job was to make sure people had fun when they came to visit the park.  I got to see a kid"s eyes light up when you gave him/her a free token for a game every day.  What a reward that was.  No matter what was going on in my life, I knew I could go to work and with a simple gesture I could become a hero.  The value of that job could'nt really be measured by the paycheck or the benefits package.  The only thing that got me to leave the industry......see item 1.

5.  I bought a motorcycle before I ever even sat on one.  I had wanted a motorcycle as long as I can remember.  My Mom would never allow me to ride one, she would never allow the neighbor's son to give me a ride on his, it just was'nt going to happen.  Later in life I discovered Jackie had the same affliction as my Mom.  So all the pleading and reasoning in the world wouldn't make it happen.  So I never found myself in a showroom sitting on a bike or out with friends climbing on theirs.  What's the point, you aren't going to ride it so don't torture yourself.  Then one day in casual conversation my brother-in-law asked me if he bought a motorcycle would I ride with him.  I told him I would love to, but he probably stood a better chance seeing God than he did me getting a bike.  Later that night I mentioned our conversation to Jackie and her response was " that sounds like it would be fun, you should do it".  HUH?  I did not have to hear that twice.  We were in the showroom the next day buying a motorcycle.  We completed the transaction, and then I had to call my brother-in-law to have him drive my new paper weight home!

I hope you've enjoyed reading my MeMe as much as I have enjoyed writing it.  I would like to invite the following people to write theirs:  Adam Pascu......O.K. my friend.  You're up.  Nancy Albea.....I had a wonderful time meeting with you, please share with the rest of AR.  Jeffrey Owen....We haven't met yet, but I look forward to meeting you soon.

 

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Rainer
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Bruce Bourgault, Vice President, Mpro
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Stacy -- Thanks for sharing your interesting life.  I am 65 and have never known any one who fenced!  Great Blog.  Aloha
Jul 26, 2007 10:02 AM #1
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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Stacy and Jackie

 I gave you a rating of a 5.

I liked reading this very fine post of yours.

Have a good one

Jul 26, 2007 10:04 AM #2
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Stacy and Jackie Jones
The Jones Team - Katy, TX
Houston/Katy Realtors

Bruce - Thanks for stopping by.  Now you can say you know someone who fenced.  How is life on the island treating you?

Dale - Howdy!  Thank you for your kind words.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jul 26, 2007 12:24 PM #3
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Now, when you said you brought your best friend to the office, I thought it would be your pooch!
Jul 28, 2007 05:25 AM #4
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Stacy and Jackie Jones
The Jones Team - Katy, TX
Houston/Katy Realtors
Patricia - lol.....He's my buddy!  He weighs about 193lbs right now and he has the most gentle heart.  When we first brought the cats in they wanted nothing to do with him.  He was so bummed because they wouldn't play.  Now, as you can see, they get along famously.
Jul 28, 2007 11:00 AM #5
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Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
Stacy this was great.  I'm glad we got the chance to learn more about you.  I think it was really sweet that you get to work with your best friend.  Best of luck to you both and thanks for sharing with us.
Jul 28, 2007 01:00 PM #6
Rainer
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Stacy and Jackie Jones
The Jones Team - Katy, TX
Houston/Katy Realtors
Kimberly - Thank you for stopping by.  It was fun writing it.  How are things going in Huntsville?
Jul 28, 2007 01:06 PM #7
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Bobby Carroll
Dakno Marketing - Clayton, NC
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Stacy & Jackie - Awesome post! So what do you do with your swords when you ride you BIKE? Now that thought conjures some very usual visions!!! :>0

BTW - Super nice touch sending the hand written letter last week! You guys are really special people!

Jul 28, 2007 01:38 PM #8
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
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We fence here in MN, too. It is to keep our horses from visiting the neighbors' horses. Nice to meet you.

 

Jul 28, 2007 01:49 PM #9
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Stacy,

How's that motorcycle riding coming?

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

Thanks,

Lucky :)

Jul 29, 2007 04:57 AM #10
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Stacy and Jackie Jones
The Jones Team - Katy, TX
Houston/Katy Realtors

Bobby - Motorized jousting.......hmmmm....thats a club I might have trouble filling up.  Thank you for your kind words and all of your help.  We appreciate you!

Kathleen - Nice to meet you too.  We do that kind of fencing also. :)

Lucky - Thanks.  The rain let up yesterday and I was out for a couple of hours.  Hope to get some more in this week.  Do you ride?

Jul 30, 2007 01:39 AM #11
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Nancy Albea
Stacy, I bet you were great as Mr. Goofy Golf!  Things are especailly hectic trying to get everything ready for our launch, but I will get my MEME going soon.  Talk to you soon!
Jul 30, 2007 04:31 PM #12
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