Five things you may never have guessed about me!

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Real Estate Agent with Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive

You know, when you run your mouth as much as I do, it's hard to think of 5 things that may not be public knowledge....

But to humor Jay per his blog earlier today, here goes (more in depth than my comment, Jay). =)

1.  I'm a classically trained pianist and vocalist.  I was forced to take piano starting at age 6, fell in love with it by age 9 and have played ever since.  I teach a few students on the side just for fun!  My beloved middle and high school chorus teacher, Ken Young, showed me that I had vocal talent as well. At the time, I was the accompanist for the school choruses, and didn't think I was any good.  I wound up in a lot of competitions, sang in college, more weddings and funerals than I can list here, and spent 10 years singing with the Charlotte Symphony (currently on a break because of the kiddos and bedtime conflicts).

2.  I was a woman sales rep for Husqvarna.  yep, it WAS as much fun as you might think!  It was eye-opening to be a woman in a man's world, to say the least.  The corporate honchos trotted me out at a lot of trade shows to show how progressive they were...and I drove 5000 miles per month on average, flew out of town at least two weekends a month, was moved into new territories every 11 months to trouble-shoot.  Long story short, that got old!  Did enjoy the annual sales meeting in Stockholm though.

3.  I'm a certified OSHA logging safety instructor.  Of course, that ties in with my Husqvarna days!  i can tell LOTS of stories about logging.  It's somewhat like you imagine, and then again nothing like you imagine.  I won't share the photos I used in safety class, they will turn your stomach!

4.  I paid for college by bartending.  I had a full ride at Florida State University as a National Merit Scholar, but then made some changes-decided I didn't want to be a music major after all and was homesick, so I transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I lost the scholarship $$ when I moved, but kept all my credits.  Got a job waitressing and bartending and finished my bachelor's degree in 3 years total.

5.  I'm a certified USSSA softball umpire.  Another job I picked up in college for cash (and yes, to pick up guys!).

 

How's that?  More than you ever wanted to know I'll wager!

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Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
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Leigh, Chainsaw sales and OSHA inspector for logging that is a colorful background.  That will toughen you up for bad clients and weak agents.
Dec 16, 2006 04:30 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

BB: You're gonna lose your man card for asking "Hey what's Husqvarna?"

Marci wrote: All I can say is thank God noone memed me!

Surely you knew what saying that was going to do!

I still want an MP3 of Leigh playing or singing! 

Dec 17, 2006 03:14 AM #13
Rainer
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Marci Toliver
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Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging
Jay and Francy... Let me explain myself.  I thought you could only meme 3 people..Leigh had already MEME'd her 3 people..that is why is why it was a SHOT through the HEART and Leigh to blame...
Dec 17, 2006 03:19 AM #14
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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"The Lovely Leigh"

That was funny guys. Broker Bryant is much better at writing checks to the people who do know what Husqvarnva is.  

Definately won't lose his Man card over that. Why use the tools when you can pay someone else too? Hmmm...

So, Leigh. A pianist. Well that's pretty neat. I looooove music. Soothes the savage beast ya know. :)

Ahhhh. The woman in a Man's world. I Am Woman Hear Me ROAR!

You threw me for a loop on the bartending too. I would never have imagined that.

TLW "The Lovely Wife"...I Know What The Tools Are Broker Bryant Writes The Checks. :) ROAR!

Dec 17, 2006 08:44 AM #15
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Bryant Tutas
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Ok Ok so I didn't have a clue what Husqvarna is. I do feel enlightened now. I always tell TLW I can do anything, just tell me who to make the check out to.:) Did I tell you I can knock a door off it's hinges with a head butt? :)
Dec 17, 2006 09:23 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Leigh Brown
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Now, THAT is impressive, Bryant.  TLW is so proud. =)  Marci-where are your 5?  I gotta go to your blog I suppose.  Jay-i'll see about finding a recording somewhere or make one to show off.  I should do that for funeral auditions anyway, right?  Randy-i never thought about bringing out the safety photos to 'encourage' clients....perhaps that will be my new buyer incentive!  George and TLW-i loved my bartender days-there's something unbelievably fun about being the sober one amongst drunks!
Dec 17, 2006 11:22 AM #17
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I am proud. I love a Man who can write the check. He also really does head butt doors off their hinges. I have seen him do it several times. It is absolutely hysterical to watch that. :) Our Sons picked that up from him. They do it for their kids. Kind of a family tradition around here. LOL...TLW...ROAR!
Dec 17, 2006 11:31 AM #18
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Leigh Brown
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Writing the check is something all men should still do....chivalry isn't dead (maybe mortally wounded but not in my house, either!). =)  So what is Grandma going to do when the grandkids start the head-butting?  Pad the walls?
Dec 17, 2006 11:34 AM #19
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Marci Toliver
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Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/27359/I-ve-been-Meme

This my meme'd post Leigh

 

Now you got me feeling like I let Nick down! Im sorry Nick

Dec 17, 2006 11:42 AM #20
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Leigh Brown
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I found it Marci-i'm lazy and saw the tag on Jay's original blog. =)
Dec 17, 2006 11:48 AM #21
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I can put them downstairs. The walls are made of cement. That promises to be very amusing as well. :) TLW...ROAR!
Dec 17, 2006 11:58 AM #22
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Jay McGillicuddy
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Leigh, talk about a well rounded career. Softball ump huh? We never had a softball ump that was as pretty as you. Guess I played softball in the wrong state.

Thanks Jay 

Dec 17, 2006 12:33 PM #23
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Jeff Belonger
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Leigh... I will agree with Jay.  Very interesting and intriguing to say the least.

Bryant....  I am glad you asked. I had no idea either, and I buy and use tools.

In regards to OSHA, my dad worked for Rohm & Haas, so I am familiar with this group.

Overall.... yes Leigh, very well-rounded. Thanks for sharing. 

Dec 17, 2006 01:02 PM #24
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Should I offer up more secrets to the hidden life of Leigh?  The bidding starts at $100.

 

 

Dec 18, 2006 01:09 AM #25
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HEY-NO FAIR! =)
Dec 18, 2006 02:14 AM #26
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Doesn't it just make you feel good when you read the 5 things "secrets"? I loved reading yours, especially.
Dec 18, 2006 07:09 AM #27
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Ginger Sala
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Leigh,

Are you sure  you are just one person? 

A classical pianist/vocalist and a logger. Now that is some interesting combo!

 God was especially generous with your gene pool!

 Tell me,  If a tree falls in the forest can anyone hear the sound of you singing La Traviata?

LOL!

Dec 18, 2006 12:41 PM #28
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Bartender please, fill up my glass for me!  What is your favorite drink to make or favorite drink to drink?

Here is Mortgage Man's MEME BLOG:  Nima aka Mortgage Man's MEME BLOG (Rated PG-13)

*** Also, there has been a new contest posted by Diane Rice, so check out her blog on MEME AWARDS (not emmy awards)

Her blog is located here:  THE "MERRY MEME" AWARDS CONTEST

Your Mortgage Man,

Nima

Dec 18, 2006 03:52 PM #29
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Leigh Brown
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Hmm...Ginger, I'll never know.  When we meet in real life sometime, like when i come to the beach to buy something from you, i'll tell you some logger stories. =) 

Nima-I have a private margarita recipe that I should probably copyright and trademark, it's so fantastic. =)  Thanks for the links-i'll check them out!

Dec 18, 2006 11:46 PM #30
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Diane Aurit
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Leigh:  I just found this due to Laurie's post...you are quite a talented woman in so many ways!

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