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So I too have been meme'd courtesy of my husband. (A little odd, since you would think that by now he'd know at least a few things about me) Anyway here are a few little known facts about me.

1. I used to work in the Clinton White House

2. Answer to the question that inevitably follows statement #1.

Yes I did know Monica


3. I have one tattoo and one piercing, not counting my ears

4. I backpacked through Italy & Greece one summer

5. I have always wanted to learn how to surf

 6. I have an ever-growing collection of nutcrackers that only come out at Christmas




7. I hate & fear spiders

9. I was photo editor of my college newspaper

10. I love playing dominos and cribbage





And now for those lucky folks that I'm meme-ing: Linda Marti - because she's indirectly responsible for my AR addiction, Cheryl Johnson - because I like her profile pic and that she meme'd herself, Leslie Bloss - because I liked her vacation/volunteer blog and would like to learn more.


Comments (15)

Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH

Hey, where is that piercing?

Second, you understand that a ball buster and a nutcracker are different, right?

Dec 18, 2006 03:17 PM
Nick M.
Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser

oh what happened, I had a cool comment all done and failed the graphic test..

Well, round 2. you need another comment... so here goes.. Europe in backpacks..did you get scabies? we did.. nah nah.. j/k ;)   I bet it was fun. Nick and wife had fun.

So Rich is joshing you eh? Here is a secret, Nick learned to add with dominoes.. many moons ago. oh BTW Nick is me, now sometimes I talk in 3rd person to avoid the "I" word.

So your hubby made Nicks last blog. nick will add you later. hope you enjoy.. BTW, did Clinton and Monica ever share brownies?? hhmmm? Did she sit to his left? ok now nick is starting trouble.. bad NICK.. BAD!!

its late, i'm more delirious than normal.. but this is almost the regular Nick.. jolly old St Nick. :) 
see youz around!!

Dec 18, 2006 03:37 PM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!


Now the Monica question did not even enter my mind. But now that you'v brought it up, was she nice?

The backpacking thing sounds like something I would have liked. Too late now. I'm into hotel rooms.

And what is that tattoo of?  I won't ask where":)

Dec 18, 2006 08:47 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Melissa - I share your fear of spiders!!  I keep cans of spider spray scattered about just in case I need them.  We don't have alot creepy critters up here in New Hampshire, but on the rare times I see one, I want a can nearby so I can DROWN them........that's how I know they're dead!


Dec 18, 2006 10:12 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging
The Monica thing..wow! so like Karen asked, was she nice?
Dec 18, 2006 10:54 PM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

If Rich doesn't know where the piercing is.......I don't want to know.


Dec 19, 2006 01:10 AM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH

Nick - thanks for stopping by. Europe was great. I went the summer before my senior year in college and almost didn't come home. I'll have to stop by your blog to see what you wrote that mentioned Rich, this could be scary.

Karen - The Monica question usually comes from guys, go figure. And I don't get it as much anymore, thank goodness. She was ok, kind of ditzy. Didn't really stand out until the whole story broke. The tattoo says "fear nothing, try anything" in Chinese. Words I try to live by.

Ann - I've found that hairspray, dishwasher soap, and heavy objects also work well on spiders. I can't stand them and usually use whatever is closest to kill them.

Marci - Mainly I would describe her as ditzy.


Dec 19, 2006 01:27 AM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH

Ines - you sneaked in while I was commenting. Rich will just have to keep looking. Imagine after eight years of marriage he still doesn't know. =) Actually just kidding, I have a belly ring.


Dec 19, 2006 01:34 AM
Virginia Halter
RE/MAX Signature Properties - Harrisburg, NC

Melissa, if you don't have one, have a daughter.  Mine is wild about spiders.  She is seven and takes great pride in "saving" from them.  Every time a Charlotte's Web advertisement comes on she hides my eyes.  It is wonderful.  I hope she grows out of it.  I am petrified of spiders!!!

Also, my fellow agent took Linda Tripp out  'haulin' and hopin'' earlier this year.  She didn't even recognize her for all the plastic surgery she's had. 

Ann, I can vouch for hair spray too.  I also use Clorox Clean up.  The smell alone...

Dec 19, 2006 01:39 AM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH

Virginia - I do have a daughter. She also hates spiders. The bad thing is when she sees one, she wants me to come deal with it. Yuck. I'll have to try the clorox, I have also used windex.

I saw Linda Tripp on CNN not to long ago. It is amazing how different she looks these days.

Dec 19, 2006 01:51 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

I hate those spiders as well!!

Sorry it took me so long to stop by and read your meme ...I can't tell you how many cigar jokes I've had to put up with over the years.

Monika with a K not a cigar...

Dec 19, 2006 01:58 PM
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

We wish you a merry Christmas! We wish you a merry Christmas! We wish you a merry Christmas And a happy New Year! Glad tidings we bring To you and your kin! Glad tidings for Christmas And a happy New Year!

Broker Bryant and The Lovely Wife (pretend we are singing it works better like that) ROAR!

Dec 23, 2006 09:53 AM
Robert Mayo
Mayo Auction & Realty - Your Kansas City Auctioneer - Kansas City, MO

Your posts are for more interesting then Rich's.

Since learning that you have a journalism background, I have a question for you.

My niece is graduating from high school in Las Vegas, where she is the editor of her school newspaper. She is also valedictorian, was hired by the Las Vegas Review Journal during high school, received a full scholarship to UNR and they named the journalism building after her. OK enough bragging, but I am really proud of her.

We are having a hard time coming up with a thoughtful graduation gift to show her how proud we are of her. She doesn't need money, which is the easy thing to do.

Do you have any suggestions?

Jun 10, 2007 11:42 AM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH
Robert, let me think about this and get back to you. I'm also going to ask a one of my best friends, who also worked at the LVRJ if she has any ideas. That's great that she is graduating and is doing so well.
Jun 10, 2007 12:06 PM
Robert Mayo
Mayo Auction & Realty - Your Kansas City Auctioneer - Kansas City, MO


Thank you. I look forward to any ideas that you have.

Jun 10, 2007 03:29 PM