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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Spotlight Realty

&*%$!!! All right, I'll play along here. Before I do though, I'd like to point out that I've read mutliple blogs that have written a things NOT to do with your blog list. Every time, on that list is don't talk about yourself or your life, no one cares. So if you're reading this for Real Estate related info... pass on this one, you won't find any here.

Those of you unaware of what's going on, I got meme'ed. It's like a game of blog tag, and meme sounds a whole lot better than "blag," and only a moron would use the term blag. Well, once you get blagged, you have to tell 5 things about yourself that most people didn't already know. Then tag 5 more people. Sooooo...

#1) I HATE talking about myself. If someone asks me how everything is, I usually will just say "same old," then proceed to change the subject, or ask them something about themself. I secretly wished this wouldn't actually make it around to me, and contemplated just ignoring it if it did happen. Well, Merry Freaking Christmas Jon.

#2) Speaking of merry x-mas, yeah, I celebrate it, AND hannukah. I'm completely American in the sense that I am a mutt in body and spirit. I'm German, Hungarian, Swedish, English, and one that I forgot. My mom's a jew, my dad's a presbertyrian. I have a jewish friend that accuses me of being JWC (jewish when convenient). The fact of the matter is, I tell everyone the same thing when the topic comes up "my moms jewish." So all jews say "oh, then YOU'RE jewish" and the goy (non-jew for the goy out there) say "so you're half jewish" I just smile, and let people jump to their own conclusions.

#3) I have a severe fear of needles, you will NEVER find any tatoos or piercings on my body. When I was younger, I would constantly break out into tears when I had blood drawn. Even at the age of 16, my doctor would have to come out to calm me down. The most recent time that I had my blood drawn (2005).... I fainted. That's right ladies, I'm a real manly man.

#4) Not that it matters ladies, I'm taken. I have a beautiful girlfriend that I've been dating longer than most celebrity marriages last. We've been together since September 2 1999.

#5) Whenever I'm doing anything business related, and I tell people my age, everyone tells me I'm still a baby. It half annoys me, half makes me appreciate what I've done so far with myself. I was born November 9th 1979, I just turned 27.

That's it. You officially know more about me than most people do. Happy??? Great. Thanks a whole bunch Andrew, and those who brought it to him:

Pam at Walking my own walk

Phil Gerbyshak at make it great

Liz Strauss at Successfull Blog

Drew of Drew’s Marketing Minute


Trevor Gay of Simplicity

Phil of Make it Great

Kammie of Passion Meet’s Purpose

Success from the Nest

Dave of Rothacker Reviews

Andrea Learned of Learned on Women

Ann Handley of the Marketing Profs Daily Fix (MP Daily Fix is one of my very favorite blogs)

Nedra Weinreich, Spare Change

Toby Bloomberg, the Diva Marketer

Paul Chaney, Strategic Blogging

Mary McKnight, RSSPieces

Drew Meyers, drewmeyersinsights

Douglass Hedding of True Gotham

Kevin Boer at 3 Oceans Real Estate

Mike Simonsen of Altos Research

Andrew Maury at Maury Properties

Now comes the time where it's my turn to pass the buck to the next bloggers, should they choose to accept the challenge.

The first one's a no brainer for me, we all know I love reading the Bloodhound, and as of recently he's added a few "frequent contributors" however for one of them, it appears that frequent means not yet. So the first call out is to a man in my town, who appears to be quite the clever marketing guru (from what I've seen on his site), who I have yet to hear from. Ronan Doyle... blag, you're it. Followed by Broker Bryant, BigP, John Keith, and Allan.

Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging
m afraid of needles also--but i have 2 tattoos
Dec 25, 2006 02:37 AM
Maureen Francis
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
How's about a picture of yourself, like bigger than the dot on MBL?  This is the perfect time.
Dec 25, 2006 03:24 AM
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO

Your comments cracked me up so as far as I'm concerned, I like your blogging style. Thanks for letting us get to know you a bit more Jon, even if you hate that! :-)

Dec 25, 2006 04:52 PM
Jon Ernest
Spotlight Realty - Brookline, MA

Thanks all,

Maureen, it's just killing you isn't it?  :) What...Mary's job blowing the photo up at the YBS (with my big old rudolph sun burned nose) isn't good enough?

Dec 26, 2006 05:57 AM
Daniel Gates
Insure Consulting - Palm Bay, FL

I also suffered from the same extreme fear of needles, so I decided come up with my own therapy to fix it.  I started donating blood.  You save lives, eat cookies and chat with interesting people.  I still hate needles, but I have only passed out once while donating, pretty good in my mind.

Apr 21, 2007 02:03 PM