10 Things You May Not Know About Me - Past

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What fun it has been reading the posts from Debbie's contest.  I've been on this earth since the late 70's and would love to share 10 things you may not know about me from my past. 

1.  I was born on Long Island in NY with a dislocated hip.  I was in a cast and then brace for about 9 months.  

2.  I was chosen to go on stage at a Chris Isaak concert during one of his songs.  Before I was supposed to get off the stage, I ran over and kissed him on his cheek.

3.  I gave up red meat when I was 15.  I don't eat pork or anything on a bone or with skin either.  I was going to try and go vegetarian but never made it.  

4.  The first concert I ever went to was Paula Abdul with Color Me Badd opening up.  I was probably 11 or 12.  Not until this year did I find out that Bob Stewart was at that concert and it was his first one too! 

5.  I was a dancer all my adolesence and in high school made it to Nationals and won 1st place in a lyrical duet with my best friend Brooke to the song Black by Pearl Jam.  

6.  I've been a homeowner since I was 25 years old.  I was lucky to get in 10 years ago while the prices were still low and am blessed to have equity in my home now.  I'm in the process of updating the kitchen and a few other things so I can keep it as a rental when we buy a new home in the next year.

7.  I am a stickler for manners.  It is not hard to say please and thank you and I loathe when people lack basic manners.  

8.  My favorite movie in the whole wide world is Beaches.  I can recite the entire thing from beginning to end and still cry every time.  LOVE that movie!  If you haven't seen it, DO IT!

9.  I can't cook.  I never had any desire to do so and am in awe of those who can.  Thank goodness my wife is an excellent chef who keeps us healthy and full.

10.  I've seen 7 Cirque du Soleil shows but my favorite is Love.  Man that is a GREAT show and if you're in Vegas do yourself a favor and buy a ticket.  Worth every penny.   

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thank You Kerrie, it is nice to learn a little bit about you, and I will look for Beaches on Netflicks tomorrow.

Aug 12, 2013 04:19 PM #47
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Number seven is a great one to have on your agenda.  There are too many folks who seem to ignore common courtesy.

Aug 13, 2013 04:33 AM #48
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Kerrie - Great post! My daughter was in a TV show with Paula Abdul. See, it's almost like we are related or something!!!

Aug 13, 2013 06:56 AM #49
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL
Kerrie, cirque de Soleil in Vegas is my favorite one as well. As long as someday cooks in the family, you'll be OK. I don't eat read meat but like you, can't do 100% vegetarian either.
Aug 13, 2013 08:38 AM #50
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love you past ten, and I agree with you on manners.  They are so important and part of a great relationship.  A

Aug 13, 2013 08:53 AM #51
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello again Kerrie. So sad about the hip thing but my guess is you are over it. A New yorker out west....how did that happen?

Aug 13, 2013 09:20 AM #52
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I would love to go see LOVE in Vegas-- we have enjoyed all of their shows!  And how cool that you have been a homeowner from such an young age!  Thanks for sharing!  Kathy

Aug 13, 2013 10:12 AM #53
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Kerrie, How clever of yhou and what forsight to buy your first home at 25.  Can't stand cooking?  I find it relaxing.  Lucky for you that you have a partner who loves it.  I can just picture you dancing.

Aug 13, 2013 10:48 AM #54
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Having to handle beauty, brains and ActiveRain in no particular order requires a special person....Kerrie...Karry on

Aug 13, 2013 11:47 AM #55
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Kerrie: What can I say, I can't cook either. Have never understood why people are so into food that they spend hours cooking it, and then the clean-up, yech... What I do cook is totally fresh (or raw) and healthy. One of my favorite foods? Hawaiian raw fish, Poke. See? No cooking.

Aug 13, 2013 06:13 PM #56
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
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Miss Rome - I didn't know you were a nurse but that makes complete sense.  You possess the TLC it takes.

Rebecca - Every chance I get.  Zumba classes, concerts, my living room :)

Peter - So cool!

Sheila - My Dad's Dad moved out to the Seattle area and my parents visited and fell in love.  I sometimes think about how different I would be if we had stayed on Long Island and grew up there.

Kathy - Do it, it's worth it!

Richie - You're such a charmer!!

Hella - Poke, yum!!

Aug 14, 2013 02:08 AM #57
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Kerrie what were you doing so you were born with a dislocated hip:) you must have been a kicker:)

Aug 14, 2013 04:36 AM #58
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Kerrie, for sharing some of your moments from the past.

I hope you are having an outstanding summer.

Aug 16, 2013 07:35 AM #59
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Welcome to my world! I also do not cook.........ever if I can help it! So glad Ronnie does!

Aug 19, 2013 01:27 AM #60
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Born with a dislocated hip?  Wow!  Your parents must have felt so helpless.  Good for you for slapping a big one on Chris Isaak - that guy is hot!  Beaches is such a good movie.  You make me want to watch it all over again.  Congrats on buying a home right and at the right time.  Talk about timing.  Best wishes on your next home!

Aug 19, 2013 07:13 AM #61
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Kerrie  Gotta love reading about my friends!  Life is good...enjoy it!

Aug 23, 2013 01:45 AM #62
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Kerrie, I will say it again.  You are awesome.  Thanks for sharing your past, but how did you get from east to west coast?

BTW--I love to cook for anybody.  Come visit for delectible home cooked meal.

Aug 23, 2013 06:46 AM #63
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kerrie, I missed your PAST post, and nice to know more about your past.   My daughter danced for years and lyrical was her favorite type of dance.   That was a tough beginning to life being born with a dislocated hip!

Aug 31, 2013 12:00 AM #64
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Kerrie, it was nice to get to learn a little bit about you. I, too, am a stickler for manners and will find myself correcting people from time to time when they are just a little too rude. It seems that you really love music and dancing. I see that you even have concert footage on your profile page. It is great that you enjoy something so much. I have been thinking about buying some new used dvds on line - I will make sure that you recommended Beaches is one of them.

Sep 04, 2013 03:01 PM #65
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

After reading this and your other post, I think you are an old soul...which is the best kind of soul. :)

Oct 02, 2013 07:53 AM #66
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