Yes, it is all about me! (Mine, Mine, Mine)

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

OK, I am frustrated. I love writing posts, but not under pressure! I'm not like that. I write things as the pop in my head. I don't do well when you tell to me write about a certain subject. Last time someone did this, I almost missed the deadline and I wasn't happy with what I put out in that post.

Now, along comes Kathy McGraw (AGAIN) and says Todd, tag, your it! She then gives me this new super meme or something like that where I'm to answer 8 questions about myself. I feel like I'm under fire to get it done in a certain amount of time. I called her last night and told her, "I hate doing this, what are you trying to do to me? I don't work this way."

Now, these 8 questions are about me and what I like. I am wondering, can get them wrong? You see the presidential candidates get questions like these all the time and then get criticized for their answers. Am I being tested? I promise I'm not running for a political office. (At least not today.)

So what are these questions and how did I answer them? Well you are just going to have to read on to find out...

1. Who is your favorite musical artist? This is so hard for me...After 18 years as a DJ, I have many favorites and it always seems to depend on my mood. I have 12,000 + records and 5,000+ CDs and that is increasing daily. Whatever mood I'm into I can listen. But, I can tell you, until I was 14, I owned only Beatles and Elvis records! Then I was given a gift on my 14th birthday, the album of a group called Journey and it started me on a path to discover new artists and look where it got me today! But, if you put me on an island today, I would take my Victrola and a bunch of my really old records and sit back and enjoy.


2. Who is your favorite Artist? Wow, I really am not a big fan of art, but I do like the art work of one of my favorite childhood books. If you haven't read this book, and you cry easily, then I don't suggest you read it. But the art is from the book "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.

3. Who is your favorite blogger? Would it be wrong to say TLW? I know I'm giving her an even bigger ego than the one she already has, but come on, she is funny and I'm always up for a good laugh!

4. If you could meet anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them? I would have to say Elvis, just because of his importance to Rock and Roll. Yes, music has a lot of influence on my life.

5. What did you want to be when you grew up? When I get there I'll let you know! I'm still a twelve year old inside and there is nothing funnier than a good fart joke, but to be honest, an airline pilot!

6. What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know? Did you know that if you take a piece of string and wrap it around your thumb twice it is equal to once around your wrist? Then twice around the wrist is equal to once around your neck. I don't know why it works, it just does.

7. If you could live in any point in history what would it be and why? This is an easy one for me it would be the late 50's and early 60's when Rock and Roll was just becoming popular and a car was a work of art instead of a duplicate of something else on the road. I could see all the great artists that started Rock and Roll before it started to change in the late sixties and early seventies. (I love the 70's and 80's, but there was just
something special about early Rock and Roll.)

8. What is the most interesting job you have ever held? A gum salesman! Yep, when I was 14, I started my first business. I sold gum at school. I bought Bubble Yum Bubble gum for .25 for a pack of 5, and then sold them for .25 a piece making a dollar profit off every pack. I made between $30 and $60 everyday until the school said I couldn't sell at school anymore. But, those two months were some great months for me and taught me that capitalism was the greatest system on Earth!

I hope that was enough, Kathy, and to let you know, this took me a lot more time than it should have! I hope I didn't put down any wrong answers. I feel like I'm being graded by you!

 I'm going to have to get back to you on who I'm going to torture next as I haven't thought about it at all!




This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Oregon Washington County
e-PRO Internet Technology
Dedicated Bloggers
Family Ties
Active Rain Block Party
kathy mcgraw
what the heck
super meme
this time its personal

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Todd - nice Meme!  My honey loves Shel Silverstein.  The trivia about the string wrapping is really interesting - guess what I'll be doing?  Testing it myself, of course!


Jun 01, 2008 10:58 AM #1
Aventura | Bal Harbour | Sunny Isles Beach | REALTOR® 786-229-7999
SIB REALTY, Llc // - Sunny Isles, FL
Its nice to know you better, TC I guess you didn't have an occupational license to sell Bubble Yum. It is pretty good stuff!, but at a quarter a pop? Even in the 70's- that was excessive.
Jun 01, 2008 11:00 AM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Todd, a very cool glimpse into your life. You are the first gum salesman I have ever known : ) I used to have a paper route, but selling gum sounds more exciting. Love that old Victrola!

Jun 01, 2008 11:02 AM #3
Marie Meyer
Keller Williams Realty - Central Valley, NY
Orange County New York Realtor
Hi Todd ... good meme. It does seem like turture, doesn't it.
Jun 01, 2008 11:27 AM #4
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Todd, these silly MeMe's are actually fun to read!  And I think TLW is my favorite, too!  But I dunno, Broker Bryant is also quite a stitch!  What a couple!

Jun 01, 2008 11:29 AM #5
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX

Todd, loved your Meme..and the Victrola! Maybe you should run for would beat anything we have running now!

Jun 01, 2008 12:21 PM #6
Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte

Referencing paragraph one: We both know why that is. I'm surprised you stayed so true to this format if you want to be honest. I knew about your DJ days, but I had no idea about the bubble gum gig. I'm not at all surprised you were successful at it. btw... I KNOW you aren't really all THAT old :)


Jun 01, 2008 12:54 PM #7
Barbara Carter
C21 Alliance Realty Group - New Paltz, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Todd- Great job- It was terrific getting to know you. Fun Stuff!

Jun 01, 2008 01:31 PM #8
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I met Elvis when I was 8 and lived in Memphis. It wasn't that large a town so it's not like it was too out of the ordinary. However, as a youngster I had no really big questions for him other than, "what's your horse's name?" I don't recall the answer... I was too focused on his monster side burns.

Jun 01, 2008 02:24 PM #9
Elaine Hanson
Partners Trust Real Estate - Topanga, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent

That's a lot of gum, Todd.  You were quite the enterprising young lad.  I would like to visit that era with my husband, but he would probably want to stay!  I would want to move on into the beginnings of FM radio.  Thanks for doing this -- you did a great job!

Jun 01, 2008 02:50 PM #10
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Todd, good for you for selling gum in school and becoming thee young budding capitalist.  You're just lucky they didn't try to tax you on your profits back then!

Jun 02, 2008 12:10 AM #11
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Todd, you did a great job on your meme! You have a lot of music!!! Hey can I borrow some?

Jun 02, 2008 06:41 AM #12
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Todd, The 50's and 60's were simply a more innocent time for kids to grow up in. I love the victrola and I guess you were born to sell.

Jun 02, 2008 10:01 AM #13
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Todd - that was a GREAT MeMe - good to know you had such entrepreneurial skills at such a young age!!!

Jun 02, 2008 10:12 AM #14
Bonnie & Terry Westbrook
Westbrook Realty - Ada, MI
Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Good meme, Todd. Yes, they take time but we all like to read them. I think your clients like to know that you have a life outside of real estate, too. 8-)

Did not know you were a DJ., gum salesman, Elvis fan, 50's & 60's rock & roll fan(it was sooooo cool to grow up then), Shel Silverstein fan, fart joke fan, and yeah, I kinda figured out the twelve year old part. hint - I am married to a 10 year old!


Lots of fun - thanks for the meme!

Jun 02, 2008 12:45 PM #15
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Todd, you did a really fun meme...a rock n roll fan too.  Liz

Jun 02, 2008 05:57 PM #16
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Hi Todd- Well my friend, I will start by saying "You did good my friend" :)  I enjoyed this, and like Jennifer said, I was actually surprised you followed the format with out changing it (Jen I did tell him to make it anyway he wanted, like you did ) .......LOL :)

Love the gum salesman, and like Ann I am going to try that finger and wrist thing....:)  Thanks for being a good sport...I knew you didn't really hate me........ LOL :)......

Jun 02, 2008 06:30 PM #17
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL


A little Rain Bird told me that my ego gets bigger and bigger every day. Not that there's anything wrong with that :)

Okay...Now that I have that part out of my system I'll be serious. Yah. Right. Don't have it in me right now. I'm really just a sixteen year old girl Blogging behind My Mama's back :)

Love. Love. Love...Your Meme. Budding Capitalist indeed :)

Would it piss you off to know that when we moved I finally threw away all my vinyl? I tossed The White Album, Dark Side Of The Moon, Heart, Neil Young, The Stones and who knows what else. I had those vinyls since I was 20 or so. Apparently when you store vinyl in a garage in Florida...They melt :)

P.S. Bummer. No more jokes about something growing out of your ear. I'll guess I'll go find someone else to pick on :)


Jun 03, 2008 02:52 AM #18
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge

Hey Todd,

That's a lot of music! Glad you shared your super 8 w/us

Tracy Santrock

Jun 03, 2008 05:29 AM #19
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Respect Realty LLC

Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
Want to learn more about Oregon / SW Washington? Just ask!
Spam prevention

Additional Information