The MEME's are back.... My MEME part 2.....

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The Meme's are coming, the Meme's are coming..... and no, it's not Paul Revere. And  

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no, it's not by dumping water on gremlin's. It's just tagging members here in Active Rain, letting them talk about themselves, giving us the chance to get to know more about them. Here is a good idea of what a meme is : The First (?) ActiveRain Meme  by : Jay & Francis Thompson 

Overall, I think it would be good to get this going again, just for the fact that we have had 100's and 1,000's of new members since this was last done. The meme phenomenon took place around the second week of December. And here was my previous meme : What's this MEME phenomenon going on in the blogging world? Well, I have been tagged, or in this case, Memed !!!

 

 

Here are 5 more things that you don't know about me......

911

 

1. When 911 took place, I was beside myself, as so many of us were. To this day, I was one of the more fortunate ones that didn't loose a family member, friend, co-worker.... I just didn't know anyone. I did know those that did lose loved ones though.

As I stated in my first meme, I do wear my heart on my sleeve. I was up late at night for hours, into the early parts of the morning. I was glued to the TV, usually going to bed around 3 am and this took place for several weeks. It just struck a nerve and more so, because I did serve in the US Army for several years.

 

 

2. In my previous meme, we were suppose to list 5 things about ourself. I listed a bonus, because I was meme'd twice. But I would like to share this one again, because it was a great time in my life to be part of something like this.  

I was in a youth group when I was in high school, all 4 years. I was asked by our youth minister to head up a youth group retreat my Junior year in high school. I had about 30 freshmen and sophomore's on this retreat. I was scared at first....well, not scared, but it was tough the first day, because of large groups. I had about a month to prepare. It was a 2 1/2 day retreat. I felt great afterwards, because of what I had accomplished. Not only the friends that I made, but that I was able to lead a whole retreat. Yes, I had other youths under me to help with this. But just the responsibility, especially if you new me back then, that I was semi shy and feared large groups.

 

3. This shouldn't be a secret, but I love what I do. I have been doing mortgages for over 14 years. I couldn't think of anything else that I would love to do. Well, maybe a few... ;o)  But there isn't much.

 

kids4. Yes, I soooo love my nieces and nephews. No, I am not married and I don't have any kids. So, thanks to those that have commented on my new picture, but that is my youngest niece that is in the picture with me. 

A great story here....  my sister was told that she couldn't have kids. They decided to adopt. They adopted a boy and girl, Johnny & Katerina, both on the ends of the picture. After they got back, my sister found out that she was pregnant. They had Andrew, who is on my lap. Last, they then felt like Katerina should have s sister, so they adopted Alisha, who is on my other lap. She is also the little girl in my current picture.

I know we all talk about how much we love certain kids, but these kids are awesome. Each with their own personalities.

 

5.  I am so much a people person. I so love meeting new people, networking with them, and just getting to know them. Hence the reason why I love Active Rain so much. There are some amazing people in this network and I hope to get to know more of you. And possibly more about you in general.

 

 

With that said, I am going to meme some people that are new here on Active Rain and or who I would like to get to know more about. I already meme'd Sarah Cooper yesterday... please read : My Meme. I would like to meme
Ravi Shah, who has been on here a month after I joined. I don't think he was ever meme'd. My last 3 to meme are : Julie Ferenzi  Tim Maitski (who is not new, but I don’t think he was ever meme’d) & David A. Podgursky

Sarah Cooper        : My Meme

David Podgursky  : MeMe ... DoDo YouYou ReallyReally WantWant ToTo KnowKnow?

Ravi Shah              : MEME - It's my turn

Julie Ferenzi         : I didn't even know what a Meme was... Oh, I get it! Me Me? LOL!

Tim Maitski           :My Meme. More Than You Wanted to Know

 

And as Sarah Cooper stated in her meme : Please post it in the new Meme Group and tag three new people.   Let's bring some fun back into the RAIN....

 

My other 2 meme's : What's this MEME phenomenon going on in the blogging world? Well, I have been tagged, or in this case, Memed !!!         AND     I got slimed by that damn MEME again....... Part 3

 

And getting newbies to participate : The MEME's are attacking the Newbies..... BEWARE, you might be next....

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Rainer
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Sarah Cooper
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Jeff, this is great!  I'm loving these Memes!  I was right there with you on 9-11, even though of course I didn't know you then.  There were a few people from my area that were lost, but I didn't know them either.  I was on my knees in front of the TV, praying and in tears, knowing that they didn't have time to get out.  (Deep breath.)  OK!  ... And your neices and nephews are ADORABLE!  Your sister was blessed when she was told she couldn't have kids, she got to have bonus children she never would have known if not for that bad (false) news.  Unanswered prayers and all that.  Great post, thank you for playing along and passing it on!
Mar 20, 2007 08:20 AM #1
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Sarah.... thanks for the compliments. And yes, this can be a great way to get to know about the members on here. Besides, yes, this was fun and hoping that more will get involved in this again. thanks
Mar 20, 2007 08:41 AM #2
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Ann Cummings
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Hi Jeff,

I love reading these memes, and appreciate this info you shared with us this time around.  Like you, I was glued to the TV for days after 9/11.  Unlike you, I did have friends who lost friends and loved ones that day.  Many of the airlines people were based out of Boston, and quite a few of them live in and around my areas.  I also had several clients who were involved in businesses located in the WTC.  Not good.....

Great pics of your neices and nephews - very cute!!

AnnCummings.

Mar 20, 2007 09:36 AM #3
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Heather Saul
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Jeff... you love what you do??  I would have never guessed!!  LOL  Oh and I was wondering as well who the beautiful little girl was in the new pic.  Great photo. 
Mar 20, 2007 09:44 AM #4
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Ann.....hey, I know you. I can tell by your signature. I am glad that you decided to use it.

In regards to these meme's, yes, I love them also.  And I am sure many were glued to the TV. It's ashame that it took something of that magnitude for many of us to come together as a nation. I am so sorry for those that were close to you, your friends, and family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of them & their families.

Thanks, in regards to my nieces and nephews. I do love them.... you'll laugh when I tell you my sister's families last name. The Cleaver's. Kind of fitting a little. thanks again... 

Heather......  what do I do again? And thanks for the compliment in regards to my one niece Alisha.

Mar 20, 2007 11:18 AM #5
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Jeff, your nieces and nephews are soooooooo cute!  Thanks for the great picture and filling us in.  That's a great story about your sis.
Mar 20, 2007 03:04 PM #6
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Maggie.... thanks for stopping by and for your comments.
Mar 21, 2007 12:59 AM #7
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Jeff,

Thanks for explaining, the kid helps the photo!

Now think about gray hair. Think of all you could save on dye!

Your wisdom has always exceeded your apparent age.

Get more photos for all to soon they get to big to sit on your lap.

You've got a great sister, making room in her hart for all those kids.

Bill

Mar 21, 2007 04:38 PM #8
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Bill......  thanks for the polite compliments, much appreciative. And yes, my sister is a great person for wanting to help these kids out. The problem is, she wants to help them all out. ;o)
Mar 22, 2007 01:02 AM #9
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Theresa Cavanaugh
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Jeff, I think the MEME is GREAT!  I love to learn about the people behind the blogs.  Thank you for sharing and I will watch for the others responses.
Mar 22, 2007 09:14 AM #10
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Jeff-What a great shot of you and your sister's children. Wow, 4 kids, your sister is quite a woman with a huge heart. Obviously it runs in the family, you can see they are happy with their Uncle Jeff.  I hope you play nice! Thanks for sharing..... 
Mar 22, 2007 02:05 PM #11
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Theresa..... thanks for that awesome compliment and for your comments. Yes, I love learning about others on here and in general.

Midori......  thanks for that polite compliment. Yes, she is an amazing person and you have to include my brother-in-law into this also...  lol   I do play nice and they are so much fun to be around with. thanks for stoping by.

Mar 22, 2007 08:38 PM #12
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What a fabulous uncle you are!  Your nieces and nephews are just beautiful.  Have a great day.
Mar 23, 2007 03:05 AM #13
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Thanks Jeff! I posted and I hope I did it right!  Thanks for tagging me!
Mar 23, 2007 05:57 AM #14
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Peggy..... thanks, I am blushing......

Julie.....  The post was great. Thanks for sharing it with us.....

Mar 24, 2007 03:13 AM #15
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Neal Bloom
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Jeff,

Nice MEME, I see from your face how  happy you are and how you enjoy your life and your business.

I had the pleasure of getting MEM'd 2 days ago, i was flattered!

I was originallyfrom NY until we relocated to FL, we left in 1999 and I was shocked at 9-11 like everyone else, though I did not lose any family or close friends ,there were a few i did remember from Jr. high school that I lost and also knew a few people who did lose family members.

I remember going into the World Trade Center, I used to work in Manhattan, I could not believe something like that could happen!

We should all remember where we came from.

I also have become addicted to this A/R family and you if you want to see my blog ACTIVE RAIN, Is it addicting like a drug?  It was a bit of a tear dropper as well as ...I think somewhat comedic!

Thanks for sharing!

Mar 25, 2007 05:24 AM #16
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Neal....  thanks for those compliments.....  my brother-in-law use to work in Tower 5?  Which ever one came down 3rd. And I'll check out your blog. Thanks and thanks for stopping by.
Mar 26, 2007 05:06 AM #17
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Jeff,

MY business partner moved here right after 9-11, he felt that his family was more important than his previous business, he was a multi millionaire, moved here,then joined my team, we also are buying and selling homes for our own portfolio, we pay cash with one other, so less carrying.

He wanted to get out of NY because there was too much going on, I ...left in 1999.

Terrible terrible thing, I kind of wish I was still there to experience it, I know that sounds morbid, but I felt i left a part of me there as well,thanks for sharing again.

Mar 26, 2007 05:15 AM #18
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Neil.... in regards to your last comment, no, not weird. I thought about that many of times, to take someone else's place in what happened. Those that had families and such. Even though I am about 1 1/2 hours from there....   it always crossed my mind. Thanks again.....
Mar 26, 2007 06:38 PM #19
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