O sole MEME oooh!

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC BK 3126272

I'd heard of the Meme's before.  Carole Cohen told me about them when I wondered what they were.  But I was having too much fun in the Rain and no more Memes seemed to be taking place.  Well, this morning, my AR pal Sarah Cooper posted her Meme  as she'd been tagged.  I learned a lot about her!  She then tagged Angela Wagner , Elena Thurston and myself.  So here I am dutifully (desperately) trying to come up with 5 things about me which won't put you to sleep.  Here, take a shot of caffeine-laden espresso (not Postum!) before you start....

1.  B.R. (Before Real Estate) I had one job I loved.  I worked with midwives for 6 years!  I worked at a private practice in New York City.  I learned so much about being a woman and the wondrous miracle of childbirth.  I loved my job!  And I loved 3 midwives in particular...Sandy Woods, CNM, Nancy Kraus, CNM and Anna Porizkova, CNM (before you ask...yes, she's her Mom and I met her.  She had her second child with us while I worked there.  She's a lovely person).  I was so impressed by their calling in life that I almost became a certified labor instructor.  I saw the care, diligence and respect with which they handled their clients (midwives do not call them patients).  I eagerly awaited the retelling of many birthtales...each one was a miracle.  I could almost hear their wings rustling as these angels walked by.

2.  Most people know I speak Spanish fluently.  I better!  I was born in Cuba to Cuban parents.  But very few people are aware that I speak some Albanian.  Not enough to shoot the breeze, mind you, just enough to greet folks, ask if they want coffee, ask about their families and where the bathroom is!  Albanians especially get a kick out of it as they say I have perfect pronunciation.  I guess speaking Spanish helped with that.  I make a mean Turkish coffee too!

3.  I am a stickler for rules most of the time.  Sorry, I can't help it.  There are times when I insist on playing by the rules.  For instance, playing a new board game I must read the instructions fully before starting.  Or when driving, if someone asks to be let in I smile and acquiesce, but if they try to bully their way in there's NO way they're getting in front of me.  I can just hear the psychologists making their diagnoses....  There's a lot to be said for asking nicely.

4.  I got my name on an album cover once.  Yes, I just dated myself by saying "album" and not "CD."  When I was about 19 I accompanied a co-worker to a photo-shoot for a Spanish salsa orchestra.  The make-up artist had cancelled at the last minute.  I eagerly took all my cosmetics (who cared that they were for women?...small detail...I would just leave out the colorful stuff) and headed over there without knowing jack about photography make-up.  We weren't even in a studio!  It was someone's house and the neighborhood kinda scared me.  Everything went well until they took a break and started doing coke.  I declined it when offered.  The band member who had offered it seemed surprised but then congratulated me with apparent admiration and said, "don't ever start."  I didn't.  I still have the album somewhere in the garage.

5.  I ADORED the Bay City Rollers.  Yes, I DID!  Absolutely loved them.  Wore plaid and everything.  I still have their albums (probably in the same box as that salsa band).  There was not a single Tiger Beat or 16 I missed...ever...while they were still being written about.  Leslie McKeown was my favorite (I always did have a thing for white-boys) and I can still remember his birthday to this day.  Sa - sa- sa- sa -tur -day niiiiiiiight!

 

RRRRRRRIIIIINNNNNNGGGG!!  Wake up!  I'm done.  oh wait, here's a bonus...I am in love with a certain webcrawler even to this day and have comics of his dating back to '68.  I've not checked what a #1 Amazing Spiderman from '62 is going for nowadays.  It's gotta be at least 12 grand.  Too bad my collection doesn't go back that far.

 

OK, my turn.  I choose Lynda Eisenmann and William CollinsTag!  You're it!

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Maggie Dokic - Broker/Owner - Special Miami Homes

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Rainer
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Sarah Cooper
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One of my all time favorite movies but you CAN NOT watch it in front of the kids, got it?  Nooooo watching that movie in front of the kids.  But for grown ups?  Touching and hilarious.  Gotta see it!
Mar 21, 2007 05:18 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Hmmm!  Thanks for the heads up.  That's funny.
Mar 21, 2007 07:29 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Maggie...listen...I had to do it and so did you!

Wasn't it fun?

I really used it as a release of tension!

now my blood pressure is up again, wait til we all meet, it will probably be worse!

Mar 23, 2007 12:59 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Neal - take a deep breath. Yeah, that's it. Dontcha feel better? lol I'm looking forward to the bash!
Mar 23, 2007 10:25 PM #12
Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Hi Maggie! Sorry I'm a bit late to the party! Great MEME! Albanian! WOW! Didn't BCR do SATURDAY NIGHT in the 70s? I'm a bit dazed and confuzed and it's only Weds! Great MEME I'm so glad they are back!
Mar 28, 2007 04:38 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Lysa, you're funny.  Is it Wednesday already?  I'm still stuck on Monday. 

I ADORED the BCR and yes, they sang Saturday Night in the 70's.  I heard that song this weekend coincidentally and really got into it all over again!

Mar 28, 2007 05:15 AM #14
Rainer
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David A. Podgursky PA
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Maggie... I was listening to 94.3FM - the Talk Radio channel... a caller was on the air and said he was from Bay City... he said the Bay City Rollers picked their name by throwing a dart at a globe. 

Do you know where Bay City is???

very obscure trivia

Mar 31, 2007 02:44 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Hey David! Yes, I do!  It's in Michigan!!  And the story is true.  The Rollers pulled out a map of the US and either used a dart or a pushpin, but did not look and ended up choosing Bay City.  I told you I was a fan.

Hey, my kid loves cooking shows.  She adores Giada and Ace of Cakes.  She wanted to be a chef but now has decided she wants to do cakes instead.  Maybe I can get her to meet your lovely wife one day?

Mar 31, 2007 03:20 AM #16
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Midori Miller
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Maggie-The Bay City Rollers?  Everyone has interesting facts in their closet!  How about Davie Jones, David Cassidy and Leif Garret, I had those guys on my walls growing up.  Tiger Beat, I loved that magazine.  Yes I loved the Bay City Rollers too!  I confess. WOW, Working with mid-wives, now that is quite unique and very special.  You're the kind of lady I could sit and talk with for hours.  My sister had a midwife her first pregnancy caused a little of a stir but when all was said and done, I wished I had used a midwife then.  Thanks for sharing with us.......
Apr 01, 2007 12:57 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Midori - how nice of you to stop by!  Thanks for your very thoughtful comment.  These Memes were fun to write and even more fun to read and learn about everyone.  You just took me back a few decades with Leif Garret!  The one-hit wonder.  But boy it was big back then.  Now it's going to bug me all day until I get the song.  What about the DeFranco's?  "Heartbeat, it's a love beat and when we meet, it's a good vibration"  Oh my, I am getting old.

 

Apr 01, 2007 01:04 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Midori Miller
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Maggie-I love this!  The Defranco's.......Dreamy.....we aren't getting old we are getting better!  Like fine wine! I used to kiss that poster every night of Leif Garret. I can't remember any of his songs but I just remember how dreamy he was.  Yes I was very boy crazy, especially with the rock stars, how about Rick Springfield?   Yes the meme's have been fun, too bad my other blog posts don't come so easy, right?
Apr 01, 2007 01:22 AM #19
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Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
oh god...i used to think they were copies of the Osmonds, if you remember tony Defranco looked like Donny Osmond.
Apr 01, 2007 01:26 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
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 Oh Midori - I had to google Leif and here's what I found.  The hit I was referring to was "I was made for dancing"  I can almost hear it in my head.  We were into disco and that one made it pretty big at all the clubs.  Now this is not too pretty and I can venture a guess that both you and me have fared better than poor Leif.  Here's a picture of him after his arrest a couple of years ago on drug charges.  He looks nothing like that dreamy boy I remember.  Rick Springfield was another cutie, but my all-time favorite was Leslie McKeown from the BCR.  I even wrote him a poem and mailed it to him.  I remember it to this day.

Neal - Yes, you're absolutely right.  The DeFrancos were like the Italian version of the Osmonds.  Donny was another favorite.  I used to sing "I had a guy, Donny, was his name.  ooh oooh oooh oooh.  Since he left me, I've never been the same."  Gee, I'm feeling old now guys!  I need to go roller-blading with the kids and get rid of that old-lady feeling!  lol

Apr 01, 2007 12:45 PM #21
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Midori Miller
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Maggie-Oh my!!! Poor guy!   Rick Springfield, WOW!!!  Yes Maggie, things have changed and I am the biggest wrestling fan.  My favorite Batista lost his title to the Undertaker and Vince McMahon's head is shaved.  But there is no one like LENNY............ Not sure who BCR is. This was fun!
Apr 02, 2007 10:17 AM #22
Rainmaker
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LOL Midori.  BCR=Bay City Rollers.  Sorry. I was all over the place.  I wonder if we google "BCR wrestler" we end up with this blog?
Apr 02, 2007 12:21 PM #23
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Midori Miller
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Bay City Rollers- Ok, duh!  Well Of course, itsn't that what started this conversation! 
Apr 02, 2007 12:45 PM #24
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Karen Reynolds
Champagne Staging, LLC - Wake Forest, NC

"Gonna keep on Dancing to the Rock & Roll -- on saturday Night -- saturday night!" --------
At the good old rock & roll road show, gotta go on Saturday Night, Saturday Night..

I have at LEAST 10 Bay City Rollers songs downloaded on my PC.  Yes, this qualifies me as guilty of not letting go of my adolescence.  

Ian, oh Ian, where art thou?  (Nope, no songs from Rosetta Stone downloaded - YET!)

Who knew?

Jun 05, 2007 11:56 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Karen - that alone qualifies you to be my buddy.  LOL  I adored the Bay City Rollers.  Ian came along after Leslie left.  Did you hear that Derek was arrested for child molesting?  eeeewwwwwww
Jun 06, 2007 12:02 AM #26
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Karen Reynolds
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Maggie - SHUT UP!!!!!!!! (said like a teenaged girl)  No way - ew!!!!  G-R-O-S-S.  Alan was much better looking IMHO.

I liked Les too but once Ian came along I was Les Who?

I wonder if Woody ever was able to grow armpit hair?

Okay I am 41 and regressing.........

 

 

Jun 06, 2007 04:09 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Karen - what fun going back 30 years....  I'll be 45 in a few months and it feels like only yesterday that I was daydreaming about them.  I had a t-shirt made up that said BCR Forever before we were able to do that on our home computers.  Kids today are so spoiled. =)  I thought Alan was cuter than his brother also.

Jun 06, 2007 06:57 AM #28
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