It's All About MEME....

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I received an e-mail from Lysa Napolitano today looking for some Juicy Gossip!  I've been meme'd! You want it, you got it:

My 3 sons (John 24, Ryan 22 and Bobby 21) and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Pompano Beach, Florida My parents lived 4 blocks away from me and my ex-husband lived 3 blocks away in Pompano Beach Highlands. I had the same mail man as an adult as I did as a kid.  My sons and I all went to the same Elementary, Middle and High Schools.  On occasion I would go pick the boy's up from a friends house and it would turn out that I went to high school with one or both of the parents.   My oldest son John had the same kindergarten teacher as my brother and he also had the same typing teacher as I did at Deerfield Beach High,  Poor John!

 

 When I was a kid, I grew up with Wrestling on television and also in High School, I was a huge fan.  Remember guys like Tommy Rich, "Nature Boy" Rick Flair and Andre the Giant.  Not only did I watch it but I was a wrestling manager where I earned a varsity letter in my freshman year in high school.  For one of Bobby's birthday's we saw guys like "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.  Bobby actually wanted me to marry Kevin Nash, I don't think that his wife would have appreciated it but in Ormond Beach, Florida I belonged to a gym called Olympas and I spotted him on an exercise bike and one of my girlfriends was nice enough to introduce me to him. This is was 2 years ago and I was star struck. Currently every Friday night you will catch me watching Smackdown.  My two favorite wrestlers are Batista and John Cena.  My husband laughs as I carrying on like a fool but I think wrestling will always be a part of my life.

 

I retired from Winn Dixie at 35 years old to pursue a real estate career.  I worked my way from a cashier to a location director working every department in a grocery store.  Yes I unloaded trucks, mopped floors and cut meat. I was 1 of 2 location directors that were female in the Miami division of 153 stores in the South Florida Area. I did a professional photo shoot for Winn Dixie where there were contracts and agreements for permission to use my photos on all of their recruiting materials. Yes I was a cover girl for WD.  I attempted to retire, at first they offered me a position in the corporate offices.  I worked a desk job for 3 months in the human resource department part-time while I got my real estate started.  I could not manage both so it was that point I decided to retire and start my new adventure.

 

  My oldest son John made my wildest dreams come true, he won tickets to a Lenny Kravitz intimate concert.  Knowing that I was a huge fan asked me to be his date.  While in South Beach we were walking around. There was a special event and banners everywhere advertising fashion models being in South Beach. A gentleman approached my son and asked him what my name was and asked if I was a model.  Must have been the rock and roll clothes I was wearing.  Once inside Virgin Records we were living large, it was quite an elegant event, incredible food anything you wanted to drink, people catering to your every wish.  The setting quite intimate with candles as lighting, couches and chairs everywhere and Lenny Kravitz on stage singing and playing the acoustic.  At the end of the show we were escorted upstairs where we had photo's taken of groups of 10 with Lenny Kravitz.  I was very lucky as one of his people moved me next next to him and they snapped the shot.  When I got my picture in the mail, I wanted a retake, you could see that I was at awe and it looked like I was terrified. 

 

Last but not least my husband grew up in Coral Gables, Florida and we actually met in Daytona Beach, Florida he was a competitor in the Pan American Games in 2000 he won a bronze medal for Olympic tae-kwon-do.  His favorite Martial Arts is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, he has many black belts and plenty to be proud of.  Sometimes he practices on me, it used to get on my last nerve.  Now like him I try to feel it, think about it and get myself out of his clutches!  Sometimes I do!

Thanks Sarah for creating this group.  This was fun!  Hey you three down there..

 

Paul Anyanwu, Therese VanderMeer and Jacob Morales

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Neal Bloom
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I'll answer it, but you have to go to my MEME!!! HA!
Mar 26, 2007 05:12 AM #31
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Lysa Napolitano
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I'm officially challenging you Neal to come and play in our 2nd annual Mickey Jones Celebrity Golf Classic on March 15th here at LPGA. Please bring Sgt. Slaughter with you. All proceeds go to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Be there or be square!

Mar 26, 2007 05:14 AM #32
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Neal Bloom
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Can i play with him or is he booked for the more important people?

I have a yr to improve my game or is it best ball?

Mar 26, 2007 05:20 AM #33
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Desiree Daniels
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Great to learn more and about you and did you touch him???  Lenny that is... god he is beautiful and his voice is wonderful.  Did i mention he's not bad to look at either.

Best wishes

Mar 26, 2007 02:22 PM #34
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Ed Vogt
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You meme'd my associate Therese so I had to check you out.  I LOVE Lenny Kravitz, so I'm impressed!

Mar 27, 2007 02:50 AM #35
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Midori Miller
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Desiree- Thanks for stopping by, Ok I have to admit I got decked out in hopes that maybe I might get a photo with him.  Well when his security placed me next to him, I did touch him but I looked so scared.  Yes my bare arm rubbed up against his leather jacket!  I really wanted the photo to be edited, you would have thought I was standing next to an alien.  I looked terrified.  He is as humble as they come and just as beautiful upclose as he is on stage.  So technically I did touch him but I really wanted to give him a huge kiss.  I am so gutless!!!!  Yes I agree with you he is a very handsome man!

Ed-Thanks for the comments, I think Therese is awesome and a great writer.  I have my son to thank for that wonderful experience and also where I used to live. The stars love Miami and Ft. Lauderdale!  I also saw an intimate concert with Roberta Flack, thanks again to my son, who helped make the back-drop for the Marley -Fest in Miami.  Somehow I got an invite to see Roberta Flack, that too was magical. 

Mar 27, 2007 04:59 AM #36
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Neal Bloom
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Midori,

Stay tuned for the commentary from the first florida A/R golf tournament that was held today.

Bloom vs Blum!

Mar 28, 2007 09:16 AM #37
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Midori Miller
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Well how did it go?  Who Won? 
Mar 28, 2007 11:44 AM #38
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Neal Bloom
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I just posted it
Mar 28, 2007 12:26 PM #39
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Midori, I loved learning more about you.  What a great Meme.  I had seen your name around the Rain but now I feel like I know you.  I love your excitement about wrestling..you even knew who that was in Neal's headlock!  I'm impressed.  I only remember Lucha Libre (think Nacho) from when I was a kid plus I loved that big blond wrestling dude..what's his name? The one who went mainstream and I still can't think of his name!   My years are taking their toll on my memory lol

I know one other family who adopted a kid's best friend.  You changed Ryan's life, of that I'm sure. 

Neal, tell your wife I love the Mets!  I always did root for the underdogs.  I grew up just one mile away from their stadium. 

Mar 31, 2007 02:00 AM #40
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Midori Miller
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Maggie-Thank you for stopping by.  Yes there are so many good wrestlers out there.  Blonde?  Let's see Dusty Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Rick Flair to name a few of the blondes.   Not to worry, I have this philosphy that I only know what I need to know and nothing more.  It helps but just like you, the years are taking a toll on my memory as well.   Ryan changed our life as well, he taught us many important lessons in life and many times he put things in perspective for us.  I am a lucky girl!  Maggie, very nice meeting you!

Apr 01, 2007 12:48 AM #41
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Neal Bloom
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Hey Midori,

I saw a guy yesterday who looked just like Hulk Hogan, he was the smaller version, but I thought it was him!

Apr 01, 2007 12:50 AM #42
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Midori Miller
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Neal-Tonight is Wrestlemania, will Vince or Donald Trump be bald by the end of the night?  My guy Batista is fighting for his title, against the Undertaker!  Stone Cold will be the guest ref.  Should be interesting!  How is your weekend, lefty? 
Apr 01, 2007 01:03 AM #43
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Neal Bloom
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I am sure McManhon will be shaved, Trump loves his doo too much!

It is probably fixed for publicity reasons only.

Apr 01, 2007 01:05 AM #44
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Midori, it wasn't any of the guys you mention.  But Neal got it on the next comment!  It was Hulk Hogan I was thinking of.  I loved him!
Apr 01, 2007 01:06 AM #45
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Yes I think McMahon will be bald by the end of the night....we shall see!

Apr 01, 2007 01:10 AM #46
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Maggie-Shame on me to forget Hulk Hogan.  I love him....he still does appearances from time to time on Smackdown and Raw.   "A true American Hero!" (sorry I could not resist) love thier theme songs!
Apr 01, 2007 01:14 AM #47
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Danny Smith
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Neat MeMe Midori! My kind of women Wretling and everything! First off you don't look old enough to have three son's in their twentys. I was cool of your son to take you to a consrt with him. He must be very proud of you to do so. Hat's off to your husband "Gracie" rocked in the UFC. I'm a Tito Ortiz fan now. I'm older than you and grew up watching the VonErichs and the Funk Brothers! Actually the Funk Brothers Dad!
Apr 01, 2007 06:57 AM #48
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Midori Miller
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Danny-Thanks for stopping by.  I had so much fun writing it and going down memory lane.  Thank you for the compliments, it must be the genes.  I am a Chuck Liddell Fan myself. 

As far as my son's, I made a pact with them.  When I get older, I am selling everything, and I am going to be a gypsy and stay at their house and all of their friends house.  That's why they need  to be homeowners!  I figure I can live rent free for 20 years!   

Apr 01, 2007 07:15 AM #49
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As you....I have 50% Japanese....(mom) and 50% Swede.  Face Cream?  Adobe Photoshop.....(didn't know if you go back to see if there are comments to your comments)
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