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Fellow Rainer, Chrissy Harrison "memed" me nearly a week and a half ago and I only just got the opportunity to respond...my apologies for the delay, Chrissy, but here goes.

There are lots of things you wouldn't know about me from my profile, but I'll narrow it down to just 5.  Let's start with...

 

1) I'm the biggest nerd you'd ever want to meet.

My husband calls me a nerd often, and remarks that it's a  Dark chocolate's good for you, I hear.  Did you hear about that? What a hunk and he's all mine.  Mine, I tell you!shame I'm raising my girls to be nerds.  Says he would never have dated me in High School since he hated nerds back then.  (I went to an all-girls High School anyway, so I wouldn't have dated him in High School either, for real...) 

 

Speaking of nerds...

 

2) I love SCRABBLE

and I am all that and a bag of BBQ chips when I play. My claim to fame is winning a game I played with my uncle a few years back.  Talk about nerds -- he's a very intelligent educator, my father's twin, college-professor, over-achiever, yada, yada, yada.  Anyways, he put up a good fight but in the end I beat him like he stole something. I'm teaching my 8 yr old to play and have allowed her to beat me a few times just to get her confidence up.  I can't wait for her teen years when she'll think she's the SCRABBLE QUEEN and I burst her little teen bubble, ha ha...I kick my Mom's butt on a regular basis eventhough she's the one that taught me the game when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Actually, I was never knee-high to a grass hopper --

 which leads me to another tidbit...

8-yr old Syd, the future lawyer (or something associated w/persuasive speaking...)

 

 

3) I'm 5'11"

and the mother of two amazing Amazon girls, Sydney, who's 8 (and as tall as your average 12 yr. old) and Courtney who's 4 (and is often mistaken for 6).  4-yr old Courtney, Mommy's free-spirit.She's always being asked why she isn't in school on those days we're out together and it's not a PRE-school day.  Since my husband is 6'2", these girls never had a chance in HELL of being petite 'lil girlie girls.  Actually, they are girlie enough, though -- just not petite!  All legs and arms already.

 

4) I love a bargain!

Do not confuse this with being a shop-a-holic.  I used to be a shop-a-holic in my 20's but now I really don't like shopping all that much.  It's frustrating when I know exactly what I want yet can't find it to buy it when I want it! How ridiculous is that -- to have money in hand yet not be able to spend it because I refuse to settle for less than what I set out for? My Mom's pet name for me is Mrs. Luskin.  All you Baltimore people know who Mr. Luskin was.  Back when I was growing up, he was a household name in the area and was always on TV doing his crazy 'have I got a deal for you!' commercials advertising his local electronics stores.  His tag line was, "The Cheapest Guy in Town".  I love to research before I purchase most things and I'm a fierce negotiator.  I'll negotiate (and/or barter) anything.  I am not kidding.

And lastly,

5) I'm fiercely allergic to cats. 

This is the weirdest one of all since I love 'em, too.  I grew up with cats -- there was Miss Kitty (original, huh?), and Miss Frankie just to name a few. These were cherished pets that I loved and cared for and were not allergic to some (ahem!) years ago, but now all of a sudden after the miracle of child-birth my body has changed and I'm allergic to cats and lots of other stuff.  Hmmm....

So there you have it - 5 things you now know that you didn't know before. Thanks for reading...

Revision: Oops, forgot to add the next in line...

Athrine Matthews

Phil Cross

George Tallabas

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Lanette you have a lovely family.  I also share your passion for scrabble; and I have a hard time with all types of allergies.  Thanks for sharing.
Apr 11, 2007 02:08 PM #1
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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD REALTOR

Hey Jennifer,

Thanks for your nice comment on the "tall" family; I really appreciate your taking the time to read my meme post.

I've really been thinking about joining a Srabble club here in town.  Do you think that's too nerd-ish? LOL!

Apr 11, 2007 02:16 PM #2
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Ava Anderson
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Hi Lanette,

Thanks for telling us a little bit about you and your family!  Like Jennifer said you have a beautiful family and by the way welcome back :-)

Apr 11, 2007 03:02 PM #3
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Robert McArtor
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Lanette, Nerd Girls were the coolest in school :)
Apr 11, 2007 03:19 PM #4
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Phillip Cross
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Lanette - You say "Nerd" as if it is a bad thing! I got tagged by you and will respond/post later - I have to run. Have an all day class - I missed the first part that started at 7AM - Dang tunnel traffic (Baltimoreans know of what I speak.) Thanks for the invite ;-)
Apr 12, 2007 12:41 AM #5
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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD REALTOR

Hi Ava--Thanks for the kind words. It's tough to keep on top of all that's happening at AR and make a living, too!

Hi Robert--I bet you were all over those Western girls, huh? BTW, that's were I went. It's only in my formative years, I've come to appreciate nerd-dom(?).  All I wanted to do back then was fit in with the cool crowd and the cool crowd back then did not play trombone in the marching band nor did they stay home to study on Saturday night (then watch Carol Burnett and Saturday Night Live...) in lieu of dating.  I did.  So sad... :-)

Hey Phil--Isn't it great? Seems being a nerd is not so bad anymore. Get to writin'...I can't wait to see your meme post! 

 

Apr 12, 2007 01:01 AM #6
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Sarah Cooper
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Hi, Lanette!  I've been missing you!  I just mentioned you in a post YESTERDAY and here you are!! 

You have BEAUTIFUL daughters!!  And I had no idea you were tall!  I'm only 5'2 1/2" (have to claim that half) but my girls take after their Dad and are tall -- compared to me, anyway.

Sorry about your cat allergy.  I have a cat poking me in the leg right now because he wants to sit on my lap while I type, so I feel for you on that one. 

Thanks for sharing your Meme!

Apr 12, 2007 01:23 AM #7
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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD REALTOR

Hey Sarah,

Thanks for the great comments.  What a cool move on your part to start this group; it's good to get the inside scoop on our AR friends!

Now, is it meme or MeMe? Can you shed some light on the name of the group?

Apr 12, 2007 01:36 AM #8
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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD REALTOR

Hey Robert,

George Tallabas just informed me that I'm a day late and a few bucks short with meme-ing him.  Apparently, he's been meme'd by much better than myself-LOL.  Now, I've got to make it a point of reading his post.

Anyways, I'm meme-ing you, big guy! Can't wait to read those 5 things, Robert McArtor. Get to writin'.

Apr 12, 2007 01:44 AM #9
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George Tallabas
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Hello "Nerd" LOL awesome right up and awesome family.  You emailed me last night and I emailed you back to tell you I had already posted my post to Meme, it's O.K. I Give - Here it is!   I hope you had a great day and have a blessed evening.
Apr 12, 2007 01:27 PM #10
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Robert McArtor
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OMG - Lanette....we must have been at the same school. I played the trumpet (1st. chair out of 14) in my middle school marching band and YES, I loved Carol Burnett AND Saturday Night Live! Will start writing soon. :)
Apr 12, 2007 05:01 PM #11
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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD REALTOR

Hi George--Thanks for sharing the link to your meme post. It's a great read.  Seriously, I would never have imagined you on the rodeo circuit--too cool.  Looks like you're the only male in a house full of estrogen, too.  I feel for you.. :-)

Hey Robert--That's funny!

Apr 13, 2007 12:44 AM #12
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George Tallabas
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LOL....too funny dear.  Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
Apr 13, 2007 02:59 AM #13
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Tina Maraj
RE/MAX North Orange County - Fullerton, CA
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Hey Lanette,

We have a lot in common. I love Scrabble and shopping for  a good deal! CHEERS!

Apr 13, 2007 04:06 AM #14
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Lanette - I don't consider a scrabble club too nerdy go for it.
Apr 13, 2007 03:05 PM #15
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Lanette-

I was the book nerd in high school, never dated and it was CO-ED. I was more interested in reading and singing than to mess with that junk! (Kept me out of a lot of trouble too.) I LOVE Scrabble- I just learned how to REALLY play, with a very competitive hubby who keeps me on my toes. Actually, scrabble is the only game we play that we can get along and play well. GOLF on the other hand, I wouldn't recommend taking Golf lessons from your husband- doesn't work well! ;-)

Apr 25, 2007 06:20 PM #16
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Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD REALTOR

Hi Alecia,

Are you still a nerd? LOL

My other half is a golf-lover, too, and he's always trying to get me out on the golf course.  I'm just not feeling it, though.  I have absolutely no desire to learn the sport!

Apr 26, 2007 01:11 AM #17
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Dan Allred
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Lanette- Great family and no never a nerd, came from a very athletic family and have athletic kids...except 1 and that one has been used to teach me sooooo much! She is daddy's little girl and is absolutely a gift!
May 24, 2007 05:25 AM #18
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Lanette-

Yep, still a nerd! LOL - I hear you on the Golf though, I just hate trying to hit the ball and missing!

May 28, 2007 11:40 AM #19
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