The Christmas MeMe - Where can Santa be?

Real Estate Agent with Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate 0396717

My friend Paula Swayne tagged me in the newest MeMe, the Christmas MeMe. Here are the rules:

You have to name one gift you would like to have on Christmas. It has to be an object. We all want happiness for Christmas. If you could pick one single gift out for yourself-what would it be? Remember-it has to be something you can touch and hold.... Once you have done this, name five people or more and send this to them for them to name the one special gift they would like to have.

Frankly, I am one of those people who pretty much has everything I could possibly want. I have a wonderful wife and two great kids, a semi-crazed brother who I love, some incredible friends and for the most part, a good level of the intangible things in life like health, happiness, peace of mind, and a good outlook no matter what the day brings! Financial security would be nice but it's never guaranteed is it? My wife and I want to remodel our house (especially the kitchen) and would like to travel a lot more.

People always laugh when I tell them that if I won the lottery, I would do two things; Quit work to play (no, I am not one of those nuts who would go to work the next day) though I enjoy my job but simply have too many things I really enjoy outside of work. And the second thing would be to have someone drive me around in some kind of big safe extremely comfortable car with all the bells and whistles. I would also like my "chauffeur" to go through my magazines and take out all of those pesky "inserts" and advertising cards that fall out as you read, so I can avoid the irritation they cause. I believe this is called "magazine grooming". Like I said...I already have pretty much everything I need and I'm alive!

Jump off in this RIDE! CLS550Okay, I seemed to have veered off track here. Paula also told me that it must be a "material" item so here goes and I have to tell you it's something of a "guilty" pleasure. Because I DO drive quite a bit and don't care for it that much (I blogged about this awhile back: Two Words...that could save your life! ) I like to be as comfortable as possible while behind the wheel. When I work with buyers I drive our Lexus which is nice but lately I have been eyeballing something different. I thoroughly  researched this, drove several and finally came to a decision. Granted, the back seat is probably crowded but maybe it would encourage buyer's to make a faster decision. OOPS, did I actually say that? I was planning on making a purchase sometime next year until the downturn and our son starting college and well, you know how it goes...So as long as we are wishing for something from Santa, I want one of these fine rides...I know, I can already hear some of you but I am built for comfort and it's truly a guilty pleasure!

Okay, now to pass this on and please forgive me if your not one who likes doing meme's like me!

Bob Cumiskey  and  Alan May 

and let's see...oh yes, how about these three:

Mike Jones            Pippa             Betina Foreman

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Comments (50)

Mattie Lewis
Student at UofH Go Coogs! - Austin, TX

Cool. now we know what is on your Christmas list! I think it is so funny that you want someone to "groom" your magazines! That would be extravagant!


Dec 07, 2008 01:13 PM
Jeannette Spinelli
Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Austin, TX

I am sure you have been a good boy this year and hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Dec 08, 2008 03:25 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Anne This is a fun exercise and a great way to get to know others here at Active Rain!

Allysoun The meme's are a way that people at AR can express themselves in a variety of subjects! And I have been a good boy lately but will have to wait until AT LEAST next year for Santa to deliver!

Scott You would be an awesome blogger  and I wish you had the time!

Mattie What the heck, as long as I am wishing, might as well go for the absurd as well as the practical!

Jeannette Thanks so much for your gracious comments!

Dec 08, 2008 03:33 AM
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

You never did tell me why you don't like little Beamer drivers!  You'll have to tell me the story the next time we see each other.  (Careful! My first and favorite one was a 330ci!)

Dec 08, 2008 02:39 PM
Jeannette Spinelli
Austin Portfolio Real Estate - Austin, TX

This was such a humorous post and very revealing. Thanks for the laugh!

Dec 09, 2008 02:45 AM
Mandy Andrews
Texas American Title Company - Austin, TX

Tis the Season....for wishes & dreams to come true!!!!

Love your blogs - they always make me smile.


Dec 09, 2008 04:01 AM
Mattie Lewis
Student at UofH Go Coogs! - Austin, TX

Hey ther, I just wanted to say again how much I liked this one! need to catch up on some replies!

Dec 10, 2008 12:52 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Whoops! I fell behind in my replies and will return later. Thanks for all of your comments!
Dec 10, 2008 02:51 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Amanda I think I sent you the post about driving (it's in the body of this post) my main complaint is with people who drive the little ones and there is a study out about that particular subject. It just seems that a larger contingent of that group have less manners on the road and of course this would NOT include you! Too funny

Mandy Hey there, great hearing from you and thank you for the comments.

Jeannette & MattieI truly appreciate your comments and support and you should also think about blogging a little yourselves! Thanks again!

Dec 10, 2008 06:03 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

YOO-HOO Russell, I'm reviving this dusty old post (geez 2 days old) because you told me today you are feeling naughty!  It was either this or send you to My Naughty Corner with Patty P (perhaps the better option ;-)  You never did acknowledge my ride properly :(  Do you know the story about "La Petit Prince"...might have to do a post about him.  If you do know the story, you will better understand my persistance.  Apart from that, there is naughty and there is naughtier...go ask PP  LOL

Gail MacMillan Titusville FL Real Estate

Dec 12, 2008 11:42 AM
Allysoun Musslewhite
AvenueOne Properties, Inc. - Austin, TX

Okay, I came back to email this link to a client and have to tell you this this is so much fun! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!

Dec 16, 2008 07:12 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

 Gail I definitely belong in the naughty corner at times! I am laughing at the thought of how much fun it has been getting to know you and all the interesting and fun people you know here at AR! "there is naughty and there is naughtier" I don't know why I like that but of course I DO! And no, I do not know about "La Petit Prince" but look forward to learning more soon!

Allysoun Thank you my serial commenting friend, I wish you had the time to blog so I could comment on your posts!

Dec 16, 2008 01:43 PM
Mattie Lewis
Student at UofH Go Coogs! - Austin, TX

Christmas is right around the corner!!! Are we still having tamales the night before??? I can't wait!

Dec 21, 2008 10:47 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I think a new ride is a legitimate request for Santa. Don't you want a GM, Chrysler, or Ford, though? LOL

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Dec 23, 2008 02:08 AM
Scott Harvey
Austin, TX

Just checking in to say I enjoyed reading this and knowing you, it would be a "guilty pleasure" however, for all the good things you do in our community as well as representing the company and real estate in general so well, you deserve any gift you could want! Have fun over the holidays!

Dec 23, 2008 12:01 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Mattie Yes we are having aor traditional "tamale supper" the night before Christmas and I am also looking forward to a few days just relaxing!

Russel Actually I do have a Ford but just like the way this one performs and rides...It looks as though this one will have to wait until next year and that's alright!

Scott I mentioned that I will have to wait longer and that's okay because we have so much  compared to others in the country and the world. I remember that when I help out, it's a gift for me too that cannot duplicated in any way!

Dec 23, 2008 11:49 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Russell

Russell, my friend

Seen that Santa is on his way, just may be he will bring ya a winny ticket.

A white Christma, for you and your family to enjoy, This is a photo of, part of my back yard.

White Christmas

Have a fun day

to you and your family

Merry Christmas to you

God Bless One and All

Dec 24, 2008 12:57 PM
Anne Giles
AvenueOne Properties, Inc. - Austin, TX

Russell, with some free time, I am reading all three of your Christmas/Holiday posts. This looks like fun but I am not sure what meme is supposed to be? I do hope you get whatever you like because you deserve the best!

Dec 26, 2008 06:01 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Dale Santa did not bring a winning ticket but maybe I will mosey down to the store and buy one on New Years. Otherwise i just need to get to work to make it happen. Thanks for dropping by, I love your holiday graphics. Stay warm my friend!

Anne I appreciate you checking out my posts for the season! A meme is s a post that allows members to reveal m ore about themselves. Though many complain when tagged to do one, I think they don'tmind as much as they let on and I enjoy them myself both writing about myself and the fun of reading others!

Dec 27, 2008 02:58 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Rats...Santa did not bring me a new ride but that's okay! I plan on working hard and doing well enough this year to maybe purchase one myself!

Happy New Year to all!

Jan 03, 2009 03:59 AM