Please Be Gentle...My First MeMe

Real Estate Agent with William Raveis Real EState

Ruthmarie Hicks tagged me for this MeMe earlier this week...I'm a little late to respond since I've been on the sofa recovering from a yucky encounter with a stomach bug.

Anyway, this is my first MeMe.  In fact, I had to look up how people respond to these things.  My first question was, What the Heck is a MeMe?

So, I patrolled Active Rain and it occurred to me that these MeMes remind me of something...

Are they the new chain e-mail (Pass this on to ten people and you'll win $1,000,000 kinda thing) without the e-mail or the money.

Or, are they the blogging version of the invitation to a Pampered Chef party (oh, God was I glad when all my newly married friends stopped having these things - I can fit only so many dip mixes in my pantry)

Or, maybe they stopped inviting me?  Could it be my poor attitude?  Hardly...I'm the perfect Pampered Chef/Tupperware/Partylite guest. Just look in my cupboards.

So, here is the answer to my first MeMe...


The instructions were:

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Turn to page 56.

3. Find the fifth sentence and post the text of the next two to five sentences.

4. Don't dig for the favorite or coolest or most intellectual book.

5. Pass it on to five more people.


Ruthmarie was right...I am reading a dog book. Really it's about a boy and his dog. I just started it, a gift from my mother in-law for my birthday.  

From The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski,


When he finished he found his mother in the whelping room.  She was holding a pup in the air in front of her, examining it and singing under her breath how she was crazy for tryin', crazy for cryin', crazy for loving it.

The truck was still gone when he got off the school bus that afternoon.  His mother enlisted his help retrieving sheets from the clothesline. 

"Don't they smell great?" she said.


I'm tagging some pet-friendly Realtors for this one, just because.

Jackie Kyle

Teresa Harris

Tracy Santrock-Cary

Lyn Sims

Molly LeBlanc



Comments (8)

Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

Looks like a good one!  I love the smell of laundry off the line!  :-)

Ruthmarie tagged me as well but, because I'd been recently tagged for a book meme, she told me I didn't have to!  LOL  I might anyway (when I get started on another book.)

Dec 04, 2008 12:31 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Jessica,  I can totally relate to the Pampered Chef parties although I do like everything I have - AND I DON"T NEED ANYMORE :-)  Good First MeMe ! Thank you.

Dec 04, 2008 12:31 PM
Jessica Beganski
William Raveis Real EState - West Hartford, CT

I'll admit that they make a good spatula...their mini spatula is awesome. I just don't have room for anything else...

Dec 04, 2008 12:37 PM
Jean Powers
Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002 - Alameda, CA
CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California

Pampered Chef is great. It is too bad that I do not cook or bake

Dec 04, 2008 01:08 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

I'm glad you're feeling better.  This sounds like a really good book.  I was annoyed at what was close at hand when I did the meme.  But I was honest about it. 

Dec 04, 2008 01:15 PM
Jessica Beganski
William Raveis Real EState - West Hartford, CT

It seems like the point of this was to not think too much about which book you picked.  Mine happened to be in my office when I opened your e-mail...otherwise it would have been 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or something like that.

The book is really well written but my husband, who pre-read the book for me, said it has some sad twists in it.  

Dec 04, 2008 01:20 PM
Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker


Said like a pro! Congrats on your very first MeMe.  I remember the first time I did one - I wanted it to be just right.  I'm sure you felt the same way.

I'll have to pick this book up myself.  It looks like something I'd really enjoy.  I'm also looking forward to the movie Marley & me coming out during the holidays!

Dec 04, 2008 10:47 PM
Tara Stone
eXp Realty - Alexandria Township, NJ
NJ Estates and Stables

I thought what the heck is a MeMe as well...I have thought about picking up the book..thanks for the comment

Dec 05, 2008 01:27 PM