I've been WHAT? Memed - yes memed

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Some of the ladies in the rain were talking about being memed and I had no idea what they were talking about.  So it seems Mary McKnight is at fault for this craziness - so let's go thank her because it's a lot of fun.

So I feel honored to have been tagged by none other than Ann Cummings - so here are 5 things a lot of people don't know about me:

 1.  I am THE definition of a melting pot.  I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, my mom is from Spain, my dad was born in Venezuela but his mother was born in Rumania and his dad in Germany - my maiden name is Hungarian.  I only speak two languages though, Spanish and English.

2.  I am completely and horribly disgusted by cockroaches - I will scream my head off if one touches me and will do the wild dance while shaking my whole body arms and legs in different directions.  (And I cannot even get close to a dead one).

3.  Rick and I took a 1 month boat trip on his father's 57' yacht from Miami to Venezuela through the Caribbean islands.  On our first rough night (from Turks and Caicos to the Dominican Republic) we got really bad seas and I puked for 14 hours straight - beauty eh?

4. I've always been quite the business gal - at 11 years old, my father managed some rental properties and hired me to repaint units when tenants moved out.  I was able to hire people to do the job for me while I did nothing and made a really pretty profit - enough to save money to buy a car before I even had a license.

5.  I love Math - have always had a passion for it - decided to study Engineering for the math and went to Florida State University (no I am not a Seminole) - later decided that I was too creative and switched majors to Architecture and graduated from the University of Miami.  I am transferring my love of math to my kids and enjoy sitting down with them and teaching them math that is way above their grade level.

That's really funny..... I was done with this post and then find out that Mariana Wagner has MEMED me knowing I was already memed!!  What's wrong with you woman??  So here's 5 more things you may not know about me:

1.  I totally despise LAZY people.  Cannot stand procrastinators - and cannot understand why some people cannot multi-task.  I moved back to Venezuela for one year after graduating from UM and worked with an architecture firm that would beg me to SLOW DOWN?  Can you believe having a boss that tells you are over working and to please arrive late because I was making everyone look bad?

2.  I have 3 awesome boys:  a 12 year old, a 10 year old and a 2 year old.  I could not deal with having a third boy so close in age to the other 2 and didn't want any more kids.  When the middle one was around 7, Rick and I decided to try one last time for the girl - and that's when the little one came in.  No girl, but I LOVE my boys.

3.  My kids love hanging out with me.  I skateboard with them, water ski, play soccer, even wakeboard.  Anything they do I do with them and up to now, they like my company (let's hope it stays that way).

4.  I taught aerobics right out of high school all the way through my college days.  Sometimes 2 and 3 classes per day.  Now I kickbox and have SO MUCH FUN AT IT!

5.  What attracted me to my husband at first was his biceps - NO....I am not that shallow.....He was a really nice guy and saw him wearing a tank top one day and flipped!  Then I found out he was also intelligent and totally fell for him.

So I AM DONE!  NO MORE TAGGING!!  Maybe I should Tag Mariana again just for fun.....hmmmm.  I'll be nice.

And now, I'm to tag 3 other members of Active Rain who then will share with us 5 things about themselves.

Chris Elizabeth Griffith, Noel Padilla & Alexander Harb

Go check out The First (?) ActiveRain Meme to find out who else has been memed!

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Rainer
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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Ines, I love your entrepreneurship at 11 years old! And am in awe of you loving Math; I'm with TLW on this one, although I don't even enjoy shopping Math.

The melting pot aspect of the U.S. is what I am most proud of and hope will continue forever, without too many new Government regulations. Thanks for sharing and helping me get to know you better. 

Dec 18, 2006 11:38 AM #6
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Ines...man 14 hours of puking ...good grief! Aside from that how did you like your boat trip?? Jay and I bare boated on our honeymoon 10 days of bliss!!!

Enjoyed reading your meme!!! 

 

Dec 18, 2006 03:07 PM #7
Rainmaker
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I wrote a great response to every single one of you and **POOF**** It's gone.....so here I go again:  (and somehow I know the second one won't be as good) I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!

Chris - are you sure you're head is OK?

Ann - thanks for tagging me - what great fun!  Now I have to go read memes - there are pretty cool things about people in the rain.

TLW - you always take the time to write the best comments - your comments end up being better than the post - you ROCK!  As for the grand daughters, I hope you are right - I can't wait to braid some girly hair!...and you don't want to see my knees.

Jeff - I have to expand on the puking incident and you'll get a kick out of it.  The captain decided to do the "Windward Passage" at night and we had 15 foot seas - I started vomiting withing an hour of taking off.  Rick never vomits, he has been on boats since he was born and NEVER gets sea sick.  When I started getting sick he came up to me to see if he could make me feel better and my face was GREEN - needles to say, he started puking as well - we were taking turns with the toilet and he pops his head up to look at me in between episodes and says, "THIS IS SOOO ROMANTIC!" - I still crack up when I remember.

Mariana - I think you and I could do some real damage!  with or without our kids.

Carole - Are you kidding me? there is nothing more fun than Shopping Math.

Monika - I rode on the bridge from port to port - but the trip was INCREDIBLE.  Island hopping was the best!

 

Dec 18, 2006 08:05 PM #8
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Nima Rezvan
Nima Rezvan Prospect Mortgage NMLS#110681 - Fairfield, CT
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oh boy!  I am trying not to puke right now myself.  I got sea sick myself for the very first time and hopefully the last time just this passed summer.  We went out on one of our attorney's boats and well, the radio said that we should not be out at sea and we were the only boat out there and I got so sick.  Being thrown from this side of the shit to the other side were the crap that were inside of the boat.  I made a mistake of going downstairs to use the mens room and thats when I got real sick.  I honestly thought it was tortue and I didn't want to be alive.  Never been so sick.  As soon as we docked, I felt so much better, instantly.  Never going out on a boat again, unless it is a cruise.  I am actually afraid now, because I have a cruise in Jan and Feb.  Yikes!
Dec 18, 2006 10:50 PM #9
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Marti Garaughty
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Ines... I'm going thru as many memes as I can from the weekend, what a great way to get to know each other. Your pic is absolutely adorable. And now I read that you love math!!! Where were you when I was in high school?
Dec 19, 2006 02:22 AM #10
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Karen Hurst
STONEHURSTREALTY.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Ines,

Only two languages, gee....

Kickboxing, now that sounds like fun, must get all your agressions out and make you feel strong. I like that.

You will get your little girl (as a grandchild). That is my prediction for you:) It may seem like a long time from now, but it passes very quickly.

Dec 19, 2006 06:15 AM #11
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Nick M.
Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser

Hi Ines and Rick.. here are some mentals pictures that are now ingrained in my memmory cells... Ines spazzing out with arms flailing because of a roach, while the kids duck and take cover to dodge this kickboxing arms and legs. look out!

the boat trip sounds exciting, i've wanted to do the same thing in search for waves.. sounds silly, but dont knock it until you've tried it. the barfing detail comes with the ride, but now the image of Rick hovering over the commode saying "Isn't this romantic is too funny".. also reminds me of that movie where the kid enters a pie eating and drink some funky oil to barf on purpose while eating the pie, then everyone barfs, even the people in the audience. que romantico!! (how romantic!)

so while you were subjected to child labor, you actually flipped it into illegal hiring of undocumented workers and avoid paying quarterly IRS taxes on their wages.. we'll let this one go to avoid a kick to the head. no wonder you cant low down. its like a dog after it bites someone and gets the taste of blood.. there is no turning back!

in case your not familiar.. and maybe the kids are too young, but deerfield has a water park with cable skiiing.. very cool. let me know if you want more info..

see you... this is turning into a post and not a comment.!  -me

Dec 19, 2006 08:14 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Nima - I really feel for you - the way I describe it to people is like a 14 hour roller coaster!  You can't make it stop.  I'm sure you'll get over it, I did.  I just know not to eat anything before a long boat ride. 

Marti - I was the official math tutor in college for all my friends.  My calculus teacher kicked me out of his class (signed a slip releasing me from taking it) after 1 month because I kept correcting his mistakes.  :)

Karen - you are so sweet - now I have 2 people rooting for my little girl (as a grandchild) - maybe the right energy will align.

Nick - you are so funny!  I have surfed, so I'm to knocking it - it was the surfing etiquette that blew my mind! You're analogy of the taste of blood is right on.  Thanks for the e-mail - I was looking forward to your response.

Dec 19, 2006 08:27 AM #13
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Amber Riviere
Brown Bug, LLC - Covington, LA
You seem like a great lady, Ines!  I also HATE cockroaches and LOVE business!
Mar 24, 2007 12:44 PM #14
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Amber Riviere
Brown Bug, LLC - Covington, LA

P.S.

In case you're wondering, I'm catching up on all the memes!  I was just meme'd this morning!! 

Mar 24, 2007 12:45 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Amber- when we were all originally memmed back in December, we had so much fun but it was so difficult to keep up.  It's great that a group has been created for all those people that didn't get a chance to participate - let me know when your meme is up!

Mar 24, 2007 01:56 PM #16
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Amber Riviere
Brown Bug, LLC - Covington, LA
Thanks, Ines!  Here ya go - my meme.
Mar 24, 2007 03:50 PM #17
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Ines garcia-your double

I am sory that I tagged you....when I looked at the list I didn't find you...

Ines

Jun 01, 2007 10:06 AM #18
Rainmaker
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No problem Ines (my double) - the MeMe has revived!
Jun 01, 2007 02:16 PM #19
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Tchaka Owen
Keller Williams Realty - Hollywood, FL
I'm sooo hitting they gym and pumping up these weak biceps of mine!
Jul 23, 2007 01:35 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Tchaka - how did you find this?  You are sooo funny - Rick says the same thing, he better start working on those biceps again so I can reminesce!
Jul 23, 2007 01:57 PM #21
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Tchaka Owen
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I Googled 'Self-improvement' and voila!  ;-)
Jul 23, 2007 02:14 PM #22
Rainmaker
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You are a trip Tchaka.......or I am really good at SEO : )
Jul 23, 2007 06:37 PM #23
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
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How fun, I just found this because of Laurie's post.  You ARE a talented woman!
Oct 19, 2007 03:04 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Diane - way to revive an old post!  holy how! (and thank you)
Oct 19, 2007 03:13 PM #25
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