One for the MeMe, Two for the show, three to get ready,now go Bob go............

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I got hit twice in the last seven days. First this beautiful lady got me, then this clown...........so to you, my lucky reader, you get ten things about MeMe.........hahaha, kidding of course. It's been seven days and I can't think of five things.....so if I were to do ten I would have to copy and paste from this post, then I'd have to splat myself for copying and pasting from somewhere else, which would result in me sending a condescending email to ActiveRain asking who had the gumption to take away my points and "how dare they". At this point I would have to respond to myself.................well you get the picture, and I think we can all agree, it could get ugly!!

So here are five more things you would probably have no interest in knowing about me.

1. I was born and raised in Seattle area and I will not step in a Starbucks Coffee Shop. I absolutely refuse!! There is a Starbucks every couple of blocks around these parts. In Seattle, there are buildings that have more than one Starbucks coffee station in the building. And there are buildings with more than one Starbucks next to buildings with more than one Starbucks. It is on the verge of being completely ridiculous. (right now it is just ridiculous).

Why you might ask? Why do I refuse to give my money to the evil coffee giant? Is it because I think it is absurd that people will pay $4 for a cup of coffee that only eight years ago wouldn't go for more than $1? Nope, I'll actually spend $4 at a Tully's or the little independent shop down the street. Is it because I think Starbucks coffee tastes burned or charred? No, I'll actually drink the stuff if someone else buys it and brings it to me. The reason I will not drink Starbucks coffee is because their CEO/founder Howard Schultz is a sell out. Yep, that's right, he sold out our whole city. How? He used to own the Seattle Supersonics and after trying to hold the city hostage for a new publicly funded arena, and not getting his way........he sold the team to a group of investors from Oklahoma City..........who are now threatening the same thing. In fact, they just recently filed for relocation and the cities chances of keeping the team look worse every day. It makes me SICK even writing it down. Some of my first memories I have in my life are of attending Sonics games with my dad when I was really little...........and because of Schultz, I may never get that chance with my son and I am BITTER (just like a cup of Starbucks coffee).

2. I lost the school election for sixth grade president of our elementary school by one vote to Nathan Conrad (any time I can throw in an old friends name in hopes he will google himself and get in touch with me, I will totally do it!!). We lived close enough to the school that we (my three blood brothers and my one step brother) walked home from school. My step brother and I were the same age (my mom was married to his dad) and my next youngest brother, Timmy, was two years younger than me, so he would have been in fourth grade (although maybe the elections were at the end of the previous year and I was in fifth grade and Tim was in third, I can't remember exactly). On the walk home from school the day that I lost the election, some poor sap had the nerve to turn around to me on the walk home and say "you know, if I would have voted for you, you would have won..........but why would I vote for a LOSER". I should probably preface this with the fact that my brother Tim might have been the biggest kid in school, as a fourth (like I said, maybe third) grader. This kid didn't stand a chance.........my brother ran that boy down and whooped him something fierce!!

My political career would rebound though as I was elected president of my junior high school in a landslide. 

Kelan3. My son is UNBELIEVABLY CUTE!!! And I'm not just saying that because he is my son. It is getting increasingly hard to go out in public and not have every childless woman under the age of 30 (or any woman with grown kids) within 300 yards making a beeline to this little guy with some laughable reason to pinch his cheeks and goo over how cute he is. If this keeps up, and he takes after me in ANY way............he is going to be TROUBLE!!!!

 

 

 

4. I can't stand the phrase "it is what it is". It literally upsets me. It just is. THAT'S IT!!! It being what it is goes without saying!!!

5. I was with Jonathan the first time he ever had more than two drinks. A friend of mine got us an invitation to Club Prey, one of the hottest clubs (at the time) in Los Angeles. We stood three feet from Kanye West as he performed close enough that Jon or I could have reached out and grabbed his mic. Leonardo DiCaprio was in a booth behind us, and Jamie Foxx had his posse in another booth(they had both been recently nominated for Oscars, Leo for The Aviator and Foxx for Ray) Hugh Hefner was in a private room in the back.......but his bunnies were out dancing......along with about 20 other women, each one more beautiful than the next (although none as beautiful as her).......and in the middle of all of them............Jon.............and no folks.........he can not dance (normally........this night he was in another world)!!! It was priceless!!! 

 

(I will be back to edit this to add some pictures and pick my next victims.............until then, play nice :) )

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Rainmaker
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Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
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Bob...I don't know what to say...I'm blushing....

Your son is too cute, I would love to pinch his checks. I bet he will be a real heart breaker when he gets older. By the way, did you have any pictures of Jon dancing?

P.S. I would have voted for you : )

 

Jan 08, 2008 10:55 AM #25
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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1. I completely get that. I don't do Wal-Mart. One of my reasons is that they only sell disposal clothing :)

2. I was too busy "Smoking in the Boy's room" to participate in that sort of thing :) P.S. I would also like to know if you voted for yourself.

3. I would much rather hold him and smell him. I love the scent of a Baby. Assuming of course his diaper is not the 'scent' I'm smelling :)

4. Good point. It's redundancy at it's finest :)

5. I would like to dance with Jonathan. Can I skip the playing nice thing altogether? :)

Do you believe I get points for this crap? :)

P.S. I know. I know. You want me to quit making fun of the points :)

TLW...ROAR!

Jan 08, 2008 11:18 AM #26
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Jason Crouch
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I am not a big Starbucks fan either, although I go on occasion.  Your post will give me pause from now on, though.  I am guilty of using the phrase that you hate (no need to rehash it here).  I may have even said it on the phone to you sometime.  I picked it up from a friend of mine who has a terrible habit of saying it ALL THE TIME.  Your son and my daughter both suffer from terminal cuteness.  I have the same issue when we are in public with her.  It reminds me of the Dana Carvey routine sometimes, when he talks about being weakened by his son's cuteness,

"Must....get....help.  Child....too....cute."

Jan 08, 2008 11:25 AM #27
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Rich Jacobson
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I've seen the kid, and he is definitely a looker!  Does he get that from his Mom????
Jan 08, 2008 01:07 PM #28
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Ginger Wilcox
Trulia - Larkspur, CA
Starbucks is bitter.  I am a Peet's girl all the way.  I think it is just wrong when a perfect stranger pinches a kids cheeks. Keep your hands off.  With that said, you are absolutely right- your son is DARLING.  Does this  mean you have pics of Jon with the bunnies? Don't we call that blackmail??
Jan 08, 2008 01:15 PM #29
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Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
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I'm not a big fan of any franchise - but I'll  take coffee anywhere and everywhere I can get it - surving on caffeine while trying to cut back/out the nicotine!

Your son is more than cute, your profile photo with him makes me smile everytime I see it.

Jan 08, 2008 01:38 PM #30
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Danny Thornton
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Bob, I must say, most of this I did not know about you. Thanks for sharing.
Jan 08, 2008 02:59 PM #31
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Fran White
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You TOTALLY crack me up!!!!!!!!!  And I am with you on the Starbucks!!!
Jan 08, 2008 03:18 PM #32
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Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
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We may not be able to hang together, because I don't live in Seattle (although most of my family lives there), I live for Starbucks, and I say "it is what it is" all the time.  But I get your reasons.
Jan 08, 2008 05:13 PM #33
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Christine Bohn
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Bob - Great to know more about you!   I am anti-coffee (currently addicted to Pepsi).  You son will grow and be revenge....ya know, hereditary "trouble" just like you perhaps.  He is adorable!
Jan 08, 2008 07:30 PM #34
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Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
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Of course your son is adorable, it is what it is, look at his daddy!! I bet your cheeks get pinched by old ladies too.
Jan 08, 2008 07:47 PM #35
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Georgie Hunter
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Very charming post.  I'm dismayed to say we have Starbucks on Maui.... there's even a booth at the friggin airport now!
Jan 08, 2008 11:06 PM #36
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Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
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It's no secret that I'm wishing for another baby... and it's all because of adorable little cuties like yours. I hope I will again soon, but until then, il est quel il est....
Jan 09, 2008 12:07 AM #37
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ARDELL DellaLoggia
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Guess Bob's having too much fun at Inman to stop by...how soon they forget.
Jan 09, 2008 01:00 AM #38
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Laura Cerrano
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Ok, I admit it, I love Starbucks...and they are always so NICE in there :)  Your baby is absolutely adorable, have you thought of TV?  One of my friends sons made a fortune from commercials!
Jan 09, 2008 10:28 AM #39
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Linda Sanderson
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Bob how refreshing to read your meme post.  I loved it!  I was memed a few months ago and couldn't get to writing about myself.  After reading your post, I'm encouraged and almost brave enough to so it.  Also want you to know we have 5fice Starbucks in our little town of Benicia, and now the city counsel has put a moratorium on franchises due to the increasing number of these coffeeshops.  I'm with you, I go elsewhere.  P.S.  Your son is ADORABLE!
Jan 09, 2008 01:30 PM #40
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Well, I just wanted to stop by and see Kelan...he's too cute to pass up :)
Jan 09, 2008 03:35 PM #41
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Paul Slaybaugh
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How did I miss this?  I was beginning to think none of you guys were going to man up.  Of course, I'm particularly fond of #3.  I can identify.  They say puppies are great for picking up girls?  Nonsense.  If I had known what a pickup tool the adorable baby was, I would have borrowed someone else's kid long ago.  That Murphy is a real b&st&rd with his laws.  You only get the attention when you can't do anything with it ;)

I would also like to publicly apologize for lining Schultz's pockets with my hard-earned, quickly spent money.   Starbucks is a cruel mistress, but she makes me happy.  In venti fashion. 

Jan 09, 2008 06:17 PM #42
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Todd Clark
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Can't argue your son is cute! Clearly takes after his mom - lol

Jan 12, 2008 02:04 AM #43
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Tom Plant
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Bob - I sure hope you get the chance to take your son to a Sonics game. He is undeniably cute!
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