I like the way @Tyler Hurst says it: “The rules are simple. Write seven things about yourself and then tag seven people, link to their blogs and ask them to do the same.”
- I leaned over the handlebars of my tricycle when I was 3 years old, in the garage at the top of the basement stairs, trying to talk to my mom who was downstairs doing laundry. Next thing, I know I’m flying through the air, then on her lap, crying. Result: I love to bike ride. I do wear a helmet, as occasionally, I’m still fearless.
- I’m an early riser. It started when my son was a toddler, waking up and wondering around the house during the middle of the night. Sometimes, I justify my early mornings with Benjamin Franklin rattling around in my head. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
- My husband had a dark room when I met him. We’ve been married 21 years, and until this past year, I’ve always deferred to him to be the family photographer. With the discovery of Flickr, and having my Scottsdale photos picked up for use on blogging articles around the world, I’m starting to feel a little more confident. I’ve even signed up for a photography class!
- I believe in the power of the mind. Think about positive things and they will happen. For example, when I was looking for my first job after getting my Bachelor’s degree, I attended a job fair where Bell Labs had a booth. I’d become fascinated with the Snobol language in school, and dreamed of working where it was created. I walked up to the recruiter, and made some inane remark, like “I’m here.” Six weeks later, I was relocated and reporting to a job that was paying me to get my first Master’s degree. Still amazing to me, and constant reminder that clarity of thought and intention, coupled with a little patience, works wonders.
- I trust my gut. Sometimes, I let my logic and intuition duke it out for awhile, but ultimately, I find that my sub/super conscious are much more in tuned to a situation than my rational mind.
- One of my life goals has been to be a writer. I wrote some pretty creative pieces in high school, but when I got to college, I froze up. Somehow, I managed to put off English 101 and 102, until my senior year. By that point, I knew who the best instructors were, and had a fabulous time getting to know my inner muse. I’ve journaled off and on, since then, but until I discovered blogging, never had the inclination to put anything out there for others to read.
- I’m fascinated by numbers, and was so disappointed to discover that most of the upper level classes I took for my Math degree were actually more about logic than manipulating figures. Nonetheless, I finished, a bit wiser, and I still think statistics rock.
Here are seven people I’ve met or hang out with on Twitter, that I’m curious to know more about:
- @wbaustin was my first choice since he’s networked to everyone, yet seems quietly mysterious. Then, I find out he’s already been tagged. And in the process, had a wonderful Twitter conversation with him.
- @susieblackman – Cuz she’s a cowboy and has a crazy-fun sense of humor. You can see her at Bucking the Real Estate Trend in western North Carolina.
- @monimcg – Another Realtor, I’d like Monica for a next door neighbor, except that she lives in New Hampshire, which is far too cold for my blood.
- @ElaineHanson – Who caught my attention with her detective attitude for finding the name of a song that was rattling around in my head. She sells real estate in Topanga, California
- @DaveinTucson – Takes great photos and likes to share what he knows about Tucson Real Estate
- @ScottSambucci – From Altos Research, he digs numbers and stats even more than I do. Scott is A+ when it comes to real estate statistics and customer service.
- @MrBusinessGolf – Scot Duke gets off the hook this time, too. If you are into business or golf, and on Twitter, or need a solid example of how to use social media to build a business, follow him!
I did this meme thing a couple times before.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming!