Meme: 7 things you didn’t know about Brandie Young


G R E A T – I was tagged by Thomas J Hall in his recent post regarding the 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Hall.

I’m not too thrilled about it, not because I’m shy or secretive, but because I suck at keeping up a blog.  Yes, I have neglected it.  And now, my little secret will be exposed.  Drat.

Seeing as Tom included a set of rules, I supposed I must do the same.  Here they are …

The rules for these things are pretty simple in case you want to start your own meme: 

First, what is a Meme?  A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

To you fellow tagged friends, here are the rules – and you are to follow them and copy them into your corresponding post – if not, well, that would suck because I did it. 

Create a blog post with a link to the person(s) who tagged you.

  1. List these rules in your post.
  2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  3. Identify seven of your friends or contacts whom you will “tag” to be part of this meme. At the end of your post, list their names and the links to their blogs.
  4. Let the friends whom you tagged, know that they’ve been tagged.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Brandie Young

1. I have no middle name.  Seriously.  My middle name is the letter i.  Both my grandmothers have  (sadly, they are gone) had a middle name that started with the letter i.  Since my parents were going out on a limb with my first name, they had to pay respects somehow, thus the letter i.  (related:  Yes, Brandie is my real first name.  And, the ie at the end is a fun twist to ensure nobody ever spells it correctly.  It bothered me in my silly younger years.  In my sillier current years, I don’t care.)

2. I cry during during the national anthem, and while watching individual sporting events.  Always. 

3. I love a good fight in a hockey game. 

4. I am an only child. 

5. I am at heart a naive girl that believes we can save our world (community) and planet if we decide to do it.  I’m also a sucker for romance and will always believe in “happily ever after”.

6. I don’t believe in saving things for a special occasion.  I use my grandmother’s linen as much as I can (ok, the 2 times a year I cook) and what few pieces of china from her I have left.  Over the years I’ve broken a few pieces of her china, and cried each time.  Somehow to me I’d rather have used and broken it than kept it out of site – yet safe – in a cabinet .

7.  I was married for 3 months.  Really.  We were together for several years (through good times and bad).  He left me for someone else after we got back from our honeymoon.  My dad was is pissed, so no one is allowed to say his name.  I refer to him as “the one who’s name we are never to mention”. <—-p.s.  now in the CIA.

There’s a little something about me.  So, to keep it going, I will choose the following Twitter friends to share 7 things about themselves.  I’ve included a link to their Twitter profile and blog/site so you can get to know them:

Marissa Louie – she’s got the world on a string and I love her moxie
Pat Kitano – love what he’s doing to empower realtors and others
Aaron Wheeler – cool Realtor with an entrepreneurial drive
Paulo Elias – cool, smart web guy
Mike Neumann – lives in Texas (can’t hold that against him)
Mike Mueller – cool guy that’s focusing on social media/technology/real estate
Derek Overbey – can’t say enough about him – cool guy with a pimp hat!



5 responses to “Meme: 7 things you didn’t know about Brandie Young

  1. Brandie, which one of us (strangers and friends alike) doesn’t luvvv you? You’re one of my best gfs. I like how you’re sharing personal things with us here. And this post is so viral, it rocks!

    Hope the xmas card I sent arrives on time, and if you’re around the evening of Dec. 26th, let’s get together for gf time! Maybe with my friend Kym from Forbes TV-she’s super awesome too.

  2. Oh fine, Brandie (and I have NO problem spelling your name correctly, for the record. :)), tag me where it hurts – in my BLOG. lol. I’m a blog slacker as well. I was shocked that someone tweeted me a few months ago “Update your blog! I actually read it!” (* shocked *) But now, someone ‘new’, is calling me out to actually update my blog. pshaw. Shucks. ok. 🙂 Stay tuned…

    • Mike … I’m still waiting for your meme…. I might need to Tweet it and remind you and everyone else to stop slacking! (thanks for spelling my name correctly. See you in a couple weeks!

  3. Believe it or not, I’m with you on 2 & 5. I’m also a believer in number 6. Now to be fair, I don’t really “cry” during the national anthem but there are times when I’m at a big game (ALCS 2004 – game 4 and both games 2 of the World series in 2004 & 2007) where I definitely get caught up in the moment.

    Sorry about number 7. “He” obviously didn’t deserve you.

    Aaron | @aaronstrout

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