how I love ya, how I love ya, my dear old Meme-y

getting memed in the blogosphere brings us all together?
I have been memed by Maureen McCabe at Columbus Best Blog, which makes me a meme-in-law of Joseph at Sellsius.
A meme (rhymes with dream) is a catch phrase representing a contagious idea that spreads virally in a culture, like transparency, Web 2.0, Long Tail or maybe unzillowable. The word comes from the Greek meaning “mimic”. In the blogosphere, it’s a game of topic tag. You answer the topic question and pass it on to others to do the same. Either way, I’m game and thank you Jim for thinking of me. The meme is 5 Things You May Not Know About Me:
Here are my Five Things You Do NOT Know About Me
1. also the product of Catholic school education (Sisters of [no] Mercy) but I never got the penmanship thing. Handwriting has gotten worse and worse with all the keyboarding I do, and it was never pretty.
2. my Catholic school education was tempered at a Jesuit high school, Fordham Prep (honk if you know what I mean) followed by Oberlin College (I am all but certain that I am the only graduate of my HS founded in 1841 to attend my college founded in 1833, but if there is another one, pleaser call!).
3. I am not generally a snob but am proud to have a direct (patri-) lineal ancestor who arrived in Maryland in 1634.
4. OK, maybe I am a snob, but I am proud to be one of the few Manhattan real estate agents born in Manhattan (St Vincent’s in the Village, about a million years ago)
5. I bought the very first apartment to close in the first great Tribeca residential loft conversion, the American Thread Building at 260 West Broadway on December 31 in either 1980 or 1981 (the short-term memory ain’t so good sometimes, either). Guess I am a snob 🙁
And I will meme Jonathan Miller at Matrix, Noah Rosenblatt at Urban Digs, new-kid-on-the-blog-block Stephanie in 11211 at New York City Housing Bubble, and across the river to Jon “Brownstoner” at Brownstoner. I hope they don’t get hurt — but if anything bad happens, I am blaming Sellsius.
© Sandy Mattingly 2006
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