Too Much Information – a meme

Normally this would be a spammy chain letter — GRRRRR

“But then along comes Mary”

That is Mary McKnight – the guiding light at Realtor Blogging Service who started this. Her meme (chain letter) asks 8 fun questions that let people know more about you than you would normally disclose in a blog.

Why 8?

I’ve never met Mary so I relied on Laurie Manny of Long Beach Real Estate-Downtown Long Beach Condos to inform me that “the number 8 is the infinity symbol and that 8, is Mary’s favorite number.” Liberally quoting my friend Ines of Miamism, “responding to these eight questions is a pain in the posterior.” From my perspective, thinking cup half full – being invited to follow these particular blog powerhouse posteriors has it’s benefits. .>) Not wanting to be left behind, and in honor of the U.S. Memorial Holiday, allow me to offer some Canadiana.

1. Who is your favorite musical artist?

Selecting the favorite Canadian musician is difficult. Within each genre there is talent that abounds. Ultimately the choice is narrowed to the quintessential matriarch of the Canadian music scene. The incomparable Joni Mitchel

2. Who is your favorite artist

Like all countries we too have great artists. True to West Coast spirit, I find Bill Reid the paramount of our artists. The first picture is his Raven and First Men. It is on display at the University of British Columbia and is carved from a block of yellow cedar. The second is the Haida Gwaii.Arriving at the Vancouver International Airport you will be greeted by this magnificent piece. Both pieces are depicted on our $20 bill. Viewing either up close, instills the majesty of our coastal nations.

Flickr dclement007

Flickr T&T and Mr B

3. Who is your favorite blogger

I have several amongst whom are:

4. If you could meet anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them?

It would have to be any one of the original land and sea explorers of our great country. Reflecting on obstacles conquered by these men, such as the prairies, mountains, rivers, muskeg, the sea and changing weather I am in awe of the perseverance these young men displayed – those on land such as Cabot, Champlain, Lewis and Clark, Fraser, Cartier and Thompson. Those on the sea such as Vancouver, Juan de Fuca, and Cook to name a few.

Can you imagine having all these guys over for a beer and BBQ and then just listen.

5. What did you want to be when you grew up?

An inventor of something that would in some way be beneficial to a lot of people.

6. What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?

Santa Claus is Canadian and our first nations invented basketball.

7. If you could live in any point in history when would it be and why?

Now – for I have witnessed men walk on the moon.

8. What is the most interesting job you have ever held?

I’m lucky to have always been in a people business. Can there be anything that is more interesting or challenging?

The 8 people I memed

(which means they are required by meme law to answer and ask 8 other people to answer these same questions on their blogs!): Norm Fisher – the best Realtor in Saskatoon Maggie Chandler – knows more about Coal Harbor Condo’s than anyone else Matthew Collinge – our local Yaletown, Fairview expert Jonathan Narvey – a human and also a quality, insightful writer Rebecca Bollwitt – the best, most consistent social blogger I’ve met The Move Smartly Gang – always giving you more Toronto Julie Kinner – Toronto’s fountain of real estate knowledge and insight Sara MacLennan and Sheldon Johnston – just the very best bloggers in Edmonton

About Larry Yatkowsky

Larry is a recognized real estate expert. A veteran professional, his experienced counsel leads Vancouverites in his west side community to place their trust in a man passionate about his work. Uncompromising ethics bring a balanced approach to realizing your real estate dreams.

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**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

Reader Comments:

June 3rd, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I’ve never been meme’d before so thanks, I think.

June 4th, 2008 at 12:24 am

Ha, hey Mary, we have invaded Canada! lol… Hey Yatter, didja know that Joni wrote the Woodstock song, but never made it to the event because she couldn’t get through the traffic. She told me this herself shortly after she was reunited with the daughter she had given up earlier in life. I have had the opportunity to spend some time with Joni and I can tell you she is quite all right in my book!

June 4th, 2008 at 3:06 am

Larry – what a fun meme to read, and Miamism is one of my favorites as well!

June 4th, 2008 at 3:24 am

Joni Mitchell is a great artist and I really like her voice. I wonder what she is up to these days.

June 4th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Makes you think for a bit but, it’s a fun pause from RE.

Laurie: I told Ines that one day when I meet Mary I’m going to squeeze the meme out of her. .>)

Kind you to stop by. Glad you had a good time.

Jay: Joni – Absolutely one of the world’s best although she was ours first.

Ines Says:
June 4th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

I didn’t know Santa Claus invented the basketball!! LOL!

I am so glad you took on this lame game that really teaches us a little bit about each other and ends up not being so lame after all – so blogging transcends borders…..isn’t that cool!

….and I am truly flattered to be one of your favorites – WOW!

Ines Says:
June 4th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

OH, and I can’t wait for that ultra powerful and super-charged meme hug when we meet! 😉

June 4th, 2008 at 12:29 pm


The basketball thing was by accident when one of the reindeer had to have a pee and he just lobbed a snow ball up at the chimney. Not a nice present for the kids but the start of a great game. .>)

About the hug – better have your stuffing in order 🙂

June 4th, 2008 at 4:33 pm


You are the best!

Thanks for stopping by and for the fun of it be cruel.

June 15th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Hey Larry,

Sorry I didn’t play, but I hate these things. 🙂

June 16th, 2008 at 10:00 am

@ Norm

What’s to hate?

Just a little fun diversion from the day to day that gives us all a little insight about our Canadian Saskatoon Realtor pal Norm.

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