Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : TMI means Too Much Information about Meme.

TMI means Too Much Information about Meme.

TMI = Too Much information = a meme.

Wow, I'm doing my very first meme. Thanks Matthew Rosov for the tag! I guess I'm it! Here goes...


 IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR, that's not it.




Do do do do do do do do...(my version of music setting the stage)

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!

Okay, that one is closer but it should say, your next stop, Texas!          

Hi, this is my first meme and my name is Debra A Brooks. I am an only child born in Indiana and moved
to Texas at a tender age of 12. I really did think I was in the Twilight Zone. At the time, I was qualified and
training for the Junior Olympics in Breast Stroke and Freestyle Swimming. My life revolved around swimming
and the competition. As it turned out, my little Texas town had no City Pool or a Swim Team. (total bummer)

I loved listening to WLS Chicago because it was the progressive station that played Rock and Roll. My dad
helped me with my huge collection of Rock and Roll (yes, on vinyl) that disappeared from the moving truck
when we arrived in Texas. The only station I could get was the local "cryin' in my beer and singin' thru my nose
kind of country music".

My first Texas boyfriend came to visit me on his HORSE.  We considered it our Texas Limousine.

I really thought I had died and gone to the WRONG place. Five years later we traveled in a car across the border of Mexico and got married.

I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the chandelier! My elevator didn't make it to the top floor!
 *Please read more Diddies at Texas Tidbits by Deb.

I grew up and had two wonderful children, not just one husband (I'm a handful) and contrary to your possible belief, am not related to Garth Brooks.

Although, when I was living in Dallas, Texas and working to raise my two children, I had the pleasure of meeting Garth and traveling with the Garth Brooks Band for quite some time. That is a story unto itself and probably a series.

For many moons I worked for JMB Corporation out of Chicago. I was the North Central Director of Marketing and
loved every minute. I was in charge and responsible for 4200 apartment units in Texas, handled the
hiring and training of our sales reps and taught training seminars. I won top sales person in the Nation in 1988
which got me started with my love of Real Estate. I moved on to help form a company that was created as a
"corporate advertising creative support group". Our name was Show Works, Inc. and we worked with high tech
companies and I had a ball.

Bottom line is, all my X's live in Texas and I do too! My husband, Scott Brooks is the love of my life and
we are both happy working together in our Real Estate business. Our business is
Together, we have 7 grandchildren! We love our lives and follow the Christian word.

I've just gotta tell ya. This Active Rain site is too much! I'm getting drunk on all the Google juice I've been getting!

The blogs I read here are totally invaluable resources to myself and all of us. I think we should call it
Active Rain...The Real Estate Brain! My philosophy to this term is layers deep. Maybe I'll write about it.

And, oh by the way, I get to tag three people now!!!! So, get busy on your own bio... My newfound friend in California! Earl The Pearl, Inquiring minds want to know!

Share it all Rebecca!




We are all looking forward to learning more about all three of you!





and Proud of it!  Deb


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Comment balloon 26 commentsDeb Brooks • December 17 2007 02:21PM


Thanks for the bio, and that's a very clever stretch limo horse picture!  Love it.
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago


Thanks for an enjoyable read about you. Garth was my favorite artist for quite some time. As a matter of fact, I have been told that I do an excellent cover of "Friends in Low Places".

It must be a blessing to work together with your husband in the business. I wish you both the best in 2008!

Posted by Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale (ADT Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Very nice Deb, I think you've got an excellent sense of humor and a good outlook on life,
Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 11 years ago
Deb:  WONDERFUL trip down Debra Lane! You are just tooooooooo cute. BTW..I'll still be happy to teach you how to embed video! Call me and we can go through it on the phone...if ya wanna. :-) GBU!
Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 11 years ago
Debra, I enjoyed your meme.  I LOVED the twilight zone but I didn't live it (lol).  We kind of did the same thing to our daughter when we moved from Denver Colorado to a small city in North Carolina.  We were only there a couple of years and she was happy to get close to a big city in the west that had horses.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Thank y'all for reading my bio. Can't tell much in a few paragraphs! I have enjoyed getting to know all of you. Thank you again! Merry Christmas. Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago
Happy to get to lknow more about you.  keep blogging.
Posted by Gayle Balaban, E. TN Waterfront Real Estate (The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E) over 11 years ago
Debra - It is nice to get to know you. I think I am still LOL about your first boyfriend coming to pick you up on a horse. 
Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago
Hi Ryan and thank you for reading! What fun it is to talk about one's self and not be criticized for it. I'm glad I could jiggle your giggle. Happy Holidays! Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

I remember listening to WLS Chicago here in College Station in the 60's.  It actually reached here!.... Well about half  the time and if you turned the knob just right.

Trey Thurmond

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 11 years ago
Trey, Remember In agadda da vita? Okay, I listened to it I didn't spell it. We had lots of garage bands and lots of fun back then! I'm glad you remember the station. Wow, was it progressive. Thanks Trey, Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago
Hello Deb!  What a fun MeMe.  An only child?  Right there with you.  Oh and I love Garth Brooks.  That is awesome that you have actually met him and traveled with his band.  Fun!  Thank you for sharing so many great pieces of your life. 
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) over 11 years ago
Hi Julie! Thank you. I have had a great life although just can't say much in a meme without putting everyone to sleep! Merry Christmas and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

Debra - Thanks for notifying me that this is up!  What a colorful life you have had thus far.  Thanks for sharing and joining the many AR drunkee's!

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Matthew Rosov, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (Amerisave Mortgage Corporation) over 11 years ago
Hey Matthew, Thanks for the meme! Life is just sooo good you know! I'm a Texas girl through and through now! I "heart" Texas. Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

I too like the horse with all the saddles


Posted by D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 over 11 years ago
Debra,  Very cool!  And your tidbits are funny, but true!
Posted by Marc Grossman, GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker (Marc It Sold!) over 11 years ago
Great story!  I hope you will share about your "newbie again" experiences when you got in to sell real estate.
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago
Thank you Diane! I will do a write up on my escapades! I will be seeing you more in the Rain! Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago
Debra - Great MEME post!  I too love my Rock n Roll.  Happy New Year!
Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 11 years ago
I've heard that Texas is a different part of the world it sounds like you have adjusted well. I love the Horse Limo does i come in other colors?
Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago
Hello Terry, It is a very different place. I was sitting in a restaurant the other night when it dawned on me that 70% of the men were wearing Cowboy hats. Actually, what I noticed was that I quit noticing these things. At first for me it was culture shock but now it's all in a day's norm! Have a great 2008! Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago


If your a friend of Rebecca Savitski than please consider me a friend as well.


Posted by Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission. (Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. ) over 11 years ago

Scott, hello friend! Rebecca is great! Did you read her meme? You may also consider me a friend, Scott. See you around the Rain! Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago
Debra, thanks for sharing your interesting story.  I can't wait to hear more about your Newbie Again stories!
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago
Hi Diane, I will get started on those soon. I've had an influx of incredible business and I can't drop the ball on it. Soon, Diane, Soon. Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago