Kara's Blog


Another meme? You guessed it, lol.

That's right - another meme.   Some love 'em - some hate 'em.  I don't mind 'em.    Now is your chance to click on thru if you are not interested in the least, lol.   Otherwise - read on :)


I was given the following 'rules':

1.  Create a blog post with a link to the person who so happily tagged you. 

2.  List all of these rules in the post. Feel free to cut and paste this.

3.  Share seven things that others may not know about you.  Do I or have I HAD a life outside of real estate?  

4.  Identify seven friends, contacts or near enemies in which to adorn this MEME. Tag them at the end of the post and give a link to their blog.

5.  Contact each of the tagged members and let them know that you were indeed fast enough to catch them and that you did indeed tag them...no matter how much they say you missed them!  No schoolyard rules in this MEME, nope you gotta do it if you are tagged.  Sorry guys! 

Here goes:

1.   Tagged by my buddy Valerie Osterhoudt -  who is presently freezing up in Connecticut.

2.   Rules have been listed (see above)

3.   Now here is the hard part ----  This is really really hard - because I am like an open book and it seems that everyone knows everything about me, but I'll try.

 So the 7 things you (maybe) don't know about me are as follows:

  • I used to take riding lessons (horse)...had some bad experiences and gave it up for now.  I'm waiting for Karen to move her butt down here!  She says she is gonna get me back in the saddle, lol.  (at least one time!)



  • I would like to learn how to speak Italian (so when my prince comes to take me away to that Italian villa - I will be ready!!) -  anyway -  so I bought  "Learn How To Speak Italian - For Dummies"  hahaha.


  • I am a member of Weight Watchers ----- and if you work the plan, it really does work.    I have learned over the years that 'diets' just don't work.  You lose weight - go 'off' the diet, back to your old eating habits and guess what?  You will usually gain back the weight you lost...and more! ugh.  So, for me - Weight Watchers is wonderful.  It is a way of life.  Part of a healthy lifestyle.   I love it!

                                           weight watchers logo

  • I crochet!      My grandmother taught me and a bunch of my cousins when we were young.  I'm not sure about the others, but I still do it :)       I'll never forget -  we all sat in a line - Grandma in the middle and she showed us and we followed.  My cousin Krista was the only left-hander in the bunch so - being a smart cookie - Grandma had her sit across from her so she could learn 'opposite' from us, lol. 

                                                                      ball of yarn

  • To do my part to help the environment (as well as my waistline) I walk to the office!

 walk to work

  • I have 30+ nieces/nephews.  I love being 'Aunt Kara'.    I helped  my niece Dawn celebrate her 28th birthday over the weekend. OMG! It was a blast!!! :)   I haven't had that much fun with one of my nieces since Vegas, lol.   For those of you who follow my blog -  Dawn is the mom to the future pro-bowlers!

                                                      happy birthday cupcake

  • Speaking of Vegas.... -  that is the farthest West I have ever been.    And dont' you know it - both flights (there and back) I was on the wrong side of the plane to see The Grand Canyon.  Ugh!! Can't believe I missed it both times :(

grand canyon


Well, there you have it.  Seven things you may or may not have known (or even cared to know) about little ole me!       Now the hardest part of the game --- tagging someone else to play along.

Here goes -  first I will tag a few of my Jersey peeps:   

Rob RaufLaura Giannotta - Jim Albano - Lisa Friedman

Next I'll tag some of my fantasy football peeps:  

Danny Thornton - Rich Dansereau - Renee Burrows

Hope y'all can play along!  No biggie if you can't.    Just have fun with it :)    (thanks)


I wasn't born here - but Aiken sure feels like home.   Come see for yourself!  What are you waiting for??


Kara Casamassina, Broker In Charge

International Property Management Group, LLC

Downtown Aiken SC.

Thanks for stopping by - come back again! 

Give me a call if I can be of any assistance with your Aiken area property search.


I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself!  

What are you waiting for?!!

Give us a call when you're ready to call Aiken home, too!


International Property Management Group, LLC

Aiken SC. 29801.



Comment balloon 9 commentsKara Casamassina • January 26 2009 01:55PM


Kara ~ Great job sharing information about yourself. No kids of you own? I guess your 30+ nieces and nephews keep you busy. That is a lot of bdays and xmases to remember. Good luck on weight watchers (don't know if you need it or not) and maybe next trip out west, you will be sitting on the right side of the plane so you can see the Grand Canyon!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 11 years ago

Kara.. I knew you came from a large family..but I did NOT know you like to crochet.  Good for you.  I have no patients for that, well I haven't tried since I was 7, so maybe I'd like it now.  I also know you like trivia questions.  LOL. 

Thank you for participating in this MEME.. I just learned a little more about you.  Do you want to know something about me that was NOT in my MEME?  Stop here is you don't.. if you do, read on.  One week from now.. February 2nd.. it is my birthday.  I'm going to be 30, again... for the 20th time.  LOL.  Bet you didn't know that one.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Hey Terrie!  Yes, I have a grown daughter!  She likes to keep a low profile here on my blog, lol.

Hi Valerie  - Wow - one more week!!  Happy Happy in advance.   The 20th time...noooo way!!! :)    Do the boys usually do something special for you?

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 11 years ago

Hi Kara ~ Fun to read and great photos!  The one with the cars for feet kills me.  I can't believe you have 30 nieces and nephews - you must have great family parties!  Thanks for posting this - I enjoyed it.


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 11 years ago

Hey Kara, fun facts.  Have a great week

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Elizabeth-  unfortunately that side of the family doesn't get together very often..... everyone is scattered all over.  I do get to see 5 of them very regular - they live in the next town :) , and the  jersey bunch when I go back up.

Hey Paddy! Thanks :)  you too.

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 11 years ago

Ciao! Kara mi Amico! Che c'è di nuovo? Dove posso trovare il bagno? A dopo. Arrivederci!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 11 years ago

hahahahah.  Hi Craig!  My friend.  ummmm..... .... not sure what you are saying here.....    Goodbye! :)   How did I do?  lol.    

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 11 years ago

Ha! Ha! Ha! Go back to the :Learn Italian for Dummies" book!!!

What I said was....Hi Cara my friend. How are you? Do you know where the bathroom is? See you later. Bye!

Hey, it's all I know!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 11 years ago