Kerrie's Blog: 10 Things You May Not Know About Me - Present

10 Things You May Not Know About Me - Present

I wrote my Past post and am back again to write the Present so here goes!


1.  I am a newlywed of 3 months.  I found the love of my life and married her May day of my life so far.

2.  I talk about you guys incessantly to friends and family.  It's as if you live down the block.

3.  I'm obsessed with Marilyn Monroe.  I collect Marilyn Merlot wine and have artwork of her all over the house....even plastic dishes I use to serve dessert on.  Earlier this year I got her lips tattooed on the top of my foot.  I have a freckle that is positioned perfectly so it looks like her mole above her lips.  Looks so hot with skinny jeans and heels! 

4. I am a diehard Yankee fan.  Having been born in NY, my love for the Bronx Bombers has been with me since day one.  I can get very feisty and use not-so-nice language if anyone likes to talk smack about the #1 team in baseball.  27 Championships!!!  What, what!!

5.  Reality tv is my vice.  I love the Real Housewives of any city and hate to admit it but Teen Mom is so damn addictive.  I'm 35 years old and DVR Teen Mom.  Pathetic, maybe.  Harmless, yes.

6.  I love my family more than anything on this green earth.  They come first always, no matter what.

7.  My beach volleyball team is the Vball Meatballs.  We're not very good but have an absolute blast playing.

8.  I don't drink alcohol.  On August 15th it will be 2 years without it.  It was a life choice and my health and life have gotten better ever since.

9.  I cannot hold a tune but sing my heart out any chance I get.  I especially get down with some old school Mariah, Celine, Barbara, Gaga, Whitney...oh hell who am I kidding, I'll sing anything! 

10. I've recently started doing puzzles again.  They calm me and I enjoy them; except that they take over the kitchen table.  Currently doing another Marilyn puzzle, go figure! 

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 59 commentsKerrie La Guardia • August 13 2013 01:47PM



 I love this contest it so great we learn so much about each other! I too love the Yankees! When I went to NYC we got to see them play I loved it!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 5 years ago

Yay Kerrie! Glad to see you participating in this one. Now going to go read your past post...Go Braves!

Posted by Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor (Atlanta Communities) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, Isn't that what kitchen tables are for -- puzzles? Especially for those of us who do not cook (LOL). I did not know you are a Marilyn Monroe fan or that you cannot hold a tune. It does not stop me from singing either. I'm just selective of who I sing in front of.   

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 5 years ago


Thanks for sharing your 10 things we did not know about you. I was  abig Yankee fan growing up and Mickey and Roger (M&M) are still two of my all time favorite players and Yankees. This is a good contest as many of us and you included have put down some very interseting things the rest of us would never know about with the challenge. Good luck with the teenager.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie - love the part about your Marilyn Monroe obsession - let's see a pic of your lips tatoo??

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 5 years ago

Just for you Nancy!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie: You crack me up, fun share... love the tatoo! I love Marilyn too! My dining room table is now covered with old photo's. I'm trying to organize but end up creating a bunch of miscellaneous categories which defeats the purpose so I start over... 

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 5 years ago

What a great contest and what a fabulous tatoo of those iconic lips and beauty mark!  Do you stand on subway grates?

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 5 years ago

What a fun contest. I just might have to partake!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA over 5 years ago
Kerrie, I love the tattoo on your foot, unique! I love the Yankees as well.
Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 5 years ago


I used to do puzzles with my Dad as a child, and we would stay up till the wee hours finishing them.  I am always amazed by the Marilyn Monroe effect, and how she is so much in our lives sitll.  Our wedding photographer is the son of the man who took her photo nude on the red satin sheet.  She was a beauty. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

Love the post and LOVE the tattoo!  I've never seen one with a freckle integrated into it before, LOL!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, so glad you are sharing with us too!   It is like everyone lives down the block.   Knew you LOVED the Yankees, and puzzles are a great way to chill out!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie. You married her on my birthday... yay! Congratulations to both of you.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida and Washington (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Good evening Kerrie. I missed your past post but will look for it. A Yankee fan hey? Well everyone gets to choose. Enjoy the evening.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing. Congrats on your wedding - I am sure you two make eachother very happy and I bet you will have so many more wonderful days to come! 

Posted by Erin Bates (CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, Ididn't know that this was a contest.  I will have to try to get going in this.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago

You told me you were a Marilyn fan... but I had noooo Idea!  I will have to send you some more Marilyn in Palm Springs cards!  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 5 years ago
What a great tatoo Kerrie! Thanks for sharing..... :)
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 5 years ago

You certainly keep it interesting............some I knew, some is news.  Love the post, love you...........

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

You know how I feel about the Yankees. (They have a great stadium.) That's an awesome tat.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, so we have a couple of things in common.  We both love the Yankees, and cause anyone or anything with sensitive hearing to run away when we sing :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

I can relate to family first above all else. I don't have an especially great voice either, but love to sing.  I don't drink either (but that's because I don't particularly carre for the taste of it) and I enjoy doing puzzles too (when the kitchen table is not available I do them on-line).

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 5 years ago

So all the times I mentioned Kerry makes merrie ...WERE TRUE ENOUGH

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 5 years ago

Darlin...sometimes I think you, me, and J Philip are the only true Yankee fans in Active Rain.

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago
Kerrie -- I had noticed you had a name change so I came over to your profile to see what's up. Congrats on your recent marriage!, Then I kept reading and found out you're MM obsessed. Well, I can't say I am obsessed BUT I CAN say that I met her personally twice and had a conversation both times. I'll have to tell you about it sometime. I was devastated when she died as the second time I saw her was only a short time before her death. I was totally shocked because she was so sweet and friendly and certainly didn't seem, to me anyway, that she had any issues but rather someone who was happy and was not in a depressed state of mind. Hmmmmm.
Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 5 years ago

I don't know if you read my present but I love to sing too. I bet we all do. In any case I love puzzles too. My parents in their old age started working them having nothing else they could do. The entire family got addicted!

I guess we are not so far apart in likes and dislikes!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing a little more Kerrie!

I knew about number 1 and 4, congrats again and I wish you both much happiness.

As far as number 2, I can identify with this.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, Still a Yankees fan even though you are 3000 miles away, that is allegiance. Marilyn Monroe surprises me but hey I like puzzles and would love to help on that puzzle. I would do here mouth and eyes even before the borders. Great share.

Oh BTW, I have to report that renegade Bob S is a rule breaker and cannot be made to follow the rules. He may try to coerce you into giving him points for his post but be strong Girl and don't let him charm you into it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 5 years ago

Kerrie-I too-can't carry a tune in a bucket...But if am home alone...well, I am sure the paint is peeling trying to get away! But sure makes you feel better! 

Posted by Sherry Scales, Realtor, for Austin, TX and surrounding areas (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 5 years ago

You are so funny Kerrie. I can picture you singing to all sorts of songs, probably more in tune than you think.  :)

Congrats on the two years.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 5 years ago

Kerrie: I recently "met" Marilyn in Palm Springs. She gave me shade on a very hot day. And, to answer an obvious question, they are white.

Marilyn in Palm Springs


Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 5 years ago

I love puzzles, too and you're right, they are so calming.  I should do one soon.  But, I'm afraid these cats will knock off all the pieces or hide some.  My other cat just used to sit in the box.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 5 years ago

Hi this called double dipping with two entries...ha. Did you ever Read the MEME Challenges THEN FOLLOWED WITH A SUPER MEME we all did years ago here...You would Tag other AR members to do a MEME...That Was Hard, but I did one.

I'll take a look this could be fun. although mine might be boring after reading your two entries.

Cheers, have a fun day!

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Joanna - Every chance I get!

Barbara - must tell me everything!  Did she really walk like she was wading through honey?  Did she smell like Chanel No. 5?  Twice?  Oh my!

Debbie - He must not have read the rules correctly.  And we all know he is a stickler for rules!!  :)

Hella - Kathy Schowe had sent me a photo card of her, love it!  And of course they're white!  hahaha

Fred - I do remember and if I remember correctly I believe I participated, not sure as it was such a long time ago.


Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago

Loved your list Kerrie and congratulations on your recent marriage and on 2 years of sobriety! You are certainly a loyal New Yorker - loving the Yankees and marrying someone named La Guardia. I'm with you on the calming aspect of puzzles and even blogged about my affinity for them here some time ago.

Posted by Julie Bentley, Saint Johns, FL REALTOR (Watson Realty Corp, Jacksonville, FL ) over 5 years ago

Kerrie- Don't you just love this challenge of "10 things"!  Favorite MM movie  of mine is "How to Marry a Millionaire";  I think Theresa on H. of NJ is beyond words ditzy.  Love this!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago
Kerrie -- You would not have recognized her as she was dressed incognito and she surely left the Chanel at home. Before I was introduced to her and actually saw her, I was expecting this glamour girl. Quite the opposite. She was so very 'sweet' and cordial. I will have to tell you about it. I can still hear her voice........
Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Thanks, Kerrie, for sharing some of your personal interests. Debbie's challenge has created some of the best reading of the season.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Kerrie ~ You are so lucky to have the love of your life!! We love the Yankees too.  Can't carry a tune, so what, enjoy singing at the top of your lungs anyway. Keep smiling, it burns more calories and works more muscles...

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 5 years ago

Congratulations Kerrie!  This is an awesome contest, getting to know one another.  It brings the miles down considerably!  I feel as if I know you even better, how neat.  Love that you've found the love of your life.  You give the rest of us hope.  And congrats on your 2 years minus the stuff that gives us wrinkles, headaches, red eyes, and sleepless nights!  You go girl!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie...I must admit being a diehard fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers. What? Did you say they were not in Brooklyn any longer? You're breaking my heart.

As I said I am a diehard fan! Maybe they will return some day.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 5 years ago

Thanks Kerrie, I wish you well on your goals 

Posted by Surprise AZ Real Estate Todd Pooler, REALTOR (RE/MAX Professionals) over 5 years ago

Marilyn Merlot wine...THAT is CLASSIC...awesome...I wonder of it tastes good...but who cares the name alone is worth the buy!!! Same for my beloved Arrogant Bastard Ale

Posted by Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D ( over 5 years ago

I don't know Marilyn & The Yankees? one thing we do have in common is the no drinking and can't hold a tune but I still try, I'm sure my dogs wish I would stop. Thanks for sharing a few things about yourself and congratulations on finding the dream of your life and marring him. Wishing you all the happiness in the world...

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, I enjoyed reading your posts and learning more about you.  Keep it up and enjoy!

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) over 5 years ago

Merilyn Merlot wine?? You definitely should have been with us at our Meet Up today!!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

I can understand the Marilyn Monroe thing but the Yankees? Just kidding...I don't like the Red sox so I guess that means I like the Yanks by default!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Kerrie  OK, you gotta post a pic of the tattoo!  Thanks for sharing with us.

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 5 years ago

Kudos, Kerrie.  You are one awesome chick with or without alcohol.  I even love your Yankees since they are in the American League.  (Well, my team is in the National League and not usually in contention for the penant.)

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Great Blog!  My puzzles are fun and challenging on Lumosity.  Great brain work out!  I also love daily meditation and exercise.  OK, that is 3.  This will take further thought!  Debbie

Posted by Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292 (Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986) over 5 years ago

YOU ROCK!!!  And, I knew most of this from reading your posts (you wear your heart on your sleeve, darlin')....and, wow, you are a fantastic woman!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie - This year sounds like it's the happiest year of your life and I hope it continues to make you bubbly without the alcohol. You're an awesome lady with many talents and your passion for life and ActiveRain is contagious!

Thank you for all you do for all of us. Be happy and please continue to sing your heart out for JOY!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, I loved this series because it's so much fun getting to "know" more about our fellow ActiveRainers.  I'd like to echo the statements of so many - thank YOU for all you do for us.  


Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 5 years ago

Kerrie-Loved this and I too love puzzles.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 5 years ago

This was a really nice contest run by Debbie Reynolds. It was so nice to learn so much more about our Active Rain family.

Your comment #1 made me go back and find your wedding posts - wedding and honeymoon photos and planning post - what a treat.  I know I have said it in my last 3 comments, but 'Congratulations' again!!!

#2 - That is nice to know :)

#4 - I lived my first 39 years about 2 hours from Yankee Stadium. In my early to mid 20's, I must have gone to about 6-8 Yankee games per summer. But my best Yankee memory was when I was 8 years old when Reggie Jackson hit 4 home runs on 4 consecutive pitches in Game 5 and 3 home runs on 3 consecutive pitches in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series and earned the nickname Mr. October. Best moments in baseball, in my humble opinion :)

#7 - Love playing volleyball and #10 - Puzzles are very relaxing.

Its been great getting to know you better Kerrie!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, you are SO much like my wife! And she keeps our DVR full with those reality shows! Go Braves!!! :-) 

Posted by Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate, Certified Residential Specialist (ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES over 5 years ago

You forgot the part about being a Supreme-Level 10 Black Belt Ninja Warrior.

You're a madwoman.......

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 5 years ago

I'm not sure I knew much of that...except the marriage part. I admire you for not drinking, especially at your age. I find my generation has lost all sense of moderation, and I believe yours is worse. I rarely drink and I never miss it when I don't. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 5 years ago