What in the world happened to Gregg (MARETKA88)? Part. I

by Ricardo January. 27, 2011 5223 views

11. Our interviews are like paparazzies, are you engaged or single?
I'm married and have been married for… gosh… 24 years… actually I met my wife when I was 14 years old in school… got married at 21 years of age… and she is still putting up with me!!!
Strong girl or there might be something wrong with her…LOLOL!!

12. Do you have any favourite Photoblog user? When we say about the Photoblog user we mean not about the photo quality or if the user is nice or bad, we mean about the creativity of the post, the words he/she uses. If you would like to tell us who…
Ummmmm!!! I have a bunch… “Kblakes”(Kelly) who has wonderful pictures, great sense of humor, is probably as crazy as I am, and just one cool gal!! “365DandFeby”(Feebs) Whom also has great pictures, great sense of humor, and you all know has a crazy and sincere side also…!!! “RayNvb”(Ray) He's always got wonderful photos, great narrations, funny posts and comments, and seems to be a all around good guy !!! “Ryana”(Sandra) Fabulous photos, great creativity, funny ;o)) !!! “trippindelight”(Tripp) Don't know real name. Quite private person, excellent, excellent photography skills. Great kind comments and really interesting posts.
I could go on and on about all of you…
ArtBee, darfoster, Davorka, HoosierAtHeArt, DancingDolphin, danrav, wdoyle, tomie, JeremyGilbert, livelovelaugh, malquistfamily, joycephotography, cariad, borogovoi, jeffcornish, JustGarden, LevonTheLights, Nukee, Nukke, NellyBly, Jarvo, meppol, Rustedclockwork, threepeas, joannelydia, natasha7, Kratek, mybigbackyard, mybigbackyardnmo, Photomanthree, java88, juditrlydersen, Kozuka, littleann, Lovethenerds, Marelis27, lynnsgallery2, pijaszek, paulamarquis, 365Edgar, FenGirl, dreamie, baptia, Eiram, ferideh, Helle, Goldbrandi, greeneye, huiching, bigfatrobin, CallMeMollyD, GimmiehopeJoanna, GKorts, flipado, geyabesse, CheemaChanga, elizza, hannamagnusson, thundercserezyne, Yokia, and the rest of you great people. Whew!!!
AND OF COURSE MrsBox (lovely Ruth) and onlyricky (Richardo)!!!!!!!!!!!

You can see the second part of the interview at MrsBox’s PB by clicking here: What in the world happened to Gregg? Part. II [photoblog.com]

This week we invite you to enjoy our interview with Gregg (MARETKA88). Please, feel free to share your opinions and suggestions in the comments.

1. Gregg, tell us about your nickname. We know it’s your last name, but is a strange last name, any story?
Yes it is my last name… My grandmother and grandfather came over from Czechloslovakia a long time ago. So my last name must be a Czech name!!
I don't know if it was altered when they came to the U.S., but I don't think it was. And the 88 is my favorite number… I used to be in the pits for a dirt sprint car racer and the number on the car was 88. This was back when I was 16 years old.

2. Why was your first display picture an eagle?
Oh I just love eagles. We don't see many around our area. There is a nest or two not far from my house. One of the nests you can visit and take pictures of, if you have a good zoom. I guess they always entriqued me.

3. Why there are so big explosions with a lot of sounds in space movies, if the sound doesn't spread in vacuo?
Never gave it much thought… you are actually much smarter than me or have a lot of time to think of this. This must be in Ricky question… a young fresh mind at work. Have you ever been in space to be sure this doesn't take place?? Yea… me neither. ;o))

4. Why ever since you've changed your display pictures you’ve never revealed your true face? Are you trying to hide yourself because you're super famous?
Yes I am super famous… in my own mind. Not sure why I hide my identity. I guess it makes it more interesting… I have sent pics of myself to a photoblogger or two, just because they bugged me so much… and you know who you are. Ok what the hell, here is a picture of my wife Diana and I from a cruise we took a couple years ago… There I did it !!!

5. Could you share with us how many times you visit Photoblog per day? And how long you spend?
Actually at least twice a day… and probably more. Sick right??? It’s all your fault…
And how long… well sometimes on the weekends it could be all day… or until my wife yells at me to get off my ass and do something.

6. You're super cool. How can you be so cool and generous?
Super cool you say??? Ummm, don't know if I'm super cool or not. I think most of the people on PB are cool. I’ts just a really cool place to post pictures and meet people from all over the world. And generous… just one of my spontaneous traits I have… I am trying to work on that… Ha ha ha !!!

7. You've a fascinating work. Would you like to share some of your work life with us? And pictures as well…
I've been working with the same company for 25 years now. I started when I was 20. So if you do the math, you can figure out my age. Guild International is a small company that builds all types of machinery for the steel industry. We build machines that can automatically weld and process any type of metal. Copper, brass, stainless, aluminium, you name it we can build a machine for your needs. Everything is designed here and built and tested before it goes to the customer. Most of our machinery is shipped overseas. Here's the website… www.guildint.com [guildint.com]. The website is sort of cheesy though.

8. How did you find Photoblog?
Actually it was when I was looking for a new camera because mine was stolen. I was googling different camera reviews and one of the reviews sent me to “lynnsgallery2” which is a member here. She must have done some kind of review on the type of camera I was considering. Going through her review it took me to examples of cameras performance, which was on one of her posts on PB. I started looking at her posts and others and when I finally got my camera started posting here. Not knowing at all what an actually cool place this is. Now I'm hooked!!!! So you can, and I can, thank Lynn for this. And she doesn't even know me or know this fact.

9. You know we are professionals and we find everything. So do you prefer Photoblog or http://gmaretkas.wordpress.com/ [gmaretkas.wordpress.com]? ;)))
Ha !! I mean wow… you guys are good. I started on wordpress because my brother and his kids posted there. But have not posted on there for awhile… actually forgot about that site. And wow you guys found it. PB rules and I will be here for awhile… so you are stuck with me.

10. Would you do nude artistic? If yes, would you play model or photographer? Why?
I sure would… definitely the photographer… any takers????
Definitely not the model… it would look like Rays post of Michelangelo's McDavid [photoblog.com]… LOL !!!

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Sandra Vermeulen 9 years, 1 month ago

Nice to get to know our pb friends!!

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Jack Castelo Branco 9 years, 2 months ago

mais um belo trabalho;)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 9 years, 2 months ago

Great interview!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 2 months ago

Such a great interview. Now I must go and look at Gregg's photographs.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 9 years, 2 months ago

McDavid - superb!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Finbarr 9 years, 2 months ago

Nice interview !!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Juan Bautista 9 years, 2 months ago


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Art Bee 9 years, 2 months ago

Hi there Gregg! Nice to see you.....great interview....I think Ricky has met his match.......lol

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 9 years, 2 months ago

Awesome, love these posts.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Francesc 9 years, 2 months ago

Interesting interview and set!!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kelly 9 years, 2 months ago

It's probably not even really him in that pic! LOL

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 9 years, 2 months ago

Great interview Ricky & Ruth.... AND good work getting that face shot!! :-) Thanks for sharing, Gregg!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kelly 9 years, 2 months ago

Nice :)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Karman 9 years, 2 months ago

Nice to Meet you Gregg. You sound quite Interesting. Glad your wife has been able to put up with you for 24 years so far...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 2 months ago

who's the tattoo? :))

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