Things about snarky old me
- My dad wanted to name
me Rita and my mom wanted to name me Karen. Not sure how they got to Lisa
- I have a double cousin
named Mary. Her mom and my mom are sisters and her dad and my dad were brothers.
She is pretty much like a sister to me.
- I still entertain the
fantasy that I will be a famous (and good!) writer someday
- The first boy I ever remember
liking was Billy Miller. His dad was in Vietnam and when they moved, his mom
gave me a kiss from him. I was 6.
- I once made 100 phone
calls in a day to a guy's house when I was in junior high school. Just to
hear him answer the phone. The police came. The family didn't press charges.
- I plotted to kill his
girlfriend while I waited for the bus. She's still alive (I think)
- I had to sit in the corner
on a green stool in first grade for talking too much during class.
- I love to read. I am totally
lost without a book of some sort.
- My favorite color is blue.
Or green. Or blue-green. Like the ocean.
- I love Sark
- I prefer Diet Dr. Pepper
but will take Diet Pepsi if I have to.
- My godchild is smarter
than me (at SOME things).
- But I love her anyway.
- I can do Eddie Izzard's
stand up routine "Dressed To Kill" almost in my sleep. "Cake
or Death? You mean those are my two choices? Well, I'll have cake then!"
- I am addicted to Table
Talk and the Tarts.
- My favorite book of all
time is "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving. The theme of the book is
the theme of my life: Everything happens for a reason.
- My best friend's name
is LisaToo (hah) and I have only met her once in 3 years but we talk almost
every day.My other bestest friend in high school was named Lisa too.
- My baby doll's name was
- Mary used to step on Angel's
head all the time because she was jealous (of a bald headed baby doll? Who
can explain these things?)
- When I was 4 I had a cake
with the Beatles on it (yes, it was 1964)
- I (not-so-secretly) lust
after Tony Soprano
- My first date with my
husband was one of my best friend's wedding. I caught the bouquet, he ran
and hid. (I found him) We were married 11 months later.
- The best piece of advice
my mother gave me (of the millions she freely shares) is this: If a guy wants
to be with you, he will. No excuses, no bullshit. He'll be there. I hate that
she was right about this.
- I have spent many years
in therapy trying to undo the damage my mother did to my self-esteem. My therapists
and their checkbooks all thank you, Mom.
- I wish I had a baby earlier
in life. Hope it isn't too late now.
- The best boss I ever had
was named Noah and he was one of a kind. I was in a daze for months when he
left. His replacement was cute but he sure wasn't Noah. More like the anti-Noah.
- Anne Lamott is my favorite
writer. I can hear her voice in her words and many, many nights I have re-read
"Traveling Mercies" just to hear that voice.
- I used to stand on my
dad's feet when I was little so he could dance with me around the room.
- He used to tell me that
this bar near where we lived (The Merritt House) didn't allow "little broads"
in there but he would take me when I was older. We never got to go. He died
when I was 14.
- I really miss him.
- I've learned that heartbreak
seems to hurt more as an adult.
- Having gastric bypass
surgery in 1997 changed my life irrevocably
- My favorite movie of all
time is "Bridget Jones's Diary"
- My favorite line from
that movie: Bridget: "Nice boys don't kiss like that" Mark Darcy: "Oh yes
they fucking do"
- The song "Ghost" by the
Indigo Girls makes me cry every single time I hear it.
- I met my last 5 boyfriends
online. My personality just seems to shine there.
- I can't blow a bubble
with gum. I can, however, snap the hell out of it but my dad forbid me to
do that in public.
- Grammatical errors on
signs make me totally insane.
- I would rather sit beside
the ocean than do anything else in the world.
- Even though someone else
wrote this about themselves, it fits me to a tee: "My
mental "voice" is very much the same written as spoken, and I use the same
level of formality chatting, talking, writing email, and writing assignments.
I alter that for more academic writing only when forced".
- I think I've seen "Risky
Business about 100 times
- I love words and am always
using dictionary.com to look up new ones I run into online
- Criminal minds fascinate
me. I love reading about serial killers
- I've always wanted to
be a therapist. (Does that explain # 43?)
- I once dated a guy who
was heavily into the whole "militia/KKK" lifestyle and I didn't even really
- I love to dance
- I hate Celine Dion except
for one song: "If you asked me to" and I am not sure why
- I have to sleep with my
wave sound machine going.
- I don't like to entertain
- I am a Libra and there
is no question about that. Balance is everything
- I have four cats.
- I really only wanted one
- I always knew I would
have a dog named Max in my lifetime. And I do.
- I went to England and
visited Stonehenge. I had no idea what it was. I kind of still don't . Quoth
Eddie: "Nobody knows what the fuck a henge is!"
- I can only really cook
Italian food well.
- I got the idea for my
sunrise wedding ceremony with me, my soon to be husband and the minister from
an episode of "Mad about You"
- My husband relates the
story of that little wedding ceremony to every new person he meets (well,
- I think it touched his
- I am sometimes a haughty
- Mostly, though, I am a
big pile of mush.
- I have never tried drugs
(not even pot).
- I am definitely NOT a
tomboy but I don't have much occasion to wear dressy stuff anymore
- I prefer to work with
- I have a really good memory.
- I have a really good memory
(did I just say that?)
- My grandma used to make
me wonderful tuna fish sandwiches. She said they were so good because she
made them with "love" inside.
- She used to tell me that
she would invite Paul McCartney over for spaghetti.
- I have never been to my
dad's grave. He's not there (for me, anyway).
- I have never done the
sexual act associated with this number.
- I am quiet in a group
of people I don't know but if we are buddies, look out! I can talk your ear
- I am broad but not deep.
I know a little about a lot.
- It took me many years
to get the courage to get on a roller coaster. To this day, it's the only
one I can ride (The Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg VA)
- I called my aunt YaYa
when I was younger. She never let us call her Aunt anything because it made
her feel old (she is only 10 years older than me)
- My favorite aunt is my
godmother, Aunt Connie. She is one of the coolest people I know and she can
have the whole place on the floor just hearing her laugh.
- I think I am addicted
- I never cut class in high
- I made up for that oversight
- I've met Richard Gere.
- I've fallen in love with
someone over the internet
- He broke my heart into
more pieces than I could imagine.
- I miss him alot
- I think I was British
in another life.
- I dig cookies.
- I like men who are bigger
- I like the DVD versions
of movies when they have the director and cast talking about the making of
- Books are my addictions.
I keep buying them and then not reading them.
- I write pretty good erotic
stories. If only I could finish just one.
- My grandfather had nicknames
for everyone. Mine was Mahoney.
- I just got my legs (and
uh, other parts) waxed this year. OUCH! But it looks good. (Not that anyone
has noticed, however!)
- I really am a kick ass
- I read the Stephen King
book "Carrie" in one sitting - while in the tub. It was really chilly when
I finally got out.
- I can only write poems
when my heart is broken. Fortunately, I don't have a whole lot of them.
- Just once I want to spend
the day being tall, thin and beautiful and see how it feels to be admired
for your looks.
- I thought the book "Catcher
in the Rye" was (and I kid you not) about a major league baseball player (catcher?
Get it?) who was an alcoholic (in the rye?). I really did. Imagine my surprise
when I actually read the darn book in senior year.
- I like flying on airplanes.
- I suck at math.
- I have kept a journal
since I was about 10.
- I know that Donald Fagen
did not sing lead on "Dirty Work". It's still one of my favorite Steely Dan
- My cousin gave me David
Cassidy's recent cd for Mother's Day and I loved it.
- I was the last girl cousin
in my family to get married
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