Thursday, February 21, 2008

Onions? How about a parfait?

I totally pilfered this from Citizen Jane (she's the muse for the day, I guess).

A meme to peel away the layers of you.


  • Name: Marissa aka Miss Riss

  • Birth date: August 11*

  • Birthplace: Illinois*

  • Current Location: Illinois*

  • Eye Color: Green*

  • Hair Color: Naturally: Dark Brown ... currently: Honey Brown*

  • Height: 5'11"*

  • Righty or Lefty: Righty*

  • Zodiac Sign: Leo


  • Your heritage: German/Irish/Cherokee*

  • The shoes you wore today: Slippers*

  • Your weakness: I'm super woman I have no weaknesses... except for that charming, witty, tells a good tale sort of man. Oh, and McDonald's fries.*

  • Your fears: Losing my son*

  • Your perfect pizza: Loaded with veggies and cheese. Medium thick crust. *

  • Personal goals you'd like to achieve:To lose this extra weight so I can be a healthier more active person.
    To always be a good influence on my child.
    Become a better writer.


  • Your most overused phrases on IM: Groovy, F*ckin' idiot

  • Your first waking thoughts: I feel like hell!*

  • Your best physical feature: Thelma and Louise, my luscious long locks.*

  • Your most missed memory: I don't understand this question. If it's missed, how could I remember it?


  • Pepsi or Coke: Diet Coke, but Pepsi gives me Amazon points for MP3 downloads*

  • McDonald's or Burger King: Mickey D’s*

  • Single or group dates: I'd be happy to have A date at this point. I don't care if the circus tags along.*

  • Adidas or Nike: Nike*

  • Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton -- homemade*

  • Chocolate or vanilla: Swirl*

  • Cappuccino or coffee: Cinnamon Dolce Latte


  • Smoke: If you want to see me blow chunks..*

  • Cuss: Far too often*

  • Sing: Constantly -- The rule in the lab is "if Marissa ain't singin', something is wrong.

  • Take a shower everyday: Yep*

  • Do you think you've been in love: I have been coerced into believing I was in love. I want to know what being in love feels like.*

  • Want to go to college: Been there, but didn't finish. *

  • Liked high school: It helped me maintain sanity when all hell was breaking lose in my home life.*

  • Want to get married: I did, but not to the right person. Maybe one day I'll get it right.*

  • Believe in yourself: I try to, but I always forget to remind myself.*

  • Get motion sickness: Only if I already feel ill.*

  • Think you're attractive: With the danger of sounding like a self-absorbed egotistical bitch: yes, I do...from the neck up..*

  • Think you're a health freak: Hell, no.*

  • Get along with your parent(s): Uh, I got along with my dad once I moved beyond the past and we made amends. I didn't have long enough with my mom to not get along with her.*

  • Like thunderstorms: Rainshowers I like. Thunder and lightning not so much. It freaks the Man-cub out too much which leads me to be overly concerned if I'm at work. Panic sets in and I can't concentrate.*

  • Play an instrument: My vocal chords.


  • In the past month...*

  • Drank alcohol: Yep.*

  • Smoked: Negativo.*

  • Done a drug: Nothing illicite.*

  • Made Out: Jeez, no. Damn it.*

  • Gone on a date: Hell no, but I'd be willing to change that factoid.*

  • Gone to the mall?: I freakin' work in a mall. I HATE it. Yuck.*

  • Eaten an entire box of Oreos?: Gross... Even for me that's disgusting.*

  • Eaten sushi: I've never eaten it. It's just one of those things I don't set out to achieve.*

  • Been on stage: It's been a year and a half. And let me just say that I sang a high G that I never thought I'd hit again..*

  • Been dumped: Ya gotta date to get dumped.*

  • Gone skating: No.*

  • Made homemade cookies: No, but I make brownies regularly for the Man-cub.*

  • Gone skinny dipping: Skinny dipping would infer one is thin enough to be seen nekkid. I have not done that for several years. Let me note that it was under the influence of mucho tequila.*

  • Dyed your hair: Nature didn't give me this shade of honey (see above question about hair color).*

  • Stolen Anything: No way.


  • Ever...*

  • Played a game that require the removal of clothing?: Nah, I just strip because I want to.*

  • Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: Note skinny dipping question.*

  • Been caught "doing something": Since "doing something" is in quotations I will assume this means something naughty. I can't recall. I'm pretty discreet.*

  • Been called a tease: I'm accused of being a flirt all the time. I've been rumored to have slept with many male co-workers. I get around with out 'getting around' due to my God given nature of being.*

  • Gotten beaten up: No, thank goodness.*

  • Shoplifted: Never.*

  • Changed who you were to fit in: Yes, how horrible is that? Who knew that conforming would be so painful.


  • Age you hoped to be married: I had no age limit..*

  • Numbers and Names of Children: Uno -- Spenser aka Man-cub. Although, now that I've named him the use of Man-cub might be obsolete. Nah, it's a term of endearment..*

  • How do you want to die: In my sleep. Painlessly ... but a long time from now. Just putting that in writing so God knows that. Man-cub needs me.*

  • Where did you want to go to college: Anywhere that took me out of Kankakee. I ended up at Kankakee Community College (poor kid, not-so stellar grades). Then, Governor's State University where I failed to complete my degree. A result of getting married and having a slacker husband who wouldn't work 2 jobs. So, I did to help support us. blah. Asshole.*

  • What do you want to be when you grow up: Queen of the World, but without the responsiblity. I just want the pretty dresses and tiara.*

  • What country would you most like to visit: Australia.


  • Number of drugs taken illegally: One -- pot. I laughed like a retarded hyena and that was it. I fell asleep and didn't care to do it again.*

  • Number of people I could trust with my life: I never really thought about it. Four.*

  • Number of CDs that I own: I'm so into the digital age now. I don't count.*

  • Number of piercings: Six. Three in each ear. However, I only use one hole in each.*

  • Number of tattoos: None*

  • Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: Counting "leaves behind" mentions in obituaries, engagement announcement, marriage announcement, wedding participant, pageant participant, pageant runner-up? Maybe 15. Nothing notable or thrilling.

  • Number of scars on my body: I have scads of battle scars from being a kid. I have a big nasty scar on the ball off my left foot..that pad right beneath the big toe was ripped open when I was barefoot and got hung up on a nail while playing catch on the neighbors porch. That left me with a gimpy foot and 7 stitches on summer vacation. Most recently, I ripped open my right hand on a broken glass. It required 13 stitches and I was millimeters from losing the use of my thumb. Which, in turn, would have ended my career as an optical technician.*

  • Number of things in my past that I regret: I can't count that high, but let's just move forward, shall we?.


  1. Love it!

    I shall be happy to refer to you as the Queen of the World whenever you like, my friend.

  2. Woot! I'll be happy with Duchess. lol


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