The Friday Five (for your Sunday pleasure):
1. What do you most want to be remembered for?
Gee, that’s a tough one. I always wanted “Here lies Lisa. Damn! She was cool” as an epitaph so I guess it goes to follow that I would want to be remembered for that. But really – how lame is that, I ask you?? So, for real, I would want to be remembered as a tender-hearted chick who had compassion for others and always wanted to make things better (for herself and others).
2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?
“Everything happens for a reason. Just believe.” And those who know me well know just how much stock I truly place in this philosophy.
3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?
Oh hmm, how much of this to air in public? I guess to sum it up, I managed to pull myself back from the brink of a pretty wicked depression (yep, suicidal ideation, the whole deal) and keep moving forward to where I am today, feeling 180 degrees from that place. What is that saying? “The dark night of the soul” – that sums up my last year. But I made it into the warm sunshine and I’m VERY proud of myself for that. And from the bottom of my tender (no longer in a blender) heart, I thank those who were with me every step of the way. They know who they are. Couldn’t have done it without you guys. (/maudlin)
4. What about the past ten years?
Oh, I guess I would say making the decision to have gastric bypass surgery and going into that with a positive mind and gusto.
5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?
See #2 above … I have long believed this and I have never seen anything that contradicts it. To the contrary, the older I get, the more I see that it is truer than true.
(This is the 2nd time I am doing this entry as I got spastic and forgot to save it and went to another page. JIKES!!! what a dumbass! I took that as a cue from the uni that I needed to not put some stuff in there I was hesitant to write anyway so poof it went!)
Hey! Six Feet Under season finale is on tonight! YEY and BOO (such a dichotomy!) This has been a very strange season … some really strong eps and some really weak ones too. All in all, though, it’s an excellent show. I will try to put in a choice quote from the show in my next entry.
Had a tete a tete with my buddy, Mark at Barnes & Noble – it was nice to see him in person! We’ve had a hard time coordinating schedules (uh, well, I think it’s been me who has been the problem …) but we managed it today!
Well, that’s it for now … I’m making a cd that does not contain “Babylon”. “Your body is a wonderland” or “Been awhile” –> should I consider that to be one of my major accomplishments for the past year?? hehe