1. Can you tell when someone is lying to you?
Depends. Mostly I count on my intuition to alert me. If I get a wonky vibe, I trust it.
2. Tell us about one of your flaws. Do you live with it or try to correct it?
I tend to take things personally when often they have nothing to do with me. If someone’s acting distant or grumpy, I will try to figure out what I’ve done that’s caused it and 98% of the time, it has absolutely nothing to do with me at all. Yes, I do try to remind myself of that fact but it’s been with me a long time and won’t go away just. like. that.
3. When was the last time you laughed hard and what struck you as funny?
Hmmm. That’s a good question. I’m more of a sardonic smirk kind of chick but when something cracks me up, it comes out loud and clear. Just can’t think of what that was, though. Eddie Izzard is my go-to guy for a “so funny you’re crying” kind of thing.
4. Tell us about a time when you should have tried harder.
Oh, pretty much on everything I could have tried harder. Diet, exercise, Seminary school work, stuff at my job, etc. ad infinitum. I’d say my whole life can be summed up by the words “half-ass”. (That’s a hard admission, my friends.)
5. If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
I’d pay off my credit card, cars and mortgage first. Then I’d take care of my Godmother and Aunt Janet so they would never have to worry about money again. Then I’d go on a retreat somewhere in Sedona, AZ. And that’s just for starters!
6. What movie do you know every word to?
That would be “Bridget Jones’s Diary” – I love love love that movie. I also happen to know and can recite from memory all the dialog from “Risky Business” as well because I saw that about a hundred times back in the day.
7. What was the best thing that happened to you this week?
Front row tix to see my sekrit boyfriend in Charlottesville, blue balloons from the angels and the new friend I met at the Expo last Sunday. That’s a pretty good week, eh?
8. What was the worst thing that happened to you this week?
You ever have the veil lifted from your eyes and you see things in a whole new (and not necessarily better) way? Yeah. It was just more of a wake up call than anything else.
9. What do you think is the biggest difference between men and women?
Men have been conditioned to rein in their emotions and then they tend to come out sideways, like in yelling or ranting. At least women are able to be more open about how they feel.
#4 made me sad. Stop being so hard on yourself! I am completely sure you don’t deserve it.
Talk about laugh so hard you cry…I watched Wanda Sykes’s HBO special tonight…I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time! I did literally cry!
What gr8 answers.I am w/ you, Lisa, on the “wonky” vibe.
Aahh, the retreat sounds delightful! Here’s to hitting the lottery!