Sunday, October 24, 2010

I usually don't share a lot about myself...

but I've been tagged. I thought it would be fitting to come out of my shell and answer some personal questions on the one-year anniversary of my humble blog.

I know, Rob. It does feel like it's been longer than one year. That IS what that
look's for, right? It can't possibly mean that you're ready to toss a bullshit card
at me for my lie statement about being shy and closed off to people.

First, I was tagged by RobMusement. I have been following her from pretty much day one. She was one of the first bloggers to take me under her wing and help me with the ins and outs of running a blog. There has never been a question or request that she hasn't answered or granted me. She loves me in spite of a certain affection (she's thinking affliction) I have. Thanks for being a big part of my first year of blogging and for your unwavering love of our boy. (Oops! I may have forgotten the "y" in front of "our." My bad. Don't throw me under the bus!)

1. Name a song that feels like it was written for/about you.

“Seventeen” by Tim McGraw

Chorus:
Seventeen,
Only comes once in a lifetime.
Don't it just fly by wild and free
Goin' anyway the wind blew, baby!
Seventeen,
Livin' on crazy dreams,
Rock-n-roll, and faded blue jeans,
And standin' on the edge of everything.
Seventeen!

2. Dog or Cat Person?

Dog! My guy Maddux loves me unconditionally.

3. A book you read over and over (besides Twilight)

I will forever love A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. I used to read a ton of historical romance novels and dreamed of writing my own. This book has it all. I smile, I laugh, I squirm, I pray, I cry...HARD. I felt every individual character's emotions and I fell in love. I could totally see Rob playing the main character, too. If you haven’t read it yet, please do…and picture Rob while you’re reading.

4. Favorite holiday and how you celebrate

I love absolutely EVERYTHING about Christmas…music, lights, decorations, tree, crowded stores, baking cookies and candy, buying/wrapping/giving presents…but most of all, I love the true meaning of Christmas and celebrating that with our families.

5. What would your pirate name be?

Seventeen Men. Oh, snap! Conversed already used that for the sequel title for Twinned. LOL! How about Dry Docked? This pirate hooker will never set sail. There’s wh*les in them there waters, boys.

6. What is the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

Mama Cougar at The Cougar's Den and I had only exchanged a few emails after discovering we both lived in Illinois before she invited me to the New Moon DVD Release Party she was having for friends and family. She lives about three hours away and insisted I spend the night at her house. Her leap of faith set in motion a chain of events that I will forever be grateful for.

7. Heels or Flats?

Ha! I live in tennis shoes and flip-flips, depending on the weather. If I have to dress up for weddings or funerals, I wear flats. It’s probably been 17 years since I’ve worn heels.

8. The best Halloween costume you ever wore

My mom used to sew costumes for me and my younger sister. The last year I dressed up was in sixth grade, and I went as a Martian. She used a sparkly gold material (that ended up being scratchy) and made a one-piece outfit that had long sleeves and ended mid thigh. I had a gold tinsel halo with homemade antennae. My mom let me wear her go-go boots to complete the costume. Looking back, I was apparently a Martian hooker. LOL!

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Next, I was tagged by Sparkle for Twilight. I like to refer to her and MissAmyJoon as my bloggy daughters. She has a new and exciting job in the entertainment industry, so RL doesn't allow for her to blog as often as she used to, but she still has one of the most beautiful blogs I've ever come across. Thank you for remaining true to yourself and being the romantic that you are. I know you will have your happily ever after.

1. If you could live any character's life on any television show, who would you want to be? (And you can probably guess what my answer would be.)

I’m going to guess that yours is Elena from Vampire Diaries, SFT :) Going with current TV shows (and not copying your answer), I’m going to pick Rachel Berry on Glee. What fun!

2. If you could get a lifetime supply of any one fruit in its most perfect and ripe condition, what would it be?

Apples. You can do more with them, and it’s a bonus that I now think of Twilight when I see them ;)

3. What's one talent you wish you had in you?

I wish I could sing. I am in awe of talented singers like Christina Aguilera and Pink, just to name a few.

4. Which celebrity do you think you could be best friends with?

Ellen!!!

5. What fictional place do you wish really existed?

Fifty’s penthouse at Escala. (Sorry, SFT, that’s a MotU ff reference.)

6. What food have you never tried, and most likely never will?

Seafood…all of it!

7. Do you have baby names picked out for your future children/Why did you choose your children's names?

Good question! My daughter (24) was named after my husband’s brother Dan. I liked names like Jessica and Erica and thought I was being original when I came up with Danica (pronounced just like racecar driver Danica Patrick). We had planned on calling her Dani, but my husband’s family still called his younger brother that at the time, so it never stuck. My son (22) was named after a character in my husband’s favorite childhood book, and later Disney movie, Old Yeller. The brothers in the story are Travis and Arliss. Luckily, he didn’t want to call him Arliss!

8. What would be your Twilight if Twilight didn't exist (but thank goodness it does)?

Wow, that’s a tough one. Honestly, the only other thing that consumes my time outside of the Twilight/Rob bubble, is baseball. It’s been the one thing I haven't abandoned during all of this. I refuse to read The Hunger Games or the True Blood books because I don’t have time for another obsession; and as strange as this will sound, I don’t want to replace Twilight. I know all of this will fade one day, but I don’t see anything ever touching whatever "this" is in my lifetime. I’m old, you know ;)

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If you're still reading, thank you to everyone for being a part of the adventure running this blog has turned out to be. Hang with me a little longer because I can't have an anniversary post without giving a special thank you to the following people.

Music to Scroll By
Without this song, I never would have lost my heart to Rob,
and I never would have been searching the internet for "my people."



Because of you, I found the confidence to blog.
Because of you, I did something selfish and traveled to FORKS.
Because of you, I found friendships that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for being our fearless leaders.

Mrs. P at TwiBite
Simply put?
I would not want to be doing this without you.
 Thank you for being my Super Bloggy BFF.

You have such a big heart.
Thank you for opening it up to me.

Mama Cougar at The Cougar's Den
You always have me ROFLMFAO.
Thank you for being my soul sister.

@Twilove1_Sue
You have been a follower from practically day one.
Funny thing is, I would follow you anywhere.
Thank you for being a true friend.

Jen from Twired
With us, everything is black and white,
and I love you for it!
I'm glad we're on the same team ;)

You are generous to a fault.
I know you would do anything for me/us.
Thank you for being so very giving.

The Gang at Twi-sted Edbrella
(Stan, Mary, TwiWeasel, Nibbles, Becky)
Starlit Violets at Violet Delights
You Twi-Hos make my day every day.
Thank you for letting me move into the neighborhood.

kiTT at Tongue-Twied
You remind me to take my Aricept.
You torture me.
You make me laugh.
You make me cry (in a good way.)
You make my day.
Thank you for being you (whoever that may be).

They say laughter is the best medicine.
You, my dear, could open up a pharmacy.
Thank you for making me SPLODE!

You make my bloggy life beautiful with
graphics, techie help, videos, and blog posts.
Thank you for making my real life beautiful just by being in it.

You are the queen of one-liners.
Finding your blog and eventually DML
changed Friday nights for all of us.
Thank you for your wicked sense of humor.

Bleriana at The Cold Shower
If it wasn't for RobMusement's birthday blog train,
I may never have found you.
You are my fix for Fiftyp0rn and Robp0rn.
Thank you for being a #VPP.

Tina at Tina's Been Robd
Kelly at My DiscomRobulation
Donna (rpfangirldc) at It's Roblated
I have to thank RobMusement once again for leading me to you.
Thank you for loving Rob as much as I do.

Musing Bella at Cheaper Than Therapy
You opened your doors, and I wandered in.
Thanks for not kicking me out of the bar!

Marie and Kassie at Twilight Junkies Anonymous
Long after Oprah's off the air,
I'll still be tuning in.
Thanks for letting me live vicariously.

RobzSinger
I love your blog just for the picture slideshow alone!
Bonus that your funny as hell.
Thank you for covering all the bases.

Snowqueens Icedragon at 50 Shades
What else can I say?
MotU owns me.
Thank you for Fifty and his Bella.


I know what you're thinking. Good thing posts like this only come around once a year. I know I got a little carried away. I only have one more person to thank. Any guesses?

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Still my blogger identity.


 I know it embarrasses you, Rob, but it really is all about you.
Thank you for being as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside.


23 comments:

Living with Edward said...

I can not believe you said that the celebrity you could be friends with is Ellen. When I first met you in Seattle and I finally heard your voice I thought to myself that your voice sounds a lot like Ellen's. I even said it to DD that week.

Thank you for the kind words and for thanking me. I am the one who is grateful to you! Much love to ya! And love you long time.

itsjustme1217 said...

Such great answers. Thanks for the shout-out. You're so sweet.

Jenny Jerkface said...

Hot damn, Lisa. I'm getting all teary eyed over here.

Loved your answers.

And thank you for the shout out. I'm still blown away at how amazing this community is and just how wonderful, kind and exceptional all you ladies are.

You guys just make my day. Every single one of them.

Dangrdafne said...

I am pretty sure you know how much I love you. You are one of my favorite people in the world and one of my closest friends... all because of Twilight, Twitarded and the internet! Congratulations on 1 year blogging! Thank YOU for all your support to me and all your help in creating my blog.

Happy Day!

Twired Jen said...

Loved read your answers Lisa :) As always, love you big time.

xo J

Twired Jen said...

Ok..."READING"...geez.

I_heart_Fifty said...

OMG Lisa what a beautiful post!

Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement in setting up my blog, in the few short months I've been in town, you've been so supportive to me, really hope I can come over and meet you sometime.

Right, better go do some blogging, KiTT's tagged me too xxxx

sparkle for twilight said...

Lisa! Your comments made my Sunday night going into another week, 100000% better! I feel very fortunate to have "met" you and you're just a wonderful person! I have catching up with you to do ;)

PS I love your daughter's name (I think I might have mentioned this before lol).

Kelly said...

OMG Lisa.. I LOVELOVE LOVE Knight in Shining Armor!!! It is the one of my go to books when I need a pick me up.. I can't believe you have read it!! I can't believe you love it as much as I do!!!

Such a great post!! Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! Here's to another great year!!

MMWWAAHHHH!!!

XOXO

Jayla said...

Happy Anniversary to the first TwiBlogger willing to be my friend. I <3 you much!

This is the best line ever! "This pirate hooker will never set sail. There’s wh*les in them there waters, boys."

rpfangirldc said...

I am going to have to look up that book... I don't know, I really don't read romaces, but if you say it's good, I may actually like it. (I trust those who love Twilight.)

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Lisa!!!! Looking forward to another year of Rob goodness.

TongueTwied said...

You don't normally share a lot about yourself? Are you kiTTing me? LOL

Happy Bloggversary!!

Let's clarify what you mean about your answer to #5. RRoP within that penthouse.

If Robmusement decides to push you in front of a bus, just make sure it's not the one I'm one heading south. ;)

TongueTwied said...

PS-Lisa you have it backwards. It is you that torture me with your crazy theories. Please rent Season 1 of "The Mole" I think you will have such a fondness for Corbin B.

Also, Kristen called. Since she was left out of this post your Mother of the Robsten status has been revoked.

Oh and since you left out any credit to Stephenie Meyer she has announced she won't be finishing Midnight Sun--no big deal to you considering you haven't read any of it yet {which explains a lot Corbin}, but it sure meant a lot to the rest of us! :)

mmMoxie said...

aww. Thanks for the thanks, and thanks for being one of my bloggie besties :)

17foreverlisa said...

@LwE - You thought I sounded like Ellen? That's so cool. My family compares me to Rosie O'Donnell. LMAO! XO

@itsjustme1217 - I try :) Thanks for running RobMusement and for being there for so many of us.

@JJ - Just look at what you started! It's been an amazing ride. It was appropriate to celebrate one year of blogging with you in Forks.

@DD - And to think what I would have missed out on if I hadn't asked you if you minded sharing your Italy pictures with me that day at Twitarded. It was fate. You are loved. Remember that always!

@Jen - Typos...one more thing we have in common. LOL!!

@I_heart_Fifty - You are more than welcome. You know I love doing it. That reminds me! I need to get you your blog button info. Oops! That would be awesome if you get over here. It would be even more awesome if I got over there. I have to dream big.

@SFT - (((HUGS))) I have enjoyed reconnecting these past few days via your blog and mine. Email me when you can. I'd love to get caught up on how the job's going, too.

@Kelly - I squeeeeeed when I read your comment. Can't you just see Adorkable Rob trying to deal with all of the modern-day contraptions and then turning on the Vanity Fair smexy when he's back in his own element? We need to talk to Rob's people ;) Thanks for the love!

@Jayla - Yes, it was a tough job becoming your friend, but someone had to do it. Silly girl! You are smart, sassy, and share my taste in men ;) So glad you introduced yourself way back when.

@rpfangirldc - LOL!! I have always been one of those happy ending kind of girls. I have three copies of the book. If you email me with your address, I would love to send you one to keep.

@kiTT - I am not going to have any hair left when we're through, and you're going to have multiple concussions from banging your head on your desk, but I wouldn't change it now even if I could.

Regarding #5, I'm also very partial to vanilla. Just sayin'.

I'm shocked that you are hinting that you wouldn't stop said bus and help me out. Shocked, I say!

In honor of RobMusement, I was tip-toeing around Robsten. LOL!! I have a Mother of Robsten chip implanted in hip ;)

*hangs head in shame* It's a heavy burden to carry knowing I brought Midnight Sun to a grinding halt. Speaking of which, is there any grinding in Midnight Sun? I'm almost done with Chapter 4. Happy? :P

@Mox - You're welcome. We've been in this together for a long time. It would not have been the same without you.

UtterlyAbsurd Bella said...

Amazing post! I loved your answers and thanks for the shout out! :)

I had no idea our bloggy birthdays were at the same time! Happy birthday girl! Here's to many more!!!!!

Our post for tomorrow is our tribute to all the amazing friends we've made this past year....so keep your eyes peeled for little ole you! :)

You've been a great bloggy buddy and I hope we can get together again sometime soon!!!!
♥Marie

17foreverlisa said...

@Marie - I didn't know they were so close, either, until I saw you tweet about it. Pretty cool. I look forward to reading your post. Road tripping with Mama Cougar to meet you girls and having my first IMAX experience with you for Eclipse was definitely one of the highlights of this last year :)

Mrs. P @ TwiBite said...

Happy anniversary!!!! Now I want to read that book...and I spit my coffee at "dry docked"...lmao!!
We've had some seriously side splitting laughs, haven't we? Here's to another year...
Peace, Love, 17 forever,
Mrs. P

I_heart_Fifty said...

@Lisa - always dream big, baby x

StarlitViolets said...

Aww Lisa - you always know how to cut straight to what I'm thinking. I'm so happy you took me under your bloggy wing so long ago - WAY before I ever had my own blog. You are a truly special person with an amazing heart!

I miss your (((BIG HUGS))) and smooches!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 17forever!!! I can't wait to see what the next year could possibly hold!

Thanks for the shout out too! ;)

17foreverlisa said...

@SV - Your avi always stood out in those early days. Now that I have gotten to know you AND meet you in real life, I know you really do sprinkle pixie dust everywhere you go. Saying goodbye to you in Forks was one of the hardest things ever!

Trixie and Tess said...

Great post!! Imagine the YOU would pick 17 by Tim McGraw?! LOL :) Great song. Fits you to a "t". I LOVE Christmas too...everything about it...all the things you listed! A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux...you've given me another book to add to my "to-read" list...it grows every day! I have read The Hunger Games. I'm a HUGE fan, but it still doesn't replace Twilight. I don't know what my "Twilight" was before there was Twilight. That seems like a lifetime ago.

It was fun reading all of those things about you! Hope you're having a great week!♥

Tess

thecoldshower said...

OMG I am suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch a damn bad BFF am I not?
Wonderful happy anniversary bb! You picked the right moment to let us know more about you!
High five on the Ellen one. I wanna be BFFs with her too! She's just fucking awesomeness!

Thank you for the answers and thank you for the mention!

ILYVFM!
xxxxxxx
B

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