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December 6, 2008 / merlisser

Who am I? Who is anybody really?

Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete,and a basket case, and a princess, and a criminal…
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

I decided to challenge myself by signing up for Holidailies. This means I agree to post something every day starting today until January the 5th. Hold on to your seats, kids.

I’m going with the writing prompt since I don’t have a buttload of archives for you to see.

So who am I? Well the basics are that my name is Melissa. I call myself “Merlisser” on here because JennyBee called me that a long time ago and it amuses me. I’m a 35 year old caucasian female from Arkansas. Right now I am overweight. I used to be regular weight or thin as people used to say.

I guess I could define myself by my hobbies. I like to run, take pictures, read books, watch movies, travel (Although I don’t do it nearly enough) and write.

Would where I’ve lived help you? Arkansas, DC with a summer in New York, and Florida.

My job? I’m a lawyer. I particularly like criminal defense. You can define me by that, I guess.

Maybe listing some of the cool (or at least interesting) stuff I’ve done will help you.

  1. Attended Clinton’s second inauguration
  2. Worked as a criminal investigator for criminal defense attorneys in DC. It was like Veronica Mars but with a lot less gadgets
  3. Volunteered for the Obama campaign
  4. helped build a school in Kenya
  5. straddled the equator (in Kenya)
  6. Ate Pizza at Grimadli’s
  7. Walked Race for the Cure with some friends
  8. Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge for fun (it has a great view)
  9. Tromped cotton as a kid
  10. Used an outhouse
  11. Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Or maybe a list of favorites.

  • book: Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
  • song: Paper Bag by Fiona Apple (although this one changes every day and I could list about 20 “favorite songs”)
  • restaurant: Star of India in Little Rock Arkansas. OR Zorba’s Cafe in Washington DC with City Lights of China in DC a close second.
  • color: purple. a really dark shade of purple.
  • movie: Shawshank Redemption (although this constantly changes as well. Today it’s Shawshank)
  • vice: driving really fast
  • animal: Bichon Frise dogs
  • curse word: FUCK
  • word: onomatopoeia
  • drink: margarita

There are some snippets. And to introduce myself.

Hi. I’m Melissa and it’s nice to meet you.



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  1. Kathy / Dec 7 2008 12:09 am

    It’s nice to meet you too! Congrats on the 5K today. And I totally feel your pain on the jogging pants. I have to wear super-low-rise EVERYTHING just because if I wear regular pants? They hit someplace around my nipples. Argh. Wait, I probably should have left this on today’s entry instead. Oh well….

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