Friday, March 4, 2011


Happy Friday! Everyone and their mom is doing this, so here goes!

Age: 30

Bed size: Queen. Best furniture investment ever. I adore my bed.

Chore you dislike: Cleaning the bathroom - especially the shower!

Dogs: No thank you. I like the idea of having a dog to go running with, but that's about it. I get very nervous around dogs, especially when they jump on you...

Essential start to your day: Scrambled eggs w/ lots of salsa. Best breakfast ever.

Favorite color: Either pink or navy.

Gold or silver: I prefer silver for engagement/wedding rings, but I like gold better for every day jewelry. Which I rarely wear, so this question is sort of irrelevant for me!

Height: 5'7"

Instruments you play(ed): Trumpet & piano

Job title: Fixed Income Analyst. But I usually tell people Investment Analyst because when I say "Fixed Income", many people have no idea what that means...

Kids: Hopefully some day.

Live: Suburb of Minneapolis, MN.

Mom’s name: Marlys. It's the most mispronounced name ever. It's pronounced: Mar-Liss. Super simple, but boy people come up with some interesting pronunciations!

Nicknames: Lees, Dotz, and D-Rod. The last 2 are because of my last name. There are also some less flattering, like Sleaza. I am not at all sleazy, but my friends started calling me this in college and it sort of stuck. In fact, one of my friend's moms calls me Sleaza...

Overnight hospital stays: I spent about 3 days in the hospital when I was in 6th grade because I got a horrible sinus infection and was so so so sick.

Pet peeve: Just one? Then I have to go with tardiness. It makes my blood boil when people are late!

Quote from a movie: I love Anthony Hopkin's speech about love from Meet Joe Black but that's sort of long... So I will go with a quote from Notting Hills: "After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

And my favorite funny quote: "I have nipples, Greg, could you milk me?"

Righty or Lefty: Righty

Siblings: 2 older brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister

Time you wake up: 5:15 during the week. Around 7:30-8 on the weekends.

Underwear: Yep, I wear them.

Vegetables you don’t like: Sweet potatoes. I think they are so trendy these days, but I do not care for them. I like my vegetables to be savory, not sweet!

What makes you run late: Sending 1 more email or commenting on 1 more blog.

X-Rays you’ve had: Arm when I fractured it and neck when I had neck a couple of years ago. I think that's it!

Yummy food you make: I don't really have a signature dish... I don't cook for others very often. My fave dish that I make for myself is Beef w/ Pomegranate sauce served with mashed potatoes w/ pureed Navy beans for a little extra protein. Mmm.

Zoo animal favorite: Monkeys!

Enjoy the weekend, everyone! I have absolutely nothing planned, which I am happy about! I plan on studying, sleeping in, and hopefully running outdoors for a change!! Do you have any fun plans?


Jess said...

Underwear? Yup, I wear them.

Probably one of the best things ever written!! Thanks for the laugh and have a great weekend!!!

B and B said...

Have a great weekend, Lisa!
Paul and I are going to a Twins' spring training game tomorrow!

Kyria said...

Oh my goodness I hate late people too. But what I find funny is that later you say you run late when checking emails. Haha!! But then you drive really fast to make up for it, right?

Nora said...

I totally laughed at your undewear comment. Hilarious :)

Also, had no idea you had those nicknames!

Have a great, relaxing weekend. I'm sure we'll chat a bunch as per usual!


Marlys said...

Add one more x-ray to your list - one of your sinuses! When you were very young, you got so sick you wouldn't sit up and they found out you had a bad sinus infection. That was before the time you were hospitalized, though. I'm so glad you don't have that much problem with your sinuses anymore! Have a great weekend! And, BTW, I'm so glad you wear underwear! :)

Amy said...

1) Your mom's name is so pretty!

2) I'm with you on the lateness. NOTHING makes me angrier than people who are late. It's so rude!

Leigh said...

Haha love the underwear comment! Hope you have a great weekend Lisa!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Yay I'm glad you played along! I totally didn't get the "Underwear" letter but I think it's funny how everyone interpreted it differently. I interpreted it to mean what brand you wear. Haha!

I am really not a huge fan of sweet potatoes either actually, I really enjoy sweet potatoe fries every once in awhile, but that's about it!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I hate cleaning the shower too, in fact, I rarely do it! Haha! :)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Lol I love how you said yup I wear them, I seriously considered that.

Also agree cleaning the bathroom stinks.

I have no plans this weekend either, yayy!!! I'm at the Cape and there is NO snow!

Stephany said...

I HATE cleaning the tub. Hate, hate, hate it. Everyone doing this meme seems to mention unloading the dishwasher which I don't find a pain at all. But the tub? UGH!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Cleaning the shower is hard to do! It is awkward.

No big plans this weekend ... the hubby is doing a splash and sprint race this evening, so I will be watching that.

Lisa-Marie said...

I did not know you played trumpet! x

Jeanie said...

I haven't done this yet, but I think I have to! I love these -- really get to know people better and I always enjoy when lots of things mesh like this one!

Hope you're entering the right time zone by now. Re-entry is hard, isn't it?