Friday, February 25, 2011

nicknames & cookies & all that jazz

Time for Five Question Friday. {sigh.} I love Fridays.

1. Can you drive a stick shift?
Um, no. No, i can't.

2. What are 2 foods you just can't eat?
Sushi - i tried it twice, several years apart. Both times i ate what people said is "good to start with" & both times i gagged. Not going to try it again, people! I do not need sushi to make me happy in life! I am just fine without it, thank you!
Clams - & i've never tried them. But GAG, BARF, ew!!! (Lots of people eat those here. Not me.)

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies?
No. Or else i will eat the whole box. And i just can't risk that much temptation! But my mom used to get them all the time. And i LOVE the samoa's or whatever they're called, the peanut butter sandwich cookies & the thin mints. AMAZING!

4. How do you pamper yourself?
Pedicures, although i am SERIOUSLY overdue. Not necessarily to be pampered. But my feet are in bad shape & flip-flop season is totally back. I should get some pedi money for my bday next week. :)

5. What is your nickname & how did you get it?
Well...i love acting. And one day i was instant messaging my friend DJ who wanted to be a director. And somehow jokingly i acted like i was mel gibson talking to him (this was when Mel was highly respected, i am not sure he is anymore, due to his recent episodes). From that day on he called me Mel. And it stuck throughout my twenties. Most people called me Mel from then on. It even got to the point where i was introducing myself & being introduced as Mel. Which can be a problem, because then people would start calling me Melanie, thinking Mel was short for Melanie, but it is actually short for Melissa. :)

When i got married, i started writing & saying Melissa again, mainly because Mel sounded good with my maiden name, but Melissa sounds better with my married name. :)

My family doesn't really call me Mel, though. They usually say Melissa, Lissa, or LissaRaye (my middle name is Raye). Other nicknames include: Lizzer, Melbelle, Melraye, Melicious (rhymes with delicious haha), Melba, Lemissa, Lilla (from the kids i used to nanny), & Mel P! Usually they add a quick "V!" after saying "P" because they remembered i have a new last name now.

That was a really long answer. Growing up i never had nicknames but now i have them in abudance! And i like them. :)

Hey, your turn! Link up at Mama M's!


  1. Visiting from Five Question Friday. (This may be a repeat comment, as my first one would not post.) Stage or film acting? I did lots of stage work in college. Feel free to visit and follow me anytime at Back Porchervations.

  2. Those are the 3 kinds of Girl Scout cookies I like best too!


  3. Yeah I need a pedicure too....that's on my birthday list which is next month:)

  4. I told Dylan I would learn to drive a stick if I got my dream car. But since that probably won't be happening, I don't need to learn! Clams are too gross, never had one, never will. I think I might be the only person who doesn't like Girl Scout cookies. Almost everyone that knows me, calls me Bekah at some point, but Dylan never calls me Bekah. Ever. I think it's funny!


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