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April 12, 2011

Blogoversary Day Two! All About Lisa & Giveaway!


Here is some stuff you didn't know about Lisa:

Have you ever tried to cut your own hair?

Yes, when I was ten years old I decided I wanted my hair to be shorter. So I got a pair of scissors, when into the bathroom, wet my hair then cut it to my shoulders. Its funny because when my mom found out she took me to the salon to have it evened out and the hair dresser barely had to fix it.

What is your dream car?

A black Cadillac Escalade. Its frustrating when I’m out on the road and I see an old lady driving one!

What is your favorite season?

Winter because I hate the summer heat! I complain all summer long that its too hot, my hair is frizzing etc. You can always put on more clothes and blankets, but you can only take so much off.

What do you like to collect?

Well I once had several shoe boxes full of Snapple caps, the ones with the random facts on them. Now I collect fortune cookie sayings, though my friends yell at me because I take the fortune without eating the cookie.

Have you ever had surgery?

If mouth surgery counts, then yes. I have had three painful oral surgeries to get a dental implant. I broke my front tooth when I was in the forth grade, (not going to tell you how because it was dumb and embarrassing) and I had the tooth crowned until I somehow broke that too.

Are you an innie or an outie?

I’m an innie, outie’s totally freak me out. Lol

Have you ever returned a gift?

Yes, once or twice. But in my defense it was only when the gift giver provided me with the receipt and said I could return it if I didn’t like it…

Do you need corrective lenses?

I don’t need them but lately I’ve been thinking about getting colored contacts so I can see what I would look like with blue or brown eyes, since I have green.

Do you sing in the car?
Oh I certainly do! If I’m alone in the car and really into a song, I scream it at the top of my lungs. "Don't stop believing..." hehe

Have you ever fallen asleep in school?
I don’t know why I’m sharing this, but yes I have. When I was in kindergarten I fell asleep at my desk and when I woke up I had peed my pants. Had to go home in my gym clothes and all the kids on the bus were asking me why I was wearing them…mortifying :(

What's your favorite carnival ride?

The carousel because to me that’s the ultimate symbol of a blissful childhood. I could get on it right now and feel like a kid again, just content and carefree!

Do you drink pepsi or coke?

Doesn’t really matter as long as its diet. Regular soda equals unnecessary calories. lol


For my portion of the contest, I couldn't decide which of my favorite books to give away. So I picked 3 books I'm obsessed with and the winner can choose which one they want. Your choices are; Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Delirium by Lauren Oliver or Sing me to Sleep by Angela Morrison.

How to Enter:

Just leave a comment below with your name, e-mail and BLOG URL (if you have one)
You do not need to be a follower, but we would love you lots if you decide to stick with us <3

Ends April 22nd @ 11:59 PM

Good luck to everyone who is entering and please continue to check the blog for Maria's and Wanda's posts too!!!


  1. I've never tried to cut my own hair, but when we were really little my older sister tries to give me bangs. It didn't turn out to well. ^_^

    Happy blogoversary!

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  2. Outies scare me, too!

  3. Haha! I have been known to cut my own hair!


  4. You have green eyes? I'm jealous! ;-)


  5. I can't enter the contest as I'm International but I had just had to comment... I was giggling my head off reading about poor Lisa peeing her pants in school (sorry.... kindergarten!). She's a brave girl to share that lol!

  6. Great answers! Some made me laugh. :D Outies freak me out too. I also collect fortunes! I only have a few though, but I have a really good one about books. :)

  7. Nice Q&A! Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  8. Love the kindergarten story! Only one thing: if you can tell us about that but are too embarrassed to tell us how you broke your tooth, it must be a really good story! I am very curious now lol.

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)


  9. Congrats!!! Major milestone. Hope it's been a wonderful year! And thanks for the giveaway.


  10. Yay blogoversaries! :D


  11. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your blogoversary!
    GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    Email: lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  12. I love learning more about you guys! Green eyes are just gorgeous, but I totally get wanting to see what you look like with other colors! Thanks for a cool giveaway.

  13. yay this rocks!

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

  14. Don't get rid of your green eyes!!! Green eyes unite!! No really, don't. They're so unique that you'll wish they were greener!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  15. Love giveaways and congrats on your blogoversary!I have awful allergies so I used to fall asleep due to benadryl.. I would wake up regretful when my head hit the desk ha


  16. Again, all four fabulous ladies...HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY to you guys!!!

    Dear Lisa,

    Like Damaris, I am again in awe of how much I have in common with another of the Good Reading Fantastic Four (yes, I hereby dub you that!). Like you, I love winter - I can't the summer heat (and I've always lived in a relatively warm/sunny place),ugh! Outties freak me out as well, but I once had a boyfriend who didn't HAVE a belly Kyle XY...yeah, like THAT!!! Lol :P Before u start freaking out that I dated an alien, he had am umbilical hernia as a child, and when they remedied his condition,they had to excise that part of his abdomen out -- still,even knowing that,it freaked me out a little! lol :P I belt the songs out in my car as well. The merry-go-round IS the ultimate representation of childhood & child-like,the music is always so soothing! :) And I drink DIET soda too. Initially,it was for the same reason as you...SO did not need the extra/unnecessary calories - but now I've acquired a taste for them, especially diet coke! :)

    Thanks for sharing this interview with us, and opening up to us - and for your generosity! :)

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

    P.S... Damaris and I are so getting together and going make-up crazy on you, one of these days (day-dreams) lol :P

  17. LOL I still attempt to cut my own hair and always regret it, especially my bangs!

    Awesome giveaway! Happy Blogoversary!

    meanmisskittie at gmail dot com

  18. Love that you collect fortune cookie sayings...whenever we order chinese in my office we all sit around and read ours and everyone has to add "in bed" at the end of can get pretty funny!

    Happy Blogoversary...I am a follower! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Happy blogoversary. There's something about outies that freak me out as well.


  20. Have you seen the movie Losers? Chris Evans sings Don't Stop Believing in it, it is pretty awesome him singing not the movie.

  21. Happy blogoersary! I love road trips where it is just me...and my iPod. There is a lot of singing! Thanks for the giveaway!
    candicerjames (at) gmail (com)

  22. Happy Blogoversary! Loved your answers.

    Erin L.
    erinberry12 at charter dot net

  23. Happy Blogoversary! Great giveaway (:

    Karen Y.


  24. Happy blogoversary!! Thanks for the great giveaway. Great interview.

    follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  25. Awe, I swear all mortifying things happen in Kindergarten! :( Thanks for the giveaways and happy blogoversary!

    Kaitlyn in Bookland

  26. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thank you for sharing this set with us!

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  27. OMG, totally agree about the outie's! lol. And green eyes are the best! Don't ever change them! *says the person with green eyes* Awesome interview. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway too. Delirium is amazing but I have it so I'd choose one of the other two. I am a follower. :D


  28. Happy Blogoversary -- I enjoyed reading about Lisa :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  29. Happy Blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway!


  30. Congrats, darling!! :)

    My email is astrid_triatlon(at)hotmail(dot)com.

    Thanks for the giveaway ;)


  31. Happy Blogoversary!

    I love green eyes!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  32. Happy Blogoversary!

    I collect movie ticket stubs..I just cleaned out my closet and my daughter went through my basket full of stubs and laughed when she found one for Home Alone 2 Lost in New York. Yup, they go back that far. Thanks for the giveaway.


  33. Thanks a lot for this contest!
    Happy Blogoversary:)
    I would love to win Anna and the French Prince.

  34. Is that actually your belly button?? Lol!

    OMG. I loved Anna and the French Kiss! And I just finished Delirium! Another love! Haven't heard of the third book yet. :O

    Thanks for the great giveaways and interviews!


  35. THANKS...
    Happy Blogoversary!!!!

  36. Happy Blogaversary! I am a GFC follower of your blog.

    Thank you for this giveaway!!!!


  37. Happy Blogiversary! I love Don't Stop Believin' too!

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  38. Okay Hira, thanks you are very sweet! To everyone who complimented my green eyes, thank you also. And yes...that is my belly button! lol

  39. Congratulations. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest.

  40. Great questions and I love the carousel too! Such a classic ride.


  41. Congrats!!!

    Please enter me

    lisasworldofbooks @

    thanks Lisa

  42. Oh my goodness what great books! Would love to win :)



  43. Lisa, don't think by showing your belly button here that I still don't want to see your stomach lol. (Inside joke)

    I know a good place you can contacts different colors just for fun. LOL

  44. Happy Blogoversary!
    Great book picks I would love to win one of them.
    Thanks for sharing all of those stories and fun facts about yourself Lisa.

  45. I never cut my hair as a child but ever one of my kids cut their's around the age of 6 to 8. two of them did it the day before they had school pics made.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  46. Great questions! Happy Blogoversary!
    GFC follower

  47. That interview was super fun to read. I had no idea what an innie or outie was before but now that i know even i feel outies freak me out.
    I am a follower.
    Happy Blogoversary!


  48. I commonly cut my own bangs. Does that count? I've only seen one outie in all my life and yes they are weird.

  49. Love getting to know you better!


    Long time follower


  50. I peed my pants in Kindergarten too, lol... Anyway, I'd love to be entered in the giveaway - thanks for the chance :)

  51. Lots of fun facts - my son just wet his pants while napping in kindergarten - it really didn't phase him, but I'm sure if I remind him when he's older it will.


  52. I love all three of those books! Good choices.


  53. I wish my adventure in own hair cutting went quite so well heh~~

  54. Awesome giveaway!! Thanks!! :)

    rosashah [at] gmail [dot] com

  55. LOL I admit that I sing in the car too , give me some 80s metal and watch out :)

    Happy Blogoversary


  56. Super giveaway and I am loving all the fun info you have been giving out! Count me in!
    Happy Blogoversary
    aurora m.

  57. Happy blogoversary! I love these little interviews so fun to learn more about you all!!

  58. This is awesome, thanks!

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  59. I've attempted to cut my own hair as well! I must have been about six, and I had the fastest growing bangs in the world. One morning my mother was still asleep and I decided I had the ability to cut them straight enough. I didn't.

    Thanks for the contest!


  60. I use to cut my hair as a teenager and did a pretty good job...but I still have nightmares about my Aunt giving me bangs! She must have had too much coffee to drink that day!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  61. YAY!!!Happy Blogoversary!

  62. Happy Blogoversary! I love your winter photo. Snow is pretty when it's white and fluffy. Black and slushy -- not so much.

    I have to wear glasses. I used to wear contact lenses but they are such a pain. I would like to try the disposable ones. I have brown eyes and would love green ones.

  63. I sing to the radio all the time. My kids think I am a little crazy. Thanks for the post.

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  64. Great giveaway! They books sound awesome!


  65. OMG, more great books. I would die if I won these :) So love learning more about you guys :) Who hasn't fallen asleep in school,lol especially in h.s. when you get a teacher that lectures the whole hour. Brings back memories of me sneaking in my sunglasses so I could hide my sleeping eyes or making sure I kept my hair long so I could hide behind it and sleep as I was pretending to take notes. hahaha :)


  66. happy blogoversary!! thanks for the giveaway!!


  67. I think I have a, half outie, and half innie. Its weird. LOL.
    GFC Follower!! :D
    Cathy T

  68. Thanks for sharing that Kindergarten embarrassing! And happy Blogoversary :)

    I'm an old follower.

    arallison at gmail dot com

  69. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!


  70. Happy Blogoversary! I enjoyed reading about Lisa. Great giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks!


  71. I would love to win! Long time follower!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  72. Ah, I'd love Delirium. <3

    Linda @ Most Important Letter


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