Melissa Runs

Sometimes, Melissa runs her legs. Sometimes, she runs her mouth.

Month: October 2008 (page 2 of 2)

but I'm too quiet to be a Bette . . .

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz…

You Are a Bette!

You are a Bette — “I must be strong”

Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Stand up for yourself… and me.
  • * Be confident, strong, and direct.
  • * Don’t gossip about me or betray my trust.
  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
  • * Give me space to be alone.
  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don’t flatter me.
  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don’t automatically assume it’s a personal attack.
  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that’s just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a Bette

  • * being independent and self-reliant
  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest
  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
  • * upholding just causes

What’s Hard About Being a Bette

  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don’t intend to
  • * being restless and impatient with others’ incompetence
  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices
  • * putting too much pressure on myself
  • * getting high blood pressure when people don’t obey the rules or when things don’t go right

Bettes as Children Often

  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
  • * are sometimes loners
  • * seize control so they won’t be controlled
  • * figure out others’ weaknesses
  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked
  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

Bettes as Parents

  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
  • * are sometimes overprotective
  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

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The teaser post

This weekend was one of those crazy busy weekends.  Now that it’s Sunday, I don’t even have time to write about it all. I will, however, give you a little list of tidbits

  1. Yes Virginia, I did get my Race for the Cure on.  There are pictures. There are LOTS of pictures.
  2. I met Lisa and the “Team Fabulous Crew” Friday night and we had a Rowdy dinner at La Hacienda.  Those servers will tell their grandkids about that night.  The raspberry margaritas at that place are orgasms in a glass.  Yes they are.
  3. I went to see Hillary Clinton speak at a rally on Friday afternoon. I love me some Hillary Rodham Clinton.  You’ll just have to disagree with me on this one.  It was quite an enthusiastic crowd. My only gripe is that people here still seem to want to have some 3 feet of personal space while standing watching a speech. Hello, this is a rally. It’s like a rock concert. You got to squish up to see the stage.  Oh and if you’re so stinky that you don’t want people right next to you, three feet isn’t going to help much either.
  4. I ran seven miles today as was necessary for me to keep up with the Little Rock marathon training program. I guess I’m going to do this thing.  This seven miles was a lot harder than the six miles last week. i’m assuming it has to do with the fact I did so much this weekend and didn’t get enough sleep.

Hillary Duff is my hero

7 things

In theory, Jennybee tagged me to write seven things about myself that you probably don’t know.

  1. Merlisser was a nickname created by Jennybee over there. Honestly, I have no idea why she did it but it stuck. Or it stuck with her. Most of her friends called me “manwoman” Yeah they kinda sucked and thought college was Junior High Part II.
  2. I can play piano better than the average bear. I started college as a music major with piano as my instrument of choice. “So you still play the piano?” is the line that divides the pre and post college crowd of friends and acquaintences in my life.
  3. I’ve been reading and writing online in some capacity for a long time: before Dooce got Dooced, personal blogs were called “online journals” and when Schuyler was the Chubbin. Remember Kaycee Nicole? those were the days.
  4. Once when I was 3 or 4, I stuck a bobby pin into an electrical outlet. I remember a loud Poof and my fingers were black. I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. My nose was black. My hair had this crazy looking static electricity thing going on and there was a black ring surrounding the perimeter of my face. It was then and only then that I began to cry. This is actually one of my earliest memories. I blame any and all craziness on this event. UHHUH!!!!
  5. I can’t whistle.
  6. I got inspired to take piano lessons from a Bugs Bunny cartoon
  7. I have seen every episode of Dawson’s Creek, Six Feet Under, Freaks and Geeks, and Veronica Mars. No I do not watch too much TV!! (okay maybe I do)

What year is it anyway?

Calling a black Presidential candidate “THAT ONE”

Telling a black soundman to “sit down boy”

Shouting to kill Obama because he’s a terrorist.

People who point blank say “I’m not voting for Barak Obama because of his race.”

This is embarassing.


I ran 6 miles on Saturday. That’s right 6 miles. That, to date, is the furthest I have ever run. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that I didn’t feel like I was going to fall down from exhaustion. I couldn’t believe that my pace didn’t slow down a whole helluva a lot. I couldn’t believe I wasn’t crazy sore. I did have a slight ache that made me very aware of my legs when I was trying to go to sleep that night but that was it.

I am amazed. RAWRRRRR..

Of course, now I’m feeling all proud of myself and am considering doing the Little Rock Marathon in earnest. There are some hills and that will be a challenge but it seems doable. Crazy but doable. I will be ridiculously slow but it seems feasible that I can finish the thing.

WOW! I’m amazing myself over here. Of course, running a marathon has been one of those “BUCKET LIST” type goals so I’m a little psyched about the whole thing.

I love me some Tina Fey.

This is almost as funny as the real debate. No really

Public Service announcement

This is a public service announcement about voting created by Leonardo di Caprio and a bunch of his celebrity friends. No matter what your political leanings, it is definitely something to watch.

Running thoughts

I have officially signed up for Race for the Cure. Here is my fundraising page. . I have put it in the sidebar under my personal stuff (called Melissa stuff).

I love running. I am not sure exactly why I love it so much but I find that I am more relaxed and more fun after I have been running. Also, I like going out, putting on the iPod and just concentrating on one step at a time. For me, it seems like running is a type of meditation where you are moving, concentrating on breathing, and possessing a certain level of focus on what you are doing (running). For some reason, everything else seems a little bit easier after a run.

Also, there is the pride that results from accomplishing a goal that you set out for yourself. I remember the delight after I crossed the finish line after my first 5K.

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