Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Randomness

Happy St. Patrick's Day Darlings!

Not that I'm Irish or anything, but I think it's ok for an Italian gal to hop on the train and celebrate as well:)  You know what other train I'm hopping on today?...The 11 things one.

The very sweet Chantilly tagged me .... so really, how could I resist?
Alright, here I go:

Shadow Catcher

There are five rules:

1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you've tagged them.

My 11 Things: 

1.  I drove half way across the country to get this vintage piano I had my heart set on.  My husband and I rented a car with unlimited miles, then drove 16 hours to and from Kansas without stopping.  When we returned the car, the clerks at the rental place thought there was something wrong with the odometer.  

2.  My first crush at the age of 8 was on Wesley from Mr. Belvedere.  

3.  I make up words for things and then sing about them throughout my day.  My poor husband and son.  My humor is kind of strange.

4.  No way, no how will I go near ketchup.  Both the smell and taste of it disgust me.

5.  I like myself a good ol' piece of barbecue though:)

6.  Perhaps I mentioned this before...but I well, kind of made out with Joey Fatone, from NSync when I was a senior in high school.  Long story.  It is not something to brag about I know, but it's darn-tootin hilarious.  

7.  When I worked retail, I once chased a group of shoplifters throughout the the time they got to the parking lot, four police cars surrounded us and arrested them.  Even better, my parents were sitting in the food court waiting for me to get off work and witnessed it go down.

8.  I was engaged twice.  

9.  I can't stand to fly, I'm not that naive.

10.  My maiden name was Bongiorno.  Just like the Italian greeting for "Good day".  Boys in school used to make fun of me and call me Marisa BonJovi.  Whatever, I thought it was cool.

Chantilly's Questions: 

1. Where are you sitting, and what are you doing right now?
In my family room, watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  This never gets old to me.  I am kind of a nerd like that.

2. What's your favorite fruit? Least favorite?
Favorite - Nectarines  Least favorite: Anything in a can.

3. Are you a dog or cat person?
Oh a cat lady most definitely.  Maybe even a crazy one....hmmm.  I adore my cats Philly and Lily to pieces and can't wait till they move into our new house with us.  (they are currently dwelling at the in-laws until we finish a few things up).

4. Who's the last person you talked do, and what's the last thing you said?
My friend Kat...via text, she lives down the street from me.  She told me to go to my deck and look up at the stars.  I ran and did.  It was unmatchable beauty.  I told her: "I love this place!".

5. Name your top five bands/ music artists.
1. Keane - so much, this is also my son's name:)
2. The Beatles - Fact, I almost named my son McCartney
3. Los Campesinos
4. Johnny Cash
5. Tennis

6. Where did you grow up? 
Camp Hill, Pennslyvania.  It's like the picture perfect little suburbia of the US. 

7. On your fantasy trip of the world, where would you go?
Italy hands down.  It's where much of my family is from.

8. Describe your perfect day- from start to finish.
Sleep in.  Eat Breakfast.  Play/reading time with my son.  Eat Lunch.  Jam a little.  Explore the outdoors with the fam.  Coffee.  Vintage hunt.  Dinner at my mom's house.  Dessert.  Some more play.  Movie.  Cuddle.  Bed.  I'm a pretty simple gal. 

9. What's your least favorite smell?
How gross can we get here?  I hate when someone burps and the smell is in the air.  I used to work around hundreds of teenagers and this happened often...with the boys, not the girls, just to clarify. 

10. Imagine your 2 most favorite foods are people, and describe the way they met.
Manicotti and Spaetzles.  Mr. Manicotti was a soldier stationed in Germany post WWII.  One day he was driving down the road of a small German town with his friend and noticed two lovely dames walking together, the one being Miss Spaetzles.  He tried to charm her and pick her up and when she refused him, he told her that she had to give him her name and address if she wanted to get off scott free without any further problems.  She begrudgingly did.  From that day on, he showed up at her family's house every day, making quite a pest of himself.  As her father was POW MIA at the time, her family was very poor.  Every day he showed up, he brought them food, cigarettes, and stockings for her and her sisters.  After time they became friends and fell madly in love, got married, had kids and lived happily ever after.

This is a true story:)  

11. Do you prefer to receive flowers or chocolate from a significant other?
Chocolate all the way....Godiva perhaps:)  My sweet tooth need satiated.

My tags and questions:

My questions:
1.  What's the last book you read?  
2.  Name your top 3 songs of all time.
3.  What's the first film you saw at the movies?
4.  Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
5.  Name something that grosses you out.
6.  What's your guilty pleasure song?
7.  Who's your famous crush?
8.  What are you afraid of?
9.  What's one thing you don't do well that you wish you did.
10.  Name one person who's brain you would like to pick.
11. What's your dream job?

Alright darlings, if you made it this have yourselves one loverly little weekend.  
Catch you later, 

Shadow Catcher


  1. Hmmmm... I'm definitely curious about this Joey Fatone story, I bet your friends were jealous! I'm quite happy for Mr. Manicotti & Miss Spaetzles :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. These posts are always so fun!! Wow, you made out with joey fatone? That's super crazy. I love how you drove 16 hours for a piano, so crazy. Your ideal day sounds kind of amazing!!!

  3. fun to know more about fellow bloggers!!
    Italy is a great place to visit...and they don't use ketchup on their foods!!

  4. Awww it's been nice to learn a few things about you!

  5. You are so cute :) Congrats for award and nice answers :)

  6. i loved reading through your answers!! i do the same thing...make up words and sing them throughout the day, haha.

  7. It's so lovely to know a little more about you! Your maiden surname, Bongiorno, is also the surname of a very famous showman here in Italy, Mike Bongiorno (haha maybe you're relatives)...when he died it was a real shock for everybody.

    Life is a romantic poem

    1. That's so funny that you mentioned that Jul, because my dad's name is Mike Bongiorno & growing up when we made reservations at an authentically Italian restaurant, the employees there would always get so excited bc they thought it was the famous Mike Bongiorno from Italy. :-)

  8. you know, barbecue is kinda like ketchup, right? I mean, if you make them from scratch, they're almost essentially the same? :)

    I loved reading through this post, Marisa! and I simply love that dress and floppy hat!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    1. I know...weird right, that I love one and hate the other. It must be the added kick of spice in the bbq:)

  9. Hey, I wrote mine over on the travel blog : )

  10. This is awesome! I love these posts getting to know people better. I'm totally going to live up to my tag this weekend. I think Marisa BonJovi is quite a beautiful name.

  11. Oh my goodness, NUMBER 6. If only because just yesterday my friend and I were talking about Nsync/ the Backstreet Boys. And I love number one. That's such a sweet, wonderful little story :)

  12. Hope you had a great weekend! I really liked this post and learning more about you.

    Emma xo

  13. haha- i love your answer to least favorite smell! you're right that's a pretty bad one. thank you for taking the time to answer these questions, ms. marisa :) i feel i know you so much better now. xoxo

  14. It was nice to read these random facts about you! ;)

    I hate ketchup, too. And love bbq and Keane. Keane's concert in Argentina was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Tom's voice is unparalleled! ;D

    Hope you've started the week off with a huge smile!


    1. I agree with you 100% about Tom's voice:) They are quite an amazing band...I love them so much I think I've seen them 6 times and met them twice. Seriously the nicest and most down to earth group of gentlemen. They really took so much time to interact and talk with their fans....and not just brush by them. Definitely made me respect them even more!

  15. loved reading this Marissa BonJovi =)

  16. It´s been great getting to know you a bit more!
    Loved your navy style previous look!
    And the color combination of this one!

  17. Oh! And I´m half Italian too!! hehe!

  18. I love these things. I can't believe you made out withnjoey fatone, that is the most amazing thing ever. I hope your husband brags about it, I would. And I love your little food story with the manicotti and spaetzle. Hilarious! And I was wondering before if your son was named after the band or perhaps was a family name, I love that he's named after the band

  19. Pd I am excited to fill this out! I will tomorrow. If I accidentally click off the comment form on my iPad it doesn't let me keep typing, it also makes me spell terribly, but I figure most of the mistakes aren't too bad!

  20. I absolutely LOVED reading your answers and learning more about you! You are so adorable (most of your answers made me laugh out loud haha) and I just couldn't help but be super curious about the NSYNC dude?!?! MUST KNOW!!!


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