ABCs of me

[Update: Nablopomo did not end up happening for me but the ABCs were finally launched in March (nothing slow about me!) - this was originally written in 2007]

Today marks day 1 of November which also means the beginning of NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month. I will be posting every day for the month of November. I decided that I wanted to have a theme to make my postings tie together.

Since GenPink is about being a twenty something woman I decided my theme would be the ABCs of life in your twenties. To get things started today I’m going to do the ABCs of me. I got this idea from Courtney. This will give you a little background for my upcoming posts.

  • a: Athletic – a word that should never be used in a sentence with my name. I am the most unathletic person ever. I don’t even know how to ride a bike, yep you read that right I never learned.
  • b: Blog – I started this blog out of curiosity and now I love it. Blogging is a great resource for connecting with the world.
  • c: Camera – I love taking pictures. I also love photoshopping pictures. Every picture that is ever put up by me has been doctored in some way or another.
  • d: Design – I am a designer. I tell people I “make stuff pretty” for a living. Sometimes ugly designs drive me batty. Like ugly restaurant menus don’t get me started.
  • e: Elysa – that’s my name. My mom saw it on a purple billboard when she was riding a motorcycle in Paris when she was in her twenties. The question is, do you know how to say it …
    eh (as in Elizabeth) Lisa – got it? just like Lisa with an E ok!
  • f: Food – Love it! I eat all the time. I usually eat about every 2 or 3 hours. I would have a lot more money if I wasn’t hungry all the time.
  • g: Girls – I love my girls. I have so many girl friends its a bit overwhelming. I was recently accused of being a lesbian because of how many pictures I have of myself with different girls. Rest assured I promise I am not, I just have great friends.
  • h: Helpful – I love being helpful. I have always been a caretaker type. I try to find ways that I can help out when my friends are in need.
  • i: Imaginative – I have always been kind of a dreamer/inventor type. I’m glad that has manifested into a career that allows me to be imaginative.
  • j: Joyful – I am joyful most of the time. I think that life is too short to spend time unhappy. Life is Now!
  • k: Knowledgeable – Yeah I know stuff! Actually I really am an intellectual type. I make quirky, silly comments a lot on this blog just for fun but I was always considered the smart kid in class. AND I’m a blonde, so ha!
  • l: Loving – I am pretty loving, not as much as others. I am working on that.
  • m: Michelle – that’s my middle name. My stepmom is named Lesa (pronounced Lisa) so at my dad’s house it gets too confusing if I go by my first name. I have been called many variations of the name Michelle – Mikey seems the be the one that stuck. That’s Mikey, as in “Mikey likes it” not MiCKey as in Mickey mouse.
  • n: Nerd – I am a big nerd. I am a blonde computer nerd. Actually I’m a Mac loving nerd I DO NOT like PCs.
  • o: Observant – I am very observant and I love to be an observer. I love watching and analyzing people. I have fun trying to figure people out.
  • p: Pink – love it! I am the ultimate girlie girl. I love clothes and shoes and purses. They just don’t love my bank account.
  • q: Quotes – I absolutely love great quotes. In college I had my whole closet door covered in post it notes with fun quotes on them. I added some of my favorite random quotes on the side bar. Right now I have this quote in my wallet …

    Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do. – Shaquille O’Neal

  • r: Reserved – I am pretty reserved when I first meet people. The shyness wears off after I get to know someone but sometimes that takes a while.
  • s: Singing – most people don’t know that I am a singer. I absolutely love music. I have been singing on stage since I was 5 years old. My biggest solo performance was in front of 1,500 people. My most prestigious was singing with my high school choir at Carnegie Hall in December of 1999.
  • t: Tristan – I have a half brother who is the coolest, we are 14 years different in age but he is almost as tall as me. That could be because my our dad is 6’5″.
  • u: Unique – I love learning about people’s uniquenessessess. One of mine is I make up words.
  • v: Visionary – I am a visionary. I love to make plans and goals for the future.
  • w: Wine – I love me some wine, mostly red, mostly Cab but really I love wine.
  • x: X-height – I am a graphic designer so I know weird words like that and I use them in everyday conversation. In case you were wondering what x-height means – check here.
  • y: Yesterday – I try not to live in the past. I believe that everything happens for a reason so I don’t see a point in dwelling on yesterday. I do however, love the song Yesterday.
  • z: Zodiac – I am an Aquarius. What are you? Oh and my first dorm room was decorated in Zebra print.

How ’bout you pick a letter and tell me something random about you.

I’m off to design a new blog theme since it is no longer October.

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16 comments
daria
daria

Hi! I know I'm new and kind of late on replying... but hey, I remember learning to ride a bike as a kid; it was a somewhat excruciating experience. Lots of scraped knees and palms. Now I'm learning to ride a unicycle, which is a whole other ballgame! Balance side-to-side AND front-to-back. That takes some mad coordination... and lots and lots of practice. :)

Therapeutic Ramblings
Therapeutic Ramblings

Quotes: I use to have a word doc with 25-30 pages of my favorite quotes...but it died years ago when my HD died. I should probably start a new one.

Tanja
Tanja

How about M. M is for music, something I can't live with out! P.S. Mandy Moore's new CD= fabulous! :o)

rachel
rachel

ugh. I'm sorry to make you hate me. Seriously, get on with someone's family pack - that is the way to go! the only reason i got it is becuase we convinced my bosses we needed to upgrade!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I actually don't know how to ride a bike, either. You are not alone! I never learned because I didn't want to, and I grew up right next to the Pentagon, and there was nowhere to bike. Now I'm six feet tall, and I'm scared to learn now because I have a lot farther to fall, haha. Found you through 20-something bloggers, by the way!

Michelle
Michelle

C- comic sans is my most hated font on planet earth. I loved your "x" - I laughed out loud. And I may have you beat Ms. Unathletic. Every sport I've ever tried I've gotten injured in one way, shape or form. Beat that. p.s. I love your middle name :)

Lisa
Lisa

Ooh I was so excited that you were athletic and I had never known it! And then I read further. B for boo. Haha. I loved the rest of the list though! I love quotes too!

alyndabear
alyndabear

I'm so glad you joined NaBloPoMo! (I hope you won't be too knackered to post... hehe.)

Jonathan
Jonathan

Excellent post! Good to see another Mac nerd (although I cannot claim complete Mac nerdiness due to working in the professional development world with Microsoft stuff). I love wine too. I find myself worrying that I drink too much of it though. At the moment Pino Grigio is a favourite.

brandy
brandy

Good luck with Nablopomo! I want to do it, but feel like there's a chance my brain would explode by November 10th if I attempted blogging everday. This was a great intro to the month and I can't wait to read more! Oh, and my letter is J- for Jealous of what a fantastic blog you have. Sigh. I need to learn more about computers!

Angela
Angela

This was very informative!! Oh, and I love your and your brother's names--they're so beautiful! As for me, Zodiac=Sagittarius, but I don't really know what that means ;)

Lisa
Lisa

Can't ride a bike either. :, Happy 1st day. Here's to November!

Jess
Jess

What a cool theme for this month. I did an alphabet post yesterday and it took me forever. I also used "camera" for C. Anyway, to answer your question(s): Z for zodiac--I'm an Aries. But I don't really fit the mold.

Ashlie
Ashlie

I am impressed by all you namblopoma peeps. That takes work!