As we approach Fathers Day, I have a message for my Dad back in Michigan: HOW DARE YOU?! How DARE you be so cool and fun and funny that you make it virtually impossible for me to date because any dude I go out with seems less fun by comparison. Haha!
You've raised me to be too picky! For instance, I've saved every birthday card you've ever given me. Most of them including poems like this one:
You always took us to cool places on day trips....
You didn't laugh when we put on a "circus" in the front yard...
You always made sure we did things as a family, even if mom wouldn't get in the picture... haha
You let me wear my flower girl dress to kindergarten graduation. I actually wish I could still fit into this...
You didn't laugh when your children thought they were Jedi knights....
You always came to our Christmas plays! (pssssst - I'm a cat. Cuz everyone loves a Christmas.........cat.)
You've always been an amazing hubby/best friend to my Mommy :) You have no idea how much your kids appreciate that!
And you & Mom constantly make time to come visit me in Pennsylvania whenever possible - I LOVE THAT! You guys are awesome parents but you're also incredible FRIENDS!! I'd hang out with you even if you weren't my folks....
So HOW DARE YOU, Dad?! How dare you be such an outstanding father that you make me miss you every hour of every day and wanna be like you in every way! I love you so much! Happy Fathers Day! Sorry if any of these pictures embarrassed you. But I'm in a cat costume, dammit. So suck it up.
Wow, what a crazy weekend! Started out with Media Day at Pocono Raceway on Friday, and even though it was a rainy mudfest, I was out there with my friends from Tom Hesser Chevrolet and we had a BLAST. I wish my Dad could've been there!
Nothing but cars, auto parts, and trucks in mud allllllll day. Dad would've been in heaven...
Then on Saturday I went out with my friends to the new Deck Bar at Ash - LOVED it! We danced (horribly) to their killer DJ and posed for some very stupid pics...evidence... don't judge. We do this crap sober.
Danielle, Me, & Jenis
Me & Danielle
Holly & I
Me & Shaun "Sweet Peppas" Coe - he'll be on the air with us Friday to talk about the bar!
Danielle & I are special.
grainy, but this way you can tell what we'd look like as zombies!.... (from left) Desiree, Vivianne, Danielle, Me, Jenis, Holly
On Sunday we had a FABULOUS turnout for the Concert in Memory of RJ Minichello - three different venues, dozens of bands, all the proceed going to RJ's wife & kids. If you didn't know RJ, he was a very talented fixture in the Scranton music scene. Unbelievable drummer. Played with almost every band that played yesterday - ha! Thanks to V-Spot, Twentyfiveeight Studios, and Thirst T's for providing accomodations for such a killer day of music!
Me and Amber rocking out to Destination West at V-Spot....
Now it's Monday and I'm exhausted. Would anybody noticed if I nodded off in the sound booth? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........
Am I the only one skeeved out by the fact that there's a DATING SITE in Pennsylvania using a picture that looks exactly like my Dad back in Michigan? Haha - tell me you don't think this guy is his twin!! This sidebar pops up whenever I'm on Facebook. Scares the hell outta me.
...for some reason I think my Mom will find this funniest of all.
THANK YOU everybody who came to my gig last night at Brews Brothers, opening up for John Corabi & Tom Keifer from Cinderella. What a great night! I really appreciate when people come to shows, especially on a Sunday - I know (believe me) how difficult that is! John Corabi said I had a great set, told me I had an awesome "set of pipes". Translation: Lissa can die a happy person now.
Nicole, Amber, Kacie, Ralphie, Cami, Andrew, Kim, Chris, Paula, Patrick, Samantha, Jen, Jeff = you are ALL amazing friends! Thanks again for coming out! Especially Ralph (he's my co-host on my NYC radio show) because he drove like three hours to see me play. Wow. I gotta say, I know we're only three days in, but so far I'M LOVIN' JUNE!
My beautiful friend AMBER! She came to a Sunday night show even though she had to get up almost as early as ME this morning! Now that's a friend ;)
Thanks to everybody who came out to The Weekender Summer Kickoff Party at River Grille, hosted by yours truly! The fashion show by Bratty Natty's was truly spectacular! They even dressed my funky bod in their bangin' apparel. I haven't looked this good since I wore that princess Jasmine costume for six days straight in elementary school...
my Bratty Natty's dress :))
with the crew from Bratty Natty's
more with the Bratty Natty's babes
DJ Hersh! Love him!
another shot of my dress - I wish I could wear this every day!
with my best friend "twin sis" Desiree
MY crew! Me, Desiree, and Viviane = best buds in killer duds.... NOW LET'S GET THIS SUMMER STARTED!!!
Went to get an oil change earlier this week and asked the mechanic if the vulcanized tires are excited for the new Star Trek movie. He did not laugh. Reminded me of the day I complimented the FedEx guy's "big package" (yuck yuck) and he turned around and it was a chick... I should not be allowed to talk to people.
So coming off the high of that beautifully placed joke, I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and run 10 miles. It's a CRIME to waste a beautiful day, right? I realized as I was trotting through a crosswalk that I get nervous if a car is waiting for me to cross. I get self conscious. Makes me change my stride, like a wounded gazelle, cuz I’m afraid I’m gonna fall. Imagine if the mechanic who didn’t get my joke earlier that day was the one driving the car waiting for me to cross the road in front of him. He’d assume I had a horrible accident, leaving me unable to work my legs or speak properly.
Again, the arguments for me staying in the house at all times are myriad.
But I hope YOU have a great weekend here in NEPA! Take advantage of the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes Barre and go outside to exercise! In case you need another reason to rely on natural endorphins instead of drugs: Rod Stewart said in an interview this week that years of steroid use made his pee-pee smaller. AND it left him looking like…… Rod Stewart. Let that be one to grow on.
She's in Michigan. I'm here. A little blue that I can't be with my mommy on Mothers Day. I'm staying off Facebook all weekend and avoiding anyplace that offers brunch, so I don't start crying in public like a weirdo. I had that problem on Christmas a couple years ago. Some kid offered me a Rudolph cookie at a bake sale and all I could think was: my family's back in Michigan watching Rudolph, probably singing "Silver & Gold" with Burl Ives, and I'm here eating a charity cookie from a nine year old.....and this is the nicest gift anyone in Pennsylvania has ever given me. That was my first Christmas here. Pathetic, yes. But all Pennsylvania Christmases since have been lovely! Poor kid probably thought I was mental when I got tears in my eyes over a cookie...
He's kinda right.
I just wanted to say I HAVE THE BEST MOM (and two of the best grandmas) in the world! I love you all and I would NOT be where I am today if it weren't for strong women like you! I hope all the moms out there have a happy Mothers Day! And if you're barren and childless like me, you can enjoy the day by throwing on yoga pants and cranking up "Groove Is In The Heart" while you dance around like an idiot, cuz no one's there to judge you except that potted plant. Damn righteous ficas.
Had to retire my favorite running shoes yesterday! What's worse: that I've been running in the same shoes for 3 years now, or that I've run with that HOLE in the toe for 2 weeks? And no, it's not cuz I'm cheap. Well..... not JUST cuz I'm cheap. These things are so COMFY! They fit me like a glove....for my feet. Bad with analogies today.
I run between 30-40 miles a week so these things have been good to me. Fare thee well, old friends.