Jan 7, 2009

Allow myself to introduce ... myself

by Marielle Carlisle

I'm so excited to participate in this blog. I hope I don't bore you too much.

Here’s the scoop: I live in sunny AZ, and have been here for 6 years. I joined ANWA back in June, a month before I had my second child. I was only able to attend one meeting before my husband’s Wednesday night classes started. My life is now filled with dirty diapers and sleepless nights. As I write this I am recovering from a 5am wake-up time. I haven’t reached delirium, but I am bordering on insanity.

I’m 6 feet tall, I love to sing karaoke and I’m obsessed with the website Allrecipes.com. I’m a Gemini and was born in the Year of the Monkey. I have brown hair but I used to be blond, much to my dismay (I wish I were blond. I really, really do). I grew up in SLC, graduated from BYU and UCMT, and am now a massage therapist at a swanky resort here in town.

Now let’s go completely random!

Random fact #1: I love watermelon. Like, LOVE watermelon. I’ll carve half a watermelon for a meal, and use my nice big white and blue Tupperware bowl to hold the flesh. I won’t need to drink any water, since I’ll get all my fluids from the melon. After I’ve finished all the other food on my plate, I’ll focus mainly on the watermelon and eat until I’ve made myself sick. My dear husband will then lovingly wrench the watermelon bowl out of my kung-fu grip. During the summer I’ll buy multiple melons and eat them all in about a week. I love watermelon. It makes me happy. Should I be concerned about this? Is this what a drug addiction is like?

Random fact #2: I hate having dirty feet when I go to bed. Something about dirty feet in between the sheets rubs me the wrong way (literally), and I have to wash my them off. During the winter it’s not so bad since I wear shoes more often, but summertime is brutal on my piggies. It doesn’t have to be a deep cleaning, just a good rinse with a little soap.

Random fact #3: I like to eat my ice cream out of a cup. My mother-in-law took it a step further and dished out hot fudge sundaes into hot cocoa mugs. Brilliant! I have the perfect mug, too. I painted it myself while working at Color Me Mine the summer between my freshmen and sophomore years at BYU. It’s a big, bright, multi-colored mug, and holds loads of ice cream. But I’ll still eat ice cream if it’s not in a cup. I’m not that picky.

As of today

This is on my TiVo

This is on my nightstand

This is on my ipod (and in my head)

And this is trying to climb on my lap

Meet Tootsie Roll. There is a cat mixed in with all those toys.

Whew! There you have it. Until next time.


  1. LOL already we have something in common, I adore watermelon myself. Can't wait to see Inkheart since it has that hunky Brendon Frasier. Welcome aboard, fun post.

  2. Fun Post, Marielle!
    I was so happy to see you at Westside Stories tonight. We had a great group, don't you think! I loved learning those things about you. I love watermelon, too. It is the only melon to which I don't have an allergic reaction! But it has to be a good one...none of those pinkish white, tasteless ones!

  3. LOL. Can't wait to read more. BTW, you're right. Dirty feet and sheets are not compatible.

    Steph Anderson

  4. What a fun post, Marielle, and a clever way to introduce yourself. Can't wait to hear more from you!

  5. You really eat that much watermelon? I enjoyed reading about your idiosyncracies and feel as if we've met. Looking forward to next time.


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