Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy 13! My First!

Thirteen Things about Lara Angelina

Here's my #1 with the basics:

1. I'm a single working mom with 2 great kids -- who, on occasion, drive me to drink.
2. I work in health care administration and love it -- especially when I get paid.
3. I've wanted to write my whole life -- but think I suck at it, and believe in going with my first gut reaction on all matters.
4. I started blogging in June, 2007 -- I won't tell you why because you will think I'm nuts before you even know me.
5. I'm a survivor of a heart attack at 41. Nothing funny about it, just glad to be able to write that down as a live person, and not as someone speaking from the afterlife.
6. I'm a survivor of an abusive marriage. Survivor being the operative word.
7. There really isn't anything on the planet that I don't enjoy reading or hearing about! There are, conversely, TONS of things I don't like DOING.
8. I do have, what some people may call, a smart-ass sense of humor. Really.
9. I am the pop culture queen of my workplace -- and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
10. I still feel like an idiot when it comes to computers -- and most other things mechanical. What's that line from "Titanic"? "Women and machinery DO NOT mix." Thank you.
11. I am a total animal lover -- and have saved everything from pigeons to dogs. This is why I spend more money per month on pet food than people food.
12. I am an only child and my parents are deceased. The only family I have besides a cousin who lives far away are my children. I do, however, have the greatest friends on the planet because they put up with my shit all the time.
13. I believe in the power of prayer and a positive outlook -- and better living through chemistry.

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Pug At The Beach said...

Read the book, Pug At The Beach, An island dog's reflections on life avaiable at

It's a great book if you've been serious ill or want to be a writer.

Bernie said...

Congratulations on being a survivor, well done!

This is something that should not be accepted, at all!

Right, now to the 'fun stiff'...

Would love to learn why you started blogging such a short time ago, it can't be that lame can it?

Heart attack at 41? you don't look a day over 21!!

Kids driving you to drink... Can they drive a car already?? How old are they??

Great list, and start to write, even on the blog, as the whole world will read it!!! Stop on over as our list is up as well...

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Wow, Lara, you got spammed!


Welcome to TT!!! It's a GREAT community to be part of; I think you're going to like getting to know the others around here.

I've been lurking on your recent posts. Have no fear; you show up in my trusty reader, and reading I am!

Toni said...

Welcome to the T13 group and great way to meet you! Number 1 reminds me- Wine Time! Happy T13!

Check out my contest!

Blogaritaville, USA said...

I am completely with you on #1 & 8 and if my kids weren't at the tween/teen age, I would also spend more money on pet food than people food! Great T13.

Lisa said...

Happy Thursday!

My husband had a heart attack at 35, I'm happy to say he's a survivor too!

L^2 said...

Wow, what a wonderful first list. Welcome to TT!

And I also spend more money on pet food than people food per month. :-)

This Eclectic Life said...

This is a wonderful first time 13, and shows that smart a** sense of humor and your serious side, too! Keep 'em coming! Congratulations on being a survivor, on both counts.

tommiea said...

welcome to TT....great list....hang in there with the positive outlook and all will be good!

J-Dawg's Realm said...

Welcome to TT13 :) I hope you will stop by my little corner of the web as well! The best part of all the points is that you are a survivor. Like your sidebar says "Words are the voice of the heart" - Confucius
Very wise man :)


Crimson Wife said...

Your kitties are adorable!

I'd have to say that #6 probably played a factor in #5. Stress can take an incredible toll on one's body, particularly the cardiovascular system.

Welcome to the TT!

Suprina said...

Wow! Awesome TT!
Welcome! I am only on my 3rd TT!

I am with on on #13!

colleen said...

You sound so much like me! On the marriage the technology. The only crossword puzzle I can ever finish is the one in People Magazine, I'm embarrassed to say. You have a natural writer's voice, don't worry about the tech part. Even though I write, it doesn't come easy for me. Do you also come from Mass? Are we twins?

colleen said...

PS I hope you'll tell us soon why you started blogging.

Anonymous said...

Accentuate the positive: Great TT -- first or fiftieth. And #6 is key. No "v" allowed for you (except violin, vaseline, vagina, and Victor -- as in Borge).

Eliminate the negative: I don't believe #3. And you shouldn't either.

Your ol' buddy, Anne

shiloh walker said...

10. I still feel like an idiot when it comes to computers -- and most other things mechanical. What's that line

I'm okay with computers. Mechanics, though...dealing with anything that has an engine, like a car or something... nuh uh

Krystle said...

Happy 1st TT to you!! I did my first this week as well... Very good idea for a list. I'm an only child as well.. :) Anxious to get to know you - definately I'll be back next week for our TT #2!