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Tagged by halfpennytumbles

Well, okay. Sure…

Name: Marisa

Nickname: “Jeopardy” (because I was on it, once)

Birthday: January 1987 (yes, I’m “tumblr old”)

Gender: Female

Sexuality: hetero

Height: 5’6”

Time Zone: Pacific

Average hours of sleep I get each night: 6-7, depending how many times I hit snooze (I hate my job, so it’s usually about 20 times…)

The last thing I Googled was: “Los Angeles Plays Itself

My most used phrase(s): the name of my employer, followed by “may I ask who’s calling?” (sigh)

First word that comes to mind: perspicacious

What I last said to a family member: “See you at Christmas.”

One place that makes me happy: the last turn on the landing pattern into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, when the plane comes around and the Minneapolis skyline slides into view. Bonus points for night flights, when it’s all lit up.

How I sleep: Using every available inch of the mattress. Woe betide anyone who ever tries to share a bed with me. #limbsakimbo

Favorite beverage: Dark & Stormy

The last movie I watched in the cinema: Thor: The Dark World. Look, movies are expensive in Los Angeles, okay?

Three things I can’t live without: dairy, music, my library card(s)

Something I plan on learning: the Depression-era history of the Pinkerton Detective Agency (research for a tv pilot script).

A piece of advice for all my followers: Find someone more interesting to follow. But also, never put yourself last. Obviously, be kind to others, but also give yourself the love and respect you deserve (and accept no less from anybody else).

You all have to listen to this: Welcome to Night Vale. Just trust me.

My blog(s): at the moment, just missristee.tumblr.com (which barely counts)


favorite food: lobster mac & cheese. or the fries with garlic aioli from Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese in West Hollywood.

drink: …didn’t I cover this above? we’ll go with most-consumed drink this time, which is skim milk.

favorite movie: The Princess Bride

favorite tv shows: how much time do you have? Hannibal, Breaking Bad, Orphan Black, Deadwood, Downton Abbey (season 1 & 2), 30 Rock, Law & Order (all iterations, but especially Original Flavor), The Borgias, Doctor Who, House of Cards, The Killing, Pushing Daisies. And Murder, She Wrote.

favorite band: not a band, but an artist — Jeremy Messersmith

favorite actor: I keep watching shitty Chris Pine vehicles because hope springs eternal, so him, I guess?

favorite actress: we’ll say Anna Kendrick at the moment, since she’s who I had in mind for the lead (a magician/possible murderer!) in the last pilot script I wrote.


siblings: none

dream job: TV writer

fears: basically everything.

religion: agnostic

tattoos: none

piercings: none

languages: English, decent French, minimal Spanish, literally 3 phrases in Cantonese, and I once tried to learn Huttese, aka the language of Jabba the Hutt and various denizens of Tatooine. It didn’t really take.


why you joined: Probably because I needed to waste more time?

I’m tagging: anyone who cares to participate! (I only have 23 followers.)



what if every god in every religion exists

like egyptian, hindu, and greek gods alike are all chillin on some clouds

and since every deity has something to control in the mortal world they get into fights on whos turn it is to do the job since there’s more than one

“Helios it’s my turn to rise the sun”

“Ra for the last fucking time you did it last week”

#disney what are you waiting for

Read ‘em and weep.

(Source: zevranarinais, via meversurrunder)

  • friend: i watched an episode of the thing you like
  • me: oh god
  • me: i am about to tell you literally everything about the thing
You might call it dumpster diving, but really it’s more like we’re looting the True Blood castoffs.

You might call it dumpster diving, but really it’s more like we’re looting the True Blood castoffs.


the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bag despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life

Ask my college roommates how that turned out. (remember the bag closet, halfpennytumbles?)

(via meversurrunder)

Well, that’s just hilarious. Congrats, Fargo, you have the fakest MN plate I’ve ever seen.

Well, that’s just hilarious. Congrats, Fargo, you have the fakest MN plate I’ve ever seen.


petition to stop using “strong female character” and instead “well-written female character” so that sexist douchebags understand that we’re insulting them for their inability to write 50% of the world’s population and just how fucking basic our expectations are.

(via themarysue)