If you haven’t read my about page, you should be ashamed of yourself! Think of all the Mostly Lisa you have been missing out on. So I’m putting it here… front and centre, so you can linger on my smooth wording a little bit longer (and mostly cuz i’m condensing my about page and i can’t bear to toss these eloquent words in the the cyber bin.)
Here are my “neat” things:
I have a Master’s Degree which makes me ok smart. I have “mastered” the arts. All of them. Except the dark arts, because of the whole muggle discrimination thing…
I know a lot about linguistics, especially phonetics, specifically articulatory, acoustic phonetics, and the productive mechanisms involved in early infant speech development. What? Huh??? Exactly. Nobody knows, nobody cares, nobody wants to hire me in that field… hence my quarter-life career switcheroo to creative, fun, and cool things. I still partially consider myself a linguist and love to learn, hear, and think about language. I am quite fond of early infant acquisition, brain and language stuff, and accents… mostly.
PS. Asking a linguist “how many languages do you speak?” is kinda like asking a veterinarian “how many pets do you have?”
If you must know. I speak Russian, Spanish and French… mostly.
I was a nationally competitive figure skater (ice dance) until 2000 when my partner dropped me and I hurt my back and I was forced to quit skating and go back to being a regular university student which made me kinda bitter and a little bit mean… (I guess that’s last bit is something that’s not so neat about me). but every now and again I get a hankering for spandex, sequins, and mini gloves — an impulse that I just can’t ignore.
I’m also an active member of iNeedConstantAttention club, being a Model, (of course!) an Actress (who isn’t?) & a Singer/Songwriter. Ahh, the trifecta of fame, fortune, and eternal self-esteem “issues”. Ain’t it great!
I know what you’re thinking. “She IS perfect. Is there nothing this girl can’t do?” My answer: Not much really. But if you must know, I am a fairly rubbish cook and the last 6 books i read were all children’s books. And, if you must know, I was expelled from Hogwart’s TWICE! So if I master the cooking thing, move on to some heavier reading materials and finish my Potions OWL, I may be close to the “Most Perfect Person Ever”. Either that or the “Most Vain Person Ever”. Which ever. They are both pretty sweet titles.