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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Meme Smeme

That's right it is time for that lazy post. Got this from Chatty.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I am glad I started straightening my hair.

2. How much cash do you have on you?
I don't know. Less than $10?

3. What's a word that rhymes with DOOR?
Floor

4. Favorite planet?
Pluto. Yeah I don't care what they say. It'll always be a planet to me.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Erika

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone
Factory default it is all I have right now

7. What shirt are you wearing?
New Targ*t lettuce edged cardigan in garnet.

8. Do you label yourself?
No. But I am known as Keegan's and Harper's mom.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing?
LL Bean slippers

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Depends on what I am doing

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
She is fab

12. What does your watch look like?
It is a Tag Heuer Link with diamonds around the outside. I bought it for myself last year and I am still in love with it.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sound asleep.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
It was tweet from pinkshoe.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
Other side of town

16. What's a word that you say a lot?
Appropriate

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
Keegan

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Keegan's head

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
One every day to keep the babies away

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
Knowing there probably is some stored somewhere

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
Not sure

22. Your worst enemy?
My emotions

23. What is your current desktop picture?
Harper and Keegan that I posted here

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
Thanks

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
Fly

26. Do you like someone?
Many people

27. The last song you listened to?
She's Always A Woman To Me

28. What time of day were you born?
After lunch, just like me to get in a last meal before the trip

29. What's your favorite number?
21

30. Where did you live in 1987?
Ft. Benning, GA

31. Are you jealous of anyone?
People who can get up before 5 am and be perky

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
You tell me

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
At home because I worked later in the day

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Move on and consider it a sign

35. Do you consider yourself kind?
I hope so

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
Nothing I want on my body for life except my husband

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
Man

38. Would you move for the person you loved?
I moved one exit south so Jeff's commute would be shorter

39. Are you touchy feely?
Yup

40. What's your life motto?
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
Wedding ring, engagement ring and my wit

42. What's your favorite town/city?
Still looking for a favorite. I love where I live though I like to visit other places

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Parking meter

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
I have no idea

45. Can you change the oil on a car?
Why would I?

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
He's married, still loves cars, still lives in VA, sounds happy.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
I don't know, not too far. Scottish, Welsh, yada yada pale people

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
I got dressed up for Tom's parents anniversary party in August. I wore something that made me look thin and not at all like I let myself go after the divorce and recent pregnancy.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
My skin is really itchy but no pain

50. Have you been burned by love?
No. Love showed me what I was getting into and I went willingly

Oh and it is National De-Lurking Day so come out, come out wherever you are!

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