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17 March
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I, Me, Mine

Let's see... I'm Melissa. Too brief? Yeah, I think so too. Since I imagine that in a more creative moment I will add to this bio, I'll just give something long winded. I live in scenic (or maybe not) Toledo, Ohio, home of glass (the glass city, that is), Jamie Farr (you know, the guy in the dress on MASH), and Katie Holmes (uh-huh, the Dawson's Creek girl turned TomKat fodder). I'm a graduate of Bowling Green State University (go Falcons), having earned a degree in English, as well as one in Music. Lofty as all that studying (or lack thereof) may have been, I use little to none of my majors in my current job.

What else? Sometimes I think I might be a bit neurotic... but I embrace that. Shouldn't we all? And clearly, I enjoy the art of random babble (and, apparently, the skillful art of the run-on sentence).

What's Goes On?

Username: Why antionionroll? Well, apart from the fact that I actually am quite anti-onions (yuck), the name came from the following line in the musical Funny Girl:

Suppose all ya ever had for breakfast was onion rolls. Then one day, in walks (gasp) a bagel! You'd say, 'Ugh, what's that?' Until you tried it! That's my problem - I'm a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls.

As for what I write about most, you'll notice quite quickly that I'm a pop culture junkie. Apart from my general randomness (of which there is a lot), you'll run into quite a few entries about the following topics:

1. TV - I watch too much TV (of all kinds) and I tend to complain about it here. Umm... I mean comment on it. Right, that's what I mean. As you can tell from my interests list below, my TV viewing is varied... everything from current shows to cult classics like Dark Shadows. I'm a sucker for 60's and 70's sitcoms too. And I Love Lucy. I also have this strange fascination with watching Brazilian novelas... really, once you start watching novelas you get hooked!

Here's what I'm watching assuming the Tigers aren't playing (bless my DVR):
Monday: How I Met Your Mother; Dancing With the Stars; Castle; 18 to Life
Tuesday: Being Erica; Glee
Wednesday: SYTYCD;American Idol; Hot in Cleveland
Thursday: Bones; Vampire Diaries; Grey's Anatomy; Big Bang Theory; 30 Rock
Sunday:Army Wives

Currently catching on DVD: Greek; Chuck; Community

Current Globo Novela: Caminho das Índias

2. The Beatles - yes, they broke up almost 40 years ago, but that really hasn't stopped me yet. You could ask me to explain why, but that would take a while. Let's just say, I admire the music and I admire the men. Who's my favorite? Could change on any given day. I try to be non-committal, but really it's George Harrison (though Paul McCartney was my first love).

3. Figure Skating - Now here's the thing... I'm not a figure skater (I wish). Still that doesn't stop me from being pretty obsessed with competitive skating. As a result, much of my time during skating season is spent watching events online (too bad I don't understand Russian)and trying to figure out the ever-changing Code of Points (much to my level 4 annoyance). My love of skating started with Scott Hamilton (hey, he's from Bowling Green so I'm trying hard to overlook his horrid commentating... believe me that's not easy) and continues on with well, just about everyone.

4. The Detroit Tigers - I may be babbling now and again (or constantly) about the Tigers. I try to pretend I'm not a crazy fan, but I think everyone around me knows that's a big lie. Apparently, after years of casually keeping up because my family's been a Tigers family since way back when, my dormant baseball-fan gene finally kicked in. My grandfather would be SO proud. Plus, on a totally girly note, I love Justin Verlander :)

Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies…

24, adele, aliona savchenko, all my children, all things must pass, american idol, angel, anne of green gables, are you being served?, avonlea, baseball, beatles, belbin and agosto, betty white, bewitched, bob seger, bobby darin, bones (tv), books, brazil, broadway, btvs, cary grant, cats, classic tv, clay aiken, coca-cola, colin firth, curtis granderson, daisuke takahashi, dancing with the stars, daria, dark shadows, david boreanaz, david cook, david selby, davis and white, detroit tigers, dick van dyke, doctor who, dvds, evan lysacek, fairly oddparents, family affair, family guy, figure skating, fraiser, french fries, friends, general hospital, george harrison, gilmore girls, giovanna antonelli, glee, globo, golden girls, grayson hall, grey's anatomy, guitars, happy days, harper lee, harry potter, himym, hot in cleveland, howimetyourmother, i love lucy, ipod, jack lemmon, jane austen, jason dohring, jeffrey buttle, john lennon, johnny weir, justin verlander, kristen bell, kristin chenoweth, l.m. montgomery, last.fm, lava lamps, logan/veronica, lucille ball, magglio ordonez, mao asada, marlo thomas, mary tyler moore, movies, murilo benicio, musicals, novelas, novelty t-shirts, nsync, o clone, olympics, orbit gum, paul mccartney, peanuts comics, photographs, placido polanco, playing guitar, pop culture, precious moments, pride and prejudice, purses, quentin collins, quotes, qvc, reading, rent, reynaldo gianecchini, rhoda, ringo starr, robin szolkowy, rory/logan, sandra dee, sarah mclachlan, scott hamilton, sean casey, sean lennon, shen and zhao, shirley temple, smiley faces, st. patrick's day, stephane lambiel, telenovelas, that girl, the beatles, the carpenters, the hunger games, the lucy show, the muppet show, the simpsons, tv, tv on dvd, twilight, ugly betty, veronica mars, virtue and moir, vm, wal-mart, watching figure skating, writing, yagmcb, yankee candles, yu-na kim