Hello, my friends. Today I’m going to try something old here. Old, as in… we used to do it occasionally at the Surf Report. But I always enjoyed the results, and even considered creating a standalone site around the idea. In fact, I still wonder if I should’ve gone that route.
In any case, every Wednesday I’m going to hit you guys up with a common or semi-common name, and ask you to tell us about the people you’ve known with that name. Good folks, bad folks, and everything in between…
We’ll call it the Wednesday Name Game. Hell, I’ve already got the graphics to go along with it: one pink and one blue. Clever, huh? Oh, I’m nothing if not clever.
Today we’ll start with Lisa — which was undoubtedly the most popular girl name of my ancient era. My parents tell me it was going to be my name, if I’d been born wiener-free. I’m not sure they put it exactly that way, but it’s basically what they said.
I went to school for all 12 years with a couple of Lisas (possibly even kindergarten), and both were nice. I have nothing negative to report about either of them.
One had red hair, which was cool. It’s cool on girls… And in 6th grade I played Spin the Bottle at the other Lisa’s house, and got to kiss every popular girl in my class. THAT was pretty great. For me anyway. They might still occasionally experience night terrors because of the evening. But I enjoyed it.
Now it’s your turn. Have you ever known any Lisas? Please tell us about them in the comments. Let’s get this Lisa party started!
And I thank you for your participation.