Why Lemon Gloria? It's my porn name.
My name is Lisa, and I'm the person on the bus that the crazy person six rows down desperately tries to make eye contact with and engage in conversation. I don't know why, but it is true.
A good friend of mine got peed on once the metro, and fortunately this has never happened to me. So in the scheme of things, I'll take the crazy bellowing strangers.
I've always wanted to be dark and mysterious, but I smile a lot, laugh out loud, and tend to do things like compliment complete strangers. People regularly refer to me as perky. In fact, sometimes I am. I'm still coming to terms with this.
I had a peripatetic childhood - moving from India to Bangladesh to Egypt to the US and then back to India for high school. I now happily call DC home. I used to leave the country every chance I got. And then I had a kid. Some days it's too challenging to get to the grocery store.
I keep my passport up-to-date, though. Just in case.