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Age: 22

Where we found her: San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co. on Highland Avenue

near Ponce

Occupation: Student, barista

Clarissa has an almost exotic allure belying the fact that she grew up within walking distance of the San Francisco coffee shop where we found her. One of her goals for 2005 is to learn to drive, so we suggest you ask her out before she gets away.

Why do people lust after you?

(Shakes her head). Because they don't know me. If they got to know me better they probably wouldn't lust after me so much.

What attracts you to someone?

I'm attracted to people I can be friends with.

What are you going to be when you grow up?

I wish I knew.

How do you suppose that Kraft fits 5 ounces of milk into a each 1-ounce

slice of American cheese?

Is it really even cheese? First we need to figure out if it's really cheese.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?

I'm a big fan of ABC Family TV shows like "Full House."

What song do you want played at your funeral?

I try not to think about that.

What's the greatest record ever made?

I don't know; I only have 10 CDs.

Name the three countries you wish to visit the most.

Italy, because part of my family is Italian. Costa Rica because I've heard amazing things about it and there are monkeys there. And China.

Would you make a good spy?

I think so. I think I can be really deceitful if I want to be.

Why won't Robert DeNiro make good movies anymore?

He was in Meet the Parents. That was good.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish in 2005?

Learn how to drive. That's a pathetic goal at 22.

What's the worst movie you've seen recently?

The Terminal. I walked out of that one.

What broke your heart more - Brad and Jen or Ben and Jen?

Neither of them broke my heart. They just kind of made me sick.

What do you think about when you're falling asleep?

All the stuff I have to do the next day that stresses me out.

What do you wear to bed?

Pajamas and an old T-shirt.

If you could start a fashion trend, what would it be?

I would like for more guys to wear pink. It's my favorite color.

Where are you most likely to end up on a Saturday afternoon?

Lately, it's doing laundry.

What's the best way to ask you out?

Probably just not to. I get really nervous and automatically say no. I've always been friends with people before dating them. Make friends first.

Who were your favorite Hollywood Squares?

The only ones I remember are Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell, but I'm not saying they're my favorite.

Who's your favorite TV wacky neighbor?

Jack from "Will & Grace."

What's your favorite curse word?

For sure, it's fuck or any form of it.

How do you feel about ninjas?

The only thing I know about them is that the kids I babysit are into them.

Name something you want to do less of.

Spend money frivolously.

Name something you want to do more of.

I'd like to learn more about politics and the world. I'm ignorant about all of that.

I've just spilled red wine on the carpet, what should I do?

Put white wine on it. It's supposed to get it out.

Which TV bed do you prefer - the Select Comfort Sleep Number or the

Swedish Tempur-Pedic?

The Tempur-Pedic. There's no one sleeping next to me, so I don't care about the person next to me getting a Sleep Number.

"Law & Order" or "CSI"?

"Law & Order."

What old catchphrase, motto or slang word that you wish would come

back?

I want to bring back "Yes!" with a fist pump. (Pumps fist for

emphasis)

Do you think smoking should be banned in bars?

Yes.

What's the one thing you wish you could change about Atlanta?

I wish we had more efficient public transportation (see driving answer above).

What's your favorite Elvis song?

"Love Me Tender."

Who's your favorite TV chef and why?

Julia Child. My dad would always imitate her when he was cooking.

What's your favorite place to hear live music?

I like the Tabernacle.

Can you dance? If so, where do you dance?

I do, but there's nowhere to dance in Atlanta anymore. When we go, we unfortunately go to MJQ.

What's your karaoke specialty?

I don't have one, but I really wanna sing Barry Manilow's "Mandy."

Do you believe in life after love?

Yeah.

What pisses you off more, women in ponchos who aren't Mexican or men in

trucker hats who aren't truckers?

Men in trucker hats who aren't truckers. That's a trend I wish was over.

What are your hobbies?

I'm lame. I really don't do anything extra special.

Do you have a favorite book?

I don't read that much. There's not a lot to know about me. I'm really very boring. But I think I'm a good person. Lusters and normal people would like me.

What person do you most admire?

I admire my dad.

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