I shared several classrooms with Alex Liollio during our years at NC State, but we never hung out really so my memories are limited to such occasions as The Halloween Bash 2003 (Indiana Jones OMG) and The Terror of the 10-Point Type (co-starring Maura).
However I CAN say that Alex is one of the funniest, most interesting, and most unique people I’ve met. Not to mention I’ve never met anyone who is more passionate about everything he does. This is an awesome way to be…I wish I could be a little more like that!
Happy 24th Birthday, Liollio. Here’s to you and all the ways you’ve touched the lives of others!
– posted by Kristen Collosso
A memory that comes to mind when I think about Liollio is the night we were all leaving an NC State basketball game. Liollio was in our friend Jennifer Rocha’s car, and I was in my son’s (Alex Ford) Jeep. Traffic was bumper to bumper, and we weren’t moving. I looked over and noticed that there was a big, white, dead cat on the side of the road. I thought it would be a great idea to put it on the hood of Jennifer’s car. It was so dead stiff I could pick it up by the tail and it would lay flat. I’ll never forget his face when he saw me do this! He had to get out and remove it before she would drive off, holding up traffic even more. But instead of just tossing it to the side, he thought it best to sail it like a frisbee into the woods.
For his his next birthday I made him a road kill scooper.
Happy Birthday Leo,
– posted by Old Man Ford (Bruce, Alex Ford’s Dad)
While in studio at NC State, Alex enjoyed reading Ludacris lyrics as if he was reciting Shakespeare poetry. Here are the some of the best lines (From “What’s Your Fantasy?”—revised for the classroom):
We can do it in the pouring rain
Running the train when it is hot or cold out.
How about in the library?
On top of books?
(But Shhh…you can’t be too loud!)
Would you like to make a brother beg for it?
Give me TLC, because you know I would be too proud.
We can do it in the White House.
Try and make them turn the lights out.
How about all the way up in the candy store?
(That chocolate, chocolate, make it melt.)
Whips and chains.
Smack a little booty up with my belt.
William would be proud.
– Alex Ford