And we're off!
Do you think you're hot?
Ever heard of body dysmorphic disorder? I’m almost 100 percent convinced Michael Jackson suffered from this condition. My husband insists I have a touch of it. Not to the extreme that I do harmful or surgical things to my body to fix myself, but enough that I can never measure up to what I consider beautiful. I’ve been known to obsess about my nose, toes, or tushie for weeks on end before letting it fall by the wayside for a new bodily / facial obsession. Fact is, the person whose opinion matters most is my significant other, and he seems happy enough with his lot in life, so let’s leave it at that and move on to a less humiliating question. ;)
Upload a picture or wallpaper you are using at the moment.
This picture inspired the premise for my latest WIP, a YA Phantom of the Opera spinoff. I usually use wallpaper that ties in with what I’m writing at the moment, so it seemed apropos.
When was the last time you ate chicken meat?
Erm, what a random and strange question. LOL. Okay, last Friday while on vacation I had chicken sliders from Dave and Busters in Kansas City, MO.
List the songs you listened to recently.
Right now, I'm listening to the playlist for my WIP. There are over 50 titles, but here's the first ten. Lots of mood pieces to reflect the gothic and melancholy tone of the story.
The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown
Serenity - Lisa Gerrard
Scary Fragile - Butterfly Boucher
Sigh of Relief - Arcana
Familiar Taste of Poison - Halestorm
Gothic Winter - Nox Arcana
Stronger - 30 Seconds to Mars
Libera Me - Elliot Goldenthal
The Lonely - Christina Perri
Lullaby - Christian Henson
What were you thinking as you were doing this?
Do you have nicknames?
Husband calls me Wif. I’m Kumquat to the gals in my crit group due to a comment an angel-reader made when she came to one of our sessions upon our request. That was an interesting experience and a post for another time…
Father-in-law calls me Blondie. And I’ll always be my Dad’s butter gert, because I used to LOVE butter (back when I had a kid’s metabolism—heh).
Tag eight Blogger friends.
(And just so no one reads anything into the listing order, they’re alphabetical. Ha. No partiality here, folks.)
2. Ashley Nixon
5. Jenny Phresh
Who's listed at number 1?
Angela. One of the things that drew me to her blog is her honesty, positivity, and adorable profile picture. Hee. I’m not a creeper, I swear. She just looks so sweet and approachable, and that’s exactly how her posts are written and why she’s one of my fave blogger pals. Check out this post if you don't believe me.
Say something about number 5.
Jenny, my pony of many hats (aka Phresh, Pony Girl, Grocery Cart Activist, Goat Herder Extraordinaire and the list goes on…). What can I say about someone so unique and wonderful? When I found her blog from Query Tracker, all it took was reading this one post and I was hooked. Jenny doesn’t see the world through rose colored glasses; she sees it through a kaleidoscope: a dazzling and dithyrambic landscape of emotion, from sardonic and silly to heartrending and poignant. Just when you think you can’t laugh any harder without busting a gut, she’ll flip the same post around to something so beautiful and thought-provoking your eyes fill with tears and your heart melts. That is pure talent and honesty. Okay, so I’m gushing. I can’t help it. I want her to remember this post one day when she’s too rich and famous to remember me. ;)
How did you get to know number 3?
Bethany is my Sound of Music soul sistah. In fact, when she first hopped onto twitter, she sported a Maria profile pic. But now she's gone and got all professional because she's AGENTED (Woot!!) so she's showing off her Shakira locks to the world. Oh, but I digress. I'm supposed to say how we met. Bethany actually found my website from Query Tracker and emailed me, thanking me for the encouragement and support I gave to the other writers there in the threads. Yes folks, she is THAT nice and awesome! I emailed her back, visited her blog, laughed at her delightful wit, and a beautiful friendship was born. :) So, thanks for reaching out, Bethany girl.
How about number 4?
I met the effervescent and sparkly Cherie when she played the first contest I had on this blog. I hopped over to her profile page (as I’m prone to do when someone I’ve never met comments on mine) and was so impressed by who she is as a person. This post here is only a taste of her giving and generous heart, which is what keeps me following her to this day. She is a giver: writing tips, funny comics to make us smile, twitter tips, and glimpses of her amazing prose and positive outlook on life, just to name a few. Cherie is a classy and elegant lady who blesses everyone she meets. BTW, loving the soundtrack on your blog of late, my dear.
Leave a message for number 6.
Marewolf, my witty and candid friend. Thank you for always making me smile with your sarcastic yet informative posts. Also, I’ll never look at foreplay the same again because of you. And anyone reading this with your mind in the gutter and making naughty assumptions, have a look at this post. Now that I’ve cleared that up, it’s safe for me to say that I love you, blog sister.
Leave a lovey-dovey message for number 2.
You mean, even mushier than the one I left above for Mare? Jeeps … this is about to get really embarrassing. Ashley, you’re beautiful, sweet, and radiant! If I had eight legs and a set of spinnerets, I’d write it in web all across your blog! Also, reading your posts makes me feel young again and your pirate heroes are VERY hawt. Hee. Lastly, I envy you your new car even though you deserve it because of the aforementioned attributes. Is that mushy enough?
Do number 7 and number 8 have any similarities?
They are both aces with rolling out the writer interviews and networking. Their blogs are always fun and informative. And they’re also two of my fave twitter pals (which honestly could be said about all of my tagees -- er, except Ashley. Ashley, get your bootie over to twitter!). ;)
Woohoo! I survived, hopefully unscathed though I’m blushing from all of my confessions and gushings. Good luck to everyone I tagged. If you've already been tagged for this meme, no probs. I can’t wait to see your answers either way. Oh, and if you don't feel like doing the meme, that's fine too. I'll still like you all the same.
If I didn’t get you this time around, be on your toes! I’ve been tagged w/another meme recently by the brilliant Carissa -- our resident bathing daredevil -- which I will be posting within the next few weeks or so. For now, happy Wednesday everyone!