Lovely Julie Anne Nelson @ http://literaryjules.blogspot.com sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers. With it is a condition that I reveal seven unknown facts about me. I find that a bit challenging considering my life is an open book … literally. My book is a fictionalized memoir. Here are seven facts you won’t find about me anywhere.
- I dress like a bag lady but spend sixteen dollars a pound for my favorite Whole Foods brand of organic coffee. (Don’t send me hate mail because you went out and bought it and now must adjust your wardrobe finances to afford your new addiction. I will not be held responsible.)
- I am an extremely complex and serious individual, which stands to reason why my favorite shows are Spongebob Squarepants and old reruns of Get Smart. I must have balance. If I didn’t dumb down at some point I would be just too amazing, wouldn’t I? (Say it’s true. Tell me that’s the reason I must watch these programs. Humor me.)
- I can’t fold a fitted sheet to save my life.
- I must write by a window. My library has quiet rooms, which would be a perfect escape from the distractions of my house. But there are no windows. How do they expect me to stare off into space if there is no space? Ceiling tiles do not count as space. They hold no moon or rain or autumn leaves. Ideally, I would write outside, but I can’t see my screen when I do, so it’s back to the desk by the window for me.
- I am not a vegetarian but if I’m at a restaurant and it’s on the menu, I will always order a tofu dish. Like a fitted sheet, I can’t make a good tofu dish to save my life. If I could prepare a restaurant equivalent, I’d be a master tofu foodie complete with a vegetarian title and the accompanying bragging rights. But until then, “Where’s the Beef?”
- With so much clutter in my brain, I must have order (much like my dilemma on fact number two). I have overfocused ADD, which means the high-priority project that can’t wait another minute might get cast aside when I decide to clean the refriderator kickplate. Projects take ten times longer than necessary to finish. I can’t just zip through my house and clean it. There is no “zip” in reference to me. I’ll be cleaning a toilet, but decide to clean the back side facing the wall as well. I’ll clean the light fixtures, the baseboards, the glass in the picture frames. I am a downright nightmare. I hate me. So many times, I wish I could be like my mother and “zip” the house clean in fifteen minutes. It takes me eight days and fifteen minutes to clean my house. Now take a guess how I am about finishing my book. You got it. That’s right. It’s on the proverbial slow boat to China in completion. So for order, I have an organized closet (thanks to a day I set aside for shapooing the carpet–somehow the closet got cleaned instead). Clothes are color coordinated. Pants have their place. The clothes I save for when I lose weight are on their own shelf. It’s all good.
- I was a raccoon in my past life.
Now I must pass the flower torch to seven other bloggers with secrets to reveal.
- Linda at out of my mind lindacassidylewis.wordpress.com. She loves flowers. There’s even a flower in the name of her novel The Brevity of Roses. I hereby bestow this bouquet to this truly gifted writer.
- Carol at http://careann.wordpress.com. For having a warm and friendly blog and for returning to mine to comment even though she knows I’m weird.
- Cynthia at http://catchingdays.cynthianewberrymartin.com for offering so much writing wisdom and thought-provoking posts on her blog.
- Judy at http://zebrasounds.net for making me laugh and for being the most entertaining blog ever.
- Laura Best at http://lauraabest.wordpress.com She deserves a bouquet in honor of her book Bitter, Sweet getting published. Congratulations. You’re an inspiration to writers everywhere.
- Bob Trusty at http://bobtrusty.com for being so adorkable (I borrowed that word from Judy (#4), who is also adorkable and who invented the word. Judy, meet Bob, the new recipient of the highly coveted title).
- http://rachelhestondavis.wordpress.com . A YA/fantasy writer who is on the query journey (like a lot of us) and could use a little happiness in all the anxious waiting for replies.
Kasie, I thought of you but Julie gave you the same award. I also thought of sweet Candice but Kasie beat me to it.