Miles run yesterday: 10 (apologies: I started this post yesterday)
Words written in my novel so far: 36,059
Forms I have filled out for school in the past three days: 13
Update: The Powers That Be have taken down the odd, middle-of-the-road stop sign from our wacky intersection and made the whole thing a three-way-stop. In the end, the poor sign was hit or the reason for at least four accidents.
So, I was both tagged and honored with another blogging award recently.
Ravena posed these questions to fellow bloggers:
1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I thought for sure I would be an actress, writer or stay-at-home mom. At least I got two of the three in the end!
2. If you could marry a celebrity, which one would it be?
Hmmmm. Wow… hem haw hem haw… Yeah. Daniel Craig. (The hemming and hawing was fake. I had my answer a while ago.)
But I think I’ll keep my hubby. While my husband does not emerge from the ocean wearing tight swim shorts, he fixes things like minivan power doors, and I doubt Daniel Craig knows a single thing about those.
3. Do you think aliens are real?
I live with one. (“I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien, I’m an Englishman in New York.” Ten points for anyone who remembers that song and has heard it sung in concert.)
4. Which season do you like the best and why?
Summer is the best season. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise. I love water, sunshine and being outside. I love milkshakes and sweet tea and eating dinner on our deck. I love vacations and the beach and the mountains and running in the morning before it gets too hot.
5. What sort of books do you read?
I read all kinds of books, including women’s fiction, literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, biographies, memoirs, YA, and some mysteries.
6. What is your favorite book?
What a loaded question! How could I choose? But one of the first books to impact me like I’d been hit in the gut with wonderfulness was T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. Because I read it at such an impressionable time in my life, I’d have to say it rocked my world.
7. Why did you start blogging?
Writers write. And I wanted my writing to get out there in the world. What a fun way to riff on a wide variety of topics and complete short-term writing goals!
8. If I gave you a million pounds (well, dollars for those of us in the U.S.) right now, what would you spend it on?
Travel, clothes and braces for my kids. First up: a trip to Water Country USA. Maybe I would close the park down and invite 100 of our closest friends. No lines!
9. What is your favorite TV show?
We are very opportunistic; we get hooked on whatever is available at the time. Our faves this summer have been So You Think You Can Dance, Psych, Warehouse 13 and Perception. When the new fall shows start, we’ll be watching something completely different.
10. If you gave birth to twins, would you give them rhyming names?
No. I think I might pick a theme and run with it… like Goodberry’s sundaes: Better Butterscotch and Totally Toffee.
11. If you could, would you go back in time and be 17 again?
I’ll post some great blog links in my next post to pass along the tag and award. Stay tuned.