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Thursday, March 8, 2012

11 Random Questions And Some Fun News

Good Afternoon!! I should have posted this earlier in the day, but since I had today off, I elected to go to bed a it early and sleep a little later. I'm starting off with some fun news. It's Cherie Reich's birthday today and she is celebrating by giving al of us the present. Her new novella, Defying Gravity, is a free download today only over at Amazon. So go snap up a copy and spread the word about this amazing space fantasy romance story. Cherie is also making the final stop of her blog tour over at the awesome Christine Rain's blog today. Whoo Hoo!!

You remember yesterday when I mentioned that crazy cool writer and fellow blogger Julie over at Gypsy In My Soul asked me to answer 11 random questions? Well, now I'm going to give you those answers. Cue the Dragnet music...

1. Paper or plastic? Hmm...Depends on where I shop. Sometimes I shop at stores where my own canvas bag is the only option. I do recycle the plastic bags, though.

2. What cartoon do you still secretly enjoy watching? I never gave up cartoons. I still watch loud and proud. Fave oldies are Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, Galaxy High and Speed Racer. Fave new ones are Spongebob Squarepants, Phineas and Ferb and Kick Buttowski.

3. If you could pick up an instrument and immediately know how to play, what instrument would you choose? Electric guitar. I have always longed to be lead axe in a hard rock band. Can you see me rockin' out on stage ala Joan Jett, Joe Perry or Slash?

4. What is the song that most defines your personality? Hmmm... I don't think I could pick just one, but I do think at this stage in my life after the road I've traveled, it would have to be Bad Reputation by Joan Jett. I'm tired of worrying about what other people think about me and the decisions I make. It's my life after all and I'm the only one who has to live with my choices. Highway to Hell by AC/DC is a close second, though. ;)

5. What is your anger style? I wish I could say something like I have a volcanic temper that erupts when I am angry, but the truth is I'm more of a slow simmer. I don't get angry easily, I tend to let a lot roll off my back, but when I do get mad, I get sarcastic. Nothing like yelling sarcatic insults at the top of my lungs.

6. What do you think will be the downfall of modern society? Reality TV. The shows multiply like cockroaches and every one of us is addicted to at least one. Myself included. Project Runway is my crack.

7. What is the best character name you have come across? I love the names in Tolkien and Rowling. They're so appropriate and roll off the tongue. C.S. Lewis has some good names as well. The worst are the unpronoucable names with no guide to pronunciation.

8. What is your most bizarre beauty ritual? I don't have one. I mean wash my face, shower, condition and color my hair. Nothing too bizarre...All right who found out about the virgins in the basement for my weekly blood bath?

9. What is your favorite scent? I have two, leather and cinnamon. Don't ask me why, but there you go.

10. Could your Significant Other identify you by one body part and if so, which one? Not applicable as I have no Sig Oth right now. I do have a rather fetching tattoo on my shoulder, though.

11. What moment in your life would have won the $10,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos? I have several epic falls that would probably qualify along with a header into a snow embankment that left me drowning in the white stuff and my fat little legs kicking in the air. Keep in mind I was 25 at the time, far past the age where falls in the snow are cute or make people go "aww" and help. No, my friends laughed uproariously at my expense for weeks after.

Now for my turn at 11 questions

1. Do you experience road rage or commuter rage if you don't own a car?
2. What do you do when you're rolling along in an argument and realize you're wrong?
3. Cookies or cookie dough?
4. Movie quote that best sums up your current situation.
5. What pet peeve drives you homicide crazy?
6. What was the most outrageous lie you ever told that someone believed?
7. What guilty pleasure movie or CD people would be shocked you own?
8. When was the last time you went to the movies alone and what did you see?
9. What item did you have to have, but had huge buyer's remorse after purchase?
10. Favorite condiment
11. If you could bar none get away with it, would you have some illegal fun?

Okay and the folks I've chosen for this me-me are...Because I am very curious to know. You can answer none, one or two or all of them, it's up to you.

Rusty at The Blutonian Death Egg
Kelley at Writtled
Jay Noel
Christine Rains
Robyn at Life By Chocolate
Donna Hole
The Botanist at Views From The Bald Patch
Jenny at Pearson Report
Karen G at Coming Down the Mountain
Caledonia Lass at Writings, Musings and Other Such Nonsense


  1. Happy Birthday to Cherie!

    Interesting questions and even more interesting answers.. :) I had no idea you're a fan of Project Runway. I watch it too. The Aussie version as well. In fact I'm a complete Reality TV junkie! I watch American Idol, X Factor, The Amazing Race, Fear Factor, The Voice, Beauty and the Geek AU... etc. I'm really enjoying all of these.. weird, huh?

    1. Modern civilization is going to collapse around our ears, hon, and we are going to sitting right in front of the TV watching Project Runway. ;) Glad you enjoyed my answers. They were fun questions.

  2. So, cinnamon scented leather would drive you nuts, huh?
    Don't think I could pick one song I really liked to represent my life. Unless there's one called "Unexciting."

    1. Absolutely! I can't walk past a leather shop without going inside. I think maybe they should combine the scents in a candle or air freshener. ;)

  3. Haha, good stuff. These personal-reveal posts are always so much fun. I think it is awesome that you embrace your true nature and say a collective Eff-You to all the heartless haters by bellowing that familiar tune, Bad Reputation.

    Keep on rockin', Melissa :)

    1. Thanks, Matt! No more time for haters anymore. They took up too much headspace once upon a time. I had a lot of fun answering these. They made me think and enjoy some good memeories.

  4. Bad Reputation really is a Highway to Hell, dahling :)
    Smell of leather? You did say yesterday, that you were a bit disturbed :PPPP
    What kind of tattoo?

    1. Yes, Dez, I am just a tad off. LOL I have a beautiful quetzal bird with a rainbow colored tail. It's gorgeous and I am so happy I got it.

  5. We have the same anger style. I laughed about the virgins in the basement. lol

    1. Yay!! Another sarcasm anger specialist. Fist bumps, my sister. Speaking of virgins, I said something similar aloud at a family picnic and got the Look from several cousins. ;)

  6. Thank you so much for mentioning my book going free for today and my birthday. It's definitely been the best birthday ever.

    And I had to laugh about your "beauty" ritual. ;)

    1. Happy, Happy Birthday!! I'm really happy you are having such a great day. I wish you tons of success with Defying Gravity.

      Glad you got a chuckle out my ritual. The Countess of Blood has nothing on me. ;))

  7. Oho! Another tag! I've got to get my thinking cap on here because I'm building up a small backlog. Great questions to get the juices flowing!

    I like Phineas and Ferb too :)

    1. Phineas and Ferb rock!! I couldn't resist tagging you as I just love the title of your blog and your humor. Thanks for participating. :)

  8. AHHHHHH!!!! You are totally Joan Jett. Badass chick with just a hint of vulnerability. I, too, love the scent of leather. I have to hold back from sniffing jackets in the Harley store here for fear they'll kick me out for inappropriate clothing fondling.

    Virgins in the basement? Now that's my kind of beauty ritual.

    1. Inappropriate clothing fondling...LOL I can't pass a leather store without going inside. God forbid if they had cinnamon cookies in there. I'd be arrested for sure. LOL These were some fun questions and thank you so much for tagging me. I loved this!

  9. Finally, someone else I know remembers Galaxy High! That show was a classic, but it's damn near impossible to find anymore.

    1. I know!! I wish I could find it as I would love to own it. Right now I have to be satisfied with Doyle and Amy and the gang on You Tube.

  10. So fun to read your answers :) Now I am curious about your tatoo

    1. Thanks, Siv! LOL my tattoo is a quetzel bird on my shoulder. My mom immediately started referring to me as her cycle slut daughter. ;)


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