Taggety Taggety Tag Tag Tag

Yep, you guessed it, I've been tagged! Thank you to Katrina (Cat) for this honor and fun! Speaking of fun, check out Cat's blog here. She always has something fun going on!

Before I talk more about the "Tag" I want to let everyone know that this will be the last post I'll be doing until the week of May 13th. I'm going to Virginia to visit my family, participate in a book signing or two, and relax. I'll see you when I get back!

Ok now for the rules of the tag:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site.
2. Post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you.
4. Ask the people you tag 11 questions.
5. Nominate 11 other blogs.

Here are 11 random things about me:

I hate slow people. Slow drivers, slow walkers, people who take forever to do anything. Speed it up people! I don't have forever!

I am addicted to a certain type of blanket. I'm like a child who doesnt like to be without it all the time. It makes me feel warm and snuggly!

I get the heeby jeebies in a restaurant that doesnt look clean to me. I can't eat and feel panicky.

I'm 56 but still dream about high school all the time!

I freak out when I know someone is going to stop by my house. I go nuts cleaning so they won't see a single piece of dirt. I do this even when it's just a repair person. So dumb!

I won't eat at a restaurant by myself. Don't know why, just won't do it!

When I go clothes shopping, I have to try on nearly everything in the store before I find one single thing I like.

I'm an awful cook. I keep trying but I suck.

I never have just one of anything, I have at least 2 or more. I'm always afraid I'll run out if it's something I love or I forget I already have one! Sigh.

My lucky number is 21. I can't even tell you why anymore, it just always has been!

I rarely ever wear a shirt with no collar. I hate the way I look without one!

That's it. Aren't you just so fascinated now that you know so much about me!!

Here are Cat's 11 questions and my answers:

1.  What sort of “real” animal would you enjoy being able to shape shift into? What about a “fantasy” animal.

I think I'd like to shift into an eagle so I could fly. That would be awesome!

2. How quickly do you form opinions on fictional characters, and is your opinion subject to change if the character reveals an unexpected and hitherto unknown side to his personality?

I usually form my opinion pretty darn quickly and normally stick to it. However, it does excite me when I read a book that is exciting enough to persuade me to be surprised and actually change my first impression.

3. Given the chance, would you drop everything and fly to Italy, or would you rather have a few weeks to prepare, at least?

When I was younger, maybe. But now, absolutely not. I'm too boring for spontanuity. I'd need to know weeks ahead of time to avoid pure panic!

4. Do you know the difference between alligators and crocodiles?

And just why do I need to know that? I'm going to guess that one has bumpy skin and the other doesnt. Now I'll go onto google and see.

5. Did you answer the above question on your own, or did Google assist you?

Yep, and that's exactly why I guessed it wrong!

6. How many books do you think you own?


7. If you had a choice, which would you be more likely to buy in Barnes and Nobles: books, or music, or TV shows?

Definitely books.

8. How many TV shows are you catching up on right now?

None. I don't have a DVR or anyway to record.

9. Did you always want to be an archer before Hunger Games, The Avengers, and Brave made it “cool” again?

No, and I still don't have an interest in it.

10. Who is your favorite actor/actress right now?

Hmmm, there are alot that I like but some that I would drop everything to go see their latest movie would be Robert Downey, Jr., Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand.

11. If you had to choose between steak, fish, and chicken, which would you choose?

I love a good steak but only if it's done right. It's harder to screw up chicken so I'd probably say chicken.
Drum roll please.... now here are my 11 questions!

1.  Do you believe in the death penalty for people like the Boston bomber? If not, why?
2.  If you ever decide to right a biography about yourself, what would you title the book?

3. Robert Downey, Jr., Zack Efron, Taye Diggs, Brad Pitt, or Keith Urban? Or for you men Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, Salena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Kerry Washington.
4.  What electronic device could you absolutely not live without, besides your computer?

5.  Are you more afraid of Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, or Thunderstorms?
6.  Which actress/actor do you look most like?

7.  Which bothers you the most: Sloppy people; arrogant people; loud people; or negative people.

8.  What major thing would you change about yourself if you could?

9.  If you could own some kind of store, what would it be?

10. Of all the writing and illustrating awards out there, which would be your favorite to win?

11. How would you handle a really bad review of your writing? Would you cry? Would you want to contact that person and ask them why they were so negative? Would you give up? Would you just forget about it?

Now for the lucky people who have to answer my questions! I'm going to have to cheat though and only send to five people, not the eleven required.


There you go! Have fun playing tag!

I'll see ya'all back here in 3 weeks!



  1. I agree with Katie. Also, turning into an eagle would be awesome!

  2. Thanks for the tag! I'm up

  3. I freak out when I know someone is stopping by, too! But it's good incentive to do some cleaning ;)
    And dreams of high school???? Oh, for me those would be nightmares.

    Hope you had fun at the signings.

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  5. I love that you dream about high school. :)