Saturday, September 13, 2008

Food For Thought Friday ... on Saturday

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995


If you were to choose a new name for yourself what would it be and why? Were there any other names your parents almost gave you?

Dear heavens... I've already done that (and more times than I can count -- Judy is laughing at me). All my pseudonyms (and, yes, I have more than one... maybe I'm a spy?) begin with M. It's just easier that way. And, no, I'm not telling you what they are. Sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? In fact, many days I forget who I am because I am so many. *G*

How do you usually spend your Sunday afternoons?

Wishing it was Monday. Yes, really.


What would be your last meal if you were about to walk the green mile?

I have a nervous stomach, so can't imagine having an appetite in that particular situation. However, assuming that I did? I'd have a buffet: Some pizza with extra cheese, a little Chinese food, fresh baked bread, and... chocolate mousse or french silk pie. All the things we tell ourselves not to eat because they'll kill us, lol.

Midnight Snack

Have you ever broken any bones?

Yep. Broke my left wrist in fourth grade when I was thrown from my pony. By rights, I should have many, many more -- if you count how many times I was thrown from various horses (once over a jump... lost a fingernail on that one, but no bone-breaking), and just being a tomboy growing up, it's a wonder I survived moderately unscathed.

Recipe for this Week (instead of your recipe for life - what is it for just this week?)

Gah... I'm so not deep. Um.... Maybe: We need to realize and accept that much of what happens in our lives is simply out of our control.


Do you think Sawyer Thomas is too obvious for my precocious boy with the pet turtle? *G*

The neatest thing about this upcoming book for NaNo is that... I'm excited about it. I like the general premise, I like the characters so far. I only hope the excitement can carry me through. Guess we'll find out in (counts on fingers)... 48 days! (Side note: you realize if NaNoWriMo starts in 48 days, that means Christmas is only 103 days away. Just saying).


For those of you who enjoy fall: I notice that most of you (with the exception of Ceri, who --though technically south of me, is still in the same state) are in more tropical areas. If you were buried under record-breaking snowfall for months and months, I'd be willing to bet you wouldn't much love the end of summer either.

Note to Melissa: WE'RE TRYING! (To relocate, that is). DH says if I can replace half his income we're good to go. Where is that NY Times best-selling novel when I need it? **sigh**


Started reading Linda Howard's "Death Angel" yesterday. What an interesting H/H she has! It's one of those "it can't be done in romance" plots: The hero? An assassin (and not one who works for the government... a real, honest to goodness murder-for-money assassin). The heroine? A big-wig cartel's lady (and not one who is there because she was forced or didn't know what she was doing -- this lady knew exactly what she was doing, and did it for the money). I'm only a couple chapters in, but am fascinated by the idea.


Your Punk Band Name Is...

The Intrigued Iron


anno said...

So many aliases?!? I always suspected you were an international woman of mystery!

I enjoy fall. I even like winter. It's when it sticks around until the end of March that I begin to get edgy.

Interesting responses to the Food 4 Thought...

Sarita Leone said...

A spy, eh? Good for you! ;-)

Happy Saturday!

Dru said...

Sawyer Thomas has a nice ring to it.

I love that we get all Four Seasons.

I love your buffet dinner.

Have a good Saturday.

Melissa said...

Nano is only 48 days away! Gulp. I'd better get writing so I can finish this manuscript!

Yeah, that NYT list would be a pretty good gig!

Ceri said...

I'm starting to get psyched about NaNo... trying anyway.

I only have one pen name which I never used. If I get published by Harlequin I may start using my full first name, Cerian.

Sawyer Thomas is cute. BUT, as a Lost fan when I think of the name Sawyer I think of the Lost character Sawyer (and then I get into this day dream mode).

Just saying....

Tori Lennox said...

I think the name Sawyer Thomas is cute, but see? Somebody already made the Lost connection. :)

My Punk Band name is The Happy Saucer. LOL!

Re aliases, Tori Lennox IS an alias. *g*

Brandy said...

We have four seasons here, summer being the pit of hades. *G* Cost of living here is cheaper, btw. *G* And I look at Fall and Winter this way. I can bundle up and bundle up, but there are so many clothes you can take off for summer, you know? *G*

I do hope you have a great Sunday!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love, love, love your quote of the day.

I had a lot of horse injuries growing up, too.