I want you and me to be friends.
I'm NOT talking about Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Klout or any of the other social spaces. You don't need to subscribe to my blog, you don't need to leave me comments, you don't need to bestow an award on me. I just want you and me to become (better) friends.
Of course, that means we really need to get to know each other. So each week I candidly share stuff about myself. And if you'd like for me to get to know you better, I invite you to share along with me. You don't have to be a blogger to participate and even if we're already good friends, I hope you'll still share with me.
When I was a kid,
I loved stories and books - but only if someone read them to me. I could sit listen for hours to my mom or dad as they read stories aloud, and for a few years my family even had an after-dinner routine where my dad would read a couple chapters from a classic piece of literature (I particularly remember Little Women and Uncle Tom's Cabin, but there were many others). To this day, I still love listening to audiobooks - mostly because I'm such a slow reader and I can multitask with a audiobook. Although, if you volunteered to read a book to me, I'll never object.
When I grow up,
I want to learn to dance. Not ballroom dancing or the box-step or square dancing (although I used to know how to square dance, but that's another story for another post!) - I just want to have enough rhythm to move naturally to music. Have you ever seen that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine attempts to dance? Yeah, I'm that bad. Nothing flows, I'm all elbows and legs and everyone backs away. But unlike Elaine, I actually know that I stink, so I mostly refuse to dance unless physically dragged onto the floor. My siblings and Boyfriend Javelin can attest to this...
I used to love
- Angelina Jolie
- Calphalon cookware
- Buffet restaurants
I still love
- 3rd Rock From the Sun
- Fall (season)
There's one thing you should know about me,
I penned an amature Star Wars novel when I was 15. No joke - it was over 300 pages long with an ambitious plot and complex character relationships (all kinds of duplicity and plotting and scheming). I had lofty ambitions of turning the story it into a trilogy of novels, but mostly it was just a 15-year-old's adoring tribute to Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy. See how many times I've read the books, all with tattered covers? Yeah. And truthfully, they're good enough that I still re-read them from time to time. Of course, it helps that I was once a Star Wars fan-boy.
So tell me...
Do you prefer physically turning pages or listening to an audiobook? And are you a fast or slow reader? How's your rhythm on the dance floor? And have you ever been inspired to write the sequel to a novel you loved?
If you do not feel comfortable posting your answers in a comment but would still like to share something about yourself, feel free to email me or direct message me on Twitter. And if there's a specific question you'd like me to answer next time, just let me know.