Monday, April 11, 2011

Ten Things You Don't Know About Me

I'd like to apologize for the delay in this post. I'd like to, but I'm so happy to have a working, virus-free computer that I can't do anything but jump up and down and be happy. The virusy computer isn't the only reason for the long delay in posting, but it's a major one.

The idea for this post came from a fellow writer (C.J. Ellison--check her out!) who in turn got it from another writer. The original post was 20 Things, but that's way too much info. A girl has to have some mystery, right?


1. I've lived in the same town my entire life. With the exception of a grand total of six months spent in various cities, I've spent all 20-odd years of my life in Tallahassee.

2. The first place I went was church. Three days old, and I'm in church. I'd like to say I still have that level of commitment, but I have bills to pay. And I think God understands.

3. My alarm clock is old enough to vote. I've had the same clock for close to 18 years. That's longer than some marriages. Speaking of alarm clocks...

4. I can sleep through almost anything. Seriously. Tornadoes, torrential rainpour, rock concerts. And I can sleep almost anywhere. I slept on the delivery room floor when my sister was in labor the first time. The only things guaranteed to wake me up are my alarm clock and my cell phone.

5. I have a horrible sense of direction. I can barely tell my right from my left when I'm in a car. I just bang on the window and hope the driver has the sense to follow my frantic gestures.

6. I have a lead foot. Or so other people say. I tend to go about 45 mph everywhere except the interstate. And I go between 75 and 80 there. Compared to Miami, I'm crawling.

7. I'm a great test taker. Some people get test anxiety. Not me. I tend to blow tests out of the water, which surprises the hell out of people. I guess I play dumb way too well.

8. When I was growing up, I wanted to be an actress. I did a lot of school plays and sang in church. And then someone was overly harsh in criticism and I developed stage fright. It still cripples me today.

9. I actually like people. Most people wouldn't believe this, but it's true. I enjoy people, watching them, listening to them, having those brief minute connections. It's when someone is a total asshole that I get severely annoyed.

10. I was afraid of the dark until I was around 18. I mean have to have a nightlight in the room afraid of the dark. Considering the subject of my writings, most would think I love the dark. Nope. Only if I'm trying to sleep. I blame reading The Blob when I was in elementary school.

And there you have it! I'll try and post on a more regular basis now, with updates about the re-release of the first two Jude Magdalyn books and writing in general. But remember--life always manages to get in the way...

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