Sunday, February 3, 2013

Liebster Award, Take Two (Thanks Katherine!)

You can tell the Liebster Award has made its circuit of our community as it's come back to me. I first handed it out on December 23rd after Mark Beyer bestowed it upon me. Katherine Hajer was kind enough to give me a second dipping.

Now I've already handed it out and given the random facts, but Katherine has given me eleven new questions to field. I had a lot of fun with these, and I hope you will too.
  1. Chocolate or vanilla?
    Chocolate to excess. At any given time at least ten pounds of me is chocolate, even if I haven’t eaten it recently. It owns real estate on my ass.

  2. Tea or coffee?
    Tea, especially black tea or raspberry tea with raw honey. It’s become a key instrument in freeing me for soda. I’ve never liked coffee.

  3. What colour is Thursday (and why)?
    Caucasian. G.K. Chesterton didn’t write much fiction about people of color.

  4. What's the first thing you remember?
    The Big Bang. It’s a false memory, but you can’t pre-date it.

  5. If a stranger were to open your fridge door and look in right now, what would be the first thing they noticed?
    Me shrieking in terror at an intruder. Then the bat swinging down.

  6. What made you decide to start writing a blog? 
    I was already writing Bathroom Monologues for years beforehand. An agent recommended every author have a blog, and I figured, I wasn’t really doing anything else with all these bits of prose. What was their purpose if not to share them?

  7. If your home got featured in a house & home sort of magazine, how would you describe your decorating style?

  8. What was the last book you read that you recommended to other people, and why?
    I’ve tweeted about Tom Holt’s Blonde Bombshell multiple times, posted a review to Goodreads and on Facebook. Before I’d even finished it, I bought it for someone’s birthday present. If it actually got remaindered, I’ll be depressed. It is madcap absurd, about a bomb destined to blow up earth that gets a conscience and a libido, a genius tech engineer who’s paranoid unicorns are following her, and all because we’re the scum of the universe who had the audacity to invent the addictive nuisance of music. Every page is sharply written. You can read my full review of it here.

  9. What's your idea of the perfect Sunday?
    Wake up early but rested, probably around 8:30, when not much is going on and there’s ample light. It’s one of my rare off days from exercise and physical therapy, and the one day per week I get to eat red meat. Tacos and pasta simmer while I exercise a bit, and read some incredible author. If football doesn’t come on soon, then curling had better. One or two friends stop by, but not for too long, because I’m usually a cognitive hermit. Either from then or from my relations on the internet, brave new things are discovered, like GIFs of rampaging Godzilla toys, some obscure Japanese wrestling match, or an author that someone threatens my life if I don’t try. I do try it and my whole week will be better for reading them. And all the while, I accidentally write an incredible amount without having noticed I was working.

  10. Socks or barefoot?
  11. What's next?
    The perfect Sunday.


  1. Yeah, bats are good, but I prefer an ax.

    1. Yeah, but then there's more mess to clean up, although of course if you're John apparently you always have Lysol on hand.

  2. Hilarious! The fridge response was a bit of a surprise... I guess 'cos I've had people over that I've never met before (friends of friends for knit or film nights).

    I like the idea of things going in circles. Circles are good.


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