My friend Catherine "Ganymeder" Russell bestowed upon me the most colorful blogging award I've seen yet. It's also the most appetizing.
I actually postponed posting about this one until I was allowed to snack. I've been on a strict diet during my editing sprints, but today I got a little candy, and life got a little better.
The rules are fairly standard. Answer five sweet questions, and the pass the hop onto whoever you like. Here we go:
1. Cookies or Cake?
this counts ice cream cake, then cake. If not, then cookies.
2. Chocolate or Vanilla?
is highly underrated, but it's chocolate. It has too many applications
independent of ice cream and baking.
3. Favorite Sweet Treat?
on the mood, definitely. Sometimes I've got to have Reese's Cups, or ice cream
cake, or muddy buddies. None of which I'm allowed right now, so I've just made
4. When do you crave sweet things the most?
Usually as I'm passing through a stressful self-regulated activity, like
marathon editing. I want that reward, and holding it off is big. Typically I
crave that snack more in the throes of the labor than when it's done and I'm
allowed it. I also don't often allow it.
Today I'm on my last push on Last House in the Sky, having nearly all the
revisions done. I hit my penultimate landmark last night, and am celebrating
right now with a couple handfuls of Reese's Pieces.
5. Sweet Nick Name?
Jello. You'll have to ask my friends why.
My Three Sweet Recipients
-Danielle La Paglia: has put up with so much from me lately, and is generous with digital Fritos.
-Theresa Bazelli: my favor writing baker. I sometimes avoided her blog for fear of the cravings her kitchen photos would give me.
-Chuck Allen: just this week he took to Twitter offering to help any writer who was stuck and needed to talk out problems. That's a sweetheart.