Survey Saturday: Old School Blogging Edition

Survey SaturdayGuys, it’s back! Welcome to another fun-filled edition of Survey Saturday.

When I saw that Christine had filled out this survey over at Love Life Surf, I was immediately smitten. What’s more fun on a leisurely weekend morning than an ABC survey?

Not that my morning’s going to be all that leisurely … I have to get up early to head down to Camp Verde for our NARWA plot group and then a board meeting. It’ll be a full day, with lunch at Denny’s.

Lucky for me, I have a PointsPlus guide to Denny’s menu. That’ll make ordering easier (I hope).

A. Attached or Single? Attached. Been with the Boyfriend since 2005. We were off and on a couple of times that first year, but on ever since.

Look at me — collarbones without even trying! That makes me happy.

Look at me — collarbones without even trying! That makes me happy.

B. Best Friend? Sad to say, I don’t have just one best friend. Or maybe that’s a good thing. I have several great writing friends, who I love to talk and write with. Then there’s my roommate, whom I’ve known since college, and my best friend since kindergarten, who I don’t talk to as often as I should.

C. Cake or pie? Cake. I’m partial to red velvet … or carrot cake … or a light white cake. Oh, who am I kidding? Any flavor will do.

D. Day of choice? Do I have to pick just one? Saturday, if I don’t have to work. Or maybe Sunday, because it’s softball day.

E. Essential Item? My laptop. Or phone. Preferably both. Can I have two?

F. Favorite color? Purple.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Neither. I hate gummy everything.

H. Home town? Albion, Indiana

I. Favorite Indulgence? Something sweet.

J. January or July? Let’s see … they both come with a paid holiday. I think I have to agree with Christine, who said July because it’s warmer. I’m not a fan of cold air. Cold in my freezer, yes. Cold outside? No thank you.

K. Kids? A niece and nephew, plus three fur babies (2 cats, 1 dog).

Writing TimeL. Life isn’t complete without? My daily trip to Starbucks. It’s where I get my writing done.

M. Marriage date? ?? We don’t have one — yet.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 1 younger brother. As a matter of fact, his birthday’s today.

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples. Give me a good Honeycrisp any day. But better than either of those fruits is a juicy, sun-ripened peach.

P. Phobias? Elevators … unless it’s a glass elevator. I don’t like feeling closed in. But I wouldn’t call it claustrophobia. It’s more a mild aversion to getting stuck. Now, if I could get stuck in an elevator with Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper or Gerard Butler, I might be singing a different tune …

Q. Quotes? I’m still loving this one from Theodora. It’s true for me, as I imagine it is for many other folks out there.


R. Reasons to smile? I’m alive and about to start living my dream. Self-publishing is still a scary new frontier, but it’s also growing in popularity every day. I have stories to tell, and I’m going to gamble on readers liking them as much as I do.

S. Season of choice? Autumn, because the temperatures aren’t too hot or too cold … and there’s so much color. Living in Flagstaff, I’ve missed seeing a lot of red and orange leaves — until last fall. I finally explored a maple grove in  in Oak Creek Canyon, and it was glorious.

T. Tag 5 People. I hate tagging people, so write your own post if you want, then tell me about it in the comments.

U. Unknown fact about me? Good question. I share a lot — some might say too much. Umm … How’s this? In high school, my friend Janet and I had fake arguments about which one of us Hamlet would take to the prom.

V. Vegetable? Zucchini … or maybe roasted Brussels sprouts.

W. Worst habit? iPhone games like Candy Crush and Words with Friends. Or maybe sleeping through my alarm and then using it as an excuse not to get up and work out.

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Neither. Both entail a visit to the doctor or hospital, and I don’t want to go there.

Y. Your favorite food? Burgers — preferably with fries.

Z. Zodiac sign? Libra. That whole balance thing? It’s no myth. There’s a reason I don’t like conflict and confrontation, and have to fight myself every step of the way to pump up the conflicts in my stories.

Your turn. Tell me more about you by answering one — or more …


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