Friday, March 9, 2012

I've Been Tagged...

I find being tagged very stressful. It’s not answering the questions that raises my blood pressure, it’s tagging others. I always wonder ... what if I’m bothering them? What if they don’t want to be tagged? What if they don’t like me anymore? Tagging people seems a lot like a chain letter, or telemarketing to me. But since Sylvia Nye tagged me and she’s a little sweetheart, and I don't have anything else to do today, I’m going to play along. I’m even going to tag some people. We’ll see if they still like me when this is all over. 
So, I’ve been tagged by Sylvia Nye! Now that I am “it”, here are the questions I need to answer:

1. What is the one book you couldn’t live without?  Because of the funky mood I’m in this rainy day, I can’t think of one book I can’t live without. Of course, I’m pretending I have the Bible memorized so it’s all in my head.

2. What can you see out your window at the moment?  Because of the wind, rain, thunder and lightning, I’m looking at a beaten-down Bridal Wreath and Azaleas. Little petal crumbs are everywhere.
3. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?  I do not, I repeat, I do NOT eat weird things. I have a very, very weak stomach.
4. What fictional character would you most like to marry?  The
fictional characters in my favorite books had problems I don’t want to deal with so they’re out. But, if I wanted to look over my shoulder for the rest of my life, I’d marry Joseph Turner, a bookish CIA researcher (Robert Redford) in Three Days of the Condor. The movie was adapted from the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady. I have no idea if the hero in the book is Redford-ish.
   5.If ever a fictional villain was going to win, who would you want it to be?  I have to go with J.R. Ewing. He cheated, lied and did all kinds of dastardly deeds for the love of Southfork Ranch. 

6. How many types of cheese can you name off the top of your head?  I just eat it I don’t read it.

7. If you didn’t want to be a writer, what would you want to be?  A detective, a movie star, a publisher, a college professor, a psychiatrist, an inventor and the list goes on and on.
8. Can you play a musical instrument?  I took piano lessons for five years and played a mean flutophone in elementary school.
9. Do you own a Kindle or a Nook or any sort of e-reader?  I won a Kindle by leaving a comment on Curt Iles new website.
10. If you do, how many books do you have on it?  142 books and yes, I buy them too.
11. You just got published. In a glowing review, someone calls you “the next [insert famous author name here]”. Which famous author has to watch their back now you’re on the scene? I’d love to be as imaginative as Stephen King.


Jan Rider Newman said...

You are so funny! I love your answers: "I don't read it I just eat it." Hahaha. I'm still speaking to you.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm so seldom able to carry out the things I get tagged for. I don't post that often and usually have particular posts in mind. I do like reading such posts from others, though.

Jess said...

Thanks Jan!

Charles - thanks for reading me. :)

Sherry Perkins said...

Thanks for tagging me. It was fun! Just don't know how to tag others, and it doesn't help that I have slowwww dial-up service at home. Check out my answers when you get time. Hope all is well with you. We sure miss you at the meetings.