Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Beach, part 2 and a Tuesday Ten

What I’m Reading: Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella AND Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder (Everyone should read Dr. Farmer’s story.)

What I’m working on: Getting my butt out of the lazy chair. Geez, I thought I’d get more work done on vacation. (Yes, I see the irony.)

New Words Monday: 251
New Words today: 123

I’m still at the beach. Today was quite windy and a bit cold. I worked on some plot issues with The Slayer’s Circle. I’m trying to get motivated to catch up on my Empowering Character Emotions workshop, but I’m so far behind I’ll NEVER read all the emails. Tonight, despite the fact that I brought a satchel full of books to read, I found a tiny little bookstore. My friend, Amy, who is also a book addict, and I prowled around it and bought more books. (Did I mention that my idea of a good vacation is uninterrupted reading time?)

Finally, Mimi tagged me to list 10 weird, random facts or habits about myself. Then choose 10 people to tag. So, if you're reading this and you haven't been tagged yet, consider yourself tagged! (Mimi’s words exactly!)

1. I can not file. If I do, I can’t remember what I labeled the file. File folders only work as an organizational tool if I stack them on my desk.
2. I am a Buffy the Vampire Slayer addict. I’ve seen every episode. (I’ve asked for the entire series on DVD, but the family refuses to buy them. Probably because they are afraid I’ll make them watch it.)
3. When I eat cereal in the morning for breakfast, I always use bowl. At night, when I eat it for a snack, I always use a coffee cup.
4. I hate watermelon.
5. I never actually finished The Great Gatsby because I hated it so much.
6. I can not get into an unmade bed. I have to make it first; otherwise I can not go to sleep.
7. I love young adult novels. I really want to write one, but I just don’t think I have the voice. (Big sigh.)
8. I had severe hearing loss as a child. I couldn’t hear my first grade teacher when she was standing right behind me. No one figured it out for a long time because I learned to read lips without any help. I saw a lot of specialists and it’s mostly corrected now (mostly), but I have to work hard to look at people’s eyes when I talk because it’s still such a habit to read lips. (Watch what you say when you’re across a room from me!!!)
9. I’m an INTJ.
10. I HATE white walls. Give me some color!!



C. Alyson Love said...

Fun meme, and the beach sounds wonderful. Hope you're having a great time.

Lara Dien said...

Isn't the chapter challenge great? And my idea of a great vacation looks a lot like yours -- it's the ability to read guilt-free, you know.'s blog update day for me (no, really) so maybe I'll consider myself tagged and go for it ....

And looking back at your last few posts, I realize it's been a really long time since I've read anything by Alice Hoffman. Might be a good time to remedy that.

mimi said...

Some thoughts:
1. Can't file either. My desk looks like the Himalayas, but I can find anything on it.
4. I don't like watermelon, either. It's the fiber thing--like chewing flavor-soaked embroidery thread.
5. Finished Gatsby. Hate Hemingway.
6. Now that's just OCD, Macy.
9. ENFP.
10. Color rocks! I'm painting my bedroom red (look out with my feng shui bad self!).