Friday, April 11, 2008

You're tagged...

What I’m Reading: Madapple by Christina Meldrum

What I’m working on: Writing in first person from a YA perspective. I'm trying it on for size.

Word count today: TBA

Mimi posted this, so here’s mine……

You're feeling: Worn out and like summer vacation will never arrive.

To your left: A snack of edamame and the ever changing summer reading list for my favorite high school.

On your mind: A bit of worry about how I will manage tomorrow’s ACT testing, a funeral, prom, and the DH’s last minute garage sale (bad, bad idea).

Last meal included: A fajita and veggies.

You sometimes find it hard to: Keep my house clean. (Technically, I always find it hard to do that.)

The weather: Sunny, warm. (8o degrees)

Something you have a collection of: Books!

A smell that cheers you up: Fresh-brewed coffee. And the smell of new books. (Best when combined.)

A smell that can ruin your mood: The smell of a doggy accident (in the house).

How long since you last shaved: about 17 hours

The current state of your hair: A little frizzy, mostly mussed

The largest item on your desk/workspace (not computer): Writing log book.

Your skill with chopsticks: Good, except for small stray pieces of rice.

Which section you head for first in a bookstore: YA, followed by general fiction. (Yes, I know, the clues are everywhere. Sigh.)

Something you’re craving: A day off with no responsibility and no nagging chores.

Your general thoughts on the presidential race: Technically, one man or woman can’t fix the economy, but we need to vote on someone who gives HOPE – which has been in short supply of late.

How many times have you been hospitalized this year: 0

Favorite place to go for a quiet moment: A quiet bookstore with frequently changing displays.

You’ve always secretly thought you’d be a good: Epidemiologist. (Yes. I am a science geek.)

Something that freaks you out a little: Radical religious beliefs (like those of people who suicide bomb or blow up abortion clinics). And just for clarification, I'm not saying all religious beliefs. I whole-heartedly believe in God. What bothers me is fanaticism that leads people to kill and murder and mame in the name of religion. I'm pretty sure that's not what God had in mind.

Something you’ve eaten too much of lately: Ice Cream

You have never: Sky-dived.

You never want to: To be someone who looks for the safe route instead of the real one.

Tag. Your it.


Dara Edmondson said...

Great answers! I'm freaked out about the fanatics, too. So much that's wrong with this world stems from overzealous religious fanatics. So much energy and passion wasted on violence.

Jacqueline McDermott said...

Ok, a garage sale on the same day as the ACT's, the Prom and a funeral is a very bad idea indeed!!! How did it go?
I love your answers! :o)