Sunday, May 1, 2011

Seven Things About Me

Karen Wojcik Berner, author of A Whisper to a Scream awarded me a Stylish Blogger Award, making it the first time anyone has ever called me stylish. Thanks, Karen!

For this award, I have to share seven things about myself, so here goes:

1) I went skydiving once when I was in my early 20s. I was never so terrified in my life. Once the chute opened, it was incredible. The view was fantastic and I loved the sensation of floating down to earth. As I got closer to the ground, I felt like I was dropping way too fast and became terrified all over again. (Just for the record, you hit the ground a lot harder than you'd think.)

2) Unlike a lot of women, I hate shopping. If I could order everything online, I would.

3) Speaking of things I hate--talking on the phone, what's the deal with that? Phones are great for conveying messages, or speaking with people who live out of state, but other than that, I could skip phone calls completely.

4) I didn't know asparagus was good until I was in my 30s.

5) I've lived in Wisconsin my entire life and I don't mind saying so, even though it makes me sound like a rube.

6) I sometimes wash and reuse ziplock bags.

7) I'm not a very good cook, but I do like to bake. My apple pies are legend.

23 comments:

wrenemerson said...

What a fun post. I think I'm inspired to write a little about myself and I normally hate that.

Christopher Wills said...

I liked your post so here goes;
1. Never jumped out of a plane; I've always trusted the pilot to land safely.
2. I hate shopping so much I'd ask my wife to buy her own birthday presents if I thought I could get away with it and live...
3. I also hate talking to a piece of plastic in my hand.
4. Never tried asparagus; I've always been suspicious of the urine test.
5. Moved around a lot, the law keeps finding us, or my dad was in the RAF and I've been in the Royal Navy and the Army.
6. I sometimes wash.
7. I love eating apple pie that other's have baked... mmm...

J. E. Medrick said...

That was fun stuff, thanks for sharing! I think washing ziplock bags sort of depends how you grew up. We re-used a lot of that stuff in my family (aluminum foil, too!) because buying new stuff was expensive!

I love cooking and baking but I hate dishes :P I make a mean peach pie, but don't ask me to clean up afterwards...

YA: Cheat, Liar
Adult: Shackled

Karen McQuestion said...

wrenemerson, you should try it--it's fun and easy.

Christopher, your comment made me laugh!

J.E. Medrick,I'd rather do the dishes than cook. Peach pie, yum!

J. E. Medrick said...

Okay, I'll cook, you do the dishes, deal? ;) (For the record, I have the same deal with my fiance!)

YA: Cheat, Liar
Adult: Shackled

Karen McQuestion said...

Deal!

Debbi said...

Wow, Karen! Sounds like we have a few things in common. :)

I can't stand shopping. I'm not big on phone conversations.

It took me a while to warm up to asparagus. And I can't cook worth a damn. lol

Baking chocolate chip cookies, however. That I'll do. :)

BTW, I think it's totally cool to be from Wisconsin.

You want rube, as a child, I lived in the San Joaquin Valley in California for a few years. And, at the time, I liked it better than living in New York City, where I was born. :)

David Ebright (aka JaxPop) said...

Good stuff.
*Skydiving - no way
*Shopping - my wife hates it too, so I do all of the grocery shopping.
* Phone - Fugghettaboudit. Worse nowadays now that I get emails on my phone *Asparagus - probably the only green vegetable that I like
* Never been to Wisconsin - but I live in 2 places - St Augustine & Ft Lauderdale. Sometimes wake up wondering where I am.
* Ziplock bags - huh?
* I burn grilled cheese, but I usually clean up the dishes after dinner - "my contribution"

Karen McQuestion said...

Debbi--too bad you don't live closer. I'd be right over for some cookies.

Karen McQuestion said...

David (aka JaxPop),

Loved your take on my list! Thanks for weighing in.

Bill B said...

I don't think saying you lived in WI your entire life makes you sound like a rube. A cheesehead maybe, but not a rube. When I left home I felt that I'd had enough excitement and set my sights on finding an honest job, a 3br ranch, a wife & 2.3 children, and a 4-door automatic sedan. That sounds rube-esque!

Debbi said...

Oh, man, Karen. That would be awesome. Then, I'd run right over your house, too, and feast on your world class apple pie! :)

Kay Bratt said...

#2,3,4 & 6 are also true for me! We must be kindred spirits. (or at least connected by our publisher.)

*wink*

Thank you for your generous donation to support the children of China.

Karen McQuestion said...

Bill B., I think your decison to have 2.3 kids was a good one. We went with 3 and there are many times that it seems like .7 too many.

Debbi, you're welcome to stop in anytime! But call first, just to make sure. Heh.

Kay, if 4 out of 7 are true, we must be kindred spirits. (And you're very welcome. Glad to help.)

Coleslaw said...

That's funny. I almost took up skydiving in my twenties but the friend who was taking lessons broke her leg on her first jump and I decided not to risk it. I also hate shopping and talking in the phone. I use my iPhone for playing games, getting directions, and googling answers when my husband says things like " I wonder how much the average NFL player makes". I like asparagus, but I didn't know how to cook the fresh kind until I was almost thirty. And I once baked a vinegar pie, which I thought was okay, but my husband and son still remember it with anything but fondness.

Karen McQuestion said...

Hi Coleslaw, thanks for sharing!

I'm not surprised your friend broke a leg skydiving. When I went, they had us practice landing by jumping off the top of a picnic table. We were supposed to curl up and roll once we hit the ground. The instructor cautioned us against keeping our legs straight. He said a lot of people have been injured that way.


When I finally did land, all I could think was that I hit the ground a lot harder than when I jumped off the picnic table...

Cynthia said...

You are a an amazingly stylish blogger.

Coleslaw said...

Yes, that's what happened. She forgot to curl up and roll. I figured if she forgot, I'd forget, too.

Karen McQuestion said...

Why thank you, Cynthia!

Shéa MacLeod said...

Were we separated at birth? lol

2, 3, 4 and 6 are all so me. I have, however, NEVER jumped out of an airplane and never intend to. Unless it's on fire. Or someone holds a gun to my head.

Karen McQuestion said...

Shea, thanks for stopping by! I find it interesting that so many women writers don't enjoy shopping and/or chatting on the phone.

Milady said...

I am so glad to find someone else who hates shopping & talking on the phone!

Karen McQuestion said...

I think we're a rare breed, Milady. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.