February 26, 2017

Sunday Stealing: My-New-Favorite-Author Questions

We found this gem our usual way. We scoured the Internet. We found a blog named after its author (or should I just say author) K.M. Weiland who writes fantasy and has won numerous awards. Because it was only 10 questions, we added 10 more that we stole from our archives. I am sure that when our new favorite author sees that we added to her questions masterpiece, she will be thrilled. I suppose it would if I were her publisher and I decided that a book of K.M.'s needed another chapter so I wrote it myself. 

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: My-New-Favorite-Author Questions 

Where do you go to decompress from the world?  

Usually, right here at home.  All of my favorite stuff is here, my dogs are here, and since the nest is empty there isn't anyone here causing me great stress.

If given $10,000, what would you do with it?

Pay bills.

What is one major renovation you would love to make on your house?

There is so much that needs done, but adding a bigger living room on and turning the current living room into a dining room tops the list.  Well....right after Hubby finally finishes redoing the main bathroom.

What is one movie that you love and didn’t expect to love?

Hairspray (the version with John Travolta).  I had never seen it until a couple of years ago and didn't have any desire to.  It was on one night when not much else was so I watched it and became a fan.  I've seen it several times since.

What is the oldest knick-knack you own and what is its sentimental value?

I have a small celluloid horse in my china cupboard.  It belonged to my grandmother.  One of her older brothers gave it to her for Christmas one year during the Depression.  It was the only gift she got that year.

Do you own any books you keep out of obligation, but actually hate?

Nope.  I love all my books.  And I have a LOT of books.

How many countries have you visited outside of the one you live in now?

Just one.  Canada.

Have you ever read only part of a book, but claimed you’ve read the whole thing?

I admit I did that a few times in college with assigned books.  I read enough to BS my way through reports....and still get A's.

Have you ever spent a lot of money on something? What was it?

What do you consider a lot?  I probably spend more than I should on books.

If you could change your name, what would it be?

I used to want to be Marsha, as in Brady, and then I went through a Heather phase in the early 80s.  These days I think I'll just leave it alone.

What is a nickname a former (or present) lover gave you?

Hubby calls me Ace.

How do you style your hair? If you just would say "cut" what style is it?

I go to a stylist trained to do Deva Curl cuts.  I have to drive about 30 miles in heavy traffic to see her because not too many stylists in the North even know about Deva Curl.  They cut the hair dry and cut each curl as a unit so the curls stay together.  Then the whole care of it is different than anything you've heard of.  

As for the style, I guess it's technically a shoulder-length bob but it's really, really curly.

How many colors are you wearing now?

Two.  Green and gray.

What's one piece of fiction that changed your life?

I don't know that any fiction ever changed my life.

Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently?

Other than Hubby's health...not really.

Tell us about the job that you did before your current one or last one.

I was the head office assistant at a grocery store.  Depending on scheduling, I opened or closed the store, prepared the cash drawers in the morning, counted the drawers down and did the daily financial report at night, supervised the cashiers and baggers, sold tobacco and lottery, cashed checks, and handled customer service.

What was the last song to get stuck in your head?

I don't know why, but I never seem to have that problem.

What is your least favorite thing to do that you have to do everyday?

Get up at 3:45 and go to work.

Best time of your life?

Now.  There was this moment at Christmas when Hubby and I were sitting on the couch and I was watching the kids, their spouses (or significant others) and the grandkids and I was completely overcome with this sense of great contentment and a bit of amazement that it all began with us.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

Our daughter's wedding in September.  There won't be much else to look forward to till it's over because that's where every spare penny is going to have to go till then.

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  1. Re "best time of your life" isn't it cool when a feeling like that waves over you? Glad you had it.

  2. Thank you. It really was a wave of emotion.

  3. The whole Deva Curl system is pretty awesome. My hair can be curly when i work at it but I almost always blow dry it straight.

    1. I fought against my curls for most of my life. In the long run, the Deva Curl system is easier to take care of and maintain...and healthier for my hair, too!

  4. I've never heard of Deva Curl. Of course, I'm at the end of civilization so it's a constant disappointment to hear about helpful, useful things like that.

    I love your Christmas moment.

    1. I believe we are the same age so it's not too late to take advantage of Deva Curl!

  5. I never heard of Deva Curl, either. Will have to ask my stylist about it. But then my hair is pretty straight. Congrats on the upcoming nuptials for your daughter.

  6. Loved your answer about the best time of your life. That was so beautiful and heartfelt.

  7. Thank you, it really blew me away. Thanks for visiting!


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