Monday, January 12, 2009

Six Things

Happy Monday! Does that saying make any sense? I guess it does in the fact that Monday can be thought of as a day of new beginnings and all that. See I’m still working on that optimism thing for the New Year. Go me.

That said, I’ve spent a lot of time not sleeping this weekend. My Gemini mind was racing, racing, racing with all the things I want to do, need to do, have to do. Not to mention the worrying, which goes against what I wanted for the New Year, but that’s going to take a bit more than just wishing to make it so. Grrr... teens!


One of the thoughts that came flipping through my head at about 4 AM is the fact that I hadn’t responded to a meme I was ever to sweetly tagged on by Great Dame back in December. So sorry, Great Dame. I hope to lick this procrastination thing one day. Sigh.
Now this type of Meme I had done before, but being the New Year I decided I can give it a go again. I hope I don’t repeat myself. Sorry if I'm a bore.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself. (See below)
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (See further below...)
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Here I go…
1. I was taught Irish literature in high School by Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt. (1b. I'm a name dropper. I just learned that about myself. Go figure.)

He was an amazing teacher and gave me a deeper love of literature and writers that I didn’t have before his class. Thanks Mr. McCourt! (not that he reads this blog) And yes, our desks did look like that in the old school.



2. The same Frank McCourt was responsible for directing me to my job where I then met my DH. Thanks again Mr. McCourt.

3. As a teenager I had a lavender room which was really a converted dining alcove. On one wall was a life sized poster of Prince. On the opposite wall was Debbie Harry.

4. This was my phone. I had it in white and adored it.

5. I’m crazy about sexy historical romances even though I write contemporary (I just can't imagine doing all that research and getting it right). I just picked up this one: Vanquished by Hope Tarr after she gave a wonderful talk on her writing process at our RWA NYC chapter meeting on Saturday. I can't wait to dive in.

6. I’m really not a dog person. The whole Jack thing boggles my mind. So please don’t let your dog just jump all over me and I won’t let mine. I know he’s absolutely crazy.

I’m not going to tag anyone because I think this tag has gone around a few times over and I don’t want you all to throw tomatoes at me. Instead I’m going to put out a challenge to any brave souls out there willing to pick it up or any of you just looking for a subject to post on, feel free to tag yourself. Just put a comment here and let me know you’re doing it. I’d love to read a few random facts about you.

Have fun!

Best,
Kwana

14 comments:

heidi said...

I, for one am SO happy it's monday! And am enamoured with your Prince/Blondie walls :-)

Kristen Painter said...

I never would have guessed you weren't a dog person. Cool about Frank McCourt!

Melissa Walker said...

OMG, i love your phone and your former bedroom decor. prince and debbie harry? total gemini stuff.

London Calling said...

Is that Jack. What a cutie. Christmas brought me a new puppy. He's a chorkie- half long hair chiwawa and half yorkie. Maybe I'll post a picture this week. Smiles,LC

Joyce said...

I had the same phone only in peach! I think good ole Jack would change anyone's mind.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a gorgeous wedding picture!!

Ina J Offret said...

Hi Kwana, love your wedding picture too. Jack could jump all over me, I love all dogs xoxo

A Day That Is Dessert said...

So fun reading these random things about you!! I love hearing about your posters - LOL - and neat to hear about your history with Frank McCourt.

Kwana said...

Thanks for the comments. I know the dog admission is shocking. Jack has softened me. But I do have a fear of most dogs from being chased and bitten as a kid. and I just don't like strange dogs jumping on me. Once I know the dog I don't mind being around them. I'm leery of most animals.

London I'm so excited to see pics of your new Chorkie! I've never seen one. Congrats!

annechovie said...

So fun to read these facts about you, Kwana! And that Jack could turn anyone into a dog lover!

Kwana said...

Thanks Annachovie. Yeah that Jack is a charmer.

Tamstyles said...

HEY! Glad you found my blog...and I am really glad I found yours!I am adding you to my fav's list so that I can stay updated!

Joy said...

How wonderful about Frank McCourt! I've read all his books and am glad to "know" someone who was one of his students!

Great Dame said...

Aw, thanks for doing the '6 things' - what a great post! I loved Prince in high school too, probably more than Debbie Harry, and my high school self would have been very envious of your phone! Dogs can be very subversive in winning people over to their side. ;-)

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