Yes, it's true. I've been Tagged, this time by Misha. Visit her cute li'l blog HERE.
I will answer the new Tag questions now.
1. Are you a rutabaga?
LOL. Seriously, this is a question? Of course I'm a rutabaga.
2. Who is your current crush?
Not really a "crush" but I'm really enamored by this song by Adele called "Rolling in the Deep." She has a great voice and the song is way catchy. Cool video, too--in one part there's a whole room filled with water glasses, and when the drum beats, the water ripples and shakes. The linky is HERE.
3. Upload a heartwarming picture that makes you smile.
Ain't this just adorable? So tiny! I want one.
[NOTE: photo removed after Roni Loren's summer of 2012 blogpost about using copyrighted photos on blogs!]
4. When was the last time you ate a vine-ripened tomato?
Yesterday! My mom has a small garden, and she shares her overflow of gardeny abundance. Yummers! I get cute little cukes and sweet little zucchs too.
5. Name one habit that causes other people to plot your demise?
Spontaneously erupting into R2D2-like noises when the mood strikes. It makes some people with a low tolerance for goofy (ahem, my mom) to feel inspired to tell me to stop.
6. What is the weirdest, most-disgusting job you've ever had to do?
Um, probably rinsing cloth diapers in the toilet when my daughters were babies. Followed in a close tie by cleaning up after my girls when they were sick/hurling and didn't get out of bed in time. Ah, fond motherly memories. Let's go back and do it again…
The most disgusting job my grandmother had to do was clean up after my sister and me one time after we'd filled the sink with dirty dishes and left it there for a week. This happened in a little house on her property that we used for a play house (it doubled as a place to butcher chickens). Poor Grandma had to reach into that sink of disgusting water and pull the plug--talk about slimy hurking GROSSITY. There was even a slug or 2 oozing around in the sink. One of the few (perhaps only) times I remember my grandmother being peeved at us. Oops, heh-heh.
7. Where da muffin top at?
I like Misha's answer and will plagiarize/share it: If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
8. What author introduced you to your genre?
After I read SKINNED by Robin Wasserman I was interested in giving science fiction a whirl. I remembered an old story idea of mine from the 1990s, which became SHAPERS, my agented novel. My novel is light sci-fi, not full-blown sci-fi. I like that kind better; it's more along the lines of what SKINNED is (light sci-fi). SKINNED is the story of a girl whose body dies in a car crash. Her brain waves get put into a very lifelike "mech" body, a robot of sorts, where issues of humanness and identity arise.
9. Describe yourself using obscure Latin words.
EGO diligo scribo, quod EGO sum an artifex. EGO quoque utor lectio.
Translated, this means: I love to write, and I am an artist. I also enjoy reading.
No, I don't know Latin--I morphed those words into Latin via a translation site!
Have you heard Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" song?
Have you read SKINNED by Robin Wasserman?
Are you a rutabaga, and where did you hide da muffin top?
What author or book inspired you to delve into YOUR genre, or writing in general?