LYRIC O’ THE DAY:
Overcome that I’m your temptation, I’m crushed
With just the thought that I made you blush
--Blush, Razed in Black
Many thanks to Bryce Daniels over at The Bryce Daniels Preservation Society for tagging me. Had no idea what that meant, so double thanks to Lydia Kang for explaining it. And Bryce, I want my $1.76.
What's the first thing you do in the morning?
Well, the Super-me jumps out of bed at the crack of dawn, drinks a gallon of organic milk, runs five miles, and then knits stocking caps for homeless shelter pets while making homemade waffles and learning a sixth language. The Actual-me gets kicked in the face by my four year old, which is a remarkably effective alarm clock. Then I stumble blind into the bathroom only to fall into the toilet because the lid has been left up by one of the three males that inhabit my home. For breakfast, I eat peanut butter straight out of the jar and watch House reruns in an attempt to improve my bedside manner.
How old do you feel?
Sometimes, when I realize there are people out there who don’t remember rotary phones and I have t-shirts older than some of my son’s teachers, I get this strange twinge in my temple. But Ogden Nash said, “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” I say that daily as a mantra. I also use a great eye cream.
What's your sign and does the description match your personality?
I’m an Aquarius, so cue up the soundtrack to Hair, as well as the Apocalypse if you believe the 2012 Age of Aquarius theory. The descriptions of the personality are spot on--sarcastic, quirky, fickle, rebellious, dramatic. All euphemisms for just being plain bat-shit crazy. I love my independence, but I’m intensely loyal once I trust you.
How do you like your caffeine?
If I could get an IV infusion of it, I’d be in heaven. My goal every day is to see if I can induce an arrhythmia.
What is your favorite cartoon character?
When I was little, Scooby Doo was the bomb, until that Mary Sue of the canine world, Scrappy, entered the picture. Then I went the feline route with Garfield, because who doesn’t love a fat, sarcastic cat? I also had a thing for Thundarr the Barbarian; I think that’s where my romance novel fetish started and I gained appreciation for a man in a loincloth. Now I lean towards the nerdy type, like Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory. Love a science geek in horn rimmed glasses.
So now I guess I get to pass the tagging torch. I send the love to Jennifer Armentrout, because she has a beautiful new blog design and the girl knows a thing or two about tagging--Daimon style. I also send the love to Melinda Williams because she's also a newbie and her post about knowing you're a writer made me giggle.