You have now been warned, so let the games begin:
2. I have never really learned to drink coffee, but every once in awhile I go out with friends and order a cup, then make it 3/4ths soy milk and sweetener.
3. I got a D in 10th grade typing - my worst semester grade in high school. Mrs. Miller should now be pleased that I type 88 words per minute at last test. I am now pleased that in real life, things like that don't matter.
4. I have always wanted to knit, crochet, paint or play the pianoforte. I would have made a good Elizabethan, but if I'd lived back then, I would have been a slave, so it's just as well. Anyway, I can now knit - slowly - play the piano - a little, crochet - a chain - and paint - badly. Art is long, and life is short, right?
5. I cry - a lot. I always hope that people can't tell, but books, commercials, movies, church, classical music, love songs, cute dogs, cute children, old people, fathers and daughters, couples ... it's freaking ridiculous, and the list goes on forever. Just about anything can set me off, and I. Hate. It. It's ridiculous. I'm not even sentimental. Or not very sentimental, anyway.
6. I am slightly scared of my agent. Remember that thing I said about life and death? Ditto.
7. I am a closet reader. I like small spaces, and you can usually find me under the stairs in the living room with my beanbags and a bag of books. That's a throwback from childhood, and the days when I had to hide to get a second to read, or someone would find me "something useful to do."
8. Before it existed as a genre, I started writing "fan fiction" when I was eight- with Anne of Green Gables. Until I was a junior in high school, I never knew there were sequels... (don't ask) and thus, disgusted with how it ended, I wrote volumes of "what happened next" books - and I changed Gilbert's life. A lot.
Eight Random Truths about me. As you can see, I am both important and trivial, normal and strange, extraordinary, and just like everyone else. Welcome to my world!
Sadly, I can't think of anyone to tag who hasn't already been tagged or who would be willing to play, but I do like finding out all these weird little tidbits about all of you. (I'm still amused that Kelly doesn't like feet.) Jen and Susan, thanks for including us!