Whoops. Apparently I didn't play by the rules with the Beautiful Blogger. I'm supposed to tell you ten things about me that you may not know. Hmmm. Let me fix this....
1. Once I wanted my career to be Tigger at Disneyland. In all honesty, if that would pay the bills I might still give it a shot.
2. I have a personal library of nearly 1,000 volumes, even after some trimming down and gifting of duplicates.
3. I really hate doing yard work, but I have enough experience at it to make your lawn look really good.
4. The best concert I've ever attended was in Orkney Springs, at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, in an open air barn on a summer's evening.
5. When I was in elementary school I had a 63 mile per hour fast ball and it was a miracle if I threw a strike.
6. The Harry Potter movies make me sad and angry.
7. If I were a character in a fantasy novel, I would most definitely be a hobbit.
8. I think it's incredibly cool that the word "hobbit" is actually in the spell check.
9. I do have a bucket list and one of the things I'm most determined to check off on it is to go sailing in the ocean, perhaps all the way to Europe. And I mean sail.
10. I really hate running. With a deep and abiding passion. If I'm running, it's only because: 1. I'm going toward food; 2. I'm chasing someone who stole my food; 3. There's a ball of some kind involved.
Now, to nominate ten more people...I don't even think I read that many blogs on here, though I do have to say I appreciate Jeff Mallet's blog (the illustrator and author of one of my favorite strips, Frazz) over at Jeff Mallet and justf8inaround tends to have some interesting photos. The Writer Unboxed is a great blog for authors and I have to give a nomination shout out to my illustrator, Heather Gladden, at both Deviant Art and heathergladden.com.
That's five if you count Heather twice....
Oh. Right. One more thing you probably didn't know.
11. I don't follow direction well. (Then again, most of you probably know that).