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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 2, 2012 - 10:05am

Here is the beautiful and amazing thread to talk about yourself, de-lurk, and let us know you are still alive.  We love you, and we've been worried.  Also, if I repeat a question, just don't mention it.

  1. A Mother's Day memory
  2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?
  3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?
  4. What's your favorite color?
  5. Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?
  6. What's for dinner tonight?
  7. Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).
  8. What are you looking forward to this month?
  9. Made any new enemies lately?
  10. Share something about your high school graduation.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 2, 2012 - 10:11am

A Mother's Day memory Mother's Day hasn't happened this year yet, but I got both a shiny new phone and a  paper flower made by my toddler, so I'll go with that. Pretty flower.


Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? I stay at home with a two year old. Days off are a foreign concept.


If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Probably a tiger.

What's your favorite color? fucshia.


Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? There is a MASSIVE book case in front of me...let's see...first book I can recognize without my contacts in... Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters.
 

What's for dinner tonight? Grilled salmon

Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Go to Turkey with Husband.

What are you looking forward to this month? The Avengers!

Made any new enemies lately? Not that I know of. Not for lack of trying.


Share something about your high school graduation. I don't remember much aside from it being LONG. 420 something seniors...

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel May 2, 2012 - 10:18am

A Mother's Day memory: "She charges a high price for nine months lodging in her womb." I forget where I got that from.

Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? I get a 23 day weekend this month.

If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? A porcupine 

What's your favorite color? Red

Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? Game of Thrones series - Book four

What's for dinner tonight? Something French

Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Visit Victoria Falls.

What are you looking forward to this month? Starting school on the 29th or Visiting Paris...tomorrow.

Made any new enemies lately? No, but I'm always looking.

Share something about your high school graduation. I fell asleep.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner May 2, 2012 - 10:21am
  1. A Mother's Day memory: I painted my mother something. She loved it and still has it.
  2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? I do. 
  3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? A wolf. They're my favorite animal. Loyal, fierce, wild. My uncle had one, though I think she was a half breed.
  4. What's your favorite color? Blue, green or purple.
  5. Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? Wide World Atlas, it's huge.
  6. What's for dinner tonight? I was thinking chicken and green beans, maybe some iced tea.
  7. Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Be a husband and father.  
  8. What are you looking forward to this month? Moving to Richmond and being back in Dixie! 
  9. Made any new enemies lately? Not that I can think of. 
  10. Share something about your high school graduation. My graduating class had 60 people in it....so we knew each other....however, it is a mystery to this day who took down the American flag over the school and raised the Conferderate flag and who hid water balloons under their gowns and threw them at the school staff. My friend Lynn drove his tractor to it, he had to bail hay afterward. He tricked me into helping by inviting me and some other people over for a "party".... lying bastard. 
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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works May 2, 2012 - 10:41am

1. A Mother's Day memory

I was seven and tried to make my mom breakfast in bed. I left only disaster and pancake batter in my wake.


2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?

Last week I did.


3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?

A bear.


4. What's your favorite color?

Gray-blue


5. Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?

Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology 


6. What's for dinner tonight?

Some kind of chicken dish.


7. Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).

Visit every continent (Fuck yes Antarctica)


8. What are you looking forward to this month?

My wife and I are finally moving into our own place, roommate free.


9. Made any new enemies lately?

I hope not. I'm anxious enough as is.


10. Share something about your high school graduation.

We had a small class. The band played Danny Elfman's batman theme. The kid sitting next to me ripped one while they were calling names for diplomas. There's three things.

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Howard Litchfield from Bristol UK is reading Jay McRoy - Japanese Horror Cinema May 2, 2012 - 10:52am

1. A Mother's Day Memory:  I don't have any since my mum regards it as "a pointless commercial rip-off." So as a family we've always just ignored it.

2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? Yep!

3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? An aye-aye.

4. What's your favourite colour? Cadmium Red.

5.Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? The Urethral Postcard Art of Gilbert and George.

6. What's for dinner tonight? Sea Bream, which, thanks to my less than perfect filleting technique look like they've been mauled by a tiger.

7.Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die) - Spend some time in Tokyo.

8.What are you looking forward to this month? Hitting a deadline next week and getting a cheque for it.

9.Made any new enemies lately? Nope, the neighbour's cat that keeps crapping on my herb garden remains top of the list.

10.Share something about your high school graduation. Um, we don't do that over here - well at least not when I was at school some time in the Jurassic period. You just got to the end of the last term and they just said "Bye then. Don't come back." and you trudged off down the path with the sound of teachers popping champagne corks behind you.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series May 2, 2012 - 11:01am

1.A Mother's Day memory
When I was 4, I got my mom this AMAZING straw hat with a floral print ribbon. I thought she'd be the prettiest lady ever when she wore it. She never wore it. But it's still in her closet. She's not a hat person.

2.Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?
Not only a 3 day weekend, but also a 10 day weekend right after. First vacation in 5 years. Fuck yes!

3.If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?
Something furry. Like a wombat.

4.What's your favorite color?
Orange, or maybe Red, or maybe Black like my HEART.

5.Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?
There are no books in my office. But there is A Wild Sheep Chase in my car that was returned to me last week.

6.What's for dinner tonight?
Leftover chick pea/marinated portabello/herb salad with spicy mustard dressing. Jealous? You should be.

7.Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).
See Norway.

8.What are you looking forward to this month?
V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!!! And my baby is gonna be four! And my dog is coming to live with me for a while! YAY!

9.Made any new enemies lately?
Doubtful. I'm the world's most charming person.

10.Share something about your high school graduation.
The boy I liked at the time was on a really long tour, so my date was an action figure. The day after, he called me to borrow money in what would be the first of many, many dollars lost to the cause of someone else's stupidity. I don't know if I've learned any better.

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Chris Davis from Indiana is reading A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews May 2, 2012 - 11:29am

Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? - Yes, I took extra time off of work to go to Redneck Mardi Gras (This is the party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the 500). It's one of the greatest spectacles in people watching ever.
 

If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? - Panda
 

What's your favorite color? - African-American


Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? - Brain Droppings By George Carlin


What's for dinner tonight? - Broiled Salmon with a glaze made from pineapple juice, soy sauce and minced ginger.


Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). - To watch a Red Sox game in every MLB stadium


What are you looking forward to this month? - finishing up a short story that will be posted soon. It is my first attempt to write with my friend T.J. who has a completely conflicting style. So far I'm pleased with the results.


Made any new enemies lately? - Not that I'm aware of, but give me time.


Share something about your high school graduation. - It was pretty standard
 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 2, 2012 - 11:32am

1. A Mother's Day memory - I forgot when it was.  Every year.
2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? - I have 2.3 3-day weekends per week.
3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? - Box jellyfish.
4. What's your favorite color? - Red, but I don't wear it.
5. Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? - In the kitchen: a regional farm magazine.
6. What's for dinner tonight? - Probably pasta.
7. Tell me something from your Bucket List. - Eat shit (it's the only thing on there.)
8. What are you looking forward to this month? - Hopefully getting hired somewhere.
9. Made any new enemies lately? - Everyone who doesn't hire me.
10. Share something about your high school graduation. - There were five of us.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter May 2, 2012 - 1:07pm

A Mother's Day memory - This one Mother's Day my sister and I bought my mom these sheep lawn ornaments, but my mom lives in a shitty neighbourhood so all we really got her was more clutter for her very cluttered house.


Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? - I don't even know.  You can't look that far into the future in retail work.


If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? - I want to pet a shark backwards and see how much it makes my palm bleed.


What's your favorite color? - Green, like dolla bills yo.


Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? - I really can't say without exposing which WAR story is mine. I needed it for research. 


What's for dinner tonight? - There's a bunch of leftover rice in the fridge, so fried rice.


Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die) - Swimming with dolphins. 

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What are you looking forward to this month? - My friend's birthday this weekend.  My husband and I bought him this awesome towel that looks like a kilt when you wear it.  And he will wear it all the time.


Made any new enemies lately? - Fuckin' Utah's goin' down.


Share something about your high school graduation. - My grad class was pretty clique-y and I was not one of the popular kids.  It sucked, so we had our own party.  It was the first time I ever got wasted.  I'm in the back row, red shirt.  Man, I look so young and loser make-up free.  This is also a non-digital camera photo.  What a relic.

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King May 2, 2012 - 2:46pm

I'm still alive!  For some reason I've just not had a chance to get on here :( 

A Mother's Day memory

I didn't have th best of relationships with my mum so I dont really remember any time with her. My best mothers day memory is when my husbands son moved in with us full time and he got me a mothers day card for mothers day (he was about 8 at the time) and had written in it ("thank you so much for being like a mum to me and making my tea and getting me up for school.") to say I had a little cry would be an understatement.

Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?

sadly I don't. I don't even get a 2 day weekend this month :( i'm actually lucky as I have a saturday off this month and that NEVER happens!!

If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?

a unicorn. (in my world they're real!) 


What's your favorite color?

Got to be blue.any shade. Love me some blue. 

Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?

The Walking Dead - Rise of The Governor. I got it for the hubby :)  

What's for dinner tonight?

Pork Chops, boiled potatoes and cabbage. thrilling I know.  

Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die

Run a marathon. I actually have this on my to-do list for before I'm 30. That and loose another 2 stone. 

What are you looking forward to this month?

The end of it! My son's turns 16 on the first of June so cannot wait! (plus I get a 3 day weekend then :P)

Made any new enemies lately?

Yes. A customer from the shop HATES me. He literally narrows his eyes and does his best to ignore me while he browses the stock. Admittedly I have now decided that it's my mission to make him my BESTFRIEND! This means pretty much following him round the shop chatting all kinds of shit to him. (this is all because I refused to return a ballgag as it was too small for his wifes mouth)

Share something about your high school graduation

I woke up with sand in very unusual places after drinking literally my own body weigh in vodka. (the after party was on the beach.There were dunes - and then regret....)

so that's me - still alive!!

(and for giggles - here's the photo of me at my graduation - it's an *old* photo - an actual photo - no digital cameras!)

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money May 2, 2012 - 4:24pm

    A Mother's Day memory I too forget mother's days... even when I am reminded ahead of time, like now.


    Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? I just got back from vacation, so no... will be working all the days.


    If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Great White Shark


    What's your favorite color? Burgundy


    Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?  Joe Orton: The Complete Plays


    What's for dinner tonight? General Tso's Chicken.


    Tell me something from your Bucket List. Ikizukuri


    What are you looking forward to this month? Going to see Sxip Shirey tonight, and maybe Amanda Palmer will show up. Looking forward to that.


    Made any new enemies lately? No, but have rekindled some old ones.


    Share something about your high school graduation. I didn't go, but I probably should have gone because there was a dragged-out fist fight in the audience among the parents. Folding chairs were thrown. Apparently quite the spectacle.

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Meredith_103 May 2, 2012 - 5:55pm

A Mother's Day memory My mom exhanging her gifts from us. Every year.
Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? Yeah, three of them
If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Tiger
What's your favorite color? Red
Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? The Chronology of Water
What's for dinner tonight? Pizza 
Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Finish my novel
What are you looking forward to this month? Warmer weather, finding out if I got into grad school
Made any new enemies lately? No, I've been too busy writing 
Share something about your high school graduation. My school handed out diplomas in leather cases and my best friend and I both checked ours while walking back to our seats to make sure the diploma was actually in there. We skipped a lot of classes senior year.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series May 2, 2012 - 6:05pm

Haha Meredith, that's funny. We got ours in little cases too, but the printer fucked up and only printed about 1/3 of the actual diplomas, so the majority of us snuck a peek to see a note that said "Please come back on or after June 30 to collect your real diploma" or something to that effect. Of course, there were some that were intentionally empty for those students in the "One More Year" program.

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Meredith_103 May 2, 2012 - 6:21pm

Yeah. I don't know if I actually deserved the diploma or if the teachers were just getting sick of me.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 2, 2012 - 6:24pm

1. A Mother's Day memory - I'll never forget my first Mother's Day as a new mom.  I didn't even get a card.
2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?  Yes I do!  Memorial Day at the end of the month.
3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?  I think maybe a bear?  I don't know.
4. What's your favorite color?  Green
5. Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? Nine Stories - Salinger
6. What's for dinner tonight?  I didn't do dinner, but I had some Oreos and a Coke for lunch.
7. Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).  That seems personal now that I think about it.
8. What are you looking forward to this month?  Getting some paperwork settled
9. Made any new enemies lately?  More than I care to think about.
10. Share something about your high school graduation.   I went.  And in case anyone was wondering...

Yes, I've always been this way. 
 

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AlexHand from Rhode Island is reading Moby Dick May 2, 2012 - 6:38pm

A Mother's Day memory

Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?

Not unless I take some vacation time.

If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?

Lion, It's just a big cat!
What's your favorite color?

The color sky is when nightfall hits but the stars aren't out.

Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?

Does a Kindle Count?
What's for dinner tonight?

Steak and Ravioli

Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).

Meet a girl that likes me and likes drinking bourbon.
What are you looking forward to this month?

Going to the gym
 

Made any new enemies lately?

At least a few from working at a different starbucks locations


Share something about your high school graduation.


The guy who read off the graduation names was obsessed with getting everyone in my classes' names right. He mentioned this seven times during our rehersal. I was in his homeroom. For three years the man called out my name for attendance. I have the easiest name in the world to pronounce. He fuckes up my name during graduation. That moment basically summed up High School for me.

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Pretty Spry for... from I'd prefer it if you didn't know. So would you, only you don't know it. is reading whatever he makes time for this week May 2, 2012 - 6:57pm

A Mother's Day memory.
You know what? I've never gotten anything for Mother's Day. Not a damn thing.

Do you get a three day weekend this month?
Yes. In Jamaica.

If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?
A shark. Or a crocodile. A sharkodile? Yes.

What's your favorite color?
It's a three way tie between red and black and blue.
I also like silver. Shiny makes me happy.

What's the first book your eyes fall on?
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra.

What's for dinner tonight?
Popcorn.

Tell me something from your bucket list.
Get a book published. Duh. In addition, it'd be nice to have a picture taken with my father wherein both of us are smiling. 'Cause, you know, he's gonna die. Sooner or later. I'd prefer sooner to later.

What are you looking forward to this month?
Jamaica.

Made any new enemies lately?
I assume the father comment will ruffle some feathers. Also, those goddamn philosophers.

Share something about your high school graduation.
It sucked. Me and 106 assholes and the families of those 106 assholes.
I received more scholarship money than the 106 assholes.
And that, brosephs and brosephines, is how you burn bridges.

Oh. And hi.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 2, 2012 - 7:35pm

Bek--that towel rocks socks.

OMG JAMESEY!!! I love your Scottish teenage self so freaking much! And your work stories never get old.

Xyzy--I love Amanda Fucking Palmer. Fingers crossed she shows.

Avery--me either. Husband said it was because Mother's Day wasn't as big a deal in the UK, and he thought taking me and my mom and my gramma to lunch was cool. Next Mother's day...nada. This year he got me an expensive phone early. ALSO you can't not answer your own damn question. Bucket list. Now.

Bret--didn't ruffle my feathers. I didn't get to tell many people that my first emotion when my father passed away was relief. Also, my brother's name is Bret. One of my favorite people.

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Pretty Spry for... from I'd prefer it if you didn't know. So would you, only you don't know it. is reading whatever he makes time for this week May 2, 2012 - 7:49pm

I like him already.

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin May 2, 2012 - 10:41pm

A Mother's Day memory

On the phone from Iraq after getting an e-mail from a friend: "No mom, I'm not dead. The military screwed up and my name wound up on a casualty list. They didn't confirm it. I'm ok, really."


Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?

Yep, in Amsterdam.
If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?

Milla Jovavich.

What's your favorite color?

Everyone says 'black' automatically, but it's really blue.

Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?

The Zen in the Art of Writing. Ray Bradbury

What's for dinner tonight?

Balkan ribs.

Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).

Apologize to my daughter, in person, for not being able to work things out with her mother.

What are you looking forward to this month?

Meeting/training with a shaolin monk from China who tours Europe.
Made any new enemies lately?

I wish. I haven't had a good enemy in a long, long time.

Share something about your high school graduation.

I tested out of High School in my Sophmore year and went to College. I dropped in on my graduation though. Nobody recognized me so I stayed low profile and sat in the back. After the ceremony, a girl I'd had a crush on was making eyes at me so I struck up a conversation. She had absolutely no clue who I was so I played it off. After about an hour I bowed out, but ran into her again that evening, her boyfriend had dumped her immediately after graduation. So we ditched the graduation party. This time I got the 'wow, you know, you really remind me of 'X' spiel.

We had a good time but she kept coming back to how much I reminded her of someone she used to know. Before long, she's telling me how much of a crush she had on him, how nice she thought he was, and so on. I figured she'd caught on by now, so I asked her if she ever told him.

She laughed and told me she'd never even talked to him and then went into this litany of how un-cool he was and how she'd be to embarassed to be seen with someone like that, etc. She deconstructed me from the gound up and talked about every flaw, real or imagined. "Never in a million years." It was funny hearing how she really felt about me, I've always been a bit of a conversational voyeur. It's interesting to hear what people say when they think you're not listening. But the capstone was of course:

"Yeah, he was sort of cute, but he was nothing like you."

A half hour later we're walking down the beach until we find a nice quiet spot sheltered from the ocean breeze but with a magnificent view. It was under a full moon with the waves crashing down behind her, my fingers running through her hair as she knelt at my feet and looked up at me with the most amazing smile.

It was probably one of the best blowjobs I ever got. I know, I'm a terrible human being.  

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 2, 2012 - 11:23pm

No, Grigori, that isn't horrible, that is BRILLIANT!

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King May 3, 2012 - 1:12am

Oh Renne - I've got a load more of the scottish teen photo's. Annoylingly the photo cuts off my feet. I'd refuse to wear conventional kilt shoe's and went for tartan trainers instead. My mother was livid!
I also ended up in the local newpaper that night for drunken foolery. (not my proudest moment admittedly). From the little I can remember of the night (and have found out since) it appears that on my graduation I took the oppertunity to tell all the straight boys that I had been crushing on - I'd been crushing on them. (admittedly two of them in their drunken states decided that it was worth dabbling on the pink side).

All in all - good graduation - and thank god I never saw any of them again :P

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce May 3, 2012 - 10:17am

    A Mother's Day memory    

None, really.
    Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?

I get STUDY LEAVE. NO FUCKING SCHOOL FOR TWO WHOLE MONTHS, but i need to revise.
    If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?

ocelot, definitly
    What's your favorite color?

chartreuse or purple
    Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?

Jack Ketchum's girl next door
    What's for dinner tonight?

sweet potato and feta inside fillo pastry i think.
    Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).

publication, of course. or....since that's kinda dull, I want to drop tabs.
    What are you looking forward to this month?

completely finishing and shipping off my novel to Hot Key Books
    Made any new enemies lately?

No...not really.
    Share something about your high school graduation.

Haven't graduated yet ^_^

 

and why yes, I'm alive

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce May 3, 2012 - 10:19am

@JameseyLefebure, @Avery

YOU TWO ARE ADOREABLE!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 3, 2012 - 10:24am

"you can't not answer your own damn question. Bucket list. Now."

I'll have to plan these questions better.  I guess most of mine involves travel.  I like architecture, and I'd like to see more of it in different places. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 3, 2012 - 11:05am

@Jamesey--you need to post those gems to Facebook!

@Avery--wow. I feel really special that you responded to my demand without a fight. I thought you'd fight it on principle :P

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King May 3, 2012 - 2:24pm

I'm funny about posting stuff about work n that onto facey my son and the hubby's WHOLE family have me on facebook. To be fair they have met me and as much as they accept me - there are moments when I can see them looking at me as if to say "what in the name of holy god has our son brought home?!" (admittedly one of those occasions was me calling his dad bald - and then another time when I accidentally rugby tackled terrys mum when running to the bathroom when suffering the worst hangover of my life.) i think updated about ballgags and whips might just make them *really* scared of me :P

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King May 3, 2012 - 2:25pm

I'm funny about posting stuff about work n that onto facey my son and the hubby's WHOLE family have me on facebook. To be fair they have met me and as much as they accept me - there are moments when I can see them looking at me as if to say "what in the name of holy god has our son brought home?!" (admittedly one of those occasions was me calling his dad bald - and then another time when I accidentally rugby tackled terrys mum when running to the bathroom when suffering the worst hangover of my life.) i think updated about ballgags and whips might just make them *really* scared of me :P

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 3, 2012 - 2:26pm

HAHAHA, I meant the high school pictures!

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons May 3, 2012 - 8:23pm
  1. A Mother's Day memory :  I got some "wild" irisis from my son. They were only wild becaue the neighbor was pruning and threw the bulbs in the ditch and they grew up the next year. It was lovely though.
  2. Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?  Not sure but i think i get a four-week sabbatacle in the fall.
  3. If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?  Kuala bear. Not sure how to spell it.
  4. What's your favorite color?  Yellow. Surprises me, but yes, i'm drawn to yellow.l
  5. Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. Im in the guest room.
  6. What's for dinner tonight?   Oh wow hubby made toast with a topping of mushrooms, garlic, bacon and heavy cream. Fattning!
  7. Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). I did it this week! Ran 13.1 miles in the Music City Marathon. It was awesome. I haven't felt so high in years. I loved it!
  8. What are you looking forward to this month?  Going to North Carolina with some friends.
  9. Made any new enemies lately?   Possibly my assistant at work. She's not an enemy but she deserves some nasty looks from me.
  10. Share something about your high school graduation.  Okay I'm old. It was 1977 and we made a big 77 on the field with our bodies.

 

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly May 4, 2012 - 4:16am

Jeez lady, where do you come up with these questions? Somewhere Avery has detailed files on all of us.

A Mother's Day memory. Um, NO.
Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? Um, NO.
If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Honey Badger.
What's your favorite color? Green
Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? It's too dark to see...*lights on...The Onion Field Joseph Wambaugh
What's for dinner tonight? Whataburger
Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Live every moment.
What are you looking forward to this month? A new book.
Made any new enemies lately? Every day.
Share something about your high school graduation. I was naked underneath my clothes.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 4, 2012 - 4:58am

"Somewhere Avery has detailed files on all of us."

Under the bed for safe keeping.

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J.Dulouz from New England is reading The Sirens of Titan May 4, 2012 - 5:10am

1.A Mother's Day memory. We're not very close. She deserves more than I could ever give her though.
2.Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? Even better, a 31 day weekend.
3.If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Big 'ol whale.
4.What's your favorite color? Black
5.Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? Women: Bukowski
6.What's for dinner tonight? I try not to look that far ahead.
7.Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Swan dive from an 18th story balcony (that's the last thing)
8.What are you looking forward to this month? Catching up on some writing.
9.Made any new enemies lately? Hard to say. We rarely know what lies behind a persons "smile", and seems people don't need much of a reason to hate one another. (Mr. Cheerful)
10.Share something about your high school graduation. I watched from the bleachers, but made up for it later.

okay, I got some lurking to do...

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money May 4, 2012 - 6:00am

@Ms. Sparrow -- She did. She brought her ukulele. It was awesome.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 4, 2012 - 7:46am

 

A Mother's Day memory - Nothing comes to mind, I think I made her a card when I was young that I didn't follow directions on. 


Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? Almost every weekend


If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? dragon


What's your favorite color? Red


Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? LotR


What's for dinner tonight? Unsure, maybe pork stew.


Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Build a church.


What are you looking forward to this month? Week off


Made any new enemies lately? Probably, I make lots of enemies.


Share something about your high school graduation. We all agreed to put a penny in our hand when we shock hands with the super intendant. Me and one other guy were the only ones to do it. I still have the penny, both in fact.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 4, 2012 - 9:16am

@Ms. Sparrow -- She did. She brought her ukulele. It was awesome.

Yay! Awesome.

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind May 4, 2012 - 1:51pm

Ah, I'm beginning to feel like my life is a Shyamalan film, and some really awful twist is going to happen any day now. Like I've been dead this whole time!

A Mother's Day memory
I used my birthday money to get my mom a lovely pin that looked like a J (her name is Juli) when I was nine years old. She proceeded to complain that it was a G. Then she regifted it the same day to my grandmother. 

Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?
Every weekend is a 3 day weekend. Heck, every weekend is a 7 day weekend. Still no job!


If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?
A lion! Specifically, his luxurious mane. 
Or an octopus.

What's your favorite color?
Pink! Because I'm a girl.
No, really. My room is a mess of pink things. I'd paint my bedroom walls pink if it wasn't for the fact that I'm renting!

Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?
My Silent Hill Omnibus. 


What's for dinner tonight?
Mmm. Porterhouse steak! 1/3rd of a pound, that is. And only if the groceryman delivers it with my order. If he doesn't... premature Cinco De Mayo!


Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).
Aside from the usual "Get published, etc?" Hmm. I really want to find out the Doctor's real name, and I pray it isn't uttered during Moffat's butchering of the series. 

What are you looking forward to this month?
The possibility of getting a job. I really want one, guys. Times are tough!

Made any new enemies lately?
Nah. I'm too nice.


Share something about your high school graduation.
It happened way too fast. And I won way too many awards. I was even named Woman of the Year, and I was co-valedictorian. When I read my speech, I got my pages mixed up. I had a steak dinner that night. 
It really isn't that special... my high school was very, very small. I think my graduating class was maybe 100 students? 

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. May 4, 2012 - 5:16pm

A Mother's Day memory : Nope, sorry.

Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? What month is this?

If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Meercat

What's your favorite color? Polka Dot

Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? Litreactor Mug!

What's for dinner tonight? Tacobell

Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). Threesome.

What are you looking forward to this month? Derby!!!

Made any new enemies lately? Cussed out some jerk cop. He didn't arrest me, just kept cussing back.

Share something about your high school graduation.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce May 4, 2012 - 5:17pm

I love the waistcoat, jakota!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 4, 2012 - 5:37pm

Am I the only person who  didn't get a diploma when they graduated?  Ours were mailed out later or something.  I just got an empty cover.

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig May 4, 2012 - 5:40pm

We only got empty covers, and had to go get them in person a month or so later.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) May 4, 2012 - 6:22pm

1.A Mother's Day memory.

grade school. those little sytrofoam cups with begonias in them we took home to our moms


2.Do you get a 3 day weekend this month?

family in town. doesn't count.


3.If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet?

GRIGORI


4.What's your favorite color?

red


5.Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on?

Lasher - Anne Rice, Spiderman - Flying High!


6.What's for dinner tonight?

leftovers from earlier, i'm alone for dinner tonight.
 

7.Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die).

Justn Townes Earle


8.What are you looking forward to this month?

my son's tap recital


9.Made any new enemies lately?

of course not

 

10.Share something about your high school graduation.

my friend Blank humped my leg (and hip, ass, back) during the cap and gown class photo and they had to take it again. i was dishevelled. he was proud.

 

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King May 5, 2012 - 3:37am

@manda 
total points for Lasher! I'm not a fan of anne rice in the slightest (she makes me want to hurt my self with all her bloody adjectives) but I have to admit - the whole Mayfare Witches trilogy was mindblowingly good! 

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JameseyLefebure from Liverpool, Uk is reading The Gunslinger- Stephen King May 5, 2012 - 3:37am

@manda 
total points for Lasher! I'm not a fan of anne rice in the slightest (she makes me want to hurt my self with all her bloody adjectives) but I have to admit - the whole Mayfare Witches trilogy was mindblowingly good! 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 5, 2012 - 8:47am

@manda Points for Spider-Man!  That's what a growing boy needs to be reading.  

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 9, 2012 - 9:24am

@doll - I think that might be a Western Kentucky thing because that happened to me too.

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underpurplemoon from PDX May 10, 2012 - 1:43am

A Mother's Day memory May 12, 2013. Future memory. Once in a while, my birthday is a holiday. It's always been cast aside by Mother's Day, but I know I'll find a balance next year.

    Do you get a 3 day weekend this month? Yes, twice this month. Mother's Day Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend.
    If you could safely pet any wild animal, which one would you want to pet? Lobster, of course.
    What's your favorite color? Clear. I know, odd color.
    Look around: What is the first book your eyes fall on? The Story of Sushi by Trevor Corson. I've already read it, of course.
    What's for dinner tonight? Siu mai (shrimp-pork dumplings), wonton soup, prince fried rice in stone pot, and a new dish I haven't tried out until tonight. I basically get leftovers and freeze them until I'm ready. My freezer looks really nice now. Recently been eating a meal a day because we're so busy at work. Today, I was grateful to have two meals!
    Tell me something from your Bucket List (something you want to do before you die). I want to live happily ever after with an alluring enchantress.
    What are you looking forward to this month? Vegas Uncork'd (still need to get my tickets) and an out of town Memorial Day Weekend trip to I don't know where yet.
    Made any new enemies lately? Maybe. Don't notice because I help everyone. I go above and beyond the call of duty sometimes. Yes, I even help out my "enemies" because that THAT nice.
    Share something about your high school graduation. I didn't read everyone's postings yet, but saw most have put up some sort of old photo. Attached is my senior high school photo. Why not? I'll throw in a recent pic too. When I graduated, I received two awards: one for foreign languages (took four years of Japanese and two years of French) and another for publications (yearbook).