Sunday, May 27, 2007

Contest Time!

Demon Angel by Meljean Brook was one of my favorite reads so far this year. I'm looking forward to Demon Moon, coming out next month, which features fabulous (in a totally non-gay way) vampire, Colin Ames-Beaumont. I was alerted by KristieJ to a fun contest Ms. Brook is doing at her blog. See here for a glimpse into Colin's psyche. I love stuff like this. Anyhow, to be entered into a contest (three free books!), you must answer seven of the questions in the comments or on your own blog. So here I go--

5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I'm finally (after many years) able to admit to myself that I have passive-agressive tendencies, which is something I hate.

6. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
There is this certain combination of arrogance and stupidity that I often encounter that drives me insane. You know, people who have no idea what they are talking about but are absolutely convinced that they are right.

10. On what occasion do you lie?
I have the deplorable tendency of lying to my son when I want him to go to sleep. "Dad went to New Jersey, that's why he can't come upstairs", "The television's broken", "Aunt Margee will buy you a pony if you just go to sleep." Horrible, I know.

13. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
From a quick scan of the blog: "fabulous", "meh", "apprehensive", "I can (or can't) buy...", "hot", and I'm sure there are many more.

19. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Totally cheesy, but my kids. All else pales in comparison to their awesomeness.

24. Where would you like to live?
Steps from the beach somewhere in the Northeast. Perhaps in NH or RI.

29. What do you most value in your friends?
I don't know how to put it, but people who are "real." People who are just themselves, with real opinions, and interests, and who have something to say. So many people bore or annoy me, and I know I'm horrible for saying that. They don't have to have anything in common with me, they just have to be themselves, not fake or banal.


Margee said...

I'm kind of relieved that the pony thing was a lie. That takes a load off my mind.