Monday, December 3, 2012

And You Are...?

As part of Emily R. King and Tammy Theriault's blog hop, I'm subjecting myself to David Spade's grueling interview questions. See, he's helping Mrs. Clause, who's helping Santa determine who's been naughty or nice this year. Three special presents will be awarded to those David finds worthy. Pick me, David. Pick me!

1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?
I haven't gotten a speeding ticket since I was 18, thank you very much. Since I'm almost 36, that's pretty impressive. But I was a nasty, nasty speed demon as a teen. I was good at dodging cops, but I still got two speeding tickets.

2. Can you pitch a tent?
Yes! The basic pop-up kind anyway. And I could write a novel about a tent, and then pitch it to an agent. Does that count? :-)

3. What was your worst vacation ever?
My worst vacation was also my best vacation--FRANCE! I was nineteen and stayed a month with my French pen pal, who had visited me two times in the U.S. before. But we didn't get along this time. (I tried, David!) She ditched me twice. Once in the ginormous Louvre and once on a random street in a little village. This was back in the pre-cell-phone days, and I didn't speak French. I was scared out of my mind!

4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?
My registration for LDStorymakers in May. It's an awesome annual writers' conference in Utah. I just paid the fee this morning!

5. We're handing you the keys to what?
I think you want me to name a car, but I want a house! Not too big, not too small. Good neighborhood. Fenced yard. A place to call my own and raise my kids. *sighs*

6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?
Cream cheese chicken casserole. Sounds good, but I've made it one too many times recently. Last time was gagorama. I don't want to even think about cream cheese chicken casserole for another decade.

7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like  ____?
David, I refuse to answer this question! I'm too self-conscious about my own derriere to ever make fun of anyone else's!

8. What was your first car?
I shared a 1977 gold Datsun (oh, yeah, baby!) with my older brother. The paint was peeling and the defrost button didn't work. I had to stick my head out the window during winter to see the road. Also, the passenger door wouldn't open from the inside unless you pulled the lever, lifted it just right, and banged the door with your elbow--all at the same time. It was a sign of true friendship if you could open that door; it meant you spent a lot of time driving with me in my horrible car! I named it "Platypus" because somehow it looked like one. I've never seen a car like it since! Everyone knew it was me driving that beauty around.

9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?
Oh, no. David, are you trying to put me on the naughty list? Because I'd totally laugh first! I'm such a clumsy person that I find it hilarious when other people trip, stub their toes, and smack their funny bones. But if my best friend REALLY got hurt badly, I wouldn't laugh, I promise! *crosses fingers behind my back*

10. What's the worst song ever?
Anything by Aaron Neville. UGH! That nasty, nasal, overly warbled vibrato. It's fingernails on a chalkboard for me. It's shoving my finger down my throat. Nothing's worse! (Except maybe elevator jazz.)


All right, David. I see where you're going with all this. These questions are all of the damning-me-to-the-naughty-list variety. I really am a good person. Can't you see the halo over my head?


  1. Storymakers is going to rock! And elevator jazz...*chills*

  2. You had me laughing from the start. Great post recovering speed demon. I can see you with your head out the window driving in winter. And I like to think I would have known how to open the passenger door, had we known each other in HS:)

  3. Ew on the casserole, and what is it with Utah drivers? You're all insane! :D

  4. I hope I can storymakers this year becasue I'm certian it will be super fun! I had to look up a Datsun and you're right, it does look like a platypus!

  5. That would be so scary! I often wonder how we all coped with life pre-Internet and pre-cell phones. It's pretty cool living in an information revolution.

  6. Aaron Neville is the worst! LOL Totally agreed there!

    Great answers.

    Happy hopping!

  7. I've gotten my fair share of speeding tickets. I'd like to say I've gotten better but my most recent was a few months ago... haha

  8. See, you've made cream cheese chicken many times and are tired of it and I've been searching for a cream cheese chicken recipe that I like. When you can stomach it, you should send me yours:)

  9. wow, chicken is getting a bum rap!!

  10. At first I thought it was cool you got to meet your pen pal, but I can't believe she ditched you! How scary!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  11. gagorama is such a great word! Sorry you had to live it though.

    Rhonda at Laugh Quotes

  12. I got only one ticket, when I was 18. A parking ticket. How lame is that? Loved your answers! :)

  13. Came by to say thanks for the follow and to reciprocate! I'm shocked we haven't bumped into each other before! And I'm totally laughing at the Aaron Neville comment... ;-)