Anything But Books Tag
We all love books, you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t, but it’s also a good idea to turn your head slightly to the left and look at something other than the printed word. Don’t be afraid. I’ll hold your hand.
NAME A CARTOON THAT YOU LOVE
There are so many. I’ll always be a big kid at heart and find myself drawn to animation. But for the other parents out there, I’m going to give you one that you and your kids can enjoy together. Gravity Falls. When I say you’ll enjoy it, I don’t mean it’s less terrible than shows that may or may not have purple dinosaurs. Gravity Falls is really, really funny, while still being appropriate for kids. Go seek it out. You’ll thank me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW?
Vacation by The Dirty Heads
“Hey, hey, hey. I’m on vacation every single day ‘cause I love my occupation.”
It’s catchy as hell, but for me it also represents my life goal: being able to write full-time. When that day comes, Vacation will be more than a song I like. It’ll be anthem.
WHAT COULD YOU DO FOR HOURS THAT ISN’T READING?
Video games! I love them and hate them. Love them because they’re so amazing and hours can disappear without even realizing it. Hate them because they’re so amazing that hours can disappear without even realizing it. I have pretty good control these days. I barely turn video games on anymore, and when I do it’s usually based on some kind of reward system. (if I get all my blog posts scheduled for the week and there’s still a little time before bed, hell yeah it’s getting turned on!)
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU LOVE TO DO THAT YOUR FOLLOWERS WOULD BE SURPRISED BY?
Woodworking, I guess. It’s not something I do terribly often, but when I’m working away at a project, it’s one of the most rewarding experiences. This time last year I built my kids a set of bunk beds.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE, UNNECESSARILY SPECIFIC THING TO LEARN ABOUT?
The publishing industry? And more specifically I guess would be the lengthy process that a book goes through before it finally hits a bookshelf somewhere.
WHAT IS SOMETHING UNUSUAL YOU KNOW HOW TO DO?
I can wiggle my ears. Technically, I know how to flex a muscle that tightens the scalp on the back of my head, which pulls my ears back. But it’s way more fun to say I can wiggle my ears.
Back when I worked retail I’d wiggle them while customers were talking and watch their reaction and if they’d mention it or not. Yes, I was bored.
NAME SOMETHING THAT YOU’VE MADE IN THE LAST YEAR.
Other than the previously mentioned bunk beds, I also made a purse rack for my wife to show off book purses that she makes.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST RECENT PERSONAL PROJECT?
Either then first draft of the NaNoWriMo story I’m working on now, or if unfinished projects don’t count, then the second draft of another book (which I put into the hands of some beta readers on the first of the month!)
TELL US SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK OF OFTEN.
TELL US SOMETHING THAT’S YOUR FAVORITE, BUT MAKE IT ODDLY SPECIFIC.
Red Swedish Fish. The other colors are delicious, too, but red takes the top spot. You may ask, why not swedish berries. They’re made of red swedish fish. How dare you? Not even close to the same thing.