Friday, March 4, 2016

Just a little fooling around

I'm in the midst of writing a little quickie story that I hope will be accepted for the
Magic and Mayhem GRNW Charity Anthology. Hey, and if you're interested, the submission guidelines are right here!

Anyway, yesterday on Facebook we were all getting a bit silly and I thought I'd share an abbreviated version of that silliness with you here -- and invite you to join in. 

Basically you just answer the following questions. It's always fun learning new stuff about each other, right? ;-D

So here are the questions with my answers.

Four names I go by:
 1. Josh Lanyon
 2. Diana Killian
 3. Her Supreme Satanic Majesty
 4. Hi-can-you-tell-me-where-the-restrooms-are? (Any author who has ever toughed out a mall book signing can relate to that one)

Three places I have worked:
 1. Los Angeles Unified School District
 2. Caretaker for tiny elderly crazy lady
 3. Robinsons-May

Four things I love to watch:
 1. True crime documentaries
 2. Film Noir
 3. Anything with Audrey Hepburn
 4. The X-Files (only the monster of the week episodes though -- conspiracy theories are boring)

Three things I am looking forward to:
 1. Retirement (HA HA there is NO SUCH THING FOR A WRITER)
 2. Getting a puppy
 3. WAVECON

Okay. Your turn! Amaze and astound us.

21 comments:

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  2. lol....I was trying to edit to remove my entire name. (I have no idea how that came up) but I'm going to try again...

    karan kapszukiewiczMarch 4, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    I was watching everyone yesterday, thinking you were all a bit crazy, (but fun) and here I find myself. LOL. I never did do well with peer pressure. ;)

    Four names I go by:
    1. Karan
    2. Mom/Grandma (depending on the age)
    3. laughn
    4. Mrs. Kaps....(fill in the blank)Kaps-zook-e-witz/Caps-za-ka-vich/Captain cabbage/Mrs. Cabbage Patch/Mrs. Caps -o-broccoli (from a little student who hated cabbage}


    Three places I have worked:
    1. Naval exchange/San Diego
    2. Fairgreen pre-school
    3. Toledo Museum of Art

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Just about any classic movie or musical
    2. House Hunters, until they pick the wrong one
    3. Project Runway
    4. (I'm stealing this one from you, Josh, because it's so true!)The X-Files (only the monster of the week episodes though -- conspiracy theories are boring)

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Going to see more shows on Broadway (maybe Hamilton, if I can live that long :p)
    2. The next birthday party
    3. A road trip out of town this summer

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  3. I give up and apologize! It's determined to use my entire l.o.n.g name, apparently, several times. :p

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    1. Blogger is crazier than usual today!

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    2. Captain Cabbage. :-D Now THAT is a name worth hanging onto.

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  4. 4 names:
    Haldis
    Hold this
    Hey you
    Anything but Late for Dinner

    Worked:
    Jack's Donut Hole
    Toys r Us
    Companion Pet Hospital

    Watch:
    I agree on x-files
    Hallmark movies
    Star Wars
    Star Trek

    Looking forward to
    Vegas in a couple of days
    Super Bloom in Death Valley
    When's your next book coming out?

    Ha!

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  5. Four names I go by:
    1. Ruby2
    2. Carping Diem
    3. Carduus Tristus
    4. My wife (as in, “My wife, where is my dinner/keys/socks/etc.?”)

    Three places I have worked:
    1. Universities (several)
    2. Hospitals (a number)
    3. A big, multinational company whose name shall not be mentioned lest I burst into flames (currently)

    Four things I love to watch (these tend to change, except for #1):
    1. Public television (Masterpiece Theater [i.e., Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, etc.], Nature, NOVA, Finding Your Roots, Ken Burns documentaries, cooking shows, travel programs, etc. You name it, I probably watch it.)
    2. Dr. Who (and most other sci-fi fantasy shows)
    3. The Big Bang Theory (I love every single member of the cast)
    4. Diners, Drive-in and Dives (I am fascinated by this show, though I’m pretty sure I would never eat anything featured on it. Except maybe the mac and cheese…yes, I would eat the mac and cheese.)

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Retirement (I could retire today, but somehow I’m still working. So maybe I’m both dreading and looking forward to it)
    2. My 40th college reunion this June
    3. Losing 20 pounds (see #4 above. Maybe I should leave the mac and cheese alone)

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  6. Names:
    KC
    cranky (not often! ;-))
    tiny monkey
    girl

    Worked:
    theater
    office
    teacher

    Love to watch:
    mysteries
    nature documentaries
    Star Trek
    animated movies

    Looking forward to:
    quiet reading time
    meeting faraway friends
    cookies (found new awesome cookie)

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  7. Four names I go by:
    1. Anni
    2. Tina
    3. Moooommm!!!
    4. YOU

    Three places I have worked:
    1. Food Company (ugh)
    2. Language School
    3. Research Institute

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Fred Astaire movies
    2. Period dramas
    3. People in the streets, audiences in concert halls (so funny)
    4. Dragonflies, frogs, beetles, spiders...

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Spring sun and flowers
    2. Trekking during summer
    3. Interesting work projects planned for this year

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  8. Four names I go by:
    1. Denise
    2. Nene (my baby sister couldn't say Denise, apparently
    3. Ms. Dernorsek (usually accompanied by a physician looking down their nose)
    4. Neesey

    Three places I have worked:
    1. Mayview State Hospital, at the tender age of 19
    2. Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, NJ - in the heart of the 'hood
    3. And now the VA

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Cooking shows
    2. Project Runway
    3. Castle
    4. Big Bang Theory

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Retirement - thankfully there will be one for me
    2. Cleaning out my office (remember when you did that? Yeah.)
    3. WAVECON - ME TOO!!!!

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  9. Four names I go by:
    Sabine
    Bienchen
    Kr├╝mmelchen
    Boss

    Work:
    Teacher
    Assistent for a photographer
    Tutor

    Four Things I love to watch

    1. BBC Mysteries
    2. Star Trek
    3. Black and White Mysteries
    4. Old film footage (newsreels)

    Three things I am looking forward to:

    Sleep
    Sunday
    New things to learn




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  10. Four names I go by:
    1. Lori
    2. Loretta
    3. Retta
    4. Mom

    Three places I have worked:
    1. A motel as a maid (My first job)
    2. Comptroller for a local video store chain (it went out of business when Block Buster came to town)
    3. CPA in public accounting (File early, file often )

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Hummingbirds
    2. Shark Week
    3. Ice skating
    4. The Big Bang Theory

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. April 19th
    2. Planning a trip to Ireland
    3. Winning the lottery so I can quit my job and go to Wavecon

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  11. Four names I go by:
    1-Veronica
    2-Vero
    3-Gigia
    4-Veroluc(my first name plus my second name Lucia)

    Three places I have worked:
    1-call center office
    2-fertility clinic as secretary
    3-high school as teacher

    Four things I love to watch:
    1-historical documentaries
    2-Diy videos on youtube(that obviously I'll never be able to replicate)
    3-Criminal Minds
    4-Master Chef

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1-My wedding in April
    2-My Honeymoon in Japan right after the wedding
    3-A miracle so I can come to America and go to Wavecon ^_^

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  12. Sounds like fun! I'll play!

    Four names I go by:
    1. Mandy
    2. Margaret
    3. Mom
    4. Mandarella

    3 places I have worked:
    1. Hudson's department store
    2. The Franklin Saddler
    3. Pontiac School District

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Criminal Minds
    2. The Big Bang Theory
    3. Just about any musical
    4. My son's marching band - the drumline makes me happy, even though my son plays tuba rather than percussion!

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Spring break
    2. Getting all my stuff out of my old house and selling it
    3. The next time I get to drink wine and play mah jongg with friends

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  13. Four names I go by:
    1. Andrea
    2. Andy
    3. Kiddo
    4. Meow (That's what the cats call me when they need food, attention, treats)

    Four places I have worked
    1. Pizza place
    2. A community residence for people with mental illness
    3. A nursing home
    4. In various hospitals and colleges on the East coast cleaning and repairing microscopes

    Four things I love to watch
    1. The Moon
    2. Rain
    3. snow falling
    4. birds/squirrels at the feeders

    Four things I am looking forward to:
    1. Tomorrow
    2. A trip to Scotland
    3. A trip to Adelaide
    4. Expanding my office and kitchen

    -Andy Slayde

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  14. Four names I go by:
    1. Clary
    2. Counselor
    3. Hamster (Um, don't ask, don't tell)
    4. Can you find ____? (I'm a mother so it goes with the territory)

    Three places I have worked:
    1. A publishing company
    2. The Congressional Research Service
    3. Law firm 1/Law firm 2

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Any movie in a movie theater that serves wine
    2. Movie adaptations of my favorite books (when are you yours coming out, Josh?)
    3. A few reality shows -- but I won't admit to it.
    4. The faces of my family across the dining room table.

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Vacations (maybe Wavecon in 2017?)
    2. Surviving my son's first year of college (let's just say it's been good but somewhat traumatic for all of us)
    3. Well, not retirement, because I plan to die in this job, but I'll take the end of this case that brings me to the office for hours of work on a Sunday.

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  15. Oh, my! I loved the Diana Killian poesy mysteries. They were so romantic.

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  16. Four names I go by:
    1. Autumn
    2. AJ
    3. Jean Jean
    4. Anu

    Three places I have worked:
    1. Walmart
    2. A craft store that I'm currently still working at ^_^
    3. I've only worked at two places

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Criminal Minds
    2. Elementary
    3. Disney/Pixar movies
    4. Anime

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Next episode of Criminal Minds
    2. Finishing my current writing project
    3. Visiting my brother in Colorado or next Disney World vacation (they tie, lol)

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  17. Four names I go by:
    1. Nic
    2. Lurker
    3. Sister (My family's always had a game of addressing each other by roles, no idea why, but it carried over from childhood.)
    4. "YOU!"

    Three places I have worked:
    1. Tutor
    2. City libraries
    3. In research

    Four things I love to watch:
    1. Dark action movies/shows (Hello Blacklist!)
    2. Cop TV shows
    3. Ghost movies/jump scares
    4. Heist/escape movies

    Three things I am looking forward to:
    1. Sleeping in tomorrow! I've been sleep deprived all week and want to lay on the couch and do nothing.
    2. Kindle unlimited for the next couple weeks.
    3. Being done with the last English class, forever. (Everytime I think I'm done they've added another... I love to read, and I like writing, just never for school!)

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