Look at all the happy mail I got the other day!
I think I told y’all about the NaNoWriMo package swap. Someone organized a huge swap where participants could sign up to get as many swap partners as they want. I signed up for 2. We exchanged information about ourselves and the kinds of things we like, then we went shopping for each other. It was a lot of fun!
I think I gave my partners a lot more info than they give me, so they were in a better position to pick and choose things. I told them things like: I love chocolate; I like owl/turtle/elephant things; I’m a notebook freak; I love pens; I like black tea; Cool socks are my thing; I love lime green; Ooh! Stripes!… So yeah… My stuff was AWESOME.
Both of my packages arrived on Friday. I was super excited to open it, and even more excited to rave about everything and show it all off to Babe.
Here’s a picture of my goodies from Kate:
Included in this package:
Later this week, I’ll show you the contents of the other package (from Elizabeth).
I can’t believe how perfect these things are for me.
How about you? What made your weekend? What awesome thing happened to you? Received any good gifts lately? Fill me in!
It’s been a while! I know!
There has been a lot going on. Without getting into too many details, there has been lots of figuring out, waiting games, wedding planning, NaNoWriMo prep, being a first-time ML for NaNoWriMo excitement, and on and on and on. The good news: EVERYTHING IS FINE. What is it that they say? Everything works out in the end, and if it doesn’t it’s not the end… Or something. ANYWAY. Lol. I’ve just gotta STAY CALM and KEEP LIVING. Or KEEP CALM and LIVE ON. (They should make one of those graphic thingies for that quote.)
Look what I just got:
I want my region (The Bahamas) to be AWESOME. I’m hoping to attract people who live in The Bahamas, are from The Bahamas, or wish they were in The Bahamas… Or people who just know I’m awesome, and hope to be equally awesome, and see this as a great way to do it. That means you, mkay? You’re included. If you’re NaNoWriMoing, definitely join the Elsewhere::Bahamas region. You can still be “homed” to whatever other region you like. You can join as many as you want. Ours will be awesome because we’re doing lots of Live-on-Twitter events. Wine parties, word wars, word sprints, and chats. You know you wanna!
I got the blog all set up, and I’m posting at least twice per week. In October, I’ll be focusing on planning and general NaNoWriMo prep. In November, there will be lots of motivation, fun(ny) posts, links to coolness, music suggestions, answers to questions, etc. The Facebook page is also up, and waiting for you to LIKE it! AND. Of course… TWITTER! Follow BahamasWrimos!
Let’s have some fun being crazy novel writing people! 50,000 words to write 30 days. WEEEEE can do EEEEET!
I have more things to tell you, but I let the NaNoWriMo excitement get a little out of hand in this post. There is more to come!
Hope you’re having a great week!
Tell me tidbits. What’s going on with you? Will you please join the NaNoWriMo fun/insanity? *smiles sweetly*
If you’re joining the fun, let’s buddy up! Find me here.
It’s been a while, I know. Things are kinda crazy. Here’s what’s up:
Writing. It’s come to a screeching halt. Things got uncomfortable at home with some mishaps and plumbing issues, and then I got sick. My energy level has been terrible, so I haven’t been getting much done outside of the work day. I need to get back on track. There are deadlines to meet, a class to complete, and publishing goals to be met!
Any craziness going on with you this week? Any weekend plans? What are you looking forward to?
Does summer change things in your city/town/country? Does it change anything for you? What are your summer plans?
I love being tagged in these thingies. I don’t know why, but I love answering questions like this. And reading other people’s answers. Fun, fun, fun!
This time, I’ve been tagged by Lily in Canada, quite a funny chica.
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and the create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag 11 people and link them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!
1. If you could live in a different country for a year, where would you live?
Just a year? A Spanish-speaking country. I’d love to be immersed in the culture, and improve my conversational Spanish. I can read and write in Spanish like a pro – well, as far as my vocabulary will allow – but speaking doesn’t come as naturally to me. I have to think a bit harder. And I’m a bit slower. Particularly in the listening part. I’d love to experience life in Cuba. Or Mexico, or Argentina.
2. What would you do if you were the opposite sex?
Aside from be a man? Ummm… I’d grab my business and shift it around – purely experimental. I’d like to see what it’s all about. What’s the hype? I’d also lean forward and see if I could – No, never mind.
3. If there was a fire in your house and you could only save 3 things, what would they be? (Family and pets would be safe!)
Treasure chest, computer, cell phone.
4. What is your favorite sport and why?
Hmmm… Cycling. I get to power a machine! Hellooo! POWER. And I don’t need other people to do it. Just me.
Flyin’ Ridin’ solo.
5. What is a TV show that you hate to miss?
We don’t watch tv at our place. We don’t have cable. The show I hate that I’m missing is Chopped. SO good.
6. If you could be fluent in another language, which would you choose?
7. Which actor or actress makes you mad?
I don’t know if any make me mad. I really don’t pay attention to celebrities. I don’t care much about what/who they do. Hmmm… I don’t like Matt Damon’s face though. I find it hard to watch movies that he’s in. His face is just… Offensive? No, not offensive. I just don’t like it. I’m uncomfortable looking at it. I would be more comfortable looking at disfigurement. Weird? Maybe. I just don’t like his face.
8. What is your favorite vacation spot?
The beach? I’ve never really had a REAL vacation. My parents (and other guardians) used to take me to Florida a lot. All we did was shop. And eat out. Nothing else. What kind of vacation is that?! I want to have a REAL vacation, where I visit somewhere new, do tours, eat new food, hang out at the tourist spot, see where the locals spend their spare time, get a good feel for the culture… All that fun stuff.
9. What is the first thing you would do if you were president, prime minister, etc?
Of this silly country I live in? I would put a LOT of major issues/questions to a referendum. Let the people make a decision for once and for all.
10. Favorite thing to drink?
Coca-Cola! 🙂 I also like strawberry/mango daiquiris from Twin Brothers.
11. Do you prefer baths or showers? Why?
Showers. Baths seem kinda gross. Like you’re just sitting in the dirt that you’re trying to wash away. Make sense? No. Not at all. Stand up, and let the water wash it at all away… Downnn the draaain. And bath water goes cold. *shivers*
Want to see the questions Lily was asked, and read her answers? Click here.
Now I get to tag peeps (peeps? Let’s blame it on Soulja Boy’s Turn My Swag On playing right now, making me feel gangsta or something) and ask them 11 questions.
My 11 taggees are:
My 11 questions are:
For those reading this post who were not tagged, feel free to answer the question in your own post or in the comments. I LOVE reading your answers. Fun, fun, fun! I’d especially like to read your answers to 3, 5, 6, and 8.