Saturday, February 18, 2012

Eleven Questions...

Yea! I was tagged again by Karina Lawrence over at Silver Linings, who I might add the Hubs is convinced is the doppelgänger of Drew Barrymore.

*Sidenote* Hubs was literally obsessed with Drew Barrymore for YEARS, although he will now deny this.  It all started when he was on leave from the Army, and he randomly danced with her at a nightclub in the early 90's.  The greatest part is that he had no clue it was her until her bodyguard wouldn't let him talk to her after they were done dancing.  She did sign a napkin that said "Thanks for the Dance -Drew Barrymore." So sad that it got lost in one of our many moves over the years… um…ok not really.

Anyways, I told him that I thought he needed to stop watching The Vampire Diaries with me.  He is obviously getting strange ideas….although Karina does bear a slight resemblance to Drew.  Did I also forget to mention Karina's to die for bangs?

So without further ado, my eleven questions…

1. Favourite all time top five movies?  The Princess Bride, Mansfield Park (pretty much all Jane Austen movies), Underworld (I'm counting all four as one), Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea (again counted as one), & The Royal Tenenbaums.  Wasn't that sneaky how I totally avoided the Twilight movies, even though I secretly LOVE them?

2. Best music to write to?  This is so hard.  Florence + The Machine, The Civil Wars, Joy Williams, Mazzy Star, The Five Ghosts, Barcelona, Birdy, Sleeping At Last, Sia, Stateless, & pretty much The Vampire Diaries soundtrack.

3. Mornings or nights? Nights.  I usually do the bulk of my writing into the wee hours of the night.

4. What made you want to write in the first place?  I've always been a ferocious reader, and then one day this idea popped into my head and I thought why not give it a try.  My WIP started out as a MG, but I swiftly realized it was better as a YA.

5. Do you have regrets or do you not believe in them?  I think everyone has regrets in life, but I choose not to obsess over them.  

6. Where's your favourite place in the whole world (real or fictional)?  Home.  I love listening to the crazy things that spew from my children's mouths on a daily basis.  I also love curling up on the couch and losing myself between the comforting covers of an good book.

7. What song(s) make you sing along or get up and dance, no matter where you are? Anything by Florence + The Machine, especially Shake it Off.  The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow, AWOL - Sail, & Adele - Rolling in the Deep.

8. Cats or dogs? Dogs.  Sadly, I'm allergic to cats.

9. One thing you can't write without (favourite pen, picture of your family, lucky smurf figurine? the weirder the better)?  This is going to be embarrassing.  My mom bought me a purple Snuggie for Christmas, which I promptly made fun of, but now I can't live without.  It's so snuggly and warm, and it has arm holes….ok I need to stop, I'm becoming dangerously close to buying the Forever Lazy (Yes that actually does exist, and yes that is a zippered butt flap.  It also comes with a matching pair of fleece socks.)

10. What's your proudest moment?  Having my two boys.  They really are my greatest achievements.  Plus they are unbelievably adorable!

11. One day of true love or all the riches in the world? True Love conquers all….at least that is what YA has taught me…oh yeah, and the Hubs.


  1. That's kind of cool about the Drew Barrymore dance (and the napkin getting lost lol). I love the Anne of Green Gables movies—glad I'm not alone.

  2. Carrie - It was one of his favorite stories for years. I do actually feel bad that the napkin got lost, because he was so sad. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables, and when I watch it I have to watch both movies back to back. Eight hours of wonderful fun with old friends!

  3. Aww Drew Barrymore is wonderful! Tell the hubby I'm flattered he thinks I look remotely like her :) sadly my bangs are a bit overgrown ATM but one swift trip to the hairdressers and they'll be back! (my brother told me he didn't think I suited bangs!) Princess Bride is one of my top five films too :) its got everything, true love, adventure, sword fights and giants! What's not to like :) thanks for answering the questions :) Karina xoxo

  4. So crazy about the hubby and Drew! What a great story! And I love your background ;)

  5. Karina - Your brother is crazy! I am so in love with your bangs! Not to sound creepy, but I am literally obsessed with The Princess Bride…I've read it about 15-20 times and seen the movie over 100 times. One of the greatest fairy tales ever told.

    Daisy - It is a crazy story! When I brought it up again to the Hubs, he said "You know I'm still really mad that the napkin got lost. I should have had it framed." As if. Thanks for stopping by, glad you like the background!