Share Your World 2015: Week #5

I’m always behind when it comes to the new year.  Despite my grand intentions, the year doesn’t really start till February when I finally wake up and realize I’ve just missed the first four weeks of the year with nothing done on my blog.  Lazy is as lazy does!  (Honestly, I was finishing up my novel…)

So I’m starting Cee’s Share  Your World in February, with Week #5.

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?

I love shopping, though I hate crowds.  So I love shopping on the internet, and on my phone where shopping apps are plentiful, I’ve got everything I want – whether I need it or not is a whole different issue.  But then I also love going to the park, and as long as I have my phone, I can shop if I wanted to.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

I remember in high school when Keds were the rage. And because my mother thought they were horrendously priced,  she never bought me one.  She’d buy me the girly shoes, just not Keds.  So I bought myself the local version without the label.  And I wore that till it wore out and with the extra money, bought another pair. I even painted it different colors using markers.  Funny thing is that people usually thought they were Keds anyway from the front, since the label sits in the back of the shoe.

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For the last three years, I’ve been into Toms shoes.  They’re pricey as heck (I can get three pairs of cheap ones for the price of one) but I love that for every shoe I purchase, Tom gives one away.  It may be all hype, but I love the overall premise, and their designs rock!  There’s nothing better than to slip on my Toms whenever I go out in just about anything.  I even included it 2 years ago in one of my story challenges here, with my character taking along an extra pair of Toms shoes to go with her high heels when she got tired of standing in them.

What’s the story behind a time when you got locked out?

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 8.39.28 AMI’ve gotten locked out of my house a few times and because of that, we have an extra key hidden somewhere.  But before I knew where the extra key was hidden, I got really good at slipping through our window and realizing how useless those sliding window locks are and how nothing can beat a simple stick that costs nothing.  Of course, with the stick there now, I just have to use the spare key and save myself the trouble of breaking a leg in the process of breaking into my own house.

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts? 

I’ve been described as a nut and when it comes to peanut butter, I love it nutty.  So, yes, I prefer eating foods with nuts.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

One of my stories was selected for a campaign that starts today, and last week, it was a wonderful feeling to finally let the manuscript go and leave it with Swoonreads for judging whether it’s worth publishing or not.

 

For the week coming up, I’m looking forward to writing 10k words for my upcoming novel.  And sticking to writing on this blog regularly again.

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Daily Prompt: One For One With My…

Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FAD.

I have this mad love affair with shoes
though I’ve moved on from Jimmy Choos
This one’s quite simple really,
no stiletto heels to
trip me or harm me,
I’ve got no qualms,
‘one for one’
with my
Toms.

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A nonet is a nine line poem. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables, the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is optional.

*Nope, Tom did not pay me to write this….

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