8/20/131. MY HEROINE'S PARENT'S ARE DEAD!
I have no idea why. I never even realized it until I discussed it with Savannah at our writers group meeting. Is there some kind of psychological mess going on in my brain causing me to off my heroine’s parents? I’d rather not know.
2. CUPS, THIMBLES, AND BOOKMARKS.
Blame it on souvenirs. I used to purchase coffee cups (random insert: javaholic here!) but quickly ran out of cabinet space, so I switched to thimbles. They were easier to pack, and cost less. Then I realized I hate sewing, so now I collect bookmarks. You can never have too many bookmarks. Or books.
3. I'M FASCINATED WITH BARNS.
Especially red ones, but even dilapidated barns will do. After reading the Little House series as a child, I dreamed of being Half-pint—sneaking off to the barn loft to have alone time after doing my farm chores. Somehow, it all seemed more glamorous then. Perhaps handsome Charles Ingalls had something to do with it.
4. BOOK OBSESSION? MOI?
I have books on shelves, desks, floors, and in boxes. I even have a special bookcase for my favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, and Jewel of Ramstone. Although I love my Kindle and Nook, I prefer hardcovers and paperbacks. They make life cozy. Being surrounded by colorful book spines puts me a warm and fuzzy mood. In all probability I won’t live long enough to read them all, but that’s okay. They make me happy anyway. (Random insert: I’m an organizational freak.) If you dare ask me why they are alphabetically arranged I’ll have to ask you to leave.
5. I'M COLORBLIND.
Or perhaps—to be politically correct—color challenged. Who am I kidding? PC stuff bugs the dookie out of me, so I’ll say it how it is. I’m blind as a bat when it comes to color! (Random insert: yes, I say dookie.)
How about you? What are some of your randomoddities?