Friday, March 2, 2012

Am I Your Cup of Tea?

Tracy over at Logy Express tagged all of us Not Mommy Bloggers in a meme. And, since I can never say no to a meme, here's my response.

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1. Why do you blog?

To play with words. To play in worlds. To make room in my head. To communicate.  To avoid working on my stories. To get more in touch with my stories. To test drive my characters. To meet new people.

2. Do your friends/family/coworkers know about your blog?

I've given the address out to my coworkers and any family I communicate with regularly knows about my blog.

3. How long does it take you to write an average blog post?

A couple of hours. The writing itself may not take that long, but I always try to give myself a cushion between finishing a draft and tweaking/editing, so I'll be more likely to catch errors.

4. How do you keep up with the blogs you follow?

If they're blogger based, I'll keep up with them on my Dashboard Reading List.  Others, I'll try to remember to visit once or twice a week to catch up on what they've been posting. I know I've subscribed to some feeds, but honestly my e-mail inbox so badly needs to be organized, that doesn't do much good.

5. What is your bedtime?

Anytime between 9:00 p.m. and 3 a.m. Yeah... That would explain my energy fluctuations. I might get more done during the day if I'd settle on a sleep schedule.

6. Introvert or extrovert?

Definitely an introvert. I do like socializing and occasionally get the need to be around people. But I must have an escape route and I always need a chance to recharge, if I've been around a large group.

7. What is your biggest fear?

Abandonment. I grew up an only child and, being rather introverted and prone to having only a few really close friends, I've always been comfortable with my own company and doing things on my own.

But the idea of being completely alone in the world has dogged me since I was small.

There's always been someone I could reach out to when ready to cast off the solitude. The idea of not having that is disturbing.

8. What is the best job you ever had?

Probably the one I have now. Granted, times are lean and business is slow, but I enjoy the work (writing and getting to learn a bit about everything) and the people I work with. And then there's the whole working from home part...

9. Dog person/cat person/both/neither?
Taking over the bed.

A complete and total cat person. I have four. I've always had at least two. I can't see my home without cats in it.

I don't mind dogs. I've even had moments where I've thought a dog might be nice to have around. At the end of the day, cats are a lot more independent than dogs and don't require nearly the amount of care or attention.

I like that in a companion.

10. Want kids someday/on the fence/don’t want kids (since I’m tagging a group called “Not Mommy Bloggers,” I’m assuming “have kids” isn’t a response option–see I’ve been a survey developer)?

I don't have any interest in kids. (I also, emphatically, never want to be pregnant or give birth.)

It's never been something on my radar. I have no biological clock. (I do seem to have a biological kitten clock, however... That's how we ended up with four cats.)

11. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Out of all the questions, I find this the hardest. That has to say something about me...

At this point in my life, I think I have to say Vanilla Bean. It's versatile. Great by itself. Great on blackberry cobbler. Positively gorgeous with Amaretto or Chambord poured over it.


L. M. Leffew said...

Thanks for playing! I asked the introvert/extrovert question because it's my little psychological theory that people who don't want kids lean toward the introverted. So far, my theory's holding up!

So many of your responses resonated with me, particularly the fear of not having someone to reach out to cast off the solitude someday. I don't have a very deep bench...

But even with my introversion and lack of desire for big caretaking responsibility, I'm still a dog person. But our dog is part Chow, so while he's sweet and friendly, he's also not a dog who's constantly in your face. When he's had enough of you, he'll just get up and walk away.

I love ice cream and would like to own a shop one day. Thus the ice cream question. My favorite flavor is the one I've been working to perfect lately--brown sugar vanilla chocolate chip--it tastes like cookie dough!

L. M. Leffew said...

It's definitely been my personal experience that people who don't want kids tend to be introverted. A lot of them seem to have a big creative streak too.

And now you've given me a craving for cookie dough and ice cream. :)

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