Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1

Ooh, My first Thursday Thirteen! I'm so excited! And since it's my first one, I thought I would tell you more about myself.

Thirteen Things about me you won't find in my profile...

1. This had to be number 1... I hate celery!!! Can't stand it in anything you can think of that would contain it. Yuck! Just thinking about it, kind of makes me feel icky.

2. I love Ranger! If you ever read any of the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich you know who I'm talking about. Well, for the longest time I couldn't make up my mind. Morelli or Ranger? But for some reason over the years I fell in love with Ranger. Now every time I pick up a new Plum novel... I scream at Stephanie... Pick Ranger!!!

3. I'm a member of PETA, but I can eat a cow with the best of them. :) I hope nobody gets upset with me about this comment.

4. I have the worst memory. Worst. I forget people's names almost instantaneously, and I forget their faces just as quickly. Oops, my bad. But what can I do?

5. I have an absolutely sinful weakness for the caramel and chocolate covered pretzels at Starbucks. Mmm... just thinking about it makes me want to go out and get one. (Or two, or three - you know... for later.)


7. I hate cliff hanger endings in movies and in books. Why? I ask you. If there's going to be a part two, if I liked part one I'll probably read/see it. I don't need to be plagued for a year(s) because that's how long it takes for the next one to come out.

8. One of my best friends has up and left me to move to South Korea for over a year. Jerk! I miss you! And you better come back with some wicked-ass stories that I can write in a book and get published. No pressure!

9. I love Police Officers! Maybe not always in real life - but always in a romance novel. If it has a cop, I'll read it. You probably already new that about me, but I don't think I stressed the fact enough in my previous blog. My husband thinks it's about the power they have over normal civilians. Nope! He's wrong, I'm female. I don't care how much power they hold over someone. I just love how a heroine can make any huge alpha male cop - who doesn't put up with any bull**it from anyone - fall to his knees and fall in love with her. Yay for Heroines!

10. I say dude way too much.

11. Umm... I think every blog I write has the word Yay in it. If it doesn't it's because I removed it after catching it. So clearly, I say Yay way too much. I'm working on it, but to be honest I didn't even realize this was a problem until I started writing blogs.

12. Without coffee I am only a shell of a human. I not only get cranky, but my brain is foggy, and I can't think straight. My sentences are barely strung together, and sometimes I'm saying something but can't remember the word to use. It could be as simple as "I got out of... umm. what is that thing that you sleep on again?" I know you all think I'm joking, but it really is that scary. Good thing there's a Tim Horton's on every corner! :)

13. Ooh, I feel bad about writing this one... but it's the truth, so here goes... I have a dog and a cat. I love them both, but I love my dog a smidgen more. Does that make me a bad person? I hope not, and I hope my cat doesn't learn how to read because she has some mighty sharp claws. :)

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Christine said...

It was so great to meet you in person on the weekend, Vicky. I'm more of a cat person myself, but I could grow to love a dog if I had one. :)

Celery is good if you take a carrot grater to it and scrape the stringy bits off the back. It makes it less bitter. Plus they're good with peanut butter.


Amy Ruttan said...

I hate celery too, and it doesn't matter how much you grate it, Christine!

No, serious what is the point of celery? The cheese just sucks up the celery's water and slides off anyways.

I love dogs and cats, but I'm a dog person.


No, seriously, great list! Good start.

Annie said...

Welcome to TT! I'm a celery lover... gotta have something to scoop up that blue cheese with after you've inhaled a plate of buffalo wings! :D

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I see as newbie I am in good company and I enjoyed getting to know you! I will be back to read more on your blog and I am looking forward to getting to know you!!!

The HILL Chronicles

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Thursday Thirteen! And yup, I agree about celery -- blah. It's filler IMHO, nothing more.

And I hear ya on the coffee, too. Hubby and I are coffee addicts. First thing I do when I'm conscious of a morning is to stumble into the kitchen (cue "9-5" song), put on a pot of coffee, then "pour myself a cup of ambition", LOL.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Okay, I'm going to have to go try those Starbucks pretzels now.

Wylie Kinson said...

Great list, Vicky!
I like your 'yay's. They punch up your commentary!!
I like PETA in principle, but won't give up my leather jacket/purse or Quarter Pounders. PERIOD.
I think everyone in the world should were name tags. We'd be a lot more friendly to one another if we knew each others names, and I wouldn't be embarrassed when I forget them!
Don't even get me started on cliffhanger books - ptooey!
I married a cop (a good one!) then he left the force and went into business (but I still fantasize about the uniform - hmmmm). Now I'm into firemen. But don't tell hubby!!

Vicky said...

Don't worry Wylie,

The fireman thing will be a secret between us bloggers and my husband. I had to read your comment out loud it was sooo funny!

He doesn't understand my obsession with cops so I probably lost him at the... your husbands a cop. I find when I say the "c" word around him he drowns me out. :)