I'm it!

The lovely Kwana, who loves beauty products, watches Top Chef, writes and knits, (I suspect we’re twins separated at birth) tagged me this morning.

The rules are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leave a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? I was living in New Hampshire. Not many black people but no state income tax or sales tax either. I wrote short stories for the confession magazines, to support my novel writing. And wondered how my 75-year-old dad could get up every morning at 5 am for a 4-mile run. (Now I wonder how he still does it at 85 and WHY!?!?!)

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today? Go to Curves, write, work on copy for new website, drive over to mailbox to see if my second shipment of MAC goodies arrived, pack suitcase.

3. Snacks I enjoy: I’m addicted to Late July Organic Mini Bite-sized Cheddar Cheese Sandwich Crackers. I skip meals and eat ‘em all day like a maniac.

4. Places I’ve lived: Chicago; Tallahassee; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Pompano Beach; West Palm Beach; Pittsburgh; Nashua, New Hampshire; Nashville

5. Things I’d do if I were a billionaire: Give every nickel to Mr. PBW. Before you roll your eyes and say, “What a dumbass!” I quit a good-paying job to write romance novels and it took me a long, L-O-N-G time to get published. He believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. When I wanted to give up and go back to work he’d say, “You got a job – writing!”

6. People I want to know more about: Right now I’d really like to talk to Michelle Obama and ask her, “Where did you get those cute shoes I saw you wearing in this week’s JET?”

Okay, I’m tagging Chelle, Product Junkie Diva, Soul Pretty, Divine Blackness, Writer & Cat, Beautylogic


  1. Wow, you've lived a lot of places. I want to venture out and give other cities besides Chicago (my hometown) and NYC (current residence) a try! A lot of my family lives in Nashville, so maybe that's an option one day!

    Oh that is soooooo super sweet of Mr. PBW!!! It takes a strong, confident man to let his better half go after her goals!! That is just so lovely!!! :-)

    I definitely need to pick up one of your books!!

  2. O.Kay...I'm tagged...Do I answer the same questions you answered?

  3. I'm responding to your tag here. Mine's not as fun as yours :)

    1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

    I was living in a small town and working as a documents editor and marketing analyst for the company at which my husband now works.

    2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today? Sew gift bags for the girls in #1's dance class, get #1 dressed for the recital tonight, remind husband a minimum of 4x he has to be home by 5:15 sharp, find the living room floor (more challenging than you may think), and figure out where to print the digital recital photos since my printers are all broken. Yah, today it's all about the dance.

    3. Snacks I enjoy: pretzels with hummus, popcorn, chips and fresh salsa with a lot of cilantro, yeast rolls and Chex Mix.

    4. Places I’ve lived: Nashville, TN; Richmond, VA; Tracy City, TN; Knoxville, TN; Columbia, TN. You could say I have not wandered far from my home state.

    5. Things I’d do if I were a billionaire: Pay off the house, buy that dang fancy face brush PBW was talking about, get my mom a reliable cat sitter so she no longer has an excuse not to visit more, and air condition and de-mosquito my entire back yard.

    6. People I want to know more about: Whoever is going to be #1's first grade teacher next year.

  4. Mmmnnn MAC!

    I'm glad Mr. PBW believed, I enjoyed your book immensely.

  5. Aren't supportative husbands the bomb!?

    How long did it take you to finish the book--once you quit? This way I know how much longer I may have before he makes me go back! I lothe the 9 to 5 :0

  6. Heyyyy!! You lived in Tallahassee? Get out of hereeee. Me too. 11 years to be exact. Had to get out the minute I graduated. And if you lived there for a minute, you know why. LOL!

    Okay, a Lifetime movie tear dropped on the billionaire question. I hope the good Lord blesses me with a man that understanding and supportive. Gotta love it!!

    I love bein' tagged....I'm off to do my questions!

  7. BBG - Come visit your folks in Nashville (and me!) soon.

    Soul Pretty - Yep, questions are the same.

    Writer & Cat - Good luck to the kiddo on her dance recital!

    Elysbeth - Thanks for reading my book. Glad you liked it!

    Ms. Erika - I wrote a couple of books before I finally sold one. To make a very long story short, it was 15 very long years between "I quit" and published author.

  8. Divine - I went college in Tallahassee, are you a Rattler too?

    LOL! On the Lifetime movie tears.

  9. of the places you've lived... which was your favorite?

  10. I posted my answers, sorry that I stink when it comes to tags.
    Product junkie Diva

  11. Up with Mr. PBW and living in Pompano Beach. Yay South Florida!

  12. Yay! Great tag. How much do I love Mr. pbw? He is where it's at!

  13. I will def answer all these today. Thanks and hugs, DE

  14. I will def answer all these today. Thanks and hugs, DE

  15. What a small world- Ft. Wayne, IN is my hometown! Oh and your #5- I'm praying for someone like a "Mr. PBW"! What a blessing!

  16. Hey..where did you live in Indiana? Which MAC goodies did you get?