Thursday, January 7

Hello My Name Is... Giveaway Hop (#Hello2016)


Anna of at The Herd Presents put this nifty hop together.


We’re ringing in the New Year with lots of giveaways! And by sharing some fun and wacky facts about ourselves. There’s a new giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all! 

One of the questions that I routinely ask an Author is: 

"Tell us something about yourself that's not in your bio."

And since this blog hop is about you getting to know me, I thought I would answer this question with 5 fun/weird facts about myself.
  • I am the oldest of 6 kids - the youngest being almost 18 years younger than myself. Let's just say that's a lot of changed diapers and free babysitting. And people wonder why I didn't want kids of my own...
  • I was a total 80's goth girl in high school - black eyeliner, powder white face, black hair teased to maximum height - and I rocked that look. Of course, it was the 80's when I was in high school.... Wait that should count as another fun fact!
  • Before the invention of the ereader, I once moved and had more boxes of books than of anything else... combined. *hangs head* And that was when it became apparent my choices were never move again or weed my library down. All I can say is "Thank Heavens for the invention of the e-reader."
  • I have OCD issues about my food... and other things, but mainly my food. For instance, different foods can NOT touch each other on the plate. I don't eat "salad" type foods, what with all the foods just jumbled together. *shudder* And don't even get me started on meal prep and cleanliness standards of other people. I don't participate in potlucks and we will leave it at that.
  • And lastly, for all that I am a lover of all things tech, I hate smart phones. HATE them. Phones should be for making calls, tablets/laptops/desktops for computing & browsing the web, cameras for taking pictures, etc.  Maybe it's my OCD about combining items, but it just seems that when you combine too many things, none of them work better than an item that has a sole purpose. Don't even get me started on my laptop now using "apps" instead of programs.... *face palm* Oh shit, I've gotten old. Maybe I should... eh, screw it, I'm going to embrace the old. "You damn kids, get off my lawn!"
Well, there you have it. 5 things that are uniquely and most probably, weirdly me. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I didn't scare anyone off with this glimpse of the non-cyber me. I hope ya'll give me a chance to get to know you, out there in the land of the cyber. ;)

My Giveaway: a book from Book Depository up to $15


Don't forget to go check out some of the other stops.
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62 comments:

  1. Wouldn't be in my official biography...hmmmm...well, they most likely wouldn't talk about my obsessive love of peanut butter.

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  2. I used to have a ball python that slept in bed with me.... named Herman

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  3. Very interesting about the food. I'm a little like that, but not as severe. I can mix up a salad, but I'll eat each item one at a time.

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  4. I am not a fan of tablets so I love that my smart phone does all those things but to be honest I wish it didn't make calls LOL (I hate talking on the phone).

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  5. My insane fear of driving. I've never even been in an accident or other traumatic experience while inside a car, but I cannot get behind the wheel. I don't even know how I managed to get my license. Honestly.

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  6. I like to throw out papers of all kinds! I hate clutter and using a computer allows me to have less of that. I wish my husband felt the same way! lol

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  7. I'm 10 years older than my husband and he's infinitely more mature.

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  8. Thanks for the groovy info
    I'm almost all grey

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  9. So your family was totally opposite mine. I was the 4th of 5, with the oldest being 18 years older than my self...21 years older than the baby of our family. I changed a lot of diapers, too, but they were the diapers of nieces and nephews -- the children of my oldest three siblings. And I can only say that they were quite prolific with their offspring! :)

    Enjoyed your post!

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  10. I'm so attracted to notebooks and papers, especially crafts one. I don't use them, I just collects them by random.

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  11. I have a big fear of frogs. They freak me out, seriously. Just gross. Yuck.

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  12. I don't mind if my foods touch, but I tend to eat one thing on my plate at a time, then move to the next item. For instance, I'll eat all the mashed potatoes, then the stuffing, then the turkey. My family loves to tease me about it, but I don't see what the big deal is. Hey, I'm an organized eater! lol

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  13. I am not Techie at all I don't have a mobile phone just a desktop computer I'm on facebook and twitter but don't ask me to do anything techie because I'll break out in a cold sweat!

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  14. WHen I was recovering from eye surgery I put on MTV thinking I'd be able to listen to music videos. Instead I became addicted to Beavis & Butthead.

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  15. I was more of an 80's grunge look. I know grunge wasn't really a thing yet, but that was the look that fit me. I listened to heavy metal and rap.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  16. I have small hands with long fingers and small feet with long toes.

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  17. I race dirt bikes in the amateur class. Not much, only about two races a year that are close to home. (Raine )

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  18. I could read on my own by the age of 4.

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  19. I want to fly to Neverland. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  20. I once insulted a member of the royal family to her face.

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  21. I am a Ancient Greek God/Goddess lover. So interesting researching about them

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  22. Not sure I can tell you something that wouldn't be in my biography, lol There are some things that I'll take to my grave, lol

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  23. My first crush was Little Foot from The Land Before Time. I was convinced I was going to marry him.

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  24. I love reading gay romance...the hotter the better

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  25. I'm 24 and still don't have a driver's license, dammit! Hope to get it this year.

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  27. I have a fear of driving across bridges.

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  28. I once backed into a police car in a drive-thru.
    Dianna

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  29. I'm a wreck sometimes and often cry while listening to music ♡ Thank you

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  30. I don't have a problem with spiders in the house , I pick them up and let them run over my hands, sends everyone else screaming from the room.

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  31. I have to eat each piece of popcorn at a time, and have to alternate which side I chew on!

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  32. Hi my name is Anita and I cannot eat meat on the bone like a chicken leg, lol

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  33. I'm terrified of blood tests. Not needles, I'm fine with injections, but having blood taken terrifies me - my first few really didn't go well.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  34. I love to color (only recently discovered this.)

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  35. I played with insects and toads (not at the same time!) when I was a kid. I still love caterpillars and butterflies/moths.

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  36. My thumbs are double jointed.

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  37. Something that wouldn't be in my biography is how much I hate spiders even though I know they are good for keeping insects away.

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  38. I loved your post! I am a snot-o-phobe. I have two children, but taught them to keep their noses clean at a very young age. I hate snot. I cannot stand the thought of dripping down on things or being slimed on clothing, or wiped on hands (*shudders whiles stomach roils*). UGH! Children walking along picking their noses disgust me. Parents should be training their children better! Those kids TOUCH things with those snot hands!!! I might have to touch those same things...*shudders more* I must go be sick now...

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  39. I got my first hair at 16 and it hasn't stopped since then.

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  40. My favorite book as a child was The Big Snow (Berta & Elmer Hader.) I read it over and over and kept wishing for snow in south Louisiana.

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  41. I'm pretty sure no one would be reading about all my fun biking adventures…because there are none. I don't know how to ride a bike.

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  42. I like to wear underwear with fun designs. The brighter the design, the better.

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  43. I love to read and i can find typos very easy !

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  44. I hate heights yet I love riding rollercoasters and hiking often
    Email: Josy15love@gmail.com

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  45. I have always disliked driving over water...love to swim but have always had a fire of a car going off a bridge in to the water...

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  46. I let one of my cats drink out of my cup.

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  47. Were we separated at birth? I'm with you about the smart phones, kids, and the books - I have four floor to ceiling bookshelves, two more that are shorter and more books are still in boxes.

    My thing: I hate the word moist - even when used to talk about food.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  48. I would like to go on Wheel of Fortune with my sister. I think that we could win!

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  49. I like stalking people on facebook, especially people who travel a lot!

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