The rules call for a 300-word post that includes a secret, one lie, a quirk, an annoying habit, my best character trait, and my favorite thing, along with the words bloviate, fuliguline, rabbit, and blade. Here goes:
When I take long walks on country roads or through the city park–to hear birds chip, watch rabbits hop around, and look out for lost fuliguline waterfowl–there are two things I always take with me. You never know what might come along, so I want to be prepared. I take a cell phone and, like the main character from my novel, a butterfly knife with a shiny blade. That way I can call 911 if I cut my fingers off. 🙂
A persnickety need to have things in their proper places is my annoying habit, just ask my kids. The correct arrangement of my cookware is a topic I’ve bloviated on many times, since it drives me crazy when I reach into the cabinet for a saucepan and come out with a potato masher.
My best character trait would be patience, which comes in handy since I’ve spent a lot of time homeschooling my kids and training my dogs. And I don’t get impatient waiting for the waiter to bring my chicken parmesan, my favorite thing next to my Kindle.
Okay, so I’m full of quirks. The biggest one would have to be my need to try new things, no matter how weird. I parasailed in Panama City, attempted to learn Mandarin (which I failed miserably at), and I learned to play a banjo because one of the characters in my last NaNo novel had one. It’s never boring at my house, and the neighbors never know what to expect.
One thing mentioned above isn’t exactly true, but can you guess which one it is? (I’ll set the record straight in my next post.)