Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ordinary Things

1. When I was six, I got a sunflower seed from school and when I planted it and tended it, the sunflower grew taller than my dad, who is 6'3".

2. French fries vs. potato chips- french fries!

3. I kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland.

4. Pecans are the best nut.

5. I was once told by a student teaching supervisor that I'd never be able to command the attention of children because my voice was so unusually Minnie Mouse-ish.

6. Cake or pie- pie!

7. Books I have read the most times:
Aloud to an audience: Good Night, Good Knight by me
To myself at home: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

8. I make the best corned beef in the whole entire world. (It's a well known fact.)

9. Sleep in or wake up early- wake up early!

10. Favorite drink in the work: Barry's Irish Breakfast Tea.

Random ordinary things, anyone?



Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Shelley. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the colorfulness of yours and your book covers! I'd say you've nailed the randomness snippets. Minnie Mouse? I'd like to hear your audiobooks. :)
PS: I join you in the pity party over the SCBWI conference. I hoped to at least get there for one day but it looks like it's not happening for me either. :(

Casey Something said...

Oh, I loved planting bunches of sunflowers in the garden when I was little. They were my favorite because of how big and fast they grew.

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm related to Jesse James somehow. He's my great great great great great great uncle or something like that.

storyqueen said...

Tricia-I chose the black background because I thought it set off the covers, so thanks!

I think I'm heading over to Jane Yolen's blog for a fake keynote for my pity party, then over to Laurie Halse Anderson for a writing exercise (it's fifteen minutes a day month).

Casey-Sunflowers are the best! I should plant some now, but I am such a non-gardener.

storyqueen said...

Stephanie-now that's the kind of random thing that's really, really cool. I think a cool pen name for you would be Stephanie Jesse James!

J.R. Johansson said...

I love these! Great post. It's always fun to learn new random facts about people. I might have to do something similar. :)