Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

tag, I'm it

I remember playing tag as a child. Running about the yard, trying to catch someone else in my snare so I wouldn’t be it anymore. Not surprisingly, I’ve never been a graceful runner. Considering it is far more difficult to tag someone who is faster and more nimble than you…I was it a lot. And so, I hate tag. Hey, I didn’t say I remembered it fondly, just that I remembered.

So I wasn’t thrilled when my blog was tagged.

But the more I thought about it…and the more I considered my fondness for the gentleman who tagged me (and his daily reminder emails)…the more I resolved to play along.  That…and since it is Wednesday, it gives me something to do for the weekly challenge blog. My challenge is to answer the questions put forth in the tag.

And so, here are the questions and my answers.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HAPPIEST EVENT OF 2011?

First of all, I’m not sure I understand the question. Should I be giving the happiest event of the year overall or the happiest thing that happened in my life? I mean, I was really happy when the Vampire Diaries got renewed for a new season. I was absolutely thrilled when Ben and Jerry’s came out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream flavor. (I don’t know why, it just made me smile.)  But those things didn’t really happen to me…they happened to the world at large (well, the world as I know it.) So it forces me to ask myself, what was my happiest event of 2011?

Easy…I started writing the Tales of the Daywalkers! (Oh, and the time Right Said Fred retweeted my comment on Twitter!)

WHAT HAS BEEN THE SADDEST?

Now that we’ve established how I should be answering these questions, I can cut right to the chase. My saddest moment was when I discovered how many calories are in a single Pop Tart. Is it really fair? How could they have so many calories? They’re so small!

ONE UNLIKELY THING YOU WENT AHEAD WITH AND DID?

Do the people who write these questions know who I am? I’m forever doing unlikely things. They need to come up with harder questions, or be a little more specific. So instead, I’m going to list all the things I would unlikely EVER do…like get a bikini wax, jump out of an airplane (that isn’t on fire), bungee jump, give up writing, or suddenly become predictable. You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?

WHO LET YOU DOWN?

My willpower. I’ve failed at giving up Diet Coke, candy (especially the Halloween kind), cookies (especially the Girl Scout kind), and cheese dip. I’m going to try again…and I’m going to bribe the willpower with wine. It could work…and if not, I probably won’t care.

WHAT MADE YOU LAUGH?

Everything makes me laugh. I laugh at myself…I laugh at life…I laugh at my fellow writers. Oh, and sometimes I laugh so hard I pee my pants. Hey…like you don’t pee your pants too?

WHAT MADE YOU CRY?

PMS. PMS. PMS. Enough said.

TELL US ONE THING THAT MADE YOU PROUD OF YOURSELF.

I’m infinitely proud of the work I’ve done on the Tales of the Daywalkers. I’m delighted so many people seem to enjoy it. And I can’t believe I get to do this every day!

TELL US ONE CHALLENGE YOU OVERCAME.

Just one? Seriously? I overcome a challenge once a week. I’ve taken on the wombat, pandas, Halloween, blowing bones, the slinky, a random sixty seconds, and so many more.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE IN 2012?

­I’m looking forward to lots of vampires, zombies, and fun in 2012.  Oh, and Pop Tarts without calories!

And now, as much as it pains me to say so, I have to tag someone else.

I’m going to tag my friends DC McMillen and Lorca Damon…and with any luck, they don’t hate Tag as much as me!

Until the next time…I’ll be trying to run just a little bit faster so I don’t get tagged again!

 

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