Have you ever heard of blogger tags? No, I’m not referring to those categories you stick on the end of each post to make it easier for computer bots to find you. These tags are a bit different. What happens is, one blogger randomly comes up with a bunch of questions, randomly answers those questions, and then randomly tags some other random bloggers. In other words, it’s a process of randomization so that bloggers don’t have to bother coming up with a post idea for the next week.
Well, I got tagged by Rae Coelophysis. Or rather, Mariposa got tagged, but she doesn’t have a blog and I do and it’s only logical that I should take over for her (besides, she doesn’t have the password to my WordPress account, so there). Thank you, Rae, for tagging and Beth for creating the tag!
Here are the rules (because everything gots rules):
1. Link back to and thank the person who tagged you.
2. Link back to and thank the blogger who created the tag.
3. List and picture seven of your favorite things.
4. Tag seven people (or dinosaurs)—or as many as you can remember without straining your brain.
5. Use the picture above (you are not required to use the dinosaurian version unless you feel particularly inclined to be weird—you can find the original photo here).
6. List the seven rules.
7. Have fun!
Now y’all are almost getting a double post because I’ll be listing my 7 favorite things and Mariposa’s. You’re welcome.
Or maybe not, because I’m not sure I want you to know what weird things I like…
My favorite things:
Rain, shine, or meteor shower, a cup of steaming-hot ink in the morning is the perfect beverage to get my brain awakened. If it’s a hot day, then I’ll go for an inkappuccino. But I don’t like just any ink—the best kind is from Saurbucks (they also make super delicious bookpops).
2. Saury Embers
This is my go-to digsite. I’ve excavated more inspiration and wisdom from there than any other other digsite.
Besides, my boss lady works there and she refuses to associate with anything that doesn’t come up to her standard of coolness.
3. Hotel Pens
Hotel pens are the best thing in the world. They’re good for note taking, checkmarking lists, stabbing people, scribbling out my stupidity, doodling when I should be writing, breaking hearts, inducing tears, and plotting.
But mostly I just like them because they’re free.
4. Pineapple Products
I bought a Pineapple laptop and phone last year and I will never go back to any other brand. Their devices are designed to hold up to the sharpest claws and heaviest tails. Next year they’re even talking about creating a virtual arm-extension pack for Tyrannosauruses and other Theropods like me so we can effectively type without straining ourselves.
5. Paper-Flavored Ice Cream
Nothing quite hits the spot like a big bowl of paper ice cream topped with ink syrup and pencil sprinkles.
6. Drawassic Park
My all-time favorite movie about a theme park that has discovered how to genetically create imagination. However, a major power braindown causes the imagination to roam free and wreak havoc on the visitors.
Doors are awesome. They lead people to far-off lands like Monstropolis and Narnia. But mostly they’re good for keeping people out who want to build snowmen or interrupt you while you are writing.
Mariposa’s favorite things:
1. Charles Spurgeon Books
Mariposa likes almost any book by this author, but one of her favorites The Complete John Ploughman: Combined Edition of John John Ploughman’s Talk and John Ploughman’s Pictures. Funny, thought-provoking, and full of moral sense. Because anyone’s gotta like a book with a quote like this:
“There are difficulties in everything except eating pancakes.”
2. Old TV Shows
Ask Mariposa to name a current TV show and she’ll give you a blank look, but ask her to name an old TV show and she’ll be listing shows all day, like this: Bonanza, The Virginian, Daniel Boone, The Rifleman, The Big Valley, Cheyenne, Wagon Train, Laramie, Star Trek, Sea Hunt, Little House on the Prairie, The Donna Reed Show, I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Father Knows Best, Family Affair, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Mayberry R.F.D., My Three Sons, Leave It to Beaver, Dennis the Menace, The Loretta Young Show, The Dick Van Dino Show, The Gotcha Show: a random series I just made up to see if you are really reading this list, Checkmate, Hazel…
3. Chocolate-Covered Pineapple
Ever had milk chocolate-covered pineapple? You should—it’s out of this world—like out of Walt Disney World. Another treat she likes that is actually in this world is milk chocolate-covered pecans. Basically, she likes anything chocolate covered if it starts with the letter p.
Except potatoes. Not chocolate-covered potatoes.
A flower she loved for years, but didn’t know what it was called until last year.
5. The Color Coral
She adores coral so much that she painted every wall of her sleeping quarters that color.
And yes, prepare to wear sunglasses if you step into that room.
Mariposa’s very favorite restaurant, where she eats as often as she can because she can’t order from them on Sundays.
Mariposa loves all things Disney, but she particularly adores Pixar. They encompass everything she wants to see in her future books—humor, heart, creativity, and how to hide ten million Easter eggs in one picture.
The Tide Has Turned…
This is my first tag time and I am highly honored to participate, and even more honored to drag some other bloggers into it with me! Okay, humans, it’s your turn! Participate at your own risk. I tag:
For all those who weren’t tagged, feel free to consider yourself tagged unless you don’t want to be tagged, in which case consider yourself respectfully untagged.