Saturday, March 6, 2010

Blog Parade! (A most beauteous idea!)





I discovered this lovely random post over at Michelle G's wonderful blog and couldn't resist! It's random enough and I was already thinking of my own answers while reading hers, so here goes! Click on the Blog Parade button up top to find out more about what's going on and get to know your fellow bloggers!


1. What's your favorite time of the day, and why?

NIGHT! Well, that doesn't quite fit the question of day, but I love midnight, it's that perfect gap between night and day, usually, when things are wonderfully quiet and I can two of my most favorite things, read and daydream or write and daydream. Yes. I do both simultaneously because...well, I don't know. My head just does that sometimes.
2. If health wasn't an issue, what food could you live off of?

Spinach Pizza!! I bet someone thought I was going to say Chocolate Chip Cookies, lol. I do love my choco cookies, but I love spinach pizza. oooh, and Dr. Pepper. Wait...am I not allowed a drink? Okay, fine, I make my food, two-layer German Chocolate Cake. Yum!
3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be?

For a second chance for all the forgotten creative souls out there. I know what's it like to hit a block and what it feels like to be given a precious, second chance to make your dream live. For the people with talent who have buried it, or can't afford the price (emotional or otherwise!) I wish they could have the second chance they need. In a world of art and beauty drawn straight from the artist's soul--that's going to be quite a world!

4. What's one thing that you get teased about a lot?
My cooking. I can cook fairly well, but usually can't eat any of it myself, when I'm done. Instead, I sit and watch other people eat the food and graciously accept all compliments. LOL. Why, I do not know, but I generally snack of every kind of imaginable nibblet in the kitchen, so by the time I'm done cooking, I'm not really hungry. Incidentally, I usually forget salt...until the very end...and people think that is funny. I don't get it. I really don't. I bake better than I cook though. ^_^
5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be?

The Secret Garden. A place where things come alive, regardless of whether you have a green thumb, where I can skiprope to 100 and ride a moor pony. The weather is always wonderfully gloomy, except on sunny days (^_^) and it's just right for writing. I am far enough away from civilization that I am not distracted by it, but it exists and I do not have to attend school or work, I simply am.
6. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be?

Acting! It would be such fun to put on different personalities and pull them off in full costume on a stage or on set. I would love to be able to influence an audience and hear the applause. Mostly the applause. What? That doesn't count? I thought it did...okay, fine, I'd like to be a cowgirl. Someone confident in the saddle with a favorite horse and well-worn riding boots. Maybe even a horsewhisperer. Yeah. I like that. We'll go with horsewhisperer.
7.If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
Hmmm, a tropical island somewhere. I'm not sure, but as long as there is a good beach and a nice, clean spot to write or type, some good tropical food (preferably west-Indian, lol) and coconuts. I need my coconuts and mangoes, and um, starfruit? Yeah! Lotsa fruit! Oh, and I would take my whole family along, or at least, my parents. It'd be totally awesome! 
8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing?
Christian Pop. I love the songs with a good beat, a snazzy voice and decent lyrics--not junk!
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be?

 TARGET! Well, probably Kohl's....I like target because it would have a bunch of different departments and once in awhile they have some pretty cute stuff, namely, earrings and nintendo games...and chocolate chip cookies. I think I'd be covered on all bases, plenty of stuff to browse through.

10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be?

Now is fine. I like it! Maybe skip a few years ahead...so internet can reach my half of the country world. ROFL and cellphone bills will go down. (Hey, I can dream, right? They might really go down someday...) 
11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be?
Deep burgundy scarlet! The kind that's so dark, it looks black until you  move and then it ripples with the most delicious red you've ever seen. That's my signature color and I love it!
12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be?(Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey)
 Sleepy! I like him and sleeping is good...as long as you don't have deadlines and appointments. 

13. What's the last album you listened to?

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2, "So What?" by the Chipettes. Hilarious.
14. What's something we'd be surprised to know about you?

I'd like to give a creativity workshop for writing. It's a pet daydream of mine. I'd love to have a handful of folks who really want to try something out there and give them the chance and also review or teach some basics like character development, making your Villains really come alive(most people either dive into them or pretend they don't exist...). We'd write, draw, doodle...all kinds of lovely, colorful stuffits. And we'd have donuts. ^_^ Of course, I have zip in that background/experience and probably don't know half of what that would take, but it's still a daydream.

And if that doesn't count, I'd like to learn to fly a helicopter.

Cheerios! (and fruit loops-I heart ya.)

4 comments:

Michelle Gregory said...

Sara,
it's great to read more about you. i love your wish - a second chance for creativity.... can i join you on your tropical island?... if you give a workshop, i'd love to come (if money were no object...)

Sara Harricharan @ Fiction Fusion said...

Thanks Michelle! You're more than welcome to tag-along for the island...I think they even have a spa package included and endless amounts of peace and quiet. (I'll save ya a donut if that workshop happens someday!) ^_^

Melody said...

Hi Sara! I found you off of Abigail's site. :) I really like your answer to #3 - I know so many people who have given up on writing or music or art... and I would wish with you that they would have a second chance. Oh, and I'd love to be able to act too! I've tried, and... yeah, I'm not that good at it. :P But we can dream, right? ;)

Blessings,

~Melody

Michelle Gregory said...

i've given you an award.