Friday, June 24, 2011

Tagged? Ok, so long as I don't have to run.

A while ago Bess over at It's the World Dear tagged me. (Hangs head in shame ... yes I know I'm bad at keeping up with these things.) So I have to answer a few questions and then - this is the fun part - I get to tag some others!

You're it!

What do you think of when you hear the word tag?
Running through long grass that's almost as tall as my six-year-old body and almost convincing myself I really am running for my life with my heart in my mouth the moment before I'm shoved from behind and someone yells, "Tag!"

Do you think you're hot?
No! Well I'm warm. The heater just came on and the vent's directly over my head. But my fingers are white and my nails are blue because I have very bad circulation. Oh ... that's not what the question meant? Never mind.

Upload a picture or wallpaper that you're using at the moment.

How bout I just give you the link. This is what my MC's love interest looks like in my head. I just discovered it a couple of nights ago and thought, "That's Jeran!" and had to have that picture on my desktop for ... err ... inspiration. Truly.

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?

I had crispy chicken sushi for lunch. It wasn't very good.

The song(s) you listened to recently.
Reflections by Tahuna Breaks. Listen and love. They're an awesome Kiwi band.

What were you thinking as you were doing this?
Oh crap, I wasn't paying attention. And now my brain is annoyed at me because I 'never listen'. Woops. I'm sure it wasn't important anyway.

Do you have nicknames? What are they?
I guess Sari could be considered a nickname. At least it's a shortening of my full name which is Sarindah. At school me and my friends were obsessed with Finding Nemo and I got called Squishy. And my dad calls me Seebs. Or Seebedybeebs. Or Seebedydeeebedies.

Tag 8 blogger friends...
1. Sarah Billington
2. Michelle Merrill
3. Barbara Kloss
4. Chantele Sedgwick
5. Lana Rosenbaum
6. Maggie Hall
7. Vicki Tremper
8. Kari Marie White

Who's listed as No. 1?
Sarah's blog I found randomly when I was looking for internships in Melbourne, and she just happens to have interned at both Black Dog Books and Ford St Publishing, both of which are very cool. She also has really insightful and interesting posts, and (!) I won a 10 page critique off her. But as you know I've got the beginning rewrite itch at the moment so she's being very patient with me.

Say something about No. 5
Lani's one of my publishing & editing classmates, and she keeps me company on the train on the long trip home from uni. We could talk for hours about books, and last time I went to visit her (for a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants marathon - did you know there's a fifth book coming out?!) I almost missed my train because we were so engrossed in our bookish conversation.

How did you get to know No. 3?
Barbara is one of my fabulous critique partners. I love reading her story and getting to know her characters and world. Her writing life has had to slow down for a little while because she's just done a big move and taken on a new job. (Check out her blog for photos of her road trip with references to Middle Earth!)

How about No. 4.
I met Chantele in the Crusade, and we were in the same group. She is awesome, and she's got a super cute bug on her blog.

Leave a message for No. 6.
Hi Maggie! Thank you for being my awesome (I think I need a new word) CP and for keeping me accountable this month. I think we're doing well (even if we're not going to quite get to our goals). Your comments are always so spot on, and you've helped me to tell a better story.

Leave a lovey dovey message for No. 2.
Michelle, it's so cool how you feature other aspiring writers on your blog so regularly. I'm sure you're getting heaps of good karma for your future writing success.

Do No. 7 and No. 8 have any similarities?
They're both talented writers who are worth getting to know. What ya waitin' for?


  1. Thanks for the tag Sari! That's an awesome picture of your MC's love interest. It was fun to learn more about you and your writing friends :)

  2. I totally love your name. :) Both the short and the long versions. It was fun getting to know a bit more about you!

  3. Your tag picture is so adorable! Thanks for the follow on twitter and the twitter advice! It was great!

  4. Not a problem, Lydia. Hope it was helpful. And yes the baby bears are too cute.

  5. Thanks for the tag! :D You are too cute!

  6. My wallpaper is also how I imagine my MC's love interest to look. 

    Love the pic of the bears.  The one on the right looks like he's doing some karate. 

  7. It often takes me aaaaaaaaaages to respond to tags and stuff too ;)

  8. Chicken suhi? Is the chicken raw? Is there fish involved? I don't understand (head starts spinning).


    Moody Writing

  9. Ack!  You're the 2nd person to tag me.  Guess I'm really going to have to do this now, huh?  Hee hee.  Well, thanks, and thanks for sharing.


  10. I just saw your comment about Across the Universe on another blog.  I'd love to find out what you meant.  Please e-mail me if you want to discuss: tmilstein at gmail dot com.

  11. That is the cutest photo of those bears! And I love your response to the word 'Tag', very visual! :-)

  12. That is the cutest picture of those bears. And I loved your description of tag - very visual. :-)

  13. Hehe. Sorry, Vicki. Looking forward to seeing your answers though. ;)

  14. Hi Theresa, I just emailed you. I'm probably just being nitpicky. :)