Thursday, August 19, 2010

Forced out of my summer doldrums....

Darn that Darah Lace.  Not only does she tag me, forcing me out of my sleepy summer doldrums (read laziness!) , but now I actually have to come up with something to blog about.

Darah tagged me with the Versatile Blogger Award.  I have to list eight things you probably didn't want to know about me, and one of them has to be a lie.  If readers guess which is the lie, they win a prize.  (Okay, that part I like, LOL, I'm good with prizes.)

So here goes.  I'll list eight random things and the winner who guesses the "oopsie" gets a free e-copy of any of my releases.  Small Town Christmas, The Model Man or Wild Texas Wind.  Your choice.

1.  I sleep with six pillows.  Plus a husband.

2. If I were to become single again (widowed, divorced) I wouldn't remarry.  I'd just have more dogs.  Cause.... you can train dogs.

3.  I once made radio legend Casey Kasem cry.

4. My sister is also an author.

5. I once turned down a really great job because it was on the 18th floor.  And I'm afraid of heights.

6. Speaking of fears, I suffer from lepidophobia, or fear of butterflies.  I'm also not good with birds, moths --pretty much anything that flutters.

7. As a teenager, I won awards for bowling and could have gone on to compete professionally if I'd wanted to.

8. I haven't written a dang thing since summer began.

Okay, I nominate the following authors for the versatile blogger award:

Susan Macatee
Isabel Roman

Leave your comments and guesses as to the truth versus the lie.  I'll be back tomorrow to post the winner and reveal the truth!

20 comments:

Susan Macatee said...

Okay, I'll guess #3. Don't know why, any of them could be true. LOL.

But I already have copies of all of your books. You'll have to award the prize to someone else.

Paty Jager said...

I'm going to say #5.

Darah Lace said...

OMG, I should know the lie! I'm going to go with #5, same as Paty.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

LOL funny how no one is doubting #8, huh??

Beth Trissel said...

I love your dog comment but forget which number it was. :) Your whole post is cute.

Lilly Gayle said...

I'm going to go with #3. It seems so random. I'd believe you're afraid of heights because of the butterfly thing. My oldest is afraid of butterflies/moths because when she was 12 and wore braces, a moth flew into her face and got stuck in her braces. The little wings were just a flappin' against her cheeks and she was just a screaming!

She batted at her face but it didn't fly away. It couldn't. It was stuck. We were all laughing hysterically. Then she pulled the wings off and the body was still stuck. She gagged and screamed some more. And with tears of hilarity streaming down my face, I finally had enough control to pluck the squished moth body out from between her teeth. She immediately ran to the bathroom to gargle with Listerine.

Maeve said...

Hmmm...I'll go with #7 because that's my lucky number? LOL!

LORETTA CANTON said...

I will go with #1.

lorettaC

lbcanton@verizon.net

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Hi, I'm guessing #5 is a lie. -laura

Leigh D'Ansey said...

Congrats on the Versatile Blogger Award. I'm picking #1 for the lie.

Monya Clayton said...

I'll try number 7. Not that I have any doubt of your sporting ability, but I know that one would stop ME.

Hmm. SIX pillows? Almost tempted to change my mind to that one. But I have four and so does hubby... we make a gradual mound of three each to support our old heads and let our sinuses drain, and one between the knees is really good for the back.

No.8 - you're doing better than I am, darling. I'm the lazy one - a year of writers block!

It's getting toward the end of winter here in Oz. Enjoy your warm weather while you have it!

Judy Jarvie said...

Hello Nicole. Hard to pick but I'm going for No.1. Not sure but I figure six pillows is verging on princess and the pea. Then again we all have our own version of 'just right'. Judy

Michelle Cary said...

Considering how many people really are afraid of heights, it would make sense that you'd throw that one in there to trip us all up, so I'm thinking that you're not really afraid of heights.

P.L. Parker said...

I'm going with the fear of butterflies. Seems to be the one with the most input.

Donna B said...

I think #6 is the lie. How can you be afraid of beautiful butterflies???

Caroline Clemmons said...

I'll guess #5. I can't see you being that afraid of anything! And I'm afraid of heights, but not if I'm in a building and don't have to look down. Of course, there is that whole elevator thing. . . LOL

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Thank you Susan, Paty, Darah, Beth, Lily, Maeve, Loretta, Laura, Caroline, Monya, Leigh, Judy, Michelle, PL, and Donna for stopping by!

Hugs!

Nic

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by, wow the support of my TWRP sisters is truly amazing--you ladies are the best!

Susan, how very kind of you. But nope, #3 is not the lie.

Paty and Darah, my long time CP's who know me to be the most phobic being on the planet--and you doubt that one??? LOL.

Beth, LOL. So true.

Lilly, your poor daughter! I'd have been catatonic after that one.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Maeve, good call! If you read today's post, you'll see why, LOL.

Thanks, Laura and Loretta.

Thanks, Leigh. Monya, so true. We've had some very hot weather this year, for once a summer we could actually enjoy. It's only just starting to wear out its welcome after two years without a real summer to speak of, LOL.

LOL Judy, it really makes it hard to sleep anywhere but my own bed, that's for sure.

Michelle--oh I'd love to think I was that devious. *G* Sadly, I wasn't LOL.

PL and Donna--it's actually a pretty common phobia, and believe me, those butterflies know I don't like them, they're always fluttering too close.

Caroline, pathetic, LOL, but true. It was the 80s and jobs were plentiful, so I didn't think twice about it. Just looked out the window at nothing but sky and clouds and all the people down below that looked like little specks and thought "nuh-uh." *G*

Thanks again everyone for playing!

Isabel Roman said...

Nic! You're so mean! OK, OK, let me think...look for the 8 things about me next week. This might take some thinking and it IS summer so thinking is low on the priority list. :)