Friday, October 17, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Tania Hershman. This means I must answer the questions below. Then I must tag others who will then answer the same questions on their blogs. Here goes.
1. Where is your cell phone?
Next to me
2. Where is your significant other?
At school being a headmonster
3. Your hair color?
Dark brown
4. Your mother?
Late
5. Your father?
Late
6. Your favourite thing?
Sunny Sundays by the pool with a good book
7. Your dream last night?
Gone
8. Your dream/goal?
Win the Caine Prize.
9. The room you're in?
Dining room
10. Your hobby?
Walking in the bush
11. Your fear?
Not having played my role
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Living up the Skeleton Coast and writing with the wild Atlantic in front of me and the searing Namib behind and the bare minimum of people around me
13. Where were you last night?
Home
14. What you're not?
Patient, though I’m trying
15. One of your wish-list items?
The White Tiger ( the book not the animal)
16. Where you grew up?
Wisconsin USA
17. The last thing you did?
Made a list of article ideas for Blood Red Pencil
18. What are you wearing?
Summer top, comfortable pants, no shoes
19. Your TV?
I watch it???
20. Your pet?
Chelsea, my Jack Russell, and her dog, Buster, the African Sausage Dog
21. Your computer?
He’s called Presario.
22. Your mood?
Good, a bit techno-overload at the moment though
23. Missing someone?
The giant teenager at boarding school
24. Your car?
Ugly
25. Something you're not wearing?
A winter coat and swimming goggles
26. Favourite store?
Exclusive Books when I’m rich and Snip when I’m poor
27. Your summer?
Unexpectedly great so far
28. Love someone?
Yes
29. Your favorite color?
Cerulean- the colour and the fun of saying it
30. When is the last time you laughed?
This morning
31. Last time you cried?
I’m premenopausal- I cried when I wrote ‘Yes’ for ‘love someone?’

Who am I tagging?
Ms Karen, Elsa, Selma and Petina.

10 comments:

Selma said...

Great to learn more about you. Cerulean is truly one of the greatest colours ever - both linguistically and aesthetically. I have included the meme in today's post. Thanks for the tag, it was fun!

Lauri said...

I'm heading to your site just now Selma.

AlooFar said...

This is really fun.

Goodluck on number 8.

groovyoldlady said...

Fun to learn so much about you.

I do find it rather interesting though that my profile picture on Facebook features me in a winter coat and goggles!

Lauri said...

Groovy- that is a strange coincidence, OR just strange. I really wonder what happens in that house of yours with the talking dust bunnies and the mother running around in swimming goggles.

pginginebra said...

Your dream/goal is to win the Caine Prize??? Ah lovey, trust me, you need a new dream or goal, not because it won't happen for you, but because dreams and goals have a better chance of being realised if they are within your control. Here's a new one I suggest: selling 2 000 copies of your detective stories within the next year. You need to talk to Muthoni Garland of Kenya, google "storymoja" and see how she single-handedly captured a segment of the reading market in Kenya, which she keeps well supplied with good but cheap fiction from a range of writers. Also, if you can, make your way to Kenya next year for the Kwani Litfest, you will not regret it, that country is chockful of ideas on how to get people buying and reading books. Sell Botswana your detective stories. They want them, you know, they just don't know they want them. You have to make them want them. So forget the Caine, there's bigger fish to fry!

Lauri said...

I am looking for story moja right now. I wish in many ways I would have self published these books. Having to deal with publishers makes marketing impossible. in Botswana, unlike everywhere else on the planet- authors are not needed in marketing and authors who want to be needed- are just plain not needed.

As for Kenya- I wish......I'm a full time working writer- that means I'm happy when I have money for food and petrol.

pginginebra said...

You can get scholarships to these conferences Lauri. All the Afn writers I know who went from outside their countries were sponsred. There is one in Ghana too, which has an open comeptition, short stories, poetry, etc, and the winners get free tickets and accomodation. It is a good way to meet other writers, think about other markets and develop ideas for marketing etc.

Lauri said...

Thanks for that info P. I will try to keep my eyes open and apply.

I've only attended the Cape Town Book Fair which isn't really a writers' thing fully and yet it was so invigorating. I know I would get so much from such conferences.

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