And since you're all laughing at how ridiculous I am to think I could ever be as intimidating as Smaug, here's what I actually am.
Baby Smaug who thinks he's intimidating. Or maybe this . . .
Why all the dragons, you ask? Because Carly at "Books and Etc." tagged me for the Dragon Loyalty Award! The rules of the game are simple: I list seven facts about myself, but being the sneaky dragon that I am, three of them will be lies. Your goal is to guess which three "facts" are false. I'll reveal the correct answers in my June wrap-up post! The winner gets virtual Reese's cups, unless you're allergic to peanut butter or you're one of those
weirdos completely normal human beings who doesn't like Reese's cups, in which case you'll get virtual Hershey's Kisses.
Of course you are, because you're awesome.
1. I have a mild tape problem.
I use the term "problem" loosely here, because OBVIOUSLY every Christmas/birthday/just-because-I-think-you're-a-cool-person-and-need-this-amazing-thing present needs to be wrapped with about seventeen feet of Scotch tape. Because what if the corner rips open even the slightest bit and now everyone can see that part of the present is red?! The surprise would be completely ruined!
2. The "I" in Kate I. Foley (which is the name I use for most of my writing) stands for "Iris," because my parents are mythology nerds.
Their interest in mythology is probably why I enjoy Rick Riordan's books so much.
3. My parents sometimes call me Sookie (from "Gilmore Girls") because I'm such a klutz.
For some reason I'm at my worst when it's early in the morning and everyone else is asleep and I knock fourteen different Tupperware containers on my head, causing me to drop the pan I'm holding, which then sends me into a panic and three more Vitamin bottles spill out of the cupboard. And then for the grand finale I walk into a wall as I try to clean it all up.
4. I used to read choose-your-own adventures as a kid and I would obsessively go through the book until I'd reached every possible ending.
It'd make my head spin sometimes, but it was sooo worth it.
5. The first completed story that I can remember writing (at about five or six-years-old) was about a girl whose stuffed animals came to life when she was sleeping.
So I basically rewrote "Toy Story."
6. Even though I despise math, I have this weird thing where I add up the numbers on my digital clock whenever the time changes to help myself fall asleep.
My last lucid thoughts are usually "12:18 makes 12, which makes 3. 12:19 makes 13, which makes 4 . . ."
7. In my determination to try writing screenplays, I started writing a Pilot episode of a show about a girl named Grey who would turn people she knew into characters for her stories. Then she found out she could actually turn the people into those characters in real life.
The show was called "Grey Area," because I thought it was a clever pun, since her newfound powers weren't straight up good or evil.
So, readers, which three "facts" are actually cleverly disguised lies? Guess away in the comments! And if you'd like to use this tag for your own blog, feel free to steal it from me!