September 20th, 2006

Ozma Read

book meme

gekked from the always literary cbtreks:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that cool or intellectual book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag three people

"Today the room's bursting with reporters, family and friends of the victims, and, more than anything else, a lust for blood. The parents of the three dead boys stare at me with powerful hatred, and Lucinda Walker, Michael's mom, who've I've known since she was a grade-school student at Saint Vincent's, looks at me as if she doesn't know what to think. I cried for her last night."

(From "Beach Road", by Peter De Jong. This is where I must confess that I did this at work, while all my own books are at home -- all I had were four magazines: Writer's Digest, MacAddict, and two copies of Firehouse. So, I stole a coworkers book, instead.)

In turn, I simply tag anyone else who wants to play.
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me meme

tapped from the always informative bloodytearslife:

The idea is simply to read about me, and in turn, if you're interested, fill out your own information in return, so that we can all get to know each other better. You're supposed to put yours in the comment to mine, and also post it yourself if you'd like. Or not. Cause I'm easy.

I'm divorced, with a 21 year old daughter who's getting married October 14 and a 15 year old daughter who lives half time with me, half time with her mom 12 miles away; I've owned and lived in the same beloved, but falling down house since 1988.
I'm a full time emergency dispatcher, part time newspaper writer and humor columnist, 26 year veteran volunteer firefighter, and am continually trying to get my fiction published. I am tired.
I live in Albion, Indiana, a town of 2,400 which is too cold in the winter and beautiful the rest of the year. I'm 6'00 and have dark brown hair, the product of a Cherokee/Irish heritage. I'm funny except when I'm not, and often can't tell the difference until I'm told. I tend to be easy-going to a fault, and yet sometimes get really irate over the most unimportant pet peeves; I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, and in turn get burned a lot.

Buffy/Angel is where I write, but I'm planning forays into Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls and the Stephanie Plum mystery novels, and I've got a thing for Battlestar Galactica. I'd be reading in lots of other fandoms if I had the time.

I don't really write ships, I'm more into gen fic, action and humor, and my pairings have so far been canon. I confess to having toyed with the idea of getting my Mary-Stu Watcher character involved in a ship, just to see where it would go, but I'm afraid of being burned in effigy. As far as reading a pairing, I'm open to any idea.

Gee, didn't you see above about all my jobs? :-) Reading almost anything ranks right up there, along with afore mentioned TV shows. Firefighting -- if it can count as a hobby. All manner of photography, as well as astronomy, history, and a general interest in learning new things.
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