Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You're IT!

First of all - I just noticed that I am at 200 followers! WOWZA! That totally made my day! Thanks everyone! Thanks so much! I think I need to come up with a giveaway to celebrate, so stay tuned!

Also... if you haven't heard... Mark Koopmans is having a fabulously fun blog hop for St. Paddy's Day! (Yes, it's St. Paddy's (with the D's). A real Irishman uses the "D's" - Mark is keeping me up to date! The linky will open up on the 27th, but get the button on your blog and mark your calendar! Go HERE for more info on the HOP!

Now... I have officially be "tagged by A.E. Martin and Melanie Fowler with a fun tagging game that is going around the blogosphere. I'm totally stoked to participate so, here are my answers to their questions!

A.E. Martin's Questions:
1. What is your biggest fear?
Losing my kids. Yeah - I worry about the craziest crap, but if something ever happened to my kids, I don' think I could survive it.
2. What would you wish for if you had three wishes?
   1 - To live in Hawaii
   2- To be a fabulously brilliant, published author
   3 - To have a happy family
3. What's your favorite childhood novel?
I honestly loved reading the Boxcar Children books! They were awesome. I love mystery!
4. What's your earliest memory?
I remember riding my strawberry shortcake big wheel to my neighbors house. I remember their driveway, yellow brick house and side porch. I was only 2, so that's a pretty good recollection, right?
5. Would you rather be the hero or the villain of a story?
I'm all about saving the day. Count me in as a hero!
6. Vampire, Witch, Werewolf, Mermaid -- which would you be?
*twiddles thumbs, while making strange oooh-ing sound* It's a toss up between a vampire and mermaid. Although a witch would be cool too. I'm okay with not being a werewolf.
7. What's your favorite song?
So many! Right now I am on a Katy Perry kick: "The One Who Got Away." Also love Taylor Swifts, "Long Live." Those are my two current faves!
8. Would you rather go back 50 years to the past or 50 years into the future?
I ask a similar question in my interviews, and I have no idea the answer! Agh! I'm going to say future. It would be cool to check that out, as long as the world hasn't turned to hell.
9. If someone could tell you how you were going to die would you want to know? (maybe this question is too macabre lol)
I can handle "macabre." But I'm going to say "HELL NO!" Seriously, I have a serious "worry wart disease!" Yeah. I don't want to know. I try not to think about it. lol
10. Are you more spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?
I live for spontanaity! I love it. It doesn't give me time to worry. On the down side, I do tend to get myself into trouble with it too. That's when planning ahead is a good thing. Just not easy for me.
11. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The chicken! (Yeah, I have no idea, but I'm going with the chicken.)

Melanie Fowler's Questions:
1. What's your favorite meal?
So hard. I like to eat. Spaghetti is good. Love pot roast. Love spring rolls. AND... hamburger pie!
2. Morning person, or night owl?
Not even a toss up - NIGHT OWL! Although I am super lame now that I'm old and have kids. I used to stay up! Now I'm in bed early, but I still don't get up early. No way!
3. What's your favorite season?
Fall - of course! I love it! Perfect weather, perfect clothes! And pretty landscapes!
4. What is your dream vacation?
This is a toss up between Hawaii and a Caribbean Cruise. OR... I'd LOVE to spend a summer touring Europe! (Simple thing, right?)
5. What time of day do you write?
Nighttime! Once the kiddos are in bed, I can finally write!

Wasn't this fun? I loved it guys! Thanks for the tag guys! Now... IF I tag you, you need to answer the following questions:

1. What is your dream vacation?
2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?
3. Tell us one thing you want to do, but don't dare to do. (Unless of course, you dare to do everything!)
4. What's your biggest phobia?
5. If you were stranded on a desert island - what 3 things would you want with you? (not including laptop, or family.)
6. Name three blessings in your life.
7. What was your nickname in High School?
8. If you could meet the President of the United States, what would you say to him?
9. If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you be?
10. What is your favorite quote?
11. In the color code personality test, what color are you? (If you don't know, go HERE!)  

Okay... there are my questions. NOW... here are the people I am tagging!

Whew! That was wild and fun! Can't beat that, right? Tag games ROCK! I hope you'll join in the fun and do some tagging of your own! Now... I have serious Blue & Gold Banquet to prepare for tonight. *sigh* I'm hoping it goes well.


Joanna said...

Oh this is a real fun game of tag, love it!

You remember back to the age of 2!!!!

No way I want to know about my death. Fun replies, Leigh.

Kyra Lennon said...

I wish I could remember a memory from when I was 2 lol! And I also like food a lot!

Thanks for tagging, I will get on it a bit later! :D

Mark Koopmans said...

Wow... where do I begin:)

TWO HUNDRED followers... yahhy... no wait...(does a quick Electric Slide while dancing to the following:

Uh Huh!
So much better than 100!

(@Elvis:) Thank you. Thank you very much.

Mark Koopmans said...


Thanks Leigh for all your help with "Got Green?"

I sooo appreciate your help, and I know she don't want me to say it... but...

LEIGH COVINGTON designed the *awesome* banner for the "Got Green?" O'hop y'all :)


Cristina said...

loved reading your answers. my earliest memories are of when I was around 2.5 as well... weird, righ?t.. they are like flashes of little things here and there.

Kelley said...

I loved the Box Car Children too!

Great answers Leigh. Thanks for sharing!

L.G.Smith said...

Congrats on 200 followers!! And I really want to go to Hawaii too.

Talli Roland said...

Happy 200 followers! And oh, I'd love to live in Hawaii, too. Sigh!

Talli Roland said...

Happy 200 followers! And oh, I'd love to live in Hawaii, too. Sigh!

Cassie Mae said...

Whoot whoot for followers!!!!!

And loved the Box Car Children! And I wish I could sleep in. Ah, those were the days :)

David P. King said...

That reminds me. I have a button to put on my page. Thanks for bringing it up. And congrats on 200 (that was fast!) :)

Angela Cothran said...

Great answers! If we ever get rich lets go to Hawaii and write on the beach :)

Amy Jarecki said...

Hi Leigh - I posted my answers on my blog - fun blog hop! Thanks for inviting me!!!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

200? You should celebrate!

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats on 200 followers! It's such a thrill, isn't it? And than you for including me in your tag game. I'll play, but it might take me longer than normal since we're in the middle of moving and I'm babysitting 9 hrs. a day, my grandbaby, 5 months old and hardly naps. Makes it hard to get much done. He's snoozing right now!

Alice said...

I'm a new follower. Sounds like a fun blog hop!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on surpassing 200 followers, Leigh!
I'd totally be a mermaid. Man, I'd have one sexy fin. : )

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Congratulations on hitting 200. You're blog is so interesting that it doesn't surprise me at all that you skyrocket in numbers.

Jennifer Lee Young said...

Great answers Leigh! Loved the twiddles thumbs one lol. And those are some fun questions you're passing along.

Morgan said...

How fun to read more about you, Leigh! And how was I not following you before??? <---Serious! I swear I see you everywhere and and that we were already connected! Have we never spoken? I feel like we have! Plus, I'm totally a fellow Utahan... so, yeah, we rock. :D You do have a fab blog. I'll look forward to your posts ;)

Stacy Henrie said...

Love the questions! I'm all about spending a month touring Europe too. My hubby did something like that, with a buddy of his, before we got married. They saw a bunch of countries.

Nancy Thompson said...

Tag, huh? This is a new one for me. Okay, Since I have to do something similar for the Kreativ Award next week, I might as well roll this one in, too. Thanks for the shout out! Always appreciated. Congrats on making 200. I was there a few weeks ago myself.

Elana Johnson said...

Fun! Biggest fear: dogs. Seriously.

Also, what is hamburger pie? Because I needz me some of that. :)

Trisha said...

Ohhhh, a tag! Thank you :) I will totally answer this sometime soon!

I'm with you on the 'not planning ahead too easily' thing. I find planning things a bit too boring. hehe

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the big 200! Great to hear about that! And so exciting of getting to know least read about you! :)

Ruth Josse said...

Leigh, you make me smile. :) Love your answers and it's great to learn more about you!

Anonymous said...

Excellent answer on the first number 1. Much agreed on that assessment.

Also, very agreed on Fall being the best season.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Congrats on all those followers! Awesome! :) And loved reading your answers - very fun :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Leigh! Congratulations on two hundred followers.
Saw your comment on Laura's site. I'm one of the A to Z co-hosts, so if there's anything I can do to help, let me know. It's an incredible event - you will meet so many awesome people!

Shallee said...

I'm a night writer too. And I have the same biggest fear as you do! I can't even think about it...

I'm sorry we didn't see each other at LTUE! I saw you at a distance, but didn't have a chance to say hi. We'll have to meet in person somewhere else. :)

Claudine G. said...

It was so fun reading your answers. :) I love Fall, too (okay, I'll have to imagine Fall because we don't really have Autumn and Winter in Singapore).

Congrats on your number of followers. 200 is awesome!


Hope Roberson said...

K, #1 is my biggest fear too and I'm afraid to ever say it out
loud or even type it :( I'm with you, that would be my end.
We're having pot roast for dinner :)
Have a good weekend!

Tara Tyler said...

great questions!
fun answers!

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