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The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia

The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia

28 November 2007

We interrupt the regularly scheduled blog. . .

Author interviews will continue tomorrow with humor writer Christee Gabour Atwood. But in the meantime, I've been tagged with the middle-name meme.

Here are the rules:

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.

2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, just make one up...or use the one you would have liked to have had.

3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.

4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

My name is Sue.
How do you do?
(couldn't resist quoting The Great Cash)

Sscience fiction and fantasy. It's both the genre I write in and my favorite one to read, dating back to when I was in elementary school and started reading the books from the adult area of the library. Books in the other sections of the adult area didn't have much to interest a gradeschooler—too much romance, politics, and other adult concerns. But sf/f had universal themes of interest to people of all ages. Choosing one's future. Fulfilling one's destiny. Becoming the person one should be. Adventure. Life in other times or under strange circumstances. I already loved fairy tales. When I found the sf/f section of the library, I was hooked for life.

UUdders and Putters. For many reasons, I was glad to leave the Midwest. I'm a city person. I like eating at good restaurants, going to concerts and museums, and having a good selection of interesting stores to shop in. But one thing I like about the Midwest is straightforward talk and lack of pretentiousness. Udders and Putters is a good example. No sophisticated city would be home to a place like Udders and Putters; it resides instead in the farmlands near Yellow Springs, Ohio. There you can pet the goats and cows, eat ice cream made from the milk of said cows, and play miniature golf. How cool is that?

EExercise. I believe exercise is an important part of the writer's toolbox. It pumps oxygen to the brain to help you think better, helps reverse the damage done to the heart and lungs by sitting in one spot for hours eating chocolate (or your own writing fuel of choice), improves your stamina so that you can spend even more time at the keyboard when deadlines loom, and stretches out those back, neck, and shoulder muscles that get so tight when one sits and types all day.

I'll tag:

Sphinx Ink

Farrah Rochon (sorry, I know you have a long middle name)

Julie of The Journey


Lisa said...

Bravo! I must say, I am impressed with how much you were able to get out of three little letters. Udders and Putters is great.

Sphinx Ink said...

Hmmm. My middle name has nine letters, none of which are repeated. I will see what I can do, but am crazy busy at my job today, so the meme will have to wait for a less-pressured day....

Lisa's right--"Udders and Putters" is a very clever response to the "u" in Sue.

Charles Gramlich said...

*chuckles about "udders etc.* Always good to learn more about you. Our reading habits are certainly compatible.

Shauna Roberts said...

LISA, SPHINX INK, and CHARLES, thanks for dropping by. Glad you enjoyed hearing about Udders and Putters. S.I., I'm looking forward to your meme for your very long middle name.

Carleen Brice said...

You remind me...time to go ride the exercise bike!:) Thanks for sharing. Udders and Putters...too funny!

Arturo said...

Hi Shauna
I'm just saying hi. I saw your comment on yogamum's blog. I am your age, graduated from Penn in architecture. I'm an architect and am interested in nutrition and yoga.