Monday, May 11, 2009


Well, I've been tagged by Elrania Peredhil, Earwen, and Lyceria. I realize that there a lot of you out there who absolutely detest tags, and others who absolutely love them. So, in an effort to please a majority, I'll complete the tag but make it as humorous/interesting as possible. Here goes:

~16 Things you would never guess~

1. I just may be the finickiest eater known to man. It's not a matter of preferring certain foods over others, or simply disliking the taste of some foods. I honestly could not choke down a large variety of foods. For instance, I'm not exaggerating when I say I'd probably rather eat a wriggling worm than a salad. In general I prefer packaged, sterile foods to homemade as well. I know, weird, huh? The whole thing makes for some awkward social situations.

2. Jacob Parker is actually my mild-mannered alter-ego. If you ever see me running for a phone booth, chances are someone's in danger.

3. I've never finished even the first of the Lord of the Rings books. Okay, we can put the pitchforks and torches down everyone ... did I mention I loved the Hobbit?

4. I've never done any jail time, but my lawyers were sweating it with the underwear incident.

5. I was public schooled through 7th grade. From then on I've done my school at home, through an online virtual academy. I'm getting my diploma in a couple weeks.

6. I've wanted to be an author since 5th grade. That's also when I made my first attempt and failure at completing a novel.

7. My friend and I draw a weekly comic strip called "Skeeter & Skunkbeard." It's published in a small newspaper in Montana and we hope to get it out to more newspapers this year. I'll post some of the strips on this blog in the future.

8. At one time I was a respectable member of society... but that was before the underwear incident.

9. I randomly do impersonations throughout my day... bad ones.

10. When I was little, my family went on vacation, and my dad had me on his shoulders. I don't know where we were, but a giraffe leaned down and literally started eating my hair.

11. I love fishing so much that when I was younger my dad and I built a seven foot fiberglass boat.

12. Ever since the underwear incident, 28.6% more of the population of my town wears belts.

Sorry, that's all I've got. And now onto part 2 of the tag epic.

Is this your first tag? Yes

Have you ever moved? Yes

What is your favorite animal? Otter

Who are your favorite Lord of the Rings characters? Frodo and Sam. That relationship and journey is beautifally portrayed, in the movies anyway.

Do you get a lot of homework? Not anymore; I finished my last assignment a few days ago.

Do you think tagging is awesome? The jury's still out.

Do you like blogging? Yes, definitely.

Do people think you're strange? Ever since the underwear incident...

Do you like getting comments on your blog? Who doesn't?!

Do you like getting new followers on your blog? Again, who doesn't?!

Do you have an awesome blog? I'm pretty happy with it.

How many followers do you have? Check the sidebar.

Are you a good actress? Ok, for the last time people, just because I played Cinderella for ONE scene!!!

Do you like taking personality quizzes? I had a lot of fun with them in psychology class last year.

Do you like long or short posts? Length doesn't matter so much as content.

Are you going to tag someone else? Yes

Okay, as for part 3, the Narnia tag, I've got to be honest; the last time I read the Narnia books was probably 3rd grade... I only read them once, and though I recall enjoying them, I remember little about the actual content. But I do remember A Horse and His Boy was my favorite.

And now to pass on the torch. I'm going to tag my good friend JT Norlander at Proeliator of Lux Lucis. I skipped a lot of questions, JT, so you can go to the blogs of the people who tagged me to get the full version.


Adam said...

the underwear thing....hahah! That was funny, man. (I'm not being mean)

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Caitlin said...

Hahahaha, this was funny! I have a love-hate relationship with tags.

"Ever since the underwear incident, 28.6% more of the population of my town wears belts." Epic, just epic.

Amanda the Awesome said...

"I've never finished even the first of the Lord of the Rings books. Okay, we can put the pitchforks and torches down everyone ... did I mention I loved the Hobbit?"

Same here! I finished The Hobbit a year or two ago, but I've never gotten more than five or six chapters into Lord of the Rings. Love the movies, though. ^_^

In my other comment, I said I'd finish my comment on your posted excerpt within the day or the next, but life happened, so I've only finished the prologue. Shall I send that in an email (attached as a Word doc), then finish the first chapter when I can?

J.R. Parker said...

Caitlin/Adam: Glad you found the "underwear incident" funny. I got the idea from Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes.

Amanda the Awesome: Sending it in e-mail form with a word attachment sounds good to me. Looking forward to your comments.

Adam said...

Lord of the rings is awesome....

Amanda the Awesome said...

Sent! =)

Scott Appleton said...

I am working my way through the Lord of the Rings but I find it slow-going. I think I'm into chapter 2! In today's publishing community it is widely believed Tolkien might never have been published if he had tried to get it past contemporary editors. But I did love the Hobbit, The Silmirillion, and The Children of Hurin.

J.R. Parker said...

Well Scott, I think the farthest I ever got was the council at Eldrond (no idea if that's the correct spelling). I definitely could see Tolkien having a hard time getting published today.

JT Norlander said...

Great, I get stuck with this? :) JK
I'll try my best. :)


Caitlin said...

Calvin and Hobbes is made of win. And my little brother is an addict. 0_0

R.P.H said...

You have a really good sense of humor(: This tag game looks like fun, maybe I'll try it later. I totally agree with you on "The Lord of the Rings," books. Love the movies, but the books are a little hard to get in to. I did make it all the way through "The Hobbit,"... somehow(:

J.R. Parker said...

Well Ryan, if you do want to do this tag thing, you can say I tagged you. :)