Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ask Me Anything...Anything!

I'm secretive by nature. Maybe it's more reserved than secretive, I mean I don't intend to be mysterious or anything, I just don't enjoy talking about myself. I tried therapy once and it was torture! A whole hour of talking about me? I ended up turning the tables and learning WAY more about the psychiatrist than about myself. For instance, he liked to sketch in the style of Miro and preferred Haake Beck to O'Douls in the non-alcoholic beer department. A Vietnam vet, he was a reformed alcoholic who was estranged from his children for awhile and was on his third marriage, though he felt that was crumbling as well. I could go on. There's a reason this conversation is usually one-way; once you find out how screwed up the psychiatrist is how can you trust them to straighten you out? So my therapy was short lived. This may be obvious to many.

In some ways this blog feels like a one-way conversation. I blather on and the kindest of you make comments about my blathering. But is there anything you want to know about me? As you may have noticed, I don't proffer a lot of personal information because 1) that's my nature 2) my life seems utterly boring to talk about. But today I am an open book! Any questions I receive in the next 24 hours I will answer...completely and with however much honesty I can muster.

So friends, anything you want to know?

18 comments:

Wyman Stewart said...

"I'll BE BACK!!!"

With a question, of course.

PurpleClover said...

Okay.

*cracks knuckles*

If I stopped by unannounced, how would I find your house and what is the most extensive meal you could offer me at the drop of a hat? (pending you opened the door and let me in..buwahahaha)

teehehehe. (my answers would be quite poor)

Christy Raedeke said...

Okay, Wyamn, I'm ready when you are...

Purple Clover, that is one brilliant question. Honest answer in tomorrow's post!

Thanks guys!

Steph said...

Ooo! I need to come up with some...

Shelli said...

who is your therapist and why are you seeing them? are you crazy :)

Debbie Rae said...

Ok - as long as there is no quid-pro-quo (because I wouldn't answer this honestly), what was the biggest lie you ever told?
DD

PurpleClover said...

Did you really write your own query letter and how much help did you get if you did?

*now tries to back into corner*

What do you think of Stephanie Meyer's work really?

Who's writing style is your book most like?

Do you snore?

Your hubby receives a prestigous award (lets just say the Nobel) that is a once in a lifetime opportunity for him in Paris and he wants you and the fam to go. You find out at the same exact time the publishing house wants to meet with you with a potential multi-million dollar negotiation for future works and movie options, in NYC at the same time. No reschedules - take it or leave it. Which do you choose?

Tee hehehe. I'm thoroughly enjoying this. It's like one sided truth or dare. ;)

So what do we get if you don't/can't answer?? muwahahahaha

PurpleClover said...

And for obvious reasons we'll have to change that from Paris to Stockholm or Norway.

Wyman Stewart said...

Thanks to a few major scientific breakthroughs and a contest, you have won a trip to any planet or astronomical object of your choice to spend up to two weeks. Where would you go beyond Earth? Time and distance will be no object in this fantasy trip of a lifetime. Oh, and why do you wish to go there? Thank you.

Christy Raedeke said...

Oh, you guys are good. Some answers may be used against me in a court of law...

Corey Schwartz said...

"As a detective, you want to put away a vicious rapist, but a crucial piece of evidence is lacking. You can plant it. Do you?"

Katie said...

Oh man, these are great! Clover is going to town! I can't think of any yet...

I'll be back

Christy Raedeke said...

WOW Corey - I'm kinda freaked out. I'm anxious to see how I answer that one...

Deb Markanton said...

Due to some freaky coincidence two very dear friends are in need of a kidney and you are a match for both. How do you choose?

Robin said...

Got any favorite brands of deodorant?

PurpleClover said...

Would you ever have plastic surgery?

If so, what would you choose first if it was free?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

If you dropped the tootsie pop in the gutter and it was the last one and your child was screaming for it, would you let them eat it (all you have is a napkin to wipe it off...no water)?

You find a deceased author's unpub'd manuscript - the wife will stand to inherit half or all of the advance/royalties if you publish - do you publish giving her all the moolah or take it for yourself and give it a big rewrite thanking him in the credits for contributions to the idea?

Okay that is the last one I swear!

Anonymous said...

Refer your new readers to the post about how you use psychics instead of psychologists...

CAM

Anonymous said...

When I say "Most embarrassing moment" what comes to mind?

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