Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBAW: Meet Jenny!

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This week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and in my inaugural post to join the festivities, I’m happy to introduce to you Jenny from Supernatural Snark! Jenny started her blog just this past June and already has quite a following. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with her, and she’s answered a few questions so we can all get to know her a little better.

Describe yourself in a sentence.

I’m a twenty-something girl who loves reading, graphic design, boxer dogs, and a well-developed sense of sarcasm.

Top three pet peeves?

  1. Being late without so much as a phone call. I can’t adequately express in words how much it drives me crazy when people are late and don’t call or even bother to apologize when they finally show up. Sometimes things happen and that’s understandable, but please call and let me know!
  2. Entitlement – having more money, a better job, better looks, etc. does not make you better than someone else. A little humility goes a long way.
  3. This is more of a personal one directed solely at my husband. He says “ribbit” (think frog) when he belches and it’s nauseating.

Who’s on the top of your list for a dinner date?

Hmmm. Are we talking real or fictional dinner dates? Real I’d have to say my husband. Or Gerard Butler. Or Hugh Jackman. One of those three for sure. Fictional I’d have to say Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series.

What is your favorite language other than your native one?

Probably Spanish because that’s the one with which I’m most familiar after English, though I can read it far better than I can speak it.

Do you have any bad habits?

I would like to answer no, but that would most likely be a lie. My husband tells me I have a terrible habit of relocating things he needs. He says I lose them. I say I put them someplace that later eludes me. I like things to be neat and organized and he doesn’t mind putting things wherever, so I have a tendency to move his items in an effort to tidy up and I don’t always recall where I put them.

Are you a morning or night person?

Definitely night. I would much rather stay up late reading or working than waking up early to do those same things.

One place you could go and live forever and be perfectly happy.

I think I could be perfectly happy in Italy. It’s gorgeous and they have delicious food. I’m pretty sure I could live forever on pasta and gelato.

Are you a spring, summer, fall, or winter girl?

I’m a winter girl. I love snow. I’m always the person rooting for snow when everyone else is praying it stays away so they can drive to work in under an hour. Perhaps it’s because I work from home and therefore don’t have to go anywhere in the snow, but instead can stay warm inside and watch it come down. I have 2 dogs that adore it as well and it’s hilarious to watch them hop through huge snowdrifts.

Have any guilty pleasures?

Paranormal romance novels. I love them and I’m not embarrassed to read them in public. I see people give me the double take when they see the title or cover image, but I think they’re great reads.

Tell me your token “funny story”!

I think I’ve told everyone I’ve ever met this story in addition to posting it on my blog, but it always makes me laugh when I tell it:

My dogs and I are going on our daily walk down a neighboring street where a house recently had some severe fire damage and was under construction. The house is swarming with shirtless, sweaty construction workers and as I’m walking by a loud whistle rings out. I do a quick once over of myself and determine that I must be having a “pretty” day (aside from the bag of poo I’m holding. Poo is most definitely not sexy). Go me. Then I hear this:

“Wow, those are really beautiful dogs.”

Huh.

Clearly, my self-assessment a minute earlier wasn’t entirely accurate, and I was not, in fact, having a “pretty” day. We continue on our walk and I get home and call my husband to fish for a compliment. Nothing fancy. Something along the lines of “I think you’re better looking than the dogs” will do. Instead, peals of laughter come through the phone. Apparently my husband thinks this is the funniest thing he’s heard, well, ever.

What’s your dream job? What’s your real job?

My dream job would be to work for Disney Pixar on their animated films. I adore those movies and think it would be a blast to watch the story come to life and know I had something to do with it.
My real job is graphic design. I primarily design wedding invitations and related stationery, but do the occasional corporate branding job (logo design, business card/brochure design).
Very Important!! Coke or Pepsi?

Coke!

What book would you like to be a character in?

I would love to be a character in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices series. She does a beautiful job with her world building and her characters are full of humor and depth and I would love to meet any one of them.

Top 3 favorite books ever.

I’m going to have to alter this question slightly and do my favorite book series ever, because I don’t think I could narrow it down to just 3 books! I can barely limit it to 3 book series.

  1. The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward
  2. The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
  3. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

What are some of your interests OUTSIDE of books?

I’m a big movie buff. I actually went to school to study film and photography, so Hollywood has always been fascinating for me. I also used to ride horses when I was younger and did so competitively all through college, but haven’t been able to lately as much. Horses will always be a passion of mine though!

It’s such a relief to know that Jenny, too, prefers Coke over a Pepsi…makes her a winner in my book! Go check out her blog, Supernatural Snark, and welcome her to the book blogging community!

1 comment:

Valerie said…

I'm sure the whistle was really for Jenny. He only said that (after quick thinking) to avoid the possiblity of getting slapped :-)!

Fun interview to read.