Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I May Have A Touch Of OCD - Challenge Post #1





This is the first challenge for Rachael Harrie's Writer's Platform-Building Crusade. Shout out to Group #21! Ladies of Romantic Suspense - woo hoo! 


We are supposed to introduce ourselves and reveal a few things others may not know...

  • I am a die-hard comic book fan and flock to every single movie from the Marvel Universe.  Counting down the days until THOR...yes! I love the Blade movies. In fact took a clay class to create fugiline figures of my favorite heroes.


  • I'm terrified of flying, but do it anyway because I'm so competitive I cannot let anything beat me...including a fear.


  • I like things to be symmetrical, which is why anything I draw seems slightly off...like a computer made it. It's probably good that I chose writing instead.


  • My husband says its annoying that I separate my M&M's by color and then eat the pile with the least amount first.  I'm beginning to think I have a touch of OCD. I tend to bloviate about literature and movies.


  • One of my best character traits is my tenacity. I don't give up. On people, projects, or dreams.


  • I love to hang out with my kids and husband. We have lots of pets, a cat, two dogs, and at one time, rabbit named Hopper.


As part of the challenge,  I have included something about me that isn’t true, can you guess what it is?



Here is the trailer for Thor. Psss! Fast forward to 1:45 for the best part. Squeeeee!



Photograph by Khairil Zhafri.

28 comments:

Jess said...

Hmmmm, I can't tell which is the lie! I'm with you on the THOR movie, though--can't wait :)

E.J. Wesley said...

I'm a HUGE comic nerd! Thor does look amazing, and I'm a little surprised to find how much I'm looking forward to Captain America as well. Going to be a great movie summer for comic fans for sure!

I'm going to guess that you do not own a rabbit? I'm going to feel really silly if you hate comic books!

EJ

Laura Marcella said...

The M&Ms thing?

I saw the trailer for THOR and it looks really good! I don't know much about Thor. (My husband likes playing him in the Marvel Alliance video game though, lol). I grew up loving the X-Men and Spider-Man.

Amalia T said...

My excitement level for Thor is SO HIGH. Each preview just makes it look better and better and did you see the latest image they released of Thor and Jane? HAND KISSING.
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/thor-2011-movie-preview-images-and-videos/hemsworth-portman-thor-2/

I am beside myself with anticipation!

Janet Johnson said...

I'm guessing the fear of flying isn't true . . . and I really hope the m&m's one is . . . I totally do that! :)

Margo Benson said...

Hmm...I'm guessing the M&Ms or the flying thing? Nicely done :-)

L'Aussie said...

Hi Raquel. Who could possibly sort M&Ms? Nah, that's gotta be the fib.

Thanks for being first at my Pub Party. You don't like to be beaten, do you? Ha ha...

Denise:)

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! I separate my M&Ms too, but i east the 'commonest' first... I like to give advantage to the underdog... And don't tell anyone, because it won't be up until tomorrow, but Tenacity is my 'best characteristic' too. Fun to see these!

As to the lie... hmmm... I'm guessing the clay ducky figure thing...

Jordan McCollum said...

Yeah, I'm going to go with Hart on the figurine, though I'm really not sure!

Lydia K said...

Um, is it the flying? That you're not really afraid?

Nice to learn more about you!

Shannon said...

I hope the M&Ms bit is true. It's a cool little trait, I think. Makes me want to copy you and take it up!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thank you all for playing along.

The lie is that I do not have a rabbit. Everything everything else; the OCD, the fear of flying...all me.

Travis Erwin said...

I sometimes do that with M&m and Skittles but i eat the largest pile first because I like for the underdog to win.

Ann Best said...

Conquering your fears. Yay! And you are so devoted to your family.

I just read your comment on L'Aussie's guest post that featured me yesterday. I'm looking forward to having you read my book--and I'm looking forward to reading your first book, also! I agree: writing inspirational anything is a most wonderful way to minister. We all need hope!

Andrew Rosenberg said...

I would get that it's the M&M thing.

Lynnette Labelle said...

I'd think it's the M&Ms just because you drew attention to them with the pic, but I do understand the sorting thing... Sort of... In Canada, they have Smarties (which are similar to M&Ms, only better). I used to pick the pink and purples first, and at the brown ones last.

Lynnette Labelle
www.lynnettelabelle.com

Eric W. Trant said...

Love the M&M thing. My wife gets onto me about how I eat pretzels. I have to eat one loop at a time, starting with one at the bottom (the asymmetrical arc), followed by the other two symmetrical pieces.

OCD is a superpower, don't let anyone tell you different! And like any superpower, it can be used for good or evil.

Use it for good.

It's responsible for that tenacity, you know. I have the same thing, tenacious as a dang terrier.

Fortunately, my girl is a tad OCD as well. So we jive just fine.

- Eric

Lorena G. Sims said...

I was going to leave a comment here last night and guess what's not true about you but I got busy and didn't get to do it. Anyway, my guess would have been wrong.
Love the trailer of the movie Thor..Can't wait to see it too..in 3D!

Blessings

Raquel Byrnes said...

Eric - My husband said if I were a villain I'd be the Extrapolater. I see every possible terrible outcome...that may be why I find writing so cathartic.

Lorena - The Thor trailer...Yes, Please!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Great trailer! I did not know that about the M&M's. lol

Raquel Byrnes said...

I am a woman of mystery, Erin. Even to my one of my closest friends. :)

Stasia said...

Did you really take a clay class???

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