Thursday, September 20, 2012

Coffee Talk Week 2: Answer. Post. Link Up.

I finally gave in and joined Tumblr. Do you Tumble? Join me there.

Natalie Blair's blog, simply called Natalie Blair, is one of my new fave stalking reading grounds. On some things, we're similar, and on other things we're really different. I like that. I don't mind that she doesn't like The Hunger Games. No one who has any kind of human empathy likes it when Rue dies. (My uncle and I were just talking about it at brunch on Sunday.) I get that.

You should read Natalie's post about why she got an Arabic tattoo. P.S. Anybody who would judge a person for having a tattoo in Arabic is kind of a shit.

1. What's your favorite kind of coffee?

I like a hot, flavored coffee, or a plain coffee with a French vanilla or hazelnut creamer. I'm not opposed to whipped cream.

2. What is your dream laptop/computer? What are you using right now?

I still miss the mini-HP that my hubby tried to fix and ended up destroying. It was tiny. I could take it everywhere. Now I'm using a bigger HP laptop, a Pavilion g6. Not so easily portable.

3. Have you ever regretted a blog post?

Yeah - No More Content Warning. I thought I could get rid of my content warning, but apparently Google won't let me. I'm too dirty for my own good.

4. What is your favorite book?

That is not a fair question to ask a certified book nerd.

I'm a little obsessed with James Jones right now, but could I possibly pick a favorite between From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line and Whistle? No - I love them all. You can't break up a trilogy.

(A related obsession - Montgomery Clift.)

Seriously, I have a new favorite all the time, but if I were stranded on a desert island, I really hope I'd have Wuthering Heights. The Scarlet Letter is another one of my all-time favorites, and so is Fahrenheit 451.

5. What's in your bag?

Ugh, my bag. I'm a backpack-purse girl, 'cause my mini-HP used to fit in one. One day hubby and I were at the mall, and for some reason we went into Zumiez. I think we are the oldest people who have ever been in a Zumiez. (I'm a wannabe surfer, not a wannabe snowboarder/skater, anyway.) That's where I saw this rainbow-striped backpack purse I thought was really cool (I might have been a little drunk - we might have just come from Granite City). So I got it, but it turns out to be way bigger than I actually want or need.

So I'm not loving my current bag.

It's mostly full of empty space, but also a butterfly change purse, some i.d. and my debit card, $13 cash (not much of a cash person), my writer business cards, cherry Chapstick, sugar cookie lip gloss, a lipstick (but it's not really any good to me until I get a lip liner that matches - it's a lavender-ish neutral), pens and a list of books to look out for at next week's library used book sale.


Anonymous said...

I love Whethering Heights!!! Great story!!!

Thank you for everything you said :) You are so sweet! And I don't see anything on here for "adult"... and to those who think this is something is not is just fucking retarded. People these days seriously make my blood boil!!

Erin O'Riordan said...

I've been pretty tame this week - lots of linky parties - but I do post excerpts of erotica I've written. I get it. I'm not a hardcore porn site, though. I was hoping I could slip into the "slightly naughty, occasional edge" category.

mama2lilev said...

I love that you are "too dirty" for is too dirty for me sometimes!! Love your blog!

Erin O'Riordan said...


Anonymous said...

I didn't know you're a writer? That's awesome! It's nice to meet fellow blogger/writers

Erin O'Riordan said...

Yep, I write erotic romances and crime novels. Every day I'm writing or editing something.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angel said...

I love Whethering Heights. I am so glad I found your blog! I didn't like my purse either so I got a new one for my birthday, haven't switched them yet so I don't know if I will like the new one.

Erin O'Riordan said...

I hope you do, Angel!