(Yeah Sara minus the 'h'--I'm calling you 'The Evil One' now--thanks to your dare of doom.)
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The Adventures of Shannon’s CPs: Part Deux
When Shannon asked me to guest blog for her, my first thought was, “Dude! This is going to be just like Home Alone!” Okay, maybe it’s more like Blog Alone.
the bed previous posts* *slides down the stairs sidebar*
Crap. Did you hear that? Um, maybe now is a good time to pretend to
not be a nine-year old genius home alone at Christmas to be blogging about something significant.
FIVE WAYS YOU KNOW YOU’RE SHANNON’S CP:
1. #1) Hashtags are the basis of your friendship (okay, hashtags and Idol)
Before there was Gmail or e-mail (or pen and paper, really), there was Twitter. And there was me and Shannon, DMing back and forth for hours. Her first night at The Conference, Shannon sent me the following DM: OMG. So many people. Don’t know anyone. SEND DEPP. Okay, that might have said “Send HELP.” Hmm, yes. Yes, I see, in retrospect, that “help” was most likely what it said.
I spent the next hour DMing back helpful things like this: #breathe #foodisbetterinyourstomach, notonfloor #imagineallagentsareTwizzlers
Well, I might not have been quite that helpful. But still, thank goodness
we’ve since discovered Gmail they’ve since invented Gmail. It’s much more convenient.
2. #2) You’re a 20 year old cougar
So. There’s this boy in Shannon’s novel. Shannon’s middle-grade novel. He is, like, 14. I am, like, not-14. That is as much as I wish to say on the matter.
(Shannon interrupts to say, don't worry Sarah--it's happened to everyone so far, and they're all older than you. The boy's got skills) :)
3. #3) You need to remind her to eat
Sara mentioned this in her post Wednesday, but it’s a well-known fact. Shannon does not remember to eat. Like, ever. It’s like in one of those movies and TV shows where characters never need to eat or sleep or use the bathroom. Not to mention any names (cough 24 cough). Which brings me to my next theory: Shannon is a vampire. Further theories and speculation welcome in the Comments section.
4. #4) You spend inordinate amounts of time Youtubing terms like “unagi” and “Ross’s leather pants”
If you’re a Friends fan, you’re familiar with both terms. If not, let’s rectify that right now.
Honestly, left to my own devices, I’d be working to resolve the global climate change crisis, or kicking back with a quantum physics equation, as, you know, one does. Or perhaps writing some moving poetry in memory of NSync:
Who could have guessed? Who could have seen? We never got the chance to say Bye Bye Bye.
Er, where was I?
Right. Irreverent Youtube clips are a total time suck. Except…they’re pretty funny. And sometimes, they’re the only way to coax Shannon away from writing/revising/Twitter (she’s a teeny bit addicted) for a little while.
5. #5) You can’t stop reading
Here’s how you know for sure you’re Shannon’s critique partner. You’re up reading past your bedtime. Um, don’t mock. Self-enforced bedtimes are all the rage these days. You never finished that Pulitzer-worthy NSync poem. You forgot to eat. You haven’t been on Twitter all day. And you’re swooning over 14 year old boys.
You can’t stop reading.
That’s how you know for sure you’re Shannon’s CP. Okay, if you’re receiving hashtags in emails (#hashtagsinemails), that’s a pretty good sign, too.
But whether you’re repenting for your cougarish ways, Youtubing, or engaging in full-length conversations over Twitter (hey, e-mail was not invented back then), it’s always fun!
Thanks for having me over, Shannon! And, um, guys, can we keep the jumping on
the bed previous posts thing just between us?
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See? Do you SEE why she's "The Sweet One"?
Thank you so much to both of my CPs for covering for me this week and to my loyal awesome followers who've been so patient with my revision schedule. I should be back to a normal blogging schedule next week--though you may still find me hard to reach. Frankly, I need a vacation. So I'm planning to stay unplugged from everything except blogging for just a little bit longer, so I can...yanno...maybe sleep? Eat? *Gasp* See my husband?
Happy Friday Everyone!
(And hey--why are my previous posts all messy? Has SOMEONE been jumping on them?)