No Mr. Linky.
Just awesome support for an AWESOME book: LIKE MANDARIN, by the amazingly talented Kirsten Hubbard. (And I'm giving away a signed copy at the end of this, so make sure you scroll all the way down)
I could definitely gush endlessly about this book (in fact, I've already done that HERE)--but that's not really what this post is about. Instead, all of us participating have been asked to share who our "Mandarin" was when we were growing up. Who we wished we could've been like. And in my case...
Cher, in Clueless
Yeah...I wasn't a particularly *deep* teenager.
(and no--not Cher, Cher. "Cher" played by Alicia Silverstone)
I mean...she had the look, the guy (mmm... Paul Rudd *dreamy sigh*) and a killer catch phrase (come on, who didn't love "As If!")
And besides all that, Cher actually did have more to her than money, friends, and clothes. She may have had her blonde moments--but she wasn't an idiot. And she may have been one of the "cool kids"--but she wasn't a Queen Bee. She cared about her grades and loved her dad. And she was totally "above" all the high school crap, yet still managed to stay popular, which--as a girl who was very much a solidly ranked outcast--I found incredibly impressive.
Mostly, my Cher obsession manifested itself in the ridiculous amount of times I watched Clueless (my parents can testify to this--and I can still quote most of the movie by heart). But...there were other, subtle evidences.
I *might* have said "As If" occasionally (#Shannonfail #coolnessfail).
I also *might* have bought fluffy pink pens like hers
And...okay, knee highs and Mary Janes kind of became a staple of my high school wardrobe.
So...yeah. I was a nerd in high school. I have a feeling that doesn't come as a surprise to very many of you. But now you have the proof you needed. *blushes*
Okay--I think that's enough Shannon Shame for one day. Let's get on to the contest, shall we?
I was lucky enough to be at Kirsten's Launch Party:
And while I was there, I picked up a signed copy of LIKE MANDARIN for one of you guys!
To enter, make sure you follow my blog, and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, March 25th. I'll announce the random winner on Sunday, March 26th. International entries welcome.