Friday, April 30, 2010

The Adventures of Shannon's CPs (Part Two)

Still in the dark--*waves from the shadows*--but once again I have not abandoned you. My other CP (part of the pair I collectively call 'The Sara(h)s') has provided an awesome guest post--still heavy on the Shannon Shame, but definitely justifying why she is "The Sweet One."

(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.

*jumps on 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.


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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*Dabs eyes*

See? Do you SEE why she's "The Sweet One"? 

*Sniffles More*

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?)


  1. HE HE HE Sarah with the 'h'!!

    Shannon as a vampire eh? Love the image!Does she have a cape and a fab electric tooth cleaner, too?!?

    Now THAT I'd like to see in a VLOGGY!!

    Hint hint Shannon!

    LOVE THE LOVE that you guys share - very inspiring - THANK YOU!

  2. "Salmon skin roll." Hahaha, love Friends!

    Looking forward to having Shannon back, but the two Sara(h)s did an awesome job!

  3. Awesome nod to Project Runway! I really want you to finish the NSync poem, Sarah.

    Good luck this weekend, Shannon. Look forward to hearing from you again next week!

  4. Great post! Oh 'NSync *swoon* Ode to NSync... I could dig that. You did a great job Sarah!!

    Oh and I've found myself hashtagging when not on twitter too. #ithinkineedhelp

    Happy Revisions Shannon ;o)

  5. Sweet AND funny. LMAO.

    I KNEW you were a vampire. You sparkle way too much to be human.

    I agree though, it is easy to stay up all night reading your story. And no comment on the 14-yr-old boys. Except that I pretend I'm 13 while reading. ;)

  6. *loves the NSync poem* Very clever!

    Being Shannon's CP sounds like hilarious fun all the time! These guest posts were such a treat! I hope The Sara(h)s visit again! ;)

  7. OOooo looks like i've just discovered a seriously fun writer's blog (Shannon's Shame? Is there a link for these so I can catch up???) And an MG fantasy writer, no less, recently agented!!!! I will be searching past blogs for any advice.

    Envious for you to have such CP's that you can trust them on your blog. how did you guys meet?


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