Talli Roland celebrate the release of her second book, Watching Willow Watts.
One country girl is about to discover that fame can cost a fortune.
She’s having a fun launch party and has asked other bloggers to join in by playing the 'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be...' game. This was a hard one for me because I like being me. I don’t want that to sound narcissistic. It’s just that since I can’t change who I am, I’ve learned to love and accept all of me. However, I would love an inside glimpse into the lives of a few celebrities…but I digress.
On with the game. If I Could Be Anyone, I’d Be Isis. No, I’m not cheating. I’d want to be the Egyptian goddess. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Not the version from the 1970’s live action TV Show. I’m too young to remember the Isis/Shazam hour, thankfully.
I’d want to be the much cooler version. The one with wings and magic and worshipped by millions.
A gal can dream, right?
In the spirit of celebration, I’d like to thank Jessica McKendry, Angela Orlowski-Peart, and Julie/Kineticwriting for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award. Also, I’m happy to receive the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award from Jessica McKendry and Cherie.
The rules are:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominates you
2. Share seven random facts about you
3. Pass this award to five new blogging friends
4. Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers
Although I was recently tagged and gave ten random facts about myself last week, if you can stomach any more of me, here you go:
1. When I was seven years old, my aunt Gloria dragged me into the living room, pulled out a stack of records and declared it was time to start my dance lessons. She explained that my mother had no rhythm and was a horrible dancer. Apparently it was mortifying for my aunt to go to parties with “the only black woman in the world with no rhythm.” My aunt feared I might have the same “genetic defect” and swore I would learn how to dance.
2. I love sardines. People who know me are often surprised to learn this. I guess it’s because I’m an uber foodie and quite particular about what I eat.
3. Although I attended training on Army bases, I was never stationed on an Army base. I lucked out big time! I was stationed on the Naval Training Center in Orlando, FL.
4. I almost drowned on a school field trip when I was very young. The experience of being submerged underwater, unable to get out, stays with me today, but didn’t scare me. My aunt, yes Gloria again, who was there as a chaperone, traumatized me once I was out of the water. Now, I have hydrophobia, but love being near the ocean.
5. I attended mandatory swim training for one year while in Orlando, as a part of the mission requirement attached to my unit. Due to my mental hang-up, I still can’t swim. Didn’t even learn to float. I think I need therapy to overcome this.
6. I graduated high school at sixteen.
7. My transition from being enlisted in the Army to being an officer in the Air Force was sort of like watching The Wizard of Oz. One minute, everything is in black and white, and you’re stuck in Kansas. Then the world becomes a bright, colorful place and you’re skipping down the yellow brick road, singing.
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