Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
I Blame Silver…

Kreativ_blogger_awardSilver, on her Penumbra Blog nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

I’m honored!

And worried…I’m much more interesting in fiction than in real life.

According to the rules of the award, I’m to share seven things about myself that you witches may not know and then to nominate seven other bloggers for the award.  WARNING: This is long and boring.

1) I was once mistaken for a hooker. Hey, it could happen to anyone! Okay, yeah, it usually happens to me. I was 16 and working at a hotel gift shop across from Disneyland. I remember what I was wearing–a summer dress that went down to my knees, had a pretty high neck and  wide straps over my  shoulders. They dress was way more feminine than sexy. I was walking back from lunch when two men approached me from behind and made suggestions. I was so terrified I ran in the hotel and told the bellmen. The bellmen were NOT amused and chased the guy–don’t know what happened after that.

2) I once thought I’d be really good as a Wedding Planner….then I realized I would kill the crazy brides and their mothers.  I scrapped that idea.

3) My 7th grade science teacher said I was too much of a day dreamer to ever amount to anything.  Ha! Now I get paid to day dream!

4) A real hero saved me from a knife attack. This isn’t actually funny–I came home from work and there was a male neighbor outside my apartment door talking to a stranger. I stopped to say hi, but the neighbor was abrupt like I was interrupting. That was odd but my nylons were killing me,  so I went in the house, locked the door and went to change.  A minute or two later there was a huge thump on the front door. I was tangled in my nylons,  and by the time I got to the door, no one was there. Turns out, the neighbor was stabbed by the stranger–he survived. Somehow he got across the courtyard to another neighbor’s house. And he had known something was off about the guy and wanted me to go in the house (I was young, probably 18).  I do wish I had done more, realized what was going on somehow stopped the neighbor from getting stabbed. It still bothers me.

5) My husband swears I’m a crazy magnet. I’ve had people at book signing describe  how they once killed someone, or how they just got out of prison and want to write their stories, or various kinds of jaw dropping things. Seriously people will CONFESS to me. I don’t know what it is. Most people are great and I enjoy myself, but every now and again, I’m thinking “restraining order.”

6) Right after 9/11, I was stuck on my book ( I think it was the second Samantha Shaw book). I had the bright idea of going to the police station and asking if there was any way I could schedule a time to talk to a community relations officer or get a tour. Also, I just wanted to go into the police station to see what it looked like and felt like.  Everyone was a little touchy around this time, so the receptionist called out a lieutenant. Right about then, I was starting to realize I didn’t think this out. The Lieutenant  took me into his office and verified my ID, then took me on a tour. He was super nice, showed me everything, including the locked weapons room, and introduced me to the two VIPs walking around. Everyone was incredibly nice and helpful. I think it’s because they were bored. My husband thinks it’s because I was…and I am embarrassed to admit this…wearing shorts. I can’t believe I didn’t change clothes before going!

7)   I once sent an email to my sister talking about my editor…only I sent the email to my editor NOT my sister. Fortunately, I was saying nice things. My editor thought it was unbelievably funny.

I know I’m forgetting to nominate 7 more people, but seriously, no one is going to read this blog to the end!

18 comments to “I Blame Silver…”

  1. Dawn
    September 3rd, 2009 at 5:51 am · Link

    HA! You’re wrong. At least one person read it to the end :)

    Love the “I Blame Silver” title. See, didn’t I tell you it’s always somebody else’s fault :)

    As to #7, been there, done that. I wrote an email to one friend about another friend and then sent it to the wrong friend. Oops. Luckily, I didn’t say anything bad either.

  2. Mandi
    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:03 am · Link

    omg – I am dying of laughter. After number 4, how could you stop reading?!?

    I once wrote an email after a job interview telling my husband how I didn’t like the interviewer and sent it – of course – to the interviewer somehow instead of my husband. Yeah, didn’t get the job.

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    September 3rd, 2009 at 7:43 am · Link

    Heh. I read all the way through, too. =oD

    Thank goodness you weren’t hurt by the attacker in #4. And though I’ve never had anyone tell me they killed anyone, I have the same problem with others wanting to tell me things – usually medical things, usually in great detail.

  4. Cecile
    September 3rd, 2009 at 8:03 am · Link

    HAHAHA…. We seem to be proving you wrong Jen… I read all the way through too. How you could expect us not too!!!
    Each fact about you, is what makes you YOU!!!
    I hope you have a great day!

  5. Kira Daniels
    September 3rd, 2009 at 8:49 am · Link

    Me 5. I read all of it. :P

    I love what your science teacher said. I’d look him up and send him one of your books. HAHA That would teach him not to say things like that to kids. grrs. I hate bad teachers.

    So sorry about your attacks. That is scary. I’ve been extremely lucky in that respect. Never had something like that happen to me. But maybe all the other stuff makes up for it. lol

    And never think you’re boring. You are SOO not boring. *hugs*

  6. Dru
    September 3rd, 2009 at 9:19 am · Link

    I read it all as well. Wow. Do you think all your experiences helped you be the you you are today?

  7. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:11 am · Link

    Dawn, I’m shocked! I can’t believe you read it to the end! You know what’s ever better about the title? Silver is traveling today and can’t defend herself….Mwhahahaha!!!

    See? I listened and learned about blaming someone else!

  8. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:12 am · Link

    Mandi, you guys are amazing! And very determined readers!

    Ouch on sending the email to the interviewer! I know that would happen to me too. But then, you didn’t want the job anyway.

  9. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:16 am · Link

    B.E., I was fine, thank you. The man recovered from a collapsed lung and was fine as well. (I’m purposely not naming him as he has a right to his privacy.)

    Isn’t that a strange situation when people are giving you TMI? You must be very sympathetic though for people to want to tell you their medical information.

  10. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:18 am · Link

    Cecile, you guys are proving me wrong! I so look forward to reading the comments every day!

    Oh yeah, that’s all totally me in the seven facts!

  11. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:24 am · Link

    Kira, I was fine, but the other man was stabbed so I got off lucky. The guy was trying to help the creep who stabbed him which makes it even worse.

    I read your seven facts and you’re way more interesting!

    I’d forgotten about that science teacher until I wrote the blog. How funny! But you know, we can’t allow those people to have serious influence over us, right?

  12. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 10:26 am · Link

    Dru, I’m impressed that so many of you read it all! I’m sure all those events shaped me and for sure, they honed my sense of humor. Sometimes, you just have to laugh.

  13. Ban
    September 3rd, 2009 at 3:30 pm · Link

    me me – I did !

  14. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Amazing Ban! You guys are DEDICATED!

  15. Dawn
    September 3rd, 2009 at 5:54 pm · Link

    Jen, it’s always the most fun to blame someone when they’re not around to defend themselves :) My friends and I do it all the time :D

  16. Erika
    September 3rd, 2009 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Jen, I knew you were interesting. I read it all the way to the end. I mean it’s only fair since you read mine. ;)

  17. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 9:38 pm · Link

    Dawn, you’re so right! Silver’s a great sport so she won’t mind. She’ll probably get even, but that’s what makes her totally cool :-)

  18. Jen Lyon
    September 3rd, 2009 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Erika, yours were more interesting and you were much more concise :-) I rambled.

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