“And You Are…?” Blog Hop + Launch Day for Make Believe


Today is the ten-question blog hop, hosted by the two lovelies Emily and Tammy! Thank you ladies!This should be lots of fun… I'm eager to read some of the answers to these crazy questions.

These are the "And You Are…?" questions:

1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?  Only one. I have NO need for speed.

2. Can you pitch a tent?  No. But I have perfect pitch… musical pitch. I can pitch from middle C up until the G or A. Does that count?

3. What was your worst vacation ever?  To be honest, I can't remember having a really bad vacation…

4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?   In your currency or mine? Dollars or rands? So 100$ equals how many rands? At the moment the exchange rate is sitting at approx. 8 rands for your 1 dollar. Then I'd have to go back and try to think, what was the last item I bought that cost… 800 rands? But that could have been years ago, when it was about 6 rands for your 1 dollar… the exchange rate fluctuates… I'm totally confused now!


5. We're handing you the keys to what?   A time capsule which has been locked for the past 100 years…

6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?  The terrible griping sensation in the pit of my tummy, that caused me to run to the loo on about three occasions last week, was definitely caused by a take-away curry that had passed its sell-by date… I didn't cook that day!

7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like  ____?  She could probably sit on Walmart and lower the prices…


8. What was your first car?  She was a real beauty! There was no car like her… my precious TT! Yes, I was really attached to her, but alas, I had to let her go and move on… here's to the memory of my Toyota Tazz!

9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?  Probably be laughing out loud! Not laughing at her, mind you. Laughing with her, as we both land on our butts, as she reaches out to steady herself in the process, and takes me down with her! Did you really think she was going down alone? (I would have done the same thing…)

10. What's the worst song ever?  Is this a trick question? Every song has a special meaning for somebody. Who says that your favourite song is the best? Is it because thousands of other people like it too? Because 10 000 people agree on something, does it make those 10 000 people right? And the 20 who disagree? Are they wrong? Think of it in this way, a bunch of 10 000 idiots… practising "herd mentality"? And now I'm totally off the topic(…bottom line, I don't have an answer for this question)

So there you have it folks. My contribution to this fun bloghop.

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Exciting news! Lynda R. Young’s short story titled Birthright has been published by J. Taylor Publishing in the Make Believe anthology launched TODAY! Virtual cake for everyone!! Make Believe is currently available in e-book format and includes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy stories inspired by the image on the cover. This will make great holiday reading.


Birthright by Lynda R. Young
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.

She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.

Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead. 

A brief Author Bio:
Lynda R. Young lives in Sydney, Australia, with her sweetheart of a husband who is her rock, and a cat who believes world domination starts in the home. She writes speculative short stories and is currently writing novels for young adults. In her spare time she also dabbles in photography and all things creative. You can find her here: Blog, Twitter, Facebook,

Blurbs from all the stories included in Make Believe can be found on the J. Taylor Publishing website HERE.  

                                      CONGRATULATIONS LYNDA!!!  


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on December 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Very excited for Lynda!
    Your butt answer is hilarious!

  2. Mina B. on December 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I agree with Alex.  So far that's my fav butt answer. LOL!
    Go Lynda!

  3. Elise Fallson on December 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Seen Lynda all over today, her book sounds great. And I have to agree with Mina and Alex, your butt answer is by far the best! Hilarious!  (:

  4. J. A. Bennett on December 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Good answer for #5 and #7 made me laugh so hard, that's the best one I've heard yet 🙂

    • michelle on December 4, 2012 at 6:47 am

      Thanks Alex, Mina, Elise and Jennie! I've never been to Walmart, but I've heard lots about the place… 🙂

  5. Patti Nielson on December 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    A time capsule, what a great answer

  6. Emily R. King on December 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Perfect pitch totally counts! And what is a Tazz? I must tell David to Google this car…
    Okay, gottcha. 🙂
    Thanks for playing along!

  7. Diane Riggins on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Loved your answers. Have a good day.

  8. Cortney Pearson on December 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Lynda's book sounds great. And I love the time capsule idea–that would be so intriguing!! Also, loved your answer to #9: "Did you really think she was going down alone?" What a great friend you are! 😀

    • michelle on December 4, 2012 at 6:51 am

      @Patti ~ thank you! 🙂

      @Emily ~ thanks for hosting this awesome bloghop! 🙂

      @Diane ~ thanks, I had fun with the questions 🙂

      @Courtney ~ thanks Courtney! When it comes to friendship, you gotta be in it for the good and the not-so-good moments! 🙂

  9. Lynda R Young on December 4, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I just got back and finally have my hands on the internet at last! Woot!
    Thank you SO MUCH for posting about Make Believe. I really appreciate it!!
    Many hugs,

  10. Lynda R Young on December 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

    oh, and it's a shame you couldn't use your perfect pitch for pitching a tent 😉
    and I literally laughed out loud at your answer to #7

    • michelle on December 4, 2012 at 6:54 am

      Lynda, I'm so glad that I could help with the book launch! 🙂 A musical tent? Mmmm… it would be a first! LOL

  11. Azara on December 4, 2012 at 2:04 am

    So that's how Wal-Mart gets those low prices! Here I thought it was that smiley face doing all the hard work. A time capsule is a fun idea!

    • michelle on December 4, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Hey Azara, I wouldn't really know… LOL… we don't have Walmart my side of the globe. Seems like the smiley face has been fooling everyone… 🙂

  12. tammy theriault on December 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

    wow, walmart better watch out!! i think…you over thought…about thinking…about the thought…about the song answer! 😀

  13. michelle on December 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

    LOL! It's called babbling… or rambling… or something along those lines… thanks for hosting this cool bloghop, Tammy! I enjoyed it! 🙂

  14. Shannon Lawrence on December 4, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Very original butt answer!  Also, I bow down to your mad avoiding answering the question skillz.
    Shannon at <a href="http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2012/12/and-you-are-baby-faces-blog-hops.html">The Warrior Muse</a>

    • michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      The mad avoiding-answering-the-question-skillz kicks in when I am at a loss for words… 🙂

  15. Morgan Shamy on December 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Okay, so…. I totally haven't laughed at ANYONE's number 7, but am dying with yours! Too funny. And my brother has perfect pitch! I have relative pitch—if someone plays a note on the piano, I can easily give it to them, but sometimes I'm a half step off when I just have to give the pitch myself. That, is too cool, Michelle. Loved your answers. 😀 

    • michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks Red-Head! 🙂

  16. L. Diane Wolfe on December 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    No, not the expired curry!

    • michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Yes, the same one! Seems you're familiar with it?

  17. Sherry Ellis on December 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    That is so cool that you have perfect pitch.  I have excellent relative pitch.  I think I'm getting better at naming the notes, though, so maybe it's possible to develop perfect pitch.  I have a couple of students who have it, and it just amazes me that I can play chords, and they can identify all the notes of the chord without  seeing what I play. 

    • michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I'm sure you could easily develop it…? You probably have an excellent "ear"… you work with sound/pitch all the time… 🙂

  18. Carol Kilgore on December 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I loved the time capsule and Walmart answers!

    • michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Carole 🙂

  19. Tonja on December 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    The curry I made last week made me ill.  I think it was a reaction to one of the spices. 
    The older I get, the slower I drive. 

    • michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      There are so many different spices on the market… the digestive system doesn't always take too kindly to the different types… I suppose that driving does tend to slow down as we get older… and more cautious!

  20. tara tyler on December 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    totally cracked me up!
    conversion rates, song stats, walmart joke!
    and my favorite, the perfect pitch!

  21. michelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it TTT! I had a blast with these questions! 🙂

  22. Jemi Fraser on December 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Love your answers! I love the creative spin your brain takes 🙂
    Yay for Lynda & her story!!

  23. Lexa Cain on December 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

    ♥ Merry Christmas! ♥

  24. michelle on December 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks Jemi! Merry Christmas Lexa 🙂

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