Welcome author Sandra Dailey for this week’s Thirteen for Thursday
What are your favorite and least favorite words?
Plethora is my favorite. I don’t know why, but it makes me giggle inside. Can’t is my least favorite. I grew up hearing “you can’t”, so it was my mission to prove those people wrong. Then I got older and started hearing my kids say “I can’t”. It broke my heart every time. I did my best to convince them otherwise.
Aside from writing, what different types of jobs have you done?
Soldier, maid, house cleaner, prep cook, retail manager, nursing assistant, dental assistant, home healthcare provider, stay-at-home mom. Not in that order, but you get the gist. It took a while to decide what to be when I grow up. Then, I decided not to grow up but become a writer instead.
What modern technology would you choose not to use and why?
Video chats and meetings. I don’t want to get dressed and wear makeup if I don’t have to. At this very moment I’m in my pajamas, no makeup, and hair crazy. [I am *right* there with you… KJ]
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?
New Zealand. I hear they have a lake there that’s pink. Scientists don’t know why. I want to see this for myself. Besides that, it’s beautiful and the people are nice.
What is your favorite book, song and/or movie guilty pleasure?
Book – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Isn’t it strange that the main characters name is never revealed? Song – Moondance by Van Morrison. Sexiest song ever. Movie – Mr. Holland’s Opus starring Richard Dreyfuss. I’ve seen it hundreds of times but most people have never heard of it.
What is your favorite scene from a movie and why?
The scene in For The Boys when Bette Midler’s character goes to Vietnam with the USO and she sings In My Life for her son who’s a soldier there. Grab a tissue!
What’s the first movie you remember seeing?
The original Flubber movie with Fred MacMurray. I was five years old. I wanted to ride in a flying car.
You have to move somewhere you’ve never been. Where would you choose to go and why?
Hawaii – I’m a tropical flower and can’t live above the equator.
What is your favorite time of year and why?
Summer – see above – tropical flower. Also, I like to sleep with my windows open.
If you had to dispose of a dead body, how would you do it?
I spent many, many years in the Everglades. It was easy to get rid of a body there – swamp – gators – you get the idea. Even if they find a piece, the evidence is gone. Not that I’ve ever thought about it.
What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done while sober?
I guess that would be when I joined the Army. I was sober, but we had a wild night before the swearing in ceremony, so I may have been a little hung-over.
Would you rather wear combat boots or heels?
I quit wearing heels a long time ago, (I’m a great-grandma now), but I still wear combat boots.
If you could speak a second language, what would it be and why?
Sign Language. I’ve picked up a little here and there. It’s not one many people learn unless they have to, but I like silence.
If you won the lottery, what would you do?
I’d buy a beach house. Could you imagine writing to the sound of the waves? Besides that, I have saltwater in my veins.
What is one motto or philosophy you consistently live by?
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart – Confucius.
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I grew up in a family of seven children, thus developing the power of invisibility. This power made watching and listening easy.
I was labeled a day-dreamer when the stories in my head eclipsed the mundane, everyday world around me. To entertain my younger siblings, I’d tell them stories. Later, I did the same with my own children and grandchildren.
My mother would say my imagination was running away with me. I prefer to say, I’m running away with my imagination.
I now live with my husband in North Florida. My addictions are coffee, chocolate, and football. My obsessions are reading, writing, and crafts.