Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What's Up Wednesdays -- It's All About Me!

A while back I asked the question on Facebook: Quick, name five things you know I like. I did this because I am under the impression that very few people in my everyday “real life” know that much about me. (Or don’t take the time to.) Several people answered (In no specific order):

My kids
Snakes
Darren Criss
All Time Low
Writing
Hugs
Dylan O’Brien
Beer
Coffee
Raspberry Turnovers
Birdie’s Caf√©
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Tattoos Cupcakes
Dogs
Fans!

These are awesome guesses! And you all are right! I thought I would write a blog and talk about some of the things I like the most.

Favorite Band:

All Time Low …. I talk about them all the time. If I asked you and you said Taylor Swift, then you don’t know me at all. I would also accept answers of Maroon 5 and Evanescence since I do love them loads! But I’ve seen All Time Low in concert twice! I <3 Alex Gaskarth. Picture take at the concert I went to in May.



Favorite TV show:

I also LOVE Teen Wolf! I seriously think Dylan O’Brien is amazing, and Tyler Posey is a close second. I would love to go to a con where either one was signing autographs! I have all 4 seasons on DVD and I am currently on the edge of my seat for season 5 as each episode airs.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the best show ever written. Joss Whedon is brilliant. Period! I love all the characters, I really do, but there was something about Oz that is just so wonderful. His dialogue, even the lack thereof, was perfect. Seth Green did a terrific job. I think what I loved the most was the dialogue of the characters and how character specific it was. Truly inspiring.

My latest passion is Glee. I am 5 years behind, but better late than never. Blaine Anderson is my favorite character. I love his personality and depth of emotion. Blaine is a caring soul, and he touched me. Darren Criss (the actor) has such a wonderful voice and his facial expressions add so much feeling to him. Of course I loved Kurt and Blaine together, but I always wanted to know what Blaine was going to do or sing next. J And I really liked Sam <3 AND BECAUSE I LOVE THEATER, I went to New York to see Darren Criss play Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. SOOO worth my 5 hour drive as I got his autograph and a few pictures. He was so pleasant to the crowd of adoring fans. :)





I do love Dexter. Such an interesting show! Well written and unique. Hannibal is where I am now. Although I am behind on season 3. No time. And Penny Dreadful too. Very different. I like different!

I own all of Friends, That 70’s Show, Smallville, Angel and Buffy, Spartacus, some Xena, and I have all of Red Dwarf on VHS. (I think I need to get DVDs)

I do love movies. Lots of movies. Lets see… Top FAVORITES I can think of without looking in no particular order:

Shakespeare In Love
Pitch Black
Ocean’s Eleven
Shelter
Jurassic Park (and Jurassic World)
X-Men (All of them)
How to Train Your Dragon (1&2)
French Kiss
Ten Things I Hate About You
Heat
Underworld
Hackers
The Very Thought Of You
*ALL the Jason Bourne Movies
Galaxy Quest
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Empire Records
The Importance of Being Ernest
Bladerunner
That Thing You Do
Gone In 60 Seconds

That’s the best I can do without going through my stack of movies.

I love ART. My house is a mini art gallery. I collect art. Not REAL art that costs zillions, but prints of the originals. I have been to several art galleries around the country and I have prints from those galleries. (I pick ones where I saw the print IN that gallery.)
The Painter’s Honeymoon (below) I bought while in Boston a few years back.



I have a print of the Mona Lisa from Paris.
I also collect watercolors and such from cities. I bought one while in New Orleans in 2014 while I was hanging out with Jordan Hawk, and this one (below) is from Ukraine when I was there in 2010.



This one hangs in my house and is one of my favorites. (Below) I used this in an English assignment and then used the English assignment in Misplaced Affection.



I COLLECT stuff:

I collect tiny glass animals. (See below) It started out as 5 mini glass animals to represent people in the family, but it is growing. I especially love my glass sheep :) And Jason Mitchell and I have matching glass lizards.




I collect dice. Yes, I only have six different ones, but I want to collect a jar full of different colors, shapes and sizes.

I also collect stuffed skunks and opossums

I have a digital picture frame in my kitchen and it rotates 2000 pictures. If you said I love my friends, you are correct! I put on it pictures from conferences too! :) Chances are good, that if I took your picture, your picture is in my kitchen :)


I DO love beer (love Stouts), but I also love vodka drinks :)


I love writing. I get so much satisfaction seeing characters come alive. No, not everyone gets why I write what I do, but I love my characters. They are fun people and I try to have them make a statement. I want to write meaningful things and I really think I do that. Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to read my books and let me know what you think.

BUT, I rarely read :( I have a lot of books that I look at on my shelf that I have yet to read. I started out loving sci-fi / fantasy and these are the books I have read the most. The Hafling’s Gem I’ve read more than any other book. Legacy was probably the first fantasy book that made me cry ugly tears. Horrible, sobbing, ugly tears.


My Favorite blogs:

I love to travel and I’ve been to:
Paris & Mont St Micheal (I don't think I spelled that right)
London & Qew gardens
All over Ireland
Montreal & Quebec
Ukraine
Maryland (lol), PA, NY, Maine, Texas, FL, LA, DE, VA, NC, SC, Georgia, Tennessee, IL, Boston. (Yes, I list cities and states all mixed up.)

I love perfume and have about fifteen different ones I’ve bought all over the place from here to Paris.


And finally, I DO adore my fans. Thank you all for being so supportive. I have a plan to send out one random package a month to one lucky fan. Most are in the Wade Brigade, but if you are not on facebook, then just e-mail me: writerwadekelly@gmail.com and I will keep you n mind for the random gifts :)

I am currently writing the names of all my fans on little stones to keep in a jar on my desk. I did a few more yesterday.


Anyway… It took me forever for me to post this. My internet is awful. I will have to talk about myself another time. I hope you all have a great night. Comment. Let me know if you want to know anything.


oxoxo

Wade