Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tagged--and Things I Love, Day 3: Music and Words

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I mentioned this last year. I love, love, love music. I'm totally the kind of person who hears music in the background pretty much 24 / 7. Even in my dreams. So it goes without saying that I often write to music. I do almost everything to music. Because music is a part of me.

And here's a funny. I don't usually read to music, but when I've been reading a book, then leave and go somewhere (having music playing in the car) I totally attribute certain songs to whatever scene I've just read, or that is on my mind, and the music sticks for me. Ta da! Instant soundtrack creator.

I admit to sometimes having dorkish tendencies. Whatdayado?

Part of what I love about music is the way the songwriters have of telling a story in just a few lines. They're able to do this through word choice. And I love that! I love that people can create such powerful feelings out of something as simple as a few well chosen words. (I also love harmony, melody, and the power of music itself, but am not going to focus on it just now.) There is something so comforting in knowing that words, when used wisely, can have an impact.

So, today, I love music. And I'm running around my house singing--just like a certain friend of mine tends to do when she's feeling especially happy. (You know who you are!)

On that note, my good friend David West totally tagged me last week, and I've been neglecting the game all this time. Sorry, David! So here it is, everything you ever wanted to know about me:

Rules: Answer the following questions with Single Word answers then pass this along to 5 other bloggers. Make sure you let them know about it though.

Your Cell Phone? Awesome
Your Hair? Red
Your Mother? Mom
Your Father? Dad
Your Favorite Food? (Snow)Crab
Your Dream Last Night? secret
Your Favorite Drink? Dr. Pepper
Your Dream/Goal? Bestseller
What Room Are You In? Bedroom
Your Hobby? Traveling
Your Fear? Snakes
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Tropical
Where Were You Last Night? Home
Something That You Aren't? Mean
Muffins? Raspberry
Wish List Item? Furniture
Where Did You Grow Up? Arizona
Last Thing You Did? Laughed
What Are You Wearing? Jammies
Your TV? On
Your Pets? Dogs
Friends? Incredible
Your Life? #amwriting (I’m stealing David’s answer here!)
Your Mood? Smiling
Missing Someone? Always
Vehicle? Mustang
Something You Aren't Wearing? Jewelry
Your Favorite Store? Mall
Your Favorite Color? Rainbow
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Now
Last Time You Cried? Days
Your Best Friend? Gary
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? Hearts
Facebook? Yep!
Favorite Place To Eat? Hawaii

I pass this award to:

C.L. Beck because she’s my coauthor and so great to work with.

Rachelle Christensen because she has a book coming out next month and I’m so excited about it.

Christine Bryant because she always has awesome blogging ideas and is such a great friend.

L.T. Elliot because she is my most faithful blog commenter, ever.

Elana Johnson because she is the rockin-est query queen ever.

And one last note to David, who tagged me. I may be nice, but…please don’t make me feed your cats. I’d probably start sneezing like crazy and break out in hives. Okay, that’s a lie. But my son would!


L.T. Elliot said...

It's true. I'm loyal like that. ;)

Seriously, Nichole, you're awesome! I love music too. An album off of iTunes = $9.99. Rockin' out in the car = Priceless.

David J. West said...

HA-I'm actually mildly allergic to cats so I don't own any. I just wanted to post something to try and get your goat.

I should add that while I didn't have it on my blog it was part of the Over The TOP blog award I've been seeing everywhere so consider yourself served. Sorry I didn't have that attached cuz I'm a blog award badge scrooge.

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats on being tagged. I love the music too. It can really inspire.

Oh, I really want to eat in Hawaii! I really, really do. Love the answer.

Nichole Giles said...

L.T.--I know, right? You can't help what you are, and we all love you for it. =)

David--thank goodness! Not a big fan of cats actually. But, I admit, my blog can be over the top. I'll take that award Mr. Scrooge.

Carolyn--when I make my first few million and finally buy a house on a tropical island, you're totally invited to dinner! Deal?

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Fun blog. Thanks for posting it, and for tagging me. Wahoo, let the games begin! :)

Rachelle said...

Fun, and fun to learn more about you. :)Thanks for the tag!

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, a mustang? We have got to carpool or something.

Nichole Giles said...

Yep, Elana. Anytime. Maybe next time we all get together or something. =)

Cindy and Rachelle, can't wait to see your answers.