Monday, May 25, 2015

Muse/Character Blog Hop: The Faux Fountain Pen Blog-aversary Party!


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+Sarah Foster is having a party today. She invited me and said I could bring a friend, so I'm bringing Patricia O'Neill, a main character in Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel. I don't get out much, so forgive me any social faux pas, please.

1. Who is your muse (or character)? Tell us a little bit about him/her and why you brought them. 

This is Patricia O'Neill. She's been a bit of a loner here lately, and I'm hoping she'll meet someone here at your party. It can be hard to find a companion who is comfortable with her kind of strength and independence. She also needs to let off a little steam, especially if she's going to keep her alter ego in check. (Don't worry-she promised not to destroy your furniture; it's been months since she destroyed anything by accident).

She says I need to get out more, too. Selling books is not a game for introverts, after all. (Sigh) She's probably right.

2. What are you guys wearing? Dressing up or keeping it casual?

Patricia is rocking a new Dolce&Gabbana suit. She was really annoyed when that incident at the coffee shop last month destroyed her favorite Armani jacket, but was thrilled to find this suit to replace it. She really likes how slim fitting pants are coming back in. They let her show off her hours in the gym. She's in amazing shape for a woman of any age. (Don't tell anyone, but she's almost sixty!)

Me? Well I was just going to wear my usual sarcastic teeshirt, jeans, and Converse, but Patricia insisted on dressing me up. So, I've got this sundress. It was a compromise. She wanted me to wear a power-suit like her, but I convinced her that they just aren't the same on short-ish, round-ish women like me. I'd be fine in the dress if it weren't for the heels. I'm trying not to move around too much. I already fell twice since we got here, and I haven't even had a drink yet. I miss my Converse.

3. It's a potluck! Did you bring something yummy?

I made cookies! Another of our friends from Going Through the Change, Leonel, shared the recipe with me. These are called polvorones. He and his husband couldn't come. They've got the grandkids tonight, but Leonel sends his best wishes for a happy blog-aversary. He says you can't go wrong with cookies. He ought to know. He used to be the queen of the bake sales back in his PTA mom days. (It's a long story)

Patricia doesn't cook, but she picked up a nice bottle of wine. She said you should let it breathe a little while before serving it.

4. Open bar! What are you both drinking (booze or otherwise)? 

Patricia got stuck on martinis in her boardroom days. You'd better let her just make it herself. She's particular.  Do you have any hard cider? I never developed a taste for beer, and I'm a total lightweight when it comes to cocktails.

5. Wallflowers or social butterflies? 

I'm a wallflower by nature, but that's part of why I brought Patricia. She really knows how to work a room and she promised to help me network and not look like such a dork.

6. What song(s) will you and your muse sing for karaoke?

I love to sing! Patricia and I were singing a mean version of I Will Survive in the car on the way over. I'll see if I can talk her into performing with me for you all.

7. What's your favorite party game?

Have you ever played JS Joust? It's a lot of fun, and always gets me giggling.

What's that, Patricia?

Oh yeah…the shoes. I'd totally fall on my face. Let's see…are we too old for charades? Or never-have-I-ever?  Truth or dare? Let's go for it!

8. Which one of you is more likely to end up dancing on a table top?

Oh dear Lord, I hope neither of us! This drink isn't that strong is it?

9. Has your muse been a good date and would you ever hang out with them again?

I'd hang out with Patricia anytime (I'm almost done with the sequel and she's amazing in it!), but I think she found me a little boring. Still, if she invites me, you know I'll be there! Thanks for having us. It's good to get out and it can be hard to find a party that lets you bring your imaginary friends.

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30 comments:

  1. Patricia sounds badass. And I love those cookies. They look yum. :-)

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    1. She is badass, but (don't tell anyone) I think she's secretly a softie on the inside.

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  2. Patricia sound like a great party companion! She's quite different from the teenager I brought with me, but they actually share a lot of traits! Happy to have stopped by *eats a cookie*

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    1. A teenage Patricia sounds like my kind of woman. I'll pop over to meet her!

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  3. Menopausal superhero? And what a picture! She would totally kick The Incredible Hulk's hiney.

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  4. Patricia sounds awesome! I think it's funny how a lot of us are wallflowers and our muses/characters are the outgoing ones.
    Thanks for coming to my party! I'll try not to eat all the cookies...

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    1. This was a fun idea, Sarah. Thanks for inviting us. (and have all the cookie you want).

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  5. I'm an introvert, too. Getting out there as an author is tough. Your muse sounds like a badass! I like her! :D

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    1. I only wish I could actually send her out to talk to potential readers for me. :-)

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  6. It's nice that she was willing to be your date. She sounds like an interesting, strong woman.

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    1. Thanks! Patricia was interested by your guest-bear. Now she wants to read your book about him.

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  7. "Yes!" Will Scarlet punches the air. "I was hoping someone would bring on the Truth or Dare. Anybody wanna dare me to take my shirt off? (The answer is 'yes. Yes you do.')"

    Please stay dressed, Will. Nice meeting you, Samantha; Patricia.

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    1. Don't worry, deshipley, I won't dare him to take his shirt off. I'm all for people remaining clothed at parties. :-)

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  8. Patricia sounds like a kickass lady (I'm not just saying that because I'm a Patricia too.)

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    1. It does seem to come with the name, though.

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  9. Wow, I'm so glad to have met you and Patricia! I see now why you said she's too dignified to play Twister! Plus, I wouldn't want her to get upset...Another reason I'm glad I came to the party today, even if I'm stylishly late! Lisa @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. I'm glad you came, too :-) What a fun idea!

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  10. sounds like a fun party! Making my way around on the A to Z Road trip! Stopping by to say hello and I hope to see you again next year, if not sooner!

    Mary
    www.JingleJangleJungle.net

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I'm hoping to make it the rest of the way around that road trip soon, too.

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  11. Patricia seems fun. And fit. And you can never go wrong with cookies.

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    1. It's true. Cookies soothe the savage beast.

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  12. What a great, fun idea! Patricia sounds like a lady to be reckoned with, and an interesting party companion. Love the look of those cookies! Any left?

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    1. I really enjoyed being a part of Sarah's party. And Patricia had a good time, too. Unfortunately, she finished the cookies off on the way home.

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  13. Patricia almost sounds intimidating. How would she feel if someone called her Patty? Because there are a couple mischievous muses about. Might want to keep an eye on that! ;)

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    1. Calling her Patty would be an "at your own risk" endeavor, methinks. :-)

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  14. Nice to meet you Patricia! Those cookies look great! I'd be happy to sing back up on I will survive! Great choice!

    :)
    Heather

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  15. That's why we bring our characters - so we don't look like dorks!
    Sorry it took me so long to get here. Heck of a week.

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    1. That's the nice thing about a digital party. It can keep going 24-7!

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