12 gifts of YA #4 & 5: Watching and Boys


I’d better pick up the pace on the gifts, huh? I’m running out of month! Grading has kicked my ass out of the blogosphere.

In any case, two gifts this time. First: watching. I’ve always been a people-watcher, and (like being an adolescent), now I get to watch people FOR RESEARCH, which is the coolest gift EVAH. It is incredible what you can see and/or hear out there, and watching people always sparks dialogue and/or strange accessories for characters. Plus, I get to watch teenagers–double bonus! In particular, I watch boys. And before you get all smutty in your head, I watch boys because they are FUNNY. Plus they do crazy shit and they don’t care what people think. Triple bonus, and a great attitude to have. AND–quadruple bonus–the stuff they cook up to do is JUST PLAIN DUMB. See also: FUNNY.

The kid on the dinosaur is one of the funniest. His name is Kyle. He’s the son of some good friends, so I get to watch him often. And, of course, he’s now wondering when he’ll show up in a book. I tell him it will be soon, because it will be. The kid with Goalpost Mouth is his friend Aaron. Also funny. Kyle + Aaron + my own kid = book in itself.

More to do, friends, more to do, so a short blog entry. But there are more YA gifts out there! I have not yet been conquered by Christmas, the end of the semester, or sheer exhaustion! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT.

I am, however, quite punchy and weird at this point.

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One Response to 12 gifts of YA #4 & 5: Watching and Boys

  1. susan says:

    Boys are hilarious, awesome creatures. I had a 19-y-o boy live with us for two years (M's cousin) and it was then that I realized how great that stage of life is. And now with my own….they're just so, so great. Love the boys!

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