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.