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I’ve never used Twitpic and probably never will. If you do, please be aware that in the fine print of their contract is the stipulation that any images you send through their service are theirs to do with as they please. Yeah. That’s right. You do still own the rights to the images, but you’ve given them the legal right to use those images in whatever way they wish. So do be careful and aware. And curse all EULAs with me. πŸ™‚

And now onto happier tidings: I was recently tagged by one of my wonderful followers, Medeia Sharif. I’m supposed to share bits of my day with you all, so here goes:
Do you think you’re hot?

Not after regaining the forty pounds I lost five years ago. Thanks in large part to depression and an inability to avoid chocolate.

Upload a picture or wall paper you are using at the moment.


Sorry, my wallpaper is a picture of my daughter riding on my father’s shoulders, but I want to keep online pictures of her to a minimum.

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?

Two days ago, if chicken fingers really count???

The Song(s) you listened to recently?

Okay, you’re going to laugh, but the hubby picked up School House Rock on DVD several days ago and our daughter has watched every single ditty many times now. I go to sleep with “I’m Just a Bill,” “Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla,” etc on my brain. LOL

What were you thinking as you were doing this?

Medeia wished her cat would leave her alone, I wished my daughter had slept in for ten more minutes so I could have finished yesterday morning!

Do you have nicknames?

Let’s see, the GYN called me a Tiger when I was born because I peed on him. (So? You wanna make a deal about it?) Dad still calls me Tiger to this day.


Also, there’s Mrs. Nezbitt (See Toy Story 1 when Buzz is a little off his rocker. That’s me.), endearments my husband invites that I will NOT share here and those things one gets called for being strong-willed, but those don’t really apply as nicknames, do they?

Tag eight Blogger friends.
(You are it!)

1. Julie Flanders

2. Lisa Yarde
3. Luanne Smith
4. Sandi Rog
5. Jai Joshi
6. Barbara Ann Wright
7. Margo Berendsen
8. Laurel Garver

Who’s listed as number one?

Julie Flanders. “What Else Is Possible” is the name of her blog and that says so many wonderful things about her.

Say something about number 5.

Her blog is utterly fascinating and recently, quite moving.

How did you get to know number 3?

We belong to Crested Butte’s writing community. Also, I judged her entry this year and am thrilled she is a finalist!

How about number 4?

We first met in the Historical Fiction Online Critique group. Sandi is an amazing writer of historical Christian fiction and even more important, she walks the walk. You have to read her testimony and recent trials to know what I mean, but she’s someone I’m so thankful has entered my life.

Leave a message for number 6.

Why the snapping turtle? Not that I don’t like snappers. I do. My then boyfriend (now husband) and I once saved one from squishdom on the highway. I love them. From a safe distance. LOL

Leave a lovey-dovey message for number 2.

Lisa has been such a rock of support recently – both through reading my mistaken drafts and comforting me when I got dropped from Amazon’s Breakthrough contest. She’s a super friend and author.

Do number 7 and number 8 have any similarities?

They’re both writers and tweeters and extra nice people. (For instance, I first met Laurel when she had her 111 followers contest and I won a nice big prize in which she said some very kind comments about my work. If you hurry over there this week, she’s wrapping up her 333 followers contest and there are some mighty nice gifts to be had. Margo comes and talks in here all the time – you’ve probably seen her – and she always has the most thoughtful responses. I don’t think she’s every dropped the “How interesting,” comment yet. LOL)

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  1. Walt Mussell says:

    Chicken fingers only count as chicken if the part of the body the fingers comes from is irrelevant.

  2. Victoria Dixon says:

    LOL That's hysterical, Walt! Thanks!

  3. Barbara Ann Wright says:

    I've always thought turtles were cool, and there's something about an herbivore that can hold its own. Stegosaurus is my favorite dinosaur, too. ^_^

  4. Victoria Dixon says:

    Good point. Now I feel a bit like a snapping turtle. LOL Slow and testy. ;D

    I like the Alligator Snappers especially. They get huge, they're armored with spikey shells and they have a worm-like tongue to lure food in. ;D

  5. Rachna Chhabria says:

    Tiger is a nice nick name. Makes you sound like a Warrior Princess.

  6. Laurel Garver says:

    Your tiger nickname has quite the oddball beginning! LOL.

    I'll try to take on the meme soon. It's having to tag others that makes me get neurotic. Almost as much as the idea of Twitter does. Like you, I'm not a songbird of the interwebs. Twitter. Freaks. Me. Out.

  7. Karen Lange says:

    Wasn't aware of the Twitter picture policy, thanks for the info. I used to be on Twitter but ditched it for a couple of reasons. If I ever go back, I'll read the fine print carefully.

    Fun tag! Thanks for sharing your info and the other links.

    Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  8. Margo Berendsen says:

    How interesting!

    Grin!

    Thank you for passing the award on to me Mrs Nezbitt (rushes off to watch Toy Story 1 again)

  9. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks, Rachna! I need to channel my inner Warrior Princess right now, so that's rather comforting. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for dropping by, Laurel and Karen! It's not so much Twitter, as Twitpic. Twitter doesn't really freak me out, but its use seems limited to me and I don't like it for that reason.

    Margo, you almost had me! LOL I really almost thought, "Oh no! Then realized what I'd written. Doh!

  10. Janet Johnson says:

    How interesting . . .

    Just kidding! I do like these "tagged" memes where you get to learn more about the person. And I thought I knew you.

    Sorry you got dropped from Breakthrough. πŸ™

    But tiger is a great nickname for you!

  11. Medeia Sharif says:

    I love your nickname, Tiger.

    I didn't know that about Twitpic!

    Have a great weekend.

  12. Victoria Dixon says:

    Sorry, Janet. Margo already "got" me on that. ;D

    To be honest, I was pleased I made it as far in Breakthrough as I did this year. It's as far as I've done thus far and I'm confident I'll do better next year if it's not already picked up.

    Thanks, again, Medeia and have a great one, too. πŸ™‚

  13. Janet Johnson says:

    Aww, man . . . I didn't see Margo's comment. And here I thought I was so funny! πŸ˜‰

    And I hope it's picked up before next year . . . it's good enough that it should be!

  14. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks (a LOT) for the vote of confidence, Janet. I'm learning now that "good enough" isn't enough anymore. Sigh. I will keep trying. There's got to be someone out there who sees the value in the book.

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