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More Answers to Questions Nobody Asked
I know these are your burning questions. It’s about time I answered them!
You: Are you still on target with your fiction book?
Me: Nope. In the non-writing world, a company I work with lost a huge amount of data. It took them six weeks to recover it. So, I’m six weeks behind, plus I have to go through all the recovered files to make sure they haven’t been corrupted. Can you say fun summer?
You: What’s your favorite fruit?
Me: Lemon is great, yet grapefruit is my top pick! It’s the best.
You: Who was your most interesting neighbor?
Me: The who is actually a what, a bull. When I was a kid, the place that abutted our backyard had a bull. Those neighbors also had chickens that would “hop the fence” to lay their eggs in our yard.
You: Have you ever been chased by a mountain lion?
Me: Wow, that’s a weirdly specific question, but yes, yes I have. Quite some time ago, we were driving from Zion to Bryce Canyon (two National Parks in Utah) around midnight. We were camping at Bryce and visited Zion during the day. Beautiful leisurely drive, straight shot, warm summer evening, amazing stars–let me stop for a moment and tell you we were in a Jeep with the top off. Glowing eyes caught my attention, coming fast, getting bigger. I don’t condone speeding, but yeah, I yelled, “Floor it!” That kitty cat chased us down the highway! She gave up, but I was shaky till morning!
You: Do you have any newsletter pet peeves?
Me: Why yes I do! I loathe when it’s addressed to me. It creeps me out. I know it’s being sent to a lot of people, which makes it feel disingenuous. In Substack, I don’t like newsletters that have a “subscribe to the paid version” listed multiple times in the newsletter. Once is more than enough. It’s a big turnoff.
What are your newsletter pet peeves?