Jan 07 2016

GIVEAWAY Blog Hop – Hello my name is

Sharing fun/quirky/interesting/silly things about me and my blog!

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About J Lenni Dorner

1. When I was about seventeen, I wrote a short horror story. The male main character of that story had a daughter who he had named after his first car, which is where that daughter was conceived (not that he told her that part). This seemed unique, creative, inspired, and original to me. I later met a guy a who had a daughter named Shelby Cobra. And yes, THAT was how he picked her name (mostly).
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2. On the Internet, I have been called “Jenni” six times now. In my mind, the logical typo would be “Jay.” Or perhaps “Lenny” short for Leonard instead of Lenni as in the Lenni-Lenape tribe. I’ve tried writing the J both with a period and without (only to find that a period makes it “invisible,” as using it causes people to call me Lenni). Offline, non-tribal people all refer to me as J. It’s just online that this happens. Does this happen to M. Night Shyamalan? Does anyone accidentally address him as Might or Night online?

3. I think Lima beans taste like earwax. I’ve had them prepared several different ways, all with the same result. “Earwax with bacon?” “Earwax covered in barbecue sauce?” I’d eat them if I had to, but I can’t imagine ever enjoying them.

4. During midterms week in college, I was studying in the lounge. Someone, I think they were doing a survey, came up and asked me how many bones I had ever broken. Without looking up from my work, I wrote “3, but he deserved it.” I slid the notebook over and kept on studying. It took several minutes before I realized why everyone freaked out about the answer. Whoops.
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Have any of your most unique ideas ever come true? What’s the strangest misspelling you’ve dealt with of your own name? Do you have a food you hate? What’s the most ridiculous answer you’ve given thanks to a misunderstanding?

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About http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

1. The New Year Blog Hop with Contest was the most commented on post — 81 total. Published on 1/1/2013.

2. I created this blog so I’d be easier to “get to know,” which is (possibly, depending on who you ask) important for authors. A paid evaluation service said this blog is too personal and uses words like “I” and “me” too often to be desirable for readers.

3. The April A to Z challenge is what finally got me to try blogging. It looked like fun, but only people with a blog could get in on the action.

4. A white background on the side? NO WAY. I wanted color. Two of the main characters from my (unpublished) Existence series, Heath and Xavier, “weighed in” with their favorite colors. Then I Photoshopped this:
orange blue pattern by @JLenniDorner

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I’m giving away an ebook copy of my book, of the anthology I was published in two years ago, and a $10 US dollar Amazon giftcard. All will be sent to the email Rafflecopter says the winner used. Good luck!

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Thanks for this hop, Anna! You rock.

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Scrapple information from @JLenniDorner



Peeps Pen owned by @JLenniDorner
This was mentioned twice during this giveaway.

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    • Mai T. on January 7, 2016 at 3:50 AM

    Hello my name is Mai. I absolutely am against liver casserole. Why does that food even exist?

    • Beppe DM on January 7, 2016 at 5:08 AM

    Hi I’m Beppe. I love pasta and pizza
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    • Diana Tidlund on January 7, 2016 at 7:13 AM

    Diana and Pizzza and Fries are it!!!!
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    • renee ficarotta on January 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    What’s the most ridiculous answer you’ve given thanks to a misunderstanding?
    I’m not 90 you twit, im 35 and just lost ll 29 teeth….. was on phone with amazon customer service 2 days after surgery……
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    • SarahS. on January 7, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Hi I’m Sarah, hotdogs.

  1. I don’t like celery, I also hate a lot of other foods as well.
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    • Melissa on January 7, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Hello my name is… Melissa
    i don’t like pickles!

    • Deborah Kelly on January 7, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Food I hate? Rutabagas. Yuck!

    • jeanette sheets on January 7, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    hi im jeanette!i dont like olives!

    • natasha lamoreux on January 7, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    I hate onions! I dont eat regular onions,dried onions, or onion powder.
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    • Kelsey H on January 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Hi, I’m Kelsey. I absolutely hate eggplant.
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  2. “What’s the strangest misspelling you’ve dealt with of your own name?”
    I suppose the weirdest misspelling is the one I do myself. Whenever I try and spell my name, I have the strangest urge to spell it Cathering, I suppose because I’m so used to spelling words with ING at the end.
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  3. My name is Melissa, but my first name is Helene. It is pronounced “Helen.” It is Helen with an “e” at the end. Everyone thinks it rhymes with Elaina. I hated my mom for calling me by my middle name and then I did it to every single one of my kids. Their names just worked out that way. I wanted to use family names. My last name is the name that I get teased, harassed, taunted and even asked to verify as if the ticket agent or other person of authority doesn’t believe it is my real last name. Back before you had to show identification to travel I caught slack when making flight reservations. Then when I married and my husband’s last name is Gold, and I kept my maiden name, Sugar for professional reasons, I made the mistake of hyphenating my last name a few times. I will never do that again. Sugar- Gold certainly sounds like a stripper’s name.

    Food that I hate, hmm. Cottage cheese makes my stomach curl. I get nauseated just looking at it. I don’t like butter. I know I am weird. Not a big fan of mayo. I like pretty much everything else.

    Fun playing along.
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  4. It was my idea to hold a West Coast convention in Texas. It was crazy but it happened.

  5. Since marrying your cousin , I’ve gotten Porner, Dahmer, and Domer.
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  6. I have been called Johann and John!! The name is JOANN!! LOL

    • Holly Letson on January 8, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    What’s the strangest misspelling you’ve dealt with of your own name?
    I have seen so many. The weirdest for my first name was Hollee. (Honestly, I have never met a Holly that spells it “Double E” like that.)
    And, Letson? Probably “Lexon” or “Lexxon”. Have also got “Lettson” and “Lexson”. >.>
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    • Natasha Donohoo on January 9, 2016 at 12:53 AM

    The strangest misspelling of my name that I have seen is Natoshie.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Lee Todd on January 9, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    hard to misspell my name….but being called Mr Todd Lee is always amusing (I’m Ms Lee Todd) lol

    • Laura05 on January 9, 2016 at 6:13 AM

    Thanks for this fun post 🙂
    The food i absolutely hate is Red cabbage.

    • Debbie Haupt on January 9, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Hi thanks for the great post and the fab giveaway
    I had to google scapple when you mentioned it on my blog post and My mom told me that my dad liked it with scrambled eggs, me i don’t think I’ll be trying it ;(

    • tiago on January 9, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    well,i hate any shell fish,even the smell is enough to make me want to leave the room.i really don’t get why so many people find it a delicacy!!!

    • Karen Deva on January 9, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    I hate celery. I hate the way it smells, and the way it tastes, and its texture. I won’t eat anything that has celery in it. I know a lot of people say that celery doesn’t taste like anything, but I beg to differ. [shudders]
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    • roger simmons on January 9, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    I love Cold Coffee and Cold Pizza

    • Laura B on January 9, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Do you have a food you hate? I absolutely hate seafood, with the exception of grilled shrimp!

    • Dianna on January 10, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    My name is Dianna, which is unusual because it has 2 N’s. I can understand leaving out one, making it Diana. However, many people change the “i” to an “e,” making it DEanna.
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    • Gabrielle on January 10, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    I hate mushrooms! The texture grosses me out!

    • Anita Powers on January 10, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    I cannot eat meat on the bone like a chicken leg it freaks me out yuck
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    • Jeanna Massman on January 11, 2016 at 2:01 AM

    My name is Jeanna pronounced like Gina. This seems to really throw people. People I worked with for 17 years still pronounced my name wrong. I was Jenna, Jeanne, Je-Anna, and on rare occasions Jeanine. I answered to all of them.

    • AHPG on January 11, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    Thanks for this blogpost and participating in this fun bloghop, it is nice to get to know the authors better.
    As for an answer on what food i hate: I hate Pineapple 🙂

    • Elisabeth on January 11, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    I hate dates! Mostly because they look like roaches. :/

  7. I’m so used to eating anything that’s on my plate that I had to think a bit on this question about food dislikes. I guess the only thing I won’t eat is Menudo. It smells like long dead critters.
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    • bn100 on January 11, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    haven’t had any unique ideas come true

    • missbobloblaw on January 12, 2016 at 2:38 AM

    I can’t stand the taste of chai tea.

    • Nikolina on January 12, 2016 at 4:47 AM

    I really cannot eat buckwheat… i hate it! 🙂

    • Daniel M on January 12, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    i can’t stand strawberries

    • Mandy R on January 13, 2016 at 1:00 AM

    Ugh. Peas. Mushy gross nasty things. They’re evil, too. They like to hide in pot pies and soups. Evil insidious peas.

    • Sara Theissen on January 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    I really dislike eating olives

  8. I hate mayonnaise. I hate it on things, in things, even NEAR my foods. It is disgusting. I can even tell when it’s BAKED into my foods. I don’t understand how other people can’t tell. The food SMELLS like mayo. It’s so gross. UGH.
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    • Anne on January 13, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    For me it’s more hearing it then seeing it misspelled. I hate being called Annie. It’s Anne with a silent e.

    • Michelle Bledsoe on January 13, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    It’s my middle name that gets mispronounced. It’s spelled Aimee. It is pronounce Ahmee, not Ame….LOL
    I don’t like the smell of Kimchi. My daughter loves it.

    • rene on January 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    I eat almost everything, but i don’t like sauerkraut.
    Thanks for your post in this blog hop.

    • JanD on January 13, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    I don’t like Earl Grey tea.

    • Janie McGaugh on January 13, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    I hate liver and coconut.

    • BookLady on January 13, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    I don’t like olives. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • Melinda Stephens on January 13, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    I hate cilantro. I have that gene that makes it taste like soap. It ruins everything for me and I can rarely eat at Mexican restaurants because of it.

    • Kanoko on January 13, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    My real name is pretty unique; its pronunciation even more so. I’m not sure even my relatives can spell it correctly if asked when they misspell my very simple, spell-it-how-you-pronounce-it nickname. It amuses me that they tend to add extra letters.

    I hate bitter melon.
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    • Patty on January 14, 2016 at 3:05 AM

    i hate all seafood . The smell really gets to me especially lobster ! angelbaby9186@netzero.com
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    • Alisha Sienkiel on January 14, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Nobody can spell my name right or pronounce it for that matter. The weirdest spelling for my last name was something like Schenkel probably because its kind of pronounced that way

    • angela on January 14, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    I don’t like to eat sushi, not a big fan of cooked fish either but raw fish Yak 🙂
    Thanks for this post,

    • Ashley Helander on January 14, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    If I could only live on one food, it would be mashed potatoes and gravy. On the other hand, I dislike sushi immensely.
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    • Josy Herrera on January 14, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    I hate raw shrimp I only like it overcooked

    • Shannon Flynn on January 14, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    “Do you have a food you hate?”

    Do I ever! Kale, tomatoes, quinoa, tofu, spinach, kale (yes I hate it enough to list it twice), and anything I can’t easily identify.
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    • Ann S on January 14, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    I hate overcooked eggs – I’m soooo picky. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Kathy Davis on January 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    I’m not a picky eater, and I’m willing to try most things. I will never eat any type of insect, no matter how it is cooked.
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  9. I am Jerry, and I don’t like Brussels sprouts.
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