Sharing fun/quirky/interesting/silly things about me and my blog!
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).
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.
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?
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 Two of the main characters from my (unpublished) Existence series, Heath and Xavier, “weighed in” with their favorite colors.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:
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!
Thanks for this hop, Anna! You rock.
This was mentioned twice during this giveaway.