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Quirky is my Happy Place

photo of crazy tree

This unusual tree is one of the trees near the Billings Mansion in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park near Woodstock, Vermont. It is just one of the many trees in the oldest professionally managed forest in North America. The woodland is rooted in more than utility: it embodies early conservation philosophy and ideas derived from the Picturesque style about how to use forests as scenery.
Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Quirky really is my happy place, so I had to share this photo from the hubs Flickr stream. I also like trees, but that is another blog post. Though can’t you totally see this one with a Swiss Family Robinson type house? (Is this what happens when you cross your brain with a quirky tree and a lot of HGTV?)

So other evidence of my quirky love in no particular order:

  1. Warm Bodies – the movie, not the book. Reading the reviews made me decide I did not want to be inside a zombie head quite that much. And yes, there is much grossness, but how could I not love a zombie telling himself, “Don’t be creepy. Don’t be creepy?” Quirky A
  2. Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next Books (and I also enjoyed the Nursery Crimes books, too. Come on, Humpty Dumpty as a womanizing egg that gets pushed off a wall??) – But my main love is for Thursday’s adventures with books. And in them. He had me before the Universal Standard Deity Church, but that helped seal the deal. There is no quirky he won’t explore. Quirky A
  3. New Orleans – That’s like a whole city of quirkiness. It would take years of blog posts to chronicle the extreme quirky that is New Orleans. Quirky A+
  4. My magic purse – Yes, items still continue to disappear and reappear inside my purse. And it’s racked up more compliments from strangers. It is a bouquet of purseness-quirkness. Quirky B
  5. Steampunk – As soon as I caught my first sight of both the fiction and the costumes, I was hooked. For small sampling of the costumes, check out the hubs steampunk Flickr stream. Quirky A

This is just five examples of my quirky inclinations. Is it any wonder that a little bit of quirk creeps into my books? I try to rein it in, but the Muse likes quirky, too.

What about you? Any quirky inclinations? Love it? Hate it? I won’t judge, cause, hey, I’m quirky. All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($50 value this month in honor of NaBloPoMo) of both quirky and awesome. Winner will be announced in the first blog post of December.

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Perilously, and quirkily, yours

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When Pauline isn’t looking for quirk, and being quirky, she writes novels. Thirteen of them. And sometimes the quirk sneaks into the books. The novel with the most quirk is [drum roll please] Steamrolled. It is a science fiction romance, steampunk, action adventure, space opera, time travel BAB (big a** book). For more information about Steamrolled and my other books, explore this blog or hop over to my website.

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Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug. In the path of a steamroller.

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