Friday, July 13, 2012

Fairy Metal Thunder Read-Along: Week 2

The Fairy Metal Thunder Read-Along & Scavenger Hunt is hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader, Kelly of Reading the Paranormal, Tina of Tina’s Book Reviews, and Jen of In the Closet With a Bibliophile.
Questions for Chapters 7-13 of Fairy Metal Thunder:
1. Unfairly grounded by his parents, Jason decides to lie to them so he can go to the audition in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, not only does the audition end poorly but his parents discover his lie and things go downhill from there. Tell us the most outrageous lie you've ever been caught in. Bonus points if you can provide pictorial proof. Reenactments eagerly accepted.
I don't ever remember being caught in a lie or lying very much in particular.  I can be kind of ditsy at times so I stick with the truth (besides the little white lies of liking someone's haircut, outfit, etc.) because otherwise I'd forget the lie and then it would all crumble and burn.

2. In Faerie, Aoide is summoned to see the Faerie Queen. Have you ever met someone important like the Faerie Queen? Someone famous? Tell us the story behind how it happened. Once again, pictures are a plus!
When I was a junior in high school President George W. Bush come to my school and delivered a speech on Educational Accountability for the No Child Left Behind campaign.  (Yes we did get patted down by tall, dark and handsome secret service men).  Does that count as meeting a famous person?  I've also met some wonderful authors, but I have no pictures of that. 

3. Caught lying to his father about his non-existent job at the car wash, Jason has now found gainful employment at Buddy McSlawburger's - where he's forced to wear "the funny hat" as part of his uniform. What's the worst job you've ever had? Did it involve a particularly noxious uniform? Tell us about it - in riveting, full-color detail!
I sound kind of boring this week, but I haven't really had any horrible jobs.  I did work at Shopko (a short description for those of you who haven't heard of Shopko...little higher up than Wal-Mart, but not as nice as Target) and we had to wear khakis pants and a red polo shirt.  To this day I will not wear a read shirt and khakis colored pants or skirt together because it reminds me of working there. 

4. In an effort to regain their stolen instruments, Aoide and Rhodia travel to the sugar swamp to hire a hunter. Wouldn't you love to live somewhere where the water is sweet and the grass is made of sugar cane? Show us a picture of you enjoying your favorite sweet treat. Or, rewrite history and tell us how your version of the sugar swamp would differ from the one in the book.

My sugar swamp would be exactly like Candy Land only more popcorn and ice cream.  I was imagining the Candy Land in Katy Perry's music video for California Girls, except no bra shooting whip cream (though at times I'm sure that would be fun).  I love popcorn and the crazier the toppings the better.  But since it's summer I can't get enough of ice cream...especially in the form of an ice cream sandwich!  Yummy!  (Enjoy the crazy 23 month old niece wanted to take the picture.)


  1. Oh I LOVE ice cream sammiches! NOM NOM!

    Never heard of the nicer Wal-Mart/ lesser Target, but I'm glad it wasn't horrible. :)

  2. I love your candy fun, mine would be a forest of donuts....:D And I love Skinny Cows...have you tried the mint chocolate chip ones...yummy..

  3. Your candy swamp sounds great! I love the pic your niece took too!! I'm lactose intolerant, but tofuti cuties are pretty good ice cream sandwiches that are non dairy.

  4. LOL! These are great questions for a read-a-long! Ice cream is always good.

  5. Candyland!!! WOO! Khaki pants and a red shirt is ugly. Makes me think of Target.
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  6. Oooh your Candy Land swamp sounds yummytastic!

    George W. Bush visited my brother's middle school when he was 13 but he and a few other known "troublemakers" weren't allowed to go to the assembly and had to sit in a classroom and watch movies, lol! I think my brother got the better deal ;D

    :) Aeicha
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  7. I wouldn't mind living in candy land, it would be like heaven! Can I have an ice cream sandwich please?

    Khakis and red polo, I can feel your pain!

  8. I won't wear khaki pants and a red polo either because that's what my uniform was when I worked at Target! :)

  9. Ooooo Ooooo! I love popcorn and sweets together. It's that mix of sweet and salty that really does it. My latest kick is red vines and popcorn. It's like killing me, gotta have kind of craving. Thanks for reminding me. ;)

    I was giggling about your white lies. You know which one is hardest for me? When people have ugly babies. I'm so mean, but sometimes, I cannot bring myself to tell them their baby is cute. I don't say it's ugly, but I say something else, like "oh, he's so unique". I really am evil.


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