Wow. I got a ton of questions, a lot more than I anticipated. Fun questions. You guys rock.
Let's start with the ones I got through email.
How tall are you?
Oh, we're starting with a height question are we? I'm tall enough to get on the roller coasters that you must be this tall to ride, with a teeny bit of spare change.
What's your biggest fear?
Clowns. Hands down. What are they hiding under that make-up anyway?
You seem like a bit of a dork. Just how nerdy are you?
Well, I don't play Dungeons and Dragons, if that's what you're asking. But I did buy this shirt today:
I would say, on a scale from 1 to 10, my nerdiness falls somewhere around 7.6.
How do you like your coffee?
I like my coffee Irish, my wine Italian, and my men Scottish.
Boxers or Briefs?
You know I'm a girl, right?
What's your favourite part of where you live?
I love this question. It's hard to narrow it down, but what I love most is the smell - the salt air, the crowberries, the trees, the bogs. It smells so good here. I love to travel, but the the best part of that is stepping off the plane in St. John's and smelling the sweet Newfoundland air.
Are we there yet?
No! Now quit your whining. Don't make me come back there or I'll turn this post right around and we'll go home.
Does Mt. Moriah have any caves?
No. But it has lots of McLeods
Why is it called 'The Rock'?
Because that's exactly what it is. A big rock in the middle of the ocean. You know those shows where they're digging a hole (for obvious reasons) and they're down five or six feet? Well, you'd be digging a long time to bury anything that deep here, if you could manage it at all.
Have I asked too many questions?
Do you care?
You could say that I care too much.
So are Newfoundland (New Found Land) and Appalachia (Apple-a(short)-cha) twin sisters separated at birth?
I'm starting to think they might be...
Liquor or beer?
Both. Actually, my preference is probably beer (if it's Guinness), but if it came right down to it, I'd take a glass of red wine.
Why do wet ducks bark at night?
You'd bark too if you were wet. At night.
What is your must have object on your writing desk?
There are two must haves: A cup of coffee and Hector, my iron crow. He's a very good listener. Not so good at giving feedback.
I'm pretty emotionally exhausted right now and have some workshops next weekend. I'd like to bring new material to them. Should I try to gut through a new short story this week, or just hang with what I've got?
Reply hazy. Ask again later. ;)
And the answer to the zombie question:
I would say no, zombies can't taste what they eat.
Let's get scientific. Zombies are basically moving corpses. Considering the amount of decay, they would have no taste buds to speak of. The reanimated brain would function only on a very basic level, so senses such as smell and taste would be limited.
My best guess is that zombies eat based on instinct, not dining pleasure.