Payson Book Festival July 25

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Hey, gang! I’ll be at the Payson Book Festival on Saturday, July 25 with my pals Mimi Sebastian and Sandy Wright (and 60+ more local Arizona authors). Come find us between 9am and 4pm in Room 403 on Gila Community College’s Payson campus. We’ll have a special raffle basket for our booth visitors loaded with books and other swag. I can’t wait to soak up the fresh air in the cool pines and meet some new readers! Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, here are some snapshots I’ve taken in the Payson area over the years…

John’s Brilliant Idea, Part 3 stumbled across an online compatibility quiz and couldn’t resist taking it. Of course he convinced Beth and Paul to take it, too. Paul has been strong-armed to reluctantly share some of his responses with you…

How would you rank all the priorities in your life: work, school, family, spouse, friends, hobbies, and church? Does your ranking reflect the amount of time you spend on each?

Spouse, work. The rest doesn’t matter shit.

Do you think being in love means: (1) Never having to say you’re sorry, (2) Always having to say you’re sorry, (3) Knowing when to say you’re sorry, or (4) Being the first to say I’m sorry?

1— If we’re in love, you oughta know by now I’m bound to fuck shit up when I don’t mean to. Just assume I regret pissing you off, okay?

Do you want children? When? How many? Would you feel unfulfilled if you were unable to have children?

Hell no. Never. None. Are you kidding? 

Do you anticipate raising our children (1) The same way you were raised, (2) Completely differently from the way you were raised, or (3) A mixture of both?

If an accident happened… then 2. For very obvious reasons. I mean, look how I turned out.

Whenever we have difficult feelings about each other, should we (1) Remain silent, (2) Say something as soon as the difficult feelings arise, (3) Wait a certain amount of time before raising the issue, or (4) Do something else? If so, what?

1 works for me. Most “difficult” feelings are about imaginary bullshit anyway. Grow up and get over it.

Is there anything about marriage that frightens you?

I don’t need a damn certificate from the government to validate my commitment. Plus, wearing a tuxedo sucks ass, and not in the good way.


John’s answers were posted Monday here, and Beth’s responses can be found here. Don’t forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win some fun Wholly Trinity swag!

Questions borrowed and/or adapted from Emmalee Schallenberger and 276 Questions To Ask Before You Marry.