Day 7 of Top Ten Matt de la Pena

Something new at BronzeWord’s Blog. Starting a new fun questionaire for authors. Matt answered these and worried about being boring. Not! From now on:

Matt’s Shorts

FACTS

 

Your birthday

Feb 9

Where grew up

National City in San Diego

First plane trip

Trip to Hawaii, where I went to college my freshman year (transferred after one season for basketball reasons)

High school attended

San Dieguito

College attended

University of the Pacific (BA), San Diego State (MFA)

Favorites

 

Writer

Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson

Food

Any form of burrito

Color

Black and white

Number

14

Season

Spring (anything but winter)

Type of Weather

Sunny

Place

Beach

Sports Team

Changes all the time, love watching hoops

Superhero

None

Teacher

Dr. Larry Merideth

Drink   

A nice rita on the rocks

Music

Sad singer-songwriter stuff like Elliott Smith

Chocolate bar

Negative

Book

Suttree

Word

Grace (but not in a religious way)

Your

 

Bedtime

Varies dramatically. Sometimes four in the morning, sometimes ten.

Most missed memory   

Going to the beach before the sun came up with my dad on his motorcycle.

Shoe size

11

First famous person u met

Lisa Germano

Goal for this year

Finish fourth novel, start the fifth

First job ever

Lawn mower

Life-Long desire to visit

Costa Rica

Best win

Roxanne Penn’s heart in fifth grade.

This or That

 

Orange or Apple Juice

Orange

Dog or cat

Dog

Married or single

Single

Beer or Coke 

Water

Scary or Funny Movie

Funny

Chocolate or Vanilla    

Vanilla

Truth or dare   

Dare. Always.

Mystery or Science Fiction

Mystery.

Mud or dirt

Dirt

Read or Watch TV

Read. Don’t own a TV.

Do You

 

Have pets

Nope.

Sing in the shower

You wouldn’t believe how beautiful it sounds

Sing well

See above

Drive fast

Slow

Believe in Yourself

Yes

Like Thunderstorms

Yes

Play an Instrument       

Guitar

Fix your own plumbing

Nope

Little Known Fact

 

Do You  Believe in Love  At First Sight?

I believe in believing in love at first sight.

Did you have long hair as a kid?

Surfer mullet. Dad cut my hair.

How old when First Kiss

5th grade

Favorite piece of clothes

A cool pair of kicks.

If You Were a Crayon, What Color Would You Be

Gray

Grade school nickname

De la Penis

Ever caught a fish

One.

Do you have a tattoo?

Nope. Uncles would have beat my ass.

How many books you read per month?

As many as I can. I love reading.

Who did you date in high school?

Girl named Jenn Warner. Should have married that girl!

 Do you have any questions you would like to add to Shorts? Email me with them. Have any questions you want to ask Matt de la Pena? Email me BronzeWord1 AT yahoo DOT com

 

 

 

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