Monday, May 25, 2015

My Muse and I Are Going to a Party

Just for fun, welcome to a new kind of blog fest, thanks to Sarah Foster at the Faux Fountain Pen! To meet more Muses/Characters and their partners, click on the Faux Fountain link…
1. Who is your muse (or character)? Tell us a little bit about him/her and why you brought them. 
Pern, and Ruth
My muse likes to play around with her name. Sometimes it’s Pooh, because we both love him and she likes to steal other people’s names. Sometimes it’s Charlotte after our favorite spider. Sometimes it’s Pern because that’s the name of one of our favorite (literary) planets and is always an inspiration to both of us. Sometimes it’s Ruth, because it was my grandmother’s name, and the name of the only white dragon on Pern and we both have a soft spot for those two.

 2. What are you guys wearing? Dressing up or keeping it casual?
Well, Pern, or Pooh, says her favorite attire is long and most-times white, resembling a Greek goddess robe with gold trinkets to finish the look. I’ll be wearing a sleeveless long white-to-pink sun dress because this time of year, it’s just too hot to wear pants!
Yum, confit de canard!

3. It's a potluck! Did you bring something yummy?
My fav! Charlotte suggested we bring Confit de Canard with Pommes Frites, as she knows it’s my favorite meal of all time. This is duck marinated in its own fat for a long time, served with very thin “French” fries. We figured someone else would bring a salad!

4. Open bar! What are you both drinking (booze or otherwise)?
Bubbly is a must
 Open bar! Ruth and I will have champagne, thank you, to celebrate this wonderful festive idea. Plus, I know my muse and her drink of preference is champagne. I’ve heard a lot of muses like champagne…
5. Wallflowers or social butterflies?
Pooh is much more social than I am, but I get by. I don’t like to let myself be too introverted at special activities, and Pooh is good at reminding me to “let myself go” especially when she knows I’ll be meeting new and interesting people. 
6. What song(s) will you and your muse sing for karaoke?

Oh, I think we will be sappy and sing “I Hope You Dance,” and then perhaps something more upbeat, like Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s All Right.” I assume there will be dancing?

7. What's your favorite party game?
That’s an easy one. Twister, though if we’re going to play games, I might have to re-think the long dress idea...
What fun...

8. Which one of you is more likely to end up dancing on a table top?
Me, I think. Well, then again my muse might beat me too it as she’s even more of an alcohol wimp than I am.
9. Has your muse been a good date and would you ever hang out with them again? 
Yes, Pern is always amazing. But I expect nothing less. I can’t believe the things she comes up with sometimes, but they are almost always just what I need to hear/see/understand. I like having my muse around, which is good because I’d be lost without her and her imagination…

Thanks Sarah, for throwing this “Muse Fest” and inviting us to come. 

Images from:


  1. Your muse sounds great. And I totally should have brought champagne too. :-)

  2. If someone gets Twister out, I'm volunteering to handle the spinner. It was a good game to teach my kids left from right though!

  3. I love that your muse changes names. That means she can change into whatever muse you need her to be. I think your muse and my muse could be good friends. :)

  4. Twister - now that will make the party really interesting. And distract everyone while I consume all of the Confit de Canard with Pommes Frites.

  5. I've actually never tried duck! I'd hope there would be dancing and not just all of us staring awkwardly at each other...
    Thanks for coming to my party!

  6. Anonymous1:22 PM

    You're muse sounds cool. I like your clothing choices too.

  7. It's a bit hard to tell with his mouth that full, but I think Will Scarlet is complimenting the dish you and Pooh/Charlotte/Pern/Ruth brought to pass. X)

  8. I'll take a glass of champagne, but I think Patricia and I will just watch when you all play Twister. She's too dignified and I'm too clumsy.

  9. Now I wish I was a writer so I could beat Alex to the Confit de Canard and Pommes Frîtes. I love Ruth and Pern, some of my favourites. Can't beat Pooh either and I loved Charlotte with her web. What makes me think we have similar tastes Lisa? Did you realise my email is one of the Queen Dragons from Pern.

    1. Yes I did Jo!!! One of the many reasons I love you!!! Glad we have similar tastes, great minds and all that!

  10. That was a lot of fun Lisa. I think Dragon Riders of Pern was my first fantasy love. Lessa is my alter ego :)

  11. Aww, this is so fun! Totally down with I Hope You Dance (my best friend/cousin's favorite song) and YES Twister! You're going down ;)

  12. As a writer, I am more an observer than partier -- and my drinks are all non-alcoholic since I get into enough trouble sober! My Sidhe muse, as a fallen angel, does not play well with others! And all the games she plays are deadly!

  13. I need to find some of that confit de canard. That just looks amazing :D
    You should come here if you're too hot - it's been rainy and chilly for three weeks. Got up to 68 today and everyone was outside like, 'what is that giant ball of fire in the sky??'

  14. Pern sounds like a lovely, polite party guest. And I'd love to try this dish of yours! Too bad you can't taste virtual food.

  15. Pooh/Pern sounds like a lot of fun! The first time I was introduced to Pern was at school. Getting to read about dragons was the highlight of the day! =)

  16. Nice to meet the gang and get to know you a little better. Party on, dude!

    Anna from Elements of Writing

  17. I am sorry I missed this yesterday. Now I'm curious who my muse is... Excuse me, I have some introspection to do...

  18. Pern sounds so nice and a lot of fun to be with! I'm jealous!
    Champagne would be perfect for this party!
    Great post!

  19. I had to laugh at the thought of playing Twister in a long dress. What a fun post and now I want to party with you and your muse. :D

  20. I have to admit, I don't think I have a muse that I'm consciously aware of.

  21. Hey Lisa,

    Yes, I know, I've been missing in action. You have quite a variety of muse, Lisa. All unique and no doubt, parts of your wonderful personality.

    I don't have a muse. However, a certain Jack Russell dog has me as her muse. How surreal is that..

    Gary :)

  22. You and your muse sound like a lot of fun. I love that she is not tied down and can choose her name as she feels it fits.


Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I may not always be able to respond to the comments you leave, however, I appreciate you dropping by and will do my best to visit your blog as well, if you have one!