Kidz Book Buzz Blog Tour: Savvy (Game Time)

One thing about the Beaumont family, their savvies--on the surface, at least--appear to be plagues. I mean, no more swimming for Fish! All sorts of shattered glass for Rocket to clean up!

Yet throughout the story, the Beaumonts learn to make the best of their savvies. Not just live with them, but find the good in them.

So what about you? What savvy do you have that seems more of a pain than a blessing? Can you turn it right-side up? Here's my stab (albeit one-eye-twinkling):

I repel potential boyfriends. I'm an average 22-year-old who has never been asked out. Ever. It's like a force shield or something. Quite handy in certain circles ... when among nuns, for example. Or jerks. Seriously, think of the agony some heroines have, rejecting queues of unwanted suitors. I have none of that grief, all thanks to my savvy.


Fess up!


brilynne said...

hahahahahahahaha......goodness, that laugh looks too long typed out, but, Noel, that's one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. We seem to have the same savvy. Once somebody asked me in all seriousness if I was going to be a nun, but that was because I told him I was attending a Bible school, not because he recognized my secret power. :P

Noel De Vries said...

Once somebody told ME in all seriousness, when I said something about being married someday, that that surprised them, because they thought of me as more the spinster type!

I had to try really, really hard not to burst out laughing. Because they were being sweetly innocent.

Christy said...

Hahahaha my savvy is taht I have the potential to turn any situation into something way more dramatic than it should be. I have the power to create tons of drama out of nothing.

sally apokedak said...

Noel, I am amazed by this declaration.

Maybe you will have to pretend to be dumb to catch you a man.

heh heh

I'm sorry. I'm cracking myself up.

You are good looking--I've seen you in movies--and you are so smart. I would have guessed the only reason you weren't married is because you've been beating them off with sticks. What kind of church do you go to? An itty bitty one with no men?

sally apokedak said...

Plus you have a good sense of humor.

That does it. I'm going to start sending young men to this blog to check you out.

Noel De Vries said...

No stalkers, please.

I had to laugh at the "I've seen you in movies" line. Haha. A Hollywood virgin. You don't see that every day.

Church? You can find eligible guys at church? What kind of church do YOU go to?


Honestly, I'm just waiting on God. And if he sees fit to only give OTHER girls jerk-magnet savvies ... I'm okay with that.

brilynne said...

I SHOULD be writing a paper on Nietzsche, but it seems like much more fun to pass this quote from Henry James' A Portrait of a Lady on to you.

"She saw the young men who came in large numbers to see her sister; but as a general thing they were afraid of her; they had a belief that some special sort of preparation was required for talking with her. Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic; it was supposed to engender difficult questions and to keep conversations at a low temperature..."

You really just have the cloudy envelope of a goddess around you, not a savvy.