Friday, December 23, 2011

Heven & Hell Blog Tour - Cambria is here!!!

In just two very short days the little ones will be waking up to find someone very special has all know who I'm talking about...  And today, someone very special has dropped by (No, it's not Santa...)...  Cambria is here again!  Woohoo!!  

Cambria Hebert is traveling all over the virtual world promoting the release of her debut novel Masquerade (maybe you've heard me mention it a time or two...) during the Heven & Hell Blog Tour.  And today she is gracing us with her glorious presence.

Cambria was here a few weeks ago when "Before" (the prequel to Masquerade) and "Whiteout" (a kick-ass Christmas story) were released, and we had ourselves a fun little Q&A session.  You can go back and check that out HERE.

You can also find my review of her fantabulous novel HERE.

Today, Cambria is sharing a little mischievous holiday spirit with us all and telling us about another one of her many talents.  I hope you all enjoy!

The year I was forced to be Sneaky
By:  Cambria Hebert

Hey peeps!

So glad to be here today at Gathering Leaves – thanks so much to my JournalJabber bud and also BETA reader for Masquerade for having me by today!

So what are we going to be talking about today? In honor of Christmas, which is right around the corner, I want to share a Christmas mission with you. That’s right a mission. You see, I have this talent (ahem – yes one of many, he he he) a talent of being able to look at a Christmas gift addressed to me and knowing exactly what it is. No I am not making this up. It’s true. Ask my husband. He never sneaks anything by me. It’s actually pretty uncanny. It doesn’t matter if he wraps it in something oddly shaped – I know what it is. Every. Single. Time.

I’ve been able to do this since I was a kid. At first, I just started doing it in my head to see if I could. Years went by and I was always right. Then I told my husband and he never believed me. So one year I pointed out every gift he got me and told him exactly what it was. He believes me now.

But there was one year that I got a gift that I had NO idea what it was. To say that it drove me insane is an understatement. You see, it was wrapped all nice and pretty underneath my Mommom’s tree (that’s what I call my grandmother) and it would blatantly stare me in the face – challenging me! I had to take measures into my own hands.

I was a only a teenager at this time (under 15) and so I had to be sneaky because I was never left alone at my mommom’s. But the tree was downstairs and I went down there all the time alone. It was a square gift of medium size – there was nothing out of ordinary about it – in fact it was very ordinary. First, I started out by picking up and shaking it. It made no sound. It wasn’t in a box  (like clothes). It wasn’t a toy. I hadn’t asked for anything that could be that shape or size. I shook it, I rubbed it, I scratched at it, I squished it – heck I even smelled it.

Nothing. Nada. Zip.

I would sit and watch TV and all the while that naughty gift would stare me in the face! Finally I said “Enough!”

I snuck upstairs to the kitchen and got a knife. (No, I did not stab my present) A butter knife. I went stealthily downstairs and grabbed the gift. Note: I had to be extra quiet so I didn’t get caught snooping. I silently slid the knife beneath the tape on the end that held the wrapping paper down. It popped up and I unwrapped the end and looked in.

Voila! I had it!

It was a blanket.


It was a very nice blanket.

So satisfaction was mine. That gift was no match for me and my knife.

Silently I wrapped that end back up and luckily the tape stuck back down and it looked as if I never touched it all.

When I opened it Christmas Day I acted surprised.

Now that I think about it. This might be the reason for my “ability”…all other gifts know if they don’t reveal themselves they will find me coming after them with a knife.

Muh ha ha ha ha!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

(And yes this is a true story – I couldn’t make this up if I tried)

Oh wow!  That is funny :-)...

Thanks so much for stopping by again, Cambria!  We love having you, so be sure to come back anytime! :-)

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