Thursday Thirteen #45 — One


I’m a novelist. We all know this about me, and it’s part of the reason why you love me. But… that also means that my Thursday Thirteens can get long.

Not today.

Thirteen words ShapeShifter loves to hear:

1. Platinum
2. Sell-out (as in: tickets)
3. Tour
4. royalties
5. Interview
6. girls
7. Headliner
8. dinner
9. guitars
10. singles
11. awards
12. beer
13. sleep

Be sure to check out Robin and Milan this week — there’s more ShapeShifter! (hover over Milan’s West of Mars graphic!)

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  1. Milan - zzz

    September 5, 2007 6:20 pm

    I’m confused … where are the comments? Are you lazy Susan to approve them or they are so dirty so you censored them … But that would be so NOT ShapeShifter :whip:BR/BR/Oh and I love when they love TOUR!!!

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    September 5, 2007 6:25 pm

    That’s the point, Milan!


    September 5, 2007 6:26 pm

    Phew! That was short. I love dinner, platinum too.BR/Mine is up too.


    September 5, 2007 6:26 pm

    Phew! That was short. I love dinner, platinum too.BR/Mine is up too.


    September 5, 2007 6:26 pm

    Phew! That was short. I love dinner, platinum too.BR/Mine is up too.

  6. Thomma Lyn

    September 5, 2007 6:37 pm

    LOL, those are all excellent words for fellows in a rock band, I’m sure — especially #13; I bet they don’t get a whole lot of that. :-DBR/BR/Happy T13, my friend!

  7. Tink

    September 5, 2007 7:03 pm

    No real surprises there, although not every band loves interviews perhaps. :-)BR/My TT shares Thirteen (quotes from) lyrics by Robbie Williams.

  8. PJ

    September 5, 2007 7:54 pm

    I also like numbers 8 and 13. Happy TT.

  9. Nancy

    September 5, 2007 8:07 pm

    Is this your shortest 13, ever?BR/BR/Shouldn’t that say Girls, Girls, Girls? Maybe I am thinking of Motley Crue. LOL!

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried

    September 5, 2007 8:17 pm

    Yep, that was the Crue, and yep, it was a good song and yep, this is my shortest yet. BR/BR/I wanted to see if I could do it. Almost did; that sell-out got me.

  11. Joely Sue Burkhart

    September 5, 2007 8:36 pm

    Amen for royalties! *winks*

  12. Nicholas

    September 5, 2007 8:43 pm

    Erm…. I don’t understand what this is about but Happy TT anyway!

  13. Lori

    September 5, 2007 8:56 pm

    I think those are 13 words ALL BANDS like to hear:) Happy TT!! Great list…..spoken like a true fan.

  14. Chelle Y.

    September 5, 2007 9:03 pm

    I like #13 too! :)BR/BR/

  15. Janet

    September 5, 2007 9:05 pm

    Good lord, that was SHORT!

  16. Nap Warden

    September 5, 2007 9:36 pm

    Happy TT!

  17. Nicole Austin

    September 5, 2007 9:45 pm

    Those are all beautiful words to rockers.BR/BR/Happy TT!

  18. julia

    September 5, 2007 9:52 pm

    This was perfect, Susan! I admit I laughed when I saw that ‘girls’ didn’t arrive on the list until #6. This must have been a challenge. I wonder if a few TTers will try their own version of it in future…?

  19. Jenny McB

    September 5, 2007 9:58 pm

    Dinner, did someone say dinner? I am glad they said girls and not groupies, they were beginning to worry me! Happy short thirteen!

  20. WorksForMom

    September 5, 2007 10:11 pm

    LOL! Good list – i so agree with #13 right now.

  21. Lara Angelina

    September 5, 2007 10:36 pm

    gee, I’m surprised beer isn’t higher on the list??! Or is it not organized by most important to least important??BR/Great TT Susan!

  22. Susan Helene Gottfried

    September 5, 2007 10:37 pm

    Totally out of order, Lara!

  23. yh

    September 5, 2007 11:13 pm

    Happy TT! 🙂

  24. Judy Callarman

    September 5, 2007 11:19 pm

    Hmmm! Very interesting!

  25. crazy working mom

    September 5, 2007 11:28 pm

    Awesome list. :)BR/BR/happy TT

  26. pussreboots

    September 5, 2007 11:44 pm

    Yes — I can see how they’d like the word “royalties”. You too, I bet. :PBR/BR/Happy TT.

  27. L^2

    September 5, 2007 11:48 pm

    Sleep sounds good to me right now too. Happy TT!

  28. Christine

    September 6, 2007 12:00 am

    Love the short list. Love that you’re a novelist with a joie d’ vivre! I’m playing along this week too.

  29. Robin

    September 6, 2007 1:34 am

    I love that you included dinner. Gotta know where your next meal is coming from after all!

  30. cajunvegan

    September 6, 2007 1:36 am

    My TT is short (and sarcastic) this week too … comments educators wish they could use. BR/BR/Happy TT!

  31. Danika / OpenChannel

    September 6, 2007 3:34 am

    The shortest one I’ve seen of yours. BR/BR/What, no smartass remarks from the bandmates? What’s up with them? 🙂 BR/BR/#13 is what I need more of right now…

  32. Xakara

    September 6, 2007 5:27 am

    I could use that last one myself here. :)BR/BR/Always great to swing by here, Susan. BR/BR/~X

  33. Rhian / Crowwoman

    September 6, 2007 6:08 am

    Yikes Susan! My bra found its way over to Robin’s blog! Ohhhh – Trevor is in sooo much trouble now. Just wait until i lay my hands on that leather clad ass of his… ummmm….oh yeah… lusty sigh… and what a fine ass it is… Ooops – I got distracted.

  34. Tilly Greene

    September 6, 2007 7:14 am

    They all make perfect sense to me.BR/BR/Now, are you feeling ok? You being brief worries me :-}

  35. Christine d'Abo

    September 6, 2007 7:24 am

    I’m a fan of royalties as well. I had to check twice to make sure I was on the right site…it was short…HUGS!!

  36. Christine d'Abo

    September 6, 2007 7:24 am

    I’m a fan of royalties as well. I had to check twice to make sure I was on the right site…it was short…HUGS!!

  37. Christine d'Abo

    September 6, 2007 7:24 am

    I’m a fan of royalties as well. I had to check twice to make sure I was on the right site…it was short…HUGS!!

  38. Lesley

    September 6, 2007 8:39 am

    I’m pretty fond of Platinum too. As in Platinum setting, platinum necklace, platinum earrings. 😉

  39. Susan Helene Gottfried

    September 6, 2007 8:47 am

    Rhian, Trevor LIKES being in trouble, remember?

  40. Uisce

    September 6, 2007 9:02 am

    how did you know — PLATINUM is my favorite word ever! 🙂

  41. LA Day

    September 6, 2007 9:13 am

    Short sweet to the point!

  42. Ann

    September 6, 2007 9:21 am

    Cool list, I also like 8 and 13 (especially 13 *g*). And 4 is something I’d certainly like to try. Happy TT.

  43. Darla

    September 6, 2007 9:44 am

    I love it! If I ran the world, they’d get plenty of all of those. 🙂

  44. Lisa Andel

    September 6, 2007 10:02 am

    And bras.BR/(That one was for Rhian btw.)BR/BR/Never did get the linkie to work?

  45. Moondancer

    September 6, 2007 10:04 am

    As someone who used to be in a band or three, I’d say those are very good words. :)BR/BR/Happy TTBR/BR/

  46. Lisa Andel

    September 6, 2007 10:05 am

    Weird. The linkie thing just showed up.

  47. Daisy Dexter Dobbs

    September 6, 2007 11:15 am

    My eyes shot right down to the word Idinner/I, Susan. 🙂 One of my favorite topics–and activities. LOL

  48. Donica Covey

    September 6, 2007 12:31 pm

    There are several things on this list that the guys have in common with this author’s favorite words: Sell out–LOVE to hear one of my books completely sold out its run!(Of course this isn’t possible for my ebooks–but one day!)BR/BR/Awards? Love ‘Em!BR/BR/Royalties? A definite biggy! BR/BR/Interviews are actually alot of fun. BR/BR/Dinners a wonderful way to celebrate a sale. BR/BR/Sleep? something that I cna’t even remember the meaning of!BR/BR/Have a great weekend Babe!BR/Huggles,BR/Donica

  49. rhet

    September 6, 2007 12:57 pm

    Gots blog-jackedBR/New URLBR/Click me!

  50. Mama Pajama

    September 6, 2007 2:10 pm

    Very short TT! Thanks for visiting my site!

  51. Robin L. Rotham

    September 6, 2007 2:57 pm

    I can definitely get behind 4, 8, 9, and 13. 😀

  52. crissybug

    September 6, 2007 3:24 pm

    Those are “music” to any bands ears…aren’t they. Great list!

  53. impworks

    September 6, 2007 3:55 pm

    Short and sweet this week 🙂

  54. cheesygiraffe

    September 6, 2007 5:00 pm

    I figured sex would be on the list but I guess girls implies that. 😉

  55. Susan Helene Gottfried

    September 6, 2007 5:01 pm

    Yep.BR/BR/You know, the guys aren’t really into each other. So to speak.

  56. Wylie Kinson

    September 6, 2007 5:59 pm

    Wow – a really short one! What happened?BR/I’m all about #4, 11 and 13 :)BR/Especially 13.

  57. FRIGGA

    September 6, 2007 10:25 pm

    Who new I had to much in common with Trevor and the gang! I really like to hear words 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 AND 13. That’s more than half! Woah. 8-)BR/BR/Happy TT13!

  58. Elisa

    September 7, 2007 5:30 am

    Fun list this week, Susan. Platinum! I can totally see a band compiling a list like that. Mind you, there would be a few arguments…BR/Happy TT!

  59. karen!

    September 7, 2007 2:41 pm

    Happy Friday…BR/I see Chelle down there, I’d better go check her out!

  60. Alyssa Goodnight

    September 7, 2007 5:22 pm

    Great idea for a T13! (And a quick one–always good for us busy people…)BR/BR/I’m late making the rounds, so have a good weekend!

  61. Jill

    September 8, 2007 7:28 pm

    Does those words resume their life??

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