March 9, 2009

20 Things About 20-Year-Old Cherry Cheva

Jennifer Banash had to be hospitalized because her concussion got worse, so we're having a little change in schedule. So here's Cherry Cheva, the author of SHE'S SO MONEY and a Family Guy writer. She also wrote the Family Guy novel IT TAKES A VILLAGE IDIOT, AND I MARRIED HIM with Alex Borstein.

Before anyone asks: I really did give authors the option to write about something other than their 20s. I guess it's just a good time of life to write about, and who could complain when the guest blogs are this entertaining? (And hey - A.S. King, tomorrow's guest, didn't write about her 20s.)

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Livi’s turning 20! So, for my guest blog, I’m about to relate 20 facts about when I was 20. Okay, here goes!

1. It was kind of a long time ago. Yikes.
2. I mean, cellphones existed, but I didn’t have one yet.
3. I also didn’t have a fake ID.
4. This actually wasn’t a big deal, because my friend was a bouncer at the bar we usually went to.
5. (One time he bounced Claire Danes because she didn’t have a fake ID either and he didn’t recognize her.)
6. At age 20 I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer yet.
7. Correction—I did know, sort of, but I didn’t think it was possible. I mean, people getting paid to make stuff up? Hello! It’s madness! MADNESS!
8. My parents thought the same thing. Which is why they kept trying to get me to be a doctor.
9. There was no way in hell I was going to be a doctor.
10. Hence, I took the LSATs and started filling out a bunch of law school applications instead.
11. I knew this wasn’t the best idea in the world but I did it anyway. (It actually turned out okay so if I had to do it again I actually might, but boy oh boy is law school expensive.)
12. I had much shorter hair (about chin-length) than I do today (several inches below shoulder-length). What the hell was I thinking?
13. I was wearing flannel shirts that I still wear today, so maybe I was thinking something right. Or, depending on how you feel about flannel, something equally as wrong as I currently think.
14. I had no idea how to pursue a writing career, so I researched it on the internet and figured out that to get into TV writing, I really had to move to LA.
15. Unfortunately, I didn’t know anyone in LA, so I nixed this idea. (For the time being.) (I did move there eventually.) (Still not knowing anyone.)
16. I watched a lot of TV. (This is still true.)
17. I ran a lot. (This is no longer true.)
18. I was really in a short-story reading phase as opposed to a novel reading phase, for whatever reason.
19. I’m pretty sure the word “blog” didn’t exist yet.
20. I’m glad it does now! OK I know that last one has nothing to do with when I was 20 so I totally cheated but whatever! :) Happy Birthday Liviania!


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As I utterly love flannel and wear shirts I stole from my dad and sister, I think Cherry was doing something right. As for number 17 - I told ya'll exercise popped up quite a bit. (At least, I think I did.)

Book Cover

Either way, Cherry's offering a copy of the SHE'S SO MONEY paperback, which contains a preview of her 2009 release DUPLIKATE. So obey the rules and you might win something super fun. (Also, there's cool buttons on the rules post you can use to link back to the blogiversary.)

40 comments:

  1. I ran a lot too when I was 20. Not so much now. I need to get back into it!

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  2. I was just talking the other day about my love for flannel shirts in the nineties. :)

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  4. I still love flannel. But I mostly wear it in the comfort of my own home :)

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  6. Clare Danes? Got bounced? Wow. Going clubbing - sounds fun! Do correct me if I'm wrong but - Asian pressure, for the doctor thing?

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  7. Lenore- I still have my flannel, too. :)

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  8. Haha, flannel will always be a good thing.

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  9. Oh my god, I feel like me and Cherry have quite a bit in common. Don't know what to do in life, parents pressure to be doctor, but no want to be doctor. Writer is a possibility though. Haha.

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  10. Flannel pants are the best in winter when it's snowing outside

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  11. I never had a fake either, i was too busy drinking in a frat house to need one. and I am a runner, i hope i hold on to that

    i am a follower

    i blogged it here
    http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/02/contests-galore.html

    sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

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  12. Well, I'm not 20...but as of now, I need to excercise more. Ah, just SO not my thing.

    this is funny b/c i was in the hospital yesterday and family guy was on, so i thought of cherry...it amused me to see her on here, but yay! i love cherry. :)

    Nice blog post.

    I'm already a follower.

    -Lauren

    p.s. livinia, i soooo want to comment on everything, but i'm very behind (details on blog) so I'm sorry! i'm loving the celebration though. :)

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  13. CHERRY is THE BOMB! (Omg...I wonder how many people say that? Cherry...Bomb...Cherry Bomb?) Anyway, she really is the coolest. I've met her twice now (TWICE!) and she is just as hot in person as in that first picture. It might actually be annoying if she weren't so nice and down-to-earth. XO

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  14. Oh my gosh, could you imagine living without a cellphone now? I never had a fake ID either, but it seemed like all of my friends did. Fun blog! :)

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  15. Flannel lovers unite!

    I almost never carry my cellphone because I can't stand talking to people on the phone.

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  16. Haha! That's so cool that your friend bounced Claire Danes cos he didn’t recognize her :P

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  17. Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/03/woohoo.html

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  18. I think it's so interesting to look back on certain parts of your life... but sometimes it makes me sad, wondering about things that have happened and whether they could have turned out any differently. I guess what I really want to do is start making the most of my time so that my 20s turn out to be what I want to remember for good reasons. =)

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  19. What a fun, rocking list! Did you write any tv shows?

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  20. I have linked this contest at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2009/03/sweet-contests.html

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  21. OOOOoooo ... I love flannel shirts!! So nice and warm. Mmmmmmm ... (And stolen clothes are the best! HAHA!)

    Lesley
    lesly7ch(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I've never had a fake i.d either. Does that make me lame?

    I'm a follower

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  23. I've always wanted to take up running but it hasn't happened... I'm a follower.

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  24. Wow, so much has changed in the world in the last few years! But I can barely imagine living in a world without cell phones and blogs now!

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  25. I can relate to the doctor thing. My mom is so upset that I not longer wanna be a doctor.

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  26. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the list! It was fun to read!

    I follow!

    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  27. Happy birthday?

    Elie

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