Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

Quote of the Day: 07.16.17

Well, it's my best friend MELANIE'S birthday today. You can tell how true our friendship is by the fact that my phone just auto capitalizes her name. That's the truest sign of friendship in our modern age.

You may remember Melanie from such stories as The Time We Almost Died on I-4, The Times We Both Flew a Stupid Number of Miles to See a Band Together, and, more recently, The Poor Sucker I Convinced to Skype-Watch Supergirl With Me.

In the spirit of the day, today's quote is from Beyoncé. Beyoncé is to Melanie like Bruce Springsteen is to me. Just so you can get a perspective. As Beyoncé doesn't do dad rock, I know very little quotes from her. I googled Beyoncé quotes to get inspiration and while I didn't choose this one, please know that I really, really wanted to:

The great thing about McDonald's is that they have a lot of different things on the menu. I love their salads.

You're right, Beyoncé. McDonald's is great. Their egg white delights are truly scrumptious. Not sold on their salads, though, I'm still a Happy Meal girl at 23.

I do hope one day I get famous for this truly groundbreaking blog and somebody just makes a collection of the dumb things I say here. Like that. Just quote that.

So, here's to you, Melanie. I hope you get a James' Bistro party platter to celebrate and I hope you get yourself out to California ASAP because I miss you. Genuinely.