Friday, September 3, 2010

The DUFF Kit

As the days roll by and I get closer and closer to release date, I find that I'm using my DUFF Kit more and more.

Now, what is a DUFF Kit, you ask? Good question.

My DUFF Kit involves a collection of items that Bianca has in THE DUFF, plus a few of my own. DUFF Kits are meant to be comforting little collections that you can use on a relaxing night either alone or with friends. Things that are purely comfortable and fun and require zero pressure to be the prettiest in the room or the smartest or the funniest. You get the point.

So on a night you just want to chill and relax with your friends without too many social pressures, put together your own DUFF Kit! Below is my DUFF Kit, featuring items Bianca has or mentions in the book. You can swap them out for your own favorites - for example, if you aren't a McAvoy fan (first of all, you're not human!!!! Just kidding . . . kinda) then replace McAvoy movies for your favorite Hollywood Dreamboat! The point of the kit is to help you have a fun night with no self doubt!

So here's my DUFF Kit:

1. Bottles of Cherry Coke - Bianca drinks Cherry Coke religiously in the book. It's girly and fun and full of delicious calories! Great on a tight you just want to chill out.
2. Red Converse Sneakers - Really, the color doesn't matter. I actually own 10 pairs of Converse and hey are the best DUFF shoes ever. Fun and bright colored and usually pretty comfy. The more beat up the better!
3. Movies Featuring James McAvoy - This includes Becoming Jane, Atonement, Wanted, and others.
4. Chocolate Swirl Icecream - Add toppings. Remember, no pressure on a DUFF night!
5. Comfy T-shirt - Don't worry about how it looks. The important part is that it's comfortable.

Other things that help when haveing a DUFF night: don't worry about wearing makeup, invite your closest friends and ask them to join in, leave the drama at home and just have a good time!

So that's my DUFF Kit, and I plan to use it tomorrow night before I start packing to go to NYC. Can't wait!

So, tell me, what would your DUFF Kit be? Here's how to find out:

1. Your favorite (very caloric!!!) drink
2. Your most comfy and old shoes
3. Movies featuring your favorite male actor
4. Your favorite junk food
5. Your most comfortable piece of clothing

So, tell me, what would be in your DUFF kit?


Summer Ross said...

1) MTN dew
2)black tinker bell shoes.
3)a knights tale with heath ledger. :)

4)brownies- no nuts
5)a sleeveless shirt

Laura Marcella said...

This is so cool! I love the idea of a DUFF kit.

In my DUFF kit:
1. Hot Chocolate
2. Zebra Slippers
3. James Franco (Spider-Man trilogy, Tristan & Isolde)
4. Chocolate-Covered Peanuts
5. Soffe Shorts and T-Shirt

So excited for your novel's release!!! Have fun!

BookChic said...

I don't know what would be in my DUFF kit, but yay for Cherry Coke! It's my fave soda (along with Wild Cherry Pepsi, Cream Soda, and Root Beer- yes, I have lots of faves!) so it's awesome to hear that Bianca loves it too!

Claire Dawn said...

1. Mountain Dew
2. Crocs
3. Orlando Bloom or Joseph Gordon Levitt movies
4. specialty KitKats from Japan
5. Bright pink sundress!

Loretta Nyhan said...

1. Red wine or hot chocolate.
2. My scruffy, grungy ballet slippers from Tar-jay.
3. Colin Farrell. Russell Crowe. Harrison Ford.
4. Dove Dark Squares.
5. Yoga pants with a lot of stretch.

Mia said...

1. My fave drink is coffee, but since that only has like 4 cal/cup I'm going with Vanilla Latte, extra shot of espresso

2. combat boots from payless. They're 12 years old, cost about $15 and held together with duct tape.

3. Hard one...How about a Johnny Depp marathon?

4. Hostess chocolate cupcakes. mmmmm....

5. Flannel PJs. I would live in these if I could.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Hmmm, for me probably:
1: Diet Dr. Pepper or Mtn. Dew
2: The pink high-tops my Aunt painted flowers all over the sides
3: Anything with Dermot Mulrooney or Johnny Depp
4: Reese's Ice Cream
5: My super comfortable spaghetti strap purple top and yoga pants

erinjade said...

1) some naughty coffee drink, like a frozen blended caramel concoction
2) croc flip flops
3) grey's anatomy episodes with Dr. Green Eyes
4) Cheeze-Its and chocolate-covered raisens
5) white tank top

Jennifer Hoffine said...

My DUFF Kit:

1.Extra-large coke Slurpie
2.socks only
3.Pride and Prejudice (A&E or the motion picture). It's the story, not the guy that's important.
4. Stove-top popcorn, lots of butter.
5. Comfy pajamas

Vampires and Tofu said...

How fun!!!
My DUFF kit:
1. Ice blended mocha with whipped cream and caramel
2. Rainbow striped slipper with little dingleballs
3. Johnny Depp movies (but especially Chocolat!)
4. A bo of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls
5. Sweat pants and my Fangbanger tank top

Kody Keplinger said...

OH, I love all of these DUFF Kits!!!! Lots of Johnny Depp fans, I see!

Vampire and Tofu - OMG, I have a fangbanger shirt, too!!!

SWK said...

1/Coffee with half-and-half
2/Ten-year-old black "Easy Spirit" sneaker/sandal thingies
3/The eternal Clint Eastwood (esp. his arty later films but westerns are ok in a pinch)
4/Anything with dark chocolate and coconut
5/Entirely unsexy blue fleece pajamas from Costco!
SO jazzed to read THE DUFF. This was fun. Have a great weekend! - Stasia

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh yes, Johnny Depp movies for sure.

As for James McAvoy...I'd watch Starter for Ten. :)


Tere Kirkland said...

Mmm, McAvoy.

Fun post, Kody! For my DUFF kit:

1. Dr. Pepper
2. My Monty Python and the Holy Grail Killer Rabbit slippers
3. Encino Man, George of the Jungle, The Mummy I (not good movies, but remember back when Brendan Fraser ran around looking all sexy and half naked all the time? I do. And DAYUM!)
4. Chocolate Gorgonzola Gelato from La Divina
5. My linen sundress

Love reading about all y'all DUFF kits! :)

Graystone said...

Cool idea. I must say that I spent ages 11-14 obsessed with cherry coke. I still love it very much. It's my perfect drink.

1. Cherry Coke (or Vanilla Coke or just normal Coca-cola.)

2. My worn out sandals that are strappy, soft, and durable.

3. While I do love James McAvoy (yes, I'm human!), I have to go with Salman Khan. Or...well, I'll stick with Salman so I can avoid breaking out into a list.

4. Rocky road ice cream or three chocolate ice cream. Or Cheetoes.

5. My sweatpants and my huge gray sweatshirt.

This was fun.

Parisa said...

Hi Kody! I'm a new reader of your blog, and wanted you to know I spotted THE DUFF in my local bookstore (in Washington state) recently! Congrats!

As for my DUFF kit,
1. Mexican Hot Chocolate or Chai with cinnamon
2. ultra-comfy slipper socks
3. Harry Potter 5 (Ron!) or New Moon (Jacob!)
4. PB & J brownies
5. yoga pants

Jess said...

My DUFF kit:
1. Pink Lemonade
2. The cheap sneakers I got at Walmart that use velcro instead of laces. <3
3. Movies featuring George Clooney or Logan Lerman
4. Snickers Dark or Peanut Butter M&Ms
5. My yoga pants and the blue and yellow knit sweater

*Sigh* I so want to go snuggle up with a movie and dark chocolate right now...

Magan said...

I am going to go and put all of these items on RIGHT NOW and read THE DUFF.

1. Sweet Tea
2. I bought a pair of saddle shoes at a vintage shop in Missouri. They are the funnest things in the world and make me want to dance.
3. Paul Rudd (drool)- I love you, man and Clueless
4. Pralines (why yes I do think I'm a southern belle).
5. Black sweatpants from my junior year of high school with my soccer number on the side. (Yes that was about 7 years ago).

Looks like we all should start making kits for our books!

Joanna said...

So cool! Kody, you are a genius :-)

1. Diet Mtn Dew
2. Bare feet
3. Anything with Jason Schwartzman, the entire LOTR trilogy, and Ever After
4. pizza and doritos
5. My over-sized sweatshirt and shorts

Michele Shaw said...

My Duff kit:

1. Cherry coke (which I love), but as a splurge, a REAL cherry coke. I'm talking a fountain coke with syrup added mere seconds before consumption.
2. Ugg slippers
3. Any Colin Firth or Leo D
4. A hot pretzel with salt and cheese for dippin
5. Fuzzy jammy pants and a tank

Ohh, sounds so good I think I'll try it out right now!

Happy (almost there)release, Kody!

writermomof5 said...

Oh, sounds fun!

My DUFF kit would be:

Upside-down caramel macchiato.

My blue slippers

Anything with Johnny Depp. The Pirate movies, Don Juan DeMarco, The Man Who Cried.

Brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge (if you’re going to go for it… ; ) )

Sweats and t-shirt.

writermomof5 said...

Oh, this sounds like fun. My DUFF kit would include:

Upside-down caramel macchiato.

My blue slippers

Anything with Johnny Depp. The Pirate movies, Don Juan DeMarco, The Man Who Cried.

Brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge (if you’re going to go for it… ; ) )

Sweats and t-shirt.

Jemi Fraser said...

Fun kit!

1 - hot chocolate with marshmallows
2 - no shoes at all - bare foot is best
3 - LotR - Aragorn & Legolas :)
4 - Rolo ice cream
5 - Eeyore t-shirt

naberra said...

1. Chai tea
2. Purple slippers
3. Hitch with Will Smith
4. Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
5. H&M grey sweatpants

Kody Keplinger said...

Oh, I love these lists! Man, I need to get some yoga pants it seems!

Joanna - Diet Mt. Dew, Ever After, and Doritos? *sigh* A woman after my own heart!

Why wasn't the guy from Ever After in many other movies? He's so pretty!

squinto said...

I love the idea of a DUFF kit! Need to put this together someday. :D

1. Root beer (Ah, I can just taste it now.. Mmmm...)
2. My scuffed black running shoes
3. Hmm.. I'm not quite sure who my fave male actor is, but my DUFF movie would definitely be The Princess Bride. Plus the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Yuss.
4. Poutine (a.k.a. heart attack french fries with a cup of mushroom gravy and just about as much cheese you can pile on top!)
5. Sleeveless shirt with a pair of my mom's shorts/flannel PJs if I'm cold.

Bee said...

Red converse, James McAvoy and me, we match!

NiaRaie said...

1. Hot chocolate
2. Fuzzy slipper socks (Do those count?)
3.Any Rom Com
4.sour gummie worms
5. knit PJ pants and a tank

Amy Lukavics said...

1) Wild Cherry Pepsi. Or, you know. Tequila.
2) Barefoot
3) Waitress with Nathan Fillion
4) Homemade guacamole, Spicy Nacho Doritos, and Sour Punch Straws. And Chinese food. I should stop now or my list is going to go on forever.
5) This big ass fleece nightgown I got from Wal Mart. It has polar bears all over it.

Sam said...

1) I'm going with Cherry Coke. Because it's the best drink ever.
2) Ratty pair of flats from Target. Black, holey, and COMFY
3) The newest Pride And Prejudice. Perhaps Pirates of the Caribbean. Or possibly Sailor Moon reruns. No judgement, right?
4) OOH. Peppermint chocolate brick stuff.
5) My flannel plaid pants and a massive shirt from the 2008 elections.

laurafey said...

1. Hot Chocolate
2. Big black boots
3. Shia LaBeouf and Ben Barnes
4. Cheese Cake and mooore Cheese Cake
5. A black creepy T-Shirt with a skull and sword on it plus Minnie Mouse pants =]

Cinette said...

Congrats on your book hitting the shelves! Today is THE DAY, isn't it? Planning on picking it up this week!

KO said...

My kit would include:
1. AM: Coffee, PM: Malbec

2. Red dansko clogs, beat up, dirty and oh so supportive.

3. Joseph Cotten, so good when you're good (Citizen Kane, Gaslight) and so horrid when you're evil (Shadow of a Doubt).

4. Chips, the saltier and vinegar-y the better.

5. Yoga pants from 1999... I'm so glad you're still with me, yoga pants, still grasping and holding your cotton-poly weave like you'll never let it sag. Please don't lose your elasticity.

ashley said...

1. cherry coke
2. vans...ive got my vans on but they look like sneakers. haha.
3.chris pine! star trek(im a nerd), just my luck, princess diaries 2
4.cookie dough cupcakes
5. gym shorts and an old homecoming shirt

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Anonymous said...

2- ugg slippers!!
3-robert pattinson (twilight, remember me...)
4- cheese!(i know...weird) or chips:)
5- t shirt (old sports shirt)

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