20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me (tag)

Posted January 19, 2015 in Tag / 0 Comments

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Tag time!


Found this one on Jillie’s blog! She has all the good tags.

How tall are you?

I’m a shorty- I’m 4’10 3/4″. It’s miserable. And I don’t think I’m going to grow anymore, either.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

I have a lot of talents, and I’m not sure any of them are hidden. I’m guessing that means, what would people probably not guess about you. Okay, if you’ve heard me talk you probably know this, but…I can sleep like nobody’s business. I’m positive I’m part-cat. I WILL NOT get up if there is no alarm or parent waking me up.

What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Yeah, I have to agree that if a blog’s font or font color is unattractive, that totally ruins it for me. Also when a blog automatically plays music or something that can’t be turned off. Thankfully I haven’t come across this too much.

What is your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve?

Hmmm. I’m pretty sure I have a lot, and I think of new ones every day. So instead I’ll share a little story of how I changed my mind about one.

Picture this: I’m sitting on a bus, and the seats are filling up around me. Now, most people like sitting by themselves, so they set their backpacks down beside them so no one tries to sit there, and I am no exception. I even have my earbuds already in so the ONLY WAY people can sit with me is if they make eye contact and kind of gesture at the seat, or actually remove my backpack themselves and sit.

Unfortunately, the seats are filling up too quickly and soon every single one has at least one person in it. So now people are being forced to share seats. I’m hoping that no one will try to sit with me, but along comes this girl. She’s sat with me before, so I’m thinking in my head, ‘what, does she think this is HER seat now, and I’m the annoying one? Why does she have to sit with me EVERY SINGLE TIME?’ Sure enough, she looks at me and says, ‘Excuse me,’ and I move my backpack so she can sit. Normally, I HATE when people just say ‘excuse me,’ instead of asking if they can sit. It just seems so much ruder. Like I’M in their way. But this time, I realized that was true. I was the rude one. The seats are meant to seat 2 people, and I was hogging it. She needed a place to sit. And hearing ‘excuse me,’ I expected her to be one of those mean entitled girls, but when I looked at her face, she seemed sorry, so that  made me reconsider. Hey, she needed somewhere to sit too. We all need somewhere. And in fact, my bag WAS in her way. Not only that, but I also realized that she was continually sitting with me because she knew I would let her. She wanted to always have a place to sit, and I was providing that for her. Routine is comforting.

So I learned my lesson, and neither of those things- sharing my seat or hearing ‘excuse me’- is a pet peeve of mine now.

What’s your favorite song?

Oh  man, this is such a loaded question. I can never choose just one. I have a list of about 7 songs that I’ve been adding to for years of my all-time favorite songs, but I won’t share that now. Recently I’ve been going through phases of obsessions with different artists. About a month back, it was Eminem, and that lasted a LONG time. A few weeks, I think. Then it was Lorde, and that was…perhaps a couple weeks. Now it’s Neon Trees, and it hasn’t quite been a week, but I think it’s wrapping up. And of course I have the most songs by Maroon 5 and Panic! At the Disco.

What’s your favorite Etsy shop?

Miniature Sweet. I remember the days I was so hardcore into sculpting miniatures from polymer clay. That shop had it all, man. SO MANY THINGS. Cute things and useful things and cheap things…but it took forever to arrive because it’s from China I think. Now I’m into more bookish things- like miniature book charms and prints of quotes and whatnot.

What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?

Reading and blogging. Simple.

What’s your favorite junk food?

Salt and vinegar chips and popcorn. I swear I have the biggest obsession with popcorn. It used to be movie theater popcorn too, but that stuff’s too greasy for me now. I like the good old-fashioned microwave kind now.

Do you have pets?

Yes, a beautiful cat named Charlie who is my baby. He’s a grumpy old man cat but he’s sweet and he loves me. We also have a dog named Sophie.

What are your #1 favorite fiction and nonfiction books?

Ahahahaha…..this is like the #1 taboo question for book bloggers and book enthusiasts. Okay fine. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. And I can’t think of any nonfiction. I don’t read a lot of it.

What’s your favorite beauty product?

I love Sephora products, so I’m going to say Sephora’s eyeliner. I like the pencil and the liquid. I wear pencil on the bottom and liquid on the top.

When were you last embarrassed and what happened?

I try really hard to not have embarrassing moments, so it’s been years since there have been any incidents worth noting. And the really big ones in my past I have stored in The Vault (Adventure Time reference) so I never have to think about them again. Nope. I live embarrassment-free.

If you could drink only one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Milk. I probably drink just as much milk as I do water, and those two are almost all I drink.

What’s your favorite movie?

Haha another hard question….First place is usually Holes and Harry Potters 3 and 6. I also like TONS of other movies including Cloud Atlas and Moonrise Kingdom, and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and Dinner For Schmucks, and all of the Indiana Jones movies (notably 2 and 4). I like so many movies. I can’t possibly list them all here. And almost all the Disney movies, especially Beauty and the Beast.

What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep, etc?

I’m probably a nerd/artist/geek. I’m that person in class who always has her nose in a book but when she actually pays attention she almost always has the correct answer. That about sums me up right there.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Paris, of course. But thinking realistically…I don’t much care. California, I suppose. It’s expensive but the weather is fantastic. And weather is really important.

PC or Mac?

PC. I feel like I’ve been using PC for so long, Mac would be impossible.

Favorite celeb?

Another hard question. Gosh, stop it with these.

Mmm….Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper. That’s all I can think of right now, but I’m sure there are more.

Which blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Haha, I don’t ‘secretly’ want to be best friends with anyone. In fact, I think that’s a rather rude question. If I did, I wouldn’t answer it. But I do have a blogging bestie/pen pal Jillie, on whose blog I found this tag.

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