Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eleven Things

Z from Z Plus the World tagged with the 11 Things challenges. I was so happy to get her email because this looks so fun!

1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them.

1. I used to be the biggest Ringer (Lord of the Rings nerd). Between the ages of nine and fourteen I read the books twice, listened to almost nothing but the soundtrack, and watched the movies more times than I can possibly count (I have the first two scenes of the first movie memorized word for word. Oh yeah, true story.) I even went to see the last movie in the theaters for my tenth birthday - and yes, it is PG13. My parents are cool like that. 

2. I hate washing my hair in the shower. I will take a shower, get out, get dressed and then wash my hair in the basement sink with the extending faucet hose. I just feel like I can get a better wash then because a) I am focusing on only my hair b) I can use colder water so my color will last longer and c) I can go from washing it straight to styling it. Silly, right?

3. I've always been very, very awkward around boys. It comes from having no brothers and only three boy cousins.

4. When I was nine years old I decided that I wanted to be a world famous novelist, and spend the next six years of my life writing every chance I got. I actually managed to finish one book (thanks to NaNoWriMo) and get it through three revisions before I realized that that wasn't what I wanted to do anymore. I still dream of writing and publishing a book someday, though. (Hopefully I'll have updates on that later this year!)

5. I used to be obsessed with Celtic stuff. From Celtic knots, to William Wallace to Enya, to Celtic folk music - I loved it all, but I was very crictical of what should be considered "folk music." (i.e. Enya's music is not Celtic folk music. That's like saying Josh Groban's music is American folk music - wrong!)

6. Despite the fact that I'm a girly-girl in a lot of way, I love boyish movies - especially Avengers superheros (also, the Iron Man: Armored Adventures cartoon is one of my favorite shows). I can't wait for The Avengers to come out in May!

7. Say Yes to the Dress is totally mine and my little sister's guilty pleasure.

8. I am a grammar Nazi. I love dashes and semi colons, and I use perfect gramar in texts (most of the time). Over the past couple years, however, I've had to learn how to read texts with absolutely no punctuation once so ever, thanks to one of my best friends.

9. I'm a Christian, and I love it. Accepting Jesus Christ into my heart changed my life forever. I don't talk about it unless it comes up naturally, however, because I don't want to be preachy like so many Christians I see.

10. I've been told on several occasions that I look like Taylor Swift. I don't mind.

11. I've shot my dad's gun on several occasions and it's actually pretty fun, and I think someday I'll probably own a gun of my own.

1. What’s one specific piece of clothing you couldn’t live without? My heels. They make me feel pretty and confident; or my leather jacket, which makes me feel awesome and confident. Ok, who am I kidding? Both of those answers are lies. I couldn't do without my jeans on those tired, lazy, days where I just don't feel like wearing a dress! (But that answer isn't quite as glamorous, now is it?)

2. What song do you think best describes your personality? Ooh! For a gal who has a new favorite song every week, that's a toughie. I think Mine by Taylor Swift does a pretty good job, though.

3. How do you like to decorate your workspace? With a pile of unworn clothes on my chair and makeup scattered on my desk around my laptop.

4. Where do you most often get your inspiration from? Bloggers. I scour the my Bloglovin' feed whenever I need inspiration - or Pinterest. I love Pinterest.

5. What would your ideal job be? I'm extremely old fashioned in some ways, and my dream job would be staying at home blogging, taking care of the house, cooking, and looking after the sweet little kids I am going to have while my husband is at work. ♥

6. What is your favorite character from a book? Anne Shirley and Mary Lennox. Anne is a lot like me (lady like, good imagination, crazy plans, and slightly vain), and I've loved The Secret Garden since I was five years old, so Mary Lennox is like an old friend at this point. 

7. What is your best memory from 2011? Visiting my best friends in Wyoming. It was so much fun. 

8. Where is one city you would love to live in? Fort Collins, Colorado. It's by the mountains, near my best friends, and looks like a really lovely town.

9. What is a hidden talent of yours? I don't think I have one, but I'd like to think that singing is. I've always, always wanted to be a good singer.

10. What is your least favorite chore? Mowing the lawn. I hope I never have to do that again.

11. What is one blog you really admire? Little Chief Honey Bee. Kaelah has the most amazing style, and even wrote a book, which is a huge goal/dream of mine. 

1. Dream date

2. Favorite book

3. Favorite tv show

4. A genie pops out of your pot of tea/coffee and offers you three wishes. What are they?

5. Favorite blog

6. Style icon

7. favorite band

8. Favorite childhood memory

9. Your favorite blog post (on your blog) ever

10. If there was one thing from your past you could change what would it be?

11. Three things you admire in a man

Christina of The Runaway Muse
Maddie of My Simple Life
Mandy of Miss Indie
Syd of Videmus Art
Sydney of the Rabbit Hearted Girl


  1. Aww thanks so much for doing this! I loved seeing the answers to your questions and getting to know more about you! Hope you're having a great day! :]]]


    1. Thanks for tagging me with it! I had a lot of fun! :D

  2. I had a lovely time reading this post. :) It makes me happy to know that I already knew nearly all of your answers -- but then again, we've been friends for a long long time. <3

    Your best friend, writer, and thrift-store-shopper,
    Queen Flora

  3. TAG! YOU'RE IT! No wait...I'm it...

    You loved LOTR! *GASP* NO! I NEVER would have guessed!
    I didn't know you had best friends in Wyoming. Pity I don't know them. And pity you didn't see ME when you were out. Oh, wait...
    And last but not least. WILLIAM WALLACE!!!!!!! *sigh*

    A Bit Unlikely,

    - s

  5. I love action movies too, especially super hero ones. I usually get mad when movies try and throw in a bad love story for the girls in the audience. I just don't care - make the girls go away - more crime fighting! Then again, I also love TERRIBLE girly movies that are just down right bad. I watched Little Black Book (it's pretty bad, let me tell you) about 3 times in one night once. Bad.

    I used to be a grammar person, until I met my husband. He is awful at it, primarily because he didn't learn any of it in school, but I always have to check over his work. I just can't care as much anymore. I still hate using things like "u" for you or "ne1" and shudder when I see them. It just seems lazy to me, and texting does not take that much time, at least take the time to spell out the words to me!


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