Tuesday, October 14, 2014

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

Nevillegirl tagged me a while ago for a "20 Things You May Not Know About Me" tag, and because I've been a terrible blogger lately, I'm only getting around to it now. *sigh* But I did do it eventually, so that's got to count for something, right? Anyway:

1. How tall are you?

Five feet and five and a half inches, last we checked. I used to be the shortest person amongst my friends for the longest time, but I'm at least half an inch taller than my BFF now and several inches taller than my mom. Of course, being tall(ish) comes with responsibilities, so when my dad's not around, I'm the designated grab-things-from-the-high-shelves person.

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

I manage to make a spectacular mess in the kitchen, even when making something as simple as a bowl of cereal. I'm good at organizing things, but I'm not good at keeping things clean. I can carry lots of things at once, but I usually end up dropping at least one of them.

3. What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Bloggers who don't respond to comments! What's up with that? Also, I hate it when I can't subscribe to follow-up comments. Drives. Me. Insane.

4. What’s your biggest non-blog-related peeve?

Hiatus. I'm not a patient person.
5. What’s your favorite song?

6. What’s your favorite Etsy store that isn’t yours?

I don't use Etsy. :P

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

Reading and writing!
8. What’s your favorite junk food?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. And cookies. And ice cream. And doughnuts. I also really like hot chocolate and coffee drinks (but not plain coffee--blech).

9. Do you have a pet?

Yes! A little shi-chon named Scout. And she is, without a doubt, the best fit for our family. She's spunky, playful, snuggly, energetic, and just a little crazy. She definitely has a personality, and she won't hesitate to jump onto the top of the couch, walk over to you, and whack your head with her paw to get a treat. But say "mailman" or "UPS" and she goes berserk!

10. What is your top favorite nonfiction and fiction book?
 Fiction: Harry Potter. Non-fiction: Um . . . I guess I Am Malala.

11. What’s your favorite beauty product?

Lip gloss, since that's all I really use. :P

12. When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

I can't remember when I was last embarrassed, but I remember the last time someone else was embarrassed in front of me. At the Ren Faire a couple weeks ago, a boy ordered food from the stand I was working at. He was maybe sixteen or seventeen, and when I handed him his food, I said, "Enjoy!" He must've been expecting me to say, "Have a nice day" or something, because he said, "You, too," then immediately blushed and started babbling, "Well, you're not eating the food, so I guess you wouldn't enjoy. I mean, you might like the food, but you're not eating it now, so that doesn't really make any sense . . ." It went on like that for a while, before I interrupted and started talking about how the food he'd ordered (Scotch eggs) was my favorite thing there so he wouldn't feel so awkward. But he was still bright red when he left. I felt so bad for him.

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

Butterbeer, for sure!
14. What’s your favorite movie?

Besides all the normal book-to-movie adaptations I always mention ("Harry Potter," "The Fault In Our Stars," "The Hunger Games," etc.), I really like "The Way, Way Back" and "What If."

15. What were you in high school? Prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, band geek, valedictorian, loner, artist, prep, et cetera?

Being homeschooled, I have no idea. :P Out of all of those, probably nerd.

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

London! It'd be so cool.

17. PC or Mac?

*skips question because computer terminology baffles me*

18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

The male love interest in Beneath the Moon and Stars bought the female love interest hardback copies of her favorite books, just because. He definitely knows the way to her heart.

19. Favorite celebrity?

Jennifer Lawrence, because she's so delightfully dorky, awkward, and hilarious. But nobody can deny that Benedict Cumberbatch is an amazing actor, too.

20. What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

All of you! *sends virtual hugs to all the bloggers*

Tag, you're it!


Michael said...

Thanks for the link to the new Taylor Swift song! I was looking for that but it's not on YouTube yet. :)

Rebecca Jane said...

Interesting facts! Ah, I feel your pain-- I, too, am an awe-inspiring mess-maker when it comes to the kitchen. Ask anyone who's ever tried to cook with me. :P
Oh my goodness, Out of the Woods is just the most awesome song ever right now, isn't it?! I've listened to it so many times today it's not even funny. Can't wait for the rest of 1989!
-- Rebecca at The Silver Flute

Anonymous said...

You're taller than me? No fair. :-P It feels like most people in the world are taller than me, haha!

Boquinha said...

Love this! Used it as (hopefully) inspiration today. I even copied one of your answers entirely. Your talent answer? Hysterical. Lovely use of the word "spectacular." :)

Dr. Mark said...

Just like Mommy's, I don't know that I learned a whole lot here, but I love seeing how you answer all of the questions.

#2. Not so hidden. :P

#8. No way! I never could have guessed you are a PB and chocolate girl!

#9. Great description. You've captured the essence of Scout in a very succinct sentence.

#12. That was very kind of you to help assuage his embarrassment. Nicely done.

#15. Do you mean to say there is no caste system in homeschooling? Aren't you glad?

#18. Yeah, you are SUCH a nerd. ;)

#20. Aw, thanks. Hugs back to you!

Boquinha said...

Oh, I should add that I love that you used your characters for #18 and that story about the Ren Faire? So sweet. You're great. He was probably all flustered around you. :P

Unknown said...

I was the tallest female in the family at 5 feet 3 inches. I am now soooo jealous of your height.
Great Post.
London? Sounds great to me. Great schools there. Just saing.

Cait said...

This is pretty awesome!! I...I am short. You would tower over me by several inches. *sigh* And I'm actually considered a "tall" one in my family with 2 of my sisters being shorter, and one the same height. Hehe. And my parents aren't THAT short. GAH. Anyway...I love Jennifer Lawrence. She's just amazing and deserves ALL THE AWARDS.

The Magic Violinist said...

@Michael It should be soon, seeing as "1989" is officially released! :)

@Rebecca Jane It's good to know I'm not alone. :P

We're going to buy it on November 1st! :) That'll be a great album to listen to during NaNoWriMo.

@storytellergirlgrace That used to be me! :P My neck would get sore from looking up at my tall friends.

@Boquinha Ha ha, I saw! There's really no better way to describe her.

@Dr. Mark #2. Good point. :P

#15. Very!

@Boquinha He was so red! I felt really, really bad for him.

@Unknown Wow, you were the tallest at 5'3"? That is a short family.

I am seriously considering going to Oxford for college. ;)

@Cait YES, Jennifer Lawrence is amazing in the "Hunger Games" movies! Freaking out about "Mockingjay" coming out in less than a month. *squeals* I'm going to see with with my BFF for her birthday.

T. T. Kesley said...

12 made me laugh so hard. I do believe I've done that before.

The Magic Violinist said...

@T.T. Kelsey Glad I made you laugh. ;) I think we've all done something along those lines at least once in our lives.