Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?

  Definitely public speaking, I've had to do a bunch of it these past few weeks and it's horrible. It seems that I have every possible 'symptom' of public speaking fear too. Ah well, I think that people say it's these kinds of things that strengthens one's character.

2. Your least favorite spice?

 I heartily dislike curry and also anise and ginger. It's just something about those flavors...

3. What's a small change you'd like to make?

  I really want to start up crocheting again, I've been spending a bit of time making a poncho and it's reminded me why I love crocheting.

4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? If so, of the homes you've visited which one was your favorite? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been? Southern Living rounded up eleven of the best in the southern part of the US and they're as follows-

Monticello (Jefferson's home in Virginia), Nathaniel Russel House (Charleston SC), Swan House (Atlanta), Ernest Hemingway's home (Key West), The Biltmore (Vanderbilt home in Asheville NC), Mount Vernon (Washington's home in Virgina), San Francisco Plantation (Garyville, Louisiana), Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson Mississippi), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans), Whitehall (Palm Beach FL), and Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville GA)

Have you been to any on the list? Of the homes listed which would you most like to visit?

  I would love to visit historic homes! Sadly, as of yet, I don't think that I have gone to see any. I have a friend who is a fellow lover of all things vintage and pretty, and she visits many historic houses and never spares the details when she tells me about them.

  I would really love to visit the Biltmore, Windsor Ruins, and Monticello.

5. What's something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?

  I think the man bun will be obsolete, at least I hope it will. And if it does, than yes, I am very glad. 

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 

  We have eighteen different holiday celebrations between now and the new year, and so this afternoon my Mum and I are going to sit down and plan out the menus for all of them, it's loads of fun to do stuff like that, and I have learned that it's best to plan menus when you're not completely starving.  

Monday, November 6, 2017

100 Questions ~ Part 4

76.Do you regularly burn incense? What?! No, I don't.

77. Ever been in love? Yes I have, with many things. But never a person. Though I do love my family very much.

78. Who would you like to see in Concert? Oh dear, Toby Mac, Amir, and Indila.

79. What was the last concert you saw? Does the harp concert at our library count?

80. Hot or cold tea? It's so sad that this is even a question. In my opinion, tea should always be hot, no one should ever have to ask which you like best because cold tea ought to be banned.

81. Tea or coffee? I love tea, I just savored a large cup full this morning. As for coffee, I loathe it, and I'm allergic to it (my tongue was swollen for a time after taking a sip.)

82. Sugar cookies or snicker doodles? I definitely prefer sugar cookies, and it's a tradition to make them on Christmas Eve Eve.

83. Can you swim well? Oh dear no, I just learned how to swim last year, and haven't swum(?) since. I love it though, and I could save my life by swimming, that is, if I had only five yards to cross to land.

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yes I can.

85. Are you patient? I had an enormous amount of patience for tedious baking and crocheting tasks, as for people, I'm easily annoyed, so yes and no.

86. DJ or band at a wedding? Definitely a DJ, I've discovered that live music is most often lacking in everything.

87. Ever won a contest? Yes I did. When I was a little girl I entered a thanksgiving coloring contest, I won a twenty five dollar gift card, I remember spending it on clothes for my doll, and some games.

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery? No I haven't, and I never want to either.

89. Which are better: black or green olives? Both are horrible. I have never had a good experience with olives. I think they could be good if they are very well hidden in layers of some other food, but otherwise they're not very good at all.

90. Can you knit or crochet? I can crochet, I tried knitting three times already, to me it's just frustrating, they could have put some hooks on the end of those needles, it's so frustrating when my yarn slips off before I can catch it with my other needle.

91. Best room for a fireplace? Easy. The living room.

92. Do you want to get married? Yes I do someday. When I was younger (it seems I love that phrase) I had preferences like Anne (from Anne of Green Gables) as in I wanted to marry a tall, dashing, and roguish young man, and then his love for me would inspire him to leave behind his more daring ways. As I believe she had said, "I don't want to marry a wicked man, it would just be nice to know that he could be wicked." Anyways, I have decided I would much rather marry a loyal, caring, and God loving man.

93. If married, how long have you been married? Not a day.

94. Who was your high school crush? Oh dear, I do not have a crush on anyone, nor did I ever have a crush on a high-schooler. But in all fairness I have had more than one crush on a fictional character in books.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your way? No I don't, it sounds rather exciting, but if I tried it, my family would just laugh heartily and ignore me quite thoroughly. It would never work as a manipulation tool to get my own way. Not that I have any such tools, nor do I wish to have any.

96. Do you have kids? Do my books count?

97. Do you want kids? Yes I do.

98. What is your favorite color? Either teal, or lavender.

99. Do you miss anyone right now? Nope.

100. Who are you going to ask these questions next? No one. But everyone is free to do them if they wish to do so.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

100 Questions ~ Part 3

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? I have never had my picture taken by a photographer. But my parents, brother, and cousin are all considered photographers to me, and they've all taken my picture.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? I love musicals. Some are completely boring, but I've watched a good few that are wonderful, such as The Sound of Music.

53. Is Christmas stressful? No! Christmas is absolutely the best most joyful and cheerful holiday season ever.

54. Ever eat a pierogi? I'm actually not sure. If I haven't, then it's going on my food bucket list.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie? This one is easy, nothing is better than peach pie. Yum.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were kid? I wanted to be many different things, I had wanted to be a teacher, a maid, a storekeeper, a writer, and a chef.

57. Do you believe in ghosts? Ghosts as in blurry spirit people? No I don't. But I do believe there are spirits. Just not the whole "come back to haunt" deal.

58. Ever had a Deja-vu feeling? Oh yes, all the time. Some times it's for the simplest things, like smelling the same thing, other times it's for odd things, like when I picked up a book, saw the date of 1856 and had an odd deja-vu feeling. By the way, I was delighted when I found out that deja-vu literally means "already seen."

59. Do you take a vitamin daily? Yes I do.

60. Do you wear slippers? No I don't, and it's because of a very good reason. They disgust me to no end, and I'm not exactly sure why.

61. Do you wear a bath robe? I don't have one, so no. But I don't think I'd ever buy one either.

62. What do you wear to bed? Oversized shirts and pajamas.

63. What was your first concert? I don't remember who the people were, but when I lived in Missouri I attended a fourth of July festival of sorts and they had a concert there.

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart? I have never been to Kmart orTarget, so Walmart. But I really want to go to Target before long, I have a feeling I'd love it.

65. Nike or Adidas? I might get into trouble for saying this, but I think that both are overrated.

66. Cheetos or Fritos? Mm, cheetos.

67. Peanuts or sunflower seeds? It seems that I've always loved peanut butter, but earlier this year I made my own sunflower butter (a.k.a sunbutter) and it was awful. I prefer peanuts.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? Um, no.

69. Ever take dance lessons? Not official ones, but I have had  friends come and all of my siblings and I paired up with them and danced the afternoon away.

70. Is there a profession you picture your spouse doing? Ack! I'm married?!!! Do tell me, who is this mysterious fellow?

71. Can you curl your tongue? No I can't. It seems my lot in life does not include being able to do any of those little weird things, I can't snap my fingers, blow decent bubbles with gum,whistle, make the rumbley r sounds, etc.

72. Ever won a spelling bee? No I haven't, but I would love to. It would be such fun to say, "Hey, have you met my bee? It looks ordinary, but it can spell!"

73. Have you ever cried because you were happy? Yes, I basically cry at any emotion. Watching the "Return of the King" ending had me in tears, even though they were happy.

74. Own any record albums? No I don't.

75. Own a record player? Again ... no.