Tuesday, March 6, 2012


My frequently mentioned friend Melissa tagged me in that internet trend where you tag people and make then answer questions!  I was starting to feel like the loser girl at the school dance--no one tagged me!!  How can  I have so many bloggy friends and remain untagged!?!  It's ok, it's my turn now--and now I have to think of other people to tag--eep.

First, the rules:

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 that you’ve tagged them.

I don't put my picture on the interwebs, but here's my avatar!
Melissa's Questions to me:

1. Do you have any silly fears?
I used to be really afraid that I'd never find the baggage claim area when traveling alone, but I don't really worry about that one anymore--mostly because I try to always carry on.  Heh, Keep Calm and Carry On (couldn't resist).

2. What musical group/act changed your life?
Sloan.  They just make me so happy!  Plus, they're unfamous enough that I don't feel like I have to share them with everyone.  Of course, the downside to that is that I live in constant fear that they'll break up.

3. Do you collect anything?
The only thing I really collect is vintage Nancy Drew books.  I read Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her a few years ago, and hadn't realized that they actually re-wrote the who series in the 1960 to update it and take out some rather racist (more just dated) language.  Thankfully, my reading that book coincided with the re-release of the first five books in the series, and I've had pretty good luck finding used ones in antique and used book stores.  I also have a friend who has been dogged about looking for copies for me and gifting them at various occasions.  The thrill of the hunt!

4. What is your happiest childhood memory?
Probably our family vacation to Mount Rushmore and the Balck Hills of South Dakota.  We went to Mount Rushmore, did some crazy cave tour, went to Storybook Village, went Flintstone Village.  It was the height of adventure for an eight-year-old.

5. What beauty product do you have to use every day?
Moisturizer with sunscreen.  Currently, and for the past five years, I've been using Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer SPF 15.  I'd like to use a higher SPF, especially since I'm outside so much more, but everything else feels so heavy!  Recommendations welcome.

6. What is your favorite book?
I'm sorry, you must have typed that wrong.  You mean what are your favorite books, no?  No one has just one!  For the sake of brevity, however, I'll just give you a top five (in no particular order):
1. Three Musketeers
2. East of Eden
3. Wuthering Heights
4. Jessica Darling series -#5 (not cheating, it's a series!)
5. Since I've gone slightly overboard listing books, I'll throw in two essays: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Getting Away From Being Pretty Much Away From it All by David Foster Wallace.

7. What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever eaten?
Considering I don't eat meat, I've actually eaten some pretty adventerous meats.  My thoughts are, I don't really enjoy any meat, but I will try anything once.  I've eaten alligator, moose, octopus and probably other bizarre stuff I can't remember.

8. If you had to be a celebrity, what would you want to be known for?
Writing.  Maybe voice acting, if you can call a voice actor a celebrity.  I hate to be photographed, so I don't know if celebrity would suit me at all, but I do like attention...

9. What movie can you watch over and over again?
Muriel's Wedding.  Sometimes I even watch it in my head just for a chuckle.  Plus, the Australian accents are hilarious.

10. What kind of animal do you look like?
I have no idea.  A cat?  People start to resemble their pets, right?  People who know what I look like, what kind of animal do you think?

11. What would you do if you could be a member of the opposite sex for a day?
I'd probably ask someone to kick me in the balls just to see if it really hurts that much.

And now for my questions
1. What was your biggest accomplishment of 2011?
2. What is your favorite phrase?
3. If you had to wear one color for the rest of your life, which would it be & why?
4. Don't over think this--you're in a coffee shop, what do you order?
5. Are you a do your homework on a Friday night kind of person, or a frantic Sunday night scrambler?
6. What would you do if you could be a member of the opposite sex for a day?
7. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were eight years old?
8. What book have you read the most and how many times have you read it?
9. What would your version of an ideal Saturday be?
10. What is your most shameful indulgence?
12. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?

 People I'm tagging: Crisa, Elizabeth, Sarah, Danie!

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