Thursday, July 5, 2012

Liebster Award

I was tagged for the Liebster award by Sal Kaye of Still Dark @ Heart and Natalie of Gothy Two Shoes. Thank you, ladies! :D

The rules are
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
  • Create 11 questions.
  • Choose 11 people and link back to them.
  • No tag backs.
Sal Kaye's 11 questions:
  1. Favorite book and why? - I could never pick just one favorite book. I rely on a lot of nonfiction research/fact books. When I read fiction, I prefer fantasy - C.S. Friedman, Melanie Rawn, Mercedes Lackey, and similar. I want the story to carry me away to another world.
  2. To how many foreign countries have you been yet? To which ones? Which countries would you like to visit before you die? - I have been to zero foreign countries. There are many places that would be very interesting to visit... but I’m a homebody with no travel partner, so realistically, I doubt I’ll ever leave the US.  
  3. Pink or Purple? - Purple. I love purple.
  4. Cat or Dog? Bird or Hamster? Spider or Snake? - Dog. Either. Snake.
  5. Favorite movie and why? Also: Favorite actor/actress. - I’m seriously bad at this favorites thing. At best, I could narrow it to a list of 20.  I like fantasy, science fiction and comic/superhero movies for the same reason I like fantasy books. Also, I practically have “Clue” memorized even though it doesn’t fall into any of those categories. I honestly can’t come close to choosing a favorite actor or actress.
  6. Would you pay more than 100 $ for a pair of shoes you really like? - Absolutely. I’ve paid over $100 for boots several times.
  7. Super Mario or Sonic The Hedgehog? - Super Mario. I never played Sonic the Hedgehog.
  8. Do you knit/crochet/sew/draw/…? - I sew and I do various other crafts.
  9. What was the last thing you bought for yourself? - Purple fabric
  10. Do you play an instrument? Which one? - Sadly, no
  11. Do you collect anything? Books, candles, yarn, buttons…? - No. The closest thing I have to a collection is my dozen My Little Pony toys from 25 years ago.
Natalie's 11 questions:
  1. Have you ever been star stuck by a celebrity? - No. I’m not easily impressed. I'm too cynical and jaded, perhaps. :P
  2. What is your favourite hairstyle? - Natalie's green 'hawk ROCKS! Death hawks look amazing on some people. My own hairstyle is rather boring simple.
  3. Which time period is your favourite? - I guess I’ll go with the Renaissance.
  4. Graveyards. Fun or not? - They can be, if there is interesting stonework.
  5. Who is your role model and why? - I don’t have a role model... not a positive one, anyway. I know a few people who are models of what I don't want to be.
  6. If you could meet anybody from history, who would it be? - I've struggled with this one, and I honestly can't come up with an answer. I'm terrible at meeting people... even hypothetically, it would seem.
  7. Do you classify yourself as a feminist? - I would say I’m an equalist.
  8. What is your favourite feature about yourself? - Bleh. I don't like much about my appearance. I have nice enough hair, I guess. My eyes are an interesting shade of green.
  9. What is your most embarrassing moment? - Birth through roughly age 23 was like one long embarrassing moment for me.  I spent most of that time being embarrassed by nearly everything I was, said or did.
  10. What icecream flavour is your favourite? - Vanilla. Mmmm, vanilla. :)
  11. What is your favourite piece of clothing? - Do boots count? I love my purple flame New Rocks.
  12. What is your religion, or what do you believe in. I know this is 12 questions, but I'm interesting in knowning the answer. If you don't want to tell me, that's totally fine. I'm an athiest, if you'd like to know. I'm also a skeptic. - I’m agnostic. I don’t believe in traditional religions, but I can’t rule out the possibility that there is some force/being (or beings) greater than humans. (I kind of hope so, because humans are really disappointing sometimes.) The universe is a big and mysterious place.
11 things about myself:
  1. Going against typical American usage, I prefer to use collective nouns in the plural. (For example, "my family are" instead of "my family is;" "the team are" instead of "the team is.")
  2. I was treated badly by a boyfriend who resembled Matt Damon, and now I can't watch Matt Damon movies without feeling angry.
  3. I am a supertaster and thus a very picky eater. It's very inconvenient.
  4. I dislike talking on the phone.
  5. I feel weird wearing more than one color + black. I'll wear purple with black or grey with black, but not purple with grey.
  6. My detailed natal chart is incredibly accurate. It's so accurate, it freaks me out a little. 
  7. People baffle me. I cannot comprehend why they make certain choices or do certain things. They truly make no sense to me. I will go to my grave not understanding people.
  8. I get hot very easily. I think I have magma instead of blood. :P
  9. If I were an animal, I'd be a giraffe.
  10. I don't think I'm very interesting. This has been a difficult post to write, all about me.
  11. I'm super uncomfortable asking questions of people, so now I'm afraid I'm going to be THAT person, the one who breaks the chain letter. :-/


  1. Thanks for liking my hair!! I recently got it cut a bit, so it's not as long.
    I have trouble speaking on the phone too! I refuse to do it at work.
    I also had trouble thinking of things about myself, but you're very interesting. I want to know more about you! :)

    1. Thanks for having awesome hair! ;) I feel unremarkable until I go to the doctor and he/she says, "Oh, that's interesting." Ack. The doctor's office is the one place I want to be completely normal and UNinteresting. :P

  2. I can't understand people on the phone. I think I need facial expressions to tell me when they're done talking. I went into my office today to pick up a paycheck, and my voice mail light was on. I am terrified to go back to work now, because I will have to listen to that voicemail.

    1. Ugh. I hate that light. The only thing worse than listening to voicemail is having to leave a voicemail.

  3. I'm another one who hates talking on the phone. I had a lot of ear infections as a child and they appear to have affected my hearing even though a test once showed I was fine but I'm always really paranoid about whether I've heard someone properly.

    I'm also the same as you in that I feel the heat easily, thankfully living in England temperatures don't get too extreme. The summer maximum is maybe 90 F but I start melting when it gets above about 65 F.

    By the way, what's a natal chart? You mentioned yours is very accurate.

    1. A natal chart is an astrological chart that shows where the sun, moon and planets were are the time of one's birth. Most people know their sun sign (I'm an Aquarius, for example); the natal chart expands on that to give more details on one's personality.

      There's no scientific basis for astrology, so I don't have any logical reason to believe in it. But my chart seems too accurate to be merely coincidence. It's a little creepy.

  4. Yes, all hail vanilla! Maybe I'm TOO obsessed with much so I'll even just eat something if it is vanilla flavored...I don't like talking on the phone, either. Never have. I'd rather talk to someone face-to-face...

    And about that color thing...I can completely relate.

    1. Vanilla is awesome. When buying candles or other scented items, I always choose vanilla or cinnamon. :)

  5. A friend of mine suggested me to buy bioaqua cream for better skincare. On her advice, I bought the cream and astonished to see the results of this cream on my skin. It made my skin so smooth that I bought two more for my daughters.