Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two awards...

I got online today to find that I had been awarded two adorable blog awards. =)
Thanks so much to Emily for the Gorgeous Blogger Award! You've got to check out her lovely new blog.

The Rules:
1. Thank the giver.
2. List ten random things about yourself.
3. List five things that you don't like.
4. Pass the award along (to 10 people or less).

Ten things about myself:
1. I don't watch much current TV. I really only watch "Survivor," "Dancing With the Stars" (Go Evan and Anna!), and "Lost," and ironically, they're all finishing up their seasons at the same time (and "Lost" will be gone forever!). I watch mostly DVD's, because I have a lot of old TV shows on DVD. I'll watch some other TV occasionally, like "19 Kids and Counting," because I have a strange fascination with the Duggar family.

2. I love mixed berry smoothies.

3. I obsessively collect books and DVD's (especially classic movies).

4. The first time I saw a movie in Technicolor, I thought it was the brightest, tackiest thing I had ever seen. It has grown on me tremendously.

5. I cannot grow anything to save my life. The sunflowers shriveled up and died. The terrarium, miraculously, still lives.

6. I love the smell of coffee, but I don't drink it.

7. I try to be careful about what I expose myself to: movies, music, etc. That's why I love old movies: they're (in general) so much cleaner than modern movies. I think the MPAA ratings scale is completely skewed and ridiculous. The only PG-13 movies I watch are LOTR, POTC, Harry Potter, etc., when the rating is reasonable and mostly for "violence." I'm disgusted with the corrupt language and content in movies now (especially "comedies"), and if I'm uncomfortable watching a movie at 19, there is no way a 13 year old should be watching it. Okay, enough ranting for now. =)

8. I keep a journal. I have regularly kept one for about seven years now.

9. I once went snorkeling in the Florida Keys, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I love the Keys. Just look:

10. I love Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the "Peanuts" comic strip.

I dislike:
1. Cigarettes. I've never smoked, but the smell makes me want to puke. They're disgusting.
2. Tanning beds. Come on, girls, if you really cannot handle being "pale," there are alternatives that don't involve roasting your skin or a high risk of skin cancer (not to mention leathery looking skin) later on.
3. Baggy pants on guys. Seriously. I don't know who told them it looks good, but I don't know any girls who find it attractive. It looks sloppy. It also makes it a lot harder to run, so what if they were in a situation where running was necessary (like if a grizzly bear or smoke monster was after them)? Also, flip-flops on guys creep me out a little.
4. Mosquitos. Ew.
5. When people say "up there," and they're referring to some place south of them, or when people say "down there," and they're referring to some place north of them. I instinctively correct them. I just can't help it.

I want to give this award to:
Bleah Briann

And thanks to Emily of Jones Creek for the Blue Award!

The Rules:
1. Answer the 10 questions your tagger made up.
2. Create 10 questions of your own.
3. Tag some people!

Emily's Questions:

1. Take pictures or have pictures taken of you?
Definitely take pictures. I really dislike having pictures taken of me.

2. What are a few of your favorite things? (and yes, I'm still thinking of The Sound of Music!) Books, classic movies, chocolate, VW Beetles, laughs, and oldies music.

3. Read or write? Read!

4. Pepsi or Coke? Neither. =)

5. Jeans or sweatpants? Jeans.

6. On a rainy day would you be inside reading a book or outside dancing in the rain? It depends. Usually reading a book. If I've recently watched "Singin' in the Rain," however, the latter. Incidentally, I just watched that movie last night. =)

7. Chocolate or candy? Chocolate is my best friend.

8. What is your ideal house? It's in the country. There is a long dirt/gravel driveway lined with trees leading up to it. It's an older, two-story farmhouse with a huge wraparound porch (with a swing). There are orchard trees and old buildings around it. There are a few huge trees in the front yard, and one of them has a tire swing hanging from it. Inside, it's full of old stuff I love. The kitchen is yellow. There is a library. Some of the rooms have those decorative tin ceilings. And it's about the most perfect house you could imagine. =)

9. Are you a night owl or a morning song bird? I don't particularly like to get up early, but I usually do. And I hate to stay up late. So I would say a morning person.

10. Describe yourself in three words! Quirky. Vintage. Whimsical.

My Questions:
1. What's your favorite candy bar? (Yes, I'm hungry and I watched "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" the other night.)
2. What's your favorite classic movie, if you watch them?
3. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
4. What's your favorite decade of music? (examples: 1940's, 1970's, present)
5. In what ways are you creative?
6. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one(s)?
7. Have you ever been to Disney World?
8. Have you ever read any of Jane Austen's novels? Which is your favorite?
9. What's your favorite comic strip?
10. If you went to a four year college and were able to choose, would you rather live in a dorm on campus or at home (if you lived close to the college)?

I award anyone who has ever left a comment on my blog! =)

Until next time,


  1. Love your questions! Thank you for tagging me girlie, I think I want to do both :)

  2. Awww, thanks girlie! I'm soooo excited. Finally a brand new award. *wink* I'm ready for something...different. LOL. I think almost all of my awards I've gotten a good couple times. This is nice! Thanks. I'm tagging you soon too, so watch out. ;)

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann


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