I was tagged by my bestie Kayla from My Book Muse to tell answer 20 questions about things you may not know about me!
Here goes nothing….
1. How tall are you?
Average height. 5′ 5″. Sometimes I feel short, sometimes I feel tall. :)
2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?
I don’t know if this is a talent or not, but I have a ridiculously wicked sense of direction. If I travel somewhere once, I’ll never need a map again.
3. What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
The main thing that burns my buttons are people who criticize other bloggers for what they post on their blogs. My blog is MINE, and I can post whatever I want. If I want to post a DNF review, then so be it. If I want to post gifs of people gyrating? Guess what? I’mma do whatever I want on here. You do you, and I’ll do me! :)
4. What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
People who cough or sneeze into the palms of their hands. (Or even worse, don’t cover their mouths at all.) I can also add people who don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom.NASTY! I DONT WANT YOUR GERMS!
5. What’s your favorite song?
This is really really hard. I think my favorite song of all time is In My Place by Coldplay. It was a song that really touched me when it came out. When I was in college, I was going through a very hard time emotionally, and one of my best friends dedicated this song to me on the radio one night. Needless to say, I cried when I heard it, and even now, it still makes me emotional whenever I play it.
6. What’s your favorite Etsy shop?
Etsy is a very dangerous place. Right now I have 2 top fave shops:
1.) Book Scents Candles. You can get candles inspired by some of your favorite books/characters! My favorite candle? Want to get one of your very own? Click –>HERE<– to make the Jamie Fraser (from Outlander, in case you’re not familiar) candle yours!
2.) The Calligraphy Kitchen Shop. —> Being a HUGE typography junkie, I love love love love love love things that are hand-lettered. This shop has a ton of things that you can buy and just stare at. One of my favorite things from her shop:
A hand-lettered screen print of Maryland!! (Which happens to be where I live/grew up.) I am thoroughly obsessed with this. You should absolutely check out the other wonderful things at that shop. :)
7. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Easy answer: READ. But, that’s obvious. My favorite thing to do is WATCH (WASHINGTON NATIONALS) BASEBALL. But, when that’s not on, I love watching the Investigation Discovery Channel, or the History Channel– I am borderline obsessed. I love turning those channels on while writing reviews, or wasting time on the interwebs.
8. What’s your favorite junk food?
Bacon Ritz crackers with sliced sharp cheddar. OM NOMS. So good.
9. Do you have pets?
No pets yet. But when I’m ready to “settle down” and be a fur mommy, I wants a French Bulldog!
10. What are your favorite fiction and non-fiction books?
My favorite fiction books are:
Matilda by Roald Dahl:“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…” This is the first book that I read cover to cover multiple times within the same day. This book sparked my love for reading at a very young age, and has stuck with me. My all-time favorite quote from this book: “All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: This book is my favorite from this series. With the way book 4 had ended, this book was the point where I felt Harry finally “grows up”. That, and sh*t got See what I did there?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: 2 words: JAMIE FRASER.
Winger by Andrew Smith: This book wrecked me in the best possible way. This is the kind of book that completely changes your perspective of life.
My favorite Non-Fiction books:
Bossypants by Tina Fey: I laughed. I snarfed. I thoroughly recommend it.
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler: A humorous and touching story about Aaron’s journey growing up gay in an Evangelical family. Tugs on the heartstrings!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler: I’m totally cheating with this one, as I haven’t finished it yet. But I will tell you that what I have read, I LOVE. Very raw and unforgivingly honest.
11. What is your favorite beauty product?
My Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick. It is miraculous! It stays on for HOURS. Through talking, eating, drinking, kissing– I love it so. It could probably solve world peace, too.
12. When were you last embarrassed?
I’d say it was about 2 months ago when I had a blog post go live that had no content. I scheduled my review to go live, but forgot to actually copy the text into the body of the post…WHOOPS.
13. If you could drink one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Apple cider (I’m obsessed with apples), or Seagrams ginger ale.
14. What’s your favorite movie?
It’s a toss-up. My favorite Disney movie is Cinderella. My favorite “grown-up” movie is The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I could watch either one all day, and I know all the lines.
15. What were you in High School? Prom Queen, Nerd, Cheerleader, Jock, Valedictorian, Band Geek, Loner, Artist, etc?
I’m going to sound totally stuck up, but I was popular…LOL. I did my own thing, was friendly with everyone. I’m a vey outgoing person, so it worked in my favor. I dabbled in sports (Track & Field, Basketball), JV Cheerleading, Yearbook, TV Production, and the school newspaper. I was very active in the extra curricular stuff.
16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I LOVE where I live now: Annapolis, Maryland. I get all 4 seasons, we have such a beautiful state, I’d hate to leave it for too long. However, I fell in love with England when I went there in 2007, so I’d love to live abroad and find a hot Brit to marry. haha
17. PC or Mac?
All Mac all the time. I am a proud member of the MAC cult. I have had every iPhone model, several iPods, both an iPad 2 and now an iPad Mini, 2 MacBook Pros, and my pride and joy: my 24″ iMac.
18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, Boyfriend/Girlfriend?
My ex-boyfriend used to leave me random notes. He’d put them in places for me to find later: my wallet, my glove compartment, my inner pockets of my jackets– all really cutesy love notes and doodles. He was cute…still glad he’s my ex though. hahaha
19. Favorite Celeb?
Benedict Cumberbatch. Or as I lovingly call him: Benny. I am obsessed with him. And Sherlock.
20. Which blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
I’d love to be besties with one of my favorite Youtubers: Tyler Oakley! I LOVE HIM!!
Thanks for the tag, Kayla! Now I’m tagging:
Also, I’d love to learn more about YOU! Feel free to answer any of these questions within the comments, or be sure to leave the link to your post (if you post your answers elsewhere) so that I can read up on the things I may not know about you!
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