20 Things You Might Not Know About Me Blog Tag

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This blog post is part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. She began this blog tag experiment to build community among creatives, help bloggers to connect more and get to know each other better. But, I thought you all might like a little peek into some little known facts about me as well. If you blog and would like to participate or want more info, check out April’s beginning post right here.

I found this on Beryl’s blog, who is an amazing photographer and blogger. I wasn’t tagged directly by her, but April’s site said “you!” as the tenth person, so I’m jumping in with both feet. Here goes!

Question 1: How tall are you?
5’3″ and 3/4.

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
I can write in cursive backwards. When I was younger I read that Leonardo Da Vinci could write backwards because he was left-handed, and wrote this way so as not to smear the ink as he wrote. I am left-handed too, so I tried it, and it came quite easily. I used to write notes to my friends in high school like this, and they’d hold it up to a mirror to read them.
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Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
The blog-speak stuff I see so often. I get that people write the way they speak, but there are days I feel like if I see one more “y’know” or “Wellll..”, or whatnot, my eyes will bleed.

image courtesy of coolspotters.com

image courtesy of coolspotters.com

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
When “funny” animal videos online are really signs of serious, dangerous behavior problems.

This is resource guarding, and it is not funny at all.

Also, people saying, “I’m so OCD,” (or other disorders). Nope. No, you’re not. Cut that shit out. And learn what OCD really is.

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Question 5: What’s your favorite song?
I love so many songs!! One of many is…

Question 6: What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
My friend, Chel, makes beautiful art and jewelry over at gingerblue studios

And my friend, Melissa, makes awesome felt creations at The Delightful Bee

Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
When I’m alone…. *squints, trying to remember*… Hehe! ;) I like to just browse Facebook, read novels, write something, journal, take a walk by myself, stuff like that.

Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food?
It’s a hard call. Sugary coffee drinks (like caramel frappuccinos), cake pops, and brownies all immediately come to mind.

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
Yes I do! Tails, my 5 yr old grey tabby, and Ashton, my 1 yr old chihuahua/dachsund/jack russell mix. I love them incredibly.
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Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?
nonfiction: Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller, just a truly wonderful read

fiction: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (don’t even look up what it’s about, you don’t want to ruin it for yourself, just read it!)

Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?
Coconut Lime hand soap from Bath and Body Works – I freaking love this stuff, and should really buy it more. The scent of it just makes me feel happy!

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
Oh god, I do embarrassing things all the time. I frequently tell cashiers that I don’t need a receipt, then stand there waiting for it anyway, forgetting that I said I didn’t need it. I think them handing it to me was a signal our transaction was complete for such a long time, that now, even when trying not to hoard little bits of paper I’m just going to toss out someday after having it sit in my wallet for far too long, I still just expect it. Or something. Does carrying my screaming child out of a Rite Aid the other day count as an embarrassing moment? Because that happened, too.

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Mandarin Lime Hansen’s soda, probably. I’d say coffee, but it upsets my stomach too much to commit to for life. And I like tea a lot, but… I need the bubbles. Hansen soda it is!

Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and My Neighbor Totoro. 3-way tie! :D (I’m really bad at picking just one of anything, in case that wasn’t apparent, yet!)

Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
Definitely band geek.
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Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I would love to live in Melbourne, Australia. I did a study abroad program there and loved it!

Question 17: PC or Mac?
PC

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
Even though it was probably more for Homer’s benefit than mine, I’m going to count it: After over a decade of saying he could never have a dog due to his lifelong phobia of them, Joe finally said we could get a dog, and now we have Ashton. <3

Question 19: Favorite celebrity?
Matt Smith, Kevin McKidd, and Lee Pace (again, I can’t choose just one!)
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Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?
Probably Karen Maezen Miller, I’d love to just meet her and hang out, because she seems like a really interesting person.

Tagging some of my fellow Catch the Moment peeps:

The Maiden Metallurgist

Simply Stavish

& Anyone else who wants to!

Here’s how you play:

1. Copy and paste the questions below and then answer and turn them into a blog post. Or, record a video answering these questions and upload it to your blog post.

2. At the bottom of your post, tag anywhere from 2-10 bloggers you want to see answer these questions. (I also suggest hitting up your tagged people via social media just to let them know you tagged them to do this tag challenge.)

3. Use the title: 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me Blog Tag. Once you’ve hit publish, leave a comment below with the link to your post.

4. Use the hashtag #20ThingsBlogTag when sharing on social media so we can all find your awesome posts!

If you don’t want to or don’t have time, please don’t worry about it!! Just thought it’d be fun. :)