Playing tag!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

There are some cute little surveys going around, and because I have a ton of work today I am of course going to answer them. Kind of. I am really lazy and am probably not going to tag anyone -- but if you decide to answer the questions comment and I'll go look at them. Deal? Deal.

First, I was tagged by Jenny at Alternate Readality, who is super awesome and isn't afraid to review a book she doesn't like. There are four rules, and I am only following two. I'm an evil cheater. 

The rules:
1 You must post the rules. Check. 
2 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the  people you’ve tagged. Check... half check? I'm too lazy to make eleven new questions. 
3 Tag eleven people and link to them on your post. Fail.
4 Let them know you’ve tagged them! Fail.

But here are the questions!

1 What is something you dread?  I am truthfully and deathly afraid of falling down in the shower, passing out, and drowning. Thus, I never lock the shower door, so people will be able to get to me if it happens.
2 What is your favorite food? Indian food, and also any kind of cheese (except Swiss)
3 What kind of car was your first car? My first car was a '95 Jeep Cherokee, and it was the best car ever. It died when my dad indulged in Cash for Clunkers and bought a Kia. Honestly, a Jeep in exchange for a Kia? Bad idea.
4 Picture taker or camera hog? Neither. I don't like having my picture taken and I don't like taking pictures. However, I love having pictures, so I am a Facebook-picture stealer.
5 Do you have any pets? My husband and I don't, but my dad has two horses and a dachsund, and I love them.
6 What would you do if you got to meet your movie star crush? Probably stutter awkwardly and blush.
7 What would you do if you met your literary crush? Author-wise, probably the same as the movie star crush, except worse, because I care more (because it is their brains I love, not their faces). If it was an actual fictional crush, I'd probably have to be dramatic and tell them we couldn't speak, because I am loyal to my husband, haha.
8 Socks on or off when you sleep? Ugh, off.
9 What book(s) have you been mad enough to throw across the room? The only book I violently threw down was Delirium. And I loved it. But that ending was brutal.
10 What book(s) have you hugged to your chest in love? The first book I ever remember doing this with was Redwall by Brian Jacques. I was so sad that it was over, and I wanted more. Little did I know there were 21 other books.
11 What was the name of a childhood stuffed animal? This is the weirdest name ever -- I had a little stuffed mouse named Pepina. I don't know where her name came from, but she was my best friend and she turned grey in a short period of time from all of my loving.

The other book blogger tag I got was from Sarah Says Read, who is also awesome and not afraid to hate on a book if she hates it. (I really like to be friends with blunt people in real life, perhaps this carries over to my book blogging tastes as well). Obviously, I am going to cheat on these rules as well, under the pretense that I have a lot of homework to do but really just because I am a lazy bum. 

1. Post rules. Win.
2. Post 11 fun facts about yourself.  Win.
3. Answer questions from the person who tagged you.  Win.
4. Make up 11 questions for people you tag.  Fail.
5. Tag 11 people. (Yeah I’m not tagging 11 people.) Fail.
6. Let them know they’ve been tagged. (I’m also not bothering to do this… if you see the post and see that you’ve been tagged, cool. Feel free to participate or not.) Fail. (I kept all of Sarah's parenthetical references to show that I am no the only cheater. Haha, just kidding. It is because I am lazy).

Okay, so eleven fun facts about myself:
1. Family rumor has it that we are related to Shakespeare. I've never seen the actual geneology, but it makes me feel cool.
2. I bought my husband a stuffed animal of the microbe that causes cavities for Valentine's day (he loved it).
3. I haven't bought beef at a store in over three years. My family raises cows and then slaughters them for our beef. 
4. I have eaten buffalo, bear, elk, deer, antelope, rabbit, pheasant, and goose -- all procured by my hunter-gatherer father (sorry if you are a vegetarian and I am offending you).
5. When I was in high school, I practiced the piano four hours a day. This is probably why I'm now somewhat socially inept.
6. I met my husband playing Scattergories when I was locked out of my apartment (this is what BYU kids do for fun). 
7. I'm working on my second bachelor's degree, and it took me five years to get my first one. *Wince*
8. I love Peeps. Seriously. Especially the chocolate covered ones.
9. My favorite store in the world is Anthropologie, and my biggest regret about not going to pharmacy school is the fact that if I were a pharmacist, I could afford to buy more things from them (nurses... eh, about half the salary. Good thing I love it). 
10. I have changed my major 7 times. This is why I am still working on undergraduate degrees after six years of college.
11. My favorite color is orange. My husband's, too. Therefore, our apartment can get a little... bright.

11 questions from Sarah:
 1. Do you like where you live? Eh.. ish. Our apartment is very small with little storage, so I am looking forward to moving somewhere bigger. I have lived in Provo for six years now, and while I love the mountains, the diverse food options, etc., I am looking forward to moving this summer. 
2. What would you do if you were omnipotent? Read minds and stress out about what everyone thinks of me, of course.  Um, kind of kidding. I would make all children get their immunizations, cure cancer, and make chocolate the healthiest vegetable, while sacrificing none of its delicious qualities. 
3. What’s your favorite holiday? Easter -- I love that it symbolizes the resurrection of Christ, and I love Cadbury eggs. 
4. What music did you like to listen to 10 years ago? Hmm.. when I was fourteen, I was just discovering pop punk. So, Yellowcard, Something Corporate, the Get Up Kids, etc. Not much has changed, apparently. 
5. What are your favorite websites? I like Pinterest quite a bit. And book blogs. 
6. What’s your favorite plant or flower? I love irises. One of the things I loved about going to BYU is that the hill I had to walk up from my apartment was covered with hundreds of irises in May. I should go take a picture of that before I move. 
7. Do you have any pets? Nope -- just my husband. :)
8. What are some of your favorite tv shows right now? I am in general not a TV watcher, but of late I have become obsessed with Once Upon a Time and Downton Abbey. And I do mean OBSESSED. I never thought I would wait for the end of the day so I could watch TV, but it has happened. 
9. If you could jump into any book, which would it be? The Night Circus. I would totally be a reveur. I even have lots of black, white, and red clothes. 
10. What’s your favorite joke? Why don't you shower with a Pokemon? Because he'll Pikachu, duh. 
11. If you could buy anything right now, regardless of the price, what would it be? Probably a house that moved everywhere my husband and I did (we are going to be moving a lot, because he just joined the Army) so we would never have to move, and it would be ours so I could make it cute. It doesn't have to be rational, right?
Okay, that was exciting. Thanks for indulging. Sorry I'm too lazy to tag anyone, but feel free to answer any of the following questions in the comments or your own post (Yup, I decided to write some after all):
1. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
2. What is your favorite book blog, and why should I read it?
3. What is your favorite spice (to use in cooking)?
4. What is your secret unfulfilled dream?
5. If you could travel anywhere in the world today, where would you go and why?
6. Who is your movie-star crush? 
7. What is your favorite fairy tale?
8. What is your favorite Disney movie?
9. Which disease do you think is the worst you could possibly get?
10. Which disease is your favorite?
11. What is your favorite song?


  1. LOL @ your both your #7 answers:) I never lock bathroom door while showering, either, for the same reason. A house that could move with you is a great idea! :)

    Oh, and I wanted to say, I love the new look of your blog (although, I loved the old one, too).

    1. Oh yay, I am glad I am not the only one! Haha. And thanks, the designer did a great job! I would definitely use her again if I ever had the need.

  2. Phew! Way to go answering ALL those questions. I feel like I know you much better now. I'd love a house that moved with me too, by the way. ;)

    1. Haha thanks! It was excellent procrastination. I guess there are houses that can move with people but they're called motor homes... that doesn't solve my storage problems!

  3. I had a stuffed bear that I named "Polar Puff". LOL young-me sucked at naming too.

    Also, you are SO LUCKY to have gotten to try all that hunting game!!! I'm dying to try rabbit, but it's not really sold in my area and I don't know enough hunters.

    Thanks for playing along! :-)

    1. Haha I think Polar Puff sounds like a cute name! Or a dessert. :)

      If you're ever in Idaho, come to my house and you can have game to your heart's content! :)

  4. I loved Redwall, too! I used to read those books aloud to my younger brother. Also: there are chocolate-covered Peeps?? Why didn't I know this???

    1. There are!! And it is prime season for them! There are "Peepsters" which are little chocolates with marshmallow filling (and they are the BEST) and also large Peeps with flavored marshmallow inside and a chocolate shell. I could go on for days. Haha.

    2. Peepsters?? Oh, my gosh, that's the cutest name ever! If I wasn't dead on my feet tired I would totally go to the store right now and get some :) Thank you for enlightening me!

    3. Peepsters?? Oh, my gosh, that is the cutest name ever. If I wasn't exhausted (and if it wasn't 10 o'clock at night) I would totally go to the store right now and get some! Thank you for enlightening me. It's so wonderful to meet someone else who loves Peeps as much as I do :)

    4. We are a rare breed! You should! I might go get some myself, I just ran out of (Christmas... haha) Peeps!


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