If you are from Abigail’s blog, welcome! If you already read my blog regularly, welcome back! I’m participating in Abigail’s blog party, which she is hosting this week, so you should check it out and even join the fun. :] My name is Annie and as my header says, I blog about life, faith, writing, and basically anything else I can think of.
1. What’s your favorite time of day, and why? Right before bed, or a nap, when you’re about to fall asleep. Those are probably my most tranquil moments, moments in which I pray and just bask in the love, peace, and grace that God sees fit to bestow on me each day.
2. If health wasn’t an issue, what food could you live off of? My mom makes this delicious dish of rice, ground beef, and mixed veggies. There is nothing else that would take me as long to get tired of as this.
3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be? I’d wish for a gentler and less melancholy spirit, I think. I tend to come at things with a pessimistic and sarcastic view and sometimes that crosses the line into being caustic. It’s never my intention to hurt people’s feelings with some of the comments I make, but I wish I didn’t have the somewhat brooding moods that prompted said caustic commentary.
4. What’s one thing that you get teased about a lot? I’m an English geek. Believe me, I know it. (There’s a reason I chose to major in it. Ha!) My RA got positively gleeful over teasing me by changing the plural of moose into “meese” and “moosen” and disregarding subject verb agreement. Liz calls me “Magical Rhetoric” because I’m so particular about language and I often use the kind of diction you’d find in Jane Austen. My mom and Stephanie have frequently mentioned the fact that my eyes dart back and forth when I’m reading, because I do it so quickly. And because I’m good at spelling, classmates said I read the dictionary and some kids in my elementary school even called me the Walking Talking Dictionary. (I read once that that’s a mean nickname, being called “dictionary.” Personally, I never saw and still don’t see it that way. Then, it was because I was proud of being good at and recognized for my skill at spelling. Now it’s because I feel that true literacy is so infrequent among most students in the US that if you’re being called a dictionary in elementary school, you must be quite a well read person!) Basically, I get teased over everything and anything related to my obsession with words, language, and reading.
5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be? Ooh. This is a hard one. I don’t watch too many movies and not terribly many television shows either. I read a lot (obviously, as mentioned earlier), but there are so many books to choose from! I think I’d want to be in a Jane Austen novel, almost definitely Pride and Prejudice. I’d be Elizabeth. (Those who know me well will not be surprised at this. Ha!) Elizabeth just has a sort of freedom not commonly found among the women of her era, plus she’s witty, well read, and confident. I’ve always somewhat identified with her because of those characteristics. And now for some reason I’m thinking that while those who know me well might understand why I’ve chosen Elizabeth, they would actually say I’m Beatrice from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. I decline to explain why here, but if you insist upon knowing the reason I can explain further in a later blog post. ;]
6. If you could have one talent that you don’t already have, what would it be? I think I would want to be able to make people laugh. I’d want to be able to do stand up comedy or something–clean stand up, obviously. I have a sarcastic and ironic sense of humor, so what makes me laugh are the ironies of life, and I just don’t think that converts well to stand up. But mainly, I’d like to actually be able to make my friends laugh every now and again. Which I guess I do a pretty well enough job of at the moment, but I’d want to be able to do so more often, I think.
7. If money were no object, where would you go on vacation? Everywhere. Australia, Japan, and then I’d trek across Europe. I wouldn’t expect me back for a couple years… if ever….
8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing? Oh, everything. I’ve been told I’m a pretty good singer, and I’ll sing pretty much anything as long as I can get the hang of it. But if I really had to choose only one, I’d choose that slow, mellow pop that Bethany Dillon and Sara Groves write. It’s one of the things on my bucket list to write an album’s worth of songs as introspective, honest, and touching as theirs are.
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be? Borders. Without a doubt.
10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be? Probably about two hundred years ago. I would love to live in a society in which writing was so prominent. Newspapers were abundant, there were tons of periodicals and journals dedicated purely to literature, and writing letters was as common as updating your Facebook status. Besides the literature part, though, there must have been such a thrilling feeling to be able to say you were American, because the nation was still such a novelty. Although, I have to be honest. The irregular spelling would have driven me crazy. Thank the Lord for Noah Webster. That’s all I’ve got to say.
11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be? Orange. Before you ask if I’m crazy, I assure you I’m not, and I have a reason for choosing orange. To me it signifies boldness, and there is nothing more that I want than to live boldly, fearlessly, and deliberately every moment of my life. I think of this every time I see either or both of my two orange shirts in my closet, and to have a whole wardrobe of it would be a reminder every single time I saw my clothing of the mission I have set myself on.
12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be? [Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey] I’d probably be Sleepy. I often go to bed at about three in the morning later than most people and so I could probably take a nap every afternoon if I really wanted to. I also have the strange talent (along with my brother) of being able to drink a twenty fluid ounce bottle of Mountain Dew (yes, that means caffeine) and falling asleep minutes later. And I am not exaggerating.
13. What’s the last album you listened to? Fireflight’s “For Those Who Wait.” Yeah, I’m a rock music type of girl. Although I listen to pretty much everything and anything.
14. What’s something we’d be surprised to know about you? Well, um, I hate to make this admission, but I am not always that fond of poetry. Yes, seriously. I had to read a bunch of it yesterday for class this morning and I was surprised to find myself enjoying it. In fact, I liked a lot of it so much that I’ve got ten to fifteen poems saved as drafts on here that I’ll be sharing with you over the next month or so. I’ve shared some in the past–check under the label “poetry” toward the bottom of the right hand sidebar to find it. It’s not that I dislike poetry per se; I think it’s that I prefer prose about 23882735982370298340928305 times more. (That is only a slight exaggeration.)