Friday, September 4, 2015

All Those Lovely Questions

I've been nominated a second time for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

...and I'm positively delighted!   Thanks ever so much, Naomi, for tagging me!  

First off, I guess I'd better mention the rules.  Because, you know, these tags have rules and we must always mention them whether we follow them or not.  *wink*

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2.  Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten other bloggers

There you are.  Now you can all keep a close look out and see which rules I follow and which rules I don't.  Haha!  Though I'm guessing you already have a pretty good idea which ones I'm going to skip.  (Why, yes, of course it will be the last two.  How clever of you.)  Seriously though, I think I won't nominate anyone today, or come up with any new questions, because I did this tag already and I don't want it to get too repetitive for people.

Alright.  Let's begin.

1. Describe your eyes.

(Was that a question, or a command?  :)  No, it's okay.  I will obey.)  Brown.

(By the way, I do not look like this girl.  I just included her because she has brown eyes.  What's wrong with that?)

...Haha.  Okay, I know, that was a pretty lame description.  Let me try again.  My eyes look like...eyes.  (Obviously.)  They're brown--sorry I think I said that already.  They're rather large (or so I assume as my mom used to tease me whenever I'd open them extremely wide that I'd better not let them get any larger or they'd pop out of my head).  They have permanent dark circles under them (which I hope are not too awfully noticeable) on account of my not getting enough sleep.  And they have very distinct little crinkles along the sides when I smile.  (Did I do alright?) 

(Oh, and you don't think I used too many parenthesis, do you?  Because, really, I don't like to overdo things.  (Heehee.))

Moving on...

2. What's the last thing you bought?  (And food doesn't count.)

An LP record of one of my all time favorite singers, Andrew Culverwell.  He is a Christian artist who wrote music mostly during the 70's and 80's.  And his music is SO good...and I mean SOOOO good.  I am currently collecting all of his old albums and hoping to get a record player some day so that I can listen to them--you know, because when you buy music you usually want to listen to it. 

3. Do you keep a diary?  (And do you let people read it, or is it filled with dark secrets?)

I used to keep a diary, but I was never very good at it.  I wrote a few things that would be classified as secret, but mostly I wouldn't wish anyone to read it simply because the writing is so painfully bad.  I do like to share some of my earliest journal entries with my siblings, though, because it's SO much fun to laugh over my atrocious spelling errors.  (For example:  millck [milk], orenj jous [orange juice], holde hanes [hold hands], shoosh [shoes]...I'm not kidding.  It was that bad.)

4. If you could choose, have pink hair for a week, or have one encounter with Blandois from 'Little Dorrit' in the night on a lonely road? (For those of you who haven't read or seen Little Dorrit, Blandois is this horrible character who turns blood into ice. (not literally.))

Okay, well I really liked Olivia's answer over at Meanwhile in Rivendell, but of course I can't steal it, so I'm going to have to go with my original answer.  As Blandois is NOT the kind of person one would like to meet on a lonely road...

(What makes you think I would ever choose to meet up with such an odious man?  You must be joking!)

...I'm afraid I'm going to have to suffer through having pink hair for a week.  Ugh.  BUT WAIT!  First, I'm going to find a very beautiful, and stylish, hat that will completely cover my hair.  Because I simply will not  be seen in public with my hair in such a state.  (Or maybe I will just stay quietly at home until my hair turns brown again.  That's also an option.)
5. What do you imagine I look like?  (I'm curious.)

This is a rather tough one, as I don't have a very distinct mental image of you.  I guess I'd have to say that I imagine you as a girl with dark, wavy hair and a face that is covered with a large red box which reads, "20 Facts about Me."  Haha.  However, if I let my imagination go somewhat further, I'd say--in my mind--you have a very lively sort of face, with a lot of expression, and a huge infectious grin.  I imagine you to be short rather than tall, and very energetic and fond of skipping about the house.  Do I come close in any particulars? 

6. Did you ever believe in Santa Claus?

Never!  And I would have been totally affronted had anyone suspected me of such a thing.  I was far too clever!  Haha! 

7. When do you allow yourself to start listening to Christmas songs?

I don't really allow or disallow.  I just listen to it whenever I feel like it.  Which really isn't that often except around Christmas...though I do play Christmas carols on the piano at random times throughout the year.  Just because.

8. Do you have a pair of pink shoes?  (Because I think I want them.)

Oh, I used to.  They were light pink sandals which I wore for my brother's wedding, but I don't have them anymore.  (Sorry, Naomi.)

9. When you say the word 'brother' in a British accent, do you end up saying 'brotha' or 'brother'?  (Because often when people try out British accents, they make the mistake of doing the latter.)

I'm not sure I've said brother in a British accent all that much...but I think I would tend to say 'brotha'.  Anyway, I hope I would, as that is obviously the correct way.  And I do so like to be correct about things.

10. Which literary character can you mimic the best?

Ach.  I don't know.  I can't think of any.  When I was younger I used to be pretty famous for my impersonation of Mrs. Gummidge from BBC's David Copperfield (1999).  However, I'm not sure if that was because I was actually good at mimicking her, or if my fame simply arose from that fact that it was totally hilarious to see a nine-year-old girl wailing, "I'm a lone lorn creature, Danel, and everything goes contrary with me!  I make the house un-CUMFtable.  Oh, I DO!"  (Boo hoo!)  :)

Well, that's it.  That's the tag.  I followed all the rules...except the ones I didn't...and now I really must be off!

Thanks again, Naomi!  These questions were so much fun to answer!

So long, everyone!


  1. Yay! Thank you so much for answering these, Miss March! :-)

    Yes, you did very fine with your eye-description. I loved your answer for that, in fact. :-) (And who IS the brown-eyed girl in the picture? I seem to recognise her from a Musical.)
    Oh, I've never heard of Andrew Culverwell. He sounds very good - I'll have to check him out! :-)
    Goodness! Your old spelling mistakes made me laugh! ("Shoosh" was my favourite. Haha.) I didn't have that problem because when I was young I mainly wrote Dutch - and the Dutch spelling is very simple and sounds just the way you pronounce it. English is a very hard language for spelling - because there are a lot of letters you don't pronounce. :-)
    Haha, you stole Olivia's answer. :-D
    HAHA! You imagine me with a box on my face. I'm sorry I put that box on the picture, Miss March, but it was that or nothing. :-) I love your description of me, but I'm not very energetic. In fact I'm the one 'who always sits' in our household. (Because I'm always reading or writing, haha.) :-) But I DO like skipping around in our house, yes. :-)

    Thank you!

    ~ Naomi

  2. Aww! Thanks. I enjoyed answering the questions. :)

    The girl in in the picture is Lesley Ann Warren. I've only seen her in one movie, The Happiest Millionaire. It's an old Disney musical, rather similar in style to Mary Poppins. (The Sherman brothers did the music for both films.) It's a really fun of my favorites.

    Oh, you really should check out Andrew Culverwell's music. I realize everyone's style in music is different so you might not like his songs as much as I do, but if you want to give them a try you can find some of his songs on youtube. They tend to grow on you, so sometimes listening to them more than once is really helpful. :) I just really appreciate his songs because they're so simple and yet packed with so much truth, and heartfelt devotion to God. Very inspiring and uplifting.

    Oh lucky you! You got to start with a language that makes sense! :) Haha! English really is crazy sometimes.

    You're the one who 'always sits' in your household? Oh my! That sounds like me! I'm not very energetic either. I keep telling myself I need to exercise more...but it never happens. :/

    Thanks for your comment!

    ~Miss March

  3. Haha, I too like to read some of my earlier journal entries to my brother. Just what you write about and how you write when you're 12 years old is....*shudder*. It's actually very painful to read. ;)

  4. Haha, great answers;)

    "You know, because when you buy music you usually want to listen to it." HahahaXD

    I hear you about permanent dark circles. I have them, too. Blehh:-/

    Oh, you mentioned my answer! Thanks ever so much:D Yours was pretty cool anyway, though!

    I sometimes reread old journals and old stories I wrote...t'is embarrassing...

    1. Thanks, Olivia!

      Oh my yes! Those dark circles! Blehh. I really need to work on going to bed earlier. (I always say that, but then I never do! Haha!)

      You're welcome! I really did think your answer was very clever! :) And, aww! Thanks.

      Oh, I know! Some of my old journal entries are SO awkward. And kind of boring, too. Sometimes I would try to sound grownup...and that just didn't work very well, AT ALL. Haha!

      Thanks so much for your comment! :)