Sunday, October 5, 2014

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I saw this post over at my buddy Micheline's blog, Lunar Rainbows, and thought it was awesome. I really enjoy reading these kinds of posts and figured I'd join in on the fun, so here goes:

1. How tall are you?
I stand a whopping 5'0"! And by "whopping," obviously I mean "not whopping."

2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
If I have a hidden talent, then it's still hidden because I got nothing for this question.

3. What's your biggest blog related pet peeve?
Captcha. I usually have a hard time deciphering those things and get frazzled when it complains that I've entered the jumble of letters/numbers incorrectly. Yes, spam comments are annoying, but I find Captcha even more so.

4. What's your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
Rudeness. There's just no excuse for it.

5. What's your favorite song?
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

6. What's your favorite Etsy shop that isn't yours?
I haven't checked out Etsy very much, which is a good thing because I'd probably spend a ton of money.

7. What's your favorite way to spend your free time when you're alone?
Reading, knitting.

8. What's your favorite junk food?
Reese's Peanut Butter anything: cups, pumpkins, Christmas trees, eggs. You get the idea.

9. Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
I don't have any pets of my own, but I do spoil the heck out of Ally and Melissa's dog, Tyler:

10. What are your favorite fiction and nonfiction books?
I don't read much nonfiction, but I do enjoy reading about medieval history. As for fiction, I'll keep it simple and name just a few of my faves: Persuasion by Jane Austen, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.

11. What's your favorite beauty product?
Clinique Almost Lipstick. Love that stuff!

12. When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
I'm really awkward and embarrass myself often. Last week I had one of those moments where you wave at somebody you think you know and upon closer inspection you realize the person is a total stranger and probably now thinks you're a weirdo.

13. If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tea, of the plain old Lipton variety.

14. What's your favorite movie?
Like the favorite books question, there are too many to list here, so I'll just pick a few: Dirty Dancing, the original Star Wars movies, just about every Marvel movie, The Little Mermaid, Frozen.

15. What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
Nerd, for sure, though it's taken all these years to embrace my geekiness and be proud of it.

16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Maybe England or Ireland. I'd consider going back to NYC as long as I didn't have to shovel snow.

17. PC or Mac?
As a college freshman I learned computer programming on a Mac, but everything was PC after that and has been ever since.

18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
Alas, I am still waiting to meet the real life counterpart to my fictional boyfriends.

19. Favorite celebrity?
Richard Armitage. My North and South DVDs are probably in danger of wearing out, particularly disc 2.

20. What blogger do you secretly wish you were best friends with?
I think of all of you whom I regularly chat with as besties. Seriously, I love you guys! ❤

If you decide to participate with a post of your own, please let me know, and I'll check it out!


  1. OMG Lee you are so funny and really, truly my sister! I want to take up knitting too! I used to crochet and cross stitch but my vision's so bad it's giving me headaches when I attempt to do so.

    LOL on the hidden talent & I'm a klutz and also embarrass myself on a regular basis. Like shit happens when I'm out in public.

    I wuv you too!

    1. Aww, you're too sweet my dear sister! :D I am totally helpless without glasses or contacts; I'm talking can't see myself in the mirror without being right on top of it bad. When I read that line in The Raven Boys about how Gansey had to hold his phone up to his face to see it, I knew he was my Raven Boy!

      Sometimes I think I was born to be a recluse because of all the cringe-worthy stuff that seems to happen to me whenever I'm out in public, lol.

  2. I'm short as well, not as short as you but I'm 5'3'' and I don't think I'm going to grow anymore :(. But I don't feel to bad about my height, because I know a lot of people shorter than me, like my Grandma is 4'8'' and whenever I see her I realize I can't really complain about my height.

    Ooooh, Ireland!!! I am in love with Ireland even though I've never been there before, but I've been dreaming of vacationing there since I was little. All the pictures I've seen of it are just so beautiful!

    OMG! The wave to strangers, i do that to often! Its just so embarrassing whenever it happens especially if the person you waved at looks at you trying to decide if they know you or not or when they shoot you a glance that tells you they think you are crazy.

    Sorry for the really long comment. It's been a loooong day and I ramble when I'm tired.

    1. Ireland is one of the places that I absolutely must visit one day. It does look extremely beautiful! I'd love to see Dublin, but I'd also love to be able to just take a walk through the countryside.

      Whenever I realize I've waved to a stranger (which is often, lol!), I have to get out of there as fast as possible without making eye contact because I'm just soooo embarrassed!

  3. I'm almost 5'2". I love being short though! Captcha drives me nuts as well. It's aggravating putting in the wrong combination until you get it right. The waving to strangers thing happens to me all the time. I have to add to that, waving to people you do know that don't see you so you don't get a response wave LOL Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Haha- yes! When someone I do know doesn't see my wave, that's when I have to quickly do that awkward thing where I act like I didn't mean to wave at all but instead was just pushing my hair back behind my ear. :D


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