Sunday, May 20, 2012

I've been Tagged!

For the first time in my blogging history :D :D :D This makes me very happy for some reason...


Anyways, here's my answers to the tagging questions.

So.  Rules and Restrictions:
  1. It is imperative that these rules be plainly visible to all who can see and will see your blog. Therefore, post them at the top.
  2. Because random facts about people tend to captivate interest, post 11 personal and insignificant facts about yourself. 
  3. Answer your friend/acquaintance/fellow wanderer's 11 questions as well and as fully as you are able.
  4. Ask 11 more questions on hopefully philosophical orotherwise thoughtful subjects.
  5. Find 11 more  friends/acquaintances/fellow wanderers to tag--gently, please. 
  6. Go to their blogs and inform them of the happy fact that they are now Officially Tagged and Must Do Your Bidding.

      1. Have you ever been to a holy site in Europe? No, I haven't. I want to go on a pilgrimage sometime soon though. Perhaps to Chartres or something.

      2. Do you think makeup decreases or increases beauty? Depends on how much you use. :) Makeup is for enhancing the beauty that's already there, if that's what you mean.

      3. Is it easier writing poetry or a book? A book, definitely. I couldn't write poetry if my life depended on it. I mean, I could jot down a two lines that sorta rhymed, but I couldn't write poetry that would be good enough for public consumption.

      4. Do you think the culture needs to be more dignified? Absolutely.

      5. Do you feel closer to God during the day or night and why? I feel closer to Him during the day, because one: I'm awake and experiencing His creation and all His gifts, and two) nighttime is very lonely, so everybody feels farther away, including God. :P

      6. Is bike riding or running easier? Bike riding, but I do both. :)

      7: What is your prince Charming like? Haha, gentle, good with kids, taller than me, has a good singing voice or plays some sort of instrument, chivalric, mature, funny, quiet. Amazing good looks are preferred but not absolutely necessary. Apply here. ^_^

      8. Are you a night owl or early bird? Night owl, definitely.

      9. Do you like jewelry or flowers from your imaginary knight? ;) Flowers. :D Although it depends on the kind of jewelry...if it's a diamond ring, that's a WHOLE other story.

      10. Picasso: Genius or cookuu? Off his blooming rocker. :P

      11. Uh...JKF assassination. Conspiracy or not? (You don't have to answer that ;) ) Haha ehhhh......I actually have no idea. I'll do some research and get back to you on that. ;)

      Okay, here are my questions *evil chuckle/lightning flashes*:  

      1. What is your favorite book?
      2. What is the most embarrassing thing you've ever done/had to do?
      3. What is your favorite subject in school?
      4.  What is your favorite musical?
      5. Do you dream in color or black and white?
      6. What is your opinion of the state of the world?
      7. How would you go about fixing it?
      8. If you had three wishes, what would they be? (wishing for more wishes in any way, shape, or form is forbidden)
      9. What is your Prince Charming like? (even if you don't have one, you have to describe him lol)
      10. What is your opinion of college?
      11. If you could meet and spend an afternoon with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?

      I'm tagging everyone!! Including those poor unfortunates who are reading this post! Muahahaha.....and if you read this and do not comment with your responses, I will find you out.... ;)

      Thanks, Hannah, for the tag!!!!!! *glomps* 



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Excuses, Excuses...

Alright, so I know I've been neglecting this poor blog lately, but I have a few good excuses. One is schoolwork -- my main goal in life right now is to finish all of my schoolwork so I can take the SAT this autumn and start applying to colleges. *crosses fingers*

Two, we just got back from the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina! We spent a whole week with my mom's side of the family, and we had a blast. Aside from a little bit of sunburn on those who absolutely refuse to wear sunscreen. *whistles innocently* And the fact that we didn't get to take our annual ferry ride to Ocracoke Island because they were "shoaling" the Hatteras Channel. :( Apparently the government didn't give them enough money to properly shoal earlier in the year, so ferries were getting stuck out in the middle of the water, sometimes for hours. Obviously my parent's didn't want to be stuck out in the ocean in a car with six kids, two of whom are still in diapers. But later in the week we got to go to the aquarium (Hobbit* loved getting to see "Nemo" and "Dory"), the "Life is Good" store, the reenactments at Roanoke Island, and of course hang out with the family.

*In case you were wondering, whenever I refer to one of my family members, I'll use a nickname. As a point of reference, here they are in order from my dad to my youngest brother:

Dad - Aragorn

Mom - Arwen

Me :-)

Bro #1: Gandalf

Bro #2: Pippin

Sis #1: Galadriel

Sis #2: Hobbit

Bro #3: Samwise

So! Just a quick post for now, since I have to go babysit in about an hour. It'll just be the youngest girl today, so I foresee a nice relaxing afternoon. :) Later on I have an idea for a post explaining why J. R. R. Tolkien is better than C. S. Lewis. So stay tuned!