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50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked

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I’m back! To celebrate, here are the answers to more questions you don’t care about! (Real post tomorrow!)
  • 1. What’s your favorite candle scent?- Besides citrus, I love pumpkin.
  • 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?- Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Watson
  • 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?- I wish the Hemsworths were my brothers…
  • 4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?- 25 at the youngest (**** that’s only 7 years away!!!)
  • 5. Do you know a hoarder?-…maybe
  • 6. Can you do a split?- I can split my tendons. It’s not fun.
  • 7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?- 5. My daddy taught me.
  • 8. How many oceans have you swam in?- None. I can’t swim.
  • 9. How many countries have you been to?- Two.
  • 10. Is anyone in your family in the army?-Nope.
  • 11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?- Zelda, Rose, Echo, Amy, Beatrix, Lex, Selene, Chloe, Elsie, Mariel, Aliyah, Blair…
  • 12. What would you name your son if you had one?- Aiden, William, Jack, Xander, Wesley, Ewan, Ari, Daniel, Caspian, Benedict, Anthony, Topher….
  • 13. What’s the worst grade you got on a test?- 0%, when I was younger. I told the teacher that the test was stupid and meant nothing in the long term. Then I walked out.
  • 14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?- Arthur, Liberty’s Kids, Kim Possible, or Redwall.
  • 15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?- Sherlock. When I say I’m a hardcore Sherlock fan, you’d best believe me.
  • 16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?- Yes.
  • 17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?- British.
  • 18. Did your mother go to college?- She did, but didn’t get a degree because of me.
  • 19. Are your grandparents still married?- Yes!
  • 20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?-One…
  • 21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?- Oh lord! This question has a whole different meaning to me and my friends
  • 22. What’s the first amusement park you went to?- Silverwood, I think.
  • 23. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?- French.
  • 24. Do you spell the color as grey or gray?- Grey
  • 25. Is your father bald?- Nope!
  • 26. Do you know triplets?- Kinda. I know a triplet.
  • 27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?- Neither?
  • 28. Have you ever had Indian food?- Oh yes.
  • 29. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?- Boppin’ Bo’s
  • 30. Have you ever been to Olive Garden?- Yep. That used to be my favorite restaurant.
  • 31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ’s, etc.)?- Yes, yes
  • 32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?- The same thing
  • 33. If you have a nickname, what is it?- Do I have a nickname? Psh..here’s a list of my nicknames: Senorita Robynita, Robbit the Flobbit, Caliente, Brooke, The Silent Assassin, The Wall, Honey-badger, The Slayer, Buffy Summers, Thrace, Buffy Thrace, Bob the Tomato, The Walking Talking Human Encyclopedia, BookGirl, The Smexy One, Ninja Master, Dream Team, A-Team, Black Widow, and Red Leader
  • 34. Who’s your favorite person in the world?- My best friend.
  • 35. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?- Suburbs. Better wifi.
  • 36. Can you whistle?- Yes I can, Flo Rida.
  • 37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?- Nope.
  • 38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?- Sometimes I forget.
  • 39. Do you take any pills or medication daily?- I rarely take medication.
  • 40. What medical conditions do you have?- Blood/spleen issues, cyst issues, an allergy to cedar wood…
  • 41. How many times have you been to the hospital?- Um….
  • 42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?- Yes! I saw it in theaters!
  • 43. Where do you buy your jeans?- Thrift stores or JC Penney’s
  • 44. What’s the last compliment you got?- “You look like Keira Knightley”
  • 45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?- Actually, yes.
  • 46. What flavor tea do you enjoy?-Lemon. I love me some lemons.
  • 47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?- Too many.
  • 48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?- Read this blog. I’ll give you 3 guesses.
  • 49. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?- I was quite young. I told my parents that they could keep pretending if it made them happy. I was quite sassy.
  • 50. Why do you have a tumblr/blog?- Because I NEED ALL THE ATTENTION!

Well, that’s that.Props to my beautiful guest bloggers for holding down the fort. You are gorgeous and I adore each and every one of you. :*    I’M HOME!

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TV-Style Break-Up

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I haven’t ever been through a bad TV-style break-up. If you’ve ever watched a chick flick or any show that you can find by randomly clicking through channels, you know what I’m referring to.

A guy and girl will be dating and they are perfect together. Then suddenly, one or the other (usually the guy) will arrange a dinner/date/outing and then break the news that they’re no longer interested in their boyfriend/girlfriend. If the dumped person is a guy, then TV states that he will mourn by playing video games, withdrawing from society, clubbing (usually forced to go by a well-intentioned friend) and/or long walks by himself. If the person is a woman, however, she will respond by sobbing, eating unusually high amounts of carbs, watching sappy movies, listening to sad music, or some combination of these.

I’m not claiming that this necessarily represents reality. Although it might. Like I said, I’ve never been through a bad break-up. At most, I might be sad for a while. I think I cried once. But no romantic relationship that I have ever been in has been so

important to me that its termination would lead to a sorrow-and-ice-cream induced state of comatose. There are things that would trigger such a scenario, though. These include (in no particular order):

  • Cancellation of a favorite TV show
  • Listening to certain songs (An example, much to my everlasting shame, is “Please Don’t Leave Me” by P!nk. I know, I hate me too)
  • Watching certain movies (Old Yeller, Toy Story 3, Casablanca, Serenity etc.)
  • Any major fight with someone I’m close to.
  • Watching certain TV episodes [“The Reichenbach Fall” (Sherlock), “Doomsday” (Doctor Who), “The Lady of the Lake”  (Merlin)etc.]
  • Pretty much anything Rose/Doctor or Daniel/Vala related. Yes, I ship fictional couples with an enthusiasm that is quite sad from an objective point of view.
  • On a particularly emotional day, certain books have this effect.

And more, I’m sure.

The whole reason I’m writing this is that I feel like I’ve just been through a TV-style break-up. And I have a cold 😦 Sigh… oh well. Cue the ice cream, ridiculous movies, and Kleenex.

(I think I may have already posted something similar to this… 😛 )

Is this a normal thing? Do you ever have this feeling? I don’t think that I’m alone in this. I’d love it if you’d comment with what triggers TV-style break-up symptoms for you. Maybe we’ll have some in common!

See ya tomorrow!

Merlin, Christmas, and a bit about chick flicks

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Hello there!

So first things first: I did win NaNoWriMo but I didn’t finish my novel. It has decided that it wants to be more than 50,000 words and who am I to stand in its way? 😀

Now that I have that out of the way, you may be wondering what it is that I do when I’m not blogging, vlogging, tumblring, doing school, or getting injured. The answer to that comes in three parts, placed in the title of this post for your convenience.

My latest TV fascination sustaining me during the hiatus of Doctor Who is Merlin.  Basically, it takes the story of Arthur and Merlin, turns them into teenagers, and places them in a court where magic is outlawed. Is it cheesy? Definitely, but it’s fun. And it’s clean. Plus, it seems like everyone in the show is good looking. Yes, I can be that shallow.

Moving on… a good deal of my time lately has been spent on making Christmas presents, buying Christmas presents, wrapping Christmas presents, worrying that people won’t like their Christmas presents and so on. I have this mindset where I want to get The. Best. Present. EVER. for people. And consequently, I have this fear that after all the time and energy (but not money, because I’m poor) I spend on a present, it is simply destined for the re-gifting pile.

It’s not just Christmas though. Whenever I get a present for someone, I want them to love it. I want it to be personal. This translates into me rarely giving gift cards or money. I don’t want to give a gift just for the sake of saying I gave you something. Ramble over.

The third and final part of this post is the idea of chick flicks. For those of you who are unaware of what this genre is all about, we turn to the ever reliable Wikipedia:

Chick flick is a slang term for a film mainly dealing with love and romance designed to appeal to a female target audience. Although many types of films may be directed toward the female gender, “chick flick” is typically used only in reference to films that are heavy with emotion or contain themes that are relationship-based …”

That may be one of the broadest definitions I’ve ever heard, but it works for my purposes. Basically, a chick flick is a sappy romantic film that involves exaggerated plots, unrealistic relationships, and happily ever after endings. Right?

So, in that case, I would not consider myself a fan of chick flicks. Sure, there are a few I like (anything with Audrey Hepburn), but many of the “romantic” films I like have sad or even tragic endings (Casa Blanca, Phantom of the Opera). And what about films like Marie Antoinette (2006) which is female-oriented, but not relationship based?

Movies seem more complicated now than when I was a child. Then I could either like a movie or dislike it without having to explain why. Now? Not so much. 🙂

That’s all. I have a video project that I’m hoping to create during the Christmas break and I’ll continue editing (read: “finishing”) my NaNoWriMo. Is it ok if I simply bombard you with poetry instead of actual post until after the holidays?