The final installment of my Japanalogue will be the subject of my first video post, which will be coming very soon. I have received my video camera, or, as I like to refer to it, my ‘OMFG DID YOU SEE WHAT CAME IN THE MAILLLL”.
A better name is pending.
Today I want to do some linking, as I have been sadly lazy about passing on the blogs I adore. The best avenue for this is to exhibit the Honest Scrap award that I received from Solo Lisa! Thank you, lovely Lisa! I had, in the past, received an award from the glorious Amanda but had neglected to post it. I am rather awful about receiving nice things. Never invite me to your parties.
Anyways, the conditions of Lisa’s award state that I need to post the award to my blog, pass it on to seven fantastical blogs, notify said fantastical blogs, and tell the Internet ten things about myself. So I would like to pass this award on to:
- Ruby Bastille
- Lauren from Texas
- Chicken Soup for the Dorky Soul
- Blog for No One in Particular
- Lemon Love
And now for ten personal facts! I’m sure you all have been dying to know my favorite foods and happiest childhood memories. I have seen those Facebook searches, The Internet. I know what you’re looking for when you type Saturday Jane into The Google. So, just for you, and because the terms of this award demand it (and I do so love accolades) here are ten honest facts.
- I am oddly terrified of going down unfamiliar stairs. When my heel hits the step I can only imagine it slipping out from under me and sending me crashing the rest of the way down, leaving me on the floor, my skull smashed and my brain oozing slowly onto the hardwood. I don’t like stairs.
- I also am scared of zombies, but zombies are fictional. For now.
- My favorite card game is called Nertz, and is a version of competitive team speed solitaire. Go bug Brittney to teach it to you.
- I want my wedding ring to be an ungarnished brushed gold band.
- I’m fascinated with the names Peter and Adam. I’m not sure why! Possibly because of how old they are? Or basic? I have several characters with these names, but if any of those stories happen to get published, it would be cruel to use the names for my children. OH TORTURED CHOICES.
- I do not like tea. This was a problem in Japan.
- At a very young age I wanted to be an actor, but I was told that actors? Do drugs. So, being a good girl who wanted to be on the straight and narrow, I abandoned the idea of acting professionally so that I could stay blessedly sober. This did not stick, as I met a friend in college named Mike, who manufactures some dandy lemonade. Eat it, Little Me.
- I think kiwis are adorable. The fruit, not the bird. The bird is ugly.
- In an effort to avoid the Work Munchies (or the Wunchies, as I affectionately decided to call them just now) I have begun eating ice while I write. Bad for my teeth, good for quenching my urge to eat a bag of chili-cheese Fritos. A toss-up?
- People tell me I look like Ellen Page, which is confusing and flattering. If she had a turned-up nose and some chipmunk cheeks and the habit of chewing on her lips and a more prominent chin then yeah, I could totally see it.
There. Don’t your lives feel enriched now? You can ponder my wedding band preferences while you cook your morning oatmeal, and you may discover something magical about yourself.
Actually, writing out ten facts is pretty fun. You should try it as well, even if you don’t have a blog. It’s somewhat challenging to see if you are interesting enough for ten facts. Possibly you are a complicated soul with thirteen or even sixteen and a half honest facts to share with the world, or maybe you are a six-facter who needs a hobby and some further introspection. And even besides the number of the facts, there is the content. Are your facts quirky? Or sad? If the only things you can think of relate to the cleverness of your cat, then we should have a chat.
Send me an e-mail and we’ll find you a date or a good book.