Saturday, May 18, 2013

Elevensies Tag

I have been tagged by Melody of Regency Delight! I've never done this sort of tag before and I am quite excited about it. :) Here are the eleven questions:

1) What email server is your favourite? (You know, Gmail, Yahoo, ect.)

  Um.....Windstream, I guess? That's what my family uses, and I'm really not familiar with any other servers.

2) Which place in your own country do you most long to visit?

  The Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan, the site of Somewhere in Time. Also I would love to visit Colonial Williamsburg again, even though I've been there twice, because now it seems like a second home to me, and I've made some friends there I should be very pleased to see again. Plus, it's like stepping back in time into a little colonial village, and it doesn't get much better than that. :)





3) Who was the last person you emailed?

  Well, I don't really email a great deal....I mostly send letters instead, for old time's sake, and just because it's so much more personal and quaint. Plus, I am not unreasonably proud of my handwriting....*wink*. Heh. Seriously, I hardly email at all. I emailed an image to Miss Dashwood at Sink Me! yesterday, so that would be the last person I emailed.

4) Who was the last person you talked on the phone with?

  Heh. Well, I have a rather irrational fear of phones- that is, I answer the phone, but I feel extremely uncomfortable calling people- so I usually don't talk one the phone unless I absolutely HAVE to, which is not often. Last night at around nine thirty I received a very cordial recoded message from a very cheerful and overly enthusiastic Nature's Sunshine agent, who told me to have a "sunshine day", even though it was nighttime. After he had finished his lengthy presentation- with me laughing all the while- I gave him a polite "Yee-haw!" and hung up. So I suppose he was the last person I talked to on the phone. :P
  Oh, and I have a funny story about talking on the phone! When my sisters and I answer the phone, we're supposed to identify ourselves so that whoever's calling doesn't think they're talking to our mother- for example, "hello, this is Emma." My sister Sadie, however, doesn't like to say "hello, this is Sadie" because she says she trips over all the S's, and so for a while she would answer with MY name instead- and the funny part was that people would think she was me! Once our cousin called and she answered and he thought it was me for a long time, and then he said, "You know, you sound a lot like Sadie on the phone." It was so funny!

5) What is your favourite candy, chocolate excluded?

  If fudge counts, then there you are. If it doesn't, I would probably say maple sugar candy. I've never really  been much swayed by candy, especially hard candy, but I do really like homemade candy and maple sugar is kind of homemade. Sort of. :P

6) Within the next...oh, say, six months, what are you looking forward to the most? (As in, general life event.)

   My annual dance recital is coming up in June, and I'm quite excited for that because I have a legitimate solo for the first time ever! :) My class is performing Pas de Quatre, which looks like this:

I'm dancing the part of the dancer who's turned away from the audience.


 As lame as this may sound, I'm also looking forward to being finished with school soon...but in the next six months? Hmmm. I suppose I'm just looking forward to summer and all the excitement it brings for my family (we own a farm market :) and watching movies with Sadie (like East of Eden, come July.....) and just making the most of life!

7) Hardcover or softcover books?

  Hardcover, I suppose, although it really doesn't make much of a difference as long as it's in reasonably good shape. Also, it really depends on the book. ;P

 What's your favourite quote about....

8) Friendship: "My friends are my estate." -Emily Dickinson

9) Music: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."  -Victor Hugo

10) Books: "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid."  -Jane Austen

11) So, you're standing in a group of three people (this includes you) where one person is a friend-ish acquaintance and the other person you don't know so well. You're not really adding that much to the conversation, but then the person you don't know so well criticizes one of your favourite books/movies/ characters, ect. What do you do? Scowl and shut up, jump into defence, or other?

   Jump into defence!!!!!! Well, actually I would probably launch into a debate with the other person about the matter on which we disagreed, because they may have a point. I've been known to do it before.:)

 Well, that was fun! Thank you, Melody! And since I am now commissioned to tag eleven other people, I hereby tag....

-Sadie Ann

-Melody

-Miss Elizabeth Bennet

-Miss Laurie

-Belle (and Addy and Emma)

-Miss Dashwood

-Hayden

-Alexandra

-Miss Bea


Here are the eleven questions:

1. What is your favourite season?
2. Would you rather live in early 19th century England, or late 19th century America?
3. Have you ever seen any American Girl movies, and if so, which is your favourite?
4. Which would you rather be: divinely beautiful, dazzlingly clever, or angelically good? :)
5. List your top three favourite literary heroes.
6. List your top three favourite literary heroines.
7. Would you rather live in a charming English farmhouse in the country, a large country manor, or a posh London townhouse?
8. What is your favourite historical drama? (For example, war movies, movies about important times in history, namely American history.)
9. Which prominent historical figure would you most like to meet?
10. What is your favourite era of fashion? (For example, the Regency, the Victorian period, the colonial period.)
11. Do you prefer wildflowers or "hothouse" flowers? :P

 Well, that's it! Have fun! (And you can tag me back if you want to, but if you do I probably won't tag eleven other people again because then it would just go on and on and on and on.........) ;D


     

9 comments:

  1. Well, when somebody tags me back I just answer the questions in a comment, so here goes. :)

    1. What is your favourite season?
    Autumn.

    2. Would you rather live in early 19th century England, or late 19th century America?
    Ummm... haha. Both. I guess probably late 19th century America if I'm being completely prudent, but my first instinct is of course early 19th century England. BESIDES THEN I MIGHT MEET JANE AUSTEN. :D :D :D I would seek her here, there, and everywhere. ;)

    3. Have you ever seen any American Girl movies, and if so, which is your favourite?
    I have seen most of them. My favorite? Mmm... probably Samantha. But in general the movies make me angry for being so unlike the books! They are fun by themselves though...

    4. Which would you rather be: divinely beautiful, dazzlingly clever, or angelically good? :)
    I've given this question some thought before... and I think I'd have to go with dazzlingly clever. It would be nice just to have a third of each, though.

    5. List your top three favourite literary heroes.
    1 & 2: Tie between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightley.
    3: Henry Tilney. :)

    6. List your top three favourite literary heroines.
    Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse and... well, I used to say Marianne Dashwood but I'm not as sure anymore. But one of the other JA heroines. It fluctuates depending on my mood. ;)

    7. Would you rather live in a charming English farmhouse in the country, a large country manor, or a posh London townhouse?
    A large country manor. (Preferably in England.)

    8. What is your favourite historical drama? (For example, war movies, movies about important times in history, namely American history.)
    Well, I don't tend to watch very much history stuff, hahaha. Especially not about America... :P Sad, that. I don't know of many films about history that aren't documentaries, though.

    9. Which prominent historical figure would you most like to meet?
    Does Jane Austen count? No? Well... I don't knowwww. Wow, I seem like such a frivolous creature... I'd get advice from family and friends, haha.

    10. What is your favourite era of fashion? (For example, the Regency, the Victorian period, the colonial period.)
    The Edwardian Period. Some of the dresses are to die for. (Okay, not literally. Haha.)

    11. Do you prefer wildflowers or "hothouse" flowers? :P
    I like them each in their place. ;) I would find it a very romantic gesture to have hand-picked flowers, but where on earth could you get them nowadays and it wouldn't be considered trespassing and violating somebody's property? ;)

    Now to remark on your answers...
    I love writing letters too. :) I don't have as many pen pals as I used to, though. A lot of people consider themselves too busy to write letters... and stamps are not exactly cheap. I like a mix of email and letters myself, with people I correspond with often; and just letters is fine with people I don't correspond with as often. :)

    You have an irrational fear of phones tooo! Hey, let's make a club. ;) Haha. I dislike calling people but I hate answering the phone possibly just as much because we don't have Caller ID and you... never... know... who... might... be... on... the... other... end...
    O_O
    Hahahahaha.

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    1. Hehe, we could call it the "bring back telegraphs and do away with phones" club. We could also incorporate Barbie movies somehow.... :P We don't have caller ID either, so that does make it a little scary!
      We have a little forest and a big field behind our house, so usually that's where I can find some wildflowers...but I have been known to steal them from other people's property! Don't tell. :P It's not as though I'm thinking, "oh, I'm going to steal these flowers", it's more like, "oh, pretty flowers....I'd really like to take some home." I stole a few daffodils from a restaraunt parking lot once. That was a big break. Anyways, enough about my exploits: yes, Jane Austen totally counts. I was thinking more along the lines of Robert E. Lee and Emily Post and Dorthea Dix, but Jane Austen is definitely a notable historical figure. And the question about the historical movies was kind of born out of the fact that at the time of composing the post I was listening to the utterly GORGEOUS Gods and Generals soundtrack, and simply wondered if anyone else out there shared my sentiments on war movies. Apparently not.....kidding! I understand, they're not everyone's cup of tea. However, I would highly recommend The Blue and the Gray if you want to watch a REALLY good hhistorical drama. :)

      ~Emma Jane

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    2. Haha, you mean turn it into a "random things we have in common" club? ;D
      You have a little forest behind your house... JEALOUSY. Sigh. And very evil of you to pinch the flowers, m'dear.
      Oh good! Jane Austen counts! How nice.
      Yeah, war movies are definitely not my thing. But of course, I am not "anyone". I'm just me. ;)

      Oh, and as for biofics, I think I like The Young Victoria better than Amazing Grace. And I like Miss Potter better than both of them. :P I wish there was a movie about JA I could like, but the only one I could even tolerate was Miss Austen Regrets, and I'm not about to sing its praises... haha.

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  2. Oooh, fun questions! I've already done this on my blog so I'll just do like Melody and answer here. :D

    1. What is your favourite season?

    Spring! Well, if it weren't for my horrendous pollen allergy. I'd like to be able to appreciate the balmy air and the pretty flowers without wheezing and sneezing. :D

    2. Would you rather live in early 19th century England, or late 19th century America?

    Ummm... hmmm... both sound appealing. England would be fun because that's Jane Austen's time period (thank you, my dear) but then America would have more modern conveniences at the end of the century and better standards for personal hygiene. Heh. So... I'd have to go with late 19th century America. Besides, all of JA's books would be readily available to the public by then. :D

    3. Have you ever seen any American Girl movies, and if so, which is your favourite?

    I've seen all four, and my favorites would have to be either Samantha or Kit. I do hold a grudge at all the movies, though, for not sticking closer to the books. Dastardly indeed.

    4. Which would you rather be: divinely beautiful, dazzlingly clever, or angelically good? :)

    A mix of all three. ;)

    5. List your top three favourite literary heroes.

    Mr. Knightley, Sir Percy Blakeney, Gilbert Blythe.

    6. List your top three favourite literary heroines.

    Elinor Dashwood, Elizabeth Bennet, Amy Dorrit/Jane Eyre (can't deciiiiiiiide...).

    7. Would you rather live in a charming English farmhouse in the country, a large country manor, or a posh London townhouse?

    Ooh, both the country manor and the English farmhouse sound appealing. How about one for the summer and one for the winter?

    8. What is your favourite historical drama? (For example, war movies, movies about important times in history, namely American history.)

    Amazing Grace! I really want to see that again... wait, does it have to be American? Hmm... I haven't seen many American movies, to be honest. My taste runs to the British side of things. Can't think why.

    9. Which prominent historical figure would you most like to meet?

    Eleanor Roosevelt would be fun to meet. Also... hmmm... ooh, Lady Jane Grey! And Jane Austen of course. :D

    10. What is your favourite era of fashion? (For example, the Regency, the Victorian period, the colonial period.)

    Edwardian, hands down. I love the Civil War era too, but some of those hoopskirts are too extreme even for me.

    11. Do you prefer wildflowers or "hothouse" flowers? :P

    Both!

    That was fun. :D And I'm amused that so many of my answers were similar to Melody's... though not at all surprised. :D

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    1. Haha, and Amy, you USED to say your favorite season was autumn too... I remember. :P I used to not decide very well between the two but now I've decided on autumn because spring is a lot more flighty and the beginning of fall starts with everything full-grown whereas a lot of spring can look more like winter. ;)

      And you like Gilbert better than Mr. Darcy, do you? Oh deauh. And goodness knows who else. As Jane likes to say, "Poor Mr. Darcy!" I must finish that post about him. One of these days. :P

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  3. I loved reading your answers, Miss Dashwood! I too have a horredous pollen allergy, but mine is worst August through September, so I'm perfectly fine now. :) But I do feel for you, my dear! It seems those people who are not afflicted with allergies cannot comprehend the misery of those of us who are!
    Dear me, I had no idea that the American Girl movies were so unfaithful to thte books! I suppose I ought to read more of the books- I've only read the Molly series (and I just plain didn't care for the Molly movie), the Kirsten series, a few of the Felicity books...and maybe a few of the Kit books, in the dear old dead days gone by? I can't remember. I did read one Samantha book too, come to think of it. Oh well, I stilll love the movies!
    Yes, Amazing Grace totally counts! That is one of my very favourite movies EVER. It doesn't have to be American, I was just in a very patriotice mood while I was making up the questions (I was listening to the Gods and Generals soundtrack...) and so I wondered if anyone loved American war movies as much as I....:)
    Thank you for joining my blog, dear! :P

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  4. Oh yes! My Mom and Ally LOVE "Somewhere In Time" In fact I don't know if I have told you yet, but my Mom and Dad went there for their last anniversary (to Macana Island I mean) and the pictures they too were beautiful! They even stayed in the grand hotel and have a picture by the tree where Miss McKenna says "Is it you?" yeah I know pretty cool, that's what I thought too! :) Love your answers, I love seeing people's different views on things. I enjoyed this immensely!
    -Belle

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  5. Yes, I know from reading your sister Alexandra's blog that she loves Somewhere in Time. :)It's one of my favourite movies to! I also read about your parents going to Mackinac Island- that must have been so special! I'm sure the pictures were very beatiful. :) I would so love to see that tree someday!
    Oh, and thank you for joining my blog! (I get really excited when I see I have a new follower!)

    ~Emma Jane

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  6. Oh yes, and I apologize, I meant to follow your blog a LONG time ago! But I'm not sure what happend, you know how blogger is these days :) I guess when I added you, it didn't work, sorry :)

    -Belle

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