Hello, everyone! Heidi from Along the Brandywine has kindly nominated me for the Sunflower Blogger Award! Isn't that sweet? Thank you, Heidi! :-)
Here are the rules:
1. Share 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the questions set by your Nomination Blogger
3. Nominate 11 bloggers
4. Set questions for the nominated bloggers
Alrighty, so here are 11 facts about myself (I tried to make them as random and as interesting as possible :-P):
1. I have shoulder-length, wavy medium-brown hair that I usually wear down, and there's a joke in my family that I look a lot like Sully from the show Dr. Quinn (my favorite TV show). I've even considered leaving a small braid when I get my hair cut to complete the look, but I've never actually done it (yet). Actually, right now my hair is slightly longer than shoulder-length, and I'm debating whether I should get it cut so I'll still look like Sully or let it grow longer so I'll look like Hank. :-P That is the question.
2. Despite what you may have heard me say in the past, I now freely admit that I am quite a bit of a fangirl. I am notorious for founding fanclubs that don't actually do anything. For example, the East of Eden Fanclub, the Somewhere in Time Fanclub for Those Who Can't Afford to Be In INSITE, and the Unofficial Bruce Boxleitner Fanclub-- all of which are completely inactive. (Although if you want to join, you're certainly welcome. Any Bruce Boxleitner fans out there?)
3. My favorite actress is Jane Seymour, whom I have seen in six movies (maybe more?), as well as the amazing TV show Dr. Quinn, of which I have seen the entire series except some of Season 5. I've also read her Guide to Romantic Living and seen her A&E biography at least seven times, and between me and my sister Sadie we pretty much know everything there is to know about her. (At least, everything the adoring public is at liberty to know about her. Which is quite a lot, believe me.)
4. I have never read an entire Jane Austen novel. I know, shame and disgrace upon me.
5. I love writing and receiving handwritten letters, and I always seal mine with wax and my special seal which has an 'E' on it. I'm also very fond of cute stamps, and right now I'm using some that have Johnny Cash on them.
6. I have a stuffed rabbit named Elbert whom I received as a Christmas present when I was 2 years old. I have no clue why I chose to name him Elbert, but that's always been his name. He has been my favorite stuffed animal ever since, he has a very definite personality, and is very outspoken at times. And yes, he talks a lot and is actually quite famous among my family. If you know me well, you probably know Elbert.
7. Up until I was around 13, I usually had to go through a period of being indifferent to or even disliking a movie before I started to love it. I have no idea why this is, but it's almost always been true with my favorite movies. Thankfully I am now a little more sensible and not so hasty in my judgements!
8. I have been writing stories since I was 7 years old. I wrote quite a lot when I was younger and finished several short stories, which were mostly about the families and events my sisters and I made up while playing Barbies. (We've always been really good at playing Barbies-- we would set up entire towns in our basement and have long, drawn-out sagas about the Barbie families. It was kind of like an on-going TV show. You have not really played Barbies until you've played with the Anderson girls! :-P) However, lately I've had trouble working seriously on anything. I have no trouble coming up with characters and premises and all that, but I'm very impatient and have difficulty writing and finishing anything. (This can be extremely frustrating, since I've wanted to be a write for as long as I can remember!)
9. I was named after Emma Thompson. Well, sort of. :-P My mom really liked Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility, and besides that she just liked the name. But I like to say I was named after Emma Thompson. :-)
10. I haven't seen an animated movie in literally years; I don't even remember what the last animated movie I saw was. I really want to see Frozen soon! :-)
11. I am completely, head-over-heels in love with the A&E Horatio Hornblower series and everything about it. I've seen it probably five or six times, and it's a tradition in my family to watch it every year around Easter, because it was around that time of year when my parents first introduced it to my sissies and I. (Needless to say, I disliked it at first, but now they're my favorite movies ever.)
So now for the questions!
Do you have a favorite fairy tale? If so, what is it?
I've always loved Rapunzel, and I think that's still my favorite. My sisters and I are huge fans of the Barbie movie. We've seen it probably...oh, about a hundred times, and I'm pretty sure Sadie and I could quote the entire thing if given enough time. :-P The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson is another of my favorites, and I love pretty much all of the older Barbie movies. :-P
What are your thoughts on coffee? Tea?
I personally don't care for coffee, but of course I have nothing against those who do. People often drink coffee in western movies, so it's okay with me. :-) I do find it annoying, however, the way some people seem to think they simply cannot live without it. I like tea better, and I do enjoy drinking it once in a while, although I'm afraid I am rather fussy and there are very few kinds I like. But in general, I prefer cold drinks to hot ones.
Is there a good movie you've watched multiple times in the past year?
I usually try not to watch a move more than once in a year, even if I love it, because I don't want to get sick of it. :-P I actually don't think there are any movies I've seen more than once in the past year. However, last year I did watch seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey at leat twice (I may have watched some of season 1 three times, in fact). You can never have too much Downton Abbey, you know. *winks*
What was/is your favorite children's picture book?
My second-favorite children's author is Tasha Tudor, whose books I have been reading since I was just a wee little thing. Her stories are very sweet and nostalgic, and her writing style actually reminds me a lot of my own. My favorite of her books would be either Becky's Christmas or Pumpkin Moonshine.
So yeah, I don't really have just one favorite picture book. I have lots! :-)
If you were given the opportunity, would you rather travel to Hawaii or Australia? Why?
Hmm! This is a rather tough question. I'm not really that big on travelling-- I love to read about other places and dream about going there, but when it comes to actually travelling far away, I'd rather stay home and read a book, thank you. :-) Yes, I'm a home-body. But if I had to choose, I think I'd pick Australia. Don't ask me why, because I'm really not sure. :-P
What is a particular, specific way God has blessed you in the last week?
On Sunday I was blessed to be able to go see Les Miserables live on stage!!!! A local Christian radio station (well, sort of local-- about two hours from where I live) put on a production of it, and my mom and sisters and I went to go see it! It was especially exciting to see the musical live for the first time, since I've only ever seen the movie before. The show was amazing and it was really nice that it was done from a Christian perspective, with particular emphasis on the themes of forgiveness and compassion and repentance in the story. It was a really wonderful experience! :-)
|Sadie and I on the way to see Les Mis :-)|
Okay, I know this is the part where I'm supposed to nominate 11 bloggers, but since most of the bloggers I know have already done this award, I'm going to bend the rules a little and not nominate anyone. *smiles sweetly*
Thank you, Heidi! That was fun! :-)