Hello friends! Well, it appears I've been tagged again with the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by this nice girl named Naomi (anybody know her?) Now, I don't like to do tags too often because they distract me from all the other awesome and fabulous posts I want to write for y'all, but I've got to do this one because the questions look like such fun. :-) Plus, this Naomi girl is very nice and always comments on my posts. Hmm. I'd like to get to know her better.
So. There are rules for these things, so here they are:
- thank the blogger who nominated you (I think I did that -- yes, I did.)
- put the award logo on your blog (check!)
- answer the ten questions set to you (in due time)
- make up ten questions for your nominees to answer
- nominate ten other bloggers
1. Describe your eyes, please.
Well, since you said please. Right now, with seasonal allergies running rampant, my eyes are very pink and runny....y'all ever seen that Christy episode where Becky O'Teale has trachoma? Yeah, that's what my eyes look like right now.
BUT usually they're very pretty. :-) I think my eyes are my best feature, actually. They're dark brown and shiny with little stars in them. (No, really.) They look a lot like Robert Lindsay's eyes:
We also have the same nose. My sister says I just plain look like Robert Lindsay, period. Except I don't have that cool scar on my forehead.
2. What's the last thing you bought? (And food doesn't count.)
*thinking*....Probably the stack of books I bought at a library sale a couple weeks ago. Among them were Rebecca, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, and Betsy-Tacy (which I already read and it was abso-tootly ADORABLE.) I love booksales. :-)
3. Do you keep a diary? (And do you let people read it, or is it filled with dark secrets?)
I do keep a diary...sort of. That is, I keep a notebook in which I write down any and every little thing that comes to my mind that requires writing down (which is basically a diary, haha.) I don't call it a diary, I just call it a notebook.
Do I let people read it? Um, NO. I doubt anyone would want to! It's not filled with dark secrets. It has some secrets, yes. But mostly it just has pages and pages of ramblings about my novels, my feelings, my life. I also write down things that I've heard people say that I thought were funny or interesting.
4. If you could choose, have pink hair for a week, or have one encounter with Blandois from 'Little Dorrit' in the night on a lonely road? (For those of you who haven't read or seen Little Dorrit, Blandois is this horrible murderer who turns blood into ice. (not literally.))
AHHHH!!! Well, I should absolutely hate to have pink hair...but that would be better than getting murdered, which is what could happen if I ran into Blandois! So, I'll take the pink hair, thanks. Just promise me it washes out after a week, okay?!
5. What do you imagine I look like? (I'm curious.)
Well, I KNOW what you look like! *tee-hee* "But if you'll let me tell you what I IMAGINE you look like, I think you'll find it a lot more interesting." :-D
You have brown hair, of course. It's long and very frizzy and curls around your face like you've been running a long time in the wind, even when you haven't. You're not very tall, but not very short. You have two eyes (most people do, after all :-)) the color of faded moss. Your skin is light and peachy, rosy and happy, and you're almost allllways smiling because you have so much to be glad about. You talk very fast, and sometimes you trip over words (which is adorable in person, but sometimes hard to understand over a long-distance telephone call) because you have lots to say and you're enthusiastic about what you're saying. You look like the kind of girl who loves to love things, and you "look like a girl who feels beautiful."
Folks, that's what Naomi looks like.
6. Did you ever believe in Santa Claus?
Flat-out NO. Never did. I was a very clever child, I was. In preschool I got in trouble for telling another little girl that Santa Claus didn't exist.
7. When do you allow yourself to start listening to Christmas songs?
Usually the VERY TAIL END of November. I am not one of those nuts who likes to start listening to Christmas music in September. Nope. I LOVE Christmas, but I'm in no hurry for it to get here! I want my fall first.
8. Do you have a pair of pink shoes? (Because I think I want them.)
I don't! All my shoes are either brown or black, come to think of it. I'm a very dull dresser, I guess. I don't have many things that are pink.
9. When you say the word 'brother' in a British accent, do you end up saying 'brotha' or 'brother'? (Because often when people try out British accents, they make the mistake of doing the latter.)
*tries it out first*
Okay, it sounds more like 'brotha'. Unless I'm doing a working-class, cockney English accent, in which case it comes out more like 'bro-ther.' I don't know. I try.
10. Which literary character can you mimic the best?
Well, I do a pretty good interpretation of the monstrous Elkanah Bent from the North and South trilogy. ("I have extraordinary leadership abilities!") *ahem* I can also do Mr. Smallweed from Bleak House pretty well. ("Put me down and shake me up!") I try to do Woodrow Call from Lonesome Dove in Tommy Lee Jones' voice, but I just can't. "It ain't against the law for you to work, Augustus." See, it doesn't work.
Now's the part where I nominate ten bloggers....which I thought about doing, but then I decided that since I already did this award once and nominated ten girls, I don't really have to this time. Plus, it might be time for this particular tag to stop circling around my same group of friends. ;-P
...On another note, today is Tasha Tudor's 100th birthday!!! Tasha Tudor has been one of my very favorite people since I was just a wee thing. I love her stories, and her lifestyle has always been such an inspiration to me. I want to be like her. :-) I was desperately wishing I could go to the Tasha Tudor museum in Vermont for the centenary celebration this year, but alas, it wasn't to be. :-( So I will be celebrating at home with a cup of tea and a cat and a storybook.
And since this post is already a conglomeration of a bunch of random things that don't necessarily have anything to do with each other, I will leave you with this fun video that's been making me laugh for days. :-)