Alright, I wasn’t actually tagged to do this but I saw it over on Catia’s page, The Girl Who Reads Too Much, and couldn’t resist. I believe this is the first one I’ve done that isn’t book related. Thought it might be fun to do something more personal!
1. Name a cartoon that you love.
The original Scooby Doo. I love Scooby! Fun, quirky, makes absolutely no sense 90% of the time. How could I resist that clumsy dog with his snack attacks and the unmasking of the monsters at the end? However, if the opportunity ever arose, I’d punch Freddy in the teeth. Pompous ass hat.
2. What is your favorite song right now?
I always have trouble picking a favorite song. However, one that always perks up my mood and gives me some energy is Porn Star Dancing by My Darkest Days. Sure, it has an un-feminist theme but it’s still something fun to boogy to while getting some chores done. Anything to make laundry time more bearable.
3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
I love taking my dog, Patrick, for a long walk. He is a German Shepherd/Husky mix and is so full of energy. He is always just so darn happy and I love trekking through the woods with him. The picture below is from our walk this past Sunday, April 9th. He was eyeballing a stream he wanted to jump into. Yes, I let him.
4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I love watching history documentaries. Love them. Anything before 1900 and I’m on board. Recently while making dinner I’ve been binge watching Expedition Unknown where the host investigates pieces of the past with other experts in hopes of turning up new clues. Sounds a bit lame when I say it but it is really fun! I mean, look at this guy. He just makes it more fun!
5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
Bit of an odd question but I’ll bite. I will read and pick up anything I see about the pharaoh Hatshepsut. She was a fascinating 18th dynasty pharaoh that the next ruler tried to erase from history. Of course, the next ruler was her “step” son and she had ruled in his stead while he was a small child and declined to give him his power by birth right when he came of age. Kinda understand why he wanted to wipe her from history but still interesting.
6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?
I can play the bassoon. I even used to be part of an orchestra/winds and percussion ensemble. It was a lot of fun and something I would love to get serious about again.
7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.
I made my daughter a really warm afghan for her bed this winter. She picked the colors. It’s not perfect but it made her happy and I like her using something that I made for her. Not to mention that sucker is warm!
8. What is your most recent personal project?
Hm. I can’t think of anything specifically. I crochet sometimes, I write short stories when the mood strikes me, I write a second blog that is more lifestyle leaning than book specific. Can’t say that I have a specific project at the moment other than trying to figure out how not to fail at life. Has anyone figured that one out yet?
9. Tell us something that you think about often.
Potatoes. No, I’m just kidding. On a personal level, I think about my daughter’s future and her life. What school should we send her to? Is she learning everything she needs to? Is she being kind? Is she getting enough exercise? What the heck stain is that on her shirt this time? Where is the cat and what is he destroying? He is being too quiet…
10. Give us something that is your favorite.
Going with the non book related theme, I’ll give you my favorite football team. American football. Yes, I know, Americans are the only ones that call it football and they really use their hands a lot but I can’t help what it is named. I love the Baltimore Ravens. During the season we have them on every Sunday. Just fun to watch and I love to shout at the TV. My three year old even has her own jersey. We are a bit obsessed in this house.
11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.
Chocolate chip cookies. Guys, I’m hungry here. Send food.
Hah! Alright, that was fun. Hope you all enjoyed! I’m not going to tag anyone specifically but if you want to do this tag please feel free! Have a wonderful day, everyone.