My First Blog Award

One of my followers, Melee, has decided to give me the following award for my blog.  As part of the deal, however, I must answer the following questions.  Reminds me of those “get to know me better” surveys that my friends would email me in college.  Anyway, I shall do my best, and perhaps you, fair readers, will learn a little more about me, without learning too much, of course. 🙂

1. Your hair: I have thick hair, but my scalp is bothering me at the moment–a combination of dry weather and shampoos that are probably too harsh for it.  I should just go back to Head & Shoulders Intensive Care.

2. Where is your phone: Next to this computer, though I don’t like the thought of my phone signal killing bees.

3. Your father: I look like him, but with a smaller head and more hair. 😉

4. Your mother: Misses not having me at home, but then, she should be used to my sojourns abroad by now.

5. Your favourite food: Pizza, though I’ll eat anything delicious.

6. Your dream from last night: Not sure, but I had a strange dream a few nights ago where I was repeating my senior year of high school (for some reason that’s never explained in these dreams), except that this time I realized that, since I graduated from college, there was no need for me to be going back to high school.  The second part of that dream was quite bizarre, too, but I’ll leave you with the first half, as I have many more questions to answer.

7. Your favourite drink: Looks like I got a British award (notice the spelling of “favourite”)!  Anyway, I’m not sure if I have a favorite drink.  I like water, other times I prefer milk.  As for alcoholic drinks, I LOVE kiwi and lime sours.

8. Your dream/goal: As stated at the top of this blog, to become a professional novelist, poet, and playwright.  In addition, I hope to get married, have children, and have numerous opportunities to travel all over the world.

9. What room are you in: The computer room, which doubles as my bedroom, until I move to an apartment.

10. What is your hobby: Reading books (novels, poetry, etc.), watching and discussing movies, surfing the ‘net (need to do less of that, methinks), writing stories, writing on my blog, listening to classical/pop/rock/operatic music.

11. What is your fear: That I’ll hold myself back from being the person that I can become.  And to be alone in this world.

12. Where do you want to be in six years:  Gainfully employed, be published as a novelist, have my own place (either a condo or a house), be married, possibly have kids, and still be living in or near Seattle.

13. Where were you last night: Part of the night I was working; the rest of the night I was here.

14. Something you are not: I’m not a mean, selfish, and uncaring individual, nor am I female. 😉

15. Muffins: Blueberry muffins are the best!

16. Wish list items: Can I put “an enjoyable full-time job” on that list?  And a laptop, since I don’t want to impose for too much longer on the hospitality of my brother’s friends, and I’ll need some sort of computer with Internet connection when I move.

17. Where did you grow up: The technical answer is in Connecticut, but really, most of my growing was done in Virginia, England, and Japan.

18. Last thing I did: Answered number seventeen.

19. What are you wearing: A college sweatshirt with a hood (but without a zipper, so not really a hoodie).  And pants.  Sneakers, too.  And underwear.  And socks.  And a watch.  And glasses.  And another shirt under the sweatshirt.

20. Your TV: I don’t have a TV here, so I end up watching whatever my hosts are watching.

21. Your pets: All dead. 😦  I used to have a hamster, a Grow-A-Frog, an ant farm, and a (family) dog.

22. Your friends: An eclectic bunch from all over the globe.  My closest friends all tend to be intelligent, wise (which is not the same thing as being intelligent), funny, personable, and artistic (or into the arts).  And passionate.  They (and I) don’t sleepwalk through life.

23. Your life: In transition right now, but at least not stalled.  I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

24. Your mood: I’m glad I’m not working today.  In all of the jobs that I have held, yesterday was the worst first day I’ve ever had on a job.  There were some bright spots through the gloom, but there was a lot of gloom.

25. Missing someone: More than one, but at least I can stay in touch via the Internet and my cell phone.

26. Vehicle: The bus, and my feet.  And other people’s cars (they drive me around, folks, just so that you don’t get the wrong idea).

27. Something you’re not wearing: A hat.

28. Your favourite store: It was Best Buy, but they don’t sell enough old movies (and by old, I mean anything released before last year).  If virtual stores count, then Amazon is my favorite store.

29. Your favourite color: Light blue, like the color of the sky on a whispy summer day.

30. When was the last time you laughed: I might have laughed yesterday out of necessity, but I was laughing pretty hard at times on Thanksgiving.  Group games are awesome!

31. When was the last time you cried: Hmmm, that’s a tough one.  I usually cry when seeing an emotional movie, and while I teared up a little bit while watching An Education, I haven’t really cried in a while.

32. Your best friend is: Intelligent, witty, and beautiful, and someone with whom I could talk with all day about absolutely nothing and think it was the most interesting conversation I’ve ever had.  Plus, she was there for me a few critical times in Japan.  Having said that, I’m blessed to have had more than one during my lifetime.

33. One place you go over and over: When I was in Japan, it was Akihabara.  When they weren’t busy, the maid cafes there were great places for me to practice my Japanese–until they started catering to foreign customers.

34. One person who emails me regularly: That would be best friend number two, who always emails me about events happening at the Mark Twain House.

35. Favourite place to eat: Wherever there’s good food and good company.  I’m sure that, the first time I visit Connecticut from Seattle, I’ll think that my parents’ home is the best place in the world to eat.


And now I guess it’s my time to pass this award on, so I’ll pass it to Elara, who draws really wonderful pictures on her blog (feel free to just copy and paste the award from this post onto your blog, if you don’t have time to answer any of the questions). 

Tomorrow I go to see Red Cliff, so I hope to have a review of that movie posted by the following night.  Until then!

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2 thoughts on “My First Blog Award”

  1. Haha, that "favourite" was probably me re-typing the questions! I spell faovurite that way… even though I'm not British. I don't even notice I do it anymore.But anyhow, I enjoyed your answers very much!! These things are so fun to read. 🙂

  2. Though I haven't read him yet, H.P. Lovecraft was known to use British spellings and archaic (old British) words in his numerous short stories, and he was also American. So, there is a precedent. 🙂

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