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Liebster Blog Award

My dear friend Maribeth tagged me with the Liebster Blog Award!  Thank you m’dear!

According to the tag, I am supposed to list 11 random facts about myself, and answer the 11 questions that my awarder asked.  I’m also supposed to tag 11 other bloggers, but I don’t really know any bloggers that haven’t already been tagged.   So the tag ends here.  😉

So here we go, 11 random facts about myself:

  1. I am a sophomore in college!
  2. I love polishing silver.  Don’t know why, but I do.
  3. I think in academic years, not calendar years.  So for me, the year is just about halfway over.
  4. I tend to stand with my feet in really awkward positions.  Only, they aren’t awkward to me.  I wouldn’t even notice it if my family didn’t bring it to my attention.
  5. I write almost exclusively with Sharpie pens.
  6. I play Ultimate Frisbee almost every week with a great group of people.
  7. I have never, ever, straightened my hair
  8. I am part of a volunteer choir that will be backing up Keith & Kristen Getty at one of their Christmas concerts this December!
  9. I’ve been to 16 states.
  10. I’ve had my picture taken with a presidential candidate twice.
  11. I’ve been on TV twice, and in a newspaper 4 times.

1. What is your earliest memory?

Argh… that’s difficult because I can’t tell if I’m actually remembering or getting mixed up with photos or videos.  I vividly remember a lot of things when I was four.  I have a vague memory of my grandparents home when I was about two.  That’s probably the earliest memory that I can think of.

2) What is your favorite holiday tradition? {Any holiday will do.}

Every year my family has a wonderful time dying eggs. We get really creative, make a big mess, and have a grand ole time. 😀

3) What is your favorite musical? {This can be Broadway, a Disney film, Rodgers & Hammerstein, etc.}

That’s a hard one. There are three that I grew up with, have memorized, and love more every time I watch them. For this tag, I’ll go with White Christmas. It’s a must-watch every year.

4) Would you consider yourself an early bird or a night owl?

A night owl. I’m much more likely to stay up later than get up earlier.

5) How has the Lord worked in your life since this time last year?

Oh wow.  Where do I start?  The Lord has blessed me immensely over this past year.  He has brought some amazingly wonderful friends into my life and they have been such a blessing to me.  To make it even more amazing, I met several of these on an online forum!

6) If you could have dinner with three theologians and/or heroes of the faith, who would they be?

C.S. Lewis for sure.  Let’s add Paul and Timothy to the mix as well.  They have intrigued me ever since reading The New Testament Diaries by Gene Edwards.

7) How would you describe your favorite kind of fictional hero {not heroine}? Are you generally attracted to or intrigued by the aggressive, scholarly, reckless, quiet, jovial, brooding, tender, or straightforward?

Um… I can’t say that I’ve ever had a favorite type of hero.  I guess it depends on the book (or movie).  Different personality traits are going to be best in different situations.

8) What are you currently reading for pleasure? Schoolbooks don’t count.

I just started Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.  The first sentence did little to impress: “Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day.”  If I had written that in a paper, it definitely would have received a mark from the red pen.

9) If you could live in any other state, which one would it be and why?

Either Texas (because it’s Texas and I’m a Texan) or Tennessee (because of the weather and awesome views).

10) What is your opinion of coffee? Do you drink it? If so, how do you drink it?

Coffee smells awesome. *nod* But I’m not a “coffee drinker”. I drink it every now and then, and then it’s usually more like having a little coffee with my cream than the other way around. 😉

11) You’re about to go on an extraordinarily long trans-Pacific flight and you’re only allowed to take one DVD with you to watch on your laptop.  You are allowed to bring either your favorite of the Narnia movie trilogy…or your favorite Star Trek episode. With Patrick Stewart. Choose you this day.

😀 You know me well!  Let’s see…. ah ha!  The Narnia movies are about two hours long.  One Star Trek DVD has about four episodes each 40 minutes long.  So… I’ll have to go with Star Trek.  It will last me longer on the flight. 😉

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She Tagged Me!

My dear friend and fellow blogger, Victoria of Hope Writer has tagged me!  Thank you for tagging me, Victoria!  Several of your questions made me think long and hard.  Enjoy!

If you could learn a new language, what would it be?

If this is the instant, “I know kung-fu” kind of learning, I think I’d pick Chinese.  But if I actually have to learn it… maybe Spanish.  That would be pretty practical.

Which three books are your top favorites of all time?

Aie, yie, yie… let me think.  That’s really hard.  Ok, here we go.

The Reb and the Redcoats ~ Constance Savery

The Chronicles of Narnia ~ C.S. Lewis (Yes, I know it’s a series.  I can’t pick just one.)

The Keeper of the Bees ~ Gene Stratton-Porter

What is your favorite line/quote from one of those three books?

 “One word. All you’ve been saying is quite right, I shouldn’t wonder. I’m a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won’t deny any of what you said. But there’s one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We’re just babies making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies playing a game can make a playworld which licks your real world hollow. That’s why I’m going to stand by the play-world. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia. So, thanking you kindly for our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we’re leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that’s a small loss if the world’s as dull a place as you say.”
Puddleglum, in The Silver Chair

Which three movies are your top favorites of all time?

My goodness, just three?  *sigh*  Well, here’s three of my favorite movies of all time. 😉

National Treasure has been a favorite for many years.  The Revolutionary war, (or, as I like to call it, the War for American Independence.  😀  ) is my favorite period in American history, so the historical aspects of the film made it even more of a winner for me.

Monsters, Inc. definitely makes the list.  It’s my favorite Pixar film, hands down.  My sister and I quote it constantly.

I grew up watching Calamity Jane.  This western musical starring Doris Day is so much fun and watching it brings back so many memories.  We have nearly all the songs memorized.

What is your favorite line from one of those movies?

What is the nationality/ies your family comes from? (i.e. Scotch, Russian, etc)

Mostly Scottish on my dad’s side, Irish and a bit of Cherokee on my mom’s.

What are some of your favorite phrases, exclamations, or sayings?

Oh… that’s a hard one.  I tend to say “Oh dear” a good bit.  Don’t know if that’s my favorite.  I love some of the British sayings.  “Jolly good” is always fun to say. 😉

Who are five of your “best friends” (favorite characters) in literature?

Uncas (Last of the Mohicans)

Little Sister (Laddie)

Reb (The Reb and the Redcoats)

Puddleglum (The Silver Chair)

Victoria Gracen (The Obsession of Victoria Gracen)

What is a movie that you love that people would probably totally not associate with your personality?

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV show and movies).  I’m particular that it be the Next Generation.  Captain Jean-Luc Picard beats Captain James T. Kirk of the original series, hands down.  No question. 😉

Which historical figure do you look forward to visiting with the most  in heaven?

C.S. Lewis

I’d have to go with C.S. Lewis.  Because of his writings, I think we’d have a lot to talk about.

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I’ve been tagged!

LouisianaPatriette of Formidable Courage has tagged me!  Below are her questions and my answers.

Seven Personal Queries

Describe yourself in one sentence.

I am first a servant and daughter to my Heavenly Father — I am also a proud Texan, a lover of all things tiny and detailed, a musician, a big sister, a cat lover,  a crafter, an avid reader and book collector, a Ron Paul supporter, a backyard chicken enthusiast, a Revolutionary War buff, a member of The Bluestocking Society, and a bosom friend to a couple of wonderful girls.  🙂

Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon?

I would spend the afternoon creating something and reading, then spend the evening at an English Country dance.

Are you compulsively clean or comfortably messy?

I keep things comfortably messy until it starts bothering me, then I start cleaning.  🙂

Chocolate or vanilla?

I’ll usually go for chocolate.

Do you have a special little weakness…that you just can’t live without, and that gives you much happiness when obtained?

Not that I can think of…

Who is your favorite singer?

Just one?!?  Agh… can I go with a group? (*presumes she can*)  I would have to say Rescue.  They are an Christian acapella group out of Portland Organ.  Rescue is  the best acapella group I have ever heard.  Hands down.  You can listen to samples of their music here: Rescue music samples.  My favorites are Beautiful, Before the Throne of God Above, and Darkest Hour.

What are your opinions on the subject of poetry?

I did not have much of an appreciation for poetry until two years ago.  I took a British Literature class and much of what we studied was poetry.  We read, studied, picked apart, and even wrote some poems that year.  That class developed my appreciation of poetry.  Maybe one day I will post one of my attempts…

Seven Queries on the Subject of Books and Movies

Name three favorite fiction books, and three favorite nonfiction books.


      • The Pathfinder – James Fennimore Cooper
      • The Chronicles of Narnia ~ C.S. Lewis
      • The Keeper of the Bees ~ Gene Stratton-Porter


      • Rocket Boys (aka October Sky) – Homer Hickam Jr. *
      • Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory – Ben Macintyre
      • The Great Escape – Paul Brickhill*

*FYI, my wonderful Daddy went through and edited the books marked with an asterisk before I read them.  Really good books but… there were some things that didn’t need to be there.

What’s the next book on your to-read list?

Most likely Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

Name the worst book you’ve ever read, and the worst movie you’ve ever seen.

No particular book is coming to mind — usually if a book is just awful, I won’t finish reading it.

One of the worse movies I watched was Rio.  That was a total waste of time.

Name your top five favorite characters EVER (book or movie).

Don’t know if these are my top five favorites, but they are some of my favorite characters nonetheless.  So, in no particular order:

    • Randel Everett Baltimore (The Reb and the Redcoats)
    • Sir Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
    • Miss Victoria Gracen (The Obsession of Victoria Gracen)
    • Puddleglum (The Silver Chair)
    • Little Sister (Laddie)

Name your top five worst villains whom you DESPISE with your whole heart (book or movie).

    • Magua (The Last of the Mohicans)
    • Mother Gothel (Tangled)
    • Agent Smith (The Matrix)
    • Chauvelin (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
    • Randal (Monsters Inc.)

Your favorite movie costume.

I’ve always loved Susan’s archery dress and cape in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

Either How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Harry Gregson-Williams

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