Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nice to meet you. I'm me.

This is one of those "Get to Know You" surveys that spreads all over Facebook and Tumblr.  I took this from my bloggie friend Lissa.  You should go check out her blog.  She writes almost every day like I do and has some very interesting thoughts.
This is going to be so looooooooooooong.

Your middle name, and how you feel about it
Nicole.  I like it, even though it has turned out to be a very common middle name.  When I was younger, I used to think Nicole was a beautiful name, so I'd always name my story characters Nicole.

Talk about your piercings or tattoos, if you have any
I don't have any tattoos.  At this point, I don't think I want one, but I may change my mind later in life.  The only piercings I have are my earlobes.  Very basic.  If I got another piercing, it would be on the cartilage of my ear, but I'm afraid it would turn into a cauliflower ear (Google it), which is what my doctor threatened would happen.  Yikes.

Your favorite television program
Lately I've been OBSESSED with watching "Lost" on Netflix.  It's the most consuming show I've ever seen in my life.  I started it and everyone laughed at me, but since then I've managed to get Rebekah, my brother, and even my mom addicted as well.

Write about your closest friend(s)
I have a wonderful group of closest friends.  I write about them on here frequently.  What's most important in a close friend to me is their faith in Jesus, moral standards, loyalty, and positivity.  I love being around positive people.

Tell us your 5 favorite colors
Black, white, blue, gray (I'm serious), and purple.

Your favorite season, and why?
I love summer.  I'm incredibly cold-natured, which is why you'll find me wearing a jacket most of the time, even in summer.  I was often teased for wearing long jeans and a winter jacket where I worked when everyone else wore shorts and a t-shirt.  I don't know why I'm always so cold, but I am.  Even my hands are always cold.  Whenever I'm on my computer, I'm usually wrapped up in a blanket and a multitude of sweatshirts.

How you came across blogging and how it has changed your life since starting? (I changed this slightly from "Tumblr" to "blogging" since that made more sense in this context)

I had access to a computer at a very, very young age.  My dream was always to have my own website.  I have a LOT of Free Webs and Brave Hosts from when I was younger.  I found one the other day that Ali and I made together when we were thirteen.  We read through the entire thing and laughed so hard.  So in a way, I've blogged for a long time.  I think the longest childhood blogging I did was when I had a "My Dear Diary" at eleven or twelve and thought that was a real website.  That lasted for a few months and then I switched to other things.
I started a blog on Weebly in November of 2009.  That Christmas, my cousin gave me a real blog.  It was one of the best Christmas gifts I've ever gotten because blogging has since then changed my life.  I'm able to write about everything and I have a place to put it.  I'm getting such positive feedback.  I love sharing my thoughts with the world.  Blogging is such a great outlet.
Blogging is my LOVE now.  And since I have Google Ads, amazingly I'm being paid (not much, but still) for writing about my life.  It's wonderful.  I love blogging and recommend it to anyone.  I don't think I'll ever stop.

Are you a fitness guru, or a couch potato? Talk about your exercise habits.
I tend to be a couch potato since I'm not a very athletic person, but I don't want to be!  I try to exercise even when I don't want to.

Favourite Meme at the moment?
Honestly, I don't even know what that is.

Talk about your pets, or pets you would like to have?
I have a Bichon Frise named Buddy, a Boston Terrier named Boo, and my LOVE: a Miniature Yorkie named Jack.  My family also has a lazy cat named Oreo.  I'm currently in the market for a roomie fish, which I'll be sure to introduce you to later on. :)

Your favorite bands?
BANDS?  Group 1 Crew, Superchick, Newsboys uhh... I know there are more, but I'm writing this late at night, so I'm having trouble thinking.  Group 1 Crew is amazing though.  Seriously, check them out.

Your thoughts or opinions on Harry Potter
I grew up hearing that Harry Potter was satanic, but lately I've decided to see for myself.  I honestly don't see that much of a difference between HP and a book/movie like Lord of the Rings.  I plan to read the books and watch the movie this year and make my own educated decision about them.  I hate putting something down second-hand.  I've heard the books (and movies) are fantastic, so I'm pretty excited to read them.  I may write a blog post about them later on.

Your thoughts or opinions on Mean Girls
217738_2003409523361_1187288064_2444116_435652_n.jpgIt's very funny, but very dirty.  I'm not a big fan.

Do you have any siblings?
I have a fifteen-year-old sister named Amy, a twelve-year-old brother named Luke, and a nineteen-year-old sister named Ali.

Tell us about your favorite junk food
I loooooove ice cream.  Another addiction of mine is Tostito chips.  You know, just the plain salted chips like the ones you get at restaurants.  I like fairly bland foods, so I could snack on those things all the time.  Tostito chips and vanilla ice cream is good too.  I know, weird... but good.

Your favorite Disney Princess movie
I LOOOOOOOOVE "Mulan," if she can count as a Disney princess.  She's my hero.  If not, "Aladdin" would be my second favorite.

Your thoughts on Ugg Boots
They're ugly, but so warm.

Do you drink soda more often than milk? 
I'm addicted to soda.  It's so bad.

The initials of your crush(es)
At this point, I don't have a crush, I'm afraid.  Maybe someday though. :)  I still wouldn't share his initials on here though.  Way to be obvious.

Do you wear glasses? If so what are they for?
I used to wear glasses.  I got them at a young age--six or so--and I ended up becoming blind as a bat, as my dad used to say.  I eventually switched to contacts, which was a big relief.  I wasn't a big fan of how I looked in most glasses.  My senior year of high school, my contacts started driving me crazy.  My eyes itched and even started to hurt.  I went to the eye doctor several times and determined that I was allergic to contacts and could never wear them again.
It was so frustrating to have to wear glasses every day for the first time in years.  I was so limited on what I could do while still being able to see.  No more swimming or water fights.  Even fixing my hair in the morning was different.
In May of this year, I got LASIK surgery.  It was one of the biggest blessings of my entire life.  I'm so thankful for that surgery.  You can't even imagine what it's like to SEE without assistance for the first time in so many years.  I don't have to worry about contacts or glasses anymore.  This surgery changed my life.  I'm so blessed.

Your favorite subject to study
English.  I love that subject.

Do you play a sport? Tell us about it. If not, talk about a different hobby you may have
I don't play a sport.  I used to be on the swim team my freshman year of high school, but I despised that sport.  It doesn't help that I don't like water.
Another hobby would be guitar.  I have been playing since I was twelve years old.  Although I'm not nearly as good as I should be after playing for nearly seven years, I still love the guitar.  Most people play the guitar for the joy of playing the guitar, but for me, it's more of a tool to help me write my songs.  So even when I play the guitar, I'm usually writing.  Funny.

Your opinions on Lady Gaga
I've been praying for her a lot lately.  My heart hurts for her.  She's such a confused, messed up, strange woman.

Tell us about the last movie you saw in theaters
Okay, so let me admit something real quick.  I'm writing this blog post about two weeks in advance.  I knew ahead of time which days I would be traveling, at Impact Camp, and moving Ali (and myself) into college, so I knew which days I probably wouldn't be available to write.  So I wrote several posts far ahead of time.  So this is being written quite a while in advance.
So as of right now, the last movie I saw in theaters was "Captain America."  It was so good, guys.  You have to see this movie.  There weren't any cuss words other than "h-ll" used once or twice, the violence was minimal, and there were two minor kissing scenes in the entire movie.  In fact, Captain America frequently talks about how he's waiting for the right girl to come along in his life.  It was a great movie.

Tell us about the last book you read
Again, as of this far-in-advance moment, I read "Forbidden" by Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker, which is due to come out in September of this year.  It's amazing, guys.  Go pre-order it right now.  Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker are both such talented writers.

Name one place you would love to visit one day
Australia.  I've always wanted to visit Australia.

Name your 3 favorite girl names, your 3 favorite boy names and your 3 favorite names for a pet
Girls: Charlie, Blake, Noah
Boys: Jack, Colton, Charlie
Pet (my future Yorkie): Chewy, Charlie, Baby
Yes, I really like the name Charlie.

Your first celebrity crush!
This would be Johnny Depp.  I used to love him so much in middle school.  I had two big posters of him up in my room.  I still most definitely think that Johnny Depp is good-looking.  Very good looking.  And I still make sure I go see any movie he is in.  But I wouldn't call my infatuation with him a crush anymore.  No, Elvis has taken that place in my life.  I also used to have a small crush on Billy Gilman, back in the days when I actually liked some country music.

Your opinion on television and the show Glee
Glee: I haven't even seen one episode.
Television: I like television, so long as it doesn't consume your life.  These are the shows I enjoy: House, Pysch, Monk, Biggest Loser, Law and Order: SVU, American Idol, and Lost.  Occasionally I'll watch an episode of Dateline or America's Got Talent with my family as well.

Take a picture of yourself and post it or post the most recent picture of yourself that you can find
Haha, I cropped this picture because I was afraid for my life.  It was right after Rebekah and I drew all over Ali's face with Sharpie.  Ali happened to be making a funny face at that moment... so I don't think she'd appreciate me posting the full picture on the internet.  This isn't a very flattering picture of myself either, but I had to be honest.  This is the most recent picture of myself as of right now.  Sigh...
If you take this survey and put it on your blog, leave the link below so I can go read your answers. :)



  2. I hope you never quit! This is among the greatest blogs Ive ever read. Youve got some mad skill here, man. I just hope which you dont lose your style since youre absolutely one of the coolest bloggers available. Please keep it up simply because the web needs a person like you spreading the word.

  3. Oh, wow, Alli is your *sister*??! I didn't know that! =) I thought she was just a wonderful friend! =) That is sooo cool! =)

  4. Yes, Ali is my best friend, but she is also my sister. :)