Olivia (who ROCKS) nominated me for this award (thank you!!). Here’s my favorite post she’s written, and I’m going to throw in another one of her’s too because books, duh. Also, before the questions start, isn’t that cat(or bear?) in the rainbow hoodie the perfect doodle for this post? That’s all I had to say. Moving on.
What is your best memory?
I’m going to answer this question with my first memory. Here’s the weird thing with some of my earliest memories. As soon as I tell them to a person out loud, I kind of lose the memory. I still remember it, but it morphs into a combination of the actual moment and how I explained it. It doesn’t feel so inherently part of me anymore. It changes from something that happened to me into something I know that happened to me. Okay, I’m done trying to explain this. If this happens to you too, please raise your hand in the comments.
Here’s my first memory:
I’m just waking up from a nap or something. My mom unbuckles me out my car seat or something but and carries me out of the car. We go up a few steps of stairs. There’s railings on the sides. We enter someone’s home. I’m on the floor with a table next to me, and I’m eating watermelon. It’s not the type of watermelon cut into cubes, but the triangle pieces. As I’m eating, a grownup (a woman, I think) goes ‘wah, she’s eating it so clean.’
(An explanation of what the lady meant: for a good chunk of my life, I really liked the white part of the watermelon rind, so I ate the triangle pieces all the way. I don’t know why, but it was my favorite. I prefered it over the sweet red part.)
I also distinctly remember being annoyed by the woman/man’s comment (well, this is what I was trying to explain: I don’t actually remember feeling that, but I know that I did remember feeling it before I talked about it out loud) because she said it in that ‘aww, you’re so cute’ tone which is very understandable- I mean, I was a baby. While liking the white part of the watermelon over the red hasn’t stayed true for me, this has. To this day, I still don’t like being called or thought of as cute.
My mom said she thinks this memory is from when I was around 13 months. That kind of blew my mind. Babies have the abilities to a) understand language and b) have feelings at one years old?? Oops, I thought they were just kind of like live dolls.
Do you prefer to use spoons, forks, or sporks?
What is your favorite quote?
I’ve hunted through my Pinterest boards and my Google documents of book quotes several times, and oh my goodness, this is an impossible question. IMPOSSIBLE, I tell you. This might be opposite for a bunch of people, but I can choose a favorite book no problem because I love some books way more than others, but when it comes to quotes, I can’t because I don’t love any specific one that much, I just like them all a lot.
My final answer is I don’t have a favorite quote, but here’s a funny passage from a good book I read recently called You Go First.
Across the front it said: GO LANESTER!! in fat, white letters. Ben didn’t think the additional exclamation mark was necessary. There was a rather large and colorful drawing of the mascot on the front. It said WE’RE NO 1!! on the back.
Ben groaned. “This is monstrous.” He held it up. “And it says we’re no one.”
“I think it’s ‘we’re number one.'”
“There should be a period after N-O, then. Otherwise it says we’re no one.”
Where would you travel right now, if you could go anywhere?
The moon. I want to try jumping around and dancing and moon-walking in the different gravity.
(Sidenote: haha, here’s a screenshot of what I said in a previous award post. I guess that’s going to be my standard answer to the “where do you want to go” question from now on.)
What type of music do you like?
Christmas music. (I’m pretty clueless when it comes to music.)
What is your favorite season and why?
Well, you see, where I live, it’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter and there’s like four nice days of spring and fall transitioning between the two, so temperature-wise, none of them are great. But, it’s nice when everything is green in the spring and summer (I think I only realized this past fall and winter that bare trees make me a bit sad), even though it gets so hot that I become a part-time hermit.
Final answer: I’ll go with summer. Because it’s ONLY TEN DAYS AWAY and it’s so close that I can smell and taste and hear and see and feel it. For me, the beginning of summer isn’t determined by the positioning of the sun and stars and stuff (wait, the first days of the seasons are decided based on the sky, right??). Summer starts when school ends, and that’s that. It’s like tissue and Kleenex, they’re the same thing.
Do you enjoy libraries?
YES. A MILLION TIMES YES. THE VERY MOST ENTHUSIASTIC YES YOU HAVE HEARD ALL DAY.
How many siblings do you have?
One, an older sister. There’s a larger age gap between the two of us than most siblings, so on a daily basis it’s just me and the parentals. It’s kind of cool. I’m like an only child, but not. I wish I had an older brother though.
Have you ever kept a diary, and why?
Yes, I’ve kept several in the past and I’m keeping one right now. I started in January, which means I’ve been able to keep it up for the past five months or so, but I’m losing steam. It’s the May slump.
Why is a good question. I would say for a bunch of reasons. I keep one because I know I will want to know what I was thinking right now five years from now. I keep one because it helps me think through stuff. It also helps me record down the mini-realizations/funny moments/good things that I want to remember.
Do you like to make lists?
Yes, I don’t know what I would do without them. One time I misplaced my school planner for a day and I felt so lost and had absolutely no idea what I was doing.
Nominations (PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS TAG IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO):
The Story Sponge
Lily at Sprinkles of Dreams
Sarah Beth at Love, Sarah Beth
Sarah at Forever Aspiring Writer
The Temperamental Writer at All Things Trivial and Insignificant
1. Do you usually eat breakfast?
2. What’s your favorite and least favorite school subject and why?
3. What are your favorite movies/shows?
4. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality/ability, what would it be?
5. What’s something awesome you possess?
6. Kahoot or Quizlet Live?
7. What’s a good book you’ve read recently?
8. Salsa, queso, or guac?
9. Do you believe in aliens, and why/why not?
10. What’s something you want to do this summer?
My paraphrased version of the rules: answer the questions, make some other people answer your questions, the usual stuff.
Click the triangle for the full version:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward.
Answer the questions you were asked.
Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nominations.
Give them 10 new questions to answer.
(Sidenote: I got the coding for how to do that from this post.)
I talked about myself for an entire post (which is basically every post), now it’s your turn. What would your answers be to any of Olivia’s or my questions? Here’s mine to some that I asked.
What’s your favorite and least favorite subject and why?
History is my favorite because it’s the story of all stories. It’s about people and how people work. It’s about how events from hundreds of years ago are the reason why things are the way things are today. It’s fascinating.
Math is my least favorite. I’m 99.99% sure that I will never have to use the quadratic formula after college. However, I’m going to restrain from bashing it too much because my dad’s defense (who loves math) is that the point of learning math in school even though a bunch of us aren’t going to use it is because it’s to stretch our brains. I wish I didn’t, but I see his point.
Do you believe in aliens? Why/why not?
I do not. The idea of us being completely alone in the entire universe doesn’t scare me. Besides the biblical argument, my reasoning isn’t very good. It’s so bad that it doesn’t exist. It’s just that gut feeling I have.
What’s something awesome you possess?
My Wet Brush AKA the most amazing hairbrush ever. My sister showed me it three years ago, and I am never going back. I don’t know how I managed without it. The first time I tried using it, I didn’t think it was even brushing my hair because I didn’t feel anything at all. WARNING: not everybody I’ve met loves the Wet Brush. It either works perfectly for you, or it doesn’t at all.
Kahoot or Quizlet Live?
I like Kahoot’s actual game more (except I’m not sure if I like answer streak points or not), but Quizlet Live’s music is THE BEST THING. It’s hands down better than Kahoot’s. Kahoot’s is stressful and intense while Quizlet Live is over there being cheery and upbeat. I liked it so much that I tried to find their playlist. It’s SO GOOD.