Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toujou To You, Too!

Maya is a beautiful person. I need to remember to remember that more often. Lately, there's been a lot of unnecessary negativity floating around in my head, and one blog post (one little sentence from that blog post) can remind me instantaneously that I've purposed NOT to be the person who lets a little bit of darkness stand in the way of sharing her light.

I've been talking to myself really. About a lot of things I'd like to share one day. Today, though, I'm going to share some things about myself. We're doing a tag, Gang. We are doing a tag. 

And by we, I mean all of us--- any of us who want to. Maya has already tagged my most visited bloggers (and since she's done it already... you get the drift) and the only other person I can think of officially tagging is Prerna who you all know by now is a blogger I admire for being so personable. But really, we are a team you guys and I. Together, we do great things. We make magic happen, even if only for a second in our own hearts. So if you wanna do the tag, do it! Let me know about it and I'll check it out. If you don't that's cool. It's JK Rowling/ Harry Potter's birthday, my sister's wedding anniversary, and an all around wonderful July 31st so I promise you, you won't hurt my feelings. My little heart will a-beat all the same. 

I'll post the rules for those of you who want to keep the ball rolling. And then I'll answer some questions. I guess that's how tags work or something. 

1. If tagged you must tag five others, giving each a quick sentence as to why you ALWAYS read their posts, and tell them that you've tagged them.
2. If tagged you must post your five favourite words. I know, I know, most people do facts, but facts are hard to think of so...
3. If and only if you want to/can be bothered to/have time to you can put up five questions for the people you've tagged. If and only if you want to/can be bothered to/have time to you can ANSWER the five questions your tagger set. If you want to answer questions but your tagger left none, answer your own questions :)

1. I tag all of thee because I can. I always read the posts of people who comment on my blog because you guys take the time to read my posts. Plain and simple. Lately I've been terrible at responding, but know that I always read. Always. That's how I know Nicole is up to no good by harassing her neighbors with that shuttering camera of hers (for SHAME, Girl!). That's how I know Maya's got some serious explaining to do--- did you say yes, Chickadee? Am I going to be a grandmother any time soon? YOU'RE MY OLDEST BABY DON'T LEAVE ME!!! (We'll talk for rizzle SOON, Honey. I know where you hang on Wednesdays.) That's how I know Sonal is back and better than ever (I have starred today's blog post. 10 ways to increase happiness? "Know Sonal." That should've been on the list). I tag all of you because I need to make a better effort and not just READ your blogs, but become part of YOUR blogger families as well.

2. In memory of Albus Dumbledore: Lemon drop! Ice-cream! Persnickety bookish hooligans!

3. (Because Maya answered two sets of questions, I'm answering a mix of both. I'll leave a second set of questions for you to answer or mix and match with these in a magical #4. Feel free to answer as many as you want. I always break tag rules. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.)
Q: Favorite song lyrics?
A: It's a bit of a paragraph, want to hear it? Want to read it?
"When I was a boy of seventeen--- I know it's mean, but I
I told my friend to give up on her dream. She hated me, but I
I knew that dreams were for the best of us, not for the rest of us, and I
I didn't want to share with anyone...
I am a marathon runner. My legs are sore. And I'm anxious to see what I'm running for.
I am a hot air balloon on a sailboat. I would make this my home if I'd learned to float." 

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Have you ever heard of TIGER'S CURSE by Colleen Houck? There are major flaws in the writing. Major things I dislike about the characterization. Major "want to rip your hair out" things that aren't in a good kinda way. AND YET... I'm waiting for the fourth one to come out this September. FOR SHAME!!! But I love Colleen so I don't feel COMPLETELY guilty about it. 

Q: Name your three utter essentials. 
A: Fully stocked place to live (food and toiletries required), books, and chocolate.

Q: Which celebrity would you want to kiss?
A: At the moment? This exact one? Ryan Lochte counts. ...Right? 

Q: What colors appear most frequently in your wardrobe?
A: I kid you not--- black, blue, gray, white. No. I am not a downer, I promise. 

1. Who's your Olympic crush? (Or eye candy. :P)
2. Without naming this person, if you could say anything to a person you care about without fear, what would you say? (Think Post Secret. But public.)
3. What does summer mean to you?
4. What's your dream job?
5. When life hands you lemons... 

Lots of love you guys! 

Until next time,
P.S. Thank you, Nicole, for also tagging me! I love ya!
P.P.S. Rose, honorary shout out to you for being awesome. That is all. 

Commenting on Comments
Sonal- So glad to see you at it again! I think I'll make the leap to a full-frontal pic once I return to school!
Nicole- I agree whole-heartedly regarding TFiOS. And you're welcome! My "wisdom" usually results in me rambling so feel free to stop me if and when that nonsense occurs. 
Maya- Again, thank you! I appreciate you tagging me and like I said, it was just what I needed. My sister and I recently had a mini-HP marathon. I immediately thought about the basilisk!
Nicole again- Haha! An extra thanks! Just in case you missed the first one. You're getting so great at your photography. Keep at it!


  1. Yay! I created this award so I'm glad to see it's being passed on :)

  2. Thanks for tagging me, dearie! *Virtual hug* I shall get round to typing up my answers soon but a Once Upon A Time marathon is calling my name right now!

  3. Oh, thank you! I shall answer your questions in my next post. :)
    Those are the same colors that appear in my wardrobe the most often, too! They're just the essential colors, I think. And I love the song!
    Thank you for the compliment regarding my photography. I appreciate it.