Sunday, February 22, 2015

20 Things You Don't Know About Me

I was tagged by Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee to share 20 things about me that you all might not already know. Impossible! But I'll give it a try.

1. How tall are you?
5'5 (probably not, more like 5'4, but this is what I tell the nurses and DOL people)

2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
Oh goodness, let's see. I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. Wow, classy. Double knot too. Extra classy.

3. What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
Pop up advertising or advertising that blasts volume suddenly. I encounter those situations most often on the grammar and how-to blogs.

4. What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
People who litter. I mean come on!

5. What's your favorite song?
Right now I'm loving "I like you" by Ben Rector. The words rock. I'm also crazy about Ellie Goulding's Fifty Shades song, "Love me like you do."

6. What's your favorite ETSY shop?
Sorry, ETSY is not my bag. I lose actual hours on that sort of stuff, so I stay away.

7. What is your favorite way to spend your free time when you're alone?
I usually have my laptop, a library DVD, and a current read all around me because I can't decide. 

8. What's your favorite junk food?
Ask me what junk food is not my favorite. The list would be shorter. But I cannot refuse Doritos, root beer floats, homemade fudge...See what I'm saying.

9. Do you have pets?
Nope. One day (when I grow up a little more even though I'm completely grown up).

10. What are your favorite fiction and nonfiction books? 
Fiction...The Twilight series carried me through one of the toughest times in my life. I will always love those books. The Mercy Thompson series. How can you not love a tough girl mechanic who also happens to be a coyote? Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley, good times. There are many, many favorites. Nonfiction...Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott teaches me something new every time I pick it up. A Giacometti Portrait by James Lord makes me feel not so alone when my artist mind starts up with that "I suck so bad" nonsense. 

11. What's your favorite beauty product?
My Elizabeth Arden moisturizer. 

12. When were you last embarrassed? 
Last Friday when I dropped off my 6 year old at school late because I forgot about the Valentine's Day cards for his class and my suggestion to never mind the cards this year didn't go over well. The school secretary asked him why he was tardy with me standing right behind him. "Because my mom and me were signing the Valentine's Day cards."

13. If you could drink one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?

14. What's your favorite movie?
Impossible! I'm a total movie girl. Star Trek. Top Gun. Lord of the Rings (all of them). Harry Potter. The Incredibles. I'll stop because the list is insane.

15. What were you in high school? Prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, etc?
Hmm. I was friends with everyone, except those I wasn't friends with, then I was a shit.

16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I'm not sure. I'd like to go to New Zealand and spend time in Alaska.

17. PC or MAC?
PC for sure. MAC makes me cuss.

18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend/girlfriend?
I got nothing. Sadness.

19. Favorite Celeb?
Since pro football players have celebrity status, I'm crazy about my Seahawks boys.

20. Which blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
Yikes! I've been such a bad blogger, I don't even have best friend blogger envy! Man.

Now it's someone else's turn. I'm tagging Athina at Between My Lines and Jennifer @ Donnie Darko Girl.


  1. Oh I'm loving these Robyn! Etsy girl is the bomb! Though I don't purchase anything there I can definitely lose time on it, the same goes for Pinterest.
    And I'm giggling from your last embarrassment. How dare they ask your son that in front of you! Not cool, not cool at all.

    1. Oh my gosh! I lost several days when I first discovered Pinterest. Seriously! I had to quit it and not return for over a year before I could trust myself again. That Valentine's Day confession of my 6 year old's was so cute and the whole time in my head I'm chanting for him not to tell them. Terrible!

  2. So, not so much I didn't already know but...well, you know why that is. ;) Actually, I didn't realize you were *that* much taller than me! *ha* Oh, and I totally love Bird by Bird, too. I didn't know you were an Anne Lamott fan. She was my very first author signing... <3 and *hugs*

    1. Ha ha, I'm taller, the bad news is, I must not be using very good posture. I'm going to practice towering over people, it might incidentally get me in people's space...hehe. You and Jaclyn. You know in my job there is no such thing as personal space. Sometimes I don't even realize a student is standing right next to me for a few paces. Anne Lamott was your very first author signing?! That is so cool. I can just imagine how great her talk would be. I still think about the part in her book where she describes the day her book was published and her waiting by the phone, waiting for the calls and the invitation to the parade no doubt in her honor. And then an author friend of hers who also had a book published called her, their first conversation on that big day. Very good for a newbie author to hear that sort of stuff. Bird by Bird is the only book by her I've read. What other must reads should I add?

  3. Hey Robyn! Thanks for tagging me! I published a post!:)
    I loved number 12 but you shouldn't be embarrassed.

    Happy Monday!!

    1. You're right. It was too precious. John confesses everything, even stuff you say or do and his brain records everything.

      I loved your post. I forgot to comment on your song pick. I listen to that one a lot.

      Happy Tuesday, Athina!!!

  4. YAY for the Ellie Goulding love :D I've noticed on some information blog sites, not just the ads that are extra annoying, but the fact that they make you click 'next' after every single point made. #1 - one sentence, then you have to click 'next' to see #2. That drives me bonkers. I like the cherry thing...I used to be able to do that but haven't tried it in so long I'm not sure I still could. Mercy Thompson= Yes, Yes, and Yes! I also want to see New Zealand since the love for Lord of the Rings is strong, and it looks so beautiful there. I definitely enjoyed learning more about you! Have a great week :D

    1. Oh man, I hate those sites where they entice you with an awesome title and then just give you one line. Bonkers is the right word. Looks like you have some cherry stem homework. My mom thinks this is a great topic for conversation. I think it's payback for the very impulsive tongue ring I got for a few months in college that I charged to her credit card.

      Mercy Thompson. Love her! Hey, have you read the Alpha Omega series? The next one comes out next week. OMG! And I never OMG anything. You're the one who got me hooked on Ilona Andrews. Do you remember me sending you an SOS email that I had no idea what to read next?

      I hope you're having a great week, Jaclyn!!

    2. I still have my tongue pierced. Got it done when I was 15. Ssshhh don't tell anyone. I haven't read the Alpha Omega series, but I fully intend to one day. Yes Ilona Andrews is amazing :D