Friday, March 28, 2014

The Sunshine Blogger Award



I have been awarded this three times, so I guess I had better do this post haste! Thank you so much ladies!
Here are the questions in order of nomination:

~Heidi's Questions:

1. Do you have a favorite spring color?

Medium lavender purple. That is probably my favorite color period.

2. One of the most riveting books you’ve ever read?

I stayed up into the wee sma's for two books this year: Nomad and The Book Thief.

3. A favorite adventure movie?

As in no fantasy at all? Um, I can think of only one, the old Swiss Family Robinson which I would like to see again soon.

4. Mexican, Italian, or French cuisine… Do you have a favorite?

Probably French even if I can only think of bread and desserts . . .


5. Do you like shopping for relaxation or would you “infinitely prefer a book”? Or either?

Shopping online is fun although I wouldn't call it relaxing (although it is closer to relaxing than shopping in a store). Book reading can be more exciting than relaxing too.


6. Do you like cranberries?

I don't think I have had plain cranberries, but I love the juice.

7. Do you enjoy hiking and camping?

Moderate hiking yes, if I get to stop and splash in creeks and look at flowers and such. I haven't been camping in the rough, but I doubt I would like it.


8. Working with animals?

Nope, just cuddling one cat, and bugging the other (for which he hates me which irritates me, how dare he hate me?!). After which I often wash my hands.

9. Do you ever name places? Inspired by favorite literary locations?

If I was creative enough and could remember enough choices I might.


10. Do you enjoy dying your hands brown in garden soil? Or do you find worms unsettling?

Worms and dirt both. Also, I kill plants when they are left to me alone.


11. A specific instance of God’s kindness toward you in the past year.

Only the general one of keeping me well.

~Laura's Questions:

1. Do you have a favorite childhood book?

I greatly enjoyed the Little House series, and I made several sunbonnets with the original sewing book.


2. What is the worst book / book series you have read so far? 

I could name several probably, but I will go with Divergent. I didn't finish the series. Don't read it.

3. Do you speak any other languages or would you like to learn a new one? 

I am in my fourth semester of Latin at my university, but I still have to rely entirely on aids to translate. As for learning more, oh, yes. See my bucket list.

4. A country you would like to visit someday is...

Most/all European countries. 

5. What do you like to do in your spare times? 

Read, knit, waste time on the Internet, shop online.

6. Your favorite childhood movie is ...

I have a problem picking one favorite. I know I adored So Dear to My Heart, Heidi (this version, totally crushed on Peter, and we girls imitated Klara during the rescue of Heidi scene, also I had boots which I thought were similar to Klara's, btw, my maternal great, great, great grandparents came from Switzerland with two of their children and are buried in my state now), and Hans Brinker (this version, I crushed on Hans then, although when I watched it more recently realized that his friend Peter is handsomer).

7. What is your favorite fruit to eat?

Home grown strawberries.

8. Would you rather prepare a recipe from a cook-book or from the Internet? 

Neither, recipe cards which denotes that I probably I have tasted the recipe before (I am really picky).

9. What do you like to do on a rainy day ?

The same things as on a regular day, boring I know.

10. Have you ever read the Bible completely or at least tried to?

I read it last summer. I remember reading of a family who read it in a month, so I was aiming for that, but I am not a consistent person, so I think it took a couple months, 2-4.

11. What book of the Bible inspires you the most?

I don't know about inspires, but I like Proverbs.

~Shannon's questions

1. Where would you like to live someday?

It would be cool to live in Europe, but I like family near, so unless I married a European man (don't I wish, British or German or Swiss or . . . yeah) with a nice family living near us, I will stay in my state.

2. Is there any  music or songs that ever gives you the chills from hearing it?

Instrumental Celtic music, although the Gaelic singing in the Brave preview made me emotional also.

3. How will your ideal dream house look like? 

A chateau, stone cottage, or castle, bedecked with climbing roses, ivy, and fruit with neighboring houses far away.

4. Would you prefer to live in a city or out in the country?

Country with reasonable city access (how I have always lived).

5. Something that inspires you is...

Beautiful clothes, fabric, yarn, books.

6. Where you afraid of an specific horror movie as a child? 

I have never seen a horror movie, but I am sure I saw something that scared me, but I cannot think of an entire movie at the moment.

7. Did you ever sleep with a nightlight ? 

Oh, yes. Sometimes as an adult. I am easily scared.

8. What is your favorite dessert? 

Anything chocolate is pretty grand.

9. An animal that creeps you out 

Possums (just one of a very long list). Their eyes are like holes and their horrid pink tails, ugh. As a child I thought the dust rings in one of our bathroom fans looked possum eyes, so I made them my imaginary friends, so that I was creeped out less.

10. A great lesson you have learned over the years  

I am not too good at learning my lessons.

11. Something you can't live without.

My family.

I will just nominate three, and I will try to tag different bloggers than I tagged for the Sunflower tag. I am guessing that a couple have been nominated already, oh well.

My Questions:

~Do you like Dickens? If so what is your favorite book and favorite film/T.V. portrayal of that book?
~Most obscure older book (as in not recent decades, but early 20th century or later) that you have read?
~If you do crafts what is the most complicated and/or extravagant items you have ever knitted, sewed, crochet etc.?
~Does it drive you crazy when book details are ignored in movies (clothing colors/styles, eye/hair colors, etc.)? If so name the most irritating instance.
~Have you or anyone else in your family traced any of your family genealogy significantly? Do you have any known Native American blood or anybody "famous"?
~How would you describe the differences between sci-fi and fantasy (some blasphemous acquaintance at one time tried to say these genres were the same or close!)?

I nominate:

Anyone else may join the tag again with my questions if they wish in the comments or on their blog (I would like to know the answers, but it is bothersome to tag tons of people who anyway may have already done the tag or not wish to do it, so I hereby tag anyone else who wishes to join).

I tried to match the link and question colors with the blog colors; I am so clayver (I am reading Nicholas Nickleby and enjoying it muchly) :P

4 comments :

  1. Enjoyed your answers! *Swiss Family* is a lot of fun...and of course, I've always really identified with *Heidi*, too ;-) (though a different version). A good thing I like it, I suppose, since my parents gave me the name with her in mind. :-) Lavender is a lovely color. Do you wear it often? And oh, dear...the mention of French breads and pastries is making me hungry.

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  2. Hello :) as you said anyone could answer your questions (as I am new to the blogging world) I have done I do hope you dont mind :)
    http://ramblingsfromaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/oooh-another-fun-tag-how-wonderful.html
    Evie

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    1. Of course, and thank you for leaving the link to your answers. It is no fun to join if no one can read them!

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