Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Awesome Blogger Award

So I'm dealing with some personal stuff off-the-blog. While I'm away, I scheduled a couple of posts - including a teaser about my "dates" to go see Frankenstein! This evening I have an award from Frannie Pantz (Thanks, dear!) who tagged me to give out seven random facts about yours truly.

1. I dislike peeptoe pumps. Not to say there aren't cute peeptoes out there, but I had this moment about two years into blogging where my brain went "Y'know, that just looks weird" and I haven't been able to unsee it since.

2. I love cheese. Almost every kind of cheese. I frequently have at least 5 or 6 different varieties in my fridge for various applications. The weirdest part? I can't handle drinking milk. Makes me awfully sick.

3. I love fandoms! Oops, outing myself here? I started the Harry Potter books at age 9 and quickly got sucked into one of the biggest phenomenons since Star Trek/Wars. And of course, after many many weeks of grief at the decline of such a fandom, I hopped onto the Star Trek train thanks to my swiftly growing love of TNG and the reboot movie(s). TOS is still hard to watch - I'll explain in #4.

I have recently hopped on board one of the oldest fandom trains (something in the realm of 100+ years old at this point) - Sherlock Holmes. I can't get enough! It's Sherlock-a-palooza in today's market between the US movies, the BBC version, and the up-and-coming Elementary (that nobody is happy about).

(I spend more time than I should on tumblr, and I don't even have one of my own. Eep!)

4. Oh-kay, I promised I'd explain. I don't like old movies. -is shot- No really, I find older movies to move at a very slow pace. Which is true, but excruciating for someone as manic as me. I frequently only listen to television or movies on in the background while doing other work. As much as I am a crazy nostalgic person, I'm rather comfortable in my cushy modern movie watching.

5. I have this really great idea for a story. Somewhere in the realm of 23 pages with lots of concepts, an entire outline, and even some concept art. I can't get this behemoth written.

6. I have really bad handwriting. It's sort of loopy like most girls' hand writing, but it starts getting odd the more I write. It becomes more abstractions of actual words, than words. This is due to the fact that I have some permanent damage in my hand from a broken arm/surgeries I had as a tween.

7.  I am a complete nerd who likes big words. I used to use words as a kid that most people barely knew the meaning to. (And frequently got told off for it) I liked dictionaries, and every "big girl" book I read, I used the dictionary for words I didn't know. My vocab has grown extensively over time and with introduction to the internet. I sometimes feel sad overusing words in my comments or posts to express things, because language is so beautiful and complex, but we've reduced it to the bare bones.

One of the most saddening and terrifying ideas I've ever stumbled across was the idea of "Newspeak" from Nineteen Eighty-four. The removal of synonyms and antonyms.

On that note, I'm tagging everyone and anyone who wants to share 7 random things about themselves today.


  1. I kind of think peep toes are uncomfortable. They way my toes stick out feels funny.

  2. Peeptoe pumps are weird. Just plain weird. I never understood their appeal.

    Cheese and big words rock. Hope you're doing well with your personal stuff.

  3. I only like peep toes if they aren't too toe-y.

    I hope you're doing okay, hon. *hug*

    And yes, rock on with your massive vocabulary! Use those big words!

  4. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other on Blogger (via GFC) and Twitter? Take care. :)

    Kristina (

  5. Yay! Thanks for participating! I love your seven facts. I am a HUGE cheese fan too! Mmmmm cheese and crackers are one of my favorite snacks!

  6. I get the slow movie thing - I still love them, but need to be in the RIGHT mood for them. It doesn't happen often.

  7. I have the same problem with milk, but deal with it by eating LOTS of yogurt. What is the biggest, most esoteric word in your vocabulary. I think I use big words pretty unconsciously...and sometimes, my students call me on it.

    1. Huh, admittedly I've never really thought about it. I suppose it depends on whatever I'm trying to convey. I like words that are as specific as possible for the idea I'm trying to turn into words. I tend to use them without thinking and often catch myself, repeat the word, definition, and occasionally look up that I used it correctly. ;) I think it's become an OCD thing.

  8. Ugh, I don't like old movies either--and I grew up in a household with Turner Classic Movies on full rotation. Thus, I spent my childhood listening to my mother trying to convince me that "On The Waterfront" held the secrets of the universe or something, it was that good. "Animal House" is more my speed.

    The vocabulary thing: Hooray for people who use many big words! Once, I was accused of using words that were "too big". That's the net result of having received a giant, hardbound copy of Roget's Thesaurus as a kid.

    Also, another Potterphile here ;)

  9. Oh cheese! I love cheese too, I could live on it if I had to!

    I've pondered writing a story before too. Maybe someday.

  10. I don't like old movies either. I wasn't sure why, but I think you hit the nail on the head - they are really slow-moving. I just get bored. I also agree w/you on the language bit. I feel dumb that all my comments are so similar and usually contain way too many explanation points. Please use more big words in your posts! (See, there's another one.) When I was younger, I used to pick one word out of the dictionary (a vintage one, at that) a week, and use it as much as possible. Now I just use words like "yay" and "awesome". Ugh.

  11. Hahaha! I dislike wearing peeptoe, too! Just because any kind of closed-toe hurt my feet. I always opt for open toe (except sneakers, of course), even when wearing stockings!
    As for old movies, we're the opposite. I love old movies! ^___^

    Visit me:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  12. I am a cheese freak; it's often the main staple of my odd little desk lunches. Nothng better than an awesome cheese party.

    You know I'm a Sherlock fan, even of the original books.

    Peep toes. I'm meh about them.

    I can't tell you how many peeps tell me all the time, "You use really big words." The Costume Technician and The Teen do, too. I tell them not to worry about the naysayors, and say what you want, even if it does have a lot of

  13. I completely agree with your thoughts on peeptoes. Why??? I don't get it, and they look so weird with only one or two toes popping out.

    I love fandom too. :) It's fun to lose yourself in great stories and characters. I want you to write your story, even if it's messy and needs rewriting. An imperfect story on paper (or computer) has so much more value than a story trapped inside you. You don't even have to share it with anyone, but think how wonderful you'll feel by finally writing it all out. It may turn out better than what's in your head.

    Hope you're doing alright offline. Have a great weekend!


Thanks for reading. Got something to say? I'd love to hear it!