A Tag & Some Randomness

Friday evening finds me happy and content, with a finished research paper on the history of the camera safely tucked into my essay folder (referring to a computer folder here, by the way ;). Did you guys know that Canon was founded in 1937, almost twenty years after both Nikon (est. 1917) and Pentax (est. 1919)? I didn't. 0_o
So anyway, I just remembered I got tagged a while back by Ashlin of My Hiding Place, and since I really felt like posting (new design. it got me all excited ;P) I thought I'd go on and do it! Thank-you for tagging me, Ashlin! :)

~The Rules~

If you are tagged, post 11 random things about yourself. Answer the questions I (the tagger) asked you, then create 11 new questions for the people you tag, and go to their blog and let them know they've been tagged.

~11 Random Things About Me~

1. I'm not a particularly big fan of chocolate. I could probably go on without it for a year and not even notice. Probably...

2. I'm getting a Kindle in about two weeks.

3. When I upgrade my camera, it's going to be to this.

4. I tried filming a vlog on my iPod once, but deleted it. My voice sounded so weird. Totally not me. I'm always like that on video though. Don't know why.

 5. I could listen to Downhere all day & not get tired of it (and yes, I have done it before).

6. I won a book in a giveaway last week! Can't wait til it arrives! :)

7. Ever since I was little, I've always thought of the numbers from 1 to 10 as being 'girls' and 'boys'. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, & 10 are 'boys', while 2, 4, 7, & 9 are 'girls'. Weird, I know.

8. I'm addicted to using ampersands. I mean, admit it. This (&) looks way better than this (and).

9. I haven't visited Pinterest at all this week (except for that amazing handbag photo I pinned via Etsy yesterday). I miss it.

10. My blog design's colours (orange & gray) are inspired by the gray/black leaves & orange oranges on the kitchen curtains. Not kidding.

11. If everything goes on as planned, I'll be done with most of my major school subjects by the end of April... except math. I'll have to keep doing it through May. I can't wait to get Algebra 2 off my head!

~11 Questions from Ashlin~

1. When and how did you become a Christian?
 Hmmm... well I can't exactly say 'when'. Ever since I was a little girl, I've always prayed, always known God had chosen me as one of His precious possessions. Because really, what reason is there for you to live if you don't have a purpose in life? God is the only one who can give you that. I'm just glad and thankful He picked me, unworthy sinner that I am, and made me His daughter.

2. How many siblings do you have and what is your "place"
(i.e. oldest, second born, middle, ect.)?
Oldest and I have two wonderful little siblings. :)

3. Do you prefer skirts/dresses or pants/shorts?

I hate tights (super glad I don't do ballet), so skirts & dresses are definitely not my thing. Even when it's too hot for tights, I highly prefer pants/shorts (I try to get them below the knee if I can) over skirts/dresses.

4. If you could choose from any occupation, which would you like best?

Next to being a mom/homemaker? Probably graphic designer and/or photographer.

5. What book(s) of the Bible are you currently reading in your devotions?

 I just read Esther this morning, now it's on to Job. 

6. Which movie genre is your favorite?

I like period dramas. They're amazing! Some of my favourites include Little Dorrit (2008), Pride & Prejudice (BBC), North & South, and Emma (2009).

7. Which of your birthdays is most memorable?

I could never say. I really liked my last one though. ;P

8. If you could live anywhere in the world (or galaxy) where would you live and why there?

Does this include jumping into a book? Because if it does, I'd love to live in the Kingdom of Arrethtrae.

9. How many pets have you had in your lifetime?

One. It was a blue beta fish named Charlotte (actually male, but since I named it before I found out the gender, I just pretended it was a girl ;P). I had it for three years and it died a little over two years ago. I buried it in the backyard. It even had a grave marker, a blue garden stepping stone (custom made by me), which my mom accidentally removed while gardening last year. I know where the grave is though; seven shoe lengths toward the house, away from this bush-like tree we have. I know, I'm making a way bigger deal of this than I should. Did I mention it died the day my little brother was born?

10. Would you consider yourself an avid reader?

More like avidly avid. :D

11. Why did you originally decide to blog?

I found a few blogs by Christian girls which I really liked. I then got inspired & created my own blog. :)

~11 Questions by Me~

1. If you could meet with any fictional character ever, who would it be?

2. If you were offered a vacation to Middle Earth (or another favourite fictional world/place) in exchange for carrying a whole bag full of all kinds of creepy crawlies, five miles on foot, would you do it? (sorry. I know I'm being mean here ;P)

3. What's your favourite band and/or favourite musician?

4. If you could have anything, ANYTHING, what would it be? (only one thing. wishing for 1000 wishes isn't valid.)

5. Have you ever dreamed of meeting one or more of your internet friends? If so, who where they, and what did you do when you met (if you remember, of course)?

6. What are the top five best books (or book series) you've ever read?

7. Can you do a standing bridge?

8. What's your favourite quote (or one of your favourites)?

9. How often do you listen to music (i.e. every day, every week, several times a month, etc.)?

10. What's your favourite song?

11. The weirdest, most embarrassing thing you remember doing/thinking/believing as a little kid:

12. Quick! What's the first thing that pops into your head when you think of the colour blue?

I tag...

And now, it's your turn! :) If you'd like to do it but weren't tagged, feel free to join in! Just let me know in a comment. ;)

Have a lovely weekend! <3


  1. oi vey and lol, this tag has come back around about ten times to me =D although, those are really good questions, and as i'm kind of lacking inspiration, i might do it again ;) that camera is uber-expensive, girl. and this song by downhere is awesome.

    Jessica @ http://cubettescorner.blogspot.com/

  2. thanks for tagging me, eve! I usually end up writing answers to these sort of questions, then deciding my answers are dumb and not publishing them... but I loved reading yours! :)
    ampersands are the best.
    and dude. okay. 1, 3, 6, 8, and 10 are totally boys, but 5 is definitely a girl. I do the same thing :)

  3. Anonymous26.2.12

    Hi Eve and Mary Ann!!!

    Yes, I did the exact same thing with my numbers. Except I had 1,4,6,7,9, & 10 being boys, while to me, 2,3,5, & 8 were definitely girls. Yes, I agree with Mary Ann. 5 is certainly female!!!

    Thanks for the fun, random facts, Eve!!!


    Lowi (Butterflygirl)

  4. Hi Eve! I'm having a photo challenge and I thought you might be interested in joining! The theme is animals! Here's the address if you'd like to enter:
    Thanks so so much! Hope to see a entry from you soon!

  5. Hi Eve :)

    Thanks for tagging me! It was a lot of fun. Here's my post - http://abooklovingirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/remember-me.html


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