Monday, December 12, 2011

Twenty Questions

So I read the twenty questions post from Annals of a Christian Single and am now posting my own. I hope whoever reads them enjoys.

1. What is the nerdiest and/or weirdest thing about you?
Well, I suppose my penchant for speaking randomly in Japanese.

2. If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie, or television show, what would it be?
Probably, Middle Earth or Ingary from Howl's Moving Castle.

3. Little or big, practical or frivolous, what are a few of your favorite items in your house?
The huge painting of a mountain scene from my great-great Aunt Romaine's house, and the couch that used to be in her living room. The couch holds some fond childhood memories with my late great-great Uncle Dick.

4. Do you like animated movies? If so, what is your favorite?
Yes, and Howl's Moving Castle. Christian Bale's voice flusters me every time I watch it.

5. What is your least favorite household chore.
Washing the dishes.

6. What's your favorite thing to get at Starbucks (or favorite coffee shop)?
I'm not overly fond of coffee, but I do occasionally enjoy an iced caramel macchiato. I mostly stick to tea though.

7. What is your favorite pizza topping?
Extra cheese. Does that count?

8. Waffles or pancakes?
To be honest I don't really like either.

9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a librarian, for a considerable period of my childhood. To be honest, I still want to be a librarian.

10. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
Well I'd say they are even in my estimation. I'm not to fond of either, but I do enjoy them sometimes.

11. What would be your dream job?
Sitting in the back of a museum artifact room cataloging antiques or doing historical research of some sort.

12. Do you make your bed every morning?
Typically, no.

13. Picasso or Norman Rockwell?
Norman Rockwell, because I prefer his style and we share a birthday.

14. Do you like carpet, tile, or hardwood floors?
Hardwood, with a few lovely rugs.

15. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My height. I'm 5'1, and will probably shrink when I get older.

16. Last movie you watched?
Sherlock Holmes, I was gearing up for the sequel.

17. Computer or television?

18. Favorite sound?
Hit-and-Miss engines firing.

19. If you could have a $5,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Not to be a copycat, but probably Amazon.

20. If you could be any Jane Austen fictional character who would you be (or if you prefer any fictional character)?
Anne Elliot. I love her, and relate to her more than any of Austen's other characters. As terrible as it sounds I love the bittersweet sorrow she endured.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Favorite Type of Day

Today is my favorite type of day. Rainy, gloomy, and generally depressing for most people. Bottom line: I love rain, and hate sunshine. Rainy day are perfect for tea, books, and sleep. Three of my very favorite things. This type of weather only serves to fuel my Gothic tendencies. Perfect weather to dust off my Poe and Hawthorne and have a nice macabre reading session. Or I could sit in my darkened living room with my Mother and sister and watch the equally macabre Midsomer Murders. British murder mystery just can't be beat. Well the mystery I'm watching now is getting quite interesting, so with that I shall end this post.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Uhh I'm Really Bad At Titles

So my little sister Amanda left for After Hours camp yesterday. I actually cried in the car on the way home. Apparently after being home-schooled all your life and really only having your sister to talk to, leads to separation anxiety.

Anyway I went to the movies with my mother tonight and saw Captain America: The First Avenger. Loved it. Loved Chris Evans performance. Loved seeing J.J. Feild on the big screen. LOVED seeing Richard Armitage play a Nazi bad guy.
Yay for J.J. and Richard! I love seeing my period drama guys on the big screen.
I absolutely cannot wait to see Richard Armitage portray Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit.

Moving on, I was informed by my mother that while my sister is away we will be invading her junk heap of a room and clearing it out. Please pray for me. I'll be very lucky if I make it back from the front lines.

Ahh well what can I say.
Yours truly,
Miss Esther Romaine