I saw this prompt go around the blogosphere and wanted to join in the fun. Here are some random facts about me that you might enjoy:
- I love to browse museums. I rarely get the opportunity to do so unless I’m on vacation, but I love museums. One of my fondest memories as a kid was going to a science museum (pretty sure it was this one) in Finland. It was crazy fun and I remember this giant room filled with computer stations where you answered questions about your physical appearance. At the end of inputting in all that detail the computers tell you if you have had a twin go through the process too or not. If you had a twin, or several twins, it tells you how many twins you had. I had none and my mom had one.
- I remember my library card number from middle school for my school library. I don’t know why I know it, but I have a theory: I must have visited the library often without my card for me to have memorized it. In case it was hard to guess from this nerdy fact, I am a huge reader and fan of books. Good thing too, right? I mean as an author it should be a given. LOL (By the way the picture below is not my middle school library, but one in Camden, Maine.)
- On a trip to Antarctica, onboard a big cruise liner, I saw penguins in the water and until they began to “fly” through the wake I was totally convinced they were arctic sea turtles that I had never heard about before. Go ahead and laugh, I do thinking back to it. Give me some credit though because until they moved in the water only the tops of their heads and eyeballs were above the water surface so I hadn’t seen their beaks. I was also really high up above the waterline.
- I like to binge-watch Korean TV dramas on Netflix. Check out Boys Over Flowers. Be still my heart. It was my first show in this genre and is still my favorite today. I also love the shorter Noble, My Love. Sung Hoon could have played Edward Cullen if he’d been a Korean character. Gorgeous.
- This will sound terrible, but I love the Pride and Prejudice films and television shows over the book. When I read the book the only reason I knew who said what and to who was because I had seen the films. There seemed to be a dearth of dialogue tags in the version of the book that I read. I can only hope I somehow had accidentally read an abbreviated version.
- I was an extremely picky eater as a kid, which isn’t to say I didn’t eat, but only that I really ever ate what I was comfortable with. Traveling exposed me to new tastes and my developed palate I attribute to the trips my mother and I took out of the country. I really started being brave on a trip through China. You haven’t had Chinese food until you go. Amazing, blow your socks off delicious food! This isn’t to say your local Chinese takeout can’t be delicious too, because I love that as well, but it’s a totally different experience and flavor profile when you go to the country.
- I love to travel and see new places. One of the things I’d love to do is to take a cruise around the world. That sounds amazing. I’m ready to pack my bags, just give me the money so I can go.
- I collected and played with Beanie Babies, Trolls, Barbies, Polly Pockets, and dollhouses growing up. I would take Polly Pockets to my brother’s basketball games and play with them in the stands. I still have a box of each that I keep for sentimental reasons. Also, I swear my Beanie Babies will be like worth millions later. They’re my nest egg…. Okay so maybe not. LOL
- I never had a dog before getting Oskar. I’m hooked on pet ownership now because of him. Given the right location and finances I would totally be a crazy dog lady with shibas roaming my house and property.
- I dressed up for every Harry Potter premiere starting with the release of book four. Some of my favorite costumes were Moaning Myrtle, Rita Skeeter, Voldemort, and Luna Lovegood. My least successful were Professor Trelawney and Nymphadora Tonks. I even made props. When I was Voldemort I made papier-mâché masks for my friends so they could go as my Death Eaters. As Luna, I created a Quibbler magazine that could be read “upside down.” I never won a costume contest though. They were rigged. I was robbed. I’m sure of it. 😉
So what did you think? Are we “twins” in any way? 🙂