Evangeline has once again been a dear and nominated me via Twitter DM for the Sunshine Blogger Tag! Thank you, friend!

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been on holiday?

(Okay first of all: I love this phrasing because it’s not the American “vacation,” but the British/Australian “holiday.” Sometimes we Americans are so dull.)

England is the furthest I’ve ever been on holiday. I’m coming up on four years since that experience, and it’s funny how certain memories stand out more than others…like meeting up with some friends (who were also on holiday in England at the same time) in Westminster Abbey, seeing The Phantom of the Opera live, and staying at a Derbyshire farm/bed-and-breakfast where the lady of the place brought us tea and cakes when we arrived in the late afternoon. Which, by the way, was the sweetest and most wonderful thing ever, since I had a bad cold by that point in the trip. The tea was very soothing.


Where would your dream holiday be?

I am now totally, firmly convinced that if I ever have the opportunity to go back to Europe, I’m going straight to Normandy. I’m going to spend days there just sitting on the beaches and wandering through the cemeteries and exploring the old German bunkers. And then I’m gonna go up the road from Utah Beach to Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont and find that statue of Dick Winters…and I’m just going to sit there and think for a long, long time about how much I owe to the men who fought there.

It may not sound like much fun to some people, but that’s my dream holiday. Hopefully it won’t forever be a figment of my imagination.

Do you like scary movies?

It depends on what you mean by “scary.” San Andreas is scary, but in a very real-life, this-could-actually-happen kind of way. Jurassic World is scary, too, but in a fun, hilarious, whoa-that-actually-looked-real kind of way. The Lord of the Rings used to be scary…before I watched it a dozen times and pretty much memorized it.


Zombies, though? Or some of that horror sci-fi stuff like Fringe? Nuh-uh, bye-bye, get me a one-way ticket to Nopeville. I don’t do horror and I. Never. Will.

What’s your favourite Milkshake flavour?

I actually haven’t had a milkshake in years. But there’s a Dairy Queen not far from where I live, and ever since Jamie (who works at a DQ) started posting pictures of those Blizzard things on her Instagram, I’ve wanted one. Gotta make it happen someday 😉

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Have you ever been in a newspaper?

Nope. Shortest answer for this tag, heehee.

How long can you balance on one foot?

(*sets stopwatch*) Two minutes and thirty-one seconds before my hip starts screaming bloody murder.

Who was better, the Beatles or Elvis Presley?


me: (*makes a Mr. Knightley face*)

Well neither name inspires any fuzzy feelings in my tum-tum, but I’d definitely say Elvis Presley. He was a horrible person but he could sing. On the other hand, I don’t like the Beatles at all. I don’t care for their voices, their style, or their songs.

What’s your favourite type of foreign food?

This is kind of a funny question because so much of what we consider “foreign food” has been so Americanized. (“Chinese food,” for example, is apparently nothing like real Chinese food.) But I think Greek/Lebanese food is an exception. That’s my favorite type of foreign food: it’s healthy, it’s light, and gyro is the best thing ever.

And because it’s food-related (and I’m looking for an excuse to stick in just one more Band of Brothers thing), I conclude this post by blessing you with Actual Steve & Bucky + The Case of the Elusive Bacon Sandwich.



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