Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Liebster Awards

First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of a post on Saturday. As some of you may be aware, there was a huge storm in the Mid-Atlantic area that knocked out power everywhere. My entire town (and much of the city of Baltimore) was without power for two days. Combine that with temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and you have a bit of a disaster. Still, now power is back and I can resume my regular blogging. However, I've been considering cutting back on my posts to once a week anyway. Hopefully reducing it to one post a week would allow for longer, more in-depth posts and a bigger forum for discussion. It's just a thought now, but I was wondering what you all think?

That's my running trail in the woods after the storm hit.

Anyway! today I've been nominated for the Liebster awards by a few people. Thank you all!

The Rules:

Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
Create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
Go to their page and tell them.
No tag backs.

Eleven Things About Me:
  1. My ringtone is crow's cawing
  2. My room is currently a disaster and I should probably think about cleaning it.
  3. I run two miles every day.
  4. I hate wearing sleeveless tops, they make me feel naked.
  5. I have a "thing" for weirdly shaped purses. I indulge this perhaps a bit too much.
  6. I nominate hummus for the greatest food in the history of ever.
  7. I've never worn tripp pants.
  8. I have begun collecting bones from the woods that I run in and it's a lovely hobby.
  9. I hate how green tea tastes.
  10. I love playing D&D!
  11. I've never been to a concert and I really don't want to.

Questions I Was Asked (by Sophie!):

If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
I would love to meet Joyce Carol Oates, one of my favorite authors and a huge inspiration to me.
2) What is your biggest achievement?
Placing in the Young Arts national writing competition twice, once each for a poetry portfolio and a fiction portfolio.
3) What colour is your bedroom?
Robin-egg blue.
4) What's your favourite Tim Burton film?
Nightmare Before Christmas. Cliche, but true. I've been watching it since I was really young and it always conjures up good memories.
5) Best thing a non-Goth has ever said to you?
About being a Goth? Well my creative writing classmates regularly refer to me as the "Goth Goddess" which I think is hilarious.
6) What's been your worst fashion disaster?
Wearing clothes I'd lost too much weight for which them started to fall off. Eep.
7) What are your 'must-have' cosmetics?
Concealer, black liquid eyeliner, matte white and matte black eyeshadow.
8) Cats or Dogs?
9) Why did you begin blogging?
Because I needed a way to connect to the Goth community.
10) If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you buy?
New clothes! (Shallow, but I can save my other purchases to help people for later....)
11) What's currently on your wishlist?
A few more black, knee-length skirts and a decent petticoat.

My questions:
  1. What are three things on your Goth "bucketlist"?
  2. What is your favorite Goth song?
  3. What's one Goth stereotype that you fit perfectly?
  4. What would be your ideal perfume/cologne scent?
  5. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
  6. What is a usual outfit for you?
  7. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
  8. What's something you do subconsciously?
  9. What's something you'd recommend? Anything. Clothes, movies, books, songs, whatever.
  10. The last magazine you read?
  11. The story of your username?

I tag:
EVERYONE! Do the tag and post the link to it in the comments!

In other news, I'm going to study abroad in Scotland! Eep! Yes, as I've mentioned before, I'm going to my regular four-year college in January of 2013 so I've had to come up with a new plan for the fall. Well, my plans have settled: I'll be at University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland from September eighth to December twelvth. I'm so, so, so excited! More on that later as well, if you're interested!


    the tagging actually motivated me to finally start a feature friday! thanks!

    Also congrats on going to Scotland, that's so cool ;-;
    Everywhere is getting funky weather. Global warming much? :/ I'm so sorry your area got hit so badly. We've had a heat wave but nothing major since WNY usually gets a major snow storm if anything. Nothing coastal, few tornadoes....but occasionally flooding.

    I wish I took a creative writing course, but they didn't offer it in my high school. or if they did, it was every other year. Dx

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