Sunday, May 25, 2014

Answer Me This, Vol. 5 - Childhood Embarrassment and More Tea

Linking up with Kendra over at Catholic All Year for her Answer Me This Q&A type link-up, which is fun and way easier than coming up with my own original bloggy content.

1. Beach or Mountains? Where would you rather be?

BEEEEEEEEACH. Toes in the water, a** in the sand! The mountains are nice but I feel like there's so much more to do at the beach that doesn't require sturdy footwear. I like riding my bike and playing volleyball and lying in the sun and surfing and wave jumping and bonfires and stuff. Plus, there's no chance of snow at a SoCal beach, ever, which really makes me happy and relieves the whole "oh-sweet-Jesus-I-hate-the-cold-and-the-snow-and-why-is-white-stuff-falling-from-the-sky-and-did-I-mention-it's-cold!?!?!?!" thing.  Beach is best.
from Wikimedia Commons

2. Which is more fun: Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?

 Christmas morning has always been a bit of a let down for me because I know that after breakfast and presents we're not going to do anything. Christmas Eve is much more special because the whole family comes over and we have tamales and chili and give gifts and hang out. I think that's the main reason we don't do a nice sit-down Christmas dinner - because we had the crazy big fiesta the night before.

3. What's the most embarrassing childhood outfit you remember wearing?

 5th grade, we did polaroids in front of the class Christmas tree which we then used to make into ornaments for our parents. I was feeling ambitious so I brought a Top Secret outfit to school. It consisted of a crazy quilt tree skirt (my grandmother actually made tree skirts meant to be worn as skirts because my cousin and I dressed as Santa's elves at Christmas parties for family and friends), a winter patterned turtleneck (penguins and snowflakes) and a Christmas vest (bells, holly, angels, etc.). Alone, any one of these pieces makes a statement. I put them all together. At 10, I didn't exactly have any fashion sense and didn't realize that putting 3 loud patterns together was a bad idea. My mom laughed and said it was charming before pointing that out, though.

4.  Your house is quiet, you don't have to do work (housework included). What do you do?

 Tea time with a book and writing letters! This is actually what Sunday mornings sometimes look like for me. I ignore the housework I should be doing, make myself a nice pot of English Breakfast and some soft-boiled eggs and settle at the table with my letters or a good book. It's my few hours of sanctuary while my housemate spends 3 hours at church.
from Pinterest vie this Tumblr

5. What movie do you want to watch when you're feeling under the weather?

 I have my go-to favorites: The Princess Bride, Ever After and Shakespeare In Love are the main ones, as well as The Swan Princess and Thumbelina. Sometimes I change it up with The Lake House or The Holiday (even if it's July, that's such a good movie).

6. Did you have an American Girl doll when you were little? If so, which one? 

Nope.  There were a lot of times when my mom thought about getting me one of those custom ones that look like you, but in the end they were quite expensive (even in the 90s) and I had plenty of toys that I loved and I wasn't overly sad to have missed out. I did read some of the American Girl books, and always loved the classics: Kit and Samantha.

So that's it for this round of Answer Me This! If you have a blog, answer the questions and link up with us over at Kendra's in this post. Don't have a blog but still want to play? That's okay because this whole thing is made up and the posts don't matter - leave your answers in the comments either at Kendra's post or right here! I'd love to hear from you.


*Author's Note: None of the images in this post are my property. They are from all around the internet. I have given credit as best I can where possible. The text in this post is my property, not that you'd want to steal it anyway. Thank you for not suing me.*


  1. The Holiday is on my list too! And I probably should have added Ever After to mine too...I used to love to watch it!

    1. wow, sorry for the delayed response! Ever After has been one of my favorite movies since it came out when I was 8 (possibly 9?). It's such a sweet and clever retelling of a classic love story that treats all the characters complexly rather than as flat stereotypes, which I really loved. Also, it's such a visual treat!
      Thanks for the comment and again - sorry for the delayed reply!


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