Summer is here and Kendra over at Catholic All Year has done the entire internet a huge favor by bringing back probably my favorite link-up in the history of ever: Answer Me This! Every Sunday from now until August we will answer 6 questions as asked by Kendra and link-up to share our answers. It's the internet's favorite cocktail party and I'm so happy it's back.
1) Any big plans for the summer?
Not really. Mostly I plan on working on the blog (I really need to update the template and header - it's sad) and organizing the office so that our current storage solutions are more useful and efficient. Boring? Yes. Necessary? Also yes.
I'm probably going up to Salem sometime in July, which should be nice.
There may also be a young man involved at some point this summer, but I'm going to play that one a little close to the chest for now and give you an update if I have news in the next few weeks.
2) What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I believed a lot of things as a kid, partly because I was gullible and naive and partly because I had a wild imagination. I could be totally cynical right now and say the strangest thing I believed was that grown-ups actually know what they're doing (in reality I'm learning that we're all just making it up). However, I sincerely believed there were fairies in our garden until I was about 7.
3) What is your favorite amusement park ride? (can be a specific one at a specific park or just a type of ride)
I'm a big fan of roller coasters, as long as they aren't made of wood (Ghostrider at Knott's Berry Farm freaks me out - feels like it's going to come apart!). I love the kind that have vertical corkscrews the best.
4) What's on your summer reading list?
I should really dedicate an entire post to my summer reading goals (and I may still do that) but for now the current list includes the following:
Finish reading To the Field of Stars
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (re-read)
The Book Thief (re-read)
Sense & Sensibility
Start reading The Sparrow and try to get about halfway through it.
Penumbra's and Book Thief should go quickly because I've technically already "read" them because I listened to the audiobooks this past winter. The reason I'm reading the paperbacks is because I know that my comprehension is better when I see it and I want to be able to underline quotations for reviews here on the blog. You can read more about my reading goals for this year in this post.
For some reason I can't find my standalone copy of Emma so I may have to read it out of my Austen anthology. I don't mind though; it's a beautiful book.
5) Have you ever fallen asleep in public?
Several times, but the only time that really sticks out in my memory was also the most embarrassing. It was the spring of sophomore year and toward the end of the year in my drama class (sophomores could take art or drama as an elective - since I draw bad stick people, it was an obvious choice) in the afternoon. We didn't have much to do so we had a free period/study hall. I fell asleep and according to people sitting next to me, I began to snore. I was also having a strange dream and wound up falling out of my chair which woke me up. Thankfully the people I went to school with weren't mean because it could've been a source of harassment but instead it just became a good story.
6) What is your favorite smell?
This is hard because I really love the smell of jasmine and I also love my mom's perfume, but then there's also the smell of evenings after it's rained, when you can taste the metallic tang of moisture in the air and everything is clear and cool and fresh. And petrichor.
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 the 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!
*Note: The Answer Me This logo image belongs to Kendra Tierney over at Catholic All Year and is used as part of a link-up only. All other images in this post are property of Whitney Miller with the exception of the "Petrichor" image, the source of which I have linked to.*