So, I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by one of my favourite new blogs, The Loyal Brit Wit. I discovered it in the WordPress Community Pool about a month back, and I love her daily posts that give a glimpse into what a particular British slang word might look like when fleshed out into a story. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been caught laughing to myself after reading this by numerous people- totally worth it! My favourite recent posts? Programme and Whinge! So, shall we get on with this?
What’s an interesting thing you have read or seen this week?
Welllllll, I’m so glad that you’ve asked. The Cincinnati Zoo has the cutest little hippo, Fiona, and they keep everyone updated daily via their Facebook page. She’s pretty adorable, and I’m learning a lot about hippos following her. Turns out that her mom has to guard her from her dad because he can get a little too rough when they are playing! (Mom to the rescue, again!) If you would like to check out Fiona and her sass, I would watch this video for an intro 🙂
What do you prefer? Sitting alone in a room reading or going out party?
I’m going to be that person- I need a halfway point. Friends over for a night in? YES, PLEASE! No partying. I’m not a party-er, I don’t have the stamina or the height for it…
Do you prefer digital reading (PDF, Kindle, etc) or traditional books?
I’m still split right down the middle on this one! I adore my Kobos- they are so light, my Kobo mini is smaller than my wallet, and I can carry 1,000-3,000 books on me to keep me entertained for months. As someone who has moved multiple times, moving books is an expensive and time/space consuming endeavour that you don’t particularly need to undertake in this day and age. However, I still do love sitting down an actual book and getting lost in the pages for a few hours! I don’t buy physical books any more (see above: moving) save for a special few, but I take physical books outside of the library all of the time. There is something to be said for a book cover grabbing you, which is less likely to happen with an e-book… As long as everyone is reading, I’m happy!
What’s the closest thing to real magic?
The feeling I get when I’m watching certain ballets done by certain companies, and the feeling I get when I’m reading those rare but amazing books that grab you and don’t let go.
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?
Recently? Chased someone down a street to pet their Westie. (NOTHING is stopping me, guy.) In my life? Moved to Dublin to do my Masters not knowing a single person there!
Your favourite quote:
“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” Ron Swanson
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire
You can do anything you want for 24 hours with no restraints, constraints or caveats: what would you do?
Okay, if time travel is on the table, going back to the ninth century in Ireland to see the Kings of Munster in action. However, if you want me to be somewhat realistic, I would fly to Dublin for the day and do a whirlwind visit of all my favourite tea houses and shops and spend the day soaking in my favourite city in the world. Should anyone feel like funding this day, please feel free to accompany me for your own personal tour…
If you want to answer these, feel free! And if you have any other random questions for me, please feel free to leave them in the comments!