Leona Henry @ Leona’s Blog of Shadows nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award a while back. (Thank you, Leona – and sorry it took so long!) Leona is a Turkish-born fantasy writer who now lives in Finland and is preparing to publish her debut novel series, The Coin of Liberius, via Reamwalker Publishing Group. If you like dark epic fantasy in the vein of George R.R. Martin and R. Scott Bakker, then keep an eye out for Leona’s upcoming works. 😉
Here are the rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:
- Thank the person who nominated you. (Check!)
- List the rules and display the award. (Check!)
- List 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 others bloggers and notify them of their nomination.
So, let’s see what facts I can share with you today that I haven’t shared here yet. 😉
Seven (More) Random Facts About Me
1. When it comes to Myers-Briggs Personality Types, I’m an ISFJ.
That was my result when I first took the MBTI test in college. It still is today, though I’ve learned how to use some of my weaker “functions” better over time. But every time I read about an ISFJ, I swear I’m reading about myself: supportive, patient, and diligent – but also shy, sensitive of other people’s feelings, and perfectionistic. :S
2. I’ve never pulled an April Fool’s prank on anyone.
While I’m the kind of person who will joke and tease her friends a little, I’ve never done a legitimate April Fool’s prank on anyone. It’s probably because the one time a friend pulled such a prank on me, it didn’t go over very well. (I fully blame my reaction on a stressful day at work!) But I guess I’m also not the kind of person who thinks about pranking others to begin with.
3. I didn’t always want to be a writer when I grew up.
At different points earlier in life, I wanted to be a dancer, an illustrator, a singer, or a psychologist. Even my writing-related ambitions changed from author to songwriter, to journalist, and back to author. Funny how it keeps coming back to that one goal, huh?
4. I’m picky about the shoes I wear.
It all comes down to personal taste. Stilettos scare me (and they’re so bad for your feet!), and I find dress boots confining and uncomfortable. So, I stick to sneakers, flats, dress shoes with 1- or 2-inch heels, snowboots during winter, and flip-flops and flat or slightly-heeled sandals during summer. I also can’t stand crazy colors like pink, silver, gold, etc., so all of my footwear is either black, tan, or some shade of brown.
5. Harry Potter Nerd Alert! If I were a student entering my first year at Hogwarts, I would be sorted into Ravenclaw.
I’ve taken a few different Hogwarts sorting quizzes, including the “official” one at Pottermore, and Ravenclaw is the result I get most often. It fits me well enough. I was a diligent, academically motivated student through college; and my reading and writing habits, eclectic tastes in movies and music, and love of fantasy would definitely qualify me as “quirky” and “accepting of people and things that others would consider ‘weird.'” Not to mention Luna Lovegood would be one of my housemates. Yay! 🙂
6. I crave vegetables sometimes.
I kid you not. There are days when all I want for lunch or dinner is a nice, big, healthy salad. And if someone leaves leftover vegetables at dinner, I’ll snatch them up before anyone else does.
I know. I’m weird. But on the flip side…
7. My favorite “comfort food” meal is a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup.
I love tomato soup and anything with melted cheese separately, but when I tried this food combination for the first time, I swore I had been swept into non-dessert heaven. 😀 It’s a quick, “stick to your ribs” kind of meal and is especially warming during the colder months. And yes, when I see a “grilled cheese and tomato soup” combo on a sandwich shop or restaurant menu, it’s so, SO tempting. (*smacks her lips*)
My Nominees for the One Lovely Blog Award
Here are my nominees for the One Lovely Blog Award. Since 15 is a lot of nominees, I’ll stick to 7 (one for every fact shared in this post). 😉
As always, if you don’t have time or typically don’t do blog awards, please don’t feel obligated to pass it along. Just know that I think you deserve the recognition.
- Aberdeen @ A Glimpse of Starlight
- Annie Hawthorne @ Curious Wren
- Elizabeth Rawls
- The Orangutan Librarian
- Nandini Bharadwaj @ Pages That Rustle
- Phoenix Grey
- Sarah J. Higbee
How about you? What is your MBTI Personality Type? Or some of your favorite comfort foods? Which Hogwarts house do you think you’d be sorted into?