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A RANDOM Q&A

MY DEAR READERS!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog. As always you guys are amazing, and you inspire me to produce more quality content.

As this post goes live, I will be taking a pretty important test. These past few weeks I have been studying 1,200 questions in order to prepare, so I’ve been kind of incognito when it comes to producing the sorts of posts I enjoy most. However, I wanted to write something quick for today, so you’ll have to bear with this ridiculous Q & A.

I promise to write something of higher quality on Friday. While it is fun answering these questions, this blog operates on posts that involve you guys and writing, not just random facts about me.

But for today… Here are some random answers to some even more random questions.


1. What’s the most useless talent you have?

My sister thinks my most useless talent is my ability to tilt the pad of thumb all the way back. Something I cannot do is roll my tongue, and I get hate about that wherever I go. Ridiculous.

2. What’s a body part that you wouldn’t mind losing?

Speaking of body parts… I would prefer to keep all of them intact. Maybe I’d choose losing a tooth or a toe. I don’t know, is that a good enough answer?

3. What’s your biggest screw up in the kitchen?

This is going to be so embarrassing to admit, but I think you guys will enjoy this story.

On Wednesday mornings at college, I always go to Chick-fil-A for a quick breakfast. On one particular morning, I brought leftover biscuits back to my college dorm room to save for later that day (gross, I know, but a hungry college student must do what he or she needs for survival purposes).

A few hours later, I was hungry again and decided to heat up the biscuit. But the stupid part: I decided to microwave the biscuit in the paper wrapping. What happens, one might ask? There was a loud boom, I saw a flame, and I hurriedly put out the fire (small, sure, but it was still definitely a major screw-up in the “kitchen”). The smoke was so bad that I have no idea how the detectors didn’t go off, and one of my suitemates stumbled into my room and asked, “Um, are you okay?”

I held up my damaged biscuit and said, “Sorry for the smell.”

4. What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?

The biggest one that comes to mind is this Southern phrase: “Bless your heart.”

5. Which common saying or phrase describes you?

Redonk.

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this on the blog before, but my friends and I make up our own weird language when we’re around each other. There are so many terms we’ve created that it is hard to follow, but my personal favorite is “redonk,” which somehow came from the word “ridiculous.”

I think it went something like this:

Ridiculous–>Ridic–>Redonk.

6. What is your favorite time of the day?

My favorite time of the day is the morning! This is when I feel like I can get the most accomplished, and there is still the rest of the day in case I need it. Though it can be hard to get up early sometimes, I really do believe the early bird catches the worm.

7. Where would you want to retire to?

Though I’m very far off from retirement (since I don’t even have a proper job yet hehe), I do have dreams of living in a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere. As a writer I crave mountains, brooks, and sunsets that defy all logic. (Think of a fairytale, and that’s what I’m talking about.)

However, I think that is just what it’s meant to be: A dream. Really I will want to be wherever my family is. ❤

8. What is your best childhood memory?

My favorite memory is when my mom found out she was pregnant. I will never forget finding out I was going to have a younger sibling.

9. What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?

Well, let’s go down the list, shall we?

When I was in high school, I was a babysitter and a math tutor. Though these weren’t “official” jobs, it was fun making some mad money in order to buy books.

During college, things got a little more “redonk.” My friend Hannah convinced me to work in the scene shop, which is basically the department responsible for theatre sets. Somehow I, a skinny kid with no knowledge of theatre arts, was operating power tools in order to construct grandiose university sets. Looking back, it’s really funny, because my friends got pegged to do more of the hard labor, whereas I was usually designated as a painter.

While abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I operated my school’s library. I organized hundreds of books, and that has probably been my favorite job so far. (I am a dork, I know, but there is something wildly therapeutic from re-shelving an entire library and putting things into order.)

Then we should talk about my most extensive job. I was a sales girl (LOL) at a country shop. It was actually at this shop where I began my blog, due to nonstop boredom from lack of customers. (If you’re curious, you can visit one of my original posts here.) I worked there for two years, and it was actually a very formative experience for me, because I got to meet so many interesting customers and clean for hours at a time.

Then the store went bankrupt, and my boss literally did not tell me this until I showed up to find random men taking things off the walls, but that is a story for another blog post…

10. Do you sing in the shower?

Of course. Who doesn’t?!?

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How I feel right now (on some random flight in January 2019)

11. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

TJ Maxx. I went there today. So many amazing bargains!

12. What do you do most when you are bored?

This is bad, but I watch a lot of YouTube videos. Recently my best friend and I have taken an oath to get off our phones more, and this means cutting out these pointless online videos. Though there is a lot of cool and necessary information on the Internet, I don’t think my go to relaxation moment should be to always be checking out YouTube.

13. If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?

What kind of a question is this? Knowing me, I can’t keep my big mouth shut, so probably not very long.

14. Who would you tell first?

Probably Momma J, who would then tell the whole world.

15. Is there anything going on this weekend?

When this post goes live, it will be Monday, June 16. So… The following weekend, um… I really do not plan things that far in advance. Eep!

16. How are you feeling right now?

I’m feeling pretty good. I’m studying super hard for a test, but I’m not too stressed about it. Other than that, I’m kinda sad about something, but I know things work out for a reason! There is so much to be thankful for right now, though.

17. What do you think about the most?

Probably the thing I am sad about. If not that, I’m definitely up in the clouds with my studies.

18. What time do you get up in the morning?

6 o’clock. Rise with the sun, my friends.

19. What’s under your bed?

I keep boxes of my old manuscripts under my bed. A few weeks ago I pulled a box out and read my childhood stories, and it was so cute to see what was in my head then. I love being able to read my old materials, especially to see how much I’ve grown. You should do the same thing, if you’re a writer!

20. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Hmm…

I have never been in love, so I am not sure.

21. What was your favorite subject at school?

It depended on the day, that’s for sure! I am pretty strong at English, but I loved learning about science and history. At college I’m a Spanish major, but it’s probably not my favorite subject. Really I enjoy everything, except math (ironically, I was a math tutor in high school).

22. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?

Yes, for ten years…

23. Have you baked a cake, who for and was it a success?

I’m not sure if I’ve ever baked a cake, but I intentionally chose this question from a good old memory…

While I was abroad, I could not come home for the American holiday of Thanksgiving, so I had a “Friendsgiving” with some chicos from school. My friend Chase and I were in charge of brownies, and we forgot one of the key ingredients: Butter. As everyone else was busy whipping up mashed potatoes and pasta and whatever else we could scrounge up (I’m not sure if we had turkey or not), Chase and I were struggling with our butter-less brownies.

They turned out pretty good though, but Chase and I haven’t made anything together since.

24. If you were a flower which one would you be?

What kind of a question…

Eh, probably a violet. I like the color purple.

25. If you were a tree which one would you be?

Again, what kind of a question..

Maybe an oak, just because they remind me of the South.

26. Why would you like to go to a tropical island or the Arctic more?

Absolutely a tropical island. I have been pretty close to Antarctica, and all I can say is, I would enjoy the tropics a little more.

27. Where would you most like to live?

Wherever my family is! It’s not necessarily about the place; it’s about the people.

28. Which planet in the solar system would you visit?

Neptune.

29. What’s your favorite cheesy pick-up line? Have you ever used it for real?

“You’re from Tennessee? You’re the only ten I see.”

No, I have never used this, but some chicos have used it on me. Let’s just say… LOL.


THERE YOU GO!

You guys are the best. Expect a better post on Friday!

Until next time,

-A mentally fatigued K.

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Somewhere in southern Utah (April 2019)

 

 

 

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MY FIRST Q & A :)

Though I have been blogging for the past year, I feel like I don’t talk about myself too much. My posts always relate to my books and my year abroad in Argentina, and so I have decided to follow some Youtubers’ footsteps and answer a few questions for you guys…

*On a little side note, I want to clarify that I’m not really one to dwell on myself; I love learning about others more! So this may be a rare post. 🙂 Also, these questions are pretty generic. I may make a more detailed Q & A in the future, depending on how I feel.


RANDOM Q’s:

1. What’s your favorite candle scent?

Cinnamon smells like heaven… So anything related to autumn, probably.

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

Emily Blunt seems like a genuinely awesome person, and I’ve loved her ever since The Devil Wears Prada. If she were my sister, John Krasinski would be my brother-in-law, so…

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

I love Winston Bishop from New Girl, but he’s a fictional character. Oh well, that counts in my book. 🙂

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

Late twenties. We’ll see when he actually shows up though. (Chico, you can show up anytime, thank you.)

5. Do you know a hoarder?

I actually do… One who has nearly twenty cats and a haunted house full of secrets! This has inspired me to not hoard.

6. Can you do a split?

Not without splitting my leg muscles.

7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?

Probably five, but my memory is absolute trash. I love to ride bikes, though.

8. How many oceans have you swum in?

Two: The Pacific and the Atlantic. I love the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida, but the Pacific Coast along California is amazing.

9. How many countries have you been to?

The United States (my home), Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Perú, and Chile. If I learned to count, that would make six. 🙂

I love to travel though, and I really want to visit Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Kenya, Ethiopia, India, and the Middle East. Basically I want to see the whole world!

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Me, Katie George, in Salta, Argentina (October 2017).

10. What would you name your daughter if you had one?

I have always wanted to name one of my daughters Claire Elizabeth. Living in Argentina introduced me to the name Delfina, which means dolphin in Spanish, and I find that name breathtaking!

11. What would you name your son if you had one?

I want to have a lot of children… But for sure I will name two of my sons James and Samuel.

 Credit: Deeply Dapper. While I love studying myths and conspiracy theories, I do not necessarily believe that these monsters/aliens/creepy things actually exist.

12. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

This may make me sound like a total dork (which I am), but I always watched the Travel Channel and HGTV as a kid (still do). I especially loved travel documentaries on the most haunted locales around the globe and other specials on UFOs and el chupacabra and the Loch Ness Monster and… I could go on.

13. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

Again, since I have the memory of a fish, I’m not really sure. I know I went as a doctor one year, Cleopatra the next, and Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean another year. Those are the only three I remember.

14. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

I just read the first Harry Potter book last Christmas, but I have read and seen the Hunger Games and Twilight books and movies. If I had to choose a series, I’d probably pick Twilight, but I’m not really a fan of any of these. (Sorry to all the fans, hopefully you’ll still like me!)

15. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

Australian.

16. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?

I speak English and am pretty fluent in Spanish (after a year in Argentina, I don’t know how much more fluent I will become lol). If I had to choose another language, I’d probably pick Afrikaans or something really out there.

17. Do you spell the color as grey or gray?

This is a really dumb question. For a person’s name, I prefer Grey; but for the color, it is gray. At least in American English.

18. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?

Titanic.

19. Have you ever had Indian food?

No, but I’m absolutely game to try!

20. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?

I love anything Tex-Mex, and that includes queso (also known as cheese dip). For those of you are confused, queso is typically a bowl of white, melted cheese that is like heaven to the tongue!

21. Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

Way too many times. While I love their pasta, a friend introduced me to their gnocchi soup, and it is delicious.

22. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?

Supposedly, they would have named me Garrett. I cannot even begin to imagine…

23. If you have a nickname, what is it?

Katie Kay! Some people call me KG, Katarina, Maggot…

24. Who’s your favorite person in the world?

My sister.

25. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?

I’ve lived in both, and I’d probably pick a rural area close to the suburbs…

26. Can you whistle?

Yes!

27. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

If I am alone, I do…

28. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

I LOVE dreams… I love analyzing dreams, telling dreams… DREAMS, DREAMS, DREAMS.

But I probably don’t remember them that much, which is unfortunate. Every morning I will ask friends/family about their dreams so that we can dig deep into the psyche.

29. What flavor tea do you enjoy?

Altitude sickness: Coca tea. Bronchitis: Earl Grey. Me without ailments: Diet Coke.

30. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?

Too many… Probably fifteen. This may be a small number or a big number, depending on who you are, but fifteen is too many.

31. What religion will you raise your children to practice?

Christianity, but it will ultimately be their choice.

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A quick stop in Bariloche, Argentina (April 2018). Fun fact: I had bronchitis and mosquito bites all over my face during this time…

WOO.

There you have it. Thirty-one questions. You may hate me now, or you may like me. The choice is yours! Anyway, it was kind of fun to answer some basic questions, even though these were very basic and not too deep.

I hope you guys are having a great start to July, and I will write soon. Comment on this post if you have any further questions or concerns about mi vida.

Until next time,

-K.