Sunshine Blogger? Me?

My sweet friendΒ Julia nominated me – who’da thunk? – for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

I love being tagged. Tags equal a blog post with almost no effort required. I don’t have to think of an idea. I don’t have to write up the entire thing. All I gotta do is answer them questions!

Which is fun. If not for you, then for me. Because I am self-obsessed. I could talk about my fascinating self for hours, to be honest with you.

Hope you plan to hang around for a while…

Just kidding. Please come back.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

1. What is your favorite band/ What kind of music do you listen to?

This is one of those sneaky two-in-one questions that compel me to answer both.

That first one is all but impossible…

I like Switchfoot, Coldplay, Bastille, and Mumford And Sons. Those are just bands. I also love Owl City, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble.

The second one is easier. I listen primarily to rock and alternative, possibly some folk.

2. What is your favorite book?

Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis.

3. Are you a part of any fandoms, if so, what?

Offiicially? No.

Unofficially, The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Rings.

4. Favorite YouTuber?

Um. I watch all of Studio C’s videos?

5. What is your biggest Pet Peeve?

Humans who don’t like to read books.

6. What is your favorite color AND why?

Blue or green. Because both are so prevalent in nature and absolutely gorgeous. Trees, grass, the sky, the ocean… See what I mean?

7. Favorite song at the moment/ last song you listened to?

Another two-for-one deal!

Some of my favorite songs include Human by Christina Perri, Renegades by XAmbassadors, Bright by Echosmith, and Hello Seattle by Owl City.

Recently I have been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and my beloved “Christmas Jam,” but, oddly, I have Closer by The Chainsmokers and This Town by Niall Horan stuck in my head.

8. If you could only get one thing for Christmas what would you ask for?

One of Cait‘s mugs. I am obsessed.

9. How many kids do you want to have when you are older?

As marriage is not apart of the plan, I’d say none.

However, if some guy manages to persuade me in spite of myself, I think I can manage two. It would be cute to have one girl and one boy, obviously.

Let’s hope we get one of each, then, because I am absolutely not going through the most intense pain known to man more than two times.

If I had my way, I’d forget having kids altogether and foster teenagers. International adoption gets a lot of attention, but what about all the kids without families right here in America? So many teenagers will never know what it’s like to be a part of a family. That’s not right.

10. Do you do any sports?

I played basketball for exactly one season when I was around seven years old. I played four or five seasons of soccer. But more recently, I play volleyball. I’ve played about five seasons, for a time competitively, now casually with friends.

Who am I kidding? I don’t have friends.

I play casually with other humans that I know.

11. What time is it right this second, as you are answering this?


I now nominate Miss March because her blog is sunshiniest of them all, Anna because we all need to get to get to know her lovely self better, Kenzie because she shares a name with my beloved niece, Kit because she leaves fantastic comments, Sarah and Grace because we are the Hamilton Squad, and monkeyeverything because her username is original and I’m only assuming that she is, indeed, female.

I am too exhausted to count how many people that is. I don’t think it’s eleven. I don’t care.

Your questions are as follows:

1. If you had to choose one song to be your “anthem” what would it be?

2. What is one book you will never read again and why?

3. What is one book you reread over and over again and why?

4. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

5. Do you have a favorite quote and what is it?

6. If you could meet any historical figure – living or dead – who would you choose to meet? And, for the sake of getting more diverse answers, let’s leave Jesus out of this, shall we?

7. What is the first book you read on your own?

8. What is your fondest memory?

9. Who are your heroes?

10. What character from literature are you most like?

11. What would you do if the Zombie Apocalypse happened tomorrow?

Thank you once again, Julia, for nominating me!

What say you? Were you surprised by any of my answers? What is your favorite color and why? What have you been listening to recently? What do you want for Christmas? How many mugs do you own? Do you need more (you know you do!)?


66 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger? Me?”

  1. Oh, I love tags so much!! I was a bit surprised by your answer to how many kids you want to have, but I really admire your heart for fostering and adopting teenagers. πŸ™‚ As for Christmas, well I sort of asked like every single person for an amazon gift card so that I can by paperbacks books πŸ˜› I have only one mug *sighs*… However it is pretty cool because it says Writer all the way around it a really pretty font. I definitely need more.

    Oh, yay!! You tagged me!! Thank you! I’ll get to work straight away! πŸ˜€


    1. They are so fun, right? Like, “can you answer questions about yourself?” UM, YES? I COUKD TALK ABOUT MYSELF ALL DAY! ASK AWAY, FIENDS! It’s like being interviewed basically.

      Yes… I did anticipate some disapproval with the kids thing. I am old fashioned in some ways, just… Not that one. Sorry… πŸ™‚


    2. Erg. I did not mean to publish that… I WASN’T DONE YET!


      As I was saying…

      Ah, you are very wise! Amazon gift cards are as good as cash! Though I feel guilty buying books. So I buy things that are necessary for life instead (WHUT THAT MADE LEGITIMATELY NO SENSE BOOKS ARE LIFE MATE). I meany to say, things I will need… Not things I want. If that makes sense.

      Lucky! I only have, well, two, I guess. One has a cowvone it???? NOT OKAY, SIR. And the other is Christmas and adorable BUT ONLY FOR CHRISTMAS. So I definitely need more. πŸ™‚


      1. No, no, that’s not what I meant! I totally get it, and I think that your passion for helping teenagers is inspiring! I was just surprised because not many girls would say that. I totally respect it though. πŸ™‚

        You sound more like the wise one, Kate! Though, I am slightly offended that books do not make it up to up there with food and water and shelter. I wouldn’t survive without books! (and you wonder why I don’t have much money) Haha, but yeah, I totally get what you’re saying. You sound a lot wiser with money than I am πŸ˜›

        I got in on amazon for like five dollars with free shipping. It was pretty great! Oh, who says it has to be only for Christmas? At my house, our christmas mugs stay out all year. πŸ˜›


        1. Because most girls love babies? Or because being passionate about helping teenagers is rare?

          OH, FORGET IT!!! I SHALL MAKE MY SHELTER OUT OF BOOKS, HOW DOES THAT SOUND??? To be honest, though, I am super strict with my spending… Terribly practical. It’s depressing, really.

          Bahaha! Well, alas, not at mine! THE COW WILL HAVE TO SUFFICE!


                1. I agree, because you need the context and the characters to be the same in every song and I didn’t like some of the changes. It’s Quiet Uptown was the only one I liked BETTER than the original. My Shot was clean, so that was kind of nice. And I liked both Dear Theodosia’s and Wait For It… Probably not as much as the original, though???

                  The original Satisfied was never one of my favorites… So I thought Sia’s was interesting. I probably would have liked it a lot better if it weren’t for the rap? I’m just.. not into that, so much.

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                    1. Lolol! I think that although Hamilton did love Eliza somewhat, he would have been happier with Angelica because she was the one who understood him in every way. Eliza just didn’t understand his thinking. Problems of a Hamilfan . . .


                    2. He only married Eliza because Angelica introduced him to her because 1) he was after them because of their status and she’d have to be naΓ―ve to set that aside maybe that is why she introduced him to Eliza now that’s his bride, 2) she loved him but had to marry well since she was the oldest, and 3) she knew Eliza loved him and couldn’t take that away from her. I can’t believe we’re doing this. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


                    3. But if he was only a fortune hunter why would she pass him off on her little sister? Wouldn’t she want to protect her from that?

                      And I guess “Number Two” has always baffled me – I thought they were rich and that was why Alexander was interested in the first place???

                      The last one IS sweet… but Angelica continues to harbor romantic feelings for her sister’s husband and that certainly WASN’T thinking of her sister more than herself.

                      Bahaha! WE JUST CAN’T STOP!!!

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    1. *GASP* That sounds… Amazing! My mouth is watering right now! πŸ˜‰ And if you’re willing to share it, I would love to post it!!! Kinda silly to have dark chocolate in the name and never tantalize everyone with delicious recipes, right??? (The problem I’ve fpiund is that I don’t make anything using dark chocolate as an ingredient? Just, like, regular chocolate? Oops!) Also I promise to give your mom aaaaaaaallll the credit in the world!

      So anyway! You can shoot me an email at with the recipe if you like! Perhaps I will attempt to make it myself so I can include (very blurry!) photos??? WE SHALL SEE!!!

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    (if you didn’t, embarrassment is my middle name right now….)
    Loved reading ALL of your answers ❀


  3. Oooh, these were fun questions and fun to read your answers!

    I relate to a lot of this. Like OWL CITYYYYYY. Owl City = LIFE!!! Literally, my obsession may be on the unhealthy side… *cough* And Lord of the Rings is also life! Also I adore The Hunger Games! (I seriously have waaay too many obsessions…) Annnnd I love Studio C! They’re hilarious! XD

    My favorite color is PINK. And I am not ashamed! Why? Goodness…um. I just…love it. (Wow, that was deep.) It’s just so gorgeous! ❀ And I've been listening to Peppermint Winter by, you guessed it, OWL CITY on repeat recently. The obsession is strong, what can I say?


    1. WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON, OHMYGOODNESS!!! (We’re practically twins!)

      I respect you for liking pink. It is a lovely color and one of my favorites as well. So soft and bright and feminine.

      Just listened to Peppermint Winter (per your fantastic recommendation!) and it is fabulous!


  4. “…because I am absolutely not going through the most intense pain known to man more than two times.” What are ya, a wimp? Haha. JUST KIDDING!! I totally get what you’re saying. ;P And aww…I love that you have a heart for fostering teenagers. The world needs more people who are willing to take in older kids and give them a chance to be part of a family. I admire you for wanting to do that. πŸ™‚

    Awww. *blushes* Did you really just say that about my blog? Honestly, Kate, you’re too kind. πŸ™‚

    And now I’m thinking I may just have to make time for this tag because your questions are so much fun! We’ll see if I can manage it. Thanks so much for tagging me! πŸ™‚


    1. BAHAHA!!! “What are ya, a wimp?” <– that made me laugh so hard!

      Well, thank you! Clearly I am a gem too precious for the world.

      I did AND IT'S TRUE!!! Your blog is one of my favorites!

      Aw, thanks! You're welcome!


  5. OH MY WORD!!! This is, like, the hugest honor of my life… *beams with the light of a thousand suns* Thank you SO much for nominating me!!! Eee!!!! I’m so excited!!!

    And oh my word, I LOVE Owl City!!! You have fantastic taste! And ugh!!!! I can totally relate to the whole marriage thing!!!!

    My new motto is ‘Jane Austen didn’t need no man’.

    But seriously, the fostering teenagers thing is a wonderful, amazing thing, and you are such a wonderful person with a beautiful soul.


    1. YOU ARE THOROUGHLY WELCOME, MY DEAR!!! (And psssst! but monkeyeverything also nominated you for it… YOU ARE DOUBLY NOMINATED!!!)

      He is TOO FANTASTIC!!! Thank you! I love having good taste. It’s a difficult skill to develop, or so I’m told…

      Bahahahahahahaha! YES!!! Mine, too!

      Wow. I am so flattered!

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      1. OH MY WORD!!! Really??? I feel so honored, haha! I don’t know whose questions to do, though! I guess yours because I saw them first??? Ugh, this is hard!!!

        Oh my word, he totally is! And that is a skill I have yet to acquire, hahaha!


  6. Thanks for nominating me!!

    I agree with you on so many of these, actually! Although I don’t play volleyball, I prefer brown and green (rather than blue and green) and I’d like three kids. πŸ˜› Those are pretty technical differences, though…

    Aren’t Cait’s mugs fantastic?? Although now I’m a little more interested in the laptop covers, since I have my ideal mug but no case for my Chromebook.


      1. Practically! πŸ˜›

        Most schoolwork is on the computer for me, and since my brother needs his for homework, my dad works with computers, and my mom writes on hers, I would never be able to get anything done if I didn’t have my own.


        1. Totally understandable!

          We have two laptops, but they are both considered “the family’s.” I use one for school during the day and my older brother uses the other for his college courses, but they don’t belong to us ALAS!

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