Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Tag

 Well I have been tagged by the lovely Maria Elisabeth (is that not a beautiful name?) or also known as Miss Georgiana Darcy. I do not know about you, but I think tags are very fun and I am very thrilled whenever someone does tag me.

 Now, the first thing the list of rules says to do is to "post these rules."

1. Post these rules
2. Post 11 random things about yourself (optional)
3. Answer the questions the tagger posted for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that they have been tagged

 The second thing on the list is to post eleven random things about myself.

1. I love Judy Garland's music and movies.
2. I love to write novels and such.
3. One of my favorite books is Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
4. I'm not a big fan of Pride and Prejudice
5. Of all the P&P movie adaptions I've seen, I watch the 1940 version with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier the most.
6. I am a big fan of the Emma adaption with Romola Garai
7. One of my other favorite books is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8. And another of my favorite books is The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
9. I think I am probably boring you all with these eleven things
10. I love listening to old radio shows from the 1930s/40s/ and 50s
11. I love horses, but have yet to ride one

 If you all are still awake, the next thing on the list is to answer the questions the person who tagged me put together.

1: What is your favorite kind of tea?
 Well, actually, I usually do not drink tea. You see I have a great deal of food allergies and I tend to be allergic to things that are in teas. I usually enjoy English Breakfast Tea, though, and ice teas.

2: What are your five absolutely-most favorite movies?
 Maria, how could you be so cruel? How shall I ever decide? Oh, well, this list is subject to change.
1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur
2. Cranford and Return to Cranford
3. Summer Stock (1950) - starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly
4. Born Free (1966) - starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers
5. Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

3: What are some fashion trends - from the present or the past - that you love and actually wear?
wedge sandals = me love
tiered skirts = the story of my life
jean shirts = the thing I used to hate

4: What are three inspirational/devotional books that you love?
I am really liking the Proverbs family devotional book written by Kevin Swanson that my family is going through right now. I also liked the Millie Keith devotional/study guide book that A Life of Faith put out. I haven't actually read the Millie Keith books by A Life of Faith, but the original ones written by Martha Finley. While not a devotional, I really like The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

5: What is your favorite artist or picture?
I really love Claude Monet's works and Norman Rockwell's, as well as so many others.
"Reveries" c.1913 by Maxfield Parrish
For some odd reason I really like this painting. I don't know why I just do.

"Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper
I've always liked this painting too, for some odd reason. Again I don't know why. Anyway, someday I want to write a story based on this particular one.

6: If you had to describe your own looks as a character in a novel, what would you write?  Or your own looks as you wish they were.  You can have an imagination, y'know.
 Bound to be the shortest in her family, she had blond hair that was more brown than blond. Her eyes, after much debate, were gray, but would still occasionally be described as blue. Her face was quite freckle-less and indeed had a tendency to be quite pale.
 I wouldn't put that paragraph in a novel, but it does work nicely.

7: What kind of music do you listen to most of the time?
I think I am going to bore you again, folks. Judy Garland, stuff from the 1940s, Janet Drew, Heather McCready, movie soundtracks, celtic, and hymns. Of course right now I am on a huge musical kick! You have to admit it, music from musicals is EPIC!

8: What literary secondary character are you most like?
 Oh, dear I don't know. While not secondary characters, I'm somewhat like Minnie and Daniel from the BBC TV series Lark Rise to Candleford.

9: What literary secondary hero-like characters do you love? (I know you can think of a million main characters.  So can I.  So I'm making it harder.)
 Well, let me see here.
Rab from Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, but he's not exactly a secondary character. I also rather love Jacob from For the Temple by G. A. Henty.

10: What are your opinions of the subject of poetry?
I love poetry, though I have difficulty writing it most of the time. I haven't started to read Tennyson until recently. Shows you how much Gilbert Blythe's opinion has influenced my tastes. Haha. Actually I didn't realize the connection until last year, but I really do think his opinion has unconsciously influenced me over the years. I like Sir Walter Scott's poetry and Roberts Burns and others.

11: Which author's writing styles do you admire the most?
 I was listening to a Johnny Tremain audio book several months back and really liked how it read and it's writing style. Others would be Douglas Bond, 

Okay, those were Maria Elisabeth's questions. Now onto Natasha's questions.

1.Which song has inspired you most at this time in your life?
 Hmmm, maybe "The Impossible Dream." It does leave you with that absolutely thrilling exhilarating feeling.

2. What are your sentiments on the subject of brussel sprouts?

I have never had any, to my knowledge.

3. Do you feel faint at the sight of blood?

 I don't feel faint, but if it starts to get kind of major in movies I feel kind of queasy.

4. Do you enjoy chatting on the phone or would you just as soon write an email or send a text or even write a letter?

I never really chat on the phone, I never do text anyone unless they won't be able to talk on the phone where they are. I do write emails and very rarely handwritten letters.

5. What if suddenly the sky was green and the grass was blue?  What would you think?

 What in the world happened?!

6. If you built a time machine, where would you go first? (let's just assume we're all capable of building a time machine, ok?;)

 Oh, hard decision! Maybe the 1940s.

7. If the powers that be suddenly decreed that everyone must wear a bright pink shirt with a chartreuse daisy adorning the front and bunny slippers on our feet, what would you do? (um...nope.  No idea where that one came from!)

Never ever, ever leave the house and not let anyone in.

8. If you could become a character from a book, who would it be?

 I think it would be rather fun to be Nancy Drew. Or wait! I do love Philippa Gordon, though, and it would be kind of interesting and fun to be her. 

9. Do you paint your nails?

 Yes, every once and a while.

10. Are you a perfectionist?


11. Do you unintentionally incorporate movie lines into your everyday conversations?

 All the time, all day long.

 There! Now I have fully completed all the tag questions after much delay. I apologize for the delay, but I have been rather busy.

 Now here are the eleven questions for the people I tag.

1. What is your opinion on The Scarlet Pimpernel? Are you a fan?
2. Aside from Anne and Gilbert, who is/are your favorite character/s in the Anne of Green Gables series?
3. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
4. Who is your favorite female singer?
5. Who is your favorite male singer?
6. If you could learn another language which one would you choose?
7. What are five of your favorite literary/or movie heroes?
8. What are five of your favorite literary/or movie heroines?
9. What is your favorite movie costume?
10. What is your current favorite song?
11. If you inherited a large old southern plantation home outside of Charleston, South Carolina and one million dollars, what would you do?

And I choose to tag:
Ashley of Bramblewood Fashion
Natasha of Day by Day
Kellie of Accordion to Kellie
Gabrielle of Gabrielle's Atelier
Maria Elisabeth of Miss Georgiana Darcy
and anyone else who might wish to do it.

~ Hanne-col

1 comment :

  1. Thanks so much, Hanne-Col! I love tags, too, but I have to admit I've been terrible about doing them lately... but I've been working of a tag post (for the last half a year!) and it will be up... someday=D

    Take care!


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