My blog is growing up(little by little!). When I started blogging, I told myself I would stick with it for SIX months and then re-evaluate. My blogoversary is coming up in two months, so it’s still away a way, but I’ve already began getting excited about it. So in the spirit of sticking with my blog & loving it, I thought I’d celebrate today by making today De-Lurking Day/Party!
I saw a health blog(which is no longer in existence) do this a few years ago, and I thought it was a great idea. I’m so grateful for everyone who stops by and comments on my blog at all, but I know the ratio of visitors/subscribers to commenters is just low in general internet-wide. I was definitely a lurker before I was a blogger, because I was always afraid of making a fool of myself in the comments section. Today, however, is a judgement free day, so if you’ve lurked before and wanted to de-lurk, consider this an open invitation!
And in the spirit of celebrating, I thought I’d just share some facts about me in this post– a sort of get-to-know you of the blogger behind Book.Blog.Bake. Hopefully, if you are interested in de-lurking(or just commenting in general!), this will let you know a little bit about me.
So basically, I decided to interview myself/give myself a survey. Hurray!
The Party Introduction
Fun Facts About Me
In case you were wondering, Stormy IS my real name! Every time I use “Stormy” on the internet people tend to assume it’s a pseudonym, but nope! If you’re curious, my middle name is Dawn. Yes, my name is Stormy Dawn, which is why my email address & twitter handle are stormydawnc.
My first job was at a drive-in movie theater! I took tickets at the box office most of the time and sometimes worked the concession stand. It was less fun than it sounds.
My college degree is in Professional Writing with a double minor in Religion and Corporate Communications(Quite a mix, I know).
I am 22 years old(and my least favorite thing about this is when people sing Taylor Swift at me).
I was in band in high school and played the clarinet.
When I was little, I was obsessed with England and all things British. I would make hot tea, even though I’m from Texas and that’s pretty much a crime against iced tea, and would try and speak only in British lingo.
My all-time favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls(which I tweet about quite frequently), and you are ALWAYS welcome to start a conversation with me about Gilmore Girls.
I am allergic to nickel and therefore am not typically a big fan of jewelry. I always wear a watch and my college ring and that’s typically it.
On the subject of allergies, I’m also allergic to Christmas trees, which is quite sad. It’s my favorite Holiday, but none of my family can have real trees when I’m around, and I spend a good majority of the month sick, usually.
I am also allergic to most bath soaps with fragrance in them(so yeah, I have weird allergies, but most of them are just topical, which is good, I suppose!).
I have THREE nieces! My sister & I are 16 years a part. My oldest niece and youngest niece are 16 years a part. It really is a cycle for my family!
I love to travel but I HATE flying. Hate it. Planes are gross. So maybe I don’t really like to travel. . . I just like to be in new places. The getting there, a.k.a. traveling, isn’t so fun.
I have a staunch belief that onions must be the most disgusting food that most people like known to man. YUCK. Please tell me how you eat these awful things.
I have really, really, REALLY terrible eyesight. Last time I was at the eye doctor’s, after taking my contacts out, instead of walking into the exam room, I walked into a wall.
I have a strange ability/social skill/awkwardness(depending on the situation), of taking a conversation from small talk to serious in about 90 seconds. Sometimes, it’s an ability because people like me a lot after I save us from the boring talking-about-the-weather. Sometimes it’s awkward because, well. . . some people get scared of talking that deep upon first meeting.
My Fear List(aka my fear landscape): Heights(eek!), enclosed spaces(reason #1 I hate being on a plane), waking up and finding out that my life up to this point has been a dream & I have to do it all over again(this was my biggest fear when I was 8 years old, and it still crops up from time to time), spiders, ROACHES, raw red meat(yuck), scorpions that are longer than my pinky(very specific, I know), and tornadoes.
The Favorites Round
Favorite Drink: Green Tea. Followed closely by my lifeblood, coffee.
Favorite Food: Shrimp Alfredo. Or French Fries.
Favorite color: Blue or green, depending on the day.
Least favorite color: RED. I dislike the color red with an intense passion. That’s why you pretty much never see it on the blog, or on me, or anywhere in my room. Strangely, though, red nail polish is the only color polish I like. Weird.
Favorite movie: All-time favorite has to be Singing in the Rain.
Favorite fruit: Strawberries!
Favorite sport: Tennis. I played in high school!
Favorite Snack: chocolate covered espresso beans
Favorite Doctor(Doctor Who): NINE. Yes, I’m in the tiny, tiny minority.
If I Lived in Books. . .
If I were in Harry Potter, I would be a Gryffindor(according to Pottermore, who repeatedly told me so).
And I have no idea why, but something tells me my favorite subject would be Charms.
If I were in Divergent, I would be Abnegation.
If I had to pick a character from a book to be my best friend, I would pick Caymen from The Distance Between Us. I love her sarcasm!
Some Commenting Prompts. . . Just for Fun
What’s your Hogwarts house?
What was your first job?
What would your fear landscape be?