12 RANDOM FACTS--EMILY CALLAHAN
Today, I am honored to be hosting the lovely Emily Callahan. She could not be more sweet-hearted! And I just love these facts! Did you know she hosts a secret website? What about, you might ask? Well, read on, dear reader, read on! ;) Emily and I have a few things in common--we rock out as short girls, we love period pieces, and we love personality quizzes! See what you have in common with Emily and be sure to visit her blog, Dystopia Capital!
1) My favourite foods are my mom’s homemade perogies topped with gravy or sour cream and fried onions, and just about anything chocolate. If there were no such thing as weight gain or heart disease, I would probably eat a lot of both every single day. What’s a perogy, some ask? It varies from culture to culture, but since I’m German, they’re little dough balls, stuffed with either cottage cheese or a potato-cheese mixture (or fruit for dessert), then fried or boiled.
2) I almost always wear skirts or dresses. I’m kind of petite, so I find that pants are usually too long and dig in in the wrong places. Sometimes I wear capris, or shorts, or rompers in summer, and I wear leggings a lot in winter, but I tend to mostly wear skirts and dresses.
3) I’ve almost never had a crush on someone who isn’t British (or Scottish, having now watched Outlander). I don’t know whether it’s the accent or what, but it’s just what I seem to go for. My first crush, which was sometime in pre-adolescence (can’t remember when) was Daniel Radcliffe. That lasted for a couple of years, but then he started saying strange things, and he had to go. Sorry Daniel!
4) Speaking of crushes, my first book crush was Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables (my fav book ever!). I love how he and Anne are best friends.
5) Back to Jamie Fraser (well, more like back to Outlander) I’m a sucker for period dramas. I love all things Jane Austen, having first read Pride and Prejudice at age seven, and almost never miss Masterpiece Theatre. Some of my favourite, binge-watch worthy t.v. shows are Call the Midwife and Outlander, and I grew up on shows like Wind at my Back and Road to Avonlea. I actually have a second blog, http://iluvperioddramas.wordpress.com , but I hardly blog on it (maybe I will if I get more visitors J )
6) If I wasn’t studying English, and planning on a career in writing/communications, I’d either be a nutritionist or an esthetician (or something related to conflict resolution, since that’s my minor). I also love working with children, but I figure I’ll have my own someday J
7) When no one is at home, my favourite thing to do is blast music and sing and dance. I don’t think there’s been a lot of days in the last several years that I haven’t listened to either Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran (or both). I was actually in musical theatre when I was a teenager, so the affinity towards music (and singing, and dancing) makes sense. If you want to see what my latest favourite songs are, then follow me on Twitter!
8) I don’t know whether it’s because I was destined to study children’s literature or what, but I love kids’ movies and t.v. shows. Seriously. At age twenty-one, I can still quote sections of Little Bear episodes, word-for-word (my fav episodes are the Suzanne Collins-written ones), and my favourite movie is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. I still watch it all the time.
9) I’m addicted to personality quizzes (you, know, the ones where you find out if your personality is more cotton candy lip-gloss or vanilla swirl lip-gloss). I swear I’ll be wearing out Buzzfeed when I’m in the nursing home! But if you follow me on Twitter, you already know about this addiction, since I post my results on there!
10) I guessed the Broadchurch killer in episode 2! British mysteries are another one of my British obsessions. I’ve seen almost every episode of Midsomer Murders, except the new ones.
11) Reading The Hunger Games changed my life. It made me interested in YA novels, and how adolescents think, and it’s what started my interest in dystopian literature. I don’t think that I’d be majoring in Children’s and Young People’s literature if I hadn’t read it. Now, I get to read YA all the time and call it “research”!
12) I can speed read. I read an average of 30-50 full-length books a year (and some of them are pretty long, like Kate Morton’s family sagas).
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