Some Random Facts about Me

A few weeks ago, when I asked you guys to give me topic ideas, someone gave me a ton of questions about ME. Like, questions of the what’s-your-favorite-color variety, so I thought, why not answer those questions and hear about what YOU guys like too!

So onward.

I wish I knew who painted this so I could give them credit and stalk all their other art.

Favorite color: It’s a three-way toss up. I love me some sea foam green for living space–walls, specifically. I adore that yellowy green of a full-grown pasture (especially when the wind whips through it and makes the green shift and flip). Then pretty much any shade of the sea is guaranteed to make my lungs relax, my heart swell, and my general happiness soar.

I can tell you that pretty much EVERYTHING in that picture of Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite. The green, the metal gray, the spray of flowery colors, the lake, the stormy sky…I have that image as my background for my phone and both my computers–and it has been the background for years now. I just feel instantly relaxed every time I see it.

Favorite food: Cookies. Duh. But cookies aren’t practical for every meal (sorry, but their nutrition value is almost nil), so in addition to cookies, I think my favorite food would have to be drunken noodles–spicy drunken noodles. Mmmm, Thai food makes me happy.

Favorite books: I CAN’T PICK JUST A FEW. But I can pick a few favorite authors–how about that? Robin Hobb, Sherwood Smith, Susanna Clarke, Lloyd Alexander, Garth Nix, Ursula K. LeGuin, Agatha Christie, M.K. Hobson, Tamora Pierce, Sharon Shinn,

Favorite movies: My favorite comfort movies are the original Star Wars trilogy, the first three Indiana Jones, Anastasia, the Mummy, Never Been Kissed, Jurassic Park, BBC’s Pride & Prejudice mini-series, and all of the LOTR.

My favorite “deeper” movies are Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, the new Fright Night, Spirited Away, Amelie, 

Favorite TV shows: Avatar the Last Airbender, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, Psych, Battlestar Galactica, Coffee Prince

Antarctica, complete with penguins!

The most fun place I’ve ever been (and will go back to FOREVER) is Disney World in Orlando. Words cannot express how much I adore Epcot.

As for the place that I love visiting and feel so dreamy every time I’m there, I’d have to say Paris. There’s really no city on earth like it, and though I would never want to live there, I do love exploring it with my husband (see why a few questions down…).

What are your hobbies? I used to have hobbies. Then I became a writer and stopped most of my hobbies. It is shameful. I used to be obsessed with karate and kickboxing. I used to sing. I used to play video games and read like a maniac. But these days? My hobbies mostly include playing with my dogs, working on the new house with my husband, and writing–because yes, even though it’s my profession, I still write for fun every spare second I have.

Do you sing in the car? YES. LIKE A BOSS. I sing so freaking loud, I could break eardrums. I also sing in the shower, in the kitchen, and pretty much anywhere people won’t see/hear me. My dogs are my biggest fans; my cats hate it.

What TV show are you hooked on right now? Currently, I’m binge-watching King of Dramas, which is AMAZING and way, way more compelling/edge-of-my seat than I expected. If you guys enjoy K-dramas of the more intense/dramatic variety minus the major melodrama…but that still has romance and character growth, I highly suggest this one. I started it on Saturday, just to see what it was like…and I didn’t move for a day. Even my husband is hooked.

In front of the Stravinsky Fountain, Paris

What is the best date you’ve ever been on? Uh…though it’s not really a date, the most romantic thing my husband and I ever did was see Paris together. The first time we went there was to visit his family (because he’s from Paris), and it was unforgettable. My husband was my tour guide and we were still relatively “new” in terms of a being a couple (i.e. ridiculously, sickeningly in love). Even though it rained everyday and I had a horrible cold, we were just blissful as we roamed from crêperies to museums to espresso bars to parks. My husband actually said to me afterwards, “I never understood why people always called Paris the city of love until I went there with you.”

We’ve been back to Paris several times since, and EVERY TIME it is just the most romantic and dreamy trip ever. If you’ve ever seen Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson’s character totally gets it.

What are you most excited for right now? Two things: Arrested Development Season 4 (which comes out IN MAY!!!!!!)…

And Taken by Erin Bowman, which RELEASES TOMORROW!!!!!!!!


Now it’s your turn! You tell me some of YOUR favorite things!