Authentic People Blog Party!

I really, really wanted to participate in Abigail Kraft’s Authentic People Blog Party back in November, but alas was too busy with Coldness of Marek. So I write my entry now, hoping it may offer some amusement, at least for me if not for you. :)

Hi, my name is Rachel. I’m 22 years old and a full time mom. I love going places or staying home, so long as my hubby and little boy are nearby. Love fiction; writing and gushing about it. I really do enjoy housework, and making my house a home, it’s fun! Like to curl up with coffee and edit again my favorite manuscript, go shopping with a friend now and then, or shop online for makeup or diapers. Most of all I would probably be described as a social butterfly. I love to hang out with just about anyone, swap stories and jokes, and especially listen to funny tales from those who tell them well.

1} What’s the nerdiest/geekiest/weirdest thing about you?

The way I collect old typewriters, even though I don’t use old typewriters! They are sitting around the house, very decorative, and always well dusted. Probably weirder though; I have a cloth diaper fetish. My husband thinks its hilarious, and sometimes when I’ve had a horrible day he’ll say say something like, “I think you should buy some more diapers. It would cheer you up.”

2} If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie, or television show, what would it be?

I love my life so much I don’t think anything could rival it, but I guess I would have to say I’m partial to the mountains of Man From Snowy River. That may not be an alternate universe. Could be Australia is really that beautiful, and was that wild at some point. I wouldn’t mind the rough living conditions. It would be worth it to be that free– just as long as I could still have a passal of children and keep them all fed. Hey, we could have a big place like Mr. Harrison’s… ooh yeah!

3} Little or big, practical or frivolous, what is one of your favorite items in your house?

That’s a hard one. I have lots of little things I baby, including all the baby stuff I possess! My favorite thing would probably be my bed. Terribly cliche, I know. But I love it. And Cedric built it for us, just the way we like it.

4} Do you like animated movies? If so, what is your favorite?

Nope. For some reason can’t get into them at all. Probably too much animation in childhood. It seems stupid now. Although I will enjoy the occasional Looney Tunes, the unabashadly stupid. I am a huge fan of old movies, though! Silver screens and cheesy plotlines… yup. Casablanca is one of my favorites.

5} What is your favorite household chore?

 Definitely laundry! I love washing clothes! When I have a dirty load I do a little dance cause I can’t wait to wash them! Doo da dee da!

6} What’s your favorite thing to get at Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop)?
It changes all the time! I generally get a hazelnut coffee with cream at Tim Horton’s, but I must say Starbucks vanilla lattes have impressed me lately. My tastebuds don’t stay the same anymore, and I try not to drink coffee too often, soooo that makes for a variable.
I did buy one awesome espresso in Forest, Virginia once, and I have been trying ever since to duplicate or find it somewhere else. My favorite coffee shop would actually be Cup o’ Joe in Bedford, Virginia. Miss that place!

7} What is your favorite pizza topping?
Mushrooms and onions! But only if the onions are well cooked. Mm hm.

8} Waffles or pancakes?
Waffles! When my honey makes them!

9} Do you like to play games? If so, what is your favorite?
Generally I don’t care for games, it depends on who I am with. Pit with my siblings, Apples to Apples with friends. And Creationary was a recent discovery, very cool game!

10} Have you ever let anyone win a game?
Plenty of times, when I was younger. Now I am much more competitive, hahaha!

11} Have you ever dyed your hair?
Nope! Thought about doing it sometime, just for fun. Probably black.

12} Do you make your bed every morning?
Ummm, sometimes…

13} Picasso or Norman Rockwell?
Norman Rockwell all the way! I’ve been impressed with him since childhood.

14} Do you like carpet, tile, or hardwood floors?
Hardwood floors, always, all the time. You can always put an area rug down and it looks classy, classy, classy.

15} If you could put one thing in a safe under your bed, what would it be?
I would stuff it with thumb drives of my novels, photos, and videos. Irreplaceable stuff!

16} What’s your favorite condiment?
Mustard! And balsamic vinegar for salads!

17} Have you ever thrown up on someone (excluding when you were a child)?
Nope. I don’t throw up much, thank God.

18} What was the last thing that made you laugh?
Umm, my hubby said… well, he said… “stop it, you morons” while browsing YouTube. I take his word for it, they must have been morons.

19} Think fast…what’s the first song that pops into your head?
Um, Firefly theme. “Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand; I don’t care, I’m still free, you can’t take the sky from me-ee…”


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