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A few days ago, I announced that the Artsy Arrow hit 100 followers! In honor of that milestone, I decided to host a Q&A, and today I will be answering your questions. But first, we interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you a small request.
I recently re-designed several elements of my blog, including my header and blog button. I would really appreciate it if anyone who has my old button on their page would update it with my new one below. Thank you!
And now on to the questions!
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?
One of my favorite things about blogging is definitely all the different and interesting people I have been able to meet online. I have even met one of them in person, which was amazing! (Check her out here.) It’s so funny how much you can connect with people that you never would have known existed if it weren’t for blogging. My least favorite thing is when I get writer’s block. :(
If you could restart life to do things differently, would you and why?
Absolutely not. I have had so many incredible and valuable life experiences that have taught me a lot about myself, the world around me, and God’s ways. Sure I’ve messed up, but those mistakes have helped me grow and learn valuable lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Top 3 favorite books?
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech, anddddd…..I’d have to say that Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom are tied for #3. (If you’re interested in seeing a list of my top 10 favorite books, click here.)
What’s a story you really did not like at all?
When I was 9 or 10, I had a book that was an abridged collection of famous stories, and I kept this book in our car for when we had long drives. My Mom likes to tell the story of how we were driving along one day, and I was happily reading that book in the backseat. Suddenly, she heard a book slam shut, followed by, “That was the worst story I’ve ever read in my whole life!!” Naturally, she asked what I had been reading, and burst out laughing when she heard my reply. The story? Romeo and Juliet. (I should probably add that that was the first tragedy I had ever read XD)
What’re you looking forward to in your next year of blogging/ this summer?
Exploring and brainstorming interesting and unique post ideas along with further developing my writing style.
If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be?
Katherine Johnson. She was a female engineer at NASA whose calculations of orbital mechanics were crucial to the success of several NASA missions, including the Friendship 7. I’d LOVE to meet her because I am very interested in pursuing engineering, and she is also the center of one of my favorite movies, Hidden Figures.
What’s a crazy dream you’d love to do someday?
Going back to the engineering thing, I’d love to become a mechanical or civil engineer and travel to third-world-countries to help build/design things they need (schools, bridges, water systems, etc.) while ministering to them about God’s love. I’d also love to be a published author someday.
What’s your favorite OTP (if you have one)?
Definitely Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe.
Buck and Jules? :P
Oh Buck and Jules. (For those of you who are confused, Buck and Jules are two characters in a radio drama series called Adventures In Odyssey that are currently a “thing” if ya know what I mean XD) I’m not really sure what I think about them. Sure they’re cute together, but I don’t know about the whole “dating” thing….guess we’ll just have to keep listening to see what happens!
Where would you most like to go in the entire world?
I have 3 places I’d love to go: Greece, England, and Australia. I read The Iliad and The Odyssey for school this year, and I learned so much about the Ancient Greek culture and gods (on top of all my Percy Jackson knowledge XD). It would be so cool to go to visit Greece to see the place I read and learned so much about! (Check out the blog posts I wrote about The Iliad and The Odyssey!) So many of my favorite books are set in London or are written by British authors, so I’d love to visit England to see the sights. (Plus there’s Harry Potter World haha!) Australia just looks amazing and so beautiful, so I’d love to visit there as well.
Favorite song recently?
Run Wild by Laney Jones
What’s something blogging has taught you that you hadn’t thought about until you started?
Probably how much work goes into the entire blogging process – brainstorming post ideas, writing and editing the post, taking photos for the post, designing graphics for the post, and not to mention designing the actual website and all it’s graphics.
Burritos! Love ’em, hate ’em, don’t eat ’em?
What was your favorite Silly Song (assuming you’ve seen Veggietales :P)
The Water Buffalo Song
Whats your favorite food?
I love me some good pasta! I like pasta with cream sauce, chicken, and lots of veggies in it – SO good! :P
If you had 3 million dollars and 63 cent, how would you spend it?
This is going to sound super boring, but I’d save most of it. I’d also donate a lot of it to charity organizations. With the money I didn’t put in the bank or give away, I’d get a puppy and pay for it’s needs. (I have wanted a dog for over 10 years – for my 5th birthday I asked for a dog but got a brother instead XD. Now my brother and I are both dreaming together of the day we can finally get a dog….if that day ever comes.)
What’s your sense of humor like?
I really like story jokes, for example: Every year, Ralph and his wife, Edna, go to the state fair, and Edna always asks Ralph if she can ride in the helicopter for $50. Ralph’s answer is always the same – “Edna, 50 bucks is 50 bucks.” One year at the fair, Ralph and Edna approach the helicopter, and Edna turns to face Ralph and says, “Listen Ralph, I’m 84 years old and if I don’t ride this helicopter now, I don’t know if I ever will.” But Ralph still replies, “Edna, 50 bucks is 50 bucks.” The helicopter pilot, over-hearing their conversation, comes up to them and says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I just over-heard your conversation and I’m willing to make you a deal – I’ll take you both for a ride in my helicopter completely free of charge if not one sound comes out of your mouth the entire time. You make it through without any noise, and I won’t charge you one penny.” Ralph and Edna agree, and board the helicopter. The pilot does all kinds of crazy stunts and tricks in the helicopter in an attempt to make them scream, squeal, grunt, anything, but to no avail – the passengers remain silent the entire time. When the pilot finally gives up and lands, he turns to Ralph and says, “How in the world did you manage to keep quiet that whole time? I didn’t hear one peep during the entire ride!” Ralph sighs and says, “Well, I almost said something when Edna fell out, but 50 bucks is 50 bucks.”
Favorite movie series?
Either the Narnia films or The Hunger Games movies…..I have yet to watch The Lord of the Rings, which I’ve heard are amazing, but I’m working on it! ;)
Best and worst fictional book you’ve ever read?
I absolutely LOVE Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird, but I despised having to read A Gathering of Days and A Door In the Wall for the 7th grade.
Do you put the milk in before the cereal?
Um, no way Jose!
If you could bring one fictional character (book or movie) to the real world, who would it be?
I have no. idea. There’s too many to choose from! I’d probably have to narrow it down to Anne Shirley. She would be so much fun to spend a day with, and there’s no telling what kind of adventures we’d go on!
And that concludes this Q&A! Once again, thank you so much for your support on this blog, it means so much to me!!
Have a great day, and I’ll see you next week!