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Monday, March 5, 2012

I've Been Tagged! Who Will Be Tagged Next?

I was tagged earlier by Eve from Essence of Eve! Thanks, Eve! :D

Here are the rules:

If you are tagged, post 11 random things about yourself. Answer the questions I (the tagger) asked you, then create 11 new questions for the people you tag, and go to their blog and let them know they've been tagged.

11 Random things about me:

Hmm, I have to think of eleven things?? I'll try...

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1. I love getting packages in the mail! I get the same excited feeling opening them as I did opening presents as a child... alright, as I still get opening presents - who wouldn't get excited about receiving a gift?! :)

2. I prefer glasses over contacts... I very rarely wear contacts (at least recently) because they annoy me. :O

3. I love wearing skirts! Particularly in the summer.

4. I love the look of Victorian houses, I just think they are so pretty! :)

5. I've tried writing novels (and probably will continue to), but I can't seem to write that much. I really admire authors for all the work they put into their writing.

6. I love (vegan) Root Beer Floats! I find them so delicious!

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7. I don't care all that much for fireworks... they're pretty, but SO LOUD! :(

8. I am so looking forward to when watermelons are back in season - I love them! :)

9. I can't believe the NHL playoffs start in a little over a month! :)

10. One of my favorite things about Leap Day this year was Psych's winter premier! :)

11. I will occasionally say "Wait for it..." or some other Psych reference out of the blue. I just LOVE that show! :D

And now for the questions Eve asked:

1. If you could meet with any fictional character ever, who would it be?

I have no idea... I'm not one who wishes to meet someone... maybe Luca, Gabi, Lia, and Marcello from Lisa Bergren's River of Time series?

2. If you were offered a vacation to Middle Earth (or another favourite fictional world/place) in exchange for carrying a whole bag full of all kinds of creepy crawlies, five miles on foot, would you do it? (sorry. I know I'm being mean here ;P)

You know, there really isn't any fictional place I would want to visit... so, no, I wouldn't! :D

3. What's your favourite band and/or favourite musician?

My favorite musician would probably be Brandon Heath - I absolutely love his songs! :)
My favorite band... that is really tough... I LOVE Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Addison Road, Anthem Lights, and FM Static... plus many others - I can't just choose one! :)

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4. If you could have anything, ANYTHING, what would it be? (only one thing. wishing for 1000 wishes isn't valid.)

Season Tickets to my favorite hockey team (The Blackhawks)! It's one of my dreams to go to a NHL game and that would be soooooo cool!!!

5. Have you ever dreamed of meeting one or more of your internet friends? If so, who where they, and what did you do when you met (if you remember, of course)?

I think it would be fun to meet some of my blogging friends, but I don't think I've ever dreamt about meeting any of them.

6. What are the top five best books (or book series) you've ever read?


Corridor by Robin Parrish
Abomination by Colleen Coble
Vigilante by Robin Parrish
BoneMan's Daughter by Ted Dekker
Skin by Ted Dekker


The River of Time series by Lisa Bergren!
Patrick Bowers Files by Steven James!!
The Kincaid Brides by Mary Connealy
The Million Dollar Mysteries by Mindy Starns Clark
Riley Covington Series by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn (I really shouldn't list this one, because I loved/hated that last book... :( Read it and you'll know why!)

7. Can you do a standing bridge?

I don't know... I'll go see!... Nope. Definitely not.

8. What's your favourite quote (or one of your favourites)?

I don't actually have a favorite quote, but I looked through Goodreads and I love this one:

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis

9. How often do you listen to music (i.e. every day, every week, several times a month, etc.)?

Pretty much everyday! I love my iPod! :D

10. What's your favourite song?

There are so many songs that I love... I can't just name one favorite! :) I love Beloved by Tenth Avenue North, You Are More by Tenth Avenue North, Your Love by Brandon Heath, Already Home by Thousand Foot Krutch...I think that's enough to mention.

11. The weirdest, most embarrassing thing you remember doing/thinking/believing as a little kid:

I remember being tricked into thinking Santa Clause was real when I was young! I'm not going to go into the specifics, but it's really silly. :P

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12. Quick! What's the first thing that pops into your head when you think of the colour blue?

A pool! I love summer for that reason. I'm hoping this summer will be warm/hot (but not TOO hot).  :)

Hey, Eve! You asked 12 questions... lol! :D

My questions for you:

1. Are you a night-owl or early-bird?

2. If you were going to go on vacation and could only travel via airplane or ship, which would you choose?

3. Name your favorite holiday? 

4. Do you watch any reality shows? If so, which ones?

5. What is your favorite genre to read and what was the last book in that genre you've read?

6. Which do you prefer - a snowstorm or thunderstorm?

7. If you could travel to any country, which would it be?

8. What are the five songs you listen to the most?

9. Do you have any phobias?

10. Who are your top three favorite authors?

11. If you were stuck on an abandoned island for one year and could take five fiction books with you, what would they be?

Here's who I'm tagging:

Abbi ~ Christian Novels
Charity ~ Austenitis
Courtney ~ The Christian Music Junkie
Kara ~ My Thoughts and Book Reviews
Laura ~ Librarian Laura's Book Reviews
Lisa ~ Lisa Tawn Bergren
Megan ~ Hardcover Feedback
Wendy ~ Wall-to-Wall Books

What did you think of this post?


  1. Hey Mel!! Loved your random comments, i'm enjoying getting to know you :) I completely agree about getting packages in the mail, I get just as excited about them as I do at Christmas!! Also loved the quote you used, VERY true :)
    You had difficult questions to answer, but you did such a good job with them! I would also enjoy meeting blogger friends, maybe we could go to a hockey game together someday!! I'm not a hockey fan, but seeing a live game would be very cool :)
    You're a trip for tagging me, wow!!! Thanks for asking such great questions, I'll be sure to post them this week sometime :) Thanks for including me and my blog on your list, you're such a blessing!
    Your blogging friend,

    1. Thanks, Kara! :D I'm glad you liked my answers! I'll be looking for your post! :D

  2. It's fun to learn more about you! While I'm very grateful for my glasses at night, I confess that I'm partial to my contacts during the day... :) And I love getting packages, as well!

    As for fruit...I'm excited for the return of fresh-from-our-garden strawberries when I'm home this summer. :)

    Thanks so much for tagging me! I'm keeping busy, but I'll try to put together a "tagged" post soon!


    1. Oh! I LOVE strawberries! You're welcome - I love your blog! :D

  3. Oh this is so exciting! LOL, thanks for the tag.
    Great answers and random stuff btw:) I LOVE TENTH AVENUE NORTH Toooo! haha<3

  4. I love Psych too! A friend bought me the first season for Christmas and I have bought through season 4 since. I'm addicted! Loved all of your answers Melanie! Fun!

    Julie @ My Favorite Pastime

    1. Thanks, Julie! Psych is SUCH a GREAT show! :D

  5. i actually liked this post more than i thought i would...i liked how honest you were...and how many of your answers resonated with what i would have said.

    1. Thanks, Marianne! I'm glad you enjoyed the post - thanks so much for commenting! :D

  6. Mmm, I like a lot of the same musicians! And thanks for the River shout-outs! xoxo

    1. You're welcome! Thanks so much for writing the River of Time series! :D

  7. Thanks, Melanie! Will do this soon. :)

    1. Thanks, Charity! I'll be looking for your post! :)

  8. Sounds like we have a lot in common.

  9. Thanks for tagging me! We actually have a lot in common! Except I don't like wearing skirts...I have never had a vegan root beer float (but it sounds good) and I haven't read the same books as you! although Corridor looks really good! otherwise we have a lot in common! LoL LOVE all of your favorite bands and they actually happen to be some of my favorites!

    1. Corridor was fantastic!! :D

      LOL! My list of favorite bands could have kept on getting longer, but I had to stop somewhere... :)

  10. I LOVE Psych!! Can you find the pineapple?

    1. LOL! I say "Spot the pineapple" a lot, too! :D

  11. I was tagged by two of the people you tagged! :) And I'm going to borrow one of your questions because I really like it (and because I'm having trouble coming up with the last three :) ). P.S. Glasses are much better than contacts.

    1. Ohh... which question??

      Finally someone that agrees with me on glasses! :D

      I'd love to read your post, will you let me know when you post it?


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