I’m feeling very special.


I did my very first tag one week ago, and already another friend has tagged me!  Maribeth, LouisianaPatriette, of the Formidable Courage (see blogroll) is a dear friend of mine.  She is a wonderful fellow blogger, fellow book-lover and fellow Bluestocking.  She was kind enough to nominate me (along with EmilyGracen of Becoming Emily) with the Liebster Blog award for new bloggers.  Thank you so much, Maribeth!  I had loads of fun doing this.  🙂



1) What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is actually at a friend’s house.  From birth to 2 years old, one of Mom’s friends kept me while Mom was at work.  I remember gingerbread cookies (I’d always eat the icing off first), Donkey Kong, an alarm clock that amazed me (you could press a button and hear waterfall sounds, and birds singing, and the waves at the beach!), a breathtaking array of collector’s Barbie dolls lined up on a high shelf, and playing with the family’s youngest daughter, Ashley.



2) What is your favorite holiday tradition? {Any holiday will do.}

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with Dad’s side of the family at Franklinton, LA is one of the most fun events of the year for me.  All of my aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins gather in the living room to “watch” (though hardly anyone actually watches the TV) the football game.   We talk and laugh and enjoy each other’s company.


3) What is your favorite musical? {This can be Broadway, a Disney film, Rodgers & Hammerstein, etc.}


4) Would you consider yourself an early bird or a night owl?

Probably more of an early bird, though I never like to get up in the morning.  I tend to have the most energy before noon.



5) How has the Lord worked in your life since this time last year?

He has taught me to trust Him.  Completely.  Fully.  Joyfully.  He has helped me to rest in Him, and to allow my soul to be at peace, knowing that He’s got it all under control.



6) If you could have dinner with three theologians and/or heroes of the faith, who would they be?

C.S. Lewis is at the top of my list.  What I wouldn’t give to talk with him!  N.D. Wilson (though he’s not technically a theologian) is another favorite of mine (and since he’s still living, there’s a slightly better chance of me getting to meet him before heaven).  I think that my third would have to be Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  He was an incredible man of God, and an amazing spy for the Allies in WWII.


7) How would you describe your favorite kind of fictional hero {not heroine}? Are you generally attracted to or intrigued by the aggressive, scholarly, reckless, quiet, jovial, brooding, tender, or straightforward?

Scholarly yet cool.  Caring and compassionate in a strong, manly way.  Faulty but still lovable.  Smart and witty.  Smiling and laughing often.  Self-sacrificing and brave.

8) What are you currently reading for pleasure?

I am technically reading I, Juan de Perejah right now (one of my favorites).  But if you want the absolute truth, I keep flipping through the Sherlock Holmes stories and reading bits and pieces.  Are you surprised?  🙂

9) If you could live in any other state, which one would it be and why?

Probably Virginia or Maryland.  I love the landscape and the weather in those states, and I love all of the early American history that happened there!

10) What is your opinion of coffee? Do you drink it? If so, how do you drink it?

I adore the smell of coffee.  It is one of those smells that I can never get enough of – I could live in Starbucks just to be surrounded with the aroma!  But I cannot stand the taste of coffee.  I have tried over and over to drink it, but never can make it more than a minuscule sip.


1) You’re about to go on an extraordinarily long trans-Pacific flight and you’re only allowed to take one DVD with you to watch on your laptop.   You may choose either your favorite Star Wars movie…or Captain America. Do or do not, there is no try.

Sorry, Luke, but Captain America wins hands-down.  I love everything about that movie – the era, the characters, the costumes, the music, the story line, the connection with the Avengers.  Captain Rogers is the best!


2 thoughts on “Encore!

  1. The music in Tangled is SOOOOOOOO good! “I See The Light” is one of my new favorite songs…and I haven’t even seen Tangled yet 😉

    I love your “dinner party guests,” too. N.D. Wilson was featured in WORLD Magazine recently and I really enjoyed his interview with Marvin Olasky. He had lots of good insights on writing that were very helpful for me this year!

    And your vision of the ideal hero is the same as mine…great minds think alike 😉 I’m so glad you enjoyed the tag!

    • Oh yes, Tangled has some awesome music! And the animation is so neat. It’s a beautiful show!

      That’s so cool that N.D. Wilson was in WORLD magazine! I owe so much of my growth as a writer this past year to him. I’m glad that he inspired you as well!

      Ha ha ha! I loved creating a standard for my favorite type of hero – what girl wouldn’t? 😀 Oh, I so enjoyed the tag. Thanks again for tagging me! I just sent you your tag questions – can’t wait to see what answers you’ll come up with!

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