Twenty Things Tag

by - 5:01 PM

Some time ago, okay maybe quite a long time ago, I was tagged by MorningTime4 from The Ups and Downs of My Not-So-Average Life for the Twenty Things You Might Not Know About Me Blog Tag. I owe how a great big THANK YOU, not only for tagging me, but also for the amazing job she did on redesigning my blog!

Da Rules:
1. Copy and paste the questions below, answer them in a blog post. If you like to to a vlog version: go ahead!
2. Tag anywhere from 2-10 bloggers at the end of your post.
3. Use the title: 20 things you might not know about me blog tag. (Yes, I cheated on that one, but my God, it's such a mouth ful!)
4. Use the hashtag #20thingsblogtag when sharing on social media.

1. How tall are you?
Last time I answered this question I was 1.68m. When I saw this question was also part of the Twenty Things Tag, I ran to the wall where my Mom used to measure me and measured myself. I should've known better: I'm 18 and 1.68m is the tallest I'll ever be without creepy plastic surgery.

2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
A lot of people don't know that I have some decent crafting skills. Every year around Christmas I make tiny snowmen to put in the Christmas tree. I also make stars, sheeps, reindeer and penguins. I barely do any crafting for therest of the year, except for knotting lots and lots of friendship bracelets.

3. What's your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
I've got so many. Considering all my blogging pet peeves, it's a miracle I'm still blogging XD
One of my pet peeves is seeing that someone is following each and every one of my blogging besties, but not me. It makes me insecure and I'll be like: Am I not good enough for you? :(

4. What's your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve?
People who think their bag is a person with characteristics, needs, hopes and dreams too, in so far that they think their bag is more worthy of the last empty seat in a crowded bus than you.

5. What's your favorite song?
At the moment it's Cassy O' by George Ezra. I listened to it in Peru and it's been one of my favorites ever since. Great song to sing/scream when you're frustrated. Go ahead and sing along!

6. What's your favorite Etsy shop that isn't yours?
I'm not on Etsy and I don't visit the site anymore either. Sorry...

7. What's your favorite way to spend your free time when you're alone?
I spend most of my me-time dreaming! That can be literally dreaming, like when I'm asleep, but also the kind of dreaming you do when you're writing fiction or reading a book. As long as the activity takes your mind to a different place, I call it dreaming (unless the activity involves drugs or alcohol, in which case you're just being stupid).

8. What's your favorite fast food?
The Chili Chicken Burgers from McDonald's. They're so good, you could wake me up in the middle of the night for one of those.

9. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
Nope. My Dad is allergic to everything with hair or feathers. But if I ever get a hamster, I'm gonna call him Hammibal.

10. What are your number one favorite fiction and non-fiction books?
Favorite fiction is the Hunger Games, no doubt about it. I love those books for the critic view on society. I've been a devoted fan since 2009, way before the mass hysterics broke loose (excuse my inner hipster for breaking free for a moment).
I don't have a favorite non-fiction. I just don't like non-fiction and I'm not gonna say something like 'but this is the one I hate the least', that's just stupid.

11. What's your favorite beauty product?
Ha! Have you ever seen my face? That thing doesn't do beauty! Even make-up can't save it! But I've got one single lipstick which I love.

12. When were you last embarrased? What happened?
I was at a party. I was really nervous, because I barely knew anyone except an old high school friend. He asked me if I was nervous. 'Yeah, how do you know?' I asked.
'Oh, you've got sweaty stains under your armpits.'
Well, thank you. Now I'm much more comfortable and ready to party...

13. If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Hot chocolate. I drink it all year round, even when it's 30 degrees Celsius outside.

14. What's your favorite movie?
Right now it's Guardians of the Galaxy. I love the terrible, totally not sci-fi-like music, I love the bad jokes and tiny Groot is just too cute.
By the way, 'Groot' is Dutch for 'big' or 'tall'. We only pronounce it differently. Awesome, right?

15. What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
Definitely a nerd. Later on I became more of a hipster hermit who had as little contact with her classmates as possible.

16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
San Francisco, without a doubt. I practically grew up in the Bay Area, I spent almost all my childhood summers there. If I ever become a super succesful writer I'm going to buy myself a house there.

17. PC or Mac?
PC, because Apple products and I have a mutual feeling of intense dislike toward eachother. I once used my friends Maurits' Mac and I was constantly panicking because it did things I didn't want it to do. I also almost broke my Granddad's iPhone (actually it was my Granddad's fault the thing was dying, but then he gave it to me so I could 'fix' it) and almost dropped E.'s iPad multiple times.

18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date boy/girlfriend, spouse?
Well, once upon a time I went on a sorta kinda date and the guy held a door open for me... That's about as romantic as it'll ever get in my life. The date didn't work out and all the other guys in the known universe are like Apple products: they don't like me.

19. Favorite celebrity?
Do athletes count? I'm not really interested in actors or singers, but I do have the worst celebrity crush ever on British sprinter Adam Gemili (don't ask me why, just don't).

20. What blogger do you secretly wanted to be best friends with?
Secretly? The whole world may know that I'd like to be best friends with Catalina, F and Riley, but I consider all my followers who comment every now and then as friends.

Now on to the tagging!
I tag Fionnula, who recently started following me on Bloglovin' and she's the only person who follows me only on Bloglovin' who actually leaves comments on my posts! Thank you for being awesome!
I also tag Ruya Preetika, who didn't post for a while on her blog Waking Moments, but she's back now and that makes me so happy!
Have fun answering these questions and stay awesome!

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  1. Whaaaaat?! You don't get on Etsy?! I can't stay away from that place! (Though, if you ask me, all the stuff is waaay overpriced)

    1. Overpriced stuff is exactly the reason I'm not on Etsy anymore! I can't afford anything anymore since I started college T.T
      I used to browse shops on Etsy for inspiration, but that was about all I ever did there

  2. Hammibal omg xD that would be too adorable.
    I like mobile Apple products- iPhones and iPads are fine but Macs? No way. ever. Windows for me *-*
    And aww the last question is super sweet xD *blogger hug*

    1. Calling a hamster Hammibal was actually an idea of a friend of mine, but her mom forbade her to call her hamster that. So I told her that if I ever got a hamster I'd name it Hammibal for the both of us.
      True, iPhones aren't that bad and I actually once had a short summer fling with the iPod of one of my friends, but most things just die when I touch them! I think I'm cursed or something...
      Sweet? Just the truth! *blogger bear hug*

  3. Guardians of the Galaxy is totally awesome!
    It doesn't seem like a Marvel movie but it has its general awesomeness. :D

    1. IKR! :D I read an article about the movie that said that if The Avengers was The Beatles, GotG would be The Rolling Stones, and I think that's so true. It's quite different, but it still has that good old Marvel feel: anything that can go BOOM, will go BOOM :D

  4. Aww! Thanks so much for nominating me! I'll have great fun answering these questions :D And I love the Hunger Games for the exact same reason as you- although I can't claim to have liked them before they were cool, 'cause I only read the trilogy once the first film came out. I'm always a little late to the bandwagon! :) xx

    1. You're welcome ;)
      the Hunger Games was like the only fandom bandwagon I jumped on waaaay before it became popular, most of the time I'm late too XD I don't look down on people who are late, because you for example are awesome enough to appreciate the critic on society that THG gives, but I do look down on those people who were late and don't understand what it's actually all about in this series. And that's why I turn a tad hipster sometimes XD


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