17 September 2018

35 Questions {Get to Know Me}

1. What are your nicknames? What you do like to be called? No nicknames. You can call me Rachel. Surprisingly, my least favorite thing to be called is "Rachel (maiden name)". It's been almost eight years, guys.

2. What books are on your shelf begging to be read? I always read all my books. Then I take books off of other peoples' shelves and read them. Then those people wonder where their books are, because I probably put them on my own shelves after reading them.

3. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like? No, then the notebook pages would look messy. I do like handlettering and journaling but it's more like words than scribbles.

4. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and turn? Try to get up and do something productive? I can always sleep. I'm good at sleeping. I am not, however, always allowed to sleep.

5. How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it? I would not do this, because it would be boring. I assume there's no books in solitary confinement. I'd have to write one on the wall or something. If it were solitary confinement on Gilligan's Island, I would be okay with that. Especially if Angel and Cyrus were there, too. So, basically, not solitary confinement, just living on an island.

6. Do you save old greeting cards and letters? Throw them away? I don't really save them. Unless it's really, really, super special. 

7. What is your dream career? Actress. Fun fact: Angel's dream career was/is pro soccer player. We totally seem like the celebrity couple type with such high-profile jobs, right? :P

8. When making an entrance into a party, do you make your presence known? Do you slip in and look for someone you know? Do you sneak in quietly and find a safe spot to roost? Uh...I'm always hosting the party. I don't really seem to go to other parties.

 9. What is your strongest sense? My brain. Analyzing, remembering, photographing, creating strategies--that's where I'm good.

10. How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror? Probably whenever I'm in the bathroom since the only mirror is in the bathroom.

11. What’s the strangest thing you believed as a child? That the tooth fairy was real. I never ever believed in Santa but for some reason I did believe that there was a real tooth fairy. What?!

12. What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up? Lay's Original Potato Chips with french onion dip. I rarely buy it...but when I do...I enjoy it. :)

13. Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know? I'm related to a lot of really, really kind people. My parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings have all done a lot of really awesomely cool and kind things and I love these people so much.

14. How often do you read the newspaper? Which paper? Which sections? None. Angel reads enough news for the both of us. If I read a would be the crossword and the comics.

15. Which animals scare you the most? Why? ...all. I don't like animals. But horses are okay and dolphins are okay and kittens are okay. And I like jellyfish but I also wouldn't go near them.

16. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on? I'm not a very tumultuous person, fighting/conflict is not really part of my nature, but I'm also very straightforward--if there is any conflict, I'll face it head-on and work to get it resolved so that relationships can be healed. I don't like conflict festering in the background and everyone being too shy to talk about it. 

17. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savored? "I am so amazed at your bravery.  You have always chosen to look at your life as an amazing, exciting thing.  My admiration for you is so much greater seeing that even in the midst of heartbreak you stand by your conviction that God is good and you have a reason to chose joy." -- from a really, really cool lady. Her words mean a lot to me.

18. What is something about yourself that you hope will change? Mostly I want to be more like I used to be--more spunky, carefree, excitable.

19. Are you a creature of habit? Not really. I have habits, but I'm totally comfortable with plans being changed at the last minute.

20. Are you high maintenance? Explain. No. Angel always says he loves how easy it is to get me all excited. An ice cream will do it.

21. When was the last time you really pushed yourself to your physical limits? When I survived the really bad recovery after Cyrus. Labor was okay, recovery almost killed me, not even exaggerating. So that was really scary but I'm alive, now, so that's great!

26. What’s something that amazes you? Babies.

27. What's your favorite piece of clothing that you've owned? Don't even get me started. My Doc Martens are certainly my favorite-ever pair of shoes, that have meant the most to me. I'll always remember how I got them--it was my birthday, Angel took me to the mall, brought me to the shoe store, and said, "Pick out whatever Doc Martens you want!" Ahhh, love!
I have a pair of Old Navy jeans that fit perfectly, my Calvin College t-shirt is probably my all-time favorite t-shirt, and I really love this bell-sleeved blue and white dress which laces up the front and makes me feel vaguely pirate-esque. Also, I have a denim vest that I love dearly.

I have a lot of feelings about my clothes, all right?

28. Where’s your favorite place to take an out of town guest? To the beach. I don't go to the beach all that often, but I love just being on the beach and looking out in awe at the Indian Ocean. When I was a little kid spinning the globe, I certainly never expected that by the time I was in high school I'd live within walking distance of the Indian Ocean. I'm still in awe of it.

29. What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? I generally prefer to do things myself rather than paying someone else to do them...but if it's a skill I really don't have, then it's worth it. Like plumbing. Although if it's a simple plumbing job I'll ask Angel, and then I'll ask Mom to help him since she's better at plumbing than he is.

30. Do you have a catchphrase? I probably use "random" and "boring" far too often.

31. What is one of your most cherished memories? Staying up way too late as a newlywed, while Angel was working overnight shifts, eating pizza rolls by myself (hahaha!) and reading Agatha Christie novels while wrapped up in blankets on the couch. I'm not sure why I cherish those memories so much, and I much appreciated it when Angel was able to start working day shift, but I have fond memories of those cold nights alone with my books and my snacks. 

32. How and where do you prefer to study? In college I studied at the same table for 4 years. That's where Angel found me.

33. What position do you sleep in? All.

34. What’s your all-time favorite town or city? Bois Blanc Island. Which in not exactly a town or a city, but people do live there, so it must be something. A township?

35. What three fictional characters best represent you? Sherlock, Shawn Spencer from Psych, and Anne of Green Gables...with a bit of Monk thrown in because life is better when everything is neat and tidy.


What about you? Any shared opinions? Any opposite ones?
Jenny Evans said...

#30 - at least your blog is not called "The Boring Writings."

Suzanne said...

Some fun facts here, and some surprising you don't like animals. Weird. Ha!


Steph L said...

I'm guilty of calling some of my friends by their maiden names long after they were married. There are just some people that you've known so long as one name that it's hard to switch gears to something else. :)

Kristin said...

I also don't understand not being able to sleep. I would say to anyone out there, "Have a baby" and you'll automatically be able to sleep, whether you can or not.