Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Don't you know who I am? Meet the Bloggers Hop

I talk a lot about Lulu and Galadriel and all things dogs and cats. But outside of my little About Us paragraph, there's not a whole heck of a lot you may know about me.

Well, pet bloggers everywhere are taking part in a Meet the Bloggers Hop today! 

So here's my answers to some questions.

What's your favorite non-animal related book?

I can't really say I have an absolute favorite of anything. I read a wide variety of things -- Harry Potter, Tolkein (I read The Silmarillion in 12 hours), biographies, lots of history books on England and Imperial Russia, the classics.

Since it's Christmas time, I will pick one of my favorites in particular: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I can quote it. I've seen 20 different versions of the book in movies and television. I think I have three copies of the book. I think it's message is as true today as it was 100 years ago... which is sad.

What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?

I have about a dozen and it changes with my mood. But in no particular order:

Casablanca 
The Godfather
StarWars
Empire Strikes Back
Animal Crackers
Ninotchka
My Fair Lady
Singin' in the Rain
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Fantasia
UPDATE: I should add the Despicable Me series. I ADORE these movies.

What do you wish you were more skilled at?

Languages. I used to be pretty good, but if you don't use it you lose it. I envy Sarah Allen, Carma Poodale Allen's sister. She knows lots of languages and is studying to be an interpreter.

I also wish I was better at computer languages too. Then I could make my blog better. 

And I could do with better financial planning skills. Just things I need to work on.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Blog! Ha! But then I also collect Disney stuff -- particularly pins and Vinylmations. My favorite character is the villain from Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent. And I'm a big shopper, ha!

And I can be pretty crafty. I love to paint figurines. I can make jewelry. I've tried my hand at sewing and other crafty things. 

Oh, and I'm a bit of a Lego enthusiast. I have a table for Legos. I want to be one of those awesome people who build those huge Lego sculptures. Working for Lego is one of those things I want to do before I die.

What makes you feel fabulous?

Oh my -- I love getting a new haircut. I don't do it very often, but I love how it feels. And since I love my hair, it just really boosts my self-esteem. 

I also love the feeling when I've taken a great picture or posted a story and I'm really proud of what I'm done, especially when other people agree. Everyone feels that way, but since my work is an important part of my life, it's especially true.

24 comments :

  1. Another Tolkien fan! And OMG, can I identify with wanting to be more computer savvy. I so wish I could code. Nice to meet you through the Meet the Bloggers hop.

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    1. Hi Susan! I took some classes in college, but like regular languages if you don't use it you lose it. :( I should take some classes at adult tech schools.

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  2. Hello! Lovely to meet you :) Was lovely to be introduced by the blog hop. 4 tables of Lego? That's pretty cool. Can't wait to read more of your blog x

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    1. Oh no, I only have one table for Lego. But four would be cool. Maybe if I ever get a house, I could have a lego room!

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  3. Hi and great getting to know more about you! I totally agree about how fabulous getting a new haircut can be!

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    1. It really is. And it always comes out so much better when someone else styles it.

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  4. Hi Christie,
    Great to learn a little more about another beagle lover! Love your blog and your Facebook updates, keep them coming! A good hair cut sure makes me feel glam!
    Maggie & Trina

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    1. Maggie and Trina! I love you guys, Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. LOVE hearing someone as young as yourself loves My Fair Lady too! That is one of my all time favorite movies!

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    1. It's my favorite musical! I even have one of the Barbie dolls they came out with back in the 90s. Wish I got Ken as Henry Higgins.

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  6. Love your ambition with the Legos - great goal. So nice to learn more about you!

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  7. Wow, I love that your movies list includes the Marx Brothers. They're timeless except most people your age have no idea who they were. :)

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    1. I am trying to remember when I first saw the Marx Brothers in action. It might have been Groucho on Dick Cavett. But I think Animal Crackers is my first movie.

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  8. Roooo pawsome to 'meet you'! My human is a big fan of the Harry Potter books too *Waggy tail*

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    1. They're the best. If I plan early enough maybe next year Lulu will be a Harry Potter student.

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  9. You sound pretty cool Christie! ;) I had a friend in high school that collected Disney villain stuff. We love Disney in my house. They baby has a thing for Mickey Mouse!

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    1. We've always been big Disney fans in the Zizo house, and I've always loved Disney villains. But it's a lot easier to get caught up in it when you live in Orlando!

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  10. I love getting my hair cut too! I just did it yesterday and felt so prancy afterwards. You definitely have some awesome favorite movies and books. I haven't yet seen Despicable Me 2, but I loved the first one!

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    1. The second one is adorbs. I love minions.

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  11. If we find ourselves at BlogPaws together again, we should watch Episode 4 and 5 :)

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  12. I just love you and Lulu! It's been good to get to know you this last year. :) Looking forward to seeing you again in Vegas!

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  13. Nice to learn more about you Christie. Sorry it took me so long to get here.

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  14. It sounds like we could sit down and talk books and movies for hours! I really enjoyed reading your answers - glad you joined us on the hop (and I'm sorry it took me so long to stop by)!

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