Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Infinity Dream Tag

Wow. Another tag! And it's about random facts again. This tag is a little wiser and requires 11 facts, so you have been warned. Thank you, Mary, for tagging me :)


1. Thank the blogger who tagged you.
2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
4. Tag 11 bloggers and give them 11 new questions to answer.


1. I collect agate slices. It started when I purchased on our Michigan vacation about 12 years ago, and I've strived to get one on every vacation since. I have one from Michigan, Texas, Colorado, California, Washington DC, Missouri, and Kansas, respectively. :)

2. I always look at whatever I am drinking. I don't think it's paranoia, but . . . it weirds me out not to look into the cup (or at the lid) of whatever I'm drinking.

3. I like to cook. And bake. Anything but cookies, because rolling balls and doing batches wears me out. What I actually like is the mixing stuff up.

4. I don't listen to music very often. Like at all. I'm allowed, and I have people I like, but I can't multitask with it, so . . . I just don't do it very often. ((please don't kill me))

5. I have owned 3 hamsters. Bet that was a new one for ya, huh? I had them consecutively. Valerie was a birthday present from a friend and was golden and perfect, but she died after a few months. So I got Stormy, a gray one, as a replacement and she was psycho. As in attack monster. And I thought she was entertaining at the store . . . We returned her and got Chester, an obese golden hamster. He lived for several years but had to stretch himself out to fit through the playground tubes xD

6. I adore frozen yogurt. We just got our second place locally that I've yet to try. Orange Leaf has been extremely satisfactory so far, though :) Coconut is my favorite flavor.

7. I am a pyromaniac. Look it up if you have to, but it basically equals awesome. And explains my snatching the matches at every birthday party. I have only ever sacrificed a few hairs and a roll of toilet paper to this passion.

8. I almost drowned twice. They weren't really close calls, but they felt like it. I flipped out of my swimming ring once, while trying to speed across the pool. I inhaled the water and hit the bottom of the pool as I blacked out. I saw someone jump in and I came up with my nose burning really bad. The second time, I dove to touch the bottom of a 12' pool. I forced myself to make it but panicked when I realized I was virtually out of breath and had to go back up. It took a really long time to break the surface D:

9. I have held a python. Twice actually, and I was volunteered both times (this is different than volunteering yourself). Thank you, kind zookeeper, I love you and your slimy creature, too. *insert sarcasm* Those guys are a lot heavier than they look!

10. I have never broken a bone. Actually, none of my 6 siblings have either. My dad said we couldn't because we don't have medical insurance, and so far so good :) *knocks on wood*

11. I like to wear dresses. They make me feel happy. So thank goodness I can wear at least a skirt (if not a dress) every Sunday to church.


1. What is your favorite season?
Fall/winter. The equivalent of jackets, sweaters, pullovers, hoodies, leggings, boots, gloves, and all that awesome stuff. None of this sweat and water sports for me!

2. If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pineapple chess pie. It's easy to make and it's really good cold for any meal. :)

3. What superpower would you most like to possess?
Reading by osmosis.

4. Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla? (I'm apparently hungry right now.)
I will always choose homemade vanilla ice cream, but otherwise, everything else goes chocolate.

5. What are some books that make you perfectly and incandescently happy?
Perfectly and incandescently, hm? All the ones on my Recommendations and Reviews page. Pollyanna (and it's sequel) and Mara, Daughter of the Nile were two that I don't think I've mentioned before and liked a lot. The latter is Historical Fiction, of course :)

6. What is a movie that you enjoyed which you originally weren't expecting to like?
Prince of Persia. The critics gave it a bad rap and knowing it was based off a video game . . . I just wasn't interested. But I watched it anyway since my parents said it was actually pretty good. I ended up liking it a lot. The acting was good, and the plot was interesting. And it was almost completely clean, too. I was impressed.

7. Given the choice between leaving your family behind in order to move to a fictional world or 
staying where you lived for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Staying where I live. Fictional worlds always have a hitch, guys ;) And, quite honestly, I don't have a huge issue with where I live. It's semi-small town. And it's Texas. It really just needs to have cooler weather and I'm set.

8. Which mythical creature would you adopt?
A pigmypuff. They've been known to sing on Boxing Day.

9. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
*puts hands in mouth* "Are you in school?"
"No, I'm at the dentist."
*jabs mouth* "Do you go to school?"
*panicked face* "Why not?"
"I'm homeschooled. How else could I afford to be here at 11 in the morning?"
*injects amnesia* "That's nice."

I promise, it's this exact conversation every time!

10. What fictional character would you most like to have as a friend?
Neville Longbottom or Edmund Pevensie. Both of them are highly underscored and overlooked due to their shaky beginnings, but I appreciate people that truly change and stand up for their family and friends the most. They'd both be invaluable as a friend.

11. Would you rather write with a pencil or pen?
Pen for everything writerly. It'll last longer and flows smoother and it's all chaos anyway, so erasers don't matter. For school, I tend to use mechanical pencils because they're still smooth, but you can erase and make everything look all even and beautiful.


I have to tag 11 people. And I'm going to do it, too. No more skipping out and cheating for me! As always, you don't have to, and you can do it if you want to anyway :)

Aberdeen @ A Glimpse of Starlight
Anna @ Anna S. Brie
Emily @ A Purpose and A Promise
Emily @ Writer Emily Mundell
Faith @ Stories by Firefly!
Hannah @ HannahRodzzz
Mariya @ name is ayiram
Olivia @ Meanwhile, In Rivendell
Olivia @ Plot Therapy
Sophia @ Ravens and Writing Desks
Sophie @ The Magic in Our Words

Your questions, ladies and gentlemen. You can answer them in the comments if you don't want to do a whole post :)

1. What is your favorite month of the year?
2. When buying a book cheap, do you prefer an e-book or a used paperback?
3. If you could smell one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. Have you ever read a Shakespeare play (in old English)? If so, which one(s)?
5. What are your birthday traditions?
6. Do you prefer to write by hand or type things up?
7. What is your favorite style of house (cabin, modern, Victorian, beach, etc)?
8. Wide rule or college rule paper?
9. What is your least favorite chore?
10. How long have you had your blog and what is one tip you would share?
11. If you could visit one fictional world, which would it be?


Phew! There you have it! I've been tagged yet again, but I may save that post for a week or so, to change it up a bit. Hope you enjoy the questions and are staying afloat with your word goals or whatever insanity is going on in your life ;)


  1. I am going to do mine probably tonight maybe now..... this looks fun.

    1. Yay, I'm glad! I'll be on the lookout for your post :D

  2. :D I did this one, it was really fun to read your answers!

  3. I like to wear dresses, too! They are so pretty and swishy. :) I liked Prince of Persia, as well! Lovely post! :)

    1. I know! They're just so feminine and happy and comfy :) Yay, someone who understands! I thought it was such an original movie. Thanks!

  4. I did this tag a while ago. It was one of my favorite tags to do. ;)
    The conversation with the dentist is sooo accurate!!! They never ask you questions until they have something in your mouth, then they decide they want to know all about you. ;P I've learned that starting to close your mouth or wiggling slightly away from their hands normally stops the questions and gets them focused on their work. I'm horrible, I know. I just HATE people talking to me like that!
    And I just love to wear dresses as well. And skirts. They're both awesome! :)

    1. Yeah, it was a good tag. Even though coming up with facts is harder than answering questions ;)

      Yes, dentists and orthodontists just . . . yeah. I may have to use your strategy ;)

      I know! They just epitomize happiness. I feel like I should wear flowers in my hair, too :P

  5. Frozen yoghurt is delicious! We have a Sweet Frog (which is a Christian-owned company) about 20 minutes from our house, and there were a half-dozen different frozen yoghurt places back in VA where I used to live.
    Oddly enough, I've never had an awkward dentist conversation. The dentists are usually pretty good about not asking questions when I really can't answer, and they tend to ask stuff like "How are you" and, towards the end of my braces ordeal after I'd been coming every month for three years, "Been reading anything good lately?"

    1. Yesh! It's the best. I don't remember the name of the new one we're getting, but it's bound to be yummy! But I doubt it'll be cheaper than Orange Leaf :)

      Good for you! I find that dentists are worse about it than orthodontists, for some reason. I liked my ortho peeps a lot. Hehe, I love how they actually get to know you when you have to go for so long! I know how the years of visits go! I had braces for 2 years and went to the ortho regularly for about 4 :P

  6. Thanks for the tag! :)

  7. Neat tag! I actually tagged you for the 3 Day Quote tag if you want to do it sometime...you certainly don't have to though! =) Here's the link: http://completelyforhim.blogspot.com/2016/04/3-day-quote-challenge-day-1.html

    Love your blog, Abi!

    1. Sweet! I will probably put it on reserve as a post I can pull out some day in the near future, when I have no other ideas :) Thanks!

  8. Hooray for dresses and skirts. They're so comfy. Congratulations on finding 11 people to tag. I'm afraid i won't be able to.

    1. Yes, they really are :) Thanks! It took me forever and I was more methodical than I needed to be. But I NEVER tag people because it's a pain, so don't worry about it. I just realized that it was probably more special for people to get tagged than to decide to do it. I certainly wouldn't be doing so many of my own volition, so it's good motivation :)

  9. I enjoyed reading this! I really like frozen yogurt too. Edmund would make a great friend! Isn't it sad how people often overlook him just because of his initial behavior? He's an awesome character in the other books!

    1. I know!! I always have a soft spot for the character who makes the most headway in his character. And Edmund always gets overlooked. I just love him! Meanwhile, everyone loves Susan even though she dismisses Narnia in the end. I couldn't get over that, even though I am most like her :)

    2. Honestly, I can't stand Susan. She's okay in the first books but just gets...well, I guess she's just not my style. I can't believe that she dismissed Narnia. It's just so sad.... :(

    3. Yeah, she just never really wowed me. Definitely sad :(

  10. Thanks for the tag! I really like reading all this stuff to get to know you better, you are quite an interesting person. So you mentioned your hamsters, have you ever had any other pets?
    I have "Mara, Daughter of the Nile" on my bookshelf that I need to read someday. I had started it and one point but put it down and didn't pick it back up. What about it appeals to you?

    1. You're welcome. I'm glad you're enjoying reading all my nonsense :P I used to have a labrador, Cinder, and I currently have a betta fish, Trinket. The only other pets we have at the moment are three outdoor cats, but I don't really claim any of them ;)

      I'll admit I put it down on my first try, too. But I really like that it is in Egypt, for one thing. And I ended up loving the plot and character development, too! It gets very espionage and Mara gets in deep quick ;) I was literally biting my nails at the end! It's pretty original, but presented very well. :D

  11. *reading through the facts* *gasps* I looooooove music!! XD I understand what you mean about getting distracted by it, but I can usually listen to it while I'm doing anything. School, writing, etc. If I get distracted by the music, it's usually just one of those days when anything distracts me. ;P

    I can totally relate to Q.9. Why do people always think that????!?!

    Thanks so much for tagging me, Abi!! I'll do it super soon!! :)

  12. Cheers to winter/fall weather! *smiles* I always love those blustery days where I can stay inside and be creative. :) Though I love summer, it's my least favorite season.

    xD That little homeschooling anecdote made me laugh. :D Same here. Also, my family always gets stared at in stores when other kids are in school.

    I TOTALLY get the looking at your drink thing. A bee once flew into my uncle's soda can, and he got stung in the throat as a result. NOT FUN. :P So I sometimes am wary about what may or may not have flown into my drink. xD

    Fun learning more about you! :)

  13. Thank you so much for tagging me!! I just saw this but I'll try to do this as soon as I can!! I appreciate this ever so much<3


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