Here are the answers to some of your lovely questions! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to vlog them – I mean, technically I could have, but I tried more than once and it just wasn’t coming together. *sigh* Anyway, I hope you’ll forgive me and enjoy reading my answers all the same. Let’s get started, shall we?
~Skirts or dresses? Skirts. I have far more skirts hanging in my closet than dresses; I really enjoy mixing and matching my skirts and shirts.
~What are some qualities you would look for in a man/boyfriend/husband? Um…Captain America? No, but seriously, I’d consider myself extremely blessed if I married a guy just like Cap – loyal, dependable, honest, able to take responsibility, gentlemanly, and kind. (He’d have to be a Christian, too, of course.)
~Favorite boys/girls names? Boys: Aaron, Daniel, Peter, Joshua, Mark, Andrew, Anthony. Girls: Emma, Esther, Rachel, Julia, Suzannah, Elizabeth, Katherine. And the list goes on, for both boys and girls names.
~Do you have your ears pierced? No. I’m not really into jewelry and I’ve never really seen the need, to be honest.
~Do you watch any Youtube channels? If so, what are some of your favorites? I don’t watch Youtube videos much anymore, but there’s one channel that I’ve kept up with for years, one channel where I watch pretty much every video, one channel that I’m sure I’ll stick with for as long as they keep posting: Blimey Cow. Awesome, funny, and thought-provoking. Highly recommended.
~Did you follow Kate and William’s Canada tour? Not really. While I do like the Royals, my mom is the big fan in my family, and I don’t keep up with a lot of their activities.
~Why is purple your favorite color? It’s absolutely gorgeous in every shade, tone, and variation. Need I say more? Plus, I’m not really a girly-girl, so pink isn’t option, but I think purple strikes a nice balance between my frivolous side and my practical side. If that makes any sense.
~What color are your eyes, exactly? Blue. But depending on what I’m wearing, they can be more grayish or more turquoise-ish.
~What’s one book that you haven’t read yet but are really excited about reading in the near future? Well, I don’t have any new-to-me books on my radar right now, but I do have a super-special 50th anniversary edition of The Outsiders coming my way in a few days, so I’m looking forward to that. I’ve read the book, of course, but there’s lots of new bonus interviews and such that I can’t wait to dive into.
~Same thing for movies – what’s one movie that you haven’t seen yet but really want to? That’s easy. The newest PureFlix film, I’m Not Ashamed. I know that lots of PureFlix films haven’t turned out to be all that great, but God’s Not Dead was pretty good and the trailers for I’m Not Ashamed look phenomenal. And while I also know that basing my opinion of a movie of its trailer usually doesn’t turn out too well, I think this movie could be one of the best Christian movies ever. Really looking forward to seeing it.
~What’s your current favorite song? Almost any Disney song. For real. “Go The Distance” really shines, as does “Once Upon a Dream”. But, yeah, pretty much any Disney song is right up there at the moment. (Not every single one, but close.)
~Do you have any names you really like that you hope to use for your children someday? As it turns out, I already have the first names and middle names picked out for my first three children (provided that those three children turn out to be one boy and two girls) – Aaron Daniel, Emma Joy, and Katherine Elizabeth. (As long as my husband is cool with those names as well.)
~Do you have any pets? My family does own a cat, but she spends most of her time outdoors and she hates people, so I wouldn’t exactly call her a pet. My grandparents, however, have a dog and a cat that are both real people-pets, so that’s nice.
~Are you excited about the new “Beauty and the Beast” live-action movie? I haven’t seen the original, so no. Sorry.
~A “cheesy” movie that you enjoy? AIR BUD. And all the subsequent movies. (But not the Air Buddies movies. Never those.) Yes, they’re cheesy and ridiculous and impossibly silly, but they’re also about family and friendship and tear-jerking moments and there’s a killer soundtrack underlying the whole franchise. Plus, they’re the movies of my childhood, so Nostalgia For The Win. Runner-up: Back To The Future (again, for the win).
~Favorite/least favorite thing about late nights? Favorite thing: midnight snacks + sense of camaraderie with whoever you’re staying up late with + snuggly blankets to watch movies in. Least favorite thing: headaches + that heavy, fuzzy feeling behind your eyes.
~Thoughts on girls wearing pants/shorts? This question deserves its own post, but I’ll just give you my short answer for now – I don’t believe it’s okay for girls to wear pants and/or shorts, based on what the Bible teaches (Deuteronomy 22:5). If you’d like more of my thoughts on the subject, send me an email, ‘kay? (And please understand that I’m not trying to put myself on a pedestal or anything. It’s just what I believe.)
~When dressing up for an evening, what do you wear/how do you do your hair? Pretty much the only time I get out of the house and go somewhere where I need to dress up a little is to church. I don’t go to parties or anything. So I’ll put on one of my church dresses, give my hair a quick brushing (it’s short and waves naturally, so that’s about all I have to do with it), and be on my way. I probably spend less than five minutes on my appearance any given day.
So, that’s it for right now. I’ll be answering the remaining questions in a few days – if any of you want to ask me more questions, the post will be open until I publish part two of my answers. So there’s still time to ask me about my favorite books, movies, TV shows, actors, actresses, my life…anything you like, really.