Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Deliciously Fun Tag

Charity U over at Austenitis has tagged me!

This is a forty-four step tag-- you tell eleven random things about yourself, answer eleven questions posed by the person who tagged you, make up eleven questions of your own and then tag eleven people to answer those questions.  Don't worry, it takes a lot less time than you might think.

Eleven random things about myself (ugh, this part is always the hardest):

1. My left ring finger is crooked.  Not drastically so, but the top section of it bends to the right.
2. I love practically all herbal and fruit-flavored teas-- except for peach tea.  Can't stand that one.
3. Last week I went to a movie theater for the very first time in my entire life.  (My sister and I and our grandparents went to see the Royal Ballet company do Romeo and Juliet, and it. was. amazing.  I'm not much of a ballet fan, but I LOVED that performance.)
4. I have dislocated my elbow twice, but have never broken a bone.
5. I am exactly five and a half feet tall.
6. I visited the White House during the Bush administration (the second Bush, obviously) and I saw the presidential dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley, live and in person dog.
7. I am deathly afraid of heights, and we are talking pure, unadulterated, shaking-in-my-shoes TERROR here.  You couldn't get me to go up in the Empire State Building even if you bribed me with dark chocolate.
8. One of my pipe dreams is to act in a Broadway musical someday.  You can have eighteen guesses as to which one. :P
9. I like smilies and emoticons and use them frequently.   Mostly for the purpose of driving my sister nuts.  (She hates them.)
10. Rex the dinosaur (from Toy Story) is probably my favorite animated character ever.  "Hey, how do you spell FBI???"   "Oh great.  Now I have guilt!"  (And the fact that he was voiced by Vizzini makes him doubly funny...)

And now for a fact that isn't particularly random, but I thought I'd stick it here nonetheless...
11.  My parents have given me permission to post my first name on my blog, so now the Mystery Will Be Revealed.  (I still like using Miss Dashwood, of course, but I think it would be nice if y'all knew me by a slightly less formal handle.)

My first name is...

No, peoples, my first name is not Little.  Nice try.  Very funny.  Nope, my name is Amy.  It's short for Amelia, so you can call me Miss Warne if you want, but I usually go by Amy.  And of course you can still call me Miss Dashwood if you like.  But now you have a choice of options. :D

And now for Charity's eleven questions:

1. What’s your favorite breakfast food?
I adore yogurt of any kind (Greek is best, though), fruit is my passion and I'm quite fond of bagels.  And omelets. Breakfast and I are on very good terms. Actually, food and I are on pretty good terms, in general.  :D

2. What’s your favorite book by Jane Austen?
Pride and Prejudice.  Hands down.

3. What’s your favorite period drama?
I have to choose one?? All right, since Jane Austen adaptations are covered in another question, I'll say Little Dorrit (2008).

4. What’s your favorite book by a more modern author?
Hmm... I'd have to say At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon.

5. What’s your favorite kind of chip?
"Zest of Lime" white corn tortilla chips.  That is snack heaven.

6. What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?
I really don't like fast food.  I know I sound like a health freak (which I'm not, haha) but it's quite true.  If I had to choose, though, it would probably be Arby's.

7. What’s your favorite classic book not by Jane Austen?
That's a toss-up between Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.

8. What’s your favorite Jane Austen film adaption?
Pride and Prejudice 1995 and Emma 2009 tie for that spot.

9. What’s your favorite movie soundtrack?
Is it cheating to say Les Miserables? Because technically the movie hasn't even come out yet, but I have the soundtrack to the 10th Anniversary Concert DVD... and so that's a soundtrack.   I have the funniest feeling that Charity wasn't referring to musicals in this question... oh well. :D

10. What’s your favorite place to read?
In bed at night with a cup of tea.

11. What’s your favorite thing to blog about?
Characters from my favorite books and movies.  I love people and I love classic literature and I love period drama, so the three combine to make my favorite blogging topic!

Now for my eleven questions:
1. Describe your dream pair of shoes.
2. What's your favorite children's picture book?
3. What's your favorite fruit?
4. How tall are you? (I always like to know how tall people are-- not sure why.  Don't worry, I'm not asking for your weight... and if you feel it's an invasion of your privacy to post your height, you can substitute a picture of a cute kitten for this question.)
5. If money was no object, where would you like to go on your honeymoon?
6. Who is your favorite singer?
7. What's the next book on your to-read list?
8. What's your biggest language-related pet peeve? (i.e., what phrases or words bug you the most?)
9. Which movie lines do you quote the most? (share as many or as few as you like)
10. If you could wear any outfit from a movie for a day, what would you choose?
11. What's your favorite dessert?

And I tag eleven people (in alphabetical order, haha, because I like things to be Done Decently And In Order)...

  1. Abby at Newly Impassioned Soul
  2. Ally at Of Trims and Frills and Furbelows
  3. Anne-girl at Scribblings of my Pen
  4. Hayden at Story Girl
  5. Lauren at Books, Fashion and Tea
  6. Maria Elisabeth at Miss Georgiana Darcy
  7. Melody at Regency Delight
  8. Miss Laurie at Old-Fashioned Charm
  9. Petie at Dirt and Dickens
  10. Stephanie at Eccentricitee
  11. The Young Sage at The Society of Random People (sorry Anne, you have to do double-time)

That was fun!


Melody said...

Hahaha, I didn't know you were afraid of heights! No going on roller coasters with you then, I suppose. ;-)

Shock of shocks!! You told everybody your first name! *Feels quite smug at having known it already*
Okay, okay, I'll stop feeling smug... But it will be nice not to have to worry anymore about not calling you your name accidentally, heehee.

Hold on, did you just say P&P and Emma tie? That's a new one. :P I knew they were close (like they are with me, haha) but I didn't know they were THAT close. ;)

Did you just ask "what's your biggest language-related pet peeve"? Oh boy. You'd better not tag me.

Ah, nuts, you did tag me. Somehow I'm not surprised. (And I know what you're thinking. Rather, what you're quoting in your head. QIYH, haha.)
I don't think I can answer these questions. I would probably sit staring at the computer screen... heh.

Victoria said...

I just have to say that "Miss Amy Dashwood" sounds lovely. *grins*

Anonymous said...

I love random facts about people. : )

Ooh, so your name is Amy! Lucky... (I mean blessed. lol)


Alexandra said...


Now I need not call you Miss Dashwood...I may call you Amy.

Sorry. Really bad paraphrasing. (rofl)

And LOVE the tag. Getting mine up now...

Maria Elisabeth said...

I must admit that I've speculated about what your real name might be a few times. Oddly enough, I didn't think of Amy, which suits what I know of you marvelously.

Thanks for tagging me!

Diana said...

Amy (lovely name, by the way),

I adore those lime tortilla chips too. My brother and I devour them at an alarming rate!

I loved reading your answers to these. :)

Anne-girl said...

Woopdeedoo! I get tagged! The sage is elbowing me and telling me that you can have his cherry pits as a thank you.

That boy has a sad sense of value. Anyway I always had the funniest feeling your name was Amy not sure why though.

Hayden said...

Oh, I hope I can do this soon! Thanks for tagging me... Amy dear! :)
Oh, and I will post my height, so no cute pictures of kittens (That bit made me smile:)

Julia said...

Amy! What a lovely name! :) Thrilled to find that out! :D

Lauren | Chic Éthique said...

Thanks for tagging me! I'm so excited to know your name, Amy! Thanks for sharing it with us:-)

Stephanie said...

I agree about Rex being so much better because he was voiced by Wallace Shawn.
P.S Your name is delicious! I love the way it sounds...Hmmm, that was a little odd... sorry :)

Jemimah said...

Before anything else, let me say...I love your blog's "Reactions." How clever of you, Miss Dashwood! Or Amy, if I may call you now. You had me laughing at the "No, peoples, my first name is not Little."

I loved your answers to the tag. Most amusing!

Anonymous said...

Aha! So I no longer have to masquerade as someone who doesn't know your real name, and I can now say, "G'day, Amy!" =)

So... g'day, Amy!! =)

LOVED reading all these answers! And thank you so much for tagging me! Hopefully I'll have the time to do all these soon myself! =)

Jessica said...

The mystery is over! A little sad. Haha I like your name, though. ;-)
I guess you are pleased that you share a name with Miss Dorrit. :-)

Marie said...

I loved the picture of Amy(Dorrit) you had up there! Marvelous tag!