In a Land of Family, and a Time of Me.
Unless you are one of my “RLF (real-life friends)”, you probably don’t know much about my family. And if you do know a lot about my family and aren’t a RLF, then you are either a stalker or a mind-reader. And I dearly hope you all aren’t either of those things.
If you are to know anything about my family, below is the information that you should remember and hold dear to your heart always:
We love our daddy actuary soooo much that we
force encourage the boys to dress up as him on Halloween.
We fall asleep wherever we want, however we want.
We love our dog. Most of the time.
Now, those of you who are either RLF, followers of my blog for quite some time, or my sister know me quite well. But…do you know me as well as you think you do? (Don’t answer that question, Amanda.) Today, I had a sudden urge to set up a display of all the things that describe me. It took me awhile to find all the stuff and arrange it the way I liked, but I eventually ended up with this result:
Behold. The pile of mishmash stuff that describes me. I’ll go through and explain what everything represents, and we’ll see how well you thought you knew me.
- The violin: I think this is pretty self-explanatory. I love my violin, and I love my music. I recently decided that my instrument was named Victoria, which also shows that I have an obsession with naming inanimate objects. If anyone’s curious, my orchestra violin is named Tinny Tim, because he’s cheap and he’s crap and he sounds…well, tinny.
- The books: This represents my love of reading. Here I have a stack of some of my favorite books: The Hunger Games, Erak’s Ransom from Ranger’s Apprentice, my brand-new Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pearls of Lutra from the Redwall series, The Last Olympian from Percy Jackson, and my beautiful hardcover Narnia series. I love my books.
- The movies: I am a huge movie geek. I visit the theater frequently, and I watch movies more than I probably should. Here are shown some of my favorites: Inception, The Hunger Games, The Return of the King, The Avengers, The Princess Bride, and Sherlock Holmes.
- Notebook and pens: These represent the writer in me. And the pens are in my favorite colors.
- Drawing pencils and the sketch pad: I love to draw. I draw almost everything, from cartoons to anime to people. Also, yes, that’s Merlin on the sketch pad, which shows that I’m a huge Merlin fan. (You can also tell this by John Hurt’s/the dragon’s twisted quote I used for the title of this post. )
- The mugs: The cow mug which holds the pencils represents my country side. (Howdy, pumpkin boy. Er, sorry. Only Amanda will understand this joke.) The other mug represents my love of coffee. YUM.
- The rosary: My love for my faith. As a side note, that rosary was blessed by the pope, which I think is pretty cool.
- The sword and the dragon: My love of fantasy. The dragon is actually my sister’s, but she let me borrow it for my picture.
- The horse: I used to be obsessed with all things horse. This explains my quite large collection of Breyer horses. I love them dearly, though I don’t ask for any more now as gifts. But they’re beautiful collectibles, and they still hold a special place in my heart.
- The hat and the jewelry: These represent my crafty side. I crocheted that hat in two days, and I’m very proud of it. I just wish I would wear it more often. And beading is a huge hobby of mine. I made the necklace shown and the matching pair of earrings. It was the first time I was working with chain, so I was pleased when I received a merit award for the necklace at a fair.
- The earbuds: My sister said that I needed something else to represent the fact that I listen to music and not just play it. So as if my violin wasn’t enough, I added in my lime green earbuds. I love them.
- The lotion and the nail polish: I’m not a girly-girl. I don’t wear makeup and I don’t obsess over clothes. But, I admit it, I’m a sucker for nail polish and good-smelling lotions, sprays, or hand sanitizers. My nail polish collection is especially quite large. (I just painted newspaper nails last night. It’s awesome, and it’s totally geeky-looking. Seriously, go look up pictures right now.)
- The glasses: No, I didn’t add my glasses to show that my eyesight isn’t the greatest. I added them to represent the geeky/nerdy side of me. I might not be one of those kids who has his or her nose constantly stuck in a math or science book, but I consider myself a geek when it comes to movies and books and music. I’m a cool geek. You gotta deal with it.
- And as for my love of photography…Well, I obviously took this picture with my camera, so…Duh.
And there you have it. Me, represented by a pile of my possessions. Also, a glimpse of what my family’s like. Hope you enjoyed it. If not, then I’m sorry. I had ideas for other posts, but I decided that this post would be the easiest and the shortest.
I’m going to be gone Wednesday through Sunday, so I’m going to have to abandon my blog for a few days. I’ll be out in Washington D.C. for my third March for Life, marching with thousands of other people down the streets of D.C. But when I return, I shall blog once again, and I’m going to try to do it more often, weekly, if possible. I have a good idea for a post, but I’m afraid it’s going to be quite long, so I don’t know when I’ll have time to type that up. But we will see, we will see.
So…yeah! Stay tuned for more posts, and remember to leave me comments. It’s below zero right now, so I definitely need some comments to keep me warm and cozy.
Posted on January 22, 2013, in art, beads, books, cows, drawing, Erin is Cool, fantasy, instruments, life, Lord of the Rings, March for Life, Merlin, movies, music, nail polish, pictures, Random, Ranger's Apprentice, reading, Sherlock Holmes, The Avengers, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, Tillie, TV shows, violin, writing and tagged art, blogging, books, drawing, family, life, Merlin, movies, pictures, reading, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.