Earlier this month Heather @ Sometimes I’m A Story tagged me in a blog game, and last week I published part one of the game. I listed five truths and four lies – not in that order, though – about myself and asked readers to guess which was which. Today I’m going to reveal the answers, say who had the most correct guesses, and nominate some other bloggers to participate!
1. I have three cats
FALSE. I only have one, and I haven’t seen him in months because he lives with my parents and my brother. (Pets aren’t allowed in the dorms.) My favorite bookstore in Iowa City has two cats and I go there at least twice a week to pet them but they’re not actually mine, however much I wish that were true. I want to befriend all of the cats everywhere.
2. I once considered triple-majoring
TRUE. I’m double-majoring in English and journalism, but I originally wanted to get a degree in Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies as well! I plan to graduate a year early – in 2018 instead of 2019 – to save money, though, and I don’t have time to earn even a minor in that subject now. It’s fine, though. I can always study it on my own, or maybe even go back to school one day.
3. I know ASL
FALSE. I’ve tried to learn it off and on for the past few years, but have really struggled to find the time or motivation to regularly practice my skills. Earlier this month, however, one of my friends mentioned that he has been trying to teach himself ASL and would love to have a partner to practice with, so I hope to start working on that with him this fall!
4. I am shorter than all four of my grandparents
TRUE. I mean, at 5’2″, it’s not exactly hard to be taller than me. I’m only, like, an inch or so shorter than my shortest grandparent, but basically I am tiny. My grandma says that maybe I’ll have another growth spurt but I think that if I ever do eventually surpass her height it will be due to the fact that she’s been slowly shrinking in height as she gets older.
5. I often buy books on a whim, without knowing anything about them beforehand
FALSE. I never do this! What if I spend money on a story I end up not enjoying?! I only buy books that I’ve read before, and even then typically only my absolute favorites. I guess one exception would be when I have to buy books for class, but I don’t really count that because I usually sell them back at the end of the semester.
6. I don’t have a car
TRUE. I borrow my parents’ cars when I’m home. Here at college I either walk, take the bus, or ask one of my friends for a ride. I don’t really see the point in buying a car – and paying for insurance, gas, and a parking space – at this point in my life since I hardly ever go anywhere.
7. I have met one of my favorite authors before
TRUE. I met Alison Bechdel this spring and she autographed my copy of Fun Home! I was super awkward and shy when I talked to her because I’ve never met an author before, but oh well. It happens.
8. I have a dairy allergy
FALSE. And I’m so glad I don’t! If I did I wouldn’t be able to eat cheese… and yogurt… and forget about drinking milk! And what is pasta, one of my favorite foods, without cheese?!
9. I enjoy making lists
TRUE. Who doesn’t? I make lists almost constantly because not only because I love them, but because I forget things really really really easily. I make lists in blog posts and in real life. I list the books I want to read, the things I need to buy at the store, the homework assignments I need to complete over the weekend, and more. I just really love lists.
Of the five people who participated, Matt @ The Little Engine That Couldn’t won the game with nine correct answers! Well done! Everyone else who played got either two or three answers mixed up, but overall I was really impressed by how well you guys know me! (Or should I be scared?)
- Orphu @ A Mirror Made of Words
- Emily @ Loony Literate
- Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages
- Eve @ Twist in the Taile
- whimsywriter3 @ Rambling Writer
- Taylor @ Paper Daydreams
- Kate @ The Magic Violinist
- Matt @ The Little Engine That Couldn’t
- Tara @ Downtown Song
- Shar & Shanti @ Virtually Read
And as always, feel free to participate whether or not I tagged you. (Or ignore this tag, if you so choose.)
Have a lovely night, followers!