Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tagged! Getting to Know Me!

Hey'a! I was recently tagged by my lovely friend Ryebrynn with the Getting to Know Me Tag. Which is probably good, because I'm pretty sure there are some people who read my blog who don't actually know me elsewhere in real life or the internet.

Name: Sarah. Or, if you're one of my characters, Lady Taleweaver.
Nickname: One of my friends calls me Quillia. Another friend (who I don't talk to much anymore because she got busy) used to call me Late For Dinner, because I used to introduce myself with a modified Redwall quote: "My name's (username), but you can call me anything as long as you don't call me late for dinner."
Birthday: If you need to know this, you already do.
Place of birth: Virginia.
Star sign: Haven't the foggiest idea.
Occupation: Writer, student, and bookworm.
Photo by Goodhart Photography
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Down-to-my waist long. I want it to be longer.
Eye color: Blue.
Best feature: Not sure . . . either my eyes or my hair, I guess?
Braces: Nope!
Piercings: I do not like pain, even very briefly. No.
Tattoos: In addition to not liking pain, I also don't like needles. No.
Righty or lefty: I am not left-handed.

Best friend: Um. My first best friend who I remember was a girl named Grace, who I knew from church/Bible study. She was several years older than me, and I pretty much copied everything she did. (She's actually one of the people in my poem "Do You Remember Me?")
Award: Not sure, but probably something in AWANA- maybe whatever award the Cubbies get for completing their first book?
Sport: Hahaha. You're funny.
Real holiday: Um. Is this holiday as in Christmas, Easter, etc? Or holiday as in the British word for vacation? If the former, the Christmas after my birthday. If the latter . . . I don't know. Probably sometime when I went to Florida to visit my grandma.
Concert: Awakening Fest! I went with my youth group and saw Skillet and Family Force 5 and Fireflight and The Letter Black and Dara MacLean and did I mention Skillet? And I had a signed poster from it hanging on my wall until we moved, but then it never got put back up.
Film: The Lord of the Rings! 
TV Show: I don't watch TV. 
Color: Depends on the day. At the moment . . . blue.
 Song: . . . One song. Do you have any idea how many songs there are that I love? But, picking a few . . . "Hero" by Skillet, "The Real World" by Owl City, "We are Giants" by Lindsey Stirling, "Welcome to the Masquerade" by Thousand Foot Krutch, and "Tiny Heart" (otherwise known by me as the theme song for Heartless) by Flyleaf.     
 Restaurant: Anita's or Bertucci's, depending on whether I want Mexican or Italian. 
Shop: Just about any bookstore!  
Books: The Lord of the Rings, The Tales of Goldstone Wood, and Mistborn. Oh, and Howl's Moving Castle!  
Shoes: I have a pair of tan sandals that are fairly pretty and super comfy, so if I have to wear shoes, I like those.<3
Feeling: Eh. Mildly bored? 
Single or taken: Single (and passively crushing on various book characters).
Eating: Nothing. But I had chili and cornbread for dinner, so that was yummy.
Thinking About: This post, and trying to remember what I need to get done tonight and tomorrow.
Watching Reading: I'm not actually watching anything (see the "I don't watch TV" bit above), but I'm currently reading Elantris.
Wearing: A purple microfleece pullover, white shirt, and super-comfy brown corduroys (that feel like sweatpants in a way, but look nice). Oh, and grey knit-looking slippers. 
Want to be married: Yes, assuming I find the right guy. Though it's not something I stress over.   
Want children: Um . . . maybe I'm just immature, but . . . not really? I mean, don't get the wrong idea. Motherhood is an amazing, important thing, I love my own mother, and most of the women who've influenced me most are moms. And if God says "Sarah, I want you to have kids," then of course I'd do that. But honestly? I think I'd be perfectly happy without children. And there's a fair chance that'll change when I'm older, but . . . yeah.
Careers in mind
: My dream job is to be a full-time writer who makes enough to live comfortably. However, since that's not terribly likely (and even if it does happen, it'll take time), my plan is to go into technical writing or another communications field (maybe marketing? but not journalism!) and write on the side.

Where you want to live
: Probably either northern Virginia or Texas, but . . . I don't know. I'm open to other options. Somewhere with history and non-miserable winters, and somewhere I can own a rifle and a pistol and have a place to go shooting on a semi-regular basis. I'd like somewhere with trees, but it's not a necessity as long as wherever I am is still fairly pretty and isn't inner-city or something. And I'd like to live in a house with secret passages in it, one of which preferably leads to my own personal library . . . but that might be a bit tough.  
God: Most definitely
Miracles: Yes- not just in Biblical times but today as well.
Love at first sight: Ehhhhh . . . sometimes.
Ghosts: Nope.
Aliens: Probably not. There's a chance they could be out there, but odds are, no.
Soul mates: Yes.
Heaven and Hell: Absolutely. 
Kissing on the first date: Stars, no!
Yourself: In general, yes. 

And now I need to tag someone else . . . I suppose I'll tag Allison Rudivich, and anyone else who wants to do this tag.
Thanks for reading!
 -Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)  


  1. This was so fun. And goodness, concerning the "Want children" part, I'm kind of in the same boat. Like you said, if God wants me to . . . but otherwise I think I have a different calling, and to get married and have children isn't my primary goal for my adult life. I'm glad I'm not the only who feels that way. xP
    And yessss. Come here to Texas and we'll have lots of fun. =D

    1. Oh, thank you. It helps to hear that I'm not alone as well- I mentioned it to two of my RL friends and they sort of looked at me weird like "What do you mean, Sarah, you don't want kids?" It was awkward. :P
      Ooh. Where in Texas are you? (Tell me on the Forums if you don't want to do it here.) Is it bad that I didn't know you're in Texas?

  2. Ooh, thank you for the tag! I shall definitely do this. : )

    1. You're welcome! I look forward to reading your answers!

  3. Yayyy for this tag and getting to know things about bloggers! That...sounded...stalkery?! I SWEAR IT'S NOT. Ahem. ;D
    Also your hair is amazing. I used to have mine past my waist and, well, I hated it, but I only cute it off when I was about 18 and now I always have it just below my ears. hehe. It takes like 2 seconds to wash, as opposed to the hours I used to spend washing/drying super long hair. xD
    Oooh, I want to read Elantris someday!
    FULL TIME WRITER = ME TOO. To be paid to write afkdjsalfd that would be the most amazing dream of ever. :')

    1. I have online friends who self-proclaimed themselves as stalkers and who apparently know my full name and possibly one or two other things about me . . . you're cool. xD

      I never feel like I spend that much time on my hair? But it doesn't get super dirty or whatever, and I just let it air-dry, so I don't notice how long it takes, usually. :P

      You should! It's excellent!

      I know, right? :D


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