9th Blogiversary!

It’s been nine years since I said “Hello, world!” to start off my blog. At the time, I had two main motives: I felt I was consuming a lot of content but not creating anything, and I wanted to get back into writing with the eventual goal of writing fiction. I think it’s both a success and a work in progress!

And now for something completely different. Let’s take a break from our regular nerdiness and do something fun. I found a “Get to Know Me” tag from Lindsay Lovin’ Life with 100 questions, and since it’s my 9th blogiversary, I’ll answer the questions ending in 9.

9. Can you curl your tongue?

Yes. Most people can, and it is possible to teach yourself how. Studies of twins show that the ability is not a case of simple genetic inheritance of a single trait.

19. Do you consider yourself a good cook?

Definitely not. I don’t particularly enjoy cooking, and I have a set of about 5 simple recipes that I can cook fluently. (I do like baking, however.) One good thing about this pandemic is that I’ve stopped judging myself for using food delivery services like DoorDash.

29. Do you have siblings?

Yes, I have one older sibling. My penname Meimei appropriately means “little sister.” ~_^

39. Do you/have you played any sports?

Yes, I play tennis. I played varsity doubles for several years in high school. I haven’t played at all since my dad passed away, since he was my rallying partner; I hope to teach my kids when they are older.

49. How are you feeling right now?

Tired but happy to be writing.

59. What is one item on your bucket list?

To actually publish, in some form, a novel! I have several started, and one almost completely drafted thanks to NaNoWriMo, but nothing near publishable.

69. What’s the thing you can’t leave the house without?

Well, really, it’s my purse, but that’s kind of a cheating answer because in my purse are my phone, sunglasses, chapstick, wallet, pens, snacks, etc. Also, did I mention I have a Star Wars purse?

Star Wars The Last Jedi Rey Canvas Faux Leather Dotty Satchel Handbag -  Cyberteez

79. What’s your favourite food?

Pasta with butter and parmesan. Also anything sweet.

89. What’s your favourite sport to watch?

Well, obviously tennis. Serena Williams has been my favorite player since high school. During the Olympics I watch gymnastics and figure skating. I also enjoy watching Cleveland Indians (soon to be the Cleveland…something else) baseball with my family; Carlos Santana is my favorite player, but he has once again been traded away. Definitely a rebuilding year.

99. Who is your celebrity crush?

Oh, I have such a Star Wars answer for this: Ewan McGregor, whom I first saw in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He’s just so charming and has a wonderful accent and a lovely singing voice. I had a life-size cardboard cutout of him as Obi-Wan in my room in high school. Don’t worry, I didn’t keep it when I got married and moved out.

So now you know ten more things about me than you did before. Thank you all most sincerely for reading; the best surprise to me about blogging has been how many awesome people I’ve met through my blog over the last nine years.

And here’s to many more!

10 thoughts on “9th Blogiversary!

  1. JulieG March 10, 2021 / 3:35 pm

    Love your answers 🙂 I am going to borrow this awesome idea and finally do it on my blog for my readers 😀 I also don’t do blogiversaries either so I think I should try doing those each year as well 🙂 Here’s to many more years of blogging 😀 and thank you for your blog posts and your time reading mine 🙂

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  2. For Tyeth March 10, 2021 / 5:26 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei….wow 9 years? It seems al my friends have been blogging twice as long as me (I have five years under my belt). I am not a fashionista but that purse looks awesome, it really looks as if it was taken out of the real Dok Ondar’s shop on Batuu!
    And one funny (read this as strange) thing about me….I can roll my tongue but I have a second trick I can do. I can open my mouth and rest my tongue on my bottom teeth and then “flex” my tongue so the top surface stretches up to touch my upper teeth whilst still touching the lower ones! It looks like my tongue is inflating – and I can flex and relax it like a bicep. One day I did it and a passer-by thought I was having an anaphylactic attack and swelling up 😛

    Anyhoo….big congrats again on 9 years and I hope you have at least another 9 because I really enjoy your posts and art!

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    • Mei-Mei March 21, 2021 / 8:54 am

      I have never heard of that tongue trick! You are especially talented haha.
      Thanks for being such a great reader. You’ll be at 9 years soon yourself!

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      • For Tyeth March 21, 2021 / 9:06 am

        HI there, “very talented” = “very strange” I think, the only people I know who can do the trick are me and my father so I think it’s pretty rare.
        And I’m now half way to 9 years so I might just make it (and you never know I might have learnt how to be a Top Blogger by then!)Thanks.


  3. Madame Writer March 11, 2021 / 10:29 am

    Wow…9 years is a lot. Congratulations! And my sister calls me Meimei too ever since I started to learn Chinese, and I call her Jiejie. I love when siblings have nicknames for each other!

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