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?
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!