The “Three” Questionnaire, for Writers

I saw this questionnaire on girlinabasement and decided it would be fun to alter it a little and fill it out.

THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My name is Jodie.
2. I’m an Aussie.
3. I work in administration for a labour hire company.

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Spiders.
2. Getting out of bed in the middle of the night and walking through the house without turning all the lights in my path on.
3. Losing my hope and optimism.

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Red Bull.
2. My iPhone. I like to take a lot of photos.
3. Eye drops – at the moment anyway, my eyes are still recovering from laser eye surgery.

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
1. Writing.
2. Reading.
3. Working on Project Life 🙂 I love it and highly recommend it.

THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
1. An author.
2. A dancer. I really wanted to be in musical theatre when I was a kid.
3. A PR consultant. I have a degree in it.

THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
1. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.
2. Fangirl by Rainbow Powell.
3. Panic by Lauren Oliver (currently reading)

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
1. Drafting Wrapped in Darkness – my YA, urban fantasy.
2. Plotting Chemicals Collide – my CampNanoWrimo project.
3. Just finished doing an R&R for Sector12.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. See the Northern Lights.
2. Be a published author.
3. Have children.

THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
1. Seth Rogan
2. Johnny Depp
3. Jim Parsons (I love Big Bang Theory)

THREE QUOTES:
1. The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.
2. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
3. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.

What are your answers fellow bloggers?

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

Book blogger & aspiring author.
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58 Responses to The “Three” Questionnaire, for Writers

  1. embrystical says:

    Reblogged this on Utalentia and commented:
    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Jodie.
    2. I’m English.
    3. I live in the Highlands.

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Spiders.
    2. All the people I look up to growing to hate me.
    3. Being optimistic and then getting let down.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. School (hence why I don’t write much at the weekend)
    2. E-mail
    3. Uh…does the internet count?

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing.
    2. Reading.
    3. Acting/Singing.

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. An actress.
    3. A nurse.

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
    2. A Game Of Thrones (again!) by George R. R. Martin.
    3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (current book).

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. The third volume of The Utalentia Chronicles.
    2. Mulling over Different – my CampNanoWrimo project.
    3. Possibly going to go back to A Solution Undone.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Be a teacher.
    2. Be a published author.
    3. Have children.

    QUOTES:
    1. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
    2. I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
    3. Not all stories have happy endings.

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  2. embrystical says:

    Reblogged this on Utalentia and commented:
    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Jodie.
    2. I’m English.
    3. I live in the Highlands.

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Spiders.
    2. All the people I look up to growing to hate me.
    3. Being optimistic and then getting let down.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. School (hence why I don’t write much at the weekend)
    2. E-mail
    3. Uh…does the internet count?

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing.
    2. Reading.
    3. Acting/Singing.

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. An actress.
    3. A nurse.

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
    2. A Game Of Thrones (again!) by George R. R. Martin.
    3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (current book).

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. The third volume of The Utalentia Chronicles.
    2. Mulling over Different – my CampNanoWrimo project.
    3. Possibly going to go back to A Solution Undone.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Be a teacher.
    2. Be a published author.
    3. Have children.

    QUOTES:
    1. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
    2. I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
    3. Not all stories have happy endings.

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  3. bkpyett says:

    That’s a great questionnaire, and it really does help to get to know you better. Maybe I’ll have a go later, am getting tea! Great idea!!

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  4. bkpyett says:

    That’s a great questionnaire, and it really does help to get to know you better. Maybe I’ll have a go later, am getting tea! Great idea!!

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  5. Jose F. Diaz says:

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF: 1) Jose, 2) Puerto Rican, 3) Full time student at Towson University.
    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU: 1) My mind, 2) Your mind, 3) Walking into spiderwebs at night.
    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS: 1) Something to write with, 2) My sandals, 3) Something cold and sweet, e.g. ice cream, otter pops, etc.
    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES: 1) Reading, 2) Writing, 3) Arguing.
    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED: 1) Military, 2) Author, 3) Professor.
    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ: 1) Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 2) Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 3) Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex.
    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE: 1) Philosophy Paper for a class, 2) Short Story/Novella titled “An Attempt”, 3) Philosophy paper for a conference.
    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: 1) Finish a novel and have it published, 2) Travel to every country (even the shitty ones), 3) Feel good enough.
    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes): 1) Jennifer Love Hewitt 2) Jennifer Lawrence, 3) Katy Perry
    FOUR QUOTES: 1) “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ― Mark Twain, 2) “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, 3) “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, 4) “That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.” ― Stephen King

    Mahalo for the fun.

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  6. Jose F. Diaz says:

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF: 1) Jose, 2) Puerto Rican, 3) Full time student at Towson University.
    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU: 1) My mind, 2) Your mind, 3) Walking into spiderwebs at night.
    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS: 1) Something to write with, 2) My sandals, 3) Something cold and sweet, e.g. ice cream, otter pops, etc.
    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES: 1) Reading, 2) Writing, 3) Arguing.
    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED: 1) Military, 2) Author, 3) Professor.
    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ: 1) Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 2) Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 3) Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex.
    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE: 1) Philosophy Paper for a class, 2) Short Story/Novella titled “An Attempt”, 3) Philosophy paper for a conference.
    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: 1) Finish a novel and have it published, 2) Travel to every country (even the shitty ones), 3) Feel good enough.
    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes): 1) Jennifer Love Hewitt 2) Jennifer Lawrence, 3) Katy Perry
    FOUR QUOTES: 1) “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ― Mark Twain, 2) “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― Neil Gaiman, 3) “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, 4) “That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.” ― Stephen King

    Mahalo for the fun.

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  7. The northern lights are a regular sight were I live (Inishowen penninsula, at the top of Ireland).
    I hope you fulfil all your ambitions.

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  8. The northern lights are a regular sight were I live (Inishowen penninsula, at the top of Ireland).
    I hope you fulfil all your ambitions.

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  9. Michelle Mueller says:

    I went searching for the Northern Lights this winter . . . and failed to find them. Bad luck, unfortunately, as the skies weren’t clear enough nor was the sun particularly active the one week I went. Hopefully when you go searching for them, you’ll have better luck than I did!

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  10. Michelle Mueller says:

    I went searching for the Northern Lights this winter . . . and failed to find them. Bad luck, unfortunately, as the skies weren’t clear enough nor was the sun particularly active the one week I went. Hopefully when you go searching for them, you’ll have better luck than I did!

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  11. Geraint Isitt says:

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Geraint.
    2. I’m Welsh (originally).
    3. I live in Dubai.
    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Coming home to find one of my cats dead.
    2. Driving in Dubai.
    3. Clowns.
    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Coca Cola
    2. Whatsapp (family and friends scattered throughout the world)
    3. Crossword puzzle
    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing.
    2. Reading.
    3. Photography.
    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. An actor.
    3. A photographer (shame I’m crap at it).
    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Lord of the Rings (I read it every year) by Tolkien.
    2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.
    3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. The Penny Collector – Supernatural Horror novel (currently writing).
    2. Aaric – YA novel that needs to be shopped around again.
    3. Risk – a hopefully rather amusing short story that just won’t disappear from my head.
    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Take photos of tigers in India.
    2. Visit the only 2 continents I haven’t yet (Australia and Antarctica).
    3. Develop a great autograph.
    Three Celeb Idols:
    1. Natalie Portman (long time crush)
    2. Jasper Fforde (The guy’s wit is amazing. I’m uber jealous of his work and would like to tell him so).
    3. Jennifer Lawerence (Not only beautiful, but she seems like she’d actually like going for a beer and hanging out with people)
    QUOTES:
    1. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously,
    drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller
    2. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. Gandalf the Grey (JRR Tolkien)
    3. Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. William S Burroughs

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  12. Geraint Isitt says:

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Geraint.
    2. I’m Welsh (originally).
    3. I live in Dubai.
    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Coming home to find one of my cats dead.
    2. Driving in Dubai.
    3. Clowns.
    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Coca Cola
    2. Whatsapp (family and friends scattered throughout the world)
    3. Crossword puzzle
    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing.
    2. Reading.
    3. Photography.
    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. An actor.
    3. A photographer (shame I’m crap at it).
    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Lord of the Rings (I read it every year) by Tolkien.
    2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.
    3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. The Penny Collector – Supernatural Horror novel (currently writing).
    2. Aaric – YA novel that needs to be shopped around again.
    3. Risk – a hopefully rather amusing short story that just won’t disappear from my head.
    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Take photos of tigers in India.
    2. Visit the only 2 continents I haven’t yet (Australia and Antarctica).
    3. Develop a great autograph.
    Three Celeb Idols:
    1. Natalie Portman (long time crush)
    2. Jasper Fforde (The guy’s wit is amazing. I’m uber jealous of his work and would like to tell him so).
    3. Jennifer Lawerence (Not only beautiful, but she seems like she’d actually like going for a beer and hanging out with people)
    QUOTES:
    1. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously,
    drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller
    2. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. Gandalf the Grey (JRR Tolkien)
    3. Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. William S Burroughs

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  13. great questionnaire. i also want to see the northern lights which i probably should have done before i left Canada! and I’m also using eyedrops everyday due to an allergic reaction caused by the so-called “dermatologically tested, ultra sensitive” Neutrogenia eye-makeup remover.

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  14. great questionnaire. i also want to see the northern lights which i probably should have done before i left Canada! and I’m also using eyedrops everyday due to an allergic reaction caused by the so-called “dermatologically tested, ultra sensitive” Neutrogenia eye-makeup remover.

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  15. Harliqueen says:

    Always great fun to learn more about fellow bloggers! 🙂

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  16. Harliqueen says:

    Always great fun to learn more about fellow bloggers! 🙂

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  17. brennalayne says:

    Fun idea!

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Brenna.
    2. I’m a country girl from the rural Southern U.S.
    3. I work as a part-time English and ESL tutor.

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Oblivion.
    2. Botflies.
    3. Balloons that have lost half their helium and drift around between the ceiling and the floor.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Hugs.
    2. Lip balm.
    3. Silence.

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Letter-writing.
    2. Soapmaking.
    3. Medieval broadsword combat.

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. Novelist.
    2. Archaeologist.
    3. Professional sand sculptor (gotta have a dream!)

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Fingerprints of You by Kristin-Paige Madonia
    2. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
    3. Currently reading The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Seeking an agent for a YA fantasy retelling of a Scottish ballad
    2. Mulling over my last NaNo draft, a dark quirky adult faerie tale
    3. About to revise a YA high fantasy

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Publish novels
    2. Travel the British Isles
    3. Swim with sharks

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Tori Amos
    2. Alan Rickman
    3. John Green

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. Journeys, like artists, are born and not made–Lawrence Durrell
    2. I’m the anchor of my own ascension–R.E.M.
    3. In dreams begins responsibility–William Butler Yeats

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  18. brennalayne says:

    Fun idea!

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Brenna.
    2. I’m a country girl from the rural Southern U.S.
    3. I work as a part-time English and ESL tutor.

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Oblivion.
    2. Botflies.
    3. Balloons that have lost half their helium and drift around between the ceiling and the floor.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Hugs.
    2. Lip balm.
    3. Silence.

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Letter-writing.
    2. Soapmaking.
    3. Medieval broadsword combat.

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. Novelist.
    2. Archaeologist.
    3. Professional sand sculptor (gotta have a dream!)

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Fingerprints of You by Kristin-Paige Madonia
    2. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
    3. Currently reading The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Seeking an agent for a YA fantasy retelling of a Scottish ballad
    2. Mulling over my last NaNo draft, a dark quirky adult faerie tale
    3. About to revise a YA high fantasy

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Publish novels
    2. Travel the British Isles
    3. Swim with sharks

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Tori Amos
    2. Alan Rickman
    3. John Green

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. Journeys, like artists, are born and not made–Lawrence Durrell
    2. I’m the anchor of my own ascension–R.E.M.
    3. In dreams begins responsibility–William Butler Yeats

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  19. THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. Virginian
    2. pagan
    3. Slytherin

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Stinging insects, particularly wasps
    2. Roller coasters
    3. Deep natural water

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Black eyeliner
    2. Contact lenses
    3. Caffeine

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. MarioKart
    2. Costuming
    3. Reading

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. Writer
    2. Actress
    3. Teacher
    (and I am, in one way or another, all three of these things at the moment)

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. The Chronicles of the Roman Republic, Philip Matyszak
    2. Beauty Queens, Libba Bray
    3. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne, Madeline Hunter

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Classical-era historical fantasy
    2. Steampunk alternate history
    3. Second-world fantasy with non-European influences

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Make the bestseller list
    2. Travel the Mediterranean
    3. Attend an honest-to-goodness masquerade ball

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Natalie Dormer
    2. Chris Evans
    3. Tom Hiddleston (though for, like, everything other than Loki more than for the traditional reason)

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “But then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.” — Much Ado about Nothing, William Shakespeare
    2. “Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.” — Medea, Euripides
    3. “A woman’s heart is such a complex problem – the owner thereof is often most incompetent to find the solution of this puzzle.” — The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmunska Orczy

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  20. THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. Virginian
    2. pagan
    3. Slytherin

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Stinging insects, particularly wasps
    2. Roller coasters
    3. Deep natural water

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Black eyeliner
    2. Contact lenses
    3. Caffeine

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. MarioKart
    2. Costuming
    3. Reading

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. Writer
    2. Actress
    3. Teacher
    (and I am, in one way or another, all three of these things at the moment)

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. The Chronicles of the Roman Republic, Philip Matyszak
    2. Beauty Queens, Libba Bray
    3. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne, Madeline Hunter

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Classical-era historical fantasy
    2. Steampunk alternate history
    3. Second-world fantasy with non-European influences

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Make the bestseller list
    2. Travel the Mediterranean
    3. Attend an honest-to-goodness masquerade ball

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Natalie Dormer
    2. Chris Evans
    3. Tom Hiddleston (though for, like, everything other than Loki more than for the traditional reason)

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “But then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.” — Much Ado about Nothing, William Shakespeare
    2. “Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.” — Medea, Euripides
    3. “A woman’s heart is such a complex problem – the owner thereof is often most incompetent to find the solution of this puzzle.” — The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmunska Orczy

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  21. hannahgivens says:

    Reblogged this on Things Matter: A History Blog and commented:
    I can never resist these questionnaire things, and I don’t post about writing that much…

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. I’m from Alabama.
    2. I organize everything backwards (bottom right to top left, etc.)
    3. I’m bisexual. (Everybody knew that, right? I think everybody knew that.)

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. The prospect of grievous bodily harm.
    2. That episode of Supernatural with the kids who were locked in the walls.
    3. Being asked to do unfamiliar things in public.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Laptop
    2. Water bottle. I’ve somehow turned hydration into an anxiety-coping mechanism.
    3. Gotta have pens in my pocket!

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing/reading/blogging
    2. Cooking
    3. Yoga

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut.
    2. Then I wanted to join the Air Force in case they ever found secret alien stuff. (I watched a lot of Stargate).
    3. Currently looking at museuming.

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake.
    2. Hawkeye Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction et al
    3. An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. My sci-fi novel, “What Dreams.”
    2. A short story about the little computer that came with those Mystery Museum board games. (Spoiler: The computer becomes a PI).
    3. A blog series on the history of human rights, but I legit think it’s turning into my senior thesis.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Finish my novel.
    2. Publish it.
    3. Travel.

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    (I’m going with characters because that’s how I roll)
    1. Batman
    2. Spock
    3. River Song

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” – Oscar Wilde
    2. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
    3. “I have lived a long life, and I have seen a few things. I walked away from the last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out moment by moment, until nothing remained — no time, no space, just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad man. And I’ve watched universes freeze, and creation burn — I have seen things you wouldn’t believe, and I have lost things you will never understand.” – The Doctor in The Rings of Akhaten. Gets me every time.

    What are your answers fellow bloggers?

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  22. hannahgivens says:

    Reblogged this on Things Matter: A History Blog and commented:
    I can never resist these questionnaire things, and I don’t post about writing that much…

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. I’m from Alabama.
    2. I organize everything backwards (bottom right to top left, etc.)
    3. I’m bisexual. (Everybody knew that, right? I think everybody knew that.)

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. The prospect of grievous bodily harm.
    2. That episode of Supernatural with the kids who were locked in the walls.
    3. Being asked to do unfamiliar things in public.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Laptop
    2. Water bottle. I’ve somehow turned hydration into an anxiety-coping mechanism.
    3. Gotta have pens in my pocket!

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing/reading/blogging
    2. Cooking
    3. Yoga

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut.
    2. Then I wanted to join the Air Force in case they ever found secret alien stuff. (I watched a lot of Stargate).
    3. Currently looking at museuming.

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake.
    2. Hawkeye Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction et al
    3. An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. My sci-fi novel, “What Dreams.”
    2. A short story about the little computer that came with those Mystery Museum board games. (Spoiler: The computer becomes a PI).
    3. A blog series on the history of human rights, but I legit think it’s turning into my senior thesis.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Finish my novel.
    2. Publish it.
    3. Travel.

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    (I’m going with characters because that’s how I roll)
    1. Batman
    2. Spock
    3. River Song

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” – Oscar Wilde
    2. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
    3. “I have lived a long life, and I have seen a few things. I walked away from the last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out moment by moment, until nothing remained — no time, no space, just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad man. And I’ve watched universes freeze, and creation burn — I have seen things you wouldn’t believe, and I have lost things you will never understand.” – The Doctor in The Rings of Akhaten. Gets me every time.

    What are your answers fellow bloggers?

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  23. Laura says:

    Fun!
    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. I once met Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico.
    2. I emailed Bill O’Reilly, and he read my message on The O’Reilly Factor.
    3. I was a very very picky eater as a kid, but now I love Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and all the other things I wouldn’t touch. Except peas. Peas have always been and will always be disgusting.

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. The vacuum of space
    2. One of my kids getting hurt or sick
    3. Getting blood drawn. I faint.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. My laptop
    2. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
    3. English Breakfast tea with milk.

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing
    2. Cooking, especially baking!
    3. Home decorating

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. A professor of psychology and/or neuroscience
    3. A screenwriter

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow
    2. Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson
    3. Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers. Still working on this one!

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Untitled adult paranormal/literary novel
    2. Serialized YA sci-fi novella about Artificial Intelligence
    3. My blog. Trying to make it less boring.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Publish my novel
    2. See the Globe Theater in London (I’m a big Shakespeare fan)
    3. See the catacombs in Rome.

    Three Celeb Idols:
    1. N.D. Wilson. He’s an amazing writer, and I’m an unapologetic fangirl.
    2. Michael Crichton. So sad that I’ll never meet him.
    3. Frank Peretti. I’ve been a fan for several decades now, and his writing is just getting better! He’s a great example of growth as an author.

    QUOTES:
    1. There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.- Hemingway
    2. “Sitting in the rain isn’t going to write a book.”
    “That illustrates exactly how much you know about writing books.” – Stranger Than Fiction
    3. “Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.”- Francis Schaeffe

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  24. Laura says:

    Fun!
    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. I once met Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico.
    2. I emailed Bill O’Reilly, and he read my message on The O’Reilly Factor.
    3. I was a very very picky eater as a kid, but now I love Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and all the other things I wouldn’t touch. Except peas. Peas have always been and will always be disgusting.

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. The vacuum of space
    2. One of my kids getting hurt or sick
    3. Getting blood drawn. I faint.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. My laptop
    2. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
    3. English Breakfast tea with milk.

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing
    2. Cooking, especially baking!
    3. Home decorating

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. A professor of psychology and/or neuroscience
    3. A screenwriter

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow
    2. Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson
    3. Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers. Still working on this one!

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Untitled adult paranormal/literary novel
    2. Serialized YA sci-fi novella about Artificial Intelligence
    3. My blog. Trying to make it less boring.

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Publish my novel
    2. See the Globe Theater in London (I’m a big Shakespeare fan)
    3. See the catacombs in Rome.

    Three Celeb Idols:
    1. N.D. Wilson. He’s an amazing writer, and I’m an unapologetic fangirl.
    2. Michael Crichton. So sad that I’ll never meet him.
    3. Frank Peretti. I’ve been a fan for several decades now, and his writing is just getting better! He’s a great example of growth as an author.

    QUOTES:
    1. There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.- Hemingway
    2. “Sitting in the rain isn’t going to write a book.”
    “That illustrates exactly how much you know about writing books.” – Stranger Than Fiction
    3. “Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.”- Francis Schaeffe

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  25. Deborah Jay says:

    Hey, great questions – is it okay if I use these on my own blog?

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  26. Deborah Jay says:

    Hey, great questions – is it okay if I use these on my own blog?

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  27. leesha0304 says:

    Great post and great idea! Here are my answers:

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Alicia
    2. I’m a pisces
    3. and I actually do enjoy long walks on the beach

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Odd creaks that happen in the middle of the night when no one else is home
    2. Editing
    3. Automatic staplers (heeheee, just kidding..but really.)

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. iPhone (I’m a serial text-er)
    2. Pandora app
    3. iPad (I read and write on it).

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Reading
    2. Writing
    3. Swimming

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED: (only three? :p)
    1. Author
    2. Teacher
    3. Spy

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. “The Next Always,” by Nora Roberts
    2. “The Last Boyfriend,” by Nora Roberts (still reading)
    3. “The Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larsen (still reading)

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Edits on my first draft (boo, hiss)
    2. Hiding from edits on the first draft of the first novel I’ve finished (ugh, it’s probably terrible)
    3. Plotting out a novella about two friends

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Have kids
    2. Get published!
    3. Go scuba diving

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Old school idol – Audrey Hepburn (because she was so lovely)
    2. Old school crush – Paul Newman (have you seen his eyes?)
    3. Currently fangirl-ing on: Benedict Cumberbatch (Two words: Watch. Sherlock) 🙂

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.” – Lauren Bacall in “To have and have not”
    2. “When I’m good, I’m very good. When I’m bad, I’m better.” – Mae West
    3. From Harry Potter: Dumbledore: “After all this time?” Snape: “Always”

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  28. leesha0304 says:

    Great post and great idea! Here are my answers:

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Alicia
    2. I’m a pisces
    3. and I actually do enjoy long walks on the beach

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Odd creaks that happen in the middle of the night when no one else is home
    2. Editing
    3. Automatic staplers (heeheee, just kidding..but really.)

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. iPhone (I’m a serial text-er)
    2. Pandora app
    3. iPad (I read and write on it).

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Reading
    2. Writing
    3. Swimming

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED: (only three? :p)
    1. Author
    2. Teacher
    3. Spy

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. “The Next Always,” by Nora Roberts
    2. “The Last Boyfriend,” by Nora Roberts (still reading)
    3. “The Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larsen (still reading)

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Edits on my first draft (boo, hiss)
    2. Hiding from edits on the first draft of the first novel I’ve finished (ugh, it’s probably terrible)
    3. Plotting out a novella about two friends

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Have kids
    2. Get published!
    3. Go scuba diving

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Old school idol – Audrey Hepburn (because she was so lovely)
    2. Old school crush – Paul Newman (have you seen his eyes?)
    3. Currently fangirl-ing on: Benedict Cumberbatch (Two words: Watch. Sherlock) 🙂

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.” – Lauren Bacall in “To have and have not”
    2. “When I’m good, I’m very good. When I’m bad, I’m better.” – Mae West
    3. From Harry Potter: Dumbledore: “After all this time?” Snape: “Always”

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  29. dweezer19 says:

    I’ll pick one category to keep it clean. How about quotes?
    1) from A Course In Miracles:
    “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
    2) “There is nothing to fear but fear itself” Winston Churchill
    3)” Hakuna Matata!” Timon and Pumba.
    Great idea. Good way to get acquainted.

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  30. dweezer19 says:

    I’ll pick one category to keep it clean. How about quotes?
    1) from A Course In Miracles:
    “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
    2) “There is nothing to fear but fear itself” Winston Churchill
    3)” Hakuna Matata!” Timon and Pumba.
    Great idea. Good way to get acquainted.

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  31. NORTHERSCRIBBLER writes:

    Great post and I’m a questionnaire junkie. Thanks for liking my blog posts too

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Sarah
    2. I live in Manchester, England
    3. and I’ve just become a radio presenter as a hobby

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Illness
    2. Snakes
    3. Ignorant people

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. iPhone
    2. Hugs from my sons and husband
    3. Oxygen

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Postcrossing (old school sendig postcards http://www.postcrossing.com)
    2. Writing
    3. Radio presenting

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. Scriptwriter
    2. Journalist
    3. Teacher

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. “The Ice Cream Girls” by Dorothy Koomson (currently)
    2. “Scar Tissue” by David Skivington
    3. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Piccoult

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Second draft of pilot and 2nd episode of my TV Comedy Drama “The Starr Girls”
    2. Edit for my stage play “Bleeding with mother” after rehearsed reading
    3. Updating my website

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. See my children grow up and have their own families
    2. Road trip across the USA
    3. Drive a formula 1 car

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Leonardo DiCaprio
    2. David Beckham
    3. Girl crush on Emma Willis

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “Feel the fear and do it anyway”
    2. “Did he fire six shots or was it five – in all of this madness I forgot but as this is the magnum 45 the most powerful handgun in the world and could blow your head clean off – you gotta ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky, well do you PUNK?” Dirty Harry
    3. You miss 100% of the shots you didn’t take – Wayne Gretzky

    Any of my followers care to do this really cool questionnaire too?

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  32. NORTHERSCRIBBLER writes:

    Great post and I’m a questionnaire junkie. Thanks for liking my blog posts too

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Sarah
    2. I live in Manchester, England
    3. and I’ve just become a radio presenter as a hobby

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Illness
    2. Snakes
    3. Ignorant people

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. iPhone
    2. Hugs from my sons and husband
    3. Oxygen

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Postcrossing (old school sendig postcards http://www.postcrossing.com)
    2. Writing
    3. Radio presenting

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. Scriptwriter
    2. Journalist
    3. Teacher

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. “The Ice Cream Girls” by Dorothy Koomson (currently)
    2. “Scar Tissue” by David Skivington
    3. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Piccoult

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Second draft of pilot and 2nd episode of my TV Comedy Drama “The Starr Girls”
    2. Edit for my stage play “Bleeding with mother” after rehearsed reading
    3. Updating my website

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. See my children grow up and have their own families
    2. Road trip across the USA
    3. Drive a formula 1 car

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Leonardo DiCaprio
    2. David Beckham
    3. Girl crush on Emma Willis

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. “Feel the fear and do it anyway”
    2. “Did he fire six shots or was it five – in all of this madness I forgot but as this is the magnum 45 the most powerful handgun in the world and could blow your head clean off – you gotta ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky, well do you PUNK?” Dirty Harry
    3. You miss 100% of the shots you didn’t take – Wayne Gretzky

    Any of my followers care to do this really cool questionnaire too?

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  33. barn7777 says:

    Great idea to get to know you and other writers–love it 🙂

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Crystal.
    2. My homeland is Ghana.
    3. I’m an AmeriCorps Public Ally (for the year).

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Dogs.
    2. Walking out at night by myself.
    3. Dolls with eyes that open and close.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Hand Lotion.
    2. Pen.
    3. Lip Balm.

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing.
    2. Reading.
    3. Nail Art

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. A singer.
    3. A baker.

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander.
    2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum.
    3. (currently reading) A fantasy story by a friend (unpublished)

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Drafting Standing For His People (preliminary title).
    2. Completed Taming The Crew (being edited).
    3. Just finished writing Lilies For Her Hair (being edited).

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Visit many countries (i.e. Japan, France, Canada).
    2. Be a published author.
    3. Have or adopt children.

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Whitney Houston (early days)
    2. Sara Bareilles
    3. The Rock (former wrestler as many know) 🙂

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. Be the change you wish to see in the world–Ghandi.
    2. She thought she could and so she did–Unknown
    3. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another–Charles Dickens

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  34. barn7777 says:

    Great idea to get to know you and other writers–love it 🙂

    THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF:
    1. My name is Crystal.
    2. My homeland is Ghana.
    3. I’m an AmeriCorps Public Ally (for the year).

    THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
    1. Dogs.
    2. Walking out at night by myself.
    3. Dolls with eyes that open and close.

    THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
    1. Hand Lotion.
    2. Pen.
    3. Lip Balm.

    THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
    1. Writing.
    2. Reading.
    3. Nail Art

    THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
    1. An author.
    2. A singer.
    3. A baker.

    THREE BOOKS YOU HAVE RECENTLY READ:
    1. A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander.
    2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum.
    3. (currently reading) A fantasy story by a friend (unpublished)

    THREE THINGS YOU ARE WORKING ON, WRITING WISE:
    1. Drafting Standing For His People (preliminary title).
    2. Completed Taming The Crew (being edited).
    3. Just finished writing Lilies For Her Hair (being edited).

    THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
    1. Visit many countries (i.e. Japan, France, Canada).
    2. Be a published author.
    3. Have or adopt children.

    THREE CELEB IDOLS (or crushes):
    1. Whitney Houston (early days)
    2. Sara Bareilles
    3. The Rock (former wrestler as many know) 🙂

    THREE QUOTES:
    1. Be the change you wish to see in the world–Ghandi.
    2. She thought she could and so she did–Unknown
    3. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another–Charles Dickens

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  35. I am totally borrowing this quiz. I love it!

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  36. I am totally borrowing this quiz. I love it!

    Like

  37. Georgie says:

    Hope you don’t mind me pilfering this 😛 I enjoyed filling it out 😀 Thank you xD I tried to link it back to you but I’m not sure if it worked as I’m not very savvy with wordpress 🙂

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  38. Georgie says:

    Hope you don’t mind me pilfering this 😛 I enjoyed filling it out 😀 Thank you xD I tried to link it back to you but I’m not sure if it worked as I’m not very savvy with wordpress 🙂

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  39. Jodie says:

    I so need to pilfer this too for my own blog, because it is awesome. but don’t worry I will credit you for it too xx

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  40. Jodie says:

    I so need to pilfer this too for my own blog, because it is awesome. but don’t worry I will credit you for it too xx

    Like

  41. ying says:

    I’m curious: what is this project life?

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  42. ying says:

    I’m curious: what is this project life?

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