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Maya Angelou

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Victor Hugo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for Random Facts

Someone of frawesomesauceness has bequeathed me something of equal frawesomesauceness in the form of a blog award. :D *insert squee here*

Thanks to my new gal-boyfriend Sophia for the award! #heartchoo

The rules for this award are:

* Thank and link to the person who nominated me.
* Share seven random facts about myself.
* Pass the award along to 15 new-found blogging buddies.
* Contact those buddies to congratulate them.

7 Random Facts About Ani

1) I am a total, perpetual pantser. And not the kind that involves pulling someone's pants down to their knees. LOL I cannot plot to save my life, though I did find this awesome post from one of my former CPs that may have lit a fire under my bum about it.

2) I love, love, LOVE The Last Airbender series, but wanted to throw my popcorn and cherry coke at the IMAX screen when I watched the live-action film. *thinks that M. Night Shyamalan may need to pick better battles*

3) I cannot get anywhere on time to save my life. I even have a license plate holder that reads "Always Late But Worth The Wait" because I like to make myself feel better about it. *shifty eyes*

4) I listen to all kinds of music, including Korean and Japanese. Oddly enough, I can't understand any of it because I speak neither language. But the melodies are nice. :D

5) I can't watch movies or TV shows without subtitles. It had started out as a "thing" because the action scenes in a movie were always way louder than the spoken parts and we got tired of flipping the volume up and down. But now, it's stuck and I twitch if I can't have subtitles on.

6) I can't watch English dubbed anime unless it was supposed to originally be made that way. Or hot voices like Christian Bale is voicing the character *thinks of Howl in Howl's Moving Castle and swoons*. I tried to watch the English dubbed version of Naruto and wanted to throw things at my TV. Suffice to say, I did not get through an episode. LOL

7) Before I started writing or working in finance, I was a bartender. A whole bunch of useful skills were acquired during my 3 year tenure... (i.e. learning the perfect amounts to mix for a long island iced tea and making a dirty martini the perfect amount of dirty...)

15 People to Stalk Awesome Blogging Buddies

1) Jeigh Meredith

2) Lori M. Lee

3) Corinne O'Flynn

4) Ginger Snaps

5) Wendy aka Mrs. Pickle

6) Jess Byam

7) Karen

8) Brenda Drake

9) Mason Bundschuh

10) Cheree Smith

11) Brea

12) Charli Mac

13) Lydia Kang

14) Paula McLaughlin

15) Shannon Lawrence

So there you have it...the list of stalkable people frawesomesauceness. Go visit them and become stalkers friends and I promise you won't regret it. ;)


  1. Thank you so much for the award! It was great getting to know you better. I used to be a pantser but no longer!

  2. Totally with you on #6 haha. English Naruto makes me twitchy and cringey.


  3. I know this is like the stalkingest award ever, isn't it? I felt like such a weirdo after I did this...lolol

    But yay! I have a new gal-boyfriend!!

  4. Thanks so much for the award. I have to agree with #2. I love the Last Airbender, but I should have stopped watching the movie once I heard how they mispronounced every single name (still, I don't understand how they did this since you just have to watch the tv show to learn their names)... that should have told me about the rest of it.

  5. Awesome, thank you! I'm definitely a pantser and almost always late. Sigh.

  6. Thank you, you are such a sweetheart :)

  7. Aww, shucks! *blushes* You are pretty fantastic.

    Also, Pantsers unite! And I love that you watch movies with subtitles. :)

  8. Nice to meet another pantser!

    See you around!


  9. Fun random facts! I'm the same with having to have subtitles on - my brother is deaf so when we finally got a TV that had closed caption, we turned it on and I liked it so much that I just left it on - I hate when background noise/music is so loud you can't hear what people are saying, or when people talk so quietly or mumble you can't understand a word...I'm always silently blessing my CC for translating. By the way, I LOVE the quotes you have at the top of your blog!

  10. Thank you for the blog award! Perhaps I'll post this on V day? :)