21 January 2011

The Fair Dinkum Award

Liz Davis over at Novel Moments was kind enough to tag me with the Fair Dinkum (aka Good Buddies award) with the instructions to tell five things about myself and then pass the award on to five other bloggers. Thanks so much, Liz! :)

So, without further adieu, here are five things you may not know about me:

1. My favorite punctuation mark is the apostrophe. I'm a punctuation nerd, so I think all punctuation marks are worthy souls deserving of our friendship, but there's something about the apostrophe that I especially appreciate. Maybe it's the fact that the poor darling is sometimes so maliciously abused. *hugs apostrophes*
2. I am currently obsessed with the English folk rock band Mumford and Sons. *looks at Scott, who started this whole obsession* My favorite song is a tie between "Thistles and Weed" and "Dustbowl Dance," which has Steinbeck references. How can I not love a band that features Steinbeck references in their lyrics?!
3. I am studying English and history at college and considering adding a minor in writing. (I already have to take three of the classes required for said minor to be an English major, so why not just take three more classes and get a nifty minor out of it?) The two historical periods I am most fascinated with are the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Nazi Germany. However, I can't make up my mind whether my favorite literary period is 19th century Gothic or 20th century modernism. I need to make up my mind before graduate school, though I am leaning a bit more toward modernism just because it fits my historical period of interest.

4. I am severely obsessive compulsive. I am one of those people who walks back to make sure her car or home door is locked several times before being satisfied, though I recognize that if it was locked the first time, it will not magically unlock itself. My mind can be a silly thing. :P

5. I don't have a favorite book or movie. I know that not having a favorite book sounds terrible for an English major, but I just can't pick one. Maybe if we went by author or genre, I could start a list of favorites. But picking an absolute favorite? That's nigh impossible. Oddly, I don't have that problem with music. Pink Floyd is favorite band, hands-down. *is a fickle child*

My nominees:

Congratulations! :)


  1. Yay! Thanks for the award, Zella. Maybe this will motivate me to actually start blogging again. I've been so slack and lacking inspiration.
    Apostrophes are awesome and so is the Russia rev. If my uni actually had history classes I'd do that too. My entire modern history class in year 12 was Russian history. I understand a English major not having a favourite book. You must read so much great literature.
    I'll try and write my one of these up sometime today or tomorrow.

  2. I agree about it being nigh impossible to pick a favourite book, I have to many! Then again, I am a very indiscriminate reader.

  3. I usually just say that a book is "definitely in my top 5" but if you were to actually pay attention to how many times I say it, there is probably close to 20 books in my "top 5." Though Pride and Prejudice is at the very top.

    Hmm...I think I might start blogging. But then I would have to be responsible with my hw, which I'm just really not feeling. :D

  4. hey, I'm the sixth one, and the instructions said five. I'm just the spare? xD (though I still feel special that the Zella still remembers me!!) :D I now have another topic for my next post then.

  5. @Penguins: You're most welcome! :D That's so neat that you had a year long course in Russian history. I should get to take a semester-long class on Russian/Soviet History next spring.

    @Chairman: I know what you mean. I like so many different types of books, as well.

    @Sweet_TartGirl: Hehe I know that feeling. My top 5 ceased to include only five several years ago. ^^ If you do start blogging, let me know! I want to follow your blog if you get one. :)

    @Sky: You're not the spare! Zella the former librarian alphabetized everyone. :) My theory is I couldn't pick five of you because I didn't think that would be fair, so I just decided to be a rebel and include you all. This is what studying the Russian Revolution will do to you. :D

    Thanks to all of you for commenting! :)

  6. I definitely will! Hmm...I just don't know what I would do. I suppose I have enough time now, since I probably won't be leaving my house for at least another day.

    Crazy things happen when you're locked up with your whole (minus brother in college) family. DUN DUN DUN! Jk. But you never know. :)

    How's college? Are you able to keep up with everything? I certainly hope so! :D

  7. Hehe Cabin fever is a great reason to write. :P

    So far, so good. My homework has been brutal, but that's what I get for taking four literature classes at once. *sniffles* I have been enjoying my classes, though, and reading good books. I love my writing center job, so that's been a lot of fun. How's school been going for you? :)

  8. School's been pretty good. Not much has been going on, due to all the snow days. I'm so happy you love your job! It must be much better than the old one. Gah, 4 literature classes seem like too much, though I think that may be in my future too. :D

    But I am so sick of the snow! I was happy with just a little bit. I should probably embrace it, since there seems to be a lot more in my future. :(