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Friday, September 12, 2014

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me



By K. L. Bridgewater

I had a little break in between writing Face of Admiration, and I thought I would include this blog on here. I first saw the idea on Jamie Lapeyrolerie’s blog, Books and Beverage. I thought this was a neat idea and wanted to tag a few of my writer friends to see their answers to these creative questions. Hopefully, it will makes it way around the blog sphere and allow us writers to get to know each other a little more. So here goes:

Question 1: How tall are you?
I’m 5’8” which is the exact height of my husband. It is nice because we are the same height. Great for hugging!


Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
I don’t know if you can call this a hidden talent, but I do cross-stitch in my spare time. I have done baby blankets for my three boys, my niece, two nephews, and a friend who is having a baby in October. I have cross-stitched a number of winter scenes that hang on the wall around our house. I have done stockings for my immediate family and my sister’s family, my mom, and my dad. Lastly, I have done the tree-skirt under our Christmas tree. It is a Christmas village. I enjoy making pictures from x’s and string.

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
I wished more people would comment on my blog every day. According to the count, I have about fifty people who look at it every time I post something, but no one even says hi on the bottom.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
A dirty bathroom. Living with four boys, I have designated the downstairs bathroom the boy’s bathroom. It is always dirty, even though I have the boys cleaning it every Saturday. It is a manly bathroom with a light gray wall and deer and moose everywhere. Upstairs, however, is my bathroom with the candles and light purple walls and flower pictures hanging. Big difference.

Question 5: What’s your favorite song?
Right now, it is “Take the Bullets Away” by We As Human. I enjoy Christian alternative music. My favorite radio which I have stream through my phone in order to listen to in the car is RADIOU. They play Christian music, but it is NOT CCM, which, personally, I can’t stand. The good thing about RADIOU is a lot of my non-christian friends have no problem listening to RADIOU where they wouldn’t touch the CCM stations for nothing.

Question 6: What’s your favorite ETSY shop that isn’t yours?
I feel bad, but I have no idea what an ETSY shop is.

Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Having three boys, I rarely have any moment alone. I read and write with three boys hollering and playing in the background. There is rarely a quiet moment in my house.

Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food?
I have a desire for Heath and Carmello’s. Love English toffee and Carmel smothered in chocolate.

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
I have two dogs. Happy, is a golden retriever, and Snoopy, is a beagle.

Question 10: What are your number one favorite non-fiction and fiction books?
For non-fiction, which I don’t read a lot of, I would have to say the Bible. For fiction, there are too many too count. But here are a few: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Anything by C.S. Lewis, The Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. These are my favorites who have influenced by writing, and I could read any day.

Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?
I really don’t wear a lot of make-up, so I can’t answer that. I do have a Chapstick in my pocket at all times, so maybe that would count.

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
I don’t embarrass easily, or it could be that I don’t put myself in a situation to be embarrassed. I used to be humiliated when I had to speak in front of a crowd, but teaching has helped get rid of that.

Question 13: If you could drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I enjoy my Dr. Pepper, but because I’m on a diet, I have left that out completely. Lots of water lately with some coffee thrown in for a variety.

Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?
Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore and David Arquette. Or Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts. Can’t decide which one I enjoy better.  

Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
 I really didn’t hang out with just one group. I had friends in all groups. I was in honor classes, so I hung out with those type of people. But I hung out with the students I worked with. I hung out with loners who saw the world differently than most people. I had friends in the band. I was friends with the valendictorian and the popular kids.

Question16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I always wanted to live in a London, England. Some of my favorite writers, as you can tell from my list on question #10, are British writers. I plan to visit England with my husband for our twentieth anniversary, which is in seven years, so keep my fingers crossed that it actually happens.

Question17: PC or Mac?
I don’t really like anything to do with Mac or Apple, so I stay away from their products. There are things just as good on the market, if not better, for a lot cheaper.

Question18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend/girlfriend, or spouse?
For my birthday in 2003, my husband purchased tickets to see the Colorado Avalanche when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks United Center. This was back when the Chicago Blackhawks were not good, so the tickets were not expensive. We were pretty close to the ice for $70 a ticket. Now it is about $400 a ticket for the same seat.

Question 19: Favorite celebrity?
My favorite actor is Robin Williams, so sad that he just passed. He brought such joy to my life. My favorite actress is Sandra Bullock. My favorite sports hero would be Patrick Roy, who is number 33 and was the goalie for my hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche from 1995- 2003. Then he retired and came back in 2013 as the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. They made it to the first round of play-offs, which they haven’t done since Roy’s days on the team. Boy, am I glad he’s back.

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly wish to be friends with?
There are so many great bloggers out there. I don’t know if I could name just one. I enjoy Emilie Hendryx and Laurie Tomlinson, but they are already my friends.

I tag Emilie Hendryx, Laurie Tomlinson, Dawn Crandall, Suzanne Wesley, David Anderson, Ronie Kendig, and Jamy Whitaker.


If you decide to do this (I hope you do!), please send me the link! I want to read them! If any of you would like to participate, here are the rules!

1. Copy and paste the questions below and then answer and turn them into a blog post. Or, record a video answering these questions and upload it to your blog post.
2. At the bottom of your post, tag anywhere from 2-10 bloggers you want to see answer these questions. (I also suggest hitting up your tagged people via social media just to let them know you tagged them to do this tag challenge.)
3. Use the title: 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me Blog Tag. Once you’ve hit publish, leave a comment below with the link to your post.
4. Use the hashtag #20ThingsBlogTag when sharing on social media so we can all find your awesome posts!
Question 1: How tall are you?
Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
Question 5: What’s your favorite song?
Question 6: What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food?
Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?
Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?
Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?
Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Question 17: PC or Mac?
Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
Question 19: Favorite celebrity?
Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?

**This blog post is a part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. She began this blog tag experiment to build community among creatives, help us bloggers to connect more and get to know each other better. This month’s topic is all about sharing just a little too much information about yourself. If you’d like to participate or want more info,check out the beginning post right here.**

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    1. I read your entry and commented. Thank you for having fun with me!

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  2. Yay! So glad you joined in! These have been so much fun to read :) And I love all of your fiction (and non!) choices as well - those British writers know how to tell a story or two :)

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    1. I agree, Jamie. I have always been more fascinated with classical British writers then American writers. I wrote two essays on C. S. Lewis when I was in graduate school. Of course, the instructors didn't really know much about C.S. Lewis. How sad!

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