(Post of Christmas Past) I’m lovely apparently. When did that happen?

It’s that Christmas season thing again and today you will be visited by three posts. Why today? I think it’s mostly because I’m starting to get into this Christmas spirit and I want to share it somewhere. I also wanted to do a few tag things and not put them in one post. So, thus the puns.

Irina from drunken anime blog nominated me for this award and I am completely shocked by it. Despite her somewhat cynical nature and humor, she is way more outgoing and friendly then I can ever be. Believe me, Irina is involved in more anime blog groups then I can shake a stick at (not that I would shake a stick at them) and has recently held an event to help out and promote newer bloggers. How lovely is that? But me being lovely? I never knew that until now, but hey. You learn something new every day.


One Lovely Blog Award Rules:
1) Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
2) Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
3) Share 7 things about yourself
4) Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
5) Include this set of rules
6) Inform your nominees

Ok, so some things about me:

1) I’m a big dog lover.

I know that this isn’t a secret to so many people that know me or have talked to me on any level, but I just love dogs. Living at home right now, we have our older puppy named Anna and she is just such a delight to have around. Despite her twelve years of age, her personality and intelligence is always surprising. She always comes up with new bits of mischief to keep us three people living here on our toes.

I also play Dungeons and Dragons at a house that has six dogs at it currently. I would be lying if I said that the six dogs weren’t half of the reason I play there whenever I get the chance. I’m glad to visit dog heaven from time to time. This also leads me to my second thing you may or may not know about me.

2) I play Dungeons and Dragons

I’m a huge nerd, okay? Not only do I watch and blog about anime, watch science fiction tv shows and movies, and so many other things, but I play Dungeons and Dragons. If you are wondering about what kind of character I play, I like choosing the bard character type. Why? Because their abilities are so different from using attack spells or hitting people with weapons. I like thinking about how I can use those abilities in a unique way. That’s my play style.

3) I am scared of places without sure footing

People think that I am just afraid of heights, but I think my fear goes way past that. I don’t mind heights. I can stand near a window of a skyscraper, look down, and not be afraid at all. What I am afraid of is anywhere where I don’t have solid ground underneath my feet. Rocky ground, carts that don’t have a propensity of heading toward an area that doesn’t have anymore rail (a fear I face everyday at work), roofs that are at an angle, and so many other things. I have big feet too, so this doesn’t help my fear at all.

4) I am bad at combination locks.

Despite my inherent smartness, I am really bad at remembering how to use combination locks. I don’t know what it is, but the way they work goes so far against how my brain is programmed. I am a person that is working toward my second engineering degree, yet I don’t even know how they work or needed to be constantly reminded about how they work. Does that make any sense to you?

5) I watch live action cooking shows

I think one of the reasons why I don’t watch things like Food Wars, is because I get my excitement from food competitions from those things on the food network. Whether it’s Chopped, Cut-Throat Kitchen, Iron Chef stuff, baking championships, and so on, watching real life chefs creating works of art in front of my eyes fulfills that role of food goodness that I need. I can’t even cook either.

6) I don’t know how to relax

The reason why I am writing this post right now is because I need something to do. It’s thanksgiving, a holiday. I should be doing nothing, but here I am writing one blog post after another, because I need to keep my mind busy. It’s crazy. Somebody please teach me how to relax. Many people have tried, but none have succeeded so far. I’m so used to working, which involves constantly moving around and doing something, and it has affected me on a personal level. HELP PLEASE.

7) I have been scheduling blog posts lately

This is something that I have never truly done before, except for my 30 day anime challenge I did late last year. I have almost always written posts at the seat of my pants and posting them when I can, but this is something new that I wanted to try out and I’ve been liking it. It’s a little harder, because I need to come up with ideas faster then usual, but the pay off is that I can write them, put them off for a while, then edit them later. To be honest, I prefer this method a lot more then what I used to do. Editing a post a few days later has helped me find more errors then usual. I hope that I can keep on doing it, but who knows what the future calls?

Okay, now that I shared things about me, these people need to share seven things about themselves. Muahaha!

1) Marthurion 
2) DerekL
3) Ospreyshire
4) Mel
5) Mrconair
6) Merlin

Yeah, only six. That’s how many people I feel like doing right now because I’m trying to be lazy. It’s hard. Thank you all for reading and I hope I didn’t scare you all away from me with this post.


  1. Actually, it seems Scott and I are the same person. Before Buddy I had a Jack Russel named Ana (short for Anastasia) and although there are no dogs at my D&D game – I bring mine, and I’m pretty sure that 90% of the reason I get invited…
    Great post! Thank you so much for letting people know about the blogwarming too – I really appreciate it!

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  2. Awesome post and congrats on getting the Lovely Blogger Award.

    Dogs are great animals. I used to have a Siberian Husky named Storm, but we had to put her down 5 years ago due to limited mobility in her old age. Storm was a fun dog who would get into trouble sometimes, but she felt like she was part of the family.

    You like cooking shows? I wouldn’t have expected that. Cooking isn’t my thing, but I do respect people who can make great food. There’s a documentary I reviewed a few weeks ago called Finding Gaston that i think you might enjoy. No, it has nothing to do with the villain from Beauty and the Beast. Hahaha! It’s about a Peruvian chef named Gaston Acurio who specializes in the local cuisine of his home country like some seafood dishes, quinoa, and even Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian cuisine) in some instances. He’s an A-list celebrity chef throughout Latin America and I did find his philosophy on food to be interesting. By the way, that documentary is streaming on Netflix. Just sayin’.

    Good call on scheduling blog posts. I’ve been doing that a lot lately with my reviews as I dealt with my heavy working schedule and NaNoWriMo this month where I scheduled things every Saturday on Iridium Eye about a month in advance with my backlog of reviews.

    Also, thank you very much for nominating me! I’ll make a post about it when I have some more free time.

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    1. Thank you!

      Anna feels the same way. She likes to eat around the table and likes eating when my family and I eat.

      Yeah, I thought that would be a good shock. That documentary sounds interesting.

      Oh, and you’re welcome!

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      1. You’re welcome.

        Gotcha. I know Storm has done that plenty of times or she’ll be under the table, then pop out smiling thinking she’ll get some food from us.

        Certainly shocked me, but that’s still good. I think you might like it if you’re into food shows. Finding Gaston does feature cooking and eating, but I liked the philosophical aspects of Gaston Acurio’s ideologies on food in tandem with Peruvian culture. He also does some cool stuff like opening a culinary school for lower-income students in his home country.

        Sure thing. I’ll get to that mention whenever I have some free time from work.

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  3. Congrats on getting the award.

    I feel exactly the same about places with unsure footing – although there was this cable car in Hong Kong with slits in the side where I could see outside and feel the breeze from around the car, and that kind of freaked me out too. Had the cable car not have had those slits, I would’ve been fine.

    I’m not really that preferential about locks, but when you forget the combo for combo locks…or forget to bring your keys for a key lock…urgh…

    I don’t watch Food Wars because of the foodgasms, but I get (roughly) an equal amount of entertainment from live-action food shows and food anime. I’ve screwed up omurice in the past, so don’t ask me to cook though…

    Oh, I forgot to tell you…my WordPress anime blog (the Animanga Spellbook) is open for business. I think there was a link to your blog in one of the posts since I was directly replying to one of your posts, but the pingback might not have worked.

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    1. I’m glad I’m not alone on the sure footing thing. That cable car sounds terrifying.

      That’s another interesting thing. I am not that great of a cook either. The microwave is my friend.

      Ok, I don’t think the link worked, but I’ll look it up. Thank you.


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