Blog Party: It's MorningTime4's (Almost) Birthday!


So... guess what? One of my favorite bloggers and Internet acquaintances, MorningTime4 of The Ups and Downs of My Not-So-Average Life, is hosting a blog party to celebrate her birthday. And to show my appreciation for her as a person and blogger for her special day (I don't even regret using that horrendous phrase), I'm joining in!

I had so much fun answering her fun blog party questions, too. (I love interview-format things of any kind, so thank you to Morning for hosting this and feeding my obsession.)

(Psst. If you've got a blog yourself, perhaps you should consider participating! Morning is such a sweet and fun person, and her blog is truly high-five-worthy. If you can't join in, please feel free to drop in and tell her happy birthday. I'm sure she'll appreciate it.)

1. What do you love about the fall season? 

Pretty much everything. Autumn is my favorite season (not least because of the fact that it has two names). Falling leaves, cold clear cut-glass mornings, warm tea, blue-toned rain, whispering between trees. That feeling of settling down to rest. I really, really love fall.

2. If you walked in a mall and saw a guacamole chip hat, would you wear one or eat it?

I would probably stay very, very far away from it. You see, I am a coward.

3. What is one of the most frustrating or aggravating things in the blogging world?

Hands down, it's plagiarism. Honestly, I don't understand why anyone would do it - everyone feels terrible, and it's a crime of ideas. Ideas are supposed to be the purest forms of things, and stealing those is the most horrible thing I can think of. The fact that it happens on the Internet, and often, makes me feel sad and slimy inside. 

4. Would you rather build a snowman or sing in the rain? (See what I did there?)

Sing in the rain. It rains enough where I live that I could pretty much pick any day to do it, as opposed to snow, which attempts to happen but really doesn't. Also, I like singing. Also, I've never successfully built a snowman. (Sad, I know.)

(I also totally saw what you did there, and I applaud you.)

5. If you had to chose how you were a part of a theater or movie production, would you be: an actor, props designer, set designer, light/technical director, audio coordinator, costume director, music director, dance coordinator, stage manager, or a part of the audience?

I would totally be a part of the audience, because all of these require some semblance of social and/or teamwork skills and those are mysterious things that I do not have. I would still really enjoy it, though. 

6. List your blogging inspirations (blogs and people).

Oh gosh. SO many. Morning herself is one, of course! But also:

Kim. Adelyn. Rose. Rona. Alyssa. Samantha. Lydia. E. R. Cait. Emily. Kara. Paola. AnQi. Ava. Kristianna. And many more.

7. Do you think you could commit yourself to a Halloween costume made of lint, or a Halloween costume made of bubble wrap?

Both of those would be very... revealing.

I'd probably go with the bubble wrap, though, because I could just paint over it and it would cover me up pretty well. Plus, I could make strange popping noises while I walked, and then I could pop the remainder of the bubbles the next day.

8. Do you tend to photo bomb people's photos, or divert from them?


9. What is one word you constantly have to keep looking up the definition to?

Right now, it's probably the word "garrulous". It's a rather odd-looking word that means "excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters" - rather like Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet (he just automatically comes to mind whenever I read that word's definition).

10. If you wrote an autobiography about yourself, what would you call it (if you couldn't place your name in the title) and why?

I would most definitely call it Awkward Silence. Either that or Gatsby Puns. Or The Perpetual WIP. (I obviously have issues.)

Anyway, that's it from me! Happy almost-birthday, Morning!

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  1. Ooh, sounds fun; let's see if I can squeeze in the post amidst all the extra work school is dumping on me :S Lovely answers, and thanks especially for the shout out! I would totally read an autobiography titled Gatsby Puns, by the way :)

  2. Ooh, I love fall, too--such a lovely season, I think it's become a favorite of mine! And I'd never heard of the word garrulous, but it's definitely an interesting one and one I'd probably have to keep looking up, too, haha. Have you used it in a novel yet? ;)

  3. Starflower, you are amazing! I love your answers! (Aww... I look up to you as my writing inspiration. Your writing is pure brilliance, m'dear.) Haha, I asked the Halloween costume question because I'm wondering how to go to the Halloween dance at my school. XD

    xoxo Morning
    (P.S. My birthday was on Thursday, but thank you so much! I don't feel that much older though.... it's like I'm trapped and stuck at twelve-years-old, even though I was that age about two years ago. >.<)

  4. Oh my gosh. "Garrulous" is probably the most amazing word of ever and I'm going to use it. I know too many people who could be described with garrulous. ;) This is a really fun tag! I tooootally agree with you on so being in the audience and hating plagiarising and running from cameras. The Halloween costume is just scary though, no way around that. XD But, oh, oh I feel ginormously honoured to be on your list of inspiring bloggers! THANK YOU. Seriously, my day has been made. :))


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