The Sunshine Blogger Award (#2)

Happy Friday!

I have another fun series of questions today, from Saraina Whitney, who did this tag on her own site a little while ago and kindly left it open for anyone interested! Her questions were so fun and creative that I decided to jump aboard. I’d love to find out your answers too!

If this looks familiar, the last time I did this blog tag was back in May of 2021 (you can read that post, here).

First of all, the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog (again, I legally robbed this from Saraina Whitney. Thank you, friend!)
  • Answer the questions
  • Nominate eleven bloggers and ask them eleven questions

And now for the questions…

1. What would be on your bucket list if you were invisible?

Wow, I’ve never even thought about this…There are so many things I could do (mess with my siblings), so many things I probably should do in that case (be a spy or something), but in reality, I’d probably end up just taking it for granted and doing silly things to make people laugh (like wearing sunglasses and/or a hat while I do everything because it looks funny). I really don’t have a good answer for this one, haha.

2. What word do you overuse?

There are a few that come to mind, but I think the biggest one at the moment is the word ‘honestly’. I catch myself saying that all the time and at this point, it’s become a habit. I just use it for emphasis, but I’ve had some people call me out on it, asking, “so, if you don’t say honestly before you tell us something, does it mean you’re lying?” Definitely not, haha!


3. Would you like having a child named after you?

This would depend. My name isn’t very common, so I always enjoy meeting other people that share my name. And I would be so honored if someone else intentionally named their child after me (although talk about pressure, wow – haha). I wouldn’t want to name one of my own children after me though. A middle name would be okay, but I’d personally rather name my own children after other people that have made a difference in my life.

4. What’s the dumbest way you’ve been physically hurt?

Well, when it comes to being in the kitchen, I’m that clumsy friend. I can’t even think of one especially memorable dumb way I’ve gotten hurt while cooking, but there have been countless instances of me burning myself (and food) on anything and everything, cutting myself, grating my hand, breaking glass casserole dishes, breaking anything for that matter…I can actually cook fairly well, provided I survive the experience, haha!

5. Which word would you use if you could only use one for the rest of your life?

I could spend way too much time thinking about this (I love words, what can I say?), so I’m going to go with the very first one that came to mind: beautiful. I could communicate a lot with that word, depending on tone. It’d let me compliment a lot of people and anything they made, or I could say it sarcastically (for ex. someone asked me how my day has been and it’s gone horribly, haha). Although, hopefully having to say the word beautiful would remind me that every day really is, simply because God’s made it. Plus, it’s just a nice word.

6. How many times a day do you have to ask people to repeat themselves?

In-person, I don’t actually have to ask that very often. When I’m answering phones for work though, it happens a bit more, and I always feel bad, especially when I have to ask someone to repeat what they just said multiple times. I’ll admit though, more often than not, I’m the annoyingly quiet one that needs to be asked to speak louder…I’m sorry, I’m working on it!

7. What song is playing in your mind right now?

Okay, okay…first, disclaimer that I can’t vouch for the content of this musical/movie, and I don’t agree with many of Ben Platt’s beliefs. So do your own research on Dear Evan Hansen, but the song currently in my head from that musical is Words Fail (this one doesn’t have questionable content, although it may not make sense out of context). I’m a huge fan of musical theatre, especially really emotional songs, and both this song and Platt’s voice are so full of emotion. So now you know what’s going through my mind as I write this, haha.

8. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much fun do you have actually writing blog posts vs brainstorming ideas for them?

In general, I’m always more excited to come up with ideas. It’s the sitting down and writing them that gets tricky sometimes. But when my ideas are ones I’m really interested in, it’s a lot easier. I’d say, as long as I’m in the ‘blog post writing groove’, that I’d rank it at about a 6 or 7? And brainstorming probably sits around 8 or 9. (With 10 being ‘I absolutely LOVE this!’) It varies a lot according to my mood and how intensive the blog post is.

9. Bubblegum or pistachios?

Definitely pistachios, although I honestly (see, there’s that word) don’t have many of those either (they’re expensive!). I just prefer them to bubblegum. My teeth are really sensitive, so I don’t chew much gum or they start to hurt, and also….I can’t even blow bubbles with it anyway. I’ve tried. Just like I can’t raise one eyebrow, whistle, or curl my tongue. Goals, guys.

10. Which is less risky, in your opinion: choosing truth or a dare?

It’s true, I’m a coward when it comes to Truth or Dare, so I don’t think I’ve actually ever played a real game of it. But I’d be far more prone to choose truth. The questions could certainly be embarrassing, but to me, it’d be better than having to do something dangerous, inconsiderate, or just plain humiliating. Although, if I was dared to do something that truly shouldn’t be done, I just wouldn’t do it (which is probably why I’ve never played it, haha).

11. If you were a color, which color would you be?

I’m so bad at these types of questions. My favorite colors are like the sky: sunshine yellow and sky blue. And I think a blue would probably fit me pretty well? I’m usually pretty laid-back, quieter, and prone to ‘deeper’ conversations and friendships, but have a sarcastic, witty, and sometimes ‘do whatever it takes to make someone laugh’ side that pops up when I’m most comfortable. Here, I’ll ask your opinion…what color do YOU think I’d be?

Thank you for sticking around and joining me in this fun activity! I hope it’s managed to bring a smile to your face today. I definitely enjoyed it!

Here are my questions:

1. Where was the last place you’ve been (besides your home)?
2. What’s the most ‘useless’ skill you possess?
3. Hot chocolate or chocolate milk?
4. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you choose?
5. Did you have a favorite toy/activity as a child? What was it?
6. What’s one song that you can’t help but sing along with?
7. Which time period would you travel to if you had a time machine?
8. If you had a pet salamander, what would you name it?
9. Do you have a favorite scent? If so, what is it?
10. Biggest pet peeve?
11. What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday?

I’ve been doing a lot of nominating over the past few weeks, so I’m going to continue my rebellious streak and leave this open for anybody who wants to hop in! How would YOU answer these questions? Feel free to answer them on your own blog, or in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!

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6 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award (#2)

  1. Oh my word, this is hilarious! I do the exact same thing with the word “honestly”, and my sister is always calling me out on it. 🙂 It just puts more emphasis on the sentence or something, right? 🙂

    Great post!

  2. I can’t really whistle either…XD I just blow air.

    Oh, I’ve heard some of the Dear Evan Hansen music! I’ve heard about the story line, but haven’t watched the movie yet. Have you?
    I really like Waving Through a Window, For Forever, and You Will Be Found (seriously, though, how does Platt hit those high notes???)

    1. haha, I completely understand xD

      And I haven’t seen the movie, no (or the musical itself). Just listened to the music and pieced together the story line that way.
      Yes, those are all such great songs! (I have no idea, but it’s very impressive!) 🙂

  3. Ahahaha this was so fun to read!!! 😀 <3 "Beautiful" IS indeed a beautiful word! And yeah, I now see how often you use "honestly"… that's funny! XD It's weird but a word I overuse is "vigorously" – such as when I'm telling someone how to wash dishes or something. (And I really do think sky blue fits you! 😉 )

    1. Aw, thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this! 😀<3 Vigorously is such a neat word, and I don't hear it used too often in everyday conversation, so I think that's cool haha. (And thank you! Good to know I'm a 'blue' type of person ;) )

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