In which Photobooth makes a better mirror than the boyfriend's actual mirror
Pigtails = my new favorite lazy hairstyle. They looked downright silly on me before the bangs, but now I’m kinda liking them.
Slouchy sweaters are also something I used to hate on me but suddenly I feel like I can pull them off. Which is odd since I’m not any skinnier than I was when I disliked them. Maybe I’ve just started liking myself more?
So I got my welcome email (finally!) about five hours ago in the middle of catching up on Khuntoria’s episodes on We Got Married and I immediately paused WGM and flew to Pottermore. The estimates of completing Book 1 taking about 4 hours are completely accurate. It could probably be even faster if you’re just speeding through it, but I took a lot of time to slow down and enjoy the ride, I even made my first potion (!!) which takes entirely too long (seriously, 80 minutes??).
Getting my wand was somewhat exciting, although I kind of forgot that I’d get a wand until they were like, “Yo, go to Ollivander’s and answer seven questions to get your wand!” and I was like, “Oh my GOD, I get a wand!” (Ebony, phoenix feather core, 10 3/4 inches, quite flexible - just fyi.) I was more interested in learning about why I got that particular combination through reading the wand lore information than I’d expected, it actually made me feel pretty badass since ebony’s supposed to be pretty hardcore & phoenix feather is the rarest of the cores.
I’ve always identified myself as a Ravenclaw ever since I started wondering what House I’d be sorted into so by the time I got to the sorting hat chapter, I was having a bit of a pre-sorting identity crisis because, yes, let’s face it, it’s a book series, not the end of the world. However, I feel the need to justify this a little bit so I don’t seem like a crazy person - identifying with a House sort of says that you have a good grasp on the type of person that you are. Let’s say you’ve identified yourself as a Gryffindor - someone who takes loyalty & bravery very seriously - and you get sorted into Slytherin - someone who believes in self-preservation first and considers “bravery” overrated if it gets you killed/in trouble. That’s gotta mess with you to some extent. You’ve had this idea that you’re a completely different person - or even if you still believe you are that type of person, you then have to wonder if others see you differently. Yes, it’s just a website & designed by Rowling or not, it’s still not going to be perfect. But still. I stand by my pre-sorting identity crisis.
You've been TAGGED, DEAL WITH IT. Post 10 things about yourself, then tag 10 people. No tag backs.
Haha, I love how rude this tag is. “DEAL WITH IT.” Well, fine then, tag, I will!
1. I love purses and am acquiring too many of them. Yet I still look for purses any time I enter a store that sells them.
2. I love warm, comforting smells like vanilla, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, etc. This is one of the reasons autumn is my favorite season because these scents are everywhere that time of year.
3. Generally, I can reread books and re-watch movies again and again without getting tired of it. There are certain exceptions, but usually if I give myself enough time between reading a book/seeing a movie, I can read or watch it all over again and enjoy it almost as much as I did the first time.
4. I hate it when people label themselves “dorks” or “nerds” in an attempt to come across as some likable person with nerdy interests so they seem quirky. If you like comics or anime or sci-fi or video games, don’t label yourself something, just say you like those things. It’s way cooler and it doesn’t make it seem like you’re apologizing for your interests.
5. My book collection has gotten to the point where I literally have no more room for my books unless I start storing them outside of my room or get my own place. I used to just donate books to the thrift store when I got a bunch of new books to make room in my bookcases/boxes of books, but now all of the books I own are books I want to keep so making room is no longer an option.
6. I have never stuck with a “blog” this long. Most likely this has a lot to do with the fact that tumblr is so much more interactive than any other blogging website, which is awesome.
7. I am really scared of the dark. The only time I’m comfortable in the dark is when I’m about to go to sleep, I keep my light on until the very last second before I’m ready to close my eyes. This always leads to me being frustrated with horror movie characters who wander around their dark house looking for the source of the “strange noise” because if it were me, I’d be turning on each light I passed while investigating something weird.
8. My musical interests come in really solid phases. My first real musical obsession was with movie soundtracks. Eventually I started listening to Nightwish and other “similar” bands like Epica, Within Temptation, and such. Then I moved onto a singer-songwriter phase led largely by Regina Spektor. And now I’m currently really into Korean pop.
9. Jersey Shore is an embarrassing guilty pleasure of mine. I was bored one night a few months ago and saw a really funny gif from Jersey Shore on someone’s tumblr and decided to give the show a try just for a laugh, and I ended up watching the first 7 episodes of season 1 and then slowly made my way through the next 3 seasons. I think I’ve missed a few episodes here and there, but I’m currently watching season 4 and kind of hating myself because I’m really against reality TV.
10. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 20, but I’m not the only person in my family who waited a long time to get their license. My sister was 25, my mum was 19 (not that old, admittedly), my nana was in her 30’s, and two of my mum’s cousins are in their early 40’s and still haven’t gotten theirs, and most likely never will.