About nine months ago I wrote a post called “Twenty Things You Need to Know About Me.” It was a red bull-fueled post filled with quickly changing topics and one random outburst of a female body part that I’m not particularly proud of. It’s one of my more popular posts, so I decided to write a sequel. Keep in mind that sequels are rarely as good as its predecessor, so keep your expectations low for the rest of this post, for that is the only way you won’t be disappointed.
1) In order to keep the same tone and feel of the original post, I just drank a can of red bull, which I haven’t drank since then because it made me tired and sick and after a few hours, sad. Worth it.
2) I just checked out A Game of Thrones from my school library, but I’m not going to read it until I finish A Tale of Two Cities, a book that so far I’m mostly loving (we have to read the book in English class this year, and I could already hear my classmates’ complaints that the book sucks).
3) I cried during Finding Nemo and I’m not afraid to admit it. Just thinking about Marvin’s face when he thinks Nemo’s dead brings a tear to my eye.
4) I used to take piano lessons. I don’t anymore but I still know a couple of songs by the Beatles. I’d show you all a video of me playing, but I don’t want to blow anyone away, because that would result in serious injury.
5) I hate the font Arial. It’s an ugly, awkward looking font and it hurts my eyes just to look at. My favorite font (that’s right, I have one of those) is Calibri, followed by Times New Roman.
6) I love writing early in the morning, but I also hate waking up in the morning. Will I ever solve this conundrum of mine? No, probably not.
7) While I do hate waking up in the morning, I must say it’s a lot better than never waking up at all. Someone needs to quote me on that.
8) I’m pretty sure that a puppy sneezing is the most adorable thing in the history of ever.
9) When the U.S. government first shut down I was surprised by the lack of chaos and vandalism happening outside. I expected something like The Purge to occur.
10) I love Steven Moffat. To my eyes, Sherlock is as close to perfect as a detective show could get, and series 5/6 of Doctor Who are the best ones yet. I also think he’d write an amazing James Bond film.
11) I’m currently reading A Tale of Two Cities and am surprised by the parallels between this and The Dark Knight Rises. . Please tell me I’m not the only one to notice this.
12) Phineas and Ferb is the most underrated show in the history of mankind. Most people are like, “Oh, it’s just a kid’s show,” but it’s not. It’s better than 99% of adult shows. The only problem with it is that every episode has a boring song that’s boring and boring songs suck. You know I have a Perry the Platypus hat at home?
13) #12 is a direct quote from a character in my manuscript (I finished the first draft in April and couldn’t be more proud). She’s the main female lead, and her response to stressful situations is to talk. A lot. She’s one of my favorite characters because she ends up being the most complex.
14) From what I’ve read of A Game of Thrones, I’m surprised by how easily readable it is. If only J.R.R. Tolkien wrote like this.
15) I’m planning to write an inspiring post about how I cured my fear of roller coasters. I went from having only gone on one (small) ride in my life to going on Kingda Ka, Nitro, and Bizarro at Six Flags Great Adventure, all in one day.
16) Kingda Ka was a terrifying experience. The ride itself wasn’t so bad but the wait was excruciating. It was an hour long, and we ended up sitting in the cart for twenty minutes waiting for the guy to press the button. The whole time I was looking up at the top of the four hundred foot drop, wondering why Harry Potter didn’t marry Luna instead of Ginny.
17) I have an idea for a kind-of publicity stunt that will theoretically gain lots of traffic for my blog, and the blog of whoever goes along with it. I’ll put it into action one day when I find a perfect partner in crime. (Disclaimer: My plan involves nothing illegal being done and it should be good fun for all involved, providing no one messes up or dies in a tragic seagull accident.)
18) I miss the TCWT blog chain.
19) I suck at commenting on blogs I’m not familiar with. I want to make a short, casual comment, but I keep imagining the author thinking “Why’s he acting so casual? We don’t know each other.” Then when I try to make a long, thought out comment explaining why I love their blog, I imagine the author thinking, “Woah, holy overkill, batman! What a try-hard!” and then placing my comment in the spam section, laughing at my stupidity while doing it.
20) While I write this, it is 6:30 in the afternoon and pitch black outside. I’m not a fan.