Thanks again to Paul for nominating me! I learn a lot from Paul’s blog and I smile a lot reading it too. He writes with so much passion about Disney and Steven Spielberg. If you’re getting in the Halloween spirit, be sure to visit his Disney themed Halloween posts. I did and I can’t wait for more to make Spooktober even…spookier…with a dash of that Disney magic.
Without further ado, seven facts about myself:
- I’m the youngest of three. There’s a seven year age difference between each of us (my sister turns 33 today)! My brother was 15 when I was born, and my cousins were all around the same age or older, so everyone calls me Baby. It’s something Lauren Bacall and I have in common. ^_^ Most of the little kids in my family are always astonished to learn that Baby isn’t my real name. Simoa?? Who’s that?!
- Speaking of my real name, I actually share it with three other cousins. It was my paternal grandmother’s name and I was the second one christened, but then my uncle named my cousin who’s a year younger than me Simoa. We also have the same last name, so you can imagine how confusing it was for school officials and such when we had to fill out forms for school. Thankfully we didn’t attend the same schools!
- I’m a Sunday School teacher for an eighth grade class. It’s actually fun since they’re not ~too cool for school~ teenagers and I love being able to dialogue with them about faith.
- I’ve traveled to Cape Verde (my parents’ home country) and Australia. Here in the states I’ve been to California (my dream home), New York, and Florida (Jacksonville, which is lovely, and Orlando).
- I’m writing a young adult novel. I began it in the summer of 2012 and I’m very close to finishing it. As of right now, there are 22 chapters and 218 pages. Pretty excited about it!
- I became an aunt when I was ten years old. My oldest niece turns 16 in January, about a week before my birthday. She has the same birthday as Jose Ferrer and Elvis, also.
- I share my birthday with the fabulous Eartha Kitt! (As well as Muhammad Ali and James Earl Jones, but you know, queens only). 🙂
- Mari Rose of Merry Woes, who is one of my dearest friends writing her own book and who I’m happy to see back on wordpress.
- J.M. Anne of Vintage Anne who is one of the most extraordinary people I know, another dear friend I’ve known for years.
- Fritzi of Movies Silently who is a witty silent film expert always broadening my knowledge (and ever growing movie watch list!), always making me laugh, and always giving me hope that we can one day take D.W. Griffith off his pedestal.
- Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood who writes such in depth essays about her favorite films that never fail to make me smile.
- Millie of Classic Forever. I met her years ago on the TCM message boards and she is just sunshine, hilarious all of the time, smart, big hearted, not at all deranged…
- Christina, who is another eloquent writer with vast knowledge of movie musicals and a really positive force on the internet.
- Kyle of Kyle Loves Animation More, because I love learning more about animation, and Kyle never runs out of interesting things to say, or enthusiasm.
As always, there are rules for these awards:
- Write a blog post accepting your nomination.
- Show the blogger who nominated you how much you love them by thanking them in the post and linking to their blog.
- Tell us seven things about yourself.
- Nominate other blogs that you think are totally rad.
- Let the bloggers you’ve nominated know about they’ve received an award.
- Post the rules again to let those bloggers know how it works.