Monday, September 23, 2019


I've done this award tag once before, but that was on my old blog. Clearly, then, it's been a long time. I'm ready to do this again! *cracks knuckles*


- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. A big thank you to Ash and Evan! I'm answering BOTH their sets of questions today. In fact, I'll be taking turns answering them - one of Ash's, one of Evan's, and repeat - because that's just how we're going to do things. XD

- List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.

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I really don't know what the award logo is, but I'm assuming I can just use what I found on Ash's blog?? I'm sorry, Ash, if I'm stealing something from you. It was never intentional!

- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.

- Ask the nominees 11 new questions. 

Dogs or cats?

DOGS. 100%. If you know nothing else about me, just know that I am not a cat person. I'm perfectly convinced our cat population is plotting world domination. So WATCH OUT. And lock your doors at night. XD

You have been charged to go undercover to complete a Disneyland...assonate the Imposter Mickey Mouse.  What elements make up your undercover costume, and how successful are you at your job?

My undercover costume would be a giant Minnie Mouse disguise. That way I could lure Mickey in with my feminine wiles and then pounce for the kill at the moment he least expects it. However, I don't believe I have it in me to MURDER a Mickey Mouse (imposter or not), no matter how much initial confidence I may have. In the end I'll chicken out, and Imposter Mickey will escape unfazed.

What's your favorite color and why?

Purple! One thing I find fascinating about this color is how, depending on its shade, it can be a soft color OR a hard color.

*realizes this applies to every color* *pretends like it does not*

I love dark purple best. <3

The last meme you saved on your phone?

This is a little something one of my friends made. XD Nicki is the author of a book called A Certain Sort of Madness (among several other books) which I love SO MUCH. Dante is one of the characters in said book. Nicki is also a friend, and I do a lot of screaming at her about her characters because... well, she's a writer. Dante is not safe. I do my best to protect him.

(READ THE BOOK, GUYS. Love Dante and join me in the screaming. Please, I need haaaalp.)

What inspired you to start blogging?

In my case, it isn't so much what inspired me as who inspired me. One of my best friends had a blog, and as she told me allllll about it, I naturally decided it was the coolest thing ever and started pestering my mom about letting me start my own. Haven't turned back since! And it's been a number of years. :))

You are given a million dollars, but you can only use it to buy one kind of thing...that costs one dollar or less.  What do you buy?

Geez, would I want a million of anything?

Forget a serious answer. I'm buying a million scented candles. The small ones at Walmart cost no more than a dollar, I'm pretty sure.

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Are you an early riser or late sleeper?

Late sleeper. I can't deny it. I've been trying to convert myself into an early riser, but it's not easy.

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^^^ me trying to get up in the morning

Besides, there's nothing more wonderful than being allowed to sleep till noon, or almost noon. Unfortunately, I can't sleep in as much as I might have used to, but that only makes me appreciate it more.

One blogger you want to get to know better?

Ash Ronnel! I only recently started following her blog, but she's fantastic. So sweet and inspiring, and I think we have quite a bit in common!! I look forward to interacting with her more in the future. <3

Favorite subject?

SPANISH. It's one of my more challenging school subjects (learning a second language isn't easy, kids), but I'm passionate about it and I'm trying to get back into practicing more. I'm also pretty certain I'll be majoring in Spanish when I go to college, so that probably shows better than anything how much I like it. :D

You just realized that the world is going to end in 100 days.  Do you tell people or not (think this one through carefully)?

I would try to tell people. It's a hit-or-miss whether they would actually listen to me, though. XD

Do you play any sports?


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^^^ how I hype myself up for a game

You've been given free all-expenses paid, round-trip to the place you want to go LEAST in the world.  Would you take the trip?

I'd rather not go to Antarctica (or the desert, but we'll just go with Antarctica because I thought of that first). And yet, this could be a worthwhile experience. If Nadine Brandes became a sea cook in the name of book research, I think I can manage a trip to Antarctica in the name of book research too.

What is one of your favorite hobbies?

Why share one when I could share ALL? My favorite hobbies include reading, blogging, TV-watching (nothing but Merlin, really, and movies every now and then XD), Spanish-ing, journaling (when I'm not in a SLUMP ugh), and of course writing. Fiction writing. That about covers it.

One person in history you want to time travel to meet, and spoil something about the future to?

Charles Dickens: *literally treated like a Hollywood celebrity in his time*

Me: Sir, I just wanted to let you know, they still love you in the 21st century. Could you sign my copy of A Tale of Two Cities?

Do you procrastinate things til the last minute or get them out of the way quickly?

I tend to procrastinate, to be quite honest. It's a problem. -_-

It could be worse, though! For instance, I never rarely procrastinate till the literal last minute. That would be a much more serious issue.

I remember a time when I always got things done lickety split, with little distraction. I remembering being sure I would never to struggle with procrastination. WHO HAVE I BECOME? *cries*

You get two selfish wishes (like you can't wish for stuff like peace on earth etc.), what are they?

1) I wish my acne would go away and never return. All of it. Perfect complexion without makeup. I don't have really bad acne, but I do have more than a lot of teenage girls seem to. And I do have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to my deplorably sensitive skin, but... *sigh*

2) I wish I had flawless skill in socialization and human interaction and wasn't such an awkward potato. XD

Top three favorite foods?

- pasta


Which way does the toilet paper role go?  Write a thesis + mini essay about why (WRITE IT LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. I WANNA SEE QUALITY CONTENT).

I'm sorry, but I'm not writing an essay about this. XD The edge of the roll needs to hang down from the top/front, NOT the back. It's as simple as that. How people could even think it should hang from the back is just what I'd like to know.

(Forgive the lack of formality. I know, I'm a huge disappointment in that regard.)

What's your MBTI personality type?

I'd like to think I'm an INFP, but I'm too lazy to take the test to make sure. I'm definitely a dreamer, an introvert, and a creative. Based on minimal research, I thought that sounded like an INFP. But you tell me. :P

One thing most people are afraid of but you're not / one thing you are afraid of that most people aren't?

A lot of people are afraid of what will happen to them when they die. As that isn't something I'm afraid of for myself ("to be absent with the body is to be present with the Lord"), we'll go with that.

Sometimes I'm mildly afraid Google is going to think my writer friends and I are actual murderers/abusers and not just murderers/abusers of our fictional characters.

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If you were given $1000 to spend right now, what would you do?

Can I cheat and say I would NOT spend it right now? I would, in fact, put it into my college savings.

If I had to spend it right now, though, I'd buy any number of cliche things. A really nice phone. Service for said phone. Books. Book merch. Band merch. Writing merch. Maybe Scrivener.

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11 things that describe your personal aesthetic, and why?

crooked glasses // ponytail all the time // avoiding eye contact bc it's too powerful // a mountain of things I wish I'd said // that peaceful, dreamy state of I-just-woke-up // loud thoughts // quiet voice // scenario after scenario after scenario // fingers blurting words // Jesus' unwavering love for me no matter how I feel or what I do

I think the fact that this feels like a very imperfect aesthetic is part of the aesthetic itself, seeing as I'm a very imperfect person. But God doesn't require perfection from me. He took care of all my flaws and shortcomings on the cross. Now He just wants my heart. He wants to slip me more and more pieces of His love and glory, and He wants to show me His wonderful plan for my life. And believe me, sweet soul, He wants the same for you. <3


Well, that's a wrap! I don't think I'll tag anybody or provide 11 more questions, but I love this award. It's tons of fun every time I do it. :D So if you haven't done it yet, beg someone to tag you!! Steal someone's questions!! Don't be shy, m'kay? There are plenty of beautifully random questions - and sunshine - to go around.

The Lord's Truly,
About those scented candles... I got some recently. XD In fact, I got fall-scented ones. Because the season of crispy leaves and fuzzy blankets is HERE, my friends! *brandishes pumpkin spice candle* I'M PREPARED FOR THE SEASON.
Anyway. XD I'd love it if you commented down below! Let's chat about alllll the things.


  1. Your aesthetic is so beautiful and I love it *dies*

    Also yes, my dear, you are an absolute INFP. <3

    Lovely tag! I might steal some of these questions if I'm ever in need of a post mwahahaha

    1. Pretty much same y'all know that I am a terrible tag thief XD

    2. Awww, thank you!! <3

      I truly am. Why did I ever doubt it? XD

      Yessss, steal away! Both of you. Sneaky little tag thieves. ;D

  2. Okay, so you take the dogs and I’ll take the cats and everyone’s happy. XD

    Woah, you’re going to major in Spanish? That’s awesome! I have so much respect for people who learn other languages and decide to study them in college and beyond. <3

    And your aesthetic is so beautiful, and I feel like I know you better just from reading it. <3 Great post, Lila!

    1. Good deal. XD

      Thank you!! It's certainly difficult, but I think I'm going to do it. *deep breath* <333 I love Spanish so much!

      Thank you so, so much, Nicole. <3

  3. Evan's questions were hilarious. You did great answering them!

    1. They were! I LOVED those questions. XD

      Thank you, Julian!!

    I definitely agree, I wouldn't be able to murder a Mickey Mouse either. And #procrastinationforthewin! Your aesthetic is SO YOU (i've only known you for a short time but still XD) and beautiful! EEEEEE thank you so much for mentioning me dear!! I'd LOVE to get to know you better as well, your answers are evidence of how much we have in common.

    This post was so fun (probably more because of Evan's questions; mine are kinda cliche lol)! <3 <3 <3

    (also no worries about the graphic! it was the one I found on Jenna's blog when she tagged me...I just assumed that it was, like, the "official" Sunshine Blogger Award graphic. XD)

    1. YESSSSSS. <3


      You are MORE than welcome, Ash! I knew the moment I saw that question that you'd be the answer. <3 You're wonderful and I'd love to get to know you better too!

      Nooooo, I LOVED your questions. Cliche is perfect sometimes! They provided a really awesome contrast with Evan's unique ones. :D

      (Okay, good! Just wanted to make sure. XD)

  5. I love your answers! :D I'm pretty sure my answers would have been almost exactly the same, minus our personalities and stuff like that.

    You're going to major in another language!! I totally applaud you-- I am ALL FOR that international thing. No matter what. xD

    Also the description of that aesthetic <333

    1. Thanks!! And wow, that's SO COOL. #twinsies :D

      YES I AM. MEEP. Thank you so, so much for your support, Merie. <3

      I'm so glad you liked that! <3333

  6. Such good answers! That meme is hilarious, poor Dante! XD

  7. "Dante is not safe" *me grinning evilly*

    Awesome questions, and awesome answers XD

    1. *scowls at you* Nicki, you be nice to my precious boy, ya hear?

      Thank you!!! :D

  8. Thes answers are all so great!! Dogs are the best! I love your answer with Charles Dickens. XD I'm an INFP, and we are a lot alike so I definitely think that you're an INFP, too!!

    1. Thank you so much, girl!!! Dogs are great. XD

      *nods* Yes, I really am an INFP, aren't I? *high-five*


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