This is one of those rare photos that makes me look way younger than I am
The lovely Victoria @ Stori Tori’s Blog nominated me for this tag several months ago (thanks Tori!), and at long last I am getting around to it. Go me!
Name: Elizabeth Brooks
Nicknames: Liz, Lizzie, Little Miss Morbid, Little Brooks
Birthday: January 1
Place of birth: Whitesburg, Kentucky
Star Sign: Capricorn, not that I’m into astrology.
Occupation: Full-time, as-of-yet-unpaid writer and blogger.
Hair color: It’s this goldenish, brownish, reddish…thing.
Hair length: It falls about six inches below my shoulders.
Eye color: I would say blue-grey, but that's really vague. Also, it's rather difficult to get an accurate picture of my eye color, so here are my two best attempts.
Best feature: My left knee cap—I have an exceptionally attractive left knee cap. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.
Braces: I had them removed about eight months ago.
Piercings: I got my ears pierced when I was eight, but I built up an intolerance to the metal in my earrings, so I had to let the holes close.
Tattoos: None, and I’m on the fence about whether I would ever get one or not.
Righty or lefty: Both, actually.
First best friend: Katelin Davis.
Zat would be Katelin on ze left and moi on ze right.
Award: I don’t actually know. The first award I can remember winning was a $100 university scholarship from a bank. Little first-grader me delivered this whole speech about how I was planning to be a veterinarian, and now I feel a little bad about that scholarship because I no longer intend on being a vet. Oops.
Real holiday: New Year’s Day, because, um, that’s the day I was born.
Concert: I think I’d attended some smaller in-church concerts before, but my first official concert was when Selah visited Bangor, Maine.
Film: This is a cruel and unreasonable question. *pouts* I’m going to have to say MISS AUSTEN REGRETS, because it makes me cry every. Single. Time. And I never cry at movies. Also, it has a gorgeous soundtrack.
TV show: Star Trek (All of them. I’m not even going to pick the original or a specific spin-off—I refuse.)
Song: How does one pick a favorite? I literally couldn’t choose an all-time favorite if I tried, and if I had one it would be too personal to share anyway, so I’m just going to share the top three I’ve been obsessively listening to the most over the past few days:
Restaurant: When I was a young-un, my town had this wonderful restaurant called Helen’s, but it burned down when I was working at camp two summers ago. *sad face* Of course, they rebuilt it and everything, but the new building doesn’t have the same cozy feel. So now I need to pick a different one.
Shop: Barnes & Noble, hands down. I have such good memories of book shopping at various Barnes & Nobles.
Book: Again with the impossible questions. *shakes head disapprovingly* Because I’m a rebel, I will list eleven, but even that’s not fair.
Magazine: WORLD. It has news and music/movie/book reviews and other fun stuff. All of its content is thoughtful, well-written, and presented from a Christian perspective.
Shoes: Combat boots. At this moment, I don’t own any, but I want to buy a pair (or knock-offs, if real combat boots are too expensive). I can’t even tell you how much I need these in my life.
Feeling: Relatively peaceful.
Single or taken: Wouldn’t you like to know. (I jest—I’m single. I do have an imaginary fiancé though.)
Eating: Nope. Food is for the weak.
Listening to: "Fall Away" by Twenty One Pilots—I believe we already covered this.
Thinking about: Is it possible to listen to two songs at once—like, one song in one ear, and one song in the other? Because I would totally be up for trying that. But my computer has only one headphone port, and I only have one set of earbuds, so this might be problematic—and even if it did, I’m not sure how I’d work it out. Maybe I could use my iPod as well? My old computer had two ports, and when both my old sets of earbuds broke on one side, I plugged the two of them into my computer and used one bud from each set and that worked nicely for a couple days. Now I have only one pair of (dying) earbuds. Which brings me to my next life problem—I average about two to three months per set of earbuds. It’s pathetic. And I’m not even rough with them—I just use them all. The. Time. Except that one instance when I caught the cord on a doorjamb and severed it. That would probably fall under the rough treatment category. Worse still, that pair had been my best pair, and it had lasted me a year already.
Watching: At this very moment? Nothing. But just in my general life right now—Star Trek: Voyager (for the fourth time, I think), The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow.
Wearing: Pat’s Pizza T-shirt, yoga pants, hat. Your grandmother’s prized jewelry.
Want children: Not really, no.
Want to be married: Maybe? Not really? People don’t take me seriously when I say I have little to no interest in any sort of romantic relationship, but it’s true. Granted, I could possibly be persuaded to make an exception, if he were rich and owned a castle and twelve Lamborghinis and gave me bookstores when I asked for them.
Careers in mind: Writer, professional assassin, bounty hunter. (Only one of these is true—can you guess which?)
Where do you want to live: The Starship Enterprise.
Do you believe in…
Love at first sight: I refer you to this post.
Aliens: Not really.
Soul mates: Sure.
Kissing on the first date: Ew.
Yourself: “Hey Liz, do you believe in me?” “Why yes, Liz, I do.” Well, then, there you have it.
Okay, that’s it for the tag, my little coffee beans. BUT, I must add something at the end because I’ve seen two other lovely bloggers do something like this, and I want in. So now is your chance to ask me questions—about myself, my writing, my habits, my top-secret heists, my devastating good looks, you name it. In three weeks or so, I will collect your questions and answer as many of them as I can (but I reserve the right to ignore awkward/overly personal inquiries).
As for the tag, I hereby nominate Aimee @ To the Barricade!, Alexa @ Summer Snowflakes, Ashley @ [insert title here], Cait @ Paper Fury, Heather @ Sometimes I’m a Story, Imogen @ Gossiping with Dragons, Opal @ Opal Swirls, RM Lutz @ The Book Hound, Tessa @ Books, Bubbles, & Arohanui, Victoria @ The Endless Oceans of My Mind, and anyone else who wants to do this. Seriously, just consider yourselves all tagged. Or don’t, if that works for you. *nods*
There you have it, little coffee beans. Are you planning to do the tag? Do you want to answer any of the categories in the comments instead? Do you have any questions for me? (The answer is yes.)