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Get to Know the Blogger: 100 Questions No One Ever Asks Tag Part 2

One week has passed, and I know you’ve spent your days wondering about this post and the answers it contains. Wait no longer, your patience is awarded now.


51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? 
It must have been at school, the usual year portrait. I find it so unnatural to stand in front of a stranger with a phony smile, so unless hired for my wedding, I won’t see a professional photographer before long.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Life is cheesy, so why wouldn’t musicals be? Is being cheesy a bad thing? I don’t think so! *said in her best Clueless imitation*

53. Is Christmas stressful?
Christmas will always hold the most-stressful-time-of-the-year trophy.  I have never liked the winter holidays. I don’t have many memories of childhood Christmases but the feeling of disappointment and sadness has lingered. Here’s to divorced families and fathers who let you down. But I keep hope I will find a way to enjoy the festivities with family and friends, and create new memories to erase the ones from the past.

Okay, enough with the sad story.

54. Ever eat a Pierogi?
What on Earth is a Pierogi? *asks Google*

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
Apple pie. The smell reminds me of those never-ending afternoons at my great-grandmother who let me stuff my face with her homemade apple pies while she and her friends talked gossip, family and the weather.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
I remember I really wanted to be a teacher, I have always loved scolding people and using a red pen. My only other option when growing up was to be a cop. Family thing. Funnily enough, I am considering becoming a teacher now. I probably owe it to my sadistic vibe.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
I believe I haven’t found any reason to believe in them. Yet.

58. Ever had a deja-vu feeling?
Unfortunately, yes. I hate that feeling. It creeps me out. I will be standing in line waiting for a sandwich and suddenly bam, I have this awkward sense of having done that before. Yes, I know I have bought sandwiches before, but not at this very moment, in this particular place, wearing that stupid scarf, next to that weird lady screaming on her phone. The feeling and uneasiness that comes with it can accompany me for a long time after the moment has passed. If someone has a remedy, hit the comment button.

59. Take a vitamin daily?
I know I should.

60. Wear slippers?
Always during winter. I have cold feet, and the only way for me to be sure they won’t break into tiny foot pieces is to stuff them into comfy slippers.

61. Wear a bath robe?
Bath robes, slippers and blankets are all part of my  winter survival kit.

62. What do you wear to bed? 
It depends who’s in bed with me, haha. I love wearing hubby’s shirts or tee-shirt to sleep. If I can’t, I’ll switch to the next best thing, a random tee-shirt and matching pajama pants that I always end up taking off in the middle of the night because my legs are screaming for freedom. Also, you’ll never see me wear socks. My feet would kill me, and you must always listen to your body. 

63. First concert?
First year at university. Our favorite pub, the small gig of a English guy with a great voice but a terrible taste in girls.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
I never set foot in any of those stores. Ask me about Carrefour, Leclerc or Auchan. This question makes me want to know more about stores in every country. You know, the small daily life stuff. In Japan, I was a Matsumoto customer #uselessinformation

65. Nike or Adidas? 
I saw those very cute Adidas sneakers at work the other day. Yep, that’s how much I know and care about sportswear.

66. Cheetos or Fritos? 
Fritos! I can’t eat much cheese. First because I am picky and don’t like them all. Second, because I can’t eat much cheese because of an intolerance. Fritos are the safer choice.

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

68. Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?
Pas du tout.

69. Ever take dance lessons?
For the love of dance and the sanity of all teachers, no.

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Anything that makes him happy and doesn’t involve killing people or kitties.

71. Can you curl your tongue?
Of course I … can’t. Never succeeded. I call this Magic! I am victim of a spell!

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
We don’t have spelling bees here *makes sad face* Do online spelling bees for language learners count? If it does, I’ve won a thousand spelling bees! 

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? 
Several times. Tears come easily to me, either for good or bad reasons. I wish it did not, though. It can be extremely embarrassing. 

74. Own any record albums?
All Kyo and James Blunt albums. The rest was thrown away a long time ago or were never bought. Hello digital world.

75. Own a record player? 
Do they still work? Okay, I know the answer to that question, my mom still uses hers. But we don’t have one at our apartment. Without CDs, it feels pointless to have one.

76. Regularly burn incense?
Incense helps setting the mood for a yoga practice, so yes. I still have to find the same incense my old teacher used in classes.

77. Who would you like to see in concert?
I am not a big fan of concerts, but if Jeff Daniels comes around here, I’ll buy a ticket.

78. Hot tea or cold tea? 
Hot tea on any day, no matter the weather.

79. Tea or coffee? 
Tea. I mean, tea. Why does this question even exist? Tea, of course. Did I say, tea? I hate drinking coffee but I love the smell of it.

80. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles? 
I have no idea what a snickerdoodle is. It sounds pretty sexual to me, I don’t know why. So I’m going with sugar cookies.

81. Can you swim well? 
I can swim well enough not to drown in the swimming pool. I think that’s good enough, right?

82. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? 
*tries* Yes, I can! It looks less stupid than when holding it.

83. Are you patient? 
What? It’s a real question? Oh. Shoot.
I am taking the Fifth.

84. DJ or band at a wedding?
Bands. They make any wedding look cooler. 

85. Ever won a contest?
Have you ever tried winning anything with my luck?

86. Ever had plastic surgery?
Yes. I had two eye surgeries to mend my squint when I was very young. It was purely aesthetic.

87. Which are better, black or green olives?
I always pick the green ones.

88. Can you knit or crochet?
I can knit a little, but don’t ask for a miracle, the end product won’t resemble any kind of clothes you’d want to wear.

89. Best place for a fireplace?
In front of me, or in a quiet room, near a window and with a good armchair in front of it.

90. Do you want to get married?
Only to the right person.

91. If married, how long have you been married?
We’re not married yet but we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2016 so it feels we’ve been married forever.

92. Who was your HS crush?
I never had one. High school was hell and I forgot everything about it.

93. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? 
There are so many better ways to get your own way than tears… They are more efficient and don’t leave you with a headache and puffy eyes. I leave it to your imagination. Please share your own tips!

94. Do you have kids?
I have a baby dog. Her name is Yuki, she is almost five. She sleeps with me in bed, licks my face when I less expect it, always wants to play, loves long walks and cuddles. She is very nervous and hates the car. She’d killer mother and father for food, especially for MacDonalds french fries.


95. Do you want kids?
Not in the near future. My hands are full at the moment, I am still in the middle of my studies and I don’t feel the need to add a head to the family right now.

96. What’s your favorite color? 
The toughest question. I love Yves Saint Laurent’s Babouche yellow. Yes, I chose a nail polish color, they are ever so precise.

97. Do you miss anyone right now?
I miss my cat.

98. Who is your favorite author?
I can’t answer this. I haven’t found it yet. Of course, J.K Rowling is at the top of everyone’s mind, but it’s always been about the story, and never about the author, so I don’t have a straight answer to this. A bit silly for a book blogger, isn’t it?

99. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
New York City. For a thousand reasons. The first being: it’s freaking NYC guys! I know it is not very original but it represents many things to me and living there would mean I had overcome my biggest issues.

So, is your curiosity satisfied? This week’s answers were a little shorter, as short as my nights actually. Blame it on the lack of sleep and the fact I was also making waffles when I was typing this.
Also, if you have made it to the end, congratulations. I am flattered you cared and impress by your devotion. Here’s a hug and a waffles for you.

Thanks again to Jill @ rantandraveaboutbooks.com for nominating me. I had lots of fun answering those questions. Consider yourself nominated if you feel like spending a couple of hours talking about yourself! 🙂


16 thoughts on “Get to Know the Blogger: 100 Questions No One Ever Asks Tag Part 2”

  1. I’m so with you on Christmas and all holidays in general. My brother managed to ruin every single one for fifteen years. You have to try a Pierogi. They’re so good. I was surprised how many people haven’t heard of them. So, you don’t want your hubby to be an assassin? Lol. 😉 Until you mentioned language learning spelling bees, I completely forgot it’s not your primary language. Your English is better than the people I work with. Seriously, I’m not even joking. **High fives all around.** Snickerdoodles…girl, you need to have one. They’re like a party in your mouth. It’s a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon. I make them a couple times a year. If you move to NYC, I’m only an hour away and we’re totally going to see a show on Broadway. Should probably add fashion week, too, but Paris fashion week is much better. 😊

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    1. Although there is nothing to be happy about, it does feel nice to hear someone understands the whole holiday mess. I keep hearing it’s a magical time of the year, everyone should be happy, and all I want to do is hide, eat a lot and work until January saves us all from the well wishes and fake smiles. Hubby grew up wanting to be a sniper, so better be careful, haha! I am not being sentimental and all (I am, I’m just hiding it because I’m an adult and that’s what I’m supposed to do) but it means a lot to me to hear that from a native speaker. I am soooo printing this and rereading it when I’m feeling like I’ll never make it to fluency. Thank you ❤ Argh, I hate cinnamon! I had too much of it when I was little. Another awesome reason to move to NYC. I keep telling everyone I belong there! We'll make the trip for the Paris fashion show and I'll take you to Bordeaux to try the food 😀

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      1. It’s definitely not the most magical time of the year. I don’t understand the appeal at all. For me, the holiday torture starts in November with Thanksgiving and doesn’t end until NY Eve. If I could time jump from October to January every year I would just to avoid the anxiety that comes with the holidays. Hiding is my go-to move, too. 😉 You will make it to fluency. Trust me. You write better than almost every person I know. The emails I get at work make me cringe from all the mistakes and incomplete sentences. And these are college educated people who should know English like they know their own name. No cinnamon=no Snickerdoodles. 😔 I was just telling Jeremy last night that a chef doesn’t know how to cook if they can’t make French food. Haha! So true though. Paris fashion week 🤗


        1. Let’s find a good hiding place. Do you think one of Hogwarts hidden room would make it? 🙂 I thought only French people had given up on writing correctly. I don’t get how so many people can ignore the simplest rules of their language. French food is the ultimate test for a cook, haha.

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          1. Yeah, that would be awesome. We need a Portkey so we can hit the road. Haha! No, Americans are lazy about their English, too. And people from Philly just make up words only people here would even understand. My cousin always says if you can’t make a decent Roux, you can’t cook. 😉

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              1. I know what you mean. There’s all kinds of new slang kids use now that I’ve never heard of. Philly has their own slang words no one in the country uses, and it’s hard enough trying to figure all of those words out without adding new ones. 😊

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  2. Completely agree with you on the slipper front! And pistachios are a great choice- although mine will always be cashews- seriously, I cannot stop eating them! (*goes off to get some now*) And I’m the exact same about tea and coffee- I like the smell of coffee too- but the taste is just yeuch! Oh wow congrats on your upcoming tenth anniversary- that’s huge!!! And your dog is so cute!

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