Lola’s Rambings is a feature on Lola’s Review where I talk about me. Usually these posts are everything that doesn’t fall under any standard header, like blog tours, book blitzes, cover reveals or reviews. Lola’s Ramblings posts are are personal discussions of a certain topic. Sometimes about book related topics and sometimes about non-book related topics. This feature was previously known as About Me. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.
I got tagged by Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life to do the 20 things you didn’t know about me tag, so I decided to give it a go :).
1. How tall are you?
I think I was 175 last time I checked? So that’s 5.7 feet in that strange american way of measuring lenght 😉
2. Do you have a hidden talent? if so, what?
I am very organized, disciplined and have a flawless sense of direction. Does that count? Oh and I can get way more clothes stuffed in a suitcase then you think should fit inside.
3. What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
Designs with light text on a black background. I can’t stand them and it really rubs me wrong. My eyes feel uncomfortable reading it and no matter how good your content is I am less likely to return to your blog if you do this.
4. What is your biggest non-blog related pet-peeve?
People who do things without regard for the peopel aroudn them, like people who smoke without regard for the people around them or invading personal space. That sort of things.
5. What’s your favorite song?
Uhm I don’t really listen to music all that often and when I do it’s music my boyfriend puts on and I have no clue what the titles are. Recently we’ve been listening a lot to the soundtrack for Bleach (an anime my boyfriend is rewatching), the soundtrack is pretty good.
6. What’s your favorite etsy shop?
While I have bought a few things at etsy in the past I am not really a frequent visitor or buy multiple times from the same shop. But if I had to choose one I would go for Sophia Clothing. She sells the most gorgeous clothes and if I had more money I would love to spend it there for new clothes. A long time ago, when I still had money to spare I bought a light grey coat there with a big sweep made from cashmere and it’s still one of my favourite pieces of clothing even though I don’t wear it that often, the coat is custom made for me and it fits perfectly.
7. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Either cuddling with my rats on the couch with a good book or in the kitchen baking up some yummy cookies or brownies, like I am currently doing ;).
8. What’s your favorite junk food?
Pizza! I am not really a junk food eater, I prefer healty dinner and lots of cookies afterwards. The only junk food I like is pizza, I have a soft spot for pizza.
9. Do you have pets?
Hmm this doesn’t really count as something people don’t know about me, in fact I am pretty sure all my regular visitors know the answer to this one as I talk about my pets all the time. I have three pet rats called Pita, Smarties and Snickers. Smarties and Snickers are sisters, but Pita is unrelated to them, but from another nest from the same rattery. Smarties and Snickers almost look identical, only difference is that Snicker has a slightly broader head and Smarties has a white line on her belly. Below’s a picture of the three of them
Pita, Smarties and Snickers.
Smarties and Snickers eating porridge
This is Pita
And this is Smarties. I don’t have a nice recent close-up of Snickers.
10. What are your favorite fiction and non-fiction books?
Nope sorry not going to answer that questions. Though you can stop by this post to get to know my favourite authors.
11. What’s your favorite beauty product?
I don’t really use any beauty products. The only thing I use is vaseline cacao radiant bodylotion as I get really dry skin especially in winter and this helps.
12. When were you last embarrassed?
I have these weird moments where I struggle with my words, like I want to say something, but I use the wrong words or stop in the middle of my sentence trying to find a word and then person I am talking to looks at me weirdly. Last example of this is when I asked my boyfriend for a glass of water and when he brought me one I looked at him weirdly as I meant a cup of milk, but I had totally said the wrong thing.
13. If you could drink one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Earl Grey Tea
14. What’s your favorite movie?
I don’t watch a lot of movies, but if I would have to go for one I would choose Star Wars The Phantom Menace, that movie totally won me over to the Star Wars universe and sci-fi as a genre, combined with an awesome sci-fi book I read before that.
15. What were you in high school? prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, etc?
I was one of the weird ‘gothic’ people, dressed in all black, I nicely fit in with the gorup of other weirdo’s that didn’t had a place in the social structure. As I went to school in the Netherlands, we didn’t quite have the same types of people as in american schools, although you still had social groups.
16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Germany, Scotland or one of the Scandinavian countries. All are beautifull countries with lots of nature. I went to germany on vacation multiple times and I am seriously in love with the country adn german sounds a bit like dutch, so I sorta hope I can master the language. I visited Scotland once and have longed to go back ever since. I went to Sweden on vacation once and just like with Scotland I hope to visit again. My current goal is to move to germany once I have enough money and a stable income to afford the move.
17. pc or mac?
pc. I always have had a pc computer and every time I have worked on a mac I get all confused as nothing is where I expect it to be, I just can’t work with it. I am sure it’s a matter of getting used to it, but why switch when I am happy with my pc?
18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend/girlfriend?
For valentine’s day my boyfriend got me a rose and chocolates. I was so surprised to see him walk to the door with a rose in his hand as he normally doesn’t do things like that. In return I baked him brownies.
19. Favorite celeb?
I can’t even name one celeb. I don’t really pay attention to them.
20. Which blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
Oh I would love to be best friends with multiple bloggers, although I already think I am friend with some, but I would lvoe to get to know them better. I wish I could meet some bloggers them in real life, but on the other hand maybe online friendschips are better as I feel way less awkwards and less self conscious online than in real life.