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Get to Know You Tag

I saw this tag over on An Historian About Town and thought I’d play. If I’m remembering correctly, I haven’t done a tag like this one before on this blog. I reserve the right to be forgetful and wrong though.



  • Name: Trisha
  • Age: 39. I’m not shy about it
  • Height: 5 feet 4 3/4 inches. I hold onto that 3/4 inches.
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Tattoos/Piercings: I have the regular ear piercings, one in each lobe, but I hardly ever wear earrings because they irritate my ears. No matter what material they’re made out of.


  • Colour: The green familiy
  • Season: Summer. Actually, that probably isn’t accurate. I like the warm weeks right before Memorial Day and directly following Labor Day. Where I live in Florida, both the weather and the Gulf of Mexico are still warm enough to go to the beach but there are way fewer tourists.
  • Shop: Ulta, Michael’s/Hobby Lobby
  • Song: These Days by Foo Fighters. You should give it a listen and really pay attention to the lyrics.
  • Music Artist: Dave Grohl, Jack Johnson, Dierks Bentley, Eric Clapton
  • Bands: Foo Fighters, Phantogram, Banners, Chvrches, Joywave, MS MR, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Cage the Elephant
  • TV Show: Friends, TBBT, Shameless (UK & US versions), The Walking Dead (that show is walking a fine line though, no pun intended.)
  • Film: I couldn’t think of one and didn’t want to steal Funny Face from the Historian.
  • Actor/Actress: Audrey Hepburn
  • Book: I could never pick just one. Or twenty.
  • Food:  Mexican food but more, Baja Mexican food.
  • Beverage: Wine. Red:  Cabernet Sauvignon. White:  Riesling or Viogner or Gewurztraminer (Had to spell check that but impressed myself with how close I got, lol.) I much more a red wine person.

10 QUESTIONS (I looked up the original post tag and it only had 9 questions. Not sure about that.)

1. What’s the story behind your blog name? 

I have a thing with the 1920s. Also, I wanted it to be “bookish” so that I could include things about libraries, publishing, etc., and not just book reviews.

2. What are your three best and three worst personality traits?

Best: Honest, Intelligent, Loyal

Worst: Honest, Critical, too much of a realist

3. Favourite subject in school?

High school:  Sociology. Undergrad:  Vampires in Myth and Culture. Grad School:  Rare Books

4. What are your fears?

My friends and loved ones getting sick and/or dying. Rushing water (hard to explain this one). Being lost, physically not metaphorically.

5. What is the last thing that made you cry?

When Churchill cried in The Crown.

6. What countries have you been to?

United States, Mexico, Bahamas, England, Germany

7. What was your dream career when you were little? Has it changed?

I wanted to be a teacher when I was really little. Then I realized I don’t like other people’s kids and I’m working on my MLIS.

8. How would you describe your fashion sense?

I have none. I wear what I like, what fits, and what’s comfortable. I am trying to get rid of my t-shirts in favor of more adult’ish type shirts that don’t look so frumpy.

9. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

My dog. Milo is much beloved and spoiled rotten. He has a great life.

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Top Ten Hobbies

I’m not linking up with Top Ten Tuesday this week since I’m stepping outside the box and making up my own topic for today. Today’s Top Ten at the Bookish Korner is my top ten hobbies and/or interests that have NOTHING (very close to nothing anyway) to do with books or reading. As always, they’re not in any particular order.

  1.  sims-4 Video games. I’ve been a gamer since elementary school when we played The Oregon Trail on Commodore 64s. I admit, the older I get, the more narrow my gaming focus gets, but I still enjoy the occasional MMO and The Sims 4.
  2. Journaling/Planning. This is a relatively new interest of mine. I keep both a Happy Planner and a bullet journal. My Happy Planner is the way in which I keep my days, weeks, and months organized. I keep appointments, reminders, and tasks in it. My bullet journal is where I log my thoughts, how I’m feeling, gratitude, a habit tracker, and other things. I’m very new to bullet journaling so I’m still finding my way and figuring out what works for me and what doesn’t. This is something that I love about the bullet journal, if one thing doesn’t work that month or week, I can change it the next week or month or leave it out altogether. Click on either of the links I included in this paragraph is you’re interested in finding out more about bullet journaling.

    This is one of my earliest Happy Planner layouts in my old HP planner.
  3. Knitting and crocheting. Crocheting more than knitting though. Mistakes with crochet are so much easier to fix in my opinion. I make lots of mistakes, lol.
  4. Shelling. Collecting shells never gets old, even when you find a shell that’s like a dozen others you already have.
  5. Collecting pens. I’ve always loved stationary and the associated accessories. Recently, though, I’ve been buying pens based on their actual function rather than just how pretty they look in the package. Not that I still don’t buy pens because they’re pretty, lol. My next additions to my collection are going to be fountain pens. I’ve had them before but only because I liked how they looked and not because I actually knew how to use them or wanted to learn. Which brings us to #6.
  6. Hand lettering. Journaling/planning, pens, and hand lettering all go hand in hand. Planning came first, then the bullet journal. I joined a few groups, subscribed to some YouTube channels, found some blogs, etc. on planning/journaling and saw what other people were doing with it. I’ve always wanting to improve my penmanship and seeing the beautiful ways in which people were writing in their journals/planners, I knew I had to learn. It’s fun and a way to be creative.
  7. Sketching. Probably never something I’ll publicly share, but I enjoy sketching. I’ve never had training (if you can even call it that) outside of high school, but I’m aces at following along in books and now, YouTube videos.
  8. Writing/Blogging. Do I really need to elaborate here?
  9. Coloring. I’ve always, always, always, loved coloring. My crayolas were among my most prized possessions growing up. I was territorial over my box of 64s. Then, “adult coloring” all of a sudden became a thing and I have a fun collection of books and my Prismacolor Premier pencils are obsessively protected and I drool over them regularly.
  10. Makeup. Again, something I’ve been interested in for years. Decades really. I follow along with the trends and I’m pretty good at reproducing looks that I see others do that I like. I’d never in a million trillion years ever say that I’m even close to being on par with MUAs out there, lol. But I like to play around with makeup, different brands, colors, types, etc.