(Yes, thank you, Mary.)
Anyways. I'm going to skip over the whole sorry-I've-neglected-this-blog-for-so-long thing, since I tend to go through that every time, and get down to business.
Apparently I am an Elegant Blogger, for I have been given this award by three people (Molly, Emma Jane, and Miss Jane Bennet), and if that isn't proof of one's elegance, what is? (Thank you very much, girls!)
- When you receive the award, link back to keepcalmandsparkle1099.blogspot.com and the blog that nominated you (For the Beauty of the Earth and Classic Ramblings--Molly's is private.)
- Display the award button in the post
- Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (do not make your own questions)
- Nominate 8 bloggers
- Notify them that they have been awarded
I'm actually quite glad I don't have to make up any questions or random facts, because I'm very untalented at that. So! Moving on.
1. What made you decide to start blogging?
Ah! Good question. I'm sure I've explained this somewhere or other, but I'll give a quick rundown here... after "meeting" Jane Austen, I obviously grew more and more fanatical about her. Well, I only had about one friend who even qualified as a Janeite, and I think she was probably getting a little tired of my incessant rambling and questions. (I was sort of her protege for a while, but we weren't very close or anything.) Then of course there was my family who had to hear all about it, and not only could I tell they were growing a little weary, *I* was growing weary of their Lack of Understanding in the matter. I actually started out making up a Regency/Jane Austen magazine and was thinking of giving it to a few people, but this idea morphed into starting a blog, which I knew very little of, but my oldest sister had one and when I finally got the permission of my mamma, Regency Delight came into being on New Year's Day in 2011. ;) Since then my thirst for Understanding and Interested People has been fulfilled far beyond my hopes.
Yeah, my rundowns never end up being very quick. *cough*
2. What is your fashion style?
Mmmm... fashion style. Well. How does one describe that. :P I like old-fashioned and vintage looking things... (if I could only do my shopping in the 1930s-1950s, it would be bye-bye modern wardrobe!) I tend not to like loud-looking things (bright colors, funky, etc.) and I'm very picky about modesty. ;) However, I like things to be attractive and not boring. Heehee. ;) Sometimes the Chic and Classy look appeals to me but I rarely attain it myself, haha. I don't like to look dorky, but if what I like is what somebody else thinks is dorky, they can just go jump in the Pemberley pond.
3. What is something none of your followers know about you?
None of my followers? Good gracious! You realize, of course, that that covers my twin, a close friend who has known me for over eight years, and even a sister who has known me all of my life. Well, well. Time to bend the question a little, I think. How about excluding anybody I've ever seen in real life. This works? Good. Okay. Let's see here... well, I attended a cousin's wedding last week so that brings to mind the fact that I've been in four weddings. Twice as a flower girl, once as a bridesmaid, and once as a lantern carrier--which was rather in place of a candle-lighter--a rather small and insignificant role especially considering there were five others (it was a very large wedding in which the bride, another cousin of mine, tried to include a lot of people :P), but I got to wear a cape and look old-fashioned, and the whole thing was very Christmassy (including the music!), so it's all good. :D
4. What are some of your blogging goals?
#1: To write more posts.
#2: To publish more posts.
#3: To post more. Besides for jumping on any tag that comes along as a good excuse.
And not to continue losing followers at the rate of about three in two weeks. *cough*
5. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Anywhere that doesn't have loud music and where we don't stay very long. :P (Yeah, I'm not really a shopping person...) As far as Just For Fun goes, antique stores and of course bookstores are always nice. :)
|I'm just sticking this picture here randomly because it is Elegant.|
6. What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?
Uhhh... hmm. Well, how many does Amy have?
(For anybody who reads this post when it's outdated, her current count is 310. Hahaha.)
No, I'm not really that competitive, nor do I begrudge the dear girl her superfluity of followers. I am only being silly. :D
7. What are your talents?
Cough, wow. Well, I'm afraid they aren't worth telling. But if you let me tell you what I imagine my talents to be, you'd find it a lot more interesting. (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?)
8. Are you a leader or a follower?
Neither one, really... but in general I am very much against being a follower. ;)
9. What is one of your favorite quotes?
Just... one? Randomly like that? Uhhh... and of course, when I try to think of a totally random quote, my mind becomes suddenly blank. >.<
Ah... here. Here's one I tend to say a lot.
"If I am a wild Beast, I cannot help it. It is not my own fault." ~Jane Austen (in a letter to Cassandra)
Anybody else out there who would love to have Jane Austen as a pen pal? She's so funny! That sounds really silly and flippant, almost, to say about a Great Author--but hey, it's true.
10. Do you have a favorite book or book series?
Heh, heh... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
What can I say? That's my natural reaction. Forgive me if it's boring for me to keep having the same answer to this question. :P
11. Out of all the of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?
All of them, dahhhling. *sniffs and tosses hair dramatically*
Um... just kidding.
Well, I asked the person who I think knows me best, and she says "graceful with a touch of old-fashioned." Will that do?
12. What is your favorite flower?
There are times, I confess, when it would be useful to be a TSP fan, because then I could just say a scarlet pimpernel is my favorite flower. ;) Anyway, I really should decide this at some point so I can have an answer for people when they ask. Something... delicate. And fragrant. Not too large. Preferably with petals in pastel shades. If you discover what this flower is, do let me know. ;)
Now, as far as awarding people... I'm going to cheat, and not actually tell people I awarded them. But if they read this post, they will know, won't they? :D Sooo...
Miss Elizabeth Bennet
And this has nothing to do with this post at all, but--
The end. :)