Random Insights

I love to get to know my blogger friends through the many fun questions asked through Blogging Awards. So I thought it might be fun to share a few fun and random things about me in hopes of you getting to know me better, outside of the conversations of my mind that I share with you here.  

With the help of a few friends asking me questions, here goes:

Favorite thing about your life at this exact moment in time? My life at this exact moment. Yes I do struggle daily with small stuff – and some big stuff – just like everyone else. But I wouldn’t trade my life as it is for anything right now. I’ve come a long way to get here.

Most wonderful happy memory you can think of? Christmas of 2015 was probably one of the most amazing experiences and happier memory I can think of. What was so special about it is truly hard to put into words, just that it was so meaningful on every level possible. 

Top 3 human characteristics you don’t have but value in others? Self discipline is number one. I have it but am not consistent. I’m either all in or all out and everything has both phases for me. A good memory. I know that sounds weird but I wish I could remember everything all the time. Charisma. I just don’t have natural charisma I don’t think, and I am always envious of those who do.

Pink, Purple, or Green? Purple is my fav! I painted my powder room in my past house a dark purple and believe it or not, it was gorgeous! My husband about died when I brought the color home but was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. 

If you could be an electrical appliance, what would you want to be? As it is MY favorite appliance, a Kureg. To greet every morning with the first thing everyone wants-yeah, a Kureg machine. 

What would your dream house look like?  Wrap around porch or a garden patio with a bed-sized porch swing. 4 bedrooms and an office. Huge rock fireplace and an open kitchen to the main room. Ranch on a basement. Pool would be nice.  We’re looking for a house starting in March so I’ll have more in this later, lol!

What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on? My marriage. I almost did. And am thankful every single day I do not. Even when the past haunts me, I am still happier than I’ve ever been.

What makes you bored? Stupid people. 

Tell me about the worst punishment you had when you were a child?  My absolute most horrible punishment was being grounded to my room. Bear in mind, I had little more than a bed, a few toys (that I wasn’t allowed to play with if I were being punished), and a few books. I was literally allowed to do nothing and was not allowed to sleep unless bedtime. I could only come out to potty, eat or do my chores. And sometimes I was grounded for a week or three. It was horrible watching my friends play outside from the window!! I’ve never given my kids that punishment because I just can’t do it to them. 

Do you really believe that you are qualified to be in the literary world!  Yes and no. I know now that I am a fairly good writer, so yes I am qualified to be in the writing space. BUT I don’t know if I would consider myself in the ‘literary world’ by just being a blogger. I write conversations. I don’t write stories or poems, so I am not sure ‘literary applies’ to me at all. Yet. I still have that book I want to write…

Whats your middle name? Dawn

Would you rather end hunger or hatred? Hatred. I think that if hatred were obliterated love would replace the ugliness of bias, prejudice, racism, and evil. You give what’s yours for those you love- and that in turn that would impact the hunger in the world today, among many other pains and unspeakables of what humans do to one another.

Would you rather never use the internet again or never watch TV again? I could go without TV,  although I’d miss my favorite shows like Outlander, Gane of Thrones, and Reign – or Naked and Afraid or Alaska the Last Frontier (that sums up my TV). But internet is an absolute addiction. My wifi went up and down for three weeks and you would have thought I had lost my beloved pet! 

If you were able to magically change into any animal, real or fantasy, what would it be and how would it change your behaviors? Is a fairy an animal? I think if I could be anything magical it would be a fairy, so I could fly around and sprinkle magic dust into people’s lives to make them better or happier in the way they needed.  

Are you a circular thinker or a straight line problem solver? Suze I totally get this question. And I would say I’m circular because I am always thinking about the big picture and cause and effect. 

What do you want to be the first thing people remember about you? This one was hard…That I always showed compassion for others and was a good and faithful person who has/had integrity.  It sounds so generic but it’s totally what I would want people to think (or to think) when they think of me. Oh yes, and that I was/am pretty. 😉

What one personality trait would you wish you DIDN’T have? Highly emotional. Red-headed, only child, Pisces with bipolar disorder. Need I say more?

If you could paint your house any color, what would you choose? I would paint it mine. 

What is your favorite Horror movie or book? None- I cannot, do not, do horror. Especially the news. 

Your favorite love story movie or book? Honestly 50 Shades of Gray. And seriously not because of the sex in that story. It really got to me because he is so broken and love heals him. That’s the part of the books that made me cry. Second to that is The Notebook. 

Should poetry be banned? Why or why not? Yes!!! I know I am not going to make any friends by saying this but I truly hate poetry. It’s elusive and too abstract for me. It doesn’t flow like a story and my imagination can just not tap into a poem or haiku. It just can’t and never has grabbed my heart.  

If you were the ruler of the world, what ONE law would you make that could never be changed?  That you had to go through serious psychological reviews and training before you were allowed to have children. Too many people out there do not deserve to be parents!  So much ugliness out there being done to children that I can’t even fathom. Number ONE reason I will not watch or listen to the news, I can’t bear the stories… 

Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?  Ooooo, read minds hands-down! Who doesn’t want to know what in the heck is going on up there?! sometimes? And I’m a sucker for secrets! I want to know them all – but thankfully I can keep them, whew!

Would you rather spend the day surfing the internet or the ocean?  As much as I love my internet, give me a day at the ocean off of the grid any day!

Surprise me with an answer to any of these about YOU in my comments! I would love to hear your answers!



  1. Nice read, Amanda. I liked getting to know some of this stuff about you, although I’ve never been much for these question and answer posts. I guess I got my fill of them teaching junior high girls who did them all the time. In and out of class. You don’t look like a red head. I’ll tell you a secret about me and redheads sometime, but you gotta promise to keep it a secret, okay? 😎


  2. “Suze I totally get this question” I’ve asked many, many people this question and without doubt the circular thinkers are the only ones that can answer it. Straight line thinkers get all caught up in it and can’t seem to answer! lovely answers to all the questions. And I seriously wish you were the ruler of the world for just one day! that law needs to be passed and FAST! Too many broken children in this world.

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  3. Hello there Amanda 🙂 I too like learning about fellow bloggers through these little Q&As… And I totally agree with Suze, this law has to be voted ASAP!!

    Ok, answering one of the questions myself…. I’d take the electric appliance one, and I’d want to be a TV screen… Big one! Full HD! Why? That way, my boyfriend would keep loving me 😛

    Have a nice week 🙂

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