Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thoughts of Spring {blog party}

Lynnette Kraft is having a blog party - check it out and link up! Here are my answers -


How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) Are they right?
Driven. Or just plain stubborn. ;) And yep, they’d be right. When I get an idea or goal into my head, I have to carry it out. As soon as I think of it. (That practice has often led to feverish sewing on Saturday nights to finish some skirt or dress.) Many times it’s a weakness, but sometimes it’s so helpful – because I just can’t let myself fail.

What celebrity/celebrities would create a “Star-Struck” feeling if you saw them in real life?
Harrison Ford. Very long story there, but I’ve always enjoyed his acting – and my sister especially has. =)

Who is your favorite blogger? Why?
Oh, I have so many favorite bloggers!! Some of them are May Amelia, Ara, Caroline, Lydia, and Abigail.

What is your comfort food/drink?
For food, probably chips and salsa. You wouldn’t believe it, but I’m actually part Hispanic. And I eat like it. =D
For drinks…coffee. My dad roasts his own – which means amazingly fresh and strong coffee.

Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself.
I play with my toes and can’t stop shaking my leg. Like, I move my toes around as if I’m restless, ditto for the leg. =D Very weird, yes. Well, now you know!


Do you have a strong desire to do something you’ve never done? What is it?
Oh, yes – and so many!! I totally want to shoot a wedding – either as a second-shooter or by myself – get a good job (working on that one!), and finally publish my book.
Movies: Action, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Documentary, Comedy? What are your favorite genres?
Romantic Classic, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Classic, Historical Fiction…the list goes one. =) I love movies.
Books: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Biographies, True Stories, Self-Help, Devotional/Study? What are your favorite types of reading material?
Classic, Fiction, Historical Fiction, articles about editing HTML…;)
Music: Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Film Score, Blues, Classic Rock, Crooner, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Techno? What are your favorite types?
All of these are Christian (though I do like some of Taylor Swift’s music, and some of Carrie Underwood’s) – Rock, Pop, and Rap. (That’d be Toby Mac, LeCrae, Michael Tate…)
If you inherited a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with your money?
Give half of it to my family to help them out, BUY MY CANON EOS 60D CAMERA AND AT LEAST THREE LENSES!!!!, buy a Ford truck, donate enough money for our family to get up to MN for at least a month, and put the rest in savings. =D
Name one weakness of yours (confession is good for the soul).
I both love and hate deeply. When people do or say things against me and my family, I have the deepest hatred for them. The thought and sight of them is horrible to me, knowing as I do what kind of terrible things they have done to me and the people I love. I always have such a desire to make them pay for their actions – I want them to suffer as I have…to give them a taste of their own medicine for a change. But then I have to remember that the Lord loved me when I treated Him even worse than those people have treated me – and His love, grace, and salvation is the most amazing gift anyone could receive. Because He has loved me so much as to actually die to save me – the wicked, hatful, lying, and altogether abominable person that I was – I need to love those that hate me and spitefully use me.
It really is eye-opening to think that I have treated the Lord with the same hatred as others have treated me – but my sin against him is so much worse than others’ sin against me. After all, I didn’t make those people!
If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?
St. Paul, MN.
Strange Talent? Can you juggle basketballs, put your legs behind your head or perform some other strange feat?
Well, I can contort my toes into weird positions…
What’s something you consider yourself to be good at? (Don’t worry, it’s not bragging, it’s acknowledging a God given gift).
Sewing, photography, and maybe blog design? (I hope so, at least! =D  )

What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of?
Burning leaves. It almost sounds weird, but that smell in the fall, with a sharp, cold wind blowing is just amazing. It makes me feel so alive.
When you leave a social gathering, do you wish: You would have talked more or You would have talked less?
Well, it depends on who’s there. But I probably lean towards wishing I’d talked more. =) Sometimes I’m just quiet.
If money wasn’t a factor, what stores would you shop in?
The mall. I know – sounds weird. But we never go to the mall, just because we can find better deals in other places. Not cool, but cheaper. =D
What is your greatest fear or strange phobia?
THE OCEAN. Number one fear. I hate water (but I can swim), and the thought of deep, deep water; and possibly sunken ships; is more frightening to me than anything.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Oh, I don’t know. I’d like to say publishing a certain very successful HF novel…but that has yet to happen. =) Maybe successfully designing and sewing last year’s prom dress.
What are your favorite animals?
Dogs, dogs, and dogs.
Are you a hopeless romantic?
What movie or book character can you most relate to?
Lizzie Hexam (Our Mutual Friend), Jo March (Little Women), Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility), and Kady Bowen (MC in my novel – this girl is so much like me).
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Well, that was fun! Be sure to enter the contest too. And maybe comment if you do enter? I’d love to read your answers! =D


Amanda Taylor said...

Jumping over here from the blog party. Why would you pick St Paul MN. I lived in Minneapolis for 4 years and LOVED it. I loved that you experiece each season to the fullest and Fall was the best there.

Hannah said...

Hey Amanda! Thanks for stopping by! Well, my family and I lived in New Hope for about six years - the reason I'd love to be there is really because of my friends, the weather, and all the memories I have there. <3 Haha, and it really just doesn't snow down here in the South! =D

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Lynnette Kraft said...

Hi Hannah.

Not many people have seen Our Mutual Friend. I have and I loooove it! :)

Im a little freaked out about the ocean too. I had a frightening experience swimming in it when I was in about 6th grade. Now I choose to just look at it - just get my feet wet. Powerful. That's what it is!

It sounds like you're a loyal person that doesn't like when people are hurt. Because you're aware of what is right, God will help you to do the right thing. I appreciate your honesty.

I enjoyed my visit. So glad you linked up!
Have fun meeting some new chums.

Mattea said...

Hey Hannah! It was so much fun looking at your answers. :) I kind of answered the Q's in my mind. It was kind of funny how sometimes I would be, like "oh, I actually didn't think of that before." lol
love you!

TW said...

I think we have some things in common....I think Ford trucks are spiffy....I want to publish a book someday (or would that be, have a book published? :)),I like Lizzie Hexam and think Our Mutual Friend is terrific movie, I read Resolved2Worship....


Melanie said...

you have a beautiful blog, Hannah, and a seriously wonderful photography talent. You inspire me! I am just learning the ins and outs of photography on a canon rebel and I love it. I have a dream to be a wedding photographer too! Any tips for a newbie??


Hannah said...

Hey Melanie - thanks for stopping by! =D Well, two things really stand out to me - getting in close on your subject, and taking advantage of good light.

You really want to create a feeling of intimacy in your photos - to make the viewer feel like they're there, to feel the emotion. By moving in close on your subject, you do just that! =) I've found that zooming in just a little bit can transform what would be an okay photo to a beautiful photo.

I would advise shooting in the morning or late afternoon. The light at those times is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for shooting. Everybody's heard how you shouldn't shoot into the sun because your subject will be in shadows, but I've found that metering for your subject's face (adjusting your camera so their face is the correct brightness) works. You end up with a clear photo that has beautiful background light. Here's an example -

(Not the best, but you get the general idea. =) )

Hope that helps!! =D

Rebecca said...

Just thought I'd hop over and say 'hi' via the party! I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your gorgeous photography :) I'm new to blogging and would love for you to check out my post!
Have a great week!

Sky said...

Ah, this was so fun! I've met so many new bloggers after this blog party, and you're one of them. It was amazing! :D I actually did my entry in the party last night, JUST before it ended. ;)

I bounce my leg/toes too, when I'm restless! It's really strange but I'm usually always doing it if I'm in an uncomfortable or otherwise awkward position. Or if I need something to do. ;)

Your photography is beautiful. I want to get my book published too, and an SLR camera would be... amazing.

I love and hate deeply too, but what you said is so true - I have to realize that even God loved me when I didn't deserve it. That's one of the life lessons that's hardest for me to learn - loving anyway, no matter what they've done against me. It's all a part of living by grace, because how can I give grace to myself if I don't give it to others? I'm still learning that. :P

I think Mrs. Kraft is right, you are loyal, and I definitely pick up on that from reading your blog. :) It's wonderful to meet you!


Hannah said...

Hey Rebecca! Thanks for stopping by! =D

Hey again Sky! =D I don't know if you noticed, but I'm also the author of "To Write..." Haha yeah, I think I have too many blogs. =) (I have a total of three main ones!)

Yeah, you're so right. I think learning to love others regardless of what they've done to us is a life-long lesson for all of us. (though I wouldn't mind if we could magically have that ability from birth!! =D)

Sky said...

*headesk* Oh man, I JUST realized that! And here I was, worried I wouldn't be able to find your blog again. xD Haha! I posted a comment so quickly that I didn't notice Well, it's nice to meet you... again. ;) Don't worry, I have a TON of blogs too. ;)

I wish we could have that ability from birth too! It would make things so much easier. :P