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Monday, June 12, 2017

Fun Post: Summer Special Tag!

My goodness, guys! I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since I've posted anything...time has gone so fast and there has been so much going on! Today I have a super fun tag that I compiled from several different sources. I thought it would be fun to start a tag that some of my blogger friends might want to do during the summer months. ;) These are just kind of random get-to-know-me questions. :) Hope you all enjoy! 

1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?

I have had sooo many nicknames. :P Currently it would probably be "Markala", a spinoff of a previous nickname, "Kala". ;)

2. What's a weird habit of yours?
I obsessively cross the fourth and fifth fingers on my left hand when I play, or even think of playing, racquetball. Please don't ask me why, because that is a question I have ZERO answer to. It's like my brain has associated that hand position with racquetball, and I have no way of disassociating it! ;P Also, I sometimes mouth the last few words of my sentences after I finish saying them? Not sure why on that either. XD

3. Do you have any strange phobias?

Yes. I am terrified of things in the water that are a tiny bit above and a lot below the surface. E.g., icebergs and those nets with the orange floaters on top and a huge net below the water. SO SCARY. (This is most likely totally irrational, something carried over from a childhood terror of some kind. ;P) Also, I'm a bit paranoid around fire. I've gotten better in recent years, but it still really freaks me out when my siblings are around a fireplace or a campfire. :(

4. What's a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you're alone?

Haha, oh dear. ;P There are a lot of these ones. "Misty" by Errol Garner is one of them, as well as lots of Disney songs. ;)

5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?

Being patronized. Like when people assume I am super ignorant about something or whatever. Maybe I am, but don't just assume it and treat me like I'm dumb!!!! ;P

6. What's one of your nervous habits?

I bounce my leg a LOT. :D Sometimes I won't realize I'm doing it until I suddenly notice that my leg is sore/shaky from bouncing it so long, and I wonder how many people I have unconsciously driven to the brink of insanity. ;P

7. What's a YouTuber that almost always makes you laugh?

Brian Hull. He does impressions, and he is so utterly happy and sweet, he always brings a smile to my face. :) Also, Studio C is a massive favorite of mine! ;)

8. What was your first stuffed animal, and what was it's name?

I had WAY too many stuffed animals to know what my first one was. There was Ewe (pronounced "You-ee" ;) the lamb, Aslan the lion, Chocolate the bear, and Pat the Bunny. I had an extremely large circle of animal friends, and we had a lot of fun together. :D

9. What's the drink you always order at Starbucks?

I don't go to Starbucks that often because of how expensive it is, but my universal coffee shop order is typically a 16 oz. hot breve, usually with an extra shot. (3 shots total)

10. Do you have any weird body skills?

I have flexible fingers...and I can curl my tongue.... yeah, I don't really have anything. ;D

11. What's your favorite comfort food that's bad but you eat it anyways?

Probably ice cream.

12. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?

"Brother George Washington!!!" I get weird looks every time. Which is annoying, because when I say this I'm usually already frustrated. :'D

13. What did you used to wear that you would never wear now?

 I've always been pretty concious of my style, so there isn't actually that much that's changed! There were a few denim skirts I probably wouldn't wear now due to the frumpiness factor, but for the most part my style is the same as when I was younger.

14. What did you want to be when you were young?

A dolphin trainer. Yup. (Hence the picture at the top of this post. ;)

15. How tall are you?

I am 5'8". I feel kind of tall compared to most of my friends, but I like this height. I do wish my arms were a bit shorter though, because I cannot wear long sleeves. They are never, ever long enough!

16. Fun bonus: What are 5 ways to win your heart/become a great friend?

  • Go on spontaneous adventures with me.
  • Give my favorite music a means a lot to me. :)
  • Make me coffee.
  • Understand how passionate I am and let me talk sometimes without belittling my (most likely crazy) ideas or thoughts. Put up with my emotional side. :)
  • Play games with me. 
Wow, I really enjoyed that! I would like to tag my dear friend Kimberly, over at Peculiar on Purpose, as well as Halee from Writer Ramblings and Things. Also, Sarah from Dreams in Alaska, and Grace from Grace Notes blog. This is just an open tag, so if I didn't link to you, but you want to do it, go right ahead! Just link back to me and leave a comment if you do, because I'd love to see your answers to some of these fun questions. :) Feel free to answer some in the comments too! If you aren't able or don't wish to participate, NO worries! Thanks so much guys, and have a great week. :) Love,


  1. Haha, you are just SO funny! You have the best sense of humor, and I loved reading these! I actually do the same thing, mouthing words after I've said them, and my siblings laugh at me! Haha! And if it makes you feel any better, I don't have any weird talents/body skills either lol

    1. Haha, thank you, Elizabeth!! You're so sweet! :D Oh my goodness, I'm so glad I am not the only one that does that...I totally thought I was!!!!! :O We should form a no-weird-skills club where we go and just sit and talk. :'D

  2. Aww, that was so sweet of you to tag me, Mykaela! I will enjoy answering these questions! :) I've always thought blogger tags were cool, and this is my first time being tagged actually. I'm excited! And I enjoyed reading through this post and learning more about you, too, Mykaela!

    1. You are very welcome, Grace! I loved reading your answers. :) Have a lovely day!!

  3. Yay! A post, finally! ;) These blogger tags are so fun! Henc, henc... I love the nickname Kayla. I might start calling you that if you don't mind. :)

    The "What's a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you're alone?" question would be as hard one for me to answer, because I'm constantly singing!! Most recently it would be "Georgy Girl" or "I'll Never Find Another You" by the Seekers, a folk group from the 60's. Those two songs have been stuck in my head like crazy.. Jake introduced me to them. I don't necessarily belt them out, though... We have too many neighbors and tourists close by now. :D

    "Patronized." I can't even think of that word without Lady Catherine de Bourgh coming to mind! :P

    Ha! You and I with our bouncy legs! Your answers make me so happy!

    Oh, and I had to make sure I'd done the things you listed as ways to become your friend... I think I scored 4 out of 5. I've never made you coffee, but I have gone on adventures with you,(given that you had to drag me... ;) listened to your music and thoughts, and played games with you. So I hope we're still friends! :D

    1. I love doing the tags too, so I'm glad you like reading them! ;P

      Teehee, singing is so much fun. ;) Especially when it drives others crazy, mwahahahaha!! :D

      Ugggghhhhh Lady Catherine de Burger.... "Howsoever that may be, you are grievously to be pitied; in which opinion I am not only joined by Mrs. Collins, but likewise by Lady Catherine and her daughter, to whom I have related the affair. They agree with me in apprehending that this false step in one daughter will be injurious to the fortunes of all the others; for who, as Lady Catherine herself condescendingly says, will connect themselves with such a family?" (Between me and you and the internet, my private nickname for Mr. Collins is "Toilet head" because he consistently looks as if his hairstyling efforts are made up of dipping his head in the toilet every morning to slick it down. Ew.)

      Haha, you are a lovely and most pulchritudinously awesome friend!! ;D And you put up with how much I love coffee, so that counts. ;P

    2. Toilet head. Hahahahahhaha. You're so fun to watch movies with. "Get Henry's stupid mug out of there!!" xD

      Of course, I'm doing the tag. I am, I am, I am. Even if it's the last thing I do on my to-do list and I fall down dead from exhaustion afterwards, I'll repost the tag with my own answers. Soon. ;) <3


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