i’m doing a q&a post today, because despite having nearly forty drafts, i “don’t have anything else to post!!”
what is your favorite tree?
weeping cherries! when i was younger, my brother and i took swimming lessons at a college pool. there was a lovely weeping cherry outside the building, and i remember dancing under it while the petals tumbled down and caught in my wet hair.
i also like pines and weeping willows.
watercolor or color pencils?
i use both, but i prefer colored pencils. i have a much wider range of colors, and they’re easier to control.
three favorite christmas movies?
the nightmare before christmas. i love that one so much. but i never know if i should watch it on halloween or christmas, so i do both. that’s really the only christmas movie i like. all the others that i’ve seen are too cheesy.
have you finished courageous hearts?
ugh, i have not. i haven’t been able to work on it at all since nano 2016, because the laptop broke.
the only youtuber i really watch is dodie clark (her channels are doddlevloggle and doddleoddle). she’s lovely and funny and has an amazing style, and i like her music. i’m also subscribed to kati morton, she makes mental health/psychology videos. and sometimes i watch good mythical morning, peanutbuttergamer, and game theory with my brother.
fuzzy socks or fleece blanket?
i like wrapping myself up in a blanket and becoming a blanket burrito.
do you like white chocolate?
i used to like white chocolate, but then everyone told me that it was gross and fake chocolate, so i stopped eating it. thanks, society.
what is your favorite baskin robbins ice cream flavor?
i’ve never been to baskin robbins. so there you go.
do you have any plans for this summer?
since summer is over, i’ll just list some of the things i did.
i went to a co-op picnic that was sort of a last hurrah for my class, my friends convinced me to go to a field day with them, i explored a swimming hole, went to emerald isle on vacation, ran a 5k, went to summer camp, celebrated b‘s birthday, and went to the fair.
would you rather be a unicorn or a mermaid?
i’ve always had a love for mermaids that i haven’t really grow out of. i have a mermaid tail and mermaid-length hair (aka long enough that i wouldn’t have to wear a top). so definitely a mermaid (although my nickname was unicorn at one point. thanks, k.).
do you like starbucks?
i’ve never actually had starbucks, so i don’t think i can answer this. i’m not really a fan of coffee, anyway. but i guess they put so much other stuff in that it doesn’t really taste like coffee anymore.
what animal would be cutest if scaled down to the size of a cat?
DRAGON DRAGON DRAGON.
can you imagine having a tiny dragon? it would sleep in your lap and light candles for you and you could put a leash on it and take it on walks! T I N Y D R A G O N S, GUYS.
what weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
i will eat peanut butter on pretty much anything. cornbread? check. cookies? check. ice cream? check. just give me something with peanut butter on it and i’ll probably like it.
what food is delicious but a pain to eat?
i have braces, so everything is kind of a pain to eat. food gets stuck in my braces and chewing hurts like heck if the bands have been tightened. r.i.p. loren.
what was the last photo you took?
this one. it’s from the veteran’s day parade my ahg troop was in. izzy and i were in the front, and we carried a banner that said “home of the free, because of the brave.” random people watching the parade kept telling us to smile so we’d be prettier. that was strange.
what is the most amazing slow motion video you’ve seen?
idk, pal, i don’t remember every slow-mo video i’ve watched in my life.
where are some unusual places you’ve been?
☼ longwood gardens. when i was in pennsylvania this spring, my mom and i visited an enormous garden that had lakes, a meadow, bizarre and amazing tree houses, etc.
☼ the rock-throwing range. at camp, there’s a dilapidated area beside the main road. there are thick poles stuck into the ground, with sheets of metal attached to them. there’s a mound of gravel in front of the poles, which you can use as ammunition. the rock-throwing range feels slightly disconnected from the rest of the world, especially when it’s dusk and all you can hear is the ping of rock against metal and muttered expletives when you miss.
☼ a cafe downtown. i’ve always been fascinated by it. i’ve never actually been inside, though. it has vibrant, picasso-style murals all over the walls.
☼ sunflower field. not too far from my house is a huge field. the owners plant sunflowers in it, so many sunflowers blooming and exuding joy that you feel as if you are in a van gogh painting. you’re allowed to walk through the field and pick flowers for a small fee, although i’ve never had a chance to do it.
☼ fairy stone state park. i went on vacation there one time. it seemed quite normal: trees, lake, critters, etc. the sort of things you would expect to find at any state park. but you can find tiny rocks there that are shaped like crosses. one day after it rained, we drove to a gas station and searched through the muddy bank of a stream. the fairy stones had been stirred to the surface by the runoff. the legend of the fairy stones is that an elven messenger came to the forest to tell the fairies there about the death of Christ. their tears, upon reaching the ground, morphed into beautiful stone crosses.
ms. agdoll’s questions:
what’s your favorite season?
autumn! there are so many wonderful things about autumn, it’s almost not fair to the other seasons. the pretty colors, perfect temperature, halloween, apple cider, etc. and autumn brings soccer, my youth group’s weekend retreat, and nanowrimo.
favorite drawing instrument?
my mom has these super thin markers called staedtler pigment liners. i use them in most of my drawings, for outlining and writing.
what do you think of ag’s newest doll?
at this point, i don’t even know who the newest doll is.
favorite summer activities?
sitting in a spot of sunlight on the porch and drawing. making flower crowns. listening to albums on repeat, so that whenever i listen to them, i will be transported back to this summer. picking fruit and making smoothies out of it. stretching out in a patch of sun and reading.
here are a few off the top of my head:
jodi lynn anderson
what’s the longest trip you’ve ever taken?
when i went to myrtle beach for the weekend to visit my mom’s best friend from high school. it took us around ten hours to get there because my mom got lost. what fun. :)
day or night?
nighttime, no doubt. music and books somehow mean more to me when it’s the middle of the night. you can actually hear yourself think in the darkness. and i enjoy going outside at night, because i can breathe and watch the stars. everything is calm and mysterious.
have you ever stayed up all night?
oh, yes, many times. i pulled about four all-nighters in july. the first time i ever stayed up all night, i think, was at an ahg lock-in at a climbing gym. izzy was there, and our friend emily from summer camp. we spent the night bouldering, eating pizza, and making up an insane story about bob the tiger, who married anias the unicorn.
how many books do you have? XD XD
you’re really going to make me count all of my books? what kind of twisted joke is this?
. . .
there are 103 books on the floor of my bedroom. i really need a bookshelf.
do you like tea?
yes, of course! i love having it on those gloomy days that drag on forever, or when i’m writing. my favorite kind that we have in the house is either english breakfast or peppermint.
about how much time do you spend on the computer every day?
at least twenty-seven hours a day.
favorite school subject?
i like astronomy, p.e. (my co-op’s p.e. was just running/playing soccer), and art.
have you ever picked up a frog? (or anything similar :p)
one time my brother’s dumb fish jumped out of the tank. he was freaking out too much to do anything, so i had to pick the fish up and toss it back in.
oh, and my first kiss was with a fish, so that’s pretty gross.
i have to do math homework, but i missed two days of school because i was sick, so i have no idea how to do it. also, i’m just bad at math in general. and i need to work on nano and go to a baby shower and study for a spanish quiz and a science quiz, but i’m procrastinating by doing this instead. please send help.