Creative Blogger Award – 5 lil known things you might be surprised to learn about me

Sweet Alyssa over at The Devil Orders Takeout nominated me for the creative blogger award. I feel so honored: ) The rules are pretty simple, so I thought I’d take the time to pass on the love to a few of my favorite bloggers.
Rules:
~Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
~Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you
~Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
~Pass these rules on to them
And now for my five facts:
1. I have a secret Pinterest board dedicated entirely to brownie recipes. It is secret partly because I don’t want to subject my followers to my brownie recipe posting binges and mostly because I have an embarrassing number of brownie recipes on file.
2. I’m 6 ft tall.
3. I almost went to culinary art school for college, but the Lord had other (better) plans. I still cook every single day.
4. I am the middlest middle child in a family of eight.
5. As a kid my greatest ambition was to become a pioneer and help settle the Wild West by riding on the Oregon Trail in a conestoga wagon.
And now for my nominations:

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

14 thoughts on “Creative Blogger Award – 5 lil known things you might be surprised to learn about me”

  1. D'aww, you called me sweet! You know what's sweeter? BROWNIES. I LOVE BROWNIES WITH A MURDEROUS PASSION. And wow, you are so tall. And that's really cool about being the middlest middle child — are all those “middle child” stereotypes somewhat true?

    Well, once in grade school I read this story about people claiming land in the prairies and I wanted to do that, except I live several continents away in a metal and concrete city, and I hate bugs, so we all have strange fantasies. Conestoga wagons are totally awesome, though.

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  2. Ooooh your brownie board sounds wonderful!!!! Everyone needs a brownie Pinterest board. And I always wanted to be a pioneer too. I used to play it all the time in my backyard and I cooked things over our fire … fun times. =) Thank you so much for nominating me, Susanna!! I look forward to doing this on my blog!

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  3. Haha. When I was a kid I would throw a blanket over our largest couch and shout OREGON TRAIL! Then I would snatch as many of my poor younger siblings as I could, place them under the blanket and pretend to be in a wagon. The game was heightened by the fact that every 30 seconds or so I'd shout “INDIANS ARE COMING” and we'd all scream for a little while. It was literally my favorite game. Just ask my younger siblings. They still haven't forgiven me.

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  4. As to being a middle child, I absolutely love it here. I've learned to boss around and be bossed. I've learned to irritate and i've been irritated. It is a very good place for a writer trying to understand people's perspectives. I think I've always been a lil extra crazy and loud just to make sure that nobody forgets me. There is a tendency to worry that you will be forgotten amongst the crowd. I wanted to make sure my parents had a way to introduce me.

    “This one is the oldest, this one is the youngest, and this one… is the lunatic.” Something like that.

    I love writers. Every time I say “I want to do this” or “I wanted to be that” my writer friends are like ME TOO! The other perk is that as a writer, when I meet new people I almost always have something to relate to with them. Oh you want to be a physical therapist, teacher, diplomat, space weatherman, or secret agent? ME TOO! Seriously though, we've lived a thousand lives : )

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  5. Thanks for nominating me! Wow, you are super tall, but I say that as someone who is eleven inches shorter than you. I also do not judge you for your brownie recipes, because WHO DOESN'T LOVE BROWNIES? Also, I feel you on the Oregon Trail bit. That is the story of my childhood. Until I died of a rattlesnake bite. And I got diphtheria. Also, I caught a fever, and died suddenly.

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  6. You are six feet tall? WHAT? But…but..that's not fair… Hehe. I am extremely short. However, I keep on telling my friends that I am going to be taller than them eventually. I mean, being short has its advantages, but it also has its disadvantages. My promise to my friends is more of a joke, because I don't know if I actually would want to be that tall.

    Oh, I was OBSESSED with pioneers when I was little. I played pioneers with my best friend EVERY SINGLE DAY at recess. We fought (and made friends with) the Native Americans, made wood chip and onion grass soup, “hunted” for crickets and made shelters under playground equipment. Oh yea, and we also brought our bonnets to school EVERY SINGLE DAY and wore them as we ran around the playground or whenever we were allowed to wear them. We were seriously crazy.

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  7. Thanks so much for the nomination! I'm honored. Your dream as a kid is too cute. I was obsessed with Little House on the Prairie, so I can relate to your pioneer ambitions.

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  8. Sorry to hear of all your illnesses and snake attacks. BUT WE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU IN DEATH VALLEY. We shall endure together. All the way to Oregon.

    *extends hand* Come on Sistah, we can make it!

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  9. Not crazy at all. I had my own bonnet that I wore all the time. They are actually quite practical when you think about it. For example, my bonnet saved me from being pooped on by a bird one time. BTW wood chip and onion grass soup is one of my favorites.

    I love it now, but it took me a long time to come to terms with my height. I just felt SO MUCH BIGGER than all my friends and I hated being the giant.

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  10. Ooooo brownies. I don't blame you for having a whole board dedicated to them. Just thinking about them is making me hungry. And I totally get ya – I was fascinated with pioneers and wagons as a child.

    :O Thanks for tagging me, dearie!!

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