Personal (Re)Introduction

The lovely Elsie of Sweet Baby Cadillac recently did her reintroduction. I was honored to be included in the list of blogs mentioned by her at the end of her post- encouraging others to come see us. I was also shocked to find out that I am, in fact, a good 6 months older than she is- which amazes me because she is such an inspirational force of nature in her own right.

That being said, she has challenged those of us listed to fill out the questionnaire that she answered during her reintroduction. And so without further ado, here we go!

1. What is your name?

I have several, in all technicality. The one that matters, however, is my chosen name- which is Anna.

2. How old are you?

Like Elsie, I am currently 25 years old.

3. When is your birthday?

June 5th, 1990 (Gemini Pride!)

4. Are you married?

Happily, Yes., as of March 13th 2015

5. Do you have any children?

None at the moment- though it’s a bit of a sore subject depending on the month; neither my Husband nor I are sure if we actually want kids or are able to even have them in the first place.

6. Pets?

Several- though not as many as Elsie! Currently we have two Cats named Araris (English Shorthair) and Myra (Traditional Siamese). In addition to them we have a Pit-Boxer Mixed that we adopted named Whisper, and two fish- Barrel (Fantail Goldfish) and Google 2.0 (Black Moor Goldfish).

7. What is your occupation?

I work several jobs. First and foremost I am an Author, Artist, and now Photographer. Besides that I occasionally Babysit on the side, as well as do odd jobs for people every now and then. In addition, I help my mother out a few days a week at the place where she is occupied as the General Manager.

8. Do you play a sport?

I played Soccer avidly when I was younger. That being said, I have not actively enjoyed or played sports since roughly the 5th grade when our schools stopped providing a Soccer League for the older children. So the answer to that would be no.

9. What is your favorite genre of music?

My musical tastes are pretty varied. I enjoy some Rap, Country, R&B, Metal, Dubstep, and pretty much any other Genre you can think of; there is very little that I don’t enjoy listening to. My current obsession, however, can be summed up by my Pandora Station.

10. Do you have three favorite words?

I was the type of child growing up who would regularly sneak out of her bedroom in the middle of the night and fall asleep on the couch reading the Dictionary for fun. Linguistics itself is a fun hobby for me and there are several words that I particularly love. If I had to pick my favorites, though, I would have to say that those were “Luminescence”, “Preternatural”, “Ethereal”, “Gossamer”, and “Opalescent”- and yes, I am aware that there is a trend there and that I am two words over the question.

11. What would you consider your clothing style?

My style in general is a strange mashup between Goth, Modern Vintage, Traditional Vintage, and a few other things; I often like to joke that my dream Aesthetic is “The offspring of Vampire and an Elf, dressed in Vintage Clothing” because of it.

12. Do you have siblings?

If we are only counting biological family, I have just one sibling- a Sister. If we are counting the In-Laws, then I have two additional Brothers-in-Law as well as a Sister-in-Law (not including their spouses). This is, of course, not counting the three brothers that I have through my adopted parents.

13. Do you have a bad habit?

I have a tendency to throw or slam things when I get too upset. It is a nasty trait that I inherited from my Mother. Thankfully my Husband has helped tremendously to curb this habit- though it isn’t completely broken yet.

14. Do you have a trait you like about yourself?

I say what I mean and I don’t beat around the bush about it. I give everyone a chance, love without abandon, and am open and accepting of pretty much anything so long as it isn’t bigoted; I will respect and trust you unequivocally until you give me a good reason not to… However, you only have one chance with me. Completely ruin that one chance, and you will never gain another; I don’t tolerate bullshit of any type for any reason.

It seems weird, maybe… But these are qualities that I love about myself and wouldn’t change for the world- though plenty of people have certainly tried to make me do so.

15. Three skills you are best at?

If we are judging our own skills in comparison to other skills which we possess, then I would like to think that Cooking, Photography, and Poetry are my three best skills, personally.

16. Favorite flower?

I have such a hard time choosing! Lilacs are the obvious first choice, followed by Honeysuckle, and then Roses and Peonies.

17. Vanilla or Chocolate?

Why not both? I have to be in the right mood for either or, but I don’t quite love one more than the other.

18. Tell us an early childhood memory.

My favorite childhood memories are of the two times that my family flew to La Puente (California) to see my Grandfather and his wife Carol. Those are, by far, some of my most treasured memories despite being so young both times.

19. Are you Democrat or Republican?

Neither. I am a Liberal-Leaning Centrist- which really only means that, while I agree with both parties to certain extents, I tend to agree more often with those who have more Liberal viewpoints.

With that being said, I am technically registered as a Democrat in my state at this current moment in time. However, that is for simplicity’s sake more than anything else. Ultimately I claim no official love for or superiority of one party over the other for a multitude of reasons and I would be happy to change my registered affiliation the moment I felt that a Republican Candidate was worthy of my vote.

20. Who is your role model? Famous or Not.

Dita Von Teese has been my role model for a very long time for reasons much to complex to state here. Suffice it to say that she is ravishingly beautiful, articulate, well mannered, classy, sophisticated, educated, sexually open, and several more qualities that I both adore and love- though that isn’t to say that she is without fault.

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