Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Honest Scrap

I know you must tire of hearing me complain about my busy, boring life, but it's nearing finals and the life is getting ever more busy and boring. I'm also starting to think it was a bad idea to promise a new chapter for my in-progress fan fiction for the patient people who waited without an update through November. I am good at making promises I cannot fulfill. Alas.

But I am not too busy to thank Sarah profusely for the AWESOME award she gave me, like so:

This is totally amazing. I'm not quite sure what the hammer means. Kind of like a hammer and sickle communism logo? It's red too! Maybe it's a secret message. In any case, I display it proudly.

10 Honest Things About Me

1. I suppose this would be a bad time to admit that I am a rather accomplished and convincing liar. Although, I try very hard not to lie (jeez, I sound just like the protagonist from Justine Larbalestier's book about a compulsive liar). I'll also add that I've never lied under oath.

2. I have been to Disney World (Orlando) five times, and once by that I mean last year, I seriously considered having a sham wedding there so I could get FastPasses to every ride. I even had a guy friend consent to being my sham husband. Because you wouldn't REALLY want to get married in Disney World - I would feel weird doing adult things (like having alcohol among other things) with small children running around. I am wearing a Mickey head gold ring I got from Disney right now. Am I obsessed? You could say so. You can't have too much of Disney, though. Which is why I will be at the first showing of The Princess and the Frog, and you can take that to the bank.

3. I am deathly afraid of sharks. Even in swimming pools.

4. I am a die-hard Harry/Hermione shipper and J.K. Rowling will never be able to convince me that they are not meant to be. Neither will you. Ginny is a trophy wife. Fact.

5. When I was young, apparently I used to think that when people died in movies, they really died. I suppose my small, childish mind believed there were actors who volunteered to commit suicide in a bloody way on screen as their last masterpiece. Apparently, I was either Rosemary's baby in real life or really, really stupid.

6. The place of birth on my birth certificate is incorrect. The document was created so I could immigrate to America and have, you know, an identity. So they special-commissioned one for me after the fact. They don't really give people birth certificates in China, or they didn't back then, at least. I was born in Xining. The certificate says Xi'An. 

7. So when I applied for my passport, I filled out the "place of birth" as the real place, and my dad had to correct me. It was kind of embarrassing because the lady behind the desk gave me weird looks. Because who doesn't know where they're born? Also, the birth date on my mom's passport is wrong (no birth certificate for her either). We're all about being in the wrong aka liars, my family and me.

8. I absolutely HATE that I have to write my real name on all of my papers now that I'm in college and not on a first-name basis with all of my professors. I successfully went through high school with half of my class not knowing what my real name was until graduation (when I spoke, and everyone was like THEY SPELLED YOUR NAME WRONG), and I had to admit the horrible truth. I will not tell you now.  Guess away!

9. I will tell you, though, that my name means "when rain ends at sunrise" because that's what happened when I was born. I am a magic fairy child; I control the weather. My uncle named me, thank God, because my parents were just going to mesh together their surnames to make one gigantic sucky name.

10. One of my novels I wrote as a child was about the Oregon Trail. It was pretty much plagiarized from some book that I had recently read about it. Maybe Dear America? Isn't it a great world when you're a kid and you think the world is for your taking? Before the law crushes your dreams. That's why I'm going to be a lawyer. So I can crush other little kids' dreams.*

This is too long, and you never needed to know that much about me. I give this award to everyone, because I don't read a ton of blogs, and the ones I do are all FABULOUS and completely worthy of this scrap-tastic award. Thanks 100000x to Sarah, who is funny and scrappy and smart.

*I'm totally kidding; that's not really why I want to be a lawyer. I am not a dream-crusher. Although, kids, PLAGIARISM IS WRONG. If you break the law, I will come after you with my non-existent law degree.


  1. This post had me laughing out loud. If it makes you feel any better about the passport application: till I was 15, I filled out my birth date wrong. It's 06/05 but I'm NOT A FREAKING MATH BUFF. How was I to know that 05/06 is not the same as 06/05. I bet you're confused. So now you see why I was.

    Your blog is made of scraptasticism (don't try saying that out loud) and you totally deserve this award. I hope it is good to you and doesn't need too much dusting or whatever! :)

    P.S. Huge congrats on winning NaNo!!

  2. LOL, if it makes you feel better, I was 12 before I had a SSN. I was born in a German Hospital, and somehow slipped through the cracks.

    The name of the hospital was the Herz-Jesu-Krankenhaus.

    scraptasticism, lol.

  3. OMG I did the same thing with the Oregan trail book. LOL I still have the Dear America book...

  4. Love this. I got my SSN when I was 17. :-)

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm pretty sure the first novel-ish story I wrote ripped from something else. -__-

    I am so excited to see Princess and the Frog! Never been to Disney World, but it will happen some day! On the other hand, been to Disneyland loads of times since it's like right there. Haha.

  6. Wow, what's with all these people w/out SSNs? Haha, I think I lost my actual card a while back, but I got that number up here in my noggin.