Simply seventeen {a blog party}.

25 October 2011


Today just so happens to be Miss Josephine March's 17th birthday. That means it's been almost 3 years since I've "known" her through the blogosphere. 3 years of following her blog, reading her posts, e-mailing, and so much more. Jo, I love your joyful spirit and your Southern flair. I love how fiercely patriotic you are, and how your relationship with the Lord affects everything you do. You make me laugh all the time, and I am greatly looking forward to the day when we can meet in person (because it *will* happen). 

In honor of her birthday, she is hosting (and has been hosting since the beginning of October) a movie-themed blog party and giveaway. Care to join in the fun? Just click here.

{1} When you think of "old movies", what immediately comes to mind? Several things . . . but mainly It's A Wonderful Life and Audrey Hepburn.

{2} Who's your one of you favorite film or literary heroes (or heroines) and why? One of my favorite literary heros is Sir Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel (didn't see that one coming, did you? I figured you'd all sigh in exasperation if I named Lizzy Bennet . . . :P). He's dashing, heroic, and he'll give everything for the woman he loves. *heart melts* 


On the subject of movie heroines, Victoria from The Young Victoria is my current favorite. Yes, she did get a bit feminist close to the end of the movie, but Albert turned her around. She has a strong spirit, but she is also very womanly and sweet, as well as having a quick wit. Plus, her costumes are absolutely stunning -- what's not to love?


{3} If you could live in a movie, which one would it be and why? I'd love to live in any and all of the Narnia movies (and that goes for the ones that have not been made yet). I wouldn't mind living in Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility either; just think of the dancing! 

{4} Music has changed a lot since 1900 - which "modern" type of music is your favorite? Movie soundtracks. They're absolutely delicious. The Patriot, Emma, The Young Victoria, North and South . . . *sigh* 

{5} Any songs you'd like to share with us? (lyrics, video, etc.) I just found this one and fell completely in love. I haven't seen the movie (and don't necessarily plan to; Daddy and Momma saw it years ago but though it was not quite age-appropriate for us), but the soundtrack is stunning.


I also love this one, which was introduced to me by my dance teacher. It's such an incredibly true and powerful song.


{6} If your life had soundtrack (i wish mine did :d), what would yours sound like? Definitely Irish/Scottish-esque. With bagpipes. I love bagpipes. If the stirrings of one's soul could be heard, they would sound like the bagpipes. ♥

{7} When do you start counting down till your birthday? On June 11th. :P Okay, not really . . . probably in late May.

{8} What makes your birthday special? It's in the summer, so I don't have schoolwork or dance to do (not that I dislike dance . . . but it's nice to take a break sometimes). I normally get to choose what is on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. I don't really like to make a big deal out of my birthday, since my favorite days are those spent quietly at home writing, reading, taking a walk outside, watching a good period drama before bed with my sisters, etc. The simple things in life warm my heart the most.

{9} Do you ever wish you were born in a different month? I often wished when I was little that I could be born during the schoolyear so that I could bring cupcakes or cookies to my tutorial like my siblings do sometimes. Now I often wish I was born in October, simply because its my favorite month of the year. October weather is heaven -- think of having a birthday in the midst of all that colorful splendor? *sigh*

{10} Pick and post five words to describe your personality -- you can add a description under each if you like.

Motherly. You could also call it "bossy." :P In other words, I am the eldest child through and through. I often instruct my siblings in what chores need to be done, when to do them . . . you get the idea. In turn, they have nicknamed me "Mother Goose", and I'm afraid I deserve it. I only hope that my bossier side will lessen by the time I have little ones of my own to raise. 

Writer. Everything I do comes back to writing, whether it be working on my current book, blogging, or journaling. I see a stranger's expression on the street, a crack in the sidewalk, a wilted flower -- all these things are capable of inspiring a plot for a new book o' mine. Whether that plot actually makes it into a book is another story.

Bookworm. Need I say more?

Old-Fashioned. Everything from my tastes in clothing to the things I love doing when I have free time could be called old-fashioned. Sewing, canning, knitting, making homemade bread -- I'll take those over texting and going to the mall any day. My friends even call my way of speaking old-fashioned . . . hmm, maybe that's because I read the classics so much? Their way of speaking tends to rub off on me a wee bit. 

Scotch/Irish wannabe. The accents. The music. The scenery. There is just something so dramatic and powerful about everything relating to these two beautiful places. Ask my sisters; they'll clarify my obsession for you. One time they were watching a movie and I was on the computer blogging. Bree ran over to the computer, saying eagerly, "Lizzy, you have to come watch this! He has an Irish accent -- you'll love it!" I can never decide which I like more -- Ireland or Scotland -- which is why I'm glad I have a wee bit o' both in my blood. 

(There are many more, such as romantic, patriotic, stubborn . . . but I'll stop at five. :))

Thanks for hosting this, Jo! 'Twas such fun. And I hope you have an absolutely amazing birthday. ♥

"This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." ~Psalm 118:24

2 epistles:

  1. Elizabeth Rose,

    I am delighted to have found your blog. I have enjoyed cruising around and I think I've chosen this song from Braveheart as the soundtrack to my next novel - thanks so much for sharing it! :) I also adore the Music of Your Heart!

    Sincerely,
    Rachelle R.

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  2. Hello Lizzy! It was fun to read your answers.

    On the subject of North and South...have you watched it yet??

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