Saturday, December 7, 2013

Haaste/Blog challenge: 11 facts tag!

It's time for another blog challenge, courtesy of the wonderful Pabe of Palmun Alta and lovely Veera of Kaukana Kotona, both from gorgeous California, thank you Pabe and Veera! 

The rules of the game: 
1. tell 11 facts about yourself
2. answer the 11 questions asked by the person who invited you
3. come up with 11 questions for the new participants
4. select 11 new bloggers for the challenge
5. thank the person who invited you, and let the lucky 11 know they have questions waiting for them. You can’t tag the person who challenged you. 

I've done this challenge a couple of times before, but it's such a fun one I'm happy to answer questions again :)

My 11 facts, super-random as always :)

1. I love doing nails, both my own and my friends'. I have all the equipment at home to do gel polishing so whenever my friends visit me overnight, I ask if I can do their nails :D

Random photo of my nails

2. Right now I have I have blue glitter-y nails (Harmony Gelish Holiday Party Blues) with some rhinestones to celebrate Finnish Independence Day, which was yesterday.
3. My grandpa turned 90 this summer and he is a Continuation War veteran, so Independence Day is extra special for him. He is extra special to us.
4. I'm really interested in genealogy, but don't really have time for it right now. My family tree spreads in Finland, Sweden, the United States and Canada. My husband's family tree is way more interesting though, not to mention our little man's. 
5. I've been told many times I look Swedish. I, on the other hand, think my high cheekbones look really Finnish!
6. My Swedish skills are extremely poor, I'd really like to brush up on them.
7. My health is a bit poor too, I really wish I was healthier :(
8. I live a rather healthy lifestyle tho, but sometimes it's not enough. I do think it makes a big difference though, things could definitely be worse!
9. This fall has been by far the busiest in my whole life: I work 40hrs a week and write two master's theses.
10. I try to spend as much time as I can with my family, so this blog has been a bit quiet lately. I hope to turn in my first thesis next month, which will be a huge relief.
11. I hope that by the end of next spring I'll be both Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration :)

And here are the answers, first to Pabe's questions (in Finnish):

1. Onko ollut hyvä päivä tänään? Mikä oli parasta?
Tanaan on kieltamatta ollut oikein hyva paiva :) Vietin aamupaivan ystavan kanssa ulkoillen ja iltapaivan perheen kanssa shoppailemassa. Illalla istuimme kaikki sohvalla ja rouskutimme kaikkien herkkua eli sipseja :D

2. Miten aiot viettää joulua?
Vietan joulua serkkuni luona, koko suku kokoontuu sinne.

3. Mitä odotat ensi vuodelta?
Enemman unta :D Kunhan saan ekan gradun alta, niin unitilanne korjaantuu huomattavasti.

4. Mikä on seuraava matkasi ja minne se suuntautuu?
Ensi kuussa menemme taas Tukholmaan ystavani luokse, kaymme siella noin joka toinen kuukausi.

5. Oletko hyvää pataa naapuriesi kanssa?
Itse asiassa, en ole tutustunut naapureihimme "heippaa" enempaa. Meilla on yksi yhteinen seina (paritalo) ja he ovat hyvin hiljaisia. Suomalaisia unelmanaapureita siis ;)

6. Missä uskot olevasi 5 -vuoden kuluttua elämässä?
Uskon asuvani Suomessa, ehka viimeistelemassa vaitoskirjaa.

7. Mitä asiaa kadut juuri nyt?
Kadun etten ostanut enempaa irttareita kaupasta, olen kohta jo syonyt koko pussin! :-)

8. Ketä haluaisit juuri nyt kiittää ja miksi?
Haluaisin kiittaa aitiani, en tieda ketaan parempaa, ihanampaa tai auttavaisempaa ihmista!

9. Mikä on ollut parasta tässä vuodessa?
Sain ihkaensimmaisen vakituisen tyopaikkani ja viela myohemmin palkankorotuksenkin :)

10. Tapaatko tehdä uuden vuoden lupauksia ja jos niin millaisia?
Kylla yleensa teen. Nyt aion luvata nukkua enemman ja vahentaa irttareiden syomista :D

11. Tykkäätkö blogihaasteista?
Kylla!

And then to Veera's questions:

What is your favorite weekday and why? Mikä on lempi viikonpäiväsi ja miksi? 
Saturday, because it's a day off from work, so I can sometimes sleep in and stay up late, since there's still Sunday :)

Describe your day with 3 words... Kuvaile päivääsi kolmella sanalla... 
Outdoors-y, sugar-y and lovely :)

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Teetkö uudenvuodenlupauksia? 
Yup, I do and I try to keep them too!

What is your favorite song right now? Mikä on lempi laulusi juuri nyt? 
Let it snow :)

Do you ever sing alone? Laulatko koskaan yksin? 
I sing all the time, alone too :-)

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Onko sinulla mitään "kiellettyjä" nautintoja? 
I eat a lot of candy!

What is the most memorable vacation you ever took? Mikä oli ikimuistoisin lomasi? 
I really can't pick one, they're all memorable!

Where would you like to travel next? Minne haluaisit matkustaa seuraavaksi? 
I'd really like to go to Peru.

What is your favorite sound in the world? Mikä on lempiäänesi maailmassa? 
Our lil man singing, he has a really cute voice!

If you were an animal it would be...? Jos olisit eläin, se olisi...?
Otter, cause they're adorable!

Your one wish for Santa? Yksi toivomus joulupukille?
Merry Christmas to all!

My super-random questions:

1.  Do you celebrate your birthday? If so, how?
2. If you could go back in time, which time period would you like to visit?
3. What's your favorite dish?
4. How many names (first, middle, last...) do you have?
5. What's your favorite dog breed? If you don't like dogs, you can skip this question ;)
6. Do you wear perfume? If so, which one are you wearing right now? 
7. Do you follow politics in your country of residence?
8. Which book did you read last/are reading right now?
9. What's the first thing that comes into your mind about the State of Nebraska? :)
10. Do you believe in ghosts, aliens, witches and/or leprechauns?
11. What's the funniest joke you've heard lately?

I'm going to challenge everyone with a blog, who haven't yet done this challenge to do so!
And I also challenge each and every one of you to answer my questions in my comment box :)


p.s Stay tuned for another Giveaway celebrating the 300th post of the current Sugar Antelope :)

3 comments:

Veera A said...

Kiitos vastauksista! "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.." Now it's stuck in my head :).

Jenni said...

Joskus harmittelen, että postaat nykyään niin harvoin, mutta sinun työmäärälläsi se on täysin ymmärrettävää.

Olen tainnut tehdä tämän haasteen jo pariin otteeseen, joten vastaan kyssäreihin vaan tässä:

1. Do you celebrate your birthday? If so, how? - I try to hint that the bf could arrange a surprise birthday date or something for me, but in addition, usually every other year I organize a party.
2. If you could go back in time, which time period would you like to visit? - There are many which I would be interested in visiting just to see what it was like, but only if I have the chance to come back. In my opinion, the society is more equal, fair, and overall livable right now than ever before, at least for an educated young woman.
3. What's your favorite dish? - I like to constantly try out new recipes, but mozzarella tomato salad is something I always come back to.
4. How many names (first, middle, last...) do you have? - 3
5. What's your favorite dog breed? If you don't like dogs, you can skip this question ;) - I like dogs, just don't know anything about them... When I was a kid, a house on my school route had a Finnish spitz that I stopped to give rubs to almost daily.
6. Do you wear perfume? If so, which one are you wearing right now? - I try to, but I always forget. If I hadn't forgotten this morning, Beyonce's Heat is something I use quite often.
7. Do you follow politics in your country of residence? - Yes. It's a way of learning French for me.
8. Which book did you read last/are reading right now? - Patrick White's The Eye of the Storm.
9. What's the first thing that comes into your mind about the State of Nebraska? :) - The Great Planes.
10. Do you believe in ghosts, aliens, witches and/or leprechauns? - I don't "believe" in any of these, but I do consider it a realistic possibility that there is intelligent life out there. In fact, I would be surprised if there wasn't.
11. What's the funniest joke you've heard lately? - I'm not much of a jokes person, I like humor found from real life more. Like this: http://www.verkkouutiset.fi/kotimaa/virkanimitykset%20kyselytunti%20keskusta-11981

Sugar said...

Veera, kiitos itsellesi :) Pahoittelut earwormista :D

Jenni, juu, itseanikin vahan harmittaa, etta blogi on jaanyt. Ehkapa ensi vuonna sitten taas uuteen nousuun :) Ihanaa, etta jaksoit vastailla hupsuihin kysymyksiini! Olen muuten samaa mielta tuosta kohdasta 10.