joining the party!

hey there! ever wanted to know more about me? today's your lucky day! i'm linking up with abigail's authentic people blog party. so this is the part where I introduce myself. i'm christina, and I love all things french, vintage, and black & white.

What's the nerdiest/geekiest/weirdest thing about you?
Well, last night, I declined an invitation to the movies and sat home and read. That was a nerdy, geeky move. But I'd say the most geeky thing about me is how I integrate quotes into normal everyday conversations. And I keep a book full of them. It's completely geeky and I love doing it so I don't plan on stopping. I guess it's also completely geeky that I get way too happy after solving a math problem. Yeah, I'd say that takes the cake on this one. 
If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie, or television show, what would it be?
Definitely Panem from The Hunger Games. Yes, I would love to live in a dystopian society where masses of people watch their tributes kill each other every year. That's not actually what draws me to it. It's just kind of indescribable. I just think that Panem would be really really cool to live in. 
Quick! Name a song.
Make You Feel My Love- Adele 
Little or big, practical or frivolous, what is one of your favorite items in your house?
My chalkboard wall. Without a doubt. I wrote an entire post about it, that's how much I love it. It's like an extension of me, with quotes and pictures and my to-do list. Certainly that is my favorite thing.
Have you ever dyed your hair?
No. I'm glad that I haven't gone for the fake blond highlights or the awkward streak of color, but I would love to dye my hair Emma Stone red. Gah, her hair's perfect.

List three things from your bucket list.
40. See the Northern Lights.
22. Spend New Year's Eve in Times Square.
48. Read my children the Harry Potter series.
List three things you've crossed off.
6. Order in a French cafe. 
12. Win a photo challenge.
15. Go back to South Africa.
What's your favorite book and why? 
Looking for Alaska by John Green. Aw man, it's amazing. It's actually really sad, but  when you put it down you feel happy/complete/content. It's super quotable (gotta love a quotable book!) And it's overall just such a great read. And no, they are not looking for the state.

this was fun! go over to abigail's blog ad have a look at all the other great entries!


  1. I love your little quote book! Too cute.. I think I might just have to do it as well. :)

    Also, how did you get the little wreath around half the picture? I've seen a lot of those lately, did you download it? :)

  2. i've been wanting to do a movie quote book for sooo long!!

    and i always integrate movie quotes into whatever I'm saying. it gets really funny when I start saying something and i switch to a movie quote, and i laugh and say, "so yeah, anyways," and everyone stares. :)


    p.s. i found you through the link up!

  3. That's so cool that you keep a quote book! I'm a quote collector too and have so many written down random places--in notebooks, tacked to my cork board, and on my blog--but it may be a good idea to get them all in one place at some point.

    Ooh, I love Adele, and Emma Stone too. (:

    So you're into all things French (and you've been there it sounds like)? Parlez-vous fran├žais? That's so cool! Fingers crossed, I may be able to visit France next year.

  4. Ah, you'll love france! Oui, je parle un peu de francais. Well, i've been taking it in school fro 3 years(: