Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tell the World Tuesday!

Do you like Tuesdays yet? I'm super excited for today's feature! This week I bring to you one of my sorority sisters, Allie, from Words Alone. Allie joined my sorority during my second year in house, and then she and I got put into the same kick-ass family! She is also participating in the 30 Day Photo Challenge with me, so you should go check it out! Read on to see what Allie has to say today, then go check out her space!

1. First things first, tell me where you blog and a small paragraph about your blog.
I blog in a little place known as Words Alone.  I started blogging on Xanga when I was in middle school I believe.  It was basically just a place for me to vent mostly.  I would talk about my day if I felt like it, but mostly I vented.  I was an angry teen.  I started this blog as an assignment for class.  It was originally named The Tendencies of an Irish Wench.  Yeah, not sure where I came up with it other than me being Irish and the fact that I get called "wench" a lot!  Lol!  

I post a ton of pictures!  I recently started the 30 Days of Photos Challenge and put it together with the posting everyday for 30 days challenge.  Redundant I know, but I'm trying to more than just a photo post everyday.  I also do Obscure Monday, What I'm Loving Wednesdays, and Thankful Thursdays.  Obscure Monday is where I pick a random, little-known movie and review it.  I love this because I watch A LOT of random movies.  One of my favorite topics to write about it Frolfing (disc golf).  I suck at it, but I love to go play with the guys.  You'll notice when I blog about it there are usually several flower pictures.  Thats my random and ADDish self kicking in!  My family and their... um... uniqueness (if that's what you'd call it) is also a big topic of mine.  Mostly though, it's the day to day adventures I have with my boyfriend Matt and our two dogs Roxi and Tank.  

It's been a trip getting started with this whole blogging business, but a pleasant one!

2. Give me 5 words you use to describe yourself:
Loud, passionate, random/eclectic, maternal, seeking

3. Do you use a real alarm clock or your phone? If you use your phone, what tune do you wake up to?
When I use a "real" alarm clock, it tends to get hit or thrown.  I hate hate HATE mornings.  Unless I get woken up with breakfast that is!!  Mmmm breakfast... sorry tangent there.  I use my phone (because it'll cost me waaaayyy too much if I throw it!) to wake me up in the mornings.  My first alarm is The Poison by All American Rejects (from the Almost Alice cd better known as the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack).  The second one (15 min later) is just a stock HTC tone called New Day.  I just realized that actually.  Now I'm gonna change it.  Oh well.

4.  What (or who) inspires you most?
It really depends on the day.  Like today, it was my boss Angie.  She just got her son back full time and is a manager at work, the second in the food chain actually.  She keeps such a level head in a high stress environment.  Almost every day, Matt and my mom inspire me.  Both have gone through so much more than I could ever imagine going through but still look forward to (most) everyday.  They both put up with my s*** too!  My baby brother is another big inspiration for me.  The things he has to deal with being gay are things I will never experience, but he's still my best friend and still loves to laugh through it all.

In the way of a what, I'd have to say nature.  I'm a poet/writer so when I go outside I have soooo many thoughts and images to work with!!  The fact that even if a bird misses his worm he still sings makes me wonder why I complain so much at times.

5. Do you read for fun? If so, what are you currently reading; or what is a book you recommend?
Yes!!!  If I could sit outside in a hammock everyday and read for a living I so would!  Oooo, I know what I'm buying with my tax refund now.  A hammock.  And more books!!  I'm a sucker for vampire/supernatural novels and series.  My favorite, by far, is the Sookie Stackhouse Series (aka TrueBlood).  I'm a Harry Potter nerd too.  

I also love to research different topics.  My current topic is a little taboo but those are the most fun to read about.  No, its not tantric acts.  It's actually Wicca.  Currently I'm reading Wicca For Life by Raymond Buckland.  It's really interesting to look at how different religions see the world around them and the natural phenomenon that occurs, as well as the common misconceptions and myths that are believed.  My next one I believe will be Buddhism.  

If I could recommend one book (not series), it would definitely be Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  I don't care how good the original is, add some zombies or vamps and you got me hooked!

6. What is something you’ve always wanted to do?
Oh goodness!  Skydive, travel the world, help rescue animals (see my "youngest"), get a tattoo or 10 (in the works!), own a home, live in another state for awhile, open a restaurant, scuba dive and take underwater pictures, have a home photography business...  I have quite a few things I've always wanted to do!

7. What is your favorite part of the day, and why?
Night.  I love sitting outside and looking at the stars on a warm, breezy summer night (with loads of bugspray of course!).  Also, it's the time of day Matt and I always have together even if we don't have the day off.  I like midday too, but not if it's 90 some odd degrees out like it has been.  I like to be able to take the dogs to the park or go play a round of frolf.  Shopping is more fun during the day too! (not as many crowds)  The only time of day I dislike really is mornings.  Unless there is coffee and breakfast involved.  Or when the night is so late that is actually 6am, those are some fun times with us!
(Taken on the road between Muskogee and Norman)

8. Where is the favorite place you traveled? OR Where is a place you would like to travel?
Favorite is a tie between Alabama and Colorado.  Two completely different places that I love for completely different reasons.  I would really love to go to Ireland.  A little cliche, I know, but I'm Irish.  And it would be more than a dream come true to photograph the people and countryside.  I also want to do a photography tour of Amsterdam.  I think there would a lot of stuff we don't see here that would be interesting to photograph.

9. What’s your guilty pleasure (food, tv show, etc.)
What isn't?!?!?!  Sushi is a little bit of an obsession with me.  I could eat it everyday.  I get asked a lot if I'm ever worried that I live in a landlocked state and eat sushi here.  Nope!  As long as it is kept cold, it's good for a day or so.  I also love tea.  I have a whole shelf dedicated to it.  I used to have more but Matt wouldn't let me buy any more until I finished some of what I already had.  Television is a bit more complicated.  It seems I have a show for each time of year: TrueBlood, Dexter, Spartacus, Criminal Minds, NCIS... yeah... I like my tv.  I'm a musical whore.  I love The Labyrinth most of all.  A few others: Were the World Mine, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and anything Disney.

10. Give your favorite inspirational quote, photo, or both!
I have a few (imagine that!)... 

-We don't read and write poetry because its cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is full of passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, there are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. --Dead Poets Society

-Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.--Andre Gide

-Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.--Henry David Thoreau

-A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.--Chinese proverb

-Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.--Henry David Thoreau

"Southern girls are Gods gift to the entire male population. there is absolutely no woman finer than one raised below the mason-dixon line, and once you go southern, may the good lord help you, you never go back."-- Kenny Chesney

(both via google)

11. What is the one thing you want to Tell the World today?
Live your life to the fullest.  Explore new places and mindsets.  Don't ever let yourself settle for "good enough."  Strive for perfection, but don't despair in failure.  Don't let anyone tell you how to live your life or who to be.  Be the best YOU you can be.  But most of all, enjoy the life you have been given and take joy in even the smallest things.
(via google)


There you have it! Allie, your "what to tell the world" was super powerful! Thanks for taking the time to participate in my feature, and I'm glad to have you here on my site! To all of my readers, go check out Words Alone and share some love!

Do you want to be featured on Tell the World Tuesday? I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU! Either comment on this post or shoot me an e-mail over at mbattiestOKU{at}gmail{dot}com, and we'll get everything squared away!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Sounds like a cutie! None of the pictures showed up. Sad panda face.

  2. Aww thanks Mallori! I wish my pictures had shown up, but things happen. Most of them are on my blog anyway.

    I gotta catch up on my blogs, I didn't have internet for almost a week :(! I'll be doing a catch up post tonight.


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