From Tracie: I Want To Live In A Library With A Magical Door

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Want To Live In A Library With A Magical Door

The amazingly sweet Kate at Fat To Fit Geek gave me a Liebster award.
And a small foreign language lesson:
“Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”
This means I now know exactly one word in German. (I might know a few other German words, but I can't guarantee that.)

I do know something about Germany: Kate lives there.

That is probably less about Germany, and more about Kate. She is a super fancy, world-traveling woman. And on her about page, she has a picture of herself wearing a Saved By The Bell t-shirt (which has nothing at all to do with Germany, or world-traveling, but needed to be mentioned because it is awesome).

Now I get to answer 10 questions, and I LOVE answering questions, so this will be fun...

1. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose?
Wait. Did I say fun? NO! This is hard. I can't pick just one dream living location. There are so many. England. France. Oregon. Loxley. Inside a giant library. Inside a giant library in France. Inside a giant library in France with a magical door that will take me to England or Oregon.

2. Why?
Why do I want to live in all these places? Clearly I can't make up my mind.

But I don't think "Giant Library" needs a lot of explanation, because we all know that would be awesome.

3. You have to give up your phone or your computer – which do you choose?
I would give up the phone.

4. What did you eat for breakfast?
Grapefruit....with a side of mini chocolate doughnuts.

5. What have you accomplished this month?
Shh. I am going to tell you a secret. Well, not exactly a secret, because I have mentioned it on facebook and twitter, but it is might want to sit down...I have been doing push-ups.

Seriously. PUSH-ups.

Every day for the last week. It is like I don't even know who I am anymore.

6. What are you most proud of?
I am pretty proud of those push-ups. I did 30 push-ups this morning.

7. Who is your inspiration?
Picking one person who inspires me is even harder than picking one dream living location. I am inspired by people who write things, create things, do things, or just share their hearts.

8. How many countries have you visited?
I have been to Canada and Mexico.

9. Cats or dogs?
I love cats, but they make me sneeze. I love dogs, too, but some dogs make me sneeze. So I pick dogs of the non-sneeze-inducing variety.

10. Backpacking through Asia or sunbathing in the Caribbean?
Backpacking through Asia. But I might need Thomas to come with me, and help carry my backpack. Or maybe not, I am a push-up-er now, so who knows what feats of strength I can accomplish.

Pick one (or more) of Kate's questions, and share your answer!


  1. You'll definitely be able to carry your own backpack now that you're a push-up champ! Love your responses to Kate's questions. I would totally need to visit your giant library!

    1. If I ever get a giant library, you are totally invited!

  2. PUSH-UPS!!?? That is amazing...I feel like I could not even do them when I was young and actually had strength! Good for you! :)-Ashley

    1. Thanks! I have worked my way up to doing more than I ever thought I would do.

  3. I have been doing planks. Not push-ups, but still. It's something!! I would give up my phone over my computer too. I have a big screen Mac - I need it for blogging/editing photos.

    1. Doing planks is most definitely something. A BIG something!

      You have to have your computer.

  4. Keep up the push ups!! That's awesome. I'm working on some myself to get some strength in these flabby arms!

    I'd give up the phone too - make everyone leave me alone :)

    & is there room enough for me to live in that library too? Because I'd move there in a heart beat :)

    1. You are most definitely invited to live in my giant, magical library. I bet we will see Belle there ;-)

      You get big cheers for the push-ups!!

  5. I would give up the phone if someone could rig up a baby bjorn -type thing for my computer so I could still be on Twitter and pinterest when I'm waiting for my kids somewhere. I have issues.

    I couldn't pick just one place to live either.

    1. Ha!! That is a great idea. It is hard to go without having twitter at all times once you get used to it.

  6. Giant library for the win! Yay books! Found you on Bloppy Bloggers.

  7. Hahahaah oh Tracie that is so kind of you! The Saved by the Bell T shirt is awesome right?! Such a good find!

    You picked an awesome place to live, can I be your roomie?! A giant library in France with portals to other countries sounds ideal :P
    Well done on the push ups! It's something I need to work on too, my upper body strength is terrible. It's actually embarrassing!

  8. I did my first pushups in years last night. I am going to to try to do them more from now on. I have along way to go before I will be able to do any number of them. :)

  9. Pushups- awesome! They are hard to do ! I would also have a hard time picking a place to live - and who inspires many people! Too many choices! I'd want to have multiple homes in many beautiful destinations.

  10. Okay, so I have only just read this and you totally said exactly what I said about you with the push-ups! I don't know you - which is okay because you don't know you, either. ;)

    And I want in on this ... "with a side of mini chocolate doughnuts." Please!

  11. I totally want to live in a library with a magical door too!

  12. Love your list. :-) For me it would be lying on a beach over backpacking.

    And you should be in a giant library in England with a door into France so all the books are in English.

  13. I'm so very excited about your push-ups and I cheer each time I see your number go up. Also, I made Ian read your answer about the library. Now he has no doubt that we're related. And we say you always have a home in Oregon <3

    And now I feel the need to do another "get to know you" thing on my blog now...

  14. *Giggles* Tracie, you are really funny! Did you know that? Dogs on the non-sneeze-inducing variety? I love that! And 30 push ups is impressive!

  15. So clearly while you're backpacking through Asia I'll be sunbathing in the Caribbean, but you had me at the grapefruit....with the side of mini chocolate donuts (which I am totally craving now!)

  16. This was good fun, Tracie! I had a good laugh at answer #4. What a combination! But like you, I'd have to give up the phone (question #3). I'm almost velcroed to my computer!