We'll start out with some questions from Hamlette:
What's your favorite tree?
Oh, you know, the kind that go from a vivid light green in spring to a rich, full-leafed form in summer, to a spark of red or orange in fall, to a still, snow covered sentry in the winter. ;) I've always liked weeping willows, but I also love any tree that changes with the seasons.
NorthangerAbbeyPrideandPrejudice. I give no straight answers today!
Do you like pirates or superheroes better?
Eh, I've never really been into either. I guess I would say pirates, for their historical ties.
Do you have any Thanksgiving plans?
I have some very kind friends who have offered to have me, but I'll probably decide what I'm doing a little closer to the holiday.
Initially it was me; I'm not terribly homesick. I think about home pretty often, and look forward to seeing it again, but I don't feel scared or lonely. My parents were pretty sad at first, but I think they're fine now.
Next are some questions from Rachel:
How is your life so far?
Ooh, are you asking me to evaluate and analyze my entire life? ;) Now that's a deep question! My life so far is blessed, and I feel and realize that more now than ever. I could say that my life is nothing extraordinary, that I have no major talents or riches or accomplishments to boast of. But it is extraordinary in the fact that it has been good for 18 years and running, with nothing to truly complain about.
Your favorite movie?
For the sake of not hemming and hawing over the number of movies I love equally, I'll say Little Women.
Do you have a best friend? How did you meet?
I've been blessed with a few close friends, but the one I would consider my best friend is the girl I reenact with. We met at a historic sewing workshop about four years ago, and have sewed, traveled, and watched period dramas together countless times since!
What's your favorite animal?
A horse of course! ;) I live to rhyme.
Would you rather have a grand house in the middle of town, or a little cottage in the country?
I mused about this a bit in my post, Town Girl, Country Girl, because I long for both! I think that as long as I could have a nice house and garden, I would stay in town. Just not a very large one. :)
What's your favorite fairytale movie?
Probably Ever After!
If you could ever switch places with a person, who would it be?
Jo March (someone should keep a running tally of how many times I use her in answers; I feel like it's been a lot!)
Which is your favorite season?
It is fall now, so I would say fall. Ask me in 2-3 months and it will be winter! :)
If you could meet anyone, who would it be?
Jo March! ;) Just kidding; I would like to have tea with Tasha Tudor, and talk about lovely old things.
What is your least favorite period drama?
The Way We Live Now and He Knew He Was Right were both depressing wastes of time, really. 10/10 do NOT recommend.
What's your favorite food?
As in favorite ingredient/food item? Chocolate. As in favorite dish? Chocolate. ;)
If there was any country you could visit, what would it be?
If I could only visit ONE other country than my own, it would be England.
Do you have a major chosen?
Well, I haven't officially declared it to the college yet, but I've known for years that it's going to be historic preservation. Although that core goal hasn't changed, I've tweaked my minor/double major plan a dozen times these past two weeks! As of now I'm going to double major in historic preservation and history, and minor in museum studies. If I can add German in there somewhere, I will! I'm also going to take a lot of Art History and English courses...quadruple major, anyone? ;)
And a few questions from Sarah...
What is the weather like at your college? Is it just as autumnal as your blog?
It's been both a cool and warm September. I've been alternating between pants and layers, and shorts and t-shirts! Overall it's very nice weather here. :) The leaves have not turned as much as they have at Lavender Spring, however.
What is something you could share that you discovered by exploring the Blogger formatting?
I'm just impressed at how many nit-picky things you can tweak under advanced template, like the color and font style of dates and comments. I also decided to use a background straight from Blogger, and set most of the "layers" of the blog to transparent in order to better display it.
Thanks to everyone for submitting questions, and for reading my answers! I hope you have a lovely week. :)