Get to Know Me Tag

Thanks to Em over at for doing this tag today! I knew right away that I would participate because I’m that annoying Facebook friend who does every one of these quizzes. I love getting to know other people’s quirks. I love discovering the many ways in which we’re different and ultimately the same. I’ve never done a quiz like this that hasn’t sparked interesting conversation and some laughs so here goes…



Share your profile picture

I got a haircut last week and I thought that I looked spiffy in this selfie so it became the pic that I plastered all over my social media.


Who are you named after?

I wish that I could say that after much thought my parents decided to name me in honour of a great-aunt who survived some spectacular trauma or a great-great-great-grandmother who defied convention and charted her course to success despite the naysayers but the short answer to this question is “nobody”. It’s as if they didn’t even try.


Do you like your handwriting?

I love it. During my high school days, my handwriting changed with my many teenaged moods. It’s fairly solid and distinctive now.


What’s your favorite lunch meat?

I am a fan of meat. Period. Meat and potatoes. Meat and potatoes and cheese. Meat and potatoes and cheese and real butter. What was the question again??


Longest relationship?

40 years. I’ve been in a steady relationship with myself for 40 years and I still haven’t quite figured me out yet. Guess I’ll be on that journey till it’s time to depart the earth at 91 years of age.


Do you still have your tonsils?

Yes. I still have all of the bits with which I entered the world except for more than a few brain cells lost to deciphering scholarly journal articles for postgraduate work.


Would you bungee jump?

The younger me would have said “NO” but the older me says, “Why the hell not?!”


Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

I untie the laces of my boots and sneakers when I take them off and I tuck the laces in neatly before I put my shoes back on the rack. I’m a renowned neat freak.


Favorite ice-cream?

Not a fan of ice cream. If my life depended on it, I’d go with coconut. Once upon a time, I would have answered chocolate. My, how times have changed.


What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Their energy. The vibe they give off. How they affect a space and the people around them.


Football or baseball?

Meh. I don’t do sports.


What colour pants are you wearing?

Currently typing this in a no pants zone. This is always a no pants zone.


Last thing you ate?

Spaghetti and minced beef topped with grated cheese.


If you were a crayon what colour would you be?

Crayola hasn’t created my colour yet.


Favorite smell?

The smell of the earth after it rains.



Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

My mother. She needed a ride.


Hair color?

A black so black that it is impossible to dye it purple.


Eye color?



Favorite food to eat?

Steak from Texas Roadhouse.


Scary movies or happy endings?

HORROR! The Conjuring, Insidious…demons, evil spirits, hauntings, possession…that’s what I call a good time at the movies.


Last movie you watched?

It (1927) starring Clara Bow.


Favourite holiday?

As in vacation or seasonal holiday?

If it’s the former, I live on an island (beaches, yay!) and I’m surrounded by lush rainforest where I live. I feel as if that’s pretty much being on holiday every day.

If it’s the latter, Christmas, obviously! I mean, the FOOD!!!


Beer or wine?

Neither! I make a mean rum punch and that’s my go-to alcoholic fix. Oh, and I enjoy a seriously cold Smirnoff.


Night owl or early bird?

An insomniac who would rather sleep than do anything else. One of my favourite K-pop cuties said it best, “I’m just a rock trying to be a human being…” Hahaha! Love you, Suga.


Favorite day of the week?

Every day that I don’t die.


Three or (four) favourite bloggers you want to learn more about?

I’m gonna tag everybody on Instagram. I’m hoping they all participate.


Who were the last three people to follow your blog?




Thanks for the support, folks!


And that’s it. You have come to the end of the Get to Know Me Tag: Mint Tea and Elephants Edition. Hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me. I certainly had fun! You can keep up with my ramblings and musings by hitting the follow buttons below.


I tagged these lovely folks on Instagram and they took up the challenge:

Entirely Erika

The Taste Team

The Truth Practice



  1. 21st February 2017 / 10:00 pm

    It was awesome getting to know more about you (and hilarious as usual). These are some great questions. Off to work on mine! Thanks for tagging me

    • 21st February 2017 / 10:12 pm

      I look forward to your post. I’m thrilled you had a laugh. 😀

  2. 21st February 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Why don’t we live near each other? I want to watch horror movies and eat ALL the food with you! You are so fun!

    • 21st February 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Horror movies, popcorn, chicken wings, Pringles…dreams are made of this. If I ever make it to KY again, Imma have to look you up. Heehee!

  3. 21st February 2017 / 6:58 pm

    It’s so great that you’ve taken part!! I’m so happy! I must ask though, do you drink your seriously cold Smirnoff straight or with a mixer?

    • 21st February 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks again for brightening up the blogosphere today. I drink my Smirnoff right out of the bottle!

      • 11th March 2017 / 11:53 am

        Excellent! I also did this, thanks to Em – love your answers!. I’m a Boru girl, but I need a mixer. 😀

        • 12th March 2017 / 12:28 pm

          Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

          • 25th March 2017 / 10:32 am

            You’re very welcome! 😀

  4. 21st February 2017 / 5:56 pm

    This is a cool thread. Can I steal it for my blog lol? It’s a great way for your readers to get to know you better. Love it!

    • 21st February 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Sure! That’s the idea, and please share your answers with me. I’d love to read them. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. 21st February 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Great reading, Mel! So happy I got the opportunity to find out more about you

    • 21st February 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks for reading and for being such a great pal on Instagram. Do you plan to do the tag? *wink wink* 🙂

  6. 21st February 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Fun read! Me? I was much more enthusiastic about bungee-jumping when I was younger vs now haha:)

    • 21st February 2017 / 5:05 pm

      When I was younger I had my life ahead of me…now, I figure I’m half way to the end. LMBO! Thanks for reading.

  7. 21st February 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Spaghetti and minced beef sounds amazing right now!

    • 21st February 2017 / 5:04 pm

      It’s yummy! Every time!

  8. 21st February 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I always love your posts, but this was so great! I love getting to get a that feeling if knowing the writer behind the blog a bit better.

    • 21st February 2017 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Yvette! That’s why I enjoy these quizzes. Even if you’ve known someone since you were 10 years old, they’re bound to surprise you with a bit of info that you never knew about them. I hope that you participate too if you can. 😀

  9. 21st February 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Loved this! Feel closer to you already! I LOVE a good rain storm and the smell-Petrichor. Just learned something new! Thank you!!

    • 21st February 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Haha! Thanks for the sweet words. I’m so happy you commented! I was going to tag you on the post in Instagram but I wasn’t sure if you were active there or not. I soooo hope you do this too. Pretty please? 🙂

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