Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Party Time!

I've seen a ton of people link up to this...so I decided to do it too.

Hi! This is  me, oldest of 7 kids, homeschooled, passionately Catholic, 16 year old Junior, lover of photography, procrastinator, peace-maker, dreamer and owner of a  much loved Canon T2i. 

1} What's the nerdiest/geekiest/weirdest thing about you?
Ahhhh, well there are probably a lot. I guess one of them being...I'm very particular when it comes to putting away my clothes, I fold each t-shirt perfectly (I have over 20, I counted) and put them in my drawer ordered in rainbow color. Another, I LOVED Geometry last year, passed with flying colors in Chemistry and this year would rather do my Algebra 2 or Physics homework than my Latin or Logic homework. So yeah, I'm a math person.

2} If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie, or television show, what would it be?
Oh it would be the world of Harry Potter. My absolute favorite books of all times! Actually I'll be writing a post very soon about why I think Harry Potter isn't evil. But if you want to see a preview of what I'll be writing, go here and scroll down to the last comments until you see mine. 
3} Little or big, practical or frivolous, what is one of your favorite items in your house?
I have no idea. Probably...our bookshelves in our family room and my bookshelves in my room. We are a BIG book family. As in, every bedroom has a bookshelf (in my case I have two), and before we moved into this house my dad built in two HUGE bookshelves in our family room. And when we go to the library...lol we have easily a couple hundred books in our house, I get about 50, Cecilia (my 13 year old sister) gets about 70-80, my brothers each get about 30 and my youngest siblings each get about 10 and then my mom picks out a bunch of books to read to my younger siblings (probably another 15-20) and then my mom gets a couple books for her to enjoy (like 5). But in all fairness, we don't really go to the library at all in the school year and we keep the books for about 6 weeks. Our library is very nice. :)
One wall (out of two) of our built-in bookshelves in the family room.
4} Do you like animated movies? If so, what is your favorite?
Yes! I love animated movies. Well actually there are some very dumb animated movies, I love Pixar and Pixar-Disney animated movies and I like a couple of Disney's animated movies. A favorite? I don't know...Up, Cars, Tangled, Bolt....
5} What is your favorite household chore?
Folding laundry or vacuuming/sweeping. 
6} What's your favorite thing to get at Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop)?
via google images
I have rarely ever gotten Starbucks from Starbucks. However I LOVE their french vanilla frappuccinos (you know the ones in the little glass jars in stores) they are aMaZing!!

7} What is your favorite pizza topping?
Pepperoni or just plain cheese
8} Waffles or pancakes?
Homemade or at a restaurant = pancakes, but the frozen toaster waffles (like the Ego brand or whatever it's called) hold a special place in my heart. :p
9} Do you like to play games? If so, what is your favorite?
Ahhhh....yes I love to play games. Favorite? uhhhhhh...no, I have way to many favorites to pick one. I love Catch Phrase, Boggle, monoply, card games, hide-go-seek-in-the-dark-without-a-flashlight, sardines, Apples to Apples, spoons...just to name a few :)
10} Have you ever let anyone win a game?
younger siblings (as in the little-younger ones) yes. Older-younger siblings and friends = nope
11} Have you ever dyed your hair?
No, unless you count the Halloween temporary hairspray paint, but even when I've had that it wasn't my whole head, just parts. 

One of my favorite photos to date. Taken in June at Ocean City, NJ.

12} Do you make your bed every morning?
Yes. Of course. And I also get up at 4:30AM and do some yoga and balance one hand while listening to meditative waterfall/natureish music and then I eat a healthy, totally organic breakfast and then I jog a mile and then I take a completely cold shower and then I do all my math homework and then...
 Ha.Ha ha. HA. hahahaha.  Noooooooooo. But I make my bed every night right before I go to bed. Does that count for something?
(I hope you all know that the above in italics is FAR from what I really do each morning)  
When I do have to get up to go to school I get to see the sunrise and sometimes it is so spectacular that - of course - it's picture time!

  13} Picasso or Norman Rockwell?
Norman Rockwell. Picasso is weird, sorry but his work is kinda creepy if you know what I mean. And Norman Rockwell has some very hilarious pieces. 
14} Do you like carpet, tile, or hardwood floors? 
Tile = bathroom (sometimes kitchen, depends what type tile) hardwood floors = everywhere else. Actually I happen to really love carpet too, mostly in bedrooms, and anyone who has felt the carpet in my Aunt's basement would LOVE carpet, it is the softest carpet I have ever felt (it's a really expensive carpet, but oh so nice).
15} If you could put one thing in a safe under your bed, what would it be?
 All of our family pictures/videos/photo albums and our "special" boxes. (My mom has a box for each one of us kids filled with different special things from the time we were born until now. Birth announcements, congratulation cards, birthday cards, achievement awards, artwork from when we were little, etc.)
From a photo shoot I did for this couple at my church (they wanted 1st year wedding anniversary photos)

16} What's your favorite condiment?
that depends on what I'm eating...
17} Have you ever thrown up on someone (excluding when you were a child)?
Thank goodness - no!
18} What was the last thing that made you laugh?
A story someone shared at dinner tonight. 
One of my first attempts at "faking miniatures" aka tilt-shift photography. Does this look like a miniature boat?
19} Think fast...what's the first song that pops into your head?
Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez

This was fun and such a great idea!
~ Mary Kate 
I can't seem to make my text the "normal" size. I don't know what is wrong with it, so I'm sorry it's so small. 


  1. Oh, your shirts ordered that way appeals to the inner organizer in me, but unfortunately I'm much too lazy to do that. Your bookshelves are awesome. I'm determined to have something like that in my future house. (: Tangled, Starbucks, and catch phrase = LOVE.

    Your joke about making your bed in the morning seriously made me laugh. Ha--I don't do it either. Oh dear, I think you may have just gotten "Love You Like a Love Song" stuck in my head. ;p

    This was such fun to read, and your photos are lovely! Your tilt-shift is awesome.

  2. I really enjoyed reading your responses as well as the pictures.
    I'd love to have bookshelves like yours- So many books!!
    And I found your answer to #12 funny. Now that I think about it, technically I do make my bed every morning- I go to bed after midnight most of the time... I should go change my answer :D