The Versatile Blogger Award and Why I’m Weird Tag Mashup!

We’ve recently decided to make it our personal mission to catch up on our tags. And what better way to do that then to mash up some of the tags that we were tagged in! We did it for the Liebster and Sunshine Blogger awards, but we promise that this tag is a lot shorter! We were tagged a few times for the Versatile blogger award, and then once for the Why I’m Weird Tag, and we were happy when we realized that they have essentially the same prompt, to share ten facts/weird things about yourself! So here you have a list of ten facts about each of us! Some are weird and some are just interesting. (We hope!)

The Versatile Blogger Award

We were nominated by:

RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Leave a link to their blog
  • Tell us 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly

Why I’m Weird Tag

Created by Adele @ Dellybird

We were nominated by:

RULES

  • List ten weird things about yourself, your life or silly habits that you wouldn’t normally share.
  • Tag up to ten people so you can get to know them better.
  • Link back to the person who tagged you & the creator
  • Comment on the posts of people you tagged!

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ONE

While my name is Malka (which means queen by the way), my family has some really strange and unrelated nicknames for me. My mother frequently calls me Samantha, for no apparent reason, and sometimes even calls me Mufasa. (Yes, like from The Lion King. I have no clue why.) And recently my brother started calling me Moo!

TWO

I get sick from allergies so often that I got Mono and didn’t even realize! A few months later my doctor took a blood test for an unrelated reason, and informed me that when I got sick a few months back it wasn’t just because of the changing weather!

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THREE

I’m an organization freak, but I hate making lists. Schedules keep me sane, but there’s something about an actual list that’s not on a calendar, that shuts down the already pretty tiny productive part of me.

FOUR

I really enjoy doing both Sudoku and crossword puzzles. I frequently steal The Wall Street Journal before my parents have a chance to read it and cut out the crossword for myself. I’ve gotten pretty good at is and have even finished a few. (With only a few hints, and NEVER from the sites that straight up tell you the answers.) My friends from high school even remember me doing the puzzles during class.

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FIVE

I have the same birthday as John Green! August 24th! (Although obviously, the year isn’t the same.)

SIX

This one is a little gross, but I think it’s super cool! Last year I had an internship doing research at a hospital, and I got the chance to observe a whole bunch of surgeries. While that’s super cool on its own, I also got the chance to touch a stomach!

SEVEN

I dislike most forms of exercise but I really love walking. I have no problems walking around all day as long as I don’t have a heavy bag! I also really love to swim, although I don’t have access to a pool as much as I’d like. And I recently discovered that I enjoy yoga as well! I’m not as excited about most other forms of exercise.

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How I look while attempting to do yoga

EIGHT

I dislike milk chocolate and all its products. I much prefer dark or even white chocolate. But I think the weirdest part is that I love chocolate flavored foods! Chocolate ice cream, double chocolate chip cookies, chocolate milkshakes. I think the milk chocolate aversion has a lot to do with the fact that dairy tends to make me nauseous in general, but there are times where I’ll risk it for a thick chocolate milkshake!

NINE

I have learned that I can enrage most people with my pronunciation of almond. I totally ignore the L and pronounce it like one would pronounce salmon.

i love you cooking GIF by Simple Happy Kitchen

It’s Ah Mend. Get over it.

TEN

I don’t watch very many movies and tend to binge TV shows. As a kid, while I did watch my fair share of Disney TV shows, I don’t remember watching most of the classic movies. I know I watched Pocahontas, Aladdin, and The Lion King, but have no memory of any others. Instead, I watched Tom & Jerry and my step dad’s copies of old Marx brother movies. I can now quote random scenes from Duck Soup and some of the others whenever I’m prompted.

marx brothers comedy GIF by Coolidge Corner Theatre

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ONE

Back in the day, after watching the fantastic movie The Sting, I decided that I wanted to learn how to do sleight of hand tricks with playing cards so that if the need ever arose for me to cheat during a poker game, I’d be able to do it. Thus started the era of me collecting decks of playing cards, I now have over 60 decks and my collection keeps on growing. 

TWO

My three favorite foods are potatoes, chicken, and brownies! Potatoes and chicken are just because there are so many things you can make with them, they’re such a fantastic base food! Brownies are just because brownies are delicious. 

THREE

Malka and I were just discussing birthdays and the famous people we share them with, so something about me is that I have the same birthday as Shawn Mendes! I would say he shares a birthday with me, but he is a year older.

FOUR

I mispronounce a bunch of words. The most glaring being pillow (read: pel-oh). I blame most of my mispronunciation problems on my mother since she has a heavy French accent and is the one who taught me how to speak. 

FIVE

I pick up and drop hobbies super fast. I’ve knitted, done magic tricks, attempted to learn Irish step dance, dabbled in professional face painting, played violin, piano, and guitar, and tried learning a multitude of languages and written alphabets.

Me @ me anytime I see anything remotely interesting online that I want to try

SIX

I pronounce Keanu Reeves first name as Kanye, solely because it brings pain to my brothers and father every time they hear it. 

SEVEN

I have over 100 close relatives just from my mother’s side. She has 8 siblings, so it makes sense. This number was calculated because my cousins and I wanted to see if we’d be able to rent a bus or two if we wanted to go on a big family road trip, turns out that we’d be able to rent two buses. 

EIGHT

I’m terrible at geography and for a long time, I thought that Alaska was next to Mexico just because it appears that way on the map of the USA. I know that this doesn’t really make me weird, just a lil’ bit dumb. 

NINE

I used to be obsessed with the popular app Subway Surf, so much so that I was once #1 in the world score-wise. It was after this happened that my friends took my phone from me and deleted the app, it was a much-needed intervention. 

TEN

It’s impossible for me to commit to TV shows that are already ongoing and are longer than 1-2 seasons. Netflix and Amazon miniseries are my favorites because I just don’t have the attention span for anything longer. If you ask me about most TV shows I’ve probably seen an episode or two, but nothing more. 

Me when it comes to TV shows

We’re not tagging anyone since this is a mash up, but feel free to share something weird about yourself!

Paper Procrastinators is currently on hiatus, but we’ll be back on August 25th!

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What’s something weird about you? Do you have any favorite foods? Do you share any of our weird traits or habits? What word do you mispronounce?

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28 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award and Why I’m Weird Tag Mashup!

    1. Yess!! I don’t know why but I just can’t stay focused for so long. I recently watched a show that I loved, and though it was a good show overall, one of the reasons I loved it was because over 2 seasons it was only about 5 hours of television! There were six 25 minute episodes per season and I loved how I could just zoom through it without devoting any real time 😂

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  1. I’m just like Malka when it comes to Sudokus — I don’t know why they’re so fun for me but I enjoy doing them a lot lmao! And I relate to mispronouncing words, Chana! Neither of my parents are native English speakers, so for the longest time I pronounced salmon and European wrong 😅

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    1. I always get asked if I prefer being called Charlotte or Charlie (100% Charlotte) but I can understand that. I honestly can’t guess where Samantha comes from though. Do you honestly not know? Omg you touched a stomach? Im pretty sure I couldn’t do that.

      Over 100 close relatives? I thought my family was big but it’s tiny in comparison 😂 and I also tend to get addicted to games but thankfully only for brief periods of time.

      I’ll share two random facts about me. Firstly I love Chinese food now but when I was younger I wouldn’t go anywhere near it. I hated the way that it smelt and shut myself in a different room with cream crackers for tea instead when my parents had it. I find that impossible to believe now considering how delicious it is. Secondly I was obsessed with Sabrina The Teenage Witch when I was younger and loved watching the show and dilms and reading the books and magazines. I kind of want to watch it again now but am super wary about doing so in case it’s not as good as I remember.

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      1. I think my mother just has a lot of fun coming up with names for me. I respond to pretty much anything she says at this point! And yes! I did! I thought it was super cool and I love telling people about it!

        That’s so interesting! I’ve always loved Chinese food! I’ve actually never watched Sabrina the Teenage Witch, even though I’ve heard so much about it! And it’s always scary rewatching something you loved as a kid. Although sometimes I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed rewatching something as an adult because I understand the plot more!

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        1. Oh really? That’s pretty interesting. It must be fun waiting to see what she’ll call you next. Well you had the perfect opportunity to tell hundreds of people on here; although I bet it’s great to tell them in person too, that way you can see their reactions.

          I have no idea how I didn’t when I was younger as it’s amazing! Saying that I used to be mad about gravy but only just started using it, very slightly, again recently :L Really? I can’t imagine having never seen it considering my past obsession :L and yes, that’s exactly it. I’m scared of messing with the nostalgic feelings that it gives me. I think I’m definitely going to cave to the temptation and check it out again sometime though. And yes the plot thing is definitely true. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few jokes in it that went over my head when I was younger too.

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  2. This is an awesome mash up!
    I can relate to so many of these but a weird thing about me is probably that I hate when people say the word ‘moisturise’. I don’t like it. At all.
    Congratulations for the Versatile Blogger award! This was an awesome mash up!
    – Emma 🙂

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  3. First off, I saw a street sign when I visited NJ called Malka street! I thought that was so neat. 🙂 I’m a ballet dancer, but I love yoga and pilates! Pilates is very similar to yoga, so maybe you’d like that. I also hate milk chocolate (and white chocolate)… it’s just too sweet for me personally! I also don’t do dairy, and it just so happens that I also adore dark chocolate, haha.

    OH MY GOODNESS CHANA YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THE SAME AS SHAWN MENDES?? Okay let me back up before I scare you out of your wits… I adore Shawn Mendes with my whole heart, so naturally, I squealed when I read that part of your post. I tend to be a goody-two-shoes about pronouncing words but sometimes I mispronounce things just to annoy people, too. It’s so fun! XD

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    1. That’s AMAZING! I never see my name anywhere, but the next time I go to New Jersey I’m going to keep an eye out! I think I like yoga because they keep reminding you to breathe, which I’m quite bad at remembering to do while exercising in the traditional sense. And I’m so glad to have found a buddy that prefers dark chocolate over milk chocolate!

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  4. Omg your various mispronunciations are so entertaining 😂 I also love doing sudoku, and I always do the ones in the magazines on airplanes! I’ve never been very successful with crosswords, though. Malka, one of my nicknames is Moo also! Only to my parents, though 😉 You guys share your birthdays with such cool people! I apparently have the same birthday as Jaden Smith and a bunch of people I’ve never heard of. This is such a fun tag – I love learning more weird facts about other bloggers! 😀

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    1. Honestly, the shock and horror that my pronunciation of almond produces is priceless. I now bring it up randomly when I meet people just to see their reactions! YES! I love when I find random Sudoku puzzles places. And I think crosswords are things that you get better at with practice. Plus I do the Monday and Tuesday crosswords usually, which aren’t super tricky.

      I’m so happy to hear that we’re nickname twins! And I think it’s really fun to find people that you share a birthday with! It’s like a mini club of completely unrelated people, united for just one day!

      I had a lot of fun choosing these facts, so I’m really glad you enjoyed the tag!

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  5. I LOVE that you both have words you mispronounce ! Also, kudos for actually writing weird stuff about you and not doing a post that’s like popular unpopular opinions :)) The list thing.. I can’t understand it, honestly! And Chana, I too pick and leave hobbies like socks and I find your explanation for why you like brownies perfect! Brownies ARE delicious!

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    1. 😂😂 Yayyy, I’m happy that we’re appropriately weird.

      Yes! Brownies are *so good*!! I can wax poetic about brownies for hours if given the chance, but I would probably just say things like Amazing! and What’s not to like! for all of those hours 😂

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  6. Love these weird and interesting facts about both of you. I do say floral wrong every time, I can’t even explain how I say it but I know it’s wrong because I have to think about it before I say it every time. And this isn’t pronouncing something wrong but I call chicken kievs chicken kevins because someone I worked with did it was it was funny and I just can’t stop now.

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    1. Oooh, now I kind of want to pick up this chicken kevins thing! I get that, there are so many things I say wrong without realizing, not to mention all the things I spell wrong too. I always have to think 5 times before spelling because I *always* mix up the a and the u 😂

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  7. oooh this is fun and a wonderful mashup! I love mashing tags so much. hahaha ❤️ It’s neat that you have so many family relations on your mother’s side Chana! I love when my big family all comes together. It’s like we only last saw each other the month before even though we only get together every 2 years. And I so relate to your organizational streak Malka!! I have to have my calendar… but whenever I make lists I rarely follow them! hahaaha It’s like it becomes a list to avoid.

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    1. I love hanging out with family! Even if I go into a family gathering not in the mood, I always come out of it happy that I came. I am lucky enough to live close to some members of my extended family, but I have some aunts that I don’t see for 5 years, but the second I see them again it’s like it’s only been a few days.

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  8. This is such a fun tag!! I love it so much! It was such a blast to learn all these fun things about both of you! Malka, I completely relate to you about loving to walk everywhere, despite not liking to exercise! Haha! I’m the exact same way. I also don’t like to eat milk chocolate much either, but I DEVOUR dark chocolate and chocolate flavored foods! I can’t have any milk or dairy in my diet, so perhaps that’s why I’ve always gravitated more towards dark chocolate. Chana, potatoes, chicken, and brownies are all spectacular, and I am the queen of mispronouncing words! It’s honestly so embarasing sometimes. Haha!

    Lovely post! ❤

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    1. Thank you! On my recent vacation I had a day that I walked over 10 miles! I only got really tired towards the end of the day, which is funny because I start complaining pretty quickly if it’s any other form of exercise. And it’s so cool to find other people who gravitate toward dark chocolate! I normally get such stares when I say I’m not a fan of milk chocolate!

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  9. Ah what a fun post, I loved reading it SO much! I have to say that… well I would probably have fainted while watching these surgeries, Malka, like wow how did you stand that haha. That’s great, just not for me hahaha too sensitive for these kind of things. And yes to sudoku and crossword puzzles, love both!
    And on mis-pronouncing…. well I’m terrified if you ever heard me speak live, because if I feel like I’m writing pretty okay-ish in English, my pronounciation with my French accent is terrible haha.

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    1. Marie, you write in English better than I do and I’m a native speaker! And I don’t even try to speak French with any of my relatives because my accent is so abysmal I basically murder the words 😅 The funny thing is though, that until I was about 12 I was convinced that my mother didn’t have an accent, I was certain that the way she spoke English is the way to speak it. It was only when several of my friends were like, um no, your mom has a heavy accent, did I actually start to hear it 😂

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      1. AH WHAT 😭 okay this made my day, I’m not, ahh 😭 thank you ❤
        Oh I so get that, I don't realize I have an accent (a, regional accent), either, yet I do, especially on some French words it comes up 😂😂

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