those things which say a lot

Monday, January 14, 2013

things that say a lot about people:
the way in which they treat the waiter/waitress
how they feel about the weather
whether they dog ear pages or highlight in books
and hands in general
their preferred creative outlet
how much they dread/enjoy talking on the phone
whether or not they drink coffee
if they ever forget to eat
how honest they are with themselves (and others)
if they correct your grammar
and whether or not they get nervous before haircuts.

By younghabitats on tumblr, via x and x.

01: I would like to think I'm fairly polite to the waitress. While I have had some bad experiences with them (everything from racism to colorism to just really bad service, don't get me started) I know that waiting is their job and that's what they're basically trying to do.

02: I love beautiful weather, especially in the fall + summer. Cloudy, bleak days make me tired and irritable. I only like rain when I can fall asleep to it at night. And fog... well, I hate how if I'm in the car with someone and they're driving, it makes it impossible to see.

03: Neither. The very thought makes my head hurt. I try to keep books as they were when I bought them. It's one of the many reasons I hate loaning them out, as they almost always get returned with a bent page.

04: Both hands are painted a dark turquoise and all chipped up. Short, both because I have a nail-biting problem and when they're long they snag on things. A few of them have cloudy white spots that have been there ever since I was two.

05: My hands look a lot older than I really am and I have a single black ponytail holder on my right wrist.

06: Blogging most of the time, because it lets me do several things that I love like photography, writing, graphic design and programming. I also like poetry, haikus and messing around in my moleskine with a rollerball pen.

07: I don't necessarily dread it but I certainly can get nervous when dealing with people I don't know. And by nervous I mean I forget my own name, what I wanted and my heart goes all thumpity-thump in my ears.

08: I do. Usually sweetened black coffee because dairy can sometimes make me sick. I occasionally have a Mocha or Latte or Cappuccino.

09: I don't really forget. Sometimes I get so caught up in my writing or photography or schoolwork, I just... don't. It's not a good habit, though.

10: I'm honest with myself about some things... others, not so much. It is something I want to work at, though. On that note, I'm brutally honest with other people when I know there's a good chance it won't hurt their feelings. Maybe more so when it comes to things I know I'm better at than them. #oops

11: I used to, but then I recognized I make my fair share of mistakes as well. Still, grammar is a reflection of character and I don't have high first opinions of people who don't know how to use a keyboard, especially if it is on their blog. But if you get a text from me, it's probably got almost every single word written as if I was on a computer.

12: I don't really cut my hair, I just even out split ends. I don't stress over haircuts--I have a ton of hair.

xoxo | annika
What says a lot about you? Feel free to do a post like this on your own blog.


  1. i absolutely love these posts! thanks for sharing, what a fun way to know more about people :) x

    1. Thank you so much, Jianine! I do too, it's such a cool meme. ;)

      xoxo | annika


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