Happy Thanksgiving! Is this a holiday that you love or a holiday that you dread? I love Thanksgiving, but I’ll admit that it took me a while to get here. Like many of you, I prefer a drama free Thanksgiving with my favorite foods, so that means often doing Thanksgiving my way.
I am all about reclaiming this holiday and making it a holiday we all love. Do you feel me on this? I truly believe that while it’s worth the time to make an effort for friends and families, as flawed as we all are, it’s also important to stay away from truly toxic people during the holidays. Thanksgiving is full of fun, food, and football – but it can be full of landmines as well.
Thanksgiving is an interesting time of the year. So much closeness means lots of personalities mesh and clash. No wonder it’s a time of year when emotions run high. A lot of our best times are around the holidays, but some of our worst times are too. I find that it’s so easy to take on a certain role during Thanksgiving, especially when hanging out with family. Those family dynamics run deep, and in some ways, that’s what today’s quiz is all about.
I believe that we each have Thanksgiving personalities and roles to play on this day. Don’t worry, it’s not as ominous as it sounds. I do think these Thanksgiving personalities tend to be similar from year to year, but we all can and do evolve.
Have you ever heard the expression, there’s always room for pie? This is basically the motto I live my life by, at least during the holidays. I just love this magical time of year where you can eat a full feast, and then an hour or two later, you miraculously have room for pie 😉
So yes, one of my favorite things about the holidays is pie. Pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie… I love them all. Whipped cream or ice cream? I’ll have both. Thanks for asking! I have even been known to eat pie for breakfast. It’s the best cure for a holiday hangover, I swear.
When it comes to holiday pies, I really do love them all. However, in my opinion, the best pie is homemade. I especially love pie with homemade crust, which is something I haven’t mastered. So yes, my homemade pie does involve store bought crust 😉 But let’s be real, I can’t swing a semi-homemade pie every year. And bakery or frozen definitely gets the job done in those cases.
Hungry yet? Well, you’re about to get even hungrier after you take my quiz, What Holiday Pie Are You? You’ll learn which holiday pie best matches your personality, and after that, I implore you to go eat that pie. Or your favorite pie. Or any pie really! Go ahead, indulge yourself with a piece of pie. It’s the holiday season, after all.
Take What Holiday Pie Are You?, and let me know what you get on this quiz. Does it match your pie preference? Why or why not? What is your favorite holiday pie? Comment below and let me know. And this may be the ideal quiz to take with your crew on Thanksgiving evening. Just a thought 🙂 After all, anything is better than talking politics.
Do you like Thanksgiving sides? I think we all do, but for some of us, Thanksgiving is all about the sides. Of course, we all have our favorites, but just as it’s hard to think of Thanksgiving without the turkey, I think it’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
As a non-turkey eater, I may be a bit biased, but I love Thanksgiving sides. Bring on the mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, and sweet potatoes. I’ll have seconds of all of them. In fact, I definitely think that you can build a decent dinner out of only sides. At least, this is my operating theory when I cook way too many sides every year!
If you love sides as much as I do, then you’ve got to take my latest quiz: What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You? (Warning: this quiz may make you very hungry!) You’ll get the Thanksgiving side that best fits your personality, and of course, I encourage you to eat seconds of that side this year. I’m for any reason to eat seconds at Thanksgiving!
I you like What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You?. Give it a go, and let me know what you get. It may seem very small in the scheme of things to be more like mashed potatoes or cornbread, but Blogthings is all about your little quirks! Did you get the Thanksgiving side you love on this quiz? Or do you have a different favorite Thanksgiving side?
P.S. Revisiting this blog post ten years later, I’m happy to report that this quiz has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many. Some of us take it year after year to see if we are still the same Thanksgiving side.Take What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You? this year with your family and friends to start your own quizzing tradition 🙂
Another year of holidays, another chance for debate… What’s better, Christmas or Thanksgiving? I always think I fall solidly into the Thanksgiving camp, until Thanksgiving is over. Then I’m looking forward to Christmas. So I guess I’d say I prefer Thanksgiving eleven months out of the year and Christmas one month out of the year! All seriousness aside, I go back and forth a lot over which holiday I like best. I love all of the food and planning associated with Thanksgiving, but I also love the coziness and traditions of Christmas. Thank goodness we have both holidays each year.
Some people prefer Thanksgiving because it’s a short holiday centered around eating. Not much stress is involved, and at least you’re full at the end. Sure, you don’t get presents, but you do get to eat your favorite foods. In my opinion, pumpkin pie almost pushes Thanksgiving over the edge. Not to mention football. And you don’t have to worry about what gifts to get everyone. Not to mention, Thanksgiving is a lot easier on your wallet (unless you’re doing all the hosting).
Some people prefer Christmas because of Santa, presents, and sweets. Christmas seems to get longer every year, and true fans love it that way. It’s true that you don’t get all the Thanksgiving classic foods automatically at Christmas, but who’s to say you can’t serve them anyway? And did we mention Christmas cookies? And fruitcake? Well, maybe that one is a minus. It’s hard to compete with the feeling of opening presents on Christmas morning.
Do you live in a big city? Or at least visit one on a regular basis? I live in the middle of a pretty big city, and while that has some drawbacks, it can be a lot of fun. And one of the things I love most about being in a big city is enjoying all the people watching opportunities. There’s such a variety of people and personalities on display in a big city – it’s just fun to sit on my porch and watch the world go by.
Some city people are always on the go, trying to reach the top as quickly as possible. Other city people are really urbanites, enjoying every single experience the city has to offer. Some city people are intellectuals, looking for all the brainy and cultural events a city has to offer. And some city people are homebodies, content to know that they are surrounded by a ton of people whirling around them. I don’t think any one kind of city dweller is better than the rest (though I myself tend to be more of a homebody). Variety is the spice of life… and of a city 🙂
Whether you live in the city or simply just visit it, you have a distinct city personality. And today’s quiz will tell you exactly what it is! Take my quiz What Kind of City Dweller Are You?, to learn all about your city dweller personality! Who knows? You may get inspired to live in the city or to at least visit one. Or you may figure out you belong in an entirely different city or neighborhood.
Take What Kind of City Dweller Are You?, and let me know what you think of your result. Does this quiz get your personality right? If you could live in any city in the world, what city would you pick? Comment below and let me know!
Are you a vampire? You may be surprised to learn that there are many readers of this blog who consider themselves to be vampires – truly, literally vampires! I find this to be shocking, and honestly a bit hard to believe. (Readers of this blog who identify as vampires – reveal yourself to me! Tell me all about your ways.)
While I am not sure that any vampires actually exist (again, prove me wrong blog readers), I do think it’s fun to think about who among us may be vampires. Certainly there are some of us who have a lot in common with vampires. At certain times of my life I have lived a vampire like life, or at least a very vampiric schedule!
Think about it… how much do you have in common with a vampire? You may be surprised when you start to think about it. Is it easy for you to sleep during the day but impossible to sleep at night? Do you feel like you have sharper senses than most people? Are you extremely intuitive? Do you have pale skin?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you’ve probably wondered if you were a vampire. It’s perfectly natural to wonder, and I’m here to tell you the truth. Or at least my latest quiz is here to tell you the truth!
Take my latest quiz Are You Secretly a Vampire?, and find out if you should be sleeping in graveyards and sucking down blood smoothies. Your outcome may surprise you, delight you, disappoint you, or horrify you.
Give Are You Secretly a Vampire? a go and let me know what you think. Do you consider yourself a vampire? Comment and let me know. I’m also curious to know if you think vampires walk among us!
Do you play chess? I used to play chess a lot when I was young – only casually though! I was no Bobby Fischer 🙂 It has been one of my goals to pick chess back up as an adult, but it seems so intimidating now. I’ll probably have to start off playing a computer. Not that computers are easier to beat than humans – just the opposite in fact. I just know a computer won’t judge me for being a bad player!
Even if you don’t play chess, you probably understand how the game relates to real life. Like chess, life is all about strategy and power. It’s less about the particular pieces and moves and more about playing with the board you’re given. Whether you’ve played chess hundreds of times or never touched a chess board, I am sure that you can get the dynamics of a chess game. It’s like any other one on one game in life.
We all play different pieces on the figurative chessboard in everyday life, and these pieces change over time. Some of us feel like pawns with very few options. Others feel like kings – with all the power to lose and protect. Others feel like queens – well taken care of but ready to strike when necessary. Some of us feel like knights and move a little different than the rest of the world.
Take my quiz: What Chess Piece Are You? Learn exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are on the game board of life. As I mentioned before, you definitely don’t need to be a chess master to take this quiz. If anything, this chess quiz may spark some interest in chess for you.
Take What Chess Piece Are You? and let me know what you get on this quiz! What do you think of your result? Is it accurate? What chess piece do you think you’re most like in real life?
Do you love scones? Until recently, I wasn’t really aware of what a scone was, but being the budding Anglophile that I am, I had to do some research. And by research, I mean both some reading… and some eating. A scone is not like an American biscuit, contrary to popular opinion. A scone is more like a shortbread cookie – crumbly, dry, and delicious. It is not fluffy and goes perfectly with a cup of tea. I love that you can put jam on scones too, because I am a big jam fan.
I’m not a huge scone eater, but there’s something about the simple scone that calls out to me. It’s more refined than a biscuit or a muffin, although I do eat plenty of those too. Eating a scone makes me feel like a true Anglophile, especially when I eat one with some good English breakfast tea. Is there anything more once in a lifetime than getting up early for a British royal wedding across the pond, with tea and scones? I love the idea of getting up early for watching a live British event here in Texas, and definitely a British breakfast has to go with it!
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never had a scone or whether they’re your favorite morning treat. My latest quiz What Kind of Scone Are You?, is perfect for you either way. How can I be sure? The outcomes are so tasty, you’ll have your mouth watering. Even if you just ate breakfast! Tap into your inner anglophile (or breakfast lover) and give this quiz a go.
Take What Kind of Scone Are You?, and let me know what your result is. What do you think? Does your result describe your personality? Also let me know… do you like scones? If so, what is your favorite kind of scone to nosh on?
Are vampires sexy or scary? Maybe a little of both! These creatures of the night certainly seem to have an appeal. Do you agree? Are you attracted to vampires?
So many people tell me on my blog that they want a vampire lover, but I’m not sure that they’re ready. Not everyone can handle a vampire boyfriend or girlfriend. Do you have what it takes?
When it came down to it, would you really want to have a romantic relationship with a vampire? Being with a vampire takes a certain skill set. You have to be tough yet innocent. Not everyone gets to have a vampire boyfriend or girlfriend, even if we all want one.
What about you? Should a vampire date you? My quiz will tell you if you’re ready to take a vampire or not! Don’t get mad if me if it says you can’t… I only speak the bloodcurdling truth 🙂 Take my latest quiz, Could You Date a Vampire? to find out if you’re vampire dating.
Who knows? Your next love could be a vampire! Or maybe you’d be better off with a ring of garlic around your neck. Let me know what you think of this quiz and what you get as your result. Do you agree with your quiz outcome?
Would you love to be bitten by your vampire? Or would it get annoying after a while?
What would make you a good girlfriend or boyfriend for a vampire?
What famous vampire would you most like to date?
Why would you like a vampire boyfriend or girlfriend? Are you hoping to be turned into a vampire?
Are mustaches creepy or cool? I feel like that’s a perennial fashion question! I will say that I am generally pro-mustache. Especially for men who find it easy to grow a mustache… no thin mustaches please! So, I guess it depends on the mustache and the mustache wearer. Some people can pull a mustache off really well, but for others – well, it just ends up looking off putting.
I think the most interesting thing about mustaches is how they tend to go in and out of style pretty quickly. So quickly in fact that in the time it takes to grow a mustache, it may already have gone out of style! I joke, but I have noticed that mustaches are pretty polarizing. I do think that Movember has made mustaches a lot cooler, but I also wonder if mustaches have reached a saturation point for now.
Luckily, you don’t have to have an opinion on mustaches to take my newest quiz… or even the ability to grow a ‘stache. This mustache quiz is just for fun – and developed for mustache lovers, mustache haters, and the mustache ambivalent. It’s a celebration of everything we love about mustaches. Or everything we hate. It all depends on your perspective. And it’s very quick to take!
Ready to get a little ‘stachey? Just head over to The Mustache Test, and pick the funky mustache you like the best. And presto! You’ll find out what your selection says about you. Who knows? This quiz may inspire you to grow your own mustache – or sport a fake one!
Comment below and let me know what you get on The Mustache Test! How do you feel about your result and mustaches in general? Would you like even more mustache quizzes – or have you had enough of this trend?