September 10, 2015

2 Years+ Ask Me Anything!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, RaindropsonRosesandWhiskersonKittens......happy birthday to you!

Yay!! Today marks the occasion of my little blog's birthday. It's now 2 years old!!
What an adorable number 2 is. It just sounds so cute and tiny and precious.

And here is also a thank YOU, dear readers. If I had never gotten any followers and comment-ers, I probably wouldn't be here today!

In all seriousness, I feel like the past year has been one of the best and most fun, blogging-wise. Last year around this time, I went through a span of not much blogging inspiration. I just felt a little bored with it and I actually considered giving up blogging at one time. -gasp-

But, I'm so glad I didn't, because the more I got to know my lovely readers the more fun it became and I really adore blogging now. It's so wonderful to come online and have a group of friends to talk to about all sorts of lovely things through our blogs.  :)

That was me for awhile.  In the very beginning. Haha

So let me just give you all a hug in the form of this adorable gif.

Here are my stats:

Most viewed post of all time: My Favorite Couples
(I'm not surprised-and I'm quite pleased....I did like that post very much myself. :))

The search keywords people have used and found my blog through:

roman holiday
jonathon crombie
raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
christmas quotes from movies
dream cast for mansfield aprk
emma hawthorne and stewart chadwick kiss
fans meeting jonathan crombie in person
mansfield park dream cast

Not sure what "fans meeting Jonathon Crombie" has to do with my blog...

Page views:
United States
United Kingdom

Guys! I have 312 views from Malaysia! I'm not even quite sure where that is!!

Most commented on post:
The Bookshelf Tag ~33 comments

In celebration of this Momentous Day, I have something lined up for you.
I currently have  93 published posts. So that means that with 7 more I will be at 100 posts!

Please join me, dear readers in celebrating that and my 2 years with.....  


 Ask Me Anything post!!!

 I am going to time it so that the AMA post will be my 100th post.

Ask me any random, silly, nonsensical question that pops into your head. Have you always wondered what color my eyes are? Do you want to know if I ever received a proposal of marriage? Would I think nearly drowning a romantic experience?

Although I do reserve the right to ignore any questions I don't deem proper. :P

Have fun! I'm so excited for your questions. And please, ask as many questions as you like. The more the better, I say. There's no limit! (although, you know....keep it reasonable. ;))

Farewell, my dear readers. I'm going to go fight some Orcs--er, um, read about Aragorn fighting Orcs.  Or, more precisely, work on the literature questions I have to answer for my study of The Two Towers.  

I'll be checking the comments box for your questions! :)


  1. YAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG!! :-) Congratulations on two years of beautiful blogging, Natalie! I'm glad you went back again after wanting to quit. :-D

    Haha. "Fans meeting Jonathan Crombie." It's weird what people write in the search box. :-P
    Ohh! Look! 562 views from Belgium. (I bet 99% of those are mine. I check on your blog a LOT. I just love it. :-D)


    I'll be back with questions soon!
    ~ Naomi

    1. Thanks, Naomi!!! :D Haha, I'm glad too. :) I never really wanted to quit, but I did toy with the idea at one point.

      Yes! I thought immediately of you when I saw that about Belgium. :) awwwww, thank you! I'm so glad you love my blog.

      Good! I can't wait for your questions!

    2. Here are my questions:
      1. Have ever song a solo in front of 50+ people?
      2. Whose wedding dress did you like better- Grace Kelly's or Kate Middleton's?
      3. Are you a fast typer?
      4. Winter or Summer?
      5. Do you tend to wear red on/around Christmas day?
      6. Night owl or Morning person?

      ~ Naomi

    3. Thanks, Naomi! Those are great!

    4. Super beautiful new header, by the way! MARY CRAWLEY'S DRESSSS. :-) And Pride and Prejudice!!!! YES. I APPROVE. :-)

  2. Congratulations!!!! Two whole years! That's wonderful! I love your description of the number 2! "Tiny and precious!" Your blog is precious, Natalie! And I'm very glad you didn't give up on it! :)

    I don't have time to think of a list of questions right now, but I plan to be back...hopefully with some good ones.

    Have fun killing orcs! Haha! (I enjoyed that little reference to The Lord of the Rings at the end of your post. That was just cool.) :D

    Happy birthday, RaindropsonRosesandWhiskersonKittens!!!! :)

    ~Miss March

    1. Thank you, Miss March!!!!! Awww, you're so sweet. :) I'm very glad, too!

      I'll look forward to your questions! Heehee, yes. I'm really enamored with LOTR right now. ;)

  3. Haha. For some reason that last gif of Aragorn made me laugh a lot. I'm not even sure why. ;-)

    Congratulations on two years!!! Happy birthday, little bloggie! :-) I found it interesting to see the search keywords people used -- I haven't looked at my own for a loooong time, but I used to fairly often and I'd always crack up at what was there. Stuff like "a stinkin ant bit me" (which is a quote from National Velvet). ;-P

    I'll be back with some questions for ya!


    1. Haha, I laughed at it too, Emma! And that search keyword you mentioned is so funny!

      Thank you SO much!!! I can't wait for your questions! :)

  4. Happy blogaversary!

    I love AMAs. Though I always go blank on good questions and have to come back later when I think of good ones. So... I might be back, hee. For now, here are some:

    Did you consider any other names for your blog, or was "Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens" always your plan?

    Do you think Mr. Woodhouse and Miss Bates would make a good couple?

    What are some classics you wish the BBC would make (or remake) a new miniseries of?

    What's your favorite flower?

    Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

    Okay, that's all I have for now. I will likely be back with more!

    1. Thanks so much, Hamlette!!
      What do you mean you go blank on good questions? Those are great questions! :)
      But I understand. I always go blank too. I can never get past boring questions like "what's your favorite color?"
      I'll look forward to more if you think of them!

    2. Well, I had your post open for like half an hour to come up with those, lol. So they were better than my "I have 5 minutes to do this. Ummmmm..." usual response.

      More questions:

      Would you rather live in a castle or a palace?

      Do you have any nicknames you'd be willing to share?

      How do you define "comfort food"?

      PB&J: God's greatest gift to modern man, or a boring fall-back?

      When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Have your aspirations changed?

  5. Happy two year anniversary for your blog Natalie! Although I'm quite busy right now, I will definitely try to make some time to send you some questions. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Anna!!! And yay! :D I'll look forward to your questions. And don't worry, I think there'll be at least 2 weeks before the big post. ;)

  6. Alright! I'm back with some questions. :)

    1. What made you want to start a blog?
    2. Did you feel strange mentioning the idea of a blog to your parents?
    3. Do you have a lot of story ideas in your head? (About how many?)
    5. What's one movie, based on a book, that you would like to see a better adaption of?
    6. Do you have your driver's license yet?
    7. Is there a particular movie hero (or heroine) that you do NOT like?
    8. Oh! And DID you ever receive a proposal of marriage? :D

    This is not a question for your Ask Me Anything post, but I was just wondering. Will you be posting about Arthur in your upcoming seven posts? Because, you know, I've been waiting to hear about him for quite some time now. ;) Alright, so I guess it hasn't been that long. But you know what they say, the sooner the better! :)

    Have a lovely day, Natalie!

    ~Miss March

    1. Thank you, those are great questions!! :D

      Awww, yes! I am planning on that being one of my next upcoming posts. And thank you!!! Your asking about him makes me so happy! I love that he already has a fan. ;)

      You have a lovely day, too!

  7. Oh goody! I'm really looking forward to reading your post on Arthur! Character posts are so much fun! :D

    You changed your header again! I was growing rather fond of the other one, but this one SO lovely, too! I like it!! Your headers are all so pretty!

    1. Thank you, Miss March! I loved the other one, too. But, alas, summer is going away-time for a fall header! ;)

  8. I know what you mean by not getting any comments, it is depressing. So, do you know anyone else with red hair? That is my only question.
    Congratulations on nearing 100 posts. I might get there some day too.

    1. Haha, thanks Isaac. It does take a long time sometimes. I found the best way to get people to comment on your blog is to comment on other blogs so as to "make yourself known." Obviously you're doing that, so that's great! Hopefully you'll get more comments soon!
      Thank you for the question! It made me laugh. :D

  9. Oh, congratulations, Natalie! :-) You do have a rather swell blog. ;-D (And your new header is very pretty, by the way. I want me a pair of them boots.)
    I hope this doesn't sound mean, but that picture about no one leaving comments made me laugh so hard. I'm not sure why, I just found it really funny. :-P
    *received hug* Aw, I love hugs. :-D
    Woohoo, Australia is second! Haha, that's probably half me. ;-)
    Haha, oh my gosh, that gif of Aragorn.....I'm still laughing. I'm not sure why I find it funny but it's just....haha, I don't know. Hilarious. :-P (I love the Two Towers. The only sliiiight downside is that the chapters about the Ents are rather llllloooonnnggg and tedious. :-P)
    Hmm, let me think up some questions....I'll try to be creative.
    ~If given the chance, would you go sky diving?
    ~Would you rather spend a weekend with Dianna Barry or Phillipa Gordon? (I'm pretty sure that's her name....)
    ~Have you ever painted your fingernails a crazy colour? If not, would you?
    ~Do people normally guess your age spot-on, think you are younger than what you are, or think you are older than what you are? (That sounds long and complicated, but I hope it makes sense. :-P)
    ~If you could meet any actor and actress, who would they be?
    ~Does texting language (eg. lol, idk) annoy you?
    ~What's your biggest pet peeve?
    ~What would you do if a strange boy winked at you? (And then later ended up pulling your hair and calling you carrots.....)
    Okay, I could get carried away but I think those questions are sufficient. (It's actually a lot of fun thinking up questions. :-P)
    ~Miss Meg March

    1. Thank you, Miss Meg! I want those boots, too! Aren't they adorable?
      Don't worry it makes me laugh too! :)
      Heehee, yes. I thought of you and Evie when I saw that. :)
      Thanks so much for all your questions.They are great! (especially the last-haha)

    2. cough*sheepishgrin* I don't know what you're talking aboutcough :P
      Seriously tho.. probably true! =D

    3. Hahaha! Aww, well, I appreciate that you like my blog that much! So encouraging. :D

  10. Congratulations on two years--that's quite a long time, y'know! :)
    So, here are a few questions I just thought up on the spur of the moment:
    1. What's your all-time favorite movie?
    2. If you could pick one single song for your personal "theme song," what would it be?
    3. Do you have any siblings?
    4. Are you a C.S. Lewis fan? If so, which of the Narnia books is your favorite?
    5. This is kind of complicated, but I hope it makes sense: If you could get a chance to be put in charge of one book-to-movie adaptation, which would it be, and why? You could choose a remake of an adaptation you think wasn't done properly, or you could choose a book that's never been made into a movie before. Like, for example, if it were me, I would choose to be in charge of a new Mansfield Park movie because the last two were so awful (IMHO). :)

    1. It is!! Thank you so much, Jessica!
      Those are wonderful questions. :)

  11. DIS POST MAKE ME HAPPY. (I read and squealed over it a number of days ago, but decided to wait on commenting until I had my questions. But I haven't been ignoring it, I promise!) First of all, Happy Happy Birthday to your blog!! And please, nevereverever stop blogging. Pretty please with whipped cream, a cherry, and a monetary bribe on top.

    Second, your new header! *gasp* It's gorgeous! And YOU CHANGED YOUR PROFILE PICTURE TO ARWEN AND I'M PRETTY SURE I JUST DIED. I don't know exactly why this makes me so ridiculously happy…I guess because we've bonded over a bunch of other stories and it's just really happy that you're into LotR now. Because ISN'T IT LIKE THE BESTEST?!

    Okay, now, the post.

    The gifs and pictures were all wonderful and I may or may not have stolen some of them *cough cough*. (Ohh, you've seen Inside Out?! What did you think? That could count as a question…Also, who's your favorite character?)

    Now, my questions:

    ~ If Much, Allan, Will, Guy, and Robin all proposed to you, which would you accept and which would you feel bad about rejecting? (Evil laugh…REVENGE IS SWEET;D)
    ~ What ten songs can you be found listening to on a regular basis?
    ~ Which is your favorite of Marian's dresses?
    ~ Who is your LEAST favorite of Jane Austen's heroes?
    ~ One book/movie/song everyone in the blogosphere seems to love but you?
    ~ Favorite food to eat for lunch?
    ~ Do you have a Goodreads account? If so, do you do a lot on it, or not so much? ('Cause--ahem--I'm going to try to be on it more often--just sayin')
    ~ Have you watched the webseries Emma Approved? If you have? Who are your top three favorite characters?
    ~ Five favorite quotes from the LotR books so far? :D

    Aaaand that's all I got for now. Can't wait for the answer post!:D

    1. Thank you so much, Olivia!! Aww, my word, you are so sweet. Well....I promise I won't stop blogging in the near future. I really can't say for my whole life, though. ;)
      Thanks! And yes! I had a feeling you would be excited about that.....YES IT IS THE BEST! I will have to blog about it sometime. :)

      Thanks so much for all your questions! I did see Inside Out! I'll save my answers for the post. :)
      HAHAHA, I wondered if you'd ask me that!!!!!! I actually laughed aloud when I saw that. Thank you for that moment of joy. ;)

  12. Ooooh, you redid your header!! Very pretty for fall.... :) And congratulations, m'dear!! ;D This last year has been positively lovely and I'm so looking forward to the next! :D

    Oh my. So many other folks have already put in so many wonderful questions.... I'll see if I can come up with at least one good one and pop it in before tooooo long. (I'm a bit handicapped, you see, knowing certain details. ;P) Are you planning to do a couple posts with the answers?

    1. Thank you so much, Heidi! Eee, yes, me as well! It's been such a wonderful year for blogging and getting to know my blogging friends. :)
      I'm not sure yet. I might do multiple posts since I've gotten so many questions! But we'll see. I'll look forward to yours!

    2. Okay, what I REEEEAAAALLY want to ask is who gets the girl in your WIP? Does anyone get the girl??? ;D But don't worry. I know that's off bounds so I won't ask it and thus spare you the pain of having to refuse to answer. ;D (Oh dear, I have a vague feeling I'm paraphrasing two things there, but I can't think what. ;)) *hem -- clearing throat and trying to be rational*

      Here are three:
      What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?
      Your second favorite color?
      What was the first "romantic" book you read?

      There. Those should be well within bounds. ;D *goes off grinning*

    3. Oh my my, Heidi, that is a dangerous question to ask. ;) Heehee. I so much wish I could tell you--buuut, that would be spoiling, and I'm determined to not give my future readers any spoilers. ;) Plus it's so fun to watch you all try to figure it out. heehee

      Thanks for the questions-they're perfect!

  13. I laughed soooo hard! Aragorn's YOLO is the most inspiring thing!
    I just turned eighteen. On your next milestone birthday, what would you do if you were crazy?
    I said I would get a pixie cut, dye it bright blond, and get a tattoo of Joshua 1:9.

    1. Hahaha, isn't it? Thank you for your comment and the question! :)

  14. Yes yes yes I just gasped with delight when I saw your new header! =D It's really truly beautiful!
    Ok questions.
    - If you could learn any instrument what would it be?
    - What's the wierdest thing you have ever heard about Australia?
    - Would you consider coming to Australia?
    - If you could live in a fantasy world for a day which one? why?
    - Favourite gif?
    - Current desktop wallpaper?

    1. Really?? Thank you so much, Evie! I'm glad you like it! :D

      Those are great questions-thanks! And haha, thanks for the Malaysia info. ;)

  15. Oh and Malaysia is near Indonesia which is near Australia =D

  16. Posts like these are so exciting!

    SO MANY GOOD QUESTIONS!!! I really can't wait to read all your answers. :)

    And now for mine:

    Do you enjoy exercising? If so what is your favorite form?

    Do you enjoy trying out new things?

    Are you a night owl or a morning lark?

    Would you prefer attending the Kentucky Derby or a rodeo?

    1. Oh, thank you so much for the questions, Eowyn! :D I'm so excited to answer them!


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