Christmas Part 2 2013

Decided to post one of my favorite selfies with this tag because I wanted an image with this tag to stand out.

Hello everyone! So I saw this Get to Know Me Tag over at Eve Estelle’s blog Edge of Night that I’ve been meaning to do, because it looked like fun and I wanted to do something so that you all can learn a little bit more about me. So here we go!

Vital Stats

Name: Lorrane Simmon (My real name. But you guys know me as my nickname on my blog.)

Nicknames: Raney (This is the name I normally go by on my blog), Rainy Day (A nickname given to me at a Christian daycare I went to in elementary school , a play on my name because of rainy weather. Haha, very funny, right?), and Little Sissie (The current nickname my older sister uses for me. We come up with different nicknames for each other all the time, but they change quite frequently. For example, one of my nicknames my sister had for me in elementary school was Pool Shark because at the time I was learning how to play Pool and was really good at it to where I beat every I played against, even the person who’d taught me how to play.)

Place of Birth:  Reading, Pennsylvania in the United States of America.


Best Friends: A girl from elementary school who lived in the neighborhood I live in now where I grew up. Her Mom and Dad would have football parties at their house and all of us kids would go over there and play in the backyard. When we first moved into the neighborhood, they had a pool so we’d all swim. But then the pool was replaced with a trampoline so we’d take turns jumping on it. I was a bit of a tomboy in elementary school so a lot of my friends were guys so she was one of the few close friends I had in elementary school.

Award: I haven’t really ever been given any awards. I mean in elementary school, I received awards for getting all A’s and B’s in my classes, but that was about it.

Sport: My sister and I took gymnastics whenever we were really little. But other than that, I didn’t really do too many other sports besides the stuff we did in gym class and daycare except for whenever I was taught how to play tennis by my grandmother in middle school, which is a sport I still know how to play now and want to play more often. Oh, and I know baseball too, probably because of daycare or something, though I don’t know where I learned the rules of it or anything.

Real Holiday: I’m not really sure how to answer this. I would have to say the first holiday I remember celebrating would either be Easter, Halloween, or Christmas. But I’m not sure which of these holidays I have a real memory of celebrating first.

Concert: It would have to be the Skillet concert I went to at Carowinds because I hadn’t really gone to any other concerts until after that one.


I’m probably going to end up picking more than one favorite for all of these options because I know I enjoy more than one of each of these things already and more than one have a special place in my heart.

Film: All of the Disney films I enjoyed as a child would have to go here, such as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, etc. But I’ve also enjoyed watching the Narnia films, the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Harry Potter, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Freaky Friday, and The Parent Trap, just to name a few more. There are more movies I’ve enjoyed watching, but can’t currently think of them right now.

TV Shows: Like with favorite film, I have multiple answers to this question. Some of the shows I enjoyed as a child include Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, Avatar the Last Airbender, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, The Fairly OddParents, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and ChalkZone. The TV shows I like now include The Bachelor/The Bachelorette (yes, I watch trash TV from time to time, I dare you to judge me), Dancing With the Stars, Flip or Flop, Criminal Minds, and How to Get Away With Murder.

Color: Blue is my favorite, followed by purple as my second. But the color silver is also up there with me too.

Song: I have a lot of favorite songs, honestly. These include “Stronger Than You Think” by Fireflight, “The Phoenix” and “The Mighty Fall” by Fall Out Boy, “Demons,” “Warriors,” “Bleeding Out,” “I’m So Sorry,” and “I Bet My Life” by Imagine Dragons, “Awake and Alive,” “Not Gonna Die,” “It’s Not Me It’s You,” “Never Surrender,” and “The Last Night” by Skillet, “My Demons,” “Halo,” “Down With the Fallen,” and “Dark On Me” by Starset, “Far Too Young to Die” and “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” by Panic! At the Disco, “Blown Away,” “Something in the Water,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “Flat on the Floor,” and “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, “Til It Happens to You,” and “Applause” by Lady Gaga, “Honey, I’m Good” and “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Andy Grammer, “Losing Grip,” “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “Anything But Ordinary,” “Fall to Pieces,” “Girlfriend,” “When You’re Gone,” “Innocence,” “Keep Holding On,” “What the Hell,” “Goodbye,” “Bad Reputation,” and “Here’s to Never Growing Up” by Avril Lavigne, “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic, “Chasing the Sun” by The Wanted, and “Falling and Flying,” “Feather in the Wind,” “Hard,” “Long Lost Child,” “California,” “Crazy Love,” “Anchor,” “All About Your Heart,” “All the Pennies,” “Hourglass,” “I Do Adore,” and “I Take Flight” by Mindy Gledhill.

Wow, sorry guys. I feel like I might’ve almost listed my whole playlist for you. But yeah, I really love music and these are some of many of my favorite songs and songwriters.

Restaurant: Well, I really love Japanese steakhouses as well as Italian food and pizza places. But some of my favorite places around me to go and eat are Yamatos, Olive Garden, Tokyo Grill, Hu Hot Mongolian Grill, Bellacino’s, Deno’s, Jalisco’s, Wings & Ale, and Hudson’s. I enjoy eating at these places because they typically have food I really like.

Books: Surprisingly, this list probably won’t be as long as my songs list, but we’ll see. But some of my favorite books include the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, the Uglies trilogy and Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield, and Dracula by Bram Stoker. Some of these books became favorites the first time I read them while others I didn’t realize had a place in my heart until I reread them again. Dracula is a book I make my point to read almost once every year whenever the mood to read it strikes me and is a story I never get enough of.


Feeling: Like I’ve been working on this post for a really long time. I don’t even remember when I started working on it. I think it’s because I spent such a long time listing my favorite songs. But anyway, I’m also feeling okay. Mostly sleepy and hungry. Sleepy because I always feel like I don’t get enough sleep anymore and I have a headache so I might be taking a nap later. And hungry because my Mom just heated up some of the pizza she got at Wings & Ale that she really likes and it smells really good. So I might be hitting that up too.

Single or Taken: I’m technically single. But even though I just got out of a relationship five months ago (really, it’s been five months? Hmmm, time sure does pass.), I still feel like my heart is taken. So for this question, I’m going to say my relationship status feels complicated because that’s the best way I can think of describing how I currently feel about my love life right now. Maybe a couple months from now things will be different, but will just have to wait and see.

Eating: Nothing at the moment. But I’ll probably be stuffing pizza or something else in my face soon enough.

Watching: I’m just going to use the same response Eve used for hers that she got from Faith because it really seems like the only appropriate answer to this: “I’m watching letters appear on the screen in front of me.”

Wearing: PJ’s. Because I feel too lazy to change into real clothes anyway.


Want children: At some point in time. After I start my career, have a place to call my own and am married to the person I plan on spending the rest of my life with. Because I want to be financially stable and be able to afford having children before I have any.

Want to be married: Well, I don’t want to be alone for the rest of my life. But I want to be married to someone who truly makes me feel loved and really cares about my well-being and who I can love just as equally in return. And someone who says they won’t leave me and actually means it. So the day I meet a man whose completely honest about his feelings for me and makes actual promises he intends on keeping is the day I’ll get married.

Careers in mind: I don’t have anything specific in mind yet with what I want to do. But what I know for sure is that I enjoy writing so as long as I have the opportunity to do that then I’m fine with whatever career I end up having. But some options I am considering include being a journalist, author, or blogger. But there are many more opportunities I need to look into before I make any sort of decision.

Where do you want to live: Hmmmm, I don’t know. I mean, I don’t have anywhere particular in mind. Though I wouldn’t mind living in Pennsylvania or Boston because I’d be closer to family. But I really don’t have anywhere particular I’m interested in living as long as I have a way of getting back and forth to where I need to go because I don’t have a driver’s license.

Do You Believe In

God: Hmmmm, this question I honestly have a difficult time answering. I’m not overly religious or anything and I do believe there is a higher power. But at the same time, I have a hard time believing that one being created the universe we live in. If anything, I believe that God had to have help in creating the world we live in because I have a hard time believing he did everything by himself. So yes, but I’m not convinced that he’s the only higher power in our universe.

Miracles: Yes because miraculous things happen every day of our lives. A lot of them are things that can be difficult to explain, but I really do believe anything is possible.

Love at first sight: Yes and no. I believe a person can be physically attracted to someone at first sight based on physical appearance. But I don’t really think it’s possible for someone to immediately fall in love with a person the moment they meet them. I do believe love is something that can happen quickly because of my own experiences, but I think it does take a little bit of time for a person to realize those feelings. Doesn’t mean it can’t happen, but I don’t think it’s something that’s immediate.

Ghosts: Yes because I believe our universe is too small for only humans and animals to be the only creatures that encompass our world. But I also believe in supernatural and paranormal things because I believe anything is possible and because I’m open minded to such things because I’ve had friends who’ve had paranormal experiences.

Aliens: Pretty much the same answer I used above because our world is too big that I believe it’s possible.

Soul Mates: I believe that there is a person for everyone. But I also believe that we could all have multiple soul mates, but that the only way we meet any of them is by chance or what life decides to bring to you. Or you could have multiple soul mates because you meet so many people that you have a connection with, such as your close friends. But yes, I do believe in the idea of everyone having a soul mate.

Heaven: Yes, because the idea that you could be with your loved ones who’ve already passed once you die sounds really appealing to me.

Hell: Yes, but I’m not one hundred percent convinced that hell is made out of fire. I believe everyone’s hell is based on their personal weather hatred with heat and cold. As in, I believe people sentenced to hell who prefer the cold and hate warmth would be placed in a warmer climate to maximize their suffering.

Kissing on the first date: I really think this depends on how the first date goes and the person I’m with. If the date goes really well and there’s an obvious connection, I’d be perfectly fine with it. But if the date is horrible and the person I’m with I realize I’m not really into or if I’m just not ready for it then no. Just really depends for me on the date as a whole and the person I’m with on the date.

Yourself: Not really. I’m really hard on myself and criticize everything I do. Even when I do things correctly, I doubt myself and question whatever it is I’ve done. Tell myself I could do better even when there’s not much else I can do. I’m my own worst critic.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and finding out more about me! Feel free to do this tag yourself whenever you feel up to it. Here’s a copy of the questions for when you do:

Vital Stats



Place of Birth:


Best Friends:



Real Holiday:




TV Shows:







Single or Taken:






Want children:

Want to be married:

Careers in mind:

Where do you want to live:


Do You Believe In



Love at first sight:



Soul mates:



Kissing on the first date: