Monday, March 24, 2014

Thank You Buzzfeed

I am a Facebook lurker. I check out all the information that my friends and acquaintances deem important enough to share with the world. I enjoy reading about the restaurants they eat at, looking at their really cute kids, and I even jealously watch their cool adventures.

I rarely post anything myself, but I have recently become addicted to buzzfeed quizzes. I think my niece showed me the first one I ever took. It was Which Harry Potter character are you? She got Neville Longbottom. I had to take the quiz. I picked a movie, a magical creature, a drink, favorite food, song, a TV show, and other things too. And at the end of it all, I got . . .

Neville Longbottom

  1. You’re awkward and clumsy and hate being the center of attention. But you’re brave and big-hearted and people can always trust you to help them out in a bad situation.

Many people say that my niece and I are a lot alike, so I guess it's not a surprise that we're both Neville Longbottom.  But what really hooked me was the description buzzfeed included.  It hooked me in.  It was almost completely accurate. So I took another quiz.

For example, what actress would play me in the movie version of my life?
I got: Mindy Kaling
Ilya S. Savenok

Sharp, witty, and effervescent, you’re always looking to make new friends. You’re career-driven but have a vibrant social life outside your job, so you need someone who can generate some chuckles, but with style. Miss Mindy Kaling is the perfect casting choice.

I don't really know Mindy Kaling very well but once again, the description is almost accurate and I love it.

But that was only the beginning. Any time anyone posted a new quiz, I took it. I discovered many things about myself.

I learned that the country I actually should live in is Switzerland.  I'm a pumpernickel bagel. The period in history I really belong to is Revolutionary France. My mythical creature is a unicorn.  And most importantly, the grade I'm getting in life?  A B-. That's right, I'm only a little above average.

So even though I know they mean nothing, I remain addicted to these quizzes. I read somewhere that the creators of these gems start at the end with the answers and work their way backwards through such fun choices as pick an animal in a sweater, or a city to live in.

The quizzes are fun to take and I can't wait to find out which Breakfast Club character I am, which wine I should drink, and which romantic comedy best defines my life . . .


  1. Well, I am Hermione Granger - my DH says "Duh!"
    (Haven't you ever read 'Hogwarts, a History'?")

    Hermione Granger: You’re extremely intelligent and well-read. You’re respectful of rules and authority but you have your own firm principles and opinions. You like to be right all the time but you’re also very just, kind and empathetic.

    I was kind of handicapped because I am not up on pop culture and was not familiar with a lot of the songs, movies, and TV shows.

  2. My DH got Neville Longbottom! I am surrounded by Nevilles!

    We did it again, trying for Harry, but we got Ginny Weasley instead.

    People might underestimate you but you’re stronger than you appear. You’re stubborn, witty, adventurous, and always up for a challenge.