Admin page: 100 things about me…

Akunthita - TBB ProfileHello, there!!! And welcome to my blog!In case you were curious who is behind this website and the yellow crash-test dummy; my real name is Anna, but I go by “akunthita” or “thita” on most LEGO forums, and I’m the queen admin around here at theBrickBlogger. I hate writing official “about me”-s, so instead here is a bunch of random stuff to satisfy your curiosity. If you have questions just email me or leave a comment at the end!

  1. My favorite LEGO themes are castle and fantasy, and recently I also got into trains.
  2. I collect LEGO 2×2 bricks; currently I have 53 different colors, including some very rare ones.
  3. I received my first LEGO set when I was 7-years-old.
  4. I don’t like mixing LEGO and cloth (capes, flags, etc.), even if it is an official LEGO part.
  5. I have a Bricklink store; Sunshine State Bricks.
  6. I share most of my LEGO stuff at my flickr gallery.
  7. I can’t stand stickered LEGO parts, but love when they are printed!
  8. I own over 500 minifigs in my personal collection.
  9. I really like the now discontinued DUPLO Castle and DUPLO Pirate lines.
  10. I keep my LEGO very organized, but building can get messy.
  11. I collect the little plastic-tub Creator sets. I have all 16 released.
  12. I have been a vegetarian since I was 18-years-old.
  13. I’m left-handed.
  14. I have never flown first class.
  15. Currently I’m a black belt in Cuong Nhu, and train regularly.
  16. I have almost drowned three times.
  17. I have bungee jumped in Squamish, BC, Canada one time.
  18. I have been on a cruise twice; both times on Royal Caribbean.
  19. I have eaten fire.
  20. I have walked barefoot on fire for 50 feet.
  21. I have had a cinder-block broken over my chest with a sledge-hammer while lying on a bed of nails. Yeah, don’t ask!
  22. I once fasted on fruit and water for 90 days and twice for 30 days.
  23. I have poor night-vision.
  24. I’m an awesome vegetarian cook and even better baker.
  25. I have elaborate dreams – like being in the movies all night!
  26. I own a Sunset Orange Honda Element.
  27. I used to be an eBay PowerSeller.
  28. The biggest thing I bought on eBay was my car.
  29. The biggest thing I sold on eBay was an Avion travel-trailer.
  30. I own a Trek bike.
  31. I have been to India once.
  32. I have played paintball.
  33. I have snorkeled in Haiti.
  34. I know how to use a shotgun and a handgun.
  35. I have driven a tank.
  36. I’m a non-drinker, non-smoker, non-drug user.
  37. I have been to the Bahamas.
  38. I have been to SeaWorld twice and Discovery Cove once.
  39. I have been to Mexico three times.
  40. I have been horse-back riding only once.
  41. I drink at least a half a gallon of water every day.
  42. I used to have two parakeets; one green/yellow and one blue/white.
  43. I have been to Trinidad.
  44. I speak English, Hungarian and German a bit.
  45. I have lived in an ashram as a monk for 8 years.
  46. I have never been on a big rollercoaster, only the older wooden ones.
  47. I have been surrounded by wild dolphins while swimming in the Atlantic.
  48. I once delivered phonebooks.
  49. I briefly worked at a factory that was making parts for tanks.
  50. I have worked at a vegetarian restaurant for three years.
  51. I have helped building the Smoke Bluff Park Trails in Squamish, BC, Canada.
  52. I have all my wisdom teeth, and my tonsils.
  53. I’m a good at all the artsy-craftsy stuff.
  54. Even I can’t read my handwriting!
  55. I know how to pan for gold.
  56. I have been to a traditional Native American sweat-lodge ceremony twice.
  57. I have encountered an alligator while canoeing in Florida.
  58. I have been to several multi-day bike tours.
  59. I have read the Bible, the Koran, the Book of Mormon, and the Bhagavad-Gita.
  60. I had volunteered at an archeological excavation.
  61. I have volunteered at a youth correctional facility.
  62. I’m the oldest of nine siblings.
  63. I’m good at fixing things – yeah, I know – a Jedi trait!
  64. I have helped building a cob-house.
  65. I tan easily.
  66. I do not have a television.
  67. I have no memory before the age of four.
  68. I never had braces.
  69. I’m allergic to chemical cleaning supplies.
  70. I used to be a real bookworm, now not as much.
  71. I have played roulette in Las Vegas.
  72. I have seen three of the Cirque de Soleil shows.
  73. I like to sleep on the floor.
  74. I don’t like icy drinks.
  75. I don’t mind rodents, but some bugs freak me out.
  76. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books.
  77. I love warm-weather places!
  78. I have never broken any bones.
  79. I can whistle – a little.
  80. I can never tell right from left.
  81. I always had trouble with numbered streets.
  82. I wash my darks and whites together.
  83. I’m a late afternoon person; 4 PM to sunset is my favorite part of the day.
  84. I feel more comfortable around kids than adults.
  85. I haven’t seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; stinky, toothless guys are not my thing.
  86. I only know how to hand-sew and would love to learn how to use a sewing-machine.
  87. I can play the piano, acoustic guitar and flute a little bit and harmonium pretty good.
  88. I love playing Frisbee.
  89. My favorite ice-cream flavor is “St. Augustine Mud”.
  90. I have been to four continents: North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
  91. I have been to 12 countries.
  92. I believe there are wars on this planet because grown-ups take themselves way too seriously.
  93. I never liked zoos; always wanted to open up the cages!
  94. So far I have counted 35 different birds in our back-yard.
  95. My favorite quote is: “Allow space for magic to occur.”
  96. My hubby is an NLP (Non-LEGO-Person), but he has great taste and great eye for details.
  97. Ours is a DINK household (Dual-Income-No-Kids).
  98. The movie “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” was a turning-point in my life.
  99. I’m obsessed with round numbers so had to add this in…
  100. …and I love smilies! 🙂

If you read this far you deserve a cookie! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Just email me or leave a comment below!


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Meneldur January 19, 2015 at 8:57 PM

Wha? LEGO Stalkers!

Meneldur January 19, 2015 at 9:01 PM

Just got Attack on Laketown. Actually, the same afternoon I went to see the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Two more sets to go.
I’m hoping beyond hope that they release a BoftA LEGO video game to top off the toy line. I’m just having so much fun with the Hobbit game!

admin January 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Yeah, I have heard that game is really fun. 🙂

Meneldur January 22, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Hey Admin! How’s it goin?
Just wanted to let you know, I think I won’t be able to write that Avengers article. As much as I’d like to, I have to take the SAT this Sat. as well as work. And I’ve started some online classes. Soooo….my schedule’s a little busy.
I don’t want you to be stuck waiting for me to send it. It’d probably be best if you or someone else did it. Or else it’ll be ancient news by the time I finish my article!

admin January 22, 2015 at 12:36 PM

Thanks for letting me know. Good luck with your test! 🙂

Martin April 17, 2016 at 3:31 AM

Hi ,

I hope you already saw this, but in case not: my team and I made something you will love. An easy way to convert IKEA shelves into giant LEGO bricks. It is a clip on door panel, we want to finance via Kickstarter – the qlib.

To spread the word amount the AFOL community, we kindly ask you to share our project. Please find attached the links to our press material. I’m also available for a personal interview and any of your questions.

We are grateful for your support!

Best regards,
Martin (28 MB) (0,3 MB) (370 MB)

Ernest August 23, 2017 at 5:15 AM

Hey admin, long time no see! I finally finished my first public exam early this year and I am going to study medicine in university soon. I was so busy due to school work, so I couldn’t write any articles in the past. How’re you doing recently?

admin August 23, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Ernest, wow! That’s so weird! Just out of the blue, I was thinking of you yesterday, wondering how you were doing! And now, here you are! Congratulations for finishing your exam! That’s a huge accomplishment! Everything is good here, and the LEGO hobby is bigger than ever with so many fantastic new sets and all. Do you still have time to build sometime? 🙂

Ernest August 29, 2017 at 9:38 AM

Yes of course! LEGO is my passion and I build all the time! I would really like to get my hands on the new LEGO Ninjago City set, which looks so awesome and it fits in well with my modular cities. I might have time to write a few articles sometime in the future too. Good to hear from you! 🙂

admin August 29, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Great to year from you too! Yeah, Ninjago City is awesome! I haven’t built it yet, but definitely plan to. You’re always welcome to write whenever you are inspired. 🙂

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