Friday, January 28, 2011

Playing Dressup & my Love for Q-tips

A few months ago, the sweet and stylish ML of Twenty York Street tagged me with the Stylish Blogger Award.  Last week I was bit by the stylish bug again courtesty of the beautiful and honest Ash of Pink Beautiful Love and the funky and pretty Mel of Melrose (thanks so much ladies!)  Now I must share seven facts about myself.  Last time I wrote from the heart so this time I will keep it light and fun.
1.  I love playing dressup.  When we were growing up, my younger sister and I had a treasure trunk full of play clothes.  We were constantly using our imaginations to create outfits from our fantasy worlds.  I still have that youthful love for playing dressup (after all isn't that what haute couture is all about?)

2.  I can't whistle.  No matter how hard I try or how many of my friends coach me, the most I can manage is a pathetic wheezing noise.  Due to my jealousy for whistlers I am annoyed when I hear someone whistling a cheerful tune (drat there's that evil green eyed monster again!) {we heart it}

3.  I love nerds.  Over the weekend, I hosted a games night and we played How well do you Know Your Partner? One of the questions asked was "would you rather date a chess player or an athlete?"  I was the only one who chose a chess player.  Maybe it's because I was a chess club member in elementary school  or due to the fact that books and brains turn me on, but everyone I've dated has been slightly on the dorky side (at least I don't get ignored because the football game is on!) {we heart it}

4.  I am chronically addicted to sweets.  Chocolate, sour, cupcakes, hard name it and I obsess over it.  My Dad bought me Dylan Lauren's candy book for Christmas and it has filled me with inspiration and candy desire.  For Valentine's Dad, I'm going to use her recipe for chocolate fondue for a romantic evening in and I can't wait! {we heart it}

5.  The boy and I met at a speed-dating event a year ago on February 4th.  I was still mourning the end of a long term relationship and wanted to try something fun.  I wasn't taking it seriously, at the worst I thought I could write a humourous article about the strange characters I had met (and believe me they were strange!)  The event was for individuals aged 26-36 and since I was only 21, I didn't think they would let me in.  However they informed me that older men love younger women (I'm now a walking billboard of this fact) so I forged onwards.  The boy and I hit it off right away and I asked him to come out dancing with me afterwards.  Being the maneater that I am (ha!) I kissed him and the rest is history.  Now we live together in a beautiful condo with our two cats and are planning for our future.  Lesson of the story is: don't rule out anything as an option when it comes to dating!

6.  TV influences my career decisions.  The first time I watched Legally Blonde, I thought I was destined to be a pink power suit wearing, chihuahua owning lawyer. When I was in High School, I toured Columbia Law School in New York and I fell in love with the campus.  In University, I started prepping for my LSATs.  The only problem was that I'm very shy when it comes to public speaking so the thought of presenting my case in front of a judge and an audience terrified me.  My next dream was to become a criminal profiler after watching all the seasons of Criminal Minds.  Problem is that just the show gives me nightmares, let alone working with bonafide criminals! Now I'm thinking that being a singer is in the stars from me, from watching Glee.  The only problem guessed it- even the showerhead moans when I start my tone-deaf wailing!  {}

7.  I have an unhealthy obsession with Q-tips.  My Mum and I joke that they are better than men and we thought about putting faces and mustaches on the tips of them...but we thought this might be borderline serial killer territory!  I use Q-tips on a daily basis probably pushing them too far down my ears (it feels so good!)  Let's hope that my love for Q-tips doesn't cost me my hearing! {}
Now for the fun part.  I am tagging the following ten bloggers to share seven fun and honest facts about themselves!

Tag you're it!


  1. Fun facts! Thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for passing along the award. That's sweet of you. :)

  2. Thanks for tagging me. I kind of do the same thing when it comes to careers. Tvs, and movies make me want to do crazy things. I use q-tips constantly for everything. I clean in between the keys on my keyboard with them, and I really like using them to apply eye make-up.
    My Heart Blogged

  3. Heheheheheh I love all your facts! I can't whistle either, and it drives me CRAZY. But I can actually make the whistling sound...I just can't whistle a tune. That's almost worse. I'd rather just not be able to whistle at all. That cake looks delicious. Like, I want to go and replicate it in my kitchen right now. I wanted to work with criminals (maybe perhaps a little bit because of what I saw on TV), so I majored in criminology. Most jobs available to a crim major are not the fabulous ones we see on TV! I actually wanted to be a detective, but you have to do something like 10 years of regular police work first--not really my thing. Criminal profilers usually work for the FBI, and I don't think I qualify for the FBI right off the bat because my eyesight isn't good enough. UGH. I can't sing to save my life, but I think I have a better chance of being a singer!

    Okay, anyway, enough about me! Thank you for passing on the love! I know what at least two of my facts are going to be right now.

  4. Ohh wow i love all your fact especially how you and "the boy" met. Thats so cool...maybe I should try speed dating lol. I also love sweets too. OMG we love all the same shows...Criminal Minds is one of my favorites..i think the nerdy one is soooo hot! Thanks so much for passing this awesome award on to me!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  5. I totally forgot about that I can whistle.. hahahaha
    love your photos.. you hair looks sooo cute
    Lee x

  6. mmmm rainbow cake!


  7. total fun post. i want to see those dress up outfits better! they look a riot.


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