Thursday, January 21, 2010

Seven things about me...thanks une belle fille ♥

The very lovely Une Belle Fille has nominated me for a Kreative Blogger Award (thank you!)....I am now obliged to tell you seven things about me...

Number 1. I love my puppy Delilah; Number 2. I adore Audrey Hepburn...

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Ever since I was a little girl, I have adored Audrey Hepburn films, there is just something so utterly beautiful about her. I don't think she ever realised just how lovely she was, perhaps that's why she was so gorgeous?

My puppy Delilah is the light of my life, she is almost two years old and has made me laugh everyday since she came into my home...although a lot of pretty defenceless shoes have since departed!

Number 3. I love love love strawberries....

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In fact I eat so many of them, my boyfriend thinks this is what will happen to me... From as long as I can remember, I've had at least a punnet a week. At the height of my obsession, two punnets a day! Glutenous? Of course not. In love? Without a doubt! There is nothing better than a fresh strawberry. I prefer mine completely plain, non of this chocolate coated rubbish. Although from time to time, that is nice. Some people dust sugar on theirs, I think that's sacrilege!

Estimated cost of strawberry obsession...

Length of strawberry obession- 20 years.
Weeks- 1040.
Punnets on average- I'm guessing probably 1.5, this is taking into consideration the months of having two per day.

Total punnets-1560.
$Average Unit Cost- 4

$6240 (Holy guacamole batman, that's where my Chanel bag went! Oh well all in the name of love).

Number 4. I love geeks...

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It's just my personal opinion, but I think geeks are the cutest kind of boyfriends to have. I have been dating my geek for over five years. Here are my reasons:
  • Not only is he the love of my life, but he is also very smart. Whenever I don't know something, I ask him and he just knows the answer. Like a walking google search I tell you.
  • He was kind enough to spend many many hours of his free time creating a wiki for me (very geeky).
  • He finds the best Gossip Girl torrents around! His private torrent club thing has saved me from my Gossip Girl download delay many a time. Although I think my uploading of Gossip Girl horrifies him.
  • He can teach me things, more often than not he tries to impart his wisdom of programming onto me. A little bit has stuck, as evidenced by my wiki editing skills.
  • He accepts me for my geekiness. Although I love fashion, my profession is more than a little nerdy! And afterall we did meet in a macroeconomics lecture
Number 5. I love 80s movies...
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I don't know what it is about Molly Ringwald and John Hughes, but I find these movies so cathartic. They instantly make me feel calm. I don't know how, they're aesthetically very tacky and over the top. But at the same time very pretty to watch. I guess I am just an 80s baby through and through..

My top picks:
  • Pretty in Pink- the scene where Ducky sings in the record store is so cute! Blane is also very cute, I love the scene where he tampers with the computer (he's a geek, therefore I love him).
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Sixteen Candles
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Back to the Future trilogy (I know this isn't John Hughes, but this series is one of my favourites, I can watch these over and over again).
Number 6. I love my computer and am a little too obsessed with the internet...
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Maybe it's what happens when you spend too much time with a computer programmer? Or maybe it was what fate had in store for me? Either way I love Miss Mac and the internet. Without either I think I might be a little lost. I do love reading, however there is something so lovely about searching for something and always being able to find it, to learn something new and to create something for others to contribute to.

Number 7. I sleep on 1200 thread count sheets...
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Yes it does sound a little indulgent, but let me explain... up until a year ago I have never had my own bed, I have always slept on a hand me down from somebody else. My last bed was gifted to me by my Denmark bound little brother. It had a dent in the middle from where he used to sleep. It was so lumpy and uncomfortable, however my student induced povness forced me to endure this sleep torture for five years. Then I got a "real job" and bought the best bed and sheets I could afford. Why buy 1000 thread counts when I could get 1200 threads? I reasoned...

In my defence I purchased them online for the bargain price of $100 for a fitted sheet, top sheet and two pillow cases!

Thank you for reading, sorry this post was extremely long...I would like to nominate these lovely ladies for a Kreative Blogger Award:


  1. Congrats! I love geeks and Audrey Hepburn too, ha!

  2. Absolutely love your answers, and relate to a lot of them... especially the strawberries.
    Great blog.

  3. thank you! i loved reading this list and i adore audrey too. what's your favorite movie of hers?

  4. full picture of your cute puppy please?!?!
    i love geeky boys too! hahahahahahhahaha awkward boys are the best! so cute, macroecon lecture

    love, Patty Ann

  5. aww how sweet is the "I love geeks" part:)
    and macroeconomics rocks:X

  6. Sixteen Candles is one of my favorites, too!

  7. My favourite Audrey Hepburn movie is Roman Holiday and Funny Face.

  8. hey! i love all those things too! :)

  9. this is gorgeous, love the strawberry math! too cute!!

  10. Oh my goodness - are you my twin?!

    Feeling you on it all, from the 1200 thread sheets (let me guess, yours are Sheridan too?!) to the plain strawberries in all their glory.
    Only difference is my baby is a ragdoll cat and not a puppy! :)

    Ok, a linen tip, seeing as you seem to be a linens nerd too!
    Sheridan have finally released these to die for 100% silk pillowcases...and they're on sale at DJ's now. I got mine for $70 each, down from $100.
    They feel AMAZING and best of all! prevent wrinkles and are great for stopping hair breakage and also keep your hair shiny <3

    Ok, crazy linen rant over!
    Have a fab weekend lady <3 xxx

  11. i loaf (love) the strawberry girl! pink hair is my absolute fav! i would dye my hair pink if my mom would allow it!
    -savannah (

  12. Ah, so much to love about this post!

    I love that you calculated your strawberry expenditure...I've often been tempted to that with what I spent on soy lattes, macaroons or cupcakes.

    Your dog is utterly adorable, and your boyfriend sounds like a sweetheart.

    I love high thread count sheets too.

    Happy Friday!


  13. Oh my gosh this is the cutest post ever!!!

  14. Unfortunately PB mine aren't Sheridan, I wish! I love silk pillowcases, thanks for the tip :) And I would love love a ragdoll for my puppy to play with :) Geek said though!

    unebelle the strawberry expenditure scared me!

    cute picture of puppy to come!

  15. I mean't to say "geek said no" in the above comment :)

  16. very cute post!! thanks for sharing!!
    and thanks for the tag too!! i'll get onto it next week when I have time for a little think :)
    have a beautiful weekend gorgeous!!


  17. you're welcome Nikki! You have a good weekend too :)

  18. Wow what a great post - we are so alike! My BF is an IT Geek too, they're so handy to have around the house ;)

    I totally agree about having quality sheets too, there is no price that can be put on a good night's sleep. In fact I spent an ungodly amount at Sheridan just last Wednesday...

  19. haha love the line about the chanel bag.

    this may sound weird, but youve got to try it. Quarter the strawberries, then splash with a little balsamic vinegar and a tiny bit of sugar (I use half a teaspoon for about 4 strawbs) - amazing. Tastes SO good, its my favourite snack =]

    congrats on the bed and sheets, haha.

    Oh and I love my mac too - it's hard not to!


  20. Congratulations! I really enjoyed reading this :)

  21. Love strawberries and my computer too!!!


  22. ditto for 4,6, and 7. Well a little under, I sleep on 1000 thread count sheets and I can't stand those really flimsy doona covers/bed spreads either.


  23. I don't know about that brooke, maybe when I'm feeling adventurous I might do that :)

    Thanks Kiyo

    There's probably very little difference between 1000 and 1200 Angela :) Thanks for visiting!


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