Monday, January 28, 2013

Fine One One - What's your Emergency?

I was arrested last Thursday. 

There I was drinking champagne, as ya' do on a work night, and all of a sudden I hear a loud siren and a mega-phone voice informed me I was under arrest. Apparently I was just too damn gorgeous; who knew that was a felony? Tough life, I know.

Then a makeup artist, who was wearing a police hat and handcuffs, hit me with a night stick. Also somebody thought it would be great idea to give Mark Rogers a megaphone ... This is all in a day's work when you're at a Benefit event. But what doesn't happen every day is the launch of something really, really special.

cheek and lip tint

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What's a Liebster Award?

My thoughts exactly! It seems a Liebster Award is something you're generally unaware of until you're "nominated" for one. After a run of bad luck and high-anxiety a few things have been coming up Milhouse lately - and the latest thing to bring a smile to my face, one that's still hanging around, was when the very lovely Sarah tweeted me so say she nominated me for one! Apparently it started on a German blog about 2 years ago, leibster meaning "dearest" in German. It started out where you nominated 3-5 bloggers, but it has of course snowballed to include a whopping 11 nominations!

It's like a tag but it's also a little way to give budding bloggers a boost of encouragement, that's what made me smile so much. You pass on a nomination to 11 fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers (oh triple figures, that's the dream right there), spill 11 facts about yourself, answer the questions posed by the person who nominated you and then leave you're own 11 questions for your nominees to answer!

So, deep breaths - here it goes!

11 Random Facts About Me
1. My Boyfriend and I lived around the corner from each other for 20 years and never knew each other.
2. I take singing lessons, but refuse to let anyone hear me sing
3. I've been a vegetarian for almost 8 years
4. I have a terrible fear of heights
5. I nearly got thrown off a horse once, but stayed on. I'm a cowboy.
6. I used to be able to say I had been to every Disneyland/World until they built one in Hong Kong
7. My favourite country, besides Ireland, is New Zealand
8. I have 3 tattoos
9. I have 13 piercings (all in my ears)
10. I love Asian films with subtitles
11. I wish I had hair like a Disney princess

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A-Z of Me

I saw this list on The Freckled Fox and thought it was too sweet to pass up! So here it goes:

A-Z of Me

Addictions: Internet, food, shopping

Bed size: Single :( (I'd love a king size though...)
Chore you hate: Loading the dishwasher (food on dishes grosses me out...)
Dogs or cats: BOTH! But I love my doggie
Essential start of your day: Checking my phone...
Favourite colour: Purple. Hand down
Gold or silver: Ooooh ... that's tough. Silvre
Height: 5' 4"
Instruments you play (or have played): Piano, guitar very briefly
Jobs titles you've had: Sales assistant, waitress, floor girl, bartender, media spy
Kids: Does my dog count?
Live: Ireland
Mom’s name: Denise
Nickname: Iga, Bubu ... eh ... ???
Overnight hospital stays: None
Pet peeve: Arrogance ... loud noises
Quote from a movie: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return..."
Right or left handed: Right handed
Siblings: 1 sister and 1 brother, both younger
Time you wake up: 07:10 ... ish
Underwear: Dunnes! Always Dunnes
Vegetables you dislike: Tomatoes? Oh wait ... they're a fruit. Aubergines!
What makes you run late: Getting distracted looking for socks or washing my face...
X-rays you’ve had done: None!
Yummy food you make: Stir-fry, believe me it's gooood
Zoo animal: Too many to choose from! Em, red panda or snow leopard or ELEPHANTS! Yeah, elephants win


Monday, January 14, 2013

Looking back on and looking forward to J W Anderson

It started in many places, but for a lot of people - myself included, it stared with a jumper:
This jumper, to be exact: