we are young and we are weak // just as blank as we are bleak

posted on: November 25, 2010

I absolutely cherish nights spent sitting at home doing almost nothing. It's these kinds of moments, the simple pleasures, that I love most. Today was Vancouver's first real snow of the year. And though it snows every year, we almost seem surprised each time. I don't mind the snow. If anything, I think it paints the city in a beautiful white that glows even at night. Driving in it, however, is not something I enjoy or choose to do this year. Maybe if I had snow tires, but why would I spend $800 on tires? Do you know how many pairs of shoes I could get with $800? Including a great pair of snow boots to replace the car LOL.

Ashelle recently tagged me to do 7 confessions. While laying here with a hot chocolate it's the perfect time to tell you all my secrets...err 7 things you may not have known about me!


1) My biggest inspiration in life is my Nana. The entire reason I started this blog was because she passed away and I needed an emotional outlet to help me grieve. The black and white photo on my blog header is of my Nana and Grandpa.

2) I show up late for pretty much everything. I just never seem to have ample time and I'm sooo not a morning person! It's not a quality about myself that I like.


3) I talk in an English accent at least once a day. It’s probably starting to annoy (or even offend) some people, but I just love it. I think I was British in a past life.

4) One of the tasks on my to-do list before I die is to purchase a Chanel purse. One day friends, one day!


5) I kind of like my crooked teeth. I think they give me character and reflect the fact that I'm in no way perfect.

6) I am one of the most un-athletic people you will ever meet. Sports and I don't mix well. This is only one of many reasons why I would be the worst Amazing Race partner.

7) When I was little I used to talk to myself in the mirror. Usually pep talks, but sometimes just practicing everyday conversation. I still catch myself doing it every once in a while.


Horse Feathers - Working Poor


  1. =) Everybody likes an English accent in their day!

  2. "I talk in an English accent at least once a day." My friends and I do this occasionally as well just for fun! Pretty sure I'm with you on your #2 and #6. Cute outfit; you look so warm and comfy :)

  3. Great confessions! Your first one got the tears going and my throat to tighten. My Nanny passed away in February and I felt like my support, the only person who got me was gone forever. Nannies are special. XO Enjoy the snow. Great black & whites. Ontario just got a fresh blanket last night.

  4. You're so adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Teehee English accents... I do the same. Although I work with a lot of international people and I like to speak to them in their accent. Lately it's been a Kiwi accent.

    btw, LOVE the hat. I've been searching high and low for one like that and I can't find them. :(

  6. Obsessed with your hat. I have a new love for winter caps, and this is a top contender! :)

  7. @kingkabuz I think it's the people I see everyday who are annoyed by it lol
    @samanthaloves we have so much in common...love it!
    @Ashelle I'm so sorry to hear that, Nannies are special!! Total bonding moment for us :)
    @Shannon I catch myself doing that too!!
    @Shannon & @thebrunetteone the hat is actually just from Le Chateau. I found it last Fall, I bet they still have some really cute ones!

  8. I love the black and white photos.


  9. Cute snow pictures!

    I wish I could pull of hats as well as you do.. but alas, I look silly.

    Nana :( Such a sad day.


  10. I'd like to steal these pictures and put them in my "I'm Obsessed with Alicia" folder.

  11. I am also always always late in the mornings! Terrible.

    And your pep talks in the mirror instantly made me think of this:



  12. My Grandma is one of my biggest inspirations also! I love everything about her and love her dearly!

    I tend to bring out my old Cali accent when Im with my american friends and fam...

    I love my long skinny danish toes that can pick up anything.. even right my name in a highlighter!!

    ps.. your black and white photos remind me of the snow.. and are amazing!

  13. love the photos and your 7 confessions! Next time I see you I'd like to experience your Madonna aka the fake English accent. hahaha

  14. Cheers to #4 and #6! And that final photo of you is stunning.

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