Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ten Things (and more)

It's about time I actually do at least one of the tags I've been given (my apologies for the ones I've had to skip). This one was given to me by Tamia of The Style Sample.

So, in no particular order, here are:



Bargain hunting

The thrill of a new romantic interest (I haven't had one of these in quite a while...hmm...I miss it)

Being in the company of people who have a great sense of humour.

Creativity in any form

God, my family, friends

Cute, funny and slightly awkward guys (e.g. Michael Cera)

When inspiration strikes at the most unexpected times.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (Even though I've watched all ten seasons, I can always rely on this show to make me laugh until my sides split.

People who are genuine and aren't afraid to do their own thing.


Seeing people spit...ugh, so gross....

Having to catch two buses to school in the merciless midday sun - a journey which also includes a fair amount of walking from one bus station to the next. Luckily I don't have to do this anymore :)

Arrogance as well as self-pity.

When guys say words like "nipple" or "giggle". It makes me cringe for some reason.

When applications 'quit unexpectedly' before I have the chance to save any work.

Mushy, affectionate nicknames that some couples use like 'baby', 'boo' or...*gasp*...'pumpkin'. I especially hate it when guys attempt to call me nicknames that so obviously do not suit me. I am 5' 10" and a guy once referred to me as 'shorty'. Cue exasperated sigh and dramatic eye roll.

Seeing women being trashy and throwing away their dignity just for a man's attention.

Cigarette smoke.


Slugs, frogs, roaches and any other creature you'd have to call the Orkin Man for.


Once, when I was about five years old, I thought it would be a good idea to see what Toilet Bowl Cleaner felt like on my skin. Bad idea.

I love a good chick-lit read. The last one I read was Lip Kisses by Stella Chaplin. Hilarious.

I have a small collection of money from different countries in the world that I got from by father when he used to go on business trips. I have only actually been to two of these countries in my life (Trinidad and England) but I hope to change this in the future.

I have a fear of elevators that stems from watching some show when I was very young where an elevator cord snapped and plummeted its occupants several stories to their deaths. Apparently I never got over it.

I do not own a cell phone or a watch at this point in time.

I cannot stand the smell or taste of peanuts. Another childhood trauma that involves a bad jar of oily, chunky peanut butter and the regurgitation of the contents of aforementioned jar. Man, I have a lot of unresolved issues.

Below are the latest fashion blogger illustrations: Tavi of Style Rookie (top) and Karla of Karla's Closet (bottom).

This is not a tag but I thought I'd share a few of the many beautiful songs I can never get enough of:

Worry about you by Ivy

Sunday by Sia

Sophia by Nerina Pallot

Songs that we sing by Charlotte Gainsbourg

Come here boy by Imogen Heap

P.S a reminder to U.S residents to check out the Piperlime contest below for the chance to "Win a day in Rachel Zoe's shoes". You have until 11:59 p.m ET, January 25, 2009.


AlicePleasance said...

Oh my, I adore your fashion blogger illustrations! They're absolutely stunning, can't wait for more!

Join the Gossip said...

I hate spit too! So gross!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh my gosh about peanuts. i am exactly the opposite, i love peanut butter esp with chocolate.

The Seeker said...

It's so nice to know more about you, my dear.
Thanks for sharing all with us.

And OMG Danz, dear your illustrations are so AMAZING!!!!
You really have talent.


Kelly said...

this is a cool tag!
and the pictures of tavi and karla are gorgeous!

Lil Midget said...

Hullo! Thanks for the comment :)
Loving the illustrations :D You're so talented!


AsianCajuns said...

Ugh, I hate to see people spit too. It completely turns me off.

I think you might be the only person on the planet who does not have a cell phone!

Those illustrations are awesome!

ambika said...

Oh Sia & Charlotte Gainsbourg! Definitely faves of mine.

Tamia said...

I thought I was the only one who noticed the excessive spitting at random on the street: when did this become okay?!?

You don't have a cell phone? I'm acting incredulous, but it's secretly my dream not to have one. I can't stand listening to voice mail!

Eelie said...

Hey Danz!

I;ve been pretty stressed recently but thats to be expected with two very large examinations a day away from each other Grrrr. How've you been?

You are so cute, toilet bowl cleaner huh? Good to know it doesn't feel nice (just incase i feel inclined to follow your steps) lol.

Super huge fan of Sia too! And nice graphics of Karla and Tavi :D

Hope YOU are well dear

E xo

Elisa said...

Once, when I was about five years old, I thought it would be a good idea to see what Toilet Bowl Cleaner felt like on my skin. Bad idea.

kill me; you're amazing.


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a lovely post, thanks for sharing all these things about yourself!! Love the illustrations too! Have a great week!

Dream on said...

Thanks thanks!
Tavi is cool

Dream on said...

Thanks thanks!
Tavi is cool

DaisyChain said...

Amazing illustrations as ever =)

fashion herald said...

ugh, spitting and baby names, yuk!
lovely illustrations.

Anonymous said...

you are soo talented! i love your artwork :)

La C.

Susanna-Cole said...

So fun to read some things you love and hate! I heart cute, funny and slightly awkward guys too! ;)

Thanks for your comment! <3


Swank Heights said...

You are so interesting!

And seriously...those illustrations are kill.


Couture Carrie said...

Hey D! Love your random facts and your artwork. You are not only funny and smart but super talented as an artist. And amen to #3 on the likes list - need new man asap!


Make Do Style said...

Loads of interesting info and opps sorry for the typo! Fast typing is such a hazard.
I can't believe your in St James. I've not long got back from there. I love Barbados. I took some great photos near Johnnie Moores rum shack which are on my fashion and film blog!

Blicious said...

cute!! loved reading your post!

FashionChips said...

LOVE the Karla illustration! Great work :)

jess said...

I love your illustrations. I hate seeing people spit my friends does it lunch all the time it really grosses me out.

Nina (femme rationale) said...

i dislike the taste of peanuts, too...but i love peanut butter...and reese's pb cups...and peanut m&m's. ok, so i just don't like peanuts on their own. haha

and i would be HONORED if you illustrated me. i love your work. i'm just flattered to be on your list. :)

Merily said...

Those illustrations are great, you've captured theyr personalities so well.

dapper kid said...

Yuck, I hate when people spit! And I have a collection of foreign bank notes too, I always get family to bring me back some :)

Winnie said...

Wow my favourite is the one of Karla. How lovely! Also, I could watch friends over and over again, I love it.

Cammila said...

Beautiful work! And I must agree about slightly awkward guys -- I don't know what it is!

Becca Jane said...

Such a cute post!

And I literally cannot get over how amazingly talented you are - those drawings are AMAZING!

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

i love serge gainsbourg.....his songs are so nice....