A very teal Wednesday

I’ve been feeling pretty unmotivated to blog lately. It’s probably due to the fact that a) nothing exciting is happening and b) I’m no longer surrounded by the epic natural beauty that is Esperance and thus I have nothing spectacular to photograph. Unless you guys are hankering for a gallery of dusty mining town photos? If so don’t be shy! Ha.

Today is Teal Ribbon Day, which raises money and awareness for ovarian cancer. It’s obviously a damn good cause and if you’ve read this blog for a while you will know I love a theme and take themed and costumed dressing quite seriously.

So despite the fact that teal is a very obscure colour and I own nothing appropriate I decided to embrace the theme. I borrowed a teal top (thanks Lauren), painted my nails teal (thanks Michele) and frosted some cupcakes with vanilla flavoured teal frosting (thanks Betty Crocker). It took a ridiculous amount of dye to achieve the desired Pantone Teal 329 hue… God knows what our insides will look like after eating them. But they are delicious and most importantly, look good.

For more on ovarian cancer and who’s at risk click here.


In completely unrelated news, Jillian tagged me in a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers post which is essentially like a chain email for bloggers. You tag a bunch of bloggers and get them to answer your questions. Jillian’s questions are really great so I’m going to answer them:

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you lately?

Ugh, I wish I could think of something good for this! The funniest thing that happened lately was at work and I don’t want to incriminate anyone so I can’t share that… This morning after my spin class the instructor asked me if I was ok, because apparently I had been shooting her weird and confusing faces at her from the front row. I have no idea what she was talking about, but it was pretty embarrassing. So now as well as having to worry about resting bitch face I have to worry about bizarre gym class face… Is that funny? Probably not!

Is there something you’re putting off doing that you could start today?

Pretty much everything. I’m an extraordinary procrastinator and can’t do things until they are flashing red. I never miss a deadline though!

If the average human life span was 50 years, how would you live your life differently? OR If you had five more years to live, how would you live your life differently?

It probably sounds lame, but I wouldn’t live differently. I’m really lucky to have an amazing family, great friends and excellent health. I’ve had access to education, have held a great job and I’ve travelled extensively. What more could you want? #blessed

If you had to move to a new state or country, where would you move and why?

Well if I couldn’t afford New York City (which, lets face it, is the harsh reality) I would probably move home to Melbourne. I’ve lived on the other side of the country for 3.5 years and I miss everyone and everything.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done on a date?

Run into an ex boyfriend. On a first date. It wasn’t pretty.

What was the last picture you took on your phone?

A photo of teal coloured cupcakes.

If you see a dog running around alone by the road, do you stop to help the dog?

Definitely. When I was a child my dog Lexie used to get out frequently and every time it happened I would cry and sob as we drove the streets calling her name. We always found her, but I couldn’t believe the number of people we passed who said they saw her “run in that direction”. Why didn’t they help?!

Do you have a favorite sports team?

Carlton, an Australian Rules Football team also known as the Blues. I was born into it and wouldn’t change teams even if I had a choice (which I don’t thanks to my dad).

Would you want to be famous and rich, knowing that you would lose all of your privacy?

Heck. Yes.

What was your first job?

Well I had a paper round delivering the Melbourne Weekly and junk mail. It was awful. I think the most I made in a week was $20 and it took hours or sorting the catalogues, getting them into a wheelie trolley thing and then actually delivering them. I ditched it when I inherited my sister’s waitress job at a local Thai/Vietnamese restaurant. The owners were so lovely and used to make me dinner on the nights I worked AND lunch for the next day.

Thanks for the questions Jillian! I’ll have to get on to posting my own soon, but for now I have a rare eye fillet and a glass of wine in front of me so… Speak soon!

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6 Responses to A very teal Wednesday

  1. I don’t think it sounds lame at all that you wouldn’t change a thing. I’m jealous, that means that you are doing everything that you want to do!

    The gym story is hilarious, that would definitely happen to me… Embarrassing, but maybe the instructor is just crazy.

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  3. Jess Carey says:

    I actually had no idea teal ribbon day was a thing, I wish I knew a few days ago! The cupcakes look absolutely gorgeous though, and I’m sure the steak and wine balanced out that amount of food colouring perfectly 😉

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