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I'm a graphic designer, creativity junkie, and friendly vegan. I also blog weekly on TheCompashionista.com, where I discuss all the things that I love: fashion, style, and entertaining with a vegan twist.

www.lesliemartindesign.ca

Leslie follows:
caitlin movies (to watch)
movies (first time, 2017)
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  • when you're early for something and get to relax
  • sleeping in freshly cleaned sheets
  • the first sip of a good drink
  • laughing at inside jokes
  • being told you smell good
  • when someone unexpectedly knows/remembers you
  • when a stranger compliments you
  • listening to your iPod on the subway
  • when you see a cute dog in public (I go ga-ga over bulldogs and pug dogs! lol)
  • when you're out and you see someone carrying flowers — it means they either received flowers or are giving them to someone special :)
  • making someone laugh really hard
  • seeing a favourite band live for the first time
  • when a stranger smiles at you (that kind of politeness is rare these days)
sep 27 2009 ∞
apr 20 2013 +
  • register my business (and research tax exemptions)
  • back up files
  • sync fonts to both computers
  • launch my blog
  • create social media pages for blog (Facebook, Twitter)
  • donate old clothes
  • G1 (long over-due!)
  • organize laptop
  • organize iMac
  • clean up iTunes
  • pick up new glasses (woo I got some Oliver People's 'Wacks' on sale!)
  • get new Mastercard (+ sync w. accounts)
  • finish portfolio website
dec 17 2011 ∞
may 14 2013 +
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  • chill/listen to music on my roof
  • go out for coffee with my dad
  • go for a long walk alone & just listen to music
  • cuddle up with my cat lol
  • have a bubble bath
  • watch a nostalgic movie from my preteen/early teen years lol

(tbc)

may 30 2011 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
  • Bloc Party
  • Band of Horses
  • Marilyn Manson (again)
  • Blink-182 (again)
  • David Usher
  • Blue October
  • Brand New
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Deftones
  • Muse
  • Sting
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Third Eye Blind
  • The Cure
  • Placebo
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Kings of Leon
  • Radiohead
  • Pixies
  • Alice In Chains
aug 13 2009 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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  • Hayley Williams
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Emily Haines
  • Regina Spektor
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Karen O
  • Katie B. (formerly Jakalope)
  • Courtney Love
  • Lacey Mosley
  • Shirley Ann Manson
  • Bethany Cosentino

(tbc)

aug 28 2009 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
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  • Almond Java shake (I have one every morning)
  • Black Bean Burrito
  • Magic Tofu Wrap
  • Vegan Pancakes
  • Buddha Bowl
  • Holiday Wrap
  • Thai Burger
  • Rocket Fuel Espresso Shake
  • Sweet Potato Wontons
  • Life Buger
  • Banana Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Spelt Muffins
  • Quick Protein Salad
  • Mega Life Salad
  • Vegan French Toast
  • Hangover Helper Wheatgrass Elixir (lol)
  • Rise and Shine Smoothie

(tbc)

jun 14 2011 ∞
aug 27 2011 +
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  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Fight Club
  • My Sassy Girl
  • Disturbing Behaviour
  • Final Destination Trilogy
  • American Pie Trilogy (+ American Reunion)
  • Not Another Teen Movie
  • Eurotrip
  • The Hot Chick (classic! haha)
  • Scary Movie 1,3,4
  • Friends With Benefits
  • Secret Window
  • Chloe
  • Alpha Dog
  • Cherry
  • Georgia Rule
  • The Stepfather (2009)
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • 21 Jump Street (2012)
sep 3 2010 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
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  • I always read magazines from the back to the front.
  • The smell of cigarettes and cologne is an aphrodisiac to me. I just love it.
  • If I ever have a problem (anything at all) I Google it.
  • I get cold shivers really easily.
  • There is nothing I love more than cuddling.
  • I can quote Family Guy all day long.
  • My fav Disney movie as a kid was Beauty and the Beast.
  • When I was born I weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces and could fit in my dad's hand.
  • I love to just lie down and watch the stars. The moon has always captivated me.
  • My fav place to be kissed other than the lips/neck would be the top of my head :)
  • I'm am borderline retarded at math.
  • I collect fortune cookie fortunes from restaurants.
aug 17 2009 ∞
jun 14 2011 +
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  • jeggings (a short girl's best friend lol)
  • anything black (I'm guilty of wearing too much black)
  • statement necklaces (I have an obession — thanks, Pinterest!)
  • cardigans
  • black leggings (good for warm weather, go with almost anything)
  • cozy scarves
  • big sunglasses (good for when you have no eye make-up, or hangover eyes lol)
  • pleather jackets/blazers (go with everything)
  • cozy boots (I don't like brand names, but my EMU's were a lifesaver this winter)
  • black, sheer tights
aug 13 2009 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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  • Jesus - Brand New
  • Slow Show - The National
  • Love Association - I Hate Kate
  • Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
  • 8x10 - FeFe Dobson
  • Lucky - Bif Naked
  • The Only Exception - Paramore
  • Running to the Edge of the World - Marilyn Manson
  • Burger Queen - Placebo
  • Special Needs - Placebo
  • You'll Never Know - Bif Naked
  • Come On - Tegan and Sara
  • Revolution Song - Fefe Dobson
  • Doll Parts - Hole
aug 28 2009 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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  • happiness only comes from the inside. it's impossible to come from the outside.
  • you have to find what makes you happy! (if you only look on the outside, you will never find happiness)
  • be happy and what you want will come to you.
  • you don't have to be cynical, just be careful.
  • trust only comes with TIME.
  • karma exists, even if it takes a long time to show itself.
  • sometimes you just have to move on and let things go.
  • don't waste your time on guys who are a waste of time!
  • don't worry about things you cannot change! you can only control yourself, and no one else.
  • fake it till you make it.
  • if a person has already hurt you once, do...
aug 21 2009 ∞
jun 13 2011 +
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  • can make me laugh :)
  • loves to cuddle as much as I do
  • is NOT clingy
  • gives me my space when I need it / lets me have a life outside of the relationship
  • kisses me on top of my head (and esp the neck :p)
  • isn't PDA crazy, but will hold my hand or sneak me a quick peck in public
  • practices good hygiene
  • has similar music taste
  • has similar/the same political and religious views (i'm agnostic)
  • is a bit of a bad-ass on the outside, but a sweetheart on the inside (and by bad-ass I mean they're their own person and like to challenge the system a little ... and tattoos and piercings don't hurt :P)
  • is intelligent (doesn't have to be book-smart, but at least cultured in some way o...
aug 26 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • Christina Ricci
  • Dakota Fanning (lol)
  • Taryn Manning
  • Nicole Richie
  • Evan Rachel Wood (I wish! lol. guess it was cuz I was pale & blonde at the time?)
  • Amanda Tapping (last time I checked I wasn't in my 40s! haha)
  • Emma Stone (but aside from the hair, I think it's more personality-wise)
  • Lindsay Lohan (now that I have red hair lol)
oct 13 2009 ∞
apr 30 2012 +
  • cats purring
  • listening to someone's heart beat when you're resting your head on their chest :)
  • fire cracking
  • waves
  • thunderstorms/rain
  • crickets
  • wind blowing through the trees
  • leaves crunching underneath your feet
  • click-clack of computer keys
  • when someone says your name (in a good way)
    • what's funny is I noticed guys always pronounce my name "Lezlie" and girls pronounce it "Leslie" for some reason?
  • the subtle sound of steady breathing (NOT snoring lol)
aug 18 2009 ∞
jul 14 2010 +
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[excluding common phobias]

  • Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting. (it's weird, but I think I legitimately have that one lol)
  • Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.
  • Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.

(tbc)

sep 28 2009 ∞
jan 29 2011 +
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  • change rooms with the mirrors on the outside
  • sleeping in a messy bed (i.e. the sheets are all wrinkled up)
  • sleeping in a cluttered/un-tidy room
  • when people blast bad music in the car (esp country)
  • when people force their religion/beliefs on you
  • slow walking people
  • when ppl wear their hoods up indoors (for an extended period of time when they don't need to)
  • telling military time
  • when ppl say "times it" instead of "multiply" (lol Dinky)
  • when ppl say "try and..." instead of "try to..."
  • sitting in a chair that's warm after someone else was using it (I don't know why, but I don't like it)
aug 17 2009 ∞
may 31 2011 +
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  • A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
  • Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
  • Marilyn Manson: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (re-read)
  • This Is You Brain On Music - Daniel J. Levitin
  • Blink 182: Tales from Beneath Your Mom
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition - Julia Hever
  • Columbine - Dave Cullen
  • The Kings of Cool - Don Winslow
  • Savages - Don Winslow
  • I Suck At Girls - Justin Halpern
  • Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now - Amy Spencer
  • Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match - Amy Spencer
  • A Taste of True Blood - Leah Wilson
aug 13 2009 ∞
apr 20 2013 +
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  • "Life is a series of choices, today yours are good ones."
  • "Be yourself, and you will always be in fashion."
  • "Know the right moment and make your move."
  • "Good things come to those who wait. Be patient."
  • "Patience is the best remedy for every trouble."
  • "Tell those that you love that you do."
  • "Someone is thinking about you."
  • "Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
  • "Good thoughts make a better life."
  • "Don't worry about money. The best things in life are free."
  • "Someone is interested in you. Keep your eyes open."
  • "Do not burden yourself with trivial matt...
sep 23 2009 ∞
aug 12 2011 +
  • Allan Gardens
  • The Windsor Arms Hotel restaurant
  • The Fairmont Royal York Hotel restaurant
  • Cafe Diplomatico
  • LeVack Block Bar
  • The Rivoli
  • Cafe 668
  • Live Food Bar
  • Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Crush
  • Eight Wine Bar
  • Maverick Wine Bar
  • Hot Box Cafe
  • Snakes and Lattes
  • antiquing in dt Toronto
  • CN Tower
  • Honest Ed's
  • Java House
  • bars:
jan 29 2011 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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  • pool hopping
  • dye my hair red temp. (it would likely look awful, but i'm curious)
          • I did it! and I don't think it'll just be temporary
  • go on a spontaneous road trip
  • go on the roof of a public building (I LOVE going on rooftops)
  • frolic in a public fountain
  • go skinny-dipping (I went partially skinny dipping drunk with my friend one night if that counts? lol)
  • stand in public with friends & hold a sign advertising "free hugs" for a day (like me & Dinky saw in Market Square)
  • crash a random party
  • pull an all nighter (till around 7:30am l...
aug 14 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • Marilyn Manson
  • Sting
  • Steven Morrissey
  • Robert Smith
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Kele Okereke (Bloc Party)
  • Tom Delonge
  • David Usher
  • Roger Waters
  • Brian Molko
  • Trent Reznor
  • Matthew James Bellamy (Muse)
  • Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon)
  • Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace)
  • Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)

(tbc)

aug 28 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • cuddling
  • kisses on the top of my head
  • any kisses, really
  • bear hugs
  • massages
  • chilling on my roof
  • sleeping in
  • star watching
  • long showers
  • cuddling with my cat
  • drinks with friends
  • going for walks/listening to music
  • renting movies
  • swimming at night
  • watching the sun set
  • listening to the rain
  • lazy, stay-in-your-pjs kinda days
  • inside jokes
  • you :)
aug 16 2009 ∞
jun 26 2011 +
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  • New Girl
  • Gossip Girl
  • Veronica Mars
  • True Blood
  • Supernatural
  • Family Guy
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • House of Lies
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Robot Chicken
aug 13 2009 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
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  • I feel like I can't walk anywhere/drive/take public transit without my iPod. sometimes I even walk around my house listening to it
  • I read magazines from back to front
  • I drink too much iced coffee
  • I LOVE the smell of cigarettes and cologne, and I don't even smoke
  • I still drink iced coffee/iced mochas in the winter sometimes
  • I sometimes sleep talk/sleep walk. one time I even sleep texted my friend (coherently, might I add lol)
  • I'm always quoting Family Guy or making references to random videos on YouTube
  • I use big words or what ppl call "old lady" expressions
  • I keep everything in memory boxes in my closet (e.g. concert tickets, notes from ppl, old photos, random stuff I don't need, etc)
  • I often narrate what i'm doing without re..._____ now")
sep 28 2009 ∞
may 31 2011 +
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have:

  • lobes (x2)
  • cartilage
  • nose
  • belly button

want:

aug 16 2009 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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  • good sense of humor
  • nice eyes/smile
  • tattoos
  • smell of cigarettes & cologne ♥ (strange, but true)
  • metalheads (or similar music taste)
  • neck kisses (anything involving my neck turns me into putty instantly haha)
  • cuddling
  • muscular arms/shoulders (I'd pick that over a 6 pack, given the choice)
  • artistic
  • good conversationalist
  • plays guitar/drums or in a band (bonus lol)
aug 14 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • "The future depends on what we do in the present." - Gandhi
  • "Good is the enemy of great." -Voltaire?
  • "If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives." – Lemony Snicket
  • "Every song ends. But is that any reason not to enjoy the music?" - Peyton, One Tree Hill
  • "You just have to go after what you want and if it doesn't want you back then so be it; it doesn't deserve you anyways!" - Nicole Richie
  • "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe
  • "Fate! There is such a thing as fate, but it only takes you so far. Then it's up to you to make it happen." - Can't Hardly Wait
aug 13 2009 ∞
jan 21 2012 +
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  • spontaneous slow dance (with or without music)
  • making me a mix tape (well, CD)
  • flowers (I prefer that to an extravagant gift any day)
  • star watching
  • surprising me/sneaking out in the middle of the night (so cliché lol)
  • write/sing me a song on the guitar (if you're a musician)
  • anything to do with a hot air balloon lol (I've never been in a hot air balloon, and it's on my bucket list)
sep 23 2009 ∞
jan 31 2011 +
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  • my iPod
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Listography
  • iced coffee/soy lattes
  • Gossip Girl
  • Banana Nut Bread Tea (David's Tea)
  • Cosmopolitan (it's my guilty pleasure)
aug 13 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • we have a wicked (and extensive) list of inside jokes
  • her sarcasm makes me piss myself laughing
  • she's short like me (well, not AS short)
  • she puts up with my weird quirks (i.e. one time she let me drag her around while I searched the mall forever for a q-tip holder for my bathroom in my new apartment lmao)
  • I always go to her for the best advice
  • she's a good listener
  • I love going out for coffee/shopping with her ♥
  • she's an excellent drinking buddy
  • she's one of 2 friends that I can dish funny sexual stories to, without feeling awkward
  • she and I always have matching stuff unintentionally (i.e. cell phones, black Lululemon sweaters, bras from LaSenza, etc.)
oct 1 2009 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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Everyone should read this book!

  • Face your fears and take chances. Conquering your fears reaches greater heights on the curves of life than failing reaches the lows.
  • Don’t reject yourself before giving someone else the chance to.
  • Every date doesn't lead to love, every week of hard work doesn't lead to success, and every car ride isn't full of green lights, but finding value and joy in the experience along the way is what makes the difference.
  • Keep your eyes on your own paper and do what makes your life — your paper — the best it can be. This is good advice for when you find yourself feeling you're not as good as, or as smart, or as pretty, or as enough as someone else.
  • There's being cautious and there's being closed off. Don't let your past make all ...
may 28 2012 ∞
jul 14 2012 +
jun 13 2011 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
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  • Marilyn Manson ♥
  • Blink-182
  • Paramore
  • Sum 41
  • Best Coast
  • The Tragically Hip (x2)
  • David Usher
  • Ratatat
  • Stars
  • Billy Talent
  • Die Mannequin (w. Manson)
  • Wavves (w. Best Coast)
  • Ill Scarlet (w. Blink-182)
  • Fall Out Boy (w. Blink-182)
  • Phantom Planet (w. Paramore)
  • Jack's Mannequin (w. Paramore)
  • Shad
  • Diamond Rings
  • Everlea
  • Wintersleep
  • The Ataris
aug 13 2009 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
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TORONTO:

  • Fresh
  • Magic Oven
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
  • Sneaky Dee's
  • Woody's
  • Pizzaiolo
  • The Boreal Gelato Company (vegan gelato!)

KINGSTON:

  • The Sleepless Goat
  • Harpers Burger Bar
  • Curry Original
aug 16 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • Superbad
  • Crazy, Stupid Love
  • My Best Friend's Girl
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Easy A
  • Disturbia
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Mr.Brooks
  • Get Him to The Greek
  • Fright Night (2011)
  • Cruel Intentions
  • The Quiet
  • Like Crazy
  • New York, I Love You
  • The Rules of Attraction
  • Whatever Works
  • American Beauty
  • Cougars, Inc.
  • Looper
  • Limitless
sep 3 2010 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
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  • C.O. Bigelow Cinnamint Metha Lip Shine
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (Rosé)
  • Make Up For Ever Sculpting Palette (No.1 tan/porcelin)
  • Lise Watier Blush-On Powder (Natural Glow)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
  • Smashbox High Definition Concealer (Fair)
  • Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation (No.20 Ivory)
  • Soap & Glory The Daily Smooth Body Butter
  • Benefit Watt's Up soft-focus highlighter for face
  • milk_shake leave-in conditioner
  • Victoria's Secret Rockin' Body Luminous Perfecting Body Cream
  • Cake's Satin Sugar Refreshing Hair Powder
oct 2 2009 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
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aug 13 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
  • Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson
  • Darling Nikki - Foo Fighters
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Taken By Trees
  • Happy Together - Filter
  • Jealous Guy - Deftones
  • Unchained Melody - U2
  • Kiss Me - Jason Walker
  • Where Is My Mind? - Placebo
  • Where Is My Mind? (feat. Emily Browning) - Yoav
  • Where Is My Mind? - Maxence Cyrin
  • I Touch Myself - Jack Off Jill
  • How Soon Is Now - Love Spit Love
  • Whatever You Like - Anya Marina
  • Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - Muse
  • Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - Deftones
  • Play With Fire - Cobra Verde
  • Crazy - Kidney Thieves
  • Letters to Elise - Blink-182
jan 10 2010 ∞
may 5 2012 +
  • bad hygiene!
  • arrogance (instant deal breaker)
  • being rude/snappy or demanding
  • clingy-ness
  • being controlling and/or overly possessive
  • whiny/needy (i'm all for expressing emotions, but please don't whine/complain about them)
  • commenting on my appearance negatively for no reason (if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything)
  • being jealous when it's uncalled for
  • lack of grooming (I like a bit of facial scruff, but please, no jungles below the belt! hahaha)
  • when someone kisses you by literally shoving their tongue as far into your mouth as possible (like a tonsillectomy)
  • bad drunk (not knowing your limit, acting like a complete over-the-top neanderthal...
sep 21 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
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  • Italy (esp. Venice & Naples)
  • Paris
  • Alcapulco, Mexico
  • Montreal
  • San Francisco
  • Amsterdam
  • New York
  • L.A.

(tbc)

oct 15 2009 ∞
jul 14 2010 +
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  • cologne & cigarettes
  • guy's t-shirts/guy smell (clean, of course)
  • lilacs
  • watermelon
  • vanilla
  • Old Spice
  • cilantro
  • bonfires
  • coffee grounds
  • lily of the valley
  • pine
  • fresh laundry
  • match smoke
  • my bed
  • chocolate
  • coconut
  • fresh grass in the spring
  • fall leaves
  • apple crisp
  • pumpkin pie + lavender
aug 13 2009 ∞
oct 9 2012 +
  • Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist'
  • most spiders
  • plane crashes
  • dying in a fire (always had that unexplained fear since I was a child)
  • childbirth
  • vomit. ew. (yeah, I know it's weird. I have Emetophobia. legit.)
  • public speaking
  • rejection (hence why I typically hide my feelings)
  • dying alone
aug 13 2009 ∞
oct 8 2012 +