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I like to read (a lot). I like to eat. I like to shop. I like to spend time with my James. I like to make lists.

I think I've found my heaven...

Steph follows:
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  • makes me laugh
  • loves me for who i am
  • cooks the most amazing meals for me
  • tells me i am pretty
  • surprises me with flowers and little things (or big things like a fish tank)
  • is an amazing talented trumpet player
  • is always incredibly kind to my family
  • puts up with my emotional meltdowns
  • likes to cuddle
  • tells me that i am a real and honest and good person
  • holds my hand every single time we cross the street
  • makes me tea
  • always makes me smile, even when i really don't want to (like when i actually do want to be mad)
  • gives me massages
  • encourages me to be a healthier person
  • makes me feel safe and protected. when i'm with him nothing can hurt me
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 3 2009 +
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The goal is to read 100 books from this October to next October:

  • October 2009
    • The Thirteenth Tale
    • Her Fearful Symmetry
    • Time of my Life
  • November 2009
    • Please Excuse My Daughter
    • Love Is A Mixtape
    • Gossip Of The Starlings
    • A Reliable Wife
    • The Lace Reader
    • The Customer is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles
    • Tethered
  • December 2009
    • Altared (not completed)
    • Matrimony
dec 2 2009 ∞
mar 6 2010 +
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since it's already December:

  • the Christmas cups at Sbux
  • when the lights appear on McGill College
  • the tree at Place Ville Marie
  • Christmas movies. my favorite being:
    • Love Actually
    • Home Alone (1 and 2 of course)
    • The Family Stone
    • Elf
    • Christmas Vacation
    • The Holiday
  • decorating my appartment
  • the scent of cranberry, cinnamon and balsam candles
  • giving presents
  • ...receiving presents...
  • the music
  • spending time with family
  • turkey, stuffing and apple pie oh my!
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +

or define me...

  • I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

— Audrey Hepburn

  • A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

— William Styron

  • Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn't mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It's what you do to the peop...
dec 3 2009 ∞
dec 3 2009 +
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whether or not i go isn't really the point.

  • London
  • Paris
  • Salem
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • New York City (I've been and I will continue wanting to go FOREVER)
  • Fiji
  • Cape Cod
  • Boston (also have been to, also want to go again and again and again...)
  • New Orleans
  • Tennessee
  • Greek Islands (Santorini)
  • South of France
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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Places I am dying to eat in my fabulous city:

  • Ouzeri
  • Bu
  • Garde Manger
  • Daylight Factory
  • The Sparrow
  • L'Avenue
  • La Banquise
dec 30 2009 ∞
dec 30 2009 +
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In no particular order of course;

  • curling up on the couch with a great book
  • going to the movies
  • dance (i've been dancing since i was 2)
  • the Gap
  • hot chocolate
  • KD (really, my obsession with it is probably unhealthy)
  • lemonade
  • eduardo's
  • Michael Buble
  • Stila & Benefit
  • listening to James play trumpet. He is the bestest trumpeter ever.
  • tea (ok way too many of my likes involve food and beverages...)
  • taking naps
  • doing girly things with Elise, my sister from another mister
  • glossy magazines
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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(just in case anyone checks this page)

  • camera
  • books (see my list if you need any ideas...)
  • socks (i never buy them for myself, so please buy them for me)
  • another spa day (james?)
  • a vacuum cleaner (yes, i actually would like to have this for christmas, this way i can spend my own money on more important things...like clothes)
  • anything from Kate Spade (such as the shoes pictured above)
  • John Mayer tickets
  • a diamond ring ( just thought i'd throw that in. it doesnt need to be an engagement right, just anything with diamonds will do actually)
  • anything from Tiffany's
  • Indigo/Chapters gift cards
  • movie passes
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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I check these daily:

dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 3 2009 +
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i adore these ladies so much. they're super fabulous. (i would also like all of their wardrobes)

  • Audrey Hepburn (i never said they had to be alive)
  • Anne Hathaway (people have told me i look like her. this makes me very happy)
  • Natalie Portman
  • Zooey Deschanel (my dream hair)
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Meryl Streep (she can do no wrong)
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Audrey Tautou (she had me at Amelie)
  • Kate Winslet
  • Judy Greer (this girl is so under recognized and she's freaking hilarious)
  • Katie Holmes (even with a psycho husband, she still gets my love)
  • Jennifer Connelly
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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i am not embarrassed by any of these...

  • Gloria Estefan
  • NSync
  • Backstreet Boys (many, many, many times)
  • Shania Twain
  • Joss Stone
  • Marc Anthony

(NB: Please note the above are from my youth...when I had little tastes in music...)

  • Michael Buble
  • John Mayer
  • Dragonette
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicole Atkins
  • The Pipettes
  • The Donnas
  • Janet Jackson
  • Great Big Sea (Elise and I are groupies.....
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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  • bugs me to wear my hair in a pony tail
  • lets Monster do whatever she wants
  • wears tacky yellow sweat pants
  • makes protein shakes that stick to the glasses and that I am forced to wash off
  • steals the blankets
  • and pillows
  • whistles ALL THE BLOODY TIME
  • tells Monster to attack me
  • dislikes Christmas
  • teases me all the time
  • asks me to walk on his back (i am way to scared to do that!)
  • steals my cookies
  • steals my laptop power cord when i need it
  • "stretchy partyyyy"
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 3 2009 +
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i just may end up in the poor house because of my reading addiction.

(NB: the ones with the stars are the ones i really want to read soon)

  • The Outlander- Gil Adamson***
  • A Perfect Arrangement- Suzanne Berne***
  • Somebody Else's Daughter- Elizabeth Brundage
  • Sunnyside Blues- Mary Carter
  • The Overnight Socialite- Birdie Clarke
  • The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins
  • Await Your Reply- Don Chaon
  • The 19th Wife- David Ebershoff
  • The Likeness- Tara French
  • The Weight of Silence- Heather Gundenkauf
  • The Ghost Writer- John Harwood
  • The German Bride- Joana Hershon
  • Juliette Naked- Nick Hornby
  • Nocturnes-Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Haunting of Hill House- Shirley Jacks...
dec 2 2009 ∞
feb 19 2010 +
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  • Grad school apps
    • (get reference letters)
  • Find better job
  • Elise's bday present
  • James bday present
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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otherwise i will be extremely disappointed :(

  • try yoga
  • take swing dancing lessons
  • learn to knit (so i can make my very own scarves and mittens of course)
  • lean to play tennis (i'm not a sporty girl but this seems like one sport i could handle. plus, you get to wear cute outfits)
  • move away from Montreal
  • get married (?) ok so this isn't necessary but i thought it'd be fun to add to the list
  • find a job i LOVE
  • go to library school
  • stop worrying about what others think about me
  • not be afraid to speak my mind
  • learn or teach myself how to take some kick ass photos
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +
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some of these are old. some are new. they all make me very happy.

  • Glee (this one makes me the MOST happy!)
  • Gossip Girl (it's my guilty pleasure)
  • Sex and the City (come one! did you really expect it to not make the list?)
  • ANTM
  • SYTYCD
  • Project Runway (S.06. Irina was a biotch, but man did she make some niiiice clothes)
  • Arrested Development (thanks to James)
  • Dawson's Creek (I will forever love this show)
  • Will & Grace
  • What Not to Wear
  • anything on HGTV. I am slowly dying inside now that i've moved out and James and i opted not to get cable. I need my Sarah Richardson fix damn it!
dec 2 2009 ∞
dec 2 2009 +