Thursday, 12 February 2009

That's All I've Ever Been 'Cause You Don't Know Me

The fantastically hip (I've decided to stop using the term "lovely" because I use it approximately 8000 times a day, so I'm bringing back "hip" - spread the, uh, word. Ha!) Angella sent me the following questions so I could participate in the getting to know you business that is floating around the internet.

1. You were only the second wedding I had ever shot. Were you nervous that I would not be able to capture your day (BE HONEST)?

Honestly? No. I was not worried at all. Being a long-time reader of your blog, I already had a sense of your photography style. Shawn and I agreed that we wanted our wedding photos to look more like candid shots rather than traditionally-posed photographs. Also, judging from your online personality, I felt like you would be extremely conscious of making sure everything was perfect. I was counting on you being over-prepared because of your rookie status :) And you totally delivered! I love the crazy, funny shots (um, I got to pose on a police motorcycle in my wedding dress. Best wedding photo ever!) and I appreciate the more traditional family shots. You captured our day perfectly.

2. You now have two (adorable) dogs. Are you done at two, or do you want more?

First of all, thanks! I think they're adorable too and I take full credit for their adorableness.

As you can see, it's hard work being so adorable.

They are often tired out from being so adorable.

For now, we are done. We live in a 700 sq.ft. condo and it feels Very Full sometimes. If we can ever afford a house, I'd love to add a third dog to the mix. I'm pretty sure I could persuade Shawn to get another dog if it was a boxer but for now we're pretty happy with the two we have.

Stella would like it noted that she does not approve.

3. I honestly have no idea what you do for a living, but do you like it? If not, what is your dream career?

This is a really difficult question to answer. There are some pretty serious pros and cons to my job. One of the perks is that I sit in front of a computer all day and as such, I read a ridiculous amount of blogs. One thing that isn't so cool about my job is that it can be pretty soul-crushing to work in a male-dominated field doing administration (my job description can pretty much be summed up with the phrase "office bitch.")

My dream is to be a food writer / restaurant reviewer. Getting paid to eat and then talk about it? Now there's a job I could love.

4. I know that you traveled to Europe; where else in the world would you travel to if money were not an issue?

It's impossible for me to choose one place! I'd start by heading to London, Ontario so Shawn could see his friends (Shawn moved to Vancouver six years ago and sometimes I worry that one day he'll want to move back to Ontario. I do not love cold weather and I think I would die in Ontario.) Then we'd head to London, England so I could see my peeps. From England we'd go to Aberdeen to visit Trish & Cory (the last time I saw them they were a family of two - now they're a family of four!) From Scotland we'd zip over to Northern Ireland to see the Giant's Causeway (we've both always wanted to see it.) If we weren't homesick for the puppies yet, we'd travel to Iceland and then to Cuba for some relaxation on the beach.

5. Why do you blog and what got you started? (I always love to hear people's stories on this)

I had no idea what a blog was until Cory (I used to work with him a million years ago) showed me his wife's blog. I read it for a while before discovering the links (Angella, yours was the second blog I ever read!) I lurked on various blogs for a long time before starting my own (I missed my first blogiversary but it was back in November if anyone cares.) I blog because it's an outlet for me. I worry a lot and I think a lot. If I don't write, my thoughts and concerns swirl around my brain and the crazy takes over and it makes me a very difficult person to live with.

So! If you would like to join in on the interviewing party, follow these directions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me”.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


  1. Aw, you are so cute.

    Also, I went to school in London (Ontario)! And though London is a cute city (I'm visiting a week from now), I would totally choose Vancouver over Ontario (even though all my family is there).

  2. Elle Bee: I went to London (Ontario) with Shawn once to visit his mom when she still lived there, and I'd been a few times before (my mom was born in London and some of her family still lives there.) It's a nice city but I don't think I could stand the cold! Enjoy your trip - I hope you don't freeze :)

  3. I think Blogger ate my comment. Bah!

    LOVED your answers, and the title made me throw on my Jann Arden album.

    Stella is my fave, and I may just steal her. Just so you know.

  4. Love the pup picks! Super cute!

  5. ohh, fun! I'd love to be interviewed by Ms. Two LLs!

    Also I can't decide which of your pups is more my favoritest. FYI, that is proper grammar when talking about pooches.

  6. Hey, if office bitch allows you to go home to your cute boy and pups, I'd say it makes it worthwhile.

  7. I'm up for an interview! And thanks for your advice on the dress!

  8. This is so cool to hear about! And your wedding picture are so sweet!

    I find that having a desk job can be really great as long as you have good blogs and podcasts, especially if you have a sweet guy and puppies to come home to.

  9. i superduperlove your wedding pics. angella did a stellar job :-)

    also, my mom IS a food writer / restaurant reviewer! and it totally IS the most awesome job, EVAR.

  10. I LOVE your motorcycle wedding picture! And who can get enough of cutie cute dogs? Not me.

  11. Please oh please PICK MOI!!
    I totally promise to make the interview post my return-to-the-internetsitswhatsits!!

  12. Hi. I'm Amanda. I'm really behind on my reader. I like you.

    P.S. Boxers drool too much! Ick!

    P.P.S. I want to lick Stella's tongue.

  13. I just saw this post now (yes, I'm a slacker these days). It would be so fun to have you come visit because last time you were here, we may have been a family of two, but you were a family of one (wait, that doesn't work, but you get the point!). We've all doubled in numbers...