Useless Facts

I had planned on spending Monday morning checking off my To-Do list until it occurred to me that today was the official end to spring break…which means I survived it. Huzzah! I do believe that entitles me to a lazy morning which I will waste away by blogging and sipping on coffee. My To-Do list can wait. And besides, I’ve already made lunches, breakfasts, switched laundry, loaded and started the dishwasher AND made sure two kids were off to school without crazy hair and dirty teeth (although I’m not sure it was an entire success because Amelia was dressed head-to-toe in cheetah print…).

random bria - childhood.

I haven’t done anything like this in quite awhile, so I thought it would be fun…in a lame kind of way. Okay, so the real reason is that I felt like blogging and just didn’t know what to write about today. There. Carrying on.

10 Useless Facts About Bria

(that you may or may not know or even care to know about)

  1. I wanted to be a Marine Biologist for a little while when I was younger. Despite living in the prairies, I kind of regret not following that vein of study after high school. As it turns out, I married a man who watched Jacques Cousteau when he was a kid and also dreamed of being a Marine Biologist (so naturally we both agree the movie Life Aquatic is an incredible masterpiece).
  2. I remember thinking that my mothers bright yellow Sony Walkman was the coolest thing ever.
  3. My favourite colour is best described as Tangerine, but can be anywhere from Peach to Poppy. I can’t help but feel happy and inspired around it.
  4. I would love to have a studio space to pursue all of my artistic whims. I envision it as being open, bright and white…and peaceful. In a perfect world it would be on-top of my vintage dress shop.
  5. I had a Cabbage Patch doll that was named Gloria. I decided to caller her Gloria-to-Gloria. Then I decided that my name should match hers so I started calling myself Bria-to-Bria.
  6. I have one tattoo. It’s small, but it was a perfect starter. I’ve spent time designing about a million more, a few of them have stuck with me for years on end, which leads me to believe that it would be okay to actually get them done. What’s missing is the disposable income to spend on the most useless thing in the world. Really, who actually needs a tattoo?  Eventually I will have more.
  7. I took TaeKwando when I was a kid. I really liked it but I love boxing. Love, love, LOVE. I wish I had discovered it when I was much younger. I think I would have liked to train for some fights.
  8. Rhys was given a skateboard for his 8th birthday. He keeps saying that he wants to go to the skate park and go to a skateboarding camp this summer. I’m not an overly paranoid parent but I kinda want to bubble-wrap him.
  9. There were a few teachers in school that didn’t like me the moment I stepped foot in their class. This can happen when you’re last in line of a string of siblings going through school. As it turns out, I didn’t like any of them either. They were all cranky and had been teaching way too long. I did, however, love my art teacher. She was amazing. I’d love to be an art teacher.
  10. The 1998 album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ rocked my world.

So there you have it. Now you know a bunch of silly things about me.

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