Thursday, 3 May 2012

7 Question Thursday!! #2

It's time for another 7 Question Linkup with Gentri Lee!!
First, here's our funny photo:
Hey look, we're dressed up as Chinese princesses at Sydney's Chinese Garden of Friendship!
No joke, a lady asked us if we were dressing up as something to do with our heritage. 

And now for the questions!!

1. What is your favorite day of the week and why?

S: Saturday, It never used to be until Laura and I came back from Oz. I suddenly, and still over a year later, wake up excited to spend 2 full days with Laura. Seriously I get kid at Christmas excited, which annoys Laura no end, but working, travelling and not having long evenings mean I LOVE the time with Lau and sleeping through most it seems a waste :) I also like the fact that if you do stuff on a Saturday you can still have a lazy day before going back to work.   

L: My favourite day is also Saturday, but not exactly for the same reasons as Sarah. I love it because I can sleep in (as long as Sarah                                                      doesn't wake me up with her 'excitement' too early) and relax doing whatever I want all day without the stress of impending doom that is having work the next day.

2. If you decided to change your name, what would you change it to?

S: I always wanted a name I could shorten so friends could call me something different to Sarah. Originally I wanted it to be Rebecca - shortened to Becca or Becky. Nowadays though I like Sarah - it's uncomplicated and traditional -like me. 

L: I always wanted a different name than my own - something more interesting! I even took the 'U' out of my name when I was in 8th grade to become 'Lara' (still pronounced the same as 'Laura' though!) in an attempt to seem more interesting - but that backfired because people didn't pronounce that correctly. My go-to makeup name was always Ruby Buckingham - it was the epitome of wealth and class and beauty and everything I wanted for myself - then I actually got to live her in a musical my choir did, where I was the Mayor's wife. I had a boa, and an awesome 20's dress, and it was lots of fun. But now, like Sarah, I'm alright with my name - I think my personality completely makes up for my regular, English-sounding name!

3. What is one product you use (it can be for anything) that you feel is a miracle worker?

S: It'll have to be Diet Coke. Seriously for a headache, for tiredness, for feeling worn out, over worked, stressed, hyper - ANYTHING - Diet Coke is my answer. If you are home or abroad and you get sick = DIET COKE, if you are out and about or sat at home and need to feel better = DIET COKE. In fact I can't think of anything a nce cold diet coke won't cure! 

L: As you can tell by... pretty much every 'about us' post we write, we are obsessed with Diet Coke. I tried, tried, tried to think of a different product, but I just kept coming back to Diet Coke - for the reasons specified by Sarah. Sorry, I can't even pretend to be more creative than that. 

4. High heels, flats, sneakers, or boots?

S: This is sooooo situation dependant for me - my go to is normally flats but dating someone taller than me means heels are a must if we are going out (it also saves stretching in photos), but I love boots for walking around or work. But if I had to go with just one it would be flats - they accommodate any situation and most importantly can deal with the work to 'after work' transition. 

L: Flats all the way! Being 5'10'' means I've never really learned to walk in heels - I like being tall, but especially living in England, most women (and some men) are so much shorter than me and I'm paranoid about missing conversation. (How's the weather down there?!) So I rarely wear heels, because if I did, not only would I be over 6' tall, but I stumble around like I'm drunk and fall over everything - it's not a pretty sight. So instead, I have flats in lots of different colours!

5. You see your favorite celebrity (it can be any kid of celebrity- movie star, singer, writer, political leader, blogger) walking down the street, what do you do?

S: Working in central London this is something i've ad a chance to perfect (well kind of), in my opinion it's celebrity dependant - if they are A-list there's no way i'm going for the 'Hi'- thats a photo op, so I dive behind things and start snapping! That way you have proof! It's it's a lower league film star such as the guy who played Draco Malfoy - well he's not that famous so a photo op with him would be my request (if possible)- same goes with TV stars and footballers! Or in the case of Rhys Iffin (Notting Hill) i'll say hello as if I know him (to be fair I thought I did -oops). Celebrities just have that unfortunate thing of looking familiar. I even said hi to Prince William in a club because of that, being a nice guy he said hi back, but he had every right to be like - you don't know me!   
Our most recent 'celebs' for the non-UK readers Neighbours, Home & Away and Emmerdale are soaps that  most Brits grow up watching! And if you haven't watched Notting Hill - you're missing out!

L: When I see a celebrity that I am genuinely a big fan of - I am not very 'cool' in these situations. Or, I may look cool on the outside, but on the inside I'm having a complete crazy excited meltdown because that person there is in the movies! Or music, etc. WHATDOISAYHOWDOILOOKISMYHAIROKAYDON'TSTARTCRYING,SERIOUSLYWHATDOISAY?? And I always go with 'You're so amazing' or something equally as awkward. Or, in the case of Jason Mraz when I was in high school, I sassed him. But that's another story for another post. As Sarah said, living in London has allowed me my fair share of celebrity spottings, but possibly my best one was in my hometown of Boise, Idaho. 

Which brings me to what I do when I'm not a giant fan of someone: 

Matt Damon was in Boise, premiering the Bourne Ultimatum (one of the producers I think was from there, so they did the premiere downtown) - I am not a giant fan of Matt, I mean I don't mind him, but I'm not into action movies or anything, so I didn't think too much of it. I was on my way to work, and saw a big crowd of people - I parked and went to see who was there, saw it was him, got a scrap of paper from someone else, and made my way to the front of the crowd (again, being quite tall, it was pretty easy) got him to sign it and got a few pics of him. Then I made my way to work - and I've still never seen the Bourne Ultimatum.

6. If you could pick one item to never have to pay for again, what would it be?

S: OMG my answer would have to be diet coke again - we spent 1/4 of ALL the money we earnt in Australia on Diet Coke and buying it when you out in he UK is over £1 each so not having to pay for it would save on approx £500 a year! That's almost a holiday! 

L: Okay, if it WASN'T Diet Coke (which, who are we kidding, it would be) I would want to never have to pay for my haircuts/colours again. In London, its easily £120 for a half head of highlights and a cut. Because of the price, I don't keep up with it as much as I'd like to. I'd have awesome golden blonde locks if I could afford it!!

7. What was your favourite TV show or movie growing up?

S: Friends - and still to this day. Programmes come and go and I could reel of current favourites but growing up the go-to-show was always Friends. From memory it was one of the only shows that would come on and no-one would complain. My parents liked it, my sister liked it, my friends liked it and that meant I could always have it on. Watching episodes nowadays makes me remember Friday nights round a friends house waiting till 9pm to watch a new episode - I can't believe we have channels that meant you can watch it all day now. And every episode still makes me smile. Can you believe it started 18 years ago and finished recording 8 years ago - scary!   

L: I don't remember having a TV show I watched while I grew up - I mean, when I was in high school, my favourite show was Project Runway - I actually had PR parties at my house every week! But my favourite movie my entire childhood was always Beauty & the Beast. I knew every word and song to that movie for ages!!!

Please answer any of the above questions, we love getting to know YOU better!!

Love always,
Laura & Sarah xo


  1. Diet Coke is AMAZING!

    I love the name "Ruby Buckingham"!!!

  2. nice idea.. thanks for sharing..

  3. A very creative blog! I said hello to Bruce Willis when we were up in Sun Valley once (moments before you were brought down the hill on a sled by the ski patrol, Lauraloo) - first impressions - short! Oh, and you were on first name terms with Vanessa Redgrave when she worked out at the gym too! Love youz, Mum xxx

  4. Omg you met Draco! And diet coke...I never noticed :p Loved this post :) S xx


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