I grew up in Chicago suburbia where all the privileged kids reside. We had expensive purses, exotic vacations, and better cars than our teachers. Life was rough.
I went to college in Utah for a year and a half. Met some amazing people, but decided it wasn’t for me and moved home.
Then I studied abroad in Canterbury, UK. And instead of staying for 3 months, I stayed for 3 years. WHOOPS.
I met my husband Paul there (he’s from Canada!).
We moved to Victoria, B.C.
I’m kind of freaked out that I ended up in Canada, but it’s actually a lot of fun. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
I like movies, video games, eating carbs, laughing at other people’s misfortunes, music, perfume, animals, and other stuff too.
164 thoughts on “About Me”
Hey Lily, thanks for the follow. Nice blog you have here.
Danke!You have a pretty nice one yourself!
You are soooo up yourself
And all those things you said about Adele were extremely rude and ignorant
You are an awesome writer!! And you are sooo pretty, you should become an author Lily!
Krissy: Thanks doll! I don’t know about awesome, but it’s been a fun learning experience blogging and becoming a better writer! I think the world would spontaneously combust if I became an author, but thanks for the confidence boost! xx
Due to me becoming increasingly bored at work with unlimited access to the internet I have set out to find new blogs to read and I have found yours through others! Sorry if I comment on old posts, that’s just because I’m giving your blog a thorough look over! 😀
Do whatcha gotta do! Glad you chose mine! Never be sorry for commenting! I like the feedback!
omg third person i found on wordpress from canada!…lol.
and you both are an adorable couple!
Aww hah thanks! I just moved here! I’m trying to adapt…! Where in Canada are you from?
oh uh…i dont live in canada! LOL.
i thought no one did! haha
Ooooh good. You’re normal then. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones!
Because I like you and your blog, I have included you in my list of Versatile Blogging Award recipients. Please accept your award and all of the obvious accolades at:
Ohhh yay! You are way too nice!
Just found your blog and am going to start following it- I like your writing style!
Thanks so much! I will check yours out too!
“Because honestly, I’m the best writer that I know.”
Now you’re the best writer I know!
Haha aww thanks! I’m sure there a couple people that are better writers than me. But only a couple.
Actually I always thought that I was the greatest
writer but now I have two better one’s right here
in these comments 🙂
I will be calling back for a longer visit my friend 🙂
In the meantime if you fancy a trip into the darker
and more wicked type of Space then feel free to
drop by and… and if those skeletons get loose in
here just send them back, they always follow me
when I do a bit of exploring 🙂 lol
Not gonna lie, Andro, but your blog scares me so much. As much as I love naked ladies all my in my grill, I’m gonna pass! But you are welcome to come her any time you like!
That is absolutely alright Lily,
my Space is rather dark and
full of horrors, but I will call in
and look around later, maybe
add some of my thoughts to
your postings and if you call
again you could bypass my
leading page and call into my
Guestbook 03 🙂
Have a great weekend Lily 🙂
Aww thanks! I will do that! You’re the nicest goth I’ve ever met. Have a great weekend yourself! 😀
I love your sense of humour and enjoyed reading your blog on Bikrim Yoga. My father was British and had such a brilliant and witty sense of humour.
Aww thanks so much! I love the British sense of humor, so witty and dry. Thanks for stopping by and being so great!
I asked you in a reply but I can see you never seeing it and I’m too eager to know when your birthday is.
Hahaa. And my birthday turned out to be such a let down…! I guess I was born slightly early, so technically I could have been the 9th!
Thanks for reading my Peru feature on Lesley Carter’s website today 🙂
Ohhh gotcha! For some reason it didn’t click that it was a guest blog! I thought Lesley looked different! Hah it was a great post!!
We have a bit in common, U.S.er in Canada, following the the Canuck that stole our hearts.
Hey! Look at that! Crazy where life takes us, eh? I’m never saying “eh” again. I used it especially for you!
Gratz Lily You Have Been Awarded The Versatile Blogger Award From The Dark Globe Crew Check it out Here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/versatile-blogger-award-2/
Ohhh yay thanks! So excited!
Hi Lily see here for your prize.
Great! Thanks DP! You’re spoiling me with all these awards!
I know 🙂
Hahaha, you’re quite hilarious. This is gonna be a fun read!
Thanks Hungry Man! I don’t know how I’ve missed this comment since March! I’m so sorry! Thanks for stopping by and thinking I’m funny!
Lily – I think you’re twitter account got hacked. Been getting DMs from you that say People are saying bad things about me, along with a link.
Got two from you, Edward Hotspur got one too.
You should change your twitter password if you havent already
Yeah sorry about that. I changed it last night. It sent them to everyone I follow I think! Rough..
Lily i got it from you now everyone got it from me, do i ignore it and let everyone know, or just kill myself.
Hahaha I would avoid killing yourself! Just explain to people that it’s a virus and to not open it. If they did, then the worst it will do is send the message to all of their followers. So sorry!
No problem Lily they all got the message 🙂 so i think i’ll just tweet to ignore it.
My problem is i never sign out of all my sites 🙂
Me either! I hate changing passwords and stuff like that…ugh! So much work.
Why do you have three arms?
Well spotted Pete 😆
Why do you NOT have three arms?
Because I’m less cool 😦
Very nice blog Lily. I came here from Riatarded’s blog. I hope to come back often.
Thanks so much! So glad you stopped by!
Hello, I’ve just noticed that I’m on your Blogroll (Either that or I’m losing my mind and I’ve seen this before) Thanks so much. I really don’t want to be “that” guy, but my name is a little off. The unwarranted “H” has crept back into the picture. No big deal.
Ahh sorry about that Jon! I will fix that for ya! Haha!
No problem, thanks
Hi Lily, I got a notice from Big Brother (wordpress) that you requested access to my site. I’ve have repeatedly queried them on how this requesting thing came to be…and they always assure me it has been taken care of…then…All my posts are available at http://liferevelation.wordpress.com. And thank you for being interested in what I write…I have followed your mother’s blog for some time and I greatly value her posts…she seems to be a truly awesome woman…the little apple appears not have rolled too far the tree.
Hey thanks Stephen! She is a pretty great mom! It’s weird because I know I’ve been to your site before and commented, but this time when I tried to click on your name, it said your site was private. I am always interested in your writings! It just takes me a while to get around the blogosphere! Haha.
I understand…the staff and I follow nearly 500 blogs, so we are all the time yelling across the office to each other or reading great stuff out loud…then I get to comment…which is my favorite part…we feel like you all are part of our family.
PS: wordpress provides an awesome platform, but some times I have no clue what they are doing…but they probably feel the same way about me…except for the awesome platform part…hahaha.
Wow, big move! Looking forward to reading more. 😉
Yeah! At first it was tough, but now I like it! Thanks for reading 😀
hi lily. i think your blog is lovely and your adventures very cool so I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award! you may check it out at http://ngtolentino.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/if-blog-awards-are-chain-letters-then-they-are-chain-love-letters-4-awards/ thanks! – neil
Aww thanks so much! I just checked it out. Thanks Neil, you’re great! 😀
you’re most welcome, lily! and wishing you and your blog all the best!
Hi again. I guess.
Hello there. Again. I guess.
nice to meet you… yes you do write well
David in Maine USA
Haha I was just joking. I don’t truly think I’m the best writer, but I do enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by and following me. I’ve never been to Maine!
Awesome blog you got there 🙂
Thanks so much! Glad you found me! Thanks for the follow, friend!
Will definitely be in touch with your thoughts, Lily! Have a great Sunday ahead. Cheers.\m/ 🙂
Thank you so much for following me Rahul. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 😀
You’re most welcome, Lily! 🙂
You’re beautiful! Again, so nice to meet you Lily.
Aww you’re too kind. So nice to meet you too, Christy!
BOO!!! Found you again Mrs. Lilly Canadian and all round KICK ASS Girl! Love your blog and YOU are very pretty TOO!!
Hah how did you find me on my own blog?!l You are probably the only person who thinks I’m cool. Hah! I love your name by the way. Thanks for coming over to my blog and giving it so much love! Umm and no, you’re the pretty one! But thanks! 😀
What EVER LILLY!!!
Us flower girls have to stick together. AND I can take NO credit for my name that was all my mother. As I read the comments on your blog I can assure you that LOTS of people think your kick ass!!!
True–flower girls are the best!
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good to see – feel free to join me https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000717835716
Just found your blog by chance and thought I would give it a look. It looks okay. I have been following another Canadian woman, but her fashion sense is off. She wears horizontal stripes and makes fun of designer glasses. Are you a true Canadian or just a fake one living there because you married someone that lives there? What do you do for a living. Surely you just don’t lie around the house all day? Anyway, I think I’ll follow your blog and see if it improves. I believe in giving people chances. Sincerely, Will Shatner
Dear Will, I bet you think you’re cool now that you’ve figured out how to make me laugh.
I am so glad our paths have crossed in this big blogosphere! How lucky are we? That other Canadian woman that you are following probably doesn’t like being referred to as a ‘woman’ since women are old and she’s probably super youthful. She also probably has sweet Chanel glasses which beat out RL any day, but that’s just a guess. I’ll have you know that sitting around all day is a sign of royal blood. But you probably wouldn’t know that.
Hopefully my blog improves and that other Canadian girl gives you a hard time forever and always.
Dear New Canadian Friend,
I’m going back to my old Canadian Friend. Your comments are too long. She knows how to blow me off with fewer words. She stacks, racks and packs me away with a single sentence or two at the most. She does not drag my humiliation out. She ends it quickly.
Sorry to have bothered you.
Live Long and Prosper
Cool. One less blog for me to visit.
See ya never!
Now that’s how she does it!!!!!!!!! HF
Awesome blog and I enjoyed the articles! 🙂
Thank you so much! And thank you for the follow! You have a very nice blog yourself! 😀
Hey there, I don’t seem to be able to comment on your post so am writing here. My brother had a Rodriguez album when we were kids. I remember the album cover so clearly because I thought he looked and dressed like my brother haha. Obviously it was the other way around. Then about 5 years ago i saw the CD in sale bin. Loved hearing all those songs again and it is still on my playlist. Then I saw the movie last month. What an amazing man, and it’s so good to know that people like him exist. Life has nothing to to with material wealth. His lyrics are from the heart and ring true today.
The best news is I’m traveling to Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia this Easter. Rodriguez is playing!
Great blog, regarding Les Mis, I’ll take your word for it because there is no I’d pay to watch a movie with Russel C in it, even if he is a New Zealander haha
Hey! That’s weird that it wouldn’t let you comment on the post. But that’s amazing that you’ll get to see Rodriguez in concert! After I saw the movie, I immediately went to itunes and downloaded his music. It’s so good and catchy, and yes, like you said–from the heart. It’s also so true about material things meaning nothing in this life. I don’t think he would be the same, loveable person if he had become rich and famous.
I hope you have an amazing time in Australia for Easter! I’m so jealous of you!
Haha as for Les Mis, you’re not missing out on too much, so don’t worry. I mean, it’s pretty good, but it’s super long and a little boring at times…hah!
Excellent blog you cool chick! Loving it! You rock fellow Canuckle-head!
Why thank you! You rock way harder than I do! Thanks for the blog love! 😀
What a coincidence! Me too! The writer thing is what I am referring to. You are pretty, and I say obvious things.
Aww you’re so sweet. You’re pretty too. We should be friends.
Thanks for stopping by!
I come from Chicago, moved to Seattle and then moved to French Canada for my husband’s job. Then moved back. A similar path of sacrifices.
Where do you live in Canada? I can’t believe how the winter in Quebec made Chicago seem tropical.
Omg crazy! We’re twins. I live in Victoria, B.C. so it’s actually not that bad. Could be wayyy worse. It’s just very rainy!
Have you learned French? I kind of want to but I’m too lazy!
I learned French in highschool! It is not as difficult as people say it is; it’s actually really fun! By the way, I really like your blogs!!
Thanks so much! I definitely need to teach myself French sometime…not enough time in the day!
Very true! I hear Rosetta Stone works, though. Haha
nice Blog Lily 🙂
Thanks so much!
Great confidence and lovely blog!
Hah thank you. It’s mostly joking confidence, but thanks so much.
Love this Blog so much!! Ain’t Canada grand? I spent some time in Montreal when hubby’s job got transferred there. Canada and I had a love hate relationship… Mostly because I couldn’t speak the French. I can not wait to read more from this blog! Your sense of humor is awesome! I will let you know in advance, I will probably quote you in conversation and pretend your jokes were my own idea. But that’s totally acceptable because we live in different countries.
Haha omg I love you! I don’t know if I could handle Montreal with all the Frenchies. The French Fries. Let’s call them that. Definitely quote me! I’ll feel so cool. I steal people’s jokes and pretend they’re mine all the time. No big dealio.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 😀
You know whats GREAT about what you just said? Everything… But mostly the French Fries comment because it made me think of the poutine in Montreal and now I am reminiscing about my love of fries gravy cheese curds and other unmentionable, heavenly, crazy ass things they put in their food up there. I am not sure if it is a strictly French Canadian thing, but if you’ve never had it– it will change your life. Get after it. It makes dealing with all the Frenchies sooooo worth it. Have a Great Day
fun, fun to read. happy to found your blog 🙂
Thanks so much! Glad you like it!
I agree!!! you are a talented writer. Cheers.
How do I search your site? I’m probably missing it, but is there a search box anywhere? I must read about Bikram. Something tells me you thought it was gross.
Oh. Found it. Nevermind!
Lol…you know me too well already! Yeah, sorry the button is hiding at the bottom…
Found the Bikram post. You didn’t mention how completely disgusting it is to have a man in a sweaty speedo bust a down dog in your face. Ew. Nutsack. But maybe you are into that kind of thing. I mentioned you in my blog today. Can’t wait to read your next one.
Hahah yes! It was so gross! I’m surprised I lasted as long as I did! Thanks so much for the mention! You’re the best 😀
Thanks for the comment Lily! You’re blog is AWESOME!!!
Aww thanks! You’re sweet!
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I like the new layout, although your header image could use a poorly photoshopped image of you somewhere in the picture. Maybe jet-skiing?
Yes! Good idea! Glad you like it. Ps. sorry I haven’t emailed in forevs I’m just super lazy right now.
It’s fine. You can wait until something exciting happens. I think our conversation may start up again in 2015 if we wait for that.
Your blog is super fabulous! I love the new design, too, and everything you talk about is pretty relate-able. And because you are super fabulous, I would like to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you wish to accept (and I won’t be offended if you don’t), you have to 1) display the award logo, 2) link back to the person giving the award, 3) state 7 things about you, 4) list 15 blogs that you wish to nominate, 5) notify these bloggers of the award and the rules. The person that nominated me is here: http://theleapingllama.net/ Stay fabulous….
Great blog so far!! Thanks for sharing i will deffinatly be following I love haveing interesting things to read 🙂
You are so very cultured. I could tell the moment I clicked through to your blog and discovered we use the same theme. Great minds…
Your mind is not great if you think like me! Haha but yes, you must have amazing taste. And I like that you called me cultured. Compliments go far with me. Thanks so much for stopping by!
I love fellow Chicago natives! You are automatically cool in my book, despite having settle in Canada 😉
I have yet to visit the country of Britlandia, but I did spend a couple weeks in Australia some years ago. That’s pretty much the same thing, right?
Looking forward to perusing your writing, which I’ve already come to enjoy over on your other blog.
Australia is pretty much the same, you’re right. Just prettier and less rainy! Ahh you live in Chitown? Suh weet! Maybe we’ll cross paths one of these days! Gahh don’t remind me about Canada….!
Thanks so much Pen, you’re too nice! I love your blog too! Already followed!
I grew up in Chicago (well, Wadsworth/Waukegan technically, but I spent a lot of time in The Sprawl /City too).
Unfortunately, due to being a military brat, I got stuck in a nowhere suburb in Ohio. I plan on getting out of here eventually. Hopefully.
Ohio has this sort of black hole thing about it. It’s not pretty.
Glad you like my blog. It’s not as frequent with the humor as your two, but occasionally I try for funny and not too depressing.
I found this Morrissey tidbit today, thought you should know. My hero. http://preview.tinyurl.com/ahonly7
Isn’t he the best? I love when people slam people that everyone loves. He’s so good in every way.
He’s just so “in touch” with his emotions that he can’t be inauthentic. Or he has tourettes. Or something like that.
Yeah, exactly. He is just IS. And I love that he loves animals 😀
I bet he loves them more than he loves people.
I hope so! I definitely love animals more than I love people! Haha they’re just pure and innocent and perfect.
Thinking about cats makes me want to cry.
Lol happy cry or sad cry?
Like her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTTwcCVajAc
That is the best way to be. lol I love that video!
Hi Lily (waving with a big goofy smile)!!
I’ve nominated you for a award!! Cause I sooo love your blog it makes me smile,,,and because your not doing anything else,,while waiting for your work visa,,,,so go get it,,,,you’ve go nothing to lose!! http://justanothercanadiangurl.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/strangers-around-the-world-like-me-a-for-my-fans/
Why did I not respond to this?! I swear I saw it..maybe not?! Ahh thank you so much! I love your blog too! We Canadians (well, I’m not technically Canadian yet…) need to stick together! I need to do an epic awards post soon! Thanks again lovely!
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nice web site hope to link up with you all
Thank you Bill! Glad you came over!
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Oh my gosh! I never though I would find someone from the Uk who had moved to Canada! I’m from London and now stays in Canada and also have a blog (gracehemingway.blogspot.ca) I would love it if you could guest post on my blog or something. Contact me!
Hi Grace! Sorry it took me so long to respond! I’m actually not from the UK, I just went to uni there. I’m originally from Chicago. I would love to guestpost on your blog though if you still want me to! Haha. I will check out your blog! Thanks for stopping by!
Love the blog, wonderful, dry, and so entertaining. I think I will live vicariously through your life in Canada!
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Hi there! I am a fan of your blog, and have nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog
If you want to check out the award, come on over! http://cupcakesandasanas.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/liebster-award-spreading-the-love/
Thank you dollface! That is too kind of you!
Great blog! Glad I found ya!
Thank you! Glad to have you around! 🙂
Excited to have found your blog! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more
Aww thanks sweet thang! You’re too nice!
Nice to know you travelled from USA to UK to Canada…. Welcome to my blog on travel and tour:
Thank you! Yeah lots of adventures in different places! I’ll check it out, thanks!
I read a comment you made on some blog about Adele where you said “Skinny is gross”. What a way to promote skinny shaming. Anyways, you’re a bitch and I thought I’d let you know that.
lol I don’t remember saying that. I don’t think I would say that because I like feeling skinny and being skinny. Anyways you’re a bigger bitch to judge me when you don’t know me. But thanks for letting me know your opinion! Byeeee
Kira needs to take her meds.
haha I get all the crazies on my blog! It’s so fun and uplifting.
I don’t think I’ve ever read your about page before. It’s fab, just like you. xo!
Hah thanks Rara! You’re too kind. I never know what to put on these things! I need to stop by and read yours too! xoxo
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