What is the Brittsperiment?
Initially, this blog was set up to chronicle my adventures in attempting to use all my indie eye shadow samples. But eventually, I lost interest and scrapped the idea, but the blog and the title remained. After that short-lived iteration of my slice of internet, I posted random things. Rants, essays, Big Brother Canada recaps, Oscar fangirling. Stuff as directionless and ultimately scattered as I am. Then, I fell into a near year-long dry spell of not feeling like writing anything.
Being without Facebook (deactivated August 2013) has left me with only Instagram as a social outlet. I kinda LOVE Instagram, by the way. It's fun, and a great place to throw pictures of my cats or makeup or screencaps from The Simpsons. No one (that I follow) brings any drama; it's all cats and dogs and toddlers and makeup and food! However, sometimes that little comment-space isn't enough for my word-vomit. Coupled with my new trying (and holy shit - succeeding!?) to eat healthy and shed 75lbs (to get to a size 8ish, and lose the 40 depression-pounds and the further 35 school-pounds I gained since 2011), I think it's time to get back to the blog!
I kept the title and URL, because my life really IS an experiment. I don't know what I'm doing "right", or "wrong". I'm just figuring things out as I go. I'm not 6 or 7 years into a university degree (though that would be nifty), I'm not saddled with children, I'm not married or engaged (though I'm in a 5-year relationship). I'm not anything I thought 25-year-olds were when I was little. And I'm actually really, really okay with that. I'm a nerdy girl, who lives on her own, has 4 cats to wrangle, loves to read, watch movies (and The Simpsons and ANTM/Project Runway), and is trying to lose a butt-ton of weight.
So, who am I, then?
Welp. I'm 25, as previously mentioned. I live alone in my apartment, I'm a slave to my four cats (Marcus, Max, Harry and Silas). I'm a girlfriend to the only real boyfriend I'm ever had, for 5 years now. He's quiet and reserved and really hardworking; I'm LOUD and sometimes obnoxious (I prefer 'enthusiastic'), and love to nap more than I love to breathe.
I'm a reader with a voracious appetite for books. I watch bad reality TV (save for dating shows, can't stand 'em - cooking and "creative" shows, like Project Runway, are my favorites), I like anything to do with crime (SVU, Criminal Minds). My first job was at a movie theatre, and I've worked at a video store (yep, they still exist!) for five years now, so you could say I'm pretty passionate about film.
'm studying to become a Paralegal/Legal Assistant, and I LOVE school I graduated June 2013 and received my Paralegal/Legal Assistant diploma, but haven't found work.I took 5 years off after high school (financial reasons only; I was always into school and learning), and finally found a one-year program that suited me. I'm a major homebody and that suits me just fine.
I'm unabashedly in love with Taylor Swift's songs. The Red album is my favorite, and Treacherous is my favorite song. On a broader scale, there's no particular genre I like, I'm into to just about anything. I like Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, ABBA, blink-182, Mariana's Trench, and yes, I'll still listen to Roxette and the Backstreet Boys when the mood strikes.
I'm an atheist and very left-leaning. I accept people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, whatever. The only thing I am intolerant towards is intolerance - coming from anyone and towards anything. That includes fat- or thin-shaming. I'll live my life the way I please, and you can do the same, and we can all get along.
This is me. The current incarnation (my hair changes dependent on my mood):
Thanks for stopping by, and all that.