What’s your signature? And just how predictable are you?

What’s your signature? And just how predictable are you?

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I am undeniably a creature of habit. I’ll very easily and often subconsciously eat exactly the same thing for breakfast for two years straight. Until someone points it out and then I’ll get all self conscious and eat something else for breakfast… for two years straight. I like having a signature breakfast. It takes the guess work out of morning time.

This got me thinking about other signatures. The decisions we make that define us. You may or may not know, although you probably do because I’m so damn cocky about it, but I now drink my coffee black. This amuses Mr Smaggle endlessly and he loves ordering a long black for me. He says I’m his kooky girlfriend, with the crazy hair who drinks long blacks. It made me aware of how these tiny little decisions become character defining, especially when they turn into habits.

I thought it would be an interesting little project for myself and my Smaggle readers to write a list of our signatures. Oh how fun! I’ll go first!

1. Signature cafe beverage – Long black (because I’m uber cool and awesome)

2. Signature dessert flavour – Strawberry

3. Signature song (the one you famously cut sick to on the dance floor) – Love Shack (baby love shack! Bang, bang, bang on the door… okay I’m stopping now…)

4. Signature colour – Silver/Grey

5. Signature bar beverage – Red wine

6. Signature phrase – Freaking or flipping. For example something was freaking cool or someone was being a flipping cow.

Much like my endless cycle of breakfast cuisine, this list says much about the lady who is Smaggle. It defines who I am right this second. This list has changed over the years (except for Love Shack. B52s FOREVER!) and will change again… but right now, it’s perfect. It’s Smaggle.

So… who are you right now? Share your signatures!

Love

Smaggle

xxx

P.S I got Love Shack stuck in your head didn’t I?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.

37 Comments

  1. Yasi 6 years ago

    signature statement-Calm down

    Signature quote for everything- Things happen for a reason

    signature dessert- creme brulee

    signature style- vintage

    these signatures haven’t really changed through out the years.

    hats off to you for drinking coffee black. Cheers to that!

    signature coffee- cafe con leche

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      I’m so smug about the black coffee.

      • Mandy 6 years ago

        1. Signature cafe beverage – Macchiato (baby steps toward a short black)

        2. Signature dessert flavour – I like to get all 70’s and make dessert fondues

        3. Signature song- Push It (…Real Good!) Salt- N- Pepa

        4. Signature colour – I wear lots of black, but like to break it up with teal, turquoise and silvery tones

        5. Signature bar beverage – Mojito

        6. Signature phrase – “You’ve got the humps.” Used if someone is being grumpy

  2. Harlow 6 years ago

    1. Signature cafe beverage – Caramel Latte
    2. Signature dessert flavour – Chocolate
    3. Signature song – Rags to Riches – Tony Bennet
    4. Signature colour – pink
    5. Signature bar beverage – Margarita
    6. Signature phrase – “lovely” or “cool”

    Great post as awlways 😀

  3. Young Sophisticates 6 years ago

    so clever… my signature phrase it probably, LOVE IT! & signature dessert flavor is either strawberry or chocolate (or both)… now, I am going to be thinking about signatures after reading this.

    Very cool pictures!

    Please stop by the Mrs. Press giveaway at: http://www.young-sophisticates.com/2011/01/mrs-press-giveaway.html

    It’s super easy to enter & only open to Australian residents.

  4. Nessbow 6 years ago

    Ooh, this is tricky.
    Signature cafe beverage: earl grey tea
    signature dessert flavour: peanut butter or toffee
    signature song: I don’t think I have one. Perhaps Hey Ya by Outkast
    signature colour: red
    signature bar beverage: black Russian
    Signature phrase: probably “awesome’ or ‘actually’. I use the word ‘actually’ far too often.

  5. 1. Signature cafe beverage: black coffee!
    2. Signature dessert flavour: chocolate, absolutely
    3. Signature song: oooh, this is a hard one! maybe You Give Love A Bad Name.
    4. Signature colour: raspberry
    5. Signature bar beverage: either vodka & 7up or a good microbrew
    6. Signature phrase: lame. I’m always calling things lame!

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      I’ve fallen into a REALLY bad habit of saying things are ‘gay’. What am I 12? And completely un-PC?

  6. niki 6 years ago

    Signature cafe beverage: AM: boring latte PM: mildy-interesting chai latte
    signature dessert flavour: cheesecake (pesky friends & colleagues persist in getting me chocolate birthday cakes, however)
    signature song: Don’t have one. I hereby resolve to make it “the power of love” from back to the future
    signature movie: back to the future
    signature colour: green?
    signature bar beverage: frangelico, lime and dry
    Signature phrase: “ra ra ra” – used in the fashion of “yadda yadda yadda”. I now realise how often I say this because everytime I do, my boyfriend repeats it! “ra ra ra ra ra ra!”

  7. Kirsty 4 kids, 20 suitcases.. 6 years ago

    Hi there,

    I’ve just linked your “tampon” piece to a blog I wrote today. I thought you were hysterical.

    Cheers,

    Kirsty
    http://shamozal.blogspot.com/2011/02/traveling-tampon.html

  8. Kirsty 4 kids, 20 suitcases.. 6 years ago

    Hi there,

    I’ve just linked your “tampon” piece to a blog I wrote today. I thought you were hysterical.

    Cheers,

    Kirsty http://shamozal.blogspot.com/2011/02/traveling-ta

  9. Kirsty 4 kids, 20 suitcases.. 6 years ago

    Hi there,

    I’ve just linked your “tampon” piece to a blog I wrote today. I thought you were hysterical.

    Cheers,

    Kirsty
    http://shamozal.blogspot.com/2011/02/traveling-tampon.html

  10. Samantha 6 years ago

    Hmm. I really have to think about some of these.
    Signature cafe beverage: Easy. Carmel latte.
    signature dessert flavour: Anything carmel or raspberry.
    signature song: This is tough. Right now I would say Bad Romance.
    signature colour: Red
    signature bar beverage: Tequila sunrise
    Signature phrase: “yo” added to the end of any sentence.

  11. Samantha 6 years ago

    Signature cafe beverage: AM: boring latte PM: mildy-interesting chai latte
    signature dessert flavour: cheesecake (pesky friends & colleagues persist in getting me chocolate birthday cakes, however)
    signature song: Don’t have one. I hereby resolve to make it “the power of love” from back to the future
    signature movie: back to the future
    signature colour: green?
    signature bar beverage: frangelico, lime and dry
    Signature phrase: “ra ra ra” – used in the fashion of “yadda yadda yadda”. I now realise how often I say this because everytime I do, my boyfriend repeats it! “ra ra ra ra ra ra!”

  12. Rachael 6 years ago

    1. Signature cafe beverage – black coffee (I’m in America, so I don’t know what “long” means in this sense.)
    2. Signature dessert – tiramisu. If it’s on the menu, I will order it.
    3. Signature song – Jump Around by House of Pain. My husband recently pointed out that any time it comes on, I stop talking during the opening notes.
    4. Signature color – blue
    5. Signature bar beverage – Tequila
    6. Signature Sunday breakfast – pancakes and bacon

    I like accepting the idea of our signature selves and embracing them, rather than feeling we need to change!

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      ‘long’ means lots of water and ‘short’ is like an espresso, a shot of coffee.

      • Rachael 6 years ago

        Thanks for clearing that up! I suppose that I like mine long, then.

  13. Sarja 6 years ago

    I’ve been thinking about this on and off for about an hour now and can only come to the conclusion that I either don’t know myself, or I’m a bit random!

    I don’t have a signature cafe beverage, because I love trying all of the different flavoured coffees you can get in Costa and Starbucks etc.
    I would like to say my signature colour is white, but I don’t own that much in white… it’s my favourite colour, not my signature colour.
    Song? Movie? Ummm?
    My signature Youtube video at the moment is Surprised Kitty! That’s something right?

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      Oh I should have included that! If you like surprised kitty look up Baby Monkey riding backwards on a pig. It’s awesome.

  14. emmams 6 years ago

    1. Signature cafe beverage – Cafe latte (since uni – yikes!)
    2. Signature dessert flavour – chocolate, the darker the better
    3. Signature song – Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine). I’m still mildly furious that they cut the swearing for the guitar hero version.
    4. Signature color – black. With black. And some black.
    5. Signature bar beverage – Bourbon Old Fashioned.
    6. Signature phrase – “Twenty-three types of…” to be applied to anything I wish to greatly emphasise. EG: Your new puppy is twenty-three types of adorable.

    Doing this has made me realise how long I’ve been doing some of these for – at least since age 18 (which, ladies and gentlemen, was not recent…)

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      I’m the same. Such a creature of habit. I love the 23 types of. Gorgeous.

  15. Luinae McAnish 6 years ago

    1. Signature cafe beverage – Chai tea latte

    2. Signature dessert flavour – Chocolate anything

    3. Signature song – Hometown Glory (Adele)

    4. Signature colour – Teal

    5. Signature bar beverage – too young to drink!

    6. Signature phrase – Blimey!

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      Are you really too young to drink? In America? Or Australia?

      • Luinae McAnish 6 years ago

        I’m 15! Everywhere? Although sometimes I have a little bit of cider when my parents have some.

  16. Kitty 6 years ago

    Signature cafe beverage: skim hot chocolate. I’m on the eternal quest to find the best one!
    signature desert flavour: penaut butter or cocnut. Or caramel. Or chocolate. Or raspberry… I don’t think I have one actually.
    signature song: I don’t feel like dancin by the Scissor Sisters
    signature colour: black. It’s a colour ok?
    signature bar beverage: Gin and Tonic with lime
    Signature phrase: amazing!

    • LadySmaggle 6 years ago

      I LOVE gin and tonic with lime. Actually this could very easily be my alternate list.

  17. Eyeliah 6 years ago

    Fun!
    Breakfast, -shredded wheat and a grapefruit
    cafe beverage -London Fog (earl grey latte)
    dessert flavour – chocolate, caramel
    song – right now it’s These Words by Natasha Beddingfield
    bar beverage -since I am in Mexico Tequila Margarita, usually it’s white wine
    phrase – I don’t know what you are talking about?!

  18. Lucy N 6 years ago

    1. Signature cafe beverage – Caramel tea, no sugar 🙂

    2. Signature dessert flavour – Caramel!

    3. Signature song (the one you famously cut sick to on the dance floor) – At the moment it is (and this is quite embarrassing) ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry. It is my jam at the moment only because it started off my 12 month challenge, to do something every month that frightens me a bit, and that I’d never done before. On New Years not only was I at my first gay bar, I pole danced at said bar, to this song. It was fabulous and amazing, and I’ve never had so much fun!

    4. Signature colour – Red and grey.

    5. Signature bar beverage – Strongbow cider

    6. Signature phrase – ‘Shite’ or ‘Bleeding ‘eck!’. Yes, I do secretly wish I was British.

  19. Kel 5 years ago

    1. Signature cafe beverage – Skinny Latte
    2. Signature dessert flavour – Chocolate
    3. Signature song (the one you famously cut sick to on the dance floor) – Hey Soul Sister, Train
    4. Signature colour – Black/Red
    5. Signature bar beverage – Reisling
    6. Signature phrase – Feckin’ Eeejit

  20. Bipolarmadam 5 years ago

    Signature cafe bev: skinny flat white
    Signature dessert flavour: chocolate
    Signature song: New York, New York, even though I live in Stocko
    Signature colour: blue/gree
    Signature bar beverage: a white
    Signature phrase: bigot

  21. Erin 5 years ago

    Mine is being awesome at parties and talking too much about cats. Also being early always and getting hangry as a result.

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