This Week In Links

October 25, 2013 § Leave a comment


Happy Friday! Do you guys have any awesome Fall weekend plans? My brother and his wife are in town so Nick and I will be meeting up with them. We’ll also be waiting for Henry to decide to arrive! It would be great if my brother’s trip coincided with him coming, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens…

Here’s what I’ve been enjoying this week online (besides last-minute labour and newborn care articles):

This dog will only ride in a car if you’re holding his paw.

19 Idiotic, but completely real, travel complaints.

I guess I have these to look forward to :\

Amazing kids’ Halloween costumes that they’re too young to understand.

New York + London: A Collection of Double Exposures

This guy’s Halloween costume efforts put us all to shame.

Laughing at people freaking out at a haunted house is the best.

[Illustration by João Lauro Fonte]

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

I think many East Coasters are having the exact same reaction as Nick this morning: “Oh yeah, it’s Halloween.”

It’s hard to get back in the Halloween spirit after the intensity of the last few days, but I think these pictures of my niece and nephew in Oshawa will help.


Feel better? Good.


October 31, 2011 § 6 Comments

Happy Halloween! Nick and I spent our pre-Halloween weekend in Toronto, visiting family and friends and seeing a few of his bands play for an incredibly enthusiastic crowd. Unfortunately, this means we missed out on any Halloween parties, but we’ve vowed to find a good party (or throw one) and dress up next year.

Until then, here are some weird and hilarious costumes from the past few years.

Me as a zombie, Sarah as a mermaid, Nathan as “Bad Brains” (?), and Karen slips into a children’s pumpkin costume

Perhaps my strangest role ever – Cheech Marin with Jayme as Tommy Chong

The year Angela and I just dug a bunch of weird clothes, wigs, and bronzer out of her costume trunk at the last minute.

Two of my favourite Halloween costumes ever: Chad cross-dressing figure skater and Julia’s worm!

I’ve seen so many good costume ideas this year including The Fantastic Mr. & Mrs. Fox, Toddlers in Tiaras, and more. What did you dress up as?

Also: Halloween or Williamsburg?

Crazy kids

March 11, 2010 § 6 Comments

Now that I’m 28, I have reached the age where when I see a group of rowdy, excitable kids in their early twenties, almost definitely in their first or second years of college, I cringe and contemplate leaving the immediate vicinity. This usually happens in Toronto, places like Sneaky Dees or most recently, Sadie’s Diner. When this happens, I need to remember that I once was one of these kids. When I was 23-25ish, I traveled in a pack of 10-20 people every Friday and Saturday night. We did ridiculous things like have planned food fights, played on an organized dodgeball team, declared a random day in May to be “everyone’s birthday”, and my old apartment used to be host to every birthday party of all of my friends. I wish I had my iPhoto on this computer, but I don’t so check out some pictures that brought all this on as I read through my oldest comments on myspace. (The only reason I haven’t deleted my account, it’s worth saving for the inside jokes alone!)

The Dirtballs

I think this was somehow work-related?

Chad & Julia go all out for Halloween

Angela had me play dress up to make me feel better when I almost missed a party because I was coming down with a cold. It worked like a charm.

Did you have a group of friends as close-knit and crazy as mine? Leave me a comment about it, and if you’re brave, a photo!

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