Sometimes when I walk home late at night, I see something scurry in front of me and think “oh how cute a kitty” but upon closer inspection it is almost always a raccoon. A few nights ago I saw two. In Toronto they are unafraid of humans, but are territorial.
I snapped these cuties from a distance with my phone. There was a bit of hissing being on so I had to be careful! What sort of animal neighbours do you have on your street?
Yesterday, I learned from Buzzfeed that there’s a game where you battle sausages, yes you heard that right SAUSAGES. After learning about it’s existence, how could we not try it?
It was actually a lot more fun and weirdly strategic than we thought. It’s also strangely culturally inclusive. There’s sausages from all over the world including the Chinese lap cheung and ones I haven’t even heard of before. They even go at lengths to explain what the sausage is. Each one has special stats and advantages.
The game is weird but bound to be a laugh.
To celebrate surviving some crazy weeks, I decided to head to my local ice creamery for a treat. I loaded up two scoops on a sugar cone. Being me of course, I just HAD to take a Snapchat of my treat.
However, in not paying attention to physics and trying to get the prettiest angle, I accidentally tipped the entire thing too much to the side and this happened:
I dropped my entire ice cream on the ground. I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry or stare at the cashier in horror. Dropping your ice cream on the ground right after you bought it is literally the saddest/most movie-like moment you could possibly have.
Luckily, the lady at Lansdowne Cone was nice enough to offer me two new scoops and gave it to me in a cup so that I would not drop it again. I thanked her and as my face flushed red quickly exited. Tales like this are hilarious once I think back and look at them. Not too long ago I would have probably just cried at the clutz I was. Now, I just turn them around into funny stories and can laugh at myself. Social media helps with that because people seem to really enjoy self-deprecating humour, particularly ones that genuinely happen (though in this case it also caused the problem). I’m not so hard on myself anymore.
Today I went to get ice cream again and this time I was more aware at how I was holding my ice cream and success! THERE YOU GO AN INSTAGRAM:
I’m a total addict to shopping online. It’s so convenient to pick up everything you need at one location (the post office).
The downside is that you don’t always get what you expect. For example, I thought I ordered myself a cutlery rack for my dishwasher only to find out that this wasn’t what it was for at all! I did however get some entertainment value out of the packaging.
I still try to use it for cutlery.
I thought I deserved a coffee today because I finished a whole bunch of things I was working on so I hit up Starbucks. I found a drawing from my favorite neighborhood kid.
Now that Halloween is nearing I thought we’d talk about candy. As a kid (and as an adult), I loved all sorts of chips, candy, chocolates but the one thing I never liked was Tootsie Rolls. I always thought people who gave them out were the worst people. They were probably the people on the block who despised children.
What is your least favourite candy? Why?
I found this adorably funny Instagram account on what it’s like to live in Toronto in illustrations! Check out some of my favourite below:
Anybody who’s lived in Toronto will relate to these.
There’s a kid at the Starbucks near work that draws coffee comics full of relationship drama. I wonder how old they are and where the ideas even come from.
I will be on the lookout for more.
While having a mini adventure at BMV, I stumbled on this little book I had to have on my work desk (since I do social media as my day job). It is a collection of “Twitterature”: reworkings of recognizable books told in 20 tweets or fewer by the protagonist of the story.
Here’s an example:
That’s totally how Bilbo Baggins would tweet right?
It’s a funny book to have on your desk for quick entertainment.
The other day while grocery shopping I bought some Freezies. When I opened the package, I noticed something. There were a lot of red ones (and red are usually my least favorite). I even instantly tweeted at Kisko the above photo to explain my situation.
As it turns out there are actually two different types of red Freezies. I just wasn’t being observant enough. One was a tropical fruit punch and the other very berry. They turned out to be better than I thought.
Sometimes we need to take a second and not make snap judgements. It took a pack of red Freezies to teach me his lesson.