So you’ve Been Invited to a Wedding

Planning a wedding is a trying time for every couple. I, for one, looked at my husband-elect during the planning process and wondered if I could really spend the rest of my life with a man who couldn’t tell the difference between a very slate-like blue and a cool blue-toned gray. As you can surmise, responding to a wedding invitation incorrectly, giving a gift inadequately or dressing inappropriately, and thereby making this stressful time more difficult than it has to be, is a sure-fire way to have your friend/cousin/sister screaming at you and her mother/your aunt/your own mother bad mouthing you to anyone who compliments or congratulates her on anything concerning the wedding.

“The centrepieces are lovely.” “Yes, it really is too bad Mary didn’t tell the cashier that she was purchasing something from the registry.”

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What Your Beloved Nerd Wants for Christmas

These days just about everybody loves at least one nerd. In many ways this is quite advantageous; you never have to worry about how you’re going to hook up that lovely new entertainment system when you get it home, how you’re going to recover a decade’s worth of pictures when your hard-drive bursts into flames* or what to do when the twenty page document you just spent the last month writing won’t print. This relationship, however, can become troubling at Christmas time when you realize you have no idea what this person would like or how to even find the things they’ve told you they would like. Sometimes I wonder if my husband has written his Christmas list in pseudo-jargon just to mess with me. Despite wish lists that might as well be written in a different language and my outright inability to understand technology, over the last ten years with my nerd, I’ve learned how to make him happy on Christmas morning. Continue reading

Favourite Black Friday Sale – 2011

Being Canadian – and celebrating Thanksgiving over a month ago – doesn’t mean I can’t take advantage of the wonderful sales state-side this weekend. The best way for a Canadian to get in on the American deals is to shop online; and my favourite place to shop online?! From now until Sunday, November 27, is having a 50% off sale on a selection of cute dresses, shoes and accessories. Continue reading

Brought to You by Improved Mental Alertness

We’ve all been there, its 5 in the morning on Monday night, or Tuesday morning, if your one of them, you’re riding your skateboard down the ramps of that six storey parking structure, 3 towns over, when you think “wow, I should probably be asleep right now”. Yes, this actually happened, and yes, I’d been drinking. Continue reading