Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Let’s Talk…Random Halloweeny Stuff

Linking up with Impulsive Addict and Shawn for this week’s edition of “Talk To Us Tuesday”…going random this week, with a Halloweeny theme!


  • I felt old on Saturday.  REALLY old.  It was the big Halloween costume party at Gavan’s, and I had absolutely no desire to go.  I know part of it is the fact that I’m on a serious crunch diet (ha! you should see how badly I’ve been doing with THAT!) and I knew I couldn’t squander those valuable little calories on rum in my Diet Cokes.  And who wants to go hang out at a bar packed with little kids and drink Diet Coke with no rum?  Not me, apparently.  I also had no inspiration for a costume.  So I ended up putting on my jams and watching episodes of The Vampire Diaries.  How LAME and OLD can I get?!?!
  • Speaking of The Vampire Diaries...  My friends who love it have been telling me I need to get on-board.  Any self-respectin’ Edward lover needs to know about The Vampire Diaries, too, they say.  They’ve been telling me that I was for sure going to be a hard-core Damon fan.  So far, only two discs into Season 1, I’m definitely a Stefan girl.  They tell me to hang on, that I’ll come around on Damon yet.  We’ll just have to see about that… All I can say is that if there had been a Stefan hanging around my high school back in the day, I would’ve been racing to get on the school bus every morning…

vampire diaries



  • I got to take in the Halloween festivities at Scotiabank Place on Sunday night as the Sens took on the Leafs, because I won tickets from the Team 1200 in a Facebook contest.  I knew they were first-level seats, but when I found out I was in Row D, I almost fainted.  I’ve never sat that close before in my life.  It was such a fun night – Sharon and I grabbed some yummy peppermint mochas at Starbucks, then headed to SBP and found our seats.  We were fortunate because while there were a pile of rambunctious Leaf fans in attendance, the ones in our vicinity were pretty tame.  I was hoarse by the end of the night from roaring “GO SENS GO” in the endless battle of chants, but it was all worthwhile when the boys in red, black & gold brought home a narrow 3-2 victory.  I hardly ever get to see a win at home (I actually often think I’m bad luck when I’m in a seat at SBP), so it was a very special Halloween treat!

Sens score

  • I had to Youtube Bryan Berard & Marie-France Dubreuil’s skate on Battle of the Blades yesterday because I missed the Halloween episode Sunday night due to the hockey game.  I was, once again, very impressed by their skate, and I was glad to see they made it through again last night.  One step closer to winning in honour of D.I.F.D!
  • Halloween is one of my favourite days of the year.  I don’t enter into dressing up – at least not anymore – but I so look forward to seeing all the little spooks at my door!  When I was a kid, my parents’ end of town only saw about 30 trick-or-treaters (they get even less now) – but where I’m located downtown, I got about 165 at my door last night!  I’m kicking myself for not uploading pics yet to show you, but there were some pretty cute little strawberries, a box of Timbits, a cupcake, a hamburger, a beautiful witch, Jessie from Toy Story, a cow, dinosaurs, super heroes, princesses, a pink poodle, a firefighter, a monkey, and many, MANY more.  But definitely one of the biggest highlights was Cowan in his “Men’s Fitness Magazine” costume!  I’ll get the pics up later this week to show you how cool it was.  He hung out at my place while Brenda and I handed out candy, and often I could hear the parents laughing from the side of the road while their kiddies collected loot.  I’d wonder to myself what was so funny, then turn around and realize they could see Cowan standing there!  haha!  It was a fun night, and I’m so glad all of my friends & family bring their little cuties to see me on Halloween!


  • You know what’s almost scarier than Halloween?  It’s MOVEMBER.  That means that many of the men around here are going to be growing icky mustaches.  All for a good cause, of course, as they raise money and awareness for prostate cancer, but the staches are just so…blech!!  If anyone needs to see the reasons why I so dislike the mustaches, just click here.  And here.  And here.  And here. …Good luck, gentlemen. :)


So the ghosts and goblins will all be packed away for another year, and now the Christmas season can begin!!  On my list of things to get ASAP: Justin Bieber’s new Christmas album, which I believe drops today!  YES!!!

I know.  That’s scary.


Nicole said...

So your a Sens fan and Lindsay is a Leaf's fan (please tell me I just typed those right...) and yet you're friends... definitely not going to be in a room with the 2 of you during a game... LOL j/k :)

Amanda said...

you'll become a Damian fan....I did!!

Anonymous said...

Does Ryan Shannon still play for the Sens? He used to play for the Portland Pirates in the AHL.. the team I follow! The game must have been fun!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it makes you old if you want to do stuff like that. We went to NY for my birthday one year and attended the party of one of our old friends. By 11, we both decided we'd rather go chill in the hotel than go to the cool Russian ice bar. Oh well! Guess I am old too. ;) Happy Tuesday.

Impulsive Addict said...

Mmmm....rum and diet. YUMMY! And I DID add extra calories on Saturday by consuming my favorite drink. Are you a Captain fan?

I guess I need to watch Vampire Diaries. Everyone I know watches it but me. But I am sooooo excited to see Breaking Dawn this month!! Can't wait!

165 trick-or-treaters? That's insane! That's a lot of candy getting passed out. Sheesh. I got ZERO. Yep. Not a single one.

How cool that Canada does a movember. I've never heard of it. Heck, maybe we do too. I should check it out.

Thanks for linking up with us! You're so faithful. =)

Stacie said...

165 trick or treaters? THat is insane! We had...wait for it....NONE!

Nadine Hightower said...

i can't get into another teen vampire craze. I need adult vampires. I have heard the Vampire Diaries is good but if it's another emo teen thing... pass.

Anonymous said...

I'm about to start the V Diaries. I tried before but the acting was horrible.

VandyJ said...

Haven't jumped on the televised vampire wagon yet. I like my vampires in books.
After we got home from trick or treating with the boys, Turbo passed out candy to the ones who showed up at our door--but he was disappointed at the few we got. Next year Dad HAS to stay home to pass out candy.

Shawn said...

I've seen Vampire Siaries and Breaking Dawn on a few post today. I too cannot wait for the big release!

Is Battle of the Blades like Dancing with the Stars?

I'm glad that November isn't happening here and that I'm married, I don't think I could handle that!

Thanks for linking up!

Connie @ Rookie Foodie said...

Mustaches aren't my favorite either.

I'm looking forward to the Breaking Dawn movie too.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I heard someone talking about Movember and didn't know what it was. Thank you for the explanation. I am so not a mustache person either.

Glad you had a fun Halloween. I like passing out the candy too. :)

CoolHandLucy said...

Okokok, so....like you, I'd heard about VD, but kinda dismissed it. However, you mentioning the names triggered something in my brain and I was off to Google.

OMG, I remember these books from high school! I LOVED them. A bunch of us girls discovered them at the same time, and there were fights over the waiting list at the library. I hadn't made the connection at all, and now I thank you. I'm off to Amazon! :)

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

Oh yes, I am a big Vampire fan! lol~ I prefer Damon...:) I like mine brooding, I guess, with a mean streak! :)