I am a web designer from Toronto.
It’s impossible to sum up my whole trip in one word, but let’s just say that there were lots of moments where I fantasized about our bus breaking down… I knew I would enjoy my stay but I had no idea I would feel this miserable about leaving.
Suddenly, Toronto isn’t good enough anymore; it’s too cold, too boring, and it isn’t New York City.
The Empire State Building from our hotel room window.
We stayed at the Doubletree Chelsea hotel where we were given warm chocolate chip cookies upon our arrival. And that’s when I knew this place would be awesome! NOTE: Warm cookies are the key to my heart.
Halloween this year was…kind of disappointing. I guess it’s mostly due to the fact that I no longer dress up and go door-to-door to get candy. Don’t get me wrong—I would’ve LOVED to have done just that! I’m getting pretty good at feeling shameless about certain things. But most of my neighbors usually refuse to give candy to anyone they consider “too old” (I call BS on this!!). And apparently my younger brother (who is in 8th grade) didn’t pass the test this year. It’s depressing because he’s our only source of candy for this particular holiday, and now he’s “too old”! And becoming taller than me! This is not right! This is the first year we didn’t do any post-Halloween candy trade-offs, and I think it’s saddest thing of life.
On the upside, we learned how to make cool lightstreaks in the shadows of our dark living room using only a DSLR and a flashlight. I tried writing my name but it was way too hard.
Speaking of Hallowe’en aka “Hallows’ Eve”, here’s something to commemorate the upcoming Harry Potter film: THE DEATHLY HALLOWS!!