This is Canada. It's going to get cold in the winter, and chances are, there is going to be snow - sometimes a lot of it. As much as hibernating between January 1st and April 15th sounds enticing, you'll miss out on a lot of fun if that's the route you take. Get outside! Do the things you do any other time of the year! As long as you are dressed appropriately, the snow season has as much to offer as the warmer months, and possibly even more!
You know Aziz Ansari. Next to Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, Ansari's turn as the budget-playboy pertinacious entrepreneur Thomas Montgomery Haverford was the real draw of the show.
Think about your bedroom. Close your eyes, and picture your bedroom as it is right now. Is it how you want it to be? Is it quiet and clean and organized? Does it help you get off to a great start everyday? Or is it the staging area for morning panic, a clusterfu*k of chaos, where you hop around on one boot while rummaging the depths of a crammed closet looking for another that's at least the same colour because the DAMN TRAIN IS LEAVING IN FIVE MINUTES.
Netflix went from a simple post-season streaming service to something closer to a standalone network when it started producing original programming - and some pretty great original programming at that. Sure, we Canadians get the proverbial shaft when it comes to unhindered access to past seasons of our favourite shows, but we get all the same original programming as our U.S. counterparts. (But they have Trump, so let's not be too upset with the drawbacks of cultural separation between the borders.)
Show of hands: who here counts Grease as one of their all-time favourite movies? It's probably one of the best movie interpretations of a Broadway musical and although it's set in the 1950s, this story has staying power and cross-generational appeal with its central message of "Want a boyfriend? Get some tight pants." It's a timeless message, really.
We all have "that call" we need to make. Even the most extroverted among us have that one thing - that one call - they've been putting off for weeks, months, possibly even years. I've had things go embarrassingly long before, where it got to the point that I had to plan my social schedule around avoiding people I owed return phone calls to. I was down to visiting the laundromat at 3am the next town over when I realized I had better get my shit together on this front, and fast.
But I didn't want to make the call, and neither do you.
Let's cut the bullshit and get right to it: We all made semi-drunken promises to ourselves on New Year's Eve. And yet only about 2% of us will close out 2016 with our goals accomplished. I'm not here to scold you - I do it too - but rather to talk about how we can get some of our bigger shit together so that next year we have the energy to actually completing tasks like finding love, losing weight, or learning Spanish so we can move to Spain because of beautiful Spanish men.
There is so much to get done during the holidays that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Once you factor in baking, decorating, and wrapping gifts, there’s hardly any time left for sobbing into your eggnog because the only Christmas card you received was from your divorce lawyer.
In any event, here are some Christmas tips to help you manage holiday stress a bit better. I’ve used them all to varying degrees of success.
The holidays are meant to be a time for embracing your loved ones and spending quality time together, but people often get pushed aside for the sake of other stuff. It's frustrating because most of us have a little time off during the holidays, so you'd think we'd find ways to be more intimate with each other with all the opportunities the extra time affords. But the best "Let's get it on tonight" intentions often give way to "Great. Another party I need to make a cheese ball for."
December 2015 may very well be remembered as a time of darkness - political candidates spewing hatred and vitriol, unexplainable violent acts, and Justin Bieber's new album at the top of the charts. Who can bring us hope? Who can take the pain away, if only for a few hours?
Motherhood is often a thankless job, but we didn't get into it to be thanked. We got into it for wet baby kisses, macaroni necklaces, and surprisingly philosophical conversations with teenagers who amaze (and frustrate) us daily. On the bad days - the terrible, not-so-good, eat-the-last-brownie-crying-while-hiding-in-the-laundry-room days - I fantasize about what my own retirement will look like.
Zoolander 2 is here! The first full-length, non "teaser" trailer has been released by Paramount well ahead of the film's February 12 debut date, and it shows a lot of promise. Unlike many comedy sequels, it's of no importance if you saw the first Zoolander or not, because cut the bullshit; we all know you did. You were making "Blue Steel" and "Le Tigre" faces in the staff room all over 2001 and you know it.
I hate laundry with the passion of a woman who's been scorned, is drunk on Shiraz, and has access to your private cell phone number. I hate it the way dogs hate cats, snow hates sunshine, and fundamental conservatives hate women.
I HATE IT AND EVERYTHING IT STANDS FOR. If it were a person, I'd punch it in its dirty, rotten face.