So. I feel like The Town is blog-post-worthy. You know... the movie starred, directed, written by Ben Affleck.
He was a total smokeshow in this movie. Hands down.
(I feel like he has this untangible attractiveness. Agreement anyone?)
And I found the actual movie to be really good.
Just enough action. Just enough suspense. Just enough romance. Yeeeah.
I like crisp weather (apart from when it gets you sick).
I like scarves and hats.
I like turkey (and stuffing).
I like warm colours.
I like pretty leaves and all that other good stuff.
But most of all, as you already know, I like (actually love) pumpkins.
I really, really like this season.
Autumn is my fave. Its a pretty season. And today is the first day of it. Whoooop!
What comes with pumpkins though.... lest we forget, is the hockey season.
Guess what I got to do yesterday?
My brother and I saw the Toronto Maple Leaf's first pre-season game (and my first Leafs game ever). Live!
It seems like I have good luck with these things because I got to see it for free and by luck (again). Total luck. Amazing luck.
They played pretty bad (lost 5-0), but it was still awesome entertainment. A live NHL game is so exciting.
And um, who doesn't enjoy a good hockey fight?
Oh. And also we saw four of the Toronto Raptors outside of the ACC. (They're literally double my height.) I'm telling you. Luck.
Sorry for the craptacular quality of the photos.
HAPPY PUMPKIN SEASON!
The Toronto International Film Festival is happening right now.
Pretty bummed that I'm not experiencing it, seeing as I reside here! Theres really no excuse.
More so, I'm super bummed I missed the screening to Never Let Me Go.
I'm just about to start reading the book, and I heard its a really good read.
Its weird because I love when good books turn into films. I love putting visuals to my already-imaginated-personal visuals.
(No, imaginated isn't a real word. Yes, I like to make up words sometimes).
But then most (or all) of the time, the film never lives up to the book. Its weird. I like it, but I hate it at the same time.
Anyway. I'm thinking this one will do well. It seems as though its all the huge buzz now. We shall see!
So. Back in the day.... I used to work at The Ex. AKA The CNE. AKA The Canadian National Exhibition. AKA Carnie Central.
Its a true story. I don't really wanna talk about it. But yeah, it happened. Let's not get judgmental.
Now, looking back, I have no idea how I even did it. Teenage experiences, whoooo hoo!
I went back this year (after not going for a few) with my friends and I must say... this yearly expo is good for one thing: the food.
Well. The food and the food selection.
For me, the candy apples. Those damn candy apples. They make em pretty darn good there. And I've had my share of them.
(If you don't get the idea yet, I really like my candy apples. Pumpkins and candy apples. FYI.)
For some of my buddies, they found all sorts of glorious slash hideous things.
(i.e. deep-fried Snickers bars, chocolate covered bacon, deep-fried butter balls, etc). Yikes.
Oh, The Ex. Until next time...
Friggin' Arcade Fire! I love you.
Probably the best music video ever.
Arcade Fire teamed up with Chris Milk and Google to create this crazy cool concept.
I was seriously legitimately mindblasted watching it!
Go there, put in your address (or whatever address you want).
I tried it three different times.
You guys should try it too.
P.S I think you kinda need Google Chrome to watch. So.... um... if you dont have it, download it. Now.
Went camping last weekend for one last trip before the summer left us.
I really (really) love coming back home from camping and just simply reeking of campfire. Mmm.
Me and my cheap thrills!
Goodbye Summer. Hello Autumn.
Can't believe our summer really is gone. I mean. Its September. When did that happen?
I really have to say though... this summer was really (really) wicked.
South Africa. Mexico. New York. California. World Cup. Cottaging. Camping.
.... I know, right?
The list can go on and on. I certainly can't complain. It just flew by a bit too fast.
Now this subtle transition of weather brings me younger nostalgic memories of back-to-school.
Used to be a really bittersweet time. Bad, but good. I loved back-to-school shopping. I loved being in a new class.
But now its not school time. Its work time!
My first real grown-up job post-graduation. The timing was all kinda perfect. I had my fun-filled summer. And now its time to really grow up.
So yet again, a bittersweet time. Bad, but good. More good, than bad though.
This summer really was a perfect sendoff.
So, I guess I'm kinda ready for a new season. I mean, Autumn is my favourite and all...