Bargains + Canadian = Bargainmoose

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I have a list of sites that I love to follow every single day.
One of those wonderful sites is Bargainmoose.

It's the place I check for updates on great sales and offers in CANADA. Isn't it just so frustrating when you see a great deal, and realize that it's only for the US, not for us Canucks?

Anyway, often, there are many great deals, but I can't use them because I
- don't visit those particular stores
- don't use that certain item
- don't buy online

BUT I still to visit and see Anna's (the site's poster) humourous reports/handwritten picture comments.

Also, I love how she has contests from time to time.
This time, I'm really excited for a contest to win a set of gorgeous earrings - just like the ones Jillian wore on the Bachelorette (I know, it's a guilty watch).

Check it out!
If not for the contest, then for the deals and humour!

Tornadoes in Toronto

Thursday, August 20, 2009

First off, I am a proud Torontonian.

Now today, as I went up from the subway at about 7pm, I was surprised to see that it was dark like it was 9pm. I mean it's just August 20th - summer's still in the air! There was an ominous feeling in the dark skies, and just as I was contemplating the thought, a sudden torrential downpour started. There was very little warning for the rain save the darks skies.

Wow - the amount of rain and the thunder and lightning - it was both wonderful and terrifying.

Now as I lie here listening to the news, I'm stunned to hear that there's a tornado warning in effect - what?! This is TORONTO. We rarely get this sort of weather! I'm actually glad I live in Toronto because we usually escape this extreme weather.

I was lucky enough to get through this with just a good thorough soaking. There's news of other who had less luck and I just hope they'll get everything fixed soon.

What was beautiful, though, was after the storm subsided, the skies started to lighten to a gorgeous shade of orange, lightening to show that darkness can be succeeded by the light.

This mind-boggling phenomenon just shows anything is possible.