Monday, March 16, 2020

Pete's Frootique juice-bar guy

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 9:44 AM

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On March 6 I was at Pete's on Dresden Row,  and a prettttyyy cute/put-together guy stood behind me. It seems you got impatient and went to grab some chocolate near the checkout, and when you returned to the line you offered me some. :) You said you needed energy, LOL, hence the chocolate. I turned it down and said, “Ugh, actually, I was just thinking on how much I should go for a run this evening.” It's not often that a total stranger just says HEY, how's it going, WANT SOME OF MY CHOCOLATE. So, I hope I run into you again at Pete’s! My name is a character off of *Scooby-Doo* and starts with a D. — I Forget Your Name :(

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Long time coming

Posted By on Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 11:40 AM

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I can barely believe that in three short months I'll be your wife. My mom likes to tease me for it, but I love that our story began with a lovesick 14-year-old girl doodling her first name and your last in the margins at school. Can't wait to try out that signature again in June. — Margo

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

To the pair of hot unicorns

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:42 AM

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I didn't know unicorns came in pairs. Thanks for the incredibly hot Saturday night. We’re still all spiced up from it. Keep being authentic, and come back and play soon. ; — Compass & Rose

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

It's the little things

Posted By on Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 11:20 AM

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It’s an incredible feeling to find someone who accepts your authentic self, who makes you feel like you’re the best version of you when with them. I am so thankful for your honesty and the safe space you provide for me. I adore you. — Smitten Kitten

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Friday, March 6, 2020

사랑해요 / saranghaeyo

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 8:44 AM

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Sending my warmest love and admiration to the Korean restaurant downstairs from my work on Granville—who had to close without a goodbye. I hope you are well. I loved your food, I loved your hospitality, and most of all, I love the lady who always welcomed me and gave me big smiles whenever I saw you. Best of luck to you and your family. Miss you already. — The Japanese Girl Upstairs

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

To all the good people out there

Posted By on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:48 AM

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Big thank you to Halifax Transit’s lost and found for their outstanding customer service, the driver on route four Wednesday morning and especially the good samaritan who returned my laptop. 10,000 thanks still isn't enough. — KJ

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Friday, February 28, 2020

A pair of leather pants and an idea...

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM

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You're my guy. My perpetual hug. My mountain spring of laughter. The steady bedrock, the beautiful heart of a generous and considerate lover who cares for others. I am unfathomably happy that we've been reunited after all this time, and even though we're not in the same place right now, we will be soon! I can't wait to build stuff, make music and art with you, exchange rapid-fire wordplay and scurry around town catching Pokémon. Let the neural-network generated text bring us to tears, laughing so our abs and neck muscles seize up. You're the one for me, and I don't need anyone to send me a SIGN because you already make them. You're better than good. You are THE GOODEST. Long-distance is hard, but your morning texts keep me going, you wordsmith, you. Looking forward to getting a bowl of that chili. — Your Spark, Your Pilot Flame

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

To my friends

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM

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Just want to send some love out to the people who've had my back from my teen years to now. My longtime chosen family who get me and who have seen me at my worst, and supported me and encouraged me during my struggles, are the ones whose words ring through to my soul and strip all else away when things get noisy. All you moral, upstanding, dignified humans, who don't cheat or lie or undermine or covertly hurt anyone else, are my heroes. I love you all for so many reasons, but right now I'm so very grateful simply for you just being there. — You Know Who You Are

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dining forgiveness

Posted By on Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:20 AM

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To the two couples having a posh dinner at around 6pm. I AM SO SO SORRY. I thought I could be as quiet as I could in blowing my nose but failed. My dear friend did mention it and I felt so very embarrassed. I was very tempted to pay for each of your desserts but I only thought of that gesture too late. So I ask you to please forgive me, and I hope both tables who heard me had a good night. Once again, I apologize. — Malh

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Coastal power

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 3:17 PM

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Wonderful editors that lay out the Love/Bitch section. I'm sitting in New Zealand, reading a crinkly, month-old edition of The Coast that was definitely drenched at one point, that my family lovingly sends me from home. I begin to read as I usually do (check the photographer of the cover, and then read from back-to-front—goodies in the back, of course!) I arrive at the Love/Bitch section and do a quick scan: one love and five bitches. Hmm. That's a lot of bitching for a section that includes "love" in the title.

I check the date of the edition: week of January 9. Damn. At a time when Halifax is going through its post-holidaze recovery and many Scotians are actively struggling with depression, the one newspaper that hasn't totally fallen off the rails and still has decent content is really vibing with the shit. Yeah, it's funny. And yeah, it can make people feel better, sometimes. It's great to bitch it out and have others agree and validate it. But in a world where we're desperately needing some guiding light, and some seriously positive influence, do you think we could call back in some love, just a bit? There'd be an outrage if there'd been an interview that covered five hetero cis guys, one woman and no queens. I know there's more love in you, you can do it! — Love Is The Answer

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dazzling and delightful

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 4:02 PM

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BIG shout-out to my D&D group. It's always the highlight of my week being able to spend a few hours with you, creating a story together. I thank you as well for all the emotional support y'all give me when I'm feeling down. I couldn't ask for a better group of players and friends. — Level 31 Dungeon Master

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Joy pillow has found a new home

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 1:38 PM

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You put a sparkly Christmas pillow in a tree with a note about how it was up for grabs. I took it and gave it to my parents—they love that kind of shit, and they loved the pillow ("maybe we'll keep it out all year!"). Just wanted you to know that the pillow ended up in the perfect place. — Joy To The North End

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Ticket swap

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 9:31 AM

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I took my dad to get some blood work done this Saturday and it was a few hours wait. They serviced over 1,000 people, and my appreciation goes to the staff, who were very patient and understanding. However, the most thoughtful act came from a young blonde woman with a nose ring. After waiting for hours, she noticed that the very senior woman next to her had a ticket that would leave her waiting for hours more. Without thinking twice about it she offered to swap her ticket and then proceeded to engage with this elderly woman for a long while. I think I fell in love with you while I listened to you share your life with this woman and listen to her intently. You have restored my faith in humanity. — Some Guy Who Thinks You're Great

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

You and my Air Miles at the NSLC

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 1:54 PM

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I was in a rush last year and just wanted a bottle of wine for company coming, and you offered to let me put your purchase on my Air Miles card. You were so incredibly cute and my gaydar kind of went off. I still think of you and how cute and sweet you were. — Fond Memories Of The NSLC
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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Bat signal

Posted By on Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:53 AM

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Hey Batman, was that you on the number 1 bus? I thought I caught your eye and I thought it was you but you turned away. It seemed like maybe you didn't want to see me. I've looked for you, but you seem to be strangely invisible online. I should have talked to you even though you turned away. I'm happily married and at the same time you'll always have a little part of my heart, even since that first day we both had our luggage torn open at YHZ airport security. I miss you. I would love to hear from you. Even just a little hello. — Girl In The Black Dress

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