Sunday, November 17, 2019

One for the road

Posted By on Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 6:59 AM

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Thank you to the amazing cab driver, bar patrons and staff, and anyone else who saw my brother on his big night in downtown Halifax. He was visiting from TO and had too much to drink while out partying with his friends. Shout-out to the amazing night owls out there who may have met him along the way and helped him to get home safely.
—Nikki
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Citadel Hill staff

Posted By on Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM

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Big shout-out to the Sean Connery lookalike who I think is in charge of security at Citadel Hill. Our little guy was looking at a long stay in the hospital. He has a little boy's fascination with big guns, so on the way to the IWK we stopped to tour the fort when it was all closed up. Let's just say Sean bent the rules a little bit and made a little boy's day a little less scary.
—Mom
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Friday, November 15, 2019

I found my heart and soul in Halifax

Posted By on Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 8:45 AM

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Growing up in Ontario and raised by a well-read and well-travelled family, I was always encouraged to travel somewhere alone, where I had never been before and to live there for awhile. You know? Really do some soul searching and rediscover myself all over again while learning to love myself even more. Truthfully, in the past I secretly despised myself and others for whining and complaining over the things that would not matter five minutes from now. And as most people know, us Ontario people "Love to Bitch." But I have no complaints about Nova Scotia.

Honestly, I have been making up excuses not to leave here because every time I get teary eyed, and I never get teary eyed about leaving a place or a person ever. There are many wonderful and inspirational people who all struck a chord with me one way or another, and suddenly I did not feel alone in this world. Then after a while I was able to actually focus on the good in myself so I could eventually love myself more and not settle for less.

Yes, sure I messed up and had blunders on the way. But I am "Ontario shameless" like that and own my shit. You guys should too. You are too modest and all of you deserve so much better. From my friends to my foes, I love you all and will miss you whenever I leave the province.
—T.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

To the cute bouncer at a trendy nightclub

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM

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We met a while ago when I was home for a visit. I didn't know then that I'd become so smitten with you over the months to come. Although we live in different places, I keep hoping you'll give this a real try.
—Your Sarcastic Toronto Friend
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

LoveButt

Posted By on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 1:56 PM

You don't need to keep leaving me treats and greeting cards in my doorway, I'm grateful to simply be alongside you.
—LunchButt
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Your red hair and my nuts

Posted By on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM

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It was a Saturday at Pete’s in the afternoon, and I was awkwardly holding a bag of nuts and talking to my friend. You have long red hair and you were wearing a cream-coloured coat. You walked by, and we shared a smile, and a little laugh. I think you’re super-beautiful. I’m the woman with short curly brown hair and glasses.
—Feminist Killjoy
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Missed connection or just *WOW* you are handsome

Posted By on Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:46 AM

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To the very handsome and friendly firefighter (white uniform) whom I was chatting with in line at Superstore late morning on a Tuesday: I am sure you have a lovely wife. On the off chance that you do not, I am very single. If I missed an opportunity, maybe the universe will find a way for us to meet again?
—I Love A Man In Uniform
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Happy for what you did!

Posted By on Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:40 AM

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I worked the advance polls before the election, and not only was I surprised at the amazing turnout, I was happy to see it as well. What really made my long days better was seeing parents bring their children with them to vote and encouraging them to be part of the process—letting them put the ballot into the ballot box, for one thing. Making kids see the voting process shows them how easy it is to change things. It was gratifying to see a whole new generation of voters getting excited about voting, even it if it way off in their future. I often don't have a lot of hope for the younger generations but this experience gave a little back. Thank you parents and first-time voters as well!
—Thankful Poll Worker
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Just a couple of dunces II

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 3:38 PM

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“Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!” I always tell people about our lovely, spontaneous encounter on the bus. About how it was a perfect rom-com set-up, and how I was so stupid to let you go without asking for your number.
—Find Me
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Huge thanks

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:34 PM

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To the person who returned my student ID: I was on my way to a school event (where I actually needed to present it) when I realized it must have fallen out of my pocket. I backtracked and was frantically texting my roommate when you walked up and held it out to me. I asked your name, but was too flustered to remember it, or to really thank you properly. I have no idea how you managed to find it on such a windy evening, but thank you!
—Grateful Student
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Culinary cutie

Posted By on Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 11:04 AM

You just trolled one of Gordon Ramsey's cooking videos while eating a Bacon Dipper cracker off the floor.
—I Think I Love You
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Home sweet home

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:01 AM

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I wanted to write to share how grateful I am for my weird little apartment building. I live in a brightly painted building that most people recognize and few know. I rented it without ever seeing it (just moved from another city). When I come back from my morning walk/gym sesh, I am comforted by the neighbours in my hallway who are awake and brewing yummy coffee and cooking something sweet-smelling. As I pass each door, my mind goes off into a wonderland of imagining what Martha Stewart situation is happening on the other side. It's a fun way to start my day, and to those neighbours, I thank you. I don't know you all but I like you.
—Appreciating the strangers among us
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Uncommon love

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 3:26 PM

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To the coffee shop manager with the tattoos and pony tail: You're just great! You always find a way to brighten up my often-dull days with a smile or secret treat. Big Love!
—Soy Mocha
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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Downtown Dartmouth love and compassion!

Posted By on Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 10:38 AM

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Just wanted to give a shoutout to Tim and Crystal from the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission. The other day, they were walking up to the guy who sells his poems on the corner of Portland and Wentworth Streets. Instead of being like some business people and asking him to move along or ignoring him altogether, Crystal went right up to him and said, "What have you got for me today?" He replied back that he was pretty sure she had already read the poem he was selling. But she and Tim stayed and chatted, and were just so kind and compassionate. It's really great to see how much love and positivity they add to the neighbourhood!
—Neighbourhood Watcher
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Love at first sight

Posted By on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:32 AM

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I first saw you a couple weeks ago, standing at the cash, very shy and very beautiful. I saw you again last night at your work, mentioning to me you were getting off work in 30 minutes. You were wearing a yellow rain coat inside and your adorable "my mobile" necklace/pouch hanging from your neck. We had a quick conversation as I was buying my water and beef jerky, and I left, also too shy to say anything more.
—Beef Jerky Guy
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