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Yesterday was one of those days — the highly memorable kind that you could totally call “a rollercoaster” if it had been anything other than stellar for the first 80 percent of it… Or if I had spent it at Cedar Point or Wonderland or something.
It all started out dreamily with some DIRELY needed hair TLC at Sparks in Liberty Village (full review of that adventure coming soon, but long story short: Sparks Salon = beauty heaven and Liquid Keratin = gorgeous hair in a bottle.)
Then, I spent some quality time with the boys…
Did some last minute Christmas shopping…
Hit the gym, computed a little, packed my car and hit the road to head home for Christmas.
Vinyl Tap was on the radio, my coffee cup was full, and I was only 4 hours away from SLEEPING IN MY SWEET BED IN CHATHAM!
Or so I thought.
Scumbag car strrrrrikes again! WHY MAN? WHY? Just as I’m getting on the 427 you decide to overheat? Why are you so hot? IT’S FREEZING OUTSIDE!
I called my dad who advised me not to drive four hours West with the gauge at full H and the check engine light on. My boyfriend, his brother, and everyone else I talked to agreed, and since I couldn’t get one person to give my bright idea at the very least a “meh, you’ll be okay,” I did the next best thing.
Anybody know a 24/hr auto repair shop that’s open 24 hours? Right now?
— Lauren O’Neil (@laurenonizzle) December 23, 2012
It was a long shot. I’d already pulled over and started Googling shops in the area on my iPhone to see what time they’d be open the next day, fully resigned to the fact that I wouldn’t be able to make my family Christmas today.
And then this popped up on my screen:
@laurenonizzle Apparently Bento’s on Dundas 416-533-2500
— Tania (@tania) December 23, 2012
“Huh,” I thought. “Worth a try.”
30 minutes later, this:
IT WAS A FESTIVUS MIRACLE!
Not only were the guys at Bento’s able to take me in right away, they got me back on the road within an hour — All because Tania took the time to reply to my tweet.
She didn’t have to do that. She could have let the tweet pass by and clicked over to something more entertaining, but she took the time to find and send me that number instead.
Scumbag car overheats on the highway; Good guy Twitter followers help me locate a 24 hr mechanic within minutes.
— Lauren O’Neil (@laurenonizzle) December 23, 2012
That little gesture made a world of difference to me — the difference between making it home in time for my extended family Christmas in Windsor and having to catch a train home the next evening with four huge bags of gifts in tow.
Thank you, Tania. You saved my Christmas with your simple act of kindness, and that does not deserve to go unrecognized or un-paid-forwarded.
So here; I donated a mango tree to a school in Africa through Plan Canada in your name (which I wrote as @tania since I don’t know your last name and wanted this to be a surprise.)
Just a small token of my appreciation that I hope makes someone’s life a little better, like your speed-Tweeting that shop’s number did for me.
Now for the Holiday Party Roundup Part 2 (Y’all can see Part 1 here) complete with 140 character party reviews once again — enjeezy!
Last but not least, this:
Don’t read the comments. Just believe…
Me too. I’ll stop.
Today I was in a music video with Casie and Jenie and Brock.
For fear of ruining any surprises or getting sued or something, I’m not going to tell you anything about said bad*ss video other than it is for a song by Shad and Grand Analog, it will be on MuchMusic in a few months, and there was green screen. A lot of green screen.
I LOVE GREEN SCREENS! We played around with the green room when it wasn’t in use.
Here are some more photos of the fun we had while waiting around on set today (when I wasn’t busy accidentally stealing watermelon slices from the set of a film next door. I thought they were for us! I’m sorry!)
I’ll be sure to blog you about it when the video is live.
Tonight, the somethingeth annual Emmy awards went down and my boyfriend Aaron Paul won the award for best supporting actor in a drama series over Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), which was such a conflicting moment for many of us.
Try to watch this without crying. You can’t.
Veggielicious starts tomorrow in Toronto if you’re into that. I AM!
I said brrrr, it’s cold in here. I said there must be some carbon in the atmosphere! I said ohheeohheeohhh – Frick, frick, frick.
I’m not taking this toque off until spring starts acting a little bit more like SPRING. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again (which is what I’m doing right now): Canada is the best country in the world, minus the weather.
Winter, I’m over you.
HAPPY CATURDAY though!
I woke up this morning to find Groundskeeper Willie staring at me all intense-like. He had managed, somehow, to rip my suuuuuper long-lasting helium heart (Sean gave it to me on Valentine’s day and it’s STILL floating!) down from a high shelf and just sat that there with it for a very long time. Quiet. Freaky.
It’s been a busy week between work and the gym and prepping for ROFLcon and… watching TV with Sean. I moderated a panel yesterday on “Twitter Tips & Tricks for journalists” at the Canadian Association of Journalists conference.
— Paul Berton (@PaulBerton) April 27, 2012
Sarah, William and Ron shared a wealth of information about how Twitter can be used in the newsroom and out on the field for journalistic purposes. I was actually pretty blown away by some of the things I saw (Uh, hi William’s self-built Twitter RSS-pulling Google spreadsheet.)
Actually, you’ll learn a ton just creeping the conference’s hashtag. So many smart people and interesting sessions around.
Not to be all me-me-me-milennial, because I’m pretty much less impressive than every other person on the speaker page, but this is my blog so HEY HEY LOOK AT MY BIO I AM SO COOL AND PROFESSIONAL LOOK LOOK:
Here’s the Caturday linksplosion for April 18, 2011:
- The “F*ck-It list” gets this guy into the Cannes Young Lions Academy with less than a month to spare. Nicely done.
- How CISPA would affect you (like, if you’re American)
- Carlton Banks flashmob sets world record (I wrote this one. My job is the best. Carlton Banks is the best.)
- This little boy is the best Carlton dancer ever, mostly because he’s soooo cute:
- You can buy canned air from Paris now. Meh.
- This poster changes the song you’re listening to when you throw something at it, which is dope if you don’t have a remote control and / or like to throw things.
- Why cats are better than dogs, according to the Internet.
- Autocorrect thinks it’s soooo funny. I nearly threw my iPhone at a fire hydrant for this.
- Depressing “We are Young” parody makes my 30 year old friends cry.
- Hilarious “I’m 24″ video makes my 24-year-old friends cry (and me laugh.)
- This article about 9 Ways Twentysomethings Screw Up Their Lives would make me cry if I could feel things inside anymore. It’s terribly depressing but also kind of kick-your-butt-into-gearish.
The brain caps off its last growth spurt during our 20s, but that doesn’t mean twentysomethings ought to wait around for their brains to grow up. Our 20s are wiring us to be the adults we will be. So step away from the videogames and pick up a book. These are use-it-or-lose years when neurons that fire together wire together. Whatever you want to change about yourself, now is the time to change it.
Have a great Saturday night! I’ll be spending mine editing a video and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning… so much cleaning. Film crew in my house tomorrow. Mess must be removed / hidden. You know how it is.
Who plays Simpsons musical numbers on a freaking OCARINA? That chick. The coolest chick ever.