Interactions With Strangers #2

is that a bananaI used to work at a clothing store. The mornings were always really slow and I enjoyed opening the store by myself. It gave me plenty of time to make sure the sweaters were folded correctly and the hangers were an equal distance apart. One day, I was enjoying one of those quiet mornings when my first customer walked in. She seemed like a lovely lady and was very quiet and polite. She was looking for a simple black t-shirt and took the first one I showed her without even trying it on. She quickly paid and was walking out of the store when she stopped abruptly and turned around. She walked back up to the counter where I was standing and without saying anything, handed me a banana from her bag and walked back out.


Maybe I just looked really hungry that day or maybe it was just a nice gesture, but there was no way I was eating that banana. Sure, she seemed like a nice lady and all, but all I saw was this ↓

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A few days later, one of my coworkers got so hungry that she dared to eat the famous banana. It turns out that it was just a regular banana and apparently a pretty tasty one at that. Maybe I shouldn’t be so skeptical, but I still wouldn’t eat that banana.

So, would you have eaten the banana?

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Cozy Cabin Getaway – Bay Of Fundy

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One of the great things about living in Halifax is that it’s super easy and fairly inexpensive to escape to a cozy cabin right on the ocean. This was our second time staying at the Bay of Fundy Ocean Front Cozy Cabin and we will definitely be back. Kevin and Janice are amazing hosts and I appreciate their tradition of welcoming guests with a shot of Fireball! You can tell that a lot of love has gone into their cabin and it is filled with fun quirks and surprises that I won’t give away. One of my favorite things is their impressive music collection. For our second visit in a row, I got to prove that I still know all of the words to pretty much every Garth Brooks song. Lucky Aaron and Koda!

Apart from a little beachcombing, we spent most of our stay on the couch in front of the fire. We listened to music, played cards, and watched Harry Potter and The Santa Clause. We almost decided to stay another day, but alas, real life was calling.

If you’re ever planning a trip to Nova Scotia, I can’t recommend this cabin enough. Be sure to check it out on Airbnb!

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Friday Fun Facts

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I first saw this post idea over at Unlocking Kiki and then it popped up again this week at See You In A Porridge and Jeans and a Tiara. I really enjoyed learning more about Kaelene, Kristen and Jess and thought it would be fun to join in and share a little bit more about myself. There will not be a quiz on this later.

Four names people call me other than my real name:
1. Sally
2. BJ (Everyone seems to have lots of fun with my initials)
3. Brookie my cookie (elementary school)
4. Brookster (high school)

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Nanny
2. Front desk at a gym
3. Small business owner (online consignment store)
4. Dog Walker (present, part-time while I’m in school)

Brooke dog walking

Four books I’d recommend:
1. Harry Potter
2. The Hunger Games
3. A Room of One’s Own
4. Leaving Earth

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
1. The Devil Wears Prada
2. Blue Crush
3. Pride & Prejudice
4. Katy Perry: Part of Me


Four places I’ve lived:
1. Minitonas, Manitoba (hometown, whoop!)
2. Brandon, Manitoba
3. Wendover, England
4. Halifax, Nova Scotia

Four places I’ve visited:
1. Paris, France
2. Rome, Italy
3. Havana, Cuba
4. Canada coast to coast

Four places I’d rather be right now:
1. Somewhere tropical with my whole family
2. A cozy cottage like the one from The Holiday
3. Catching up with any one of my beautiful girlfriends
4. Visiting my British family in England

Havana, Cuba

Four things I don’t eat:
1. Strawberries (I’m allergic)
2. Meat (I’m vegetarian)
3. Regular Coffee (I only drink decaf)
4. Roasted Red Peppers (Those slimy ones that come in a jar. Ick!)

Four of my favorite foods (I do actually eat fruits and vegetables):
1. Spaghetti
2. Pizza
3. Poutine
4. Cookies (I’m not picky about what kind!)

Pizza Piatto

Four TV shows I watch (I’ve watched SO many. These are four I’m watching right now):
1. The Mindy Project
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Shark Tank
4. The Amazing Race

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:
1. A weekend cabin getaway
2. Going to Mexico with my family!
3. Going back to the Prairies to catch up with family and friends
4. Having family and friends come visit me

Four things I’m always saying:
1. “Koda is SO cute.”
2. “Want to go to the ocean?”
3. “Let’s get Salvatores.” (They have amazing pizzas and subs)
4. “Dammit, Patrice!”

Join in on the fun! Tell me a random fun fact about you…please!

Happy Friday :)

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