If there’s one thing that two months at my job have taught me, it’s that life is too short to wear boring, run-of-the-mill socks. (Props to Matt for pointing this out.)
Enter the Swedish Happy Socks, sold as HS in Canada. They’re running a little sample sale at a pop-up shop on Queen West, just in time for the holidays. I had to rein in my sock ambitions a little, but I did treat myself to three pairs of goodness:
The red wool socks in the middle have just the right amount of scratchiness, and make me want to curl up on the couch with a mug of tea … I’ve never had real wool socks before, and all I’ve learned so far is that I was seriously missing out. The others are perfectly suited to offsetting the grumpiness of a dreary Toronto winter, too — and it’s pretty hard not to grin a little every time you look at your feet.
If you’re interested, you can grab some Happy Socks for yourself at 1040 Queen Street West, just west of Ossington. The cotton socks are $7 and the wool $10, both of which are pretty discounted, so get your butts over there soon! (You can also buy them online.)
Sometimes you and your friends agree on everything. And then sometimes you tell people you think “Single Ladies” is awesome, and half of your friends are in emphatic agreement, and the other half think you’ve developed a mild mental handicap.
Last night at a birthday party most of us were in the “this song is awesome” camp, but I’ve since run across a great many folks who think it’s an abomination. You know what, though, it’s an awesome pop tune. Not only is the production pretty killer, but it’s an almost maddeningly simple arrangement – some handclap-style rhythms, some multi-tracked vocals, some hella catchy hooks. I am far from your usual Top 40 listener but hell, I’m not gonna apologize for this one.
I’m not even going to apologize for the fact that all this post is about is a song that was released three years ago. Nope. I ain’t sorry.