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Safe to Shore


Maggie and I have started a roommate tradition during the holidays of having a little date night. Typically it involves dinner, but this year, we decided the Of Monsters and Men concert would be the perfect option. So I bought tickets and we were off!

Only to find, I forgot the tickets. Cab home, search and nothing. So now, I’ve lost the tickets. Cab back. Buy some more from someone on the street, go in and have one hell of a time. (Note: lesson learned, it’s time to carry a purse. The stuffing-it-in-your-pocket method has failed more than a handful of times. Time to adopt a new practice).

The show this Icelandic band puts on is nothing short of stellar. Granted, you can’t really understand what they’re saying due to their accents, but their spirit and energy are quite catching. We couldn’t stop smiling, laughing, dancing and singing right along. If you get the chance to see these guys, take it!

Also to note, the band passes around instruments. Everyone pretty much plays every single thing. When the keyboardist was on the clarinet and playing the keys, I was completely mind-blown.

As Maggie said at the end of the night, “Europe does everything right. They have cooler clothes, accents and can play a variety of musical instruments.”

What’s truly scary on Halloween Night


I’ve always loved Halloween, despite the fact I recycled the same clown costume for what seemed like a decade. It was always one of my favorite days seeing as you get to become a completely different person. And I’m pretty sure me and Mal tricked and treated well into high school. It was after all, the night Mal’s dad Tom would create his delicious ribs to fill our tummies before we ventured out and made our way across three neighborhoods.

But things have changed.

According an e-blast from the New Business Team at Marketing Werks, adults will spend over $70 on a costume. No wonder Mom always wanted to recycle our gear. And adult spending (what we now are folks) on Halloween has made this the biggest non-gift giving holiday in the country.

Since we have yet to commence our work fright fest, I can’t give up my costume, but I can definitely say I can see how the cost can button up to the tune of $70+. With accessories and make up, not to mention tickets for parties, it’s tough to be a guy or ghoul in a big city.


You'll have a lot of workin' in the lab, late one night nights to pay for your Halloween festivities