What's Up Wednesdays: Fun and Games

Kicking off this week’s speedlink, Tara Jensen provides a rather extensive list of haunted houses in the Lower Mainland. For all of my fellow residents of the Metro Vancouver area, this handy roundup should help you locate some of the best scares in town. Admission to most of the haunted houses is under $10 and much of the proceeds are going toward a good cause. Fun for the whole family!

We celebrated Thanksgiving earlier this week and Raj Thandhi is sharing her gratitude list with us. It’s important that we all take the time to give thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives, from the loving family that surrounds us to the sublime beauty that poetry can provide us. And yes, Raj is thankful for you too. Just keep reading her blog (and mine too)!

In a rather interesting twist of fate, Neil Cohen writes an open letter to his dear love. He says that it has been over a month since they shared their last goodbye and now he’s dating the sister. Oh my! Let’s just say that this story isn’t exactly what it appears to be on the surface and you need to read it through to the end. It’s really sweet. I promise.

Speaking of things that are sweet, Darrell Milton is already looking ahead to the holiday shopping season. Every year has a hot gift item and, for him, it’s Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. He says it’s the best family fun video console game this Christmas and, while I haven’t played it myself, I’m almost inclined to agree. Nintendo played such a huge role in my childhood and this could be one of the company’s more creative efforts.

Last but not least, Damien Riley has a little fun explaining why the salad on his plate is like his marriage. On the surface, the salad may appear to be rather mild and tame, but look a little closer and you’ll find that’s spicy and full of heat! Some people might say it needs a little dressing, but I’d say that Damien’s salad looks pretty healthy from over here.