I love Dollarama. Not as much as I used to before they added all of those extra prices (Now with items at $1.25, $1.50, and $2.00! (Although I’ll tell you a secret—most of the items were the $1 items, now with higher price points. Just saying.)), but it’s still pretty awesome.

Having one within walking distance has been fabulous. (There are over 600 across Canada, it’s almost hard not to have one within walking distance in a major city.) I probably go there weekly. You never know what they might have.

On a previous trip, I saw an awesome book: Fun & Creative Dates for Dating Couples: 52 Ways to Have Fun Together. To have a successful marriage, I believe it’s important to always keep dating (with your spouse, obviously!). Naturally, for $1.25, I picked it up. I can’t yet say that it’s quite as cool as the $2 book I bought my hubby for Christmas, Entertaining with The Sopranos (as Compiled by Carmela Soprano), but it’s still pretty awesome. So that’s what I’ve decided to do—try out some of these “great dates” and see what happens.

And some of them even sound kind of interesting. There’s the Alphabet Date, where you pick a letter out of a hat and everything you do on that date has to start with that letter. You’re supposed to bring along a pocket dictionary so you can get inspired which would help, because off the top of my head, if I get stuck with Z, other than Zebra watching at the Zoo, or going to the Zoo on Osborne,  I’m kind of out of ideas. I guess we could go Zealot hunting? (But what about X? Do we go to the hospital and get x-rays of our hands holding one other? Do you think they do that? Although I suppose we could draw x-rays of our ourselves (Ooh! Or each other, because that’s super romantic!) and then Xerox them…And that would all be done with the sweet serenade of a xylophone in the background followed up by some XBOX. Hmm, that might just work…)

I think the Alphabet Date would be entertaining just trying to figure out what you could do. Then there are other obvious ones that we don’t often think to do—go play at a park on the jungle gym, play in the rain, make pizza from  scratch (together!), horseback riding, a snow date, or just cruising flea markets and estate sales to see what other people trash and what others still treasure. (NOTE: If you are dating and considering marriage and currently not living together, I strongly recommend this date. It will let you know if your future mate is a clutter-freak, and if you’re not, get out now! (Unless they like cleaning or you always wanted to be a TV celeb and can get on the show HOARDERS.)

I’m not sure which date we’ll try first. I’d say let’s start at number 1 and then go from there, but there’s no guarantee that there will still be snow on the ground in 19 weeks.

Hah, who am I kidding? This is WINTERpeg, ManiSNOWba—of course there will be snow by the second week of October!
10/28/2010 11:19:08 pm

Haha, the "X" date you came up with sounds like a lot of fun for people who are abstinent. :)


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