I Met R.L. Stine!

Hey! Hope everyone’s week has been wonderful so far.

My November simply flew by. I feel like Halloween wasn’t that long ago, and bam, here we are with snow sprinkling down our blog headers.

Anyways, on Wednesday I went to downtown Toronto to see R.L. Stine, my favourite author from childhood (who, to this day, has a big piece of my heart). Anyone else read Goosebumps, Fear Street, or Mostly Ghostly growing up?

That day, I also savoured an incredible meal at Light Cafe, where I devoured a truffle mushroom croissant, a salad with sesame dressing, lobster bisque, and this spectacular dessert of four heart-shaped Earl Grey waffles, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a scoop of chocolate ice cream, and plenty of whipped cream. Better than the stuff of my dreams.

Anyways, R.L. Stine, who goes by Bob Stine, delivered a hilarious, interactive, simple, anecdote-studded speech that engaged the entire audience. Afterwards, I was lucky to say some words to him before security whisked the crowd away. He even asked what my name was! :’) This guy’s a hero.

He also liked my perfectly-crafted tweet that used up every character. Part of the fun of Twitter, in my strange and pointless opinion, is that you get to spend time figuring out how to word things to max out the character count. 🤓

A completely different note – Moroccan tagine is so good. I’ve made it four times in the past two-ish months. I just love it. Something about the savoury tomato and cumin sauce, creamy sweet potatoes, and hearty chickpeas with flavourful couscous gets me every time.

Photos (the professionally-taken ones, not my amateur iPhone shots) from the MedX event from a couple weekends ago came out! Can you spot me?

I’m in love with tomato scrambled eggs. This was one of my earliest recipes on the blog (also back when I had a great camera 😭), since it’s so simple, classic, and ridiculously tasty. This time, I enjoyed couscous underneath.

Lots of side projects with the tutoring job – this is a study guide that I am creating. Almost done!

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Hope everyone has a spectacular rest of the day, and an excellent kickoff into the last month of 2017.

13 thoughts on “I Met R.L. Stine!

  1. November flew by for me too! Meeting your favorite author must have been such a thrilling experience. Authors, activists, and other influencers are always wonderful to talk to! The Moroccan tajine looks brilliant! Definitely something I’ll be craving non-stop!

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  2. Wow, you are indeed lucky to have been able to meet your favorite childhood author. Goosebumps was not arou/popular when I was growing up, but I have been seeing so many young kids reading those books even in India recently.

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    1. Thanks so much! Really!? His books have been translated so many languages so I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s crazy how some books are incredibly popular in certain school districts, yet nearly unheard of in others.

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  3. Congratulations on meeting one of your favourite childhood authors. I don’t think I’ve ever read any of his/her books but I have, of course, heard the name. The great food pics reminded me that I haven’t eaten yet and a cup of coffee at 2pm just isn’t enough. 🙂

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