Hey handsome! Where ya from?

My name’s Karen. I’m from about an hour outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Some of you didn’t know that did you? Some of you thought I was from The United States of America, didn’t you? I am not.

See how interesting that was? (not for those of you who knew I was from Canada … for those of you who knew I was from Canada, it was common knowledge and a waste of the reading time it took to absorb the sentance)

I used to have a little thingamabob on the side of my website that was a map showing where everyone who was looking at my site at that very moment, was from. My mother LOVED looking at the thingamabob.

But the thingamabob looked a bit blhetto. That’s blog ghetto. So, much to the dismay of my mother who would spend hours just staring at the map, I took it down.

The good news is my mother now has a LOT more time to spend playing games on her iPad.

The bad news is I kind of miss the blhetto map. I miss seeing where everyone is from. It’s strangely exciting to know that at any given moment someone from Japan or France or Germany is looking at the words you wrote.

And then you notice everyone is getting along and interacting in the comments section. It’s like the United Nations without the need for secret service. And where many of the members are dressed in pajamas, drinking coffee.

I did this once before and I’m going to do it again because I think it’s fun and interesting for everyone.


Tell me handsome, where are you from?

And yes. Women can be handsome. Bea Arthur was a perfect example. And Bruce Jenner.

So tell me, where are you reading this blog from right now? City, Country, Location in house/office etc.

I’ll start.

I’m Karen. I’m reading this blog from Southern Ontario, Canada. I’m in my kitchen.

Now you go.

Have a good weekend. Wherever you are!



  1. mumzy says:

    Hello, I’m sitting at my computer desk at home in the west-end of Toronto….

  2. Jane says:

    I’m in my comfy bed in Collinsville, IL( by St. Louis, MO) reading my iPad . Love reading your blog late at night…Bruce Jenner is just creepy! G’nite everyone!

  3. Linda says:

    Hello, Gorgeous! I’m in central New Jersey and I’m sitting at the desk in my home office/bar.

  4. Julianna says:

    Reading in my living room in San Marcos, California, listening to the sweet sound of quiet now that the Halloween sugar rush has worn off and they.are.in.bed.

  5. Vicki says:

    I’m reading from New Zealand in my living room in the Hunua Hills just south of Auckland. Love the blog :0)

  6. mia pratt says:

    Sixteenth-century village of Ajijic in Mexico – about 5 minutes from Guadalajara. In bed, actually Skyping with my daughter while I type (she’s in Scottsdale, AZ) so there’s two of us here. Still wearing my jogging clothes, which are limp and damp and I should already be in my jammies right now. I bought a margarita in a tiny bar nearby (they let you buy and walk here), and I just drank it while Skyping my daughter cuz it’s my birthday and we always share one cocktail, then I was reading her the blog and the comments. So we’re double-commenting your blog right now – this counts as two. Hi, hi!

  7. Thelma says:

    From Vancouver BC Canada. Reading this from my livingroom

  8. Sarah A. says:

    Castro Valley (bay area), California, USA. On my laptop on the couch, while also on the phone responding to a “emergency” at work, because I’m on-call this week. I’m pretty sure the guy on the phone doesn’t know what “emergency” means.

  9. Marta says:

    I live in a small town in Ont called Dundas … You heard of it? I’m in bed … can’t sleep … crazy wind.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Hilo, Hawaii, at my desk in home office, where I should be getting a little more something productive done before dinner. 6:18 pm here, only just got dark, humid night, the cats are out in the yard hoping for mice and willing to settle for a frog or cricket.

  11. Cynthia Jones says:

    Sitting with my feet up on my table we made out of railways sleepers and big iron bolts, in the kitchen/dining room. I can send a picture of the table if you want ! I am in Brisbane, sunny Queensland, Australia. The dog is in his basket underneath. The dog is a black pomeranian/chihuaha named Devil, Devildog, Debbadog, Debba Debba or Diablo depending on mood. (mine, not his). Sometimes I resort to Wicky Wocky Woo, Wiggy Wog or Wuppy Wog, but don’t tell anyone that.

  12. Kathline says:

    Southern California, USA, at my desk in my little nook trying to convince myself it’s time for bed. I’m interested to see where the posts come from as the next 24 hours roll by, some of us just starting our day and some of us just wrapping up.

  13. Sam says:

    Melbourne, Australia
    At work, not working, reading blog…..waiting to go home for a four day long weekend due to a horse race that we have a public holiday for (Melbourne Cup), and an extra day off work we have been given.
    Love your blog – wait for it to go up live everyday at 3pm.

  14. Carla s. says:

    Bruce Jenner is a perfect example of plastic surgery gone wrong. Too bad. I remember when he was young what a handsome man he was.

  15. Liz says:

    I’m from Adelaide, Australia (Magill ish if you want to be more exact) and I am currently reading this on my sick boyfriend’s room

  16. Patti says:

    Sitting in my chair in the family room, just down the highway from you in Burlington Ontario

  17. Christina says:

    Seattle, Washington, at my desk about 10 feet from my front door, waiting for the sheepish teenage boys in lame-ass costumes who wait till this hour to go trick-or-treating. They still get candy, even if they should be buying their own.

    • Karen says:

      I don’t mind if teens show up as long as they’re dressed up and as long as they don’t act like assholes. ~ karen!

    • Kathy says:

      I had a Beetle at my door in the pouring rain. Made him play a little song for me. He played a few phrases for a few candy, I wanted more… told him I had twenty bucks in my pocket. He started over, and serenaded me in the rain. Best treat ever! We only get about twenty kids at most, in my little village in Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

      • magali says:


        I’m in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. In my living room. And for a place where it normally always rains, it surprisingly didn’t rain last night while the kids were trick or treating.

      • Lynn says:

        That’s so great! Maybe I would have done more art sooner if anyone had been that encouraging.

  18. Marti says:

    Wow, I’m fifteen minutes late to the party and the lurkers take over the comment section? Haha! Uber-cool! About time you motivated them out of the cheap seats!

    I’m in Washington, DC. Or as I like to call it Capitol City of Liars.
    In bed. Wearing footed pajamas.
    Not really… on the footed.

    Gnite Karen! Um, and everybody else, I guess.

    • Leigh says:

      May I offer my condolences on living in DC? I lived there for about 6 months during my military training and was horrified at our capital! What must people think of us with that snakes’ nest of a city as capital??

  19. Barbara says:

    Florida sitting on couch finishing watching Scandal on TIVO…love your blog

  20. toekneetoni says:

    Central New Jersey /USA/bed

  21. victoria says:

    From Sweden, living in Los Angeles, USA, reading the blog in bed sandwiched between my kids and husband. And cat.

  22. caryl says:

    Antioch Il-wish I was in Canada. Never saw that sidebar thing but I’m with your Mom. Would like to contemplate it and you are amazing-so glad to “know” you.

  23. Tiffany says:

    Castle Rock, Colorado. In jammies. Getting ready for bed after hours of munchkin zombies, vampires, cowboys & 2 girls dressed as iPhones. Love to you!

  24. Kate says:

    Meridian, Idaho, USA. In my living room, wearing yoga clothes and drinking tea!

  25. Sandra H. says:

    Birmingham, Alabama in bed, should be asleep but oh well!

  26. Dani says:

    I’m reading from my living room located in Riverside, Missouri, USA which is next to Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

  27. Carla s. says:

    Central Oklahoma, USA. In my comfy chair in the living room.( should be in bed asleep) ;-). Reading on my iPad. Love your site and look forward to every post.

  28. Grace says:

    I’m in Memphis, TN. In my livingroom, on the couch, with my iPad.

    Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick.

    • Melanie says:

      I wish I was in Memphis. My sister lives there. I’m in a little town about 40 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada — at my desk, downstairs.

      Come to think of it, I also wish I had a conservatory. Karen, when you finish your kitchen…

  29. Sarah says:

    Rochester, NY. While nursing my 4 week old baby.

  30. Sarah says:

    All the way from Araku Valley, India. Most of the time, I live in Winnipeg, Canada.

  31. Cheryl says:

    Bruce Jenner???? He is NOT handsome!!! Every time I see a picture of his face I am pretty sure I am going to throw up!!!!

  32. Jean Thomson says:

    I’m reading (and enjoying!) from Litchfield, Maine. It’s ‘almost’ Canada!

  33. Juliet says:

    I’m Juliet. I’m from Earonton, Georgia, USA and I’m reading this from my bed!!

  34. Katrina says:

    I am reading your blog from my wing back chair, recovering from the massive amounts of chocolate I ate..Oh, I am from Woodland, Ca- USA in the house!

  35. Jean in BC says:

    Ladner, BC, in the office munching on Halloween candy :)

  36. Cathy says:

    Columbus, Ohio Lazyboy, dog in lap. Just relaxing after work. Internet at work is impossibly slow probably to discourage us from using it.

    Ps– showed your “zipper face” to some work peeps and they thought it was tres cool!

  37. Nikki Kelly says:

    Denver, Colorado USA
    In bed laying on my side with the rotation lock turned on… Duh.

  38. Jan says:

    San Diego CA

  39. Anne Bartkiewicz says:

    I’m from Sacramento CA
    I love your blog!!! I have never commented before, but I think you are awesome. I have purchased from your advertisers just because of you (Rough Linen and Cattails). They are awesome too.

  40. Katrina says:

    I’m reading this from the comfort of my couch in Lyle, Washington while my 3 children and husband are watching a movie for family night:) I guess I should get back to family night!

  41. Claire says:

    Hiya! I’m from Canberra, Australia (it’s the capital and it’s pretty boring…pretty…but boring)
    Sitting at my desk at work. Dreaming about what I would rather be doing (i.e. at home tending to my veggie patch and playing with my new toy – my new exciting Thermomix!!) rather than pretending to do actual work (which is what I spend most of my work day doing)
    Nice to meet you all :) xox

    • Laura says:

      OMG Claire, reading your post was like reading my mind! I am also in Canberra, love spending weekends in the garden, and am contemplating getting a Thermomix. And I love Karen :)

      • Claire says:

        Hi Laura! Wow that is so freaky – twins!! What a small world how crazy!! Oh you’ll love the Thermomix it is AWESOME! In fact, if you are interested I can do a demo for you, so you can check it out properly. Let me know and we can try find each other thru Karen’s FB page :)

  42. Rhonda says:

    Sitting on my couch in Regina, Saskatchewan. Love your blog. Happy Halloween.

  43. LindsayH says:

    Port Angeles, WA. I’m just south of Victoria, BC. Paradise!

  44. Heather says:

    I’m reading this blog from Penticton, BC, Canada – living room cozy chair, with tea.

  45. Jamie Lynn says:

    on my comfy couch, in my newly-redecorated (and almost finished!) beachy cottage living room in little Pawtucket, Rhode Island. I love those maps too :)

  46. Laura says:

    I’m reading your awesome blog from Madison, AL in my office…..waiting on this cold front with winds up to 50mph. Nice.

    • Marion says:

      Laura I’m originally from the Dothan area, but spent the last 7 years in Tuscaloosa (ROLL TIDE!) I have family in Madison! What a small world. I love North Alabama in the fall, the trees are just gorgeous. (oh, I just recently moved to Missouri)

      • Laura says:

        It really is a small world! We love it here and yes, this year the trees are beautiful. We actually are having a ‘real’ fall this year. Where in Madison are they? We are on the Limestone County edge.

    • Sara says:

      Sweet Home Alabama. Grew up in Mobile! :)

      • Laura says:

        I haven’t been to Mobile in years! We do wave when we head to the beach though!

      • Leigh says:

        Oh, I’m so homesick for Alabama!

        I’m currently in Middletown, Ohio, which is about a half hour north of Cincinnati and a half hour south of Dayton. Oh, and I’m in my living room floor (no reason… it’s just comfy) in my PJs.

        I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be than back in AL, though. Reading Karen’s blog, of course :P

  47. Vanessa says:

    Langley, British Columbia. My bed :)

  48. Becky says:

    I’m in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and I’m in my office on my PC.

  49. Linda Robbins says:

    Montana City, Montana. By the fire. On the night of my

  50. chris says:

    central New Hampshire USA. at my desk in my kitchen, while i’m supposed to be finishing my work.

    • Kathy says:

      I’m from Sullivan Indiana, in my pjs getting ready to take a shower and head to a boring job where I will try to do some job searching.

    • Lynn says:

      largo, fl….my wonderful home office….trying to get focused on work, but keep getting sidetracked by the cats & wanting to go to the beach & drink margaritas…..

    • Jay Wheatley says:

      I’m Jay. I am from Toronto, ON.
      On this dreary day, I am lying on my couch reading your blog and the latest Rob Ford updates.

      • Pat says:

        Ha, ha, ha. Ditto on running to the tv to see the latest news clip on the Rob Ford fiasco (because it’s such a head-shaker), but at the opposite end of the country. Pat from Kelowna. British Columbia.

    • Karen says:

      I’m in Elkton, Maryland, sitting at my desk wearing my jeans and slippers. Love your blog and enjoy seeing where everyone is from.

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