Last week I introduced you to The Zombies Guide to Surviving Among Living as part of my partnership with shomi, and my love for all things zombie. This week, we’re onto Chapter 2 of the guide, communicating like a human. If there’s anything I know REALLLLLY well it’s communicating like a modern millennial. Here’s a couple tips (and GIFs) on just that!
If you’re a zombie girl (boy) living in a human world, you want to hide all chances of someone recognizing your cravings for brains or zombie-like drone in your voice. They key here, always text. Don’t pick up that phone!
When texting, avoid all zombie related conversations like eating brains, your fav blood type, inability to tan, or again your craving for brains.
Make sure you use short forms like OMG, IRL, TBT, OMW, WTF, and FTW. Also, try to use as FEW words as possible, one word answers are great! Typing ‘kk’ to a response is sure way to show friend that you’re a true human (you might even annoy them like their other BFFS).
If someone tries to spark up a conversation, reach for your phone and pretend it’s an important call “I’ve gotta take this’. Then walk away. You’ll be able to avoid small talk without seeming (too) rude.
Humans can be kinda touchy-feely, so another tip to communicating is to give in, and hug it out. It’s gonna be weird, but after a while you might begin to like it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on communicating when you’re a zombie jus’ tryna live amongst the humans. Check out the trailer for iZombiehere and get yourself a free 30-day trial here.
Next week we’re onto Chapter 3: Eating and Drinking. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #shomi#TheZombiesGuide.
As you might know, I’m quite the expert in being a zombie, or at least dressing like one! Well, my skills in zombiesm have paid off! Over the next three weeks I’ve teamed up with shomi to deliver you some tips on how to survive as a zombie amongst a world of humans.
The new 13-part one-hour drama, iZombie (from the brains that brought you Veronica Mars) is now available to Canadians, exclusively on shomi.
I think you’ll enjoy my take on how to survive among the living with tips from the Zombie Guide. This week we start with Chapter 1, Social Behaviour.
Some notes on the above tips from my professional experience as someone who has taken about 10,000 selfies. In order to appear extra human, take selfie in any public space. Stop, drop, selfie anywhere and everywhere. Especially in the middle of a busy sidewalk, at the mall, just be careful not to selfie while crossing the street. You might die again. Another tip is to add a filter, or even double filter to make yourself look less dead. I personally like, Rise, Lo-Fi, and Valencia in Instagram to add a bit of extra brightness.
Here you see happy Zombie girl in the grocery store. Smiling like she’s ALIIIIIIVE.
Love beer? Love food? Love summer? Love rock n’roll? Who doesn’t!?
The Brewers Plate is a local sustainable feast celebrating TO’s breweries, chefs, farmers, and food artisans. It takes place May 13th, 2015 at Corus Quay. So, put May 13 in your calendar (Wednesday next week) and go buy a Brewers Plate ticket right NOW.
It’s a one-of-a-kind evening of unique food and beer pairings from 20 Top Toronto Chefs and 20 Top Ontario Brewers. Once you get a ticket ($95) you can eat/drink as much as you can handle (responsibly of course tho). Last year’s event was sold out.
Text this post to your BFF, BF, parent, or a pal you’ve not seen in a while and say ‘wanna go to 🍻🍛??”
For tickets, click HERE. 🎫
To see what chefs are coming, click HERE. 🍔🍢🍤
To see the line up of brewers, click HERE. 🍻 🍻
The theme is ROCK N’ ROLL and I suggest pairing your fav band t-shirt with jeans, maybe a blazer? Thinking I might bust out this Iron Maiden shirt in some type of stylish summery fashion.
Ahh, this view. Goes so well with a coffee ☕️ in the morning! I’ll be spending lots of time working from this office the next few months. In other news, Second Cup Coffee Co. has a new rewards programs and I’m giving YOU some rewards right now, scroll down for deets.
Have you been to a Second Cup Coffee Co. lately? They went through a rebrand recently and have a new sleek, modern look. The coffee is also great. They’ve recently introduced SecondCup Coffee Co. Rewards, a loyalty program w/ mobile app where you earn points on every dollar spent. See details in the video below.
Made in Canada for Canadians, the app also allows members to:
Find out when there’s a new promotion, a nearby offer, or a customized offer.
Pay for purchases directly from the app.
Top up their card balance with easy reload.
Track rewards and redeem when desired. Find a Second Cup café with the Café Locator.
Pay for purchases and collect points using the Second Cup Coffee Co. Rewards app on the brand new Apple® Watch.
I really like how brands are getting on this mobile rewards train. I think we’ll see more and more retailers putting out things like this to give back to customers. I’m all for mobile payments! 🙌🏼
In my latest little project with TD Canada I’ve joined them in celebrating the places we live. Whether it’s your first place or a fresh start somewhere new, there’s always one room in the house you like the most.
In my last place I loved the living room, remember this view overlooking Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto? I spent hours staring out those windows.
TD Canada is encouraging people to share their fav room in the house with a #housie, a 360-degree video selfie of your home. My fav room in our house is the roof top patio. Last summer I had a lovely garden up there and spruced up the place with some new furniture.
Love to see your fav room in the house and how you celebrate your home. I need to celebrate today by doing some cleaning! Once uploaded to Twitter or Instagram your vid will be added to the others on tdhousie.com.
Last week I mentioned the OneTap app in a post along with the importance of NOT texting while driving. If you have an Android phone, download this app right now. Think of the olden days when people drove around without distraction of a mobile phone, then think about now…so many distractions.
OneTap is an app that keeps drivers focussed on the road. I know updates can be distracting (my phone is buzzing all day!) but there’s no text, email, tweet, or status update worth risking your life. When you look away from the road it’s like driving blind and an accident can happen in a split second.
Key features of OneTap App
• Prevent distractions from calls, texts and alerts
• Activate manually, or let it detect when you’re driving and turn on automatically
• Easily review collected alerts when you arrive at your destination
• Track your driving habits and be safer behind the wheel
• Keep on eye on your family’s distracted driving
• Send and receive urgent calls and messages—OneTap will notify you when you should pull over to receive an important message
First things first, HAPPY FRIDAY! Started my day with some work and an amazing croissant from Cafe Neon in my hood. I’m all out of Tassimo so ventures out into the cold sunshine to treat myself. I really love working from home and for myself. It’s been about six months and I’ve got myself a schedule. I can’t wait till summer when my schedule means staying up at the cottage during the week here and there and morning coffee on the dock after kayaking.
I’ve started a new subscription with NextIssue, the Netflix of magazines and I love it. I spend so much time on my phone, and love magazines, but buying heaps and carrying them around is not practical for me. They’ve given me a code for you to get a 60 day trial (double the regular offer), visit this link and use 60free to sign up.
Mum joined me at The Spoke Club for the press preview of Behind The Red Carpet film. Doesn’t she look amazing? Thanks for coming Mum! Love you. The film is on CBC’s doc channel 9pm, Feb. 23rd.
I’M A JUNIOR MOVIE STAR! Ok, let’s not get carried away here. You CAN see all my film/tv stuff on IMDB tho. Let’s hope for more this year. I’m working on a few things and hope they pan out. You might be seeing even more of my face, if you can believe it.
Are you on Snapchat? ADD ME OMG RIGHT NOW.
You know I love short videos and this is your behind the scenes look at even more of my life and silliness and things I do in the day. You’ll not regret it. You’ll find me at: CASIESTEWART.
Stopped into The Loft Toronto for a little snip to clean up my hair before the shoot this weekend. Sylvie and I chatted about pixel hair and made a date to try it in 2 weeks. I’ll share more on that next week.
Stopped by Le Chateau to pull some clothes for the Shop for Jayu shoot. I’m super stoked and also kinda nervous about it. Lots to organize. Had a nightmare about it last night!
Queen Street West, RIP old furrier. It’s being replaced by this ugly store. I mean, it’s fine for the mall but QW is losing the uniqueness with each and every big chain that pulls up in the hood.
That’s all for now. Looking forward to a double date w/ Lozzie later. Off to get my nails done so I’m all dolled up on Sunday! WEEEEEE!
In today’s adventures, I’m trying out my latest pair of Air Optix Color contacts, Gemstone Green.
I absolutely loved my last pair of Brilliant Blue contacts (see the post here) and how they dramatically changed my look. I have hazel/green eyes so adding these Air Optix Colors to my natural eyes is more of an enhancement.
Here’s a breakdown on what makes these contacts unique:
They use 3-in-1 color technology to define, transform, and brighten.
Comfort; as a n00b to wearing contacts, I’ve learned they’re really comfortable. I forget I’m wearing them until I look in the mirror and then I’m like WHOA.
Breathability – Even if work for cosmetic reasons (like me!) they’re great for daily wear.
Beauty – I love wearing glasses and now contacts are a cool way to enhance my look. They’re used by celebs and a fav of Nina Dobrev.
There’s an array of colors available and I’m hoping to try them all. You can get a rainbow pack which has 3 colours of your choice (2 lenses of each colour). Otherwise, AIR OPTIX COLORS are available in 2 packs or 6 packs of any given colour. Ask your eye doctor about them next time you get your eyes checked!
If you’d like more info about Air Optix Color Contacts visit airoptixcolors.ca. If you wanna ask me about my experience or share yours, Tweet me @casiestewart!
* Disclosure: Although I sometimes receive compensation from companies to test and blog about stuff, I always give my honest opinion and the views and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I’m really into these new contacts and how they change my look. Ok, selfie time!