It's highly probable that I'm sleep-writing this post. Because waking hours are very hard to come by this time of year. I am a shiny, silver ball that's lost inside a 24-hour pinball machine. If you're looking for me, I'm just out chasing my head. 

It sneaks up every single year, doesn't it? The well-intentioned pile of thank you cards that I've been meaning to get the kids started on—they mock me. But the kids aren't home either—recitals, play dates, bike riding, end-of-year parties, backyard pools, and playgrounds. And the feeding, laundry and sunscreen slatering that comes with it...well, you know what I'm talking about. You're doing it too!

So let's call a time out together. Put it all down and come with me to the movies. Take your mom, your sister, a friend. Heck, be a pal and grab a harried mom off the blacktop at your kids' school.  


I have several pairs of tickets to give away for a new romantic drama starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche, called Words and Pictures. It opens in theatres July 4th, and it looks like the perfect way to spend two hours in the dark, hovering over a buttery bag of popcorn.

If you think you can sneak away and turn off your smart phone (so they can't find you) on June 25th, leave me a comment below and you'll be entered to have a pair of tickets emailed to you.

This is a national contest, so I'm looking at you: Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Halifax. 

Toronto - The Varsity

Vancouver - Fifth Avenue

Victoria - Cineplex Odeon Victoria

Calgary - Cineplex Eau Claire 

Edmonton - Cineplex North Edmonton

Winnipeg - Cineplex SilverCity Polo Park 

Ottawa - Cineplex Odeon South Keys 

Halifax - Cineplex Bayers Lake


 Thank you for the generous gift District PR





Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.