Author Archives: deptofhighfives

Auf Wiedersehen!

I’ll no longer be updating this blog, although it gave me some joy to write during a certain period of time. Thanks to my friends and other readers for taking the time to follow my curious interest in Missed Connections. … Continue reading

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The Madness and Charm of Crushes

“If we only encounter another person in a fairly limited range of situations (a train journey, rather than when they are trying to get a toddler into a car seat; a conference, rather than 87 minutes into a shopping trip … Continue reading

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Some Beyonce Dance Party

Some Missed Connections posts are subtly charming. I think it’s sweet that the guy fell, and the writer of the post helped him to his feet. Was he drunk, wearing crazy heels, or was the floor slippery with winter slush? … Continue reading

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One of the Million Jerks Wearing Plaid at Neutral Milk Hotel

The last few years have brought a wonderful run of unexpected reunions of some of my favourite bands. Last night, I finally got to see Neutral Milk Hotel perform. I was focused on the band, but others were more distracted … Continue reading

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Just Like Honey

This Missed Connection is a time machine, to my own life, at age 22. Or rather, it’s a time machine to a slightly alternate universe, in which I a) knew about Missed Connections (a discovery made at age 23, soon … Continue reading

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“You Asked To Bite My Butt:” NYC’s blurst NYE Missed Connections

My friend Becca¬†sent along this terrific NY Magazine post featuring the best and worst Missed Connections from New Year’s Eve, and there are some real highlights here. It’s hard to argue with the drunken silliness¬†of someone asking to bite a … Continue reading

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Missed Connection for Your Hydro

Many of my friends, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow Torontonians, lost power due to the ice storm this past weekend. One tragicomic Missed Connection captures the more pressing need for hydro and heat. Continue reading

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