GIVEAWAY: The Week That Was… January 3rd – 9th, 2016.

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Here in early 2016, it’s a different kind of hustle than the one we saw closing 2015 out. In that last stretch, there was no end to the work on my plate, keeping me hustling at all hours to keep my blog on point. I had a list of things I wanted knocked out of the park before the year’s end, using every free moment I could find to hit my intense deadlines.

Now that it’s January, in some ways things are more relaxed — I mean, sure, any day now I’ll be racing to the hospital to welcome our second child into the world; and though I got a lot done in the weeks that just passed, there’s still plenty of unfinished business that’s followed me into 2016 — but I can hack away at my ideas gradually, taking my time to find the truth in my half-formed ramblings, not forcing square pegs into round holes and rush it all.

It’s giving me the time to build foundations, putting all the pieces in place so I can finish 2016 with a bang!

And this week was just another step towards that goal.

The Week That Was... January 3rd - 9th, 2016 — A Second Breakfat at The Great Steak Company
The most important meal of the day… for the second time in a day. #TeamNoShame

The rough thing about plans being so preliminary right now is that I can’t tell you much about them. The #BloggerLife’s taken me all sorts of places these past few years, but the things that’re happening right now are well beyond anything I’ve come across before, asking me to make some very important decisions about my life and the people I love around me.

We’ll see how it goes!

The Week That Was... January 3rd - 9th, 2016 — A Celebratory Cake for the New Baby at Sarah's Office
It was a lemon cake. They knew exactly how to bribe me for my happiness ????

But enough happened that I can talk about, like a surprise baby celebration at Sarah’s office, which was nice because she’d feared that everyone would be too busy to send her off.

In a fancier turn of events, I experienced what The Chase has to offer, continuing my unofficial mandate of making the mimosa my drink of 2016, and chowing down on oysters and truffle frites while taking a look down one of the potential paths that could shape my life.

And the postal service and couriers were good to me this week, delivering the goods including:

  • a care package from Pampers to celebrate the little guy who’ll soon take up permanent residence in Casa de Palmer;
  • the complete Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD box set from a friend to the blog who thought it’d bring a smile to my face (spoiler: IT DID.); and
  • a card from a colleague to celebrate the New Year featuring art from Thunder Bay painter Dick Spooner*!

It was a good enough week, but you know what might’ve been my favourite part of all? When Kendrick Lamar went and utterly killed the mic by performing “Untitled 2” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, continuing a rigorous campaign to stay on top of the rap game without ever seeming to really want the crown.

I’ve yet to really write about my love for Kendrick’s music and what it’s done for me as a creative, but I’m pretty sure if you can’t get down with his combination of funky rhythms and dense lyricism that really forces you to listen, I’m not sure we can be friends!

Make sure to check out the new tune below!

But you know what else is up this week? Your chance to win a $100 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings, with 14 Canadian locations across Calgary and the General Toronto Area, each with their 23 signature sauces and seasonings, and flavours ranging from the fairly tame Sweet BBQ to Blazin’… which I know I wouldn’t try, but hey — my days trying to prove how much heat I can handle are long behind me.

If you need further incentive to try and get your wing on (and if so, I don’t understand you one bit), let’s talk about a little sport called hockey.

B-Dubs is hosting 10 fan events this Leafs season to bring the game day hockey viewing experience to life! Back in November, they even brought Leafs alumnus Darcy Tucker to celebrate with some die-hard supporters from Leafs Nation:

So if you’re looking for a great spot to watch Leafs games, B-Dubs is one strong contender, as they’ve partnered with Toronto’s well-known team to give Leafs Nation an experience they won’t soon forget! With wall-to-wall TVs and enough wings, sauces and bevvies to whet your appetite, why go anywhere else?

And if you find yourself feeling lucky, all this contest needs is a few clicks below! It’s open to Canadians aged 18+ (living outside of Quebec), and continues through the rest of January, so what’re you waiting for???

$100 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card Giveaway

The Week That Was a Week of Catching Up On Everything Under the Sun.

I recently described to a friend how odd it is — the feeling that I’d finally caught up with all my content. No more stressing out over deadlines with Christmas ’round the corner, clashing with work timelines, holiday parties and checking things off the list to get for my fam. No more trying to come up with sweeping year-end statements and lofty new year’s resolutions, both — as usual — written at the eleventh hour, for if there’s one thing I rarely fail to do, it’s leave little time to plan. No — this week was a busy one… but busy good, scribbling away at this life I’m working at day in… and day out.

Good luck to all those who enter, and I’ll catch you on the flip side!

Until the next, I remain…

–case p.

*eventually I’ll discover more of Ontario — it’s a massive province at 1,076,395 km2 (of the nearly 300 land masses in the world, that’d put it around 29th!), and while I’d love to visit T-Bay, we just haven’t had cause to make the 2-hour flight yet. (Or 15-hour drive. You know. Whichever.)

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I had to miss the Darcy Tucker event due to emceeing Govfest that night, but I can honestly tell you that I’ve enjoyed many a wing with my fam over at Team Trolling.

If it’s more information on Buffalo Wild Wings ye seek, you can hit them up on their website, or find more details on their Twitter and Facebook for more upcoming fan events.

As for me, the Case P, I’m already working on my next trick — and if I do it right, it could change my life forever. But until then, you can catch my hijinks on my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts!

See you next post!

Author: Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff. When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him. Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

37 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: The Week That Was… January 3rd – 9th, 2016.”

  1. I love wings!! I grew up eating them, I remember when we used to get them, the giblets and the hearts from the butcher for free as they used to throw them out. All my friend thought I was nuts for eating garbage lol

  2. The only way to eat wings is with your fingers – with lots and lots of paper napkins, if possible have a dipping bowl of water to clean off in-between.

  3. Well, eating wings is an art – first, it’s all in the sauce. Pick one that is sticky and delicious – I prefer mine hot with a touch of honey garlic. Then, make sure you use your fingers…it’s really the only way to experience the wings properly. Then, make sure that you let yourself get messy…and make sure that you’re getting all the delicious meat off those bones. Don’t disrespect the wing. Finally, lick your fingers. Don’t be too fancy, lick off all that goodness before using a wet wipe and then a dry wipe.

    And that is how I enjoy the wing!

  4. I like to rip ferociously with my teeth, and soak up all the excess sauce with whatever else I have.. bread, veggies, my finger. mmm sauce with crunchy fried batter bits…

  5. It’s all about getting messy! You gotta eat them with your fingers & I enjoy a side of ranch sauce to dip them in! Plus it’s nice to have variety– order as many flavors as possible!

  6. The best way to eat wings is with your fingers. Just pick ’em up and eat away. And you gotta lick your fingers too, to get all that ooey goodness.

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