The #ReGiftTO Unwrap-Up

If you missed it, Thursday night was ReGiftTO, hosted by @clickflickca and @morningmoe. It was a good party held for the heckuvit and filled with cool tweeples (i.e. people who know each other primarily through Twitter), bangin’ beats and awesome prizes! It was conveniently located at Our House on Ossington JUST south of Dundas. 
Unfortunately for me and my overconfident self, I thought it was at Ossington and COLLEGE. So, for you non-Torontonians out there, when you get off of a streetcar knowing you have to get to 214 College, but the house in front of you is 493, and you know the house numbers differ by 2 between them (and it’s snowing and cold and you have to walk uphill to school and then uphill again back home while being chased by rabid mountain goats) – you know you have quite the walk ahead of you.

Eventually, I got to ReGiftTO – okay. Mission accomplished. Our House provided a pretty nice atmosphere – dimmed lighting, well-dressed staff and enough room to mix and mingle. The night started off a little slow (for my tastes, anyway – everyone knows I like as much energy as possible at any given time), with more mingling than partying going on, and everyone seeming to be hanging around the narrowest part of the bar:

I mean, that was the part BY the bar, so if you wanted drinks, it totally made sense – but by the very nature of physics, I imagine it was louder, hotter and less spatially comfortable there than anywhere else in the bar, but hey. As long as y’all enjoyed yourselves 🙂

Eventually the crowd started to disperse some, which would soon segue into the gift exchange portion of the night!

I gave a Travel Scrabble (which is awesome, but I had two!) and got a @lotsofolives prize pack 😉 (Two notebooks and Burt’s Bees Beeswax lip balm – perfect gift for me!) Totally coincidental that I’d already won one that she’d brought over for HoHoTO, so it only added to the awesomeness 🙂
After the exchanging and some CTV interviews…
…the dance floor started to pick up some steam. With Rob the DJ on the 1’s and 2’s (no, not @robsarj – who knows what he was off doing), and a circle was started with the help of @christineestima@fragileheart@kevinkvs and others. Good times 🙂
And of course, we can’t forget about the prizes. Somehow, even after complaining that I wasn’t winning anything, I walked away with a sheet of custom vinyl stickers and a brand-spankin’ new Cisco router. Hopefully the Internets will be a bit faster for me now! Not that it was slow, but more speed always = more AWESOME. 

Couple that with some swag from Entripy, and you’re good to go!
The haul (there’s a free haircut I gave to Sarah hidden somewhere in there – I’m sure of it…):
So again, thank you Jo and Maurice for all the work you put into this, and it won’t be forgotten 🙂 I think we’re all looking forward to #ReGiftTO part 3 – or at the very least, whichever tweetup is up next. You can check out more information about what went down over at 🙂
Jo on the right, DJ Rob on the left:
P.S. This post has been partially brought to you by Dropbox, which allowed me to get my pics onto the Mac since I apparently left my SD card reader at work. Thanks, Dropbox!
–case p.

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!

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