The Week That Was… November 15th – 21st, 2015.

Writing these weekly wrap-ups do more than just help me remember the hijinks I get up to each week — they also keep me well aware of the time that’s trickling through my fingers, and how quickly 2015 will be a foggy memory instead of the current reality. 2016 brings new goals, more family, and while I never know what’s around the corner anymore, I’m sure plenty of opportunities I’d never imagined possible.

Which is all the more reason I need to get this 2015 stuff off of my plate so I can tackle 2016 with a clear head!

Rasslin’ Big Smoke Burger’s “Urban Cowboy” for Hellmann’s Burger Route

The Week That Was... November 15th - 21st, 2015 — Big Smoke Burger at CF Toronto Eaton Centre — Urban CowboyI happened over Hellmann’s Burger Route by chance while visiting the Village’s Fresh Burger, surprised that I hadn’t heard of an event spanning more than 30 restaurants across the GTA! This simple discovery changed my November lunch hours, taking me places I usually found too far to visit.

This week saw the first trip (of many) down to the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Big Smoke Burger to get my grubby man-sized paws on their Urban Cowboy, which I’m pretty sure is the best fast food burger I’ve ever tasted. No lie — this isn’t even sponsored. I went back another two times to get it, knowing it’d likely be unavailable after November. I waited in line for this burger — Casey Palmer don’t wait in no lines. Too bad it’ll likely be gone by the time you read this ?

Farewell, Urban Cowboy — we knew ye well.

How did the end of the year sneak up on me?!

Man, so this is one of the last weekends of the year – I don't know how it all happened, but somehow it's December all of a sudden. Utter insanity. A ton went down in 2010…

  • I think I mentioned getting engaged – the story behind it is pretty epic, but I think that it warrants a separate blog entry unto itself
  • The 2010 OPS Battle of the Bands was a big hit – I haven't heard the numbers behind it, but with 9 bands playing over 6 hours, it had a ton of fans and a lot of enjoyment behind it. My buddy Jay took photos for me with my lovely Canon Powershot S90 – you can take a gander at them here: 
  • And some videos:
  • Is This Love – 
  • Unchain My Heart – 
  • The Letter – 
  • Been looking into investing in some epic kitchen equipment for my eventual return to the art of cooking. Tap Phong Trading Co., The Cook's Place and 
  • Not to mention the need for comfortable bedding – mi amiga has recommended the Dreams Factory Outlet to me – looking forward to establishing the standards for the rest of my life!
  • Soon enough (after getting married) I'll need to organize and design my office (which I will take over from the spare bedroom in Sarah's place). I'm already considering what I might want to see on the walls – PopChartLab is good for having quirky, awesome prints
  • But really, most importantly, there's 12 shopping days left until Christmas and I haven't even started working getting any of the items I need to buy yet. Yeah, it's going to be REALLY interesting this year :S
    –case p.