Tracy Molyneaux | No Terrible People Allowed!

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:21 pm

I was naïve to think a podcast would somehow give me less writing to do every day! If I thought writing solid thousand-word posts were a challenge, imagine how I felt when I realised that there’re ten thousand of ’em in an hour-long podcast! I’d become pretty accomplished as a writer, sure, but I didn’t do that overnight. I still needed to train my podcasting brain so I wouldn’t need to write my thoughts out first… I just wanted to get on the mic and make the magic happen.

But until we reach that day, practice will just have to make perfect, and it’s with that approach in mind that I bring you the second Chatting with Casey!

Chatting with Casey 0002—No Terrible People Allowed!—Casey at The Poet Cafe

If you notice a slight change in tone this episode, let’s just say I’ve learned my lesson—don’t record your podcast anywhere you’re not comfortable just being yourself.

I wasn’t finding the time to record at home, so I found a quiet spot to get my thoughts out and get on the ball for episode two!

Yeah, big mistake. I sound entirely subdued like I just had a bad day at the job. It’s a lesson well-learned that I don’t plan to need twice, so here’s hoping you stick around for week three!

As for this episode, it features an interview with Tracy Molyneaux, who among the various other hats she wears, currently manages Coffee Public at Bay and College in downtown Toronto!

It’s worth listening to the podcast to hear Tracy’s story! Amidst her side hustles/passions in makeup artistry and jewellery making and managing a ridiculous number of social media accounts, I’m glad she found time to talk to me!

You can check episode two out below!

A Night Out at Creeds Coffee Shop

Last updated on April 26th, 2021 at 12:45 am

Be a content creator long enough and plenty starts blurring together. Events run the same way. The same routine of reviewing the products left at the doorstep. One thing that’s always put me off as a creative is too much routine, and that’s without a doubt how I feel about the blog at times after writing it for so long.

Which is why I’m over the moon when something not only surprises me but also leaves an impact on my world and the way I see things!

A Night Out at Creeds—Redefining My Adult Expectations—Creeds Coffee Menu

Some weeks back, I got an invite to a casual event at Creeds, an upscale coffee shop and dry cleaners up by Dupont and Spadina. I admittedly didn’t think much of it at first—I didn’t like coffee, and already had a well-established relationship with my local dry cleaner—but I figured why not; as a fashionable Dad it’s always good to know about what’s out there, and it’d be a good change of pace.

And you know what? It’s a good thing I did because that evening changed a few things about my world I thought I knew for sure.

Starbucks for Life

Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 12:26 am

So unless you’ve been under a sizeable rock for some time, you’ll know that Starbucks is back with their #StarbucksForLife contest, rewarding droves of java junkies with chances to win several prizes if they complete the contest challenges!

My buddy Zach and I spoke recently about #StarbucksForLife, thinking about the most efficient route to scoring the contest badges in a race to catch ’em all! (Because, you know, who would I be without an obligatory Pokémon reference?)

So, using the information we have so far, here’s a look at how I’d go about getting the maximum impact from the #StarbucksForLife campaign for my fellow Canadians!

How to Rock #StarbucksForLife Without Breaking the Bank—Starbucks for Life Challenges
The full list of #StarbucksForLife Challenges—likely an early prototype, as Afternoon Coffee Break seems renamed to BRB and This One’s On Me is absent from the current board.