#100HappyDays — Day 6 — #FordNAIAS Bloggers at #CIAS2014!

#100HappyDays Day 6 — The Canadian International Auto Show 2014 — #FordNAIAS Bloggers at #CIAS2014
L-R: Aeryn Lynne, Chris Vollick, Amanda Blain and Casey Palmer — photo credit: Murray J Craig

Today’s #100HappyDays moment was meeting up with some fellow #FordNAIAS bloggers at the Canadian International Auto Show 2014 to chat, catch up and scheme for a better future! Despite the day wearing on my already-beaten feet, there was a lot to be happy about today, whether it was meeting up with my brothers and best friend after a short hiatus; scaring the bejeezus out of Andrea and Jenn; or wrapping up House of Cards’ second season in glorious fashion!

#100HappyDays — Day 6 — 2013 Canadian Blog Awards

 

But another thing I’m happy for is a nomination for a Canadian Blog Award for Best Personal Blog! If the blog’s doing anything for you — anything at all — why not click the image above, search “Casey” on the voting page and give me a better chance of advancing to the next round? The first round voting ends February 22nd! (Thanks in advance for any support I get!)

So that’s #100HappyDays Day 6/100, wrapped up!

–case p.

DO ALL THE THINGS: Monthly Wrap-Up — The January Thaw

When I became a father, many thought I’d have to give up blogging, too busy and tired to bother with social media and my life associated with it. Through 2013, I worried over everything I was giving up with a kid in tow — the parties, the swag, the food — everything that was part of “the scene”. I thought I’d fade into obscurity, becoming an urban legend of Toronto’s social media scene — a precautionary tale to those trying to mix family and Twitter, to show it’s impossible.

But January seemed determined to prove me completely wrong.

DO ALL THE THINGS: Three Days in Detroit for Some #FordNAIAS Fun!

I haven’t been out to the Detroit-Windsor corridor since late 2008, when my brother-in-law got married there and only 9 months into dating, Sarah led me into an ambush, seating me at a table with many of her paternal uncles and cousins who I’d meet for the very first time. (Quite the feat to make a good impression while hungover, but that, my friends, is a story for another time!)

Ford Social — Badges — Ford Edge
Proud to drive an Edge!

But Ford Canada’s been really good to me these past couple of years. From inviting me to their second annual Blue Party to sending a care package when I bought my 2011 Ford Edge last summer, they’ve been a solid team to work with.

This year, they kicked it up a notch by invited me as one of a dozen Canadian bloggers as their guest at Putting You In The Driver’s Seat: the NAIAS Blogger Experience, which revolved around the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.