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Dear Canada,

Now that summer’s finally upon us, it’s time to get your summer look on, too! It could be a fresh ‘do, new clothes, or even some new accessories! While we shed the layers away on every other part of our bodies, it’s a perfect time to think about what goes on our faces! SmartBuyGlasses wants you to remember that prescription or no, a great pair of glasses of help bring it all together!

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Get Dope Optical Fashion with SmartBuyGlasses! — Get Dope Optical Fashion with SmartBuyGlasses! — Styling and Profiling with the Ermenegildo Zegnas

I’ve spent a long time developing my bespectacled look, wearing specs as early as the 3rd grade. And they’ve come a long way since then—no longer do you need to visit your optometrist, leaving with frames ill-suited to your face. The sheer variety of styles and materials we have eclipses what we could get in the ’90s, and though many today choose to go the way of contact lenses and laser correction, there’s still something about a great set of frames that can help a face stand out.

Get Dope Optical Fashion with SmartBuyGlasses! — Get Dope Optical Fashion with SmartBuyGlasses! — Being Daddy with the Ermenegildo ZegnasSo this summer, why not consider giving SmartBuyGlasses a try? As a leading online eyewear retailer, they’ve got more than 30,000 pairs of designer sunglasses to choose from, and offer affordable prices so you can look fly for less! They’ve even got various ways to shop, including their summer shopping guide and a Virtual Try-On service that uses your computer’s camera to show you just how well your frames fit before you buy! In 2017, we’ve so many tools to help you get the look you’re going for—why not make the most of them?

SmartBuyGlasses — From Ermenegildo Zegna With Love.

As we make our way through summer with family travels aplenty to look forward to, I’m glad to have a pair of frames like the Ermenegildo Zegna ZC0001s to do it with. Harkening back to Dwayne Wayne’s flip-top sunglasses from A Different World, it’s just what my wardrobe needed to offer something different for my boys and me alike!

Get Dope Optical Fashion with SmartBuyGlasses! — Palmer Kiddo with the Ermenegildo Zegnas

With school a wrap and prime vacation season upon us, make sure you get your most stylish game face on and check out everything SmartBuyGlasses has to offer! Your visage will thank you for it!

Until the next,

–case p.


Disclaimer: SmartBuyGlasses sent me a pair of Ermenegildo Zegna ZC0001s for review, but all thoughts and opinions remain my own.

The 2016 100 — or — How to Build a Better Casey

I can’t even lie, guys — coming up with a list of 100 goals for the fourth year in a row was hard — ridiculously so. I’m a very different me than I was when The 2013 100 came out, back when free time was still an abundant commodity I didn’t even know I was taking for granted, trying to fill it with countless things that’d keep life interesting.

A problem I most definitely don’t have in 2016!

As I work at surviving the upcoming year — especially with our second child’s imminent arrival — I needed to make the list a lot more realistic; I’m all too skilled at chasing ambitions that exceed my lifestyle’s capacity, and I’ll need to keep wary of that in 2016 if I want to see myself make it out the other side!

So without further ado, The 2016 100. It took a couple of days to polish off after recovering from the gauntlet that was 2015, but I feel like it’s a list that will really make waves in this life o’ mine should I see it finished!

But hey — that’s what I say every year ????

Thanks for reading!


1) Write an amazing series for Black History Month
2) Win a vacation for my dry cleaner
3) Watch Creed; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Martian; Ant-Man
4) Take Eric to a sporting event so he can stop complaining about getting left from sporting events
5) Phase my old 3.5″ hard drive out
6) Get rid of my old electronics
7) Stop biting my nails
8) Get rid of the wedding thank you cards I never sent
9) Clean out the basement crawl space
10) Build shelves into the crawl space
11) Give my FWD Powershot 2 to my old manager the hockey coach
12) Do the CN Tower Edgewalk
13) Sort out my old TD employee RSP
14) Consolidate everything down to a single notepad

Though a chiropractor I started seeing late into 2015 told me I’d developed some mild sciatica in my back, I didn’t need him to tell me I carry too much STUFF. In a digital age where we can pack mountains of information into a single device, there’s really NO NEED for me to carry all the draft posts and note that I do — save the fact that working from hard copy’s the way my brain’s WIRED.

In 2016, I need a little more focus to keep all my ideas stored in one place so I’m not constantly carrying EVERYTHING in my house made of paper, knowing that I probably scribbled SOMETHING on ALL of ’em.

15) Sort out the Internet situation at home so I can stop relying on tethering to LTE data
16) Learn enough Spanish to understand my sister-in-law’s Mexican wedding in May
17) Find time for date nights, which will involve finding someone who wants to babysit two kids… how about we just find more awesome things to do at home, just in case?
18) Try Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake
19) Get to 0 drafts on CaseyPalmer.com by converting everything into live posts
20) Install the growth chart for my kids that we got at my office baby shower
21) Update all the old content on CaseyPalmer.com
22) Upgrade the site infrastructure to better support contest traffic
23) Redesign the heck out of the blog (Twenty Sixteen, what up)
24) Find the time to pack more lunches for work
25) Clean up and optimize my Pinterest account (I still have that copy of Pinterest Savvy lying around somewhere)
26) Shave more regularly
27) Hand out my remaining business “cep” cards so I can put in a new order (wait — do we still do business cards?)
28) Clear out the bookshelves to prepare for Baby #2
29) Replace the lost key to our 2011 Ford Edge
30) Figure out what I ACTUALLY need to run my site and invest in THAT.
31) Replace our bathroom sink
32) Meet with the people who I never seemed to schedule in through 2015 (Aaron, Emma, Ria, Adrienne, Dianna)
33) Get a Brookhaven Computer Cabinet

The 1% of the Casa de Palmer workspace I use to do all the things isn’t the best — in fact, it’s falling apart. As I get older and start formalizing my #BloggerLife, Sarah and I agree that my workspace should evolve to show that. It’ll take some saving to make it happen, but it’d be a nice addition to the home.