The 2017 100 Wrap-Up — 31 Successes.

Last updated on November 16th, 2020 at 03:19 am

Several weeks, a few dozen photos and four thousand words later, we’ve finally made it—the Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad 2017 wrap-up, filled with stories aplenty of 365 days spent in my not-so-orthodox life.

After wrapping the year up on a quiet note (because two sick children under five will do that to you), I still felt it necessary to do this. These year-to-year changeovers offer a lot of perspective for me—with so much happening all the time, I often forget what I had for breakfast, so I write everything down. And if the height of the pile on my desk is any sign, 2017 was quite the year. But it’s also the time where I’m the most transparent, looking back objectively at everything I’ve done and celebrating successes, owning up to failures, hoping all the while that I’m somehow growing from the process.

But yeah—let’s do this as we did in 2016: look at the year in excruciating detail, figuring out what’s worth taking with me into 2018 versus what doesn’t feel part of my world anymore.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present—the 31 things I did well in 2017! Let’s get it!

Why My Next Phone HAD to be a Pixel 2 XL — a Casey Palmer x TELUS Joint

Zach Bussey put it well; to paraphrase: “if you’re going to be a serious influencer, you should be using serious tools.” As someone whose phone’s fused to his hands, it’d better be a good one!

Why My Next Phone HAD to be a Pixel 2 XL — a Casey Palmer x TELUS Joint — What's in the Box

I haven’t rocked a flagship model since my Lenovo Moto Z a little while back, and man do you notice a difference! The phones I’ve had since were okay, but there was always something not quite right when I used them. The camera wasn’t sharp enough. They lagged a little when I gamed. Enough of these imperfections and I knew—my next phone needed to be as close to perfect as possible… and that’s when I spied the Google Pixel 2 XL!

#100HappyDays — Day 3 — Google Gloves

#100HappyDays — Day 3 — Google GlovesOnce upon a time, I went to a Toronto Travel Massive event at the Google Canada headquarters, and at the end of the session, they gave away Expedia flip-flops and Google touchscreen gloves.

10 months later, and after having my fingers freeze outside a couple of times with not-as-awesome iGloves, I was happy to find these when searching for a wayward USB key 🙂

I never did find the USB key, but at least I could play Ingress on my phone without my fingers trying to disown the rest of my body!

#100HappyDays Day 3/100!

–case p.

 

DO ALL THE THINGS: The 2013 100 Wrap-Up 91-100: The Last Post of the Year

Last updated on June 24th, 2020 at 03:00 am

We made it. Despite a 3-hour outage from my hosting provider, I managed to get this done. Thank you for joining me on the ride, and I’ll just leave this up here so I can go get my party on in these last few hours of the year. Enjoy the post!

The 2K11 24/7 CXCIC: Of Figments and Fragments

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

The imagination is a powerful thing. It can make your senses pick up on things that don’t really exist. It can help you cope with a doldrum reality or convince yourself that a bad situation isn’t as horrible as you seem to think it is.

OR it can help you come up with a genuinely amazing idea.