A WEEK IN THE LIFE… Sodas, Saving and Bowling

Sunday, May 5th – May 11th, 2013

Not all weeks are created equal. Some have events that you may have waited ages for, like a vacation, a birthday or a milestone in your life – but some will pass by in the blink of an eye, without you fully realising what you did or why you did it.

So, in the spirit of making the most of the life I have, every now and then I’d like to put together posts called “A Week in the Life…”, a quick look at the madness I get up to and the lessons I learn from my experiences (if any).

Let’s start with May 5th through 11th!

SUNDAY the 5th

Saw Iron Man 3, and despite some clever one-liners, was generally underwhelmed by the closing act of the Iron Man trilogy. Also planned some downtime — a picnic down at the Toronto Islands, because you can’t be on “go time” all the time.

MONDAY the 6th

Went to ING Canada’s #SaverSearch as a +1 and got to see the launch of their ING Superstar Saver Search with their special guests and partners, Walk Off the Earth 🙂

TUESDAY the 7th

Hit up the Scarborough Dishcrawl to see what Wexford Heights had to offer.

WEDNESDAY the 8th

Got an email from Nicole letting me know that we were only a week away from BiSC and to get ready!

THURSDAY the 9th

I took Sarah to Kraft’s SodaStream promo events at 2nd Floor Events.

What we got:

  • SodaStream-carbonated drinks
  • appetizers
  • a SodaStream source and Country Time lemonade mix
  • candy

How it was:

Okay. Mostly mingled and took photos; we had a good chat with someone we met named Avery about travel, Twitter and how the Internet is changing the way we live. But the SodaStream is ridiculously amazing! We’d put it in action at Sarah’s birthday party later in the week (see below)

Danforth Pizza House

FRIDAY the 10th

Got together with some fellow Ingress players from the Enlightened faction at Pour Girl to socialize…

A Week in the Life May 11 2013 (8 of 39)

…and later hit up Bite Bar to get what would turn out to be some delicious miniature cupcakes… (Buytopia Deal: http://www.buytopia.ca/deal/3546/?a_aid=4de9b34e683ca?skip=true&a_aid=casepam)

 

 

…ending the day with some Indian from Banjara Indian Cuisine, eaten with Sarah’s siblings to celebrate her birthday 🙂

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SATURDAY the 11th

We wrapped up the week with Sarah and a number of her friends to celebrate a milestone birthday that I won’t mention any more specifics on. It was a good time at the house and at Danforth Bowl, and I’m prettysure she enjoyed herself!

Until next time,

–case p.

10 Random Things, Volume 2

Casey Palmer turns the Iron Throne into a recliner at The Movie Network's Game of Thrones Exhibit
I’m… too sexy for this throne. Too sexy for this throne…
  1. Looks like you’ll be able to catch me on Tech Tuesday on the CTV News sometime between 6:45 – 7 PM tonight! Hope you’ll be able to catch it — if you don’t, I’ll be sure to post it here later!
  2. …and I’m in the audience for CityLine with my Mom on April 1st (which will satisfy The 2013 100 #69: Help my Mom get tickets to CityLine and the Marilyn Denis show)
  3. Clients from Hell is my new favourite website.
  4. After winning a spot in Brandgasm 101, I’m hoping to make all my design dreams come true for my site!
  5. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so anal retentive about metadata, or else putting up a post (or three) together about my Vegas trip wouldn’t be as painful as I know it’ll be. (Same goes for last week’s Buytopia.ca $100 Million Celebration, The Movie Network’s Game of Thrones celebration and MDeeCubed — let’s put it this way; the more photos you plan to post, the more data you’ll have to tag!)
  6. Ingress is my new time-suck when I’m out and about.
  7. Mixed-race kids are taking Toronto by storm! I’m not adding to the count yet, but it’s good to know that I’m in the right city to raise a mixed-race family!
  8. I’m not the biggest fan of Microsoft or Bing, but their Farecast travel cost predictor is pretty damn awesome!
  9. I finally got my Toronto Library Card last week! Now I just need to get through my existing list of stuff to read so I can actually use it.
  10. Might make an infographic based on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List for practice. We’ll see!

–case p.