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.

The #ReGiftTO Unwrap-Up

If you missed it, Thursday night was ReGiftTO, hosted by @clickflickca and @morningmoe. It was a good party held for the heckuvit and filled with cool tweeples (i.e. people who know each other primarily through Twitter), bangin’ beats and awesome prizes! It was conveniently located at Our House on Ossington JUST south of Dundas. 

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Unfortunately for me and my overconfident self, I thought it was at Ossington and COLLEGE. So, for you non-Torontonians out there, when you get off of a streetcar knowing you have to get to 214 College, but the house in front of you is 493, and you know the house numbers differ by 2 between them (and it’s snowing and cold and you have to walk uphill to school and then uphill again back home while being chased by rabid mountain goats) – you know you have quite the walk ahead of you.

The 2K11 24/7 XXI: Underestimating the Power of Rest

Jaemeel is my official hero of the day! For some reason, The 2K11 24/7 XX wasn’t showing up on the blog through email (I’d post it up and all I’d get was a blank entry) – his question alerted me and got me to fix it. Thanks, bro! Hopefully this one will work.
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Sometimes you’ll feel it. That you’ve been doing too much, that you just don’t have the energy to carry on. That’s where I’m at right now – I’m dragging my heels, trying to get some things done before the weekend, and it’s just not in me. It could have something to do with the kind of week I’ve had. In review:
I was supposed to have sushi with some friends tonight, but in all honesty, I’m a little glad it got cancelled. I can run my last errands of the week shortly after work, and then go home to unwind and piece together how I’m going to go about my weekend.
“So,” you, the reader, asks me, “What does any of this have to do with improvement?”
“Ah,” I say as I sagely lower my glasses, looking you squarely in the eyes, “Wait and see.”