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Found In Toronto! AriZona Blueberry White Tea. Dan Is HAPPY!

December 30, 2011 9 comments

arizona blueberry white tea

I was running around Toronto today with a friend trying to look for a specific type of drink mix – we were unable to find it – but in our travels I was very happy to find something which I have never seen before in Canada: AriZona Blueberry White Tea! 

This specific flavor can be found on their American site here but if you look on the AriZona Canadian site it is nowhere to be found! In case you are wondering why I am so excited about this – and why I am kissing the bottle in the picture above – let me tell you the lengths I have gone through to get this stuff. Whenever I have a friend who comes in from the USA one of the things I ask him or her to do is pick me up some of this magic elixir. One of the weirdest conversations I have ever had with a Canada Customs was when I once was driving back to Toronto from New York and they asked me if I had anything to declare. My response was 15 bottles of iced tea. The customs officer looked at me like I was insane and I pointed to the bags in the floor area of the passenger side. I explained to the officer that you couldn’t get it in Canada and when I stopped for gas I had bought all bottles that the store had. I think they were so flummoxed that I was declaring bottles of iced tea that they had to inquire further. They didn’t, however, give me any more trouble than some surprised questioning.

arizona white iced tea via arizona website

AriZona is on Twitter at @DrinkAriZona and on Facebook here. I am totally planning on messaging them asking if it is to be found anywhere else in Toronto. However, I have a feeling that the store somehow has it here somewhat illegally because there’s no French anywhere on the label. Even though they charged me $2.50 for the bottle, I will still be happily going back to this store on a regular basis simply to buy this deliciously flavored white tea. Thankfully, the store is relatively close to where I live and isn’t in the middle of Scarborough or Mississauga…although I would probably still drive out there for it!

I wonder why it isn’t available in Canada. What products, if any, can you not get locally in your city and you look forward to going somewhere specific so you can grab it?

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Landscapes: Volume Two Arizona & Utah Desktop Wallpapers At 1920×1080

October 14, 2011 13 comments

This is one heck of a fantastic timelapse video called Landscapes: Volume Two made by @Dustin_Farrell and hosted on Vimeo – I have embedded the full video below. I found it via my friend Chris‘ (@cbrooker) share of this Gizmodo article – Is This the Most Amazing Time Lapse Video Yet? (Spoiler: It Is). As I watched it – and you really should, ideally in HD with a nice screen & with the music on – I realized that these scenes of Arizona and Utah would make superb desktop backgrounds so I started hitting the “pause” button on the video and the “PrntScrn” button and pasting the resulting image into Paint and you have the results below. (UPDATE July 16, 2012 9:05PM: Mr Farrell commented below [direct link] that he wanted the images taken down and I have done just that right as soon as I read his comment.)

I hope Mr. Farrell and the company he works for/made this video for – Crew West Inc – don’t mind my making these wallpapers as I am not benefiting from giving them out like this and am only spreading the word of their existence. (UPDATE July 16, 2012 9:05PM: Mr Farrell does mind and as such I have removed all the images. See comment below [direct link].)

Here is a link to Dustin Farrell’s Vimeo account http://vimeo.com/dustinfarrell and below check out the video I am talking about:

Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo.

I have included a slideshow of the screenshots and this is mirrored below in the clickable 4 columns of images. (UPDATE July 16, 2012 9:05PM: Removed at Mr Farrell’s request. See comment below [direct link].)

And, as I mentioned above you can check out the gallery of screenshots I took of the video and out of which I made a series of 1920×1080 desktop wallpapers. Again, I hope Mr Farrell doesn’t mind. (UPDATE July 16, 2012 9:05PM: Mr Farrell does mind and as such I have removed all the images. See comment below [direct link].)

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