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#ATorontoXmas 2011 Was A Blast!

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Last night I got together with the #PartyPeopleTO (aka @PartyPeopleTO on Twitter) crew and had a fantastic time out for that charity event I told you about#ATorontoXmas at the Steam Whistle Brewery and we did it all for charity! (And to abuse our livers.) I thought I’d share some pics from the good times last night and make you salivate to join in next year if you missed this year. I don’t know how much we raised for GlassFrog but if I find out I will be sure to let you know. I hope quite a bit!

Some of these pics (where noted) come from @EstherKatzman, @MDee14, @OliveYouPR and @Shashena‘s Twitter streams. I hope they don’t mind my borrowing them!

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I also learned a two important lessons which I want to share with all gentlemen out there.

  1. When a lady (or group of ladies) tells you to take a picture “Boobs Up” that does not mean you, as the photographer should try and somehow find an angle for the photo in which their boobs appear higher. (I was quite confused by this.) Rather, “Boobs Up” really means “From the boobs up” but those first two words are apparently implied. I had no idea about this before last night.
  2. When you are attempting to pick up a lady/hitting on her at a Christmas party it is not a good idea to call her “Santa’s little whore.” One of my friends was called this last night by someone who I am going to hope had imbibed in too much alcohol because otherwise he wouldn’t have been such a rude scoundrel.

OK, I’ll be honest, I knew the second one already I was just astonished that somebody would say that. Honestly, in the words of  Stephanie Tanner “How rude!”

Hope you had a great weekend and excuse the short post for tonight and chalk it up to getting really into a new book – 11/23/1963 by Stephen King which I mentioned I just recently got.

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#ATorontoXmas Charity Event At Steam Whistle Brewery

December 12, 2011 2 comments

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My friend Meg Button is kind of a big deal on the Twitters with the handle @MegButton. I’m actually pretty lucky to call her my friend because Klout continually says she is a Twitter celebrity. But I digress.

You all know I am a huge fan of Steam Whistle and that I attended their event for Oktoberfest as well as got an awesome tour of their facilities in September. Meg has teamed up with Hennessey Events for this event raising money for GlassFrog to bring you the city’s swankiest charitable Christmas party! Here’s the official Facebook event page for it http://www.facebook.com/events/253139528061000/. The event is also listed on the Steam Whistle website here.

The event is already blowing up on Twitter with #ATorontoXmas as the hashtag.

What the heck is GlassFrog? Well they’re a charity whose mission is to swiftly deploy shelter, water and fuel to meet immediate needs of those impacted by disasters worldwide. They tell more about it on the Hennessey  Events blog here http://hennesseyevents.com/seeing-past-the-green.

We hope you can join us at Steam Whistle Brewery on Friday, December 16th for A Toronto Christmas at 9pm (www.ATorontoChristmas.com). Tickets are going for $40 and are available hereFIFTY PERCENT of the ticket price will be donated to the charity which is just awesomesauce. Also, Meg has hard tickets (as in not digital) available if need be so get in touch with her on Twitter.

I am, as per usual, going to be completely open and honest and let you all know I am being hooked up with a free ticket for the event. HOWEVER, I was ready to buy a ticket to it and support this event because:

  • It’s a great cause.
  • Meg is my friend.
  • I like going to parties.
  • I like the folks at Steam Whistle.

Also, the fact that I’m going to this party should say something. After all, it’s a Christmas Party and I’m Jewish! See, they’re all sorts of inclusive when it comes to charity!

If you’re a member of the, now infamous, debauched group of folks on Twitter flying under the #PartyPeopleTO hashtag you will be pleased to know that the mysterious operator of the brand spanking new @PartyPeopleTO account has managed to secure the #PartyPeopleTO crew our own area in the Gallery at #ATorontoChristmas with not one but TWO Tweet screens for us to clog with tweets for the night. This is probably going to get messy so it is a good thing the brewery is right near TTC Union Station!

Now, more about the party itself: This year, Toronto’s own Nights & Weekends will be playing this party! I have never heard of them but they are a band which fuses bluesy rock with elements of hip hop. Nights & Weekends command their own unique sound that has been pumping energy and fun into packed rooms across North America since 2008. Their recorded work has been featured on MTV’s Jersey Shore and The Hills (I wonder if the other Dan Levy has met them?) and their live show has quickly become one of the most buzzed about music experiences in Toronto.

Santa hats and reindeer antlers will be given out at the door, but be careful who you get caught under the mistletoe with!….Or maybe don’t! 😉 Even with those reindeer antlers and Santa hats, it seems this is a “semi-formal” attired event.

Check out the video from last year’s event below

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Steam Whistle Oktoberfest Pre-Tour Experience & #SWoktoberfest Details

September 15, 2011 3 comments

This isn’t the first time I have talked about how much fun can come my way being a blogger and this is definitely one of those times. I found out the other day about this awesome event happening this weekend right here in Toronto – Oktoberfest at the Steam Whistle Brewery! Here is the poster taken directly from the Steam Whistle site where they have an event page, but don’t worry I am going to get into more detail below.

I met with Greg Taylor, the co-founder of Steam Whistle and was given a tour by his wife Sybil and they are both amazingly nice people. They also love to party and have a warm relationship with their staff treating them almost like a huge family…in fact, the guy on the right with the hat on in the promotional graphic for Steam Whistle Oktoberfest below is Greg Taylor! There is a man who clearly likes his beer! No models or random dudes for Steam Whistle, the founder of the company is in their pics! (Although maybe next year you guys can include a German bar maid or 3 on the poster? No offense Greg.) The other guy in the picture is Josh Hillinger, the Steam Whistle retail manager.

The Steam Whistle Brewery is located at 255 Bremner Blvd in Toronto (Google Maps link) which is right near the Rogers Centre (aka SkyDome) and a couple minutes walk from Union Station. (The walk is all indoors, even though it is supposed to 18 degrees Celsius and sunny on Saturday according to the Weather Network http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/CAON0696). Steam Whistle will also, I am told, going to have SHUTTLE SERVICE from Union Station right to the brewery in the Steam Whistle Party Bus.

The event starts at 3pm and finishes at 11pm so you will have ample time to catch the subway – or even go out to your next location as the city’s Saturday night really warms up. Read more…

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