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7 Jun

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Freetimes Cafe. Not free beer though.

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Going through a Rough Patch

16 Jun
Hey everyone. Him and Her apologize profusely for the lack of daily updates over the last few weeks.  We’ve both been super busy at work and play now that the summer has arrived in Toronto that we haven’t been able to find the time to blog as often as we had in the past.  Maybe there’s some seasonality to our blogging output… I certainly wouldn’t doubt it.
It’s just that I always told Her that I only want to have a blog if it’s not a chore to come up with posts.  And that’s exactly, kind of what happened.  I’ve just been finding that there are always other things that I’d rather be doing than blogging when I’m home.  I’m not saying that it’s always going to seem like a chore to me, but for right now it has.  It should pick up once we’re not as busy.
Anyways, we’re assuming that blog posts will probably be a bit less frequent until the end of summer, but we’re going to try our best.  There are still lots of topics that we need to communicate to our loyal readers, hopefully they’re forthcoming.
-Him

St Clair: Spadina Rd

3 Jun

Here we are – part six of this series. Her and I took to the streetcar line to capture the beautiful art installations that have been placed along certain stops. Here’s what we found:

Spadina Rd
Title:
Weather Sampler, 2010
Artist: Judith Schwarz

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This is an abstract and playful representation of the varied weather that Toronto experiences.  The weather identified include sunspots, heat rising from pavement, overcast, clouds, sleet and rain.

And that’s why you should have gone to BMO Field tonight

2 Jun

An entertaining match.  An energetic crowd.  And a result against a good opponent.

2-2 Canada vs. Ecuador

Support Local Soccer

27 May

Although I personally think the video is a bit on the lame side (not to mention features some goofball in a Red Sox cap), it’s a great message and promotes something that I’m passionate about.  Give it a watch and come on down to BMO field on June 1!

Alcoholic Air Miles – Great Lakes Devil’s Pale Ale

21 May

Alcoholic Air Miles is a recurring segment on His, Hers and Theirs. It delves into the secret world of picking up bonus Air Miles from regular, everyday purchases from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) stores. Every month, the LCBO changes which items receive bonus Air Miles and He tries to keep you on top of those changes. These are His stories…


Now this is what a craft beer should be.  Super unique taste and some branding that really sets it apart from its competitors.  Devil’s Pale ale has a big 666 on the can, is 6% alcohol by volume and plays on the 666 Devil’s number theme a number of times around the can.  It’s a pretty fun can to have around.  It definitely doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Having said that, I don’t really like the beer.  Sure, it has a unique taste, but it’s just far too bitter in the wrong places for me.  I don’t know.  It wasn’t refreshing like a good lager is and it wasn’t full with flavour like a British ale.  And like too many things that try to be a stay neutral between two competing sides, it just doesn’t cut it.  I dunno, maybe Satan likes his brew tasting like puke.  My advice: Don’t bother with it.

Anyways, if you buy two cans of this stuff, you get 1 bonus air mile.  Not a great deal, but enough to make me give it a shot.  But word to the wise, the two need to be purchased together.  I was actually at the shop and brought two up to the cashier and paid when I noticed that he only charged me for 1 can.  I, being the good Samaritan, informed the employee of his mistake and ended up paying for the second can in a separate purchase.  So, I had to pay for the second can when I could have walked out with it for free and I didn’t even get the bonus air mile.  Sucks.

Oh, and I will send a yet-to-be-determined prize to the first person who can tell me what book the can is standing on in the picture at the top of this post.

Cost $2.60
Bonus Air miles 0.5
ML 473
Alcohol % 6%
Airmiles/$ 0.19
ML/$ 181.92

Music at Work: Takénobu – Exposition

18 May

Music at Work is a periodically published segment on HisHersandTheirs.  He writes about music that you can listen to online while at work.  The criteria is that: (1) a full album must be available to listen to; and (2) it can’t suck.  Here is the latest edition of Music at Work:

 Exposition Cover Art

I came across Takénobu’s bandcamp page a while ago.  I think it was one of the suggestions that is on the side of the bandcamp homepage.  Anyways, it’s nice.

He’s a guy from Atlanta who plays the cello.  and sings.  and writes songs.  It’s good music.  I like it.

I gather he’s also got plans to do an album made up almost exclusively of cello played covers to pop songs.  That should be good.  Take a listen to the first one that he posted on his webpage.

Electric Feel by Takenobu

Anyways.  Take a listen if you want something kind of chill to listen to you while you update your spreadsheets.

Don’t Miss: Jigsaw, Method and the Masses, Black Stallion

Contest! Steamy Steam Whistle Free Tour Passes!

17 May

Oh HI friends! Today we have something super sweet and spicy for you – a giveaway!

Now, when we say “win this shiz,” we mean win some of this shiz. He kept the shirt – suckas! BUT, here is what you could win:

  • Two free passes for a tour of Steam Whistle Brewery, where there is FREE BEER!
  • A Steam Whistle bottle opener
  • An iPod Steam Whistle cover
  • Maybe some chocolate, if we have some left over from Easter
Here’s what you have to do:
1) Write us a haiku about beer, lovely beer, on Twitter*, to either @shann_mitchell or @mulliganl or both
2) Make it a good haiku now, don’t be shabby
3) Link to this page – bit.ly can make it shorter for you (but if you haven’t figured out shortened links by now, what are you still doing on the internet?)
That’s it! Extra entries if you also comment on this post, for a limit of one extra entry each. We also might accept bribes.
 
*If you don’t have Twitter, get one, then enter this contest. Or, you know, just enter your haiku in the comments below.

Last minute tickets available for Canada vs. Ecuador at BMO Field

17 May

This is your last chance to buy the discounted Canadian supporters sections tickets to the Canada vs Ecuador friendly on June 1 at 7pm!  Her and I will be there along with some of the blog’s best friends!  Get your tickets today or tomorrow!

http://www.cansoc.org/content.php?157-Last-Chance-Tickets-for-Canada-vs-Ecuador

Alcoholic Air Miles – Grolsch Premium Lager

14 May

Alcoholic Air Miles is a recurring segment on His, Hers and Theirs. It delves into the secret world of picking up bonus Air Miles from regular, everyday purchases from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) stores. Every month, the LCBO changes which items receive bonus Air Miles and He tries to keep you on top of those changes. These are His stories…

So Grolsch tallboys come with one bonus air mile until the end of the month.  That’s pretty cool.  Grolsch is basically a more mainstream version of Bavaria.  They’re both not great beers, but their imports so you can look sophisticated while drinking them at not a huge cost.

They also come in these amazing resealable bottles. Those are great.

I haven’t seen them sold at the LCBO, but some bars around have them.  You must be able to get them from the LCBO, because I can remember someone blogging about getting one of the big bottles so that he could take it to a party, drink some, then take it home without feeling bad.  I mean, the “leave what you didn’t drink” rule can’t apply if you’ve put your lips on the source of the stuff, right?  I guess that’s logical.

Anyways.  Grolsch.  1 air mile.  Not bad.

Cost $2.25
Bonus Air miles 1
ML 500
Alcohol % 5%
Airmiles/$ 0.44
ML/$ 222.22
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