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The Best Place To Get Drinks in Toronto? Online

26 Feb

Okay. Not exactly online. But you can find out where to get the best drinks in Toronto online. And by best, you know I mean cheapest.

If there’s one thing He and I both love, it’s a great deal. And if there’s one thing I love, it’s charts, lists, and organization.

T.O. Drinks Weekly has always been one of our favorite sites. In fact, I’m pretty sure it was one of those things we wanted to invent ourselves back in university.

The site just underwent a new look, and a lot of the minor issues we had with it the first time around have been fixed – plus, it looks so snazzy I want to take it on a date.

The site has always allowed you to look for drink deals in the city by the day of the week or the neighborhood, but they’ve added a new feature where you can look for deals by the drink you like. This is FANTASTIC for me, because while most bars advertise cheap beer or caesars, I’m a margarita girl through and through, and now I can find eight different options for this nectar of the gods.

They’ve also added a map feature, so you don’t have to look up where the bar is on your own, which is also good for someone like me, who uses Google Maps as often as Charlie Sheen uses cocaine. Snap!

While the site is looking super good, we did notice that there are a few neighborhoods still missing, like Yonge-Bloor and our baby, Bathurst-St. Clair. This could be because there aren’t any deals, but I doubt it. Maybe we should send T.O. Drinks our Ork poster?

Overall though, the site is super useful. My bet is that they’ll get an app soon you can download. I know there have been times I’ve tried to look it up while on the go. Friends always seem to want to go to any old bar, but why not go to any old bar with half-priced margaritas?

The other thing I like is that their homepage now shows you the drink specials for that night – you don’t even have to click anything!

Enough of this ranting. I’d better go get my pre-drink on – He and I are off to Tortilla Flats for $3 tequila.

Posture Schmosture? I Think Not

23 Feb

Okay – I know that we promised to update on our Cuba adventures, but honestly, I’m just super lazy right now and don’t feel like uploading photos. I will though – promise promise. Three cameras of photos thought is a loooot to go through!

In the meantime though, my mind today was on my back.

My Coworker today introduced me to her new ergonomic seating arrangement. The thing is sweet. She’s following all the rules and her desk looks at least 10 per cent more space age-y than it did yesterday.

As someone who is under 5’1″ tall (but over 4’11”), sitting is something that’s super uncomfortable for me most of the time. My feet constantly hang and refuse to touch the floor – not just at the office, but on public transportation, movie theatres, fancy dinner parties… it’s a real pain in the ass. And the shoulders, and back, and neck… I used to think of it as more than just an inconvenience, but after doing some light reading on it, it could really grow to be a problem for me.

Now don’t worry faithful readers – I wouldn’t leave you out of my research. I’ve compiled some great tips here on easy steps you can take to make sure you won’t have scar tissue on your shoulder muscles and be as short as I am due to crumpling when you’re super old.

1) Keep your feet parallel when standing and sitting

2) When looking at your computer screen, ensure your eyes are facing straight ahead – not up, and especially not down

3) Don’t let your wrists get all crinkly – get a pad for underneath your wrists for your keyboard and mouse

4) Every half hour get up and walk – whether it’s to the bathroom, your co-worker instead of emailing. Or my favorite – the kitchen

For more super cool tips, check out this, this and this.

Guest Blog: Long Distance – Worth It?

18 Feb

Another fine, fine guest blogger post from none other than the BFF herself! You’ll find her featured in such posts as this one and this one.

My boyfriend and I live in different cities and have never lived closer than 2 hours away. When we first started seeing each other I wasn’t sure how we would end up… I tried long distance before and hated it! We have learned to make it work as we have now been together for almost a year!

And an awesome year it has been! There are ways to enjoy and take advantage of the time you are apart until you are ready to move on in together.

Let’s throw some positive spins on what can be construed as a shitty situation.
1. You can be the girl with the new boyfriend without being MIA from all your girlfriends! Your girlfriends won’t hate the dude for taking up all your time and will love him before they meet him because of all your fabulous stories about him.
2. You get a mini vacation every time you go to see him. escape your annoying roommates, check out the nightlife in a new town, and get treated like a princess for the weekend (if you picked the right guy).
3. You can meet halfway for dinner midweek… let me tell you, when you know your time is limited you make the most of it and can’t help feeling that giddy feeling you get after a great first date. Find a private spot to park and you will be smiling all the way home…

So you can see that there are perks to that nasty long distance relationship we have little faith in. Focus on these perks and your long distance relationship will become a long lasting one.

The End

Money Money Money

3 Jan

We’ve decided we need more money.

He was reading an article today by Krystal Yee called “How I hope to give myself a $25,000 raise.”

After forwarding it to me, it got us both thinking.

Basically, Yee talks about finding additional ways to make money and increase her income, on top of her full-time job. We think it’s a great concept.

At this point in our lives, we definitely need the benjamins. I have student loans, we want to buy a house within the new few years, take a great vacation, and of course, eat (and shop). While we both have well-paying full-time jobs, we’re definitely interested in increasing our income wherever we can.

We came home tonight and discussed ways for us to rake in the dough. I already babysit, on average, about once a week, so that’s a good start. I also receive bonuses from work, while He earns overtime (something I can’t do). We figure we’ll have a garage sale in the spring, and work on selling some of our belongings we don’t really need – we currently have two TV’s, two microwaves, two blenders, two printers, and five cameras. Not only will be make some moolah, but we’ll also free up a lot of space hopefully.

With our calculations, we’re hoping to earn an additional $7,000 each this year. It’s extremely ambitious, but hopefully doable. It’s no good making a goal that we can easily accomplish.

I would encourage anyone reading this to take a quick glance at Yee’s article, and her blog as well – “Give me back my five bucks.” She’s got some good tips, and it definitely inspired us to start saving!

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