A toi tee toi tee toy, wouldn’t you know it that St. Patrick’s day is almost upon us once again?
ARE Y’ALL FEELING LUCKY?
In the spirit of this fine Irish(ish) holiday, the crew from Carlsberg St. Party’s Day has given this wee lass 3 pairs of tickets to give away on me blog! Aye! Tis True!
Wait… that’s more pirate than Irish, I think. Then again, if you’re talking to mother everything other than a Southwestern Ontario accent sounds like pirate.
But I digress.
I’ve been hitting this 3-day-long MEGABASH every St. Patrick’s weekend since I moved to Toronto, and without fail it is always one of my favourite parties of the entire year (Yes, TIFF season included.)
Who doesn’t love rocking sparkly shamrock stickers on their face and all green everything everywhere else? Who doesn’t love a bit of good craic? Who doesn’t love REAL LEPRECHAUNS? WHO DOESN’T LOVE GREEN BEER?
Come on down to ARD on Adelaide East this very weekend (March 14-16) and party with your blood-Irish friends (me) and 8,000 other people from different backgrounds for a weekend-long celebration of friendship, culture, live music and unpretentious EFF YOU ENN:
You can purchase tickets here (I’ll be hitting the party Friday and Sunday, if that sways your decisczhe) orrrr enter for a chance to win on Twitter by Tweeting at me with:
- My handle (so I can see it)
- The @StPartysDayHandle
- The #StPartysDay hashtag
C’est tout! That easy. Get creative if you want to, but winners will be chosen at random.
May the road rise up to meet ya, and yadda yadda I’m a bad Irish-Canadian.
A hoy hoy, frands!
On Friday, something that I (and many other, far more talented people) have been working on for quite some time went live across the CBC News network. It’s a wicked interactive feature on digital surveillance and the new ways in which our privacy is being compromised in the digital era.
You can watch my video and play with the full feature (take a walk in my pixelfied pieds) if you like right here, or read my column about why I won’t be leaving social media — despite some of the shocking things I learned about who be trackin’ us all.
Apparently, the promos below are running on television right now. I haven’t seen them yet, but a whole crop of people have been texting me like “I SAW UR FACE DURING THE NATIONAL” so there’s that:
COOL BEANS ALL AROUND… if you don’t read the comments, hahaha.
My friends are here now — g2g. Love you all
There’s something you should understand before reading this post, and this is that I am Lauren Stormborn of House O’Nizzle, the blood of old Valyria — the Unburnt. Mother of Dragons. Khaleesi to Drogo’s riders, and queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and that despite any previous allusions to the fact that I may in fact be part Baratheon, I AM 100% TARGARYEN.
Now that this is out of the way, GUESS WHO WENT TO THE SICKEST PARTY LAST TUESDAY? *points at self with both thumbs*
That’s right, THIS GUY.
— Lauren O'Neil (@laurenonizzle) February 19, 2014
To launch the release of Games of Thrones Season 3 on DVD, the homies at hibbo decided to throw a red-wedding themed superbash at the Berkeley Church in Toronto. Like everything HBO touches, it was amazing.
Not only did I score a SICK TARGARYEN STEIN, eat tons of great food and sit in the iron freaking throne, I got to meet Bran AND Hodor!
No but for real, check it out:
Despite being told I was a Baratheon by a witch lady when I tossed my coin into a witchy smoking pot thing (I argued that I was definitely a Targaryen to no avail) I had a fantastic time at this party.
Please enjoy this Storify of live-tweets, photos and grams:
The king of Queen-Westeros