This is my fourth such weekend (remember the very first? holy crow was I dorky, awwww) and wouldn’t you know it that I finally had the bright idea to take a few vacation days to enjoy it properly? Same goes for TIFF 2013. BOOYAH. I’m brilliant.
Being that I won’t be ON DUTY for the MMVA portion of the fiasco this year (ie; rolling around with a microphone or camera,) I’m able to hit the exclusive NO PICTURES / TWEETS / VINES / KEEKS / GRAMS / AUTOGRAPHS / FRIG OFF NOOBS Universal Music Canada After party with Virgin Mobile, presented by Blackberry.
This will be a sick party.
Last year, I rolled around on the top of a bus with the guys who sing the song that goes “Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard, When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard” and then when I got inside the actual venue… well, it was good A really good party.
Want to come to this year’s party?
YOUR GIRL HAS GOT THIS. (As in me. I’m your girl.)
All you need to do is Tweet both me (@laurenonizzle) and Universal Music Canada (@universalmusicC) using the hashtag #UniAfterparty.
Example: “Hey @universalmusicC and @laurenonizzle — bring me to the #UniAfterparty!”
Make sure you’re following both accounts (so that we can DM you) and that you’re able to be in Toronto Sunday evening.
Winner will be chosen at random. If you win, you will be awarded two spots on the party’s Guest List — one for you, one for a friend. Without a name on that list, you won’t be able to get in, and if you attempt to take photos of someone inside the club or act like a fankid, you’ll be tossed. Fair warning.
BE COOL and join me on the dance floor. I’ll be the girl doing this:
P.S. — This hilarious video goes out to all of my fellow millennials. Mad cute (and painfully true in some parts *cough* like the iced coffee part…)
UPDATE, JUNE 13: CONTEST NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL ENTRANTS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER DAN TEOH!
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday… Sports, Sports, Sports… Football, Football, FOOTBALL!!!
Do you know how hard it was for me to find a sufficiently lulzy football gif just now?
Apparently, it’s not only Europeans (and people who pretend they’re European) that call soccer “football.” The Internet is rife with it. Living in Canada, I sometimes lose sight of the fact that America does not, in fact, control the world.
That said, if you do live in Canada, please heed this advice homies; Call anything in the world whatever you want to call it (Grumbleclap knows, I do) but if you want to avoid getting pegged as a deeb, you can really only get away with the whole “Oi, it’s cauwlled footy ih’ is!” thing if you’re a real European (as in the kind that actually lives or has lived in Europe for a period longer than your university exchange.)
And Superbowl Sunday happens to be a really big day for us here in the Western Hemisphere!
Last year, I made strawberry footballs that took about 3 hours to prepare and jumped around a lot during the half-time show.
This year, I’m hitting the NFL and Bud Light’s official Canadian Super Bowl XLVII Party in Toronto, where I won’t cook a thing but will still likely get really excited during the BEY-half-time show (and also the commercials.)
Here are the deets, straight from the presser because AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR TO BE CREATIVE RIGHT MEOW:
“You asked for it, Toronto! Due to popular demand the NFL and Bud Light are bringing back the legendary Official Super Bowl XLVII Parties, the most exciting and authentic way to experience Super Bowl in Canada. Don’t miss the ultimate viewing experience, complete with:
- NFL cheerleaders
- NFL players
- NFL personalities
- Exclusive NFL prizes
- A New Orleans-inspired Super Bowl spread
- And much more.
A video from last year’s party, if you will:
Who: You, me, lots of friends, some football guys (including Tim Brown, former Heisman Trophy winner and long-time Oakland Raider and Brian Westbrook, two-time Pro Bowl running back and Philadelphia Eagles all-time leader in yards from scrimmage) and some NFL Cheerleaders. Maybe they’ll do an outfit swap with me. I want one of those skirts.
What: Duh, Super Bowl XLVII Party (see above)
When: Sunday, Feb 03 2013 4:30 PM
Where: Sound Academy 11 Polson Street, Toronto
Why: Because it’ll be a fun time (see above, once more)
How? You can purchase tickets for $26.75 here or…
You can win a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl XLVII Party in Toronto from laurenoutloud.com by commenting on this post with the name of your favourite half-time performer of all time (Hint: Wikipedia’s got a list of all of them, ever.)
Personally, I’m excited to see what goes down on the Queen Bey front.
Will Destiny’s Child Reunite? WILL THEY NOT? Will Kelly and Beyonce go Michelle-less? And if so, is it because they totally hate her and think she’s garbage, or because Michelle is just too busy that day?
Only time will tell. Poor Michelle. <;-- Tumblr of the month, btw. SO EFFING GOOD.
NOTE: CONTEST NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO CONTEST WINNER BRETT SIMPSON!
Look what you’ve done to ‘em!
Christmas is now exactly one week away, my homies. Have you started shopping for presents yet?
Neither have I.
But fret not! Laurenoutloud’s annual BIG CHRISTMAS SMARTPHONE GIVEAWAY is here to save the daaaaay (like, for one person, who won’t be announced until Dec. 25th, so you should probably go and buy one of those Hickory Farms meat log and cheese log things for your grandpa anyway.)
BEHOLD: The lovely HTC One X smartphone, available in Canada on the TELUS Network (hence the adorable baby cheetah image I found on their Facebook page.)
This is a dope phone, guys: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, Super fast 4G LTE capabilities, a 4.7-inch HD display with a Gorilla Glass screen, 1080p video and still photos, integrated Beats™ audio for smoooooth listening… You can learn more about its features and specs here.
As for why I’m giving one away on my blog, MORE CHEETAH!!!
Earlier this season TELUS became the first Canadian carrier to eliminate activation fees — more specifically their $35 activation fee for new customers and $25 equipment exchange fee for renewing customers who purchase new devices. It’s all part of their “ongoing efforts to make the customer experience clear, simple and easy.”
To spread the news about this and some of the other ways TELUS is listening to customers, my telec’homies have given me this smartphone to give away.
All you’ve got to do to win it is…
As in canned goods. Non-perishable food items of any kind that you intend to donate to a food bank qualify, actually. If you could have used it to get into one of those “5 bucks of 2 canned goods for entry” holiday dances in high school (other people had those too, right?) you can use it to get into this contest.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Locate a food bank or food donation drop box near you. Most major grocery stores and office buildings have food drives going all month!
2. Take a canned good (or 50, whatever) to said food drive box.
3. Take a picture of yourself donating the can / holding the can you’re about to donate / the box you’re putting the can into. You get my drift. Take a photo as “proof” — I’ll trust that it’s legit because if you fake it, you’re likely too cheap to shell out for a smartphone plan anyway.
4. Upload your photo to a publicly viewable URL online. Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Imgur or your own domain all work just fine!
5. Paste your link, along with your name and email in the comment section of this post.
Out of all entries recieved, a computer will choose the winner randomly (legally, I’m told this is the safest way to run a blog contest) and I’ll be contacting you ON CHRISTMAS DAY, Just like Santa Claws.
Ooh – and heads up, you can also order TELUS’s 2013 adorable baby animal calendar right now, foh free. I got mine in the mail yesterday and pretty much lost it over the goats on the cover. Baby animals can’t be beat. They just can’t. I chose TELUS as my wireless provider when I was 16 based on the piglets alone and never looked back.
P.S. THIS KID:
Wu Tang Girl ain’t nothin ta.