Friday, January 29, 2016

Toronto Raptors Bobblehead Damon Stoudamire

To celebrate the Toronto Raptors 20th anniversary season in the NBA, the Raptors decided to release past alumni player bobbleheads as stadium giveaways for the 2014-15 season.  We have had many great players wear the Raptors jersey in the past, but my favourite has always been Damon Stoudamire.  Stoudamire was there from the birth of the franchise team way back in 1995.  During that first season the Raptors went on to beat the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan during their 72 and 10 season (1 of 9 teams to beat the Bulls), they won their inaugural first game on November 3, 1995 at the SkyDome, and Stoudamire won the Rookie of the Year award.
The Damon Stoudamire bobblehead was given out on March 27th, 2015, and it was limited to 5,000.  It comes packaged in a vibrant purple box, with the Raptors XX anniversary logo.  Stoudamire is displayed in an away purple jersey featuring the classic Raptors dinosaur logo, (which I have come to love over time) and he’s carrying a basketball in his hand.  At the base there is a commemorative plaque which again features the Raptors XX anniversary logo, and the Air Canada logo.
The bobblehead was made by Alexander Global Promotions, who I think did an excellent job considering that this is a mini bobblehead which was hand painted.  My only complaint would be the lack of Stoudamire’s tattoos, especially considering he’s famous for his Might Mouse tattoo.  Other than that this is a wonderful bobblehead that celebrates the wonderful history of one of Toronto’s best Raptors.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(Spoiler Alert)  I just came back from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and…

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tim Hortons 2015 Christmas Ornament

The 2015 Tim Hortons Christmas ornament is a mini snow globe.  Featured inside is a Tim Hortons coffee shop surrounded by a snow man and a few Christmas trees.  Like all their previous ornaments, it has red thread at the top so that it can be hung on a tree.  I bought it for $6.99, and it comes packaged in a charming little box that carries a yarn like design that reminds me of winter mittens.
I was pleasantly surprised by this year’s ornament because I felt like they had done everything they could do, but they proved me wrong.  The detail of the coffee shop is very intricate and adorable.  The only thing missing from this is a long line up that starts from outside the coffee shop (just like in real life), lol.  Although it’s the only ornament we’re getting from Tim Hortons this year it’s still a pretty nice piece to add to my ornament collection.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

My First Donair

I had my first donair today.  What motivated me to get one was that I’ve been binge eating a lot of shawarmas as of late and was fixing to get another.  The only problem was that I was far away from my local spot, so I went online and googled local places.  That’s when I decided that I should instead try a donair.  I’ve wanted to try one for a long time.  In case you didn’t know the donair was invented in Nova Scotia, and it’s basically a gyro (rotisserie meat, on a pita served with onions and tomato) with sweet sauce instead of tzatziki.  Looking at positive reviews online, I decided to go with the Fuzz Box, who makes authentic donairs.  Based on my first impressions, it’s pretty damn good.  The sweetness mixed with meat and moist pita just seems to create a new delicious taste that I really liked.  I’m glad my first donair went well because I usually don’t like new foods until the second/third time.  Now I can’t wait to try it again.

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