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How I Fell in Love Again: A 4K Story

April 18, 2017

At the tender age of fourteen… I fell in love. With baseball.

You may recognize the year – 1992 – and you’ll probably recognize these names, too: Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, Juan Guzman and Kelly Gruber. These were the men I followed; I knew their batting averages and on base percentage. I celebrated every home run, every run batted in, every base on balls. I held them to the highest standard. My role model (and even my first crush) could be found in that 40-man roster.
World SeriesI followed the boys of summer straight through to their World Series Championship win that fall, and again the following year, when they repeated the feat. By the time I saw Joe Carter jumping up and down for the second time, I was already a bona fide baseball superfan.

Now I want to say that I continued to obsess over the Blue Jays, even as they spent years trying to rebuild a championship team, but the simple truth is that I was a teenager and I had more pressing issues (cough, boys) to attend to.  (more…)

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How to Live Your Life in 4K

July 10, 2016

NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.

If you caught my last post, 5 Reasons to Live Your Life in 4K, you’ll know that I enthusiastically endorse the Samsung 4K SUHD TV and Rogers NextBox 4K. And really, why wouldn’t I? With a new era of picture quality, allowing users to view an even wider range of brilliant and vibrant colours, deep contrast, incredible brightness and 4K resolution, you can think of it as an investment into your happiness.

And I’m pretty damned happy living life in 4K.

However, I would be remiss to equate a vibrant life with simply a high quality (okay, ultra high quality) viewing experience. Life in 4K encompasses so much more! So, now that I’ve provided reasons to live your life in 4K, I’m here to show you *how* to do so, with gusto.

1. Take a Dream Vacation. Did you know that 26 per cent of Canadians are not using paid vacation days provided by their employer? It’s no secret that one of the barriers to travel is simply not having the funds to do so. But I’m here to tell you that’s hogwash. (Clearly, I’ve decided to tell you in a British accent.) We can all find the time and money to get away – we just have to prioritize travel and attribute a value to the benefits we derive from it.
10387805_1674863439421167_313603232_nSit down with family or friends and decide on your dream getaway, and then take steps – every single day – to save for it. Perhaps it’s collecting the change from drive thru orders or setting aside a fixed amount on each paycheque. Then, open a savings account strictly for your vacation. Living in 4K includes realizing that rest and relaxation are keys to happiness.

(Travelling soon? Check out my post on things You Can (Totally) Leave Home Without.)  (more…)

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5 Reasons to Live Your Life in 4K

May 30, 2016

*Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.*

Technically, this post would be *much* more awesome if I provided 4,000 reasons (get it? 4K? yes?)…. but let’s be honest, it’d be 2018 by the time I got through my list. Hence, I’ve narrowed my scope to be both practical and entertaining. You’re welcome!

It’s been just under two months since I’ve experienced television like never before thanks to my new Samsung 4K SUHD TV and the Rogers NextBox 4K. You may have noticed that over the years, I’ve greatly reduced the number of product reviews on my blog; this is to make room for glowing testimonials for the products and services I truly. freaking. love.

And I LOVE #Lifein4K.

Now, I know a lot of y’all followed along during my Blue Jays Home Opener Party. It was quite the soiree! We had food, family, fun… and the chance to cheer on the Jays while watching in resolution that’s four times better than HD alone.
4kHowever, one recurring question from followers was, “Is it really worth it? Should I invest in a NextBox 4K and/or upgrade my television?” I didn’t feel qualified to answer immediately, simply because we still needed time to get comfortable with the TV (the settings! all the settings!) and I always prefer to make an informed recommendation. The solution: hours and hours of 4K viewing. (Hey, this was the kind of research I could get behind!)  (more…)

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