Showing posts with label party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label party. Show all posts

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Birthday (and retirement) David Ortiz!

Well, this post has been a long time coming... 6.5 years ago I signed up for twitter, before becoming a father and before starting this blog. I chose the twitter handle RedSoxDad because I LOVE the Red Sox and I was going to become a father. Immediately upon grabbing the twitter handle, I thought of another Red Sox Dad also known as Big Papi - David Ortiz is one of my favorite sox players of all time!

Fast forward to this year and I was fortunate to attend some really neat games as part of being a Red Sox Moms/Dads blogger. Then, out of the blue and totally unrelated to blogging, I was totally shocked to find out that I was going to go the ALDS Game 3 at Fenway! I went with a close friend of mine and we had an amazing time! I couldn't believe that I was at Fenway to watch David Ortiz's last at-bat. The coolest part was after the game (we unfortunately lost) and the fans started chanting "We Want Papi" and then after 10 minutes he came back out to the field to thank Red Sox Nation. Such a professional!

DJ Rob Base with Dave
Well, my unbelievable streak of luck continued when again, out of the blue, I received an invitation to attend Big Papi's retirement party as part of the #PricelessBoston campaign of Mastercard in conjunction with Dunkin Donuts, Jet Blue and Bank of America. I couldn't believe that I was now in the same room and even within 10 feet of David Ortiz. He just seemed to be a chill individual and totally down to earth. I had to keep pinching myself to remind me that it wasn't a dream and I was in fact at his retirement party and having a really great time. That being said, the food was amazing and they even had Rob Base (from the 90's) as the DJ and Fabolous surprised everyone to sing a few songs.

One day I hope to meet David Ortiz and thank him for everything he has done for our city and how he has inspired me.

Happy 41st birthday to Big Papi, David Ortiz!

NOTE While I do participate in the Red Sox Blogger program, Red Sox Moms/Dads, I was not provided tickets for the ALDS Game 3 through that... It was just my pure luck. Same thing for David Ortiz's retirement party. Again, totally pure luck. I'm very thankful! No compensation was provided. I just think you would be interested in hearing about it, my dear readers.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

AYL Waterproof Speaker perfect for outside parties!

I received the AYL SoundFit Plus Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker from recently and tested it out. This is a perfect speaker to use for outdoor parties if you want some great background music. It's totally wireless and self-enclosed so it is waterproof so you can have your music source (phone, computer, whatever) in the house and then the speaker outside exposed to the elements.

It also has applicability in an office setting if you need a speaker for a presentation or a speakerphone for a conference call (yes there is a built-in microphone) this is a great accessory!

NOTE: I was provided this AYL speaker complimentary to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yasso: A great new frozen (greek) yogurt treat!

We had the great chance to have Yasso at our summer family gathering this year. In our extended family, we have many people with different dietary needs and some picky eaters, but we all have one thing in common and that's enjoying a good frozen dessert. After our meal, we told everyone that we had a surprise for dessert and started handing out Yasso bars for everyone to try - strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, vanilla and coconut. As it turns out coconut is my favorite type of ice cream so I was really excited when I learned they had it as a flavor. There's also a mango flavor if you happen to like that as well.  The Yasso bars were a big hit at the party. We even had a few people ask for seconds!  My wife loved the blueberry. It was hard to figure out the "best" flavor.  Everyone seemed to like them all!  People really loved that they didn't have to feel guilty having a frozen treat.

As our luck would have it, the nice folks at Yasso gave us some coupons to send to a lucky reader so we're going to host a giveaway until next Thursday 10/17. Be sure to tell your friends!

Good luck!

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