Starbucks Unicorn Frapp

I first heard about this frapp. in a post on Facebook which I honestly thought was another “junkmail” post until Starbucks sent out it’s usual up and coming email about it. Everywhere I read though it kept saying, “Only available if you believe” which again makes me think it’s fake.

Starbucks unicorn frappuchino Credit: Starbucks

I decided to ask around if anyone saw someone with this, one person said yes. I finally said I was walking to the Starbucks behind my school to see if this was real. It was and it was the weirdest drink I’ve ever gotten. There’s nothing written about it, saying what’s in it or what the flavour is so it was a leap of faith? The barista proceeded to tell me that it’s going to taste like mangos….it did not. The blue stuff on the side is the sour part of it which also has no flavour. The pink frapp part is literally ice with pink food colouring and there’s whip cream with blue and pink sprinkles on it.

I’ll admit it, at first my friend and I were excited when we got this weird concotion but the more we drank it the more weirded out we got. Literally everyone tried it, some were confused by it, some hated it, some said it didn’t taste like anything and maybe one person said it was good.

People have been questioning why they sold this and there’s articles going around about the Founder bashing Starbucks and this frapp. It’s good marketing, and it sold drinks. Starbucks is a business regardless if you see it as a coffee shop, it’s a damn business. There’s a head office that says we need this and we need that, and you know what we are the lovely people who bought it. It was a mystery we wanted to solve so we bought it. It was 100% good marketing.

In the end, I wouldn’t buy it again but it was worth the adventure.

Maeg.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015!

WARNING: This is an opinion blog post.

Toronto Ontario Canada turns into a sleepless night of art. People from all around come to see crazy art installation all around Toronto from sunset to sunrise for one night only.

I personally go every year for about six or seven years now and this year was alright in my opinion. I’m going to talk about the good and the bad of this years Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

The good:

  • One sleepless night every year to see art installations is amazing for the city.
  • The art itself. It amazes me how people can come up with such crazy ideas and make them come alive.
  • The TTC costume service – they ran out of the subway passes for Nuit Blanche but this year they had a back up plan or they’ve always had this just one guy decided to help us out.
  • Starbucks – they were open all night! It was freezing especially around Lakeshore and having them around was really great.
  • The map, it was great that they had a lot more maps this year so everyone could have one. And it was great that every installment had a pile of maps they could hand out this year.
  • Food trucks were greatly placed this year and were easy to find.

The bad:

  • No booklet of art information. I’ve been going to Nuit Blanche for years now and every year there has been a book of every art, a description and where it is. This comes in handy to figure out what you want to see, what you saw when posting pictures on social media to give some credit to the artist and it’s a great memory to keep.
  • Art being spread out way to far apart. I found that this year you spent more time walking or sitting on the subway to get to the art then actually seeing the art.
  • Closed down streets had minimal art on them, I mean if you’re going to close down a street you might as well put art in the middle of it like they use to do before.
  • Putting art in bad neighborhoods.
  • Putting art where there is no subway service.
  • Art was hidden way too much. Going down the Lakeshore was hard, I had to ask a cop where the art was because it was nowhere to be found. If I didn’t ask I probably would have walked right by it.
  • Great idea to put the event map on the mobile site and being able to use that. Only problem is you’re using your data the entire night and using the map off your phone is a pain.

Those are just some of my opinions of this years Nuit Blanche, don’t get me wrong I had a great time with my sister I just think there can be some improvements.

All those artists are amazing and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for next year.

Until next time,
Thanks for reading,

Maeg

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Target Canada Closing – My Opinion

Yesterday morning Target Canada announced that they will be closing all 133 stores, leaving 17,000 people without jobs.

From my understanding Target Canada was only open for two years and in my opinion was a lot better than Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. I use AUSSIE shampoo, from time to time I switch it up and try something new but AUSSIE is my go to brand. At Shoppers Drug Mart my shampoo and conditioner is $8.00 each; at Walmart the same shampoo and conditioner is $5.00 each; and of course at Target Canada the same shampoo and conditioner is $3.00 each (sometimes $2.00).

That’s why I shop at Target Canada.

I’m not saying Target has all the best deals because they don’t, but the things you use everyday and buy a lot more of is cheaper than anywhere else.

From my understanding Target Canada is closing because in the two years they’ve been open they’ve lost billions of dollars and said they wouldn’t make any profit until 2020 if they keep the Canadian stores open. I was quickly reading an article  about this and someone said (I think it was the CEO, I could be wrong) that it was plain and simple, Canada didn’t do what we wanted it to do so they’re being closed down.

That sounds pretty rude to me but it’s just business everyone.

In my opinion Target went at coming to Canada all wrong. They opened 133 stores as fast as they could, instead they should of opened them slowly, maybe one in each major city. In Brampton alone there’s 4-5 I believe and most of them are at malls (which closing the ones in the malls will close them even more money, they said millions just in closing Targets at malls).

Since they did it their way and opened all 133 stores at once and it didn’t work out, I’m wondering why they didn’t do what Sears did and close a couple of stores to save money? Because they’ve decided to close them all at once, leaving us Canadians teased, I think they’ve made a bad name for themselves.

The best part about them closing down is that City Pulse 24 News released that Target Canada was closing before the stores told their employees, leaving some to find out from the news that they no longer have a job. I know this because my sister and a couple of friends are some of the 17,000 people who no longer have a job.

In the end I think Target Canada will be missed by some.

Thanks for reading.

Maeg.

Valentines Day

Well it’s that time of the year again when all the singles bitch and complain that they are so alone on this one “special” day, when really it is the most stupid day of the year.

Now most of you reading this are probably thinking that, oh here’s just another single girl bitching like I said up above, you’re wrong. I actually have a boyfriend. I’ve been with him for a year and a bit but I still have this stupid non-holiday. My boyfriend is all for it where as I’m the one telling him that we are not doing anything and we’re not getting each other gifts. He of course didn’t listen and got me something so I felt bad and got him something. Even though I hate this day I will participate because I know he will love doing something small for me, that’s just the way he is.

I however went big with his gift because he completely deserves it. I am not saying what it is just in case he has one of these are actually knows what my URL is.

He told me that he ordered my gift, now that can be a number of things and I’m actually so nervous as to what he got me. We are not actually doing Valentines Day on the 14th, we are actually doing it on the 16th because he works; this is okay with me.

Now back to the ranting.

I do not know why this day has to be the one day that boys and girls have to be nice to the person they like. Why does this one day have to be the day that you get your boyfriend or girlfriend a gift or treat them to something nice? I would much rather get a surprise gift for no good reason then get a gift on Valentines day.

I mean everyday should be they day that you do something nice for your other half! When my boyfriend got me flowers for finally finishing high school I was so damn happy, but knowing that I’m going to get them on that day isn’t going to be as much fun.

Now guys, I know you’re thinking that it’s actually so hard to buy girls something because maybe you don’t know them that well and you want to get to know them, flowers is the best gift on a random day. I know girls will say, “Oh I hate flowers, they die, they’re so stupid.” Guess what, she’s lying. Girls love that shit, they eat it up and this is coming from a girl. And to be honest, cheesy is better in my opinion. A simple little love letter of what you care about that person or you’re favourite things about them is honestly the best thing, you can keep those things forever!

I’m just a big cheese ball though and I know my boyfriend is the same way even though we don’t look it. I mean we eat crap food, watch sports and he farts on me all the time but that’s just us. We are honestly the weird couple that everyone hates because of how close we are to each other.

Now girls, guys are actually really hard to buy for, but most guy I think just don’t really give a shit about gifts and they just want to be with you, have sex and just relax like it’s any other day. This I also know what my boyfriend would want, but my boyfriend just loves to make me happy and make me feel special.

Both men and females, if the person really cares about you, it’s not the gift that matters it’s just being able to spend that time together is what matters.

So this Valentines day, relax at home, get naked, have amazing sex and watch a horror movie.

The Walking Dead

Holy crap, who watches the walking dead? I just finished watching tonights episode and it was crazy! I told my friend after watching last’s weeks that the pigs are getting sick because they keep killing the walkers that are on the fence, then the blood goes into the dirt which the pigs eat making them sick. I don’t know if they was right but that what it seems like after watching that. The only part that I couldn’t watch for some reason was when Rick cut the pig so the walkers will eat them. 

I honestly think Rick is losing his mind and he is going to get killed off soon. The people getting burnt, I have no idea who the hell did that. Actually I have a guess, I think it’s the little girl who is fucked up! I think at night she goes to feed them and she burnt the sick people. To get the sick people out she probably cut there legs so they can’t walk then dragged them out and burnt them. The little girl did take the knife earlier in the show. 

I honestly don’t know but the show is getting even better as it goes on! I can’t wait for next weeks episode!