January 2011

Sesame Street Live winner!

17 January 2011 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Congratulations to Julie of Coffee With Julie for winning the Sesame Street Live giveaway. Yay! You’ll be receiving four tickets to the performance this Saturday, January 22 at 11 am. And for the rest of you, tickets are still on sale through Capital Tickets! Thank you to Scotiabank Place for sponsoring this fun giveaway, and […]

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Delurk dammit!

14 January 2011 How I love the Interwebs

Well, well, well, whaddya know — it’s Delurking Day 2011! Thanks to Chris at Rude Cactus, lurkers are exposing themselves all over the interwebs. So now I can coerce you — yes, you, the one over there hiding behind the dual 17 inch monitors, don’t think I don’t see you peeking! — to come out […]

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Your thoughts on vitamins?

13 January 2011 Life, the Universe and Everything

So here’s the thing. Lately, I’ve been feeling like crap. My head is cob-webby and I’m feeling so dragged out and tired that it’s making me cranky. I’ve been trying to get a little more physical activity in, but I’m also freezing cold all the time lately, which combines with the tiredness to make me […]

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Project 365: Week 2

13 January 2011 Photo of the Day

One of my main goals for the 365 project this time around is to take it a little bit less seriously. To that end, I’ve allowed myself a bit of flexibility: if I take four great pictures on Monday and Tuesday ends up being a trainwreck of a day, rather than stress myself out trying […]

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Ottawa family giveaway: Sesame Street Live at Scotiabank Place!

10 January 2011 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

It’s no secret that we’re long-time fans of Sesame Street – when I searched the term on the blog, I got four pages of posts mentioning it. So when the fine peeps at Scotiabank Place asked if I’d be interested in promoting the new stage production, “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Green Thumb,” I was delighted […]

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Name that ringtone!

9 January 2011 Life, the Universe and Everything

I was poking through my blog feeds and found a link to this neat iPhone app that lets you create a ring tone from any song or sound clip. I love this! The ring tone I have now is the old nostalgia ringing phone, which I like well enough. I have never been particularly inspired […]

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Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures: Manotick’s Haunted Mill

7 January 2011 Ottawa's hidden treasures

I may have mentioned that I am newly infatuated with Watson’s Mill, the historical centerpiece of Manotick and barely a few steps’ walk from the new house. Since we moved in, I’ve been itching to get out there with my camera and simply wander around for a bit. It was Christmas morning, in fact, after […]

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Tristan helps out

6 January 2011 Ah, me boys

So I haven’t quit the sequel edition of the 365 yet, although I’ve thought about it. Really, who the hell let me commit to this while I was still in vacation mode? It’s EASY to get a shot a day when you don’t have pesky WORK taking up eight hours of each day. Yeesh. The […]

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It’s baaaaaack – the return of Project 365!

4 January 2011 Photo of the Day

I feel like there should be theme music to this post, but I can’t decide if it’s a triumphant fanfare or something more ominous. Yes, it’s true, I’m back on the Project 365 bandwagon again. I’ve been considering it for a while. The Thousand Picture project was great, but there wasn’t enough pressure for me […]

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Two tales of customer service done right

3 January 2011 Consumer culture

This is the story of two companies, one big and one small, that impressed me over the holiday break. I think businesses get a lot of flack when they do poorly, but not nearly enough props when they get it right. On the Monday after Christmas, I walked into the Manotick Village Butcher looking for […]

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