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We have a winner!

As per the random number generator, the very first commenter is our lucky winner!

Congrats decthirty  – please shoot me your details, and you’ll have free entrance at the door. 🙂


Contest time!

It’s time to get your drinking face on, and tie your bibs!



Fall is most definitely in the air, as our chilly weather and rain outside can attest, and one of the great things about fall is the return of the Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival!  I’ve gone the last two years, and had an absolute blast. See here for recap.


This year, courtesy of the wonderful PR team of the festival, I have a pair of tickets to give away to the Friday evening portion of the festivities (it also runs Saturday), so leave a comment if you’re interested to be entered to win.


Details:  Friday, October 14 (Calgary BMO Centre)

Hours: 4-10 pm

Notes: Tasting tickets purchased separately (0.50 ea)

Must be 18+ to attend, no minors allowed


See you there!



School sucks


Cartoon from toonpool


So it’s been a while since I’ve had anything to share with y’all, and the main reason is that I’ve been swamped up to my eyeballs in schoolwork. Why schoolwork? Because I decided that now is a good time to put a few courses in towards finally finishing my degree. Which I have yet to finish. Sigh.


You see school and I have a hate-hate relationship. I think it’s boring and stupid, and it’s always told me that I have ‘potential’ and if only I’d ‘apply myself’… But I ‘ve always been uninterested in applying myself to learning stuff that is often factually incorrect (economics), irrelevant to my job (marketing), and plain ridiculous (most of management).  I still try and keep my grades up, but I don’t enjoy it.


I am a child of the digital age, and in an hour with Google I can reach amounts of information that are not fathomable, in any format I like. I love to learn and have the world at my fingertips. It’s hard to get excited about stuffy textbooks and linear approaches to learning, never mind dealing with whatever innovative (read ridiculous) approach the prof wants to take towards exams. 


But my main quibble with school and schoolwork is my own predisposition. I am a die-hard generalist who loves to learn a bit about everything, but does not relish the prospect of delving too deep into subjects. It’s my problem, not the University’s, and yet it’s made it quite hard to focus on my chosen major for the last little while. But focus I did, and have finished three courses in the last little while, and am about to embark on the bread and butter of the curriculum.


According to the student course reviews (yay Internet!), I have three brutal courses ahead of me, brutal as in brace yourself, it’ll be a wild ride.  And after that nothing seems hard, apparently.  So that’s why I’ve been MIA lately, it’s just a good bit of mental effort to work, study, exercise and have pitifully random social life. 🙂 I don’t want to abandon the blog though, so I’ll definitely be around, just more sporadically than usual.


Wish me luck, please, I’ll need it.