Wednesday Morning Link Fest: Winding Down

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It seems as though I’ve been on the go since liveblogging last week’s CaseCamp. Seven days later and things have calmed down. There are no meetups this week, no conferences and no television appearances. In honor of such serenity, here’s a juicy link fest for your Wednesday morning reading pleasure.


Photo Credit: Sean Orr on Flickr from the Miss604 Pool
  • Phillip Jeffrey’s got an official list of Vancouverites heading to SXSW that you’ll need to suck up to if you want to stow away/tag along in their luggage. [Fade to Play]
  • So long Cookie, we’ll miss you [Canucks And Beyond]. Now you can win the hearts of Caps fans and heckle their referees.
  • If you Google the words “Geeky Canucks Fan” you get my podcast co-host Alanah, followed by me in the top 5 results as well. Oddly enough if you then search “Drunken Canucks Fan” there are similarities in top results.
  • Raincity posts Blog-ster vs Art-ster which immediately reminds me of The Hipster Handbook that included signs you’re a hipster: “You spend much of your leisure time in bars and/or restaurants with monosyllabic names like Plant, Bound or Shine” or “You frequently complain about gentrification even though you are responsible for it yourself.” However, Raincity’s has an amusing and more blogg-y twist that is pretty fun since it was inspired by Northern Voice.
  • Today is Wear Pink day to stop bullying [CKNW]. I’m not sure if this would be the most effective way to address the bullying issue but people around here sure are enthusiastic about their “wear a colour in support of something” campaigns. Read more about Anti-Bullying Day in the Surrey Leader.
  • If you’re a Surrey youth or young adult (13-21) consider submitting some of your artwork to Imagine-a-Nation, that will showcase “youth culture” at SFU’s Surrey campus on March 8th [Surrey Now].
  • How you will spend your $100 Carbon Tax Refund? The Tyee wants to encourage you to go green, and wants your suggestions.
  • On one final note, I have a new contest and I think it’s pretty swell. All you need to do is leave a comment on that post or send an email as directed and you’ll be entered to win the prize pack. Who knows, I may even toss in a little extra in the last few days.

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    3 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. LucWednesday, February 27th, 2008 — 7:13am PST

      I suggest that you have a talk with your agent… an entire boring, relaxing week is not acceptable, even on the West Coast.

    2. Miss604Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 — 8:05am PST

      Oh I’m still busy every night this week, but with fun, voluntary, recreational activities that involve family and friends.

    3. RaulWednesday, February 27th, 2008 — 8:23am PST

      Rebecca,

      Thanks for linking to the CKNW campaign, it is an important issue and you’re helping raise awareness. I also blogged about it last night ( too late for me to e-mail it to all my friends, though 🙁 ). Anyhow…

      I think that one of the best ways to address bullying is to empower your own children and give them tools to fight back. At least, that’s what my parents did with me (I was bullied when I was young). And I thank them every day of my life, I really do, for being with me every step of the way.

      Of course, the ‘wear a color to support a cause’ doesn’t really do much, but at least it raises awareness and when people wear pink they basically say “ok, I’m aware of the issue”. That doesn’t mean they’ll do anything about it, but hopefully they will.

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