Archive for August, 2008

Vancouver Canadians Quick Draw

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We have two tickets for tonight’s Vancouver Canadians game but we’re unable to attend. If you are free to go watch them take on the Everett Aquasox at 7:05pm and can meet me this afternoon to pick them up, they’re yours. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll do the draw around 4:00pm […]

Top Story: Check Your Meat, The Listeria Scare

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I are huge fans of dinners that consist of sliced meats, cheeses, and gourmet multigrain and rosemary-infused crackers. When we first heard of the tainted meat/listeriosis outbreak (and subsequent recalls) we were slightly concerned. Officially there are 21 confirmed cases [of listeriosis] across Canada, three in BC. Four deaths including one on Vancouver […]

The True Meaning of BarCamp

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last few weeks I’ve had several people ask me, “what exactly is BarCamp?” Photo credit: Lloyd Budd on Flickr Contrary to what the name might suggest we’re not all going to be learning how to mix drinks unlike the topics at the more literally named VinoCamp, TransitCamp, or MobileCamp. BarCamp is an ad-hoc […]

Day Tripping: Grouse Mountain

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s adventure (which I’ve popped into my Day Tripping category) started out with a goal in mind: head up Grouse Mountain and go ziplining. Waking up at 7:30am on this drizzly Sunday morning, we knew that might not happen. Still, we packed up, donned our Gor-tex, and headed for the bus up the mountain regardless […]

Vancouverites Represent at Gnomedex

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I know that Derek and Airdrie, DaveO, Kris, Tris, and Tanya are down at Gnomedex in Seattle this weekend but in case you are just tuning in, here are some more links and resources if you’d like to follow the mega-conference from your corner of the globe. Photo credit: Derek Miller on Flickr Sessions are […]