Visiting Tampa

Greetings from Tampa, Florida. I’m typing up this blog post on an outdoor patio of a local coffee shop, where I’m sitting in a t-shirt and shorts, sweating. So there may be a few typos in this one. This is my first time in Florida and so far I’ve really enjoyed it. Tampa’s got aContinue reading “Visiting Tampa”

So… I’m Going to Florida

I’ve settled on Tampa, Florida as my winter vacation spot. As I had mentioned, I had hoped to get back to Europe, but the flights at this time of year are double what they are at just about any other time of year, so I had to make some concessions. In the past I’ve hadContinue reading “So… I’m Going to Florida”

Starting Today, I’m on Vacation

Today marks the start of my Christmas/Holiday/Winter vacation. Our office is scheduled to be open today, but on the count of the massive snowstorm that is walloping Ottawa as I type this (more on that in a subsequent post), I figured I’d cash in some overtime and start my break a day early. I’ve gotContinue reading “Starting Today, I’m on Vacation”

Food Porn: The Montreal Diet

Made a quick overnight trip to Montreal this weekend to celebrate a pair of birthdays with friends. I was in the city for less than 24 hours, but still managed to eat a ridiculous amount of delicious but incredibly unhealthy food. Saturday night’s meal was the Smoked Meat Platter at Dunn’s. Medium Montreal-style smoked meat,Continue reading “Food Porn: The Montreal Diet”

Checking Out The Winterlude Press Launch

I made sure to bring my warmest hat to work when I headed out the door this morning, because I knew I’d be attending the media launch event for the 2013 edition of Winterlude at City Hall. The organization where I work, The Canadian Film Institute, is one of 75 programming partners for this year’sContinue reading “Checking Out The Winterlude Press Launch”

Ottawa Sun Paywall Goes Up Today: Is This Really Going To Work?

Across the country, newspapers are beginning to set up paywalls to access their online content. They’re all implementing this policy within a few months of each other. Talk about collusion! But that’s a whole other conspiracy. I’m disappointed to see that Sun Media is implementing this policy starting today. Having moved to Ottawa a yearContinue reading “Ottawa Sun Paywall Goes Up Today: Is This Really Going To Work?”

Ottawa: Select City to Participate in Worldwide Launch Party of Sigur Rƒ³s: Valtari Film Experiment

Press release I wrote for an upcoming event featuring Icelandic rock band, Sigur Rƒ³s. CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‚ Ottawa chosen as select city to participate in worldwide launch party of Sigur Rƒ³s: Valtari Film Experiment ‚ OTTAWA (November 29, 2012) €œ The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), is pleased to announce that Ottawa will beContinue reading “Ottawa: Select City to Participate in Worldwide Launch Party of Sigur Rƒ³s: Valtari Film Experiment”

Keeping Busy at the European Union Film Festival

Work is extra busy right now as we’re in the midst of our last major film fest of the year, the European Union Film Festival. Now in its 27th year, the EUFF is probably Ottawa’s most prestigious film fest of the year. 26 EU embassies get on board, as we screen a film each countryContinue reading “Keeping Busy at the European Union Film Festival”