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Lunch Money Day At Camaraderie

Lunch Money Day At Camaraderie
Lunch Money Day At Camaraderie — Originally uploaded by LexnGer One of the great things about working out of Camaraderie is that everyone here is open and willing to get involved in things like Lunch Money Day.   We decided to do a pot luck lunch and it was fantastic feast of  fresh rolls, pasta, samosa, pecan cake, pie [...]

New Office Space, So Exciting!

New Office Space, So Exciting!
I'm very excited to be moving CheapEats HQ into a dedicated office in the Camaraderie coworking space at Adelaide and Jarvis.  (if you came to my photo show last year, it's the same location) As of August 1st this will be the view from my desk. It's a bigger space than our current office, much closer to home and we're [...]

Plethora Press – Island Office

Plethora Press – Island Office
I have been saying for almost 25 years that technology will evolve to the point where I can easily, and cheaply, work from the island. My years at BNR and Nortel let me get a glimpse at telephony and high speed communications well before it was available to the public and it was obvious that things would be changing dramatically. Well, with [...]

Setting Up The New Office

Setting Up The New Office
Setting Up The New Office — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Finally, yes finally, after being in the space for 2.5 weeks, I am sharing the photos of our initial setup. The bulk of our first day "in" the office was spent at Ikea getting the furniture and then back here setting it up. I hope you enjoy these action shots [...]

The Month In Review

The Month In Review
Monitoring the posting on the blog, you might think I’ve gone into hiding for the last month or so.  When in fact I have been on the phone steadily since the month began.  And it has been successful!  Only 9 pesky restaurants still elude our crack team of fact checkers.  Our elite squad has been dispatched and they [...]

Recent CEOT Posting

Recent CEOT Posting
What Are Your Must Try Dishes In Ottawa? CEOT is building the list of 100 must try dishes in Ottawa and 20 spots have been reserved for your suggestions. An active discussion is underway in the comments section – check it out! (tags: ottawa cheapeatsottawa bestof food ceot restaurants) Shawarma Debate – Chicken or Beef? Out of [...]

NaBloPoMo? No. GitRDunMo!

NaBloPoMo? No. GitRDunMo!
As most of you know, because I’ve tapped you to do some proof reading or emailed asking you to zip over and check the price for poutine at a pataterie with no phone, we’re in the throws of book production on the new edition of CheapEats Ottawa. My hope (cross-your-fingers-the-printers-will-agree) is to have it in bookstores before [...]

MiniCards Are In!

MiniCards Are In!
Look what I got in the mail today. A couple of weeks ago three people told me about  moo.com's offer of 10 free minicards for flickr Pro users. All in one day.  The promotion is over, but they've given away 10,000 free packs.  And by "free" they actually meant free – no handling fee, no shipping, [...]

We’ve Got Buttons!

We’ve Got Buttons!
Woo Hoo, shiny new CheapEats Toronto buttons.  I picked them up yesterday. Most are white on green, but we have one set of green on black and one set of dumpling buttons. Want one?  If you see me tonight at Nuit Blanche just come up and ask.  After that… well, swag is as swag does baby. [no, I didn't understand that either.] Tags: [...]

Exclusive Opportunity

Exclusive Opportunity
Are you adding a little heavy lifting to your Friday work out? Then, as Tom Sawyer once said, have I got a great opportunity for you! This exclusive workout opportunity will combine heavy lifting, aerobic exercise and stairs with plenty of reps. Tomorrow afternoon at 3pm, 28 cases of CheapEats Toronto 2007 will be arriving at my house. Norma [...]

You’reNotHelping.com

You’reNotHelping.com
  Stink Weed & Dad — taken last year on Moose Island aka The Island I phoned my father this evening to get his input on the new blog name options.  My father is a genius when it comes to naming stuff. One of his most famous naming sessions ended up in an episode of The Dead Dog Cafe.  When he named the 6 "frien [...]

TheApprenticeBlog.com for Sale

TheApprenticeBlog.com for Sale
Yup, it’s true.  I’m selling out and you can buy my work — Buy TheApprenticeBlog.com on eBay. Okay, it’s not high art. Not really something to hang on the walls, but it’s been a great tool for learning how to market blogs, build a readership, build a community, and keep myself completely out of the public’s [...]

Spunky Monkey

Spunky Monkey
Finally, I’ve convinced Ger to jump into the world of blogging. It’s really too soon to be announcing the launch of his site, since there’s only one post and it’s the one I created to test the draft design (still in place).  However, I’m pretty eager to see where he takes his blogging. He’s entertaini [...]

Talking Endorsing and Disdorsing

Talking Endorsing and Disdorsing
I’ve had an epiphany — blogs aren’t really about saying what what you feel and what you’re doing, they’re about endorsing and disdorsing things. Nobody really cares to read about how hard it is for your dad to say "drink" after a stroke.  Nobody really cares to read the dissertation on your cat [...]

Dove wants you!

Dove wants you!
Hidden Beauty As mentioned before Dove is running a wonderful campaign promoting "Real Beauty". In this weekend’s paper, Gerry found the following: "DOVE WANTS YOU REAL WOMEN COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN" It’s a casting call for still photos ads for Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign. Call before Sept 13  [...]

Creativity Tool?

Creativity Tool?
Guess-the-google. Is it a tool to expand one’s mind by expanding pattern matching skills and forcing one to think creatively, or is it just an outstanding time suck. Your call. Guess-the-google Tips: - think fast - think shortish words - think concept. - spell right. My first score:140, my second score: 240. Either way, it’s al [...]

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