Is it Already Day 4?!?!

Yup, I’m in Ottawa on Day 4 of my whirlwind CheapEats Ottawa startup sesson.

My trip has been cut short by an evening because of the lack of a Thifty Rental location in K’ton (see previous post), so I’m booked solid between now and the time I crawl onto a bus at 5:20pm tomorrow and collapse.  My bus ticket, which saved me $12, cost me flexibility and I can’t travel on Fridays. argh.

So far I’ve met with 3 contributors, eaten at 2 cheapeats, found a good’n’cheap print shop, rewrote the research books, quarked up CEOT’04, learned how to use Adobe Distiller (thank you MO), printed and bound 11 research books (2 pending for MM & JC who haven’t gotten back to me).

Now I’m waiting @ R&Ms for GO to arrive to sweep me off to lunch at the Coconut Lagoon – one of his potentials.  Of course, photos and details on that later. 

From there I’m off to meet my cousin, the professor, for a long healthy and hopefully dry walk along the canal, in weather that I simply did not pack for.  20degrees in April – come ON! I don’t even have time to hit Giant Tiger to pick up something cooler to wear on my feet than my black 9-hole docs. 

Okay, from my likely way too sweaty stroll down the byways of Ottawa, I scoot over to Pub Italia  (pg?? CEOT’04) to meet with 5 more contributors (including 2 newbies) for a group briefing on what’s happening for CEOT’07

Oh and I have a hangover for no good reason.  I mean, really!  Who gets a hangover from 1 red stripe and a cup of chamomile tea??? 

Whoops- there’s my ride

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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