Monday, November 12, 2007

What's New

I'm glad you asked! (I'm pretending you read the title out loud. Humour me.)

First order of business:

Uptown Magazine! For those of you outside of Winnipeg, Uptown Magazine is the weekly local news-slash-arts and entertainment paper; it stands among the top three most prominent city newspapers, and it makes a fine read both on paper and on the internet. This week's installment is a particularly good one, but I'll admit to a bit of bias when I say that. And that bias stems from the minor but important observation that this week I am in it.

That's right -- have a look! This week's issue marks my inaugural appearance as a columnist, weighing in on the ongoing Manitoba Hydro question that remains completely and majestically unanswered. I encourage you to read it and let me know what you thought of it. (And be honest, now! I'm pretty good at knowing when you're lying to me.)

Uptown Magazine, with a newly minted columnist -- now how much would you pay? Nothing! It's free! So go grab a copy and hunker down with it; I'm on page six, eagerly awaiting your readership.

(To all readers who are encountering me for the first time via Uptown -- greetings! Have a look around! I'd have prepared a more thorough welcome, with links to the blog's most significant posts, but quite honestly the whole development has caught me largely by surprise. It'll more satisfying to find them yourself anyway!)

That's what's new with my writing, and I'm quite pleased to announce it. What else is new with me? Again, I'm glad you asked! (I'm pretending you... ah, never mind.)

On Saturday my brother and I attended BaseLAN, the semiannual All Your Base Online gaming extravaganza; a grand time was had by all, and when we got back home we were greeted by -- wait for it --

A new puppy! Yes! A charming, affectionate twelve-week-old Golden Retriever puppy.

She doesn't have a name yet, but clearly that's a minor detail. New puppy! She is precarious and timid and only partially aware of how to work both hind legs at the same time.

Things are looking up! I can't wait to see what's waiting in the wings to kill my mood!


Robin H. said...

Awwww! The puppy's adorable. :) You'll have to show me sometime pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ne? (Sorry, girly moment. It's cute ok?) Or name it Echo.


Tatsujin said...

God damn that is a good article. I would almost go as far as saying that the free press should hire you, but a comments section of your blog isn't the place to throw dirty insults. Congrats on the column, I hope to see many more.
Just out of curiosity; would/has the government ever actually organize(d) a conference like that? I'd be interested in how they usually work out/dredge from the taxpayers pocket, knowing government catering habits, which I don't.
(Also, did I mention my mom was a dog groomer?)

The Hack said...

Congrats of the new gig. Look forward to reading it.

James K said...

Bring the dog out to tournaments.....I'll scare him with my ANGER!!!