Friday, August 20, 2010

Heading West

And by west I mean Winnipeg.

Today was my last day of work at the market research firm where I've been for the past 3 years. It was a halfday of wonderfully enjoyable inbox and desk cleaning. Then it was off to the Sir John A pub (Hooley's was closed) for a Hoegaarden and some fish and chips.

There's nothing quite as refreshing as voluntarily leaving a job. I now have a week in Winnipeg to relax. I've never been, but I doubt I'll be disappointed. It'll be a week of cottages and golf leading up to a friend's wedding next Friday. I come back to Ottawa Sunday and then it's a month of "reading" and "research" until I board a plane for London, England to join all the radical socialists at The London School of Economics. Life's good just now.

So silence from me for the next week. Anyone reading this should also consider a break from the intertubes to enjoy the rest of this wonderful summer in Northland. See you in a few!


  1. Enjoy your vacation Shiner and congratulations on getting into the lSE!

  2. You’ll not, of course, let a silly wedding get in the way of your observance of the venerable Friday Night Beer ritual! I do hope an appropriately exotic and tasteful range of brews will be set before your covetous eyes at the reception… ;)

  3. Try a mug or two of Half Pints beer, from a Manitoba microbrewery.

  4. This article by the leading blogger on Hubpages (one of America's top 125 websites) describes a completely innovative and effective solution to the ongoing Quebec issue. He envisions the creation of a Canadian Capital District stretching from Ottawa to the West Island and to just east of Cornwall where bilingual rights are strictly protected, and which can also act as a tax-exempt Free Foreign Trade Zone to boost the area's economic development: