Solo Travel #JennDoesTheCapital (Part I)

The Beer Clock at Les Brasseurs du Temps

I don’t live all that far from Ottawa – about 5 hours driving, depending on the route. I’ve been to Ottawa a few times – grade 8 trip, grade 11 music trip, with Argonotes for Grey Cup and playoff games, and then in grad school for research. I thought I’d seen all the highlights already… Continue reading Solo Travel #JennDoesTheCapital (Part I)

Football Friday – it’s What We’re Made Of

The front of the shirt is beautiful and simple.

Two weeks ago, the town of Charlottesville Virginia was the location of a rally by members of the so called “white nationalist” movement (really a white supremacist movement) over the proposed removal of a Confederate statue. A peaceful counter protest was organized for the next day as the alt, and one of the people from… Continue reading Football Friday – it’s What We’re Made Of

Word Wednesday – All Good Things Must (Eventually) End

Pregame Shenanigans

It’s no secret that change is hard for me. I like the familiar, I find comfort in routine. I’m an introvert by every definition of the word so I don’t like big groups of new people so once I’ve joined a social activity, I’m likely to stick to it because the initial investment was so… Continue reading Word Wednesday – All Good Things Must (Eventually) End

Outdoor Football in Toronto – Thoughts at Midseason

I’ve been an Argos fan since I was born. I’m old enough to remember watching games at the old Exhibition Stadium on the CNE grounds, and of course the Skydome era.  I’m the first to admit that the Skydome wasn’t a great place to watch football. There were some seats where you got a good… Continue reading Outdoor Football in Toronto – Thoughts at Midseason

Saying Goodbye to SkyDome

Argonotes outside gate 2 - our traditional post game concert location.

Tonight is the end of an era, albeit one that many Toronto sports fans (particularly CFL fans) have struggled with over the last 27 years.  Tonight the Toronto Argonauts play their last game at the Rogers Centre (formerly – and forever to me –  known as SkyDome). I was at the first game at SkyDome… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to SkyDome