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)

Word Wednesday: I Grok That (finally)

After a bit of a respite from Word Wednesday, I’m back at it again. I didn’t think I would miss it but I did. I am an unabashed logophile (more on that another week) and truthfully, picking a favourite word each week isn’t a chore, it’s more of a labour of love. I’ve been working… Continue reading Word Wednesday: I Grok That (finally)

#WordWednesday: The sequel

Not this kind of bailiff...

Okay, So it’s looking like this may stick. At least for the next little while. Today’s word is one that I love using and as many of my friends will attest, I have been known to seek out occasions to use this word. Granted, sometimes I have had to shoehorn in in but it’s such… Continue reading #WordWednesday: The sequel

A great night out with Art Tonite

My finished painting. It has a tree, like the exemplar, and some clouds, but that's where the similarity ends.

When I was invited to check out Art Tonite by my friend Hollie, I was excited but also somewhat trepidatious. I’m not an artist, not by a longshot. I prefer to do my painting with words. My grandmother, now she was an artist. We have some of her paintings hanging in the house and they’re… Continue reading A great night out with Art Tonite

Board Games I Love

I admit it, I’m a board game fanatic.  Luckily I have a great group of friends who also love playing board games and we get together 1-2 nights a month to play.  I own a lot of games myself, and though there is some duplication in collections (Many of us own Settlers of Catan for… Continue reading Board Games I Love