I spent last week away from Edmonton, in the lovely city of Vancouver. And but for the grey skies and dribs and drabs of rain, it was indeed lovely. Rachel and I stayed in a spot between Kits beach, and W 4th Ave, one of the most bumping streets in the west side. We walked everywhere, or took transit, and had a tremendous week as we ate and drank our way through the town.
(As a delightful aside, we got to spend a few hours with Iris Dias, one-half of the fabulous podcast Talkfoolery, shooting the shit. Now, Rachel and I are scheming for a way to make Iris move back to Edmonton — and maybe her co-host Corey as well. We’ll keep you posted.)
But we definitely missed Edmonton. And, in spite of the fact that I tried to convince EVERYONE to go on vacation at the same time, it seems a few of you decided to keep blogging — from the city and about the city. Some of you even submitted your content through this handy form, which I definitely encourage you to use as much as you like!
Here then are some of my favourite posts from last week, in no particular order:
- Gord Lacey, who also writes for TVShowsOnDVD.com, got back to writing on his personal blog with a post about how important good neighbors are to loving where you live.
- Jennifer Banks thanked the entire internet for their generosity during her “Make Jen’s Day” campaign.
- Unless you’re hiding out in your own person low-tech batcave, you’re no doubt aware that the Dark Knight Rises came out a week and a half ago, and Jay n J (all fellow comic-store geeks) have all the juicy details in their latest post/podcast.
- Gregg Beever clocks in with another great post: this one’s about bitching, and how it’s all some people ever do.
- Alex Abboud asks whether or not the Edmonton Indy is worth supporting — what exactly does it do for the city?
- Savvy Do-Gooder Nadine Riopel thinks we need to give ourselves a little more credit.
- Owen Petersen from Prairie Mills Bread Company has a great guest-blog at Edmonton NextGen about how the local food movement is helping to build community.
Photo by Taylor Reese on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.