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I’m going to write a good post, but not today

I feel like I owe you all a damned fine post because I’ve been kind of slacking off a bit lately. Polls about the weather, pictures of pictures, links to inane quizzes – I really haven’t given you anything meaty lately, have I? (At least my recent posts have been mercifully short. Like February.)

I do have a couple of interesting posts in the hopper though.

For example, last night I had dinner with a bright, personable and articulate young man who is an intravenous drug addict and harm reduction activist. I learned a lot from him, and I’m going to blog about it.

Also last night, another of my long-lost brothers re-surfaced after a 17-year absence. I might blog about our adventures hitchhiking from Vancouver to Ottawa together as teenagers.

But not today. Today is just more of the ho-hum same here at

If you haven’t voted yet, it’s the last day for voting in Round One of the Canadian Blog Awards. ( is nominated in Best Activities Blog, Best Local Blog, and Best Personal Blog.) Even if you don’t take the CBAs seriously, they’re still an excellent source of good Canadian blog links. Just in case you’re not reading enough blogs.

Lots (but not all) of my favourite Ottawa bloggers are up for various CBA awards, including Watawa Life, Elgin Street Irregulars, Hella Stella, XUP, Salted Lithium, Miss Vicky, A Peek Inside the Fishbowl, Dr. Dawg, and Stage Left. Did I miss anyone?

Speaking of missing someone, on the last day of nominations I tried to nominate Jo Stockton for Best Blog Post for her post Tea and Sympathy, but they unexpectedly closed down the nominations in the middle of the day. I was too late. But Jo’s post is still the best post of the year. It even inspired a tea-shirt.


5 comments to I’m going to write a good post, but not today

  • grace

    Jo’s piece is one that I’ve read several times and will again. It makes me cry. In the good kind of way.

  • Knitnut, congratulations on surviving to Round 2 of the CBA in (at least?) two categories. Voted for once, now twice. :-)

  • future landfill

    Shoulda voted for someone, but events both personal and work-related threw obstacles in my path these last few days. Be assured all the pre-eminent Ottawa bloggers are grist for my mill thanks to your left-side roster. Bless you Zoom once again for your stalwart efforts on our behalf…

  • Chrystal, thank you!

    Future Landfill, thank you and I’m always happy to provide grist for your mill. It’s not too late to vote – the second and final round of voting is currently underway. (I should maybe post something about that…)