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S’more cupcakes, please!

September 25th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I saw an exchange between a couple of friends on facebook about plans to meet up for cupcakes. I jumped in and invited myself, of course! That Sunday, we met at The Flour Shoppe — a somewhat new fixture in the Glebe. And boy, am I glad I bumbled my way into this get-together! I was highly tempted by the Vanilla Latte and Macaroon flavours… but I ended up choosing the S’more:

AND they also include the graham cracker too:

Yes, it was delicious. None of it was overly sweet, even the marshmallow. What a neat little spot for a nice treat!

While we were there, so were a few people I happen to know. Don and Jenn of Foodieprints (if you’re an Ottawa foodie, their blog is a must-read) were getting interviewed and photographed by Kym of relishing.ca for her One Hundred Strangers project. This is an action shot I stole:

But you should really go check out the real post (and real photos) that came from this.

And heck, if you haven’t already, check out when Kym interviewed my sister and me about The D.A.D. Project, back in July.

Sweet things, sweet people, sweet Sunday.

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Weekend ramble: launch, talk, watch, analyze

June 12th, 2010

With the kick-off of The D.A.D. Project this past Monday, I’ll likely blog a little less often here [insert game show "wonh-wonhhhh" here] — so I’ll probably be doing some catch-up rambling now and again, like today.

LAUNCH

The D.A.D. launch, by the way, has been terrific. In five days, we: sold four items, received $200 in donations on our Canadian Cancer Society Team Page, gained 118 members for our facebook group, and received many supportive messages and comments. So exciting and encouraging!

TALK

Say Anything Speech Bubble Chalkboard

Say Anything Speech Bubble Chalkboard by PlayingGrownUp

I’ve been asked to be a speaker at an upcoming event for a group called Case Study Jam. I used to work with Bob (who helps organise CSJ and who also runs his own gig, Translucid Communications) and he has asked if I would give a talk about how I turned m chen wears from a hobby into a business. Other speakers will be Mark Buell and Sheila Bergeron from CIRA, and Don Chow from Foodieprints.

If you are in Ottawa, interested in communications / social media stuff, and available next Thursday, you can  register (for free) here.

I actually don’t mind speaking in front of a crowd. I get slightly jittery, but not “don’t-wanna-do-it” anxious. Thinking about public speaking brings me back to my grade 10 Effective Communications class, where we each had to present a speech to the class and then get critiqued. I did ok, but it turns out that I have a tendency to wink when I’m nervous… let’s hope I can keep my eyelids under control so that I’m not coming on to half the crowd.

WATCH

I just saw Dan Mangan’s wonderful (and award-winning) Road Regrets video this morning. I love this guy… and may have mentioned him a few times here already. I hope you enjoy the vid and song as much as I do:

ANALYZE

I caved and installed Google Analytics to this site. I’ve been watching my stats using cpanel for months, so I had a gist for the numbers already, but GA is pretty cool. The downside is that it shows my traffic as being about half of what cpanel does. What the…?

GA has shown me some fun info though. Like how one of my most popular posts is the one about Bon Jovi’s name (I’m sure his fans aren’t too happy about it), or how much longer Canadians stick around and read stuff here than people from any other country. Maybe it’s because I spell “favourite” with a ‘u’.

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