Tidbit time!

  • It’s interesting how much the ‘tone’ of American politics has changed over the past year. We used to cringe at the mention of a presidential address. Now Obama’s speeches are watched with much more anticipation… and lauded for their delivery and insight in the media, on Facebook, on Twitter etc. I’m not a big American Politics aficionado, but feel like I’m going to be telling stories to my grandkids about this era.
  • Black Tower Pinot Noir is delicious wine.
  • I really missed having my point-and-shoot canon on my trip to Montreal/Ottawa. Granted, I thoroughly enjoy taking NICE photos, sometimes my mini-spy-cam is just too bulky. It’s not practical to take with me for spur-of-the-moment shots of my sister’s new apartment. Or self-portraits from the CBC studio in Quebec City. I don’t want to buy a new one because I really liked the old one…
  • My dog is mad at me. He officially likes my mother and father more than he likes me. And seriously? I’m totally hurt. I WANTED to take him with me on the grand voyage across Eastern Canada, but it wasn’t practical. Now he brings his toys to my parents, not me and follows THEM around the house. I’m heart broken.
  • A tip for drivers everywhere, stolen from dear-friend-Matt: if you find yourself about to do some heavy duty driving (for me, this is anything over 4 hours, haha) load up your ipod with podcasts. I swear, I normally get a little dozy – not to mention restless – at the three hour mark (sad, I know). But yesterday I drove from Quebec City to PEI, a 9-10 hour stretch WITHOUT STOPPING (except for pee breaks and fill-ups). Somehow, listening to programming that’s largely spoken-word keeps me more alert for longer periods of time (WITHOUT caffeine, I might add). My podcast of choice was Nora Young’s Spark. I listened to 10 episodes, back-to-back-to-back. It gave me TONS of blog-post ideas. Big-thinking is fun sometimes.
  • I think I get my first EI cheque this week or next. Thank freaking god. I need it.
  • Also: even thought he hates me, I still have the cutest dog ever:
Napping on my bed *awwwww

Napping on my bed *awwwww


4 Responses to “Tidbit time!”

  1. Mongoose Says:

    I do the spoken-word thing too except I use audiobooks. Most audiobooks are only 5 hours or so, but you can get some like Lord of the Rings that are 10+ hours. When I have a new audiobook with me, I hate to see the road end before the book.

    Also, sadly, you only have the second-cutest dog in Canada. πŸ™‚

  2. Jackie S. Quire Says:

    Yah, I’m going to look into audiobooks next time around. I wasn’t prepared to puchase one at the time, but I like the idea.

    I just spent the past 1.5 weeks away from mine, so for the next 2 days I get to gush. Then yours can be the cutest again πŸ˜›

  3. Dan Misener Says:

    Hi Jackie. Dan from Spark here. So glad to hear that Spark helped keep you company on your trip. I agree, podcasts are a great way to make time fly, but even I can’t imagine listening to 10 back-to-back (and I mix the show).

    Thanks for the kind words.

    • Jackie S. Quire Says:

      Haha, well maybe some of they don’t count because they were the “full-length-interviews” you were airing this summer…

      And without sounding too fan-girl-y your guys’ show is just so totally up my alley it’s more like listening to experts flesh out some of my own musings mixed with just plain great radio.

      Congrats on the extended/new time slot! I’ll be listening…

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