Times change. Now that I have that cliché out of the way … Back in the day, we had to get accredited to take a camera into a concert. We’d wear our dorky press passes around our necks and lug any amount of gear into the arena, entering through a door reserved for VIPs.
Seven nights ago, I was on my hands and knees, sobbing into the cold linoleum floor of Fairfield Animal Hospital in Kelowna. My best friend for almost 10 years was facing death without surgery. Even surgery might kill him. He’s almost 12 and there was no knowing what anesthesia or surgery could do to my… Continue reading Drawing comfort from social media
They’re so close. So close. Kamloops Fire Rescue needs — at the time I hit Publish — just 33 Likes to hit 1,315 Likes on its Facebook page by New Year’s Eve. What’s the big deal? KFR is in a race to get 1,000 new Likes, meeting a challenge by the Kamloops McDonald’s franchises. In… Continue reading Kamloops Fire Rescue needs your Facebook love
I did it. I kept my birthday a secret. A secret to Facebook, that is. I took inspiration from my lovely friend Sarah, a.k.a. I Speak Canadian. She wrote an Opinionehted.com post about birthdays and the muddled mess of inauthentic wishes one receives on the good ol’ Facebook. When I read her post in the… Continue reading Sssssshhhhh … happy birthday to me
Dear Naughty Monkey, I’m afraid this is the end of the road for us. It’s been quite a ride, really. I first learned of you several years ago when my friend Jill extolled your virtues on the internet discussion board where we met. I bought a pair of Live Wires off ebay. I was especially… Continue reading Friends off