Archive for August, 2010

Bridgehead Café – 282 Elgin St., Ottawa

30/08/2010 Leave a comment

So here’s a review I wrote waayyy back when I was visiting Ottawa to see a friend and perform at an improv summit. Good times all around, and especially at Bridgehead!

The café itself felt chainy and a touch corporate – mind you, there are 11 Bridgeheads located throughout Ottawa, so that is easily forgiven. The decor was slightly reminiscent of Starbucks…only way better and less cluttered. Also, no stands set up throughout the store trying to sell you useless coffee gadgets or awful coffee. I loved that part! Lots of windows, brightly it, a full display fridge, good baristi, and free wireless. I’m a fan. Read more…


Back to the MTL

27/08/2010 Leave a comment

Landed in Montréal yesterday at 3:30 or so, grabbed my stuff, spent an hour in a cab fighting horrible traffic, finally made it to my apartment. Played poker with some guys upstairs, won $5, crashed. Got up at noon, got my OPUS card, shopped for food, made dinner, and now I’m writing this blog post. Trying to decide – work out in a bit or go to bed? Only time will tell….



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Last Days

21/08/2010 Leave a comment

So tomorrow (Sunday) is my last shift at cafca. Pop by, tell my how much you’ll miss me, and I might be tempted to give you something free. I’m on from 8 till 2.



12/08/2010 3 comments

# of Starbucks cups found in the trash nearest the door at close: 2.



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Last Day Away…

06/08/2010 Leave a comment

For the past two weeks I’ve been instructing at Gold In the Net, an ice hockey goaltending school. The first week was in Summerland, and now I’m in Abbotsford. It’s been a lot of fun, and all the people I’ve worked with have been awesome. We’ve got a crazy Finnish ex-sniper, a grizzly bear sporting a handlebar moustache, a gamer, a surfer bum, a recently declared nudist, and me. What a mix, eh?

People always say that working with kids tires you out big time, and I never understood this till now. The first week I had 10-13 year olds, and this week I’ve dealt with the full mix, from 7 all the way on up to 16…. It’s almost lunchtime on the last day and I’m exhausted. Sheesh. It didn’t help that the AC didn’t affect my half of the hotel room at all, making it impossible to sleep. I think that probably contributed.

Anyway, the last ice today ends at 2:45, then we pack up and make like a tree. I can’t wait to get home!