Saturday, December 12, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay comes to Ottawa

re⋅lay –noun
[n. ree-ley]
1. a series of persons relieving one another or taking turns

Today the Olympic Torch officially arrives in Capital City and will be in the region until Monday, December 14th. There will be a bunch of festivities and dignitaries at City Hall this afternoon, including a performance by the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Pipes and Drums.

But the fun will really start this evening on Parliament Hill, with performances by Gregory Charles and Tom Cochrane. The arrival of the Olympic Torch will also launch the illumination ceremony of the 25th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada.

Hot chocolate and BeaverTails® will be offered from 5 pm to 8 pm (while quantities last).

I’ll leave you with the only Tom Cochrane song that I know (care of David Letterman):

For more information on today’s events please see the following:

Ottawa City Hall
Parliament Hill.
2010 Olympic Torch Route

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Win A Trip To The 2010 Olympics From Chasing Distractions!

con⋅test –noun
1. a competition between rivals, as for a prize

Well not really from Chasing Distractions, but in my effort to get myself to the Olympic Games (as a volunteer), I decided to enter some contests. Being the nice guy that I am I thought I would share them with you too.

The following companies are giving away a free trip to the 2010 Olympic Games:
Good Luck to all that entered the contests. Don't forget I could still use some donations for my ‘Help Send Me To The Olympics’ fund.

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Friday, December 4, 2009


mo⋅ment –noun
1. an indefinitely short period of time

Radiolab, an amazing podcast btw, recently did a five-part session on death, starting with their hour-long podcast called After Life. The whole series was inspired by David Eagleman's book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

After the five part series, RadioLab presented a film on the celebration of life, and I thought I would share it with you:
Moments by Will Hoffman

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