Hey there, awesome Moxie-Dude readers!
Can you believe it’s Thursday already? Oh wait!!! It’s Friday now.
I swear I started this post yesterday (the REAL Thursday), which kinda makes today an imposter. And here’s another kicker . . . we’re already more than halfway through the month. It feels like just yesterday I was saying to anyone who would listen, “September already?!!”
I’m convinced that calendars and dates are out to confuse me. (Dear calendars and dates: I AM SO ONTO YOU.)
Well one thing is for sure. Since it’s Friday – the REAL Friday and not the IMPOSTER Friday – it’s time for the Out & About – because Montreal is contagious segment.
This week’s outing is about the place, the food, the people and the generosity of spirit of everyone who’s entered my life this week.
PS. I was going to say “touched my life” but that sounded Criminal Mind-ish, even in my own head.
Note from the hamster: You. Are. So. Rambling.
Let’s begin, shall we . . .
As a writer who works from home (or sometimes the coffee shop), I spend many-an-hour writing from inside my bubble. It’s all good though because my bubble is a nice place. It’s full of ideas and words and grammar rules and if you know me in real life, you know how much I LOVE to break rules.
I have to say though that as much as writing is my thang, it does have its challenges, which you can read about here.
Anyways . . .
I recently hooked up with a wonderful group of other writers and bloggers from Montreal and while we’ve been communicating back and forth from our separate worlds via the Internet, this week we all broke out of our bubbles and met – IN PERSON – at Jack Astor’s in Dorval.
Jack’s was kind enough to host our little geek group and if you’ve ever been to this great energy, super friendly, happening place, you know that it’s perfect for hooking up – no matter what the occasion. If I could only use one word to describe Jack Astor’s, it would be fun-happy-yummy. (Because technically, hyphenated words count as ONE word.)
The service is always great, the food always makes you say, “Mmmmm” or “Yummmm” (depending on your background), and the drinks are always wet and thirst quenching. (Unless if you order a glass of dry ice but I don’t think they serve that there.)
Even though my new blogger friends and I have fast become virtual BFFs (in a non-creepy kind of way), we were still real-life strangers – which made Jack’s friendly environment the perfect meeting ground.
(Thanks again, Jack Astor’s, for being such a gracious host!)
And as I sat, talking, eating and sipping with my new blogger friends, it struck me that Montreal – in all its charm – is not only a culturally diverse city, but a blogurally diverse one as well.
From life and travel bloggers to technology bloggers, podcaster, animator, journalist, author and corporate bloggers, we ALL had something to bring to the table.
It made me realize that as much as I love my bubble, getting out and hooking up with other like-minded yet dissimilar people with their own experiences and perspectives is what makes this city – Montreal – such a great place to live in. (DID YOU HEAR THAT PAULINE MAROIS???)
My new friends (from left to right):