Category Archives: 2010

Giving Back to the Community

Not a typical post, but something to keep you up to date on what I am up to next month.

I have decided to join the team at Home Depot (my employer) and ride the Big Bike in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  We are riding on August 12, 2010 at Slainte’s in Hamilton (odd that the ride takes place at a pub) at 3:30pm. It is sure to be a lot of fun and if you are in the area, please stop in and show us your support! I would love to see you and say “Hi” once my duties on the bike are complete!

If you would like to help me reach my fundraising goal of $500 and the Heart & Stroke Foundation, please visit my pledge page here – http://bit.ly/dxuYWF

Thank you in advance for your support and your generosity!  I hope to see some of you on August 12!!

Cheers!!

Travel, Twitter and the Internet

I spent today doing nothing that I planned to do!

Instead I spent the day looking at things to do, places to visit and planning my upcoming trip to San Francisco.  I was lucky enough to be included in the promotion that @virginamerica is running through @klout and I am getting to live out one of the things I have wanted to do for a few years; See a San Francisco Giants home game! I booked my tickets today to at least one of the 3-4 games I hope to take in while I am there!

In doing this, I discovered that if you put a baseball team in a tech savy city, the way they use technology changes. I sent tweets to @SFGiants and received timely responses. I learned about cool promos that they have held supporting social media (bit.ly/dnnTkG) and eco-friendly options that they have for fans like mobile tickets (bit.ly/9yPUUG)!

I am looking forward to being part of the crowd at the Giants games I am going to and visiting San Francisco again! There is a lot to see and do, which I will talk about as the trip grows closer! I will definitely be writing about it during and after my trip!

Stay tuned!

The World from this Canadian’s View

This blog post started out as something completely different.  As I wrote my first thoughts, I decided I wasn’t going to start with a rant about things on my mind.  Instead I am going to lead off with my thoughts on blogging and where I think that my little corner of the blog world might go.

I see this as a forum to share my thoughts on the world we live in.  I have been known to have an opinion on a number of things and I usually don’t mind sharing my thoughts!!  Now I just have another way to talk to people about it!!

I also will likely share and comment on the events and occasions that fill my days when I am not doing that thing we call work!!  I am loving the changes that the world of Twitter has brought to my life and it seems that a blog and Twitter go hand-in-hand!!  Now I am going to start blogging!!

Bear with me as I work my way through this.  I am sure to step on toes, mess up and likely piss off some people as I work my way along here.  I do hope that in some way I will be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the conversation that we are having around the globe!!

That’s all for now!!

Cheers and Welcome Aboard,

Chris