Holiday socials are exhausting

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Ok, I’m officially on the ropes. Somebody wake me up in 2007. It’s been a busy business and social season. Between conferences, workshops, biz-socials, lunch meetings, coffee meetings, dinner meetings, friends visiting from out of town and many friends having holiday socials, it has been a whirlwind. It’s a good thing I’m otherwise on the beach, in consultant-speak. (And of course, studies now report that social drinking has positive effects on one’s earnings!)

I’m going to have to detox for a while, and I’m looking forward to getting caught up on my research reading list over the holidays, which has been growing rapidly. I will be offline between the 22nd and the 26th, which will certainly try my patience but will probably be good for me. Unplug this season. Happy holidays!

Remarkable Ice Cream, Remarkable Illustration

Not everything worth mentioning happens in technology, and its good to call out some fantastic stuff when we see it. Good friend and illustrator Julia Breckenreid has just completed some beautiful labels for Brad’s Kensington Market Organic Ice Cream. Brad is based in Toronto’s Kensington Market, and he produces delectable and creative concoctions that will soon be coming to a Whole Foods near you.


I am a big fan of his Coffee Cardamom ice cream – spicy, sweet and creamy all at once. Oh, and I also love Vanilla Rose. I don’t know if those flavours are going into wide distribution. Remarkk! wishes Brad best of luck on his new venture. I hope he gets a domain setup soon with a url on those labels and starts blogging once he’s got things running. It worked really well for Stoneyfield Farm.

(Note: I will blog for ice cream.)