Garage Sales…Where It’s At?

July 31st, 2009 by Aaron

Winnipeggers, we’ve heard you’re cheap. Or frugual. Wait a minute, what’s the kindest way to say that you have a reputation for being the worst penny-pinching bargain hunters this side of the Rockies? Our plan is to embark on our first Garage Sale Mission this weekend! Any tips on the best Manitoba haggling techniques? Where […]

It’s a sweet trip to the ice cream shop…

July 24th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

One of the first things I noticed about Winnipeg was how many little independent, neighbourhood ice cream shops there are here! I’ve been excited since we started this blog to do a roundup of all of them. Well, maybe not all of them (there are 43 listed in the yellow pages), but at least a […]

Snow, mosquitoes, and taxes

July 9th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

In Manitoba, nothing is certain but snow, mosquitoes, and yes, taxes. Yesterday was my one year Pegiversary, and I’ve been reflecting on some of the tax-related incentives and disincentives of moving to Manitoba. There were so many things to consider when I was thinking about moving to a new province, but I have to be […]

What bugs me about Winnipeg*

July 7th, 2009 by Laurel

When you move to Winnipeg, people either make a joke about the snow, or they’ll make a joke about the bugs. If they think themselves particularly clever, they’ll make that joke about the snow AND the bugs (“At least the mosquitoes aren’t around in the winter!”). For me, moving to the city during the icy […]

Going to “the lake”

July 3rd, 2009 by Aaron

Quite recently I took the plunge and got my summer haircut. It’s never such a big commitment for guys since having a short style means even if the cut is brutal, it’s not long before your hair has grown out enough for the errors to be disguised – or until you can get another hair […]

Adventures in Blogodocumentaries!

July 1st, 2009 by Laurel

Aaron: On Tuesday night Laurel, Emma, and I had the pleasure of being interviewed for filmmaker Paula Kelly’s upcoming documentary on the blogging community in Winnipeg. Most of the information for Paula’s project can be found at her website entitled BlogWinnipeg. As Paula describes it, “the intent for BlogWinnipeg is to fuse together the languages […]