11.12.2012

More To Life...

After a four year hiatus from flying, last Wednesday we hopped on a plane, bound for Montreal. Even though it was a work trip for the hubs, I enjoyed being completely unplugged from technology. Did you know there's a whole world outside of social media? Yep, there really is.

While Peter attended meetings, I read a book, did some shopping, and fell in love with apple pie cheesecake. It was a healthy reminder that there is more to life than my laptop and smartphone. In fact, it made me rethink how much time I want to spend online outside of work (which has to be done online - I mean, I work for a social media company!).

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So, even though I've already cut my blog posts from five days a week to three days a week, you may be seeing even less of me. I've worked through my compulsion that I must.post.daily, and when I woke up at 3 AM this morning and realized that I didn't have a post ready to go up for my three-times-a-week schedule, I actually thought, "who cares?", and snuggled deeper into my warm bed. 

In other news, if you ever get a chance to visit Montreal, I can personally recommend the smoked meat sandwiches at Schwartz's Deli (a hole in the wall - but worth the trip) - but be prepared, because they only take cash!

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After dinner, trot yourself a couple of blocks over to the St. Denis Rockaberry location and try to pick out just one (enormous) slice of pie or cheesecake from their fantastic cabinet of yumminess. It's a really difficult decision, and the slices are HUGE! Three of us (the hubs, hubs co-worker, and me) split one slice of apple pie cheesecake. Peter and I topped our dessert off with mugs of the best white hot chocolate I have ever had. Well worth the trip (they accept credit cards).

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Have you ever been to Montreal?
How do you find a balance between social media and the real world?

4 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Montreal and found some yumminess from the list of suggestions that came your way
    Take care
    Mark

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    1. Thanks again, Mark - it was so helpful! :)

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  2. Eee, I'm considering moving to Montreal! I've actually never been there however. Did you like it? What impressions did you get of the place? That sandwich looks amazing!

    I've totally cut down online time as well. I've reduced posting to a degree, but more, like you said, I've reduced caring about it. It's definitely more about snuggling in bed currently!

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    1. Emily - I've never met you in person and what I know about you, I know from reading your blog, but as soon as I read your comment, "I'm considering moving to Montreal", I thought, "Yes. Yes, she would love it. Montreal would be a good fit." So, take that for what it's worth. :) Lots of bicycling, walking, public transport, food, history, tours, and you must, must, must go to Rockaberry. I'm still craving their cheesecake. :) And yes, the sandwich was amazing. Schwartz's stood up to the reviews we got before we went.

      Reduced posting/reduced caring. Indeed. Too much real life to live. :)

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