Today in the Magic Thermos (TM), regular coffee that has been spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves by the Amazing Flatmate! Gods it's delicious. I'm so glad I remembered the Magic Thermos (TM) yesterday.
Introducing.... C.O.N! The one day market for Creative Ottawa Nerds. Want to meet awesome folk and buy their awesome handmade nerdy goodness? Of course you do. I'm going to be there... selling my books... Possibly a painting. I don't know. I need to get back into doing my art.
The fair is being held to raise money for the Food Bank, so if you're coming, the entrance fee is either two non perishable food items or $5.00 at the door, all of which is going to the Food Bank. I really love to see geeky people get together to make the world a better place. The Vlog Brothers do the same with their YouTube presence; doing everything they can to "reduce world suck." It's one of the things I really love about them. It's also one of the things I really love about craft fairs like this.
I have been hungry before. Like, really hungry. Like, crippling stomach pains because my stomach has nothing but itself to eat kind of hungry. It's genuinely awful, and not something I would ever wish on even my worst enemy. I can't imagine experiencing that kind of pain on the regular. In a country that is wealthy enough to waste 40% of our food, no one should have to go hungry. That people are and do in this country is an absolute travesty.
That is partly why I'm so thrilled to be part of this event. I like to know that while I'm out and about doing my writerly thing, I'm also helping people. It's important to me that people get helped. I'm quite poor myself, and so I can't help as much as I want to. Participating in events like this serves that purpose with the added benefits of having fun, meeting great people and supporting local, like-minded artists and all 'round awesome folk.
The first even C.O.N. craft fair is, as advertised, on the 21st of March, 2015. You can RSVP HERE on the Facebook event if you like. And could you all do me a big favour? Could you all head over to the Facebook Page and give them a like for me? I want to make this even big enough to make a real difference for the hungry in Ottawa.
Thanks a million. You are all awesome!
Right, I must go practice my Welsh and thence on to writing. It went better yesterday and I can't wait to get back to it.
Ciao and Stay Bless !!!