Well friends, I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath for a new blog post. After all, it's been nearly a WEEK since I last made an appearance on here...normally, I don't let things go for that long, and I'm sure you've all been wondering what has happened to me. I swear, I have a really, really good excuse:
I was in Maui.
That's right - the bea-U-ti-ful Hawaiian island that's home to sun, sand and surf, and the location of a fantabulous wedding of 2 of our friends. I even have the pictures to prove it. Enter Exhibit A:
I can't imagine why they were able to convince 97 people to join them! :)
So I promise, I'll be back shortly with some amazing words of wisdom. Until then, I need to share a brief comment on yesterday's municipal election in Calgary. I have never been prouder of my city -- not just because the mayor that I was rooting for won (go #teamNenshi!) but because we broke a record in voter turnout. 53% of voters came out to the polls yesterday, with MANY polling stations lining up out onto the street. My inner Social Studies teacher is shedding a bit of a tear for how happy I am to see a normally apathetic electorate actually discuss, argue and stand up for whatever platform/candidate they believed in.
And so, I introduce to you our 39th mayor -- Naheed Nenshi, a wonderful candidate with a passion for politics and a keen eye for the power of social media. He connected with TONS of regular Calgarians via Twitter and Facebook and was essential in mobilizing the youth vote. Crazy campaigning brought him from dead last (out of ~15 candidates back in July) to our new mayor. Who said social media was useless? I had the privilege of meeting him last night as the celebration took place:
Have a wonderful Tuesday, and be sure to check back as I get my blog back on track :)