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The rumours of Ogopogo’s death have been greatly exaggerated

I’m here to issue a first ever Not To Be Trusted With Knives correction! After I posted about how the city of Kelowna tore down the statue of Ogopogo that I love to visit , my friend Sandra emailed to let me know that it was actually a *different* Ogopogo statue – a giant Ogopogo head, in fact – that was part of a waterpark elsewhere in Kelowna. My beloved Ogopogo is still standing!

And there was much rejoicing!

Long live the Ogopogo!


Taming the Monster of the Lake

Spent the day in Kelowna today. It’s not insanely hot1 and wasn’t super sunny2, so it was nice to walk along the beach, check out the sites and whatnot. And, of course, I couldn’t resist riding Ogopogo3, the monster of Lake Okanagan:


Then some passerby asked if we wanted our photo together, to which I immediately replied “yes, please!”, mostly because I knew it would annoy Devon. He’s afraid of lake monsters.


Tomorrow’s adventures are to check out some wineries4, enjoy an Adult Pirate Pak5 for lunch, and, of course, my weekly project 2 teleconference in the evening. This is a workcation after all!

  1. As Kelowna usually is in the summer. []
  2. Some clouds and a bit of haze that apparently has come from wildfires in *Russia*! wtf?! []
  3. You may remember Ogopogo from such photos as the band of traveling scientists who rode him back in ’06 []
  4. I’ve been to Mount Boucherie and Quail’s Gate before, so we are hoping to go to some different ones. []
  5. Props to Kalev, my Adult Pirate Pak Virginity Taker, for bringing this year’s Adult Pirate Pak day to my attention! []


My New Favourite Wine

I’m a self admitted coffee snob and a chocolate snob. Oh yes, and a grammar snob as well1. And with all that snobbery in my life, I don’t feel that I can also afford to be a wine snob. So basically, I buy wines that are either from a winery that I’ve been to (because then I’ve tried it for free and know that I like it) or that someone has given to me (because then I’ve tried it for free and know that I like it). Or, when I’m feeling adventurous, I might buy something simply because I like the label2.

Take, for example, this wine that I bought simply because it is named after a lake monster:

IMG_1749Ogopogo’s Lair Pinot Grigio

I’d had a sample of a wine from Prospect Winery before, one time when they were giving away samples at the liquor store, and though I don’t remember what wine it was, I do remember it being quite tasty. So when I saw this wine named after Ogopogo, the lake monster of Lake Okanagan, I just had to try it.

Verdict: Delicious.

Note: As per usual when I talk about a product around here, I’d like to point out that I have no affiliation with Prospect Winery, nor with Ogopogo himself. So I haven’t been paid off to write this (though if Prospect Winery wants to send me a case or two, I can totally be bought. I’m just sayin’).

  1. Yes, I do know that is an incomplete sentence. And, yes, I did do that on purpose []
  2. I can hear the wine snobs of the world shuddering right now. Hear them, I say! []