I love the surprises Iqaluit throws at me sometimes.
In the run of a year I get a few emails regarding moving to Iqaluit. It's one of the reasons why I set up the FAQ. But even with that, I still get emails, which is cool. I've chatted with a few people over the years. I keep expecting to run into some of these people when they hit town, but it rarely seems to happen. I'm not blaming them...I'm bad at following up emails once they hit town. But I imagine once people hit town, they get caught up in work and meet new people through there.
So far this year there's been a nice influx of new bloggers to take up the slack of some of the bloggers who left over the summer. And of course I noticed that Jordan and Stephanie were coming up and very excited by the idea. I figured I would run into them in town at some point.
Then, a couple of days ago I noticed a new woman coming into our apartment building when I was taking Boo out for a walk. She looked kind of familiar, but I couldn't place her. I said hi and thought nothing more of it.
Then I noticed a couple of things over on their blog. The first was a post saying they thought they saw me in their building. And then, because I'm slow on the uptake, I looked at one of their earlier posts, a video of their new apartment. And I thought, "gee that place looks familiar."
That would be because Jordan and Stephanie have moved into our old apartment. The one we moved out of less than a year ago.
Like I said, I love Iqaluit.
I actually went downstairs and introduced myself. Well, to Jordan anyway. Stephanie was asleep. Nice guy. Of course, all of their stuff just arrived so the apartment looked extra eerily familiar. I remember the times when we had to try and cram all of our belongings into that place and what the place looked like.
Still, it's nice to have a fellow blogger in the building. In fact, I think Iqaluit can now officially take the "Blogging Capital of Nunavut" from Arctic Bay and situate it here. Actually, I wonder if with two bloggers in the same building if this is not Nunavut Blogging HQ. Or the Command Centre. Cathy's fond of the Blogging Batcave, but I'm not so sure.
Anyway, if people have any idea of what we should call the place, chip in. Meanwhile, welcome to the madhouse that is Iqaluit, guys. Nice to have you here.
1. Mirror in the bathroom - The English Beat
2. Two of us - The Beatles
3. Trains - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
4. Passing afternoon - Iron & Wine
5. Hello highway - Matt Mays