So we’ve all heard about the (in)famous hellhole tweet from Rob Lowe a few days ago. Now I think it’s nice to give people the benefit of the doubt – I don’t think he was talking about the city, and I don’t know which sports bar it was. And I totally get how frustrating it is when you’re on the edge of your seat watching a game and…they cut away. For me it’s more the Jets than basketball, but I know that feeling that makes you want to yell “Noooooo!” at the TV.
And I think it’s a total downer that for a silly reason like a badly timed news break, someone leaves with a less-than-awesome feeling about the city that I love. So I am all over a very interesting invitation I got on twitter the other day!
Another Winnipegger, @JosephRanseth, feels the same way I do and came up with what I think is a brilliant plan: before he leaves, show Rob Lowe around the city and give him the true VIP experience. And he asked if I’d come along on a double date as an unofficial downtown Winnipeg tour guide!
How could I turn down an invite like that? I’m in, obviously – but there’s two hurdles.
First: we’ve got to convince Rob to come out with us. So I’m hoping you’ll all help me with the word out – if you’re on board, pass this post on to your friends!
And second: I need to come up with an itinerary of my favourite downtown places to tour – and I’m all ears for your suggestions too! Keep in mind – no one’s even taught him what a perogy is yet.
We’ve got a lot to show him! And hey, he’s open to ideas. So let’s show him what to do with his next day off 🙂