Fridge Art, Adopting Kittens, Dog Mess and a Small Tush

Fridge Art, Adopting Kittens, Dog Mess and a Small Tush

Just some of the topics of discussion at the Ross Murray author event, held at Quebec High School and organised by Quebec City English Bookstore, AngloStore.com.

Thursday 10th February 2011 saw Eastern Townships resident and former newspaper editor, Ross Murray, in town to talk about his first book You’re Not Going To Eat That, Are You?

An enthusiatic and appreciative audience of around 45 packed into the QHS library to be royally entertained by a clearly on-form speaker.

Ross kicked proceedings off by taking a photo of the audience to prove to his family back home that he’d been out working.

There then followed a short course on the importance of Facebook privacy settings. Murray had been busy viewing some of attendees’ profiles on the Facebook event page. Well it was his evening after all, and why not?

It’s amazing what photos you can find on FB profiles!!!

Throughout the evening, Ross explained about how he got into journalism, his work on Quebec City CBC radio’s Breakaway and how the book came about.

The book is actually a collection of his newspaper columns that he wrote while gainfully employed at the Stanstead Journal.

Ross used his monthly, and then latterly weekly, column to spout off about such gems as the things kids do and say when growing up, adopting unwanted kittens, small bums and how to deal with tiresome and inopportune credit card telemarketing calls from the sub-continent.

The caller was asked ‘What does MBNA actually stand for?’ 

Neither the caller, nor his supervisor, knew the answer.

Does anyone out there know? We’d like to know.
As would Ross and the (now probably former) telemarketing employees.
If you are in a position to put us out of our misery, and we’ve been lying awake at nights pondering this very topic, Please email in and let us know the answer.

Ross, a father of four and an animal hoarder, explained that he used his columns as an outlet to calm down when the pressures of work and family life were mounting up.

‘It’s better than being grumpy and ranting verbally and it appeared to have the desired effect’, he said.

To finish off, the invited guest took questions from the floor and then signed copies of his book.

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Article: AngloStore.com
Photos: Ed Sweeney

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