The Omark story was a beauty. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Happy Trails, RealOilFan!

This is our “The Trade”, except we don’t get any prospects or futures in return.  Or Jimmy Carson, for that matter.

Our resident oil bleeder, text carpenter, first line magician, and all-around good guy Grant (RealOilFan) will be leaving us at Oil On Whyte effective at the end of this sentence.

Grant was my first teammate here at Oil On Whyte, and his departure will leave a sizable hole in our lineup.  Grant didn’t just pass on the news, there was at least a couple occasions where he became involved in it.   You may remember his great interview with legendary anthem singer Paul Lorieau, or that one time Linus Omark tweeted a trade request to Grant.

Needless to say, his work ethic, his attitude, and his all around knowledge for the game will be greatly missed.

Grant and I are still as much friends as we were before he decided to move on, so fortunately there are no messy prenuptials or child support hearings to sit through.  Grant has chosen to move back to where he started writing at Blogger, and will write and edit at RealOilFan.  So if you haven’t already, bookmark him, add him to your favourites, buy him a beer if you see him, that sort of thing.

We’re going to miss you, buddy.  I wish nothing but the best for you today, tomorrow, and all your future days.

-Jeff

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