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Amanda
Canada
If AC/DC is playing, turn up the volume.
Interests: Travel, Sports, Law, Movies, Dogs, Hockey (hello, Canadian girl!), The Office (it's just awesome), and Earl Grey Tea.
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I am a Canadian woman and I love, love, love hockey. That’s right, I am a stereotype of Canada come to life. And I’m proud of it. There are so many amazing things about hockey…where to start? I have met so many great friends throughout my years playing hockey. There’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Today was Halloween at my office so in the spirit of the season, everyone was expected to dress up. Since I like dressing up for Halloween, I began my morning riding the bus as Wonder Woman. Now, most people stared or did double-looks…it’s not everyday you get to see Wonder... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
When I think of the word icon, the name Tina Turner comes to mind. My Mom introduced me to her music while I was still in the womb and I have been rolling down the river of Tina since that time. Tina has tried to break every rule and succeeded.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Over a conversation with my big bro, I was reminded of a ‘grey area’ topic- tipping. I say it is a gray area because people have VERY different ideas about the rules of gratuity. People disagree over the percentage of a tip, the $ amount, the frequency of tipping, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Lately, it seems that bullying is becoming more and more prevalent in school across North America. I’ve heard so many people say “Kids are horrible” and then I think back to my years in elementary and high school…and I have to agree. Kids are horrible to one another. They tease,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
I’ve always subscribed to the belief that you can tell a lot about a person by their pets. And many people agree with this idea. In fact, some people would argue that society is divided into cat and dog people. People who love particular types of animals more than others... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
There are a number of myths out there about Canadians. You’ve probably heard some of them. For example, how all Canadians end every sentence with ‘eh’, we all live in Igloos and drive dog sleds instead of cars. These are not true but there is one legend that still exists... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Have you ever caught someone doing something they shouldn’t be? I have and it makes you feel horrible! I’m speaking specifically about catching someone cheating. If there was ever a more awkward situation to find oneself involved in, I can’t think of it. I mean, I didn’t do anything wrong.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
As soon as I read this question, I began to recite the ryhme "Liar, Liar pants on fire" in my head. And let's be honest, a cheater is a liar through and through. I have never been one of those girls who are "not the jealous type"...I've always been the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Breakup is defined as a “disintegration; disruption; or dispersal.” Wow…There are a number of ‘scary’ words that any person could hear throughout their lifetime. I would say breakup is definitely at the top end of the list for most people. Breaking up is a completely confusing, emotional, complex, scary and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Have you ever lived with someone other than your parents? If you have, you know the complexity of roommate relations. It’s almost more complicated than a real relationship because it involves your home. Your home should be the space that is your safe haven from the rest of the world.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
As a child, I was always dragging my parents to the tallest or scariest ride at every amusement park. My favourite were the ones that swung you back and froth, sideways and all around. The ones that made your stomach move into your throat were music to my ears. While... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
SOS- Rhianna, Mamma Mia- Abba and drumroll...... TNT by ACDC. All wonderful songs that make you want to dance and celebrate the sun :D Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
A few months back, my family decided to go out for dinner together. Just after the meal finished, my little brother went to the washroom and came back annoyed. He told the table that a guy had used the urinal right beside him instead of the toilet. The girls (my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Last night, my neighbour and I were talking at the mailbox. My neighbour is an older gentleman and generally friendly. But he made it clear he wasn’t looking forward to the gaggles of young adults that would be moving into Ottawa within the coming weeks. And then I remembered-It’s almost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Who here has been flipping through channels on a lazy Sunday afternoon and landed on one of the hundreds of reality programs available? I have and did. What was the reality program my TV landed on? Love it or List it. I had never seen this particular program before but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Has anyone ever watched characters in movies/television move to new places? Or have you had friends do the same thing in real life? The characters spend hours excitedly discussing the possibilities of wonderful furniture and paint colour selection. You watch/listen and think it’s such an amazing experience for everyone involved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
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** Please tell me if this sounds familiar to you: You are driving down a stretch of road when you spot a familiar sight in the distance. Almost simultaneously you sit straighter in your seat, your hands move to the 10 & 2 positions on the steering wheel, your right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
This morning I was riding on the bus with my Ipod blaring Tina Turner. As me and the Queen were ‘rolling down the canal,’ I happened to turn my head sideways. Was I greeted with pictures of butterflies or puppy dogs? No. I was witness to a grown man picking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
It is FINALLY here! Julia (Ms. Roberts if you're nasty!) is back in the movie world. Eat, Love, Pray opens today and I could not be more thrilled. I LOOOVEED the book but I will always watch any movie with Julia Roberts repeatedly. (For real, I even own Satisfaction and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground
Hello, my name is Mandy and I’m a commitment-phobe and I have been in a serious relationship for 2 years, 4 months. For me, the term ‘being committed’ has always been synonymous with images of white padded rooms. Don’t get me wrong, I love (and continue to love) romantic movies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Thoughts From 5ft Above The Ground