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My home and native land

March 6th, 2009 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on My home and native land)

As I mentioned before, I don’t do arts reporting. I read reviews, but I am incapable of writing them. Thus, this is not a review of the movie One Week, it is a telling of what One Week meant to me. I decided that I wanted to see this movie this morning after reading a …
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The day I knew I was meant to be a sports reporter

March 6th, 2009 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Personal - (Comments Off on The day I knew I was meant to be a sports reporter)

When I left high school, I had one plan for my life. That plan quickly gave way to another, completely different plan (something I might write about here later). I worked retail for a year, figured things out, and decided to go to journalism school. All my life I had been avoiding journalism school, because I did …
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1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Post a comment here linking to your results Maple Syrup & Poutine’s 100 Canadian Foods to Consume 1. Arctic Char 2. Ketchup flavoured chips …
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But I am Canadian. On days as cold as today I remember my Canadianess and take pride in the lessons the chill teaches me: I know that mittens are better than gloves and I wear them, even though I’m a grown up. I know that when the temperature drops like this I need to take …
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O Canada

January 7th, 2009 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on O Canada)

You are golden: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xab1xCglG4c]

On Monday

January 4th, 2009 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on On Monday)

On Monday I have to go back to work after 2 and a half weeks on holidays. On Monday, though I may be sitting in my office, I will not be thinking about work. Because on Monday Canada will be playing Sweden for World Junior Hockey gold and I have tickets to that game. And …
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My home and native land

June 30th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Issues - (Comments Off on My home and native land)

This is my favourite time of year, a time when I am usually (26 out of 27 years) in that national capital region for the greatest celebration this city ever sees. I am Canadian, a fact that makes me very proud (most of the time), and there is nothing I love more than seeing 30,000 …
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