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Day 14 – A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend

The song that reminds me of my boyfriend husband is this one. I remember, when we first started dating, he picked me up in his purple Talon and we went for a drive. I can’t remember where we went, but I remember that he played this song in his car and it was the first time I ever heard of this band.

 

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Day 13 – A song that reminds you of a former friend

Funny enough, this song reminds me of a former friend. I can picture us listening to this song, over and over and over again on our CD players. Fantasizing what it would be like to marry Nick Carter (You did too didn’t you?!?!) .

What song reminds you of a former friend? Post the YouTube link below!

Coles Notes: #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

What is #ALS? 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. – The ALS Association

What is the #ALSicebucketchallenge?

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. – Wikipedia

How do you get nominated?

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation. – Wikipedia

If I get nominated, how do I properly #hashtag my video?

When doing the challenge, please use the hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals. – The ALS Association

Has Jenny been nominated?

No (and that’s okay), but she may have been mentioned in this one. – Jenny

Have you or a friend of yours been nominated for the #ALSicebucketchallenge? Please post their videos here.

According to The ALS Association website, this #icebucketchallenge has raised at least $70.2 Million dollars! Don’t forget to donate!

Day 12 – The last song you heard

This is the last song I heard on the radio. It’s so catchy. How can you not love it?

What’s the last song you heard?

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Day 11 – A song on the soundtrack of your favourite movie

In school I never read The Great Gatsby, so when the movie came out I was surprised by how many people have already read the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I loved so many things in this movie. The love story, the glam, the storyline, the soundtrack. I LOVED the soundtrack to this movie. Did you know that Jay-Z was the executive producer on the soundtrack? Yeah. Cool eh?

Emeli Sande version of Crazy in Love really caught my ear while watching the movie. If you’re a fan of Beyonce and big band music, you’ve got to have a listen.

Here is one of my favourite parts of the movie. “Who is this Gatsby?”

Day 10 – A song by your favourite band

For Day 10, I’m supposed to pick a song by my favourite band. My favourite band of all time is The Beatles. A couple of year’s ago, I was lucky enough to go to Toronto and see Paul McCartney live and it was incredible. If I was born in the 50’s, I think I would have made a great groupie. I would have had pictures of The Beatles all over my walls, bought the pencil cases, the t-shirts, etc… *sigh*

Here are a few videos from the Beatles in the 60’s:

My experience going on CTV Morning Live Ottawa

Earlier this week, I had my first experience going on TV, LIVE TV at that! It was amazing. I went back and forth between nervousness and excitement; it could have given me a stomachache.

When I originally got contacted from the CTV Ottawa Morning Live, I was thrilled and anxious. Did I really want to go on live TV and show my identity to locals around me? Did I want to colleagues to know that I blog? I went back and forth thinking do I really want to do this? I did. I wanted to go on TV and show the world Ottawa that not only do I have a full-time day job, balance my day-to-day activities and I also blog.

Before I went on the show, the show’s producer was great and was very clear on what I would be talking about. I put all my favorite mom apps on my iPad Mini ready to demonstrate any of the apps if needed.

While I was waiting in the lobby to go on, a camera guy mentioned that we (my husband came with me for support) were welcome to coffee and donuts. I was too nervous to eat… but I did manage to eat two Timbits.

During the show, I was nervous. Lianne Laing did an excellent job interviewing me and was really professional. She gave me a great tip before we started and helped me sit just the right way. While were chatting on camera, I was getting even more nervous, I kept thinking that I was repeating myself and flubbing my words.

After the show, I was shaking. I couldn’t believe it! I did it! I went on live TV and did an interview! I watched the video and thought I did a pretty good job.

I was hoping that by going on CTV Morning Live new moms found it helpful to learn about my favourite apps. I’m so proud of myself for doing this. I can’t wait to do it again.

If I could do it all over again, here are a few things I would have done differently:

  • Watch some YouTube videos of news anchors that can’t stop laughing while on camera to make myself more relaxed (see above).
  • Put on more makeup.
  • Do my hair!?!?!
  • Drink the coffee.

Have you ever been on TV or live TV? Do you have any tips to make it easier next time (if there is a next time)?

 

 

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Day 09 – A song that reminds you of your “first love”

My husband is my “first love”. When I was younger, I feel like I thought I was in love with my ex-boyfriends, I may have, but it’s not the same kind of love that I have for my husband and daughter now. It’s different.

A song that reminds me of my “first love” is this one. Our wedding song. Enjoy!

Free World Tattoos

Earlier this week, I may or may not have gotten a tattoo.

Sunday night, while we were watching The Amazing Spiderman on Netflix (I chose this movie because I love Emma Stone* for lip  syncing with Jimmy Fallon), I saw something on my Facebook newsfeed that caught my eye.

There is a new tattoo shop in Ottawa called Free World Tattoo. It’s a cute little shop and it’s just off Preston Street in Ottawa.

They have a new apprentice named Chris. Chris is huge Star Wars fan and is currently learning to tattoo outlines of silhouettes on people (specifically the ones on their Facebook page). It always amazes me how talented tattoo artists are to not only draw beautiful things on paper, but on people too.

Chris is looking for willing subjects to have one of these silhouettes done on their body for free. I’m not sure if there is any room left to book an appointment with him, but I would recommend calling ((613) 238-2059) the shop right away to find out if they have any availability. I think they had limited space available for this promotion.

Speaking of tattoos…

Recently, the Postcards from the Mothership wanted bloggy peeps to talk about tattoos. Here are my answers to her Q & A’s:

Are tattoos still risqué when the moms at the schoolyard pickup are sharing tattoo aftercare tips? Or do they still send out a negative impression in your opinion?

Oh gawd, I hope not. When I first started dropping my daughter off at daycare, I have to admit, I was a little conscience about showing my tattoos to the daycare providers. Not because I didn’t want them to think I was a “bad mom”, but because I didn’t want my tattoos to be their first impression of me. I think I’m pretty swell (thank you very much), but still I think some people still do have a negative impression about tattoos. People like to judge, it’s in their nature. So, I just wanted to avoid that all together and just hide them. Now, I don’t give a f**k. I think our daycare providers are pretty awesome and that they “get it”. So now I don’t hide them at all.

Are tattoos mainstream, or do they still make people judgy?

Both. I think tattoos are becoming more mainstream. Doctors, teachers and 60-year old moms (hi mom!) are getting them. I do think that there is still a stigma attached to them and I do think that people will judge, but if they aren’t judging you on your tattoos, they’ll judge you for something else (the car you drive, the daycare you chose, the clothing you wear).

I read the blog post that DaniGirl linked to on her blog. Have a read: Why it’s okay to have a baby, but not tattoos.

Do you have one?

Yes… a few.

How and why did you choose your design?

Most of my tattoos are to stamp a moment in time. Maybe I’ll make another blog post about them and why I chose them, but for now this is the best way to describe them.

Do you have any regrets about having – or not having – one?

Nope. Not a single regret and if I ever did, I know there are some great artists in the Ottawa area that could help me cover it or touch it up. I really do love all my tattoos.

Do you have any tattoos? Do you agree or disagree with my comments above? Let me know if you book an appointment with Chris! Help support a local artist!

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*Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon and Emma Stone