Tag Archives: Canada

What’s new with you, @Shankell?

I’m so excited to check in with Shannon Kelly. Her Twitter Spotlight was the first I ever did: number 4 to be exact.

ShannonShannon has lots of updates for us:

I switched up my career path a little bit! Continue reading

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Twitter Spotlight master post

All of the good stuff in one place. Enjoy!

1. Holly MacKenzie – @stackmack

2. Eliza Orlins – @eorlins

3. Ted Casablanca – @Ted_Casablanca

4. Shannon Kelly – @shankell  Update here

5. Isaiah Mustafa – @isaiahmustafa

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My first poutine

Friends with ties to Canada have raved about poutine for-ev-er.

“What’s it all about?” I asked.

“Fries, gravy, cheese curds, OMG,” I was told.

Other than the ‘curds’ part, it didn’t sound much different from the fries with gravy and cheese I ate in diners with high school friends.

Poutine

And it wasn’t. Color me underwhelmed, poutine.

Poutine pictured above via Real Sports in Toronto.

I went to Toronto

Business travel used to take me to Toronto somewhat regularly. I loved it. When I switched jobs several years ago, though, my Toronto biz went away. Until now.

This trip, I stayed at Le Germain (Maple Leaf Square) and loved it. This guy kept me company.

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Twitter spotlight: Shannon Kelly

Clearly I love my Canadian friends. Here’s another: Shannon Kelly aka @shankell.

Shannon blogs, works in social media, and aspires to be a sports broadcaster and professional golfer among other things. This woman has a LOT going on.

Let’s get to know her better.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@shankell: Breathing 🙂 I think my favourite quality in a love interest is allowing me to shine. I use the reference of Jay-Z and Beyoncé often: he allows her to be the beautiful and successful woman she is. I think a couple that supports each other, wants the best for one another, and genuinely is their partners biggest cheerleader – that’s a relationship I want to be in. I also like tall men with great traps – I am a strange girl.

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Twitter spotlight: Holly MacKenzie

I have met incredible people through Twitter and I have decided I need to share them — lucky you! First up, the lovely and talented Holly MacKenzie aka @stackmack.
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
StackMack: Conversation, kindness and passion. If there can’t be some serious word play, I lose interest quickly regardless of the other things they’re bringing to the table. It’s cliche to say, but seeing how they treat the people around them. From the way they talk about their friends, to how they interact with taxi drivers, servers and strangers on the street, kindness owns my soul. People who are passionate about what they do or are trying to do make me swoon. Whatever you love, chase it. I love those people. I also love forearms and calves. Weird, I know.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word!)