Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy NU Day!

I have no computer! It's in the shop..so I had to quickly pop in to say happy NU Day to all the awesome people here! Hope you had a great one!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Productions Kalabante


Me and the girls are getting together and heading down to the Alianait Tent to watch the Circus today. A great day off:)
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Friday, June 19, 2009

National Aboriginal Day!


June 21st is National Aboriginal Day! I have never seen throat singers, or Drum dancers before, So I can't wait to head down to the Alianait tent to watch in awe.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kenojuak Ashevak Art Exhibit

June 21st 10:00am the museum is holding an art exhibit featuring the Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak. I'm really excited to experience her art for the first time and celebrating her 50 years of achievement!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Four Swine Flu Cases In Nunavut !!

Excessively wash your hands!
Dont shake hands when receiving your graduation diploma!
Stay in your houses! lock the doors and avoid all human contact!
When you have cold like symptoms, dont kid yourself, you HAVE SWINE FLU!
And don't forget that if they didnt blow this out of proportion and it DID become a pandemic
...they would be up shit creek for not taking it seriously..

Just calm down and wash your hands people...


For my friend who freaks out about everything<3..hehe

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kunik

Out of all the infamous "kisses" In the world, Today I experienced one that is now on the top of my list.
No..not this one...
umm..not quite this one either...:P

Here we go!
This Kiss is a traditional Inuit greeting called "Kunik" A Kunik is the pressing of "the nose and upper lip against the skin (commonly the cheeks or forehead) and breathing in."It's basically the equivalent of a kiss on the cheek to loved one in Western Society. I think it's a beautiful tradition and I will absorbe it into my future actions<3 ..but not in a creepy walk up and smell your face out of nowhere kind of way..haha..

p.s shout out! to Orange Coat!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And we'll all float anyway WELL!

Today is -2 but the wind is chilly. It's nice and sunny so I went for a little walk. I could actually wear my sneakers today! there are less and less slush and puddles everyday. Soon enough I get to breath in all that nice dust:) I'm sitting in my apartment and I can hear the neighbors carving. It's a really interesting and different thing to hear and see.

Other then that it's been slow in the life of Amanda.. trying to keep a good sleeping schedule and blocking out the sun..only at night though..bring it on during the day:)!!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Get Your Dog A Doghouse!!!




Cell phone, Sleep, Arctic Ventures, ghetto fight

I have an Awesome new cell phone and a 16hr shift on zero sleep,
and there was a Crazy ghetto fight on my street including flipped four wheelers, a man sliding down a hill on his face, and me laughing in the window. And the weather is getting better:)
Peace

Friday, May 22, 2009

PolarMan and Payday

I was walking to work today and I notice something fly inches away from my head. I look up and there were two little boys throwing rocks at me! I turned towards them and to thier surprise I yelled at them "DONT FLICK ROCKS AT ME!" they looked like they were going to piss temselfs..haha Then I continued to walk..walked pass PolarMan who later shows up at work to see the movie startreak and ingages in an intense conversation on how the Green Goblins mask was horrible in the Spiderman movies. He halled out his photo album that has pic of him in his superhero getup with the teletubies, Santaclause and then other pics of him with his imfumose shuvel. He also showed me a pics of his pet rats. Back to my walk to work...I met up with Mosha. A local who I think has a crush on me, or just really needs a friend. I met him on mothers day and found out that his mother is dead and his Dad doesn't really have anything to do with him. A scenario way too common up here. He said he made me a carving of a polarbear. He's a harmless guy who spends hrs loitering in the Frob Lobby. haha..
So then I arived at work and got all my work done in a couple of hrs. But guess what? Today Is a sweet day...why?
PAYDAY!
I can finally get a phone and some rubber boots.
So my choices in female rubber boots are ugly blue plad or animal print..haha.. I think I'm going with the animal print...wear some fishnets and a mini skirt with them..;P j/k!
It's going to be nice to be able to relax from her on out:)

Monday, May 18, 2009

How's the weather up there?

Tonight -6°C
Tue 1°C
Wed -3°C /-6°C
Thu -2°C /-8°C
Fri -2°C /-6°C
Sat 1°C /-5°C
Sun 1°C /-4°C

Getting there....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"Surf...Rock...Band"...SPLASH!

The weather is getting warmer and the snow and ice are begining to melt. Everywhewre there are puddles of muddy water. Today I was on my way to work, had my headphones on, singing to Modestmouse and walked over what i thought was solid snow. No sir, it was not. I went knee deep in slush! I let out a few words and had to walk home and change my cloths quick and call a taxi to get to work on time. My roomie was laughing at me and I had to laugh too...if anyone was watching it must have been a fuuny sight.
So tonight the movie theater is playing Hanna Montana and there are screeming kids everywhere. But then the Cinima decided, Hey, we want to drive Amanda nuts and tell half the kids that it's sold out..Crying little girls all over the place...oh my head....
I had to redo my budget too. I didn't realize how much money I would be spending in taxi fees. I think I'll invest in some rubberboots and track my way though the mess. but I'm too chicken poop to walk home in the dark so that's at the very least 6.00 a day. It adds up.
Also, Thanks to everyone giving me great advice! It's helps so much. I love hearing stories from people who have already experinced the artic and Iqaluit. It's a very beauitiful place once you get the chance to sit back and experence it. I really can't compliane much. You know life is good when your hardest decition is weather you should buy some rubberboots or not :P

Friday, May 15, 2009

Slow Day Snow Day

Today was a clod and windy one. Woke up to the house windows shaking and I was not wanting to get up. I was so very cumfy and the thought of getting out of my warm bed to go out in the cold wasn't apealing. I got up and hopped in a taxi and was on my way to the Frob. As soon as I arived poor pregnant Carmen was up to her eyeballs with paperwork and check-ins and then it went DEAD.... I got an angry phone call from a jerk, got hit on by Steve again. He is a guy who NEVER remembers me and he gets drunk introduces himself a million times and then tells me he thinks I'm "Pretty hot ya know"..freak...was called a bitch today by a drunk local...but that's about all that happend. Oh! and Polar man was here to watch a movie so he was hanging out in the loby...For those of you who don'tknow who Polarman is here is a link.. http://www.superheroeslives.com/reallife/polarman_(2003).htm

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Let it snow..

Tonight is my first night working alone. No more training for me. And it was slow. I had only two check ins and they both cancled. So I had all my work done early and was bored the last few hours. I'm looking into going dog sledding next week! A lot of people at work went and said it was a great time. I also have more pics to put up but the internet here is so bad that it wont load them. So I'll keep trying.
p.s It's snowing out lots tonight..20cm!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Positive...

I feel like such a tool for getting so upset the other day. I think I was just really homesick but It's out of my system and I'm actually looking forward to the rest of the year!

Things I like about Iqaluit so far...

1) My Job- I absolutly love my job. I enjoy going to work everyday. I like the staff a lot. My manager (Paul) is really great. He's very upbeat and I like that.

2)My Apartment- I might have to sleep on the couch for now, BUT my roomies are great. I don't live in a party house. It's nice and quit...except for random livingroom dancing in the middle of the night in pj's and heals..haha

3)Something New- It's a new experence. and If you know me at all you know I get bored and need knew experences to keep me somewhat sane:) Dog sledding, sight seeing, ect..should be fun

4)I can pay off a lot of student loan debt- 12 thous. If my calculatons are correct.




Sweet.

Homesick

I have never missed St. John's more then I did tonight. I was so down and my friends were telling me all the things that were true but what I didn't want to hear... I miss the city. I miss the people. I miss the security. I never felt more homesick in my life... I miss internet that fucking works!..god damn it...the arctic is so fucking cold and It makes no sense to me why I have to run full force away from the things I want in order to get them. I like my job and I'm too stubborn to leave and I'm determined to make this a good time. I hope it gets better then this...not to sure it will though. You make your own fun here.. I'm not too much of a fan of drinking here. It's too depressing and I can see how it takes over the lives of the people in this town. there is too much time to think . I THINK that's the problem. Too much time inside your own head, evaluating your life over and over. I need to occupy myself with positive things. POSITIVE. nobody is positive. It's like it's sucked out of them. they just pass time, or, they are in decision mode..where am I going ....they all waste time here for a better brighter future...It's a fucked up purgatory. the arctic is no ones home, even the people who call it home seem to be lost. I miss a city that is welcoming. I miss a city that is safe and I have NEVER missed St. John's more then I did tonight.

I'm sorry, I'm just a little sad tonight...I'll be better tomorrow..

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day Nan, Mom and Alison!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

hahaha!!!

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"Sacrificing the Iqaluit Vergins"






So I didn't get ANY sleep..I was up all night because the next door neighbors were screaming and crying drunk. Then I had to get up early because I was supose to get my room done BUT they were too buisy and didn't show..ugh...BUT I don't care me and the peeps are going dancing!! and in the words of Leah-Anne"sacrificing the Iqaluit Vergins" whoo!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

o.k..that's not right..gypped

so much for getting new carpet. It's not in my bosses budget so I'm only getting them cleaned..again...it didnt work the first time I'm not sure why he will think it will work this time??...ugh...
Looks like I'll be sleeping in the living room on the couch..and paying the same as everyone els...??no way..not going to happen. I'll write a letter to my manager to see what he can do...this sucks...
Me and the girls are going dancing tomorrow night. dance out 'dem stresses.. haha

2am

So It's 8:53am here and I couldn't sleep at all last night and I just woke up to BNAG BANG BANG!! on the door. I got a little freaked out and then whoever it was walked in! So, I'm in my bed FREAKING out oh my god there is someone in my house and I get up and it's the flipin' Nunistar guys who are doing my room. They were laughing at me...bastards..haha...
I also took a vid of the sky outside my bedroom window las night at 2am..

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Here comes the sun again..

I ate some bad Chicken Alfredo yesterday..PUKE.. I got so sick and had to go home early. My roomie talked to the Nunastar peeps and we get to paint the apartment AND I get new carpet..yay! no more pee smell. I bought a new bedspread and new pillows in the brightest colors I could find. I tried to find curtains but they were all sold out in all the stores. I'm guessing it's because of the time of year. I have a sheet up in my window to block out the sun. It's not bad yet, but soon enough we will have up to 22? hrs of sun...crazy stuff, and today was -14..brrr....

My Apartment

Leah-Anne's room




Our awesome T.V


Sarah's Room
The gateway to hell..the closet in my room:)

My ugly room! I'm talking my boss into letting me paint it:)