Feesh!

I’m writing this high on happiness and short on time. I need to fall asleep to be awake again in 5.5 hours. But I need to tell you – I went fishing. Not just off the dock. Real fishing. In a boat. Where all we did was fish. It was fun. Before I left, I…

A Selfie Interview: So How’s Manitoba?

An article in which the Annalist’s editor –in-chief, Ms. A. Louise Brown, conducts an interview with authour of this site, one Miss Anna Brown, approaching the topic of “So How’s Manitoba?” Editor-in-Chief: First of all, Welcome back to Canada! I know it’s late but it’s been a while since we’ve talked…Mongolia, was it? And now you’re at…

Maple & Mushers

There are several things I love in life. One is Canada. Another is Tim Hortons. Mostly because it reminds me of Canada. And Roll up the Rim? Even better. I also love cousins. And driving. So this? This here is pretty stellar: Last weekend we took a minor roadtrip to a hamlet a little North…

Camel Conversation

The word “Timmay” in Mongolian sounds like of the English name Timmy. It means camel, and is one of my favourite words. I always imagine a young camel with a British accent whose name is Timmy. (Remembering words by association helps me learn, as well as offering an amusing creative outlet.) Living in the city however, our…

Sauerkraut, Slacklining, and So Much More!

Can I just tell you how much I love alliteration? I LOVE alliteration. It slips out of my mouth all the time. Or should I say it slips out of my mouth merrily, moment by moment?! (Okay, that’s a stretch. Not cool Anna.. time to stop with the nerd-alerts!) Anyways, I have a lot to…

10 More Things: Can’t Say ‘I Never’ Anymore [Part II]

Continuing from yesterday… The last couple months have been full of new things and first times. Moving can mean a lot of new things. So here’s a few more things I can’t say ‘I never’ about anymore: Worked at a fast-food restaurant. A humbling but good-for-me experience. It could have been worse. If you ever…

10 Things: Can’t Say ‘I Never’ Anymore [Part 1]

You know those ice-breaker games supposedly designed to be fun but the real reasons behind them all are to ‘get to know you’ and force bonding, team participation, or at the very least, to help you learn people’s names in new and usually somewhat awkward group settings? Growing up at camp, I’ve encountered more than…