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Cyclist of the Day

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Dutch PM Mark Rutte, who apparently showed up for his meeting with President Obama on a bike and is my personal hero.

From Google Translate: Four armored limousines for President Obama. Mark Rutte addresses are rather typical Dutch steel horse

Dear Metric Marketing

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I'm writing to you because I think we should be friends.

(and by friends, I mean you should hire me to be your Social Media Marketing Associate -let's not mince words here)

I feel like I embody some of the core values that make Metric what it is. That is to say, I'm a super-driven gal who also happens to be completely obsessed with social media marketing.

Thus far I've managed to turn that drive into a ton of personal opportunities: I have a crazy-strong presence online, I speak regularly at Red River College about Social Media and Personal Branding, I was a panelist at the 2014 Manitoba Blogger's Conference. I've also worked with the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, Vine Multimedia, and Direct Focus Marketing Communications.

I've been able to create these opportunities for myself because I'm passionate about what I do, and I don't believe that it's possible to succeed online unless you're passionate about succeeding.

When I think about social media marketing I tend to refer to the 36 Social Media Rules of Engagement, from t2 Social's blog:

Because that's the thing about online marketing -your audience can tell when you don't care. When your Facebook page hasn't been touched in weeks, your Twitter responses stagnate, and your LinkedIn profile never goes anywhere, people won't see the value in connecting with you online because, obviously, you aren't online.

(At least not in the meaningful way that brand need to be in this day and age.)

I believe in creating and maintaining interesting and valuable social media presences, and I think I could do a wicked job of it at Metric.

So give me a shout (alyson.shane@gmail.com works best) because I'd love to have a chat about how I can be a valuable asset you, and to your clients.


Alyson Shane

aka 'The Queen of the Internet'

PS I also promise to never do this:


Thomas the Dank Engine

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Is exactly what it sounds like.

It's weird the places on the internet I can get to when there's a crazy blizzard happening outside and I'm slowly going stir-crazy waiting for winter to end.

Also here's a helicopter with arms:


Best obituary ever

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RIP Walt, you sounded like a cool guy.
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I've nearly forgotten what relaxing feels like

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Work has been insane.

Life has been insane.

In the best best best way possible.

Been working on a huge client project at work -bigger than anything I've tackled so far with tons of complicated pieces and a lot of stress and all of it on top of all the regular shit I have to do.


There's been a lot of coming in extra early and staying late and midweek 9pm bedtimes and you'd think I'd be pissed off about it but no, I'm thrilled as fuck to be involved.

Watching a project that you helped build come to fruition and become a success has to be the best feeling in the world.

Better than acing an exam.

Better than eating a giant hot fudge sundae.

Better than dancing till 2am in the rain.

(All of which I've done so I can speak from experience)

I'm hooked on that euphoric adrenaline. Bring it on!

In the middle of all that I've successfully initiated the first step of the Penpal Project
aka I mailed my letters (sorry to wait so long, everyone!), took Tyrone for the ballin-est dinner ever at Bistro 7 1/4, gone skating, hit up Festival du Voyageur twice, dragged myself to my scifi book club, wore a fox mask, got rowdy with my friends, bought Tyrone a lucha mask, froze my feet outside, stayed up too way late and a million other things that I can't even think of anymore.

So you'll have to excuse me while I enjoy this moment of solitude catching up on blogging and all things Internet.

(At least until Ty says I have to give the laptop back in a bit so he can play some emulated Minish Cap, but until then...)


Enjoy your weekend, lovelies!
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I wish I could go back to

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the weekend sitting in a living room in the almost-dark

listening to Treeful of Starling

while you sang along

and I smiled


watching Tyrone in his lucha mask being outrageous

in the next room.

Then I said

"I love him"

and you said

"I know. You both have something special.

I feel lucky to be able to be around you guys"

and I said

or maybe just thought to myself

we're all so lucky.

Bad Valentines that Tyrone won't let me send

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I did send him this one, though:



More on my Tumblr.

Happy V-Day! xox

Let's be penpals

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"Nothing good ever comes in the mail."

I find myself saying that a lot these days.

It's almost always bills which are out of date

or mail for the old tenants

or nothing at all.

Which is, in a way, worse.

Last year I took part in the 20Something Bloggers 2013 Postcard Exchange and had a blast.

I made some new friends.

I got some cool stuff.

I was actually excited to open my mailbox when I got home.

And I'd like to do something like that again

just a bit more... ongoing.

So I'll tell you what.

If you wanna be penpals, shoot me an email at alyson dot shane at gmail dot com with yr address and I'll write to you.

Maybe I'll send you a postcard, a short letter, whatever

and then you can write back

and we can have a nice time waiting to see what's in the mail when we get home.

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The MB Music Music Rocks bonspiel has left me mildly crippled (but it wa

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I should also not that it's in the weirdest place possible: behind my right kneecap.

It's also led me to the startling realization that my job isn't as sedentary as I would have previously claimed because getting up a million times to go of the fucking printer hurt like a bitch

But enough about my lady pains (wait what) here's photographic evidence of stuff we did yesterday:

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John used the booze phone on the ice.

(Best sport ever or what?!)


Other teams had amazing names.

(Ours was "Get Your Rocks Off" for those interested)

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Trophies were presented.

(We didn't win any)

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We also had a pose-off on the ice.

(And by that I mean John had a pose-off)

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Obligatory shot of the sheets.

(Not "lanes"!)

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The Sweeper Mario Bros won best costume.

(For obvious reasons)

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The House Burglars, who won the gold and played against us on the first draw.

(They were also AMAZINGLY NICE and I'm so glad that they won)

Props to Manitoba Music for organizing the bonspiel and the Granite Curling Club for being a fantastic venue to toss some stones!|

Now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go soak my leg in a bath and read some Vonnegut. Oye.

Tyrone was all "I want cake"

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and I was like "okay".

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