used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together with; as well as; in addition to; besides; also; moreover: pens and pencils.
added to; plus: 2 and 2 are 4.
then: He read for an hour and went to bed.

The word "and" is a conjunction, a connecting word. It implies an addition or a continuation. The reason I chose my blog to be named "and" or simply "&" is to imply continuation. There will always be more adventures, more stories — more to write about. I see this blog as an on-going thing and I don't intend to stop blogging any time soon. Maybe an occasional break or lull, but there will always be an 'and'.

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Hello there,

The name's Amanda. I'm an 19 year-old gal residing in good ol' Toronto, Canada and currently studying at the Ontario College of Art & Design University. My interests range from art, design, and photography to music, food, and fashion.

I started this blog in August of 2010 with the intention of documenting my day-to-day adventures. Consider this my public journal. Not only is it for tracking the places I've been and the things I've done but it's also a sort of inspiration board; a scrapbook or catalogue of everything I love. If this doesn't heavily reflect my personality, then I don't know what does.

Besides here, you can find me on:

For any questions or inquiries, drop me an email at amandahoopla@gmail.com.