No Technology For Old Men - Hat Tip To Apple
Regardless of your “relationship” with the technology giant Apple, you have to give them props for this: My dad just entered his 60’s. He has very little interest in “new fangled technology.” Usually, for Christmas/Birthday presents we’d give him power tools, and that made him happy. (Wood work is his passion.) This year for his Birthday we bought him an iPad....
of words, of a word: “I know that the number one... →
bookofwriting: “I know that the number one rule to being cool is to seem unfazed, to never admit that anything scares you or impresses you or excites you. Somebody once told me it’s like walking through life like this [with arms raised in a guarded position]. You protect yourself from all the unexpected miseries…
He tried to peer through the fog. He thought he could see a ledge on the other side but it was way too thick to be sure. “This is crazy,” he thought as he looked at the map the old man had drawn him on a bar napkin. Then he smiled as he remember the summers on Grandpa’s orchard, as well as some advice Grandpa had given him. “If you’re not constantly thinking yourself...
You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands
Has anyone ever said that to you before? How did it make you feel? I’ve heard it several times, and it always made me feel like there was something wrong with me. Like I wasn’t spending my time on the “right” things. Have you ever said this to anyone? Why did you say it? It took me a long time to not let comments like this get to me. But once that happens, there’s a...
dumbrunningsonic: Evan Cooper http://thegatesofevan.blogspot.com
Just Keeping Track of Me: Monday Motivation on... →
brockkeen: Feel like no matter how hard you work you never seem to get ahead? Sometimes people think there are secrets to getting rich but I don’t think there are secrets…too many rich people know about them. Instead, these “secrets” are pretty much just principles that if you follow on a daily basis, you…
I used to carry this idea around that ONE DAY, one day I won’t have to “show up” anymore. That life wouldn’t require effort, or something. It took me this long to realize that, and I don’t mean to alarm anyone but… WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE! We all have the same final destination, and we better believe the journey is the worthier part. Take a look behind...
#Quote of the Day:
brockkeen: We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States
Thanksgiving Day - a day to remind us of what we are grateful for. In essence, it is a holiday to remind us of what we should be doing every single day. It is a reminder to be grateful for not only the good in our life (be it past or present) but the “bad” as well. Everything that has come before the now has created what we are now: And that is something… wonderful. I am...
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate,...– Just Keeping Track of Me: Quote of the Day:
Road Trip Epic Days 1 & 2
Day 1 consisted of the drive to Saskatoon. There was the added bonus for me that they’re having their Folk Fest this weekend. So when I rolled in around 10 pm I met up with Tennille and Co. at the Irish pavilion, and then various shenanigans ensued. I made sure I got around to the Caribbean pavilion too to say “Hi!” to fortune friend, Anita Kai. Day 2 started off with...
Just Keeping Track of Me: Every single month I get... →
brockkeen: Every single month I get paid a percentage of my cell phone bill, my internet bill, my TV bill, my security system bill and here very soon I’ll be getting a percentage of my power bill and that’s just the start…because I pass this information on to others I also get paid a smaller percentage…
Are you Shame Prone Or Guilt Prone? →
I first came across the Shame vs. Guilt paradox when I watched a video of Brene Brown’s talk at “UP!” The thought was profound as I had realized that for the majority of my life, and possibly still to this day, I have been more shame prone than guilt prone. This essay covers the differences of each quite well, and more importantly covers the consequences very well. At this...
Can't We All Just Get Along? →
Read this first, go ahead, click the link… I’ll wait… clientsfromhell: [I was working late at night to get a website I had been working on for a few months launched. After putting up all of the files I decided I would text message the client seeing as it was late at night.] Text message to client: “Website is launched.” Text message from client: “OK. Great. Now… Let...
There’s a scene in the movie “Serenity” (the Firefly movie for the uninitiated) when Book says to Mal, “I don’t care what you believe, so long as you believe it.” This popped in my head tonight when I realized something about this funny world we live in. We can choose what we believe. Sometimes it’s hard for us to change what we believe, but it CAN...
ratemds.com - Dr. Gregory House →
If you don’t know what ratemds.com is, it’s website that collects user feedback on doctors local to your area. I just noticed today that they created a profile for everyone’s favorite fictional diagnostician, and random users I think came in and “rated” him as if they were patients. Some are a good read.
kellyoxford: “I always return my Gram’s phone calls and do as she asks right away, she’s 90 and if she died before I could respond I’d feel horrible. I’ve been living like this for the last 6 years.” —
Roasted Garbanzo Beans, for @DWKM or whoever else...
Keep in mind I’m guessing on most of the measures here. This is totally to taste, but it’s very close to what I did in my most recent batch. 1 Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Black Pepper 1 tsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Cayanne Pepper 1/2 tsp salt Pre-heat oven to 325 F. * Mix up all the dry spices in a bowl first...
BAM! BAM! BAM!: Just One More Reason Why I Would... →
We are blowing it. Think of the world as a party. We’re all at the party - some people are having a good time, some people are having a shitty time. Some people like hanging out near the bar (ie live in NYC), some people like hanging out by the pool (LA); and some people like hanging out near the…
Flooding in #yeg →
Saw some pretty bad flooding during the evening rain last night (July 19th, 2010). So I took a little detour to take a couple pictures.
clientsfromhell: Client: “Make the numbers in our phone number capitalized to stand out more” Me: “That’s not possible…” Client: “Just hold the SHIFT key and type our phone number!”
The Difference 5 Years Can Make →
We are family...
The catalogliving blog gets a little more… COLOURFUL than usual. catalogliving: Secretly, Gary had always wondered if all these children were indeed his.
Could you delete your Facebook account?
I found out today (2010-05-17, if you’re curious) that congress candidate, blogger extraordinaire, open government crusader, and social media enthusiast, Adriel Hampton, deleted his Facebook account on Saturday. This is not earth shattering news. I wasn’t friends with him on Facebook and in general it probably has little effect on the world. I do not even know much about the guy,...