Friday, June 23, 2006

My favorite deep thoughts

Some "Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handy (from Saturday Night Live, but I hope you knew that...)

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.

When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

Laurie got offended that I used the word "puke." But to me, that's what her dinner tasted like.

The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.

for wayy more, check:

quotes applied to life

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"I saw many problems in the world and wondered why somebody didn't do something about them. Then I realized, I was somebody." - unknown

Thursday, June 22, 2006

One unfortunate looking person

Isn't that just sick...maybe next year Leafs...

An Inconvenient Truth

**stop everything you're doing and see this movie**
It was really good, and all the critics are right, its awesome. Even if you can't make it to the movie, check out the website, and watch the trailor!!

Here's some quotes from the movie:

"The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing, and baffling expedience of delays is coming to a close. In its place, we are coming to a period of consequences." - Winston Churchill

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Al Gore

"You can't make somebody understand something if their salary depends upon them not understanding it." - Al Gore

Summer so far....


This summer is flying by, I can't believe it. So far this summer, I got back from partying in Toronto and an AIESEC conference in Hamilton, it was a blast, and met lots of people. The conference was focused on leadership development, and between partying all night long and not sleeping, I still learned alot. The sessions all day are very inspirational, very intense and educational, in a "it's summer and I'm learning, but still having fun" kind of way.

We've been hanging out alot, just chillin, watching some hockey playoffs (too bad for the oilers...) and getting outside when it's not raining. I made it home to see the CEC musical with Lisa, which was just good to see some old friends. Camilla came here from Brazil to work in the AIESEC office for a couple months. A bunch of us went up to Miramichi for Krista's grad/going away party (hope you have a great time in Thailand!). Last weekend Camilla had a Brazilian night, it was awesome, I love learning about cultures around the world, and now I have one more country I have to visit someday. I also saw "An Inconvenient Truth". It's an amazing, scary, eye-opening movie if you haven't seen it yet.

I'm working at Saint Mary's in the Burke building doing environmental research with a prof and a couple other students for my Coop work term. I really love it. We get to go outside and do fieldwork sometimes, and network with a lot of other groups in Halifax and NS doing similar stuff, really good opportunities.

I'm pumped for this weekend. We got our Pilate and Wintersleep tickets for Fri! woot woot. Tonight we're having Camilla's going away party, which is happy and sad. Hopefully Sat night works out, and I can make it home to go camping!??! Annnnd we gotta get organized for next weekend so we can make it to PEI for Tragically Hip and Canada day! jump on it guys....

OK, back to work for me, talk to you soon.....

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Recently at an Ethical Leadership Conference in London, a group came up with 10 rules that they felt would guide an individual as they live their life and engage with different communities in all aspects of life. Here they are:
1.Keep your life directions congruent with your vision
2.Notice everything around you and actively learn from it
3.Walk the talk
4.Don't be afraid of being yourself, listen and respect others
5.Know and always question what you believe in, keep it real.
6.The only shame in losing is if it's from laziness
7.Serve the Human race
8.The world is a human construct, the barriers in it are only human
10.Be militant, sometimes.
What do you think, are there any others you would add?

AIESEC Canada: West Atlantic

AIESEC Canada: West Atlantic

Friday, June 16, 2006

no news is good news

So I am going to blog. I guess this is either going to be one of those things I say I'll do, and then never get to, so stay tuned. You guys know how much free time I have, so this should go really well, as long as blogs have Spell Check!