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Friday, June 29, 2007

no false advertising here...


ok, so i saw this in the grocery store. i guess pillsbury is still using the old size cans while trying to sell 33% more of their dough...

I think they would succeed more in that effort if they just made longer cans - hahahaha

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

back to something i love...





ok, well for the past 2 days I've taken a brief but needed break from work/life for an hour or so and hit the skatepark. Pretty fun. Not too bad for a 33 year old who hasn't ridden a park or anything really in quite a while. Cool thing is that a friend of mine (who i've known, but don't really know) went skating with me yesterday and he used to ride back in the day too. We've decided to at least try to go once a week if not more to the different parks around here to stay in shape and keep doing what we do. Skate. Anyway, here's some pics. And yes...i landed all of these, even the one-footer (which the pic doesn't do justice...). 1st pic-frontside over box hip. 2nd pic - nosegriding the bowl. 3rd pic-ollie over hip. 4th pic-coming down from frontside one-footer.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

facebook gifts

so, i'm thinking about facebook gifts. you pay $1 to send a gift to someone (i think some may be free) of a picture that is displayed on your home page to let other people know you're thinking of them or whatever. And, it's only $1. Sure you can spare a buck. There are lots of icons that can be gifts, but I went looking to see how many have "sold out". And when they are sold out, it is usually after they hit a million gifts sent. so far, facebook has 31 "sold out" gifts. So if my math and reasoning are right (which they're probably not, but it's interesting nonetheless...) facebook has acquired approximately $31M through this "gift" thing. Ok so let's just take out some for credit card processing fees, etc. and say they've acquired $30M. For nothing. Just something i've been thinking about. that's all. that's a lot of money. $1ea. for nothing. hmmmm....interesting.

Friday, June 22, 2007

my strengths...

Below are my top five themes of talent, ranked in the order revealed by my responses to the Clifton StrengthsFinder.

As you may know, the Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the 34 themes of talent determined by The Gallup Organization as those that most consistently predict outstanding performance. The greater the presence of a theme of talent within a person, the more likely that person is to spontaneously exhibit those talents in day-to-day behaviors.

Focusing on natural talents helps people build them into strengths and enjoy personal, academic, and career success through consistent, near-perfect performance.

How well do you think these themes describe me?


Positivity

You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better around you because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their world drab with repetition or, worse, heavy with pressure. You seem to find a way to lighten their spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are rarely dragged down. Your Positivity won’t allow it. Somehow you can’t quite escape your conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun, and that no matter what the setbacks, one must never lose one’s sense of humor.



Empathy

You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective. You do not necessarily agree with each person’s perspective. You do not necessarily feel pity for each person’s predicament—this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessarily condone the choices each person makes, but you do understand. This instinctive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings—to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.



Adaptability

You live in the moment. You don’t see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see it as a place that you create out of the choices that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have plans. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you away from your plans. Unlike some, you don’t resent sudden requests or unforeseen detours. You expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are, at heart, a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in many different directions at once.



Woo

Woo stands for winning others over. You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidating to you. On the contrary, strangers can be energizing. You are drawn to them. You want to learn their names, ask them questions, and find some area of common interest so that you can strike up a conversation and build rapport. Some people shy away from starting up conversations because they worry about running out of things to say. You don’t. Not only are you rarely at a loss for words; you actually enjoy initiating with strangers because you derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection. Once that connection is made, you are quite happy to wrap it up and move on. There are new people to meet, new rooms to work, new crowds to mingle in. In your world there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet—lots of them.



Developer

You see the potential in others. Very often, in fact, potential is all you see. In your view no individual is fully formed. On the contrary, each individual is a work in progress, alive with possibilities. And you are drawn toward people for this very reason. When you interact with others, your goal is to help them experience success. You look for ways to challenge them. You devise interesting experiences that can stretch them and help them grow. And all the while you are on the lookout for the signs of growth—a new behavior learned or modified, a slight improvement in a skill, a glimpse of excellence or of “flow” where previously there were only halting steps. For you these small increments—invisible to some—are clear signs of potential being realized. These signs of growth in others are your fuel. They bring you strength and satisfaction. Over time many will seek you out for help and encouragement because on some level they know that your helpfulness is both genuine and fulfilling to you.

cool info...strengthsfinder.com

Thursday, June 21, 2007

inspiration to do more...

a little story actually...

Mark Twain once described a man who died and met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. Knowing that St. Peter was very wise, the man asked a question that he had wondered about his entire life.
He said, "Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years. Who was the greatest general of all time?"
Saint Peter quickly responded, "oh that's a simple question. It's that man right over there."
"You must be mistaken," responded the man, now very perplexed. "I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer."
"That's right, my friend," assured Saint Peter. "He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had been a general."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

this little piggy went wii wii wii all the way home

ok so most...well, maybe some of you know we've had the nintendo wii since before Christmas last year and have been playing the dickens out of it ever since and have more games for it than you one should have. and we, not wii, love it. But what is super new news, is that now (will know more after a meeting in the morning) we (work) may be involved in developing a new game for it. Super cool. I am so excited. I can't give much details right now, but it has more potential than the cell phone app we're developing. anyway, i'm pretty pumped about it and will know more after tomorrow. Wohoo! i'm sure i can get you copies...hahaha

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

facebook whore

yep...i put the word whore in the title. so what. anyway, that's what i've become over the past few days, a facebook whore (which, fyi, is better than a trend whore on a couple of different levels ~ i digress). guys here have started writing apps for facebook and i figured i ought to know more about it...hahaha. and i do now. and i actually like it. so, if you're on it, let me know and i'll be your friend. aaaawwwwwwww shucks. ;)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

i'm impressed...

Paul Pott's on Britain's Got Talent...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

seriously...

i mean, i can't even make this stuff up...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,281217,00.html

Friday, June 08, 2007

worth it...

ok - it's been a while, but i saw this and thought it was funny & worth posting... heh heh

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,279352,00.html

Oh yeah...and these guys are in their 60's...