Does everyone already know about this place? Why didn’t anyone tell me? I was up all night hitting the “next” button (not a metaphor)…
Archive for May 2012
Top five ways to tell we had a hot and sunny weekend in Prince George.
#5. Everyone’s finger nails are cut short and scrubbed red, trying to get all that top soil out from under them.
#4. Everybody is squinting in their grad photos.
#3. You’re really well tanned (neck up and elbows out).
#2. You started regretting your “do I get a fishing boat or a snow-blower?” decision from last winter.
#1. The Foothills boulevard dandelion farm is in full bloom!
LOS ANGELES — The guitar slinging crooner Phillip Phillips came out on top Wednesday night to take the American Idol crown.
The 21-year-old singer from Leesburg, Ga. was selected over 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez. He received a standing ovation from Idol judges after his Tuesday’s song finale “Home.”
Phillips is Idol’s 11th season winner, making it five times in a row a male performer has been selected.
The decision came after a record high 132 million votes were cast after Tuesday’s final performances.
from Fox 13 News…
So… aside from the fact that you are no longer “busy” two nights of the week; Mikes top five signs Idol is over.
#5. You have begun your annual month-long feeling of emptiness.
#4. The words “dog” and “yo” now revert back to their dictionary meanings for the next eight months.
#3. You swear you’ll bite the head off anyone who says “well, the judges sure wasted that save on Jessica, didn’t they?” at work this morning.
#2. You’re already regretting re-naming your children Joshua, Phillip and Jessica.
#1. You can now watch the kids soccer game without data overages on your phone!!!
The US Supreme Court is forcing a guy in Rhode Island to pay $675,000 for illegally sharing music on the Internet. The judge worked it out to $22,500 for each song that was downloaded and shared.
To help you avoid inadvertently taking part in any of this illegal activity, here are the top five ways to tell a song came from an illegal download site.
#5. You didn’t have to pay for it. Basically if you’re not paying for it, it’s not yours.
#4. You’re surprised to see you have a Ruben Studdard and a Taylor Hicks CD in your collection, but your all your Train and Maroon Five songs are missing. Dang that file sharing!!
#3. In the middle of the night your computer makes a whiring noise, then in the morning you see all of your passwords are stolen and your hard-drive is erased.
#2. As soon as you’re done a big download, the black suburban with the blacked out windows, no license plate and the big antenna on the roof is suddenly not parked out in front of your house.
#1. The #1 way to tell a song is a pirated song – every second word in the song is “ARRRRRRR”!!
#5. Let her know your pet is very shy and probably will just go straight to his safe-place as soon as she arrives.
#4. Keep a leash and a stash of poo bags on the passenger seat of your car.
#3. When you’re out with your future wife and you see any animal; immediately crouch down, pet the animal and say to the owner “awwwww, what’s his name?”.
#2. Every once in while refer to your future wife by your pretend pet’s name (unless your pretend pet’s name is Vicky, Lindsay, Stephanie, Pam, Linda, Colleen, Denise or Wendy).
#1. Wouldn’t hurt to go to work smelling like a wet dog once in while.
Macleans.ca had an article with some tips for summer job seekers, you can read the whole article here. Here are just a few of the tips from the article — and a few tips of my own.
- 1. Crack the hidden job market
Most jobs aren’t advertised.
- 2. Summer jobs matter more than you think
You may be tempted to return to that retail gig you held in high school. Resist the urge. The type of job you get this summer will influence the type of job you’ll get next summer and far into the future.
- 3. Head West! (Or North. Or East.)
If you live in a university town, you’re going to have intense competition for the best summer jobs.
- 4. Clean up after yourself online
- 5. Don’t forget the keywords
The first thing some human resources managers do with a stack of applications is sort though them to eliminate those that don’t reference keywords from the job ad.
I have some advice of my own for students entering the job market. Mike’s top five mistakes made by students on their first job interview.
#5. Bringing your DS, in case things get boring during the interview.
#4. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.
#3. Including sleeping and pounding your brother on your list of “hobbies and interests”.
#2. Saying you sure hope your office will be nicer than this one.
#1. Ending the interview with “t-minus-zero, snooze fest out”.
more from last year’s Top Five…
Top five mistakes made at job interviews
#5. Looking at your watch after 15 minutes and saying “Oh man, look at theee time. When is my break anyway”.
#4. Plugging in your iPod then explaining, “It’s okay, I’ll keep the volume low, so I shouldn’t miss much.”
#3. Admitting you failed food save – but explaining it was lame-oh anyway.
#2. Including your uncanny ability to be caller 10 and caller 12 as one of your strengths.
#1. At the end of the interview – yelling “SPOILER ALERT! IN THE END I GET YOUR JOB!”
How to Get the Best Cup from an Auto-Drip Coffee Maker from LifeHacker
The auto-drip coffee maker is ridiculed by coffee snobs (and for good reason—plenty of other methods make consistently better coffee), but the auto-drip’s no hassle, automatic brewing still makes it the go-to choice for a lot of homes and offices looking for a quick caffeine fix. While you may not be able to get the “perfect” brew from an auto-drip, you can make it a whole lot better with a little know-how.
An auto-drip coffee maker is handy because you can set it and forget it, but the fact you can’t control the temperature or the water ratio as it pours over the beans means you can’t customize the brew as much to fit your liking. The key to good auto-drip is to do skip any silly tricks and keep it as basic as possible, starting with the right coffee beans and roast.
Start the Process Right: Whole Beans, a Good Grind, Filtered Water, and the Right Temperature
Since you can’t control a lot of the variables that make a cup of coffee good with an auto-drip it’s important that you start the process right. This means fresh-roasted whole beans, getting a good grind, fresh water, and trying to get the temperature as close to right as possible.
Darn, I didn’t make the list. Maybe I’m number 31?
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. How can you tell if mom was happy with her day? Top five ways to tell mom wasn’t too happy with Mother’s Day.
#5. This mornings coffee has more than a slight hint of nutmeg.
#4. Usual pressed shirt replaced with a slightly damp sweater that smells like the dog.
#3. Instead of lunches for the kids – brown paper bags full of poop.
#2. Usual quiet ride to school is replaced with hysterical, uber white-knuckle, “Grand theft Auto 4″ level-ten, type ride.
#1. Before serving dinner tonight – mom reenacts a scene from the movie 300. Wearing a Spartan warrior costume – she shouts “tonight we dine in *ell”!
Top ten movie moms…
- Linda Hamilton in T2
- John Travolta in Hairspray
- Faye Dunaway in Mommie dearest
- Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia
- Shirley McLeane in Terms of Endearment
- Angelina Jole in Changeling
- Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom
- Sandra Bullock in The Blindside
- Sally Field in Forest Gump
- Holly Hunter as the mom (ElastiGirl)in The Incredibles