Archive for May, 2009

Half Way There!

May 31, 2009

The Detroit Red Wings have a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals after an exceptional performance tonight over the Pittsburgh Penguins!  The Wings are just 2 more wins away from their 12th Championship (their 4th Championship in last 11 seasons?).  The odds are in their favor . . . 41 out of 44 teams to take a 2-0 lead have gone on to win (of course, two of the three teams to battle back from this deficit to win have done so against the Red Wings [the Maple Leafs in ’42, and the Canadiens in ’66; hmm, very interesting]); and teams that have won the first two games at home, have gone on to win the Cup 31 out of 32 times.

Next game: Tuesday night!

Go Wings!

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Red Wings Take Game 1!

May 31, 2009

And, game two is tonight!  Unfotunately, Detroit is not completely healthy yet (which means that injured forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper will not be playing, AGAIN).  We’ll see how they respond with no rest.  Despite their depth, this could be a huge challenge for the Wings tonight!  But, go Wings!  I have faith!

Perseverance!

May 31, 2009

Here’s the newest demotivator from www.despair.com.  They actually held an open contest to see who could come up with the best caption for the photo.  Then there was a vote on the “finalists” and this is the one they came up with . . . enjoy!

perseverance

How About Spelling?

May 30, 2009

These youngsters never cease to amaze me (and I really don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore [homestate of the eventual winner].  In addition to my vocabulary deficiency, I seem to also have a spelling deficiency.

Words like . . . laodicean, maecenas, menhir, geusioleptic, apodyterium, herniorrhaphy, ophelimity, derriengue, and palatschinken (to name just a few) . . . that I must admit, I have no clue what they mean let alone how to spell them.  Very humbling indeed.

Here’s the complete story: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-05-28-spelling-bee-thursday_N.htm?csp=34

The Ceiling is All’s That’s Left!

May 30, 2009

For hanging art, that is.  And why not?  I just have to devise a really safe method for securing the paintings for the physical protection of all involved (paintings and human admirers).

Until I figure this out, I’ll just have to be satisfied with “The World’s Ten Greatest Ceilings” as inspiration for now (courtesy of the Virtual Tourist). 

And despite references to the Sistine Chapel, a photograph of this ceiling did not make the list, nor did the Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Hmmm.  Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Some Friday Humor!

May 29, 2009
by ASafeHaven (on photobucket)

by ASafeHaven (on photobucket)

I ran across this image on photobucket and actually laughed out loud!

A Weighty Word Indeed!

May 28, 2009

I’ll never use the word “obese” again.

avoirdupois \av-uhr-duh-POIZ; AV-uhr-duh-poiz\ , noun:
1. Avoirdupois weight, a system of weights based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams).
2. Weight; heaviness; as, a person of much avoirdupois.

Avoirdupois is from Middle English avoir de pois, “goods sold by weight,” from Old French aveir de peis, literally “goods of weight,” from aveir, “property, goods” (from aveir, “to have,” from Latin habere, “to have, to hold, to possess property”) + de, “from” (from the Latin) + peis, “weight,” from Latin pensum, “weight.”

Red Wings in the Finals, Again!

May 28, 2009

Despite the absence of some of their key players (Jonathan Ericcson, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Pavel Datsyuk), their overall depth prevailed and the Detroit Red Wings are once again in the finals of the Stanley Cup!  Way to go Wings!

Are You LinkedIn?

May 28, 2009

Whether you answered in the affirmative or the negative is not what’s important.  Rather, ponder upon these principles (the five most common mistakes made in your LinkedIn profile) and create a profile that will allow you to network more effectively.

What are the 5 mistakes?

1. Not having a professional picture or no picture at all.
2. Having a poorly descriptive professional headline.
3. Improperly labeling websites displaying your work or blog.
4. Ugly URLs (Consider a Vanity URL).
5. Not finishing strong in your profile with a strong, SEO-Friendly summary [Search Engine Optimizer].

Source: CIO.com

I’ve Taken the Plunge!

May 27, 2009

And I have finally joined the ranks of Facebook users.  I’ve been using LinkedIn, Plaxo, Twitter, Blogs, Wikis, and other Web 2.0 technologies since I began my “23 Things” journey last summer (mostly on the more serious/professional/work side of things [except for my personal blog]).  I kept telling myself that I didn’t have the time to devote to Facebook.  So, during this last holiday weekend, I took advantage of an extra day of R&R to apply myself into developing a Facebook presence.  I’m officially hooked!  I’m discovering that the more of these tools, technologies, or whatever you want to call them (social or otherwise) that you incorporate into your daily life, the more skilled you must become in managing your time. 

I’ve always been pretty good in the time management department, but I’ve just bumped it up to another level!