Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wrong Advice can steer some to a bad place

I've been so busy at work this week, I haven't had the chance to write about an article I read on Monday that made me want to hurl the morning paper across the subway.

Reading the Toronto free morning paper, The Metro, I came across an article titled "Making Do when Unhappy at Work". Usually, I look forward to reaching the Workology section. This portion often provides insightful advice and personal stories about the working world. I often feel inspired when I read this section. Reading this week's title, I was excited. I've been unhappy with work many times and I was looking forward to reading advice on how to make it work!

Well unfortunately this article gave horrible advice! While the beginning provides sound advice when looking for another job, such as acting like the 'perfect' employee in order to keep your current job until you find another one, another paragraph reads "A woman named Susan who worked in insurance claims at a Fortune 100 company said her doctor told her that her breast cancer was likely caused by all the stress put on her by a boss who mistreated employees. After taking a medical leave to undergo chemotherapy, she had to decide whether to return to a bad work situation just for the health benefits."

Nothing indicates the fact that your health is more important than sticking it out at your job or an inspiring story about a woman who discovers her cancer is due to her boss then finds alternative means to make an end rather than living the one life she was given in peace and happiness. I just didn't find this article inspiring at all unfortunately.

Read yourself and develop your own opinion! enjoy

Monday, July 7, 2008

Seriously Sunday?

Did Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban really name their daughter Sunday after having her on a Monday?

Nicole Kidman, who I always think of as classy, beautiful and intelligent, chose to name her daughter after a day of the week and not even on the right day! What is it with some celebrities playing into this new 'alternative' trend of names. I just don't understand how a couple could go through a list of names and decide on Apple or Suri? If you aren't from the culture, why name your kid after what you think is a cultural name for something pretty? In fact "Suri" is a type of South American Llama! In Japan it can mean "pick pocket". Perhaps someone will not agree with me but it's my blog right? I think the names are silly.

Well regardless, an Urban/Kidman baby is bound to grow up beautiful.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Toronto the great

After celebrating Canada Day in the fabulous city and then tonight taking in the action at our newly renovated Dundas Square, I must say I'm proud to live in such a bustling and ever growing city!

Walking north up Yonge Street from the Lakeshore towards Dundas Square, I felt as though I was a tourist. I could feel my eyes wandering left to right and up and down. Taking in the sites and really enjoying my walk. I found myself feeling as though I just may have a lot more in common with the many tourists walking about than I ever thought I would. Here I am wishing I had a camera so I could take a picture of the beautiful skyline. How jealous am I that I'm not riding those double decker buses lining the streets blaring microphones explaining the history of the neighbourhood and the best places to go in the city.

I suppose this is a good thing. To feel happy to be a part of such a fun and exciting place. As the summer continues there will be so much to do! Beerfest, comedy fest, saturdays at St. Lawrence Market and so much else. Check out for more info on restaurants and things to do this summer!

Luminox Watches now available!

LA Police Gear, the online store that brings you the best in tactical gear, armour, footwear and boots, is now carrying Luminox watches

The Luminox Brand was founded in 1989 by watch dealer Barry Cohen who felt a need to illuminate time. Today, only authorized dealers can sell this product and LA Police Gear is one of them! For a limited time you get 20% off the retail price PLUS free shipping.

Why not at least take a look at the site and check this out as well as other products offered. With free shipping and a sale, taking a look really can’t hurt!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Canada!

It's Canada Day and my country is turning 140 years old!

Happily my mom's birthday is tomorrow and mine is on the 5th, with my two best friends being on the 6th and 7th. July is such a great month to have a birthday. Not only do we share it with the warm weather but we share it with our beautiful country:) I'm just heading down to the harbour front to enjoy the fireworks. This day is the 'real' start to summer. Enjoy!