Bob the Wealthy Widower

17 09 2007

Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25 year-old blonde who knocks everyone’s socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word.

His buddies at the club are all aghast. At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, “Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?”

Bob replies, “Girlfriend? She’s my wife!”

They’re knocked over, but continue to ask. “So, how’d you persuade her to marry you?”

“I lied about my age”, Bob replies.

“What, did you tell her you were only 50?”

Bob smiles and says, “No, I told her I was 90.”


Dangerous new VIRUS!!!!

29 06 2007

There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life – Completely.

If you should come into contact with WORK put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store.
Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.


Picture Source. (in case you are wondering, that is a picture of the herpes virus. ewwww)

Is there Dog Meat in Spam?

18 05 2007

I received a corker of a spam email today in my work account.

Made me laugh, I wanted to share it. . . . .

From: Zairiati Hendricks []
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 10:24 AM
To: Joey
Subject: Re:

Hello my friend!I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog, if medicine prices here (http://addressofwebsiteIwon’tpromote) are bad.Look, the site and call me 1-800 if its wrong..

My dog and I are still alive 🙂

I best get cracking and order me some cialis. . . . . . .

How to Get Your Team Sponsored. . .or Laughed At.

30 04 2007

 A list of valuable helpful tips to help your team get sponsorship and support from businesses. Centered around paintball more | digg story

I am ‘reposting’ this entry.  I wanted it nice and ‘fresh’ as its ‘that time of the year’ when all the little paintball teams call up all the various companies with their hands out screaming ‘gimme gimme gimme’

I think its important to support the young and upcoming althletes in any sport, but for all you said young and upcoming althletes you need to know how to approach requesting sponsorship.

Please note that these steps are here to HELP you, but they do not ensure guaranteed sponsorship.

They are centered around Paintball Sports, but can be applied to any sport.

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Writing Letters, A Lost Art?

21 03 2007

I got a brightly coloured green envelope, covered in glittery heart shapped stickers from my mom yesterday in the mail.

Inside was a St Patrick’s day card with a urine soaked leprechan on the inside with a warning heeding me to watch out for “Wee People”.  Sadly the card came a few days past St Patrick’s day, but all the same I much enjoyed it.  Even the pee-pee part.

As I held it in my hand, reading the little message my mom had written, I got to thinking about how much I enjoyed the act of receiving this letter.  Going to the mailbox, turning the key and pulling out something other than real estate ads, coupons for shampoo and bills.  Did I mention bills?

Even with the cold and frigid wind blowing at my face I stood outside beside the mail box clumbsly trying to open the emerald pocket of paper while keeping my gloves on.  Its been a while since I really felt a smile come over my face like that.  I smile all the time, but you know that type of smile where you become aware that you are doing it because the joy of whatever made you smile can be felt in more than just the corners of your mouth. 

I receieved an email yesterday from J in England, she is an older lady who was basically my mother and family while I lived there.  She is very much a letter person, so I was very surprised to receive the email.  I thought to myself how much J must love me to go out of her comfort zone and email me.  That in itself was a lovely gesture, so in appreciation I wrote her a thank you card, printed off a few pictures, wrote a quick little note and popped it in the mail this morning.  I know she’ll enjoy receiving mail from Canada.

I’ve become very aware of impact of a written letter in past few years – people really do appriecate the time and effort that goes into mailing a personal letter.

At Christmas I blogged about Christmas Cards (or the lack there of in this case) 

Don’t you just love opening your mailbox seeing all the brightly coloured envelopes, fancied with stickers and other glitter. . . . .I love getting mail!

I’ve been quite disapointed this year with the number of Christmas cards I’ve received. . . .but for the record, its not that I have been forgotten. . . .

I have gotten a HUGE number of ‘Email Greeting Cards’ this year. . . .


Do people just not have the time, the money, the resources? Man, if I can find the time to do them, it should be easy-peasy for anyone really. . . .Or should I be proud that the special ‘older’ people in my life choosing to embrase the internet revolution?

I pride myself on having personalized Christmas cards made, (with pictures of the moggies of course) each with a quick little handwritten message.

Each card stamped, sealed, stickered. . . . I even have Colin sign them. (I sign for the cats)

My opinion is that email Greeting Cards are an “extra” you send your family or friends, or something you send to your ‘cyber’ friends. . . .They shouldn’t be sent in lieu of a card to your family and friends . . . . .

I’m sitting giving my message on an online forum of sorts, so I know I am guilty of choosing the ‘easy’ way than the appreciated and ‘old fashioned’ way of commincation, so although I am a firm believe and avid lover and user of email, I really do think there is still a place for the paper letter and written word. . . . . 

  • Birthday & Anniversary Wishes
  • Holiday greetings
  • Condolenses
  • Congratulations & Thank yous
  • Invitations

I believe all of the above are WORTH a paper letter.  Using websites like are a super supplement to any party plan, and when used with a real invitation I think its a perfect combination!  Same for E-cards, I think they are a superb add-on.

What makes letters so hard to write? 

  • Is it the time it takes to actually get pen to paper? 
  • How about how crap everyone’s cursive handwritting and spelling has become (mine included)
  • The cost of stamps (Canadian’s have no excuse with the introduction of permenant stamps!  hint hint), paper, evelopes and greeting cards?
  • Going to the post office to mail the letter
  • The convienence of email and instant messenging services
  • The convienence of cell phones and text messenging.

Colin used to write me the most beautiful love letters in high school.  Actually often they weren’t love letters at all, but I was in love (and with him) so therefore they were love letters.   Colin is one of the most gifted wordsmiths I know.  Oh how do I long for another love note on a 8 1/2 x 11 ruled sheet of school paper.  He says to me that anything he needs to tell me he can call or email me about it.  There is nothing heart pounding and joyful about email.  Blah.

I’ve sent a few little notes over the past few weeks, one to Nikki and Greg congratulating them on the birth of their new baby.  Another to Mrs Graham, thanking her for the sewing machine (I’m a lean mean sewing machine. . .wait. . . that didn’t make sense).  I also sent a quick little note to Kate just after the wedding.

I endevour to send more.  I know how much I like receiving them, so I can only expect to receive letters if I send them – right?

Of course with all this talk about writing and receiving letters, I must pose the question – what makes a good letter?   I think that answer is simple, how ever you can make the person you are sending it to know you were thinking about them and that you think they are worth something in your life then you’ve written a good letter.

So my challenge to the faithful four (and any other new readers of my Blog if your out there) is this.  Write a quick little note or letter for someone you know would love to receive a letter, stick a stamp on it and post it off.


The CC Game

23 01 2007

I hate the CC game.

What is the CC game you ask- – – well,  Its when you send and email to someone, and their reply has everyone, including the dog, your mother and the whole defensive line up of the local football team included!

I suppose its a natural ‘problem’ as the work place becomes more and more dependant on email and webservices over a jaunt down the hall to someone’s office or a boardroom table meeting.
I can’t say that I’m innocent with the CC game myself, but I am mearly a mild offender, and the fact that I am a Blackberry user can only mean I am on the road to a downward spirl into total and utter CC’ing.  Perhaps there are prevention services, or a help line I can call. . .  .

To this point, I rarely see the point in CC’ing ‘The Boss’ in on emails.  ‘The Boss’ doesn’t get where they are by dealing with every teeny tiny small insignicant problem, they have ‘People’.  I am one of those ‘People’.

I think the CC game is a modern verison of ‘Never Cry Wolf’.  I’m sure there are several people I work with that ‘The Boss’ almost exculsivly ignores all emails from.  Once in a blue moon that I actually need to email The Boss, I am lucky enough to usually get a reply within the hour if not sooner.


So, how does one combat the evils of the dreaded CC game?   Any ideas?  I’m open to suggestions. . . .

Brainstorming. . .

  1. Write a disclaimer in every email “Do not forward to anyone other than the original receipiants”
  2. Stop emailing all together.  Perhaps try to bring carrier piegon back.
  3. Send an indivual email to every single person you were going to CC in on the email
  4. Be perfect, don’t have problems.  No need to CC anyone in any emails barring the weekly joke, or cat of the day picture
  5. Blind CC on every email
  6. Actually walk to someone’s office and discuss the issue.

Cup of Life

21 01 2007

I got this as an email this week.

Thought it was pretty darn good, good enough to share.  Have a cuppa on me!

coffee pot

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups—porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite—telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds NO quality to the coffee.  In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.  What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups. And then you began eyeing each other’s cups. Now consider this:  
Life is the coffee.

The jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.” God brews the coffee, not the cups. Enjoy your coffee!

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have.”

Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the rest to God.


I hope it isn’t too far from God’s plan if I help myself to a cup of tea instead 🙂