My friends Dave and Gregory making the escape from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. You can read the entire story here. Well worth it!
Dear Hyundai and your advertising agency, Innocean,
This is my dad.
His name is Geoff. He married my mum in the eighties and had two little girls, by all accounts the loves of his life.
This is the note he left when he committed suicide in his car:
And this is your new ad.
As an advertising creative, I would like to congratulate you on achieving the visceral reaction we all hope for.
Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.
I’ll cover a little more than a week, but here’s a good sample:
Firstly, this song is more relevant now than it ever has been since my post on letting go:
Of course, we would have celebrated my Uncle Garry’s 58th birthday yesterday, so this is in his honour:
And since yesterday was April Fool’s Day, this must be played:
Since I’m reviewing final reports and composing exams, this will be soon enough:
A bonus one since it just seems appropriate given my state of mind lately in the relationship area:
- Sushi (specifically, dynamite rolls and spicy salmon rolls)
- Steak and mashed potatoes
- Cantonese Chow Mein
- French Toast
What’s your Five a day?
I’ve finally launched my main site, thanks to the inspiration of FITC once again. You can check it out here:
A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel discussion at Girl Geeks Toronto. After that, I wanted to moderate a panel, but thought I should get more experience at being on a panel. Jany Jang accelerated that movement by asking me to moderate a panel for Ryerson Women In Leadership on International Women’s Day about Breaking The Glass Ceiling. I was honoured, but nervous at the same time. One of the things that made it really easy was that I was familiar with the room and some of the people. The other was that I knew one of the panellists, Carolyn Van, very well.
I attended an event a couple of weeks ago at MaRS Discovery District called Gaining Momentum: Women and Technology and now I’ve added another to the list. After hearing Dr. Ilse Treurnict, the CEO at MaRSDD, I need to do a keynote. She was inspiring and any description I gave here would not do her talk justice.
So next time you’re wondering who to get for the keynote, let me know! This one will definitely take me a few years… But I’m okay with that.
Thanks to Val for this one. Perfectly my mind set right now from my Open Letter Post.
Thank you to everyone for checking out my Open Letter the other day. Really reinforces that I know I’m right about this one. I may not be right about a lot of things, but I am about this. And for those inquiring minds, he tried to text me yesterday. I just deleted it.
As promised, I’m asking for your help in writing my online dating profile. I’ve been putting it off and after this latest fiasco, I’m not delaying another minute. So friends, what would you write in my profile?
Have to add a few photos of course, so which ones would you add and which one would you use as the primary?
Alternatively, I’ve had an offer to re-do some head shots. Might need to do that sooner rather than later.