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?
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.
I had the pleasure of beginning to finish a story and I haven’t yet finished it. Not sure when I will finish it, but here it is so far: http://shadowshui.wordpress.com/category/writing/shadow-shui/
I’ve never been much of a dog person and I’m allergic to cats. However, I’ve been a big fan of Siamese Fighting Fish for some time. I haven’t had one for some time, because I sometimes spend a few days away now and then. Might reconsider soon. Here’s a pic of my last one:
I stopped smoking a number of years ago and went cold turkey. It worked and I still haven't gone back. However, my guess is that for other changes, I'd like to do it incrementally, but I act cold turkey style.