Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things on my mind today:

1. I think I need a reader to tell me who has new posts and a stat counter to tell me who, if anyone visits, and where they come from.

2. How can I be expected to apply for internal positions at my current employer if experience is needed that I do not have and probably will never get.

3. An older colleague that sits beside me in the office told me upon my return from the washroom that my, "blueberry" was ringing and beeping off the hook.

4. I have Toronto Rock lacrosse season tickets but so far cannot attend the first 2 games... There are only 8 games in the season...

5. I need a fancy header for my "Tuesday Newsday" blog feature (that I have not done in a while, mind you).

6. Make hockey more skilled by removing what they call, "finishing your check". Popping someone after they have passed the puck or along the boards is a penalty and should be called that way.

7. While I disagree with drug use in sports, remember that these performance enhancing drugs were not illegal at the time these guys were doing it. Was it wrong?!? Damn yes! Illegal, nope. We should pity those that abused it - they will regret it - and despise those that do it from this day forth.

8. Those kids that bring knives to school and those adult that stab people in places other than appendiges should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. When someone gets stabbed in the neck, chest, back... they are being stabbed to kill them, not to send a message and this law should be black and white. Stab in a kill-zone and you go to jail for 15 years. Kill someone and its life. This way we can take the decision making out of the hands of judges and into the hands of doctors.

9. I don't mind snow, and I have no problems trudging to the office, but it really bugs me when people don't shoval their walks, or when neighbours shovel their sidewalk in front of their house but can't take the extra few seconds and shoval a path in front of their neighbours house so people like me don't have to walk knee-deep in snow on the way to the office / subway.

10. Why can't I find a good, honest, recruiter / head hunter???

11. After losing 8-0 to the Florida Panthers last night, is it not time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to trade and release absolutely everyone so they can tank the season and get a high draft pick??? Steve Stamkos would be quite the prize for stinking all season...

12. Why is a spelling bee, dog show or poker considered a sport and shown on a sports station??? Golf too, for that matter.

13. The Buffalo Bills are coming to Toronto for eight games over 5 years, 5 will be pre-season games. . Does anybody really care???

8 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Google Reader is a good feed aggregator, and Google Analytics can give you some decent stats. You could also use Feedburner to get RSS data.

Gabriella said...

hahah your blueberry

i use bloglines...it's alright...

Don Mills Diva said...

Ooooh - I am so with you on number 12 - poker is NOT a sport.

Miss Perfect said...

I'm with you on most of that.
I agree with sci fi - google analytics is great.
As for blueberries, I was just wondering the other day why they are called blackberries. It's a stupid name if you ask me.
PS as for jobs - no one - not ONE person has applied for my mat leave. I don't get it.

Shroom Monkey said...

I want naked dodgeball to be a sport... well underware dodgeball, I don't really want to encourage the nudists to get in the act, they are all old and saggy..... so thongs and speedos dodgeball... has nothing to do with nothing but maybe if there was mud, you might likes... and stuff....

Urban Daddy said...

SciFi Dad - good suggestions, thanks!

Gabriella - why is it a "Black"Berry and not a "blue"Berry??? I'll email RIM and ask...

DMD - Yet sometimes it is on EVERY sports station... UGH. It's a step above a dog show.

Miss P - see comment to SciFi Dad, then Gabriella. :) But as for you mat leave job... I'd apply but I'm sure they're looking for someone cuter. :)

Shroomie - Shroomie, Shroomoe, poor sick, twisted, Shroomie. Thanks for the comment... Missed you here. :)

Mac and Cheese said...

I'm with you on a lot of that, but mostly I am impressed with anyone who actually has 13 things on his or her mind. I think I cap out around seven.

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

google reader rocks! Seriously. You have a gmail id already, it's easy to set up.

Maybe if you ask me nicely, i'll even help you!