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Gamification of Our Careers – D...

Gamification of Our Careers – Do You Play The Game? LinkedIn Endorsements.
I’ve been thinking about these one-click LinkedIn endorsements lately.  And while it’s lovely to see your names pop-up when you click to endorse me on a match that LinkedIn has suggested in it’s gamification of our careers, I really wonder how many of you use those in hiring decisions. I’ve really been noodling this new app [...]

Wishing For A 48-Up for My Childhood ...

Wishing For A 48-Up for My Childhood Peers
When I was in my 20s I saw a movie that really settled itself into my psyche – 35-Up.  It was a documentary which had been compiled over a period of 21 years, starting by interviewing 7-year old British children at a set of schools from different classes, i.e. socioeconomic backgrounds, about their future and dreams. The film maker, Michael A [...]

Bad Day for Clarks + Tech

Bad Day for Clarks + Tech
So as I was about to write and tell you all about how my father dropped his cell phone in a glass of whisky, this happened. Bad Day for Clarks + Tech — Originally uploaded by LexnGer I was going to make comments about dad's mishap like:  how he should treat the phone as if it had a hangover and give it a couple of cups [...]

Take Pride

Take Pride
One of the main reasons I enjoy Pride in Toronto is that we all have to freedom to go and be whoever we are however we are. We can be thin, fat, young, old, gay, straight, white, brown or even purple. Anything we want.  And people will accept us as we are. But it does take a lot of courage to step out on that street the first time with [...]

A Little Behind

A Little Behind
No, this is not a Booty Camp post, but simply an acknowledgement that I have a back log of stories, events and experiences to share with you. This is not even an standard "I should post more" apology post with all the self-inflicted guilt and stress that comes with it. This is a warning! Seriously, there is going to be a flood of c [...]

Solve For t

Solve For t
Have you ever wondered how much time, throughout our lifetime, we spend applying deodorant? Not that I’m suggesting, to anyone, that they stop. I’m just wondering.

Xmas Traditions Meme

Xmas Traditions Meme
My mom arrives today and I’m feeling all Xmasy so I thought I’d inflict this Xmas meme on you.  You can blame it on DaniGirl As with all memes that come through my hands, I have taken liberties with the questions being asked, because, well… it’s my bl**ping blog and I can if I want to. There are so many ways to celebrate the season, and once [...]

Something For Everyone?

Something For Everyone?
Yesterday I received an invite to a University of Waterloo alumni networking event yesterday.  (Pink Ties Rule!) The invite started with listing the following attendees:  President David Johnston;  The Hon. John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre and Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities;  the president of the A [...]

An Attractive Day

An Attractive Day
I’m having an Attractive Day today.  One of those random days when for some reason people are nicer to me.  I’m getting extra attention, bigger smiles, and stopping traffic.  (Seriously, some guy actually was blocking traffic with his car as he craned his neck to stare at me. It was simultaneously amusing and creep [...]

The Smell of Hot Pavement

The Smell of Hot Pavement
lili skipping – photo courtesy of phitar The smell of hot pavement makes me crave a new skipping rope.  A brand new, pink plastic, skipping rope.  I can feel myself stretching it, my right foot holding it on the ground while I pull up as hard as I can on both handles. I can feel myself swinging and skipping and tripping… hastily l [...]

Avoiding Introspection

Avoiding Introspection
Avoiding Introspection — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Ger’s thoughts on the benefits of twitter are clear in this note he sent me… a twitter-type note in fact. Hey, I wonder if there is a market for paper-based twitter tools? I’ll bet we could create a demand for paper and pencils if we leveraged the current twit [...]

I Read My Email Upside Down

I Read My Email Upside Down
I’ve done it all my lifeIt make time feel funnyBut it minimizes strife. I’m sitting at my desk, going through my email and reading 3 nearly identical suggestions to the same query.  Don’t get me wrong, they are the same suggestions I would make, it’s just that I already know they’ve been made because I read [...]

Lex The Roving Reporter – OneDe...

Lex The Roving Reporter – OneDegree.ca
Straight from the Source – Do’s and Do Not Do’s of Blogger Relations By Alexa Clark (OneDegree.ca) [Photo by Mondo Lulu] More and more brands, marketing firms and PR agencies are turning to niche bloggers to get the word out about their new product or service. But are they doing a good job? What do bloggers really want? Alex [...]

Two Become One

Two Become One
While working in a coffee shop this morning I was reminded of two important things about today. Today is Election Day in Ontario and also World Mental Health Day Coincidence?   Good luck to all that need it today for either reason.

My Morning.

My Morning.
Plumbers on the rooftop, Assistants on the deck, Electrician in the bathroom Alex on the phone.   Too many men, Too little Advil.

Shiver Me Timbers!

Shiver Me Timbers!
Avast me hearties! Today be Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Drink your grog smartly me beauties! Fer all ye lubbers out thar, here be some helpful pirate talkin’ tips: Double up on all your adjectives and you’ll be bountifully bombastic with your phrasing. Pirates never speak of “a big ship”, they call it a “great [...]

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