Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Awesome Day (A Follow-Up To Last Night's Post)

Ok, so: Last night I concluded that there was never any reason not to have an awesome day. Before going to bed last night, I decided that today I was going to have an awesome day, so I did.

It was actually so much easier than you'd think. When I woke up, before I even opened my eyes, I was like "Oh yeah, I'm going to have an awesome day today". Then, as I was getting ready to go to school, even though I was a little late I kept reminding myself that I was going to have an awesome day. Whenever I saw somebody (I remembered most times) I'd prepare myself in case they asked how I was or how I was doing. If they did, I'd say "I'm doing great!" or "I'm having an awesome day!".

What surprised me was that people didn't ask why. I actually don't think a single person asked me why exactly my day was awesome. Some seemed kindof dejected, because their day wasn't, but yeah.

The other thing that surprised me, I guess, was that it worked. Not that I expected it not to, but I doubted a bit. At the very least, I doubted how much it would work. I mean, to be honest, it wasn't unbelievable, but it actually really did brighten my day. Definitely worth taking my own advice.

Don't Give Me That Attitude! ...or, Mood... just... Cheer Up!!

This morning, some people from Acadia came to our school to do a short presentation at our assembly. They got up and said "How's everybody doing this morning?" ...and we mumbled "Good..." so they (like people seem to do) asked again "Let's try that again - how are you all doing this morning?" Now, we weren't doing any better, but we answered a little louder just to appease them so they'd continue with their presentation.

There are a few neats points that can be derived from this. The first kind of goes back to something I've often pondered, which is the casual "I'm fine". However they aren't quite the same, because what happened today was designed to actually alter our attitude and make us energetic, whereas the casual "How are you?" is more of a normalcy checker. (If things are not absolutely terrible or strange, you'll answer "fine" or "good".

At first I groaned when they did this, but then I realized that (perhaps unwittingly) there was a life lesson contained in what they said:

You can choose your attitude/mood.

As tired as we may have been this morning, we still could be extremely awesome. I mean, really, we're alive! We have no justification for not having an awesome day! There really is no valid excuse for answering "Good..."

So next time somebody does that, answer extremely energetically, and you may fine that it will actually cheer you up, and maybe your friends too. It's a great reminder that you can always have an awesome day if you want to. (...and really, why wouldn't you want to have an awesome day?)

(Also, did you know that saying "eee" out loud makes your body think it's smiling and makes you happier?)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Palindromic Advice for Would-Be Investors

debtor as a rot bed

That's right. Don't invest in that guy. He's like a rot bed for your money.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A New Kind of Capitalism!

How long of a sentence can you form where each word begins (appropriately) with a capital letter? Mine has 16 words. Can you top it? Post in the comments.

"In Buckingham Palace, Great Britain, I (Queen Elizabeth II) Google Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlocke Holmes."

Prepositions and conjunctions are the hardest part.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Eyes, Mirrors, and Sinks

There are three images above, drawn in Paint. Guess what they are. I'll give you some space.

The first one, yes, is an eye. But what about the other two? When would you see something like that?

The second one you'd see if you were in a public washroom and were looking in the mirrors, and to your left and right were white sinks. They reflect in your eye. What about the last one?

It's from a round mirror with a white border. Eyes reflect things like these, and it looks really cool - in fact, the ring gets bigger or smaller if you move closer or further from the mirror.

I just wanted to share how much I love the effect that white objects have on the appearance of eyes.

Also, if you haven't seen Wes' post on Validation, check it out.