///An Ordinary Week///
- My brother came to Omemee with his wife and stayed for a visit. They got to meet Catherine Holly which was nice.
- I recently re-kindled my loves for Dr. Pepper and root beer.
- Special thanks for the week go to SmartCash MasterCard for refunding the $23-ish I was charged for a car part, despite the fact that the wrecker ordered the wrong side. Now I can get on with ordering the part from a more competent business and get the job done.
- Saturday is UFC 148. I vividly remember watching Chael Sonnen beat the you-know-what out of Anderson Silva for 20-some minutes, only to see Sonnen submitted quite suddenly at the 11th hour, in the fifth round. I’m looking forward to their re-match.
- I took a crack at the “As Featured…” page. I also installed the Alexa widget and my ranking has already dropped by over 100k. I’m considering an overhaul of this site’s layout. Does anybody know how to put widgets in a WordPress header? I’ve got my eye on a specialty theme; it costs money (i.e. over $60) but it seems fantastic and this site would remain cost-neutral thanks to Google AdSense.
- Oh, and by the way: Halo 4 looks incredible. I’m excited for November.
///The Movie Project///
We did take a hiatus this week. The one movie that we did watch – “Green Hornet” – was absolutely awful. To redeem Seth Rogen in my partner’s eyes, I think we should watch Superbad this week, which she hasn’t seen.
Here’s Catherine helping Daddy by carrying his dollar store energy drink and CFL lightbulbs. BTW, these were about $0.30 more expensive (each) than the CFLs I bought at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart CFLs were 13 watt (look like 60-watt) and these $2 Dollarama CFLs were 9-watt (look like 40-watts). I bought these four 40-watts to put in the basement where I don’t need as much light; I also didn’t want to buy another $10 CFL 6-pack from Wal-Mart since I won’t need extra CFLs for a while (I’ve already replaced every lightbulb in the house, including lamps).
It looks like I am petting her head and it’s making her purr. lol. Not a lot of 5-week babies are smart enough to intentionally smile for the camera! Just sayin’.
I took this seconds later just to prove that she’s actively, intentionally smiling in response to my encouragement, and it’s not just random facial movements. Here’s another pic from a smiling session:
- Sir BCM (yes, I am in the business of appointing knighthoods and other vestiges of gentry) threw me a mention in his round-up. He referenced “Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated“. I like how he often points out articles that I enjoyed a ton, but that almost nobody else noticed/commented on.
- Nelson, certainly not a Sir, of FinancialUproar mentioned TF for the GenY rant, on his own birthday post, no less. Subscribe to his Twitter account and I guarantee you will lol. Unless you’re easily offended. Then you’re a lolcow (just like teachers become lolcows when you gently imply they’re overpaid).
- Adina J. mentioned TF in her bittersweet announcement that she’ll be taking a hiatus from her blog as she transitions back to her job from parental leave. I, too, can attest that parental leave goes incredibly fast and that writing a blog is a ton of work. Lucky for us, she’ll still post here on occasion! She’s welcome any time.
///Amendments and Addenda///
///Tweet(s) of the Week///
— Jack Braithwaite (@JetJaguarFixer) July 2, 2012
Money-Smart Keyword Award goes to:
cultural studies degree useless
Bonus Money-Smart Keyword Award goes to:
how to negotiate phone contract with telus
Play some hardball.
Point of Slight Clarification Keyword Award goes to:
td 250 bonus new customers only?
No, I’m going to get the bonus and I’m not a new customer at TD – but I am a new chequing account customer. That’s the lynchpin. I cancelled my previous chequing account years ago.
If you laugh, you’re a terrible person. Welcome to the club.
I want to *slightly* clarify a point I made in last week’s BP about guns. I support the right to bear arms – but I also support mandatory training!
1. Procrastination: Ten Things to Know is a brief, research-based article from Psychology Today. It’s apparently almost a decade old, but I didn’t stumble upon it (actually using Stumble Upon) until this week. Read the “three types” of procrastinators identified. Tell me you don’t know one of each!
2. Yesterday I reviewed “The Wealthy Barber Returns“. If you happened to order the book on my recommendation, but don’t want to wait til it arrives in the mail to read some Dave Chilton wisdom, check out 5 tips he shared with Moneyville.