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Project management, team building & April Fools’

April Fools’ Day is an excellent chance to participate in some fun team building activities.  When I worked in Sault Ste. Marie we took this opportunity on more than one occasion (and not always on April 1).  Here’s why it’s such a great team building activity: Each person must be able to work effectively as … Continue reading

Learning to Run

The other day Kristen asked me if I have updated my blog lately. “No…” I replied sheepishly. “You know I do check sometimes,” she said. The last time I posted we were in the midst of Canada Reads.  Unfortunately, I still haven’t had a chance to listen to the rest of the Canada Reads debates … Continue reading

Canada Reads 2011

Wow it’s been a while.  I’ll do a post later on why I’ve been so busy.  It seems like a lot of my friends stopped blogging around the same time.  Maybe the year of the Rabbit will bring us all back to the blogosphere. Anyway, I am very excited for Canada Reads 2011!  The debates … Continue reading

Where am I going?

My friends and I have a tradition where we take the bride on a surprise trip for her bachelorette.  The bride knows when it is and for how long, but other than that she has no details (where, what to pack, what they’ll be doing etc).  It’s a really nice tradition, a great way to … Continue reading

The Time Traveler's Wife

One of my favourite books, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, is being turned into a movie!  Actually, I remember reading a long time ago that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had bought the rights to the film before the book was even released.  Anyway, I first read The Time Traveler’s Wife a few … Continue reading

Visitors from home

During the first weekend in March we had visitors from the GTA.  Our close friends Serena and Neil drove up to the Soo for a whirlwind visit.  It wasn’t a long weekend, they couldn’t take time off for the visit so it was a very short time for such a long drive and we really … Continue reading

April Fools Fruit Loopy fun

After much planning the ladies and I at work carried out the ultimate April Fools prank.  We went into work on the night of March 31st, wrapped the majority of our co-worker’s things in his cubicle in tin foil and then covered any remaining surface area with fruit loops (we used 4 boxes). The result … Continue reading

Revisiting Rick Mercer's rant on Weather

When I lived in Australia, their weather reports completely confounded me. I remember one week the weather was “Fine” every single day. What does “Fine” mean anyway? I didn’t understand (if it was going to rain it would say “Rain”). That’s when I first became conscious of how weather obsessed Canadians are (myself included). We … Continue reading

TVO hits SSM

On November 17th I had the opportunity to sit in the audience for a live filming of TVO’s The Agenda. It took place in the Bushplane Museum. It was very interesting. We were invited to the reception beforehand where we met Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer of TVO. There was some mingling etc. None … Continue reading