Oscars 2017 Watch List

19. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Oscars 2017 Watch List
I like movies. Everyone in my family does. So before the Oscars each year, I try to watch a majority of the nominees. This year’s nominees haven’t been selected yet, but there’s always an inclination as to what will be up for an award. Here are eleven movies I’m trying to see before the event ...

Randomness Volume 1

19. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Randomness Volume 1
Some stuff going on with me: -For the last 40 days, I’ve been in Vancouver, Colorado, and Edmonton. Today, though, I made the trek back to Fort Lauderdale. It’s good to be back. -I’m officially swearing in to become a US citizen on Friday, the same day Donald Trump is set to become the 45th ...

A New App For Funky Photo Editing

A New App For Funky Photo Editing
I’ve blogged pretty much every day this year, with the exception of my two days in Colorado. More blog posts mean more featured images, and I’ve been pretty picky on what gets used. I hate stock photos. I work in the marketing industry, where they flow endlessly. On Facebook, in print ads, basically, everywhere I ...

Automated Reminders and Goal Tracking

Automated Reminders and Goal Tracking
I love goals. I try to keep them big and measurable. For my daily reminders and tracking, I’ve implemented a few systems that seem to work really well. Automation When it comes to automation, I use IFTTT, an app that automates actions between apps and other online services. For example, every morning I start my ...

Run One Mile Every Day

Run One Mile Every Day
This past week, I ran. I ran one mile, every day, for seven days in a row. I know what you’re thinking: that’s nothing. A lot of people run seven miles every day. I’m not one of them. For me, running is no fun. It’s boring, it’s uncomfortable, it’s tiring – so I had to ...

Hiking at Garibaldi Provincial Park

14. January 2017 Travel 0
Hiking at Garibaldi Provincial Park
On August 23rd of 2015, my girlfriend Amanda convinced me to hike up to Garibaldi, which is located a couple of hours from Vancouver. It’s about a 20km round trip hike, and I figured I would enjoy the challenge. Now that it’s all said and done, I definitely enjoyed it. At the time though, it ...

How to Improve Your Working Memory

How to Improve Your Working Memory
I recently watched an awesome TED Talk on working memory, and how it helps us make sense of the world. Peter Doolittle talks for 10 minutes about his experience with working memory in this talk below. Here are the coles notes:   1. Process your life immediately and in the moment – do you agree ...

2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love

12. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love
I’m no poet. I did take an Introduction to Poetry course in university, however. So that should be enough to help me figure out the kind of poetry that I like. It turns out, I like inspirational stuff. I recently discovered these two poems, both which have a similar vibe. One of them I found ...

Write One Blog Post Every Day

Write One Blog Post Every Day
This past week, I decided to write one blog post every day as a challenge to myself. I’ve actually managed to keep up the habit for a few extra days. Here’s a look at the blogs: January 3: Year of Action: Health Goals for 2017 January 3: Personal Goals for 2017 January 4: Key West ...

Self Help vs. Self Made

Self Help vs. Self Made
I’ve read a lot of self-help books, but I’m starting to grow tired of the genre. Over and over again, many of these books have a message that could be summed up in a paragraph but is stretched out into 300 pages. It’s good marketing. A catchy title, a fancy cover, and the continuing promise ...