January 2008

  • Bring Work Home

    It’s one of those weekends again. It’s a weekend where I will need to bring work home. I don’t know if most people realize this, but teachers put a lot of work in outside of the classroom. I normally spend three hours every weekend drawing up my lesson plans for the upcoming week. I can […]

  • Small Print on the Screen

    Why are TV commercials now filled with impossible to read small print? Have you noticed this? I was watching TV last night and noticed that three commercials in a row did this. Where is the honesty and integrity of these companies that advertise something but then feel the need to put disclaimers and warnings on […]

  • Let’s Lose the Speed Limits

    I wanted to write about this when it happened but I didn’t get a chance. Better late than never they say; besides I think this is an important issue. Here’s the set-up. On New Year’s Day, I had to drive on the highway to another city. We had gotten quite the snowstorm in the night […]

  • Commonplace Weekdays

    Tuesdays used to be the day where I would share one of my quotations from my commonplace book. I’ve collected over 300 quotations on all sorts of interesting topics. I’ve enjoyed sharing them here with you. My commonplace book has grown and continues to grow. It actually demanded its own blog and as such, I […]

  • Canadians Need Not Apply

    I enjoy watching Wheel of Fortune. I like winding down every night in front of the television, solving puzzles. It gives me a chance to relax after work, although there is one thing that I find frustrating about the experience. During every show, there is a point where the viewer can win a nice trip […]

  • I’ve Joined the Digital Age

    I have finally joined the digital age. Yes, I broke down and bought an MP3 player. I did a lot of research before buying one and I think I have found the perfect player. I didn’t buy an Ipod. They are extremely limiting. I needed something that could work on more than one computer. I […]

  • Music Space Issues – Solved

    Last summer, I thought that it was so great that I managed to save some space and organize my entire CD collection (see entry). This Christmas break, I found myself organizing this same collection yet again. It took a lot of time and effort but I managed to convert my entire collection of rap CDs […]

  • Only Know When It Don’t Flow

    Water is something that we all take for granted. We don’t have to think about it at all. If we need it, we head to any tap, turn it on, and the water flows. We don’t know how lucky we have it until one day, we turn the tap and nothing happens. This happened to […]

  • Announcing Thoughtful Cacophony

    Commonplace Book Tuesdays has now been spun off into its own blog. I have wanted to do this for some time now. The best thing about it is that I will be able to effectively share my extensive collection of quotations. I will organize the entries by theme, topic, author, and any other label I […]

  • Rap Battles

    The battle in hip-hop is an art form all to itself. In a freestyle battle, two rappers compete against each other in order to deliver the best rhymes. The object of the battle is to deliver funny and witty rhymes that tear down your opponent. Some emcees will write rhymes and practice them just for […]