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July 1, 2014

Don’t Make Me Think

Photo by Sandor Weisz You know what I like? Not using my brain. Sometimes, I find it refreshing to just hand over control, and enjoy a pre-established solution. Consider GPS navigation systems in cars, as an example - here we have a device that is capable of directing us, and as long as we follow its instructions (with common sense), there's really no need to know every single step in the trip. We can just have faith that the automatic directions are gonna get us to where we want to go. If we miss a turn, no problem - the GPS adjusts itself to the new trajectory, and once again, no need to worry, no need to think. Now, of course, the brain is kind of completely essential…
HumorPersonal Stories
June 19, 2014

The Test

This week, I decided to seek the advice of a pharmacist. "It's actually pretty simple," I said, "I'd like to go to La Ronde  without being sick." The pharmacist laughed. See, the last time I rode a roller coaster, I was really young, and the result wasn't pretty. It didn't result in extreme projectile vomiting, or anything graphic like that. I just felt really, really nauseous, and after that one ride, I'd had enough. But time passed since then, and I'm the type that likes to face obstacles, fears, and basically anything that brings me discomfort that I feel shouldn't. So when a colleague invited me to visit La Ronde, I knew what I had to do. My body didn't like being thrown around like a ragdoll, it was pretty clear…
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May 13, 2014

A Quest for Water

Photo by Matt Refghi It's not exactly uncommon for me to roam the city of Montreal on my bike, as I enjoy a fitness-oriented life. Like most, I've been awaiting the arrival of summer with enthusiasm; spring being an appreciated intro. Today, I set out to do my usual routine: 20km, with no specific plan, trajectory-wise. I tend to vary the paths that I take, and I don't usually know what I'm doing until I decide in the moment; however, there are certain trends that can be observed. My most frequent location, for example, is Parc Jean Drapeau, a local park that hosts the yearly Grand Prix races. Parc Jean Drapeau is fairly accessible, and it has a nice balance of greenery and asphalt, where the latter…
NewsPersonal Stories
April 14, 2014

A New Approach: Fun First

I felt like giving you all a quick update on what's been going on. In this quick vlog video, I explain how I plan to approach my work in the future, I mention my status regarding my interview footage, and I give thanks to the people that supported me in getting to this point. In short, exciting things are ahead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWlBUJ0iEeE Recommended Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 Chris' YouTube Channel: Wormeck Gaming
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February 1, 2014

Feel Free To Approach

Photo by MMChicago It's no mystery to the people that know me, but I sometimes speak in a manner that isn't necessarily common. In essence, I have a tendency to switch up my vocabulary so I use uncommon words, all in the name of keeping myself entertained. So, for example, I'm the type that would say "I'm gonna go consume some pizza, I'll talk to you later." Naturally, the word "consume" is rarely used in these types of phrases, but I enjoy going there. "Eat" is far more boring in my mind, as it's been said a billion times before in such a context. Now, normally, this is all fine and good - people understand my phrases anyway, and sometimes, they get a kick out…