Archive for July, 2007

Are You An Optimist or Pessimist?

You Are a Realist

You don’t see the glass as half empty or half full. You see what’s exactly in the glass.
You never try to make a bad situation seem better than it is…But you also never sabotage any good things you have going on.
You are brutally honest in your assessments of situations – and this always seems to help you cope.

Are You An Optimist or Pessimist?

from: blogthings.com

My 25th Birthday

                         Whoa. I’m 25 years old. How the hell did this happen?! I don’t feel 25. That said, I’ve never really felt my age. I’m still a kid at heart, though my tastes have matured, and so has the way I look at life. I’m much more mature then I used to be. I have accomplished many things up to this point in my life, though my biggest accomplishments are still ahead. In two years, I’ll be a journalist, reporting on whatever I can, until I get where I want to be, as an online technology journalist.

                         We’re not doing anything special for my birthday today, in fact, we’re not celebrating it today. Everybody’s working but me. We’ll end up doing something to celebrate it, likely in the next week or so. My only real goal for today is narrowing down a place to live down in Lethbridge for when I go to school this fall. Otherwise, I’ll watch "Astronaut Farmer".

                          I’m hoping to receive some phone calls today, since it’s my birthday and all, but I still fully intend to call a couple of friends if they don’t call me.

Quite The Lightning Show…

                  It started around 9:30pm, I think. I had just gotten out of seeing "Transformers" (review coming soon). Dark clouds were pretty much encompassing the sky in every direction. I came home, got my camera, and took a drive around Nisku and Leduc too see what was going on, and to see the spectacular lightning! I got quite a few pictures, though some are better then others. I’ll post them to my Flickr Photo Blog account momentarily. The rain and lightning has been picking up. It’s now 11pm, and the power keeps threatening to go out. It keeps flickering. Apparently the nearby town of Beaumont lost their power just minutes ago, according to the RCMP.

                  

                   None of this is particularly out of character for the Summer season, it’s pretty damn cool to hear about and watch! Oh, and the Severe Thunderstorm Warning just came back on.  Man, I love this WeatherEye program, so useful! An officer just said  on the scanner that Beaumont is getting hammered with rain. I hope the power doesn’t go out, I want to hear what’s happening on the scanner!

Just Because It Saves The World, That Doesn't Make It Popular

"For example, no one cares enough about the planet to drive cars that can’t go far without being plugged in or use light bulbs that make you feel like you’re back in middle school gym class. If you make something good, make it well."

–Treehugger.com

Drained From The Heat

                     Let me start off by saying I really enjoy working at the airport as a Ramp Agent. It’s been the most fun I’ve ever had at a job, and one that I take great pride in. Although each day has routine and pattern, no two days are ever the same. All that said, Working outside in a heat wave is from from ideal, in fact, it sucks! I don’t think I’ve sweated so much in my life! Talk about a workout! If not for the breaks in between flights, adding the ability to cool down, and drench my head in water, I doubt I would last! To give credit where it’s due, everyone is feeling the heat, and helping each other out in any way we can. We’re drinking tons of water, as one would expect!

                     Although I admittedly complain about the heat, I’ll take it over a snowstorm without a second thought! In fact, I still enjoy the job with the withering heat. However, it’s a pain in the ass for us to have to put up with it until mid next-week, if the forecast is correct! The weather’s getting crazier and crazier every year! Personally, I blame it on Global Warming, but who cares, it is what it is, and it’s hot!

A Doctor's Google Search

                      I just came back from a doctor’s appointment to get my infected toe looked at. A substitute doctor is filling in for Dr. Able, who’s part-time while on Maternity Leave. The sub doctor looked and acted very fresh out of university. The wait was one hour, and I was literally two minutes from up and leaving the office! I walked into the guy’s office, showed him my toe. He asked all the right questions, and the next thing I see him do is pull up to the computer and do a Google search. I’m not kidding, I really wish I was. He went to some medical site that looked really legit and downloaded a pdf file, and he found the anti-biotic that he prescribed. Look, I have nothing against the guy, but a Google search?! Are you joking?! Hey, I’m as much of a Google addict as the next person, but not when it’s what a doctor should solely rely on to prescribe medication, which he did!! I couldn’t believe it!

                       I proceeded to question the docotr’s decision when I went to Shopper’s Drug Mart to fill it. They confirmed it was the correct choice to heal my toe. It may cause nausea or diarrhea. I’ll be looking out for those symptoms on my two days off here, until Wednesday.

Making Friends at the Airport

                               I’m human, therefore I am a social creature and crave human interaction. I try to learn at least the names of the people I meet at the airport, and engage in small talk when I can, sometimes conversation. There are a few people I’m try to even become friends with. There are those I work with, of course, those frienships are work-based, which is fine by me, though if offered, I might very well hang out with them aside from at work. Though, time hasn’t really been allowing of it lately. I’ve never been great at time management, and I tend to be busy outside of work, as most are, though I’d make the time within reason. I’m not a partier, I don’t drink or smoke, but I can certainly have fun and hang out.

                               There are those who I don’t work with, but "run into" from time to time, that I’d like to hang out with. A couple of whom are security officers (Graham and Katie), another is a security officer for a different company (Jen), and one that work at Tim Hortons (Zena). However, time is always an issue, and there isn’t usually time to take a few minutes and arrange anything outside of work, though that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to try.

                               I’ll be moving to Lethbridge for school this fall, so a relationship is out of the question for now, but friendships would be welcome, and appreciated.


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