This is my
last "weekly thought" coming out of Orlando, Florida as on
Wednesday I will be on a plane (courtesy of jetBlue.com) to
New York City. I'm very excited... going to live in the Big
Apple is something I wanted to do since I was a little kid.
Now I will get to live that dream - even if I only do it for a
few months! If none of you have flown with JetBlue before, you
have no idea what you are missing.
I first flew jetBlue
when I travelled to New York City from Fort Lauderdale,
Florida last year. I was already impressed with the price, I
can't remember how cheap it was, but trust me -- it was cheap!
Then when I got into the plane, I discovered that ALL the
seats are leather and business class. Each seat has its own
individual LCD television screen with 20 channels of DirecTV.
The seats were comfortable, and the service was great. I
totally recommend jetBlue to anyone!
People from all
over the world send me e-mails everyday. I get a lot of weird
pictures, facts and jokes.. but everynow and then I get some
things that I just look at and then scratch my head.
following pictures were sent to me by "dasexyhuny" from
Look at that
Words of Wisdom
The following was
sent to me by "Julia" from Toronto, Ontario:
Bill Gates' Speech To Mt. Whitney High School,
reading for anyone. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the
nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, or
anyone who has ever been a kid, here's some advice Bill Gates
recently dished out at a high school speech about 11 things
they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how
feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation
of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set
them up for failure in the real world.
Life is not fair - get used to it
Rule 2: The world
won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you
to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $40,000 a year right out
of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone
until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your
teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
grandparents had a different word for burger flipping-they
called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's
not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes,
learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your
parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way
from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to
you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain
forest from the parasites of ur parents' generation, try
delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your
school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades
and they'll give you as many times as you want to get the
right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to
ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided
into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few
employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that
on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real
life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee
shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds.
Chances are you'll end up working for one.
New Fall Shows
There are a whole bunch of new shows for this fall.
I was very impressed with the FOX network's latest additions
to their programming. Namely FASTLANE, and
JOHN DOE. "Fastlane" is a very moderm "Miami Vice"
styled show but in California. Lots of car chases, people
getting shot and unlimited spending. I thought that it was
very entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat. Tiffany
Thiessen (who dropped her middle name of Amber) is known from
her roles on "Saved By The Bell" and "Melrose Place". I think
she finally has found a role to play that is serious as
opposed to the floozies she was playing before. That's just my
opinion right now... it could change in the middle of the
season. This is the FOX network, and I know they didn't cast
her just for her "personality". The other show I was really
captivated by was "John Doe". This show is about a guy who
just wakes up in the Seattle area having no clue about who he
is. But the twist is that he knows EVERYTHING... Like, how
many indents on a golf ball (336), or what day/time it is
right down to the second just by looking at the sun, and most
importantly.. he knows how they get that soft, creamy caramel
into a Caramilk bar!
What Is This?
If you just happened to stop by a Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Parlour anytime
soon, you will see that they have gone mad. They have
partnered with NBC to create specialty ice creams to go with
their shows. Such as Fear Factor. Even Will and Grace
have their own specialty ice cream! What is the world coming
to!?!? Anyways the Fear Factor Ice Cream has lots of
mysterious green goo and spiders! MMmmmm -- aren't you just
gonna rush on over to your nearest Baskin Robbin
The Sunshine State Exodus
I didn't think this
day would come so fast. My original plan in December 2000 was
to move to Miami for a year, and then when I was done working,
I would move promptly back to Toronto. Well, it didn't happen
that way. I ended up staying, meeting lots of new friends and
establishing a life of my own. It was only when a number of
uncontrollable sequence of events happened that altered my
original plan. Tomorrow I move out to New York City. I
leave the state of Florida that has given me so much. I thank
everyone that has made my journey here a memorable one. Thanks
to Liza, Jolene, Marlon, Sarah, Janelle, Veronica, Brian,
Chris, Kevin, Pearl, Phil, Jenn, Lisa, L.A, Carlos, Franz,
Stevonnie, Tom, Subakhar, Susie, Jordan, Bruce, Dexter, Carl,
Scott, Yoly and the many, many others that helped me. This is
not good bye -- just see you later!