Wednesday, May 27, 2009
With that in mind, here are a number of suggestions that can turn our collective frowns upside-down:
Smile. Turns out, smiling is directly linked to happiness. Try this: smile -- a nice big smile -- and attempt to think of something negative. Either you will stop smiling or you won't be able to hold the negative thought.
Stop worrying. The problem is, we worry too much about things that are out of our control. While it's true that there are plenty of things to worry about these days, take a deep breath, and stop sweating the small stuff.
Do things differently. Part of the problem at work for many people is boredom. We are stuck in a rut where we come in and do the same thing over and over and over again. Get your enthusiasm back by doing things differently.
Stop managing and start leading. If you're in management, you need to find ways to motivate and stimulate your employees. How? Stretch their minds. Empower your team by giving them more responsibility, more decision-making power, more autonomy.
Delegate. Many managers are scared to let go of control for fear that doing so will make them obsolete. I have news for you: if you feel that way, you already are obsolete. The best leaders always look for people better, smarter, and more capable than themselves.
Have fun. Here is some tough advice: If you don't like what you are doing, stop doing it. Life is too short to not have fun.
The Raag Mala Society Of Nova Scotia
An Evening of Indian Music
Pundit Ramesh Misra Bageshree Vaze Vineet Vyas Sarangi Dance Tabla
Saturday, 30th May 2009, 7:00 pm
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
To Purchase Tickets contact:
Indian Groceries, 2585 Robie Steet 423-6339
Mrs. G. Batra 209-3095
Tickets also available at the Door
More information on the artists can be found at:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
1. Which revealing clothing item do you like most?
33% said a miniskirt
32% said a low-cut blouse
8% said a tummy-baring top
10% said all three together ... I like seeing as much as I can.
17% said none. I don't like it when a girl shows her goodies. They're gay ...
2. What footwear do you find sexiest?
68% said high heels
16% said boots
16% said flats
3. How do you like a girl to dress on a first date?
64% said body-hugging jeans and a hot top
36% said an LBD (little black dress)
4. She's undressing for the first time. What kind of underwear are you hoping to see?
45% said lacy boy-shorts
41% said a G-string or thong
14% said basic cotton bikini
Just Asking ... What kind of clothes on him are a turn-on? What are total turn-offs?
2. If a woman inexplicably disappears for two weeks, one of her friends will notice.
3. A woman can fully assess a person just by looking at their shoes.
4. Women can be groupies. Male groupies are stalkers.
5. A woman can get a whole new lease on life just by changing her lipstick.
6. Women never lust after a cartoon character or the central figure in a computer game.
7. Women can admit to others when they've made a mistake.
8. Women know who their children are without having a DNA test.
9. Women have total control over their eyebrows
10. Women can get drunk quicker and cheaper than men.
Got any more?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
The Breakfast Club welcomes special co-host Rob Hunt to the show this morning. Rob won the right to co-host by being the winning bidder at a silent auction at a charity event recently.
Rob's a busy guy. Rob is a partner in a business called Green Hunt Wedlake. It's a business that specializes in helping people and business in financial distress. As well, he's the chairman of the Nova Scotia Mental Health Foundation. He has a few things he wants to get off his chest. Check out Rob's Rant by clicking on the following link and then click on Video 2.
check it out
Thursday, May 21, 2009
For the last umpteen weeks I have listened to your commentary about the American Idol show - raving about the greatness of Adam.
While not all your listeners agree, we have sat back and prayed that the viewers were wiser. Hurray - they were!
Adam can sing, yes - but he pushed the envelope way too far and had more than his fair share of confidence.
I can't wait ot purchase Kris's music.
What do you think about the American Idol results?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Drake used to date Keisha Chante (also Canadian) who worked with and may have dated Chris Brown (Rihanna's ex). (TMZ reported that it was Keisha Chante who sent the texts that started the ugly incident between Rihanna and Chris- Chante's rep denies this)
So, yeah. Not a love triangle, but not-not complicated! How can the dating pool be so small that all the same people date each other's exes. Good grief!!!
AN AVERAGE SERVING OF FRENCH FRIES IS NEARLY THREE TIMES LARGER NOW THAN IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO:
Let's face it . . . We love large portions of fatty, unhealthy foods . . . and that's just the way it has always been. Or is it?
--Well, we tracked down an article comparing average portion sizes today with average portion sizes from 20 years ago . . . and, actually, that doesn't seem to be the case. Check it out . . .
--20 years ago, an average bagel was THREE inches in diameter and had 140 calories. Now, an average bagel is SIX inches in diameter and has 350 calories.
--20 years ago, an average cheeseburger had 333 calories. Now, an average cheeseburger has 590 calories.
--20 years ago, an average portion of spaghetti and meatballs had 500 calories. Now, an average portion of spaghetti and meatballs . . . which includes two cups of pasta with sauce and three large meatballs . . . has 1,025 calories.
--20 years ago, an average serving of French fries was 2.4 ounces and had 210 calories. Now, an average serving of French fries is 6.9 ounces with 610 calories.
--20 years ago, an average turkey sandwich had 320 calories. Now, an average turkey sandwich is nearly a foot long and has 820 calories. (Yahoo Shine)
Only watch this video if you're not easily offended.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My dad is quite the snoring machine.
If there were snoring olympics he would take gold in every event.
Not only does he snore inwards. He also snores out. It's so loud, we
stopped waking him up at night to come upstairs to bed because we knew
we'd all sleep better if we left him to sleep downstairs. Downstairs
is two stories down in thr basement. That choice was made about 10
years ago. We've never looked back.
By the way. You can still hear him on the top floor.
Do you have a snoring horror story. Pass it along.
1. No white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. You shouldn't be wearing your little white summer dresses well into October, but the term "winter white" exists for a reason. And we officially give you permission to whip out white sundresses with cardigans the moment it's warm enough to give them a go. Like now, for instance.
2. Your bag and shoes should match. This one is a mom-approved favorite, but it's not true. Sometimes it's nice to have a matching bag and shoes, but it's totally not required. I defy any of you to tell me that a black clutch doesn't look awesome with the right silver heels.
3. You can't mix bright colors. We call total BS on this one. Colorblock dresses and skirts can be pretty adorable. As long as you keep your accessories minimal, you're good to go.
4. Long dresses are not for short women. This one's tricky. Long, shapeless dresses are not for short women. Long, strategically-fitted dresses, on the other hand, are fair game. Try something that nips in at the waist or under the bust, and you won't get lost in flowing fabric.
5. Leather vests are only for biker chicks. If you get one that's studded and emblazoned with a skull on the back, your friends will start asking you where the best place to get tattoos are. But a leather vest with feminine details like a dramatic collar or ruffles is a fun, cool bet.
6. You can't wear suede in the summer. Don't believe them! Bright-colored suede is super-fun in the hot months, but limit it to one piece, like sandals or a skirt.
7. Dangly earrings with a necklace is a bad idea. If you don't choose your bling wisely, you'll look like a female Mr. T. But if you keep one piece on the less aggressive side, there's no reason why you can't have both.
8. Black bra + white shirt = skanky. An intentionally-sheer white tee with a black bra is laid-back cool. Just make sure you're not pairing your dark bras with white button-downs and going into work. You'll look inappropriate if you rock it that way.
9. You can't wear sequins during the day. Sequin tanks look awesome with jeans, even at work. A sequined skirt or shirt worn casually looks classy and sexy during daytime hours.
Just Asking ... What rules do you follow that others don't? Do you follow the trends, or make them? What's your latest daring act of dressing?
Monday, May 18, 2009
So, I was flipping through the TV and hit the brakes on Cpac to oggle this bit of eye-candy. Can't say that the words 'senator' and 'hot' are ones I've ever heard together in the world of Canadian politics. But like most gals of my, er, age I'm busy (it's hard to juggle it all, am I right ladies?!). So, occasionally I miss stuff, like the appointment of Patrick Brazeau to the Senate.
While gazing at the man, I did note there was a point to his presence (other than adding a much needed hotness factor), Senator Brazeau was speaking at the Senate Committee on Human Rights.
His professional career certainly makes for an interesting read.....get the wiki-version here.
But, seriously...makes ya wanna watch cpac, right?!
Friday, May 15, 2009
--Here are five more things you probably didn't know about kissing . . .
#1.) THERE ARE TONS OF NERVE ENDINGS IN YOUR LIPS. In fact, your lips have 100 times MORE nerve endings than your fingertips do. That's why kissing is so enjoyable . . . and so arousing.
#2.) MEN LIKE KISSING TOO. This might come as a surprise, but 40% of men say that a good kiss will get them ready for "love".
#3.) WOMEN THINK KISSING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MEN. According to a poll by eHarmony.com, men are more than TWICE as likely to have sex with a bad kisser than women are.
#4.) KISSING A MAN MAKES WOMEN WANT TO HAVE SEX. Okay, maybe not ALL THE TIME. But according to a study by the University at Albany, men's saliva has measurable amounts of testosterone in, which CAN affect a woman's libido.
#5.) MORE WOMEN ARE MAKING OUT WITH EACH OTHER. According to a poll by "Cosmopolitan", 54 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 24 say they've kissed another girl. That number drops to 43 percent for women between 25 and 34.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
-Create a budget: Although you won't have the expenses of leaving home, you will want to consider how much your staycation activities will cost. If you plan on eating out more, spending one or two nights at a local hotel or starting a project that requires investment -- plan a budget.
-Avoid errand creep: Don't end up doing so many things around the house -- replacing the light bulbs, cleaning out the garage, fixing the front door etc. -- that you miss taking the time you need to just chill. If you have a few closets you really want to clean out, schedule a specific day and time to do them.
-Become a tourist in your own town: You know that old joke about how most New Yorker's have never been to the Statue of Liberty? Buy a guidebook on the area you live in and read through it for things you might like to do. Take a guided tour, helicopter ride, boat trip, see the zoo etc.
-Keep friends at bay: Unless you want a major part of your staycation to be visiting with friends, don't over schedule the lunches, dinners and get togethers. You want the space (and freedom) to be spontaneous.
-Visit a day spa: Just because you're not staying at a five star resort with a world-class spa, does not mean you can't get scrubbed, rubbed and pampered! Check out a day spa in your area and set up a treatment or two. If you really want to splurge go for broke and do a full-day package.
-Set goals: Think about what you want to accomplish on your staycation. Is there a book you have been dying to read? A whole slew of movies you want to catch up on Romantic time you want to spend with your spouse? Take the kids to the new exhibit at the zoo? Time to think through your long-term goals? Naps? Whatever objectives you set, let them dictate the organization of your time off.
-Block out check in times: Just as you would with a regular get away vacation, set up specific times when you are going to check in with the office and stick to them. Don't let the proximity of work, lure you away from your stay-at-home holiday.
-Stay overnight: If your staycation is a week or longer consider spending one or two nights at a local hotel. Just getting away for a night, can feel exotic and fun. Not to mention romantic if you go with your significant other.
-Do something different: One of the advantages of a traditional vacation is that it puts you in a different environment, where the opportunity to try something new is greater than usual. There is no reason you can't apply this same idea to your staycation. Check out your local scene for activities that you might not normally do but sound fun.
-Do nothing: Never underestimate the value of waking up when you want to and doing whatever you want, whenever you want, all day long. Don't feel like your staycation has to produce any tangible results - it doesn't. Just getting renewed and refreshed is reward enough
Have fun this summer.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here's a list of the ten most commonly misquoted movie lines of all time . . . according to a website called LoveFilm.com.
#10.) "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?" (Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate")
--The ACTUAL line is: "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"
#9.) "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto." (Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz")
--The ACTUAL line is: "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
#8.) "If you build it, they will come." (Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams")
--The ACTUAL line is: "If you build it, he will come."
#7.) "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn." (Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind")
--The ACTUAL line is: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
#6.) "Beam me up, Scotty!" (James T. Kirk in "Star Trek")
--The ACTUAL line is: "Scotty, beam me up!"
#5.) "Hello, Clarice." (Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs")
--The ACTUAL line is: "Good evening, Clarice."
#4.) "Play it again, Sam." ("Casablanca")
(--This one's a bit of a mystery. The closest line HUMPHREY BOGART has is, "You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!" And INGRID BERGMAN says, "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'.")
#3.) "Do you feel lucky, punk?" (Dirty Harry in "Dirty Harry")
--The ACTUAL line is: "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
#2.) "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" (The Queen in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs")
--The ACTUAL line is: "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"
#1.) "Luke, I am your father." (Darth Vader in "The Empire Strikes Back")
--The ACTUAL line is: "No, I am your father."
Do you know any others?
Monday, May 11, 2009
Here is a photo of Gabrielle Gaudet, she had her long locks shaved off on Sunday for Mother's Day in honour of her Mom and Grandmother who both died of breast cancer in 2005. Gabrielle has set a goal of $3000 for this years Run for the Cure. She has raised $1305.00 so far.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
(above)A picture of Gabrielle with her late mother, Stacey
With Mothers Day on Sunday, we can think of no better way to celebrate than by supporting Gabrielle in her quest to raise a thousand dollars in her Mother and Grandmother's memory for the CIBC Run For The Cure. Please read the letter below and, if you can, help Gabrielle on Sunday.
A letter from Gerry Gaudet on behalf of his daughter
I am sending out this request in the hope of some kind of support, if at all possible. My daughter, Gabrielle (who is 8), lost her mom (Stacey) and grandmother (Jerry Slaunwhite) to breast cancer in the fall of 2005. This Sunday, Mothers Day, she is shaving her head to try and raise money for her run in the CIBC-Run for the Cure. Over the last three years she has raised close to $8,000.00 doing numerous events. This is by far her biggest. She is currently sitting at $380.00 raised for cutting her hair. What I am hoping for is that people could come out and show her some support. She says she is not nervous, but I think deep down she is a little frightened. So if you could announce it on your radio station that she is shaving her head at 10:00am, Mothers Day, May 10th it would be greatly appreciated.
If you are unable to grant this request it will certainly be understood. I am sure you get a number of such requests. It just that she was hoping to get to at least $1,000.00 with this event and she is quite far away.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
(Gabrielle is shaving her head at 10 am on Mother's Day at Bridgeview Hair in the Dartmouth Shopping Center)
You can help her reach her goal by making a donation at the following link. Go to Donate now, (make sure it's Atlantic) click on Donate to a run participant and then type in Gabrielle Gaudet, Halifax and then Donate to this participant. Gabrielle will really appreciate anything you can do.
Which gender would you rather have as a boss and why?
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Hello my name is Logan MacGillivray and I am 11 years old. I have been nominated for the Canadian Living Me to We award in the youth in action category. April 24 to May 8 people can go to www.metoweawards.com click on “vote” and please select Logan MacGillivray from the youth in action section. This is so important because whoever gets the most votes gets $5000 dollars to go towards their cause. If I were to get the most votes the $5000 dollars would go towards building a children’s multi-purpose centre in Sierra Leone. In this centre there will be a classroom, music room filled with musical instruments(children are forming a peace band to help heal from the war), library, computer and arts room and an outdoor recreational area where kids will be able to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and a wooden jungle jim plus many other sports. The reason I chose to work in Sierra Leone is because it is one of the poorest countries in the world and is recovering from 11 years of civil war. I want to help lift their spirits and give them a chance for an education. This centre will serve 40 villages and mean so much to thousands of children who will come to it for education and recreation. To build this centre will cost $13,000 dollars. I have raised $3000 dollars through the selling of Listen to the Children DVD’s but if we were to get the five thousand dollars we would be more than half way through with the raising of money. This centre will mean to the children of Sierra Leone what Disneyland means to the children here. I hope you will vote for me and if you want to learn more about my cause you can visit my website at www.listentothechildren.net.
Thank you very much for your support.
From your friend Logan.
What makes you blissfully happy? Help us compile a list of things that make C100 listeners blissfull. For me, it might be sleeping in on a Saturday morning, or introducing my 12 year old to a great older movie he has never seen before. Help us out.
In 2004, 46-year-old Connie Culp of Hopedale, Ohio (--about 50 miles west of Pittsburgh), was shot in the face by her husband Tom in an attempted murder-suicide. Both of them lived. Tom was convicted of attempted murder and received a seven-year prison sentence
--And while Connie survived the attack too . . . the shotgun blast ripped away her nose, cheeks, upper jaw, and the roof of her mouth. Basically, she was left with her eyes, chin and forehead. But listen to this . . .
--Starting in 2005, Connie underwent 30 operations, and last December . . . she became the first person in the U.S. to ever undergo FACE TRANSPLANT SURGERY. It was a 22-hour operation that replaced 80% of her face with tissue from another woman who had recently died.
These are Connie's before and after pictures.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Bon Jovi headlines the Summer Kick-Off concert at Magnetic Hill. The Breakfast Club will give you a chance to win Beat the Box Office tickets for the rest of the week. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday at 9 am at all Needs convenience stores, as well as ticketsmoncton.ca and by phone at 1-866-720-5600. Early Bird tickets are $99.50 plus tax and service charges.
Plates for Parkinson’s ® is a collection of celebrity signed and designed plates that are auctioned on eBay to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s. Celebrities are asked to draw a tulip, the Society’s symbol of hope. Over 40 plates will be auctioned in 2009 including Chris Daughtry, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dennis Rodman, Rachael Ray, Eartha Kitt, Sidney Crosby, Muhammad Ali, Alan Alda, Robert Downey Jr., Peter Facinelli, The Cast of CSI and many more!
All the plates for this week can be bid on at: http://stores.ebay.ca/parkinsonsociety
All the plates for the three weeks can be viewed on our website:
1. Aspire to be Barbie - the bitch has everything.
2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.
3. Take life with a pinch of salt - A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.
4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!
5. Go on the 30 day diet. - I'm on it and so far I’ve lost 15 days.
6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
7. Let your greatest fear - be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.
8. I know I'm in my own little world - but it's ok. They know me here.
9. Lead me not into temptation - I can find it myself.
10. Don't get your knickers in a knot - it solves nothing and makes you walk funny.
11. When life gives you lemons in 2009 - turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.
12. Remember wherever there is a good looking, sweet, single, or married man - there is some woman tired of his bullsh*t!
13. Keep your chin up - only the first 40 years of parenthood are hard.
14. If it has Tires or Testicles - it's gonna give you trouble.
15. By the time a woman realizes her mother was right - she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Here are some of the items available at the IWK Auction this weekend. Tomorrow, Saturday May 2nd as Shooters Restaurant in Enfield starting at 2 pm. There are over 160 items to bid on including weekend getaway packages, over 40 autographed NHL, NBA and NFL jerseys, NASCAR, celebrity autographed items and much more. Admission is $5. Call 883-4441 for more details.
Here is Dr. Greg Bailey, and although it wasn't a competition, we are crowning him Halifax's Most Beautiful Person, he received an overwhelming number of nominations
in yesterday's question of who's Halifax's most beautiful person. Dr. Bailey is
Here is a website you can check out for up to date information....
Metro Transit Update
As of 6 am, Route #15 Purcell's Cove is turning at William's Lake Road. The Route # 20 Herring Cove is in full service.
There is a police check point at Williams Lake Road & Purcell's Cove Rd. Residents only will be granted entry.
There is a barricade at Oceanview Dr & Purcell's Cove Road. No entry beyond this point
Traffic is being allowed to pass through Herring Cove Road, though evacuated streets of Herring Cove Road remain blocked
Updated list of Evacuated Streets & Roads
Purcell's Cove Rd between OceanView & Hebridean
Blues Stone Rd
Saint Cecilia Dr
18th Battery Rd
Ferguson's Cove Rd
Devil's Hill Rd
York Redoubt Cr
Glen Kairn Dr
Holy Stone on the Sea Rd
Maraget Lorne Dr
Herring Cove Warf Road
Glen Baker Dr
Meeting for Evacuees Only:
Update/Meeting will be held for residents/evacuees
8AM at Captain William Spry Centre, Friday, May 01
9AM at Roach's Pond, Friday, May 01