Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My special friend

I nearly forgot about blogging tonight. That is, until I'm watching a movie with Brod and he turns to me and says this: If I could choose to be any two people in life, I choose Steve Stifler and Kenny Powers.

Yup, that's right, folks. Not Nelson Mandela, not David Beckham, not even Gene Simmons. My bf of seven years chooses Steve S and Kenny P.

I like where this is headed.


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I wonder about $

Sometimes I think that if I didn't find my way into the communications field, I would have become a financial planner. I'm not sure what would have had to happen to make my brain go that way in high school, but it only took one thing in my 20s to catch my attention.

The book by David Bach, Smart Women Finish Rich, not only changed the way I thought about money but also the way I thought about my life...when I wanted to retire, where I wanted to spend my money and how my personal values related to cold, hard cash.

Since then, I have made budgets, organized accounts and started saving for retirement.

Today I'm trying to figure out if I'm saving too much or too little (although anything more than $0 is better than nothing) and trying to decide if I should rebalance my money habits.

Hopefully I can find a financial advisor to help answer that question!

Wish me luck.

Ps, I'd write more, but I'm blogging from my phone and it's about to die :(

Monday, August 2, 2010

Do you have a bucket list?

Ever since The Bucket List came out, it seems like everyone has one. Or, if they don't, they've at least given some amount of thought to the things they may want to do before they die.

I've started a Life List...same idea as a bucket list. One day I'm sure I'll share it on here so that I can let everyone see how I'm making progress, but for now I'm just going to keep it to myself.

But, having a physical list makes me more likely to work toward the things on that list. If all we did was try to keep all of that stuff in our heads, we'd forget about the items on the list and we'd be less likely to actually achieve them.

If you haven't physically written them down, I encourage you to do so. Throw it in a notebook and keep it in your nighstand, or start a list on your smartphone.

I hope my Life List keeps growing and shrinking for the rest of my years.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I'm going to kick off NaBloPoMo (attempt #3) with a quick "what about me" list because #1 - I'm short on time and #2 - it's the least creative thing I could come up with on short notice.

1. My favourite colour is green
2. I will never be a total "greenie", but I try to do small things to help the environment
3. I work in Fort McMurray, Alberta...for an oil company.
4. I think the company I work for is working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.
5. For some ridiculous reason, I make a snap judgement on peoples' financial well-being on how full their gas tanks are when I ride in their cars for the first time (I quickly dismiss it, but I can't lie that it happens).
6. I wish I could get back to being as fit as I was eight years ago
7. I hope one day I can shoot below 90 on the golf course
8. I would hit the links every day if I could. It is one place I can forget about everything else going on and focus on the next shot, the next swing, the next putt.
9. I think there's a giant market for affordable women's golfwear
10. I hope that I can actually post every day for the next month.

That's what you get for now. You can look forward to more of these top 10 lists on days when I don't have anything else to write about.