Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What do you enjoy the most about being part of Toastmasters?

So many cliches jump into my mind!
An easy answer is the people. The only thing like this would be a religion or a cult. Everyone is accepting and encouraging and working towards a common and difficult goal: self improvement. Their is a real fraternity in that.
As great as that is, that thing we strive for? That's what gets me back. That's what I walk away thinking about each meeting - How did I do, what did I learn from everyone who spoke, how can I improve.

What I enjoy most about Toastmasters is that enables me to constantly think about and practice the fundamental and finer elements of human communication.

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What is an I.S. lackey?

It's a bucket term I coined, perhaps unoriginally, to represent any generalist job in Information Services.
In a nutshell, regardless of my current Job Description I build, change, or fix things on, of, and for computers for other people.
It carries with it some of the connotation that I'll basically learn and do anything related to computers, like a good lackey, and most people's 'expertise' is just them having a headstart.
Not to be confused at all with the much more noble IS Entrepreneur.

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Are you married?

No, I am as single as that endless point in time that you are captivated by a sunset.
I was once closer than it feels good to think about and I don't consider it having never occurred a 'close call'.
I'm looking forward to that special day in both our lives.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Disturbing New Images

I tweaked my sidebar with a fun but pointless and potentially disturbing-looking little widget.

Further I signed up for so that you can now ask me for all the disturbing imagery that your minds can think to ask for.  If you want to break down my candy coating (because I come across as such a fuzzy, nice guy I'm sure) then here is the hammer to do it.

Apparently, Alice in Wonderland is chalk full of disturbing images in the classical Tim Burton sense.  Hopefully I will get a chance to see what my fellow Tim has been up to on the big screen soon.  Have you seen it?  Tell me what you think in the comments!