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Slow Thinking, Fast Olympians and Random Thoughts for a Friday

This has been a week where I celebrated the slow thinking folks out there. Now I am not espousing decision grid-lock, but I do think it’s a good idea to think about things before making a snap decision!

In Ottawa Simon Whitfield was announced as the Olympic Flag Bearer for the opening ceremonies in London. I wandered by and watched some of the set up of the stage for the official announcement. This of course means that Mr. Whitfield will not win anything (the Flag Bearer typically has a lot of bad luck at the Olympics), but since he already has an Olympic medal, I guess we shouldn’t feel too sorry for him.

It’s not normal to be talking about forest fires inside the boundaries of Ottawa/Carleton, however, that is what is happening now. Everything is very dry and getting drier! Here is an interesting bit of trivia, one of the spokespersons for the Ottawa Fire Department is Marc Messier (no not that one, but still).

On a personal side, it is never good when you read about your child’s school in the papers, I guess the only solace I can take is that my son will not be returning to the school, however, this does seem to be quite a mess, however, I will be keeping my eye on this one. My son will be attending a different school this fall.

Weekly Recap

We did have a little Olympic news here in Ottawa, as I said, but we also don’t have much water, we are in a drought currently:

  • The Sunday’s Best post included a lot of good oldie but goody posts from the Twitter feed.
  • Stats Canada points out that the good news is that Unemployment isn’t up, but neither is employment in June 2012.
  • All I want when I am being served is a Little Respect, but I continue to get very strange folk being overly familiar with me.
  • I’m not Satisfied Either was my message to the CEO of RIM, hopefully they will be able to come back, I have a lot of friends working there.
  • As I mentioned it is important to Celebrate the Slow Thinkers, because many decisions made in haste do not turn out the way we hoped.

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1110 folks who follow me, mon dieu!  If you join my “Twitter Posse“, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page as well (but no I didn’t buy Facebook stock). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long), and I have changed it a little bit too (note the new background).

Links for the Week

We averted having an Election in Ontario (not that anyone really cared), we had the Omnibus Bill of Death pass for our Federal friends, :

Other Bookkeeping

Remember my RSS feed is available too, for those who enjoy reading without looking at my crappy page lay

The Eternal Flame in Ottawa (not the Olympic flame)

out, and I have added an RSS Comment Feed as well.

Have a look at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on Digg as Big Cajun Man, on reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

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Feel Free to Comment

  1. Don’t worry about forest fires. Ontario’s MNR has the world’s biggest, best fire-fighting crew and aviation fleet. They’re ready for anything, including urban ops.

  2. Thanks for the mention BCM. As for forest fires, it’s weird to hear so little about them in BC so far this summer. Usually that’s one of the major ongoing summer news stories over here. Now that we’re having some sunny weather I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

  3. BCM- U dont want to know what that set is worth 🙁
    I would have had that full set also, but I practiced my bb gun on the Habs cards 🙂

    It is amazing how much of that stale gum we chewed and actually enjoyed. As a sidebar, I was offered a mint Bobby Orr rookie card for a $100 around 25 years ago and told the person they were nuts. That was a huge error.

    1. I can still see Dallas Smith, Derek Sanderson and Phil Esposito staring back at me from those cards, mocking me!!! 🙂

      Yup, my mother threw them all out (maybe I did, who knows, they are gone now).

  4. Thanks for the mention! For sure, some things require snap-decisions but many don’t.

    I always get a laugh from hearing folks introduce Marc Messier at local events. Thank goodness we have a great captain to battle Ottawa brushfires.

    Stay cool this weekend,

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