02/11/19 – Valentine’s Day

CURRENT EVENTS

Happy Valentine’s Day to All of You 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Simplify Your Workday

By Barbara Hemphill & Pamela Quinn Gibbard

This book came out in 1998.  I read it many years ago and every so often I review the sections I highlighted. I still think it is a fantastic book and so easy to read. I wish I had written it.

Offers advice on managing time, streamlining one’s work routine, organizing one’s office, utilizing technology, handling stress, and working at home (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

What Men Want

I just saw this film and it certainly isn’t a great film, but it is entertaining and has some nice messages.

Take a minute to watch this trailer and see what you think.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Normally, I discourage addictions. But since Valentine’s Day is coming up, you  may as well face it; you are:

Addicted to Love

By Robert Palmer

ART OF THE WEEK

The Lovers

By René Magritte

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war-god Mars.

His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is generally portrayed as a slender winged youth in Classical Greek art, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid’s arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

Well, 50 euros is a lot of money.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Please don’t let drugs and alcohol destroy your life, like it did this great actor.

CHARACTER TRAITS

I understand what Trent is saying and I believe it is true for the majority of us, but it is certainly more challenging for a few people.

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

There are some people who never learn this, please don’t be one of them.

MISCELLANEOUS 

Just in case you ever start thinking to highly of yourself, remember this.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Regarding CBC’s sitcom “Kim’s Convenience”:

I have not seen it, but would like to.  64.29%  (9 votes) 

I’ve seen it and I liked it.  14.29%  (2 votes) 

I have not seen it and I don’t wish to see it.  14.29%  (2 votes) 

I’ve seen it and I didn’t like it.  7.13%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

What are your feelings about the music video “Save a Horse”?

Loved it  41.67%  (5 votes) 

No feelings about it  33.33%  (4 votes) 

Hated it  25%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 12
Are you too busy to take care of your health?

No  87.5%  (14 votes) 

Maybe  12.5%  (2 votes) 

Yes  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Do you consider yourself healthy?

Yes  73.33%  (11 votes) 

Maybe  20%  (3 votes) 

No  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Do you believe others think you are healthy?

Yes  80%  (12 votes) 

Maybe  13.33%  (2 votes) 

No  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 15

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

10 thoughts on “02/11/19 – Valentine’s Day

  1. Happy Valentine’s day to you! Even of I don’t like Valentine’s Day, I do like Greek Mythology. My favourite story is that of Amor/Eros/Cupid and Psyche. Which kind of matches the whole “follow your heart but take your brains with you”.

    And loved the €50 fine after dying, lol!

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  2. Thanks Bill, I enjoy your witt and info on several subjects. I always liked the song Addicted to Love. I love Trent Sheltons Simple reminder. I am thankful everyday for one more. Todays dissappointments shoud be history tomorrow. Start a new day and be thankful in it. So true follow your heart and deffinately take your brain with you. Thanks for your humor and input.

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