Friday, August 30, 2013

Favorite Things Friday - August 30

Favourite Reads
#1 Productivity Hack from Dumb Little Man
Smart Logos That Make You Look Twice from 1st Web Designer
Sometimes We Build What We Didn't Plan To Build from Bob Goff

Favourite Nerdy Video

Favourite Inspirational Speech

Favourite Prank

Favourite Music Video

Favourite Scary Accurate Depiction Of Society

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Walking In Between

Crystal and I had been looking forward to the day for quite some time. The release of Ben Rector's lastest album, The Walking In Between.

It's been almost a week, 10-15 trips through the album, here are my top 3 tracks.

Ordinary Love
"I don’t live in the hills 
And I probably never will 
But that won’t keep me up at night 
Because she’s dancing like a fool 
Across my living room 
Whenever I’m with you 
My heart is singing"
Great way to start the album. Upbeat, catchy and we're off to a good start.

"Oh I’m out in the waves 
And I’m hoping and praying 
Please let this wind blow me home 
Night after night there’s an empty horizon 
My god do I feel so alone 
But sometimes life And most times I 
Feel just like a sailboat"
Seriously... Beautiful!

If You Can Hear Me
"Sometimes the devil sounds a lot like Jesus 
Telling me I’m not enough 
And I don’t believe it, no no 
But I can feel it 
And I need you so, yes I need you so"
Who hasn't felt fear and heard the voices saying you're not enough?
If you're going to chase awesome, pursue your dreams, or strive to break out of status quo, the voices will show up.

The entire album is incredible!
Other tracks worth a listen are: When I'm With You, Beautiful and I Like You.
Get it on iTunes HERE

Friday, August 23, 2013

Favorite Things Friday - August 23

Good Reads
35 Food Hacks from BuzzFeed
Ted Turner's Wealth Psychology from Robin Sharma
7 Ways To Generate Great Ideas from Inc Magazine

Favourite Laughing Guide

Favourite 'To-Do' For Summer 2014

Favourite Church Promo

Favourite Fictional Speech From A Classic Show

Favourite What It Means To Be A Brother Moment

Monday, August 19, 2013

What's The Point?

It's one of the questions I've been saving for heaven.

How'd the dinosaurs die?
Why did you create mosquitoes?
Why do we have toenails?

As far as I can tell, they serve no real purpose.

Back on our epic trip through California I banged my toe off the rail of the surfboard I was frantically paddling to try and catch a wave. (It didn't really hurt that much, kind of like stubbing your toe on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.) The impact caused my toe to bleed under the nail, which at first was kind of cool but quickly made my nail look like it had gone goth. So I've proudly been sporting a black big toe for the past month or so.

About a week ago I noticed the nail had started to turn a shade of grey, and after further inspection I realized it was no longer attached underneath.

I wonder what it looks like under there?

I resisted the urge to pick at it, but as a new nail started to grow underneath it the dead nail began to loosen. Last night my nail finally lost its will to hang on and I got a glimpse of what exactly lurks under the nail.

Nothing much.

So, enlighten me. Why do we have toenails?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Favorite Things Friday - August 16

Good Reads
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The CrossFit Games from Under 30 CEO
Culture Is The Glue For Your Company from Inc Magazine
Life's Priorities from Chris Guillebeau

Favourite Guerilla Marketing Effort

Favourite North American Timelapse

Favourite International Timelapse

Favourite Marriage Tune (H/T Nadine)

Favourite Retro Video

Honorable mention if you're a Breaking Bad or Price Is Right fan.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Favorite Things Friday - August 9

Good Reads
Do You Fit In At Work? from Social Hire
How To Tell Your Story In 30 Seconds from Donald Miller
Life's Unstoppable Formula from Dumb Little Man

Favourite Example Of Culture Shock

Favourite Ad

Favourite News Segment

Favourite Bucket List Video

Favourite Show Of Skill

Friday, August 2, 2013

Favorite Things Friday - August 2

Favourite Reads
Ruins Of Detroit from Yves Marchand
Achieving Goals from Dumb Little Man
Why I Avoid Drawing Lines In The Sand from Shauna Niequist

Favourite SNL Compilation

Favourite Pro-Facial Hair Video

Favourite Trailer For A Non-Existent Movie

Favourite Educational Video

Favourite Social Media Video