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Ten Cool Things to do TODAY

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Cool Things to Do TODAY

Create a happy new playlist on itunes. A mixture of slow jams and dance music to take you on a nostalgic ride.

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Download at least one song from your childhood. And make it a good one, like something from an 80s film. Or better yet, go out and buy the vinyl album to really take you back.

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Clean your bathroom–sounds not so tempting, right? But afterwards, you’ll feel good about yourself and home, knowing that you have a clean place to get clean in.

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Call an old friend whom you haven’t spoken with in over one year. That’s right, pick up the phone. Re-kindle…and that’s not a new amazon product.

Give yourself a manicure (even if you’re a gentlemen). This doesn’t mean break out the clear polish men, but sit on the sofa with a file and clippers, and clean up those hands. They are the “second” things people see when they first meet you, after your face of course. It’s good to have freshly groomed hands always, unless you’re a car mechanic who relishes in the grease all day.

Break out the dusty blender in the kitchen and make a fruit smoothie. Add a little extra to it, like cocoa powder for extra “comfort.” It’s healthy, energizing, and is a great substitute for a fast food meal.

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Add a drop of whiskey to your coffee. Just because it’s Thursday.

Visit the humane society and play with the dogs. All dogs go to heaven they say and they remember you for coming to play with them. These little guys and gals rarely get extra love and attention, so why not take a trip to your local shelter and give a couple of canines rub downs.

These dogs weren’t born with a silver treat in their mouths…:(

ANTIQUE HAND PAINTED PUG CUFFLINKSSmile at a stranger. Just one…or ten. Enough so that people still know you’re normal and not some creepy stalker guy ogling all the innocent bystanders. Kind of like it pass it forward kind of smile…not bozo the clown kind of smile.

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Do 25 crunches. Hey, we’re not saying to 100. 25 will get those muscles working just enough to set off some happy endorphines in your brain and maybe even motivate you to do more.

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Monday, October 10th, 2011

Steve Jobs…need we say more? Actually we will. Jobs has literally changed the way we view and experience the world. This is no easy feat, in case you’re trying to do it yourself, I’m sure you already know. In the late 1970s, Jobs help design and develop one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple Series. Think Jobs’ life didn’t effect you that much? Read on.

Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple

”Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” (Jobs’ voiceover from an unaired Apple commercial featuring Virgin’s Richard Branson)

 

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Just imagine your life right now, without ever owning an Ipod, or a MacBook, or even without ever digitizing your music? We’d still be slinging our DiskMan’s around the street, toting our scratched up CDs, and making mix tapes for our significant others. For you younger one’s, a Diskman is simply a portable CD player. Remember those? (If not, DY a favor and click the words “CD Player”) Now we can transfer music to each other through the internet, press a button and open up thousands of songs, which we can listen to in privacy, in public, anywhere (except on the initial ascent on the airplane…) Most of us even learn the most vital news on our Apple devices. Even Jobs’ death itself, most of the industrialized world learned of it through and on an Apple device. Amazing.

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“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful–that’s what matters.” CNN, May 25, 1993

The above quote really makes one think–are YOU going to bed thinking you’ve done something wonderful? If not, change it. We can. Jobs’ resignation from Apple was a global shock and the interesting thing is, he did it right before his death. That means he was working, doing what he loved, right up to the last minute of his professional existence. And to bow out gracefully while the company is at an all-time high…that is, to put it mildly, reverent class.

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“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
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