Preserving your bliss.



By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.

You just never know, a’ight?

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TD says we’re no better off than 1989



TD Bank released a report today announcing that the “well-being of the average Canadian has barely advanced over the past 15 years”. In addition, they’re urging the Feds to cut taxes and supplement policies that boost income and productivity. That’s pretty rich coming from a bank, don’t you think?

I’m not an economist but I think it would be interesting to compare this report with the rise of service charges in the banking industry (how about “white-label” ATM charges?). Perhaps that’s where part of our incomes are going! In 1989 the service charges on my bank account were well under $10. Today it’s not unusual for me to pay $30/month in service charges. Use interac, get charged; pay a bill, get charged; write a cheque, get charged. And it never seems to matter if I upgrade my account, I still get charged for so many transactions!

And how about the ridiculous rates of interest we “earn”. That’s really where we’re getting screwed.

Wait, there’s an upside – just not for you! According to the Globe and Mail, Canada’s six biggest banks earned more than $13.3-billion in profits for fiscal 2004. I’m happy for them.

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Random bliss.



Ok, ok. This isn’t first and foremost about bliss, but it could be depending on the results!

Email Roulette: send and receive random emails to and from people you don’t know. So far I’ve sent two emails about Heino’s FaceAnalyzer results and one email about fossil species of penguins. I’ve received one random so far and it just said “heyyyyyyy”.

Do I feel I gave more to the universe than I got back? Absolutely. Am I hopeful that someone will blow my mind? I know it will happen.

Now here’s the challenge! Join and let’s see if we randomly bump into each other. Post the message(s) you receive in the comments section here and let’s see if we connect!

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Samantha Fox Kills Bliss Dead



When I was 11 my friends decided to drag me to a dark, dank theater of cruelty where they proceeded to scramble my brain with hours of Samantha Fox.
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Analyze this! Will it find my bliss?



Can “science” help me find my bliss? Is FaceAnalyzer the answer?

In my quest to follow my bliss (exactly what that bliss is, I don’t know), I dutifully uploaded my mug hoping the analysis would give me some kind of clue; a tip to help me discover my bliss.
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