Misc, Thoughts

Snickers and Spare Change

No Comments 29 August 2008

As I normally do, I stopped off at the Shell before practice to grab some energy (i.e. a Snickers bar). Today was not like a normal day however. Oh no, I only had $1.50 in change. Well, I went to buy a Snickers bar (large) and upon finding out it was $1.98, I returned the bar to the rack, let a cute girl go ahead of me and went off to find a smaller, cheaper bar. I got back in line, having quickly found one, only to have the cute girl hand the Snickers to be saying “This is the one you wanted right? It’s ok, I got it.”

I stepped back, and said simply “Really? Wow, thanks.” I wasn’t really sure what else to say. I have never seen that before, let alone have it done to me, and for such a simple act of kindness (and for only $1.98), I was honestly blown away.

Later, I was told by a friend that I should have given her a hug; next time it happens I will for sure! haha. But in this case, a simple act from a stranger put a huge smile on my face and made my day.

Rudy, Thoughts, Videos

Who is Dan Rudy?

No Comments 29 August 2008

I have heard this question before and am always happy to answer it.

Dan Rudy, or Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, was the inspiration for the true life motivational movie, Rudy. It is my favourite movie by far and the movie itself carries so many powerful messages that I cannot help but watch it every so often and I actively strive to employ the real life lessons in my everyday life. More info about Rudy can be found here:http://www.rudyinternational.com

Every time I watch the movie, I am blown away by the boy with the dream, but every time, my eyes get watery and I get really proud of Rudy and of my own accomplishments because, as I had the real Rudy write on my dvd, “With hard work and a dream, anything is possible.”

And I leave you with some of my favourite lines from the movie:

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Fortune: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey what are you doing here don’t you have practice?
Rudy: Not anymore I quit.
Fortune: Oh, well since when are you the quitting kind?
Rudy: I don’t know I just don’t see the point anymore.
Fortune: So you didn’t make the dress list, there are greater tragedies in the world.
Rudy: I wanted to run out of that tunnel for my dad to prove to everyone that I worked…
Fortune: PROVE WHAT?
Rudy: That I was somebody.
Fortune: Oh you are so full of crap. Your five foot nothin’, a hundred and nothin’ and you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years, and you were also going to walk out of here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame in this life time you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody except yourself and after what you gone through if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen, now go on back.
Rudy: I’m sorry I never got you to see your first game in here.
Fortune: Hell I’ve seen to many games in this Stadium.
Rudy: I thought you said you never saw a game…
Fortune: I’ve never seen a game from the stands.
Rudy: You were a player?
Fortune: I rode the Bench for two years thought I wasn’t being played because of my color I got filled up with a lot of attitude so I quit, still not a week goes by I don’t regret it, and I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out letting them get the best of you. Do you hear me clear enough?

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Father Cavanaugh: Son, in 35 years of religious study, I have only come up with two hard incontrovertible facts: there is a God, and I’m not Him.

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Pete: Well, you know what my dad always said: ‘Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.’

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D-Bob: Who’s the wild man now?!

Humour, Stupid Questions

Series: More Stupid Questions

No Comments 29 August 2008

Q: Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
A: They do because at night the temperature is cooler than during the day and it’s less strenuous to work.

Q: How come I can pick my ears but not my nose?
A: Well, because you can blow your nose, but not your ears.

Q: How do they get the “Keep off the Grass” sign on the grass?
A: They hire an Olympic javelin thrower to toss the sign.

Humour, Stupid Questions

Stupid Questions – Things That Make You Go “hmmm”

No Comments 28 August 2008

I’ve decided to start a series of sorts. Kimmie and I stumbled upon a sweet website called, as the title suggests, “Stupid Questions – Things That Make You Go “hmmm””. After reading quite a few of them back and forth, I decided that I would pick one, every day, every other day, whatever, and answer it. Just to make it even more silly.

To commemorate this grand occasion, I will do 4 at once. You know, since 4 is my favourite number. Yeah. Hush you. You know who you are.

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Q: What do they call a French kiss in France?
A: A francais kiss. Of course

Q: What do you call male ballerinas?
A: Theodore. No offense to the actual guys named that.

Q: What does Geronimo say when he jumps out of a plane?
A: Oh shit?

Q: What happens to an 18 hour bra after 18 hours?
A: Hopefully it gets washed.

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Stay tuned…

Humour, Thoughts

Ugh…My Head Hurts

No Comments 27 August 2008

Setting: A dark and messy room

Lights down.
Lights up.

There is a bed in the middle of the room. The alarm clock has been beeping for an unknown length of time. Clothes are scattered on the floor. A glass of water, half full, sits on the night table. There is a body lying on the bed, face down, sprawled out. The body, appearing lifeless, slowly moves and lets out a groan.

Unknown figure: God, I pray to you. If you help me get rid of this hangover, I will NEVER ever drink again.

How many times have we uttered this prayer aloud to ourselves? Don’t we realize it is in vain? Why do we say it? Even if we don’t believe in God, do we think he is that powerful that he can magically cure a hangover? Who was the first person to speak these words? I’m sure it has been happening for a while and until a cure is found for hangovers, it will continue to be spoken…

Misc, Thoughts, World Issues

Freedom

No Comments 26 August 2008

What does freedom mean?

Does it relate more to the political definition: “the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression”

Or the philosophical argument: “the idea of being free, is a broad concept that has been given numerous interpretations by philosophies and schools of thought. The protection of interpersonal freedom can be the object of a social and political investigation, while the metaphysical foundation of inner freedom is a philosophical and psychological question”

I like to rather think of freedom as doing what you want (that which makes you happy) and feeling that you can do what you want when you want (granted much of this “freedom” relates to your financial state).

This is why I feel that the above definition (in philosophical terms) is best when enhanced by the idea of financial freedom. And in that case, we shall truly be free.

Events, Misc, Music, Thoughts

Source of Motivation

No Comments 22 August 2008

I wrote this on my blackberry and sent it to myself while I was at the Tom Petty concert a few weeks ago. I was watching the fans in the floor seats as they watched the show and had some thoughts about it. I’m going to leave the post exactly as I wrote it; fragmented but with complete thoughts. Feel free to add your own thoughts…

Find something to talk about that inspires people. Talk about it. Be passionate about it. Promote it. Live it. Spread it. Find something that entertains people. Find a cause that people can rally around.

What is it about musical or athletic talent that draws people to spend so much time and money on the pursuit? Since they are not actively involved in the activity, why do they become so drawn to it? Do they think they have an effect on the outcome or the overall experience by being in attendance? Do they think they can make a difference? If so, why don’t more people vote? Or donate blood? Or support real causes? Why do more people go to a rock show (and pay money) than go to a political rally for a real cause? Does practicing ignorance and keeping our distance somehow make us feel that we are not avoiding what is real because we pretend we don’t know about it?


About Rob


Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.

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