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Time to Smile :)

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We all have our bad days where nothing seems to be going right, no matter what we do.  Being in a bad mood is contagious and the more  you send out those negative vibes, the more they come right back at you.  It’s a downward spiral into the shit abyss.

The good news is that smiling is also contagious.  It’s so easy to shake a bad mood, all you have to do is find a way to smile and your day will magically transform along with your new happy mood.

When I feel like I’m starting to have a bad day, I turn to youtube. Give it a shot.  I dare you NOT to smile after watching some of these videos.

Have a great day people!

5 Videos that make me Smile :)

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My Canadian Heritage

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Mr. Lahey

Do you consider the Trailer Park Boys part of our Canadian Heritage? I do.

When you plant shit seeds, you get shit weeds. — Jim Lahey, TPB

Truer words were never spoken.  Life advice from the trailer park boys? Who would have thought?

I recently spent a few weeks visiting family in Michigan.  While I was there, I found myself being frequently questioned by American youth on what it’s like living in Canada.  Recurring questions seemed to be about Canadian beer, weather and the Trailer Park Boys.

Being a proud Canadian, I was once embarrassed by the association with this show.  If you would’ve asked me five years ago if I like the TPB, I would have told you I hated it.  From the bits and pieces I had seen, I thought it was lame sauce and I couldn’t stand to sit through a single episode, let alone be stereotyped by it.

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Phog Phest 3 and my Ukulele

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I’ve had my Ukulele for about a week now.  I’m really enjoying the learning process, although my fingers are a bit sore, but I’m sure they’ll toughen up in time.  Check out my progress below.

So, like I mentioned in the video, I’m very excited about seeing Elliott Brood at Phog Phest 3.

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All aboard! and you won’t be bored, promise.

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Alishia Fox

Taking the train is the best way to go.

You ever been sittin’ in a railroad train in a station, and theres another train sittin’ right next to ya, and one of them starts to move, and you can’t tell which one it is? – George Carlin

Yes.  Yes I have.  In fact, this happened to me today.  Right after I got over the brief moment of excitement thinking my trip had begun and then quickly realizing I wasn’t moving at all, I thought of George Carlin’s routine from his HBO special Jammin’ in New York.  It’s a classic.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out.

I love taking the train.  It’s actually my favourite way to travel.  Road trips are fun and flying can be exciting (usually because I’m traveling far away from home), but I find the train to be super relaxing.  Plus, taking the train is so much better for the environment.

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Behind the scenes with /A\ News

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I love all the little random surprises in life.

Earlier tonight I had an unusually interesting trip to the corner store.  If I would’ve known what was going on right in front of my building I would have at least brushed my hair before I headed out the door.  But, such is life…

I ran into Rich Garton, a friend of mine who works as a reporter for /A\ News in Windsor as he was getting ready to do a live hit for the Six O’Clock news.

Rich Garton /A\ News

/A\ News reporter Rich Garton and his super cool news van.

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Is Shark Week good or bad for sharks?

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Is Discovery Channel's Shark Week killing sharks?

Discovery Channel’s popular series Shark Week starts tonight.  I love sharks.  They’re so majestic, mysterious, powerful, beautiful and not to mention ancient.  They’ve been around for millions of years.  They’re the ocean’s top predator and they keep the delicate eco-system in check.

I usually get pumped for Shark Week.  Ever since I was a kid my eyes would be curiously glued to the screen absorbing the facts about this amazing underwater creature.

This year, I won’t be watching.  I love Sharks too much to put their lives at risk with my contribution to Shark Weeks ratings.  I looked up the program schedule today only to find the majority of shows are focused on Shark Attacks.

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Is the cost of water at Cedar Point just as bad for the environment as it is for your wallet?

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Cedar Point

Is Cedar Point part of the problem or the solution?

Last week I was lucky enough to take a small road trip to Sandusky, OH to visit their world renowned amusement park – Cedar Point.

I was so pumped to go.  It had been at least 10 years since I’ve graced that park with my presence.  I absolutely love roller coasters and the not-so-cheap thrills they offer.  I’m pretty sure my favourite ride is the Top Thrill Dragster.  It’s terrifyingly amazing.

Everything is so expensive there and yeah, I get it.  It’s how they rake in a shit-ton of cash to keep the place going and make a hefty profit too, I assume.

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Meet my new best friend

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My new Uke!

"Ukuleles will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through time with no ukulele." - The Fabulous Furry Uke Brothers

I’ve been a music lover for as long as I can remember.  I’m pretty sure it was being able to reach the volume controls on my mother’s stereo that motivated me to stand upright for the first time.

I love all sorts of music and I’ve gone through phases with pretty much every genre you can imagine, except country.  I can’t stand the twangy whining and depressing lyrics.  It’s cool if you dig the stuff, it’s just not for me.

The first instrument I learned how to play as a child was the piano.  I was so stoked on it when I first started taking lessons.  The excitement lasted for about a year or so, until I got bored of playing the tunes my old-ass piano teacher was making me play.  It then became like pulling teeth to get me to go to my lessons, so I dropped it.  I’m glad my mom made me follow through with it longer than I actually wanted too though.  Learning how to play the piano and read music gave me a great base to pick up other instruments in the future.

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Story of my Life…

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Alishia Fox - I love life!

I love me! I love life! I love my life! Oh... and I love you too!

After careful consideration I’ve decided to take a new approach to my online presence.  When I first started this blog, it was mainly to showcase some of the news articles I had written for school.  I was so into the process in the beginning but as my workload in school started to pile up alongside my decision to run for the Green Party in the last Federal Election, my life became super hectic and this blog was pushed to the back-burner.

I didn’t even look at it for months.  Mainly because I had lost interest in writing news stories.  I knew I had to make a change, which is something I do often.

I love blogging, but I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about.  It wasn’t until a friend of mine started a blog that it hit me.  I needed to write about me.  I am the one thing that I never loose interest in.  It sounds super self-centred, and it is, but it’s the truth.  I love writing about things that interest me and hopefully it interests you too!

I’m tired of telling other peoples’ stories.  I have one more year of J-School doing just that.  So without further a due… I give you, the internets, the Story of my Life.

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Fact:: I can’t deny my love for Ke$ha.  This is the soundtrack for this post.