August 28, 2012

Talking trash at the Optimist Club

Ken Wall Boise Noon Optimist Club
Ken Wall speaks to the Boise Noon
Optimist Club
The Boise Noon Optimist Club was talking trash today. That's right; member Ken Wall was there not only for lunch, but he had been called upon to discuss his job at the Ada County, Idaho landfill.

What's so unusual about this? It has been my experience that Optimist Clubs are often reluctant to call upon their members for presentations. In my opinion, they are most certainly missing out on great, interesting information that members have to share about themselves and their careers as well as how their work impacts the community in which they live.

The other odd thing about Ken's presentation was the topic. What could be interesting about a landfill? A lot! As well as learning that it is anticipated to last at least 100 years, members learned about drainage, terracing and ground cover options, recycling and energy production. These are things that impact the way we live and make us better citizens.

And we know that Optimist Clubs are all about making better citizens. Have you learned anything recently about being a better citizen? Share it with your Optimist Club. They need... and want.. to know.

August 26, 2012

Music Sunday: "Home"

I don't watch American Idol, but I think you would have had to be living under a rock this past week to have not heard this song played on the radio or television. Phillip Phillips breakout song, already platinum, is shown here and it is a great one. Please enjoy, "Home" for Music Sunday at Experience Optimism.

August 12, 2012

Smile, maybe

I didn't know that people were still using ChatRoulette, and that makes this video that much funnier. Weird guy Steve Kardynal, a number of bikinis, and awesome responses to his on-screen wiggling make this video parody of "Call Me Maybe" go viral. Since it made me smile and do a little chair-dancing myself, after a week of vacation, it's my choice for Music Sunday at Experience Optimism.

What's made you smile this week? Tell us about it or send us a video parody and we'll be sure to post it here. Well, maybe.

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