Saturday, March 27, 2010

Final Thought For Week Ending On March 26, 2010


This week's final thought was recommended by one of the Community Business College instructors. It is:



"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

The sentiment is an especially important sentiment when doing a job search. There will always be difficulties in hunting for a new job, but it is important to never forget that each new job opening is an opportunity; each interview may have difficulties but provides a door to either learn more about yourself or to advance in the job process; and although completing job application forms can be tedious, it is important to remember others who have faced and overcome such difficulties before.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day


Today we celebrated St. Patrick's Day at Community Business College.

For those who are following along using the school's Rosetta Stone online language program, "sláinte" is the word of the day. It's an Irish blessing of good health. By the way, Irish (or Gaelic) is one of the 31 different languages offered through the Community Business College online language programs, but is one of the few languages for which no one has (yet) signed up.

We had corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots. Plus lots of traditional and non-traditional St. Patrick's Day foods. There was also great conversation including a discussion on whether St. Patrick's Day is really and truly an Irish holiday or more of an American addition. Generally the consensus was that it is probably something more along the lines of a U.S. holiday where people like to turn their rivers and beer green.

Anyone interested in the celebration could follow along with the potluck at the Community Business College Twitter site.

We finished off the lunch with two very green cakes. One cake had a rich, green frosting made with cream cheese and pineapple and the other shamrock cake was a great surprise in that we sliced it into servings, it showed a rainbow inside! If only the leprechaun who brought had also brought a pot of gold!

Everyone seemed to have their fill. Maybe the food was too good. Everyone was feeling a little drowsy after having so much food on a nice warm Spring day. One of the school instructors said it best "remind me not to schedule study periods after potlucks."

Pictures of the St. Patrick Day potluck lunch are posted here.

Sláinte!

CBC Closed for Black Friday

As is our tradition, Community Business College will be closed for Black Friday. Some have said Black Friday is for all those turkeys...