FOR April 2011
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ending Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Easter to you all and don't forget to thank the Lord Jesus
for everything! I'll be headed to the new Church tonight to
check out their service and see if it's a new Church that
I can call home.
gee, there is no rain today and it's about 81* outside so
after I write this I am going to take a quick ride on the
CBR just to stretch it's legs a little bit. It will be nice
to ride and I probably need to charge the battery a tad as
well. I haven't ridden since I had the bike in San Diego so
it's been sitting in the garage for about a month now. It's
finally starting to warm up even though it's supposed to rain
on M/T/W -- again! (sheesh!)
has been crazy this week. My boss was on vacation and then
we had an outage so I worked late 2-3 days in a row to help
get things back up and operational again. What I can't wait
for is to get my hands on the VMAX! We have two of them so
I will be responsible for setting them up and getting them
performing. We're going to replace a lot of older arrays so
this will be good for the new company as well.
to all the extra hours at work I missed my Weds and Friday
work outs but I hope to be back into the groove on Monday.
I was told that in order to get more out of my workout I should
wait and do the cardio stuff AFTER I lift. That makes sense
for sure and I will be trying that for now on. I've definitely
lost some of the extra fat I obtained from vegging after the
accident last year (I was TOLD to relax and not exercise).
My head feels better and since I've been off caffeine and
very few headaches. I also seem to have a lot more energy
and stamina as well so that is good too :)
I don't know what else to say, I know it's short but I haven't
really been doing much since it's been cold and rainy since
I moved here to VA. Can't wait for the warm weather and clear,
sunny days :) Hope all is going well with you and you have
a blessed, Easter Sunday for you and your family.
ending Sunday, April 17th, 2011
No more rain for at least a week!
I recall I relocated to VA. At least, that's where I think
I am but this week I am wondering if I moved to Washington
State. The weather here has just been crazy. It's either cold
and gray, cold and sprinkling or dark and stormy, raining
cats, dogs and anything else that can drop from the sky (waits
for hail). It's just something that takes time to get adjusted
to. Here I was thinking that in April it would warm up and
we're halfway through April and it's still bouncing between
40-80 degrees - lol!
guess one of the reasons I wanted it to warm up was because
the brand new CBR in my garage hasn't been ridden since I
arrived -- and that was exactly a month ago. Poor thing, probably
feels neglected too! Some of my coworkers gave me a few spots
to go ride but mostly they say "Head to West Virginia
and there are some good mountain roads to ride on. That'd
be good for me. Maybe they have something like Palomar Mountain
Road that I used to ride on a regular basis. That's the one
thing I miss about Motorcycling in San Diego are the great
places to ride!
new Gold's Gym here is fantastic to say the least. I mean,
they have everything you'd need to get a good workout so I
am pressing even harder. I've started pushing up my cardio
workout times by 5 minute increments and hope to get my workouts
3x a week to two hours a day at the very least. My shoulders,
arms, stomach, legs and back are all super sore it's definitely
proof that I'm working out hard. Feel pretty fit too :)
is going great so far. I'm just happy that we're back to work
and don't have to worry about a Government Shutdown. I feel
bad for my friends at work that I left behind but I imagine
a lot of them will be moving on to different places as well
as time goes on. When the new company took over they made
a lot of changes in the wrong direction that it seems the
end is inevitable. Too bad too because the company that hired
me did a great job in my opinion.
around for a new Church I found THIS
Church online. It's based off the same Church (Calvary) that
runs KWVE in Orange County, CA. I had been listening to that
station for about 5 years before I moved here to VA and I
do miss the sermons there. I am hoping the new Church is a
place I can call home as much as I love Horizons in Rancho
Santa Fe. Definitely miss Pastor Bob's messages but at the
very least I can tune in online and listen as well.
MotoGP has started out awesome and I get to watch the next
WSBK race today so that will be good. Definitely looking forward
to relaxing today (and doing a little BBQ to spice things
up!) so that will be fun. Hope you guys watched the last MotoGP
race (no spoilers here) because it was the best one I have
ever seen. What I haven't seen are AMA Superbike races. I
can't even find them on TV so I don't know what is going on.
I guess the new company (DMG) that runs AMA Racing doesn't
understand how to appeal to the viewers.
I don't want to grind out any complaining. I really do like
where I am at now and though it's definitely not San Diego
(or CA for that matter) I am still having fun and making new
friends. Still have yet to meet the neighbors. I guess the
cold weather keeps everyone inside too, haha.
about it for now. Hope your week is going great and talk to
ending Sunday, April 10th, 2011
Week For Sure!
that was a little nerve wracking. I wasn't sure if I was going
to be going to work next week due to the Government budget
issues. I did receive news today that they came to an agreement
(of sorts) and that it's OK to come to work tomorrow. I am
relieved, glad and EXCITED. I really like what I do and I
still have to make some adjustments to the new team, new company
and a different way of doing business.
that is OK too. As I have said before, if life was not a challenge
it wouldn't be fun and interesting and most people wouldn't
do anything but sit around. Like I said, I like where I am
working and the responsibilities that I have (which I don't
take lightly or for granted). Everyone here seems pretty easy
going so that makes it easier to get things done.
was cold all this weekend so I stayed home (again) and vegged
(again) because I don't know what I would do in my spare time
with bad weather. Not to mention, it rained -- which it does
here A LOT. And when I say a lot, I really mean it. I think
it's rained about 1/2 the time I've been here. And I've only
been here less than a month.
am getting adjusted though. I kind of know where some main
points of interest are. I mean, I know by heart where the
Grocery store, BB&B and Staples are for sure, lol. Because
I have been there a lot lately. I also know where "Ashley"
is because that is the place where I bought my new bedroom
furniture. Also found a few places that I really like to eat
at, especially the Indian food place here which is pretty
good. And I know because there were a lot of Indian people
eating there. If it wasn't great or authentic, they wouldn't
be eating there either.
I have not found a new Church yet but been looking. I totally
forgot to send Pastor Bob a message but I'll get it done soon.
It's just been really busy and I have been trying to make
an adjustment to the new surroundings.
have been really hitting the new Gold's gym hard and I LIKE
IT. It's probably the nicest gym I've ever belonged to and
so much great equipment. Plus, the like the Theatre they have
for Cardio. Watch a movie which you're jogging :)
that is it for now. I know it was short but there really wasn't
that much going on this week.
ending Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
a GREAT Weekend!
I didn't go out due to the COLD, COLD, COLD weather here in
VA. Ok I take that back. Yes, it's cool (around 35 degrees
at night, 50 degrees during the day) but that's probably due
to the cold front from those Canadians :) LOL. They keep sending
us their cool weather. What would be nice if my friends from
Florida (home) would send some WARM weather up here so I could
get on the CBR and ride it to work. hah.
still haven't found a new Church yet. I am going to write
Pastor Bob and see which one he recommends. He knows that
I am looking for a similar Church to Horizon in Rancho Santa
Fe (link on my site at the bottom) but if I can't I am sure
he can recommend a good Church and Pastor for me so I can
get back home where I belong on Saturday nights.
weekend I did do some shopping. Ok, I admit my bedroom furniture
is really old and out of date that makes my entire place look
like a "Bachelor" pad (thus the name, "Brian's
Pad") but it is home. So with some of the vacation money
I had collected when I left my old job I put a lot of it down
on some new Bedroom furniture. I'll post photos when the furniture
actually arrives. I am waiting for the bed frame to actually
be made. I ordered a custom one that has the headboard that
I like (one I can put a clock, radio, etc). It was a lot more
than I wanted to spend but I figure this time it's OK to actually
have my place looking presentable. Especially when my family
comes to see me in June. I'll take the current bedroom stuff
and put it in the spare room so I have a place for guests
to rest :)
also got a haircut and did some shopping as I bought some
new slacks and a shirt for work. Also got a larger belt since
I no longer have a 29" waist HAHA. No, it's not a 33
either but I can't wear a 30" belt anymore. That's sad
because I am not overweight by any means but I think not being
able to go to the gym that often is probably biting me back.
I just signed up for a gym that I don't like but I will sign
up for the NEW "Super" Gold's Gym that is just down
the street from my house. I'm going to wait until after I
see the Chiropractor on Monday because my back has been bothering
me since I had that seizure. I am fine and have had no reoccurrences.
I also sent my DMV info to my Neurologist so I hope he fills
it out and faxes it back to them ASAP!
(Sunday) I have been relaxing. This morning I woke up early
to watch the MotoGP race from Jerez, Spain. I have to tell
you this was probably the most exciting race I have watched
in a long, long time. There were some flashes of the 2005
season with bumping and tossing bikes down the track. I can't
tell you much more than that if you haven't seen it yet but
trust me, if you watch it you will actually be dumbfounded
at ALL of the action in the race.
wise, I couldn't be happier. What they hired me to do I have
already started on that so I am definitely keeping myself
busy. I really do like everyone on the team and we all seem
to jell well together. My new boss is really nice but hard
to get his time as everyone on the planet wants to talk to
him. I just have to wait in line when it's my time like everyone
that is it for now. Have a great rest of your day and talk
to you next week!