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Week ending June 28th, 2009
Being sick is no fun!

Well this was not a fun week. I don't like being sick, that is for sure. We all went out for Sushi on Thursday night and had a really good time but I ended up "hating life" on Friday morning and have been sick most of the weekend.

I still managed enough energy to get to Church Saturday night but other than that I pretty much vegged out the entire weekend. I was going to try and lay out by the pool and get some more sun but that ain't happening either. LOL. So I've been sitting around answering emails, doing some work and watching TV. Oh yes, I am getting lots of water and rest as well.

As far as the week goes in general, I am sure you heard about Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. All in one week. How sad. That reminds me of a story. Back in junior high me and a friend took choir because it was an easy credit (lol). Well one year our team tried out for the Christmas deal at Disney World and we got selected to perform. Well they let us loose in Disney for the day. Later that night we had to practice.

Anyway, around noon my friend and I are in line for the Space Mountain ride. By the time we got to the front, guess who walks in? Michael Jackson. They cleared the cart for him and he gets in the front. No sooner does he sit down then they put an 8 year old boy in his lap. I turn around and look at my friend and we both say out loud "That ain't right..." We knew something was up then.

I finally deleted my MySpace account this week. I wasn't using it at all so there was no need to use it anymore. I mainly use Facebook. Mostly because I can keep my information private and most of my friends are there anyway.

Well I hope you had a great week. I am going to lay down and rest for a while. Need some energy for work! Have a good one and talk to you later.

B.

 

Week ending June 21st, 2009
Fun fun fun!

What a great week! No complaints whatsoever, that's for sure, lol! Work is going well and because we always have a big project in the works. The vendors have been around quite often so big lunches happen a lot. We went to a couple of places I have never been to before. One of them was in PB. An older, well established seafood restaurant that had the best swordfish I've ever tasted (aside from Indian prepared swordfish which is just flat out awesome!).

I've got another solution to work on that is quite complicated in terms of backing the data up. Really looking forward to this project as it's the first time I've gotten deep into the Backup/Recovery solutions. I've worked really hard with the vendor to come up with a solution that is very "innovative" for our company so it will be quite interesting to see if things pan out (and work) the way we want it to.

As I sit here and write this, I am starting the feel the effects of laying out at the pool today. I was hoping it would be sunny and well, it couldn't have been a nicer day to lay out and get some sun. Now I am starting to "radiate" a bit, lol. I don't know if I have a tan or sunburn. I guess I'll find out tomorrow for sure haha. I also spent more cash on clothes. Been going crazy on that lately but I guess for the first time in my life I am starting to dress with some class and not like a slob, haha.

The Del Mar fair is going on and I might run down there a little later today (after the WSBK races) to see what the hoopla is all about. If they have that bungee jumping ride I am going to have to try it. I took flight lessons to get over my fear of heights so I don't think I'll have any problems with the ride. It will be fun, that's for sure.

Speaking of flying....as I sit here and ponder how cheap tickets are to Europe I am reflecting on Air France flight 447. The more information I find out the more I have come up my own hypothesis on what happened. In my opinion (ONLY!: The pilot thought he could weave his way through the bad weather. I think they did in fact get hit by lightning. We know the pitot sensors reported erroneous speed readings but the other errors indicated complete failure of the electrical system. The other error to note is the rudder limiter quit working. I think the pilot, in an attempt to wrest control of the plane in heavy turbulence ignored or did not see the rudder limiter error and over exerted the rudder causing it to rip the entire rudder section off the plane. As it spun out of control, the plane ripped apart.

Important to note, a Spanish Air Lines pilot in the area saw a bright light (he can not confirm it was fire but I believe it was) crashing into the ocean near the area Air France flight 447 was reported to have problems. That's my best guesstimate on what happened. May they rest in peace.

Church was awesome this weekend and I have to thank Pastor Bob for the "Father's Day Baseball" (even though I am not a father -- as far as I know, haha). I'm glad to have such a great man leading our Church who is doing his best to keep us on the narrow path.

Well that's it for this week. I am going to finish up watching these races and then head out later for fun with friends. Hope you had a great week and talk to next time! CHEERS!

B.

Week ending June 14th, 2009
Quiet week!

Just the way I like it. Not really much to talk or even rant about. Work is going very well so no complaints there. The gym is going awesome (working even harder now and not missing my cardio) and Church was great as always. Nothing to rant about other than the Town Home has still not closed yet. Not going to complain about it or anything else I have no control over.

If you don't have an account on FaceBook, sign up and send me a friend request. WSMC602 at GMAIL dot COM. I look foward to seeing you there since that seems to be the place most of us make plans.

Bummer to the Magic (as I am certified Laker hater, lol) and well, Nicky did OK this weekend. I didn't get any golf in but I did get a lot of stuff done around the house and hung out with friends (did a lot of that in fact). The weather is getting much better so I do plan on getting to the beach next weekend.

The only other thing to note is a possible trip to Europe or Australia this summer given that airline ticket prices have dropped considerably. The only issue really is the town home and what haplens there. I don't want blow my savings on the trip if the house really does close soon.

So there you have it. A short update (and yes, it's late here on Sunday but I spent the weekend enjoying my time off!). Of course there are other things but I'll get to that later.

Stay tuned :)

 

Week ending June 7th, 2009
Hope you had a great week!

All is quiet on the home front so there's really not too much news. Work's been going really well for me. It's good when there aren't any fires to put out and there's no work drama going on. Well that's not entirely true. There is a little drama with one project but given we're so far into it, I doubt there will be any changes. That's another can 'o worms altogether so I'll just sit back and wait for that one to pan out, lol.

On Saturday Jack, my friend from work and I went to play Golf out in Rancho Bernardo. It was a short 18 hole executive golf course that was actually well maintained. I shot pretty well given that I hadn't played in month or so. I think that has to do with me hitting a few balls before we headed out. I was smacking the ball pretty far and straight except a few cases where that dreaded hook shot reared it's ugly head. One shot -- and I think it's hilarious -- ended up going left, hitting a town home that is next to the course and ricocheting right in the middle of the fairway about 100 yards from the hole. I ended up shooting a par on that hole!!! Oh yeah I was putting really well -- draining several long putts. Good day overall. After golf we headed off to get some lunch.

Church was great this weekend. We had this guest speaker from Australia and the subject was on Creationism and he had some really good points. It helped that he was very funny as well. And of course, anytime we have a guest speaker it's hard to find parking! LOL. Even the streets on Rancho Santa Fe were full. I'm going to buy a subscription to their magazine which will help me answer some of the questions based on first 11 verses of Genesis.

Back to full workouts at the gym and I think I've plateaued again on my weight. I was at 175 then dropped back down to 170 and now am sitting at 172. I just want to get to 180 so I can back off the weights a tad, hit the cardio more and be at 170 with very low body fat. At least I can see the new workouts that the trainer gave me have made a decent impact. I'm definitely more tone now than I was three months ago. I plan on going back to him once the deal with the town home closes.

Speaking of which, I am waiting on the second lien holder to give me an answer on my offer. The primary has accepted it but the secondary has not (as of yet). In the meantime interest rates are rising. At one time I had it down to 4.75 and now we're back up to 5.25 (that's 1/2 percent!). We'll see what happens. There's a lot of work I want to do to the place so the sooner this deal closes the sooner I can take vacation and start tearing things up and replacing them.

Well that's it for the week. Welcome all my new FaceBook friends too!!

Nothing really new and exciting going on but then again, my life is not exactly an open book *wink*. Have a fantastic week and talk to you later!

 
 
 
 
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