FOR MAY 2014
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ending Sunday, May 25th 2014
That is pretty much what I have been doing since
Thursday. My friend Jason went to Canada on vacation and asked
me to dog-sit for him. The dogs aren't too hard to watch (they're
probably around 7 or 8 years old). They are friendly and timid
-- unless of course there is another dog around then they
lose their darned minds! LOL. All the barking. What for? Most
of the dogs you are barking at could rip you apart in two
seconds. Better safe to speak silently and carry a big stick
than carry a small stick and have a big mouth LOL!
Everything else is OK. I got my ITIL certification this past
week and now I have to get a presentation together and then
finish a certification before the end of June or my bonus
will be affected. Definitely do not want that. The contract
we're on, we're not being asked too much to do I am just being
pinged constantly by the foreign people who have taken over.
They don't know too much about Isilon and they want all my
"knowledge" handed over to them. I went to training
for that, I think they should have to do that as well.
was fantastic this weekend as always. I am still a bit bothered
that our church doesn't actually DO more for the homeless
here. I mean they do spend a lot of time in Mexico why aren't
we getting our barrel full first before we hand out to foreign
countries from an empty barrel. That has never made sense
to me whatsoever. I know some of the reasons why they do it
but it just doesn't make a lot of sense.
rest of the week is going fine. Happy MEMORIA DAY and SEMPER
FI to my fellow (and former) Marines! May God bless you each
and every day and that you walk with the Lord in every decision
you make! It's a holiday so I am making this short!
ending Sunday, May 18th 2014
Studying is what it's all about this week and for
the upcoming weeks. I have an ITIL test tonight at 9pm then
I need to put my nose to the grindstone for another certificate.
Need to get those out of the way for a couple of reasons.
a) To make myself more valuable to the company and b) to qualify
for my bonus. That it and of itself is good enough motivation
to keep on learning. On the work front it is still busy as
the new guy that is going to be taking over my role is behind
on knowledge so I end up spending a lot of time helping him.
was great yesterday (always is) but I still want to know why
they are spending so much time in foreign countries when we
have American Citizens that need help here. I understand that
Jesus said "Go and make disciples" and that us "Gentiles"
should go and preach the word. I totally get that but when
I look in my own "back yard" I see many people that
need help here but aren't getting it. I do see people that
are here "illegally" getting benefits from this
country they are not entitled to while citizens of this country
are snubbed. Now I see businesses are moving out of this country
to avoid paying taxes. Do you know where much of that tax
money is spent? Food, clothing, shelter, medical services
and education for people in this country illegally.
-- I am all for helping people, but we need to teach them
how to fish, not just "feed them fish". We're not
helping by just supporting them while we have Americans out
of work. And now with business leaving this country it's no
wonder our Government is out of money and let's just say,
behind the bills. We need to make America strong again, a
place where Businesses want to say and when we're healthy
then we can go assist with other countries that WANT our help.
Not in places, such as Afghanistan where we're not wanted.
I see the decline of this nation in front of our eyes and
everyone is turning a blind eye to it.
my eyes the USA is no longer a world power. We're slowly regressing
back into a 3rd world nation. We have a very low graduation
level of high schoolers and even fewer of them actually finish
college and get a degree. Where will they go for jobs? The
job market here is not getting any better and like I said,
with more businesses moving out of the country we'll all have
to get VISAS and go work in a foreign country in order to
survive. I'm not calling this "the end of the world as
we know it...." but it's sure looking that way. I hope
we all have our homes in order when the wrath of God comes
down on us. It's coming, so it appears -- so be ready.
for the "doom and gloom" scenario but that's the
way I see things as they are right now.
for everything else, I'm still working out 5x a week. I am
getting my work done. I am not getting out and enjoying life
as much as I would like to but we'll see how things play out.
I did catch the MotoGP race today (boring as ever) so I cannot
wait until there is more WSBK races to watch.
is it for this week. Keep your chin up and let's help make
ending Sunday, May 11th 2014
change, hands tied, gotta follow the path...
That is essentially what has gone on during the "change
over". There is only so much that I am allowed to do
so I have to check and forth with the boss man to see what
I am allowed to do or not to do. Not so bad as honestly my
mailbox has slowed down a lot AND I have time to study. In
fact I am going to finish off my studying tonight for the
ITIL exam and then schedule it ASAP then move over to the
EMCIA test because I NEED to get that one done as well.
it was a quiet week. There was some WSBK racing to watch and
I am happy to say Johnny Rea won one last week and two this
week so it puts HONDA on top of the leader board. Gotta love
that. Not so good watching those races to see the Americans
there on the bottom of the ladder. Not good at all. Haven't
see anything good from WSBK and Americans well -- since I
think maybe Schwantz and even then he was not really as good
a rider as Freddie Spencer (no malace intended). Probably
Wayne Rainey being of the best of then of course we have Mr.
Roberts who won many races in Europe. Too bad American 2 wheeled
racing is not existence. I don't even feel like doing track
days here. NASCAR is what fans like (though I still don't
understand the fascination with just going around in a circle....).
was fine as always. Pastor Bob always has a good message even
if I am not exactly super-excited about the Church spending
more time in Mexico helping the "Country of Illegal Invaders"
while leaving American citizens, families searching for help.
I haven't heard back from my homeless family but he said they
were doing OK last time we talked so I have to assume they
are in good hands (God's of course!). They know how to reach
me if they need help.
is honestly about it. Like I said -- a quiet week. I hope
you all had a great Mother's Day weekend (my mom has been
gone for some time). Be safe out there and talk to you next
ending Sunday, May 4th 2014
new frontier...on and MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
So you know that my role has not changed but some
faces have disappeared. I am going to miss a lot of those
folks and hope that somehow we get to keep connecting in the
future. It wasn't really my choice or theirs for that matter
but as my old bud Jeff used to say "It is what it is..."
lol. We shall see what happens.
is why I was in Orlando during the week. Again it was good
to see the team and hang out, talk to the customer and have
meetings. We got some transition work mitigated out and we
sat down with the customer to talk about that in detail. It
was good, you know. We know they like us and that we did a
great job for them but hey it's not the choice anyone wanted
but again -- it is what it is -- lol!
did some KART racing on Wednesday night. You know me, I talk
smack sometimes but I always back it up. This time I told
my team "I am going to win all three races" and
they laughed at me. Well guess what?! I WON ALL THREE RACES!
:) They came up to me after the races and said "Well
you called it" and I said "I did warn you guys I
used to race and I have this penchant to go fast and knock
people out of the way. I did get t-boned during the race so
hard my inner thigh is bruised, lol! My massage therapist
said "Hey, what have you been up to?!" When I told
her it was from KART racing I do not think she believed me.
was ... OK this weekend. I am unsure about Horizon right now.
I really want to talk to Pastor Bob and find out what exactly
is the mission of this Church. If we (Horizon) cannot help
locals but we can send missionaries all over the world, doesn't
that strike you as odd? I mean, with Roy the homeless man
I helped, it appears it was all on my shoulders. I get that
God has a greater plan for me than my own but I cannot carry
it alone all the time. I would think that my Church would
reach out when I am showing this this is a legitimate circumstance
and that is what we need to do.
I said before they told me to go to other Churches. Well --
no! I want my Church to help it's local San Diego homeless
families. I think we need to get this country strong, take
care of it's citizens first and THEN we can help other countries.
It's like a bucket. If you take out more than you can fill
it with, well -- you basically have a bucket that can never
be full. Let's get this country FULL first, then and only
then should we reach out to help other countries (teach them
to fish, don't FEED them fish!). And even then, only help
those who really want our help and stop pushing our country
into OTHER countries. Have some respect!
so that is my rant for the week! I haven't heard back from
Roy lately so I hope he is doing ok. He has my number and
knows how to reach me. MotoGP was OK today (but rather boring
for sure now with Marquez destroying the competitors -- yawn!
I still have 3 more weeks of vacation and trying to figure
out what to do with it. I know I need to get my certs done
and such and I will do it. I love my job and who I work for
and want to stay here until I retire.
a great week and talk to you later!