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Week ending Sunday, May 21st, 2015
Still not feeling well....
Before you get worried, I am fine. I had a headache spell last week and now this weekend I had to deal with an upset stomach. Might be some of that "lovely" gold course food. I played at Orange National yesterday and I am feeling the effects. It could be a lot worse that is for sure. I need to get back to my workouts because I am feeling tired and lazy (thus, not feeling well equals no workouts).

Work is going fine. Boss is off for a two week vacation on Tuesday so we'll have to wing it without him. That said, he put some good people on his team so he shouldn't have to worry about us. We always get our plans done so that's a good thing.

Are you watching Hockey at all? Been watching all of the Lightning games and YES! They made it to the Stanley Cup finals which starts on Weds. I have not missed a playoff game so I am excited about this. I hope we can take it in four games but the way they pass the puck I am not so sure.

Faith wise, I am keeping with my devotionals and my Bible Study. I haven't picked a Church yet and well, it was probably a good idea since the owner of this town home wants to sell it. I told him he has to uphold the lease we signed and I am not quite ready to start looking for a house. I never know what God's plans is for me. I hope he wants me to stay here but as I've seen before, His plans are always greater than my own so I have no idea where I will end up. IF things settle down and maybe the Mouse makes me an offer I can stay. Otherwise, I'll have to start looking for contract jobs. I have some options but we'll see what happens.

Everything else is going OK. I just need to rest for the day and vegge out. Sometimes your body is telling you to rest when like most of us we always want to go 1000 miles an hour every day. This would be a good time to stop and smell the roses.

Hope you are having a blessed week/weekend and I will check in with you next week!

B.

Week ending Sunday, May 25th, 2015
Better week but sick....
Happy Memorial day to everyone out there, including my current and former Military Vets as we pay homage to the people who gave everything for us who are still here. As a war time veteran, this is a week that hits home especially for me. I am a Desert Storm Vet and watching Obummer pull all of our troops out of Iraq is why we have the "cult" called ISIS.

As for everything else, it's been good. Work has been keeping me super busy and I've been getting the things done that I need to get done. I've been feeling under the weather since Sunday so I am really grateful to have Monday off to rest and catch up. I actually got a couple of golf games in this week as well. I figured out what was wrong with my swing and while I haven't improved my game much I think just more time on the course will sort everything out.

On to the situation here. I am renting this town home which is about 4 blocks away from where the office is. The guy renting it to me has decided he wants to sell it and buy me out of the lease. The problem is I don't know what is going to happen to my current job, whether it will go full time or not, so I don't want to get into another lease only to have this contract up and I may have to go where the jobs are.

That's the funny thing about IT. In Florida there is not a lot of work for what I do. There isn't much back in San Diego either. From what I have seen most of the jobs are back in VA, GA, TX. VA because of the Government and the others is because well, it's cheaper to live there. That said, I would prefer to stay here if I can. Only God knows the answer to that so we shall see.

I know I have to go grocery shopping but I still feel a tad under the weather. I'll do it tomorrow if I can. Still gotta check some of my work emails and such but I think everything will be good. If God is for you, who can be against you? That's what I always say at least. God tells us that!

For all of us sinners out there, there is only ONE God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David and our Savior, Jesus. As for those other religions, trust me, we have the historical data to back us up -- and having my own near death experience, I have seen the other side and know what awaits those who put their faith in Jesus.

Have a great rest of your holiday and talk to you next week!

B.

Week ending Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Ugh, one of those weeks....
Well, if you have no faith in God, then you have no idea what you will do. If you trust in the Lord with all your heart, mind, strength and soul, no matter what happens, everything will turn out OK. That has been the case many times for me when, prior to follow the Lord, I had no idea what I was going to do when the proverbial poop hit he fan. This week is a good example of said poop and fan (LOL).

I'm on call this weekend. I got that. I have an upgrade on a cluster to do on Saturday, I got that as well. Thought I had the upgrade DONE and had family in town so I wanted to take them to dinner after Saturday's work was done. NEGATIVE. We get to a really swanky restaurant, ordered the food and yeah, it was a bit noisy but OK. As soon as I order the food I pull out my phone to check and BAM! My boss had texted me 45 mins earlier. I was like "Oh oh!"

Sure enough, there was a problem with the upgrade discovered about an hour after the upgrade. D'oh! So, had to cram an expensive dinner down my throat and make a bee line for my laptop to find out what was going on. Thankfully my team members answered my calls and helped me out on the way home. We got the problem fixed but I am sure I am going to have to answer to my boss tomorrow which is NOT going to be fun. I know why the problem occurred and how we fix it. It's a bug in the software we knew about but that's going to lay right at my feet.

All that said, dinner was nice, it was great to be with my family and well, if I get fired, that's God's plan for me. He has always taken care of me, even when I have not been the best, most upstanding Christian in the world. Nobody is perfect, only Jesus is. So I will be up front and honest with what happened and if he holds it against me, so be it. I will always land on my feet. That's the thing about being in IT. You are measured not on your accomplishments but completely on your few and far between failures.

By the way, my family LOVED the dinner and with what little time we had to eat it was a really good dinner.

MotoGP on the TV, I've got some Hockey to watch tomorrow (GO LIGHTNING) and well, God is good no matter what trials you are enduring. I hope you all had a great weekend and I will talk you to later!

B.

Week ending Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Busy week -- and no venting :)
Yes, it has been a very but extremely fun week-weekend as well. So much work going on but I think we're making a lot of progress. So much of what we're trying to get done just takes time to get everyone on the same page. But I'm happy, I like my job (though I'd like more exposure to newer technologies) and I hope they want to keep me around. You never know with careers. One day you're a hero, the next day you're a zero. So I plan what I do on what God says He wants me to do. And right now he's saying "Tow the line!"

I got to hang out with my new friend on Thursday night and that was a lot of fun. Found this new restaurant that I really like as they have a jazz band there as well. Been getting into that a lot. Asked them to play some Frank Sinatra and got it. Food was good and the company even better :) No complaints there.

Everything else is going well. I did get to hang out in Sebring on Saturday with family and got in a really bad round of golf. I am getting better. I went to the range today and worked on my weak spots. I heard Warren Sapp was there yesterday lol. I would have said something to him but meh, I am not his biggest fan. I really like that Country Club. Really gotta check it out sometime as my regular golf course. So dang hot in Florida though that is for sure.

That's it. No political blabbing about the sad state of America right now. If you've been watching the news you know what is going on. Other than that I hope you have a fantastic weekend and keep your yes on God and His plan for you! :)

Cheers!

B.

Week ending Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
You are entitled to...NOTHING.
So many people these days are out of their mind! "I'm entitled to this, I'm entitled to that!' There is an old INXS song called "Mystify" and that is really how I feel about this country and this generation. The "I want, I deserve, I am ENTITLED to all of this!". When I grew up, I was entitled to getting my reared end "whipped". What happened to that in today's society? Well, we have liberals who don't believe in God telling us who do how to raise our kids.

And what happens? Well we have the "Freddy Gray" issue and by no means do I think anyone should be killed in the process of being arrested. What I will say is this: "Why are you being arrested?! If you have nothing to hide, why are you running?!" In every instance I've seen where there is a minority killed by the Police, every single one of them has a long arrest record. Don't you think it's time to take a look in the mirror and say "What am I doing wrong?" It's not "society's" fault the position you are in! I came from a poor family. I worked hard, I joined the military, I decided that NOTHING was going to stop me from succeeding.

Even when you have an African American PRESIDENT, it doesn't change your mind that YOU TOO can succeed? What's it going to take? A magic carpet ride to the white house? Yeah listen, that doesn't happen to anyone. There is statistical data to prove that whether you succeed or fail is of your OWN ACCORD. Nobody is holding you down. No one is stopping you from succeeding. Ben Carson is going to run for President this year. Maybe you should read up on his bio before you blame society. He didn't let ANYTHING stop him from succeeding. Because he had the DESIRE to do so.

If you're selling drugs.
If you're collecting welfare.
If you're sitting on your rear-end smoking pot.

Yeah. Maybe you ought to look in the mirror and decide who is at fault here. Society or perhaps, maybe.... it's YOU! I have real life examples within my own circles of people I know who are close to me that have had many opportunities to succeed or fail. Many of them have succeeded -- and a few have failed. Life doesn't guarantee you ANYTHING. You are NOT entitled to ANYTHING! That is worked for with blood, sweat and tears.

Those who are millionaires now, 99% of them came into it without a penny. THey worked hard for it. The Glazers who own the Buccaneers. Biil Gates, Ben Carson and so many more. Heck, every professional athlete has worked their tails off to get where they are. Nobody handed them anything and no one is going to hand YOU anything.

Stop blaming society, the police, whitey, etc. Stop listening to racist like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. Trust me, they make MILLIONS by creating a false sense of racism. No "fake" racism, and they'd both be poor. They aren't willing to work hard to be successful. They are riding their own race out for every dime they can get.

Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Luis Gutierrez -- they are NOT the emperor of their said races. Let me clue you in on something. THERE IS NO EMPORER IN AMERICA OF ANY RACE!

If you succeed for fail, it is of you OWN accord. Not someone else's, not God's, not anyone else.

"Thou shall not reap what thou doth not sow!"

Cheers.

 
 
 
 
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