FOR OCTOBER 2010
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ending Sunday, October 31th, 2010
an excellent week overall. Work was busy as always and I got
a lot of things off my plate. It's really enjoyable when I
make progress on a daily basis and it makes work more fun
than work :)
course I worked my tail off at the gym this week. Was hoping
that we'd have a boot camp as well but the trainer was headed
home to celebrate his dad's birthday so we'll try for next
weekend. Overall the progress in workouts have improved and
I am making good progress.
on Sunday was awesome as well. I did bring my friend again
and she's really starting to like the Church and my Pastor.
His message is always great and enjoyable.
actually went out with my "Family away from Family"
this weekend. We went to dinner on both Friday and Saturday.
Friday after dinner we were supposed to go to the movies but
the movie they wanted to see had been taken off the list so
they came to my place and we watched movies.
had Church and then dinner on Saturday. Today (Sunday) I rested.
I was tired and woke up with another one of those annoying
headaches. I did watch a lot of football (Yay Bucs!) and then
watched the MotoGP races. The last one I think is next weekend
then Valentino Rossi will be joining Nicky Hayden on the Ducati
did a lot of studying this weekend as well because I want
to pass my Security+ test before the end of the year. Besides,
it's required for my job and I tend to like being employed
that is about it. Sorry it's not long as usual but I am tired
and want to get to bed early! My brain is fried from all the
studying. Hope you have a great weekend!
ending Sunday, October 24th, 2010
you had a great week. Not much to talk about this week because
I was in training the entire week. Basically they tried to
condense about 8 weeks worth of knowledge into a week long
class. I couldn't even keep up with the instructor. I'd be
writing notes and before I could even get through 1/3rd of
the notes he was already on the next page.
was kind of frustrating. Instead of reading the exam book
I was trying to read my notes and take practice tests but
that really didn't help either. What I should have done was
tried to read 2-3 chapters a night. On the good side is that
I have a little time to get ready to take the test so I am
going to study the book as much as possible and then pass
the test. I'll pass it, I am not worried about that :)
was awesome on Saturday. I was going to go to LA with my friend
but she thought better of it and I agreed with her. As I always
say, Pastor Bob is great to listen to and I always learn a
were supposed to have a boot camp on Saturday but due to all
the rain this week the trainer decided to cancel it. That
was great because I got to sleep in a bit. I've been feeling
better. The headaches are still there but not as badly as
they have been. I'm hoping that when the weather gets a little
cooler and the rain stops maybe that will fix the problem.
is about it. I'm watching football today especially since
there is no racing. Yep, I got asked the $1,000,000.00 question(s)
again this weekend. Why aren't you dating, why aren't you
married, do you want to get married, etc, etc, etc. My answer
is always the same. If it's in God's plan, it will happen.
Otherwise, I am not worried about it.
did book my flight and rental car so I'll be headed home to
Sebring for Thanksgiving again this year.
more to life than worrying about God's plan for you. Life
is far too short to worry about things you don't control!
ending Sunday, October 17th, 2010
this was the first week I got back into the Saturday "Boot
Camp" workouts. Man I am tired, lol. I didn't think I
was THAT much out of shape but I guess I was. We didn't even
work out quite as hard as we normally do but the sprints that
we run still work me hard. I am still not quite fast enough
to beat the trainer but I am getting there little by little.
Even at my age most people are impressed that I still work
I come from good genes I guess. Every time I am there someone
always thinks that I am in my 20s (great compliment but not
exactly true, haha). The reason I work out is simply to stay
in shape. When I was injured back in February the Doctor said
"Most people your age don't make it so it's a testimony
that you've kept yourself in good shape." Not that I
ever look for compliments but those are always nice to hear.
Monday (tomorrow) I'll be in training all week. There is never
a good time for me to be away from the piles of work that
I have to do but this is something I need to get done. Besides,
I really enjoy learning as much as possible. If anything is
makes me more valuable to the company. It's not about self
pride, it's simply striving to be the best at what you do.
things are going well. I've definitely been given more and
more projects over the past six months. Part of that is probably
because we've lost one person on our team and another one
is leaving soon. I expected this to happen when the new contract
was signed. I expect even more when the economy picks back
up again -- though I don't really think it will ever be as
good as it was several years ago. That's life I suppose.
was awesome as always yesterday. Jack's daughter came with
me so that was fun as well. We went for Sushi afterwards and
let me tell you, I pigged out. Then again I always do whenever
eating sushi. The message from Pastor Bob was great and she
really liked him as well. I'm very blessed to be able to find
a Church and Pastor that I really like.
actually going to LA next weekend for her brother's Halloween
party. I'm going to go dressed in my "Austin Powers"
costume that I really like, lol. It'll be fun and I'll behave
I guess that is about it. Watching football today and I did
watch the MotoGP race from Australia late last night. Really
good race and fun to watch. Gotta get to bed early tonight.
Class starts at 7am sharp. Have a great rest of your week!
ending Sunday, October 10th, 2010
quiet on the home front...
quiet week, to be honest. Work was busy as always. In fact
I normally work form home on Thursdays but haven't been able
to for the last three weeks. What I needed to accomplish was
completed this week so I'll probably work from home next Thursday.
Otherwise work has been fine and nothing new going on.
week my friend came by and we watched movies at my place.
She hasn't seen (500) Days of Summer so I showed it to her.
It's a good movie to watch and a really good reminder of when
you need to pick up the pieces of your life and move on. I
learned it years ago but it's a really good reminder. What
I told her is what I've told everyone else: "I don't
want a relationship and I don't believe in love anymore..."
Works for me :)
week at the gym instead of lifting as much weight as possible
I halved the weight and doubled the reps and it seems to be
working better. Right now I am not trying to get buff but
simply stay in shape. That means I really do have to mix in
more cardio work (no Boot Camp so far).
was great this weekend as well. Pastor Bob was doing a couple
retreat (no problem for me, haha) so we had another Pastor
come in and he was pretty fun and good to listen to.
about how my week went. I've been really quiet. I've been
having headaches lately and just kind of tired so I have been
relaxing. Haven't forgotten about trying to get back to Florida.
I do need to be closer to my family and plus when I looked
at houses there, I could certainly afford something that I
simply cannot afford here: A home.
you had a great week and talk to you soon.
ending Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
I had a pretty darn busy week that is for sure. I was supposed
to go to special training all this week but due to being down
a headcount and another teammate being on vacation. If I had
gone to training that would have left only two people to hold
the fort with Corporate there to work on some software they
want to introduce. Needless to say I was well engaged with
helping them and I will be helping them next week as well.
is in addition to the other solutions that I am working on
as well! It's ok though as I really enjoy keeping myself busy.
There's nothing worse than being at work, being excited to
get things done and have nothing to work on, lol.
did have a BBQ thing on Friday but I couldn't leave because
the Corporate guys were there and I needed to stay around
to help them. I did get all my gym workouts completed this
week. Since there are no more softball games I didn't skip
a regular Wednesday workout. The one thing that is bad about
missing a workout out are the muscles that I glossed over
are definitely sore as heck a day or two later. Heh, even
walking up the stairs was a pain, lol!
did get to hang out with friends this week (no partying, trust
me!) and I probably ate more than I should have. It's not
like I enjoy pigging out but what are you going to say when
the food is good?
Saturday I had a pretty bad headache (been having a lot lately)
so I pushed myself to go to Church anyway. Our Pastor was
out this weekend so they had a really cool speaker but about
halfway through my head really started pounding so I had to
leave early. I even went to bed early because I needed the
Sunday I got up early, without a headache this time, and played
golf with my friend Jason. We went and played Encinitas Ranch
which is a pretty decent course. I shot much better this time
than I did the last couple times. I even fixed a few things
about my swing. I am thinking I should play golf more often
so we'll see how it goes.
am still thinking about talking to my company to see if I
can relocate to Florida. If I go I probably won't stay on
this contract and that's OK as well. I am pretty sure that
we'll ALL be looking for jobs within three years so it's good
to plan ahead so you're not left out in cold. Ideally I'd
like to move to the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater area. That way
I can get season tickets to Bucs games and catch the Gator
that is about it for now. Nothing special that I am hiding
just in case you're asking, lol. I keep most of my private
info very private so while I don't talk about everything that
doesn't necessarily mean I am being reclusive.
a great week!!!!