FOR SEPTEMBER 2010
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ending Sunday, September 26th 2010
it's HOT today out here. Too hot to go outside and well, even
with all the windows and doors open it's a sweatbox in here.
Usually you wouldn't think that September would be that hot
here but it's as hot as I can remember. I'm going to grab
my fan and put it in the living room to try and cool things
week was pretty relaxed. Other than hanging out with friends
on Tuesday that was about it. I had classes most of this week
(fibre channel switches) so I was only at the office on Monday
and Friday. I was supposed to go to training next all (all
week) but because so many people are going to be out of the
office in training as well I was asked if I could hold the
fort. Either they think highly of me or very little of me
- LOL! I don't quite know just yet.
did get to watch the Buccaneers game today and to say I was
disappointed would be putting it lightly. They pretty much
got creamed. Oh well there is a bye week next week so I am
going to play golf at Encinitas Ranch so I won't be watching
anyway. I also watched the WSBK and AMA races (Well, AMA will
be played later tonight).
than that, Church was awesome on Saturday night. I stuck around
to see if Pastor Bob was around but he had just flown in from
Chicago so he was tired and I think he left :) Even he deserves
a break, ya know?
for my situation, I'll let you know as soon as I know. There
are a couple of things in the works right now and I am not
sure what direction it's going to go. I did tell them that
I would be open to going to Florida or ideally, Europe (woot!)
so we'll see where that goes.
think that is about it for now. Can't wait to get back to
the gym tomorrow. Everyone have a great week!
ending Sunday, September 19th 2010
weekend!!! I mean, honestly I should not be so fired up over
a game and a race but it's not that often when both the team
and the racer win! First off I woke up Sunday morning to see
that the MotoGP race in Spain was recorded when the race actually
happened over there (4am our time). So I popped that on and
was pleasantly surprised to see Nicky Hayden finish 3rd!!
He actually battled it out with Lorenzo and beat him on the
the Bucs vs Panthers was on and I wasn't really expecting
much. I mean, beating the Browns is one thing but beating
a division rival is another altogether and we won! It was
an exciting game to watch and I hope there is more to come
though the dreaded Steelers will be in Tampa Bay next weekend.
week overall was pretty good. Thursday was the final day for
one of my good friends at work. He found another opportunity
and all I can do is wish him the best. We went out to eat
after work and had a good time (pic on Facebook). Work overall
was fine. Quiet as I like it and busy as well but that's pretty
really do like staying busy and having a little extra pressure
on my shoulders. Sometimes we have things that have deadlines
that need to be completed on time so there's nothing else
you can do but put your nose to the grindstone. I did go to
lunch with the boss this week and with a vendor so that was
fun. Food is always great when you're not paying for it, lol!
was awesome on Saturday by the way. It always is when Pastor
Bob is talking. I have noticed that he looks my way often.
I am sure that he is not specifically looking AT me (we've
only talked a few times) but I think it's God's way of tugging
at my ear and saying "PAY ATTENTION!" And sometimes
I really need that. I've also been taking a lot of notes and
taking this worship as an opportunity to learn and be in tune
with what God's trying to say.
than that there wasn't much else going on. I got all the things
that needed to be done off my plate. Right now I am considering
what I am going to do -- whether I stay here or move home
to Florida. I really think that I just relate to more grounded
people that what is here. Not that people here are bad, we
just have a different philosophy on life in general that doesn't
always match. Besides, I am not interested in competing with
the "Jones" and I don't think it right to be looked
at by others as if I am somehow inferior.
perfect, the way God man me (in His eyes) -- and regardless
of my age -- I am still a long way from being old or over
the hill. ;)
a great week!
ending Sunday, September 12th 2010
FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!
a bad week, really. This was the first weekend of the NFL
season and I was amped to watch the Bucs play. I saw them
play during the preseason and I have to admit there were some
high expectations. Watching the game today I did not expect
the Bucs to start so slowly and play so badly, especially
against Delhomme. I mean really, this is the Browns not the
Saints or Indy. Either way they managed to get it together
during the second half and even though they messed up a golden
opportunity, we still won :)
was work as usual. We did get some bad news as a team member
is leaving but to be honest, I expected it. It's good for
him though as it presents a new opportunity and a decent pay
increase so I don't blame him. It was really quiet which is
great since I had to work with another team. Usually it's
noisy as ever but this week nice and quiet.
met with a friend on Thursday during his normal small group
meeting. It was really good! I ordered pizza for us all (and
yes, we did pig out, lol). He wanted me to talk about my own
testimony but we ran out of time. I will do that the next
chance we get. Not sure if I will make it next week or not.
for Softball, the end of our season happened on Thursday night.
We lost to a team we split games with during the season. The
last couple of games it looks like the teams brought in some
ringers and I don't really agree with that. It's supposed
to be just H.P. players but some of these people weren't in
the first two games so I don't know where they came from!
hang out with friends on Friday night so that was good and
of course Church was great on Saturday night. We had "Leeland"
playing and that was really good. I had heard a few of their
songs but didn't realize how great they were until I saw them
in person. Even our Pastor really liked them a lot and of
course the service was great (as always). Also went out with
a friend on Tuesday night and that was good.
at another Condo on Wednesday but I didn't really like the
place. The other place wants a final offer from me and I will
raise it 10K but that is about it. It's not nearly as much
as they want in my opinion and if I don't get it, I don't
get it. No big deal. :)
that is about it. There is no MotoGP, AMA or WSBK racing this
weekend but that's good because I wanted to watch football.
Have a great rest of your week and talk to you later!
ending Sunday, September 5th 2010
well this was a better week than the lat few. Work as always
has been busy and with our team lead out I was filling a lot
of his duties. That is definitely something I am not interested
in the long run. I know there are good intentions behind everyone's
suggestions but with this client we can't just toss things
aside and start from scratch all the time. That's just not
week I got an email from a Real Estate agent about a place
I would definitely be interested in. Since the rebates for
new buyers has long past I figured there wouldn't really be
any good reason to make offers on a place. This one, however,
has been discounted by about 50k which more than makes up
for the difference in tax rebates. I went ahead and filled
out a new credit app and sent in my offer. I know there is
a "cash" buyer that wants to buy the place as an
investment but I am hoping that they give me a break as I
a new home buyer. We'll see what happens.
Friday I went down to OB and hung out with friends at this
really cool restaurant that had some great Asian food which
I really liked. It was good to hang out with my friends and
make new ones as always. I also did not wear a hat, which
I usually do, and nobody said anything. I guess the comb over
worked, haha. No hair is growing back where the scars are
and I don't think it ever will. It's God's path for me and
I accept it. He knows what is better for me than I do, that's
Saturday I went to Church. Pastor Bob is back and it's always
great to hear his message. He had been in the North East at
conferences and giving the word so that was really great.
But -- to be honest -- we're glad he is back because I will
personally say that I learn so much from him.
did get another Softball playoff game in and we got CREAMED.
And I mean CREAMED! I don't think we've been beaten that bad
in a long time and I know that I personally had a really bad
game at bat. I actually went and played outfield to give some
support for that area. Other than that I watched MotoGP (c'mon
Nicky. SHEEEEEESH!) and a lot of movies.
of which, I have watched about 5-6 movies a piece from Zooey
Deschanel and Kate Beckingsale. Both I really, really like
a lot and they are really great "Actors" (I keep
wanting to call them "Actresses). Something about those
two ladies that I really like. Don't worry, both are taken
and I don't have any desire for a relationship (If you remember!).
watched some Pre-Season football games. The season starts
next weekend and I am really looking forward to the Bucs making
some progress. Monday is a day off so I am trying to find
some motivation to do something. Maybe the beach or something
else, we'll see. It's normally a workout day but I am taking
it off and just relaxing. Think of it as an extra Sabbath
a great weekend and talk to you later. Don't forget to sign
the guest book!