Monday, August 4, 2014

I dreamed last night that I walked in cathedral malls and shopping centers. My lunch was invaded by a meeting of the company I used to work for. Starry eyed adherents filed into my space. And listened to the sermons of their prophet-managers I was pushed out, An unclean believer shuffled to the door. Second class and not one of the faithful. “Fools”, I cried “this religion feeds on you!” “They'll sacrifice you on the altar of shareholder value.” But the faithful turned their backs on me, And opened 401k hymnals. A cat in my face woke me. Like all members of the self-employed, I was unemployed. And set about to do my business.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bachelor Pad Economics - review and commentary.

"a reference guide for men of all ages" is the stated goal of this book, and it pretty much nails it. Most writers pick a single topic and write about that, so you'll get a whole book on Stock picking, or Personal Finance. This book covers the basics a chapter at a time and gives you a 100 level education on the basic life skills most people learn the hard way. why I recommend this book. If you're 17 or 18 years old, and getting ready to enter the real world. In a brief moment you're expected to go from a special snowflake to a grown adult. And the odds are that you haven't been properly prepared for reality. You don't understand the nature of work, or wealth. You don't know how to find housing or buy a car. You are also expected to pick a major and commit your time and future earnings to an institution that will give you the credentials in any topic you choose, whether or not it will benefit you in the long run. Buy the book. If you're in your early 20's and either dropped out of school or you're credentialed now you need to figure out how to get that job and how to start spending your new found wealth. Buy this book. If you're in your late 40's, divorced and sitting in your rented apartment, trying to figure out where you went wrong. Buy this book. And give it to your son during your next visitation. Buy yourself a copy, it can't hurt. That's the Amazon posting. Here's the rest of it. Chicks aren't going to like this book. "Smith and Wesson Retirement plan" - Awesome.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

So You fucked up...

So I find myself in the situation where I wrote an email to someone and realized after the fact that if it's taken in the wrong way it's going to be bad. Not really "subpoena" bad, but the recipient has the right to be pissed about it. So what do I do. One, I'm fully ready to admit my guilt,and apologize. If I injured the other person that's entirely on me. I'm not going to try and justify it, or blame them for misinterpreting the email. Because honestly if I had my shit together the email would have said what I meant. Two, I can't come up with a "two" I don't think there is anything more to be done. Odds are the guy's going to ignore me and write me off as a douchebag. Which is what I'd do in his case.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I saw what you did there...

Second day of the new year. Call from the wife, First fender bender. Glad we got that out of the way early. Did two recordings for the CMH project. What's the CMH project? To practice speaking I'm reading aloud a Citation of the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Just the Marine's though. I'm going to see if I can record all of them. I've come up with a simple little movie in Windows for each. Considering posting them all to a special youtube page. On other fronts, the war begins....

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Day of the year.

Funny how time flies. I missed posting for an entire year and most of 2012. Doesn't matter, no one read this. But maybe one day people will be perusing the past and find this post. (or at least the NSA is reading it in real time. 2013 Year in review. Good year for me. Started making some real money, signs are up to improve in 2014. Fell out of gymwork from a combination of shoulder and back injuries. Need to: 1) quit injuring myself and 2) continue doing what I can when I do injure myself. Saw a picture taken earlier this year of when I was lifting regularly and was impressed how large my arms looked in the shirt. Never did break under 160 for any length of time. A couple of 159 readings but that is just noise. 160-162 seems to be where I'm stuck at. Private life was running strong then fell out with a series of deaths towards the end. Couldn't be better placed. Focuses your mind on the time you have left nicely. 2014 Goals Business improves. I did 13 closings this year. I want to exceed that (18, 12/6)but more importantly I want my average sales price to be close to local average. (no more bottom feeding) Quit Smoking. Keep working out. I started using creatine last week. Just finished the load cycle yesterday. going to continue through the jar, it should last me through January. Short term goal right now is to work on weight/size gain. I realize that I don't spend enough time on these short term goals and flip back and forth with whatever catches my eye. A little cardio, Not more then 20 minutes, treadmill. First Goal is 1 mile in that time. End goal is 3. Until I get my shoulder issue resolved I don't think I should push for the bench press goal (160). I'm all over the Red Pill. Going to continue this with more emphasis on practical applications. Going to write more. Going back to the music lessons. dumping the choir, I'm not a choir singer.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Start going to the gym to lose weight. Then you start thinking "I wonder how much of this I can lift" Then you realize your starting to look good but there is just "This little thing to work on" Enter the Dynamic stretching. Then the 5k... THEN YOU GET ONE OF THESE! RIGHT?