Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Positives Sat Oct 31-Mon Nov 9, 2015

*Happy Halloween! I went to a neighborhood haunted house.

*Watched Terminator Genisys and Jurassic World movies.

*Interviewed for a Business Analyst position.

*Passed smog check for my car.

*Ate at The Pasta Market for the first time.

*Finished reading Tableau 8 by George Peck.

*1,000 blogs at Innovating Common Knowledge.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Positives Thur Oct 8-Fri Oct 30, 2015

*Phone interviewed for a Data Analyst and a Order And Credit Analyst positions.

*Cleaned the house.

*Watched the 49ers vs. Seahawks football game at Levi's Stadium.

*Finished reading Oracle Database 12c SQL by Jason Price satisfactory.

*Watched Mad Max: Fury Road movie.

*Purchased a Clipper Card for the Bay Area public transportation.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Positives Wed Sep 16-Wed Oct 7, 2015

*Replaced the headlights in my car. I installed Sylvania 9006 Silverstar. I also replaced the car battery.

*Ate Annie's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Jack Link Beef Jerky, and Nutter Butter for the first time.

*Purchased REI Radiant Sleeping Bag and Nikwax Nubuck Suede Proof water repellant applicator,

*Finished reading Thinking With Data by Max Shron.

*Experienced the Mountain Time Zone for the first time. I updated my time watch.

*Visited Zion National Park in Springdale, UT for the first time.

*Ate at MeMe's Cafe, Texas Roadhouse, and White Kastle Burger restaurants for the first time.

*Camped at KOA for the first time.

*Backpacked at Zion National Park hiking on The Narrows Top-Down.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Positives Tue Sep 1-Tue Sep 15, 2015

*Read Data Analysis For Politics And Policy by Edward Tufte, The Adventures Of Tom Saywer by Mark Twain, and The Martian by Andy Weir.

*Hiked at Mission Peak Regional Park for the first time.

*Ate desserts at 85 degrees Celsius for the first time.

*Finished a YouTube tutorial on Oracle 12c.

*Phone interviewed for a Data Analyst position.

*Watched Clue, Superman Returns, and Mercury Rising movies.

*Purchased an exercise mat.

*Rode the Valley Transportation Authority Light Rail for the first time.

*Watched a San Francisco 49ers football game vs. Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium for the first time.

*Cleaned the house. Divided the cleaning in three days. Vacuum upstairs, vacuum downstairs, and mopped the floors.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quiz: It Took Me Long Enough Solutions

It took me too, too long to post the solutions. I forgot about the quiz I posted on Sun Dec 1, 2013. Here are the solutions:

1. My cousin started collecting baseball cards when my brother and I were kids. How many years did it take my brother and I start collecting?
a. Two Years Later
b. Three Years Later
c. Four Years Later

2. How old was I when I purchased my own car?
a. 25
b. 32
c. 35

3. How old was I when I ice skated for the first time?
a. 30
b. 32
c. 36

4. One of my friends introduced Japanese Anime to us when we were in high school in 1992? When did I become an anime fan?
a. 1996
b. 1998
c. 2000

5. Which of the following activities did I finally do in San Francisco after the age of 30?
a. Ride the cable car
b. Visit Angel Island
c. Ate an ice cream sundae at Ghirardelli Square
d. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
e. All of the above

6. Which of the following statements is true?
a. I visited a foreign country which is Canada.
b. I visited a foreign country which is Mexico.
c. I visited a foreign country which is England.

7. Cooking is an important skill everyone should know. What age did I start cooking for myself?
a. 28
b. 30
c. 32
d. 35

8. The City of San Jose, CA constructed an indoor arena that is home for the San Jose Sharks hockey team. The arena hosts many entertainment and sports events, too. The arena was constructed in 1993. When did I finally walked inside the arena?
a. 2000
b. 2004
c. 2007
d. 2011

9. How old was I when I wore dental braces for the first time?
a. 28
b. 32
c. 35

10. The Orange Box PC video game was released in 2007. The box contained five video games for the price of one. How many years did it take me to finish all the games?
a. 4
b. 6.5
c. 7
d. 8.5

11. What year did I watch Star Wars V, The Empire Strikes Back?
a. 1984
b. 1985
c. 1986

Bonus question. There are a few experiences I consider myself experiencing much earlier than most people. How old was I when I kissed a girl for the first time?
a. 14
b. 16
c. 17

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Positives Sun Aug 9-Mon Aug 31, 2015

*Made pasta in a pasta workshop at Cucina Bambini.

*Cleaned the house. I separated the cleaning in three days. The first day was vacuuming the downstairs. The second day was mopping the kitchen and foyer. The third day was vacuuming upstairs and mopping the bathroom floors and laundry room.

*Interviewed for the Lease Administrative Analyst position.

*Ate a Auntie Anne's pretzel for the first time.

*Played mahjong at the South Bay Mahjong group for the first time. I played Hong Kong Mahjong for the first time since Aug 1998.

*Finished reading Excel Data Analysis by Denise Etheridge.

*Showered with Nivea Maximum Hydration body wash for the first time.

*Watched The Five Year Engagement.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Go To Sleep Because You're Tired

I'm not tired because of fatigued. I'm tired because I'm 41 years old still living at home with my parents. I have been tired since Jan 2013. I have little friends. I'm unemployed; although, I worked two contract jobs. My household is boring. I do the best I can to bring excitement in my home.

My life is stalled. My life is limited. I require strength to live each day with energy. I job search six days a week. I learn new job skills and refresh my existing job skills six days a week. I work out at the gym four days a week. I find time to write blogs, cook, read, watch a movie, watch or listen to sports . . . do something, anything to stay active. Boredom or inactivity is a soul killer.

I'm fucking tired. All five qualities are tired of the Raymond Mar human being: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial. In particular, I'm tired earning crappy wages financially speaking. I paid my dues. I did my time working my two contract jobs. The time is now I must rise up the career ladder. I refuse data entry positions. I have nothing to lose.

There's hope optimistically speaking. The hell I'm experiencing is temporarily. I'm going to find my heaven. I'm going to find a permanent job; however, I accept a contract position as long as it strengthens my resume. I'm going to live independently. I'm going to find new friends. I'm not giving up. If I give up, then I live with my parents lonely forever. I never give up. I play my Raymond Mar biggest break life card today.