Saturday, July 12, 2014

Positives Sun Jun 22-Fri Jul 11, 2014

*Cleaned the house.

*250 Yelp reviews.

*Celebrated Mom's birthday.

*Backed Reading Rainbow on Kickstarter.

*Finished watching Space Brothers.

*Informational interview at Manpower.

*Ate at Lou's Coffee Shop for the first time.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Conversation From Dan

I remember a conversation with my assistant manager. Unfortunately, he no longer works at my company. The conversation inspires me to blog a brief self interview.

Good things in life require paying your dues. What and how does paying your dues mean?

I haven't paid out my dues yet. I'm still in the process of paying my dues. I started paying my dues on Sat Oct 4, 2008, the day I realized I must grow up. My dreams and personal promises of getting a full time job and moving out are going to happen. I still have more learning. I still have more mistakes to commit. I still have more hell to go through. I continue to get stronger and wiser. Life has a funny way to tell me I paid my dues and my life is ready for 100% independence. I earn my success and not take life for granted.

I have a new set of dues to pay after I find a full time job and live independently. I know the dues at a future date.

What are you doing to put in the time?

I start learning Python on Mon Jul 7. Python is not a language in demand. Given my weak programming skills, it's a start. I'm reviewing and relearning Excel's VLOOKUP.

I resumed my gym routine on Sat Jun 7 after being sick for 6 weeks starting on Wed May 7. I write down the days I work out and days I perform my stretches. My goal is a consistent physical workout to stay physically healthy.

I start job searching on Mon Jul 7. I'm going to make my move finding another job. Job searching helps me choose what new job skills and knowledge I learn after Python. I believe I waste my time relearning Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. . . . my past skills and knowledge. I'm rusty, however, everything comes back to me when I find a new job. My time out of work is better used to learn something new. I believe a company gives me an opportunity. My Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. skills and experience are like riding a bike and driving a manual transmission. I remember them when I start working at them again like balancing myself on a bike and coordinating my feet to shift gears.

My bonus is learning wine. I purchased Wine For Dummies by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan. I learn a few bits of information which helps me at my job.

Are you ready to die?

No. There is too much life I need to experience. I'm catching up what I missed in my 20s. I'm behind in my years. I'm a late bloomer. My life has been getting better. My life experiences, adventures, wisdom, and strength are getting better. Time gives me the hope I continue to grow on a geometric scale as a way to catch up. I'm not done. I'm not ready to settle.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Positives Fri Jun 6-Sat Jun 21, 2014

*Ate at Shalala and Top This Pizza Co. restaurants for the first time.

*Voted in the 2014 primaries.

*Interviewed for a Business Analyst contract position.

*Finished Quell Memento puzzle video game.

*Happy Father's Day.

*Ate Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits for the first time.

*Drank a Tequila for the first time.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Positives Sun May 18-Thur Jun 5, 2014

*Purchased a new pair of hiking shoes, 64oz canister, and Gerber folding knife at the REI Anniversary Sale for work.

*Purchased a new explorer hat to protect my face from the sun. The positive is dated March 29.

*Replaced the battery on the motherboard for my Gaming PC.

*Cleaned the house.

*Installed a new keyboard for my laptop.

*Finished watching Saki The Nationals.

*Watched X-Men Days Of Future Past.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Positives Sat Apr 26-Sat May 17, 2014

*Ate at Siam Fine Thai Cusine restaurant for the first time.

*Welcome back garlic salt when I cook meals.

*Read The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

*Watched Alice In Wonderland.

*Finished The Simpsons Season 10 and Breaking Bad Season 3.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Positives Sun Apr 6-Fri Apr 25, 2014

*Purchased Ticket To Ride and Dixit board games.

*Sold Machine Of Death card game on eBay.

*Backed Tuscany with Viticulture board games on Kickstarter.

*First-aid kit checked.

*Drank my first beer which was a Coors

*Ate Honey Bunches Of Oats Cinnamon Crunch and Nyakers Ginger Snaps for the first time.

*Cleaned the house.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Positives Sun Mar 16-Sat Apr 5, 2014

*Finished reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The Fermata by Nicholson Baker, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson.

*Ate at Sancho's Taqueria and Ramen Tenma restaurants for the first time.

*Listened to classical music on the Life Cycle and treadmill in the gym

*Showered with Old Spice's Zanzibar body wash soap for the first time.

*Shopped at Lunardi's Market for the first time.

*Ate Multi-9 Grain Toast at 99 Ranch for the first time and Cripix cereal for the first time a long time ago.

*Watched Frozen.

*Purchased Classified by Bond.

*Backed LuMini Bluetooth smart light bulb from Kickstarter.

*New sunglasses. Purchased Bamboo Forest made from Maui Jim.