Monday, April 11, 2016

Positives Sun Mar 20-Sun Apr 10, 2016

*Purchased a new smart phone, 64GB microSD, and belt clip. I also purchased The Resistance: The Dystopian Universe.

*Watched Norma Rae, The Birds, and Avengers: Age Of Ultron movies.

*Ate at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop for the first time.

*Ate Oberto Beef Jerky, Mint Oreos, and Hershey Extra Creamy With Toffee & Almonds for the first time.

*Phone interviewed for a financial analyst position at a medical tech company.

*Visited The Tech Museum for the first time since 2009.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I'm Doing The Best I Can, Really II

Blogger's note: Today's blog is posted at both Innovating Common Knowledge and Finding Raymond Mar.

I'm still unemployed. I'm still living at home. My life is moving slowly. I'm doing the best I can. I really am. I job search two times a day six days a week. I work on my personal projects six days a week which are learning Python and VBA. I learn Python at CodeUpStart. The ten lessons I completed so far are poorly taught. I complete the class because I backed the class on Kickstarter. I learn VBA watching YouTube tutorials and reading books. There are days I cook meals for the household. My leisure activities are playing Mahjong (Riichi) and working out at the gym four or five days a week. Three hours a week are spent doing errands out of the house.

I eat three meals a day. I rarely eat at restaurants. I rarely watch television. I sleep eight hours a night. I groom myself to keep my appearance good. I take advantage of opportunities meeting new people. I listen to music, listen to sports on the radio, and listen to podcasts during some of my daily activities.

Independence Is Part Of My Current Manifesto

Some of the small accomplishments during my unemployment include reading books, losing ten pounds, upgrading my phone, and watching one movie on Sat nights. One book worth mentioning is Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I do a good job controlling my spending. I minimize splurges.

Some of the big accomplishments during my unemployment include backpacking and camping for the first time in Utah, visiting Las Vegas for the first time since 2006, and writing my 1,000th blog. Another big accomplishment is my new feelings: sacrifice, nothing to lose attitude, going out of my comfort zone, willpower, and not giving up. I learn new job skills such as Oracle, Tableau, and forecasting. I review my existing skills Excel, PowerPoint, and SQL.

I work hard intelligently working my way to live independently. I'm stronger with the pains of rejection. I'm wiser with the mistakes I learn. My brain grows bigger with new knowledge. Each day is devoted to be a good productive day. I feel I'm close to find a job. I feel I'm close to move out. I feel I'm close to live a good life consistently. I feel I'm close to make more good choices. I feel I'm close to control more of my life. I feel I'm close to live a more proactive life. The easy life is gone. I'm responsible to earn my successes. I need a little luck. I need timing in my favor. The life flows with me. I'm an independent mature adult very soon.

Further, there is more working hard intelligently after I fulfill the independent mature adult manifesto. There are more people to meet. There are more adventures to seek. There are more experiences to experience. Never take life for granted. Never stop learning, training, and reviewing. I never stop innovating my life.

Side note: The first time I wrote I'm Doing The Best I Can, Really was on Oct 8, 2012. The two blogs are similar. The difference between the Oct 8, 2012 and Apr 6, 2016 is anime not disclosed in both blogs. I watched anime in 2012. I'm not watching anime today because I retired in Sep 2014.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Positives Thur Mar 10-Sat Mar 19, 2016

*Learned VBA Excel macros watching YouTube tutorials satisfactory.

*Purchased new Nike trainer shoes for the gym.

*Finished watching The X-Files six episode mini series.

*Won Starbucks $10 gift card and Target $10 gift card.

*Watched Poltergeist and Apocalypse Now movies.

*Ate Quaker 10g Protein almond cranberry oatmeal for the first time.

*Successfully backed Kickstarter Joking Hazard card game.

*Drank Clover milk for the first time.

*Finished reading Microsoft Excel Programming by Denise Etheridge satisfactory.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Positives Fri Feb 19-Wed Mar 9, 2016

*Attended a Red Cross Shelter training course.

*Watched Deadpool and The Shining movies.

*Ate at Kula Sushi for the first time.

*Informational interview for a Data Analyst position at a recruiting agency.

*Read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

*Backed Build Kickstarter with Python and Bootstrap by CodeUp Start on Kickstarter.

*Cleaned the house.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Positives Mon Feb 1-Thur Feb 18, 2016

*Cleaned the house.

*Watched Casino as a rewatch and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

*Super Bowl 50.

*Phone interviewed for a Customer Support Analyst and a Business Analyst positions.

*Attended a MBA tech network gathering.

*Happy Chinese New Year.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Positives Tue Jan 19-Sun Jan 31, 2016

*Watched Shaun The Sheep and Taxi Driver movies.

*Cooked dinner with Kinder's Organic Buttery Steakhouse Seasoning for the first time.

*Applied Loctite glue spray to repair my car's headliner.

*Ate at Men Bei restaurant for the first time.

*Worked out with J&D Sports Armband to listen to music on my phone.

*Finished Burn Notice Season 3.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Positives Thur Dec 31, 2015-Mon Jan 18, 2016

*Marathoned Burn Notice Season 3.

*Watched Where Does It Hurt and The Martian movies.

*Cleaned the house spot cleaning.

*Changed the oil in my car. I also applied fuel injection cleaner. Tires were rotated and balanced.

*Sold more useless goods on eBay.

*Reviewed PowerPoint job skills.

*Purchased Kamea Exfoliate foot cream.

*Treatment for bumps on my face at my dermatologist.