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Over a Decade of Photos

Posted on March 8, 2014 by under Life, Memes.    

Every now and then I’ll participate in Throwback Thursday on Facebook. Throwback Thursday is a meme where you post an old photo. Today I wanted to do something more. I’m giving you links to over ten years worth of photos, thousands of them, on my Flickr photostream. But be warned, it might just make you hungry.

2002: July (39)   August (70)   December (19)  
2003: January (4)   March (63)   April (6)   May (10)   June (98)   July (5)   September (1)   November (14)   December (20)  
2004: January (18)   February (31)   March (6)   April (4)   May (101)   June (7)   July (19)   August (107)   September (211)   October (391)   November (178)   December (60)  
2005: January (75)   February (74)   March (43)   April (136)   May (120)   June (368)   July (160)   August (172)   September (33)   October (55)   November (51)   December (166)  
2006: January (152)   February (192)   March (178)   April (132)   May (340)   June (330)   July (286)   August (164)   September (91)   October (238)   November (79)   December (290)  
2007: January (79)   February (44)   March (165)   April (82)   May (312)   June (439)   July (781)   August (247)   September (342)   October (186)   November (354)   December (463)  
2008: January (248)   February (102)   March (99)   April (611)   May (520)   June (1049)   July (919)   August (672)   September (199)   October (1481)   November (523)   December (896)  
2009: January (216)   February (229)   March (374)   April (510)   May (1255)   June (592)   July (1258)   August (945)   September (663)   October (1592)   November (240)   December (588)
2010: January (718)   February (1600)   March (915)   April (222)   May (296)   June (332)   July (691)   August (774)   September (590)   October (858)   November (557)   December (922)  
2011: January (381)   February (466)   March (474)   April (709)   May (380)   June (520)   July (853)   August (198)   September (289)   October (698)   November (292)   December (440)
2012: January (235)   February (383)   March (474)   April (263)   May (560)   June (235)   July (176)   August (277)   September (299)   October (223)   November (131)   December (248)
2013: January (192)   February (162)   March (190)   April (249)   May (177)   June (379)   July (195)   August (512)   September (333)   October (256)   November (318)   December (534)

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WTF!…I don’t remember growing up.

Posted on March 24, 2011 by under Family, Leadership, Life, Memes, Moblog.    

So I was sitting at work today listening to my Pandora Radio, busting out some reports for a few people when it occurred to me. “When the hell did I become so responsable”.

As the array of old school rap rolled through my headphones it sparked memories of where I was in my life when those songs were popular.

To give you a little insite, I was kind of a looser when I was younger. I hated school and only applied myself when it benifited me in some way. I always did just enough to get by, never seeking recognition for anything that I did, never wanting to get ahead.

I followed this path of existence for many years. Talking various jobs, doing just enough to get by. At one point in my life I was a pretty big stoner, this just made things worse. Now not only did I have no desire to get ahead in life but I had no desire to do much of anything in life. My purpose at that point was to make enough money to get by and get high. Needless to say even through all of this I felt like there was something missing. 

It wasn’t until I met my wife that I really began to change. Even in the beginning I was just doing enough. I worked at a bank as an IT admin and helped people get started with online banking. It was nice because I really didn’t have to talk to a lot of people, again doing just enough to get by. Then things, as they always do in life, changed and I had to find a better job. Still, I felt like there was something missing.

So I began work for a prominent celluar company. I started out as a simple rep and picked up on things pretty quick. I learned that I had a knack for technology. Learning what I could I found myself wanting more. My wife encouraged me to try out for a lead position when it became available. She told me that in this position I could teach others what I have learned and in turn, learn what was needed to be a supervisor. Now, I had been in management once before. I ran a video store in town. It was fun but I was afraid of the responsability. The thought of being responssble again was a little frightening. Needless to say after some pushing from my wife I did apply and got a Supervisor position.

I was well on my way to being responsable at this point. I kept this job for some time. I think this is where I truly grew as an individual. I Learned to deal with situations, people and other things that life threw in front of me.

Using this knowledge I sought out a new position, one in cusromer service for a cable provider. It was great because we got free cable. But I also learned about how the sales world worked. Something that I had touched on but never really knew until I worked there.

I then heard of this position from a friend at a local technology company. They built servers for companies like IBM and Sun. I thought “this is my way back to technology”. Luckily I got into the position but soon realized that I was in way over my head. This technology was something I had never done or seen before. But I was determinded to make it work. There it is again, that dammed responsability sneaking into my life. Where did I get that from.

I worked for this company for several years. Unfortunately, it was a contract job and I had to find other work. Luckily for me I found myself working for a German plumbing compay. Here is where I really began to thrive. I started out as an assistant. 6 months into the position my boss quit. Being we were the only two people in the department I feared the worse. However, the VP told me that this just meant that I would be called on to do more now. Again I had that feeling that I was in over my head. I even called my wife crying once asking her “what have I gotten myself into”. My wife gently but firmly told me to suck it up and grow a pair. I did and have never looked back.

I truely believe that every position I held in the past has groomed me for this job. I touch on so much of my previous positions here. Without the bank I would not have the skills to do the reporting I do and understand the data that I provide to the field. Without my technical jobs, I would not have the knowledge to help the company expand its software that helps the sales force stay on top of their customers. Without my management background, I would not have the confidence or knowledge to teach the reps on how to use any of the new features that we provide or to handle situations that arise or to manage my time effectively. Without my sales background, I would not understand the needs of the sales force or the time constraints that they are under. And without my wife, I would not have learned everything that I needed to learn to be successful at this job. She is the one that truly helped me get to where I am today. She is the one that pushes me every day to be better and better. She is the one that I grew up for and became the responsable person that I am today.

Without her, I would still be that under achiever that did just enough to get by.

I love you baby, thank you for all of your support.

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15 Song Shuffle

Posted on December 11, 2010 by under Memes.    

Another day, another Facebook meme…

(1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer. (I just use Pandora because I don’t have any music on this laptop.)

(2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.

(3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up: song title and artist. No editing/cheating, please.

(4) Tag 25 friends.

1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
2. The Sailor Song – Crack
3. Haole Redux – Seam
4. Closer Everyday – Universal Honey
5. Song for Whoever – The Beautiful South
6. I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy
7. The More You Live, The More You Love – A Flock of Seagulls
8. Hey Joe (LIVE) – The Gabe Dixon Band
9. Hands on Me – Vanessa Carlton
10. All Night Superstar – Victory at Sea
11. Today Was a Fairy Tale – Taylor Swift
12. Flood – Hurts to Purr
13. So in Love – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
14. Photograph – Def Leppard
15. You Got It – Roy Orbison

Your turn!

P.S. If you’ve been tagged, it means that I think your musical selection will likely be entertaining or amusing. Tag me back so I can see your list!

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How I met my Wife

Posted on May 24, 2009 by under Life, Memes.    

Where did you meet?
Ching and I first met at Walt’s, a sports bar here in town. I was threatened by a co-worker to come. I didn’t get out much and he swore physical violence if I did not come to the bar. I’m now glad I did.

Who introduced you?
The guy she was dating, we worked together. I still don’t know what she saw in him.

What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
OMG, she is hot! WTF is she doing with him. LOL. no really, that’s what I thought.

Do you remember what she was wearing?
These really cute, tight, plaid pants. I don’t remember the shirt, I think it was just a tight t-shirt or something. I remember when she walked into the bar, the world went into slow-mo for a moment, like in the movies.

Where was the first place you kissed this person?
I honestly don’t remember. Neither does she.

How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
About six months or so. We met in May and by the end of that year, we had moved in. We had been communicating by e-mail. The guy she was seeing thought we were already seeing each other, that’s why he broke up with her. Luckily, I was there to comfort her.

Do you have kids with this person?

Have you ever broken the law with this person?
I’m sure in some state’s, some of the things we have done could be considered illegal. Except Arkansas, everything is legal there.

When was the first time you realized that you liked this person?
I was attracted to her instantly, but it was this function at Timberline that I realized that I wanted to truly be with her. I could not stop staring at her. She was still with my co-worker and I got caught staring at her by him and several others in our group. I didn’t care. I couldn’t take my eyes off her and in my mind, me and her were the only two people in the room.

Do you get along with her family?
Yes, her parents are cool. We have two nephews that I adore. I even get along with her sister.

Do you trust this person?
Yes, more than anyone.

Do you see her as your partner in the future?
I wouldn’t know what to do without her.

Her birthday month?
October, the day before Halloween.

Does she make you happy?
Yes, more than anyone ever has. As I said before, I would not know what to do without her. If I had not met her I would not have experienced many of the wonderful things that I have come to enjoy…like sex!

Does she have any piercings?
She’s a girl, duh!

Does she have any scars that you know of?
Don’t get me started on that. I can go on forever about the scars.

Is she outgoing or shy?
She is only shy when someone compliments her. Other than that she is pretty outgoing.

Does she sing?
Unfortunately, not very good either.

Have you ever dated anyone in her family?

Do you like her friends?
Sure I do, we have the same friends.

Does she have any tattoos?
One, she doesn’t like it though. She had another that she covered up and now she doesn’t like that one either. I may spring for laser removal sometime as an anniversary gift or something.

Do you like her siblings?
Well enough, I don’t like her lifestyle but it’s not my place to say anything. I do though on occasion, can’t help myself sometimes.

Do you have any nicknames for each other?
We call each other “Baby.” That’s about it. We have nicknames for other stuff.

Do you have any pets together?
We used to, but not currently.

When will you guys do something exciting next?
If it wasn’t for her, I would never leave the house. She makes sure that I interact with the real world. I am kind of anti-social. I find people to be bothersome. We are planning to go to the Philippines in October, I am really looking forward to this. I have never been and she tells me about it a lot. My family is worried that I will like it so much that I will not want to return. I like the warm climate, she is trying to tell me that it’s warmer than I realize. I don’t care, I am still looking forward to the adventure.

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How I Met My Husband

Posted on May 24, 2009 by under Life, Memes, Travel.    

Molly did this on Facebook, so I figured I would follow suit. Not that anyone is interested in this information but, in case you were wondering, well… Here it is.

Where did you meet?
Brian and I first met in May 1999 at Walt’s in Piccadilly Square (Central and Rock Road). He was there with his coworkers. They were celebrating some promotions.

Who introduced you?
Brian’s coworker, who I was dating at the time, introduced us.

What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
He’s funny, but not my type.

Do you remember what he was wearing?
He was wearing his FedSex shirt, a baseball cap (I think the one that says “Flip” on it), a pony tail (he had long hair then) and a goatee. [Brian says he was wearing a polo shirt, though… But I think it was his white FedSex shirt that he was wearing that night.]

Where was the first place you kissed this person?
I honestly don’t remember. Neither does he. It’s confusing because we weren’t romantic in the beginning. We were just hanging out as friends.

How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
About six months or so. We met in May and by the end of that year, I had moved in.

Do you have kids with this person?
No. Brian and I do not have any children.

Have you ever broken the law with this person?
Not that I’m aware. Although, we are very affectionate in public so we might have disgusted people a time or two.

When was the first time you realized that you liked this person?
I wasn’t attracted to Brian when we first met, but I liked him instantly. He was (and still is) funny and charming. I realized I was in love after we broke up for the third and final time (still in 1999, we fought a lot when we first starting dating because I had a lot of issues to work through). I was the one who broke it off, but I couldn’t even last 24 hours. I was so miserable. It was then that I realized I could not live without him. We have been through a lot since then and our bond continues to grow stronger each day. I’m really glad we got all of that fighting out of the way in the beginning. 😉

Do you get along with his family?
Yes. Brian is a weird one. He actually took me to meet his parents on our first date (we went to see Arlington Road at their recommendation). Who does that?

Do you trust this person?
Yes. His driving? Not so much. Just kidding, baby!

Do you see him as your partner in the future?
Definitely. We plan to grow old together.

His birthday month?
June. It’s coming up!

Does he make you happy?
Yes. No one has ever loved me as much as Brian has, and probably no one ever will. He loves me more than I love myself and he takes good care of me.

Does he have any piercings?
Both of his ears are pierced and he does wear earrings. They’re manly earrings, but they’re earrings nonetheless. It’s one of his quirks.

Does he have any scars that you know of?
Yes. One that he is particularly proud of was acquired when he was a little boy. He was looking at his naked body in the bathroom mirror and fell.

Is he outgoing or shy?
I’d never describe Brian as shy so I would have to say he is outgoing. He is anti-social, though, so he doesn’t seek out social situations. He’d rather stay home and watch a movie. However, once in a social setting, he’s pretty outgoing.

Does he sing?
No. He hates karaoke.

Have you ever dated anyone in his family?
No. That would just be too weird.

Do you like his friends?
Yes. They’re all nerds like us.

Does he have any tattoos?
Yes, quite a few. He didn’t have any tattoos when we first met. His first one is of our initials and wedding date. He’s had a few more since then.

Do you like his siblings?
Sure. Brian has one brother, but he is estranged so we haven’t seen him in several years. He is a nice guy, though. The three of us lived together for a year, before Brian and I moved into our house in 2001.

Do you have any nicknames for each other?
We call each other “Baby.” That’s about it. We have nicknames for other stuff.

Do you have any pets together?
We used to, but not currently.

When will you guys do something exciting next?
We like to travel so we try to plan something each year. For our 5th anniversary, we decided to splurge and spent a week in Jamaica. Last year we attended our friends’ wedding in Vegas and also went on a poker cruise (as dealers, that was quite an adventure). This year Brian will get to visit the Philippines for the first time. We are going with mom and dad, and we’ll mostly be staying at their house in Tanjay. I’m excited for Brian to meet our extended family and also do some touristy things (all those things I never got to do as a local) so we’ll probably spend a couple of nights at one of the many beach resorts nearby. We will definitely do lots of sight-seeing and take plenty of pictures.

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