Posted by J L on March 21, 2013
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Last night I had the opportunity to attend one of the local Elk’s Lodges meetings, with one of my neighbors that has been trying for years to get me involved in one or more of the local civic organizations that he has faithfully belonged to for most of his adult life. It runs deep in his family and the community, which I think is pretty impressive. I am envious of people that can and do devote so much of their time and energy to the numerous charities and organizations that have been around for a good amount of time all across the country.
This particular Lodge is having a rough time recruiting enough members to keep all their positions filled and to head all of the various committees, etc… From what I hear that is happening with just about all the organizations, they are all in need of new blood and they seem to like the scent of my blood. They were all over me the minute I walked in the door. Don’t get me wrong, they were all very nice and no one invaded my personal space, which is something that I’m a real stinker with the older I get.
I came home with a nice stack of business cards with names and contact information. The one gent that I will give a call to works for the CSI Tech Staffing Agency and I know several professional people that are looking for employment and I’m always trying to network and advocate for them when I’m able to. And last night was the perfect time for that. It was an interesting evening, I’ll go back a few more times and see if it might be something that I would want to commit to.
Posted by J L on March 1, 2013
Posted in Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Music • Parenting • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Entertainment, family, fun, in-laws, life, music, opinion, school, technology, travel, wife
My mother-in-law is the type of woman that can and will find a fault with everything and everyone, I can only take her in small doses and I’m so glad that her daughter, my wife, is nothing like her in that respect. My in-laws dropped by today on their way back from seeing a cousin’s vocal performance that was a big to-do for hundreds of kids in the tri state area. Four hours of sitting and listening to various songs and singers with only one short Intermission really was over doing, if you ask me, but of course no one did.
During the entire 4 long and boring hours the elation lighting was blinding my in-laws, and numerous others, for the majority of the lengthy performances and for some reason beyond any of us, my mother-in-law didn’t get up and complain until the entire performance was done and over with. I have to give her credit, because after 15 minutes of a glaring light in face would have sent me right over the edge and out of my seat trying to find someone to take care of the situation.
To make matters worse my in-laws only recognized 4 songs that were song the entire time.
She It just boggles my mind.
Posted by J L on February 28, 2013
Posted in Business • Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Parenting • Shopping • Sports • Travel | Tagged With: beach, Business, computer, Entertainment, family, fun, internet, life, money, parenting, Shopping, technology, travel
One thing that is really neat about working in a large office is that I have a lot of friends. There always seems to be something going on and new things to hear about. My friend Bob was telling me about how he and his family had spent their summer vacation at an Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel. He said they had a great time and told me more about it.
Bob has traveled to many places in his life. When it comes to finding the best places to go, I trust his judgment. When he said that Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels were the place to be, I believed him. Bob liked the fact that the service was great and that the view of the ocean was so nice.
Bob also told me about the great time that the kids had. They went to play on the shores of the ocean and enjoyed the sunny weather. Bob was able to get in a round of golf at one of the local courses and his wife caught up on her shopping. Bob had a serious look on his face when he told me that a great vacation could be found at a Myrtle Beach Hotel. I believe everything he said was true and I am now thinking about taking my family on a trip to Myrtle Beach.
Posted by J L on February 19, 2013
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: accessories, birthday, computer, Entertainment, family, gadgets, gifts, internet, life, technology
Today is my step-mother Mary’s birthday. I tried to call her at home, but just got her voice mail, so I sang “Happy Birthday” into her answering machine, tried her cell phone and sang the song again, man I hate singing that song. Then I turned to the Internet and sent her an email birthday card from my favorite free animated birthday card web site, and I posted on her Facebook wall. That’s all I can do from here, since she moved to Florida, it’s not like I can drive over to her house with a present anymore. So, Mary, here’s one more shot at letting you know that I’m thinking about you and want you to have a really Happy Birthday today!
Happy Birthday Candles
Posted by J L on February 17, 2013
Posted in Business • Computers or Internet • Education and Personal Growth • Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Shopping • Sports • Technology and gadgets • Travel | Tagged With: accessories, boat, computer, Entertainment, family, fishing, fun, gifts, internet, life, lights, Shopping, technology, travel, weather
The family is making plans to celebrate my father’s 65th birthday come May. It promises to be a shindig and I look forward to being there, seeing all the family that are invited and that darn well better show up along with numerous family friends that we have gotten to know and love throughout the years.
People will be coming from all over the country, even a few that are overseas are expected to make an appearance, it should be a fabulous time for all that attend. The only problem that I see is finding the perfect gift to give to my Dad on his special day. The only thing that I can come up with is finding something boat/fishing related.
Dad has always loved boats, fishing is his passion, but he has all the fishing equipment that he could ever need or want to keep him happy with all that. My sister has suggested that we kids all go in together and get him some of the new HID Go lights for his favorite fishing boat. He has been really talking it up about these Go lights all year and she has found a good deal on them online. If I can’t come up with any other idea’s in the next month or so I guess I’ll go ahead to commit to them, I know he will enjoy them and all, it’s just that I really wanted to do something on my own this year for some wacky reason.