My 2016 Reading List. I read 19 books ! https://goo.gl/yDZdsk
June 23, 1972 the day I left to join the Army. Almost didn't make it on account of Hurricane Agnes. So today I have been retired from the Army two years longer than I was in....
I make Excel spreadsheets to document personal property claims and to be honest, I am damn good at it. I know my way around Excel. So what would I like to be better at ? Let's start with being a better Excel geek... I could learn more about the statistical functions, pivot tables and the … Continue reading I have confidence in me
How is it going with my New Year's resolutions ? I'm doing a perfect job keeping them ! Not that I am so efficient and energetic as to be perfect in keeping promises; the truth of the matter is that I am such a bad procrastinator that I failed to make any resolutions. But, there … Continue reading How is it going with my New Year’s
My favorite month ? I will say December for various reasons, all centered on the holiday season. Even though it can be stressful, there is a certain excitement and anticipation throughout the month. I enjoy walking around, looking at stuff in stores and observing the people; there is way too much commercialization but still it … Continue reading My Favorite Month
The idea of public speaking scares the hell out of me. When I was younger I joined the Toastmasters to help me gain self confidence. Speaking in front of the group was scary but also gave me a sort of rush. LOL ! I guess one could compare it to the rush people get from … Continue reading On Public Speaking
What am I good at remembering and what do I always seem to forget ? Well to start off I will say that I tend to have a short attention span; frequently running on auto-pilot. How this came about I really don't know but it is probably exacerbated by looking at spreadsheets all day and … Continue reading forgetting to remember….
I did have a couple of part time jobs when I was in high school; also mowed lawns and caddied some when I was a kid. My first real job was the Army. I enlisted right out of high school and stayed for twenty years. I was stationed in Germany twice and Korea once. I … Continue reading My first job: U.S. Army
What I really enjoy is to go walking in a park or quiet neighborhood very early in the morning and seeing the come up right about when I finish my walk. what's even better is an early morning walk whilst a light rain is falling....
I forgot to make note of it but yesterday was the anniversary of my first day in the Army ! See what else happened back in the day: June 1972 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
my pinboard, books in my library, public gallery on picasa....
This morning I was alternating between the spreadsheet I was working with and checking the web for information about iPods. I have been considering getting one with part of my tax refund but it's becoming sort of a stress inducing obsession. First of all I debate whether or not I should get one; I think … Continue reading wednesday lunch time…
This is a response to a the question on Plinky "Have you ever gone a day without a cell phone ?" I'm over 50 and did not have a cell phone 'til I was over 40. When my kids were in middle school they wanted cell phones; so we got them and I eventually got … Continue reading A day without a cell phone is no big deal to me.
Other than part time jobs while in high school my first job was with Uncle Sam. I enlisted in the Army right out of high school. My first work experience was Basic Training which consisted of a lot of running, drill, and learning to use and maintain various weapons and equipment. Aside from learning specific … Continue reading My first job: U.S.Army
Sweetous is staying the week with Piglette so I am home alone again. I'm a fairly self contained self reliant person; some might even say I was semi-reclusive. I actually don't like being alone though; it can be downright unnerving. In Genesis God said that it was not good for a man to be alone; … Continue reading sunday evening home alone….
I am taking it easy at home now after a very busy day at work. I did complete the tasks I had scheduled so I am pleased. Tomorrow should be a fairly easy day. Yesterday I felt like hell, thought I was coming down with something but today I feel much better. Tonight I will … Continue reading thursday night….
Look ! a picture of me when I was much younger (circa 1985) and not so fat.....
Portrait of an ISFP - I am an ISFP according to the personality type test I just finished at personalitypage.com. Being a quick 60 question online quiz of course it is not as comprehensive as complete test from a Psychologist but it was interesting and the ISFP designation does fit me in some ways. I … Continue reading Portrait of an ISFP
44 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 44 things about your friends, and let them learn 44 things about you! Send back to me and to several more friends!! 1. Do you like blue cheese? only in small amounts as a condiment. 2. Have you ever smoked? yes, I … Continue reading 44 ODD Things
Some more true confessions..... Sometimes I am somewhat forgetful. Examples would be when I go to the store to buy milk, bread, ham, and cheese; I might come back without the ham. Or other times I might go to the store for a specific reason and when I get there I start walking around the … Continue reading more true confessions…..