Saturday, April 29, 2006
This is a free economy Nation. That means you or a company is free to set the prices for your/their product(s). If we, The People, don't want to pay that price, we don't have to buy it, and after a time, the price will come down.
Having the government step in and control the prices doesn't make sense to me. Now, I understand that fuel cost will and does impact the cost of food, durable goods, and pretty much everything else, but the best way for us to impact that is to not use as much of it for none commercial purposes. Start using buses, walking, major car pooling, go buy an electric car, etc. There are ways to lower your cost!
Keep in mind, if you go to Europe, or most countries fuel is over $5.00 per gallon.
Stop complaining and do something about it, walk it's better for you anyway. (And that's what I'm doing as much as possible, walking!)
Friday, April 28, 2006
But there will be some good sailing this weekend too!! And there is a BIG Sea Food Fest going on this weekend as well. Next weekend is a beach air show as well! Going to be a fun, though hot it seems, couple of weeks here coming up starting today!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
For the past three months plus I have been eating better, doing ab rolls, push ups, and walking my dog more and for longer distances, all pretty much every day. It’s starting to pay off. I don’t have a scale, although I should get one soon, but my pants are now loose, and my belt is way too loose as well. Not going to buy new clothes, belt or scales till I get it down even more.
My goal is to get from the 290ish pounds I was, down to 210 where I feel the best. (I am a big guy even when I’m in shape!) The last time I did check my weight I was 265 about 2 months ago. Lost ~25 pounds since mid December of 2005. :)
Comes with living in
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I met him for the first time last December when I came down to Pompano Beach to "interview" for my new job. He and his wife Eileen took me in and found a house for me, made initial contact with the landlord, took me to look for furniture, etc. Great couple!
Don went out of his way every today to do things for me which I found to be very nice and helpful!
I only wish I could have gotten to know him better and for much longer!
May his being rest in peace in the Happy Hunting Grounds and may Eileen relish in the memory of their past together and not the sadness of loss!
Monday, April 17, 2006
Well now that I'm living in
Spent most of the weekend out sailing again, and let me tell you, if it's not something you've done, you should! (If you are in the
Now, on the good side, I’m getting back into shape, walking Kodi almost every day, doing ab rolls, pushups, and eating better. (Kinda embarrassing going to the beach, or playing on the boat being over 270 pounds and ghost white! ;))
I am going to have to start scheduling via my planner all my study time I need!
Monday, April 10, 2006
There is a lot of hoopla going on right now about illegal "aliens" being in the US and either kicking them out, or letting them become citizens.
I'm all for people from other Nations coming to the US, as long as it is a legal move, they have a job, or can get a job, so they can pay taxes like the rest of us, cover their own medical cost, etc.
I am NOT for people from other Nations sneaking into the US and taking jobs "under the table" and not paying taxes like the majority of the US, getting free medical (on "me" (and I say that tongue in cheek)), etc. NO other Nation out there lets people just come into their Nation and live "for free".
Now, make immigration cheaper and easier to do for people that want to leave their Nation of record and become a Citizen of this Great Nation, but make them go through the process of doing it legally.
Those folks that are hear illegally (as in not haven gone through the proper processes to enter the US) and that are protesting and marching against the US, waving their "home Nation" flags, should be arrested and sent back to their "flag" Nation. (If they really want to prove a point, they should be waving US flags!!) They are breaking two US Laws:
1. Illegally in the
2. In many cases demonstrating without a permit. (Now, mind you, I don't think that a permit should be needed to demonstrate peacefully, but currently it is the law, so follow it.)
It just doesn't make sense to me how people are getting away with this protesting, while being illegal, and why we aren't doing something about it...
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Today I will be heading into work and working on the network there, as I'm not happy with the way it is set up. Yep, I'm the President of the company, but our "Network" guy left the company before I got there, and it's time to fix things...
Also getting back into (I know, I keep coming and going here...) my dissertation and my Watkins business (see last post there...), so life is busy again!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
I listen to my own music most of the time, often via my laptop, where I am surfing from, and do not want to listen to most of the stuff. I will listen to those things that I have an interest in. Let ME decide what I want to listen to...
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
I could find a job on a boat and be pretty happy, provided I got to jump in the ocean every so often and providing I had SOME time off.
Only problem would be Kodi, so I probably couldn't do it, but it sure sounds fun...
Sunday, April 02, 2006
You should start seeing me post here more often as well.
Looking forward to getting my two or three readers back. ;)