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September Has Sucked

September 26, 2008

I really have not been in the mood to write for the past couple of weeks.  Not that there has been a lack of things to write about, but I have just been bummed for most of September.  After what was a great trip home to visit the family, I found myself back in Houston […]

Olympic Glory

August 9, 2008

Actually yesterday was the 8th of August and the official opening day of the 2008 Olympics, but I was stuck at work until 8pm yesterday and had no desire to go anywhere near a computer when I got home. Every four years the USA gets to show the world its dominance in everything.  I am […]

Hotdogging it For 85 Years

July 24, 2008

Today is the 85th anniversary of a Houston icon and my favorite place to eat hot dogs, the wonderful James Coney Island.  In celebration of the anniversary they are selling hot dogs for  $0.85.  If I were there I would order ten.  Unfortunately there are no James Coney Islands outside of Houston.  It’s one of […]

Roar!! For All My Fellow Leos

July 23, 2008

When the mighty Lion enters center stage, everyone notices. This dramatic, creative, and outgoing sign has the keyword magnetism for good reason. Fiery and self-assured, a Leo’s charm can be almost impossible to resist. Whether it’s time spent with family and friends or efforts on the job scene, a Leo is going to bring a […]

Rollercoaster of Emotions

July 16, 2008

I was doing a good job of keeping up with the blog there for a while.  July has been crazy, and has been a whirlwind of emotions. I was tabbed to take over the Treasury department for Gevity in June and have been making the transition over slowly.  I have worked in Treasury before at […]

Stand on the Feet and Smile

June 30, 2008

After being here for 8 months I finally went to the Department of Motor Vehicles and got my Florida license.  It was hard for to part with the Texas license.  All I have ever known is Texas and the large amount of state pride that I carry.  It’s one of those things that everyone from […]

Happy Birthday Dad!!

June 16, 2008

My dad’s actual birthday was yesterday, but I felt he deserved a post all to himself.  He is pretty lucky, his birthday usually falls around Father’s Day so he gets two rounds of presents.  What sucks about being so far away from the family is I miss out on events like this and all the […]

Happy 94th Birthday Grandma!!

June 13, 2008

Today my grandma celebrates her 94th year of life.  She has seen more in her lifetime than I could ever imagine.  Even at 94, she is keeps going and going just like the energizer rabbit, and is always more than willing to take a trip to Wal-Mart to spend 4 hours shopping only to leave […]

Tired of Flying and Just Plain Tired

June 12, 2008

I don’t know what I did to the airplane gods but they have not been kind to me my last few attempts to fly. This time I had to fly from San Diego to Atlanta then on to Sarasota. The flight to Atlanta I got stuck in the middle seat which I hate. I planned […]

Going Back to Cali…

June 6, 2008

I thought I would take a break from packing for San Diego and blog a little.  Last time I was in California was for a NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute) conference and this time is no different.  NIRI is a great organization and they always put on a tremendous conference.  I am looking forward to […]