some ideas and random thought streams. nothing more than me being bored and having the ability to post. i try to keep it simple. not much politics nor religion.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I know, I know. It has been far too long. Far far far too long. Well to sum up. I left the old job for the new job and was told that I don't start the new job for two weeks. Yes! Or NO! I have been spending nothing but great, fabulous, amazing quality time with the beans- and not making any coin. I/we have had a rough year for daddy making any bank and holding down a good job. I sure feel like I failed in the working category this year. I however excelled like a mo fo in the daddy category.

Nothing better than changing the night time pullup and leaving it on the counter for the entire day.

I really don't have much for you guys. I did the broad street run 10 mile ' race ' ( I don't consider it much o a race if I don't have a chance to win). Rx7 pulled away from me the last two miles or so, and ended up beating me by about 10 minutes or so. I always have a rough last mile and a half, no matter how good of shape I am in. Kudos to him!

Date night on Friday night!!!!! Wifey and I are going to be at the Phillies game so look fo me being tasered on the field in the 7th inning. Hopefully, we see a good game. It will be the beans first night sleeping out, and I am really looking forward to sleeping in Saturday am. I might actually sleep till like 7am. Heck, it isn't am absurd idea to think that 8am is not out of reach.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday bit@&$&@

It is Friday and most importantly the last few hours of working a
terrible job with terrible hours. I just could not deal with being
away from the family and missing dinner almost every night. It just
was not a good fit. Tuesday I start my life as a banker, yes a
banker. Yes suited up and doing it banker style. I am very excited
not only because I am extremely interested in learning finance, yet
also my commute is now gonna be ten minutes instead of an hour and ten
minutes. So, booyah!

On a side note I can't stop listening to - ain't no sunshine, the bill
withers edition. I am on an oldies kick!

Happy Friday y'all!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

The sun

I love to wake up really early everyday! Yes, I am one of THOSE
people. I love to be up and moving before you are! I get a kick out
of seeing the sun rise, the dew glisten. I remember an old army
saying ( must have been a comercial or something), we do more before
the sun rises, than you do all day. I love it. I love being
productive first thing in the am. I get a thrill out of knowing that
you are still aleeping and I am getting it done. In my younger days I
would work out, as in be at the gym by 5:00am. When wifey an I were
dating she would call me at 4:45am to tell me to have a good workout.
The kicker was she was walking into her gym to go swimming. Nothing
better than driving to work after a fantastic workout and seeing
people that are slugging their coffee to get moving. HA. I also
don't mind going to bed early, wifey stays up late. I guess I just
need more sleep. My point is get your ass up out of bed and make it
happen. Time is precious.

Happy Friday

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crazy talk

I am driving my wife absolutely bonkers! I was laid off for 5 months
and felt that I NEEDED to get back to work, NEEDED. I had a few job
offers and took one that I thought was a good fit for myself and my
family. After a month, I have come to realize the job itself is good,
the people are idiots, and the commute sucks big donkey balls! I
spend a minimum of two hours on my commute each day, minimum. Usually
it is close to three. Now that is three hours I could spend with my
beautiful wife and the beans. That three hours is precious. That
three hours is why I have am interview tomorrow and why I NEED to stop
switching jobs ( such is life as a salesperson). Family first folks!
But in order to have the option of time you need to have the coin to
take care of the family. Such is life.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Rainy Monday

The rain is pounding on my windshield and as the wipers clean the
glass I can see the parking lot that is route 276. It stares at me
laughing and letting me know that I have no control over this
situation. I watch as the rain drops fill the indentations in the
road. With a jerk of the car I downshift from second to first and
release the clutch. That was fun! I smile as I watch thbother drivers
wait in line with me.

I wonder what are you doing? What are you writing? What is the
weather like where you are? What would you say if we ever met? Will
we ever meet? I know some of you personally and would love to meet
the rest, someday.

I wonder if I will find a place to work that will be part of my life,
instead of an interruption to my life.

I wonder about this healthcare bill?!?

Hmm, I wonder if this traffic will let up.

I wonder if Bell Biv Devoe could make another hit?

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let's talk about ---

Me being at work with nothing to do but blog on old el bloggo - el
neglected blogo. And I have nothing to say. Nadda zip zilch. It's St
Paddys day, yet that doesn't mean much - well in the hayday it sure
did, but now just another day. Hmmm. I do know these dress shirts
and ties are killing my neck, yet they look snazzy so it is a trade
off. Other than that it is the same old same old around PJ land. My
diet has been impeccable for the past few months and I have been
working out a little, running a little and my goal of mowing the lawn
sans shirt this summer should be attainable. Yep, that's it. Oh wait,
I do have a plant and a fish in my office - cool huh!

Happy hump day.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Awesome am commute!

Traffic is cool!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What is real

This entire work thing seems pretty backwards to me. I am sitting
here drinking my tea, shirt and tie on, while looking out of the
window. The grass is back and I can see some green on the trees. I
want to sit here all day and explain to the beans all of what is going
on outside. Explain why the birds are back and the squirrels are full
of hustle. Heck, probably even take a nice long walk. Instead of
that I am going to hustle out of my door and get my little car in line
with all of the other cars to take me to a place that I am still
deciding if I want to be there or not. This work thing is getting in
the way of life. It is necessary, and even sometimes rewarding, yet
not what I like to deam as the important part of my day. The hours
spent with family are where the life part happens. It is only
Wednesday, awesome.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Size em up

How do you not come to a new job and size people up. Especially
dealing with sales and sales equations. How do you not look around
and see who is going to be in your way for that number one spot. Who
is a piker? Who comes in at 9am signs in and goes to get their coffee
and bs while I am on the phones working the magic! Who is who and
what is what? Let's get it on.

Happy Friday people.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Drive in...

The drive in to work was kind of brutal today. I am here a bit early
ready to get my blogging straight. I can't tell you that i wasn't
Teary eyed for a good bit of my commute. Now I know what wifey had to
deal with going back to work. I always knew it was hard for her,
really hard or her. Now I know that it is really hard for me. I
guess that is some of what makes a good parent. To quote a good band
" it is so hard to say goodbye to yesterday." the beans asked my why
I was dressed up today and I said that daddy had to go to work. Her
reply was, well, who is gonna take care of me? When I told her nana
and pop pop were back on duty she was pretty excited and started to
pack all of the toys that she wanted to take with her. She gave me
hugs an kisses, cheeks an noses, butterflies and eyebrows, pounds and
hi fives- and then I made her do them all again.

Wish me luck! I am back to the grind!

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Monday, March 1, 2010


I start work again this week. I will be doing admissions/sales for a
tech school/ college and really hope to be able to get back to
blogging on a more consistent basis. I am not thrilled about leaving
my mr. Mom post, yet I have to do what I have to do. It was a
tremendous 5 months and I learned more from that little girl than I
ever thought possible. It is with a heavy heart that daddy heads to "
work " this week.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Nothing quit like sitting in your car watching the rain melt the snow
away. Another storm is on the horizon and we are in the mix of rain
and sleet right now.

I am waiting for another interview at a potential job that wants to
pay me far less than I deserve, awesomeness!!! You know what really
grinds my gears? Well, I will tell you. I have a resume that has
been sent in via email, I bring a hard copy with me and yet most
companies want me to fill out an application which essentially means
writting all of that information again. This drives me to HULK
proportions of nutso. I want to lose my mind and just ask these
people- are you serious? Really? WTF? Do you have an analyst back
there to go over my writting? Arg. Well, off I go! To rewrite
information that they already have and that I have brought a
professional copy of! Sweeeet!

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Friday, February 19, 2010


When I first heard that Christopher Robin was no longer part of Winnie
the pooh - I went a bit nutso! I figured ok the beans will never see
this new chick anyway. I had to lay the law down and make my feelings
known that if anyone brings in anything with the ' new girl ' it will
be tossed out. I have been able to keep that promise, and yes I
still don't know her name and will never learn it! Old school people,
that is just how i do it.

The beans does not watch much tv, yet daddy does need to shower and
shave. Hence, we have a few acceptable shows that she does watch. One
of them is Mickey mouse fun house. When the heck did the song
change? Wth. The cadence is different the words are different and it
is about to be on the do no watch list!

Happy Friday!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hmm, what to do

I am sitting here at my kitchen table -phone in my watching the beans
play and dance. Not much better than this. I have Minnie ears on and
she only references me as Minnie and she is Mickey. No dad no daddy
just Minnie and when I take the ears off she asks where they are,
hilarious. I need to get back to work although not much is out
there, and the not much is certainly not good pay.

The snow is killing my knees and the weather is not helping me to run
outside. I am stuck in the basement ( dingy basement) on my treadmill
watching episodes of Seinfeld. My speed is up and my distance is up,
yet I am bored out of my mind. The cold and metal in my knees just
don't mix very well, yet I will have to get out there soon. I have
been doing some exercise DVDs that have been amazing for cross
training - this summer I will be mowing the lawn sans shirt!

Life is good!

Oh and I have a friend ( old friend ) who posted a blog on facebook
that I want to read and keep up with, however my blog is secretish. I
am sure it is no big deal, yet sometimes you just like your worlds no
to collide. Or even your worlds 3 times removed not to collide.

Oh and I still haven't figured out the spacing issue sending in posts
from my phone. Obviously.

Friday, January 29, 2010


It is Friday morning and it is really cold here in Philly. I come
down from my bedroom after a quick shower, with my sneakers in my hand
And two pair of socks on. Yea it is that cold. My hands an feet are
cold all of the time and I feel like an 80 years old lady who just is
never warm enough. I keep planning on getting to th doc as my 3
little toes on my left foot go numb from time to time. For some
reason I always feel busy. I spend a few days per week job hunting
and have come up with a fist full of nothing. I am on monster,
carrerbuilder, simplyhired, hcareers, and my linkedin account is on
hyperdrive to no avail. Certain days it is tough to stay positive
especially the days when you get interviewed by some knucklehead who
isn't as qualified as you and you know you are no getting the job.
Another position where they offer 35k like a swift kick to the balls,
and say if you want to make more money you have to hustle. Sooner or
later I am gonna take that kick to the balls and be happy with it.
That time isn't now, yet it gets closer and closer. I can see the leg
pulling back ready to release. I wonder how it will feel. You know,
the day when I let someone kick me in the balls and I just stand there
and grin and bear it. It is funny to say it or to write it, it will
be just really fucking hard to do it. To just take it, swallow my
pride and take it.

Positive thinking = positive reward. It is another great day that
I get to spend more time with the beans than I could ever imagine.
Another cold day in paradise. I will check my email fervantly and
hope one with the silver lining comes in.

Enjoy your day! I know I will!

I have to get my hands in my pockets they are freezing!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Home alone

Wifey was at a baby shower about an hour away from ou home yesterday.
So that is two hours travel and too many hours doing shower stuff. It
is freezing outside and we stayed in all day yeterday, that is what is
called a recipe for dissaster. The Beans wore me out. Being with her
or I would assume any little one isn't so bad when you can go outside
and run around. Stuck inside for the better part of last week and all
day Sunday really put us both at wits end. She now does this 'baby
kitty' thing that drives me nutso. It is really cute from time to
time, yet for a few hours it will make you want to hit the bottle.
She crawls around meowing and talking in a baby voice and calls me
daddy kitty. Add to that Santa brought a bitty baby with him this
year, so in theory I have to take care of the Beans and the bitty baby
whenever baby kitty decides that bitty baby needs anything.
Sweeeeeet! We dressed undressed feed changed diapers changed onesies
you name it we did it and did it again. Playoff football no sir -
dress up and playing with the dollhouse. That is just how I roll
people you have to have priorities in order! It was a long day, and
thank gosh I cherish every minute of it. And thank goodness that
wifey understands and let's me detox from the baby kitty when she gets

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Friday, January 8, 2010


It's been a long time and I shouldn't have left you here alone for so
long. Yes, yes. I know you have heard it all before - this is not the
first and certainly won't be the last time that I leave you. Life
happens sometimes, not enough hours in the day, not enough thoughts in
my head. It is not you it's me. We didn't break up, we just took a
break. I know I am unemployed and I know I have time.... But
honestly I am busy playing play dough, doing stickers, playing with my
doll house, and being a stay at home dad. Time goes by quickly and I
have really been cherishing being laid off and watching my daughter
grow. Precious. Hopefully I am back for now, but hope you are ready
for some beans stories because that is pretty much all I have for now
- well, that and a pathetic job search. Tally ho.

Happy Friday - Lets go birds.

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