-For 5 months, overtime has been virtually non existent for me. I have worked 2 days of OT since September.
-New graduating classes, rough job market (people are hanging on to the job they have), and projects closing out combined to turn 5-10 overtime slots into 3 or more extra personnel every day, more or less.
-The only way to get overtime was to wake up on your off day at 4 AM and call in to see if the shift was running short from call outs or new projects that popped up.
-Today will is the third day of OT for me in the past 3 weeks. It’s very helpful considering that I am going on vacation.
-Today also marks a raise for me, which is going to be amplified by my OT.
-I interviewed on Monday for operations. I have been told that 40 people are fighting for 15 job openings. In all, I feel my chances are pretty slim this go around, but if this door is shut then I trust God.
-Hind sight is 20/20. I have learned so much from all my mistakes and even successes. God is so good even when (especially when) I don’t deserve it.
-This year is about 18% over. It seems like we just celebrated New Year’s Day. Wow!
-I can’t wait to get my $13 extra each week in my paycheck. This is what Democrats call a substantive tax cut.
-What’s up with Pelosi dancing around like a giddy school girl during Obama’s address to the congress? How did she get where she is?
–What is the website number to track porkulus spending?
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Who would have thought that at this point in the campaign: Obama would be struggling to meet fundraising benchmarks, he would be trying to hide celebrities, as the ticket of “change” he would be running with an establishment Democrat (Biden) while trying to suppress his opposition by saying the VP is too inexperienced; that McCain who is a long term senator would be running his campaign on the theme of “change”, his VP candidate (Palin) would be the most popular politician in the US, his campaign would be destroying fundraising benchmarks and being greeted with huge record crowds, his VP would be the “Rock Star”, old white Republican men would be stating that a woman is best equipped to be vice president while liberal feminists would be saying that a mother of 5 should not be VP but should stay home and take care of the kids?
- I am just about in full swing politically now, having followed the true story of the Beijing Olympics, and now watching the Democrats in Denver. Things will be getting interesting… for me anyway.
- Last night, I watched old Slick Willy AKA President Clinton light up the crowd in Denver. His speech stated that he would be supporting Obama, but I missed any details (other than that he is a Democrat) why anyone else should vote FOR Obama. I heard exactly what I expected to hear. “When I was president, everything was great, the country was great, the economy was great, the world loved us” etc. What I didn’t hear was,”Obama is the best man for the job because _____________________.” You will have to fill in the blank, because I don’t think “community organizer” or law professor is a good enough reason.
- Biden’s speech was pretty good, but I did feel that it went from a heart warming piece into an attempt to paint John McCain as a poor choice. Unfortunately, when Biden or any Democrat starts talking foreign affairs in a dangerous world, people start to think long and hard about who they want as commander in chief. When he mentioned Russia/Georgia, the crowd died. Fair or unfair, Democrats are not perceived as being strong enough to lead us in the world when there are rough times.
- Biden’s speech didn’t connect with the crowd, certainly not the way Bill Clinton’s did. At this point, Obama’s bounce shouldn’t be astronomical, though I assure you he will get a bounce. John McCain should announce sometime tomorrow around 11 AM who he has selected for VP. My dad is predicting Romney.
- On to other stuff. Tonight is the opening game of the season for the Hurricanes. You will see me up at Joe Robbie…. er, Dolphin Stadium to watch the Canes get a little practice in against Charleston Southern. If we make 10 wins this year, it will be extremely successful. It’s sad how expectations have fallen recently.
- It’s lobster season and I am still trying to get out. Monday night looks really good! Snook season starts that night too, so maybe we can grab a slot and some bugs.
- I called the park ranger to ask how many bug we get, and when he said 60 each person I was ecstatic. Then I realized he said “six to each person” and I was back to reality. 🙂 That was for Brian, if he is reading.
- If you are interested in politics and especially from the point of view of a great American young man who is in living in exile from Cuba, check out Roberto Reports. He has some good things to say and just recently started blogging.
- Things are going to be changing up at LPC soon! As of September 14, we will be going to 3 services on Sunday morning: 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM, and 11:00 AM all in the same Pier 2 at Flagship Cinemas at the Campbell Drive exit of Florida’s Turnpike. I will be at all three, but I will see you guys at the 8:30, right? 🙂
- O’course I will be working this week, so I won’t get to be at the theater Sunday morning. But, I will see you next weekend, I garooooontee!
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