Never buy the first car you test drive…

November 14, 2015

Never buy the first, damn I say the second or even third, car you test drive…

Literally and figuratively…

literally in that you need to drive two or three different cars (even of the same model) to get a feel for how each individual car drives…more on this later if required

Women should be the same way on every scale of the topic…

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at least…

November 7, 2015

At least mexicans work…

just saying…

I should (and we all should) get to a place where…

November 3, 2015

we should all get to a place in life where you can really (damn really) lead a life that makes you happy. One must realize what makes one happy before going down this road…

which might be a separate blog in and of itself…

but…I think to gain the proper prospective you have to step outside of yourself…One must take ‘yourself’ out of the equation…With this being said, I have no problem getting legally or illegally messed up…if nothing more it offers a perspective that cannot be reproduced – and yes – safely get messed up…I have no idea how to do this other than respective other opinions or complete strangers observations…which are difficult simply due to the circumstances…

I like drugs and alcohol for this reason and not much any other reason…it offers an insight on you that you’d never otherwise come to conclude…

get fucked up and complete forget reality only to dial in the thoughts and brain synapse that get filter out…dial these in and realize (dare I say) what will truly make you happy.

I say this because I feel like I had a handful of these the past few weeks…I know that these feelings should be put back into reality. Reality drawn out I really feel like I should move back to salt lake…I’ve lived in a few places where I was so satisfied with myself and my situation…

Albuquerque was one of them, making a ton of cash, living in a great environment and making friends with better than average people…can this be reproduced

New York … ehhhh not as enticing as other jobs but in freak’n new york city!! can you imagine the potential once you’re established? How hard is it to get established and how would life change not owning a garage/shop? Not sure if I can go down this road? How does nugget fit into this equation?

Fucken salt lake…I already own a place, i could have a make-shift garage and/or have the ability to create this…I have a social network out there already, jobs seem to be plentiful…and potential seems to be there…is a mid-30s move a reality? Could this be pulled off? Fucken scary!

I like barry…barry confused ‘coke’ with ‘choke’…

October 27, 2015

Old boy barry is smarter than anyone leads on to believe…

barry offers an insight of the 64 year old dude he is on the 20 year old he once was, the 30 year old he may have been, 40 year old he skates like and the 50 year old his wife thinks he is…

Barry spits wisdom…you gotta be careful to catch it but he offers amazing insight…

I asked him about his saving habits of his younger years as it relates…Barry says save 18% of your salary for retirement. Work a job that pays a salary and offers a bonus. Live off your salary and pay down ALL your debt with aforementioned bonus…Pay your house off as quick as you can and you are golden…

so here I go…I gotta get out of debt completely and then make waves to pay a mortgage off…

The reassuring thing is that I know all of this…and it’s good to know all of this (even though I am hardly there) be 34 and have the insight of mentor (in Barry)…rather fortunate…

I think marriage is in full swing the ‘other’ way…neither here nor there…

write this blog later…rabbits have the right frame of mind

October 6, 2015

Hockey tonight – blocker and the bullshit I hope he put an end to

rabbits, always run scared

vernon, linked in and applying for a new job

The dog, her knee and real world

The nissan and seeking satisfaction

so the f’n moon was out today…

September 28, 2015

So I gotta go to work tomorrow…I’ve been off since last wednesday and sorta couldnt care less…I have a abnormal suspicion that my boss thinks I am relatively replaceable…which I absolutely am, very easily, but not for the nickel and dime I’m getting paid, not in this job market…

For what it’s worth I sat him down, maybe 8weeks ago, telling him that were forked up staff wise and things are gonna be hard seeing that were so understaffed, mistakes made, submittals blown, shit fucked up. He was very receptive and agreed with me. It ended there…with no immediate resolve…

It was probably 3 weeks ago now where I had a little sitdown with him about my salary and that I was underpaid for the hours I put in, the work I do and the results I obtain – which I’ve knocked out some serious submittals as of the last few months…and the one thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that he disagreed with me about my compensation…

Well, surer than shit, a high production cad tech lost her father to multiple health related fights…it makes me sad that the father is gone but it makes me happy that it happened relatively quickly…

sidenote, if I’m ever dying faster than one day at a time, just fucken kill me…don’t drag that shit out…the reason I drink, smoke, fuck, snort, etc is so I have a quick one when I’m 108 years old – just pull the rug…

well, now were understaffed twice…understaffed and missing lady who just lost her dad…

did I mention I left 90 hours of vacation on the table last year?

So, the husky needs a new ACL…I got a ton of vacation and surer than shit I aint losing it this year…so I take half of last week off for my dog…which is all legit…but my ulterior motives is to make my boss think what I’m worth…can he survive 2 days with out me, missed a already-postponed submittal date and I did what I could for the project all things considered, but at the end of the day the planset wasnt done – I could have stayed all night, came in over the weekend and busted my ass, but why? the bonus program is a joke and I don’t know what’s going to move the needle with these guys…

Sidenote…I ran the numbers for myself and I roughly make $11/hr for any overtime work I put in…and that includes a fair amount of time deducted for rework and inefficiencies…which is approximately 1/2 to 1/3 my salary…where you factor a hourly puke gets 1.5 times their hourly rate…sorta rubs me the wrong way…overpaid and overworked for so long and now overworked and underpaid has it’s due!!! But I don’t feel bad…and I wont feel bad jumping ship when the right job comes up…I’m not looking for a lateral move but rather a step forward in my agenda…

anyways – tomorrow will come and it will be apparent when I walk in where this missed submittal sits…if it’s been completed and turned in than that’s awesome and I can get back to my tasks and move on…if it hasnt then it proves my point…understaffed, under compensated, and it’ll give me quite the leg to stand on…my best guess is that it won’t be done…not over a thursday and friday…

the weekend that is now…

September 20, 2015

I don’t know if Frank is Jewish but if he is, that’s plus 4.2%…

I like Frank and I had a quick little conversation with him where his daughter is super social inexperienced – and not in a bad way. She needs a nice, comfortable, no commitment ‘tour-guide’ to life after college…she is something like 23 and never been on a date, never really gotten out beyond the property line of her parents dwelling. Frank is a character and I like him like the older brother I never had – So I gave him my word that I’d take on his daughter and take her out, grab coffee with her, maybe meet up with her for a otherwise good time without any commitment or pressure of anything sexual in any manner.

It’s good for her and it’s good for me…it’s good for me in that here is a complete blank template that has absolutely zero experience…dare I say she’s a dating intern. It feels like something that is easier said than done.

I still cant get that vet-tech out of my mind…

Nugg’s surgery is thursday – fucken dog is gonna look goofy with a shaved leg…quite possibly a 97 percentile peacock…

held back tonight…cute (although overweight) waitress at the grey lady was conversating with a target and complimented her on her boots – which was legit, fucken sweet boots…it lasted all of 18 seconds and it didnt really work in the realm that I was trying to open her non-hired gun friend…but I saw the same chick on the drunk bus from aspen to snowmass…she was sitting just in front of Jami and I…and I thought it would be a good to re-open her and revisit the conversation with her…she did have a (initial) cute friend…I don’t know why if I didnt reopen her but it didnt feel right…maybe some beta? But in the medium term, as I look back it was the right move to shut up…re-opened target that would have gone no where and even less with this chick…and in reality there was nothing to gain…

the opportunity of a missed opportunity…

September 15, 2015

I backwards/upsidedown/reverse love life…

As many of you know the g-d siberian husky seriously fucked up her hind knee…ie torn ACL (CCL). And because she is my practice kid I figured I better get her checked out…appointment made and the very competent young vet/doctor at my normal vet clinic (with some weird jaw/teeth funk) diagnosed a ruptured doggy ACL…shit…

As wisdom dictated, a second opinion was due…didnt have to be a state of the art facility or well-respected doctor but someone who knows their shit…a independent vet clinic/hospital was called for.

I made sure that when I booked this second opinion consultation it was on the pretense that it was a second opinion and that I had a specialist chosen to perform the work.

I found this clinic pretty close to my workplace and arrived ontime and in due form for a hobbling husky…the damn cute receptionist was working…your ideal ‘girl next door’ type. Crazy cute look, zero makeup, amazing light green eyes, amazing figure, talkative/conversationist, healthy (based on further convos), if I gotta neg her on one thing it’d be that she maybe had a set of b-cups, in reality this could be a sign of longterm slenderness, overall health, overall beneficial child-bearing/child raising genetic favor??

She did her thing making copies of the useless vet documentation that I compile for no apparent reasons…the siberian and I hung out for a minute while the doctor was freeing herself up…the time with the doctor was otherwise informative but irrelevant to this interaction…

So the examination ended and it was helpful but nothing I already didnt know…I went to check out and brought me back to the receptionist. I made a comment about a zip lock bag of pretzel chips, which I enjoy myself. Which led to further conversations about healthy snacks, healthly breakfasts and healthy meals. Piggyback’d with awful lunches I’ve taken on due to time/workload.

on a sidenote, I filled out the ‘occupation’ slot on the check-in-sheet as ‘Civ Eng’…I did this as to save time (as I’ll never be back at this clinic) and to be somewhat elusive…I’m sure she saw this and quite possibly peaked her interest…?

The next sequence of the interaction massaged my curiosity and she essentially got my examination comp’d…I went into appreciative mode and was very thankful and this is where I went wrong…

Hindsight is 20/20 and if I was any quicker (which I should have been) I would have offered a similar compensation such as coffee…ie, you just got me a free vet examination, maybed I can ‘buy’ you coffee..

and this is where the opportunity exist…not only with cute receptionist but with the next interaction…Tuck those shoulders back, slight tilt of the head, direct eye contact and throw your line…the worst that can happen is a ‘no thanks’…in which case you’ll never be back here and no harm/no foul…

and furthermore (more of a fail on my end) the ‘revisit’ pickup can be very effective, used before and succeeded well…I could have loaded the dog into the truck and stepped back inside and straight up asked her out…but I didnt and failed for all intents and purposes…

but the nice thing with pickup and furthermore life, there will always be a next time…and although this may be a missed opportunity there will be another one…in which opportunity will present itself…The thing is to not get hung up on the missed opportunity but rather make sure it doesnt happen again, constantly improve (no matter where or what you are doing) and capitalize on the opportunities life gives you.

random thoughts…

September 3, 2015

random-ness

every now and again put yourself in a lose-lose situation…

every now and again put yourself against people that are light-years ahead of you…

it sucks when you’re at a bar, your back is towards everyone else, a gay guy (innocently) grabs the attention of your buddy, you rubber-neck (bc you think it’s a chick) and now you both look like fags…

I’d still bang brittany spears…just saying…

I bet the other guy in black eyed peas is pissed…

There is nothing good about being in debt..

so glad I seek satisfaction…

be well diversified…

If I was a ga-zillion-aire, I’d give quite a bit of it away to people…simply to watch their reaction…

I bet Kid Cudi has a pretty good life…

sometimes the hardest thing to do is the best thing to do…I think life planned it this way…

my kids will have resistance…

my husky will have resistance … this weekend(photo ensuing)

I bet the chick from sneaker pimps is miserable right now…crooked teeth no tits and a few mild alternative hits would never sustain her more than she’s leading(led) on…

I wish camera phones would disappear – it’d make authentic footage and photos that much more valuable…

For as white as I am/for as black as he is, for as little weed I smoke/as much weed he smokes – I sure do like Wiz Khalifa…

I think I’m going to try coaching…

tbc…

Fast & Furious, Wiz Khalifa(See you again) and the parallel worlds of Hollywood and reality (as it pertains to Paul Walker)

August 3, 2015

Interesting (last) week…quite possibly one of my staples was the Fall Out Boy / Wiz Khalifa / Hoodie Allen show…It was on my calendar for quite some time and I told myself to go nuts on tickets…it was gonna be one of few concerts I was going to intake in 2015 so I didnt mind dropping a nickle on some sick tickets.  I like Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa.  Tonic expressed some interest and I decided to nail down some pit tickets – was sick as shit…within 8-10 feet of the stage and it was epic to live life in that moment.  A great buddy and a great show.  The afternoon was a crescendo to the concert and had a few good conversations with Tonic before the show got started.  The show was amazing – exactly what I was looking for and if I had it all over there is nothing I would change.  Furthermore, shit’s gonna be a riot when I got my finances in place because there was nothing stopping me (other than cash) from seeing this exact same show in Salt Lake.  Easily would I drop another $260 on tickets and a few hundred on a southwest flight to see this show on the other side of the mountain.

It wasnt until tonight that I watched and really took in the music video of See You Again…a rather abnormal heartstring-pull of what family and friends (in conjunction) mean.  Some might say it’s completely hollywood with the Fast & Furious franchise and their portrayal of street racing, friends, sex, love, family and ultimately life…and maybe it is.

The curve ball is the passing of Paul Walker and it’s implications on the franchise and the parallel of the song and how the franchise carried on the production and also how one could interpret the song … well done…