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Turning 40, Job interviews and the small stuff

I turned 40 two days ago (8/8)….  I don’t know why people say its horrible….  that it makes them old… I think its really just a state of mind…. If a number makes you old…. Then its your mind telling you its true….  I’m doing things at 40 that I would never have believed I would be doing at 20! 

Job Interviews, can’t live with them, can’t live without them…..  Had a second interview with a hotel, in Baden-Baden Germany. 

Still was nervous. Still worried I was going to look dumb…..  Didn’t feel that way after the interview that went well!  World, keep your fingers crossed for me getting this job!  It would be wonderful to have!

Small stuff…. Wash service losing for a week my chefs whites and one pair of my pants… Finally resurfaced today…..  Thank God for that…..  Rain, too much, too fast…. The Oos looked like you would have fun on it white water rafting, However I think the police might mind you Kyacking or something down it through the city…  Fall temperatures in August…. Not necessarily a problem, if you didn’t worry about what kind of temperatures you were going to end up with in october!


New Word of the Day


Slang for annoying entertainment and media spectacles you’re unable to stop watching. For example, the O.J. Simpson trial and Paris Hilton going to jail.

Its an american phenomenon, one I hope European media somehow avoids turning (Or should that be TUNING) into.  Lord knows, we don’t need more of this shit.


TV show Lyrics

Ok… Now I’ll be humming this all night!

The Long Version:

Bad Boys, Whatcha Want, Watcha Want, Watcha Gonna Do When Sherif John Brown Comes For You?

Tell Me, Whatcha Gonna Do, Whatcha Gonna Do?


Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Watcha Gonna Do, Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Watcha Gonna Do, Watcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

Nobody Naw Give You No Break

Police Naw Give You No Break

Soldier Man-a Give You No Break

Not Even You Idren Naw Give You No Break

Hey, Hey

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Watcha Gonna Do, Watcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Whatcha Gonna Do, Watcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

“‘Cops’ is filmed on location with the men and women of law enfocement. The suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”


A quote on Computers and stuff on Technology

It should be for all technology… it sort of fits!

 Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell

Just remember…. just because it says its a USB port doesn;t mean its like YOUR USB port, nor does electricity come in the smae voltage in all countries….

When Is the US going to learn that the metric system is a lot easier on the brain and the wallet….  Not to metion that having a standard like everyone else is a lot easier to explain when you  mess it up!


Quote(s) of the Day

Just a virtual hug against worries and the world…..

When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Hugh White (1773 – 1840)  He was the US Senate Pro Tem in 1840, and a politician.  I just liked this quote.


If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Mary Pickford (1893 – 1979)  She was “America’s Sweetheart” in the days of silent films.  A famous actress, she saw talking films start but never made the transition to the “talkies”.  Her eyes and her body did all the talking in her silent films.  And she divorced, when it was just not done.

Sweet Home Alabama

We both like the song… But to simply put it, this quote just floors me every time……  And it is about the only movie quote I remember Verbatim all the time…

Con Air:

 Garland Greene: Define irony – a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash. (Sweet Home Alabama…. I can see the scene immediately upon hearing the song)

 Of course the character that got this line was a psychotic maniac and the only one OTHER than Nicholas Cage that you knew got away…. 



“It’s 106 miles to Chicago.  We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sun glassess.  Hit it!”

— Jake and Elwood Blues, “The Blues Brothers”

-A movie where the impossible, improbable and the incredibel happen… And yes… its set in Chicago!



The Bean, or the “Big Shiny Thing” in Millennium Park is actually the sculpture named “Cloud Gate”, made of fortified stainless stell and designed by Anish Kapoor.

This shouldn’t be too hard to miss!

I can’t wait to see the pictures you have taken, and hear about your day trip to Chicago!  Bus ride and all!

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