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Mar 23rd -- that was the last posting... *sigh*

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bigfundrew for the nudge a couple days ago... that nudge combined with [livejournal.com profile] philabearjoe's recent picture of me, and inspired by the fact that [livejournal.com profile] obsessing7 is still posting... has finally got me to come in to LJ and visit for a spell.

Since March I've poked my head in a couple times and tried to keep up with a few LJ friends... but never got around to making an entry. Sad part is, I know there's been a couple of events in my life when I thought in my head "I should make an LJ entry about this"...

The truth is that I used to journal while at work... but earlier this year, I had an intense project that took away my surfing/journaling time... now, I'm just out of the habit.

So without further ado...
16 Notable Events in the Past 16 Weeks )

Kind of amazing that there was at least one important thing each week... makes me feel good to reflect on them a bit and record them. I'll have to share some pictures of them too -- once I find/upload the pics.

So now we're caught-up to today... I'm sitting at camp right now, recovering from a night of fun "Bear Weekend" partying. Barry and I are on vacation this entire week... we're going to P-Town for Bear Week. I'm excited about going to P-Town for the first time ever... and excited about having a "fire and picnic on the beach" -- something I've always wanted to do. Really looking forward to a fun and relaxing (and "sexy" with all the eye-candy there will be) week!

(Hugs)
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Weekend was a blast! So much fun and lots of hot bears... So glad [livejournal.com profile] labelsdc could join Barry and I. He has some recap and pictures at his post.

Volunteering at Musikfest last night went very well. It really is such a nice time volunteering there -- hanging out with friends and helping-out the great festival. Followed-up the volunteering with some beers at the Brew Works and hanging with friends... and then a 20-piece chicken McNuggets at 3am... Yum Yum!

Dragging at work today... feel like I'm two steps behind... probably because I am. That's all for now... gotta run...
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Volunteered as an usher at the iXchange again this year. It's an award presentation by Ben Franklin Technology Partners where they award entrepreneurs and technological advancements in Northeastern PA. They bring in a really good speaker each year. This year was Daniel Burrus -- an internationally recognized technology forecaster.

He had some really good points... mainly about looking forward to foresee problems before they happen. Use hard-trends (not soft-trends) to base your predictions on. Realizing that everything is a both/and situation (like there will be both paper and paperless ways of doing things forever... it is not "only paper", it's both). And, integrating different technologies for the largest gain (like bringing together miracle-ear with a phone company for a sound-enhancing-phone-ear-plug).

One other analogy he said that I really liked was how we are all juggling several balls -- work, family, friends, etc. And we're all juggling the exact amount of balls that we can... every new thing that is thrown at us means that another ball needs to be taken out of the juggling act... or else... or else they will all fall -- I mean, when a juggler is thrown new balls until he can't take anymore, what happens... he doesn't usually just miss one ball, all of them suddenly come crashing down. And the other thing he added to this analogy is that work is a rubber ball -- you can drop it and it'll bounce back (IOW there's always another job that you can get)... but that all the other balls are made of various thicknesses of glass... but you don't really know how thick that glass is until you drop it and test it... sometimes you'll be able to pick it back up... sometimes it will just shatter and never be able to use again.

I thought that was a really cool analogy... I just love analogies.

PS: Saw several "connections" that I've made through the years being involved in the NET here. Networking connections get thinner and thinner with non-use... It's nice to know that I have a web to fall into if needed... but I'm just not sure how strong it will be if/when I do ever need it. I think I need to spend a little more time maintaining my professional network.
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Working at home today. I started off my day as normal (checking my email and such from home before getting ready to go into work)... then I got into something and next thing I knew it was noon. So I just figured I'd work the rest of the day from here. I've actually done more today already than yesterday while I was at work. So that's a good thing I guess. Bad thing is I eat more here... it's so nice having food in the kitchen and drinks in the fridge. :)

Other bad thing is that I miss Barry more... As I told him today... working at home I think about him a lot more than when I work at work... here there are all kinds of reminders of him and how much I love him.



Last night I went to a NET organizational meeting. First time I've gotten to one of them in almost 6 months. (Basically since I stepped down from being Treasurer.) Events and attitude and energy seem to be at a low point in NET... I know that it's most likely a phase... membership and events seem to cycle through lows and highs. It was kind of hard to sit there and feel a little depressed that this organization that I helped form is struggling. But, honestly, I feel that it will survive and grow stronger... it's just a cycle. (I hope) I'm kind of glad I haven't been involved lately since I would probably feel this need to get more involved and take more on... more stuff that I really don't need to take on... I have no time to take more on... So last night I took some stuff on that I said I would do (web stuff and helping with an event)... I'm going to try my best.
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Being without the Internet for almost three days, I realize more how much I'm "addicted" to LJ... I kept catching myself saying, "Uuu... that's one for the journal." LOL... plus, after just spending two hours catching-up on emails and interesting journals and links/stories from those journals, I feel this need to fend off sleep to update my own journal.

Short version: friends, fun, socializing, dining, train ride, foliage, camping, hosting, drag, questioning.

Long version... )

It's late and this entry is getting very long... so let me just leave it at that... we'll just have to see where things go from here, I'm not going to try and predict anything anymore.

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