Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An Eagle Among Turkeys

At work I sometimes get the feeling that I am the proverbial eagle among the turkeys. I am kinda work addicted, and am always on top of the new updates and regulations hitting my industry. Others, including the people that are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars as "consultants" are utterly clueless. I was helping out a consultant for a bit, until her superiors found out and got upset at her. She then got upset at me for helping her. At this point Ive given up. I am just doing my own thing. I no longer coordinate with anyone, nor seek permission for anything. My division is the number 1 performing for already 10 months straight, thank god. If anyone has an issue with the way I do something, I say bring it on! And dont turn to me for help with any of your stuff, cuz I aint gonna be there.

(The feeling expressed in this post is more frustration & exasperation than anger)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Climbing the ladder,
Slowly growing fatter,
Beginning to slip
The ladder starts to tip
Jumping from high
Spread your wings, start to fly
Others dont take action,
They just sit and cry.
Structure starts to burn,
They slowly turn,
By now its too late,
Theyre ashes in an urn.
Spirits hover around,
Then run underground.
They depended on others
They were left to drown.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gym Addiction

Back in February I joined a specialized MMA style gym, and have slowly grown more and more addicted to it. I find myself spending at least 2 hours a day in the gym. I do one hour of fight and an hour of fitness every day. I used to look upon gym addicts with no small amount of scorn, but now that Im one of them I kinda get it. After a long day of work, nothing feels better than going to gym and getting to fight some people. It allows me to release enough stress and tension so that I can go home, eat supper like a mentsch, learn something and then (hopefully) fall asleep without too much difficulty. I tell myself my addiction isnt too bad. Many other members spend some 4 or 5 hours at the gym every day! Now thats nuts. Its something to do with a lot of them being young hipster type people whos job descriptions all include the word "aspiring" before their title...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dressing For Men

Ive always been kinda jealous at all the options females have when dressing. The various styles, colors, shoes and hairdos they have to choose from. Guys have pants and shirts. There really isnt all that much room to play around. Business attire is even more limiting. Or at least it was. I recently came across these awesome pants that really allow me to just be different, have fun and express myself. The only problem with these pants, is that youre limited to a solid shirt and solid socks...





Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 Reasons Why Men With High Powered Jobs Dont Marry For Love

I recently came across this article, and it was actually a tad bit scary... (my commentary in blue)

 1. They decide to “get married” rather than to “marry someone” – When men of power set out to achieve something, they accomplish it. And marriage is no exception. This really makes a lot of sense. I definitely empathize / have felt that way before. 

 2. It saves time – You can’t outsource love! Love requires work, and work requires effort, and effort requires time! If they had to make choices based on emotions, things could really end up off schedule. Definitely a good point! My life revolves around efficiency. Everything is planned down to the minutes. I do the exact same things at the exact same time every single day. That includes eating the same meals. Throwing something else into the mix can be kinda difficult.

 3. Efficiency trumps emotion – Making choices based on emotion is a delicate and lengthy process. It takes time and energy they just aren’t willing to exert. The emotional toll can definitely be very taxing. Part of why Ive stayed away from even dating for the past year or so,and have no immediate plans to resume. Simply too much time and effort needed.

 4. It clears up headspace for what they consider “more important things” – The human mind can have only so much information in it at one time. And true love is a HUGE space sucker. My life currently revolves around work, which I thank god love, and gym, which i love equally as much. So ditto that.

 5. It allows for outside relationships – If they really loved someone, they would have to exert self-control in order to be faithful. And we all know how much energy that can take. Most of these women know the deal when they sign up for this gig, so his behavior is also seemly a guilt-free experience. (Lying is another.) Yeah. This doesnt resonate with me. If there is one thing about me, Im extremely loyal. That kinda hanky panky just doesnt fly with me. 

 6. They already give all their love to their work (and to themselves) – There just isn’t any more room in their hearts for true love. Zigackly.

 7. They don’t have to take her feelings, needs, and wants into consideration before making big decisions – This allows them to keep their autonomy and streamline yet another process in their daily routine. Well said.

 8. They need a productive teammate, not a loving soulmate – A woman’s ability to co-pilot is far more important then her ability to express her emotions (and all the other wonderful things that come along with love). Yes and no. I like flying solo. Even a team mate doesnt really work for me. Part of why I never really vacation. I have a hard time letting go. 

 9. Love isn’t guaranteed to last – They aren’t willing to risk a lifelong relationship on love, because, if the love fades, they will have to start over (and lose half their s@#t!). This is a stupid one. Any reason one marries for can dissappear. I assume the marriage the author was referring to was one of two high powered people. When one of them loses their power, the marriage goes away as well. 

 10. They don’t even know what true love is – They have spent so much of their energy on their career that they never got to feel, to experience, to enjoy, or to ride the emotional rollercoaster that is true love. Maybe...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Tavor

This weekend I got to shoot the Tavor. Beautiful. Im strongly considering springing for one. My only problem is that I dont have any more room in my gun safe. I may need to sell my plinking gun. The other thing is that with the California mandated barrel extender, it is just as long as a standard AR. So the question becomes if its even worth getting a gun with proprietary parts and a price tag over 2K when for 1500 one can get a ton of the line AR. And when the zombies attack, AR parts will be more readily available than Tavor parts. First world problems....

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Non Rant

I want to rant. I want to carry on about how some people are idiots, don't think things through, and how actions have consequences. But I won't. Because actions have consequences. Yes, this idiot move may give me considerable work over the next six months ( please god no). Yes, I will probably lose sleep, hair, and get high blood pressure from it. I may even start drinking. But I will bite my tongue. For silence is sometimes golden.