Tuesday, March 3, 2009

eBayDogLoveMacJobCollegeVacationTBall2 - (Order May Vary)

That's where I am right now, for anyone curious. That's where I am, where I want to be, where I need to be, and where I'm going to be all tied up in a neatly wrapped, bow-topped package.

Let me clarify...

In some semblance of order...

eBayDogLoveMacJobCollegeVacationTBall2

An often-loathed #d list...



1. I'm currently on vacation. A much needed week of nothing but wants and as few needs as possible. I've informed my two assistants that they shouldn't get their feelings hurt if I don't answer their phone calls. With an Area Manager and a Vice President of Operations on call, they shouldn't need me. Too bad if they do. My app heavy iPhone is on silent.

2. TBall2 - The tee has been purchased. The batting helmet has been fitted. The glove and cleats dusted off and the forms filled out. Season 2 of TBall is here!! I'll be working on the Tball Season 1 Montage Video over the next few weeks.

3. Mac - Lori wants a MacBook. Pro, Air, something. I plan on working on raising some extra dough to make mama happy. Hence #4...
4. eBay - Over the next three months I plan to kill most of my collection. Honestly, I've seriously considered ending my hobbydom all together. That's still up in the air. Lot's of factors affect the decision. At this point, it's pretty obvious from my lack of posts that I don't have time, motivation, desire, etcetera.
5. Job - Something's gotta give. Long Story Short, I was demoted. I was informed via email that I wasn't the General Manager of my restaurant any longer. Here's the funny part...I was demoted by the former General Manager after the current recession (not my performance) forced him to have to return to work at the store level. I suppose the pay wasn't commensurate in his eyes with his experience and so he was proactive in grabbing what he felt was his. No harm no foul, right? I wasn't demoted by my boss, the Vice President of Operations. In fact, he confirmed that I still maintain the position and that the former General Manager was mistaken. All that being said, I don't want the position anymore. Being stabbed in the back and demeaned in the eyes of my staff and management team isn't high on my list of ideal ideals. After my vacation, I'll gladly explain to my superiors that I would prefer to remain as an assistant. Someone else can have the headache. Hence #6
6. College - I'm slowly trending towards figuring out what has to happen for me to start what I should have so long ago. I've honed in on a Computer Science Degree and will go from there.
7. DogLove - We're fixing to head to some animal shelters to find my Chihuahua, Yoga, a live-in gifrlfriend. Preferably another dog, but from the picture of the Chihuahua below, cats might work too...

And there you have it. My proactive Mid Life Crisis. I know that it's a prerequisite for death so I'm getting mine out of the way now.

(Date not exact in photo...but pretty close...)

Speaking of iPhone apps, my iDie app says that I have exhausted 38.6927% of my life already. I only have 17,134 days, 8 hours, 39 minutes and 50, 49, 48 seconds left to go.

I better get crackin'

10 comments:

FanOfReds said...

Best of luck with everything...the blogosphere has missed your presence!

On a completely unrelated note, I know they say the iPhone has apps for everything, but a death counter app? That seems a bit too much to me...haha.

jv said...

haha...I agree...

I like to think of it as glass half full/half empty kinda thing. You can either look at how much you've got left...

or how much you've wasted...lol

picklewagon.com said...

Nice. I like to hear about techies that care about cards. I think there are lots of opportunities mixing the two together. Good luck if you decide to continue to pursue your degree or whatever else you choose to do.

Flash said...

Good luck on your ventures and especially your journey into Comp Sci. The field has certainly widened itself over time. The only class in college that was worth anything to me was a Database class I took. That's helped me get where I am today. If you want to hone in on one thing in the industry, it would probably be Sharepoint. That's the big thing going on all around me and with some of my friends who are programmers.

jv said...

Thanks for the support and the advice, guys!

I did quite a bit of research last night on the new GI Bill and while it's frustrating that nothing takes effect until August 1 of this year, it's refreshing that I have a bit of time before I have to dive into anything.

Everything is shaping up! Not to mention that I received a call from one of the places I submitted my resume to for a management position. I'm going to fill out an application today and then hopefully I'll have an interview soon. Wish me luck!!

Ben said...

Good luck.

If you get a cat, be careful. I think my cat could probably destroy a chihuahua. Of course, she's also frightened off a huge black lab that was sitting at my back door last summer... so my cat may just be a freak.

Let us know how the Mac Book works out. I'm in the market for a new laptop sometime in the next six months or so and I'm beginning to think about a Mac.

Dave - Fielder's Choice said...

Good luck, JV! I'll be a reader of your blog even if you're not collecting anymore. A computer science degree worked well for me - it's one area where there are still jobs left...

jv said...

I didn't know you had a compsci degree. You'll be my go-to guy in the future, I'm sure...lol...

Ben said...

Yeah... it could be worse. You could have an English degree like I do. Not just an English degree, a professional writing degree. In North Carolina, I can't even teach with that.

--David said...

For what it's worth, I have a Master's in Liberal Arts-English. That's English for people that hate to read. :-) I say that because one of my many jobs as an IT guy (yes, my degree has nothing to do with my job in life) is managing our plethora of Sharepoint-based sites. Sharepoint is definitely the way to go! Learn .Net and the fundmentals of content management systems, and you're golden these days.

As for the collection, I'd happily give your Tribers a good home - email me and we can talk turkey (or whatever your favorite lunchmeat happens to be). :-)