More Free Time

I can not seem to catch a break with work. I am on my third week of being off on Fridays without pay. Employer deemed it necessary to cut my hours at work and so I’m on on Fridays.  I do not know how long I’ve been looking for a better job, but I am still looking. The “contract extension” every three months is getting old.

Except for the the tiny increase in pay a couple years ago, I haven’t made a substantial increase in five years.

Thankfully, Carrie makes more than I do now, but I still feel uneasy about it.  I want to support her, not the other way around.

I’m feel a little weary of having to smile all the time, but it’s part and parcel of being a professional.

Wow, just looked at my other posts and it’s been over a year since the last one. Hopefully I will be able to post more often since I’m off on Fridays. I might even make it a goal. That way I can keep mentally active and not succumb to depression which I’ve been fighting for a bit (not clinical, just normal).


Feeling A Little Down

I’m going through some things in my life right now.
I found the perfect song lyrics/music to describe a little of what’s going on.
I hope that Amy Grant is okay with posting her lyrics on-line. If not, I will remove on request.



When the weight of all my dreams
Is resting heavy on my head
And the thoughtful words of help and hope
Have all been nicely said
But I’m still hurting, wondering if I’ll ever be the one
I think I am
I think I am.

Then you gently re-remind me
That You’ve made me from the first
And the more I try to be the best
The more I get the worst.
And I realize the good in me
is only there because of who You are
who You are.

And all I ever have to be is what
You’ve made me
Any more or less would be a step out of Your plan
As you daily recreate me help me always keep in mind
That I only have to do what I can find
And all I ever have to be
All I have to be
All I ever have to be is what You’ve made me

When I read the lyrics from that song, my mood is lift a little because it takes the pressure and responsibility off of me and put s it on God.  Sometimes this makes me feel worse because I was raised to take responsibility for my own life and minimize reliance on others (which is total opposite of what God wants).

What I see in my life, at age 42, is almost insurmountable obstacles.  There are people I truly love that are in opposition to what needs to happen and be accomplish.  If there are any born again believers of Jesus Christ that still read this blog, I ask that you pray that God would show me the way and path I am to take.  I am a complete stopping point and directionless.  I also need peace, patience, and joy too.  Thanks in advance.

Work awaits and I need to get back to it.


Literary Frustration

I am sorry this that this is my first blog post of the year and it is a frustration that I needed to vent.

Why is it, when people self-publish to the web, they don’t take the time and include the date the article/blog/entry/whatever was created?

This is becoming increasingly frustrating when doing research. That is one reason I like blog sites like wordpress, myopera,, etc. They automically will post the time and date after the article is published. If I repost something, or update the information, I try to post the original’s publication date in the body of the article.

Maybe I’m just being too picky, but I’ve gone through schooling that drilled into us the importance of punctuation, grammer, and completeness of our work. Not only for effective communication, but also as a reflection of our education.

Yes I make mistakes, but I’ve seen a huge increase in bad (as in spelling, not content per se) literature. So if you see errors in my postings, let me know. If you post articles, double check your work. It will cut down on a lot of frustration.

Merry Christmas

To all my friends and family: Merry Christmas!

Netscape Navigator – The end of an Era

I Just read that on March 1st of this year that Netscape Navigator is no more.  

Netscape Navigator was one of the first browsers I ever used.  It may have even be the first, but I also remember using a browser named mosaic, so I am not sure which browser was first.  It was a very good browser until Internet Explorer came along and was so far ahead at the time that i switched (until Firefox came out).  I did try Opera when it was still banner ad driven if you didn’t pay for it.

Now I use multiple browsers. I have the five major ones: IE8, Opera 9.61, Firefox 3.1B1, Chrome B2, Safari 3.02.  I have tried, and liked Flock 2b3, but just couldn’t stand putting another browser on the computer.  So what is the best one?  I haven’t a clue.  I bounce around between all.  Right now I’m writing this blog with Google Chrome, I usually read my RSS feeds with Opera, Safari rarely use but enjoy the speed. IE8, it’s there to test the new builds.  There is no clear cut winner yet.

I will not really miss Netscape Navigator too much. From a sentimental perspective, though, It will retain a spot in my memory and maybe someday I will think about it some more.  

R.I.P. Netscape Navigator.

For the official announcement, click this: Link

Fringe Flight 627 vs Lost Flight 815

It dawned on my, last Thursday, that there is a numberical coincedence with the shows Lost and Fringe. That coincedence is the number 111.  How is  111 significant?  That is what makes Flight 627 the same as Flight 815 numerically.

You’re probably scratching your head and saying “I don’t get it”.  Then again, you may already figured it out.

Here’s how I arrived at my conclusions:

Take Flight 627 and reverse the digits so it becomes Flight 726
Next, take the digets 111 and use them to minupulate 726.
To do this add 1 to 7 and you get 8
Next subtract 1 from 2 and you get 1
Finally subtract 1 from 6 and you get 5

See it now? Flight 627 = Flight 815

Hope you had fun with this.  There are numerous other similarities I could look into, but I will leave them for a future post.

New Page Template

I hope you all like the new blog template I’m using from WordPress.
It took a while, but I finally found the one with the color scheme that I enjoy the most.

Kids are back in school, and the holiday approaches.  Nothing serious planned but to relax.

I plan on another blog this week about upcoming events so stay tuned.