Friday, August 31, 2007

Have a nice labor day weekend everyone!

Will fill you in on the dramas in life and work when I come the meanwhile, here's another view of Hawaii.....

Saturday, August 25, 2007

What has been going on

For today, most of the day has been spent clearing out the two boxes of shoes that I've yet to sort and move them to another place. Yes, it was sad for me because I finally have to say goodbye to some of my trusty old shoes .... yes I do have somewhat of a strong liking for shoes.
I like to express my condolences to Eric and Jeff, friend of mine and the GF who hail from Asheville, NC. They just lost their dog, Star, due to a sudden illness. All deaths are difficult to deal with, and this one is no different.

I will be posting some photos of my annual training in Hawaii up soon....sorry that it took so long to post!

There has been some dramas at work and it has to do with my manager and her boss at the agency that we work. I was on my way out of the office this past Thurs. when I saw my manager (this really smart 25 year old whiz kid) wiping away tears. I asked her what was the matter, she told me that her boss (who is not a part of our contracting company) is being manipulative and unusually demanding towards her. This guy, mind you, had about 3 complaints lodged against him from before, for hostile treatment toward employees.....all of them were females. My manager didn't think that her complaint to her managers would amount to anything, except maybe her transfer and even maybe severance. I felt sad for her, and tried to tell her that she wasn't as out of options as she thinks....first of all, she's young, she's got some money, and she has options that some might not have....meaning that she didn't necessarily have to sit down and take this bullshit. I'm learning about the indignity of being a contractor in this town.....$ is only part of the puzzle.

I've been working pretty hard also at my reserve unit business....I'm now in charge of 11 people and then I've got two other additional duties...I'm trying my best to balance the two....and I think there is really no balance to any of this. Oh well, I'm obligated to do both, so I'm trying my best....but somehow, in the back of my mind, I think I'm just filling in the space and time until one side fires me or tells me to do something else.

More as events warrant.....Next weekend, the GF and I are finally going back to Texas to see the nephew and enjoy Austin once again! I can't wait!

Here's a bit of Hawaii.....


Thursday, August 16, 2007

For Doc

Throw it all away

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Take your cautionary tales
Take your incremental gain
And all the sychophantic games
And throw em all away
Burn your tv in your yard
And gather round it with your friends
And warm your hands upon the fire
And start again
Take the story you've been told
The lies that justify the pain
The guilt the weighs upon your soul
And throw em all away
Tear up the calendar you've bought
And throw the pieces to the sky
Confetti falling down like rain
Like a parade to usher in your life
Take the dreams that should have died
The ones that kept you lying awake
When you should've been all right
And throw em all away
With the time I waste on the life I never had
I could've turned myself into a better man
cause there ain't nothing you can buy
And there is nothing you can save
To fill the whole inside your heart
So throw it all away
Wont fill the whole inside your heart
Help me empty out this house
The wool Ive gathered all these days
And thought I couldn't do without
And throw it all away

Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy belated Chinese Father's Day!

To my father and grandfather, as well as to all the Chinese dads in the world!

The Chinese father's day usually falls on the 8th. of August of every year.

Monday, August 06, 2007

How ironic

If they only knew who they were talking to....

When I was in training in Hawaii, my commander, in some random conversations that we were having, told me that people like me and her could probably tell if someone's gay within the first 10 minutes of meeting that person. I thought that was funny because I wonder if she knew who she was talking to, and nope, my own gaydar has never been activated as of yet.

Flash to yesterday, I've got this former collegue in the army who sent me a e-mail telling me that as I progress in my military career (really?), I should consider moving to the Pacific Northwest, but as long as I don't mind the "angry lesbians" running about town, protesting about everything under the sun. He obviously does not know half of the story!

Would I be out if they got rid of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy? Not likely, because even in my civilian job, I don't really think it's anyone's business who I snuggle with at night.

What do you think?