My Next Tattoo

Hello worldwide readers! Feel free to browse around my blog for a wide-ranging list of topics and interesting perspectives on said topics. As many of you know, I am in the middle of a money drought mostly due to my upcoming wedding in less than four weeks. Then in short order afterwards, Christmas shall be here. Hopefully by February or March I will be able to dig out from under the associated debts for these two events or at least that is my plan. At that time (February-March) I hope to get back in the tattoo chair for some new body art and the blood-letting experience that goes with it.

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Customizing Your Heaven

Good day to one and all! Hopefully this Friday finds you in good spirits, good health and able to buy one or more items on minimal cost that are enjoyable to be consumed!

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As it so happens I was recently attending a baseball game for the Major League Baseball team the St Louis Cardinals. My ticket for entry was given to me for free (which is always nice) and I was able to attend the game with some of the Halbrook family. After going through the stadium’s security ritual, where I was declared safe to enter, I ran into a friend I know through softball. My softball buddy’s name is Patrick and his son Austin was there as well. I have known both of them for a while; I even attended Patrick’s wedding reception earlier this year. Upon seeing Patrick and Austin, we shot the breeze (talked) for a bit before I wandered away to visit the men’s room on the way to my seat for the night. As far as the location of my seat goes, it was pretty good. We were situated about 10-15 rows back from the right field foul pole with a pretty decent view of the playing field and stadium as a whole. Ray Halbrook was delayed entering the stadium with some electronics but later he joined me at our seats. Eventually (about halfway through the game) Jeremy and his dad also joined us. Continue reading “Customizing Your Heaven”

Social (Media) Change in the Year 2018

Here is a thought I posted on my Facebook account earlier today. I later screen-shotted it and posted it on Twitter as the character/word length exceeded their posting guidelines.

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I anticipate some negativity to flow up onto my shores for posting this and I’m fine with that. Some will that think I am stating that it is OK for people to hate and be negative for no apparent reason. That is not at all what I’m saying. The seed of what I am getting at is that there are individuals throughout the world as we know it that have small-minded thoughts based on upbringing or life experiences or whatever. There are innumerable times during every day that people say things or do things that may be judged as wrong or having malicious intent. I’m not giving those ‘wrong doers’ a pass. Not at all. We should all be accountable for our misdeeds and bad intentions if they cause someone real harm not just butt-hurt feelings. Continue reading “Social (Media) Change in the Year 2018”

Ninja Car Protector

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Good morning! This morning as I was rolling into work and decided to record my second podcast this week (https://scottlatta.podbean.com/e/sep-20-2018-60/). The main focus of the podcast was me addressing the horrendous traffic that we have been experiencing here lately in the St Louis area. My morning and evening commutes on a ‘normal’ day will usually take about 35 minutes each (roughly guestimating an average). But this week has been traffic ghastly. Auto accidents and stalled cars have been raining from the heavens it seems…without there actually being any physical rain to blame. Adding together my morning commute and evening commute from yesterday, my total drive time was in excess of three hours – easily more than doubling the norm for those combined drive times. Continue reading “Ninja Car Protector”

Cleveland Indians vs the AL Playoff Contenders

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Hello! I am an avid follower of my Cleveland Indians, sometimes much to my chagrin. I usually do a piece once or twice per season to ‘break down’ my team’s performance and spotlight where I see concerns heading into the Hunt for October Gold. Many, many years ago I swore a personal oath that I would get a tattoo to commemorate if/when the Indians would win a World Series title in my lifetime. As of this writing, I have no such tattoo…but I’m ever hopeful. And for the record, it will be a full color or black and white rendering of Chief Wahoo. Those people who are offended by a cartoon rendering of an Indian or think that the depiction is offensive…get a clue and a life. I will not apologize for my stance on this topic and you can Google my other pieces that I’ve written detailing why the cartoon image should be left alone. Continue reading “Cleveland Indians vs the AL Playoff Contenders”

Game of Thrones – Season 8 (my guesses) at Spoilers

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OK so here it is, my official spoilers for Season 8! And when I say official spoilers…I know nothing of what is to come. Except Winter of course, Winter is definitively coming!

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What gets you excited?

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Happy Friday! Today the calendar reads (not really, it’s an inanimate object after all) Friday, September 7th. On this date in history many, many things occurred! For instance, the city of Boston, Massachusetts was founded 388 years ago (1630). This is legit because Columbus quasi-discovered America in 1492 so it should be pretty accurate. According to the web, Interpol was formed in Vienna in 1923…kind of important. In 1979, the Entertain and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut. Mark Whiten, of the St Louis Cardinals hits 4 homeruns and has 12 RBI’s in the second game of a double header in 1993. Sadly in 2011 a plane crashes in Russia killing 43 people aboard including the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team.

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Cards Against Humanity: The Job Application

 

Good morning and Happy Thursday!

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So I was scrollin’, scrollin’, scrollin’ (put that in a Limp Bizkit rhythm in your brain) on my Facebook thread the other day and ran across a link to apply to be a part-time writer for the ultra-popular and not at all politically correct card game: Cards Against Humanity. To make it even more amusing, I saw that someone had tagged me in the post with the link. Naturally, I was like: Challenge Accepted. To be 100% honest, I thoroughly enjoyed compiling my list for submission. Will any of my answers tickle the fancy of the Powers that Be over there at CAH? Who knows. I would imagine they will receive a ton of responses and they will range from the amazingly lame to the hardcore disturbing (notify the BAU of the FBI immediately!). Between last night in the car driving home and the drive into work this morning, I churned through a pretty quick and random assortment. The hardest part of the challenge of the submission I think is in the Black Cards. This is where you have to essentially formulate the basis for an open-ended ‘joke’ that comes to conclusion with the White Cards or the ‘punchline’.

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How much is that candidate in the window?

dollarGood day and Happy Friday to one and all with no exceptions except the people who chose to be bad people, then no good day to you.

Today I ask of you a question: What is the salary range that you are expecting? The reason I ask this is because it is a pretty significant piece of the hiring puzzle. When a person or a couple goes looking for a house, a car, a set of appliances, a softball bat or anything they are looking to acquire for themselves or their household, generally they have a budget in mind. For that slim sliver of a percentage of people or businesses where price is no obstacle, kudos. But for the remainder of us in the real world, resources are finite and there are spending ceilings. Continue reading “How much is that candidate in the window?”

MLB Traderumors.com Interview Job

Good afternoon. So for fun I applied for an on-line writing position for one of my favorite baseball sites: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com. This site dishes on potential trades and all sorts of transactions plus perceived Intel on Major League Baseball teams. I must have made it through the pre-screener questions because they sent me the below items to answer: Continue reading “MLB Traderumors.com Interview Job”

Write Whatever You Want…

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Hello and good morning. Welcome to my informal, completely non-linear and non-episodic blog spot. First off, I’m going to say hello to my mom because she is directly responsible for this blog post entry. Early this morning she ‘shared’ to my Facebook timeline a link to a writing contest. The title of the online contest is simply: You Are Enough. This contest is being hosted/sponsored by the Positive Writer site (www.positivewriter.com) and offers prizes and other stuff too.

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August 2nd – The day after the 1st…

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Good day! Thank you for reading today’s blog post or posts…depending upon how motivated I let myself get. For those intently wondering, there are still no leaked reports to the interweb about a possible Snakes on a Plane 2 movie script or Broadway hopeful play script. I’ve tried to leak one myself but the web at large has categorically rejected it. C’mon how hard can that script be to do? The first one got made and the premise there was toilet paper weak. Continue reading “August 2nd – The day after the 1st…”

Currency Consistency

Good day! Hump (not) Day! Almost to July! I CAN wait! Most likely I will not have to because time seems to move and lurch forward in chunks these days. But until then, cherish your June time!

About a week and a half ago I was sitting in traffic, minding my own business, when a random unprovoked thought occurred to me: Why is there no $25 dollar bill? A few of you might have just mentally said: What you talkin bout Willis? Continue reading “Currency Consistency”

The Hiring Process…the Last Part

Hello and thank you for reading at least this far. Over the last few years I have written a few blog pieces from the perspective of an employee within existing business or as a candidate of a potential employer. In my many years of being an adult I have had the pleasure (sarcasm) of going through the hiring process countless times. Unlike most people, I don’t fret about the interview(s). Yes the interview is the equivalent of a sales person getting their foot in the door to pitch their product; in this case I am the salesperson and I am pitching the product (myself) to the company that in theory needs me. By the time the interview is happening, I’ve already done my due diligence and found out as much about the company as Google and their company website can provide me. Also by this time, I am confident in knowing that at least on a baseline level, I have some (if not all) of the experience items on the company’s wish list of skills for the position. Once you qualify to be in a room with a recruiter or a person of importance with said company, it’s a whole other level and let the interviewing games begin: Continue reading “The Hiring Process…the Last Part”