Silly Friday!!!

Here is what I posted on my Facebook account today for giggles:

Can anyone give directions to Braavos? Someone needs to travel there to begin training as a Faceless Man. Asking for a friend…

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Team Building – July 18th

Every once in awhile at work they REQUIRE us to do goofy stuff. Sometimes they actually request pictures. Today is one of those days…

 

Have a good evening and talk to you soon!

Peace.

<<July 18, 2018>>

Dead Space Four

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Good morning or afternoon or twilight or darkness hours or whatever suits your present time situation. We collectively have edged into the second half of the month of July. This year has seemed to fly by quite quickly. Sometimes that is a good thing. There are people in the world healing from sickness and injuries and of course time is needed for that process to move along. For those with accrual time off systems through their workplace, that is also good so they can get more time off or eek out the time left until their time off ‘bank’ is replenished. (Raises hand) This last one is near and dear to my heart I must sadly report. Continue reading “Dead Space Four”

Happy Friday the 13th (2018)

Today is Friday the 13th. We have a weekend of leisure planned involving quasi-camping in a remote woodsy area. Probably do some drinking, engage in some adult shenanigans and play by the water. Seems like a great time, I’m sure nothing will go awry. Continue reading “Happy Friday the 13th (2018)”

Masterpiece Theater

Hello PBS fanatics!

Wait! I was kidding! Don’t go!

Good morning and happy post July 4th extended weekend shenanigans. To those people in my subdivision who waited until 10:30 pm last night (Sunday night) to exhaust the last of their July 4th fireworks stash, bravo. I especially liked their finale that wrapped up around 11:10 pm. Fireworks that screech and scream before exploding are always welcomed after 11 pm when I have already put the child to bed and there is a non-declawed cat sitting in my lap that is prone to being spooked easily. Again, bravo douchebags. Continue reading “Masterpiece Theater”

Tuesday July 3rd…I think it was the fourth of July

Good day! I was listening to the Chicago tune, Saturday in the Park on the way into work this morning. Great tune. They don’t make music like that anymore.

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Fun fact: Although this song was recorded in the fall of 1971, it was released to radio in July 1972…which was right after I was born! Crazy feeling old! But regardless it’s a great song. Every day’s the fourth of July… Continue reading “Tuesday July 3rd…I think it was the fourth of July”

July 2nd – Kung Fu Fighting!! Maybe.

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As I am sitting here listening to the Pandora Music app, currently set to ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Radio …I am being treated to a classic by Carl Douglas. Obviously I am referring to the biggest hit of his career: Kung Fu Fighting. Hard to believe that this song is more than 40 years old! Released to radio stations in 1974, it was his only #1 single. (They tried releasing it to Apple Music first but that wasn’t invented yet.) Stumped for another theme, his other single that year (Dance The Kung Fu) did not breach the Top 40 in the United States. Mr. Douglas was brought back to the forefront of all things Kung Fu in 1998 when Kung Fu Fighting was re-made for airplay by another musical group. That single only enjoyed moderate success in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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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”

Jurassic Tuesday

Good afternoon!

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Tonight I am supposed to drive to the stadium to see my Indians play the Cardinals but Mother Nature seems a bit weepy so the game may be delayed or postponed. If such should happen, my backup plan would be to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom again!  Continue reading “Jurassic Tuesday”

Oh Captain, My Captain…GOAL!

Happy Friday and joyous Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Day to you! As most of the free world is engrossed with the FIFA World Cup (First In, First Asleep?), I was searching Netflix and Hulu streaming services for Jurassic Park or similar movies to have on as background noise at work. With the exception of the Lego version of Jurassic World, I struck out. For those regular readers of my blog, you already know my feelings on the Lego movies and their toys. Regular building block Legos are fine but all the Lego ships and beasts that just lose pieces or get de-constructed makes them be pointless in my opinion! And as far as the Lego movies go, just make them ‘real’ animation or don’t. There is no need to block the characters up in a Lego-like semblance – it’s not needed! Continue reading “Oh Captain, My Captain…GOAL!”

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”

Originals versus The Covers

Good morning! Welcome to my blog. As usual I have my own agenda and linear (into un-linear) thought process. This morning sitting in the car driving into work, I heard a song on the radio. The song I heard was from 1986, the band was Genesis and the song was Land of Confusion. Since that song was recorded over 30 years ago (wow, that hurt to type) there have been a few ‘covers’ of that song done. When I say covers, I mean of course that another band performed and recorded the song with their artistic touches added; or they were just trying to play the tune to the best of their abilities with the lead singer’s vocals to add a different sort of flair to the original (wooooo!). I already had a couple of topics in mind to blog about today but this concept jumped to the front of the line over the other contenders. So I present for your consideration and judgment(s) eight examples of fairly well-known songs that were remade or covered. I further weigh in on which version I prefer and any other tidbits I may find noteworthy. With prolonged ado, ado, ado, ado and ado…I give you these eight songs:

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