Archive for April 2008
Yay! Today marks the 25th anniversary of my birth. I really stopped looking forward to birthdays within the last couple of years, and today doesn’t feel particularly special to me. I guess I should take this opportunity to reflect upon my life, and count my blessings, so I don’t feel so down on my birthday.
First and foremost, I am thankful for Rachel, my wonderful fiancee, who is always here for me. I was in a pretty bad place before she came along, and I really appreciate everything she does for me. I can’t wait to spend many more birthdays with her.
I am also thankfull for my family, who has always supported me and my crazy career ambitions. They have always taken me in when no one else will, and believed in me. They have provided me with words of kindness and wisdom when I need it most.
Finaly, I am thankfull for my freinds, and all the laughs and good times we have together. I will always remember summer cook outs at Joe & Courtney’s house, late night D&D sessions, and poker nights. I have so many fond memories with my dear freinds I can’t even to begin to list them all here, but you know who you are. No matter where you go, I will always be right there with you, and you here with me.
One of my favorite supervisors at work is leaving tomorrow. This is a little bit of a bitter sweet occasion because, although she will be sorely missed, this does open up an opportunity for one of us peons to become a night shift supervisor. Needless to say, I applied for the position.
I submitted my resume earlier this week, and I was called into the facility managers office this evening for a preliminary interview. She will be holding second interviews for select candidates on Monday. I was nervous as hell, and it showed, but some of the other sales managers in the office told me I made a good impression.
This move is really all about money for me. If it don’t make dollars, It don’t make sense. It would bean about a three dollar pay raise from my current base pay, and about 10-20 hours more per week, as well as benefits, which I need desperately.
I have decided to create a new page here on my beloved wordpress blog in order to indulge in a little shameless self promotion. I have posted my resume, for the benefit of all the visitors that I don’t have. I am always keeping my eyes open for new opportunities.
If you happen to be looking for a good sales or customer service manager, feel free to check out my credentials. I am willing to relocate, however I am reluctant to accept positions outside of the continental United States, or in cold climate areas, unless sufficiently compensated for my discomfort.
I will also make no secret of the fact that my services will always be available to the highest bidder, so be prepared to pay for my loyalty. I can asure you however, that my services are well worth the money, and with the results I can produce for you, the costs of hiring me will quickly pay for themselves.
Last week in fantasy racing, I fell from the 87th percentile to the 84th percentile. I hope to do better this week. Unfortunately, Hendrick Motor Sport’s intermediate track programme has let me down thus far this evening. Even crew cheif Chad Knaus has admitted that the Hendrick organization is behind on the intermediat tracks this year, but given the prestigious history of Hendrick Motor Sports, I don’t think this slum will last, so I am once again picking Jimmie Johnson to win this week. Here are all four of my picks.
Good luck fantasy racers!
Once again, the time has come for this weeks fantasy NASCAR picks. After last weeks exciting race at “the paperclip” in Martensvillle VA, I am now in the 87th percentile overall on Yahoo! Fantasy sports, and in 6th place out of 50 in my league.
This weeks race, the Samsung 500 will be held at Texas Motor Speedway, as we leave my beloved short track behind for the 1.5 mile intermediate track. We can expect high speeds at this track, and an average pit window of 50-55 laps. The track qualifying record here is held by Brian Vickers (196.235 mph, 27.518 seconds, 11-3-06) , but you won’t see him in my fantasy picks this week. Instead, I will lead my team with the highest average finish at this track out of any active drivers. That is Jimmie Johnson, with an average finish of 9.2 over the last 9 races.
Here is my team in it’s entirety:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Wish me luck!