Severance pack.

Boy, I’m getting antsy here. I feel like I need to score a gig soon. I’m just not patient enough. I’m bored and when I’m bored I find ways to spend $$, and I don’t need to be spending $$. Well right now I am treating myself to a mug of mocha at my fav. java place. Dunn Bros.

Looking for a job lead is unexpectedly difficult. Trying to match my sikillset to a new position, keeping in mind that I need to challenge myself a bit. But how much is a bit? Reaching for a director job might be step, two or a mile too much, just as VP is. Manager should be just fine? I just don’t want to deal with a budget or that many people as it turns into kindergarten real quick.

Is my recruiter helping me enough or not enough? Shit, I don’t know I have not done this in 15 years! Life insurances? 401s? Healtinsurance? Damn!!!

Been watching some new TV. Death in Paradise, Forever, Gotham, Constantine, and Game Of Thrones. Looking forward to Backstrom.

No news is bad news.. like I don’t know that.

Well, well, well….  what has been going on?
Again not much, and this time even less as I am not working. Lets see here, no unemployment as a got a “package” from former employer, annoying but ultimately I understand it. Payout of package is taking forever!!! Dammit I need $$ now.

I had a meeting with a executive placing firm and she sounded very positive to finding me a position…  and I’m getting antsy. I have not been really unemployed since I have been 18 years old. Dang!

What else…  a recruiter from the company I just got laid off from contacted me via LinkedIn. Offering my old position back to me just dressed up a little bit. Naturally I pointed this out to him and sent him on his way. Slap in my face…  so disappointed….  oh well. It’s business I guess.

Now for some good news!!!!

Conservatives regain control of both house and senate after midterm elections!! WI’s Governor stays! and 0bammy only had 2 years left.


Quotes anyone?

1. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

2. Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.” – Unknown

4. “Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love, the verb.” – Stephen Covey

5. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

6. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne

7. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

8. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

9. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

10. “Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

11. “If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time – help someone else.” – Chinese proverb

12. “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl

13. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

14. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

15. “Many people are passionate, but because of their limiting beliefs about who they are and what they can do, they never take actions that could make their dream a reality” – Anthony Robins

16. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney

17. “The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” – C. Joybell

18. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

19. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernhard Shaw

20. “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry van Dyke

21. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

22. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

23. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen Covey

24. “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Theresa

25. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane

26. “Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.” – Unknown

27. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

28. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder.” – Henry David Thoreau

Nice ones eh?

So what has happend?

Well, besides the obvious that will not dwell on nothing much. Got my resume done and sent to recruiter for a once-over. Taken some online classes and and had some good times with Les on the range.

On Monday I will be officially off the books and the search will really take off.  What else? not much beyond the normal, renewed my domain and hosting…  kept the same I have had for many years as it works well. Maybe I should resume the posts about funny links now and then? or maybe there were mostly there to distract me.

Oh well, laters.