Native Genius

I HATE work meetings, always have always will. And being Cold and Callous I hate the touchy feely meetings the worst. Team Building, getting to know you, in touch with each other feelings I just cringe…

So, when we were told to come up with our Native Genius, I had NO idea what to put. Native Genius is defined as:  something you do easily and freely – meaning you aren’t necessarily aware of it and you don’t often have to think about it.

Since I had no stinking clue, I cheated and went to Facebook for help…. Continue reading “Native Genius”

This is what we are gonna do…

Once, long ago, I got in trouble at work for something I did. Now the person on the receiving end of my plan was a friend of mine. Sadly, he was also an employee of the department I was a supervisor in.

DLow (one of my least favorite bosses ever) while calling me on the carpet, asked what I was thinking. I replied, “He is a friend of mine, it’s what friends do!” He just looked at me dumbfounded and said “I don’t know what kind of friends you have, but none that I have would ever do something like that…”

For once I kept my mouth shut, but inside I was thinking, “Wow, you must not have real friends…” but if you knew Dlow you would not be surprised!

What? You’d like an example of what I am talking about? Well there was the night I met Scott’s wife Jill… Continue reading “This is what we are gonna do…”

Friends in Low Places

I am not a big country and western fan, but there are a few I will bust into ‘harmony’ (or lack there of) with when they come on the radio, or Pandora or someone’s play list.  One it Garth Brooks’ Friends in Low Places.

Well I’ve got friends in low places, where the whiskey burns and the beer chases the blues away, and I’ll be okay….

Now I’ve got three friends who date back from the WSU days.  I’ve done many a post that involved Jim, Dave and Scott.

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We have helped each other time and again.  And even though we may see each other in person less than once a year (even less for Jim who is on the East Coast) our friendship never suffers.  Yesterday, it was my turn to call for help Continue reading “Friends in Low Places”

Its a win in my books!

Ladies and Gents, as much as this blog is about me most of the time, the best posts are when it’s about others.  Especially when it’s about Michelle, who pushed me to start this thing.  Today’s post is ALL about her, and her friend Kim, as yesterday was their second running of the Portland Halfmarathon. Continue reading “Its a win in my books!”

Santa Rosa Final

Ever notice that when a vacation is over, it seems like it happened LONG ago?  Shoot a week ago I was still in California, I had just taken a ride through wine country and I was spending time by the pool.  Now back in normal life it seems like months ago I was there and the vacation buzz has started to fade, but there are just a few things left that I don’t want to forget about the trip! Continue reading “Santa Rosa Final”

Santa Rosa Part V

Well now that the power is back, the yard is relatively cleaned up, and I have some time. let’s get back on pace here and work on finishing the vacation highlights before work takes away that vacation glow!

One thing unusual about this trip is the fact that I had planned to take a ride during the vacation.  This may seem strange, but on most of our vacations, there is no bike riding. (Unless the purpose of the trip is a big ride.)  This time though, we had friends that wanted to do so as well… Continue reading “Santa Rosa Part V”

Santa Rosa Part IV

The week is damn near over, and in fact, this is the last night here. I am hanging out by the pool, behind by a blog post or 2 to keep y’all up to date on what’s happened, and you know, I am ok with that.  When I gets home, it supposed to rain, and will be the perfect time to catch up.

But, since the beer is still cold, and the night is still early, I decided I could get at least one done… Continue reading “Santa Rosa Part IV”

Santa Rosa Part II

Last October, while Michelle and Kim we getting ready for the Portland Half Marathon, the Santa Rosa trip had its genesis.  In the hotel where the packet pick up was occurring, other runs were lobbying for people to sign up,

This run had it dialed in.  They gave them each a shirt, a jacket, AND a free bottle of wine!  The ladies signed up and we started making plans for the trip! Yesterday morning was the big event, the day of the run! Continue reading “Santa Rosa Part II”