Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alone

Friday, I was invited to go out for a drink by one of the Yelpers (www.yelp.com)for her anniversary on the website. I said what the hell and clicked in that I would attend the event. There were about 30 others that did just the same. It gave me something to look forward to.

So Friday rolls around and I drove to the Citidel after work to kill time before the event and shop. I bought some Corelle bowls that are a great size for rice, a ginger grater, 3 new bras, a top from Van Heusen because they sent me a $10 certificate for being a frequent shopper. All right, they have cute dresses and tops for women there, not just menswear. In between, I bought a pretzel and lemonade from Auntie Annie's. It was about 8:30PM and I decide to drive to the bar.

I went to the Good Luck Bar in Los Angeles located right off of Hollywood Blvd on the edge of he neighborhoods of Silverlake and Echo Park. The event was supposed to start at 9:00PM, but no matter. The bar was chill and I bought a cape codder and settled into a red upholstered booth. I fooled around with my cellphone until 10:00PM until my drink was gone. I looked around the bar's two rooms for the people that were supposed to attend, but all were no shows. Was the joke on me?

No. From a young age, I was taught that it was OK to be alone. It's true that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world, to quote a Barbra Streisand song, because they have love in their lives and someone to lean on, but they can also suffer the aggravations from their interpersonal interactions just as much as I do. People doing evil things against other people is why the legal system exists today. It's why divorce and the Bible are as popular as they are is.

Integrity is key for me. The Golden Rule. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Is that so very hard to do? For some, I guess it is. Living in their self indulgent, delusional lives. For me? I'm happy I can function just fine being alone.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another moment on my "Moment"

I just found out that I can blog from my new Samsung Moment. How cool is that?

I left the house at 6:10AM this morning, drove to work up the 22 & 405, found the traffic backing up a couple of exits before mine and decided to get off of the freeway. On Hawthorne, I ended up driving through parts of Manhattan Beach, Lawndale and Inglewood. After I saw the name "House of Donuts", I just had to stop by and check it out. $1.80 later, my curiosity was squelched and my tummy was full of one sugar twist and a can of strawberry Kerns.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Buzz buzz buzz

The buzz words today at work are:
National
Outsourcing servicing
Master servicer
Six months
FHA

My very own personal one is MERS. And I get the feeling someone is trying to steal my thunder. My petite wrath.
Atleast I made the cut so far. I wish my boss was here today. I feeling kinda lost. Like one feels walking on the beach when a wave washes away the sand beneath your feet. That kind of instability. And I don't like it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What Color Means

CEO's and Color from USA Today.

My Results:

The Dewey Color System® is now the world's most accurate career testing instrument. This report based on your personality traits indicates your two most enjoyable day-day-day occupation skills. It’s a summary of the full report, the Color Leadership Evaluation 5.0.

“Studies indicate workplace enjoyment is the key to success. So as you read, consider only “Was I mostly having fun at work?” Disregard your present and past employer’s environment.

Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR

Keywords:
Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

CREATOR OCCUPATIONS
Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

CREATOR WORKPLACES
Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.


2nd Best Occupational Category
You're a PERSUADER

Keywords:
Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive

These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.

* Section I: You and Your Team
This personality overview section highlights your natural workplace talents—the tasks you pursue with passion. You'll learn how your natural strengths complement those of your coworkers and how, joining forces, you can resolve on-the-job dilemmas.

* Section II: Your Key To Success
Here you discover your capacity for dispelling disruption and maximizing profitability. Use this proven, beyond-self-perception advice to create a more positive career path free of detours.

* Section III: Managing Strengths and Weaknesses
Your evaluation's highest and lowest scores result in this section's recommendations for staying on-track in your career and reversing wrong turns. In focusing on your talents and missteps, you'll re-stoke your energy and enthusiasm for managing costly mistakes.

* Section IV: Leadership Power Moves
This final section identifies your "street sense," those power moves that turn obstacles into insignificant details. Here suggestions based on your color-ranked evaluations will guide you towards making the most of an interview or harnessing your fast-paced workday.

...now tell me something I don't know.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Awesoneness Has Arrived

Over the weekend, I got my car's engine light on my dashboard checked out. To kill time, I went shopping at Target, Broadway Shoe Warehouse and Radio Shack. I finally replaced the brick of a ppc cell phone I've had for so many years and bought a Samsung Moment.

So far, it's been awesome. I'm blogging from my phone on the train on my way home from work. The only bitch has been getting all my old info into my new phone, but that's typical.