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First Day Of New Shift @ Work
Today is the first day that our new shifts begin. Let me just start off by saying how in the 9 years I have worked there, I have never had a shift begin past 8am. So this is the first time in 9 years that I am going to have to work a 10am shift till 7pm.

The thing that really sucks is the company has a points system where if you are low seniority you can use points to get priority. Well all this does is make everyone use points to keep their own seniority. This defeats the purpose of SENIORITY. The company thought they were doing a good thing but in reality they just wasted their time with this program. The points are great for other things in the system. Points are not used for certain things like they should be. Using points to bump yourself up on the seniority list is really just hurtful to the employees who have actually put their time in.

I guess this is life. I could have had an earlier shift with split days off and that is not what I wanted. I wanted my weekends off and I got them. I just had to sacrifice my entire freakin day.

Erin will be very happy though because she will have me for 48 straight hours. HAHA.


Romantic Evening
I had to work today. It really sucked, but it was a paycheck. I came home and Erin and I had pizza and watched the college football games. GO Ducks! And I was not HAPPY at all about Stanford loosing. UGH!!!!!! Michigan Game was awesome. Glad they won.. They deserved it.

Then we just came to our room and just lied down and I have Erin a nice back massage for about an hour. She has been a bit stressed but I was able to work out the kinks. She fell right to sleep. It was just so romantic. We turn on the radio and listed to KOST and just relax. Sometimes we talk about the day, or sometimes we just hold each other. It does not matter as long as we are together. I love her so much and just can't wait to be married.

Tell the one you love that you love them and give them a nice back massage to show them you care.


January 1, 2012 Starting Off With A Bang
Last Night my Mom and Erin and I all went to the American Legion and had a great night. There was dancing and alcohol to ring in the new year. Though there were not many people that actually came to this event, We danced for a few straight hours. It was so much fun just to be able to be with Erin and My mom last night. I am so blessed to have experienced the new year with them. Though this is my last new year with my mom as I am getting married in April, It was still nice to enjoy it one last time. I busted out all of my famous dance moves and just enjoyed the night. I was not drunk at all, just a Jack and Coke and the glass of Champagne they passed out right before new year for a huge toast and the ringing of the new year at midnight.

But the best part was getting invited to go shooting today.

So, today started the new year off with a bang. Erin and I hung out with a couple close to us Hannah and Bryan. One thing I must say before I continue is that Erin has been so afraid of guns up until today.

We went out to the Mojave desert where Bryan brought about half of his arsenal. We loaded round after round and shot gun after gun. But the best part about today was that Hannah and Bryan took Erin under their wing and taught her how to shoot guns. They started her off on a couple of hand guns. I wanted her to shoot a 38 Revolver, but after I was done she did not want any part of that one. However, I must say I was so proud of her and thought it was the sexiest thing I have ever seen was when Hannah brought her the M16 Assault Riffle and handed it to Erin. Showing her how to use it was awesome. But actually seeing Erin pull the trigger gave me a hard on. I was so impressed with the way she handled the gun for the first time. And this type of gun with so much power. It was amazing.

Right before the sun set, we packed up the truck and was getting ready to head back home Brian had one more surprise. This was a loaded water bottle with explosive in it so that it would explode once a bullet penetrated it. I got it on video, but I am unsure how to publish a video. I know there is a picture of the explosion and once I get my hands on that one I will post it to the bottom of this post.

Today had been an all around great day. We stopped at Sonic in Palmdale before coming home as that is the tradition after a long day of shooting. I had a couple of cigars and just relaxed shooting guns. It is a thrill and very relaxing to shoot a gun. It really has a calming sense to it and I feel really at peace after unloading a weapon at a target.

There is so much going on this year and I am so excited to share it. There will me many blogs about different events this year.

I hope that everyone had a very happy and safe new year.


Writer's Block: Don’t look back in anger
Do you have any regrets from this year?

I don't ever have any regrets. Everything happens for a reason. I will say that there were a few things I wish I hadn't said or done that put me in some predicaments early in the year. But I can say that I learned from those mistakes and have moved on. Looking forward to ringing in the new year. Happy New Year!!!!!


2011 Has Come To A Close
So it is December 30 and this year is coming to a close. But it is almost the beginning of 2012. The last year of the Mayan Calendar. What does 2012 have in store for me? For starters, it does not begin with a hangover. It is going to begin with a nice kiss from my honey who her and I have vowed that 2012 is OUR year. We are getting married and are about to begin our lives together. We are finally going to have our own place where we will be able to live together and not apart like we have done all of this year.

It is important to reflect on the year and see how it is possible to not make the same mistakes as we made this year and how to better ourselves for the years to come.

I do not make resolutions because they are like making promises that we can’t keep. Some people vow to quit smoking, drinking, eating fast food…etc. There are others who have decided they are going to get a gym membership and start the new year off right with working out. But what happens come February once you have decided that you just can’t do a gym membership or you need that cheeseburger. What are they going to do when they decided to have another drink. They set themselves up for failure. I am not one to lie to myself just because I think it is going to make me feel better. Absolutely not.

What I have decided to do for the new year? I have decided that I am going to love harder, be more respectful to others. I have decided that I am going to work on me and work on making me better. I want to be the best that I can be. I am going to continue what I have started at the end of this year and carry it on to next year. Meditation is a new adventure I have been looking into and learning more about. I have decided that I am going to expand my mind and my horizons in the realm of just being a better person. I want to make sure that I am in a place that I need to be for the future. Because if 2012 is the last year and the world is going to end I want to make sure that I died doing everything that I wanted to do and that I made sure that I am the best me that I could have been with my time here on this Earth. I feel that it is only me that can make me better. There is nobody else out there that can make me better. There is nobody out there that can make me be a better person or see things in a different light.

During the next year there are so many positive things going on and I want to start off on a positive note. Tux fittings at the end of January, Married in April, Ruben graduating high school, Julia going into jr high. Sarah having her first baby, Avery, in April (she better make the wedding), Nicky is having her baby in and around June. My goodness, I am turning 30. I am about at the point to where half of my life is over. There is so much that I want to do this year I just can not afford it all but I will find a way to make it happen.

However, there is one thing I said that I was going to do next year and that is make sure that I am buying Christmas gifts beginning in August. I want to beat the Christmas rush and I want to be able to say that I had all of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. Yes this is going to happen and Amazon.com is going to make it happen.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous and Safe New Year. Much Love and God Speed.


Writer's Block: Roll the dice
What is your lucky number?

00 would be considered a number I refer to all of the time.


Bid Farewell and Safe Journey
Tonight Erin and I met up with her dear friend “LO-LO” AKA Iam who is taking a journey across country to NYC then off to France. I have heard about him for years but because he lived in Portland I never got to meet him. I finally got to meet Iam about a month ago and it felt like there was a spiritual connection to him. Kinda like a cousin.

Tonight is his last and final night in SCV and he is so anxious to get on with his journey that is completely 100% in the hands of God. Things just have fallen into place for him the moment he stopped controlling it. It is like his destiny is being written on a day to day basis. He is going to drive to NYC making a few stops along the way. This reminded me of the time I took a road trip. After he is completed his journey to NYC he will then continue on to Paris, France where he will meet up with a friend out there and stay. Though he has a return ticket home in April, I feel that he is not going to use that ticket. He is truly a free spirit living out of a suitcase about to travel the world. He knows many languages but will continue to learn them more fluently to assist him along on his international travels. Iam is so smart, spiritual (not religious), and has an aura around him that is so calm and inviting. Seriously, a wealth of information and is now on his way to share that with his friends in France. Though I know we will be in contact, as I have tons of questions, I am sure that we will meet again someday. Hopefully, in a local cafe in France that only the locals know about where the walls are brown from the cigarette smoke and people just watching and gazing at the scenery around them.

Iam, I wish you great luck and adventure on your onward journey East. Till next time my friend, till next time.


Мои твиты
  • Вт, 12:20: Thank you to @EnchantingErin for having lunch with me. I hope her day gets better. Love her so much.
  • Вт, 12:42: Good relationships don't just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together. #truelove
  • Вт, 13:15: For real, you are really beginning to bug. MO go home!!!!!
  • Вт, 13:46: Do nudists refer to their genitals as "privates" or "publics"?
  • Вт, 13:52: Awkward moment when your friend tells you a friend she slept with in the past is sleeping with her daughter!!!!!! OMG!!!! #thatssowrong
  • Вт, 14:22: RT @XSTROLOGY: #Scorpio's love people who can think for themselves.
  • Вт, 14:22: Don't let something that doesn't matter cause you to lose something that does.
  • Вт, 16:08: I assume most animals are in the zoo for some pretty serious crimes
  • Вт, 17:21: Being single does not mean no one wants you...it just means that God is busy writing your love story...
  • Вт, 17:38: i want to shower next to a fireplace. is that too much to ask?! http://t.co/t50nw4K
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"101 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married" by Linda & Charlie Bloom
Erin and I got this book from her parents as a Christmas gift and we began reading this book as it has really shed a different perspective of marriage that I never really thought about.

We read through the first 14 chapters as they are really short. Reading each chapter had a true life story of either the authors or friends of theirs they knew.

"Love is a stew flavored by a variety of ingredients - sometimes sweet, spice, bitterness, or saltiness and sometimes 'the works'".

This quote really struck home because it is true. Sometimes there is a little bit of everything. A relationship also goes through seasons where Spring always comes after Winter where there can be some harsh Winters. In the long run a relationship is the commitment to each other. The only rules in the relationship are those that both can agree on. These rules can be amended or changed or even discarded depending on how the relationship has progressed. Trust will fluctuate as it does in most relationships.

Another important aspect is to make sure that not only are you striving to make the other person happy, but making yourself happy is the most important. Don't be afraid to share your feelings or discuss matters that may be bothering you. Make sure to always discuss everything and have a 100% open relationship to feelings and criticism.

A relationship is always growing and always changing. Each partner must be willing to go with the changes. Having children is a huge change. There are always discussions about who should stay home with the kids. If the father needs to stay home because the mother makes more money then so be it. If it is the other way around that is fine to. The relationship must do what is best for the relationship not what others think is best for it.

Another HUGE point is not to go and discuss your "dirty laundry" with your friends and family. Remember there are always 2 sides to every story and they are hearing the one side. They are going to be biased because they are your friends and they may give you advise that can damage a relationship completely considering they don't have the full story because friends and family don't really know how to ask questions and look at the broader picture. They are more concerned for your well-being and that may not always be the best thing.

DO NOT CHOOSE A JOB OVER FAMILY. I know there are jobs out there that cause distance due to travel or long work hours. I know there are families that learn to cope with these circumstances, however, if you are away from your family more than you see them a change needs to be made. Find a schedule that works for you. Get consistent days off to be with the family. Also, don't miss out on those important aspects of a child's life when kids are in the picture. First baseball game, dance recitals, plays...etc. It is important to always try to put family first over a job. A job that takes your time from your family is not the best job for you then.
We only live once on this Earth and if we are committing ourselves to a family with kids it is important to give them that time they deserve.

Did you know that you can truly love and hate someone at the same time. Not a love to hate kind of way but literally you can hate the one you love so much but you can't do anything about the hate or resentment you feel because you love them so much. This is specific to someone who is gone all of the time leaving one alone more often then just being there.

Another thing I have learned so far is that infidelity occurs because of temptation. The lack of something sparks an interest in others. It is important that if this is happening to you and you feel that you have this need to sleep with someone else, stop and ask your self what it is that is making you think this way and how can you take those emotions and add them to your current relationship. That spark, that love, that excitement. There is no need to sleep with another, there is only the need to take that interest and spice up your own relationship. Don't let the temptation override the love and respect you have for your lover for instant gratification that in the end is not going to satisfy you at all. It is only going to make things worse. In-fact, it is going to make you be more of a cheater because you will be looking for what you already have.

Lying is never the best option. Always be honest and truthful at all times no matter the situation or the cost/consequences. Personally, I would rather be hurt by the truth than satisfied with lies. At least once I know the truth the healing process will begin.

There is so much more that I will be learning as I continue reading this book. I will continue to share more about it and I hope that it touches you and maybe heals or strengthens your relationships with others, not just a marriage.


Writer's Block: Merry Christmas
What is the best present you received this year?

The best present I received this year was having another healthy year with my family. Christmas was nice getting to watch my niece open her gifts and I got to put together a few things for her.
It was special spending time with my entire family because that is what is most important.