|Thursday, January 29, 2004 - Opportunity gives you more than two knockers, so grab all you can!!!|
I may end up in LA, consulting for W2 wages plus $3,400 a month per diem. That works out to 12.17% in taxes (W/H,Fica,Med). Some locals need work too. Sweet!!!
It's a small world people, so be good. Today Chuck Sheppard, a friend in South Dakota, called. I cosigned for his first car loan, (he's 20 y/o). He's moving in with his brother Tom, who happens to live 4 doors away.
Saturday, January 23, 2004 - Talked to an old friend, Sharon Mendenhall. Sharon created the post card to the left...wow! Rob Allred (see bottom) and I knew her back in the 80's when we at URS. Sharon's daughter, Regan, who is 26 years old, is a very phenomenal artist. That's her painting to the right. Check out her ethereal paintings website at ragensart.com. She's HOT!
Friday, January 22, 2004 - Identity theft strikes again!!! Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. I've reordered my Visa Card twice in 4 months. Both times, within two weeks, my number was used for more than $1,000 of purchases on the net. Coincidence, or is someone rubbing a pencil over the envelope to get the raised print off the card, waiting a week or two for the card's activation, then placing orders...hmmm. The address is always to a sleazy motel.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - Checked out truck driving. American Institute of Technology said they charge $2,800 for CDL training, and you'll make 24¢ a mile, avg 48mph, drive 60 hours a week, to gross $37,400 a year. Yuck!
Added language translation links to my "SEARCH" page. CLICK the SEARCH heading on the main page to access it. That page is getting pretty cool!
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - Added language translation links to my "SEARCH" page. CLICK the SEARCH heading on the main page to access it. That page is getting pretty cool!
Sun, January 18, 2004 - I want to thank everyone for their responses to Emails concerning Rob Allred. I sent 32 emails, and received 19 responses. To the Direct Marketeers out there, that's a response rate of 59.375%, and that ain't bad. Thanks again everbody.
Sat, January 17, 2004 - Did favors: Hung closet doors, rehung a trailer door (correctly), hung curtains, hooked up a VCR, installed a shower massager and a kitchen slider, helped replace a door knob, set up PC software for some friends of mine.
Thu, January 15, 2004 - Went to an oldtimers lunch with Dan Crowley, Larry Lewis, Larry Loff, Dale Pickett and Butch Tomasseti.
Shopped for brakes on my 1999 truck. Eight auto shops TRIED TO SCREW ME. Armed with coupons ($77 to $99) for all 4 brakes, the estimates ranged from $160 to $410 for just 2 brakes. I finally lied to the last shop. I showed them an estimate for $280 that included shocks from Midas. THESE GUYS CAN'T READ!!! Ended up paying $250 for brakes and shocks. I felt sorry for the people I heard getting screwed while waiting.
Wed, January 14, 2004 - Did favors: Replaced a circuit breaker. QUESTION: Am I the only one that thinks "The Lord's Prayer" is pathetic? It seems more like "The Corporate Empire's Prayer" to me. I shall not want, uh huh.
January 1 TO 13, 2004 - SEARCHED MY SOUL: Read up on the origin of life, big bang, evolution, man's history on this planet, the Bible's evolution, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Einstein. Developed an excellent time line.
Discovered: The two most written about people in history are: JESUS CHRIST and ADOLF HITLER.
Completed this website, sent emails, did favors.
Tuesday, December 31, 2003 - On December 30, 2003, Rob Allred passed away.
Rob was my best friend for 17 years. Please view: My Memorial to Rob, and my thoughts about this very special friend. And please feel free to Email me.
STRANGE THOUGHTS: Why do they call it a "WAKE"? Why is it called a Funeral "Home"? Why do they either cremate us or preserve us? Man, when I die, I want the whole world to just eat me. lol. Be nice everyone. We'll all shine on if we just get along.