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#3681 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:51 pm

Took my boys to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Great fun!

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#3682 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:15 am

JVRR wrote:Problem is so many stores around here are so small, and it is hard to really tell which are not because they all use that stupid website template that is identical on each store, and if they list anything other than bikes, over ninety percent of the time they just list the entire brand catalog because they can order. :(
Maybe spending 2-hours on the phone asking a bunch of shops what they have in stock is worth it, rather than trusting web-site chaff.
JVRR wrote:Yea it will just take time as any job search. I hope I am close though. I had a pretty sweet thing I gave up when I moved to Russia. Was not the best pay, but was decent, and I loved the job :?, too bad it is gone, and too bad I blew so much savings, but was still worth it :P.
That's livin another dream too... a job you love over $$ - I keep reminding myself of this - work to live the life you want. I would rather travel freely, learn about ohter places, and share and experience more frequent changes than be tied to a place or people that arent suited to me. It's a lower paying climate I am in now too, but I think just remembering your goal/dream makes it a thousand times easier to accept the lower wages - a LIVING wage.

Maybe you're just IN BETWEEN DREAMS at the moment -- this happens to me sometimes... dreams change, etc... and sometimes we get stuck working on an old dream when we should work on a new one.

oh.. what did i do today: i went to work (for a change - LOL) four days of work in 10 months aint bad... i'll try for 5 in another day or two. :laughing:
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#3683 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:38 am

JC Viper wrote:Actually my goal was always to race off-road either in Rally cars or dirt bikes since I was 6. The police thing was a somewhat close second after my parents decided to embrace my sister's horse riding passion and left me to rot :ninja:
The benefits I get from the police can help me achieve the first goal :baby:

As I'm too old to move up in the ranks of MotoX (26 soon), Rally is the only thing left but is being filled up with people years younger than me already. Still, I've managed 10 points and can break out of amateur if I can afford to keep doing it (beat up gray Jetta baby!). I've done really well in the racing schools I've attended.

I've slept on my bike before when I did a 1000 mile ride. I figure a car would be much more comfortable... except I probably wouldn't smell too pleasant...
We are super lucky to be able to have such dreams even be possible -- forget what your parents did or didnt do --- That's about who THEY are/were, not about you. I could tell you stories just as poignant about my parents and siblings too --- I say f*** it and just focus on who you want to be, who you are and what it takes to achieve your goals --- one day at a time -- and remind yourself of it each day at least ONCE. People in some countries have soooo little chance of ever dreaming to race as amateurs/hobbyists let alone as a privateer pro, and sooo few as a paid professional.

Rally is so freakin' awesome and competitive. Definitely my favourite form of four-wheel racing. Keep at it, for sure... classes change and such, If you too big it keeps you from making the next step up. I race for myself first - to learn about riding, have fun, etc... and just having a competition at any level helps bring out our personal best. Things happen when you go there. i.e. Roadracing was awesome and specialized and expesnive, so was motocross, and then came something new to shake it up: Super Motard and was a new chance for other riders to break out. The world keeps changing an with it sport, technology and entertainment... just focus and you'll be ready when the things come together. Because they come together all the time, all over the place and it's easy to NOT be ready.

I trained in Hap-Ki-Do for a few years it got me focused in good directions and taught me the weaknesses of north american culture which was only partially able to embrace eastern culture; big lessons; I left because of politics at the studio; my buddy went on to become a cop... it was part of his reason to train. But my thoughts on policing are more in line with Frank Serpico --- a true story, and classic old movie too boot. One of my favourites for sure.



and on the subject of martial arts -- read some old school Bruce Lee philosophy. John Tuttle has a great collection of Lee's stuff, and there are always thousands of other mentors out there. People who have fought much harder battles against much bigger odds, and won. Great inspirations from recent and wayyyyyy gone history.
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#3684 Unread post by JVRR » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:43 am

The trick is finding the right balance between love of work, and pay. More important to me even than loving the work, is liking the people you work with. It can turn a horrible job fun, and a great job miserable!
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#3685 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:44 am

JVRR wrote:The trick is finding the right balance between love of work, and pay. More important to me even than loving the work, is liking the people you work with. It can turn a horrible job fun, and a great job miserable!

100%

The best work is stuff you would do regardless of being paid and if you work with others who are of this mind-set with common values and goals it's nirvana.
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#3686 Unread post by JVRR » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:54 am

BTW Today I slept in a tad, went and saw Battle LA which was excellent, hit the sushi joint and probably highly increased my radioactivity, I think I have got to be close to super powers, any day now... Came home, did some shopping for camping stuff. Realized as much as I love Boy Scouts, some of it is obnoxious... going to have to buy a lot of fancy stuff as a volunteer, stuff I do not really need (okay, as an Eagle Scout maybe I should not admit it, but I do not know how to use a compass, but gotta set a good example so going to have to buy one :roll:).

Came closer to deciding what gear to get, still stuck on grey vs black jacket :lol:.

Destroyed the family in a game of Hearts, would have ended with 4 points if I did not take a horrible stab at shooting (heck I was 60 points ahead, might as well give it a shot) :D.

Now, lots of Starcraft and beer. Need to study up for a job interview Thursday, but meeting with my recruiter tomorrow to prepare and practice.
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#3687 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:13 am

JVRR wrote:Came home, did some shopping for camping stuff. Realized as much as I love Boy Scouts, some of it is obnoxious... going to have to buy a lot of fancy stuff as a volunteer, stuff I do not really need (okay, as an Eagle Scout maybe I should not admit it, but I do not know how to use a compass, but gotta set a good example so going to have to buy one :roll:).
Jeez I only made it to First Class and I knew how to use one when I was in the Cub Scouts! :laughing:
I always carry mine when out hunting or hiking. Only used it once to get back home, but after dark it's kinda hard to get your bearings and a compass is worth not having to spend a night in the woods unprepared!
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#3688 Unread post by JVRR » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:17 am

Wrider wrote:
JVRR wrote:Came home, did some shopping for camping stuff. Realized as much as I love Boy Scouts, some of it is obnoxious... going to have to buy a lot of fancy stuff as a volunteer, stuff I do not really need (okay, as an Eagle Scout maybe I should not admit it, but I do not know how to use a compass, but gotta set a good example so going to have to buy one :roll:).
Jeez I only made it to First Class and I knew how to use one when I was in the Cub Scouts! :laughing:
I always carry mine when out hunting or hiking. Only used it once to get back home, but after dark it's kinda hard to get your bearings and a compass is worth not having to spend a night in the woods unprepared!
Well I knew when I was in Scouts, but it's been a while :lol:. To be fair if I were going on a different trip I may re-learn. But this happens to be three miles on a boardwalk, three miles of beach, and three miles out on different boardwalk. Would be pretty much impossible to get screwed or lost :lol: (done it before too). It is the first over-night hiking trip for most of the younger scouts. Though people who have never done something like that easily understimate three miles after you strap tents and sleeping bags and clothes and crap on your back :shock:, though still not anticipating much :mrgreen:.
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#3689 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:26 am

I was out on my motorcycle this morning/early afternoon doing a GoProHD camera review. It was +21°C out and sunny! How couldn't I play a littlehooky when this is the best weather in 2011 so far? :D

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#3690 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:28 am

Washed and waxed both bikes (ZR750F and GSX750Y) after my ride and had a beer while doing so in the sun. :D A really beautiful day, might as well take advantage of it!! :D Boy, am I going to miss UK early spring weather when I swap it for Calgary's weather. argh. I see it's 18°C cooler in Calgary right now... http://www.wx.ca/
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#3691 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:42 am

I got up this morning and fixed a cup of tea. I worked on a report on ASB repair that I hope to present here and a couple other places on the net. I went to the store and bought chicken breasts and chickpeas. I fixed up some hummus and now Im eating chips and hummus and posting.

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#3692 Unread post by ofblong » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:38 pm

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#3693 Unread post by JVRR » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:17 pm

Rode into Seattle to meet with my recruiter to prepare for a big interview tomorrow. I think I gave him a bit of a shock when I waked in with my helmet, peircings in, and the wrist tattoo not covered up. I assured him the eyebrow rings will come out, and I'll put a watch on :mrgreen: (like I did when I interviewed with him!).

Got home, went into work, and now it is snowing HARD outside. Like what gives? Beautiful weather today, perfect riding weather (well as perfect as you can expect for Seattle in April)... and now it is heavily snowing? :roll:
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#3694 Unread post by mogster » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:42 am

Been on night shift & really busy. Popped out at 0100hrs for some "fresh air" & got bleeped after 5mins!

Can't give details but have satisfaction of genuinely saved a young life.(As par of a surgical team).

Sometimes coming to work is a pain in the b.....
But now & then it feels good.



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#3696 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:20 am

I came home from work, put out the garbage and now I'm heading to bed... The sun's shining... :o(
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Good night Doug! :D
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#3698 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:14 pm

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#3699 Unread post by JC Viper » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 am

Good luck Wrider (yes I know I said it on Facebook as well) considering the job would fit you like a glove.


Just discovered more of my friends and most of my family have given up on me leading me to the danger of constantly contacting the ones I have left to hang out only to leave them very annoyed (speculation). *sigh* family giving up on me as well as close friends have led to my past problems and outbursts (hoping that racing would get me better friends) and the new occurrences have negated any gain in self esteem from the new friends who are the few that I would contact often when they're not working. Plus they are getting annoyed that they are the only ones I contact and wonder if I have any other friends.

I have to find a way to break out of this before I head out to California for evaluation. It's bad enough to not have friends at home, it would be worse out there on my own.

Aside from being dropped on FB I've also got this text: "Yeah. we're hanging out. No You can't come" echos my father's "You're a waste of money. That's why we chose to give [sister's name] her riding classes."

Pretty much sums up why I was extremely edgy in the past years. All work and no play (except by yourself) started wearing me down.

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#3700 Unread post by Loonette » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:27 am

JC Viper wrote:Good luck Wrider (yes I know I said it on Facebook as well) considering the job would fit you like a glove.


Just discovered more of my friends and most of my family have given up on me leading me to the danger of constantly contacting the ones I have left to hang out only to leave them very annoyed (speculation). *sigh* family giving up on me as well as close friends have led to my past problems and outbursts (hoping that racing would get me better friends) and the new occurrences have negated any gain in self esteem from the new friends who are the few that I would contact often when they're not working. Plus they are getting annoyed that they are the only ones I contact and wonder if I have any other friends.

I have to find a way to break out of this before I head out to California for evaluation. It's bad enough to not have friends at home, it would be worse out there on my own.

Aside from being dropped on FB I've also got this text: "Yeah. we're hanging out. No You can't come" echos my father's "You're a waste of money. That's why we chose to give [sister's name] her riding classes."

Pretty much sums up why I was extremely edgy in the past years. All work and no play (except by yourself) started wearing me down.

/posted this because some of you I interact on a personal level. Plus, I hope this clears out my system.
Wow, JC... that's some serious stuff... I obviously don't know everything about your life or your history with others, but I can tell that it's been a rough haul for you. No matter how awful our parents might be, we tend to continue seeking their love and approval throughout life. I was 32 years old when I finally gave up on my dad. I even wrote him a huge letter telling him exactly how I felt and how his actions (more so, his inactions) had affected me. But letting go of him, on every level, helped me to move on with my life and create healthier relationships with others. In the end, I knew that I had to rely on myself to build my self-esteem. It took some time, but my life is waaaaay happier now that I don't worry about that "O Ring"-clown.

I'm glad that you were able to vent here. We're a good group of listeners. Keep moving forward, and try to focus on the things that bring positive light into your life. Things will work out... :group:

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