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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Perfect Medical Jobs

I'm a firm believer in job sites now. It took me a while to warm up to them. My recent experiences with one has made me a firm believer, however. One thing about job sites is that the best ones are dedicated to a particular field, such as medical job sites for people in the medical field. It can be a lot harder to find what you are looking for in a mass site that caters to many different jobs, and employers gravitate toward specific sites more often as well, so you are more apt to find the perfect job at those sites.


I've waited what seems like a lifetime for the movie that defined my youth. I remember watching Secretariat every time a race came on TV, and cheering on "Big Red" as he charged to the finish line. The day the Belmont was run, I, like most people at the time, sat with my heart in my throat as he delivered the most spectacular run any thoroughbred ever made, winning by 31 lengths, and looking like he would have loved to run on forever. The movie brought all that home, and much, much more. The behind the scenes things that most of us watching didn't have a clue about, and how the strength and determination of Penny Tweedy kept her father's legacy alive, and believed in the big red colt that "lost" the coin toss. It's a movie event that shouldn't be missed, and you can have it in your home now on DVD.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pain in the Knee

Ever since falling a few months ago, I've had a nagging knee injury that just won't let me operate efficiently. I've come to use a neoprene knee sleeve, and that helps a lot. It keeps my knee from giving out under pressure, and relieves the pain a great deal. I wish I'd thought of it before last summer on the boat when I had so many problems due to the injury. Next summer will be better. Even if my knee isn't better by then, I'll have the support to keep me moving better jumping on and off the dock.

Cyber Billionaires

Rented and watched "Social Network" today. It was a brilliant movie that depicted the rise of the Facebook network, and how it caused an uproar, and several lawsuits between the main creator and his collaborators. It was hard to imagine, in spite of the hype, how they would portray such a subject, but it was very entertaining along with being a very in-depth look into the world of cyber nerds, venture capitalists, and even an invigorating performance by Justin Timberlake as the creator of Napster, who still maintains a share of the Facebook network.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thinking Warm

I don't know much about the Brazilian diet pill, but I'm pretty tempted to find out, and try it. Sitting in the middle of a frozen winter, the fact that the name itself implies a warm, and inviting prospect. I don't think that's a great way to choose a diet pill, but there are ways you can make a decision that is better than climate temptations. Find out what the product does, what it's made out of, and how it has worked for others to get an idea of what it may do for you. Then, all things being the same, think warm and give it a try.

Winter Boat Blues

I don't know if it's "winter blues," or the fact that I'm probably going to decide to 'miss' the Chicago Boat Show this year. It's not very big, and the only day we could go is Sunday, and the Bears are playing at home right next door, which means huge traffic hassles.

However, whatever the reason, suddenly I found myself earlier browsing Craigslist, and other boat lists to look at what is available. Now, I have a big, really nice boat sitting out in my shed waiting for its time in the water in a few months. I don't need a new boat. I haven't even been thinking about upgrading... well, I guess you never really quit thinking about it. I need to curb the looking in the bud though. I have way too many other things to do with my money right now.

What Works for You as a Diet Aid

Do you diet? If you're a woman you most likely have grappled with dieting more times in your live than you'd care to admit, and many men now too are realizing the need to live healthier and lose weight. A subject that goes hand-in-hand with that is wondering which diet pills are best. The answer isn't as easy to come by as you might think. Of course you should research the safety and effectiveness of each brand of diet pill, but after that, there is a great variation in individual effectiveness. Like a diet, diet pills react differently for each person who uses them. Pay attention to what others say works, or doesn't work for them, but use that as a guide in your decision rather than an absolute. What worked for them, may not work for you, and the other way around.

Future Shock

Have you ever sat back and really thought about the incredible technological advances that have happened just in your lifetime? Especially for those of us born before the 1970s (me in the 60s), that explosion of technology has been mindblowing. I don't think any generation before us, ever saw such incredible advances. Certainly the early 1900s with the advance of the manufacturing age made a huge impact, but while the growth of production grew fast, it didn't change too much over time after that. Technology, however, started off with a bang, and ever after evolved at a dizzying pace, and hasn't stopped, or shown any signs of slowing down in the future.

Stronger, Leaner Core

I've concentrated a lot on aerobics in my workouts, trying to burn more calories, but it is time to start looking for a solid lower ab workout to tighten up those core muscles. Walking and riding my stationary bike do both help, but they aren't enough to get the serious workout for both abs and obliques. With the stairs in my house, I don't worry as much about lets and backside, but nothing I do daily really does anything for my stomach. Ab workouts can be hard to convince yourself to do. They are hard, but well-worth the effort, and get easier as you develop strength in the mid-section.

Taking a Break

I'm watching the "First Wives Club" on TV now. It's an oldie, but always a goodie. If only that really worked that way in real life. I always have something on TV that I like, but don't have to watch consistently to stay in the story while I work at the same time. It helps the days go faster. I have to go out to the store soon. I like that kind of break now and then usually, but in the winter I just hate to go out in the cold. It's half over... that's some consolation.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

My Kingdom for a Job

I'm thankful that I don't have to utter those words, but things are tough all over it seems like. I have friends, both online and off, who are looking for jobs, and I feel very sorry for them. Where do you look to find jobs? There are ways to find jobs online, and it seems like that's the most popular way now. It makes sense because we're all plugged in almost all the time. Does anyone even look at the newspaper ads anymore? Even locally, if you walk in to a gas station, for instance, chances are it is a chain, and they have online applications. You can't just fill one out there and leave it for the manager anymore. Local factories go through online services, or employment services rather than hiring from newspapers, or walk-ins now. But that's even if you can find a place locally that's hiring. Many people are finding themselves moving across country for a job--any job. Things have to start looking up soon.

Had to Be There

Oh this is funny. I was watching TV halfheartedly as I worked and a commercial came on, and a phone was ringing off the hook (what happened to the guy's voice mail? It was a regular phone too, oh my, so 60s). Anyway, I immediately thought "the Bat Phone's ringing Batman." And right at that moment the camera pans to a guy in a 'superhero' costume sitting on the couch watching DirectTV. That was funny...

Okay, guess you had to be there.