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The last month is upon us all..

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Today being the 30th and tomorrow marking the start of December, I’d like to remind everyone that if they made any New Year’s Resolutions last year, that you now have less than one month to complete them or mark them as failures.

31 days to go… how much can you accomplish with a month of time to devote to your goals? How much time have you wasted procrastinating?
It is not too late to get another small goal or two finished.. get to work.

As for myself I look back at my last resolution and contemplate if I succeeded or failed:

Complete anything that I set out to do in a timely manner by giving it my undivided attention.

That was written on January 1st 2011 in this very blog. It was pretty vague and allowed me a lot of flexibility.

The worst that I can say about my resolution was that it offered no other goal to focus that undivided attention. It offered no projects.

It left my mind like a boat adrift in a sea of possibility.

This upcoming new year’s resolutions will be much more specific.

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Written by Josecito

November 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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Christmas List

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This year my family is doing a Pollyanna. For those of you who do not know what a Pollyanna is I’ll give you a short explanation. We picked names out of a hat and we become the secret present purchaser for that one person. On Christmas we get our gifts and are surprised as to who was our shopper. We make our lists public so that everyone in the group knows the choices of what we’d like and we set a maximum spending limit. All in all it works pretty well.

It is a good system and keeps spending down during the holidays, which keeps everyone focused on the important things.

 

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Written by Josecito

November 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

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Reboot Button

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The other day I caught up on a website of cartoon videos. The site is pretty funny but all in English.
One video in particular was pretty amusing and struck myself (as it would strike many of you) as a needed item: The Reboot Button

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Written by Josecito

November 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm

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Post 265!

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header1After checking the background sections of my blog I have realized that I passed the 1 year mark of posts!!! Yep, you the reader has managed to stay reading this trite drivel for over a year. For 5 days a week, excluding weekends I have managed to post 265 blogs. On a normal weekday system you would post either 260 or 261, depending on the year having a leap day.

So feel lucky, I certainly do because I did not think that I would have written continuously or maintained this site for the solid year!!! Huzzah for me and for maintaining my mediocre writing capacity!!!! Double the party time because it is again, a Friday and have yourself a great weekend to boot!!!!!

I guess I’ll have to think long and hard about the following ideas:

A year in review.

A decision to move to posting once a week or to continue weekdays.

A Christmas list post.

New Years Plans.

New Year Resolutions.

and various other ideas..

Written by Josecito

November 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Turkey

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With today being a day for celebration of our lives and the people we share it with, I wanted to share with you the reader a wonderful picture of classic Americana from Norman Rockwell titled : “Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey” 

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Now get off the internet and spend some time with your families and loved ones! It is an obvious fact that we all will wish we spent more time doing the things we love with the people we care about before we die and no one, NO ONE will ever wish that they spent more time in front of the computer!!!!

Written by Josecito

November 24, 2011 at 7:10 am

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Down with the Sickness

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For the past few days I have been in bed sicker than a dog out in the wet cold rain.

Apparently I have strep throat and for four days this beast of bacterial entertainment has filled me with the joys of knowing what medicines taste like. Normally I try to stay away from medications and deal with the pains of illness and disease as a method of increasing my immunity to the earth. Sadly it has been four days and with each passing day my throat is closing up more and more. Tonsils are closing the gap and pretty soon I will not be able to breathe. I haven’t eaten in several days and for the last two days all I have had to eat were vitamins and water… and now I am having trouble swallowing even that!!!

Tomorrow I shall have to procure some antibiotics and take what is known as a Z pack. Why do they call it that? I have no real clue except that the pills they contain are very powerful and do not discriminate against any bacteria living inside me. Consider it the A bomb of medicine (with the exception of chemotherapy), and treat it like an atomic bomb because once you take them you kill the good bacteria inside your body and must rebuild the colonies!

The picture below I found on the internet to show you one of the many things that is happening to me right now. I did not take a picture of my own throat because I am not up to trying to get a nice clear picture while being sick. This is pretty close to what my throat looks like:

Strep-Throat-Treatment

Nasty and quite painful. Notice there is very little room to eat, drink or swallow! Just to be safe I have prepared a small emergency tracheotomy kit and placed it next to my bed before I go back to sleep. If I wake up choking and unable to obtain oxygen, I will have to perform it or die while waiting for the ambulance.

If you want to learn how to do this (I learned it in the Army):

Thinking Happy Thoughts.

Written by Josecito

November 23, 2011 at 2:14 am

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Dawn of the Dead

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Today sucks. This illness is getting worse and I don’t know what it is. I am taking more vitamins and water and sleeping like crazy (about 20hrs a day), and I am not improving.

It’s getting harder to breathe, eat, swallow. No energy and I do not feel rested despite the large amount of sleep time.

 

Maybe I’m turning into a zombie… maybe this is how it starts in the horror movies! lol

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I am sure this will clear up in another day, I’m never sick for too long!

Written by Josecito

November 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

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