Archive for September, 2009

Blackberry Update

September 16th, 2009 No comments

After using the Blackberry Bold now since June I feel it was the best choice rather than purchasing the iPhone. I have so many non-geek/non-techie friends that have the iPhone and just love it. But most of the geek/techies I know use the BB. I highly recommend the BB Bold.

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SELLECOM: 101 Ideas for Marketing in the Telecom Jungle

September 15th, 2009 No comments

I’m currently reading “SELLECOM: 101 Ideas for Marketing in the Telecom Jungle.” So far it has been insightful. I already have another book in the wings when I am done with this one. I’m working on my lack of selling skills. I recommend this book for those in the Telecom, ISP, etc industry.

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Getting Old

September 15th, 2009 No comments

I have heard medical terms/words that my parents and grandparents would use when I was a child and I didn’t know what they meant or could offer sympathy or appreciation. As an adult I hear these terms and while understanding them you never really appreciate the agony/pain they cause until it happens to you. I’ve heard the term Diverticulitis before but never really understood what it was.

Yesterday I heard the term Diverticulosis from my doctor. I went in with a pain in my lower left side after suffering with it a day. I was prescribed anti-biotics and told it should clear up. While talking to the doctor, who by the way was not my regular doctor, she wanted to get to know more about me. In our talk we discussed my eating habits, excercise regimen (yeah right), etc. She asked me if anyone in my family had ever had Diverticulitis. I honestly could not remember but the more she spoke on the subject more details came to mind.

I remember my grandmother talking about suffering with it at times. My grandmother would tell all about it and what foods would cause it to “flare-up” as she called it. Cipro is an anti-biotic she took and also one that the doctor prescribed for me. I’ve taken my second dose to date and I feel like an old man.

It’s painful to take full breathes and to cough or laugh. I usually sit at my desk sitting up straight or leaned forward but this issue is causing me to lay back which I hate. It makes you look like your not working and just goofing off.

It seems I’m just going to have to break-down and change my diet. I’m not so old I can’t excercise or change. Reference post about “Who Moved My Cheese?” Change will occur and if you don’t change with it you will wither and die!

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Category I thought I would never add

September 15th, 2009 No comments

A Reading List. I am not much of a reader. Most reading is either technical documents, car magazine articles or the like. I’ve never been one to grab a book and sit down and read it…til now.

Who Moved My Cheese? is an enlightening story of four characters who live in a “Maze” and look for “Cheese” to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two are mouse-size people named Hem and Haw.

“Cheese” is a metaphor for what you want to have in life – whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind. And “The Maze” is where you look for what you want – the organization you work in, or the family or community you live in.

In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with change successfully, and writes what he has learned from his experience on the maze walls. When you come to see “The Handwriting on the Wall” you can discover for yourself how to deal with change and enjoy more success and less stress in your work and in your life.

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