Monday, January 30, 2006

Going over details of some technical problems with recording in the RGV Life Podcast. I also go over my plans for Monday. Plans include watching Ellen Degeneres, hanging out with Magnus, and going to class. I'll have to do some reading for my Accounting class.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Listen to today's audio post. My day includes work, school, blogging at RGV Life, and home. See my regular blog at Yahoo 360.

Listen to today's audio post.

I was just in stats class. I understood the concepts but will have to review supporting skills.
will get biz law book today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Lazy Sunday

Woke up a while ago. We are at my mom's house. It's going to be a long, lazy day. So far, I've been cleaning out my yahoo address book. Mom and Maribel are out of town. They went to visit my brother, Steven. So Alma, the kids, and I are house sitting. I don't expect much from today. There are some jobs I need to do just to get out of the way.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Getting into school

I am at UTPA in the business building waiting for Dr. Davila to come in so that I can get my degree plan signed. This way I will be able to enroll in classes and get my life back on track. I am excited and at the same time know that I will have a lot of work coming up.

It will be important to establish priorities and stick to them. I need to avoid the temptation to do anything very time-consuming.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

So many interests, which way to go?

I am torn amongst my many interests. I really like politics on both the national, state, and local levels. I want to finish my degree in something. I want a better job. I want to spend more time with my family. I want to just chuck it all and go for long bike rides or hikes. There are so many directions I want to go, but only one life available to do any of them. What is at hand is that I need to set priorities. What is it that I want to focus my energy on doing?

Politics is really taking hold of my interest right now because of the elections coming up in the State and in Hidalgo county. I've been doing a lot of posting at RGV Life.

I want to finish my degree because that is a major reaso why I am not earning what I ought to be earning. I am frustrated that much less talented people than me are making many more times the money that I am earning because they have a degree. They are just as stupid today as they were before; except, they have a degree. It really ticks me off and makes me want to go on and graduate.

I want a better job. Part of the reason that I have not succeeded so much is because I have not tried to seek a better job. It is possible to earn more money without a degree, but I have not done so because I have always wanted to leave options open so I can go to school.

Spending more time with the family would be great. I miss them and they miss me. I got a break from doing the rounds for the restaurants. I really love my family. I am still coming to terms with the significance of my decision to marry and have kids. It basically means that I am destined to be a loser. Every biography I have read of leaders of any industry or great undertaking shows that great men were never home. They simply married a woman who would carry on without them. Or, they married a woman who later divorced them. These great men were never home or were married to their work. So, my values tell me that I should be there for my wife and my children. It breaks my heart knowing that it just dooms me to be a loser. I drink a lot. I wish I had to the guts to just do what I want to do without regards to what my wife and kids think. I guess I don't.

I want to go bike riding for hours on end. I want to see the countryside in Hidalgo County and know my town more intimately by riding around on my bike and hiking. Until recently, I could not do it due to time constraints. I can do it now. Maybe I will. Once I decide which way to go, I know I'll have to stop. Dammit. What do I do?

It's times like this I wish I had a relationship with God. Maybe he could give me some guidance. Then that becomes another problem. I'd have to go to church and spend time creating a relationship with God. So, WTF? What can I do? What should I do? Where do I spend my time and energy? I don't know what to do. I don know that something has to give. I can't have it all.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Lazy Day

I went to bed early, which is 11:30 for me, and woke up late at 9. I should have plenty of rest. Last night I was just worn out. When I looked in the mirror, I could see how tired I was. So rather than blog and stay up, I went to bed.

The boy was awake early. He's not a late sleeper. The daughter was still asleep. I fixed that for her. He's playing with his kid computer and she's watching TV. I'll be dropping them off later in the afternoon. I had thought about taking them early and going to work at the restaurant for a while, they're shorthanded. But, I know that between the store and the volunteering at the campaign, I won't get to spend much time with them in the coming weeks. I don't have set plans for today. I do need to swap out my spare tire and one of the front tires so that my truck can pass the state inspection. Maybe I'll take the kids with me to give the truck a more thorough cleaning at the car wash.

Right now, I am combing the blogs for posts about the county and about the local candidates for posting on RGV Life.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Kinda spaced out

After the drinking from last night's celebration, I'm feeling a little spaced out. I've had some really bad hangovers in the past. This one is not in the top 10. I think I topped out for my entire life in my youth. I took tylenol to kill the pain. I'm still not totally there. At least I can write.

I've been learning alot about blogging thanks to a book named Blog Marketing by Jeremy Wright. He maintains a blog at, which is read by thousands of people monthly.

Tomorrow, I'm going to put some effort into finding a job. I'm still searching for something. I've come to realize some things and am tryig to decide my order of priorities. One thing for certain is that I'll keep working at Confetti and the Woks until I find the right job. I'll need to write down a description of what I seek so that I know where to look. I'll do that tonight.