Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bitter Sweet Days - Not My Favorite

The horrible day I speak of was actually yesterday.

First of all, I'm totally getting burned out at work right now for some reason. Things are going slow then fast, then slow, then fast with sales, so it's hard to keep the motivation up, and the work ethic high. Things will get better here pretty soon. I have lots of really good leads and potential buys that should roll in here pretty soon. So far, I've sold over $70,000 in add-on products for our company, so I'm doing pretty well thus far. It just gets hard sometimes to stick with it. It's pretty tedious work, in trying to get in contact with customers, and trying to get them to just send you the dang invoice back so you can process their order. But, it's been a great experience, and I look forward to improving all the time.

Anyway, after that little tangent, the reason yesterday blew was first off, it just started off pretty bad. I was at work, and nothing really was happening, but I had something to look forward to, my new bedset I had just purchased from RCWilley last Saturday. I have been seriously SO excited about redecorating our whole basement so that I can move in there one day with my future wife. (I'm also moving in there very soon alone, just to hold down the fort until I get married.) I've been tearing off all the wallpaper, fixing all the burnt out lightbulbs, installing a new fridge, etc etc... So, I was very excited to finally get the furniture I had been looking forward to! So it arrived, everything looks great, then the guys say, "We can't put it together for you, sorry." This wasn't a big deal to me, I don't mind doing that kind of thing. So when my mom and I start putting everything together, some of the peices look quite small. I got a King size bed, but the side rails and base board things looked too short. Sure enough, they had sold us the Queen side boards and stuff, so I couldn't completely put together the bed I had so been looking forward to seeing finished.

So, after that, I went to pick up my car from Clegg's Automotive. I needed to get some work done on my car. Well, when they gave me my keys, and I went out to my car, I found that my car hadn't been locked that night, and it had been broken into.

I had gotten a bunch of stuff stolen out of my car. Some of the things that I know about, I'm sure there was more, but I just don't recall what was back there, include:

  • Longboard
  • Paintball Gun / Mask / Tank
  • Pistol
  • A new Dickies Coat
  • Radar Detector, which they left behind two key parts, (bunch of idiots)
  • My Stereo FACE. Yes, ONLY the face! Dubbayou Tee Eff would you want JUST the face of a stereo for? Seriously?
  • Over 60 CD's
  • a bottle of "Goo Gone" probably to sniff it.
  • and a bunch of other random stuff I'm sure.
So, needless to say, I wasn't happy. I had a cop come to do a police report, but the chances of getting my stuff back is very slim. But I wanted a police report so I could try to make Cleggs pay for it.

Turns out, they said they will only meet me "half way" with any costs that I have. I think that's a bunch of bullcrap, seeing as they are the ones that didn't lock my door, and my car was on their property. So, I'm gonna fight that for sure.

Anyway, luckily, my cute girlfriend took me to dinner to cheer me up, and then we watched an episode of Dexter, which by the way is probably the best show ever invented. Then we went and watched So You Think You Can Dance, and then we went home. So, the day was not ALL bad, but it did suck in the earlier parts of the day.

Anyway, hopefully today will be better. Honestly, this whole week has been somewhat difficult for me. Just feeling really stressed about a few different things. So, if you can keep me in your prayers, that would be great!

Thanks!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Today is a Very Special Day!!

Most people throughout the world woke up this morning thinking it was a normal day; nothing to celebrate, nothing to commemorate, nothing to get excited about, just another day. No one thinks anything is different today than it was yesterday or the day before. They don’t realize the importance of what June 9th really means. No one is aware of the great celebration that should be taking place in honor of one of the most amazing women I’ve ever known, and ever will know in this life time, and the next. If only the world could know about the events that took place 50 something years ago, they too would have something to celebrate today.

Are you wondering what the devil I’m talking about? Well, today is the day that one of the most influential people in my life was born. The person I am talking about is my amazing beautiful mother.

Throughout my life, my mom has been my anchor, my mentor, my friend. She’s been there for me along with my dad through everything! The best things my mom has given me consist of a supportive loving parent who never missed a football game, wrestling match, or choir concert; a mom who was always willing to stand up for me when a teacher would say mean things about me for “making too much noise,” or being too disruptive in class. She never made me feel like I was different because I had ADHD, and was practically retarded in reading and math as a child. She was always a builder, not only to me, but other people; my siblings, my father, our friends, and even to strangers.

My mom would do anything for any one of her kids, including giving her life for us, and we all knew it. She is a woman whose faith has never wavered, whose commitment has never weakened, and whose love has never subsided.

My adorable mom. She’s my biggest fan, and she’s not afraid to admit it. She’s quick to give a compliment, and so easy to please. I don’t think I gain more satisfaction out of making people laugh more than I do getting my mom to laugh with me. My mom is really simply just one of the most adorable women on the face of the earth! I am truly eternally grateful for this woman. She has made me the man I have become, and she continues to influence the grown-up I am still creating.

Mom, I love you with all my heart! I know I don’t show it all the time. I know I’m a pain in the butt almost everyday of the year, but today is the one day that I am willing to swallow my pride, put all my manly expectations aside, only to celebrate a very special day indeed; the day you were brought into the world. You’ve truly made this world a better place, and without you, I really believe that thousands of people’s lives wouldn’t be quite the same. I believe you have influence over people wherever you go, whichever situation you’re in, whomever you happen to be with, etc… Whether it is for good or for bad, you are an influence in the world; and I personally think it’s mostly for the good.

So mom, even though the rest of the world doesn’t recognize how important this day is in their history, I want you to know that I do.

I love you mom, I hope you have an incredible birthday.

Eternally your son, Tanner