Monday, October 21, 2019

Ian

I read an obituary a former high school classmate named Ian pass away in Jan 2019 due to a liver disease. He was diagnosed in our senior year. Maybe that was why I never saw him in our senior year. We were classmates who knew each other's name only.

I met Ian in Algebra I in our sophomore year. He was a weird student acting childish weird. Students and teachers teased him like Samuel "Screech" Powers from Saved By The Bell. All the teasing and joking were friendly. There was no malice. If Ian was in trouble, then the students and teachers saved him. He was an average student grade-wise. Ian was a nerd. He enjoyed Star Wars, Star Trek, and Dungeon and Dragons. He was a devoted Christian. His outside nerd activities included swimming, soccer, and performing magic tricks.

Ian lived his best with his chronic liver problems in his adult years. He lived with joy. He lived with determination. He attended De Anza College and Sierra College. He received a fellowship at The Family Church in Roseville.

I hope Ian lives a fulfill life in heaven. He seeks new adventures. He finds new experiences. He tries new hobbies. He meets new people. RIP Ian.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Top Ten Old School

Back in time and front and present is rule #10 in my daily life rules. Sometimes the old ways work such as duct tape and WD-40. Sometimes the new ways work such as today's car technology and laptops. I share my top ten old school habits good today and good decades ago.

10. Pen And Paper. I have poor short-term memory. I write everything down. I rarely use my phone to write reminders and note appointments on my calendar.

9. Work At Work. I prefer working at my company's location. My work is completed on my cubicle. No telecommuting; however, there are exceptions such as being sick, family, and emergencies. If I'm sick, then I should focus on recovering. If there is a family priority, then the family priority takes precedence. If there is an emergency, then I must focus on the emergency.

8. Books, Newspapers And Magazines. I prefer printed books. I prefer printed newspapers. I prefer printed magazines. Online articles are okay as long as they're brief.

7. Get Out Of The House. I shop for groceries. I eat at restaurants. I fill up my gas at gas stations. There is no Amazon Fresh, Safeway delivery, gas delivery, and food delivery.

6. Old School Hobbies. I play board games, hike outdoors, ballroom dance, and cook. I'm retired watching anime and playing video games; however, both can be old school anime and old school video games.

5. Oral Hygiene. I brush my teeth manually. I use dental floss, Water-Pix, and mouthwash.

4. Gym. Another old school hobby. Another get out of the house. I workout at the gym four days a week. Two days of cardio. Two days of weights. Nothing complicated. Nothing simple.

3. No Cable TV. No Dish TV. I watch a little TV on a television. I spend minimal time watching TV and watching movies online. No Netflix. I have four movies on Google Play TV & Movies.

2. Three Meals A Day. I learned proper nutrition when I was a child. I continue my diet habits as an adult. I eat three healthy meals a day. No skipping. I minimize eating processed foods. I avoid protein bars, zero calorie sodas, and fat free foods.

1. Eight Hours Of Sleep. It's not a secret. The most successful people follow a basic habit. Rest is important. The human needs sleep to recovery mind, body, and spirit.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

More People Must Get Physical

A peaceful person controls his or her physical, mental, emotional, financial, and spiritual statuses. The spiritual status may refer to sleep. More people are under emphasizing the physical status. More people are over emphasizing the mental status. Military, first responders, and sports require physical training. All occupations must have a physical training regimen. I can say more people must get more sleep. I see too many shortcuts and phony miracles to stay in shape, to stay in focus, and to avoid health problems. Get up and do something, anything physical honestly and sincerely.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Instant Bullets Blog Oct 6, 2019

*Add To The List Of Required Kitchen Staples. Red cups. You never know when you host a last-minute party.

*$1 Sincerely. I'm unemployed. Spending is limited. I put $1 in the tip cup for the sandwich maker. It's the correct call. $1 for a little sincerely.

*A Math Fraction Lesson I Finally Realized. The 8ths fractions: 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, and 8/8. The eventh numerator fractions are reduced. The oddth numerator fractions are not reduced. 2/8=1/4, 4/8=1/2, 6/8=3/4, 8/8=1.

*Don't Do These Sex Porn Techniques In Real Life. askmen.com published an article Porn Positions & Moves You Should Never Try IRL. Improve your sex life not doing these positions and moves.

*Kevin Durant Truth Is Revealed. Time reveals the truth. Kevin Durant tells the truth regarding his decision to leave the Golden State Warriors. He wanted to leave at the start of the 2018-2019 season. Beforehand, all rumors, heresy, and speculations were a waste of time. Conversations? Yes. Good conversations? No.

Sources: Kevin Durant on if the Warriors mishandled his calf injury: 'Hell, no', KD on Leaving Warriors: 'I Started to Realize I'm Just Different From the Rest of the Guys', Kevin Durant: 'If I was leaving Warriors, it was always going to be for Nets', and Kevin Durant Reportedly Stopped Talking to Warriors Teammates During Season.

*$121,082.40. OnePoll and Simple.com conducted a study polling 2,000 Americans. The average date costs $168.17 a month. The average date is higher at $185.65 for a married couple. The average lifetime date costs $121.082.40. Source: Here’s how much money the average American spends on dating.

*Five Minute Parent And Child Lesson. Don't Be Lazy To Save Five Minutes. Reddit screenshot Now This is Commitment taken on Fri Aug 16, 2019.



*How Many Losses To Stop Being Loved? Alfred Lord Tennyson said a common quote, "Tis better to have loved and lost, / Than never to have loved at all" from his poem "In Memoriam A.H.H." There are people who lost many times not being loved.

*No Risk It, No Biscuit, said Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach.

*What Are The Movies A Person Must Watch To Die Happy? Tough choices. Many choices. Infinite opinions. Here is my quick thinking picks in no particular order: Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather I & II, Star Wars IV-VI, Casablanca, Mary Poppins, The Dark Knight, and Titanic.

*California Independent Contractor Classification Law. Governor Gavin Newson signed Assembly Bill 5 to law on Wed Sep 18, 2019. The law sets rules whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The law starts on Jan 1, 2020.



*NFL All-Star Wide Receiver Antonio Brown. Sports analyst Ray Ratto from 95.7FM The Game summed up his dilemma, "A cry for justice, and a cry for help."

*A One-Up Children Over Adults. Children are the best lie detectors. They have a natural intuition. It's tough lying to children.

*College Students An Easy A Grade. Take a class on public speaking. My class consisted of two quizzes, simple reading assignments, five speeches for which four are graded, class attendance is mandatory because almost all class meetings are listening to speeches, and an optional final.

*Over-protective, Cowardice, Weak, And Fatigue. What's going to with today's parents? There are too many over-protective, minimal risk taking, losing strength, and tired parents. I saw parents being excited raising children when I was a child. My parents are an exception.

*Single People Approaching Middle Age. Some single people approaching middle age or are middle age play the desperate card. They need a lover. They want a lover. They must be in a relationship regardless of a partial match, partial connection, and partial compatibility. They are impatient finding the best match. They lack the courage being alone.

*Playtime Is Over When The Marriage Begins. I'm not a marriage counselor expert. A key to a successful marriage is stop the playtime. Any two people can get married. Is the marriage successful? Is the marriage strong? Is the marriage everlasting? If the marriage becomes a chore, an obligation, and a duty, then changes are required. Begin the tough conversations. It's time to be brutally honest. It's okay to get professional help.

Update On A Past Blog

I blogged I hate painting being a Sort Of Professional Painter on Feb 17, 2019. Regardless, I behave professionally getting the paint job done earnestly. I'm not a professional painter painting fast, efficient, and minimizing mistakes. I'm a slow painter. I'm an amateur. Amateurs are slower, less knowledgeable, and commit more mistakes. I'm terrible at home improvements which explains why I ate painting.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Golden State Warriors Final Games At Oracle And Bad Good Advice

Coffee, basketball, good economic headline, bad economic headline, false faulty information, informative information, good luck and bad luck at chance games, Seinfeld trivia, and Lucy's advice on bad good advice.





















Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sibling Role Reversal

I'm the oldest among my siblings. I felt one disadvantage being the oldest when we were children and teenagers. I was the first to make mistakes. My siblings learned from my mistakes growing up. I was the first child my parents raised me. My parents learned from their mistakes raising me. My siblings didn't repeat my mistakes. My parents corrected their mistakes raising my siblings. My siblings were smart students with lots of friends. My parents encouraged my siblings to study hard. I was the opposite. I was an average student with little friends. I felt jealous. I felt weak. I felt my family abandoned me. I felt life betrayed me.

We are adults today. My siblings are making mistakes today. I'm learning from their mistakes which includes raising a family and dating people. I have the desire to avoid repeating their mistakes. I have the desire to get smarter. I don't know why my siblings are regressing? Is it family stress? Is it work stress? Do my siblings stop learning? Do my siblings take life for granted? Do my siblings loss the desire to continue improving? Do my siblings accept their life as good as it gets and can't get better? The answer or answers is yes to more than one question.

Further, I experienced the most problems when we were children. My problems were poor physical fitness except my running speed, mental average intelligence, emotional worrying, emotional cowardness, and social being a loner for some school years. Today my siblings have the most problems. My adult problems are George Constanza problems unemployed and live with my parents. The two problems are nothing compared to my siblings.

One last question which is personal. Am I evil observing and learning from my siblings' mistakes? I forgive my parents for their poor job raising me. I'm an adult. I'm responsible for my successes and for my failures.

Desire Is More Important Than Knowledge

People expected my siblings to work at high paying jobs. Their jobs are typical middle class white collar jobs. I wonder why almost all smart students in high school and college aren't millionaires. Research concludes many millionaires are average C students or dropouts. Do these average C students or dropouts have the desire to learn to become millionaires? Likely yes. Do these average C students or dropouts know what to learn and what not to learn? Likely yes. I'm making a connection between my smart siblings when they were young not becoming millionaires and the millionaires who were average students. Do my siblings (and people like my siblings) lose the desire to continue their education or do they accept their current life not working to improve their lives?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

He’s More Than Charming Or She’s More Than A Sweetheart

Single people finding love with one expectation is naive. He just needs to be polite. She just needs to keep the bed warm. He just needs to write love letters. She just needs to cook comfort food on a bad day. He just needs to say "bless you" when I sneeze. She just needs to tell me there's a problem with her car. There are success stories accepting the one expectation because of good chance, good timing, and good luck the couple meets. I was a person finding love with one expectation naively; fortunately, I was a senior in high school. My future wife just needs to be a sweetheart.

Times have changed. Decades ago married couples with one expectation each was valid. He's a nice guy. She's a good cook. The expectations are raised today. He must be more than a nice guy. She must be more than a good cook. Human relationships have evolved with more knowledge. We accept more knowledge to increase our chances of finding lasting relationships.

I have high expectations decades later. My high expectations are not impossible. I have deal breakers such as avoids driving freeways, eats too much junk food, smokes, and hates board games. I have must haves such as enjoys outdoor activities, reads books, financial discipline, and good self-esteem. I'm fortunate I tell a story the woman I'm seeking. A story is powerful. A story is better than the common one liners such as beautiful, intelligent, good smile, *insert hobby one*, *insert hobby two*, and no drugs.

There are single men. There are single women. There is a match for a man. There is a match for a woman. There is chemistry. There is compatibility. There is compromise or give and take. It's supposed to be hard finding love because marriages last till death do us part. A marriage is a one-shot opportunity.

Here's My Story

I'm looking for a woman who is still new in life. She's fresh. She's behind in life. I missed many experiences when I was younger. I'm catching up. I want a woman to join me catching up. We seek new adventures. We experience new experiences. Our bucket lists have too many unchecked boxes. For example, I haven't visited a foreign country outside North America. Canada doesn't count as visiting a foreign country. Another example is playing a song from a jukebox. Get up and do something, anything.