Thursday, October 31, 2019

Physical Appearance

The late Steve Jobs said we do judge a book by its cover. A person must never trick the world with poor physical appearance. Good people. Strong people. Honest people. They never walk out of their residences with poor physical appearances. Their appearances match their good, strong, and honest personalities. Their physical appearances match their intelligence, wisdom, and interests. The minimum is practice good hygiene both body and oral, good grooming, decent clothes, and proper etiquette. Also, they eat healthy, minimized alcohol consumption, and devote time for physical activity. Be honest on self-image. Don't have a loser self-image. Don't be a show-off.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read

Reading books is one of my favorite hobbies. My reading speed and my reading comprehension have been improving since 2018. I can't explain why. I can't explain how. I experienced reading problems when I was a child. I started reading more fiction books in 2008. I learn more about life reading fiction books than nonfiction books. Fiction books give me wisdom. Nonfiction books give me intelligence. I read 75% fiction and 25% nonfiction. There are more books I must read. The Harry Potter universe by J.K. Rowling is not on the list because I'm reading volume three of seven. I anticipate updated top ten favorite books lists soon.

Here are my top ten favorite books I read:

10. Forever… by Judy Blume. All teenagers and all parents must read the young adult classic book The sex scenes and growing up lessons are relevant today.

9. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. How do people become rich? Kiyosaki answers the question how. The answer is not a college degree, an MBA, or working a six-figure income.

8. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Readers adapt 20% of his suggestions increases his or her likelihood to meet more new people and create more circle of friends.

7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I read the book first. I watched the movie second. I love them both.

6. The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. I purchased a European edition book. The author wrote the story and drew the illustrations. The main character had courage I wished I had when I was a child.

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The illiterate main character stole books during World War II in Nazi Germany. Read World War II from innocent Germans point of view. Comedy, sorrow, and anger are some of the feelings the reader experiences.

4. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I loved Hemingway's writing style. Short. To the point. No wasted words.

3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch is strong. Atticus Finch is a model for a man.

2. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell wrote luck and opportunity are the reasons why some people succeed.

Honorable mentions. City Of Thieves by David Benioff, All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett, and The Martian by Andy Weir.

1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Jobs was a genius. Jobs was an artist. Part of Jobs's life influence how I live today for better or for worse.

Side note: I read #9 Rich Dad, Poor Dad, #8 How To Win Friends & Influence People, #6 The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, #4 The Old Man And The Sea, #3 To Kill A Mockingbird, #2 Outliers, and #1 Steve Jobs books twice.

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.