An update

Hello faithful readers…… Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I found another blog and it has inspired me to try this again.

So here’s some updates for ya:

I got a new lawnmower last year about this time with help from “Mr Fix it” it’s a Craftsman, and makes mowing MUCH easier now. “Mr Fix It” retired  from Sears and I used his discount and with his knowledge of mowers he helped me pick a good one for my needs and with my budget. 

I gave up on the treadmill…… Not that I didn’t enjoy it, but it kinda broke and even “Mr Fix It” couldn’t fix it, so it went to the garbage men. 

I Lost my job of 13yrs, got a new one in Nov of 2013. 

Trying the diet thing still…. Wifey bought me a Ninja Bullet and I have been  juicing with fruits & vegetables…. Mostly fruits, and cutting down my portions and drinking only water during the day.  I’ve lost about 14 lbs by doing this and my weight is not what it used to be. This past May the wifey bought me a bike, so I have been trying to do that as well. 

About the bike for a minute… The day after I got it I rode about 6 miles.  I rode it from my house to the boys’ soccer game and back.  That little jaunt messed up my back for about a month….. good times. 

Let’s see….I’m still smoking cigars and even landed a part time job at a cigar shop (not sure if I mentioned that before). I worked there for 2 years and then moved into another shop, which actually has the biggest humidor in the state. Upgraded to a tower humidor and cooler (or coolidor if you will). 


I bought a new car….. not sure if that was brought up before or not, so trying to tell you as much that is rolling off my brain. It’s a 2012 black Scion XB, and I love it! 

Favorite Tunes Friday will return I just need to go back and see where I left off. You seemed to enjoy that, and it was fun for me too. Not sure if I will keep that title or not though……..maybe it will be a daily thing? Who knows.

No promises, but I’m going to try and update this blog more since I’m inspired at the moment.

A plea to my drivers.

  • Please don’t come into the office expecting us to bow or grovel at your feet.
  • Please don’t act like we know nothing when you ask us a question. Especially the no brainer questions, if it is over my head I won’t fake my answer. If I don’t know the answer, I will find it for you.
  • And no, you can’t sit at my desk while I work.
  • Please don’t call me 3 minutes after sending me a message from your truck…YOU ARE NOT MY ONLY DRIVER!!!!!
  • Please keep your nasty pocket debris in your pocket, and take a shower and brush your teeth before approaching me, our showers are free ya know?
  • Don’t call me because you can’t read a map…I am at my desk, you are on the road figure it out, if you can’t find the place THEN call me.
  • Come back on time from your time off and don’t make me call looking for you, I have other things to do then be your babysitter.
  • Don’t tell me you can’t go to Canada without good reason, and make sure you apply for your passport, this is a prerequisite when you were hired on and you know this.
  • Don’t be a total jerk to me or my co-workers we are trying to HELP you.
  • Smile once and a while, you woke up today, didn’t you? That is a lucky thing!!!
  • Please don’t bitch to me about your load and blame me for it, I do not see your load until you do….got it? Not every load is going to be 1,000 miles, and don’t ask for California loads or “west coast loads” a majority of you can’t run them when I give them to you anyway.
  • Don’t threaten me by quitting (it won’t bother me any) and don’t bitch because I get to go home everynight (You chose your profession).

Don’t get me wrong, but I do like my job, there are just certain drivers I wish I didn’t have to deal with, and these are not my drivers I am talking about, this is my whole experience of being a dispatcher for the past 11 years.

Ok, I think that is about it for now

Inspired by my friend The Redneck Princess