Monday, November 16, 2009

BlogShares "Untitled" Contest

There is a contest in BlogShares - a game where blogs are tracked, given value, and shares traded - where there are over 21000 untitled blogs in the index. The goal of the contest is to either give the blog a name or find if the blog is dead. A blog is considered dead in BlogShares if there has been no post to the blog in the last six months.

I will be tracking the blogs I find here. I will be updating this post all week so watch. If you want to get in on the fun, come to, register, read the rules, and join in.

Monday, November 16, 2009 - dead - dead - dead - dead - dead - inaccessible - inaccessible - suspended - Title Changed from untitled to "Shrouded in darkness;" - inaccessible - suspended - inaccessible - autoreferal to - inaccessible - posts not on first page - inaccessible - need permission to view posts - inaccessible - suspended - Title Changed to Untitled because a title would imply quality - inaccessable - non-blog - dead - Title changed to "World of Sound" - dead - inaccessible - suspended - dead - dead - inaccessible - suspended - dead - inaccessible - suspended - dead - dead - non-blog - dead - dead - dead - inaccessible - suspended - non-blog - inaccessible - suspended - inaccessible

Updates throughout the week!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I Love a Parade

This past weekend, my daughter was chosen to be one of the banner carriers for the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival. It was cold and rainy. But she did a fantastic job. Only about 16 kids were asked and only about 12 showed up.

My daughter helped carry the banner the first half of the parade, then we dropped out and watched most of the rest of it.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Myths are Familiar

Just finished reading this book.

I read this book back in college as part of a Classical Mythology course. I wanted to read it again as I was curious to see how mythology fits in with modern day myths and storytelling. Unfortutately the only copies available from Amazon are from private sellers. I am pretty sure you would find a copy in a library if you are interested in reading it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Baseball Book

Back in 1998, I received a book for Christmas. I did not get around to reading it until the last couple of days. I wish I had read it back then. Although it was a very enjoyable read today. The book:

Back then, I was heavily into baseball. I shared a mini-season plan to the Orioles and was at "The Yard" at least once a week. I wasn't an Orioles fan though, my allegiance was in the National League. I just wanted to see baseball live. The site, the smells, the game, and yes, the "Woo-Woo" Boys (ask me about them sometime). I loved the game.

Then life hit. I was in love, I moved away from a major league park, I had kids. All took me away from something I enjoyed immensely. This book brought it back for me. Maybe I will watch a game every now an then. Hopefully Jon Miller will be broadcasting.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Still No Job

I am looking. I am submitting applications. It is only a matter of time until some company realizes they need me.

In the meantime, I am keeping my computer skills sharp. Working with spreadsheets and databases at home.

I am also starting to cook and bake again. A few years ago, I was pretty good. I am a little rusty, but it is a lot of fun .

Monday, August 31, 2009

Added Martinsburg Blogs

Here are 5 more blogs I found with Bloggers from Martinsburg, WV. Some are old, lapsed blogs, some are current. Give them some love. Go visit and enjoy!

I encourage any blogger to post, but more especially those from my local area.

The World According to John Lapsed Blog

The HOmIcidAL MaNiac GAmER Lapsed Blog

ANiTASz STUFF! Lapsed Blog


Axis of Evil Lapsed Blog

If you are from Martinsburg or from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and you have a blog that is not linked from my blog, let me know and I will check it out and put up a link.

If you are from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and would like to blog, let me know. I will give you information and encouragement.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

More Light

If you are a Brother Mason, this is good reading:

Friday, August 28, 2009

What's in Your Wallet?

I was just reading about the latest online credit card theft. It involved about 130 MILLION credit card numbers. That's right, 130 MILLION.

No wonder my Credit Card company sent me a new card a few months ago.

It was also interesting where he got the Credit Card numbers. He and his co-conspirators targeted 7-Eleven, Hannaford Brothers Co. (supermarket chain), T.J. Maxx, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, and OfficeMax. They hacked into these companies and put what is called a "sniffer" program in to locate and steal credit card numbers. These numbers weren't from a web-based shopping program. They came from the companies' corporate websites.

A lot has been said recently about Credit Card companies needing to be more secure against hacking. Well in this case, it shows that regular companies need to be more secure and do a better job protecting their customer's credit card numbers.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School Time Again!

Tomorrow is the first day of school for my kids this year. They had an awesome summer. And still they want to go back to school. The school got new playground equipment over the summer. Hopefully the neighborhood kids won't deface and tear it apart like they did with the old equipment.

I have a 2nd grader and a 3rd grader this year. We met their teachers on Friday and it looks like they got good ones.

Got to go get their stuff ready for tomorrow.

And I need to get a run in sometime today.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Unemployment Sucks!

Yes, my friends, unemployment sucks. I feel so useless right now. I am not able to use the skills I went to school to learn and spent years honing. Now I am filling out applications and sending out emails in the hopes that, for whatever reason, my application or resume catches someones eye.

With so many out of work these days it is hard.

Well, back to the job search.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Looking for Work Again

Yep. I am looking for work again. If there is any business in the Eastern Panhandle of WV looking for an extremely hard worker, look no further. I have experience in Retail and IT.

More later...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More Martinsburg (WV) Blogs

From time to time, I will list some bloggers and blogs from Martinsburg, West Virginia. They will also appear in the right hand column. If you blog and you live in or around Martinsburg, let me know and I will link to you.

On the other hand, if you do not wish me to link to you, let me know and I will remove the link as fast as I can.

Saving With Sara - Want to save some money? Look here!

Inhumane Living Conditions - What it says.

Giggles 'N Sugar Kisses - Things for Mother and Baby

The Dugan's - Family Life

My View, My Vision - Photographer

Enjoy these, there are more to Come!

What Raises?

Well, April came and April went and there was no sign of the raises promised at review time. And if that were not enough to make me start looking for employment elsewhere, my Friday at work tipped the scales.

When I came to work on second shift on Friday, I found that the other asst. mgr. had not completed half of her assigned work. So I did her half, plus my regular second shift duties, plus I did half of the daily ordering which normally takes place on third shift. I had to do the ordering because there would not have been an orderer on that shift.

Then 10 minute into third shift one of the employees had not arrived. So I got to pull a double-shift.

Anyone have any openings in Martinsburg?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Show me the Money!

A couple of months ago, everyone at work got their annual review. At the time, we were told to expect our raises in April. Paychecks come out this Friday and if there is to be a raise it better be on that paycheck. If it isn't, I know an awful lot of employees will be very unhappy. Anyone know of any job openings in Berkeley or Jefferson County WV for retail management or IT? If so, let me know...