dlgood: (Const)
2017-06-01 02:17 am

The Wheel of Employment

I am still alive. Usually, I only post here.

In special news, I'm taking a new job - leaving a position I've held for almost seven years. It's work at the same company, in a different aspect of my industry. I really liked my old job, and could have stayed there had I switched to a new company. But there are extenuating circumstances...

For the past seven years, I have been working overnight. This has some merits. I was free to set my pace, I had autonomy, I could telework frequently... I avoided rush hour, could dress in casual clothes, and didn't have to pay to park. (Which in the DC area, is not cheap) I also really liked what I was doing.

On the other hand, working overnight imposed serious complications to my social life and planning. It made taking leave very difficult. And I didn't have the strong connection to my current cast of work team members - not like I'd enjoyed earlier in my run in the post.

So it was pretty much time for that change.
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2017-02-03 07:25 am

Tap Tap...

Just a quick post to show y'all that I am indeed still on this thing. Though I'm mostly just a lurker, and drive-by commenter.

I have one of those jobs where, if I am busy at work, then a lot of people on the other side of the world are probably having very, very bad days.

This week, I've been very, very busy.
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2011-12-25 07:25 am

Happy Holidays

A Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! May your fried wontons be crispy!
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2010-08-02 05:31 pm

Brief Update, Old Guy Radio

Haven't really posted or commented much in the last week or so. Part of it is the new work schedule - other part is our horrible summer weather, combined with multiple extended power outages caused by horrible, tree-snapping thunderstorms.

Other than that, am doing well. And, after one month of driving, continue to recommend the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Am getting roughly 30 MPG in pretty spirited driving.

Old Guy Radio )
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2010-08-02 05:31 pm

Brief Update, Old Guy Radio

Haven't really posted or commented much in the last week or so. Part of it is the new work schedule - other part is our horrible summer weather, combined with multiple extended power outages caused by horrible, tree-snapping thunderstorms.

Other than that, am doing well. And, after one month of driving, continue to recommend the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Am getting roughly 30 MPG in pretty spirited driving.

Old Guy Radio )
dlgood: (Canyon)
2010-07-06 09:19 am
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Grand Canyon / Northern Arizona Vacation Photos

Realize it's been awhile since I've posted. Took a different job within my company, that has placed me in a different job location and on a radically different work schedule. And while the job is rewarding and the new schedule has many benefits, it has posed quite a challenge to my very confused body clock. I'm finally now getting around to posting pictures from my vacation. Click here for photos. The sequences include:
  • The Cabin in Flagstaff, where we stayed

  • The Grand Canyon, taken from the South rim, on the main viewing points on the western half of the park

  • Oak Creek Canyon and the road to Sedona


I do not, however, have many photos of either the Red Rocks, or the wildfire that later kept me out of my cabin and away from my precious things. I was all clicked out by that point, not havig much patience or interest in photography. Rest assured, no harm came. I was able to gather back my stuff, and even recovered some of my precious foodstuffs and potables.

Had a good 4th of July that would have been better if my team didn't stink. Rooting for a better outcome when I take my dad to the game Weds. vs. the Padres.
dlgood: (Canyon)
2010-07-06 09:19 am
Entry tags:

Grand Canyon / Northern Arizona Vacation Photos

Realize it's been awhile since I've posted. Took a different job within my company, that has placed me in a different job location and on a radically different work schedule. And while the job is rewarding and the new schedule has many benefits, it has posed quite a challenge to my very confused body clock. I'm finally now getting around to posting pictures from my vacation. Click here for photos. The sequences include:
  • The Cabin in Flagstaff, where we stayed

  • The Grand Canyon, taken from the South rim, on the main viewing points on the western half of the park

  • Oak Creek Canyon and the road to Sedona


I do not, however, have many photos of either the Red Rocks, or the wildfire that later kept me out of my cabin and away from my precious things. I was all clicked out by that point, not havig much patience or interest in photography. Rest assured, no harm came. I was able to gather back my stuff, and even recovered some of my precious foodstuffs and potables.

Had a good 4th of July that would have been better if my team didn't stink. Rooting for a better outcome when I take my dad to the game Weds. vs. the Padres.
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2010-06-27 03:47 am
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Not Quite Old Guy Radio: What Dave was listening to 20 Years Ago...

We got cable at the end of 1988. Around the time I was prepping for my Bar Mitzvah - I was more likely to distract myself with Mike Tyson's Punch-Out than MTV. I mostly only watched the mainstream videos.

Every so often, as I got a little more mature as a listener, I would stay up later to watch 120 mins... and not just the headbanger stuff. One of the bands I really liked was Concrete Blonde...

Concrete Blonde - Joey

Concrete Blonde - Everybody Knows


"Joey" was their biggest hit, a song about singer Johnette Napolitano's relationship with an alcoholic. "Everybody Knows" a cover of the Leonard Cohen song, from the movie "Pump Up the Volume". I find Napolitano a compelling vocalist, with both her voice and ability to manipulate it. Comparing Cohen's spare arrangement to Concrete Blonde's lush version - I much prefer the Cover. I imagine Cohen intended a flat effect, but I find Napolitano's interpretation far more compelling.

I don't feel like they have an especially deep catalog, but I think these two songs in particular are pretty timeless (though the Joey video is pretty hackneyed) Given the national news these days, "Everybody Knows" doesn't sound more than a week old, does it...
dlgood: (BlackBerry)
2010-06-27 03:47 am
Entry tags:

Not Quite Old Guy Radio: What Dave was listening to 20 Years Ago...

We got cable at the end of 1988. Around the time I was prepping for my Bar Mitzvah - I was more likely to distract myself with Mike Tyson's Punch-Out than MTV. I mostly only watched the mainstream videos.

Every so often, as I got a little more mature as a listener, I would stay up later to watch 120 mins... and not just the headbanger stuff. One of the bands I really liked was Concrete Blonde...

Concrete Blonde - Joey

Concrete Blonde - Everybody Knows


"Joey" was their biggest hit, a song about singer Johnette Napolitano's relationship with an alcoholic. "Everybody Knows" a cover of the Leonard Cohen song, from the movie "Pump Up the Volume". I find Napolitano a compelling vocalist, with both her voice and ability to manipulate it. Comparing Cohen's spare arrangement to Concrete Blonde's lush version - I much prefer the Cover. I imagine Cohen intended a flat effect, but I find Napolitano's interpretation far more compelling.

I don't feel like they have an especially deep catalog, but I think these two songs in particular are pretty timeless (though the Joey video is pretty hackneyed) Given the national news these days, "Everybody Knows" doesn't sound more than a week old, does it...
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2010-06-23 03:05 pm

Home!

For those wondering, am finally home.

Landed in Baltimore yesterday around 1600 EST, hung out with my siblings. All was well. Went to drive home and my car died on me.

Fortunately, wasn't too far from their place, so big sis and brother-in-law (he's married to younger sis) picked me up and brought me back to big sis while the car got towed.

I'm a few $$$ lighter thanks to rescheduled flights and broke down cars, but at least I'm back home and the car is working again.
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2010-06-23 03:05 pm

Home!

For those wondering, am finally home.

Landed in Baltimore yesterday around 1600 EST, hung out with my siblings. All was well. Went to drive home and my car died on me.

Fortunately, wasn't too far from their place, so big sis and brother-in-law (he's married to younger sis) picked me up and brought me back to big sis while the car got towed.

I'm a few $$$ lighter thanks to rescheduled flights and broke down cars, but at least I'm back home and the car is working again.
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2010-06-08 11:31 pm
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Merry Strasburgmas

So, it turns out the kid is pretty good. His curveball makes me physically ill. This is awesome.
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2010-06-08 11:31 pm
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Merry Strasburgmas

So, it turns out the kid is pretty good. His curveball makes me physically ill. This is awesome.
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2010-06-06 07:27 pm

Oh my aching back...

I appear to have done something to offend...

Was at a birthday party for the twin three-year-olds of a family friend. Don't know what I did or when, but suddenly, my lower back seems to have caught fire.

Actually, I'm back at home and doing quite fine now. You know, as long as I don't move. Otherwise, it's burning pain from my left hip joint into the center of my lower back.

Today's strategy involves Motrin PM, Icy Hot, and sleep...
dlgood: (Default)
2010-06-06 07:27 pm

Oh my aching back...

I appear to have done something to offend...

Was at a birthday party for the twin three-year-olds of a family friend. Don't know what I did or when, but suddenly, my lower back seems to have caught fire.

Actually, I'm back at home and doing quite fine now. You know, as long as I don't move. Otherwise, it's burning pain from my left hip joint into the center of my lower back.

Today's strategy involves Motrin PM, Icy Hot, and sleep...
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2010-05-27 11:13 pm
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That Huge TV Meme - Part III

TV Meme - Day 3 and Conclusion.

In discussing credit sequences, I would be remiss if I didn't also bring up the closing credits to TWiB (This Week in Baseball) featuring the fanfare tune "Gathering Crowds" which played over a montage of highlights closing on a tracking shot of the spin of a curveball in slow motion.

On to my - dare I say it - final answers:

Questions 21-30 )
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2010-05-27 11:13 pm
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That Huge TV Meme - Part III

TV Meme - Day 3 and Conclusion.

In discussing credit sequences, I would be remiss if I didn't also bring up the closing credits to TWiB (This Week in Baseball) featuring the fanfare tune "Gathering Crowds" which played over a montage of highlights closing on a tracking shot of the spin of a curveball in slow motion.

On to my - dare I say it - final answers:

Questions 21-30 )
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2010-05-26 12:26 am
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