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Career God

Wonderful Week At Work: Completed

I got off from work at 11:30 AM this morning, and it was the completion of another wonderful week.

The leadership of my building (including me) worked on a major time-consuming project all this week – a grande PowerPoint Presentation that was pretty much all about us and the work that we do. We did it in preparation of a ‘welcome briefing’ for one of our new Commanders on base. That briefing took place this morning in our building’s Conference Room. It began at precisely 9 AM, and it lasted for nearly 2½ hours. I think that we totally blew away our new Commander with the show, and he was most appreciative of the effort. At one point during the briefing the top guy of our building unexpectedly told me to stand up, and then he proceeded to shower me with praise upon praise for a couple of minutes regarding many of my various accomplishments since arriving in that building just a little over 4 months ago. That made me feel so great !

After 20 years I’ve finally found a place on base for me where I actually look forward to going to work each and every morning. At the end of each work day I always look back at it feeling sincerely happy and totally satisfied that I gave it my all, and that my fellow co-workers truly appreciated what I did for them during the course of the day. I finally have co-workers who consistently respect me for my technical expertise and experience.

I am so truly greatful to God to be living in this current life of mine – the Renaissance of my personal life – as well as the Renaissance of my professional career. There’s no looking back now to what my life and career used to be. It’s all about what it is in the now, and this now shall continue infinitely as long as I continue to progress forward on God’s fantastic journey for me !

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God Music

My Fantastic Journey: It’s In The Lyrics

“Never Going Back To OK” – The Afters 

It’s not the end, but it feels like it is.
I’m waking up like I’m back from the dead.
I’m stepping out, and I feel so afraid.
But as long as I’m moving it’s all right.

I feel alive, and it hurts for a change.
No looking back.
It’s hard to believe that I was cool.
With the days that I wasted.
Complacent and tasteless and bored.
But that was yesterday.

We’re never going back to OK (OK).
We’re never going back to easy.
We’re never going back to the way it was.
We’re never going back to OK.

This discontent – like a slap in the face.
Of mediocre – I’ve had enough of this place.
This party’s over, and I’m moving away.
From the frills of your Beverly Hills.
That was yesterday.

We’re never going back to OK (OK).
We’re never going back to easy.
We’re never going back to the way it was.
We’re never going back to OK.

We’re here to stay.
This is our time.
Our only life.
Our chance to live.

We’re never going back to OK (OK).
We’re never going back to easy.
We’re never going back to the way it was.
We’re never going back to OK.

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Driving

U.S.A. National Gas Temperature Map

It’s time to catch up again on current gasoline prices all across the great United States Of America.

Click here for a cool colour-coded map of our country that shows how much gas costs per gallon (on average) in each county (updated daily).

Oil prices have recently tumbled a bit, and gas prices have done so as well from their recent near record highs. They currently vary from under $2.71 per gallon (mostly in the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area) to over $3.31 per gallon (much of northern and central California). The greener counties are the cheaper ones, and the redder counties are the more expensive ones. Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma generally have the cheapest gas in the country.

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Annoyances

The Road Rage Files – Chapter 16

This afternoon on my way home from work I was tailgated by a big pick-up truck for about a mile southbound on Speedway Boulevard (from Campbell Drive down to North Canal Drive), and for the entire 3-mile stretch westbound on North Canal Drive (from Speedway Boulevard over to Tennessee Road).

There were countless opportunities for this big pick-up truck to pass me on the left with great ease on both Speedway Boulevard as well as North Canal Drive, but the driver declined to do so – opting instead to follow my bumper closely for some 4 miles through the east of Homestead.

That left me with no choice but to slow down to below my normal cruising speed to just a few miles-per-hour above the posted speed limit of 40 MPH on both roads. He who tailgates me is he who gets to drive just a tiny bit above the posted speed limit.

What makes this particular ‘Road Rage File’ any different than several others that were posted over the previous 6 months ?  Not too much actually, but the first 13 of ‘The Road Rage Files’ were posted over on the former MySpace blog, and a lot of you are new to this blog since we moved it over here to WordPress. This is a continuing message series here on this blog (one of the most popular and most anticipated), so look for more exciting incidents of bad driving all around me on a regular basis as they occur.