Friday, May 4, 2007

Online Diary...

This Blogging thing is becoming almost like an online diary, huh? I'm like McDonald's...I'm lovin' it!

The climate here in Bahrain is becoming a little more strained as those whom have a problem with the American occupation in Iraq are becoming less tolerant of our presence here, as well. With multiple bomb threats in the past month to my place of employment, citing our occupation in Iraq as their main motivation for their actions. Scary? YES! The unpredictable-ness of it all is what's most scary. Anytime, anywhere, and any one.

These people really need to get jobs and occupy their time with more productivity. If only those "Have's" could extend their hands to the "Have-Not's" then maybe there would be some peace.

We'll see what happens...

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Some people were born with patience, and others were not. Maybe, patience is developed over time, maybe it's not. I do know one thing, since I've joined the military, my patience level has risen 10 fold. It's sort of mandatory for a person's patience level to increase as the military is full of procrastinators and red-tape.
When I was stationed on the ship, I had to wait an hour and a half to eat lunch. That was a daily occurrence for four months while out to sea. Wow, was that stupid. Inefficiency at its best. The thing about it was the food wasn't even good.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Today is a new day...

I swear, you guys reading my writing about me must think I'm some sort of nut. However, on the contrary, maybe I'm just that guy who speaks his mind because nobody else does. I believe there is a lot of mis-communication that is not said...meaning to say that people have the urge to speak their minds but either lack the confidence or don't have the medium to which to "post" it. I say, Blogs are quite helpful in understanding oneself and reading past posts to get an idea of how, on a daily basis, emotions change like the temperature in a thermometer.

What I'm really trying to say is that unless you're true to yourself, being happy is unreachable.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Curve Balls...

It's funny how people don't see the writing on the wall because they're so focused on "what they want" and a few years down the road that writing on the wall becomes a palm-slap to the forehead. And then, in those few years, accumulation starts to set it...accumulation of feelings, dogs, jewelry, and the like. Nothing is ever easy.
What I don't like about myself is that I know what the right answer is, but then that part of my brain shuts off and I go do what makes me happy. Selfish? I thought that doing what makes you happy is what it's all about. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...that's the way it's supposed to be. I don't like checking in, questions, and the constant reminder that I have to be home at a certain time. I did not know this about myself before I got married...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

It's getting hot over here...

As you all know, the desert is known for it's heat. Well, Bahrain adds just a little more spice to the ambiance...Humidity. YUCK! Imagine being entirely too hot and sticky. Too hot = over 140 degrees and 75% humidity. That's what it will be come July and August...Just nasty!

Good luck to me!

Thursday, April 26, 2007


The fourth week is approaching and the group project is coming due. I certainly wish the best for all in the class. I know my group is well prepared and ahead of the game. I would like to take the time to thank them all for being so cool and professional throughout this entire (almost) month.

One more week!

Week 3 Assignment

Jamie Rodriguez was my partner this week and she was fantastic! Thank you once again for being so cool!

Jamie played the employee whom had a beef with the fact that she has never been given any more than a 3% raise despite being a top-notch performer and achieving nothing but results for as long as she's been with the company. She brought up the fact that inflation has risen every year at a 3% clip every year, and thought that just breaking even wasn't going to be something she was going to tolerate.
The only thing I could say was you're right and you will be seeing an annual raise of 6%. I loved the way she presented the facts about her never receiving any kind of letter of reprimand or anything like that. She gave me the impression as if coming to me was her last resort and that I, as her boss, had failed her. I found that to be quite interesting the way she did that.

Great job, Jamie!