When my boss asked me if I would help arrange a Christmas party for our company, I got pretty excited. It is something his wife usually did, but she had been sick and wasn’t up to it. I was given a generous budget, and I knew exactly what I was going to spend a portion of it on. We have always had great Christmas parties in the past, but they could get a bit boring once the main meal was over. I knew that Christmas party entertainment would keep everyone smiling long past the main course.
I had been to a wedding the previous summer, and the bride had arranged for wedding entertainment. It was the first wedding I had ever been to where we were actually celebrating a marriage as well as playing poker and other casino games. I didn’t think my boss would appreciate that as he doesn’t like to gamble, but I knew he would probably enjoy a lot of the other entertainment options that the same company provides. I decided to get a few different things just to keep everyone smiling throughout the entire night.
The first thing I did was order some singing waiters. I also wanted a magician who would do tricks that would simply amaze everyone. I knew that I needed a few more things though, and one of those is a caricature artist that I ordered. The pictures that he drew were spot on, and I actually have mine hanging above my desk. The main highlight though were the Christmas carolers. They sang all sorts of Christmas songs, and they truly brought the feeling of Christmas to our Christmas party. Even though my boss’s wife recovered just fine, she told me that she has resigned from the Christmas party planning. She enjoyed herself too much at the one I put together, and wants to just be a guest from now on.
I have this old car that I want to sell in order to get rid of it. It has been sitting in my front lawn for about 2 years now, and I am definitely getting sick of looking at it. I don’t think I will be able to get a lot of money for it, because it does not run anymore, and probably isn’t worth fixing. Before I sell it I need to find an auto locksmith to unlock it, because it has been so long that I have no idea where I put the keys to the car. I wish that I could find the keys because I do not really want to pay someone to unlock a car. I would just break the window, since I am getting rid of the car anyway, but the problem is that the stuff that I need to get out of the car is all located in the trunk of the car.
So there is not a simple solution like just breaking a window. Believe me, if there was a simple solution, such that I did not have a pay a locksmith, I think I would have come up with it by now. What really frustrates me is that I looked all over the house and I still was not able to find the keys. I wish I knew what I did with them, but I said the car has been sitting there for about 2 years and 2 years ago is probably the last time I had the keys.
That is so long ago, that I have no idea where I would have put the keys. They could be pretty much anywhere, and I am tired of looking for them. I guess I will just admit defeat and call up the locksmith.
Jack and I have to figure out what makes sense here for us now. We are going to try to figure out if this project is worth taking on or not and it is not really obvious if it does not or not. The big question is going to be how hard it is going to be to get things done, like for example we need to find roof replacement in NYC. It is going to be a long term project of course, so we are not going to think about it is purely short term ways. You want to be able to figure out what makes sense and what you do is going to matter most of all. I am not really sure what I am going to do just yet and we have to stop, do the analysis and try to figure out what makes the best sense for us to do.
It is not going to be a simple decision and there is a lot of factors that we hay to look at it if we want to be sure that we do vetting the right way and do not miscalculate. It is very easy for you to make a small mistake and have it cost you a ton of money. In fact this roof repair thing is going to be possible to wreck the company if we were to botch it really badly. Of course the disasters is if you pick the wrong guy to fix the thing and you end up paying for something that does not work the right way. The roof has to function or the entire rest of the system is going to fail. It is pretty much that simple. We want to take a lot of care in this.to make more senese
Started to plan the big next project today and we are pretty excited about it. Of course there is a lot of risk in this deal and so we are wary about a lot of is issues that we are facing. For example we have started comparing accountants for UK contractors. Ever since this morning when we started to plan the next project it has been pretty hectic. We know that e are in a tight window. We have to squeeze through it if we want to make things work out the right way. There is a whole lot of work that we have to do and not a lot of time for us to get it done, so we are really working as hard as we are able to do. It is not like we are going to be wasting any time if we can help it and I have been putting in a lot of long hours lately.
Last Sunday I went in to the office for four hours. It was not something I wanted to do and of course there were football matches on and I was missing them. It was just the way that it was. Of course I was listening to the match on the radio and thinking about how much I wanted to watch the game. Of course I usually would have two or three pints along with the game. That would have been a lot more fun than working on spreadsheets and doing this sort of calculations. It is not any fun at all to go through all of that stuff if you need to wonder about it. It is extremely boring and routine stuff, which is bad enough when you are doing it all hour of the week without having to work a Sunday.
When my son and daughter both told me they are both getting married nextyear, I was a very happy mother! They had both been dating their significant others for a few years, and all four decided it was finally time to make that ultimate commitment. It means that both of my children will be moving out as soon as they are each married, but they are going to stay local so I am okay with that. I started looking at various scanning software programs because I knew exactly what I wanted to give each of them for a wedding gift.
We have always been a very photogenic family. While a lot of the pictures are digital, there are just as many that are in print form only. I was going to get copies made and print them for the kids, but I figured I would save a lot of money if I just scanned them myself and used photo paper to print them. I didn’t have any idea on which program to use to scan my photos though, but I was able to look online and find out which one was easy for other people to use.
I did not want one that I needed a rocket scientist degree to be able to use. I just wanted to be able to scan and clean up some pictures, then print them so my kids could have their own copy of family memories when they go to their new homes. I was able to find a great program that was very simple to use, and it was extremely user friendly. I was able to scan all of the pictures that I wanted in no time at all, and they look absolutely great. I cannot wait to give them each the album that I created just for them!
A lot of the local businesses have been getting commercial roof replacement in Morris County NJ. The reason for this is there was a pretty bad storm that came in along the coast. Even though many of the businesses took the proper steps to protect themselves from the storm, they still suffered roof damage. It was an interesting phenomenon that hadn’t been seen for as long as Morris County had been in existence. I own a pizza shop, and just like everyone else, I had to have roof replacement. My business was still open, because the storm didn’t damage anything else, but my roof was still in need of repair.
I asked some of the other businesses who they were using for their repairs, and they gave me the name of a particular company that does great repairs and replacement. I contacted the company and they scheduled to have someone come look at my roof to determine what would need to be done. The company worker came and gave me an estimate of the cost of replacement, and I scheduled a time for the company to come and start working on my roof. While the roof was being worked on, I had to close the business temporarily.
Once the company was done, I opened my doors again, and began serving pizza to all of the hungry residents of Morris County. It seems like the storm made everyone hungrier than before, as customers were ordering twice as much food. Morris County usually gets a few storms every year, but nothing like the one we’ve had most recently. I hope there aren’t any more harsh storms brewing, because I can only afford to make so many roof replacements, and my customers can only wait so long before they have to go somewhere else for pizza.
I am not going to take the full course, but I have started learning the work place safety rules for the job site. That is a big deal for any company that wants to do business in the UK. There are a lot of rule about how you got to do everything and the real idea so far as the bosses are concerned is protect your back parts at all times. If the rules say you have to find a rope access expert to do a job, then you pretty much have to pay for the guy who knows how to do that stuff. We have a bunch of old hands and if you turned you back on them they would just do the job and act like they had followed the rules if you asked them later. We have this one guy who is all about meeting his deadlines. So if he has to risk his own neck or some of his guys, then he is willing to do it.
Obviously the guy who has the big cushy office is thinking a lot about how easy it is to lose that. One day you get some joker who breaks his neck and you end up getting sued by all of his bleary eyed next of kin. If it looks like you are a good fall guy for it the people who make the decisions might give you a cardboard box and thirty minutes to empty your desk while the security guard stands and watches you do it. I saw that happen once, but of course they had caught this guy dipping into petty funds. One day they came around asking us if we had seen anyone messing around the safe and the next thing you need he was getting the boot.
I am in my hotel room right now, packing my bags. I am trying to make sure that I do not forget anything, while I am packing I have a habit of doing that, and so I always worry that it will happen. I did not think of making arrangements, to get transported to the airport, until just now. I need to look up the number for a taxi for Bristol, to see if I can get a ride to the airport for a cheap price.
I am not looking forward to waking up in the morning. I just went ahead and set my alarm on my phone, to make sure that I would not forget to do so. In fact, I set three alarms, just so that I will be sure to wake up. My flight is pretty early, and since I am going to have to pass through customs, I am going to have to arrive at the airport a few hours before the flight is scheduled to take off. Tomorrow is definitely going to be a long day, and not one that I am particularly looking forward to in all honesty.
I am not a big fan of flying, because I usually suffer some pretty severe symptoms from the changes in air pressure in the cabin, that are associated with taking off and landing. They can really be unpleasant at times. But enough about that. I need to focus on finding a taxi service to hire. I will need to have the taxi outside of my hotel, and waiting for me, by the time I am ready to go to the airport. I need to try to figure out how much it is going to cost for this trip. It should not be that much though, as it is only a few miles to the airport.
Well I have a place, but I can not say it is all that much to look at. The guy I am working with owns a couple of trailers and I am living in one of them. He is saying that he just wanted the land under the trailer, so at some point he will come up there and bull doze this sucker probably. It is not probably worth the trouble of moving it really, because it is really pretty old. I got my power hooked up yesterday, figured out that this deal http://www.energyproviderstexas.com/green-mountain-energy-texas/ was about as good as I could get. The place has one real advantage. I am pretty much going to barter for the rent. I figured that this guy had something in mind all along, because he was edging up to it really slow and cautious. I am sure that he was feeling me out and wondering if I would even be interested in this place, which I am at this price.
I am going to have to do about fifty or sixty hours of work in exchange for the rent. This guy has a lot of side jobs lined up and it is more than he can manage. That will cover me for the entire three months and he says he can find more than that if I want to cut a deal. Of course there is a limit to what I am looking to do on the side, but I can definitely do a few side jobs instead of paying rent and I like to have a cash job as much as any working man does. I can definitely manage to work Saturdays and maybe Sunday mornings. Of course it is not like I am going to be putting in 80 hours per week.
With so many different options out there, if you’re looking for car rental services, it can be kind of overwhelming to look for a service. Many people are concerned with being able to find the best deal possible for their car rental so they don’t end up paying a fortune, yet still get a great service for the money. The very first step that you should take is to become familiar with the different providers that offer this type of service. Some companies only offer certain types of vehicles for rental.With so many different options out there, if you’re looking for car rental services, it can be kind of overwhelming to look for a service. Many people are concerned with being able to find the best deal possible for their car rental so they don’t end up paying a fortune, yet still get a great service for the money. The very first step that you should take is to become familiar with the different providers that offer this type of service. Some companies only offer certain types of vehicles for rental.
If you are looking to rent a luxury car, for example, narrow down your search to the car rental companies that offer luxury vehicles. However, if you’re only looking for a regular car that just does the job and you don’t need a whole lot of luxury, then you should know which companies offer those types of cars. Also pay attention to the types of fees that the company requires for their services. Different companies charge you for different lengths of time. You might get a better deal if you’re looking for service for a whole week by the day, for example. That’s just something to keep in mind in your search. Some web sites even have special deals or promotion codes.
Something else that might aid you in your search is to use web sites that offer travel information. These web sites are designed to help you figure out the best deal for your travel needs, often including hotel or motel as well as car rental options that are available to you. There are also loyalty programs for rental car companies. So, if you think you will be using a car rental service a lot for business, for example, you might find that a loyalty program will help you get good deals on rental cars.
I agonize over trying to find the best Christmas gift for my friends and family every year. That alone makes it one of the most stressful experiences that I have all year long. I don’t want to be that family member or that friend that just buys some nonsense that doesn’t really mean anything. I don’t want to buy fodder for returns, you know? A lot of people say it’s the thought that counts; it’s true, it does count but does it really count enough when you do it every year? I bought a skydiving Christmas gift voucher this time for my best friend – that’s right, I took it to new levels.
I admit that I have been kind of ridiculous in the way that I’ve gone about to make sure that I find the perfect present for each of my friends. I’ve started to write down every time that they mention something they wish they could do, have or maybe something that they want. I log everything that they say they like, their interests and their hobbies. It sounds crazy but this is how I can be present for them to the best of my capabilities.
That’s what it takes to be a friend, I think. It might be ‘better’ if I were to actually remember what they tell me instead of having to rely on writing down everything but I hope that in doing this I will steadily begin remembering more facts about them. I don’t even expect them to do the same for me since I realize that I am going way above and beyond than what is probably required to be a friend but if I want to stop agonizing over what to get them every year then this is the only way I know how.
After living in Singapore for several months, you would think that I would have already been able to find the regular kind of places that everyone goes to. You know; the grocery store, the best hair salon in Singapore, the best restaurants. That kind of thing. Unfortunately for you if you find me on the street and think to yourself, “Yes! A fellow American who can direct me to..”, I can’t. I mean, I might be able to and I will certainly do my best to help you but I have had the hardest time finding my way around here.
It’s the streets, you know. If you’re American, or a Westerner, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Getting around town is taking your life into your hands every single day. If you’re a pedestrian, you’re daily activity includes a vigorous real life equivalent to frogger without any extra lives or continues. It’s terrible; they have no rules of the road out here. It’s like the wild west of automobiles and scooters with the pedestrians the poor people caught in the crossfire as pedestrian and car move through the roads without law. It’s quite literally the most terrifying thing that I have ever had to do.
So, yes. You might find me on a street corner. I’m only there because I’m in wide-eyed panic of trying to cross the road. I might be hungry because I have been standing there all day trying to get to the grocer. If you’re a kind soul who has lost the fea rof crossing the road here in Singapore, would you be so generous as to get me a loaf of bread and some meat, please? I’ll try to give you directions but don’t expect me to help you carry groceries across the road.
When I arrived in Singapore for work on our new mobile towers, I didn’t think I would be staying here to get an MBA in Singapore too. But hey, when you’ve got little else to do besides work you might as well do your best to improve yourself. That’s the philosophy I have always tried to live by at least and so far, it has worked out fairly well! Education is undeniably important. I don’t put a lot of stock into the degrees that are associated with ‘education’, not these days, as you can teach yourself pretty much whatever you want to learn thanks to the Internet.
And yet, I find degrees as auseful metric for my own personal progress. I don’t want to say that I go around collecting them, I couldn’t afford to do anything like that, but I have worked on three bachelor degrees so far along with a single masters degree. All in all, I have found the experiences to be entirely worthwhile despite the cost even if I haven’t gone into the fields necessarily would match any of the degree. Working on a cell phone tower is the last thing I thought I would be doing with my life.
I soon discovered my love for heights. There’s nothing quite like the view from a 200 foot tower overlooking a cityscape or mountain. It’s just you, that tower and the problem at hand with the rest of the world sprawling out below you and blue sky stretching all the way to Heaven above you. What more could a man ask for in life? It might be the most dangerous job in the world but it’s a job that only a few people are brave enough, or foolish enough, to take on and I’ll gladly do it every day of my life.
It’s been a while since I’ve written here, which I apologize for, but we have been incredibly busy since we arrived here in Singapore a month ago. As you might remember from the previous blog posts that I made, four of us within the current project had been given an option to move the department to Singapore in order to attract more Asian-specific partners with the goal of getting a foothold in the market. With our small office spaces, we’ve been using a serviced office in Singapore to help with the space. I’m surprised that we do not have something like this back home as it has been incredibly useful over the past month.
With us using nearly every inch of space in our current offices, you can imagine that trying to conduct meetings would be a comical affair. These serviced offices are great; they’re pre-setup and cheap, allowing you to schedule meetings on the fly. Most of our potential partners that we’ve reached out to have been the kind of people who conduct business in a way that is not experienced in the United States. Personally, I think they’re merely testing whether or not we can react quickly while still being able to provide them with everything they need to make a decision.
We’re more than aware that they don’t expect the same kind of treatment that some executives and middle-men might expect in the U.S. There seems to be a conscious air of efficiency here in Singapore. It’s a busy place! Everyone has work on the mind and getting that work done well, quickly and efficiently so is the priority; a standard that we are quickly beginning to incorporate into our own philosophy. We’ve learned a great deal from this experience with only better things on the horizon for us.
I hope you guys are doing well, feel free to check back on this blog for more information!
When I first started to get used to my e-cigarette, I was pretty sad about putting away all my tobacco related products. Over the years I had grown fond of the social aspect of smoking which had lead me to discover a joy for all things Hookah. I fell in love with Hookah smoking after a friend and I had stopped to eat one of the local Hookah bars where we both tried our very first Hookah. There was something intimate about the shared smoking experience which touched me. Thankfully, you can now buy e-shisha as easily as you can buy an e-cigarette! While it definitely is not anything like the traditional method which involved a sense of ritual, the presence of the Hookah itself is still powerful enough to be a gathering spot for individuals to sit around and enjoy some excellent flavored shisha – even if it is of the electronic variety.
I wish there were a way that humans could adapt to the dangers of smoking – in the graphic novelTransmetropolitian, the society of the future has developed ‘anti-cancer’ pills to allow individuals to freely smoking as much as they desire. Now that is definitely some medical advancements I can get behind! Unfortunately, here in the real world that smoke is as dangerous to ourselves as it is those that are around us. I would feel absolutely terrible if I allowed my habit be the cause of harm for someone else. Knowing that second hand smoke can cause cancer is enough of a reason for me to quit. I absolutely refuse to be that irresponsible. It’s shocking to thinking that there are smokers that are out there whom still do not care one lick about the lives of those around them as they continue to puff away happily.
I own a small business and we have been in operation for about 13 years now, and I have never really put a lot of thought into pension plans and such before, but we not have some members of the company that are getting pretty close to retirement, and it is good time to try to figure out more information. I would like to talk to a ssas specialist to try to learn more about what I should do to set up pension plans for these specific employees.
I am kind of confused already, from what little I have read about the issue of setting up a SSAS and that is why it is pretty important for me to be able to talk to someone who actually knows what they are talking about.
I want to go back to school, so that I can continue my education, and hopefully land a better job than the one that I have at the moment. There are not a whole lot of jobs in the town where I live, and it is rather depressing. I actually think that this town is dying, and that more people are just going to move away. It is a sad thought, but likely the truth. I am looking for online mba degree programs, because I do not have the time to actually attend classes, and the only way that I am going to be able to get my MBA, is if I try to do it over the Internet.
The big thing we are thinking about right now is to make sure that we keep the new facility fairly safe. It is not like we are talking about a Wells Fargo armored truck depot, but the fact is that people have robbed this sort of place for valuable cargo. Mostly we are concerned about high value cargo and the focus of the cctv systems will be around an inner compound. For example a truckload of cigarettes is obviously worth a very significant amount of money. In the USA there are a lot of places where local taxes push the price of a pack of cigarettes up to around 8 dollars per pack. It is common to see the premium brands selling at 50 dollars per carton ( a carton has ten packs in it) and you could carry a box containing a gross of those quite easily, which is one hundred and forty four cartons. So a guy would easily be able to walk out of there with a box of cigarettes worth many thousands of dollars in his hands.
Of course it is not like stealing a car and having to chop into parts to sell it. A cigarette smoker is an addict. You offer him a cut rate discount on a pack of cigarettes and he is hardly going to interrogate you about how you came to be in possession of them.The same deal would go for alcohol, liquor, wine and beer. If you could walk out of here with a case of expensive whiskey it would be child’s play to get rid of it. For that matter I would not particularly be too curious about where it came from if you offered me a bottle of my favorite brand for a really good price in fact.
I found a cash for cars web site that said that they would like to come to my house to offer me a good amount of money for my car. I have a lot of low miles on this car and while I can not drive it right now, I think that the people that are coming to my house to give me cash are going to be giving me a good amount so I could make sure that I am happy. I do not want to bring it to get a lot of different scrap yards to see who will give me the most amount of money for it, because the car is still in good condition.