Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Another Day; Another Dollar

Well everyone, here it is: My most recent paycheck.  So is all the stuff I'm blogging about bullsh*t?  Am I just trying to sell you something like everyone else is?  Between you and me, I'm being honest as possible.  Everyone has their own unique point of view but this is my point of me.  This is how I function in the world.  I believe there are many other people just like me who can use the extra support or knowledge to help see the whole picture of things.  There is no right or wrong; it's just hard work.  You need to spend the time and have patience to get what you want.  No, I'm not super talented in any particular field or subject manner; but I know hard work is the secret to success.  If you put in the time and effort in whatever the hell you're trying to hold down, good things will eventually come together.  No, it won't happen overnight.  The process may take years of learning, trial and error, and experience.  Growing up is no easy game.

For me, at the most basic level:  I want money.  No, I don't believe in winning the lottery and my odds of landing a lead role in a multi million dollar film is even slimmer.  As a result, I'm just like most people try to get by.  I'm being paid $20.50 an hour, which is more than enough I need to survive at the moment.  Yes, I would like more money.  Why not go ahead and rip right through and break through the money making speed barrier?  Because I want to continue to qualify for medicaid.  I can't make more than $15,000 for the rest of this year.  I'm already up to making $8000 since I started doing x-rays in the late summer.  Holy hell!  $8000 in 2-3 months!?  That's a lot of money to me.  That would take me about 10 months of work in some boring retail job no one really cares about.  Yup, I've been rolling it in just working Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays!  I averaged about $1000 a biweekly paycheck!  Unfortunately, I work only Saturday and Sunday now.  I would like that extra Friday but good things don't last.  Well, at least I'm not overworked and have ill feelings towards having a job.  Thank God I still have a job with all the crazy crap I had to go through.  Yes, there has been a sh*t load of trial by fire but somehow it all passes with due time.

I'm thankful for having maintained my x-ray job thus far, and I hope to see a bright future in the field.  Thank you everyone for reading.  I hope to see you all next time!

Monday, November 9, 2015


Well, it's apple picking season.  They always come around in the Fall or at least what's left of it.  Yes, Halloween has already past and it's almost time for Thanksgiving!  Can you believe it!  Time has flew by real fast.  I'm not sure if being in school is a good or bad thing this time of the year, but I am making money.  Yes, the money is rolling in.  As long as I get up in the morning, start the car up, and complete my route; it'll be raining cash.  Unfortunately, my hours have been reduced down to Saturdays and Sundays only.  Whatever financial curse has been inflicted, I'm doing whatever it takes to earn a dollar.

Speaking of apple, I've recently seen Steve Job's film.  My opinion is that he was a shrewd businessman.  He had the talent of implementing complicated, risky business offerings to actual people.  Jobs definitely knew how to squeeze the lemons out of people.  He could not of had functioned on his own without the help of his jolly fat, technical friend Woz.  Jobs was definitely more of the administration and marketing expert.  Although he did not know what the hell coding and programming was; but he made sure he got the person who did.  Jobs was the perfect model for a leader.  His role was to hire people and pay them.  More importantly he wanted something created that would sell.  Obviously, he was using whatever time and resources he had to be able to sell his product.  Genius, Steve Jobs was a pioneer entrepreneur.

As for me, I'm just trying to hang in there.  No one here is exceptionally talented in technology and gadgets.  We're all just a bunch of sales people in my opinion.  If you have something that can be sold, I will sell it just to maximize profits.  "Made in China"seems to be one of the few options I have access to as my main source of product line.  Pawn shops, eBay, etsy, Amazon, etc.  all these outlets for sales can be used.  I believe there's a large whole in America for the manufacturing industry.  Everything just seems to be outsources by "Made in China", which means less jobs here in America. You find a vendor, buy the product(s) for cheap, and then you sell it back to people and offer customer service.  There's not much else to it here.  If there was a big game changer, I would definitely be writing about it.  Unfortunately, no one has been winning the lottery lately.  It's all the same baloney since the beginning of commerce.  No, I never had the money to be manufacturing my own product line.  No, I never had the vision nor resources to believe someone like me could pull something of great magnitude and add value to the community.  In a nutshell, I fall under the vast majority of people who are just trying to survive.  This is far from Silicone Valley.  Welcome to the ghetto.

Thank you for reading.  I hope to post something more inspiring next time.  It was very cold and bleak today.  I could feel the wind pressing up against my face while riding my bike back and forth to the library.  Stay warm!  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rules and Regulations - Ethics

There are no other rules around here more strict and enforced than for driving.  Allow me to give you my opinion:  THEY WILL PULL YOU OVER FOR ANYTHING; THEY WANT YOUR MONEY.  If it isn't adding points to your license; they want to give you a ticket.  No, they don't have anything else better to do.  They need your money to survive.  It's not even about keeping drivers safe anymore; they need to make quota.  They are waiting for you.  They are hiding around the corner.  No, you are not safe from them.  As tax payers, we shouldn't be fearful of the people who are suppose to protect us.  Like most people, I don't like police.  They're never there when you need them, but they're always there hiding in the side of traffic to give you a ticket.  What a cowardly, sneaky way of making money.  Try catching a drunk or reckless driver for a change.  Nope, they don't go after the big game.  They hunt down the weakened animals like grandma, parents, and drivers who just don't know better.

It's bad out there.  Sometimes, I just go ride my bike.  I don't want the heartache of giving them a chance to pull me over.  As long as you're not physically in a car, you can't get in trouble.  Once you're in driver's seat that's when they go ape sh*t.  Seeing you in that car is like a potential lottery ticket for them.  They don't care what kind of ticket they give you.  They just want to make that money.  I don't appreciate this kind of service whatsoever.  We're talking about $100 a ticket for just about anything: Turn signal, headlights, tinted windows, inspection sticker, registration, license, insurance, stop signs, speeding, driving too slow, carpool lanes, parking, double parking, fire zones, handicap parking, commercial license, commercial vehicle, marking you're car as commercial, seat belt, leaving kids in the car, etc.  This is only the tip of the iceberg.  The list of problems they have with you can go on and on.  At the top of the pyramid is the car insurance bill you have to pay every 6 months.  Yes, each and every petty ticket you get is recorded and documented into their system through your license number.  Whatever car you jump into, you become automatically responsible for that vehicle and the contents inside the vehicle.  Yes, you can get a ticket for driving someone else's car.  No, they won't care if the car is under someone's name.  Somehow, they have to extract that money from your pocket.  The more and more petty tickets you get; the more your insurance company will charge you over time.  I believe it's 3 or so years depending on your insurance company.  No one is entirely sure what insurance companies have a stick up their butt or which was are good.  They all have their own rules and regulations.  Whatever it is, the numbers keep adding up for xyz years until it goes away after 3 or so years.  "Driving is a privilege" as they would put it.

There's no other money making business that annoys the hell out of your average citizen other than driving tickets.  The next up on the list includes alcohol and drugs.  Having an open bottle on the streets of New York can get you a ticket.  Anything that will attract cops, you should get rid of or not mess with simply because they have nothing else better to do with their time but crawl up your butt when you are in need for a good night out or just coming home after a long day.  No, these kinds of people do not possess the level of intelligence or fun factor to be doing anything else other than to harass their own citizens.  Law enforcement do not make people happy.  Unfortunately, no one is happy to see you guys that is unless they called you for actual help.  "The law" and "the authority" is responsible for crawling up people's asses.  It's their job.  I guess there's no other way around it.

Whatever rule or regulation you violate, they want money.  To help remedy the problem you have to pay money or your company has to pay the money to get whatever problem corrected or fixed.  You get in trouble for whatever petty rule/law; they will want money.  If you don't use your money for anything else, it can sure be used for dumb driving ticket violations.  If your money isn't being used for driving related issues, it can be used for healthcare.  There has also been shit loads of laws broken about healthcare businesses taking advantage of health insurance policies and trying to cash out big doing illegal things with patient's insurance policies.   Wow, what a shit storm.  Law enforcement and healthcare both have it bad.  There are just too many things that can go wrong that fall under every rule and regulations handbook.  Guess what?  Someone wants money, your money from your pocket.  Although the general idea is for everyone to be safe and healthy, there's just a whole mess of a business trying to keep everything intact.  Because someone wants more money than the other, things just go south of the border.  Everyone in the society will eventually encounter one of these money making mechanisms in action.  Whatever it is, one thing I do know is that they want your money.

As for owning my own business like an actual store, restaurant, gym, office, etc., I can't relate too much except I've seen people get in trouble from time to time.  Someone will always complain about the maximum of people a commercial property can hold, because it's a fire hazard.  You also have to follow a whole slew of laws, rules, and regulations.  You'll probably even need to hire your own lawyer just to defend yourself from all the vultures hovering over your head.  Restaurants get in trouble a lot with the cleanliness of the place.  The health inspector always leaves a letter grade posted outside the window indicating how dirty and nasty the place is.  There's just so much a business owner has to do to run their organization and keep it kosher.  Inspections and fines are issued all the time like a running water faucet.  So this is where your hard earned money is going?  Yes, not a lot of people are ever making money these days.  I'm estimating that most of the money earned is just used to keep their business up-to-day with the rules and regulations.  They need to get their old equipment updated, clean, repaired, fixed, etc.  Sometimes, they'll even fine you for not having handicap access.  The list of crap just keep going on and on.  I'm not a fan of upholding the law.  No one likes the law, but it's something that everyone has to deal with.   Can you just imagine how many people must be in prison these days?  With all the laws out there, there must be a hell a lot of people whom have broken the law for just being themselves.  There's some scary stuff out there.  You have to fight for your right to live and not let all these rules and regulations bother you.  We want to be free and have fun, but "the law" will just have you be paying more fines.  As for me, I will continue to stay low key.  With added attention and wild noise making, "the authority" can't help but to crawl up your butt.  They have nothing else better to do and that's their job.  I don't have anything else better to say, but I'm getting the hell out of here.  I don't want to deal with it.  I don't want to see the judge, have to pay lawyers, get into accidents, be involved with random ass people in suits, have to do this, have to do that, phone call after phone call, money, money, and more money.  Go crawl up someone else's ass for a change.  If I don't do anything stupid, they won't come to me.  If I continue to do the right thing(s), they won't come to me.  Let us be happy.

Well, thank you all for reading.  I hope they don't chase after you for a petty vehicle ticket.                    



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Buffet Time

Well, welcome to my travels of eating.  Today, I have selected to go to an all-you-can eat Indian cuisine buffet.  It's about $11 from 11:30AM-2:00PM.  In a nut shell it's like pizza, it's only good if you're hungry.  I went in there and started to engorge myself like an animal.  I ate plate after plate.  I attacked the protein dishes head on.  I didn't want to load up on cheap carbs.  It was delicious; it was wonderful.  They even had a television with Bollywood on.  It was fun until the food started soaking in.  As I started getting full, I realized that I was in for more than I bargained for.  My savage eating habits lead me astray to a tummy ache.  My gorging had left me with a stomach ache.  I ate too much!

I was a bit worried after paying and walking out.  I took two different dumps and went to the bathroom frequently to detoxify myself.  I should have stopped after my second plate, but I just kept going.  It left a horrible after taste!  I couldn't believe how bad I felt after leaving the buffet.  I thought all that protein and curry would leave me being happy.  Unfortunately, I felt like a truck ran over me and needed to call an ambulance for food poison.  I was imagining the doctors having to use a pump to get this toxic food out of me.  When I burped, I felt the burning sensation of all the spices and curry used in the sauce.  In no way, shape, or form felt healthy.  With a bloated stomach, I just dragged myself to walk around the mall complex.  I pretended to shop around for chairs and couches, but I was really just trying to find a safe place to rest.  All that Indian food left me in shambles.  It wasn't until a good hour or two that I felt like I could get myself back up and walk normally.  Wow, it wasn't a good experience at all.  Now, I know not to overeat all the time!?  Other factors could have contributed like eating too fast, being overwhelmed with all the choices, trying to get my monies worth, and loading up on protein.  I learned a very important lesson:  Everything in moderation.  Trying to load up on something in a short amount of time and trying to take advantage of the system usually ends up in bad results.  Things are best done over a long time at a steady pace to establish balance.  

Wow, I'm not going back there again.  Next week, I might try a sushi buffet.  I hope I don't fall into the same trap hole.  I sure don't want to do that again.  I don't want to be left with a horrible after taste or worry about having to catch an ambulance for food poising.  Well, today is still another one of my days off.  I'm going to venture out to the stores and buy some stuff to fix up my place.  I hope to maximize the best use of my coupons.  I have to be enjoying life and doing things I like as opposed to drift around and complain about things I can't change.   

Thank you for reading!  I hope to post next time!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rinse, Repeat, and Recycle

Well, thank you everyone for stopping by today.  I was looking at the number of page views I get per day. So, if I get more than 10 view pages every post and if I keep posting each day; I'll be getting rolling in the page views in a matter of no time.  Things like search engine optimization (SEO), creative content, social networking, Twitter, Facebook, marketing yourself, etc.  All these tools can be used to expand "my business".  This is something I want:  More audience, more page views, new customers, old customers, the retainment of customers, more creative content, etc.  It always sounds easier than it looks!  That would mean I would actually have to work it some!  "Marketing" is 100% something that needs to be done for your product to be able to launch.  If no one knows who you are or what you're about, nothing will ever get done.  You always want to grasp the attention of your potential customers.  At the very tip of the iceberg, you'll reach a sale.  Sale?  What sale!?  No worries, you can just advertise like what I'm' doing here on blogger.  Unfortunately, I've never made real money from advertising using adsense or youtube.  A lack of original content?  No one wants to visit my site?  There seems to be a whole slew of problems why I never made money from xyz.  I can even narrow it down to a lack of consistency.  It's no different than playing a video game.  You just have to keep hacking away until you level up.  I believe we all have the capacity to create great original content but making money off of it is a whole different story.  Why try if you're not even going to get views or make money off of it?  My answer:  Because you love doing it.  Whatever it is, we all love to do something in particular that's worth sharing.  It may take what seems to be forever, but you'll eventually get views.  Who the hell would look at my stuff?  For me, I get random audience from all over the USA, Canada, China, Russia, and a few other random countries.  I have no idea where my readers come from, but there are blog surfers out there just like there are people walking into your store at random times during the day making purchases for just about anything.  Yes, it's weird and random but that's how business is sometimes.  You just grab someone's attention, and they'll run to you for entertainment or for a sale.  In a nut shell that's how business operates for the most part.  Of course once you have these customers, you want to be able to retain them for the long haul.  So, you have to be of a certain level of quality.  You can't just take their money and bounce.  You need to keep going with your idea: Rinse, Repeat, and Recycle.  Whatever just worked for you to earn that target audience or sale, you just have to keep doing it again and again until you have a clear mastery of it.  I would like to tell you that school teaches you all this or that business will happen overnight like magic, but it takes time.  Eventually, everyone has to find their own niche and be making their own money.  Failure to do so would cause economic collapse and catastrophe.  If you want to coast through life and not give a damn that's fine too but be warned that being a bum is not what it's all cracked up to be.

I thank you all for coming.  I will continue to post as this is my mission statement.  I want your views; I want to succeed.  Thank you for reading!  Hopefully, I'll see you next time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Good Morning!

Good morning!  Here is to another day.  Thank God I do not have work today until Friday when my 3 day weekend shift starts.  Great, I have time to "do whatever I want".  Why worry about working and making money until I'm actually working on Friday?  Right now, my stress level is at an all time low.  I should go out and enjoy my time.  In fact, I was just at the mall yesterday cruising around and window shopping.  So is there a need to add anymore competition and business plans in my daily life of not working?  In terms of fundamental, daily finances, I've realized that I eat too much to be ordering off of your average restaurant menu.  I need to hit the buffet lines.  At $7-$12 for a regular sized meal, I could be eating like a king at a buffet for a similar low affordable budget.  Yes, it's the buffet food is probably loaded with a lot more sodium and/or sugar than normal, but I don't care.  As long as I don't get diabetes or food poisoning, I'm good to go.  Most men are pigs, and I'm no exception to the rule.  Buffets market well to individuals like me who are overwhelming fat and don't care about counting calories.  My diet plan is the exact opposite of Weight Watchers.  I do believe in eating healthy and nutrition, but I also believe in not feeling like you're going to starve to death.

So what else is on the menu for today?  I'll probably be forcing myself to the townhouse gym today where it's "free".  No, it's not fun there.  If you want a fun gym, you'd need to pay not to mention drive each time you go.  Going to the gym and working out is hard enough for most people, but to be spending a lot of money paying for it makes things even worse.  I'll go to the gym as long working out remains"free".  All I'm missing in my "free" gym package is a pull up bar.  Everything else I can work off of by switching up exercises and routines.  I don't recommend using a gym that is "free", but if it's free it's for me.  There also lacks social support and network.  At a real gym that you pay for, people maybe more willing to have classes and social support.  If you're a social butterfly it's going to cost you to maintain a network of contacts going on.  You also get to see a diverse portfolio of different gym goers.  There is a certain glow and energy present at a gym that may lure you there to begin with.  It maybe the atmosphere or the people that you like.  Either way, it's going to cost you.  I don't know how much you or any other individual will front for a gym, but it's usually not free.  Yes, it's well worth the money to go to a nice environment and be able to workout with like minded people around.  Unfortunately, it sucks to be adding up another bill at the end of the month.  In my opinion, a good gym member ship with the whole package of having a sauna, steam room, pool, showers, etc. is well worth it.

Money again!?  Yes, nice things cost a lot of money.  Anything worth having is going to cost you.  There's no secret to it.  If you want something, you have to work hard for it.  Time after time again; I come back here and reanalyze the situation and try to make things better.  The main problem is none other than what everyone else is probably thinking about . . . money.  Money this; money that.   It never gets old.  How can we get more money!?  It's the most simple and basic of all business models that drives us all.  The only two other options is working hard or time.  Time and/or working hard are your only other two options to get ahead.  There's nothing here for me to say.  I'll just keep repeating myself until it's drilled into you, because there's no other magic behind it.  I've been hoping to find something new and exciting, but it all goes back to these 3 basic principles:  Hard work, time, and money.  These all go hand in hand.  Once you have these 3 fundamental things rooted deep into your core, you'll be prepared for life.

Well, thank you all for coming here and reading my work.  I hope to see you next time!  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Business 101

Business?  What exactly is a well oiled, run business look like?  It's boring and it sucks to the untrained eye.  Anything worth investing in is suppose to be boring.  If it's not a boring, mundane looking company that does the same thing day in and out, it's probably just a fad or huge risk that'll soon get sunk faster than the titanic.  Your business has a pool of customers, and you service them.  The formula to success never changes.  If it looks to good to be true, it probably is.  When you first walk into a Walmart or Target, you know something is not right about their employees.  They have tired looking eyes, and they've been standing up too long.  This is exactly what I am talking about.  That mundane, "I've been here forever" look is a sure fire giveaway that a business will succeed.  When the employees have that look in their eye like they are completely drained and bored out of their minds that is when you know you're in the presence of a successful company that can survive the long run!

Time after time again, I've walked into every different possible store only to see the same people over and over again; year after year.  Business does not get old.  The formula of success does not change.  If you're trying to make a quick buck, it'll only be for a short term, a one night stand if you will.  Finding that boring, repetitive company is right up your alley.  At the same time, it's a living nightmare.  You either work for the company or study hard in school to latch onto something better.  Being sure not to fall into the false promises of a higher education is also something to be aware about.  Not everyone will find success going to school.  Hell, a lot of the greats are actually college dropouts.  Out of thin air, everyone with money these days seems to have spawned a great amazing product that just hatched out of their ass overnight.  God bless if you are one among the greats of our time.  We really need someone like you to lead this world.  We can all use that money to better ourselves.  Unfortunately, many will abuse the very same money that was suppose to be used for education, job training, and business purposes. Again, we are reduced back to the beginning of being poor.  Less money; less problems.  No money; no problems.  The constant struggle to survive and finding balance remains in the balance.

There is no right or wrong answer in life, but I do know you have to work your ass off if you want something.  You have to take that risk, you have to stand up for eight hours a day, you have to get out of your comfort zone, you have to hustle, you have to be making connections, you have to be serving others, you have to be pushing forward!  If you're happy with what you have then guess what?  You're just adding another layer of frosting to your comfort zone!  Challenge yourself!  This is all so much easier said than done.  This right here is why you see that homeless man outside everyday.  No one wants to get out of their comfort zone!  You have to get out of your comfort zone!  I HAVE TO GET OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!  I WANT THAT MONEY!  I WANT TO WRITE MY BOOK!  I WANT TO ENJOY LIFE!  I WANT IT!  I WANT IT!  I WANT IT!

Well, thanks for reading.  I hope to post next time.  Be safe and stay out of trouble.  


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Yup, it's me in costume.  I came back from work and just did a small photo shoot of me in my costume.  Although I had some plans to go out and go clubbing, I just felt really tired after work.  Yes, I forfeited the night and just went to bed.  None the less, I still had enough juice to dress up and take a few shots of my costume.  I dolled things up and have this awesome picture.  With work shoved up my butt and kids running around on Halloween, the day just flew by.  I woke up real early and just started off the day working.  Thank God I didn't get pulled over by any cops today.  Jesus, cops have nothing to do these days but pull innocent looking people over for just about anything from driving 10 miles over the speed limit to forgetting something as simple as a turn signal.  Just be sure to turn your head lights on if you have your doubts.  Cops will fly up your ass behind you for just about anything just because they're desperate to meet their monthly ticket quota.  We all have our bills to pay, but traffic ticket cops are the worst.  You'd think they have something better to do like chase bad guys and solve crime; but that is only far from the truth.  When they don't have anything else better to do, they just pick on the public for petty traffic tickets.  My only word of advice is to drive slow, make sure to use turn signals, and watch out for them hiding on quiet local roadways and highways.  I've never seen any kind of people so desperate for money.  At least homeless people don't chase after you for very long.

So yes, I'm back from work again.  It's a Sunday night.  I'm suppose to have the next four days off.  After feeling the grueling, abusive slave laboring world of the work force, I'm probably just going to head to an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet.  I will be trying to enjoy my free time to do some worth while things.  Eating is one of them.  Although spending money is not my cup of tea, eating big is definitely something I believe in.  

Well, thanks for reading!  Be safe everyone!  I hope to post next time!