Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This week I wanted to share with you a few things in my sarcastic tone that I am thankful for. But first is it me or does it seem today that Thanksgiving gets overran by Christmas right away?
Anyway I'm thought about it and I use to fly a lot with the old company I work for. Here is what I'm' thankful for this year.
#1 I'm Thankful for my wife and kids.
#2 I'm thankful "I don't" have to fly any more/ ride coach and put up with the ASSHOLE from first class who cant put his 15 bags in the first 5 rows.....God I don't miss that at all..
#3 I'm thankful that my kids are still in a house this year.
#4 I'm thankful I've been able to swing 2 jobs for the last 5 years to accomplish #2.
#5 I'm thankful for my buddy Dave who watches my dog when I go on vacation. My dog is a bastard in the car and bites me when I get in and out. I love the little guy but I dread every trip with him.
#6 I'm thankful that my kids will have a Christmas this year.
#7 I'm thankful my parents and bro's and sista's are all alive.
#8 I'm thankful I finally got a truck after wanting one for 5 years....I still cannot put down my car and truck magazine which I used to find my truck. Now I catch myself looking for the next one that I want. I'm addicted.
#9 I'm thankful I woke up this year in the world of Politics.
#10 I'm thankful I kept blogging and met the people on here I did to find out more about #9.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone see you next week.
The Black Widow
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
One thing I love about my blog is I pick random subjects (of which many I know nothing about) and then share my thoughts with you. Why? Because your still reading my blog.
Today's subject has been on my mind now for two weeks or so.
The Subject: Probabilities. So let's look at this for a moment shall we?
Pick any subject that you can think about and "It's" probably gunna happen. Many people can pick a subject and then figure out a ratio (or true odds of something that might or might not happen) kind of like a Vegas card player...
It's really not that hard ......look.
Will the Economy be fixed by President OBAMA and his organization......?"Probably NOT"....
Will the House and Senate come together and help the OBAMA administration develop a plan for new jobs? "Probably NOT".....
Will large Corporations continue to outscource American jobs to other Countries? "Probably"....
Will this Administration continue to find ways to bail out banks that should go under? "Probably".
Will America continue to dump billions of dollars into Afghanistan and get nothing to show for it in return? Probably......
So you see I don't know shit about Probabilities as far as numbers go. But I do know that when you look at the way the Administration is running things now "you and me" "The Little Guys" are gunna get screwed.
And "That" is all you need to know about Probabilities.....Pick something that you want to happen and it wont...Pick something you don't want to happen and it will.....
The Black Widow
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
For the last 20 years I have been in manufacturing in one way or the other. Started out running CMM's (cordinate measuring machines) then went to Purchasing and then to Quality. For the last 5 years now I have worked for a company who seems to want to screw me at every chance they get.
About 2 years ago now I was told I had to take a 13% pay cut as did all the other salary people. Also the line workers had to take a cut in the amount of hours they were working. As time went by I forgot about the second one. This morning somehow it came up (I was talking to an hourly person) and she said she never took a paycut nor had she ever had a cut in pay.
Now we use to have a VP who was my boss but we got rid of him and he was pulling in about $1700 per week. We also had a buyer who we got rid of and he was pulling in about 1000 per week. And his inventory was twice mine . I guess my point is Im doing two jobs/Quality and Purchasing as are a lot of people out there in the US. However what makes me upset is I was lied to in the fact that (NOT EVERYONE REALLY TOOK A PAYCUT).
So if we look at the math over the course of the last 2 years Im out 20k and my fellow employee was out nothing. Also several months ago as I've mentioned before my boss now has a brand new beamer (I know where my 13% went)....What I really need to do now is get off my ass and get a new job. I have grown comfortable with my job (or coasting as I call it) but now I guess the straw has broken the camels back.
One time for this company I moved a line of products which required me to look at blueprints and dimensionalize all the parts (thousands of dimensions). The program is worth about 2 million dollars and to move that to another supplier we got a 100K cost savings. Of course I saw none of that but I did have a job.
Are there other people like me who are employed but feel like "The Man" is still sticking it to them? Or am I the only one?
The Black Widow
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Recently I saw a video of a woman walking down a street with a cell phone while horse and buggies drove by. Now a very cool video but I don't believe everything I see. However one thing I do believe in is Evolution. And another thing I believe in is the fact that our planet is only one of billions out there and is not the oldest either. So what fascinates me is the fact that other planets could have created beings that are much older than we are and might be very similar.
Roughly speaking our Universe is like 13.7 Billion years old. And the Earth is like 4.5 Billion years old. Where I'm going with my concept today is that there are other planets out there that could be 8 Billion years old. So I'm no scientist but the idea is lets just say there are beings that are double our age. If these beings are older and smarter than we are the concept of Time Travel is probably not new to them.
So lets just think about this today as your worried about meeting a deadline. What if tomorrow the headlines read "Alien Life form teleports into TV studio" Like it just shows up at a TV station and proves my theory. Would you not shit your pants like I would? I would be like "Holy Crap"......I know a guy right now who is a scientist and is all cut and dry. He says "because of Einsteins Theory" and because of the amount of fuel needed to travel (ships would be to heavy and yada yada yada.....)....What if you don't need a space ship?
Its like talking to my 7 year old. I know much more because I'm more than double his age. But he is very good at concepts just has not figured as much as I have at this point......It would be the same thing with us vrs other species who could possibly be out there.
Maybe I'm wack. But when you work a lot of hours and drive back and forth to work what is more fun than looking for Bigfoot or Aliens or Dog Man? Sometimes you have to create your own fun in life out of nothing. Keep an open mind and don't be surprised in another 20 years if we don't know a mess load more about this subject.
Hope you all have a great weekend I will be back next week.
The Black Widow
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
... I mean let's all be honest right now...The first thing I thought of when I saw his co host is I bet he was wondering if he could sleep with her? And I was also guessing that she was or is not happy with the fact that she is working with him....Come on you know he is undressing her with his eyes....
Whats next from CNN???? Governor Blagojevich Stock Reviews?????......This is so becoming a joke. I'ts like a freight train wreck...I can't stop watching it and the more I watch it the more it bugs me that they are trying to shove this guy down our throat...
Monday, October 11, 2010
And so what does he do? Yes he calls John Stewart a bigot? You know these movie stars and politicians are just people like you and me. They all make mistakes and nobody is perfect.
However I cant get off this kick about CNN and how goodie/ goodie they try to be. And now not only do they have Elliot Spitzer who was in trouble with the law they have someone who was obviously against a minority.. In my opinion you have to look at the core of CNN and see who is doing the hiring.
God forbid if we find out Wolf Blitzer wears a snap on tie......
Remember people don't be so quick to judge a book by the cover....Don't be so quick to trust anything you hear from any one reporter (get the story from more than one view point)....And most certainly get the story from more than one resource. I'm sure you will find that when you watch the same story on more than one channel you'll get a better perspective. Life is not all cut and dry and neither is the news.
The Black Widow
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Recently we went fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan again. This was our second year and let me tell ya that lake scares the shit out of me. I'm a northern boy and use to fishing on rivers and lakes (about 8 miles in dia.)....But on Michigan you can be out 20 miles and not even see land.
Last year while drinking my second bacardi and coke I noticed the captain had a black box in the cabin. Um yea, translation this boat can sink....So the waves can get pretty high and I thought this year would be smooth because it was a sunny day. ..Wrong...need to look at the wind not the sun....Waves were at least 5' high....I started drinking some brews about 8:00 and they did not go down so good. When you get up at 3am to go fishing you have to have something in your stomach before you drink (note to self)...more waves....and more waves....they just keep coming....
So next year might be our 3rd year at this. Number one Im going to eat a goat before I go. Number two if I drink in the morning Im having bacardi and coke/not beer. And number 3 if there is so much as 1 wave 1'foot high....im not going fishing and will call it quits before I even get on that boat.........
The Black Widow
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The reason for my story is what is going on the in the world today and that is companies are cutting back. See for the company that I manage apartments for I use to have 3 properties. But now the original apartment managers want to come back (because they can't find other jobs). And as it also turns out my management company is taking them back because they were paid less than me and now they will get a cost savings.
Luckily for me I have saw the writing on the wall (when I lost my first property) and I started my own thing. Very soon now If I make it through the winter with my last property they will pull that from me by next year. The thing is I have been doing this for 5 years coming up in march and I'm very tired of it. I don't mind going to work but taking care of peoples complaints (especially from 80 some apartments) has a mental affect on you. I have recently found out that I like cutting grass and working on buidings where I dont' have to deal with so many people.
The moral of this story is as they say "all good things must come to an end"....And that apartment manager job I had is gunna come to an end. And If it does not by march 5th of 2011, I will pull the plug on it myself. That will be 5 years after my bankruptcy which seems a life time ago. I guess it helped pay for many things in the past 4 years but it's time to dump "it".....like a bad habbit.
The best of luck to all the working class people out there.
The Black Widow.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A while ago I was very upset with CNN because as usual people Die in Iraq every day. And what did they cover for 4 days? Yes Michael Jackson's death. So I suppose my story comes down to my heading of "leaders vrs followers"...Maybe I should not be so upset with CNN but instead with all the people who I call followers. Their are so many people in this World who have no since of direction. They jump on any band wagon and want to be part of a crowd. Whatever is written must just be gospel (no pun intended at the bible).
After losing everything 4 years ago my main focus in life has been to take care of my family. I set a goal for an income and work as many jobs as I had to every year to meet that cash flow. And if I'm lucky I get to come home by 9:00 p.m and maybe catch some real news.
That is why I find it so weird with the amount of time wasted on movie stars, baseball players or whatever. I understand people need hobbies but I think some people are way to attached to movie stars. I mean like they are crying their eyes out when a star walks by? Like is that movie star better than you or I? HELL no... Go out in the world and make things happen in your life. Don't worry about what Jimmy or Jane has or wants. Go get what you want and make that happen for you.
Give me Science...
Give me History..
Give me Politics..
Don't give me shit about what Ricky Martin or any other Star is up to or what they are wearing or who they are screwing (thats a run on sentance).
Give me something like facts on Global Warming. Where are we with Iran and Israel? How can we eliminate death in Iraq for our Soldiers? Give me that and you have my attention. Give me garbage and I will just shut you off.
The Black Widow
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Now think about that...First off ships came from all over the world and if this library material still existed, we would have known many things about many people from all over the world. In today's world if you want to make a copy you go to a photocopy machine and make one. Back then they had scribes writing by hand all day to translate a copy of a book. At one time this library is said to have had a million scrolls. Maybe what I find so interesting about the library is I named my son after Alexander The Great (I thought his history was fascinating). But what I did not know until today was the character who may have inadvertently burnt the library down. And that my friends was Julias Caesar (who also had an intersting history).
What would we have found in writings on Aliens at that time? Or was there any mention about God? History is an amazing thing and I think it's a shame that many people want to change how we teach our kids actual History.
The Black Widow
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I think many people in the world are like the photo above. They are a ship that is out of control and is going to crash. Recently I heard about a woman who has a goal of becoming 1000# so that she can get in the guiness book of world records. Currently I'm 6'3" and at one time I was 265# and let me tell you something that was a lot of weight to carry. Now I'm still at 228# and trying to lose more. But what happens in a persons mind where they think..."Oh yea I have to weigh more..." I have to weigh 1000# What is going on in their brain?
Apparently this lady has a website that people can "pay" to log on and watch her eat. First off I must say I will say a prayer for this lady because I personally think there is something wrong with her way of thinking. But on the other hand who would "pay" to watch someone eat? Is this world so fucking boring that there is nothing else to do than to grab your credit card/ pay/and watch somone eat? I've been around the block a little bit but I think this story in my mind about takes the cake.
I am somewhat fat person...I have nothing against fat people..And I think there are people who have health issues where they simply cannot lose weight. But I really have a problem with people who try to gain FAT on purpose as in this case. There is just simply something wrong with treating your body in this way.
This lady I heard about simply has no "Common Sense".....
The Black Widow
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm......hmmmmmmmmmm.......Lets say you went and bought 5 Gallons of paint and dumped it in a river near your town. And now lets say that the DNR saw you do this. They would be all over you like flies on shit. Take your car, your gun and probably your horse too.
Now: BP is dumping thousands of gallons of oil in the ocean and Im not hearing squat about a fine or anything as of yet.....But the bottom line here is at some point this is such a mess up that I think the Govt has to step in. All I hear is we will fix it and so far no results. Where is the DNR when you need them?
One thing is for sure if I find out that BP only has to pay the 700M that is on the books I'm writing my congressman. The smaller guy on the street always gets a bigger fine than the large corporation.
The Black Widow
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So with my since of humor now I created a group...something like Galk..... at least it sounds like it. Then I invited my friends. Now over the last 4 years I have worked for a company who has treated me like dirt. So that is exactly what I'm doing I'm treating my employees like dirt and they get to see what I've been through.
My goal as I put out on the company letterhead is to have 80% Directors and 20% employees. Today I went through the fictitious budget and realized us Directors needed more money so I had to cut all the employees' money.
Basically I hire and fire someone every day based on the nothingness of real life. My company that I actually work for would rather fire you than look at you. Like today I promoted a director of purchasing and told him to blame all his issues on the Quality department.
Then I promoted a Director of Quality and told him he is the Last to Know and the First to Blame....Cause that is how it is. Then I promoted a Sales guy and told him to sell something on commission/ take the commission only to find out Quality and Production cannot build the parts because he never got prints when he made the sale. This actually is not funny stuff since I have lived with people like this and that did these things to me. I guess I had to make myself a Director to actually have any fun......
How can one have so much fun on facebook?
The Black Widow
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
When I was growing up I had an insatiable urge to build stuff. Later I noticed my nephew had the same issue. He was always creating something and now my boy is the same way. Sometimes when your growing up you think you will steer your life in a certain direction. And then one day you wake up and you realize you did'nt go in that direction. While I never thought I was going to be a Rocket Scientist maybe I did think I would be more than what I am today. But I guess we all have to deal with reality.
This year now in May I'm going to be 43 and while I have not accomplished everything I wanted I have done some cool things. Remember when you were in High School and you always wanted to be older? And now when your 43 you think "oh no I don't want to be 50"...... And I'm sure before I know it I will be 50....That is depressing.... That's when you try and calm yourself and say at least I'm not 60.....
May is my birthday......eeek......Say a prayer for an old man......
The Black Widow
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Good Luck CNN and good luck to my cable company. Your both going to be in bankruptcy court in the next 3 years.
The Black Widow