Please Don’t….

If you want to help, help.  If you don’t, don’t.


 

Everybody needs somebody.  It doesn’t matter who you are, how great and talented you might be, or how much money you have.  At some point, we all need help.

Mr. X: “I just graduated college.  I was the most talented painter in my class, but for some reason, I can’t seem to get a job.”

Mr. Y: “Well Mr. X, I know Mr. Z.  Mr. Z owns his own art gallery and is always looking to purchase artwork from new talent.”

Mr. X allows Mr. Y to hook him up with Mr. Z because Mr. X needs a job.  Two years later, Mr. Y becomes resentful and angry at Mr. X because Mr. X is doing really well for himself and became a top selling artist.

Mr. Y continuously throws it up in Mr. X’s face  that it’s because of him that he got the job in the first place.  Mr. X can’t even enjoy the fruit of his labor.

There will come a time when you’ll realize what your capable of, and also, come to grips with your shortcomings.  At that point, you will look elsewhere for someone to help in those areas, because face it, if you don’t, you’ll be stuck in neutral.

To all those Mr. Y’s out there; No one wants to feel imprisoned because of your help.  Please don’t.  If you’re going to help someone out, do it out of the kindness of your heart.  Do it because you want to help, and because you really want Mr. X to become successful.

If your intentions aren’t genuine, Mr. X will see that eventually.  Mr. X, please don’t use people.  Mr. Y could be feeling the way he does because he feels used.  Thank Mr. Y, and let him know your decision to have him speak to Mr. Z was because out of many others, you trusted him.  Perhaps, when you become successful, you can repay him with dinner?

Have A Freakin Good Night

 

 

https://screenrant.com/rick-morty-supporting-characters-return-season-4/

LMAO!!

Is anyone a fan of Rick and Morty?  I was hooked from the first episode I watched, and I ended up buying all the episodes on google play, however, I have moved on.

Now, I’ll always love the show, and I do still watch reruns every now again, but I think people are delusional about a season four coming out.  It’s wishful thinking at this point people, and I say that with compassion because I would really like to see a season four also.  I’m just tired of getting my hopes up for it.

Above in the title section, you’ll notice a link to an article written on screenrant.com.  I read this article while I was eating lunch this afternoon, and it was really good by-the-way.  Ben Sherlock wrote it.  Good Job Ben!

It listed the top ten characters people would like to see make a return at some point during season four, (if it ever happens) and I wanted to share my thoughts and comments as well.

I’m going to use Ben’s list in the order he wrote it, but just add my two scents of course.  Here we go…

10. Morty Jr. – I think that would be hilarious.

9. Snowball – Yes, you have to bring the family dog back.  Maybe he dies though, and they buy another one?

8. Mr. PoopyButtHole – At one point I would’ve, but not now.  As a matter of fact, I’ve grown to really dislike him over this past year.  Like I cheer during that episode when he reaches for the Butler’s tray and gets smacked. Stupid Shithole!

7. Abradolf Lincler – I thought he died!?

6. Jaguar – Definitely.

5. Evil Morty – Absolutely.

4. Squanchy – Originally, I would’ve said no, but after he turned into that battlecat and protected Morty’s Family during Birdman’s wedding, it’s a yes.

3. Unity – Yes.  Unity was one of my favorites.  As a collective of course…

2. Supernova – Whatever right?  What about Noop Noop?

1.PhoenixPerson – I thought he was Birdman.

Alright, this was fun.  Ben Sherlock, cool article man.  I hope you enjoy my opinions.  I’m looking forward to reading more of your material.

 

Have A Wonderful Evening

 

 

Training; Appearance and Decisions

How’s everyone doing with their weight training routines?  Today is the first day of July, can you believe it?  2019 is just about half way gone, and as I promised in January, we’d be taking this journey together.

So here we are.  Are you dropping those pounds?  I know I wanted a tighter – harder body, and I’m not even close to what I envisioned for myself at this point, but I am still going to the gym.  I’m not in beast mode, but I have been consistent.  I just completed my second consecutive week of three training days, and boy, am I sore as shit.

My workout has changed a lot so let me update you.  Right now, and for the remainder of the summer I’m going to continue with three days per week of weight training.  The days vary, but the routine is as follows:

Day 1 – Chest, Tri’s

Day 2 – Shoulders, Bi’s

Day 3 – Legs, Back, Abs

I discovered something about myself that I wanted to share, and I know everyone’s body is different, but just in case you’re in my boat, this will be helpful.  Do not get discouraged! 

It has been 14 or 15 years since I trained with weights, and if you’ve been out of the game for a while then you know part of your motivation to train again was that initial observation of your body.  It’s the one when you’re like, “Man, I’m out of shape.  I need to join the gym again.  I look like shit.  I feel like shit.”

There is however, another observation that’s more of a revelation, and this is why I’m asking you not to be discouraged.  I think I joined the Gym in October last year, but the other day I looked at myself again.  The opinion of myself was definitely a little more serious this time around.

I’m really out of shape I said to myself.  I’ve been training since October, and I know I was only training one or two days during the week up until two weeks ago, so I’m not putting unfair pressure on myself.  I’m just being honest.  My body, over the years, has become a blob mass.  It’s kind of funny, but true when I compare myself to a 230 pound lump of clay.  There’s no definition, and no shape.  Needless to say, I have work to do.

At this point, it easy for us to quit.  It’s easy to convince ourselves at this point that weight training isn’t doing anything for us because after-all, we’ve been lifting since October.  Do not get discouraged, and don’t quit.  Let this new, more serious realization of your appearance be the motivation that propels you into 2020.

Crossroads

Life is filled with decisions.  Everyday whether we realize it or not, we make choices.  Sometimes we make choices without thinking, which is why we don’t realize this in the first place, but let me remind you that you’re at a crossroad here.  Which direction will you move forward in?

Route 20    Route 18

You

If you chose Route 20, you’ve decided to continue with your current training routine.  You were honest with yourself, and you didn’t like what you saw, but you’re deciding to do something about it.  Within the near future you’re going to adjust your weight training routine by adding another day and turning up the intensity.  In six months you will go in front of the Judge (you) for another observation/revelation.  You will continue doing this until you’re satisfied with what you see, and then you will maintain.  Welcome to the future!

If you chose to vere right onto Route 18, turn off at the next exit.  Make a left, drive over the bridge and merge back onto the road you were just traveling on.  One minute up the road on the right is the Route 20 exit.  Go that way.


Have a Wonderful Day!

Good Omen Opens Wormhole

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chimecrossPut all the horror movies aside.  Try not to think about films like the Exorcist or Omen, or newer ones like the Conjuring.  Think in terms of everyday living and how a symbol could provide us with meaning and guidance, and perhaps, some necessary reassurance that puts us in the right place at the right time.

Part of our future path includes all the signs and symbols that apply to us personally.  As human beings living busy lives we might not consider how are lives are intertwined with culture, literature, and epic stories that survive through time.  You very well could be a hero, or maybe your life portrays a shocking resemblance to a biblical character, and all of a sudden, things begin to change.

And away we go!

Right now we’re about waist-deep and we’ve learned the upside down cross is the Cross of Saint Peter.  Saint Peter was one of Jesus’s Apostles, who was jailed by Nero in Rome.  From a Biblical standpoint, the the upside down cross symbolizes humility, grace, and peace.  According to St. Peter, the future world is one that will be destroyed by fire.

Metaphysically, it represents the penetrating power of the intellect.  Symbolically, it represents power, protection, authority, strength, courage, chievelry, and knighthood.

Alchemically, it represents purification.


7.11.2019

If you notice, in the picture the upside down cross is really a wind chime.

According to Googles Online Dictionary a chime is a bell or metal bar or a tube, typically one

  1. of a set tuned to produce a melodious series of ringing sounds when struck.
verb
  1. 1.
    (of a bell or clock) make melodious ringing sounds, typically to indicate the time.
    “the clock chimed eight”

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    A crown of thorns on the tree?

“At Will” Vs. Common Sense

If employees can leave their employer at any time, for any reason,  and without a prior notice, than that obviously means there’s no such thing as “Job Abandonment” in the state of Pennsylvania, and therefore, if in the future, the employee wanted to reapply, the employer cannot give”Job Abandonment” as the reason for not hiring him/her back, right?

Unless they have a contract specifying a certain length of time for employment, all employees in the State of Pennsylvania are considered “At Will.”

The “At Will” Doctrine was initiated in Pennsylvania in 1891, in order to help give people the freedom to chose their employment and leave employment without recourse from the employer, but for some reason, at some time, a spin was put on this.

Now, today, we seem to focus on the fact that an employer in Pennsylvania can dismiss an ‘At Will’ employee, at any time, for any reason, and without prior notice.

This spin has without a doubt, put employees at a disadvantage which is really fitting with what’s going on with employment today in general.

If you are healthy enough to work, and you really want to work, and you’re actively seeking employment, there should be an employer willing to hire you and offer you a job that fits your qualifications.  If you’re healthy and capable of performing your job responsibilities, and you really want to work, that should be enough for you to keep your job.

It just seems to me that if an employer fires you on the spot, there’s a very personal reason for why you’re getting fired because if you want to work and you’re capable of working then there shouldn’t be any problems on the job in the first place that couldn’t be worked out or adjusted to.  With this in mind, it seems employers are more often than not, hiding behind the “At Will” Doctrine, while making job seekers feel they’re “just lucky to have a job nowadays.”

I know someone who walked out of a place of employment because his supervisor was speaking to him disrespectfully and threatening to make him perform tasks that weren’t in his original job description because he couldn’t cover a shift.

Twice this employee was in a meeting and twice, a similar conversation took place.  After the second time this employee walked out and never came back.  A year later, he tried to reapply, and the employer said he wasn’t rehirable because he abandoned his job.  He was an “At Will” employee.  How could he be a non-rehirable based on job abandonment?

Screw that!  Right here on my blog I’ve talked about self-worth, and people understanding and giving credit to themselves for what they bring to a place of employment.  Employers should feel lucky when they rope in an employee who’s really qualified and cares about his job.  It is a job market where people compete for work.

In closing, I would like to mention if an employer can fire an uncontracted employee at any time without a prior notice, then they should be required by law to  provide a reason why.

Think how it must feel if you were released, let go, or fired from a job and not given a reason.  How are you supposed to improve yourself?  How are you supposed to ensure this doesn’t happen to you again if you don’t even know what you did wrong?


 

Photo by Ashutosh Sonwani from Pexels

Phillies, Nationals Tonight

Tonight at 7:00, the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals will play in Washington.  The Phillies are 39-32, and second in the National League East.

The Nationals are 33-38, and currently in fourth place in the NL East.  For the Phillies, it’s going to be Jake Arrieta on the mound.  Arrieta has a 6-5 record as a starter with a 4.31 ERA.  The Nationals are going to feature Jake Corbin.  Corbin is 5-5, and his ERA is 4.11.

Enjoy the game, and have a wonderful evening!

Career; Separation and Hate

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What’s up everyone?  How ya’ll doing?  If you’ve been keeping up with my blog here then you probably read “Show Quote; Scene Making Sense,” and I hope life hasn’t hit you with a spinning heel kick to the balls like it has me.

Yup things were going great.  I was on my way to work, I had a few days left before break, and all of a sudden, BAM!  I was rear ended.  A spinning heel kick to the balls and a big steaming shit right in my mouth.  That’s how it goes.  I am okay.  I will fight to keep my head above water, and I’ll fight to win because life shows us no mercy.


 

Moving forward, there’s been a lot of talk about careers.   There’s also been a lot of hating going on, and I really don’t like using the word ‘hating’ in situations involving work, and I made a promise to not give anymore attention to negativity so I’m briefly going to talk about careers while gingerly intertwining hate into the conversation.

Career path/Future Path

When discussing your future or your future path there’s a focus on the individual level.  Individuality is something I really stress because I love the fact that we’re all different.  It’s fascinating to me.  Nothing is more interesting than watching a professional at work; a master of his/her craft.

I watched the college wrestling finals because I wanted to see the two top wrestlers (in each weight class) in the Nation, compete, and it was like watching art in motion.  There is a future in the cards for the world, but your future will be your world as it applies to you, and this includes all the symbolism and clues that go along with it.  The future path, which includes your career path, is about individuality, self-realization, maturity, and self-awareness.

Your career path is your method of getting paid, which ultimately sets you apart.  There’s a separation between those who can, and those who can’t, and those who do, and those who don’t.  Separation causes hate.

A position with ABC Company required a high school diploma.  100 people applied.  Everyone was happy.  A position with ABC Company then required a Bachelor’s Degree.  40 people applied.  There were 60 haters who weren’t qualified.  A position with ABC Company then required a Master’s Degree.  15 people applied.  There were 85 unqualified haters.

ABC Company is very successful.  They want the most qualified candidates, and more importantly, they want people who want a career within their company.  A position with ABC Company requires a Master’s Degree, and a clean background check.  10 people applied.  There were 85 unqualified haters, and 5 haters who were qualified criminals.

1 person got the job.  There were 9 jealous people.

The following week, the person who got the job put his new suit on and drove to ABC Company.  On his way into the office building he was faced with an angry mob of protestors.  They had signs and chanted, “no work, no money.”  Some of them were even throwing rocks and bottles at him and the ABC Building.

He passed the security guard, who ignored him, and headed to the elevator.  The elevator guy threw an evil look in his direction before pressing the button to the floor he was going to.  He greeted the woman sweeping the floor, but she just gave him a fake smile.  The two secretaries gave him the middle finger when his back was turned, and the guys washing his office windows were cursing at him, but he couldn’t hear them because they were outside.

He worked at ABC Company for a year.  As soon as his boss got his Master’s Degree, he fired him.


 

LOL Have A Wonderful Night