Joy, the kids and I are having a great day at Great Wolf Lodge. I am having a bunch of fun with the kids and to make it that much better is my brother and family is here. We all got down here this morning and spent all day in the water park. I went down backwards with Joy and the girls on a tube slide and thought I was going hurl. I was sea sick pretty fast and it didn’t go away very quickly but now resting in bed I feel somewhat better. Well that is it and now to chill.
As much as it sucks leaving vacation there is always that feeling that draws me back to home. While I enjoy Las Vegas, this trip number 5 for me, the novelty has worn off. Well, except for having evenings like last night. So what was so special about last night? Well let me tell ya.
Upon finishing the last Pubcon session, I beat feet back to TI to place a few more bets on the Thursday night Seahawks game. The Seahawks didn’t pull out a win, which would made me a lot of money, the way I did bet only cost me $4 and some change in losses. That’s not what made my night. I met up a real estate broker friend from Hawaii and a promminent SEO firm called BlueGlass. I would like to give a shout to Jeff, Bob, Greg, Chris, Lauren and their wives for letting me tag along and have one the coolest LV Pubcon experiences ever.
I did get to talk shop, against the advice of my girlfriend, and the helpful pointers for this one man SEO show has my brain realing on what can be possible with some planning, time, and modest budget. Joy will probably hate me as I’ll still be on a computer in the evenings quiet often. Ah the cost of trying to make a buck and stay on top of the competition. My competition has gotten fierce in the SERPs so hopefully all my notes, plus advice I recieved, will be put to good use in a timely fashion.
Taking advantage of Southwest’s in-flight wifi, hell it was $5, will allow me to get some thoughts out of my head while starting to implement a few of the ideas from the conference. I’ll probably post on my marketing blog, if I can call it that anymore, about what I learn to help it solidify in my puny brain.
Random Thought: I hate in-flight turbulance even though pops is a pilot.
Well I am off to blog some more
After a few months of buying, years of planning, I finally, yes finally, make the purchases to drop exhaust on the truck. Here is the look with me sitting on the pavement. I tucked the pipes up there.
Silverado Video – Exhaust
It has been a bit since i last rambled so here it comes. Work has been going really good. Showing a lot of homes, writing offers, closings transactions and yet I find the stress up there and tough to manage. On top of work has been my personal life which consist of Joy and her girls along with working, and tonight completing, the boat. It has been so much to handle that I almost popped yet Joy grounded me.
It is amazing how having, and being with, a great women in one’s life creates balance when balance seems out of reach. I seen her, she calmed me down, and everything went according to plan. A tribute to her awesomeness is the past year and half of dating. My life has balanced while my work life has become more steady and fiscally healthy. More like it is; my life is more healthy having her in my life.
Yes, I loves Joy Here is a picture of the waterslide park we went to yesterday with her girls.
Tomorrow, Jake and I head out on the Zodiac for the first crabbing day of the season. It has been a long time coming and Jake has helped me so much getting all the items buttoned up. We removed the pontoons, built a wire harness, installed pontoons, rewired the boat trailer, did many runs to Harbor Marine, and completed her tonight at 9:30pm – I’m blogging way to late.
Wish it was light enough to get a pic of the Zodiac behind the Chev yet no go. Here is one after the pontoons where installed.
Well think I’m gonna call it a night. Cheers and going to post to some pics from crabbing on FB and Flickr. Wish us good luck.
This Mother’s Day was one of the best in recent memory. In the morning I went over to my brother’s and sister-in-law’s home and had brunch with them, the nephews, and my mom. We had tons of good food and conversation. We gave the mom’s cards and flowers, I gave Mom a fuchsia basket, and lots of hugs.
Afterwards, I buzzed out to Lake Goodwin to meet up with Joy and her girls and some of her friends for a barbeque, swimming, and some more sunburn. Even though the water was cold, it was fun playing with the kids in the water. Below is a picture from my Flickr photostream.
yesterday I woke up with a slight sore throat and figured it would be gone by today. Not so luck was I. I have all the aches and pains especially in the knees and I’m trying to be productive at the office. No such luck.
Wonder if the girlfriend wants me over like this. I’ll make some hot soup and sit on her couch and watch History Channel till she finishes softball. Or, maybe pizza, or, um, I’ll just eat everything.
Is it odd to be frustrated while in a relationship? Sometimes I wonder as time passes while my girlfriend and I date.
I find the comments of how I don’t drive or do other things like her so it has to be wrong. An example was tonight, on Monday’s my girl friend goes to a local high school for open swim and tonight I drove her car. I went into another entrance and I get the comment “Toby is going the wrong way”. Seriously? Wrong way? Uh, there are two entrances.
It gets annoying especially when work has been stressful. I would like to someone just to say “hey how was your day?” yet when arriving at her house its screaming from excited kids and dog that jumps on me. Oh man that last one erks me.
When I was single it was just me. No pets, no kids, and whatever I felt like doing. Now I get those days still yet if I do something with the girlfriend it seems I’m always in the back seat or riding shotgun on their plans. And if there are times to plan something with her, I have to work around a softball schedule. There are days when I feel that my life has changed a lot while nothing in her has – except for me being around.
I’m glad I’ve felt like using this site again as it is a place where I can release thoughts as to work through them. Instead of them stewing in my head.
Also, work has been fucked up for a few days. Working with people who want it all their way just ticks me off. Like they are the last people on the planet and I would like to them to go fuck themselves in the face. Might get me in trouble; though there are days I would like a 9 to 5 and not have to be in sales.
Ah well;l it’s life.
This weekend Joy and I, as well as her sister and friend, went on a bike ride down the Centennial Trail. We started in north Marysville, just off 67th, and road south down the trail to Lake Stevens. It was sunny and we got a decent start, being on the trail at 10:30, we set off. The ride was pretty easy with a gradual up hill to Lake Cassidy then the trail leveled out towards Lake Stevens. Below is a picture of us at Lake Cassidy. Love weekends!