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July 25, 2008

If I’m going to buy a motorcycle, why not do it right?

Filed under: general topics,Las Vegas,Turning Point — Tags: , — admin @ 11:44 pm

Today was a banner day – I was escorted out of work at 1:30 for my last *physical* day at work (I’ll explain later), I took – and passed – my written motorcycle test, and then bought a brand new 2008 Harley Dyna Glide Low Rider as my first ever motorcycle. Hell, I’ve never even driven a motorcycle and end up buying a 1600cc motorcycle. What was I thinking?! My main motivation was to get a motorcycle that I would most likely never have to upgrade from, and secondly, I wanted an American made motorcycle. I have NEVER owned anything but American made street legal vehicles. Never. I get the motorcycle delivered tomorrow and I can’t wait to start riding it. I take my riding classes at the end of August.

Why was I escorted out of work today? Honestly, I don’t know for sure. I gave my notice about a week and a half ago and today was to be my last physical day in the office. Monday through Wednesday I’m still employed by the company but I’m on vacation. I left work to take my motorcycle test and when I got back my laptop had been wiped and all of the system passwords had been changed. It was like a hit – and it was like I was fired. Sheesh – I’ve been there for over a week since my notice, if I was going to do anything destructive or malicious then I would have done it by now. I’m not complaining since I got to leave waaaay early, but it was just the manner that they did the whole thing that bothers me. It was very slimy. Anyway – I guess I don’t need to worry about taking any calls from them through Wednesday since even if there was a problem that they needed my help with I wouldn’t be able to log in and fix anything (I was the only Systems Administrator). I find myself wondering why they didn’t just end my employment today. I’m headed to Vegas on Sunday so I’m not going to concern myself with any of it. This is the closest thing I’ve had to a real vacation in a long time so I’m not going to distract myself with trying to figure out their motives.

Nickey’s mom is coming in to town tomorrow night to watch Hayden while we’re gone. I can only imagine how spoiled he’s going to be when we get back. Hopefully I’ll have lot’s to report when we get back, but it won’t be for a few days (mom!).

July 15, 2007

Heading to VEGAS baby!!

Filed under: Las Vegas,referrals,Turning Point — admin @ 1:23 am

Woo-hoo! We’re heading out tomorrow morning to head to LAS VEGAS! The entertainment capital of the world AND the location of one of the best days of my life – my slightly unceremonious wedding to the best woman I could have ever been matched up with. Two-and-a-half years and still going strong. Without her I’d be half the man I used to be, so a quarter of the man I am today. …Anyway – the reason we’re going there is to help promote Popby.com at the Buffini Turning Point Retreat. For those who may not know what the heck that is, Brian Buffini teaches the art of business by referrals – OR – how to build and keep your customers by word of mouth. If someone tells you they had a great experience with a real estate agent then wouldn’t you want to use that agent too? It’s instant trust.

Nickey is going to go to the “retreat” and H and I are going to see the sights. We’re going to go to Circus Circus for the, well, Circus entertainment, maybe go to a go-cart place, see Hoover Dam, and *maybe* even go to Towbin Dodge – the home of the Blue Genie and Chop.

Check out the new Popby.com blog for updates on our current enterprising endeavors.

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