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10 days ago

You know what, RateItAll changed my life. I was sitting in my cubicle in the Hartford accounting firm I worked for, bored and fantasizing about how to get out of there, when I decided to complain about life long Cubs fan Steve Bartman's decision to interfere with a catchable baseball that may well have changed the tide of the series for his dear Cubs. I found RIA to do that, and then I reviewed other things. I read Magellan's SF reviews and I thought, now that place sounds interesting. Six months later I was living out there. I found a job that better suited me but still, I felt something was missing. I decided to give sales a try and I got a phone sales job where I had to make over 120 calls per day. I felt worse at times than I did at the accounting firm and I was about to quit when my good pal Ridgewalker said hey, minkey, the job sucks but you have to stick with it until you get successful at it. And he shared pages and pages of ideas with me about how to make that job a little more bearable, a little more fun...and I actually started hitting my numbers. A year later I got what was my dream job. I've since taken two other jobs but I'm still in sales, still in that same industry. I've found a couple side passions but the older I get, the more I think I found my life's work in this industry, and living here in California. My friends Magellan, Ridge, and Chalky have made this place a rich experience for me. Several others helped to educate me in this thing called life as well. RIA is a community and I have learned that in life, having a community can make a big difference.

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10 days ago

I don't think it's much easier, just more necessary.

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10 days ago

Still pretty new at the game, but I can comment on part of this. Being a bit older as a new dad (I was 36 when my son was born, 38 when my daughter was born) I'm in a much better position pound for pound to be a dad and a provider. My patience has improved, life knowledge, life situation...and possibly more important than anything else, I picked someone who right now looks to be a strong mother and partner for the long haul. I can't say for certain that would be true had I even decided to have kids 10 years ago.

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14 days ago

I thought it was bad when it was new. I'll pass.

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14 days ago

These can be a lot of fun, if you have nothing better to do but some of them are just plain unwatchable.

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14 days ago

Not a huge fan. It's nice once in awhile, but I only want a small amount. Dark is best.

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14 days ago

It's good, but I don't eat it very often. When I do, there's no guilt at all. For me, it's a summertime treat.

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1088 days ago

I was thinking today about how I used to get crippled by rejection, be it from jobs, girls, the ice cream shop (was craving the 1 flavor they were out of; a little weblist humor). I'm not going to lie it still hurts, be it an audition or a sales call gone wrong. Auditions actually aren't bad; you are in there for 2 minutes, run your scene and they say "thank you". Whether it was the best thing since Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie or the worst thing since Keanu in...well since Keanu, you hear the exact same two words. Sales is still tough though. I made a fool of myself on a sales pitch today, and the guy was nodding with a "what are you doing here" look on his face. I walked out thinking back about how 10 years ago one of those would have kept me home for the next two days. But I've embarrassed myself so many times now that I know the sun will rise tomorrow regardless of what kind of impression I've made upon anyone. And the truth is, most of them forget me as soon as I walk out the door, and once I learned that it made things a whole lot easier. It's the few that do remember you, in a good way - and after countless times making mistakes we are bound to learn some things - who can make a career for you.

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1089 days ago

...halfway over the North Atlantic.

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1089 days ago

...and there are 8 or 9 zombies climbing over the hood of the car and the roof.

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