Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ok..Now I Can Tell Ya'll..'s carved in stone and finally I can say it. I am now marketing FiOS! This is, hands down the BEST Triple Play you can get!!! Incredible Internet Speeds and the absolute best HDTV available. The TV could only be sharper if you were there when it was recorded LIVE!

Personally, I am a huge fan of this product. I sold this when I lived in New Jersey and wished it had been in my neighborhood. All that being said....

I can write subscriptions anywhere in Texas!! For now I am keeping to a 40 mile radius of Dallas/Addison/Irving/Etc. So if you, or anyone you know, want FiOS, PLEASE let me be your rep! Please use the email: to reach me.

       This IS Big! This is ME and FiOS!!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Yeppers...your humble narrator had to visit the E.R. today. Coulda swore it was a heart attack....honest. The symptoms really felt like one....actually starting to feel them again right now.

Blood Work...Nada
Cat Scan....Even the lungs look good, and I smoke a LOT!

SIDETRACK: Bonus for the scan. They took a GOOD look at my lungs. Some of you may recall, I had an episode in The Sovereign Conversion Van of Wonders when a radiator hose blew I had to breathe weaponized rad fluid steam for about 20 miles. All looks swell, as do my ateries and stuff.

They now know I did not have a heart attack. They are not sure what's going on, but there is concern over my stent. You can read all about it HERE! I did a series of posts about that episode, including video of the blood coming back into my heart.


They wanted me to stay overnight and have a Cardiologist have a look see. I told'em I couldn't. My stuff would be WAY too vulnerable if I was away.

Bright Side: New State, New Town, New Hospital....

 ...and I can recycle my hospital material!

"It hurts when I do this.." Dr: Don't do that!

So...let me understand...if a stroke affects my left side, I'll be all right now?

I wanted to find a pre-owned D.N.R. bracelet. I mean, it's only used much wear and tear can there be?

New day, new affliction, new audience.

I had them in...stitches.

But I digress.

Today would have been Day One in new territory for yours truly, in ripe fields of sales.

Tomorrow's another day.

And I'll still be here to see it.

Is that a good thing??? For now, I am AO(rtic)K

Until next time.....

Feels Like A Whole New Day....

There really is something to the Serenity Prayer!

(EDITED TO ADD: 5:00 P.M. CT I am attached to a monitor and auto B.P. device in an E.R. here in Texas. North Richlands Hills to be precise. Go figure.....)

FiOS is working out REALLY well. The areas I am in are brand new and the citizens there are anxious for this service. I can see myself really being out of this homeless stuff in short order. And, as stated before, I can sign up subscribers from ANYWHERE in Texas, so please keep me in mind and pass this blog around to all yer' pals! And speaking of The Lone Star State....

Some observations about Texas:

People are REALLY aggressive drivers! Reminds me of motorists from Massachusetts.

Oh, Texas....enough with the speed bumps, please. Total pain!

The residents are a proud lot! I have never been in a place that ornaments, bumper stickers, yard signs, Texas Stars, etc. that proclaim a great deal of pride in the state which they reside in.

The signs along the many, many highways never give a miles to indicator of destination, i.e. city or town. I the Transportation Department expects you to know that Dallas is X number of miles ahead.

Many here are ready to secede from the union should things go belly up elsewhere.

In the next couple of weeks I expect to be able to finally go exploring. I have been limited to I want to get the lay of the land. And, no, not in a Biblical sense.

For now, I have some homework to do.

Thanks for reading and your continued good wishes and prayers.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012



Got the word my training for the new gig begins Thursday. Meaning, I could be working by the weekend. Certainly by Monday.

I can't go into details right now....but will be able to elaborate soon.

I am determined to make it here in Texas. I mean, it's a big ass state and something has to click. I still like how I am feeling things and remain optimistic

Here's hoping!

I know my postings here have been less than the usual jovial, irreverent, and insightful as before. I am pretty challenged here. Being least the way I was doing it at Camp Scooter:SouthEast, Afscootistan was pretty easy compared to rebuilding myself. I did a MAJOR re-boot in the mid 1990's...but I was still in my house and the economy was much better. It was familiar ground.

I find I look over my shoulder online. I read the papers back there, and stream the talk shows I listen to via the stations in the N.J. market. Even though I seek greener pastures, I have people I care deeply about that I left behind. I want to know what's going on in their world. I am not looking back...simply viewing the rear view internet mirror.

Today I dragged nearly everything out of The Sovereign Conversion Van Of Wonders into my room here to sort, toss, and organize. I need to get my clothes together, as well as, use some of the canned goods I had in there. I want the bed back in shape as well. I did throw out my have to replace them as some point. And, if for some reason, I have stay a few overnights in the will be ready.

And then...

It's 911! I remember it so vividly.

I was in my the TV to my right with "Fox And Friends" on Fox News playing. Steve Doocey announced that a plane had crashed in to The Twin Towers. He was wondering how an accident like that could happen when the second plane hit the other tower.

He said: "OK...these are no accidents"

Oddly, I was calm. I got my phone, called the significant acquaintance and said....

"They did it"

I told her to turn on her TV and see.

From those moments on, I was glued to the, I am sure, were most of you.

I remember stepping out on to my deck after the buildings began to crumble. The air was....


My neighborhood was one brimming with birds and other wild life.

There wasn't a sound. BEAUTIFUL day...


I got out my camcorder to document this as it was so stunning. I mean absolute silence. The air felt heavy and oppressive.

I've only ever spoken to one of those left behind by the attacks. The significant acquaintance had a client who lost her husband in the assault. This woman developed a stutter that made it a challenge to hear her out.

She certainly deserved my efforts.

As she spoke...all I could think of was...

The ones who never got to say goodbye.

A day or so after 911 I thought of my loss. When the mother of my sons passed away from cancer January 5th, 1990. We knew it was coming, thus very little left unspoken between the two of us.

The finality of it all sunk in hours before her funeral service. There were some items she asked to be buried with that I had left back at the house.

I panicked!

I couldn't leave where I was. Fortunately my niece Jenn was able to get said items and bring them with her.

I had no chance of a "Do Over" once she was in the ground.

SIDETRACK: My late wife was Jewish and burial is pretty much toot suite. I didn't have days to get things in order.

That moment of sheer, internal terror, came back to me as I thought of those...

Who left the house angry.
Who didn't say "I Love You" one last time.
Who didn't kiss their kids before heading out.

No "Do Over"

I am blessed to be here to have mine.

Today, the American Embassies in Libya and Egypt were attacked by mobs upset over some video about Islam. Our nations response was...

"We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others"

Really? That's it?

This President we are stuck with, and his underlings, are such AssHats!

Those attacking the Embassy are of the same fabric as those who fly planes into buildings, rape and beat American T.V. Network females reporters, or behead Jewish Print Journalists.

Plus, the First Amendment guarantees speech that will offend.  Like, let's say, burning the American flag. Or calling Christianity a "Hate" faith. So, why compromise "Free Speech" with that pathetic and weaselly statement?

But I digress....

Tomorrow is 912. A day that, eleven years ago, we came together akin to how we did after Pearl Harbor, minus the internment camps.

Wow...I never expected to write any of this as I sat down to update stuff. I guess it lingers in me more than I thought.

May God bless those left behind..and those still overseas defending us. And protect the Coptic's and others opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood and similar malcontents.

As for in America? Rally 'round and make sure you VOTE this November!!

And never forget.....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Doomsday Sept. 10th 2012

EDITED TO ADD: Ok...most things handled. Have motel...have cell...and have insurance..kinda. My former company will not reinstate the policy. I have zero points and no accidents...but they said no to re-upping. Thus, I return to a former coverage. Their prices seem to have come down somewhat since I was last insured by them.

Driving wise, I am grounded. I will be given a check to insure, which slows things down, but it's better than grinding to a complete halt. I can breathe again.

EDITED TO ADD: Ok...seems things might very well be under control. God has been REALLY good to me!

EDITED TO ADD: Cell Phone Covered. That may seem small but take my word, it's HUGE

It all falls apart Midnight tonight.

My auto insurance.
My cell phone minutes.
My hotel room. ( 11 A.M. Central)

I don't like asking for help, financially speaking. It is beyond's humiliating. Probably a good thing that it is. I don't want to become immune to that feeling.

It's not that I "let it get this far" simply happened. Work has not been as rewarding as I had hoped. It has nothing to do with the quality of the product, nor the professionalism of the's seasonal and market forces at play.

SIDETRACK: I have had sales jobs in the past. Did really well and, in 2 case, excelled. It's not my least I don't think it is. But this is not something I am trying out as new. It's something I am good at!

I have been applying for different positions and have one upcoming. In the meantime, I've been applying for day/occasional work. I've applied to be a sign holder, assistant, driver....etc. Nothing fruitful yet. midnight it all comes undone. And of the 3 items, the least important at this point is the motel room. I can sleep in the van...been there, etc. I lose the phone, I lose contacts and ability to reach out. I lose insurance, I am stuck in one spot. I get caught driving sans coverage, I lose my license.

Maybe it has to get THIS bad for me. I came to Texas to find work, as well as do my part for "Restoring Love". Not to be in the same position I was in at Camp Scooter:SouthEast, Afscootistan. It was thrive...or die.

I am still holding out hope for the "thrive" part.

I'll be out today trying to get some funds. My time online will be minimal. If anyone can help out, best way is the PayPal button up top. I can immediately pay for things and/or transfer to a WalMart cash card I acquired. Then I can get some gas, too. If you need to contact me, the best email is:

Look, I know it gets old, me asking for help. It evolves into fatigue....I get it. For myself, it's embarrassing. I would never has chosen soliciting as an occupation. I may be able to begin training this Wednesday, depending on trainer's availability. If not, it will be next Monday. And a fair bit of time before the 1st check comes in. THANKFULLY this is paid training. A small stipend, but money none the less.

Thanks for reading and wish me luck.

Until next time....

Saturday, September 8, 2012

This Song Kinda Sums Things Up

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Best Laid Plans And All That

As the dawn breaks, my day starts out on the edge of things imploding.

Sales have been non-existant! Being vacation time and the economy being what it is,  it's been...challenging. My gig is completely commission based, thus no income. Unless something comes through, I'll be back in the van tonight. I am hoping to move some product today, so that I'll have a check in time for my auto insurance due on the 10th, said vehicle having less than 1/4 tank of gas and needing oil.

Hope springs eternal, I suppose. I continue to plod forward with the goal and hope of pulling myself out of the pit I find myself in.

So...please keep good thoughts and prayers for your humble narrator.

Happy Labor Day.