I stumbled on to a pretty interesting website today dedicated with executive fundamental analysis. If you have some time you can visit http://www.macroaxis.com and found out tons, I literally mean tons of information about the CEOs and other top executives in just about any industry that is out there these days. It boggled my mind to see so much collective data all at one place for anyone to use for whatever reason(s) in so many various formats.
When I landed at macroaxis.com, it was one the page regarding martin hanaka who is currently the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. With a very impressive resume and bio of a man who is just now in his sixties and who for half of his retail career had served for twenty years as an executive at Sears. I played around a bit on this site and was impressed at how it actually is pretty user-friendly for having so many options, all the numbers, names and the titles. I’ve never seen so much “title” dropping, much like name dropping that so many are known for doing, non-the-less all over their pages.
With unemployment reaching record high percentages, a lot of workers are getting the attitude from their boss that they should take on more work, accept less pay, and be grateful that they even have a job. Be especially grateful if you have any benefits. So, to be proactive about my own job I’ve decided to polish my resume. I looked it over last night, which was a nice confidence booster. After all, you never look so good to people as you are seen on your resume. But one thing that I decided was lacking is a new certification. I want my employer to know that I am constantly learning and growing in my responsibilities and therefore becoming more valuable to my company. The web site www.quickcert.com offers online courses to get certifications in the top IT fields, such as database administrator, developer and technician. I can study the Network+ Training coursework I need to further my certifications on my time, at my pace. And they guarantee that I will learn what I need to pass the exam.
Today I bought a few new domain names. I decided that I wanted to have certain dot coms and since they were available it made sense to buy them before someone else gets them. It is kinda cool owning some internet real estate. At first I thought I would put the new domain names on the same web hosting server as my blog, but then I thought I might be better off spreading them around between different servers. So I checked the www.webhostingchoice.com site to read up on which web hosting choice makes the most sense for my hosting needs. I like the way this site has reviews and in-depth comparison charts, so you can learn the good and the bad about each one as compared to the other top hosts before committing to one.
My grandmother has a little condo down in Florida on the Gulf Coast and she just bought another little fishing boat to take out in the canals and Everglades. She has always loved to go fishing but she also likes to just cruise along watching for wildlife, like American Bald Eagles, manatees and dolphins.
She’s promised to take me out on the new boat when I come down for a visit during spring break. I asked her if she has the boat fully outfitted yet and she told me that she still needs a spotlight and backup motor. I might be able to help her out with the spotlight. I’d like to get her something nice as a thank you gift for having me stay with her come March. My dad told me about a good web site called www.magnalight.com to get boat and truck lights, so I’m clicking over there for a bit. Just have to decide if I want the light shipped here so I can take it down there with me, or should I just have it sent right to her. The site has a special offer of free shipping on orders over $200 and they take all the major credit cards, including PayPal.
Several years ago we had a horrendous ice storm in the area. People had little warning that it would be so bad and conditions worsened so quickly that most people were doing their best to just get home safely, much less go to the store and stock up on provisions.
When my secretary and her family lost their electricity for more than 2 days, i drove over in my 4 wheel drive and picked her up with her husband, their 3 kids and their 2 dogs. That was a rough ride back to my house – which never did lose the electricity, thank God. We inflated 5 air mattresses and laid them out in the dining room like a mini-bunkhouse. The family slept there for 5 days until the electricity was back on in their own house.
It’s a good thing I had stocked up on cheap air mattress for camping trips – they got put to good use. That ice storm was quite an adventure and I hope we don’t ever go through that again. It’s too bad that I don’t still have the same secretary now, she had to move closer to her aging parents down to South Carolina and the kids have seemed to adjust to the move all right. We keep in touch, two of the boys are on Facebook and we chat from time to time which makes me feel good that they remember me and that I’ll be able to see what they are up to and how they turn out.
This is the time of the year that we hear from friends and family that we don’t always get to see or hear from during the rest of the year. Especially since people are up and moving farther and farther away these days. I’m so glad that I finally agreed to give Facebook a try. It is amazing how many people I have found on there that I don’t think I would have ever been back in contact with if not for Facebook. As popular as Facebook is with so many people, it blows my mind that some people are still using MySpace and other social networking sites, but apparently there isn’t a short supply of people feeling the need to socialize on the Internet.
Did you know that Facemash was the Facebook’s predecessor which opened back on October 2003 and that MySpace was founded in July 2003. It wasn’t until February 2004 when Facebook, as we know it now, was launched. Facebook has gone through a lot of changes in those 8 years and who knows what it will be like 8 years from now. The possibilities are mind-blowing.
Last night I found a gal that I had dated for well over a year, right out of high school we were, on Facebook. She has been married several times since then, finding her wasn’t an easy task, but it felt good to finally have managed to narrow it down and actually find her. She is currently a copywriter, works from home, is again a single mother with three boys and lives in Wisconsin, of all places. She took some time to described to me What Exactly Is Copywriting all about, at least the type of copywriting that she is currently involved in and it sounds like it is working out well for her situation right now, with trying to raise three boys in a crazy world.
I was surprised to find that she plans on continuing working from home until her boys are out of school and then move even further north up to Alaska. I never even knew she liked the cold weather, considering we spent a good amount of the summer we had together on the beach. I wish her the best of luck. I don’t think we will ever be running into each other considering I enjoy the warm weather states and she has turned into an Eskimo.