exitnine

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    • Shipping up to Boston

      2 years ago

      exitnine

      Headed to Boston this time next week to see my 1st baseball game @ Fenway Park. I told my wife about a year ago that that is what I wanted to do for my 40th birthday, we will just be a few weeks early. This is going to be our first ever trip North of NYC. We are planning on driving through New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island while we are in the North East since we aren't sure if we will be back up that way again. I am super excited about the whole trip, but I haven't told the boy that he will actually be allowed on the field to run the bases after the game (sadly, they will not let me run the bases, I've already asked). We have penciled in a short stop in NYC on the way back, if time allows.

    • 3 years ago

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    • Vacation is upon me

      4 years ago

      exitnine

      For the first time I can ever remember, I have 2 vacations planned and are actively paying on. We leave for Walt Disney World on Friday (super excited). That place is amazing for the holidays, our 4th trip there in as many years (second for Christmas). If you have children or act like one yourself, go there at some point. We also have an anniversary trip planned in March for a cruise and a one day lay over at Disney while we are that far south.

      I can't believe I haven't posted a journal in over a year.

    • Hired

      5 years ago

      exitnine

      I am now under the employ of WV's largest commercial and industrial lighting rep. Still unsure what my role with the company will be, probably a hodge podge of things for awhile. The boss told me that during the interview he could tell that I wasn't looking for a job, that I was looking for a career. He also said he could teach me what I didn't know about lighting, I hope so. Everyone in the office has been really helpful and nice while I have been trying to help out and absorb info.



      PS Journal 135

    • Job update

      5 years ago

      exitnine

      For the few of you who actually read these, I have an update. During the first 4 months of unemployment I had a grand total of 4 interview (one told me upfront that there was't a position, but he would put me through the process to help me out). In the last week I had another 4 and landed to job offers yesterday. Now I have the opposite problem, I have to decide between them.

      Interviewed twice for company A 2 weeks apart, got offer day after 2nd interview. Company A has been around for 7 years. They offered $7,500 less than what I asked for. 1 week vaca and are a little closer distance from home. May have a higher career ceiling and possibly easier step in transition. After 6 month review, salary could be adjusted, just don't see them getting to where I want it to be.

      Interviewed once with company B, had offer before I left the building. They had had the postion open and just wasn't finding quality applicants. Company B has been around 25 years. They offered $2,000 less than I asked and will also give company gas card worth $300 a month allowance. 1 wk vaca to finish this yr, 2 wk vaca a yr starting 2014 and a $2,000 salary bump then as well.

      Part of me thinks Company A lowballed because they know I have been off work awhile and maybe they think I will jump at the oppurtunity. I understand it's a business thing to do, and I may give them a chance to increase the offer.

    • Kindergarten

      5 years ago

      exitnine

      Today was my sons 1st day of Kindergarten. He was super excited and his mother and I cried, but just a little bit. The house is way to quite.

    • Boy is 5 tomorrow

      5 years ago

      exitnine

      I just finished something I have waited almost 5 yrs to do. I assembled Braelee's first actual bike (he has had a pedal-less balance bike). I threatened family members if they even thought about buying him one. Almost made it all the way through without getting teary-eyed. Then I saw that Braelee wrote on the chalkboard "My last night being 4"....cue the waterworks.

    • Interview

      5 years ago

      exitnine

      Had an actual sit down interview (nearly 3 hours total with 4 different people in the company) yesterday with a fairly large construction company as an entry level project manager. I think it went very well, all the job responsibilities they mentioned are things that I am real comfortable doing, they would just be on a much larger scale. I had to sign a bunch of paper work so they could do background checks and contact my references. Dollars were not discussed and they didn't make an offer, said they would call in a few days. It is about a 45 minute drive one way, which is different from the 20 minute drive I have been making. The biggest negative is that it is a typical 7:30 - 6:30 day (with hour for lunch), then the drive home. That cuts into family time with the wife and kid, it will need to be big $'s.

    • A break from the bad journals

      5 years ago

      exitnine

      Ran second 5K of the season. 25:39 (shaved a minute off last months time, which was 3 minutes faster than last year) Finished 11th overall out of 140 runners/ walkers and 4th in my age group. So glad these were planned before my work situation.

  • Comments (128)

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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      MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

      • monopoly_j

        4 years ago

        Indeed

      • exitnine

        4 years ago

        Thanks. I now find it sad that your bday wish from last year and your bday wish from this year are on top of each other. I need more RVB communication.

    • monopoly_j

      5 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • TacoPowerPhD

      5 years ago

      Freakishly so considering the timezone difference. As a side note I also keep thinking that your avatar is a bloke behind prison bars.

    • TacoPowerPhD

      5 years ago

      I'm getting weirded out by the fact that every time I see a new post in the Jedipoet thread it always seems to be your one which was most the recent!!! smiley4.gif

    • monopoly_j

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • grunthos4

      7 years ago

      going to give ya Poker night at the inventory since no one is clamoring for it now lol

      just sign on a telltale account now.

    • grunthos4

      7 years ago

      Oh so your Family........Your Ben Reilly Spidey eh lol

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #7:

      He and I were pretty much having a man to man conversation. But yes I guess she was at that moment.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      7 years ago

      That was made out of so much win.

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #1:

      For humors sake, please tell me you made the blue ball.


      Amy was in charge of the blue ball which I think seems more fitting...

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #3:

      It was my neighbors terrier, sorta my fault. They have a gate on their porch and I was gonna pet him, didn't realize he was that territorial. Not real bad, but do have 3 punctures from his teeth.


      I know a guy that can take care of that problem for you...

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    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #1:

      I did some landscaping and got bit by a dog. One of us had a better weekend.


      What kind of dog?

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #14:

      In reply to monopoly_j, #8:

      Must be the reason we are "friends"


      I'm sure but I'm betting we have more in common in other areas as well.

    • SteveDPirate

      7 years ago

      If you're on tonight, mind giving me a little hand holding to get me started with the Grifball funtimes?

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #1:

      ...secretly cheered for the Chicago Cubs and then sent early letters to Santa in hopes that he could put Albert Pujols in a Cubs uniform for next 11 years.



      It's like you were right there in the living room with me!

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #6:

      Was a real blast. I haven't been on the new firefight map yet, but the others are very well done.


      Maybe next time we can play a little more (which was done before you got there.) lol

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #1:

      I was gonna join you in some Halo, but I am not a big fan of Big Team Battle.


      That's what I usually play, but if you ever see me on just join and remind me that you don't like BTB.

    • MadCatKaine

      8 years ago

      How are you and how is the kiddo? Work pick up any?

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

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      Merry Christmas From Monopoly_J

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    • DRUM57IX

      8 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #4:

      Chances are I'll be having to play this game for some time in order to get this last achievement...

      BUT I'll be spending most of my gaming time playing reach once it drops!!!

    • AmazingSpdy

      8 years ago

      It seems that way. I hope people at least read the news we post, even if they don't comment. I'd like to pretend I'm not wasting my time.

    • SteveDPirate

      8 years ago

      You act as though anyone stops plundering.. it's unheard of.. more of a hobby now though.

    • ch00path1ng4

      8 years ago

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    • alexkerensky

      8 years ago

      Thanks for your comment.

      also, it's nice to hear you little one is doing well after a shaky start. happy early birthday to the little guy!

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

      So...exitnine...
      what's the origin of your name?

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

      Doing a Q&A journal.
      Just if'n you t'were in'nerested

    • DoNothing69

      9 years ago

      For you:

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    • rekon59

      9 years ago

      Hey-Hey! That second link had one that worked. Gracias, sir.

    • SharpAsATack

      9 years ago

      The flu isn't an std. And if it is, it's way better then herpes.

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

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    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

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      I want to take this time to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    • CapDac

      9 years ago

      Welcome aboard, sir smiley1.gif

    • jedipoet

      9 years ago

      In reply to exitnine, #10:

      i shall not give the internet proof of my embarrassment.

    • Foolsfolly

      9 years ago

      She was a min-Chihuahua-Wienie.

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

      ::waves goodbye to your star::

    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

      I answered your question in the CBM thread, but yes the Comics DVD's are worth it. I have the Amazing Spider-man one (first 40 years) and plan on buying the other which is 1-500.



      Thanks! When I got back to the thread several pages had passed. I looked for someone who answered it but missed it. Thanks for letting me know!

    • BigDaddy117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Cool thanks, I'm waiting in line to get good seats, might be worth taking a look at.

    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

      No sir, that hat is finally broken in. If I buy a new one, people will think that I am a new fan a.k.a. a band wagon jumper.



      I was thinking something with a little more RED IN IT myself!

      Post edited 7/02/09 2:42PM

    • Steffasaurus

      9 years ago

      Video!

    • Steffasaurus

      9 years ago

      No worries!

      By the way - the pictures of your son are stunning. A thousand congrats, friend.

    • SteveDPirate

      9 years ago

      Pieboy quit RT. noticed you were wondering.. he made a journal a month or so ago.

    • Steffasaurus

      9 years ago

      ThePieBoy and I are not friends anymore, so I wouldn't be able to tell you what's going on there.

      Super sorry :-(

    • geoff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      it's sponsored by Powerade because it's essentially an anti gatorade ad. it's part of the joke.

    • ChipperHalf

      9 years ago

      Deathly. You actually know the secret to my weakness now. Even a small dose of it can kill me pretty damn quickly.

    • ChipperHalf

      9 years ago

      Allergic to Penis-cillin!

    • ChipperHalf

      9 years ago

      It's okay. As I learn more of the fighting combos and skills it gets better, and once you get past the first stages it is rather fun. I love the webslinging. It's okay so far; not great, but entertaining.

    • rekon59

      9 years ago

      He'll be back sooner than you think.....

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