Archive for February, 2004

Welcome to California

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

Welcome to California

Sunday, February 29th, 2004 – Catering to LIVE music fans within Southern California, was created in February 2003 by drummer/guitarist Loren Scott as a central point of contact for his fellow SoCal performing musicians, the venues that book them, and the fans that love to see them perform. When live music fans want to know where to spend their music-filled nights, tells them where the action is before heading out for the night!

Parallel Time

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

Parallel Time – The Unofficial Donnie Iris Site
“She wears a dress that’s sure to please ya
She wear a half smile like the Mona Lisa
And what she wear she really wear
Wanna squeeze her up like a teddy bear…”

Bluefish Band

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

The Bluefish Band

CSI: Corporate World

Friday, February 27th, 2004

This weeks episode: Wait for the Fat Lady to Sing

Story: Issues once thought to have been put to bed have now resurfaced on the radar. And this time, there are many more eyes investigating the situation. Important questions are being asked that must be asked. Situations that could be swept under the rug are being rediscovered as the rug is being rolled back. Names are being named. Penetrating eye contact is being made. Investigations are underway and you just know that heads are gonna roll… but you won’t believe who the victim will be…

Be sure to watch the entire episode, because the writers are well-known for their fantastic and amazing twist endings that defy all reason and logic.

The Home of OCROCK

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

The Home of OCROCK

The Berlin Fan Page

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

The Berlin Fan Page

Thursday, February 26th, 2004 – Had to go exploring, since Sherry and I had just seen them at the Coach House. Older, but still rocking hard with those memorable songs. Stone Blue, indeed.


Thursday, February 26th, 2004 – Kickass 70’s rock and rollers!


Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

AnimWatch – Excellence in animation

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004

You become what you think about.


Saturday, February 21st, 2004

Lockheed Martin, CACI, EAI, Fluor and IEM Team For DoD Installation Protection Program: – E-I-E-I-OH…. let me guess. Government project? Alphabet soup.

Forced Jargon

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

A year ago, every reporter was embedded into the action in Iraq. News readers freely spouted the term as if they had been using it for years. However, I can’t recall the last time I heard it used by anyone recently.

Well, its 2004. So get ready for engaged and resilient.

If you are one of those people that are struggling with work-life balance, then know that it is YOU to whom the phrase should be of great importance. Conferences and well-known speakers are sprouting up all over the country professing their wisdom, advice and guidance to help you become an engaged and resilient employee.

Maybe its me, but the image of an abused spouse pops into my head. A battered wife who refuses to leave a destructive marriage and justifies the violent beatings, fits the engaged and resilient descriptor.

Lets deconstruct the phrase.

engaged – 1) pledged or promised; 2) occupied, employed; 3) greatly interested; 4) partly embedded or bonded. [Sounds like a perfect description of a wife or husband who is madly in love with their spouse – and hey, there’s that embedded word! Can’t be bad.]

resilient – 1) capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture; 2) moving swiftly back; 3) looking backward; 4) tending to regain strength or high spirits. [Hmmmm… able to take a smack on the head and not complain. The energizer bunny… a Timex watch… they keep going and going – in spite of adverse conditions they may face. A hint of masochism in my book.]

So, put it all together, and there are conferences taking place that are geared toward making YOU – the abused corporate citizen – learn to live and accept your lot in life as a piece of meat.

Engaged and resilient?

I think I prefer enraged and resistant when it comes to my relationship with my employer.

Glass Perspectives

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

Hey, here’s an interesting analogy that I bet you’ve never heard:

– An optimist sees a glass half full of water.

– A pessimist sees the same glass as half empty.

– But a realist sees a once-full glass of water that is now on its way to becoming empty due to evaporation because there has been absolutely no effort made to retain the moisture in the glass and prevent loss. The result: The glass will soon prove of little value, and will be discarded.

To what do we attribute loss of the glass’s value? The water? The glass? The glass’s owner? The shop that sold the glass to the owner? The chemist that created the mixture of sand and heat that formed the material the glass is made out of? Evaporation?

Moral: Take responsibility for keeping your glass full, and you will never go thirsty.

Retro Future

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

Welcome To The Retro Future – It’s closed.


Thursday, February 12th, 2004

Advised today that migration is inevitable… looking at ways to get our feet on the ground floor and build an environment that encourages improvement, collaboration and teamwork. Beware the Ides of March.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004


One Step At A Time – Direction Optional

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

Today was not one of the better ones – a visionary brainstorming session with no apparent sponsorship, internal team conflicts that we knew would eventually come to a head, and a “SuperBowl Finish” CLE thrown in to top things off.

It will be extremely interesting to see what happens next. It boggles the mind if you try to explore each possible scenario using reason and logic. After all, there is little you can do to change the past. So, I find the best approach will be to plan to face each issue as it is presented. Respond in a rational and objective manner providing facts and clarity. And let the chips fall where they may.

Will the compassion card be played again, in such a short period of time? Place your bets.

Your Name Here

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

Largest Sales and Use Tax Delinquencies – Board of Equalization Care to know who the biggest criminals are in the State of California, when it comes to NOT PAYING THEIR SALES TAX? Is your name listed?