Sunday, December 17, 2006

What's the happs???

So it has been awhile.. It's Sunday morning and I'm drinking coffee and jamming Van Halen's Live without a Net DVD on surround sound. I love Sundays and I'm happy to be alive and healthy.

A lot has happened lately. I went in to meet with my commander two weeks ago and asked to be replaced in my new position. Back in Oct I blogged that I was the new Emergency management NCO for Sheppard AFB. I was asked to step up by the out going manager and against my better judgment, I accepted the position.

Well I have 7 months left before I retire and the day to day stress is killing me. This position is more suited for a person with the next higher rank than I hold, but I thought my strong personality would make up for the lack of rank. Nope, didn't happen...and the day to day dealings with commanders and management from outside agencies was eating my lunch. So I did what I've never done in my 20 year career. I walked in to my commander and said sir, "I quit". He wasn't real happy but he understood my frustrations. So as you can imagine, the whole ordeal was a blow to my ego. I moped around on my pity pot because I quit something. However, the other part of me was saying look dude...you cant leave the military with ulcers and stress.

So the 20th is my 41st birthday. I'm bummed out because I'm 20 lbs overweight going bald and I cant get any ladies to smile at me anymore. I'm happily married and such, but I think I should still be able to catch an eye of a hot chick now and then. Although if I did get some play, I wouldn't know how to react. All I want to do anymore is play guitar play drums or surf the net for music stuff. I don't even surf for porn any more.

And Christmas.....I haven't finished my shopping yet. I put lights up last weekend and it took an act of congress to get me to do that. Bahh friggen humbug.

On an upnote, I interview for a management position at the store in January. I'll be traveling to Amarillo to meet with our owners, to talk things over. Keep your fingers crossed...

That's enough whining for now. See ya.....

13 comments:

Gentle Bria said...

Hey ...Happy Birthday ...Mine was Yesterday. Hope it was a good one. :)
And just remember ... Things can only get better. ;)

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday! I got here just in time.

So, by quitting, what does that exactly mean? You get moved to another job until retirement or you are done early?

I think you are very cute and I would totally smile at you!

MomThatsNuts said...

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY...I suck...

Hope you had fun...

Dont worry about the overweight stuff..thats what happens when you get OLD...come here, I will run with you....and stuff....

mom

Paul (rock star wanna be) said...

Bria- Thanks for stopping by the Circus. Welcome, I hope you'll drop by on a regular basis

Wendy- Yup, I'm going back to my Heating and AC shop to run a small crew.

Mom- Thanks...and dont tempt me :).

MomThatsNuts said...

Hey Paul...

TEMPT TEMPT TEMPT.....

Mom

Kid Ric said...

Hiya Paul,

Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of Happy New Years.

Peace, love and light,
Ric

:phil: said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Paul. Hey, I think you were very wise to not keep doing the job that was giving you an ulcer (or worse). Stress can kill. There's nothing wrong with getting older either, it beats the alternative. I've got 50 breathing down my neck and looking forward to it.
I'm really looking forward to Dylan's surprise at he drum kit we got him, that's for your input. I took him to a music store and he got to play a $5500 electric set. Maybe some day...
The best to you and your family

MomThatsNuts said...

Merry Christmas Paul...

Mom

MomThatsNuts said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR HONEY~~~

Middle age happens to all of us...YOU choose to embrace it (in your underwear) I choose to ignore it and pretend like Im still 25....One day I will look in the mirror and go DAYUM IM OLD....but not today....I wish we could have had a New Years kiss!! Instead I got to hug my drunk depressed brother...lol oh well, thats how I roll.........

Mom

ps the word verification thingy says ddrok....I thought that was funny....

:phil: said...

Happy New Year Paul

MomThatsNuts said...

Checkin in on ya...hope your having a good new year, its a bright and shiney new year. Try not to get any smooonge on it..

mom

MomThatsNuts said...

WELL so whats your excuse for IGNORING ME...huh??? ok bye

MomThatsNuts said...

HEY PAUL where the heck are you? Did you have your interview? My fingers are cramped from being crossed so long. I left you a link in one of my posts. Its NOT PORN its MUSIC...you have probably seen it before....ok I hope all is well

Mom