This week has been very busy, and emotional for me. My first job was completely crazy and I put in almost 80 hours in 5 days. Friday was the worst because I was up at 1am for the 1st job and finished the 2nd job at 1am. I’m sure people noticed the #24Hours tag I was using while tweeting all day. I was able to tweet at least once every hour for a 24 hour period.
On the emotional side of things, a very close friend of mine from work passed away on Monday. His name was Paul Sublette and I wanted to include him in this post as my way to remember him (hence this edition). Paul and I performed the same job at GM and for about a year we were part of the best salary team of people that I’ve ever been of part of. Him and I were the ones who always brought humor to the table. With out him work life was just boring. Paul was also my smoking buddy for many years. I have been smoke free for quite a while, but Paul kept smoking. He died at the age of 43 from natural causes, a bad heart. The smoking had a major role in that. I miss my friend, but I will remember him forever.
Now onto the good parts of this Remember When Edition. As you know I’m part of the Yakezie Challenge which is a group of bloggers working together to improve our Alexa rankings. I’m currently ranked at 140,038. I began the challenge at 829,000 so I’ve made some great improvements. I would just like to say thank-you to all my readers. You are the one who visit the site and help my rankings. Without you and your interaction, I would still be at 829,000. So I thank each and every one of you 🙂
Elle is the brains behind a great website called CoupleMoney. Elle was featured on Problogger this week in a guest post that she wrote about Tips for Doing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. In you don’t know, having a post on Problogger is one the biggest honors in the blogging community. I’m proud of Elle, and very proud to be part of the Yakezie challenge with her. I just hope that she remembers the little guys (me) when she is big time 🙂 CoupleMoney is also running a sweet giveaway right now, she is giving away a Netbook. Read this post for the information on entering.
Today the House will vote on the Obama healthcare plan. The bill is 2,000 plus pages long with ton a wasteful spending included. I’m all for having a great healthcare program but I continue to wonder how they are going to pay for it. I’m not going to get in it here, I would just like to highlight a great cartoon that JoeTaxpayer posted yesterday. I want to remember the healthcare vote so here is Joe’s post, Obamacare Going to Pass?
Have a great day everyone. I will, no pizza job tonight so I have the whole day with the family 🙂