March 31st, 2008
March 27th, 2008
March 26th, 2008
March 25th, 2008
I joined the site in March 1998 when I got my first Honda CR-V, a black LX. From there I added on a whole bunch of things and was active in the forum, I never made it to a meet with that CR-V.
In June 2002, I had the opportunity to get a new car and I went for a CR-V again, this time a 2002 Silver EX. I became much more active in HondaSUV.com and helped establish the NEMC (North East Member Club), we’ve held several meets to date, and I’ve been the host of many.
Being a host of car meets taught me a lot about being a leader.
- I realized you can not make everyone happy, but you can certainly try to get everyone.
- I learned to plan for mishaps, plan for delays, plan for the unexpected.
- I also learned to make sure people feel included. It’s easy to fall into comfortable conversations with those who already know each other.
- I learned to not take anything too seriously.
- I learned to plan for everyone’s needs, not everyone is showing up with 100.00 to blow on food at a fancy restaurant.
- Include the whole family, don’t make people feel they can’t bring the kids along.
It’s been a great experience, and is a good part of why at 126,000 miles on my CR-V I don’t plan to get rid of it anytime soon. Of course if Honda comes out with a CR-V hybrid, I’ll be jumping to get that.
Do you have any similar experiences?
March 19th, 2008
I’m putting this down as week 1 since, this is really the first official committment I’m making to logging this every week, and with that here we go.
March 18th, 2008
March 16th, 2008
Since the beginning of the year I was determined to go from 2 bookcases to 1. I finally finished that task this weekend.
The other bookcase will get disassembled as much as possible and either stored in the basement or sold.
It feels great to have far less items and know that what is on those shelves is what I really want.
March 16th, 2008
Craig’s watching an interview with Eckhart Tolle and Oprah. At one point, he’d say something and Oprah would say, Now. That’s it, and they kept doing this. All I could think of was the scene from Spaceballs, when they’re watching Spaceballs the movie and they get to the point, where’s it’s now! I can easily be laughing for 5 minutes just watching that little clip. If you’ve never met me in person, I love satire!
March 15th, 2008
I have to document this week, just so I can look back at this in the future and truly appreciate how much I packed in. If you’ve written me, I was supposed to get back to you, I said I’d send you something, please don’t take offense, the week was very, very busy.
This week at my job we launched a national ad campaign website (not my design), completed the collection of a large amount of materials for a multimedia project, and 3 email campaigns sent out including one which had 27 unique pieces of content that were not dynamic. And in comparison to my boss and co-workers I think my load was lighter than theirs. Even up to Friday night at 6:00 we were still finishing up projects. Wow! I kept saying to people, the weather got nice and the projects just came rolling in.
Well I didn’t have much of one until Friday night. Wednesday I took on waking up early. Thursday was semi-successful and Friday, well Craig and I both slept in thinking it was Saturday.
On a fun note. Friday night I met up with a fellow knitter who was thinking about buying a MacBook or MacBook Pro. We met at Starbucks and I showed her around the operating system, answered questions and had her try mine out. She was pretty excited, I told her to think about it, don’t rush. She was making the switch over from a Dell laptop to Apple, and it is a big decision.
This morning I got an email at 7:40, “I’m ready let’s go!”. We met at the Apple store in Danbury at 10am, and purchased her a MacBook Pro 15″. We left it with them to transfer over her files from her old Dell. I headed home and later in the afternoon we met at Panera to go through setting up her email, transferring bookmarks, importing photos to iPhoto and making sure iTunes was all set and running. She’s really excited and I got an email tonight that she’s having a lot of fun.
I’ve successfully switched 7 people from Windows to Macintosh. No complaints.
I’m still working on getting up early. Might kick back my wake up time so it’s not quite as aggressive. I want to be successful not insane. As Colin reminded me, “Never give up”. Absolutely true! There’s no time table, no one’s going to punish me and it’s truly a win-win situation.
And… I will be posting on Tuesdays a Weekly Weigh-In, as part of TheDiet. In the sidebar I’m going to keep track of my exercise on Traineo.com. This week I made some much better choices food wise than I have in a while. All in time.
Last but not least, we watched the Transformers movie tonight. It was pretty good, dialogue sucked, but the effects were amazing. I’m such a sucker for cars and driving scenes. Speaking of I’ll be at the NY International Auto Show on Friday for the opening. Drop me a line if you’ll be there that day.