I had managed to get a position contractually as an auditor at Solix, making more than I made at my previous job and making a significantly shorter commute. How amazing is that? What a fortunate turn of events life had in store for me! However, my first day of classroom training was not scheduled to begin until August 4, so I had over a month of free summer leisure cut out for me!
July 6, 2008
4th of July weekend in Edison
A terrific weekend at Mike's house in Edison, even though it was raining for the most part. We all went to the movies to see Hancock (which I now own on DVD), and we also went to a comedy club in New Brunswick called The Stress Factory.
Last year I had gone to Pleasant Acres with Billy D on Memorial Day to BBQ with his family and his family's friends, but I made it up there a little bit more throughout the summer this year. I had the chance to go swimming in the pool up there. The distant scenery of hills, valleys, and trees that can be seen from the pool is beautiful.
This post goes into detail about my victory in my unemployment case, as the bastards from my previous place of employment decided that they would attempt to appeal my claim. They didn't get very far, as you can tell. Their representative in the case was a liar who sounded like a total idiot. A couple phone bills submitted on my behalf contradicted their claim that they had attempted to contact me for other job opportunities and that I had turned them down. My phone bill clearly showed that they did NOT try to contact me. I knocked them the fuck out, figuratively speaking, and was eligible to continue my collection of unemployment until August 4.
Our trip to Wildwood took place at the end of July, on the weekend that we spent in Lavallette. This was an extended weekend for me, being that I was not yet working at Solix. I recall watching the weather forecast prior to leaving for Wildwood on morning of the day we went there, and the forecast was referring to that day as a "PERFECT DAY". That was interesting to me. That definitely had to be a perfect summer day.
September 29, 2008
Economy falls, but memories of Six Flags are still grand!
Approximately 13 years since my last visit, I had finally made it back to Six Flags Great Adventure. Greg, Mike, and I went together and I was re-introduced to roller coasters, as I managed to go on about six of them, including Kingda Ka!
A profound landmark in our country's history, as for months we had witnessed the presidential campaign between our first black US presidential candidate and the oldest running US presidential candidate. Barack Obama won the election, defeating John McCain 53% to 46%. This is an election that I will remember for years to come, as it fell on the night before my birthday and established yet another reason - other than my birthday - for me to celebrate on the following day. God bless America!
November 26, 2008
B-Money's 28th Birthday celebration!
This year's birthday celebration was as special as any of them have been, but this was the year that I brought all of my friends from different locations, backgrounds, and history together for one big night and one great cause - my 28th!
Now for the Jerry Springer-wanna be final thought!