Daily Prompt: Captivating


Throughout our history man has built some of the greatest structures ever. China great wall, the pyramids, where ever you go on earth man has constructed some amazing things. Who could image man creating such amazing structure using simple tools and the strength of many men.

Today am captivated by the many construction projects going on around the city. From a new skyline begin built, to a freeway interchange to reduce traffic congestion and making it a smoother driving commute. Every day I pass by a construction site, seeing men, using machines to remove and add dirt, to lifting steel beams or to put fresh concrete into a cast that will form the pier. What so amazing watching this construction of a freeway being built is how they make these piers. Every pier needs to be a certain height, width, and since the freeway will curve these piers have to be at certain angle. It incredible that they can get this right without making a mistake or having tear it down and start over again. Such structures changing the landscape of the city that will out last the men that built it.  It truly captivating to see man-made structure from start to finish.




Hi guys, if you are reading this is public might want to wait until you are at home. Don’t want you ending up with a red face and tears in your eyes in front of strangers or maybe co-workers.

A week ago my family had to make a tough decision. It one those decision we wish we never had to make or anyone wants to make. We decided to put our friend, family member, our dog, Sunny to sleep. His little body couldn’t go any longer. I think he know it was his time to go even though none of us wanted him to go. That day he was in his chair that placed near the window. His favorite spot and I notice him acting differently. He look lost, but

was smiling, he looked happy and his eyes were just wide open. As if the angels were there with him, waiting to greet him to heaven. He was still responsive and we move him to the floor where he could lay down more comfortablely. Though out the day we notice we were losing him because he was not getting up. I believe that my other two dogs knew what was coming and said their good-byes. My sister took him to the vet that night where later in the night we got the news that there was nothing they could do for him and decided it was best to put him to sleep. It was a hard night for everyone. It was hard for me cause he was basicly my life these past 11 years. Taking care of him and my other two dogs, Lilly and Lady. Feeding him, giving him his doggy treats, his bath, check on him in the night and putting a blanket over his cold body. During the summer when it was only him, it was playing catch. During the spring and summer months you could hear him outside barking at the squirrels, looking up at the trees. Just watching him looking up at the tree hurt the back of my neck.

The next day that when it really hit me that he was gone. Outside with my other two dogs Lilly and Lady on a beautiful sunset upon us. As I watch my other dogs going about their business I was just thinking what he would be doing right now. Laying on the grass, rolling over to scratch his back. Walking around and do what ever dog do, mark their spot. I wanted to call his name, Sunny!, but knowing he wasn’t here with us anymore, hurt me. I will tell you I cried for the lost of my friend, but then I also knew he was enjoying himself in heaven. Young and with a lot of squirrels to catch and bark at.
Now am trying to move on. It a slow process because the house feel empty without him. His chair now empty with only his shed fur still on it. His bowl sitting there empty. Still haven’t clean it because it hurts that I can’t call him to come and eat. He was very picky about his food. Still have two other dogs that need my attention and I hope I can give them a great and fun doggy life.

Left to right: Left – Lady Hulk. bottom right -Lilly and top right -Sunny

Happy New Year 2018

2018, Happy New Year Bloggers and those visiting my blog. It that time to start fresh, set new goals,  re-new old ones and leave the bad times behind and focus on the future ahead. You can say 2017 was a crazy time if you’ve been paying attention to the news.

For me, try to always improve on the goals I set the previous year and add something to  it to make it a little challenging. I do have bigger goals, but with my current situation, I don’t list them. It would be just easier to focus my energy on those that are within reach.

1.Reading, read 12 books last year so I will make it my goal to read 20. Any suggestions on “must” read books?

2. Health is always important to me and should be for everyone. Last year my goal was just not to gain weight. Well I lost some weight,still don’t see it physically, but been told by one lady at the gym that I’ve lost weight. I will try to stay at my new current weight which is 271 lbs.

3. For 2018 one goal I would like to work on is being more social. Not easy when you are jobless and don’t have a car, but I will try to make an effort.


Daily Prompt: Conversation

“A Good conversation is like a miniskirt; short enough to retain interest, but long enough to cover the subject.”

If there something that I need some improvement in is my ability to communicate with people face to face. To be able to have an interesting conversation with someone. Am sure everyone could work on there face to face conversation skills since most of us are glued to our cell phones and to social media.

I don’t mind having a conversation with strangers when I walk around town or sitting at Starbucks.  Well I do try to avoid the religious, crazy looking people, but they seem to find me when am at Starbucks, waiting for the bus or on the bus. I think am a magnetic for people like that, but that a whole another story.  Having a face to face conversation is a challenge for me, especially among friends.  No, am not anti-social, it just what do you talk about?  These days you have to be careful what topic of conversation you bring up because you just don’t know how people will react. They might get offended or might not want to associate with you because of your opinions.  You can go with the basic conversation like how was your day? What did you do this weekend? but that can get boring. What do you ask the next time you see that person? It can make you sound like a broken record.

How do you keep your conversation interesting when talking with friends and people?

Good-Bye 2017 : Review

Books I read in 2017. If I had to pick one book you should read, it would be Beartown.   Great way to start a conversation about a certain topic we have seen on the news.  Especially if you have kids/teenagers and not sure how to talk to them about this certain topic.  This might be a way to break the ice.

1. The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

2. Devil’s Cold Dish by Eleanor Kuhns

3. What so proudly we hailed by Marc Leepson

4. Death on the Sappire by R.J.Koreto

5. Death among Rubies by R.J. Koreto

6. The German Girl by Lucas Correa

7. Alice & the Assassin by R.J. Koreto

8. Swimming Lesson by Claire Fuller

9. The Stairs are Fire by Anita Shreve

10. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

11.The Dirty Book Club by Lisa Harrison

Health, I started 2017 weighing 281 lbs and now am down to about 270 lbs.  Am always unsure whether to trust the weight scale.  It kind of like the media, should you trust them on what they are reporting.  My digital scales at home says I weight 276 lbs, but then the gym weight scales say some different.  It one of those old school weight scale. For now I go with what the old school weight scale says. My goal for 2017 was just to maintain my weight and not gain weight.  I figure why make it a goal to lose weight and then not lose weight and be disappointment.  It would just be better keep working out and just watch what I eat and hopefully I’ll will loose it.

My finding employment situation, well we can just skip that.  Why focus on the negative side?

Still keeping up my hobbies.  Drawing, watercoloring, journaling, film photography.  Only thing I wish I had a table in my room where I could do all my artistic stuff.  My room is to small so I have on so I have to sit down on the floor and do all my art stuff.

Book #11 The Dirty Book Club

The Dirty Book Club by Lisa Harrison. I think the title speak for it self, but it not all about that. Yes there same R part in there, but I would say it more about character M.J Stark finding herself.  M.J Stark a successful career women, a doctor boyfriend, but has some personal struggles dealing with loneliness. M.J. take a chance to give something a try that she her self knows might not be for her.  She along with other women, they learn how it important to have friends in your life that you can trust and count on during difficult time. For M.J. it struggling to decided what she want personally. She want to live the city life, but then she want to have a life with her boyfriend who also has his own wants. Doesn’t want to stay in a small beach town, but then doesn’t want to leave the women who she calls friends.

Her face


Her face, a face I’ll never forget.

A friendly face, she speaks with a calm voice

and has unforgettable smile.

A smile that will bring a smile on your face too.

She has a light glow when she laughs.

That imagine never leaves my mind.

*Just something that came to my head*

am I curse?

Is there such a thing as being curse with bad luck with finding a job?  No matter what you do or how much you try to change your approach in finding a job, you’ll never find one nor get a job.  As my journey continues with looking for employment maybe I just one of those individual that will never find a job.  Are some people just unemployable?  Their skills, experiences, education, maybe their personality just doesn’t fit into the job labor force. Are employers being to picky with who they hire? It all about finding that employee that fit into their company 100% or at least close to it.

Maybe my resume is one of those odd looking resume employer don’t understand and get the wrong impressions.  My job have been in the educational field to the technical web savvy field with a little retail in between.  Doesn’t make a good attractive resume? Jumping around from one area to another plus have a degree in sociology doesn’t help at all.  Gives the impression I don’t know what I want to do career wise.
*my job experience on my resume. I can’t fit everything so I left the small detail like month and cities*
Pearson, Professional Scorer(this is always hard to explain)                                                                                                                                                                                         2011 – 2017
  •  Analyzed students responses if they answered prompt essay and score their response.
  • Remained neutral bias in reading student’s opinions and religious beliefs.
Northeast Independent School District, Substitute Teacher
                                                                                                                    2011 – 2015
  • Implemented teacher’s lesson plans awhile having the ability to improvise and be flexible when necessary.
  • Determined appropriate consequences for inappropriate student behavior and write a report for the teacher about class events.
  • Maintained effective classroom management strategies and applied advance teaching capabilities in all subject areas.
University of Texas at Austin, Undergraduate teacher assistant
                                                                                                                      2006 – 2008
  • Provided technical support to 30+ students learning about web applications during office hours via instant messenger or email.
  • Communicated effectively to non-technical students on debugging HTML and CSS code via instant messenger.
  • Worked with teaching faculty to aid in proctoring exams
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology