It has been a while; I think I am just the consummate procrastinator. Anyway, I am going to try to fire this up again and maybe attempt at least a weekly post. Topic suggestions are welcome and your feedback important. This week was an extremely challenging week and as it ends it doesn’t appear to be letting up. I am looking forward to the coming new year and truly looking to make some positive changes. So if you follow keep and open eye. L8tr
A very exciting announcement; http://www.trackmyshots.com a free mobile app is now available for Windows Phone 7 (Android and IOS coming soon). This was developed with my friends Max & Jason and Jason’s company Linxter (www.linxter.com) over the last 2 to 3 months. This app was designed with Michele and MS in mind; however it is available to anyone who self injects medications to treat chronic diseases like Multiple Sclerosis or Diabetes etc.
This app replaces and enhances the paper logs used by patients who self inject. Schedules with reminders can be built, ad hoc entries can be made and reports can be generated. The app also tracks recent injection sites so appropriate site rotation occurs and you can log reactions or issues that need to be discussed with your Dr about your treatment.
- There is a YouTube Demo
- Link to the App in the Windows 7 Market
if you are interested in more information please let me know.
Wow where did 2010 disappear too? In two short weeks Q4 will be upon us, I will be making my 4th and final 2010 trip to beautiful Southern California, Halloween is already being displayed in the stores, the Florida rainy season is fading and humidity is waning. I think this is the fastest year I have experienced in my life.
I am sitting here waiting on my friend, best friend to logon to SKYPE so we can discuss and contemplate the future, never know what may be in store…Ha-ha I don’t know so don’t ask. Earlier this evening we attended a MS Presentation by a local neurologist, EMD Serono & Pfizer about RRMS (Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis) where we always learn something new and continue to make friends involved with and living with MS.
Wow nothing specific to talk about this evening, two weeks ago I gave my 2nd official planned speech at OMNI Toastmasters, the speech was well written and practiced perfectly, but some technical difficulties tripped me up and I went nearly two minutes of my time limit. No harm, no foul as it is always a learning process for betterment and growth. Next time I will nail it… although I am still looking for a topic, hit me with suggestions. The speech project to “Get to the Point”, unlike this entry the speech should have a clear, decisive point to drive home.
Well I am going to call it a night and get some sleep. I am always open to constructive feedback.
L8TR as I leave you with these words of wisdom brought to you by Pandora and Styx…
9/11/01 was a day that depolarized our country. For days, weeks and months after that September day, there were no democrats, no republicans and no independents there was only AMERICANS. People were nice, compassionate, considerate and genuine. Where did that go, why did that go? We all have an obligation and debt to the founders, architects and defenders of this great nation; I pledge allegiance to the flag…
A blog entry from a dear friend…
Tropical Storm Bonnie is churning in the Caribbean south of the Florida peninsula as we speak. Although she is fast moving and being affected by land mass, we should see some effects of her in our state. Although you can add closeness counting with storms like this to the Horse Shoes and Hand Grenades cliché, we should be okay; maybe some wind and rain. But one can never tell as course correction can be a b—h. In the immortal words of our immediate past governor, Jeb Bush “Hunker Down” LOL. Have a great weekend wherever you are, but if in Florida stay safe and enjoy the show…
Omni Team Builds for Success
On Saturday, June 5, many OMNI members, family, and friends gathered at the Airport Lanes Bowling alley in Sanford for an evening of fun, fellowship, and a bit of competition. The event was a social gathering to celebrate another great year of OMNI 6861’s twenty-two years and an opportunity to strengthen our team; OMNIans and guests came from near and far to enjoy. Once the fashionable and timeless bowling shoes were laced up, balls chosen, and pizza and soda delivered, the evening got off to a great start. Bowling is and can be great fun as a social sport; it provides exercise, good times, and an opportunity to cultivate friendships. My family and I arrived a little late but were greeted with warm open
arms and shared a lane with Darrell , ”I haven’t bowled in over 100 years”, King; guess who won all games in our lane, scoring well over 100 and encroaching on the150s?
Aside from the bowling it was a great opportunity to get to know each other more and learn about family, jobs, goals, etc. Holding events like this can not only build a better club but also create new friendships. Thanks to Tim Tyckoson, Immediate Past President, for setting up this event because a good time was had by all and it has strengthened our club and team. As we embark on this 23rd year for OMNI 6861 I would suspect that more team building events are on the horizon to ensure future successes.
The newsletter is attached and available HERE.
Well for those of you who read “Stay Tuned…“Last week and you did indeed hang on to the edge of your seat, wait no more…
On Sunday 06/06/2010, during my daughter’s spring dance recital with Focus Performing Arts Dance Studio in Lake Mary Florida, I participated in my first Dad’s Dance.
For the last month about 20 fathers and I were practicing for a secret finale performance for the end of year recital. This for me was breaking way outside of my comfort zone, but I knew I had many reasons why this was worth doing, not the least of which was for my daughter. I really enjoyed every bit leading up to and including the show performances (not to mention great exercise). We danced to a compilation of popular Christmas songs all dressed as Santa (see if you can pick me out of the group when you watch the video LOL). Our entire performance was about 2 1/2 minutes long and we did it twice (matinee and evening shows). Our kids were part of it as well at the end they came out and joined us on stage. I had such a good time, I would encourage any dads who have the opportunity to jump right in, and I am psyched for next year. My daughter did fantastic in her lyrical performance and she and my wife, along with our extended families really enjoyed the whole show. So sit back and enjoy my debut recital…Dad’s Dance Video!
For a little over 1 month I have been preparing for this weekend, I am stepping outside my comfort zone. It has been great fun and I am looking forward to its culmination. All I can say is stay tuned…
My best friend is graduating from George Mason University tomorrow with a Masters in Technology Management. Over the last 18 months countless hours studying and entire Saturdays which have been spent in pursuit of advancing his education, career and personal growth. Though there have been sacrifices know this my friend in the end it will all be worth it! I envy your drive and desire and someday hope accomplish similar feats. As you prepare to leave for Asia to wrap up your studies, you should be happy and excited. In the TechMan program you and your four teammates had winning success with your Capstone project.
May your success be many and your failures few; but provide lessons for growth. You should be proud of what you have achieved, I am proud of what you have achieved.
Know that all of the struggles, stresses and sleepless nights your efforts will be ever rewarded. Continue moving ahead one foot in front of the other. Don’t trip tomorrow when you are walking on stage, don’t ever loose my number and keep that “Duct Tape” close at hand, you never know when you may need it…
Congratulations my friend, my brother!