Diary Gap Period (May-July)
Haven’t written in some time; also have fallen off my workout train. I have been really focused at work on getting things to a manageable situation. It is pretty much there now tho.
At any rate will get back to working out ….break
I am currently sitting here in Frankfurt, Germany in the Steingenberger Hotel. After the worst ever flight from Philly next to one of the stinkest dude ever, the friggin plane arrived here late for my connection to my Gulf Air flight. Really pissed off because after literally running across the friggin airport in Philly and almost chastised for getting to the boarding area late (not my fault – flight arrived Philly late as well), the Frankfurt bound flight ended up leaving almost 2.5 hours late. Can you imagine sitting in a hot plane next to a dude (young guy too) who smells as tho he has not taken a shower in like a month. I swear these European types have a friggin different sense of smell.
Backing up….why was I in Philly: Well, attended a 2 day conference at Langley AFB in Vaginia. The event was very uneventful, could have not attended really, but it was good to get the break. Thought of going down to see the family, but really didn’t want to do the emotional battle with my son. Actually, I was scared as to where my emotions would leave me. I miss them (him) so much. Anyway, hung out in VA for a couple days and now I am stuck in Germany….not complaining since I have never been here before.
Observations of the place….not much to add really. The only think I may want to say is for the exception of 2 or 3 stations in English, everything else is in German – 1 station is CNN and another is EUROSPORT…can’t think of the last one.
Anyway, I need to get ready to leave for the airport. I am getting there early so I don’t have to fart around with missing my flight.
Before I go – back on the workout tip. Will be doubling up on working out. The next 10 weeks is gonna be dedicated to my body, besides I am off my goal by large measure so I have quite a bit to make up.
I also have a few words about work as well before I go.
Over the last 8 or so weeks, I have been working at molding my department. While I can count quite a few successes, my biggest dissappointment thus far is one of my worker – Johnathan. He is in his final year before retirement and is carrying bad karma around the place. Had to have a couple of heart to heart already. Even told Lintz that I am on the verge of moving him from the department. So far I have fired him as the department head and replaced him with Crystal. As far as Crystal is concerned, she lacks focus, but she has a great attitude and shows much promise, as do Kyle my other worker. I will certainly do whatever I have to to ensure that they are in great shape when I am gone.
Lots more have change….but I will have to catch up this diary later on. It is getting late here so I have to go. Yeah! I will use the wait time in the airport to catch up my diary…..how about that..kool….
Bye for now then.