JRandal
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JRandal
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Today's a holiday here. I went to the office anyway. Quiet on the streets. Found a place to eat lunch. Wasn't terribly productive, but better than taking more time off.

#life #work #holidays
Maria Karlsen
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I lost my job last year. It was horrible, my world was turned upside down. But I got a new one. And I strongly feel I belong here. With these people and these tasks. There is a meaning. I am supposed to be right here, right now. I don't know why or for how long, but here and now this is right. And that word of today fit so perfectly:-)
JRandal
  
So glad to hear that, Maria!
Charles Roth MPC
  
Excelsior!
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Cold and rainy this morning. List is long of things to do. Weigh-in today put me at lowest ever in years. Even my new jeans are a tad loose.
#life #morning
JRandal
 Brazil,  
The bread/bakery store down the street is called Padaria Tentação II. It's the second one with this name. "Tentação" is temptation. I suppose they want to tempt you with their goods. Not so appealing a name, however, for whom temptation is something to be avoided.
#food #business #life
James Lamentus
  

The Temptations It's Growing
by Roy Muller on YouTube
;-)
JRandal
  
Maybe they were the inspiration!
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Good morning or day or night to all! I'm sore all over after an intensive training yesterday afternoon. Moving slowly, but moving.

Two meets scheduled for later today, am fending for self what with Missus traveling for the weekend. Woe is me! Will I survive? :)

Time to scrounge around for some breakfast. I think I hear the padaria calling me.

#life
JRandal
 Brazil,  last edited: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:18:06 +0100  
Car took out in the street, overheated at a traffic stop. I quickly entered a one-way street (the wrong way), on a little plaza, and pulled over. Parked in front of me, a tow truck from our auto insurance company. God is good.

#life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Signed contract to close in what Brazilians call the service area outside the kitchen. Will take up to 45 days. Will make it much nicer for Missus, especially when it rains.

#life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Good workout today, sweated tons even in the nippy air. Car got left at mechanic's so he can check it starting in the morning. Office rent paid. Missed getting my weekly editorial written, however.

#life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Moving late and slow this morning, but moving!

* Got the VOTD posted, next up, the Portuguese meditation. Then ... lessee what's on the list.

* Downed my almondshake, soon ready for phase II of breakfast.

* Headed for a meet in Taubaté this afternoon about the magazine.

The day holds good promise. Let's make it so!

#work #life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Brought back two cordless desk phones to replace our old ones, one of which is some 23-24 years old. Way past time.

#life #technology
JRandal
  
Trying not to live in a throw-away society ... :)
giac hellvecio
  
um meu amigo italiano chegou aqui em casa (ferias no Brasil) outro dia, com um smartphone um pouco menor do que o meu (que não é essa coisa toda), bom, o 'bichinho' cheio de problemas, super lento e tal, e ele quase no desespero ( é o primeiro smartphone dele)...
"olha  meu amigo, vou te contar um segredo: essas coisas aqui tipo o whatsapp e esses programinhas do google, que rodam o tempo todo, é exatamente essa M...A que está atrapalhando e complicando a vida do seu "bichinho". Se vc não dar um jeito nisso as coisas não vão melhorar....."

Moral da historia: não sei mais se essa -tecnologia- está de facto ajudando  ou atrapalhando mais a nossa vida :-D
JRandal
  
Então, meu cel é ainda do tipo fliptop, lá do Séc. XX, hehe. Nada de internet ou app.

Sabe, li a respeito de um CEO que recusa a ter cellfone. Não é má ideia não.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Moving slowly this morning after a busy weekend, with lots of people time and food. But I survived, so we're inching forward. Was actually quite a good time with old and new friends.

#life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
I started some time back trying to characterize our years by some idea or phrase. This article got me to thinking about 2016:

http://theresurgent.com/2016-the-year-of-disruption/

But I don't think that "disruption" probably describes our personal life and work.

#years #life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
We may well be asking the wrong question.

http://quickbibletruths.com/298

#suffering #God #life
JRandal
 Brazil,  

JRandal
 Brazil,  
No ideal options for most things. That's #life.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Gospel Snippets: Some Reflections On Seventy-Two Years

Image/photo

Great thoughts, Mike R.! And congrats on no. 72!

#life #rules
JRandal
 Brazil,  
When I pay the office rent each month, it takes 30 minutes of chit-chat before I can get away from the owner. I go to his house to pay, he's retired, so he enjoys the conversation.

#life

JRandal
 Brazil,  
Broke a took last night. My dentist and ex-neighbor has moved to Portugal. He was good, and I hate to change. He recommended a friend of his. 2.30 appt. Pray I survive.

#life #health
Jake Moomaw
  
Good luck!  A good dentist is worth their weight in gold.  I drive an hour to my dentist appointments since I found a good one and don't feel like the pain of threshing the wheat out from the chaff.
Marshall Sutherland
  
And I thought I went a long way driving 40 minute to mine (who has now sold his practice and is easing himself out of the business).
JRandal
  
Thanks, Jake. Even though he seemed like a competent professional, I wasn't too happy with the standard approach. I'd like a holistic or "biological" dentist. Probably can't find one here.
JRandal
 Brazil,