Today… today

Today marks the longest day I’ve ever had to work.

I came in at 6:30AM on Thursday.

I will leave at 1:30AM on Friday.

19 hours of American Standard. I get 2 hours or so to get cleaned up and ready to return.

Today I am an ironman.
I am invinicible.
I am a working demigod.

Just so everyone knows… :)

What rating is your journal?

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Anyway, sorry it’s been awhile, I’ve been busy. This week is the last week I have to work before I go on shutdown, and, thankfully, a week off for vacation. I also start the 40 Days of Purpose Bible Study at church… in fact I’m leading, which makes me a little nervous, but you’ll have that.

In any case, I hope to hear from people soon, let me know how your lives are.


Goood Mooooooorning

I’ve done all of my looking over websites stuff, and now figured I’d just say hello and whatnot… … if you like Jack Johnson, I HIGHLY recommend this site which features Jack’s music from a concert he did. There’s some of his old and new stuff, plus some covers. This is a great, great site.

Anyway, I’ll be spending the morning cleaning the apparatus that we’re place the teflon in. I’m not what I’ll be doing yet in the afternoon… but it’s bound to be a big time!!


Reviewing the converstaion with Sally Robling…

One of the things she said was I should consider 15 or so companies I’d like to market with. Things that I find interesting… that I love. I was thinking about it, I thought of a few thus far:

American Standard
Johnson and Johnson
General Mills
Blue Note Records
Grove City College

Anyway, it all really comes down to where God wants me to be and what he’s called me to do. Everything else is just details.

More work today. I’m beginning to miss a few of my friends and need to see them. I’m going to get on that this weekend hopefully.

Also, be in prayer for my friends Dave, Russell, Adam, April, and Lindsay. Thanks.


I learned something yesterday as I was relaxing after work. There is no way any person can make you indecisive. In fact, by saying that, you are inevitably proving that in fact you are indecisive on your own part. I think I tried for awhile to blame a lot of my indecisiveness a few months ago on Lindsay, but really, the most she could have been was a catalyst for my own lack of decisions. Oh well. Tell me what you think.

Peace outside!


Quiet Morning

Hey all –

My brain for the most part is on neutral right now. It’s a nice feeling, considering it’s been on overdrive the last couple of days. In any case, today is my big interview with the head of Marketing at American Standard. I tried to balance out my questions – some of the “what made you decide this” type of question, and the others are more along the line of “what is the marketing strategy of American Standard in the ever-changing technological marketplace?” All in all, I figure it will be a worthwhile exercise.

Catch you all later.

Some quizzes for y’all

Here’s some fun quizzes which I took!

cuddle and a kiss
cuddle and a kiss on the forehead – you like to be
close to your special someone and feel warm,
comfortable, and needed

What Sign of Affection Are You?
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You are Neo
You are Neo, from “The Matrix.” You
display a perfect fusion of heroism and

What Matrix Persona Are You?
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You have an entrancing kiss~ the kind that leaves
your partner bedazzled and maybe even feeling
he/she is dreaming. Quite effective; the kiss
that never lessens and always blows your
partner away like the first time.

What kind of kiss are you?
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That’s a little better levity than the last time 😉

Today it’s figuring out what to do this week, and then doing it. I have to get ready for my big interview with the head of Marketing of American Standard today… I’m looking forward to it 🙂



I don’t have to much time this morning, so I’m going to leave a question that asked before and would like new feedback on it:

Yeah, so I was sitting here thinking about something and am hoping to get some feedback.

If there’s a member of the opposite sex you’ve admired from afar… maybe she’s in a group you go to, or perhaps sits a few seats away from you in class, and you think that maybe, just maybe, if you had a chance to take her out, or hey… at least have a conversation with her it might be a really, really good thing… how do you go about doing it without seeing like a freak? Do you wait for some connection, maybe someone else to introduce you, or do you say “Hi there, you know, I’ve been admiring you from afar, and I’d like to see if we could enjoy the coffee thing once or twice. Whaddya say?”… or is there some middle ground? Let me know.

This morning it’s all tubs, and then late this afternoon it’s six sigma training. I hope to delve into that sometime… should be interesting.

Thoughts in the mo’nin

First off, the more people I get on my LJ, the more impressed I am by all of them. I certainly have a range of people… in the way they write, the way they live, in the way they view the journal. And it’s a great way to start the morning. I just come to work, and take a look at the previous day’s entries by everyone. I learn so much in 20 minutes =).

Anyway, I wanted to copy a Bible verse from Lindsay about being a disciple of Christ and what the cost is.

The Cost of Being a Disciple

Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
“Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.

Jesus is famous for using hyperbole in his sermons, so he’s not saying you must hate your mother and father to be a Christian. That would be against so much of what the Bible said. What he is saying is that God must come first over everything. And, furthermore, it can’t be something done halfheartedly or with little thought for what it all means. You can’t just turn on the Jesus switch (as, unfortunately, most modern Christians do). It is a life-changing event, which, like Lindsay said, takes over everything else:

“Becoming a Christian isn’t just something you add to the list of things you do (I’m a sister, daughter, college student, Christian.) It’s ALL that you become. It’s takes all your other identities away. Knowing yourself in Christ allows you to truly know yourself.”

The life of Christ isn’t a day trip. It a road that lasts your entire life. And the road itself is smooth, it just seems like we all spend so much time not focusing on everything ahead of us, and instead on everything else that we eventually run off the road and have to try to get back on again.

Another Tuesday

Yesterday we planted the rest of the garden in order to avoid the onslaught of rain in the upcoming days (I’ve come to decide there has to be a mandate that no one in Ohio is allowed more than one beautiful day. Yesterday was it, I guess), and I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the work I was doing. When I was younger, I hated manual labor. I’m not sure where I thought it was below me, or whether (and this is probably the case) I was just too lazy and didn’t want to do it. But, at least since I left for college, I’ve found I love working with dirt and the way it smells, the way that although it’s what keeps me between the sky and China (that and about 141248192480 miles of lava… or so…), it also gives life to so many wonderful things. It truly is amazing.

Another day on the grind… we’ll see how it goes. I’m looking at a conveyor for most of the morning, and then most of the afternoon looking for dirt specks, and we’ll see what’s going on in the middle.


I am completely amazed at the amount of LiveJournals that are out there, and furthermore how serious this whole thing is. I thought I was fairly serious, because I post at least every other day, respond to my comments and whatnot, but there are some people who blow me away. This whole reviewing thing will be a lot of fun… I can already tell.

I have a new role here at AmStd. I’m going to try to figure out a new conveyor system. Me, Adam Anderson, Marketing major… stay tuned folks, I’m playing the “I don’t know what the heck I’m getting into” the home game.

Sunday, lazy Sunday


I’ve decided to try to start reviewing LJs… might be fun.

I’m watching a movie with my brother… which is fun.

I have to go back to work tomorrow… which may be fun, but chances are won’t be.

Have a lovely Sunday!