Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Daily ramblings...

Yep, I let the blog slide again... but now I am back.

There are a lot of things going on in the news. Everything from the earthquake in Haiti to voting in Mass. to replace Kennedy. You know, that was a nice thing to see. The people made their point I think. On the one year anniversary Obama, the people said enough. That really was comforting. I figure if the blue bloods of Boston are willing to show their displeasure with this government, why the hell can't everyone else? I hope that it opens the eyes of some of the "old school" politicians. I hope that they see that the people have the final say.

What scares me about this is to know that the Democratic defeat in Mass. of just one Senator can have such an effect on things. One person can make or break a bill. But that's a good thing. It just proves that one vote, one person can and does make a difference. Of course they don't have the Electoral College to contend with but....

That is something that needs to go away. Back when it was implemented, it was necessary and it has since served its purpose. It has now outlived its usefulness and does nothing more than lend credence to conspirator theorists about who "really" won...

Ok I am off my soapbox now lol... I know that Obama and the media claims that the recession is ending and that everything is headed back in the "right direction". I am not so sure about that. I still have dealers that are closing their doors. Dealers that employ people in small town America. Dealers, whom their employees and their customers have come to rely on. Dealers that have been in business for 20+ years, who are not able to maintain under the current economic conditions. How sad is that? What happens to them?

I know in theory that the customers and the business they were doing does not go away. It only shifts to another dealer, but some of these guys were the only game in town or the only dealer for MILES...

The Indy trade show is next month and that is usually the jumping off point for the season. For most dealers, if they can hang on through then, they will be ok. Others? One can only hope.

If your one of my dealers reading this? I have faith in you and I can assure you that I will help you any way that I can, help you with pricing, with ideas, or just to listen.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Daily ramblings

I am beginning to feel like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz... I don't think we are in Texas anymore Toto... Where did this weather come from??? 11 degrees.. really? Ughhhh... I am so ready for Spring.

I am ready to ride my motorcycle.

I am looking forward to the Indy show too this year for a change. Of course not going last year might have helped that lol.... Motorcycle show in Indianapolis in February? Who in their right mind thought that one up?

Oh well... Off to work I go!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, new plan...

Well here it is a new year and a new decade. Good riddance to the last decade.

Now is the time for new thoughts and new actions. I cannot decide exactly which path to take yet but I am most certainly taking a turn.

I did manage to quit smoking last year. One good thing... Now I just have to work on the weight that came with quitting. No, I am not one of those who makes a "resolution" to lose weight. I quit making resolutions New Years 2000. No, I am resolving to make some changes to my behaviour and activities. Doing that, the weight will take care of itself.

Other decisions aren't so easy and clear cut. Change careers or not? Move?

I have been playing with the idea of going back into law enforcement. Not as an officer but as a dispatcher. Part of me misses it. The pay was ok, the hours sucked, but you always felt like you made some kind of a difference. That is the part that I miss.

I love what I do now, the money is good, the hours are better, but, you don't make a difference. Not to anyone. I haven't felt like I have accomplished anything in a very long time and I think that is what is eating at me.

You know how you feel like your just wandering through your life? No objective? Not accomplishing anything? Yep, that's me. No worries though, I will decide what to do.

I have a whole NEW decade to work through it. Happy New Year..