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thenewgreen  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 247th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Threadx 2

Our baby was born. She's beautiful, healthy and awesome. Just like my other two kids, the first song she ever heard outside the womb was "I Will" by the Beatles as sung by me.

We spent the night in the hospital and my wife and I watched the Tom Petty documentary. This little girl entered the world to the Beatles and Tom Petty. My kids and I have been listening to the entire Cat Stevens catalog in heavy rotation.

Here is the little one:

thenewgreen  ·  171 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Real talk: depression

Humility is fine. Shame is not. Resist shame.

thenewgreen  ·  239 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 29, 2017

Hell yes kb! (almost sent this using your actual name, such was my excitement. You have been working so hard towards this opening. It's phenomenal to see someone set a goal as lofty as this one and achieve it. I know how much it takes to accomplish such things. It's Herculean.

I read below that you are the one that took the photos for the center's art. They're amazing. Also, in a previous photo, I saw the living wall. -Well done!

Hell, I'd have a baby there. Maybe I'll swing by in October with my wife. Turns out, we have a daughter on the way ;-)

thenewgreen  ·  347 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's Writing Prompt: Advice to a Poet

Thanks for the inspiration lil. Anyone, feel free to add to this: rezzeJ, steve, flac, coffeesp00ns, zebra2

Don't give advice to poets

They'll be living in your house

Before you know it

They'll be sharing your bed

They'll be filling your head

With some nonsense about wind

Don't give advice to poets

They'll leave you with no words left

And you'll know it when you can't say your own name

For fear that its a lame expression of your "truth"

They're all imagery and meter

She'll look cute but you don't need her

She'll start wearing your clothes

And swear that they're all hers

(she'll take your pets her clerics)

Don't give advice to (no) poets

thenewgreen  ·  541 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 3 Questions with @mike

mike, this was a fantastic one. Thank you! I couldn't help but lock in to the overarching message of "doing" and "creating." I took your advice and I wrote an original piece of music titled, "Mike" for your #meethubski. I hope you are cool with that.

Thanks for all you've done around here by just participating and encouraging people, including me. Cheers!

thenewgreen  ·  674 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TIH: January 19, 1809 - Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston

I imagine that the day he was born, it was cold, rainy and gray outside. The hospital yard was full of ravens And beneath the floor boards of the delivery room, the doctors all swore they heard the low, constant thud of a beating heart.

I was at dinner with a few born again Christians that all suggested, under the guise of "not really though," that an "atomic bomb," is a potential solution.

My reply was this:


Confused faces.

"Who would Jesus nuke?"


thenewgreen  ·  776 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I asked.

We love you. You are like Hubski's surrogate sister/daughter/hellian and we are all happy to see you happy.

He's a good guy too. Super talented. I approve. You two seem very well suited for one another. I see a bright future! I shall toast to you both tonight as tonight is "date night." -you'll see... 11 years from now, you'll long for "date night."

For the record, I was totally the first person to badge this.

thenewgreen  ·  823 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My customers are my friends. Ummm.... NO, THEY'RE NOT!

"I Will" is the first song both my children heard after being born. I sang it to them both. Best song ever.

thenewgreen  ·  835 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 12, 2015

Today is a monumental day for me. I'm turning in my laptop, phone, iPad and token for my current job. It means I'm done. I'm having lunch with my former boss and two colleagues.

Then, I'm off to buy a car. I'm thinking a Subaru Outback. It has cameras in the front that will prevent me from colliding with another object. Supposedly, the safest car out there. I'm not going for fancy, I'm going for safe.

Then, I'm going to bounce some tracks with a click to send to a drummer that is working on a long overdue music project with ghostoffuffle, T-Dog and I. -very excited about this.

Then, I'm going to research Michigan based marketing companies for a startup I'm working on.

Then, I'm going to the pool with my family.

Nice little day I've got planned out.

thenewgreen  ·  842 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 5, 2015

I just accepted an offer for a job selling financial software to large accounting firms. It's what I always dreamed I would do with my life :-)

The compensation is killer, I work from home and I get 4 weeks PTO. Not too shabby, plus I get to learn a whole new vertical. That's cool. I had four offers on the table when I chose this one. One was in the payments space as a Division Manager, one was for a Software Company selling ALLL software to banks, one was selling employee benefits and the other was for a company selling Managed Network Services. I also have a quasi offer from a medical device company (I'm down to the last two, not quite an offer.. .yet) selling Orthopedic surgical equipment.

The company I chose embraces the challenger selling model that I've been using for years, so that's good. The online reviews of working there all say that they value work/life balance -something everyone says they do, but when you see previous employees disparaging other aspects of the company while celebrating that one, it must be true.

There are a lot of people that have been supportive of me during my transition from my current role to this new one. It's not a transition that I would not have made without the "prodding" of my current company. In short, I've been managed out.

Thank you to lil for her help with my resume and keeping my spirits up. Thank you to mk for being a good friend during all this, same with b_b and insomniasexx, steve and flagamuffin. -Among others.

A big shout-out to kleinbl00 who lets me text and vent to him, while he texts back reasoned responses like, "Don't freak out. Conquer." -That was valuable. I feel like I did conquer, thanks.

I learned that there are a lot of opportunities out there for someone with my experience. Some are awful though, so it's important to sift through the chaff and value the good ones.

I begin my new journey on Monday, August 17th.