Gary Weeden

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Gary Weeden

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Hands off of the Hair

I’ve never really considered myself to be a violent person, unless I’m really provoked, and even then, I don’t resort to fighting unless I absolutely have to do so. There was one situation where I was forced to fight in order to keep myself from facing great injury. There was someone who just wouldn’t stop trying to attack me, and I had to fight in self defense. I did what I could to get her to stop, but before she did, she grabbed at my hair and pulled out the curly weave that I just had put in my hair only two days ago.

I was mad as hell and had to resist the urge to knock out this woman when she pulled out my weave. If I did knock her out, she probably would have tried to press charges against me, even though she was the one who started the fight and I was only defending myself. That situation really put a damper on my whole day, and I didn’t want to do anything else besides go home and just go to sleep. I didn’t even feel like pressing charges against the other woman, because I just wanted to forget the whole situation.

I had to get new weave put into my hair. I thought that was the end of the situation, but I was wrong. When I was leaving the hair stylist, I encountered the same woman again. She tried to pick a fight with me, and I tried ignoring her, but she wouldn’t go away. I pulled out my phone and started recording the entire incident. She tried to yank my hair out again, but she missed. She then tried to punch me, but missed again. I got the attention of a nearby officer and he arrested her on sight.


March 6, 2016, Writing
Cut the Cable, Save Money

Cutting cable is one of the best things that you can do to save money if you need to. I know that it sounds bad, most of us love having cable and the ability to just turn on the tv whenever we want. But is the cost really worth all that you pay for it. There are tons of services out there which offer products that you do use as opposed to those that you think you might use. Take the time to learn about cutting cable before you mkae a decision, but trust me that when you finally do decide to cut it you will be all the happier for it. A lot of people do not like the idea of cutting the cable without having a backup plan, but you can have a backup plan. Get started today and look at all the services offered out there and find out what you want. Once you find that new service that you want to switch to go ahead and make the call. You can get it cut in about a day if you are persistent enough. Do not under any circumstances let them bully you into staying, be strong.

The truth of it is that you are paying way too much for the channels that you are using. You are basically paying for about 200 channels when you maybe only watch 50 and even that’s a stretch. Most of us have about ten channels that we switch between so anything more than just those 10 channels is a bit much if you ask me. Especially when there are alternatives out there that allow you to connect through your internet and watch the shows that you want to watch, and none of those ones that just servce as filler to make the package look inticing.


March 6, 2016, Writing
The Southern Gentleman of Southern States

Georgia. It’s one of the most ‘Southern’ states that you can find here in the United States. While Florida may certainly be more geographically South than Georgia is, the culture there is as far more ‘Northern’. Georgia is the state that evokes the legacy of the Southern Gentleman, of lemon-aid and sweet black tea. It’s everything ‘South’ within a single state and why I chose to make it my home. That and after scoring one of the Peachtree City apartments I was more than happy to stay put for a while. I’ve been waiting for one of their units to open up for sometime and I pounced on the opportunity as soon as it made itself available.

It meant that I was moving all the way from Corpus Christi to Georgia, a trip I had only made five years prior. Fortunately work is a flexible entity for me due to the vast majority of it being done on the Cloud through my company’s VPN. It’s the primary reason why I continue working with them even if they may not pay exactly what I’d like to have it’s still close enough that I can bite that bullet while retaining the ability to go wherever I like. They don’t care where I live as long as I still get the job done. I can’t ask for much more.

Don’t ask me why I wanted one of the units so badly. I don’t even know for sure. I do know that I just found them to have a really great vibe which remains true even five years later. The community itself is nice without being overly urban like you’re going to find in downtown Atlanta. Georgia is a great place to live as long as you avoid the ridiculous culture that’s spread through the ATL.


March 6, 2016, Writing
Looking for a Temporary Office over Here

It turns out that I am not going to be able to get back to Australia in the immediate future and working out of my hotel has not turned out to be a good deal. The problem is that the wi fi is not any good in my hotel room and so if I want to go on the Web I have to go down to the lobby. Obviously it is hard to get stuff done like that. I was searching and found this place, http://www.singaporecbdoffice.com.sg/, It says that is the Best Singapore office space sourcing portal and they list a lot of places. I am not sure what they will think if I tell them what I want. Obviously I would like to have an assistant and I need all of the stuff that comes with an office, but I will want to rent it all and then be able to walk away from it any time that I feel the urge.

They have places like that, but I have to keep looking, because I have not found what I need just yet. I could improvise if it was going to be a really short term deal, but it looks like I am going to be here for months and not just a couple more weeks like I had hoped. In fact the guy who is in charge here might be trying to poach me. He is trying to convince me that I could one day be his replacement, but obviously I am a lot more interested in having a job back in New South Wales. There is not much reason not to like it here, but back in Australia I had a nice condo on the beach and a great girl. I would rather be happy than have this guy’s job.


March 6, 2016, Writing
My Sister’s Apartment Complex is Now Mine Too

When I visited my sister a few months ago, she told me about a new company that had just opened up close to her apartment building. She showed me some details about it, and it really did sound perfect for me. I was between jobs, so I decided to put my application in. I was hired within days, and she offered her spare room to me until I could get settled. The Pavilions Apartment Homes was really nice, so I decided to see if I could find an apartment there for me too.

While my sister and I love each other very much, we both knew that we could never live together for more than a few weeks. We are the complete opposites, and we would drive each other crazy. I went to the apartment complex’s website and looked at the different floor plans that are available. I knew that I would not need as much space as my sister, which is one of our differences. She likes a lot of space, even though she is just one person. I saw no need to have two bedrooms or two bathrooms when it was just going to be me living there.

I found a really nice one bedroom, one bathroom floor plan, and it was not that far from her own apartment. It would take us about a minute to walk to one another’s door, so it was close enough for comfort but far enough away to keep our sanity too. I was able to take care of everything online, and the apartment was mine even before I ended the lease on the one I had been renting in another city. It was easy to get moved in and settled, and I really like living here. My sister and I usually share a meal now and again, but we are more often seen together in the pool or on the tennis courts here. It’s nice to be this close to her again!


March 6, 2016, Writing