Do You Love Raspberry Pi?

Everyone loves pie, but do you enjoy Raspberry Pi? Yeah, I didn’t think so… Several years ago, a friend invited me to tag-along with her to her son’s S.E.A.M. Workshop (Science, English, Arts, Music) at his school. One of the science stops was the Raspberry Pi presentation. I didn’t know what it was, or ever heard of itContinue reading “Do You Love Raspberry Pi?”

Funniest Call Center Stories: Curaçao

Today, I attended a mandatory meeting for work. During the slideshow, there was a segment dedicated to Costco Travel. I worked there for 13 years, most of which in the call center. As you can imagine, I have plenty of stories of the calls I received. In American society, invariably you’ve contacted a call centerContinue reading “Funniest Call Center Stories: Curaçao”

Oh, Canada – My Border Crossing

Last weekend, I noticed that I-5 North was backed up starting north of Marysville, WA down to pass south Everett. I mused that the US-Canada border must be busy AF since it’s recently been re-opened. I have had the pleasure of living through of a worst-case, nightmare scenario at the Canada-USA border. At least IContinue reading “Oh, Canada – My Border Crossing”

Santa, A Knife, and AMFs

I generally don’t consider myself a social influencer, but I have noticed that I have an impact in situations – for the better, or for the worse. One particular situation was a dinner cruise with my girlfriend’s company party … I met off-season Santa Claus, a knife, and AMFs. Lemme explain. Argosy Cruises In theContinue reading “Santa, A Knife, and AMFs”

Lost American In Paris

Yesterday at work, I enjoy a micro-conversation with a self-proclaimed Italian Costco Member over the pronunciation of the words: La Croix. It was well-intentioned and very lively. We concluded the origin of the words was French, and regardless of your attempt it’s difficult to pronounce correctly. I reminded me of a time when I lostContinue reading “Lost American In Paris”

Boracay Island: Heaven On Earth

My mind sometimes drifts off to a time and place that I truly was in paradise, that I recognized the fact I was in paradise, and lastly, indulged as much as I could before dragging myself away. My mother passed away from gastric cancer in December 1997. She was born and raised on the FilipinoContinue reading “Boracay Island: Heaven On Earth”

I Know Better: Then And Now

I will not forget March 26, 2022 any day soon. The following story could’ve been prevent had I acknowledged any of warning signs I encountered way. I should’ve known better. I definitely know better NOW. Saturday, March 26, 2022 Jami had casually mentioned that I hadn’t been geocaching in a hot-minute. So with a relativelyContinue reading “I Know Better: Then And Now”

The Night I Fought Rocket the Raccoon

Anytime I encounter a raccoon themed meme or social media post, I remember the night I fought Rocket the Raccoon before he was famous in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. That’s RIGHT! A quick fun fact: In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Rocket is referredContinue reading “The Night I Fought Rocket the Raccoon”

Rudderless In Seattle

I find myself in an unusual state: listless. Actually, it’s more accurate to state I’m rudderless in Seattle. After I completed the rehabilitation loan with the “upgrades” to my house in December 2020, I really haven’t had an all-encompassing task that provides direction to my decisions. In 2021, I attempted to start a small businessContinue reading “Rudderless In Seattle”

My One One-Night Stand

Ever hear a song that ignites a memory? Perhaps a social media post that involves the game “Never Have I Ever” has your mind rifling through its database of experiences. Well, if you thought the title to my post was confusing, the post itself will be absolutely befuddling! The question that’ll hang in your headContinue reading “My One One-Night Stand”