Happy Hump Day to All

0 comments

Jackson and I cannot blog tonight. We are here making up a dance routine to Janet's song Feedback. We are going to put it on YouTube when we finish. LOL We hope to holla at our Multiply family tomorrow.

MAN! I AM BREAKIN' A SWEAT!

Happy Hump Day to All

0 comments

Jackson and I cannot blog tonight. We are here making up a dance routine to Janet's song Feedback. We are going to put it on YouTube when we finish. LOL We hope to holla at our Multiply family tomorrow.

MAN! I AM BREAKIN' A SWEAT!

I'M SORRY I CAN'T COME TO THE BLOG.

0 comments

I AM PRESENTLY OUT RIDING. YOUR BLOG IS IMPORTANT TO ME. I PROMISE TO RETURN A POST AS SOON AS I RETURN. THANKS!

ADDitude's Top 10 Articles in April

0 comments

From: ADDitude Magazine <letters@additudemag.com>
Subject: ADDitude's Top 10 Articles in April

To view this email as a web page, go here.

SubscribeJust DiagnosedTreating ADDParentingSchool & LearningAdult ADHDCommunity ForumsADHD Blogs

Join the Conversation! Use the comment form at the bottom of each article's page to instantly share your thoughts with the rest of the ADDitude community. 1. Stay On Top of Your To-Do List

The best computer gadgets to help you create and manage daily to-do lists and all types of info.

2. Considering a 'Drug Holiday' This Summer?

For parents thinking about putting their children on a break from ADHD meds once school lets out, Dr. Larry Silver offers these essential strategies.

3. Last-Minute Study Tips for ADDers

With the end of the academic year approaching, here are five strategies that will help ADHD students score big on those final exams.

4. Rediscover the Joy of Books

Too busy to finish that 500-page novel? Here's a stimulating, guilt-free solution.

5. Testing Out College Courses

High school students with ADHD or learning disabilities can benefit greatly from summer courses at a local community college.

6. Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Doctor

What adults with ADD should know about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment before talking it out with a doctor.

7. Support Groups for Adults with ADHD

Want to help other ADDers... and yourself? Follow these seven steps to start a support group in your area.

8. Reinforcing Honesty in Children

Use rewards and gentle encouragement to end fibbing from your child with ADD.

9. Six Steps to Focused Fitness

An ADD-friendly approach to exercise and nutrition that's guaranteed to hold your attention.

10. How to Make a Great First Impression

Folks with ADHD can struggle to get off on the right foot, since hyperactivity and inattentiveness may be misinterpreted as a lack of respect for or interest in others.

FOR MORE: Want the most up-to-date and complete information on living well with ADHD? Subscribe now (or renew) using our special online offer: Get a trial issue risk-free, and claim your instant gift as soon as you subscribe!


ADHD Forums Join the Conversation! Help for IEPs

"My son made a disaster out of his 9th grade year and a nervous wreck out of our family. His school says there are no programs to accommodate him." --flustered

Add your comments to this forum.

Email us at letters@additudemag.com and share the school accommodation that made the biggest difference for your child. Your tip could appear in the magazine!

ADVERTISEMENT
Click Here
ADDitude

Look for these articles, and more, in the latest issue:

Help Teachers Help Your Child: Using a home/school checklist lets everyone get on the same page.

After the Adult ADD Diagnosis: Ned Hallowell on critical next steps.

Improve Your Child's Behavior: The best behavioral therapy programs.

Subscribers will get their issues soon. New to ADDitude? Learn about our special offer.

ADVERTISEMENT
From Bruce Algra: Posters that inspire and build self-esteem
Forward to a Friend

Log on to our community forums to instantly connect with other ADDitude readers!

This email was sent to: xirus@aol.com

This email was sent by: ADDitude Magazine
39 West 37th St. 15th floor New York, NY 10018 USA


We respect your right to privacy - view our policy

Manage Subscriptions | Update Profile | One-Click Unsubscribe

NOTE TO SELF: May 15, 2008

0 comments

Here ends another long and tiring day. It was not a bad day. I think the only issue I had with today is the fact it rained ALL day. My desk at work is situated by a window and it was a little depressing looking out at the multiple puddles of rain in the parking lot. Rain affects my psychosomatic processes. This is an involuntary reaction to the atmosphere. I basically sat at my desk and zoned out for the last 2 hours of my day.

I really wanted to ride my motorcycle to work today. I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow there is morning rain showers forecast with the rest of the day being dry. It will be pay day. I will have my bike and I am going to explore. It is a good feeling to be able to do it. I am going make sure that I enjoy myself this weekend. I deserve it. It has been a very long time since I have genuinely enjoyed myself.

Mr. Jackson and I are going to play a little tug-o-war and then off to bed I go. It is now 8:18 pm. I promise you, I will be in bed by 8:24 pm. So this is where I end. I hope to holla back some time this weekend. Take care and HAPPY WEEKEND! That is if I do not get the chance to tell you before then.

NIGHTY NIGHT

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE?

0 comments

this was a dumb ass statement that was made to me during a point in my past weekend. (to the statement, i should have said i was in a motorcycle training class because i knew what i was doing but i was bored and wanted to waste an entire weekend playing in a parking lot on an old motorcycle.)

i had motorcycle instruction and safety classes this past weekend and they were a disaster. listed below are the reasons for this assessment.

1. the instructors would not know how to teach a class even if someone were to shove a lesson plan up their asses. they started to get short with us when they felt we were not catching on to an exercise as fast as they wanted. they were literally yelling at a person if they were to fall behind and not keep up with everyone else.

2. the class was rushed. we were shown an exercise and told to execute it after watching one of the instructors do it once. it was HOT as HADES and we were told to wear sturdy long sleeved shirts, jeans, boots, goggles and gloves. from wearing a helmet that had my head sweating as if i was in a turkish sauna, feeling sticky from sweating through my pants and shirt and being made to jump right back onto that piece of crap without as much as a 10 minute break, needless to say it had me in a really SHITTY mood. i started feeling light headed and i am not the nicest of people when i am not feeling good.

3. the class was too crowded. there was 12 of us in a parking lot about the size of a playground. well, a little bigger, but not by much. while "trying" to do an exercise, the area to perform the maneuver was so cramped that it really was no time to mentally take note of what was happening. the instructor kept yelling for me to speed up. i told him, "i am inside the guy in front of me ass. i did not know i was coming to give an enema today". i take it he did not like that statement and i really did not care. i was in KISS MY ASS mode by this time.

4. the bikes were from the 70s or 80s or some other decade where safety was not a priority.  there were no side mirrors or a tachometer. the throttle was idled up so high on the bike i was riding that i thought i was going to jet off any minute into the field that was next to the parking lot. they had us sign waivers to release them from any responsibility. B.S. on that! if i would have been hurt i would have raised Johnny Cochran from the grave to plead my case.

5. the bike i was practicing on was very uncomfortable. i get most of my height from my legs and i told the instructor that i had my knees near my cheeks. any other time i think that would probably be a nice position. LOL! the motorcycle was in no way near the type that is in use on today's streets. i complained of this and was told that i would just need to ride it for the day. (they did not know who they were talking to.) i eventually was changed to a different bike. it was an even bigger piece of shit than the last bike.

6. the class did not give real world riding situations. there was no instructions on what to do in different traffic situations or how to handle an accident. it would have been fine if i was only planning to ride my bike around in circles in a parking lot. surely, this would not be the case. this is going to be my main mode of transportation to and from work.

7. the straw that broke the camel's back, is when we were told that the last day of instruction would be moved to June 15th if Sunday happened to be rained out. this most definitely was the case. who in the world wants to wait 5 weeks in between class days? does this make sense to anyone? i know it did not to me.

now that i have given the points of horror, this is how the ordeal ended for me. with me being so SHITTY, the instructor pulled me to the side and told me that he feels that it would be better for me to seek one on one instruction because i cannot concentrate in a crowded learning environment. i asked him if i was supposed to turn my ADHD off just because i was in a disorganized class. i was informed that i did not need to come back on Sunday which would have been the last day of the class if it had not rained. i asked him if i would be reimbursed for the class time that i will not be there. he told me NO. i will not be reimbursed and that i lost the rest of that money. mind you, the cost of this class was $150. i kept calm. i kept my composure because i was not trying to go to jail for beating the hell out of a kentucky undereducated asshole. i politely thanked him for his time and shook his hand. now lets fast forward to today. i called to speak to the owner of the motorcycle school. i was told he was not in the office at that moment and would be back shortly. i professionally gave the information to his assistant and i informed her that i "required" a callback. this was at 11 am. the time was going on 1 pm and still no callback. i am not the most patient person in situations such as this. so you know i had to make another call. i was informed the matter is being researched. i said thank you and hung up. i immediately put this on my TO DO LIST. so you know i will be driving up to the school if i start to get the runaround. it is nothing like a man of color when he has his boxers up his ass. it is not a pretty sight. i will do a follow up blog on the results of all of this nonsense. the main reason for this blog is i needed to put my thoughts down in print while they were fresh in my mind. i would hate to take them to small claims court to get ALL of my funds back. it really is not about the money. it is the principle of paying for instruction, not getting it and being told, "sorry for your luck!" well wish me luck.

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE?

0 comments

this was a dumb ass statement that was made to me during a point in my past weekend. (to the statement, i should have said i was in a motorcycle training class because i knew what i was doing but i was bored and wanted to waste an entire weekend playing in a parking lot on an old motorcycle.)

i had motorcycle instruction and safety classes this past weekend and they were a disaster. listed below are the reasons for this assessment.

1. the instructors would not know how to teach a class even if someone were to shove a lesson plan up their asses. they started to get short with us when they felt we were not catching on to an exercise as fast as they wanted. they were literally yelling at a person if they were to fall behind and not keep up with everyone else.

2. the class was rushed. we were shown an exercise and told to execute it after watching one of the instructors do it once. it was HOT as HADES and we were told to wear sturdy long sleeved shirts, jeans, boots, goggles and gloves. from wearing a helmet that had my head sweating as if i was in a turkish sauna, feeling sticky from sweating through my pants and shirt and being made to jump right back onto that piece of crap without as much as a 10 minute break, needless to say it had me in a really SHITTY mood. i started feeling light headed and i am not the nicest of people when i am not feeling good.

3. the class was too crowded. there was 12 of us in a parking lot about the size of a playground. well, a little bigger, but not by much. while "trying" to do an exercise, the area to perform the maneuver was so cramped that it really was no time to mentally take note of what was happening. the instructor kept yelling for me to speed up. i told him, "i am inside the guy in front of me ass. i did not know i was coming to give an enema today". i take it he did not like that statement and i really did not care. i was in KISS MY ASS mode by this time.

4. the bikes were from the 70s or 80s or some other decade where safety was not a priority. there were no side mirrors or a tachometer. the throttle was idled up so high on the bike i was riding that i thought i was going to jet off any minute into the field that was next to the parking lot. they had us sign waivers to release them from any responsibility. B.S. on that! if i would have been hurt i would have raised Johnny Cochran from the grave to plead my case.

5. the bike i was practicing on was very uncomfortable. i get most of my height from my legs and i told the instructor that i had my knees near my cheeks. any other time i think that would probably be a nice position. LOL! the motorcycle was in no way near the type that is in use on today's streets. i complained of this and was told that i would just need to ride it for the day. (they did not know who they were talking to.) i eventually was changed to a different bike. it was an even bigger piece of shit than the last bike.

6. the class did not give real world riding situations. there was no instructions on what to do in different traffic situations or how to handle an accident. it would have been fine if i was only planning to ride my bike around in circles in a parking lot. surely, this would not be the case. this is going to be my main mode of transportation to and from work.

7. the straw that broke the camel's back, is when we were told that the last day of instruction would be moved to June 15th if Sunday happened to be rained out. this most definitely was the case. who in the world wants to wait 5 weeks in between class days? does this make sense to anyone? i know it did not to me.

now that i have given the points of horror, this is how the ordeal ended for me. with me being so SHITTY, the instructor pulled me to the side and told me that he feels that it would be better for me to seek one on one instruction because i cannot concentrate in a crowded learning environment. i asked him if i was supposed to turn my ADHD off just because i was in a disorganized class. i was informed that i did not need to come back on Sunday which would have been the last day of the class if it had not rained. i asked him if i would be reimbursed for the class time that i will not be there. he told me NO. i will not be reimbursed and that i lost the rest of that money. mind you, the cost of this class was $150. i kept calm. i kept my composure because i was not trying to go to jail for beating the hell out of a kentucky undereducated asshole. i politely thanked him for his time and shook his hand. now lets fast forward to today. i called to speak to the owner of the motorcycle school. i was told he was not in the office at that moment and would be back shortly. i professionally gave the information to his assistant and i informed her that i "required" a callback. this was at 11 am. the time was going on 1 pm and still no callback. i am not the most patient person in situations such as this. so you know i had to make another call. i was informed the matter is being researched. i said thank you and hung up. i immediately put this on my TO DO LIST. so you know i will be driving up to the school if i start to get the runaround. it is nothing like a man of color when he has his boxers up his ass. it is not a pretty sight. i will do a follow up blog on the results of all of this nonsense. the main reason for this blog is i needed to put my thoughts down in print while they were fresh in my mind. i would hate to take them to small claims court to get ALL of my funds back. it really is not about the money. it is the principle of paying for instruction, not getting it and being told, "sorry for your luck!" well wish me luck.

AMBITION

0 comments

am-bi-tion [am bish'n] (am-bi-tions)

1. desire for success

a strong feeling of wanting to be successful in life and achieve great things.

2. objective or goal

a goal or objective that somebody is trying to achieve

why should i feel guilty about being an ambitious person? i always hear, "you are working yourself into an early grave". if this is the case, i can say i enjoyed my journey getting there. i have no regrets with being the person i am and having the work ethic that i do. i am always challenging myself to grab that next "brass ring" in the corporate world. i am most definitely part of the minority when it comes to my place of employment. it is no where near being a diverse working environment. i have seen so many of my fellow brothers and sisters come and go so fast that my head is still spinning. i do not get involved with others and their time with my employer. so i would not know who the instigator in the seperation was. i just hope it was amicable.

part of the reason for this post is due to me being upset with myself for not doing anything recreational on my time off. i then realized that i was only upset with myself because others told me that i should be upset that i am not doing anything but working. i always joke, "work is my hobby!" no matter how much i joke, this is the truth. when i see that others who came before me squandered all they worked hard for, i vowed that will not be me. to me, that would be the time that i should be upset with myself. i came from a very poor background with a very tragic upbringing. i definitely know what it is like to not have. i love the fact that i do not have financial issues and that i can still, in these topsy-turvy times, go into a place of business and not worry about the price of anything. do not get me wrong. i am not a materialistic person. i am far from it. i just like the security of being financially well off.

why am i so ambitious? i am ambitious because 1. i do not want to be the antonym which is unmotivated. there are enough people filling those shoes. NO THANK YOU. 2. before i knew what ambition was i was homeless at a very young age. i called my parents and asked for $5 after i was out in the streets and i was denied. after that, i promised i would not ask another person for a thing. in the 26 years i have been out on my own, i have not asked for a dime. i bust my ass and achieved my current status on my own. this is without the benefit of college or a stable loving home. experience is the best teacher. i currently have my doctorate in AMBITION.

with that, i am calling it a night. i have another ambitious day ahead of me beginning at 4 am. let's just see where the day takes me.

xirus (venting)

AMBITION

0 comments

11:39:05 PM EDT
Feeling Anxious
Hearing MY, My, My by Armand Van Helden ALBUM:Nympho

am-bi-tion [am bish'n] (am-bi-tions)

1. desire for success

a strong feeling of wanting to be successful in life and achieve great things.

2. objective or goal

a goal or objective that somebody is trying to achieve

why should i feel guilty about being an ambitious person? i always hear, "you are working yourself into an early grave". if this is the case, i can say i enjoyed my journey getting there. i have no regrets with being the person i am and having the work ethic that i do. i am always challenging myself to grab that next "brass ring" in the corporate world. i am most definitely part of the minority when it comes to my place of employment. it is no where near being a diverse working environment. i have seen so many of my fellow brothers and sisters come and go so fast that my head is still spinning. i do not get involved with others and their time with my employer. so i would not know who the instigator in the separation was. i just hope it was amicable.

part of the reason for this post is due to me being upset with myself for not doing anything recreational on my time off. i then realized that i was only upset with myself because others told me that i should be upset that i am not doing anything but working. i always joke, "work is my hobby!" no matter how much i joke, this is the truth. when i see that others who came before me squandered all they worked hard for, i vowed that will not be me. to me, that would be the time that i should be upset with myself. i came from a very poor background with a very tragic upbringing. i definitely know what it is like to not have. i love the fact that i do not have financial issues and that i can still, in these topsy-turvy times, go into a place of business and not worry about the price of anything. do not get me wrong. i am not a materialistic person. i am far from it. i just like the security of being financially well off.

why am i so ambitious? i am ambitious because 1. i do not want to be the antonym which is unmotivated. there are enough people filling those shoes. NO THANK YOU. 2. before i knew what ambition was i was homeless at a very young age. i called my parents and asked for $5 after i was out in the streets and i was denied. after that, i promised i would not ask another person for a thing. in the 26 years i have been out on my own, i have not asked for a dime. i bust my ass and achieved my current status on my own. this is without the benefit of college or a stable loving home. experience is the best teacher. i currently have my doctorate in AMBITION.

with that, i am calling it a night. i have another ambitious day ahead of me beginning at 4 am. let's just see where the day takes me.

xirus (venting)

Previous Notes

Related Posts with Thumbnails