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Apr. 24, 2024

I'm in Arequipa, Perú.

Camping World, where I work

Apr 3, 2013

Sunset in Tucson, AZ.

I work for Camping World, the RV supplies/accessories stores. Been there for a year now. Some months back the company started this new publicity stunt called Project Good Samaritan. What it is is this: the company wants to put up a \"look at me, aren't I just the best!\" face to the public. So they mandated that every employee MUST, as in IT IS A REQUIRMENT OR ELSE YOU'LL BE FIRED, 'volunteer' for some good public project/organization, etc. It is FORCED VOLUNTEERISM, which isn't Volunteering at all. If a person is forced to do it, they are not volunteering, no matter what spin they put on it.

TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Mar 2, 2013

Looking at the Tucson valley from the Rincon Mtns.

TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

I recently received my TEFL certification. And I am going to expand on it a bit with a more advanced grammar certificate. What will I do with this new certification when I am finished? That is something I will write more about in the coming months.

What's new in my life here in Tucson? Nothing much. I go to work and come home from work 5 days a week.

half marathon

Dec 13, 2012

It doesn't snow in Tucson often, but when it does it's quite a sight.

Well, I did the half-marathon run. But not the official race. I was going to do the official race but the weather turned out to be right near freezing that morning, so instead I waited till the afternoon when it warmed up a bit and I went out in my own neighborhood and ran the half-marathon distance. My time was 2 hours 5 minutes and some seconds, which would coincide with about 25th or thereabouts in the official race. That's not bad for my first and only half-marathon run. At this time I have no plans on doing another, I'll just go back to running 5 miles a day. And biking to work.

Training for a half-marathon

Aug 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Trail in the Tucson Mtns is good for running.

So I set myself a goal - run a half-marathon. On Dec 9 is the Tucson Marathon. I set myself a goal of running the half-marathon. At first my goal was simply to finish in the alotted time, whatever that is. So I started running more than I had been, no problem with that. As I increased my running I also started to increase the time and distance. Just a little each time out. Maybe another half mile or so each session. I wrote myself a training schedule that would get me to 13.1 miles in mid-November, which would be right on the money for the race.

New job, new apartment

May 28, 2012

The 1930 house I lived in in Tucson, AZ.

I got 'released' from the job at FSUSA, for no reason, just 3 days before the 90 day mark. I don't know why. In the almost 3 months I was there they had been very happy with my job and given me several pay raises. Then one day they just said 'goodbye'.

About 2 weeks after that I got a job at Camping World. It was supposed to be a temp job, seasonal. But the day after I started my boss quit. That changed my job to full time, that was nice of him, heheh. He gave no reason for quitting, just simply walked out.