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Thursday, 03 March 2011 12:21

Aaaaahhhhhh.... WHEW!

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Now I can finally put my kit away for a couple weeks. I am DONE with my ejumication for this term... I admit that I am happy I did not shave my beard yesterday morning because I only passed by the hair on my chinny chin chin! It was a pretty difficult test - not because of the content but because of the age of the test (12 to 15 years... a LOT of technology has happened in that time) and some issues with how the testing software posed the questions. Fortunately for those who follow, the new UPDATED version is being released in April so folks won't have to suffer through this one for much longer... WHEW!!! Glad that is DONE! Time to revert to redneck-geekdom!!! Cool

 

I forgot to add my CIW certs last time in my frustration, so here is my new list with my new JavaScript one included!!!

 

CIW_Associate web_foundations_assoc javascript_sp A_Certified NetworkCertified

I think I will be off the certification track for a year or so now, on to more traditional lernin like cyferin and cogitatin...

Friday, 25 February 2011 03:41

Reality (doesn't suck)

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REALLY IT DOESN'T ALL SUCK!

Okay, I admit that I am a fan of a few reality types of shows. Mostly on Discovery Channel and maybe History Channel. This is a FOX variety. It is pretty fun watching these kids grow and gain skills and compete to be the American Idol.

idol

Last year had some pretty good talent. Crystal Bowersox did not win, BUT, she had some amazing skills as a musical artist.

Here is her first release!

Friday, 25 February 2011 03:11

FRUSTRATION!

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Well as many of my site visitors probably are aware, I am working on my degree through Western Governor's University. This term has been pretty much computer geekdom term.

I am now A_Certified and NetworkCertified.

I have been studying and studying and working on JavaScripts and doing whatever for my CIW JavaScript Developer certification. Took the test on February 24th and guess what?

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I FAILED!!!!
37/50... I needed 38/50 to pass.

FRUSTRATION!!!

Mostly I am embarrassed because I have been using
JavaScript
for years. I admit I was probably a bit over-confident.

Friday, 10 December 2010 04:03

Flashback!!!

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To all the small statured angry men I have stumbled across in my life, sorry but the diminutive fella in the smokey bear hat in the front row is the meanest little guy I've ever met. On the other hand, I have met several small women even meaner...
Wink

 



So, last weekend Penny and I went to Boise to deliver Josh's old loft bed to my brother's son Joel. My mom had commented that she had a box of pics and stuff that she was going to send back with us. Well, low and behold, on top of that box of pictures was this picture. A picture of my graduating basic training "flight"; the group of guys I went through basic training with at Lackland AFB, Texas... WOW! Me thinks that is pretty cool so I thought I would share! That was a pivotal time in my life that helped to make me the FREAK I am today! hehehe By the way, I am third from the left on the top row. Thanks for keeping this picture for me mom!!! I had TOTALLY forgotten about it!

 

Twenty one years and eightish months later, in July 2004, this is the group I retired with at Offutt AFB, Nebraska... I appreciate the time and expense expended by this group to come to Omaha and celebrate this event with us. Thanks again EVERYONE! And thanks to everyone that WANTED to be there and couldn't make it. I know sometimes things just don't work out...

 

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(L to R) Donna and Daryl Haub (inlaws), Jenel and Tracy Cope, Josh, Penny, Me, Tricia Cope (Mom), Dan, Chris and Stacia Cope

 

My actual retirement date was October 1st 2004 so my total military service ended up being something like 21 years, 11 months and 13 days... Not that I am counting...

United States Air ForceMaster Sergeant Patrick L. Cope, Retired

Friday, 03 December 2010 01:39

INFP

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Well, I must say. I stand corrected. I was dubious... VERY dubious about this communications class but I have to admit that I had a good time. The instructor was very entertaining and the people in the class got along well and made the day fun. SO, if you get the chance to take this class, I highly recommend it!

 

Thursday, 02 December 2010 03:44

Yippee!

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Wednesday, 01 December 2010 04:34

The twists and turns of life.

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So, after today, this song seems somehow appropriate to me, especially the chorus. Funny how the day can change from "Flirting with Disaster" to "Live This Life". HMMMM. The meaning of this post may become more clear over the next couple days when I am able to post more...

Tongue out


Met a man on the street last night
Said his name was Jesus
Met a man on the street last night
Thought he was crazy till I watched him heal a blind man
Watched him heal a blind man now I see

I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore
Then I will walk yes I will walk
With patience through that open door
I have no fears, angels follow me wherever I may go
I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore

Met a girl in a chair with wheels
But no one else would see her
Met a girl in a chair with wheels
Everyone was so afraid
To even look down on her
And she just spread her little wings and flew away yeah

I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore
Then I will walk yes I will walk
With patience through that open door
Opportunity KnocksI have no fears, angels follow me wherever I may go
I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore

Met a kid on a bridge last night
Contemplating freedom
Met a kid on a bridge last night
And he said
I'm tired of this maddening life
And I'm ready to go meet Jesus
And I said he's a friend of mine
Met him just last night
And it's alright
Yeah it's all right
Yeah

I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore
Then I will walk yes I will walk
With patience through that open door
I have no fears, angels follow me wherever I may go
I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore
Live here anymore

Met a man on the street last night
Said his name was Jesus
Met a man on the street last night

 


If you have not heard this song, it is from the album Horse of a Different Color by Big & Rich.

 

You know what??? Sometimes it seems like the door to opportunity just swings open and you have to walk through to see what is on the other side but don't forget to stop and look around once in a while so you don't miss what is really important.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:07

Lyrics of the Day

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Today is just one of those days. Heard the song below and it just seemed to represent today perfectly...

Foot in mouth


I'm travelin' down the road and I'm flirtin' with disaster
I've got the pedal to the floor and my life is running faster
I'm outta money outta hope it looks like self destruction
Well how much more can we take with all of this corruption

We're flirtin' with disaster, ya'll know what I mean
And the way we run our livesFlirting with Disaster it makes no sense to me
I don't know about yourself or what you wanna to be, yeah
When we gamble with our time we choose our destiny

I'm travelin' down that lonesome road.
Feel like I'm draggin a heavy load.
Yet I've tried to turn my head away,
Feel about the same most every day
You know what I'm talkin about man