Sunday, November 13, 2011

What the Pluck?

Here's your Sunday kind of cool thing to do. (Well, if you can't do it right the first time, stop. Repent.  And wait until Monday.)

Say this. 

Six times. In a row. As fast as you can.

I'm not the pheasant plucker. I'm the pheasant plucker's mate, and I'm only plucking pheasants 'cause the pheasant plucker's late.

I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's son, and I'm only plucking pheasants 'til the pheasant pluckers come.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Found Another Me!! (Well, sort of…)

I’m always gritching and whining about needing another me, because I’m so busy all the time with travel, etc..  
A good salesperson needs time to assimilate all the information he or she has collected, and share that information with bosses, coworkers, etc.  That’s how sales begins with a collection of information, and ends with the proper dissemination of that information, and then delegation of such, if one has a team.  And then, one goes from there to building relationships, being a solution provider, etc.
I came a little closer to that goal - the one of finding another me -  today.
I found an iPhone app for importing contacts.  
People, people, people are my resume.  I’ve gathered quite a few work acquaintances, customers and friends over 27 years in the oil and gas industry.
Before this morning, I had 6837 contacts in my iPhone.
I am not kidding.
Within 45 minutes, I had uploaded 50 more, bringing that total to 6887.  All by taking simple picture of each card.  If the card was a regular white card, with simple graphics, it took about 30 seconds to take the photo of the card, check for accuracy, and export to my phone.
This is revolutionary, people.
The app is WorldCard for iPhone.  WorldCard also has apps for Droid, Blackberry, and others.  AND if you use Cloud, you can send the card there, too.  Cloud means you never evah evahevahevah lose your stuff (relatively speaking).
My particular app was $5.99.  Best bang for the buck I’ve had in a while.
Wanted to share.  If you only meet 10 people a month, it’s worth it.

Here's a quickie youtube review of how it works.  Thanks, Jonathan! You ROCK!

Happy trails to you, until we meet again!  (and when we do, I'll have your contact info & blog in my contacts in about 2.3 seconds, thanks to WorldCard!)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carol Anderson Would Be Proud

Today was c.r.a.z.y.
I overslept a tad.  Had to rearrange breakfast pickup for customers.
Went to a doctor’s appointment, then went to the office.  
Worked on several things simultaneously, getting ready for an AADE National Board Meeting.  Went to lunch w/ coworkers, then went to chiropractor, then from there to orthopedic surgeon to do the preop paperwork for my upcoming knee surgery.
Went home, changed to dressier attire for the Wildcatter’s meeting at the Petroleum Club, attended event, then met friends for supper.
By now, it’s 8:30 p.m.  I’ve fed the dogs, and decided to pick up poop before I run back to the office.  Poop.  You know, dod poop.  Out in the back yard.  In the dark.
When I’m almost through scooping poop, I realize - I have on my brand new Cabi “Editor in Chief” jacket.  Taffeta collar and all. 

 And my fanciest flats.
And I’m shoveling poop.
I bet Carol Anderson would be so proud.

WAIT.  What's that smell?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thank You For the Rain!

Oh, my Lord. I’m so excited!
It finally rained here tonight.
Not once.  Not twice.
But three times.
It smells so good and fresh.   I would show you a picture, but it's 1:15 a.m.  So, just sit back, imagine you can hear the sound of rain drops hitting…everything!  And that you can smell the freshly washed air.  Take a minute - it will be well worth it!
I am so very thankful.
Have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Update on The Brothers

Wow.  Time has flown by! Thanks for all your comments and prayers.

In reference to my “Cancer Sucks” post, my brother-in-law is doing well post surgery. Once ThatManILove got off his current well, we went and stayed with them a couple of days and had a lovely time!
His pathology report came back clear, which is excellent news.  I appreciate your continued prayers for Mark.
At the same time, we received a report that TMIL’s oldest brother, Mike, is out of remission and he’s undergoing chemo again.
Man.  So I’m going to hold my thought: cancer still sucks.  But I’m praying for another miracle!  Join me, if you will.
Since I last wrote, I’ve been in Houston, Waco, Dallas, and Denver.  It snowed 10 inches in Denver, and when I left that lovely city, it was a cool 17 degrees.  Brrrrr!
I’ll be heading to Houston twice this week, once for a meeting, and the second time for the American Association of Drilling Engineers Fin Feather Fur Food Fest!  I will quit eating, in preparation for this huge Thursday gala, on Monday.  If you’re near Humble, Texas, buy a ticket and come on!  Everything cooked has to be wild game, either fin, feather, or fur related.  It is so much fun...I’ll post pictures!
My friend Brooke, at her brother's MUD birthday party in May. Love this picture!
My little friend Brooke, who is 10, helped me do baby bump shots yesterday.  I’ll be editing her pix today (she shot right alongside me), but here she is, doing art work on the mommy’s tummy.

Brooke, working away!  Heather, mommy of the baby bump, was quite impressed!
End result of Brooke's art work.

We had a great time!

Happy parents-to-be!
When I left  Brooke yesterday, she was shearing her lambs in preparation for a stock show this morning, 2 hours away.  She's a hard working little girlie, and I love her so!

Brooke, shearing her show lamb.
Hope your week is lovely. Thanks for hanging with me!