Lonzo Ball And David Carr

I haven’t been writing in here for a while. Let’s make that a long while and I want to apologize for that. It is just that I have been looking for some stuff on sports to write and as of life but I haven’t been able to put it on this blog.But now that I have been gone for a few days I will start off by talking about some news coming out of the NBA and NFL.

First off the NBA. Word has it Lonzo Ball got selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers and I couldn’t be happier.One thing which concerns me though is that he is entering the NBA at a time when most upcoming players have finished their senior year in college or university. I think that Lonzo Ball was either a freshman or sophomore when he got chosen by the Lakers this year.I am not sure but it is a problem if he hasn’t finished school because what if his NBA career doesn’t go far.

Anyway, I will talk about David Carr now. He signed a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. A five year deal that is and I would say that this makes him an Raider for life. He probably finished school.I am not sure but overall I have to say that most NFL Players rarely ever make it passed the four year mark. Just like NBA players, NFL players often never last in the league longer than four years. So I have to say that David Carr should go back and get an education if he hadn’t finished. Just like Lonzo Ball should finish if he hasn’t done so.

Letting Go

Well, it is about time that I have written in here while I am out of the house. I guess that it’s good to explore different surroundings because some people can really go insane while staying stuck in their homes or surroundings. Now I am going to talk about something which people have difficulty doing. And that is letting go of things. I know that there are times when  we have difficulty letting go to certain things such as a job, old friends and maybe a relationship.

But I think that it is essential to do this but at times I find it hard to do because of the feelings that they carry. I am not alone on this since there are people out there who have difficulty letting go of certain things since it gives us some feelings to security and keeps us from getting hurt. Another words it adds protection from the forward events that we are likely to face. But in a way it prevents us from growing and seeking opportunities which are probably better for us such a new job or relationship.

I am guilty of not letting go at times due to the job I am in but gradually I am working through the pain and just starting to realize that moving on is becoming more essential than holding on to the possibility that things will improve at the gas bar with regards to change in management. I am realizing this and it is becoming obvious that hoping or pleading isn’t going to change this persons mind or behavior. So, I will just have to let go of this hope and move forward to another job.

Cleveland Loses First Playoff Game

Yes, the title says it all. The Cavaliers fell tonight to the Boston Celtics by the score of 111-108. It was a last minute three pointer by this player that I don’t know the name of but it was a floater which I thought was not going to go in but with luck it fell into the basket. I thought that the Cavaliers would put this game way since they were leading as much as 25 points in the first half.

But for some reason they blew it and allowed Boston to come back from that deficit. The Celtics it seemed tore a page out of the Cavaliers book with regards to shooting three pointers and used it to their advantage. So the only unbeaten team now is the Golden State Warriors who have a chance to put away the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night to remain the only unbeaten team but that remains to be seen.

Technology And It’s Affect On The Job Search

Well, I have to say that I have been on somewhat of a vacation since getting my hours reduced.But it hasn’t been a vacation of some sorts because I have been looking for some jobs and passing out resumes. Speaking of  job search, a lot has changed over the years and we have to thank technology for that while at the same time think twice about its effect on us as humans. While it has made it easier for most people by sending out resumes to most companies in some cases it has been a problem because of the lack of contact. What I mean is technology has made it impossible for people to meet face to face in which the employee that’s going to be working for a certain company cannot really meet the person who is has received your resume and cover letter.

The face to face meetings has somewhat disappeared when it comes to these job searches in which you are able to at least say hi and to basically see the person you will likely work with. Also see the whole company itself and getting to know its corporate culture and how it operates. With technology such as e-mail, I phone and other tech gadgets in the office there has been somewhat of a disconnect with humans when it comes to these tools. Like where is the process of going on foot when it comes to passing out resumes to companies? Now I know that people eventually take this traditional route when it comes to looking for a job but most companies don’t want candidates to do that anymore which is somewhat strange because how do people meet when it comes to jobs?Let along advancing careers?

But I guess now that companies want us to pass out our resumes on the computer by e-mail since it is faster method for them in reading it and making their assessment as to whether or not the candidate would be a perfect fit for their company. The same is in dating which calls for another entry.But this has to do with job searches. I am not saying that e-mail is a bad thing because there are times when most people are not able to pass out their resumes live in person due to time constraints.But I am saying that there should be a balance of both in which people not only apply for jobs online but to actually go to places and give out their resumes to employers that control the businesses.

 

Utah Jazz Beat LA Clippers

This is a quick and brief entry since I have limited time. I didn’t think that this was going to happen but the Utah Jazz, an upcoming NBA team beat the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7. I thought the Clippers were going to win and go into the next round but it seemed to me that with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul down on the sidelines, I didn’t think that the Clippers were going to make it very far out the first round. And I must say too that the Clippers will still be considered a mediocre team not being able to meet expectations with its sister team the Los Angeles Lakers.

I say this because the Lakers won a lot of NBA Championships during the era of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. So I guess its safe to say that the Lakers are team of the NBA in the city of Los Angeles while the Clippers remain in the shadow of the Lakers in the NBA.

NBA Playoff Notes

Well, it looks like the Golden State Warriors are going to have to wait before playing the winner of the Clippers and Jazz series in the NBA Playoffs because the Clippers from what I hear won Game 6 over the Jazz. I don’t know who will win but it seems it is turning out to be a very good series for Los Angeles and Utah. Besides Golden State, Boston, Washington, San Antonio, Houston, Cleveland, Toronto and some other teams which I not able to name won their first round series and now play in the second round of the playoffs.

 

Still Thinking About Lotto Screw Up

Alright, what will I want to say that now I have had three days off in a row? Finally tomorrow I will be heading back to work. Although I haven’t lost any sleep over that note my supervisor wrote to me I am still feeling the after shocks of that incident. But I realize that I just cannot control what other people say about me. Plus it isn’t my business as to what people think of me. That note could have been that she was in a bad mood or had a lot on her mind that she wrote that and blew my mistakes way out of proportion. I don’t make that many errors while working on the lotto but it seemed that my supervisor made it that way.

Oh well, if that’s the case then I guess I have to accept it and move on since that’s in the past. Anyway, tomorrow has its own issues at the gas bar.So I just have to think about what I will be doing tomorrow and just hope that I never make the same mistake with the lotto again.But the method itself with regards to keeping the transaction stubs for the lotto is a tedious process I think because all it will do is just bring in more paperwork and more stress. Unnecessary paperwork which it brings in more headaches. Now management has to keep all this paper which eventually ends up going to waste anyway. Most of it ends up in the garbage never to be seen again.

So keeping the receipts I have to say is a questionable thing that I have but I guess now that’s the way of doing things.