Wednesday - May 4, 2003
Iím a slow worker and I
have to take my time to get things right. The less people yammering at me
the better and Iíve noticed that the people who yammer the most, usually get
the least done. At work, those are the people who spend large amounts of
time discussing the ins and outs of a project with most emphasis placed on
why someone else should be doing the job instead them. They use delay
tactics hoping that some divine force will intercede at the last minute and
save them from having to shut up and accomplish something.
Tomorrow I have to step
in and finish an important job that one of my workers just couldnít get
together. Heís spent weeks dithering around until it became an emergency
and now has to be completed immediately. For me, the biggest problem wonít
be the work. My challenge will be doing it without getting pissed off and
Ranch Oak Taken on Monday before today's rain
March 1, 1967 - Wednesday
got on the subject of genealogy and I started tracing my ancestors. I
haven't learned very much but I am sure I'm not made from any royal blood.
The farthest I've gotten is just prior to the Civil War. My great
grandfather lived in Ireland under the name of O'Horan. When a potato
famine came he was forced to move to the United States where he joined the
army and fought in the Civil War. Being a Catholic he was forced to
change his name to Horne to avoid being persecuted. On my great
Grandmother's side things weren't much better. They're family left
Ireland or were rather forced out by the point of guns because they had
fought against the Queen.
March 6, 1967 - Monday
about the draft lately. Soon we will go on a new system where more
younger kids with no school deferments will be drafted. With no physical
disabilities there's nothing to keep me out so soon as I'm 18 I may
find myself in the army.
I have so
many things I want to do in life but I'd rather do them when I'm young. If
I'm drafted it kind of ruins my chances.