My most recent view on my updated Twitter account

Hello all. I just wanted to let you know that I have updated my Twitter account again. The new handle is @andrewbondus. This will the last time that I will make this change; if I do make any future “changes,” then I will delete my Twitter account, and you will be notified. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Until next time,

Andrew Bond

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My view on endorsements

Hello again. I know that this is a long hiatus since my last post, but I felt that I needed to say something about endorsements. Right now, there is talk about the American multinational corporation Nike, which is known for its shoes. If you were not aware, it has a bull’s-eye on itself due to making former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its spokesperson for its “Just Do It” campaign. Due to that, there have been several memes and sayings made from that where people expressed their views from all angles. Additionally, Kaepernick began the trend on bending on one knee during the American national anthem; from that, other NFL players started to do that. I won’t go into detail much further, but all I will say is that people have the choice to whether Nike products or not. Whether they make that decision based on Kaepernick, the NFL, any team, organization, or any celebrity that supports or opposes Nike is up to that consumer.

Now, for myself, I have not been a fan of Nike before hearing about Kaepernick, so honestly, I don’t care since I have too much time to focus on other stuff. I’m one of those people who buys things based on quality, price, and personal preferences, regardless as to whether anyone whom I like is for or against the product in question. When you think about it, I’m someone who wants to think and choose for myself. I prefer that everyone does that, but I get that there are times that people can’t do that; however, there are times that people need to make the decision as to whether to think for themselves.

In closing, I’m saying that people need to make decisions with regards to what they’re getting from others and to as why they’re doing it. Are they buying the products due to someone else’s influence or for themselves? Are they getting the products when they actually need them? One last question: for what other reasons that people would buy something besides what I had mentioned? People, including myself, need to think about as to whether to follow an endorsement seriously for certain things so that all of us can make sound decisions.

Until next time,

Andrew Bond

My view on my 2018 goals so far

Hello again. I just wanted to update you as to how I’m doing with my goals that I have mentioned in my last post of 2017.  I did meet some of these goals and exceeded within reason, but I’m still working on some of them, which might take longer than expected.

I have achieved in getting one flip phone number and one smartphone number. I did also get two spare smartphones and two spare basic flip phones as I had said. I have been working on my refresher courses in calculus and computer cyber security. I am watching less TV, but I am watching and listening primarily to music via YouTube and DailyMotion. I did participate in fantasy hockey, but I did manage five teams although I said fewer than five; as an upside, I did win two championships.

Now, I’m still working on getting my own residence. That is easier said than done as I am still looking at certain locations within the metropolitan area closer to the principal city. I’m still working on interacting with others; I am still observing people as to completely understand them as much as possible in all aspects of life. Of course, I’m one of those people who seems not to “fit in” a certain group to appease many people, but at the same time, I know that I can blend in numerous environments, probably more than other people realize. On that note, I’m still working on my French and Spanish skills.

Concerning physical activity, I am more active, but I’m not playing tennis, since I’m working on other tasks and goals. Additionally, I’m still researching rackets since I want to keep the racket of my choice as long as possible. As I was thinking more about that, I realize that once I’ve relocated to my own place, then I should be able to get back to playing tennis. Now, on this rainy day, I will let you go as I will be looking for something to eat for lunch. Enjoy your day.

Until next time,

Andrew Bond

 

My view of my future in 2018

Hello all. I’m going to keep this brief since I have been very busy in my “real world” life. All I’m going to do is give you a list of goals for 2018. There will be ten (10) of these goals out of a longer list, so here goes (insignificant or not as much to others). See you in 2018.

  1. Having a residence of my own
  2. Having only one smartphone number and one basic phone number
  3. Focusing on fewer than five fantasy hockey teams
  4. Being more physically active daily
  5. Having two spare smartphones and two spare basic phones
  6. Being more fluent in French (and possibly Spanish)
  7. Strengthening and relearning my calculus and computer programming skills
  8. Listening to the radio more than watching TV
  9. Playing tennis again
  10. Being able to improve with my interaction with more people socially

Until next time,

Andrew Bond

My view on Mother’s Day 2017

Hello again, all. First, I would like to wish all of the moms out there a “Happy Mother’s Day” today. Now, I would like to focus this post on one certain mom (actually, stepmother) who is a good friend whom I had met more than eight years ago. I’m going to refer to her in this post as “VW,” which will represent her initials from middle and maiden names. Yep, those initials may make you think Volkswagen, but I wouldn’t put it past her for getting one if she wanted one.

To give you a brief description of her, she has degrees in math and art education, and she has been married to her second (and current) husband for more than 15 years. VW doesn’t have any biological kids of her own, but she has one step-daughter and two step-sons. Additionally, being the animal lover that VW is, she now also has 5 cats, two dogs, and a bird. At one time, VW had up to 7 cats. She loves all of them as if they were her own biological kids.

Back to when I met VW, we were both math teachers at the same high school for one year. She was and still is a very good teacher who has taught me how to be a better person in the long run. As a side note, we both left that school after that one year. VW gave me advice as to handle certain situations in the workplace. Additionally, she also gave me advice how to deal with certain types of people to make everything go as smoothly as possible. I’m one of those people who can be blunt at times if I feel that it is needed. Thinking about it now, she was right that I needed to work on my “people” skills, especially with teenagers and other adults who didn’t have certain traits that I have or have had. VW also acknowledged that I can work in any environment where there is a sense of stability and consistency, but she noticed that I had to work on my “soft” skill set that involved people to improve my life in the long run. For that, I thank VW for her speaking about this, which actually worked when we were coworkers and still works today in all parts of my life.

In closing, I want to say that VW is a great example of a woman who can be a mother to children who are biologically nor hers. She is also someone who has been a great role model for those who have been around her during her life. There will some people who may call her “Mom,” but I won’t be one of those people. Instead, I will call her “surrogate big sister.” Either way, I will like to keep in touch with VW, just to see how things are going with her and that she is happy. Take care.

Until next time,

Andrew Bond

My view on health (1)

Today, I have to admit that I went to the ER yesterday, and that is something I hope not to do again anytime soon. As you would guess (more than likely correctly), I’m not at work where I am resting today; I may even take Wednesday off, but that would depend on how I feel. It turns out that I had undergone dizziness due to dehydration. As I have promised myself, I will be making some lifestyle changes so that I can live a healthier and longer life. Given my age being in the late 30’s, I know that I will have to make them and take them seriously.

First, I will be drinking more water than I have in my life. I have been drinking more water into my adulthood, but I feel that I need to drink water where I know that I have more than 64 ounces going through my body without question. The only drinks outside of water that I may drink are sweet tea, ginger ale, fruit punch, orange juice, and lemonade. Those drinks will be only with some meals with water where I’m trying to see if I can wean towards more water; additionally, I will make myself carry a bottle of water with me at all times to make sure that I do have something to drink. Second, I will be walking a bit more often as if I am not doing that already for my weight loss goal. Third, I will be watching what and how much I eat now; I have been cooking more often, but I will reduce my fried food intake as much as possible. I will be focusing on eating more fruits and vegetables, which should help me, given my family history. I won’t talk more in detail about that, but that emergency room visit was enough for me to think long as to what I need to do and force myself to actually do it.

Now, I’m going to prepare my lunch with water and tea. That lunch will more than likely be chicken pot pie with vegetables, given that today is “Pi Day.” If you have someone who needs to make some changes to improve his or her health, you can help them as much as they ask for it. In other words, if that person doesn’t ask for help, then do not help until that person asks for help and is serious about it. It has worked for me, and things get better when I do ask for help. Well, that’s it for now. Take care.

Until next time,

Andrew Bond