Today marked another milestone in my VZW Career: I got to present a Verizon UP Marketing Strategy in front of Southeast Market Leaders on stage and I loved every second of it. I am honored to have been a part of the Emerging Leaders Development Program 2018!!! Shoutout to our Director of Retail Sales @vzenglish_va for being very supportive of all 4 of us from VA: @sierra_vzw @sarahcorey_ & @david.sem.vzw To our Champions @sapnatahliani, @vzwlouismoccaldi and our mentors @corigirl757vzw and @nakiathorne for the tutelage and guidance, our Market VP @elkwam and his contagious positive energy, and my Verizon UP teammates, my @vz.stafford.va leaders who worked with me throughout the whole program, our DM @vz_kurt for investing in me and our GM @david.cummings.vz who has made it his life's purpose to develop leaders in his team and Verizon. YOU GUYS ROCK! #SEMEMERGE2018#VAPROUD#VZW_SEM#SOUTHEASTSTRONG#VAProud#VirginiaProud#built2Last#VERIZONUP @vzw_semwow #blessed#IamVZ#VIKINGS
So amongst the usual suspects of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers I decided to try my hand at black beans as well in the #chubgarden and in case ya didn't know, this is how the black beans grow. Was pretty pessimistic about how they would do since I've never known anyone who has grown then before, and I must say, pretty fucking stoked on the results. Still more on the vine drying out, but not a bad first attempt, and I'm gonna use these for next years garden.
Parents!!!! This is how you take your kids to a brewery. YOU DON'T!! Then you use the empty car seat to transport your beer safely back home to enjoy with friends and family, or hell just by yourself to help you get through the screams of your child. I have a daughter that I will kill and die for, but I don't take her to breweries. I've witnessed kids birthday pizza parties, box full of legos thrown on the floor, screaming unruly kids, adults over the age of 21 hit with board games by kids as they grabbed it to go play, adults eating food enjoying beer being hit in the face with paper airplanes, hide and seek, chase, and many more events like this all at breweries. I'll be the first one to say that all of those things are understanding behavior of kids somewhere other than an establishment that serves alcohol. I'll also be the first to say the parents have to do a better job, I also understand it's a business and there's money to be made off of parents that are down to take there kids to breweries where adult conversations happen. But hey, this is just my own personal grumpy old man opinion, and I'll still go to breweries, just not with my kiddo. Alright I'm off my soap box now. Love and respect my friends
Been away from the #chubgarden for the last 2 days, got home this morning to see cukes galore, a few tomatoes including the indigo rose. The tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes just waiting to ripen. The garden gives back to more than just my family and I, the bees enjoy it too.
“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving ❤️ joyful 😄 and free 🆓 The real you is just like a flower 🌺 just like the wind 🍃just like the ocean 🌊 just like the sun ☀️ “ - Don Miguel Ruiz