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Entries for September, 2010 in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

  • Jared

    County judges election

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    As I was doing paperwork yesterday, I had my computer set on the Victoria County Judge Candidate debate. I noticed the numbers climb to 90+ viewers and plenty were commenting in the chat. In the last mayoral election, I believe ...

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    _____ (place) is the most _____ (adj.) view in Victoria.

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Growing up, I went to a type of Montessori school here in Victoria. Learning to work on small projects, called contracts, by oneself with the help of a teacher aide taught me many great things like planning, working hard, individual ...

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    "One Sping to rule them all"

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Have you ever taken a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer and the dryer to the basket and found one sock missing? It is great. It gives me the opportunity to be thankful for at least having ...

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    Tweet, tweet

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Farms sounds. We did the moo, hee-haw, and cock-a-doodle-doo. My youngest is enjoying being quizzed. When I ask for the a bird sound, he goes "tweet tweet." Being the Twitter fan that I am, when I pull out my phone, ...

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    Welcome Mr. John Jones and Caterpillar

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I climbed onto the bus, thank God it had AC. It was about 10:00 when the event started. In attendence were 400 or so people. I guessed the number mainly by the number of water bottles that were given and ...

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    Ocean front property...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    With the arrival of dove season, I get to experience humility. I enjoy the hunt of dove, the smell of a my gun bag, and kick of my shotgun. There is something I cannot stand though. Somehow, all the doves ...

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    Stingray keeper and the Negotiator

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Wow. I think I should earn the Nobel Peace Prize. I am waiting for the United Nations to call and ask me to negotiate a peace treaty between warring nations. This past weekend, we took the family on an excursion ...

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    Out of the mouth of babes...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    So my middle child is a precious little girl that just entered kindergarten this year. She is sassy like mom and knows her place as the princess of the family. On one occasion, her sassiness was cute but misdirected. We ...

  • Jared

    Victoria's Most Wanted

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    You may have seen them around other towns. You may have wondered if they will show up here. As you experienced it in another place, you thought it would be perfect for Victoria. Over the last year, I have thought ...

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    What a croc!

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Sure, just come on out and act like you own the place. Don't mind us, we just live near your dwelling apparently. Last night, a friend introduced us to some visitors that came to Victoria. As the visitors strolled through ...

  • Jared

    Lastly, S.W.O.Threats

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The final part of a S.W.O.T. analysis is knowing the threats that are prevailing. For example, a business needs to be aware of other businesses that are trying to take away their market share. This can come in the form ...

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    Opportunities abound

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    So the economy is shrinking your market and maybe your market share. Suddenly you start seeing foriegn (out of town) companies around town competing and sometimes taking business that had been yours. It is times like these that many companies ...

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    S.Weakness O.T.

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Weakness does not determine a person will fail if the weakness can be acknowledged and action takes place to create buttresses so as to shore up the weakness. If a chain is only as strong as the weakest link, then ...

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    Just S.W.O.T.

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    In most business programs that I know, learning and performing S.W.O.T. analysis is taught and studied. I was thinking of how could a person use this method in their personal life in regards to career or getting a job. With ...

  • Jared

    Brewhaha

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Friday is typically the day I get the least amount of hits for the blog. It is very understandable given more people are taking off for the weekend, finishing the last touches of a week's worth of work, and leaving ...

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    Give me a five

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    My wife and I are proud parents for the third day in a row! For all three kiddos we were pretty much co-sleeping while the kids were newborn to 2 years old. My two year has completed his third straight ...

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    "Keep your enemies close...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    and your friends closer" was always a difficult quote for me to understand...until now. Why was it difficult at first? Well, I always figured that if I chose friends wisely, I would not need to distrust them. I mean, what ...

  • Jared

    The Crossroads

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I grew in an area that is known to be very close to neighboring larger cities and many great smaller ones. Given the location, Victoria has long been called the Crossroads. This past weekend, I utilized the nearness of a ...

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    Forbidden fruit

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    A long long time ago, like a week or so, a member of the Victoria Advocate wanted to play God and forbid the partaking a certain fruit that has brought so much joy to so many. The belief that this ...

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    "All is fair in love and war"

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    This quote that is attributed to John Lyly who lived in the mid 1500s to early 1600s ranks up with some of the worst pieces of advice of the last 500 years. I would say half the phrase is true. ...

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    House for sale

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    One of my passions is localism. I grew up here and now will raise my children here. I have concerns for Victoria for a number of reasons. I want to see Victoria grow and thrive. Not just in a blind ...