Entries for February, 2011 in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

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    An architect, landscaper, software guru, retail manager and a theologian walk into a bar...

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    So the story goes, an architect and a theologian walk into a bar. They are joined by a software guru, professional landscaper, and a retail manager. The architect probably orders a Blue Moon or Scotch, the theologian a Miller Lite. ...

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    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Words with Friends Free I downloaded this game on my iPhone and it has been a blast. Like Scrabble but can play remotely. Lots of fun! It makes you think, it gets you frustrated, it is addictive. “Just one word ...

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    News you can use

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Thinking ahead a few months, I am seeing myself enjoying those fantastic Victorian March and April days. It is one of my favorite seasons. Flowers will be blooming, parents pulling over on the highway to sneak their children into the ...

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    Fill in the blank

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Yesterday, I commented on Trysta Eakin's, "The Grapevine," that in order to create a soulution, I mean solution, to economic woes, the first step is finding what the economy is trying to accomplish. Because humans are the primary actors in ...

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    Overheard little kids’ conversation

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is morning. I wake up early to get things rolling in our home. It is quieter and dark, it brings to mind the many monks waking up across the world and getting their habits on, cloth and virtues. The ...

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    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    On a tour My son’s Cub Scout troop toured the Advocate yesterday. I can’t say I wasn’t tempted to put a sign in the room where the Advocate does their live recording of the Advocast, it would have read, “We ...

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    Offering something unique and different

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Global Economics, Corporate Finance, Global Decision Making, Global Leadership, International Study Tour, International Finance, is a mixture of classes I took or classes offered in OLLU MBA and MSOL programs. Given an MBA is generally more well known than leadership ...

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    A bad apple ruins the bunch

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Ok, so this saying is not entirely accurate. A bad apple ruins the apple, the bunch can be spared. But what happens when the bunch of slices are immune to ruin? When I take a bite of an apple, the ...

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    “Life’s a journey” and Victoria is the destination

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Ok, so I lay down in my bed at night after saying our nightly prayers with my children. I get the “Daddy, I have a question,” more on this some other time and maybe place. Then I crawl into my ...

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    A valiant Valentine

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    This is just another day that was invented by chocolate producers, flower farmers, and Hallmark. It is just another celebration that was created by the faire market. If a man will not express his undying devotion, you better believe the ...

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    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Ok husbands Don’t forget. Don’t procrastinate anymore. Get your tail out there and buy your wife something extra special. Some ideas for those that cannot think of anything: Pandora jewelry (Days Gone Bye downtown sells it, I think Torin Bales ...

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    "Where is Victoria?": Differentiation

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    So there I was in Austin with a bunch of strangers from those big cities. When you make small talk due to not knowing other people, some of the first conversations are about the weather of course. Given our location, ...

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    Listening to a Rep

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I was listening to Representive Todd Hunter give a speech this morning. It sounds like Texas has some pretty large items on its agenda for the next few months. Here is what I gathered: Water is going to increasingly become ...

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    Contraband

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Before I was introduced to Sid Meier’s “Civilization,” my favorite game was played in the original Nintendo. You remember how it starts, the screen rolls up and you have exactly a few seconds to thumb the controls, “Up, up, down, ...

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    Around town, post blizzard

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Mr. Cold Front went away and left behind some incredible sunshine for Victoria. This past weekend was a family filled time for the triple doozies. Given that this past cold front had made us hibernate for a couple of days, ...

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    Friday Abbreviations

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The Portal I am really like this app. It is a full screen browser that is easy to use with one hand, email links to friends, and allows you to specify browsers. Plus it makes a cool noise when using ...

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    Out with the new and in with the old

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Yesterday I was commenting on an article here at the Advocate website and consistent commentator in the combox mentioned a classic that I will need to be reading in the near future. I have a stack of books I want ...

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    I need insulated boots today

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Wow, Texas is great. To think I was wearing short sleeves and could have worn shorts this past weekend and this morning it was 19 degrees in my truck. Do water skis convert to snow skis? A simple disclaimer before ...

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    Check those shades

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Over the weekend, while in Austin, we were walking back to the truck and I spotted some sunglasses hanging on a brace. Of course, my first inclination was the old childhood axiom, “Finder’s keepers.” Of course, I remember being taught ...