Saturday, October 25, 2014

Birthplace

Sometimes Home is where you are from...thank you wikipedia

Amarillo /æməˈrɪlɵ/ is the fourteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, also the largest City in the Texas Panhandle, and the seat of Potter County.[3] A portion of the city extends into Randall County. The population was 190,695 at the 2010 census(105,486 in Potter County, and 85,209 in Randall). The Amarillo metropolitan area has an estimated population of 236,113 in four counties.
Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region[4] The availability of the railroad and freight service provided by the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad contributed to the city's growth as a cattle marketing center in the late 19th century.[5]
The city was once the self-proclaimed "Helium Capital of the World" for having one of the country's most productive helium fields.[6] The city is also known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow),[7] and most recently "Rotor City, USA" for its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant.[8]Amarillo operates one of the largest meat packing areas in the United States. Pantex, the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the country, is also a major employer. The location of this facility also gave rise to the nickname Bomb City. The attractions Cadillac Ranch and Big Texan Steak Ranch are located adjacent toInterstate 40U.S. Highway 66 also passed through the city.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Go Swim at +Pool


Get your + POOL
Fall Swim Benefit
ticket today!
OCTOBER 23, 2014
BUY A TICKET 


INTRODUCING THE FIRST ANNUAL
FRIENDS OF + POOL FALL SWIM BENEFIT
AT JANE’S CAROUSEL IN DUMBO, BROOKLYN
HOSTED BY OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CONOR DWYER
& OPENING CEREMONY'S HUMBERTO LEON & CAROL LIM
OCTOBER 29, 2014, 7-10PM 


Cocktails, raw bar, hors d'oeuvres, festive attire,
carousel rides, and tons of rad people.

INFO:

Friends of + POOL is an initiative to build and maintain the world’s first water-filtering floating pool, giving all New Yorkers the opportunity to swim in clean river water safely.

Friends of + POOL is dedicated to upholding the quality of design and operation for the life of + POOL, ensuring that it’s designed, built and operated in the best way possible, for everybody. The organization depends on the support of rad people to raise the majority of our annual operating budget in a single evening through this event.


Buy a ticket, build a pool, and let’s party.

River or bust,
THE + POOLERS



HOSTED BY THESE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE

Conor Dwyer
Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer

Humberto Leon & Carol Lim
Co-Founders of Opening Ceremony

HONORARY CHAIR
Sharon Davis
An inspirational architect and friend that helped create an unbelievable women’s opportunity and educational center in Rwanda

VICE CHAIRS
Craig Covil
Catie & Donald Marron
Gary Handel
Dave Barry
Matt Spangler
Yoswein New York, Inc.

PARTNERS









BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joshua David
Karen Wong
Marc Kushner
Dong-Ping Wong
Oana Stanescu
Archie Lee Coates IV
Jeff Franklin

PATRONS
Iwan Baan
Alysia Reiner & David Alan Basche
Matthew Blesso
Capalino + Company
Jonathan Chu
Joshua David
Jack Dunietz & Kimberly Schamber
Bil Ehrlich & Ruth Lloyds
James Faraci
Gary Handel
Stephen Hirsh
HUGE
HUSH
David Larkin
Eric Lee & Cindy Chu
Rameet Chawla
Meryl & Joey Levin
Sara Groeber & Emily Coates
Anis Khalil
Cheryl Heller
Oasis Children's Services
Joanne Wilson
Jeremy Davis
John Magovern
Joseph Mizzi
Jon & Alessandra Neidich
Openbox
Mike Perry & Anna Wolf
Alexis Soterakis, Esq.
Dr. & Mrs. Dennis L. Spangler
Matt Spangler
Preeti Sriratana
Ivy Tsang
Karen Wong
Andrew Zuckerman & Nicole Bergen

CHAMPIONS
Gabriel Einsohn
Ted Elmore
Eric Lee
Jason Adam Baker
Nomi Lu Baker



BUY A TICKET 

Scavenger Job Hunting : How many ?

The experience for job search has gone from fun to absolute tedious. I can sympathize with the absolute heartbreak one gets when applying for a job to only find it being another temporary agency in disguise.

By the numbers the process involves the following:

Temporary Agencies : 10 to 15 signups. Yes, Ten to Fifteen even if you are in the Salton Sea. There are three questions you have to ask with each one

  • How frequently should I check with you for a position?
  • Do you offer benefits that I can sign up for even if I am not assigned a project?
  • What is the job turnover in this specific field. 
Job Sites : 20. Yes, you will register with about twenty job sites because some are a recruiting software, some are specific to a field, and some are regional. So make it easy on yourself and keep it simple with the following tips: 

  • Make a generalized copy of your resume.
  • Keep your login / password simple enough you are not going insane trying to remember the variety of passwords. 
  • Send in an email to a contact there it can be IT or Sales just make a connection. 
Networking Events: Weekly. Yes, attend at least one networking event a week. This is to keep tabs and be social. You did get those networking cards and you gotta give those out. Here is where you can find the spots to check out. 
  • Chamber of Commerce - from a $25 lunch to a Grand Opening 
  • Eventbrite : Login and check out a lot of free events in your area. 
  • Job Specific organizations : you can't be an Engineer without hanging out with other engineers :)
Between temporary agencies, online job sites, and attending events you would not think that you have any spare time but you do and what you can do is use those free gym passes . Yes, there is a plethora of exercise gyms, classes and events happening and each of them have a free pass offer. Check in and work it out...even if its just yoga.