What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious. Have fun with this question.
Retirement. Preparing by increasing my contribution to the 403B Saving Plan.
What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
The Cyclone which is a famous Roller-coaster located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. It turned 90 earlier this month. For me Roller Coasters are Barf Machines!
The only Cyclones that I wish to engage in the future are the Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Team!! http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/virtual/
Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?
The job I have now choose me but I believe I was placed there for a reason. Of course nobody goes to college to become a Museum Security Guard but in the 9 years I’ve worked at the Museum I’ve developed a deeper appreciation for art in all its various forms and genres. Many of my colleagues are artists, musicians, writers, playwrights, photographers, sculptures and painters. To be surrounded by so many creative people is a Blessing and a Catalyst for me to move forward with my gifts and talents.
Have you ever gotten lost?
Yes plenty of times. Both driving and getting off on the wrong subway stop! When I used to drive it was well known among my friends that I was “Wrong Way Corrigan!” I have not driven since 2008 so my experiences are before GPS. As for the subway mishaps that occurred from falling asleep and missing my stop. Much to my consternation and frustration I wound up having to cross over to the opposite platform and take the train back to My stop.
Douglas Corrigan was an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He was nicknamed “Wrong Way” in 1938
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Lately especially for the last two weeks I feel like my life has been various chapters of the popular children’s book series Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events. My eyeglasses broke two weeks ago and as of yet I have not had the funds to replace them. So I’ve been walking around without glasses. So far I can still see well enough to get around my neighborhood and off to work. I will try to get my glasses fixed tomorrow when I go see my brother Stephen. New glasses will cost at least $500 which I Do Not have.
The IRS sent me one of their Lovely Missives stating that I owe New York State around $400. They will take their money. For those outside the USA the IRS can level a garnishment against your paycheck which means they can just go into your bank account and take the money. Same thing if you own Student Loans. Basically the government can take the money out of your bank account without your permission.
I must bite the bullet and work Extra Overtime to get them off my back. July 4th will be good for me as the Museum will be open, I will be working and it’s a Double Day. Lord knows I need the extra money.
I can only do like the Rosita song in Sing and Shake it Off!
I do look forward to seeing my brother Stephen both tomorrow and July 7th. These are his progress report meetings plus some fun activities.
It has been a Great Week for photography most of which I feature on my Photography Blog Roaming Urban Gypsy.