Wow, are you serious...

This story through me for a loop. A pissed off one that is. After reading the article I found myself really disappointed in how the Pentagon is demanding a return on the bonuses given to the men and women who served our country. The idea of doing such a thing is beyond insanity. How many of you reading this post have asked yourself the following - (College loans are being erased/forgiven - why not this as well). I definitely thought of that the moment I read the first paragraph in the story. If the recruiters failed to distribute the funds properly then it should be identified and corrected if such an event like this were to ever occur once more. Check out the article here and let me know what your comments are below.




Tower to be awoken...

It is with great enthusiasm to mention that the downtown Fiberglass Tower will start its revival as soon as next week. According to the story it looks to be the top 11 floors to get the fresh look and turned into 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. I've lived here in Toledo for the past 17 years and I always wondered why that building sat there empty. My wife (a life long Toledoan) informed me of the many reasons why it was vacant. On one of our walks through downtown we stopped by the tower where on Thursdays many food trucks come out and park along N. St. Clair street adjacent to the tower. While eating our food I noticed that the parking garage also owned by the Eydes had what looks to be retail spaces. My wife informed me that at one point those used to to have businesses and people would visit. Now the article and news release does not mention if they will be refinishing the retail spaces but it would add a whole new factor to the area. Especially with Promedica already underway with their construction of their new headquarters. A few retail/restaurants would be promising for the 600+ employees coming into downtown to work for Promedica. Exciting times ahead - so looking forward to seeing this completed. M.R.


Ubering 08/13/2016...

Good afternoon everyone.

First and foremost the following happened at 1:00 am this morning. I was requested to pick up a gentleman by the name of Ben from an excellent restaurant here in Toledo by the name of Sakura. During the ride to his home in downtown Toledo we had shared what's appropriate for a co-workers/partner to discuss when not with the main contributor of the company present. We agreed on so many levels which led us to discuss the partnership of several businesses that are starting to sprout in downtown. There is an old building by name of "The Berdan Building" that is being renovated. Ben informed me that it will have 112 apartments and the first floor will be dedicated to retail and a restaurant. I for one think that would be excellent for any resident in the downtown area living in the building or not.

Here is what the building looked like right before they started the work. Berdan A

Here is the proposed look after the renovations. Berdan B

Even though the artist rendition looks great the building right now looks amazing. They are moving along quite quickly and seeing the way they work it should be done in no time at all. Ben and I had a great conversation during that ride. Driving for UBER is definitely an eye opener in meeting new people.

Have a safe weekend everyone. :)


Ubering 08/12/2016...

Good afternoon everyone, Well today would have to be one of those days that are one in a million. At some point yesterday a bird decided to leave it's unpleasant trails (poop) on the passenger side window and door. I saw it and told myself to clean it off the car at some point in the afternoon. Well this morning when I logged in to Uber I went out to my usual location (with WiFi) to await my first request. Well in about 1 minutes time the request came in and I was off to pick up Michael (rider's name). As I'm waiting at the stop light I glanced to my right and saw what I had forgotten to clean up the day before. I had this huge wave of embarrassment plow through me. There was no way that I was able to get that cleaned up and be on time to pick up my very first rider of the day. So I decided to think of a story for the poop being there without mentioning that I forgot to clean it up. After about a minute of processing it I decided to just say what really happened and let the chips fall where they may. Well, turns out that my first rider of the day Michael is blind. That's right folks - I was worried about the poop being all over my window and door and having to embrace the embarrassment for nothing. So with a big sigh I welcomed Michael and proceeded to take him to his destination. Rest assured that the moment I had the free time to get that hideous splat removed from my sight I was all over it. Needless to say I no longer have that poop problem any more, well until another bird decides to graffiti my ride once again.



A different car indeed...

Good morning everyone, Who remembers when Saab hit the market under GMs name with their oddly shaped vehicle (which I liked)? I do because I thought it looked rather sweet and had an interior that was on par with other vehicles out that year. Well I just read that SAAB is to design for the Swedish military a vehicle electronics for the army's Leopard 2 tanks. Given the history of the SAAB name and reputation I find it exciting that they were able to incorporate their tech into the military's arsenal. I wish the partnership safe travels in this endeavor. Going from SAAB's first creation the SAAB 92 to increasing the effectiveness of the Leopard 2 you have to admit that the transition from start to present is pretty remarkable.


Just UBERing...

Well today is the 9th of August 2016 - after being employed on and off for the last several months I took upon myself to apply and try out UBER. Its been about two months since I've been driving for Uber and I have to admit, Working on my own time feels great. Especially when I have some down time and all I have to do is simply turn the app on and BAM I'm on the clock. If something were to come up then I would simply log off and take care of any scenarios that might pop up. In the next few days I'm going to share some of the moments that I have experienced while driving for Uber. Some will be sad while others will be kind weird. So for now good night and talk to you tomorrow. MR


A must see...

Bridge of Spies opened today to the general public. Looks like a really good movie, I plan seeing it in theaters but I'm pretty sure the wife will want to wait until it comes out on Netflix. Did some homework on this movie and it turns out the book is just as good if not a bit better. Here is a little inside on the book's read. Bridge of Spies is the true story of three extraordinary characters – William Fisher, alias Rudolf Abel, a British born KGB agent arrested by the FBI in New York City and jailed as a Soviet superspy for trying to steal America’s most precious nuclear secrets; Gary Powers, the American U-2 pilot who was captured when his plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over the closed cities of central Russia; and Frederic Pryor, a young American graduate student in Berlin mistakenly identified as a spy, arrested and held without charge by the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police. I've always enjoyed watching movies with Tom Hanks starring in the main role or second. I've always enjoyed his work on and off the screen. If you do go out and watch this please feel free to leave me a comment with what you thought about it. It would greatly be appreciated.


Great Idea, or Not?

Most of you know about the many school shootings that are happening around the US. I came across this video on Facebook and found myself agreeing with what they have come up with. I know that many out there like to quarter back this after the fact with why didn't they do this or didn't do that.

Give it a watch and let me know what you think can be removed and or added.

Well, after watching it again I can see that some people will have issues with the scene where the first kid gets shot before the other kids rush the shooter in the class room. I am a firm believer of defending yourself. The last thing I want is for our children, teachers and other personnel to be fish in a barrel waiting to be killed. In my opinion defend yourselves from all danger including from someone who lost their value on life.


Desperation pass leaves Bama crowd frozen...

Not much of an Alabama or Ole Miss fan but I have to agree with pretty much all the viewers and fans who watched that game on Saturday. That pass in the 3rd was one to put into the scrap book because it was definitely one to remember. The fact that he even was able to throw the pass in a forward motion was cool enough but to have it land near the runner he was going for is just amazing. Now what took place afterwards is nothing more then fun entertainment. Watch for yourselves by clicking the coach image and let me know - that's if you're one of the few people who missed it. :)