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