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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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How did I finally get my career started? It basically came down to my desire. I either really wanted this, or I could just lay down and give in to the despair. I decided to go for it. I determined that I was gonna conquer this problem as if it were a mortal enemy. I determined to do whatever it took to make it happen.

Once again, Old School hits the nail on the head.

It ain’t over until you say it’s over. You can do anything you want, if you want it bad enough and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

Marc Lee's Comment
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thank-you.gif again EVERYONE!

Meant to also mention I feel like I let you all down a bit too.

Checked out hostling / jockey gigs. Many want 6-12 months experience. I will keep checking for more. Found Milwaukee Millis... I think it went back to November. Will continue to scour... all tips - especially West Bend to Kenosha area are appreciated.

Old School... if you are willing to share your early trials and tribulations that might be helpful. As for my "high level plans"... I think this may answer the question. I frequently play this YouTube video of Todd Rundgren live. The second song is key but I enjoy them both. Link first then lyrics to second one next. Lyrics in (parens) are backing vocals sung at same time as preceding lyric.

If you watch it... enjoy!

https://youtu.be/6h1N_6LtUrY

[Intro] We've been waiting so long
We've been waiting so long
We've been waiting for the sun to rise and shine
Shining still to give us the will

[Verse 1] Can you hear me, the sound of my voice?
I am here to tell you I have made my choice
I've been listening to what's been going down
There's just too much talk and gossip going 'round

[Chorus 1] You may think that I'm a fool, but I know the answer
Words become a tool, anyone can use them
Take the golden rule as the best example
Eyes that have seen will know what I mean

[Verse 2] The time has come to take the bull by the horns
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
We've been so downhearted, we've been so forlorn
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
We get weak and we want to give in
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
But we still need each other if we want to win
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)

[Chorus 2] If you don't know what to do about a world of trouble
You can pull it through if you need to and if
You believe it's true, it will surely happen
Shining still, to give us the will

[Intro reprise] We've been waiting so long
We've been waiting so long
We've been waiting for the sun to rise and shine
Shining still to give us the will
Bright as the day, to show us the way

[Verse 3] Somehow, someday
We need just one victory and we're on our way
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
Give us just one victory, it will be all right

[Chorus 3] We may feel about to fall but we'll go down fighting
You will hear the call if you only listen
Underneath it all we are here together
Shining still to give us the will
Bright as the day, to show us the way

[Outro] Somehow, someday
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
We need just one victory and we're on our way
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
Give us just one victory, it will be all right
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
Somehow, someday
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
Give us just one victory and we're on our way
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
Give us just one victory, it will be all right
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
Somehow, someday
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
Give us just one victory and we're on our way
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
Give us just one victory, it will be all right
(We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line)
Somehow, someday
(Hold that line, baby hold that line, get up boys and hit 'em one more time)
Give us just one victory and we're on our way..
. (We may be losing now but we can't stop trying, so hold that line, baby hold that line...)

Produced By
Todd Rundgren
Written By
Todd Rundgren
Release Date March 2, 1973

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

Keep on truckin'. Be safe!

smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Marc, you've not let any of us down (to my knowledge, anyway....) ~! I'm Italian, like Brett (Sicilian to top it off) and I am my OWN worst critic. To the n'th degree, not always in the most positive way; I'm working on that now, having quit carbs and pop (soda) for my birthday....(what was I thinking?!?!?)

I'm not sure about the experience w/FAB on hostlers; but I'm thinking that your combined training, et al .... might be sufficient, to at least check it out?~?~ Just IMHO.

Re: the song, I will counter with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5jqJqR1-ZA

"Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith..."

"Fight the GOOD FIGHT every moment......"

"You're the master of your own destiny, so GIVE and TAKE the best that you can......."

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, you've not let any of us down (to my knowledge, anyway....) ~! I'm Italian, like Brett (Sicilian to top it off) and I am my OWN worst critic. To the n'th degree, not always in the most positive way; I'm working on that now, having quit carbs and pop (soda) for my birthday....(what was I thinking?!?!?)

I'm not sure about the experience w/FAB on hostlers; but I'm thinking that your combined training, et al .... might be sufficient, to at least check it out?~?~ Just IMHO.

Re: the song, I will counter with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5jqJqR1-ZA

"Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith..."

"Fight the GOOD FIGHT every moment......"

"You're the master of your own destiny, so GIVE and TAKE the best that you can......."

Good one Anne. thank-you-2.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Thanks, and you're welcome. Marc, on a lighter note... I need a cochlear implant before I can ever get a med card again. Discouraged but not downtrodden~!

Todd Rundgren; love it, love his craft, Immensely. "Hello, it's me!" .. Gotta tell you the funny part; when I was reading your comment, and the way it appears line by line on my PC... what caught my 'eye' was you watching YouTube, and something piqued my curiosity... YOU watching TODD was all I saw, hahahaha!rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Well if that gives you a chuckle, (it did me...) things are looking up. That name still resonates, haha~!!

Best wishes, always. Chin up, chairs and cheers down... ;)

Anne

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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(a whole 'nother page of responses were posted since I wrote this, and haven't read them yet!)

Hey, Marc...

yours has become for me a story of the human spirit, all the more poignant with the holidays upon us.

The vulnerability you've shared across twists and turns, ups and downs has engaged and elicited a supportive, collective best here. For certain, I'm not alone in learning along with you, and by measure of sentiments in the posts preceding mine, neither am I alone in rooting for your success...

Even the non-linear, perhaps more extraordinarily challenging journeys toward goals - while painful to the one undergoing them - can be instructive and motivating to others who identify with the challenges. Count me in those ranks.

So what exactly am I saying? Please bear with me; I'm pondering that as I write. A chord has been struck with me, for sure.

It's been observed that no tangible obstacle to the eventual attainment of your goal exists - an excellent premise for continuance. Some concrete training objectives have been suggested, and you've concurred ..... looks as well like some great resources being offered for pursuing possible next steps. Folks here have noted many strengths on your part ..... to those I'm adding your shared vulnerability, spinning up some lively forum threads! and the ability to create a solid support network. You have so much going for you!

Many fine posts speaking beautifully with encouragement have been written. I think what Old School wrote about desire being paramount under duress is what is resonating with me most. A relatively robust or frail desire status is uniquely personal and while neither I nor anyone else can speak to yours, you pretty effectively conveyed thorough enjoyment of, even delight with, some of your training experiences, and your commitment to making things work across multiple challenge fronts.

Old School eloquently identified his devil in the experience he described - a deficit in desire, and I'm paraphrasing - and he conquered that. I appreciate your thoughts, Old School - something useful being unearthed for me with this stimulus. I know trucking is hard and I have only much respect for all the wits and efforts that need be applied to succeed, but if confronted with a huge preponderance of challenges, I think that a similar fragility of desire could be my devil to overcome, too. Stuff for me to think about, there.

Marc, wishing you wonderful holidays and I'll chime in with other advice to use them for a good, self-care break - hey, being holidays, fortuitous timing! Reflect with gratitude on the positives from this latest Veriha chapter - valuable experience and good will earned.

I saw the avatar change and was dismayed to learn why. But I ask, why go back? Why not a new, interesting avatar..... one for a future point, somewhere you'd like to be, some target to work toward?

Best!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks, and you're welcome. Marc, on a lighter note... I need a cochlear implant before I can ever get a med card again. Discouraged but not downtrodden~!

Todd Rundgren; love it, love his craft, Immensely. "Hello, it's me!" .. Gotta tell you the funny part; when I was reading your comment, and the way it appears line by line on my PC... what caught my 'eye' was you watching YouTube, and something piqued my curiosity... YOU watching TODD was all I saw, hahahaha!rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Well if that gives you a chuckle, (it did me...) things are looking up. That name still resonates, haha~!!

Best wishes, always. Chin up, chairs and cheers down... ;)

Anne

So Anne... you want an image (or two) of Todd and me... Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI... Todd let's fans onstage during Bang on the Drum. I join in and find the conga drums oddly available... I don't want to work (boom boom) I want to bang on the drum all day (boom boom) I don't want to play (boom boom) I just want to bang on the drum all day (boom boom!)

Boom boom is, of course, me on the congas!

Naperville (IL) Rib Fest. Rains all morning. Sun comes out just in time for Todd. Great show. Encore time. Someone yells "Just one Victory!" I say "Of COURSE he'll play it. He ALWAYS plays that as an encore." A nearby, apparently even bigger fan says "Not since 19xx" - apparently he had stopped doing so years, maybe decades earlier. Guess it was my lucky day!

smile.gif

Thanks for the good wishes and support!

Happy Happy. Merry Merry!

Marc Lee's Comment
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(a whole 'nother page of responses were posted since I wrote this, and haven't read them yet!)

Hey, Marc...

yours has become for me a story of the human spirit, all the more poignant with the holidays upon us.

The vulnerability you've shared across twists and turns, ups and downs has engaged and elicited a supportive, collective best here. For certain, I'm not alone in learning along with you, and by measure of sentiments in the posts preceding mine, neither am I alone in rooting for your success...

Even the non-linear, perhaps more extraordinarily challenging journeys toward goals - while painful to the one undergoing them - can be instructive and motivating to others who identify with the challenges. Count me in those ranks.

So what exactly am I saying? Please bear with me; I'm pondering that as I write. A chord has been struck with me, for sure.

It's been observed that no tangible obstacle to the eventual attainment of your goal exists - an excellent premise for continuance. Some concrete training objectives have been suggested, and you've concurred ..... looks as well like some great resources being offered for pursuing possible next steps. Folks here have noted many strengths on your part ..... to those I'm adding your shared vulnerability, spinning up some lively forum threads! and the ability to create a solid support network. You have so much going for you!

Many fine posts speaking beautifully with encouragement have been written. I think what Old School wrote about desire being paramount under duress is what is resonating with me most. A relatively robust or frail desire status is uniquely personal and while neither I nor anyone else can speak to yours, you pretty effectively conveyed thorough enjoyment of, even delight with, some of your training experiences, and your commitment to making things work across multiple challenge fronts.

Old School eloquently identified his devil in the experience he described - a deficit in desire, and I'm paraphrasing - and he conquered that. I appreciate your thoughts, Old School - something useful being unearthed for me with this stimulus. I know trucking is hard and I have only much respect for all the wits and efforts that need be applied to succeed, but if confronted with a huge preponderance of challenges, I think that a similar fragility of desire could be my devil to overcome, too. Stuff for me to think about, there.

Marc, wishing you wonderful holidays and I'll chime in with other advice to use them for a good, self-care break - hey, being holidays, fortuitous timing! Reflect with gratitude on the positives from this latest Veriha chapter - valuable experience and good will earned.

I saw the avatar change and was dismayed to learn why. But I ask, why go back? Why not a new, interesting avatar..... one for a future point, somewhere you'd like to be, some target to work toward?

Best!

thank-you-2.gif Rookie!

Words fail me! Enjoy the rare moment everyone!

shocked.png

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Thanks, and you're welcome. Marc, on a lighter note... I need a cochlear implant before I can ever get a med card again. Discouraged but not downtrodden~!

Todd Rundgren; love it, love his craft, Immensely. "Hello, it's me!" .. Gotta tell you the funny part; when I was reading your comment, and the way it appears line by line on my PC... what caught my 'eye' was you watching YouTube, and something piqued my curiosity... YOU watching TODD was all I saw, hahahaha!rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Well if that gives you a chuckle, (it did me...) things are looking up. That name still resonates, haha~!!

Best wishes, always. Chin up, chairs and cheers down... ;)

Anne

double-quotes-end.png

So Anne... you want an image (or two) of Todd and me... Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI... Todd let's fans onstage during Bang on the Drum. I join in and find the conga drums oddly available... I don't want to work (boom boom) I want to bang on the drum all day (boom boom) I don't want to play (boom boom) I just want to bang on the drum all day (boom boom!)

Boom boom is, of course, me on the congas!

Naperville (IL) Rib Fest. Rains all morning. Sun comes out just in time for Todd. Great show. Encore time. Someone yells "Just one Victory!" I say "Of COURSE he'll play it. He ALWAYS plays that as an encore." A nearby, apparently even bigger fan says "Not since 19xx" - apparently he had stopped doing so years, maybe decades earlier. Guess it was my lucky day!

smile.gif

Thanks for the good wishes and support!

Happy Happy. Merry Merry!

rofl-1.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-2.gif

OMG, I just "got it"!

When it read "Todd", I was thinking of the infamous Troll Todd we have on here!

SMH AT MYSELF!!!!

Auggie69's Comment
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double-quotes-start.png

(a whole 'nother page of responses were posted since I wrote this, and haven't read them yet!)

Hey, Marc...

yours has become for me a story of the human spirit, all the more poignant with the holidays upon us.

The vulnerability you've shared across twists and turns, ups and downs has engaged and elicited a supportive, collective best here. For certain, I'm not alone in learning along with you, and by measure of sentiments in the posts preceding mine, neither am I alone in rooting for your success...

Even the non-linear, perhaps more extraordinarily challenging journeys toward goals - while painful to the one undergoing them - can be instructive and motivating to others who identify with the challenges. Count me in those ranks.

So what exactly am I saying? Please bear with me; I'm pondering that as I write. A chord has been struck with me, for sure.

It's been observed that no tangible obstacle to the eventual attainment of your goal exists - an excellent premise for continuance. Some concrete training objectives have been suggested, and you've concurred ..... looks as well like some great resources being offered for pursuing possible next steps. Folks here have noted many strengths on your part ..... to those I'm adding your shared vulnerability, spinning up some lively forum threads! and the ability to create a solid support network. You have so much going for you!

Many fine posts speaking beautifully with encouragement have been written. I think what Old School wrote about desire being paramount under duress is what is resonating with me most. A relatively robust or frail desire status is uniquely personal and while neither I nor anyone else can speak to yours, you pretty effectively conveyed thorough enjoyment of, even delight with, some of your training experiences, and your commitment to making things work across multiple challenge fronts.

Old School eloquently identified his devil in the experience he described - a deficit in desire, and I'm paraphrasing - and he conquered that. I appreciate your thoughts, Old School - something useful being unearthed for me with this stimulus. I know trucking is hard and I have only much respect for all the wits and efforts that need be applied to succeed, but if confronted with a huge preponderance of challenges, I think that a similar fragility of desire could be my devil to overcome, too. Stuff for me to think about, there.

Marc, wishing you wonderful holidays and I'll chime in with other advice to use them for a good, self-care break - hey, being holidays, fortuitous timing! Reflect with gratitude on the positives from this latest Veriha chapter - valuable experience and good will earned.

I saw the avatar change and was dismayed to learn why. But I ask, why go back? Why not a new, interesting avatar..... one for a future point, somewhere you'd like to be, some target to work toward?

Best!

double-quotes-end.png

thank-you-2.gif Rookie!

Words fail me! Enjoy the rare moment everyone!

shocked.png

You fly airplanes you can back a trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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