Red Pistachios! Where Did Those Chemical Nuts Go?

I am not sure how I really feel about Facebook, however one thing is certain. Every now and again I pick up something in my news feed that reminds me of something from when I was younger.

A while back I started a category called generation X I figured since it’s my generation I’d have tons to talk about. Well I really haven’t thought about all that much to talk about actually.

Makes me wonder how exciting my generation was. We didn’t have any world wars. Video games! We had video games but that’s for another post.

I do remember Thanksgiving parades and lot’s of talk about the Vietnam war

Anyhow… Continue reading Red Pistachios! Where Did Those Chemical Nuts Go?

Light At The End Of The Darkness

..So September has been an interesting month I must say.

First and most importantly I celebrated my wedding Anniversary that was fun

One of my martial arts students dropped by and brought the wine we gave away at our wedding. He thought it was a good time to open it and drink it. I had to agree with him. I can sincerely say that every year I get to know my wife more and more. Some folks say that being married is either a blessing or curse. In my case it has been a blessing.

We have 2 beautiful children and for the most part enjoy each others company. It’s always good when you can still talk to the person you married after knowing them for 2 decades..

My advice to folks who aren’t married yet, take your time and find the right person. Don’t just marry the first person you “think” your in love with. My secret recipe for a successful marriage is just this.

Take the time to really get to know the person you are with, become a real friend first and you will have a much happier life together. To often people rush into things without really knowing who they are rushing into things with.. Just some friendly advice, marry your best friend and all will be well.

…Next Up

We got a new dog , not that there was anything wrong with our other 3 dogs, but this one he is kinda old and kinda special to me. The reason is because he chose me. I teach martial arts and do my online business next to my house. I have been fortunate to be able to work from home for the past 10 years. I credit much of that to online marketing just as much as I do martial arts.

Meet Sanchez,

I didn’t name him it’s the name he came with, he is a very sweet dog with a good attitude. We heard thru the grapevine that he was abused. After seeing how he reacted to me teaching one of my students I tend to believe he was.

I am getting a better hang of this whole internet network marketing thing. I have been marketing online for over 12 years, but I have had my shares of up’s and down’s. I can honestly say that there are a lot of bad people out their in cyber space. But there are also many good people. Marketing online has become a passion for me. It doesn’t really matter how much or how little I make. I enjoy meeting people from around the world.

It felt good depositing this into my bank account

If your interested in learning how Empower Network can help you pay your bills click my bright shiny link here and watch the 20 minute presentation. In the 12 years and thousands of dollars spent online I have never seen anything else like it.

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Thus far it’s been a really good month. Over the weekend I went to  Wine Festival @ the same place I watched fireworks over the 4th of July.

…Until Next Time

Internet Network Marketing

P.S. If your like me you tired of doing things the hard way. You just wanna do something that works. (I started doing something different and it’s working just get in and I’ll show you)

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Generation X The Lost Generation And Thanksgiving..

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Vietnamese Peasants suspected of being communists under detention of U.S. army (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s strange us gen Xer’s are all grown up now. We missed the Vietnam war and those of us that joined the military only did it because we felt like it was the right thing to do.

Most of our parents got divorced.  When I was younger we still went outside and made tree forts and played. Our kids spend to much time in front of the computer and tv and video games. Sure we had them when we were growing up but we still preferred to be outside.

Times have changed.. Generation X is now faced with a ever growing slew of problems. The economy sucks, were still fighting wars in foreign countries and it seems like the cost of everything just continues to rise.

I remember a time when you could catch a matinee movie for a $1. Our parents could watch them for a Dime. The point is it is getting harder and harder for us to figure out how to make ends meet.

It isn’t like we trust social security will be there for us. We know that big corporations don’t really care about us. And it seems all anyone wants from us is more money.

What Does Generation X Stand For?

I think most of us are just looking to enjoy a stable life. We as a generation aren’t racist. We are really sick of wars. We are sick and tired of the boomers who keep passing laws that are absolutely pointless.

I would say Xer’s lives are pretty mundane life. We wake up , we work , we party, we do it again the next week. Future? You say… I don’t think most of us ever really think about it. I bet we are the first generation to really live in the moment…….

Well it’s the holiday season again. If there is one memory of my child hood that I will always cherish it is watching the macy’s parade on tv smelling all the yummy food being pre-pared for our Thanks Giving feast.

I think most important as a gen Xer I am grateful for the people who are in my life…

Macy Parade –> 1980 oh ya!!!


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Generation X – Retirement – Cheezy movies – Generation Y

Is Generation X Preparing For Retirement?

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I would say sorta kinda, not really.  While we invest money away we are spending it just as fast as we are making it. What meager funds we have put a side isn’t nearly enough.

Most of my grandparents passed away over  9 years ago.  They lived to their late 80’s they retired back in the 70’s and managed to make it on their retirement till the died.

I can’t even imagine having that much money saved up when I hit retirement age.  I saw how much they where paying every month to live in their “community” that’s crazy talk I tell ya.

Being born in 1975 3 of my grand parents where retired. My parents still work.  So ya I think we have big problems ahead in the future.

Generation X‘ers Looking At Big Financial Problems As They Reach

Will there be any money left for Generation X‘ers when they seek to retire? Gen X‘ers are those born between 1961 and 1981.

Publish Date: 09/16/2010 12:25

Cheezy Generation X Movie

From the Vault: Generation X (1996) | Major Spoilers – Comic Book

Review of the awesomely bad 1996 TV film Generation X.

Publish Date: 06/08/2010 10:25

While there are ton of shows I liked watching in the 90’s I missed this one. I am kinda glad I did, do you remember it?

Generation X -Vs- Generation Y

Very interesting post this one was. I don’t think the writer actually took the time to interview a lot of Gen Xers before writing it. I can’t really say I even agree with it at all. But the post annoyed me so I thought I would blog about it.

Gen x and Gen Y not meeting halfway

How many of you have noticed more and more younger folks opting for entrepreneurship over the last 5 years as compared to ever before? And this number is steadily increasing each year. No longer are cozy corporate jobs the big thing. Publish Date: 09/06/2010 21:00

Generation X My Point Of View

Larry Rivera – Born Generation X

I was born in 1975  I consider myself a young Gen Xer. After watching a video I recently discovered at:

What I think Baby Boomers don’t understand about us is that we are technology.  Where gadget people. Heck just look at the cartoons we use to watch as little kids.

Inspector Gadget came out in 1983 I was only 8 years old when it came out.

The Little Rascals came out originally called “Our Gang” as a silent short and  went to sound in 1929 by the time we where kids a lot has happened.

What Shaped Generation X

We were raised on media.  I didn’t realize this but since I have the pleasure to be a work at home father I watch the t.v shows that my daughters watch.

It horrifies me to think that I was watching movies like this at their age……. Now before watching this video consider this. Most of us Generation x boys for sure watched movies like this at one time or another starting around age 8 or 9.

Or maybe just me lols…….

What I think is scary is the fact that kids today can pretty much have access to as much media as they want for free and like seriously you can’t stop them. Sure you can put up blocks and such on your computer. But in some cases the kids know more about the computers than their parents… I see that all the time.

Not all xer’s are computer savvy many of them would rather go outside than stay inside staring at a computer all day. My daughter is pretty computer savvy for a 7 year old. I am going to have to keep my eyes on her.

Generation X the Cold War Our War!

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Every generation had their moments. We also grew up in good economic times. The first president I really remember was Ronald Reagan.

I don’t think anyone messed with us in those days, I think because everyone thought that he would just nuke everyone else.

Who would have thought that an actor would make such a  powerful president.  During WW1 they had Sgt York.

During WW2 they had Patton. According to him all Americans love to fight.

We grew up during relative peace time, Our idea of war looked something like this lols…

Thank you for the time reading this post, I will be doing a lot more writing about our Generation X.  What we grew up with our influences and why we do the things we do.

Where you born during these years 1961 to 1981 ? What do you remember life like growing up?