Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rembering September 11th...

Hello True Believers,
So a lot has changed in the past two months, I have started a new job, I am getting ready to move to a new city, I have broken up with yet another girl. ( I am starting to wonder what it is that I am looking for. Because it has with out a doubt been me that has had the most issue with these amazing women over the last year.)So first of all, I want to tell you about my new Job. I am now officially an Anchor Bank employee. My official title is Sales Associate/New Accounts Representative Anchor Bank is a local Washington bank that serves most of western Washington with a total of 21 branches. The Bank has been around since 1907, and has recently been growing like wild fire. I was very unhappy at my previous job even though I had been promoted twice within the nine months that I had been there. I had decided to start looking for a better job with more potential for pride than working at Wal~Mart was ever going to give me. I want to thank my family for this push as it was mainly them that made me realize how unhappy I was during the weekend of my uncle’s wedding back in July (You can only suffer through so many “….yes the middle boy, he couldn’t be here he’s in Japan right now serving in the Navy, and the youngest yes he’s a Ranger in the Army, and the oldest, James? …Well he was in the Army, and now he works at Wal~Mart.” Before you realize there has to be something better you can do to make money.) I’m not complaining really, but I did get that feeling the whole weekend. This job is different in a lot of ways than anything I have ever done, there is still a lot of customer service obviously but there are so many things you have to remember it can be a little over whelming at times. But enough about that, I hope you all took a moment today to remember all those people who lost their lives six years ago. I can not believe it has been six years already. I was talking with one of my coworkers about it (he was 13 when it happened.) he didn’t realize at the time how big of a deal it was at first it was only later that day when he was at school and his teachers were discussing it. That it dawned on him how the world would see that one day for years to come. As far as the whole me moving thing is concerned I am moving primarily because I have decided that I am not a big fan of commuting an hour one way twice a day five days a week, for a number of reasons the largest being my current cash flow doesn’t like to pay for gas that often. I am moving to a city by the name of Covington, Wa. It seems nice enough. It kind of reminds me of a slightly more developed Leona Valley. (which I realize will only make sense to about a handful of people but suffice to say a small fairly well-to-do community.) I’ll be renting a room again as I am currently, the biggest difference will be the room will be a much smaller living space. And instead of living with people that I have known for years I’ll be living with virtual strangers… if nothing else it should be interesting. I’ll keep you all as updated as often as I am able. (This as we know, means not very often…) Until then keep those families who lost their loved ones six years ago in your hearts and prayers.
Random Fact of the Day:
NBC’s Premier Week is two weeks from yesterday!!!! I am very excited!!! All new Heroes and other shows!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I check this blog to see how you are doing. Glad to see you are working as a Bank Teller :) J/K. My second wife visits a friend in WA often. So if you email me your new address and Phone number, I may visit you.

A.J. James Brooks said...

So I just want to point out that if you want me to contact you; or send you my contact info any time in the future. It might be advantageous to consider leaving some clue as to who you are other than casualy mentioning your second marriage. As it stands I know quite a few men that have been married more than once. (And a number of women as well.)Signing your comment as Anonymous is well just confusing.

Anonymous said...

Just a note from a "True Believer" ... soooo glad to hear about the job change ... I hope it all works out, and that your new home will be just what you need.

As for 9/11 ... I was involved in a very personal play that day to encourage people to remember ...
We prayed ... we cried ... we shared our love for our family, friends and nation. We remembered our troops ... and were very gratful for Gods love and the freedom we have in him ... and the country we live in.

With Love and Prayers Always ...
Mama Duck

Gram & Gramps said...

Good for you A. J.!!!!!

We love you so much!!!

We remember 9/11 in our prayers, every day, not just on the anniversary.

Take care!!


Gram & Gramps

Anonymous said...

I just want to thank you, AJ, for what you did after Sept 11th.
Few are willing to sign that contract.