Great stuff happening to me finally.

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  1. Mike

    Mike Bon Vivant Top Poster

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    Well, I get to keep my job. They have decided to keep me on after all. No loss of benefits, no loss of PTO (9 weeks this year) and no change in salary. Smooth transition. New job though.

    MOSI (the place where I work) is a STEAM learning facility. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are the core things we strive to bring to the public. Well we were lacking in the "A". I get to be the "A" in STEAM now. Lots more art involved in the new position.

    Next, my daughter got engaged yesterday. Both are good kids and will make great contributions to society. Im happy for them.

    Next, my art won first place in the Temple Terrace Art Festival last week. Big blue ribbon. But better than the prize money (there was 500 bucks) was the validation I got from the three jurors...all University art professors. And...I sold a painting as well! :)

    Finally, since I am the "A" now at work, when the museum re-opened I was given a wall to hang art on and I got to curate my first show. Above is an image of one of my paintings hanging at my place of work. Pretty cool. :)

    So, things are good right now. Its about time. :)
     
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Sounds great Mike! You should display your big mains speakers as examples of science and art working together. Play the audience something mellow...
     
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  3. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    That's all around wonderful news indeed Mike!! Good excuse to overstuff yourself tomorrow on turkey and ham!!

    "A" has always been integral in STEM, folks just do not realize it.
     
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  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Good for you, excellent news!

    I've heard of STEM for years now and it's STEAM now eh? Cool.
     
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  5. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Good news indeed.:)
     
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  6. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Congratulations Mike, good news indeed. Great that your painting won first prize, and that you sold one. By the way, I love the purple blazer.
     
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  7. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Well done all round Mike. :)
     
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  8. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    And you have a doppelganger!

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  9. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    Great news! - Congrats!
     
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  10. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Turkey Knapp.jpg Great news, TurkeyKnapp!
     
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  11. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    That's excellent, Mike, good for you. Citrus and pipes, how come I didn't think of that first? ;)
     
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  12. claud

    claud Well-Known Member Donor

    Great news!!!!! You were due for a change for the better.
     
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  13. Dustin B

    Dustin B Active Member War Zone Member

    That's awesome to hear Mike. I hope things stay this good into retirement for you.
     
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  14. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    great suit.
    The designer of ampzilla James Bongiorno
    woulda approved on so many levels.
    Quite the guy. Like yourself.
    Google Spread Spectrum technologies.
    Or SAE , great American sound, sumo amps.
     
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  15. Pete Mazz

    Pete Mazz Active Member War Zone Member

    Congrats Mike!
     
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  16. murrayb

    murrayb Active Member War Zone Member

    Fantastic news, Mike. Glad things are going your way.
     
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  17. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Wonderful news, congratulations!

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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  18. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

    That's a long list of good news Mike, all of it coming from a lot, a real lot, of hard work by you. Congratulations my friend.
     
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  19. Mike

    Mike Bon Vivant Top Poster

    Thank you all so much. Hopefully I will be able to find time to participate here more frequently.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :)
     
  20. Mike

    Mike Bon Vivant Top Poster

    Ha! He and I know a few things because we've seen a few things. :)
     

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