I’m a Grandchild of Immigramts

Check out my latest LinkedIn Blog Post

Hello Friends:

My latest blog post on LinkedIn.  I hope you like it.  If you do and if you are so inclined please “like” and “comment” over on LinkedIn.  This raises the visibility of my LinkedIn profile which is great, especially for a job seeker like me. It would be great to catch up, if we have not talked in a while.

Generally I am looking to leverage my skills in Mobile and Enterprise in a Customer Success role or a Support/Training Manager.  I have loads of experience in support and training settings as well, re-designing the new-hire support engineer process for Marketo and designing all of the Customer care technical resources at T-Mobile for the first mass-marketed Smartphone before the iPhone.  Remember the T-Mobile Sidekick?

If you are free, I’d love to catch up! In person?  On the phone? Skype? You name it!

Steve

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The rest of the PDX Story

We had a really nice time in PDX with the associated festivities surrounding my Cousin Erin’s HS graduation. Sunday dawned humid. We made our way out to Multnomah Falls for the gorgeous view of the Falls anthe Columbia river Gorge.

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And now in Portland

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Last part of the trip: Winding North through Oregon

After Shasta we wound through Klamath Falls, the Cascades and The Willamette Valley. Eugene to Salem to Portland. On arrival at the Max Station for transfer to the airport to pick up my rental, Foursquare helpfully noted that this stop was the best for procuring good quality Weed and Meth. Stay Weird Portlandia. Anyone need anything while I am here? 😛

Overheard: Hippie #1 to Hippie #2: “Do you smoke weed? Dude!!!! Only once? Welcome to Portland #2!

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Mount Shasta

Absolute gorgeousness don’t you agree? Incredible views! One of the highlights of the trip so far!

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Midnight Train to Portland

So here we go on my adventure to Portland. I decided that this would be a fun alternative to endless airport terminals.

We pulled out of San Jose just a tad late at around 2050. For the first hour or so I am in a bulkhead seat that has about 0 legroom. The lady across the aisle is getting off in Oakland so I am going to switch seats and at least get a little more room to stretch out my legs.

Basic accommodations here in coach. I was not about to pay an additional $300 for a sleeper car.

2215 and we’ve arrived in Oakland. My first visit to the lounge car. Drinks and snacks but the dining car had already closed for the night.

Upstairs a nice roomy parlor car with big picture windows and comfy seats. Looks to be a great place to catch some awesome scenery tomorrow morning after the sun comes up. Maybe sunrise over Shasta? We’ll see, I guess.

2300 … and we’re off from Oakland and Jack London Square. Passing through downtown Oakland in the way to Emeryville, Richmond, Martinez and Sacramento as we continue our northward trek. Not much to see out the window unless you consider 80/580 scenery?

2310 Emeryville Amtrak Station and we are stalled again. I think this represents the longest single amount of time I have spent in this wide spot in the road between Oakland and Berkeley. 2320 and we are moving once again…yay! :-D.

0015 back in my seat trying to get a few winks in. I’d like to be up around 0500 as we pull into Dunsmuir and try to get some sunrise shots of Mt. Shasta. Should be pretty spectacular! It took me about 10 minutes to figure out how to get the seat adjusted just right.

0120 and hello from Sacramento, our State Capitol. Many noisy people boarded here, considering the late hour. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the Sacramento Amtrak Station

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