On this day in history:
.......................................................OKS Web page:13yrs
2009: most amount of travel miles total travel mile exceeds 40,000 as 2009 year most traveled..
TK reaches Pacific Ocean for first time: Travel schedule leads to Southern CA for first time.. Early arrival for work week as LA area visited includes first time to see Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica Beach Jun01..
Near miracle social outcomes over past few weeks pick up spirit,outlook & chance for year comeback
TK travel picks up in '08 fourth quarter and 2009 travel expected to shatter previous total year mileage, as '08 destinations include: NewYorkCity, LittleRock,AR, SanAntonio,TX, Sumter,SC, and possibly Seattle,WA.
TK observes 1 year mark with company
Social outgoingness picks up over Labor Day weekend.
1st full week vacation since 2003 runs well, includes low-cost return to WesternUS.
TK last minute searching leads to economic oriented 4 day trip/return to LasVegas,NV(last time Dec.2002), may be last of "solo" outtings as first of such trips was Vegas in '02.
TK returns to employment with travel options in effort to balance work/life interests.
Night social outting at NJ shore goes well. as low cost events continue in 2008.
Work:Clinical research training: to Norfolk area as 1st 500miles in for 24hour initiation.
First trip to study site for work training
TK hits job promotion to mark largest career/job expansion since UPS-Nov.1991.
Despite tighter travel economics..TK distance travel during past 4 years has not slowed with trip to Texas,1780miles to South Texas first time to state.
TK completes one of greatest social goals, long sought for a few years..
TK feels odds staked in his favor for a positive '08
NewYearsEve'07>08: a time for appreciation.., as 2nd year in row beat clock to arrive at destination with moments to spare before 12:00.
........New York,NY - Dec29
TK makes run to NYC, first since 2001, and first as being single, as night exciting-a high factor of social confidence leads to good outting in US largest city.
Holiday weekend another good one as TK heads to Delaware for 4 day weekend,holiday shopping season ends with no stress last minute purchases..
TK makes 14 straight as Thanksgiving Eve'07 a good one and travel to state of Delaware on tap for Holiday.
Industry position: TK excels at grasping material thus far..
Social scene picks up as 2 months remain in 2007..
TK set for run at '06 repeat, as 2007 turns for better in year's "4th quarter"..and new employment off to good start..
3rd straight halloween event marks Oct 2007 social life..as month of October closes, and a conservative one, except for weekend.
Quest to have a repeat year in 07 now in reach, as TK ties 2006 in late September..on perm.job acquisition..
Interview efforts lead TK to perm.position with Pharma.Company as transistion to industry first one since April 28, 2000..
Despite Friday night problems, 2007 Fall Festival makes 8th straight since 1999 initation. Event continues to rank near top for years best events.
TK: transisition underway for change for career options, although setback today as interview "does not go well"..
Pre-planned trip in 07: Air travel deal leads to North Carolina for 3 day trip:"Research Triangle"/Central North Carolina, 1st time in area as TK passed through 50 miles to south in return trip from SC(1999).
Merck cuts jobs...but gives notice, 2weeks used to place Resumes out on Pharma Industry. No summer vacation as L.A. trip cut-out.
Weekend plans to include '05's AC bus trips with low cost option...
Last minute decision leads to return to Pimlico..as trip thought to be cancelled, comes to life at last minute..as weekend marks summer of 2007 opening..
Adversity at work, as feedback not good for work standing as TK in disagreement with assessment...
TK steps closer to first U.S.West Coast trip to LosAngeles/SanDiego,CA possibly in mid-August.
TK:OKS 2007 social scene one of the most exciting as 4th month rolls..
Work intense, as TK to transistion towards career stability over next months.
Night's social scene significant for continuing momentum, lowering stress as week ahead looms with importance..
one of the biggest work/career tasks during next few weeks: week may make/break administrative options on career efforts..
return flight, high winds cause pilot to make 2nd approach at Philadelphia International aiport.
TK returns to South Florida for 4th time in 2000's...low cost options keep trips feasible and continuing..another to be planned for '07.
TK makes bid for perm.positions
New year's theme defines them for entire year, comeback night after celebrations start off on wrong note..
TK: 2006, greatest year in OKS history, as year marks first one clear of obstacles in time of independence/solo.
Holiday weekend underway, as family rejoins for Holiday dinner.
Production increases at work as more responsibility is acquired,
......King of Prussia,PA-Dec17
On the eve of the 16th OKS anniversary/adoration day-TK positive outlook turns social adversity into eve of prosperity.
First company/work event for December.
TK arranges "social comeback" on night as beginning of night deemed as "loss" until ongoing conversation efforts capture girl's attention and more..
Another wild one, wild weekend in casino city,as 2006 "playoffs" continue,
TK increases production/knowledge at job..
Social life firing on all cylinders in late 2006... multi-facet options give TK best setup comparable to 1990s.
Comeback year in progress, trip north to Lehigh valley last minute decision for mid-October weekend.
September's social initiatives help make Summer of 2006 one of best, and one of most memorable during time of independence.
Second trip in month 118 miles away turns out fine, as 6th straight year at Wildwood-IrishFest a good one.
TK discovers new social option in "Old City" entertainment district..
Tennessee trip another solo one, another good one,despite delay in arrival..
1st time to Tennessee as, Decision not to travel to south florida for 1st time in 3 years a good one, social efforts good in Music city as weekend opens Sept'06.
Weather in Philadelphia delays flight for close to 4 hours, TK social efforts come through during delay..
MusicFest crowd estimated at 75,000 sunday night due to firework display/Heart concert..as weekend social scene good.
.......Atlantic City,NJ-Aug 12
TK reaches south Jersey/Wildwood via bus..first time travel to area on bus. as - summer roadtrip weekend on.
TK to further computer/technology ability at home, as personal production of OKS-DVD release to be scheduled for late 2007 & current internet initiatives on front burner resemble efforts of '95.
Employment situation answered in 2nd interview comeback effort, as job situation stable for a least 2 years.
Despite schedule, changes, OKS social scene in '06 continues to move strong.
Holiday weekend/July4th locations in multiple points despite $3+/Gal fuel costs OKS record tri-state 600 mile travel entails NJ,DE beach locations..
Heavy Rains cause problems around area..although daily needs not effected.
OKS acquires internet social options for first time since 1995..which include the IRC, Myspace, Yahoo messenger/voice.. in efforts to increase momentum through the mid 2000's.
OKS: technology updates having effect on production/timeliness..,laptop, wireless internet acquired to assist with '05 employment comeback efforts...
with ever increasing competition element, even part-time acquisition efforts require more effort to obtain.
Solo options continue as OKS movement confident in '06 year, Summer2006 plans to head to the South-Central-US: Nashville,TN over Labor Day weekend in Early September..
OKS: '06 social scene best yet, comparable to 1993,1996-97., As month of May is excellent despite job unstability.
'06 Preakness return planning perfect down to last details.
TK to return to employment search
3 day Holiday weekend @ Home for Easter weekend 2006
Taxes completed in time for 4/17 deadline...
No more bad month of March, OKS 2nd weekend in area goes well, passes the 500 mile mark in Twin-Cities region driving-including 4/1 trip into Iowa.
OKS social related expenditure expected to reach record highs over next months..
2 week stay in Upper Mid-West underway, as TwinCities weekend for March goes well with 217 mile travel option-Minnesota/Wisconsin.
Travel options increase, as weekend schedule gets different look.
TK work commute @ 1170 miles..as learning/skills on job site increases
OKS first trip to Mall of America for post work social scene. ........Minneapolis,MN-Feb07
OKS job related assignment leads to land of 10,000 lakes, TK expected to remain in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area until March.
Travel job corporate orientation leads to first trip into large Canadian city.. Social scene: TK international option opens '06 look...
........Lansdale,PA-Jan31: Employment Quest Update:
OKS receives travel job offer...attempts to negotiate for other....Travel job would bring better than expected economic stability but may jepordize social life..
Seasonal employment option works out better than expected -covers December,January..but active Career options underway in effort to stabilize schedule/balance..
TK works 46hr.week first 40+week since Late February of this year.
No signs of a slowed social scene in November as Thanksgiving weekend a big in this 2005 year..another 300+ mile weekend.
.......Atlantic City, NJ-Nov20
Mid November05: First AC night trip in 2 years, OKS social scene on mark at Tropicana casino: Quarter mall/dining area. First year solo social efforts going well..
Part-time job options effective at slowing financial losses during employment/career transistion period.
Promising solo social movement continues strong in November, once job situation settled a "just about" guarantee of success in store for upcoming time frame as confidence,outgoingness prominent for solo social life demonstrated during past 10 & 1/2 months.
Costume creativity ads flair at Sunday night holloween outing, as first time for nightlife photos taken.
TK hits business park on foot in late October effort to sell abilities, battle current economy/job market-in search of options to extend choices..
OKS in middle of quest for year turnaround if key interviews go well...
Part-time temp job area looks non-promising as license test efforts run poorly.. efforts to try to capitalize on "Medicare Part-D"..
......North Wales, PA-Sept28
3 day weekend trip runs well and cost saving efforts work out, as annual South Jersey September trip continued in 2005...
TK quick response gets him out of big problems, as excellent Festival/trip turns out well, but could have been a problem..
OKS looks to next week for employment option, in search of real-life game winning drive and '05 comeback year..
TK on "hot seat" as '06 balance & beyond rely on current job search efforts. OKS looking to proclaim 2005 as a comeback year...
......Miami Beach, FL-Sept 3
OKS social scene shines in South Florida despite job uncertainty..as 3rd straight trip to Fort Lauderdale/South Beach runs well at low cost..
OKS to pound job market, in search for employment stability increase as TK makes decision to leave printing industry..
........North Wales,PA Aug26
OKS pushes forth with interviews..after unexpected news of employment separation, as "bold" moves might have initiated employment release, decisions not bad as job assessment deamed "unstable" from beginning.
Month of July numbers strong, economic factors,productivity, intensity rises..social activity on rise..
OKS to upgrade technology/internet options in 10year anniversary of OKS internet website...OKS to unvail new website on Nov.03,2005..
429 mile :Employment acquisition tour as destinations include Smyrna,DE - NorthEast Philadelphia, Wildwood,NJ,Bensalem,PA then back to Lansdale. Low cost 3 day trip takes to road in local area run..as social scene turns strong..
........North Wales, PA-July 13
TK passes independent life's "FIRST TEST".."1990's outlook prepares for situations such as this.."
........North Wales, PA-July 13
Last minute offer/notice sends TK back to work...OKS employment efforts payoff in 5th month of job search as efforts exceeds location, salary targets, through hold-out.
Job hunt situation reaches "5th" month, as battle continues, Part-time job option in shipping industry to provide time options as unemployment limitations loom..
........Philadelphia, PA-July 2
Despite job stresses, TK hits "live 8" center city/world event on last minute decision, as crowd estimates of 450,000 attend..
........Norristown, PA - June10
2nd interview opportunity increases as number of interviews in June already close to exceeding the number in April, as June activity continues strong for 1st week's start.
2nd interview hopes to be the "one" as job search expenses continue to rise as tight time approaches...
.......Warminster,PA - May 13
OKS job search focuses on past employment industries of shipping/advertising...as recent efforts of targeted companies include Transcontinental Direct, FedEx/Kinkos corp., Resolve corp., DHL express. Horizon-Direct transport co., Government employment & USPS also a focus as May's interviews top previous months.
.......Hatfield,PA - Apr22
OKS turns down job offers due to salary/economic fit, as time factor of higher value..
Wmmr concert event a good one at Temple Univ., as social scene picks up despite unemployment status.
.......Glenside,PA - Apr.5
First "2nd interview round" since April 2000, interview question/answer went well, job offering under salary target..negotiation round set to see if "new job possible"..
.......Bensalem, PA - Mar 26
the second of 2 weddings in month: trip to lower Bucks, then NE philadelphia, then to Delaware for first Holiday Day weekend in time of independence..
weekend wedding in Bristol & NE phila nightout as TK returns to lower Bucks County for first time in 4months.. & another Mid March weekend, with low spending but good returns.
.......Colmar,PA - Mar 3
"Real world" situation hits OKS first "first main" real life adversity, Economic Layoff leaves TK unemployed.. unemployed status in effect for 1st time since 1989, loss of job situation hits only 3 months into life independance,
.......Colmar,PA - MAR 3
an unexpected bad day: as last day @ Vertis as layoff affect jobs in company including mine, employment,plans...as March "badness.." continues for 2005.
.......Rahway, NJ - Feb.5
2005 social element off with great start, although how long can "Late 90's" OKS social life run for.
2005 year opens with 12hr.work week to "fuel" 88+ vacation hr.social scene plan, which may include a CA trip, 65hr.work week schedule to remain into Late March.
.......NE Phila. Feb.06
superbowl XXXIV: full of hope for a Philadelphia victory, and following parade would have added to 05 social line-up..
OKS "Social HR.." during "opening drive", social prosperity during initial outlay to give boost during indepence w/social confidence.
.......Lansdale,PA January 1,2005
January 1st, 2005, TK/OKS RUNS INDEPENDENT..,100% finance,100% self-dependency run well during initial weeks of 2005..
.......NE PHILA, Dec.31.04
OKS'2004 year comes to a conclusion, as 13th straight year of greatness.. 2004 for being a "transistion" year, better than expected.
.......King of Prussia,PA-Dec.04
OKS hits Montgomery county area in November/December run since relocating,as solo living delayed for short time...
OKS to bring 160+ vacation hours into 2005, as not all expected to be used in year..Vacation line-up planning underway.
Social scene picks up, as Thanksgiving eve runs well as night opens 4 day weekend. Holiday weekend in new locations.
OKS focus: on transistion to independence, skills investment of top priority as well as work/social balance..
"Thanksgiving Eve 2004" to mark milestone... as the 11th & 12th month of '04 may turn 2004's rough start into strong ending..
.......OKS sets sights on NOV/DEC social scene & transistion.. "time of intensity" 1990's provisions and promise lives on as TK soon to go solo..
TK leaves 2nd job, after racking in 7 weeks of a 65hr.work week..may be one of the highest work endurance times ever. OKS WORK PRODUCTION per top 5 year's work hours logged:
Second job acquistion to balance 2004 spending budject, OKS for first time since early '91 slows friday night social run...until 100% independence..
2nd job activation part of dual-effort goal, economic forcast stabilized for short time as work week reaches 65 hours...
Labor Day weekend spending verylow as conservative efforts expected until late November...
new location saves 150mile/week..as travel/auto miles slow up..
NJ shore weekend party a result of "new" social communication.. as wild weekend scene marks part of an above expected Summer of 2004.
Summer'04 vacation plans bring OKS back to Late June NJ shore...
......Quakertown,PA June 2
After 1yr+ of home search, ends with Settlement on location in Lansdale,PA..
OKS lands mortgage rate under 5%..
Unloading 12 years of savings.., as things come together in final weeks before forced move out..
.......Fort Lauderdale,FL May 22
OKS' 3rd out of state, Flight to FLL as weather,cost turn out well..
OKS Florida Vacation the first with "live photos" posted on site..
.......Lansdale, PA May 16
Another near miss at Landale, Montgomery Co. home location, causes step up in quest for 100% independence run from Mortage Rate climb fears...
OKS Independence run heats up as multiple offer run short, housing search most active since start in March 2003..
Despite "bad luck" month social scene hangs on strong, 1990's psychology evidence comes through, first time signs of a continuing comeback faces real-life situations. OKS: this is only the first step, a first test...
OKS plans strike back in May 2004, planning to hit multiple areas...
worst month of life situational occurances turns up in more than 13 years, OKS 1st auto accident "close call" in numerous areas, losses could have been much worse..
March 16-OKS suffers work-related losses in March 2004, as month not taking any steps towards getting better,
........Richboro, PA - Mar.11,2004
1st moving auto accident since 1st getting behind wheel in Mar.1991 occurs, causing $6000+ in auto damage, minor physical injury reported-but could have been much worse...insurance coverage lessens economic losses, rates expected to rise,but not by much..
........Dublin, PA - Mar.06,2004
OKS comes up short in bid for Dublin realestate transaction, despite market conditions, "I will not step across financial boundries, and restrict growth in other areas"...
2003....another significant year as 13 straight and continuing..
TK cancels New Years trip to OH&ILL, in efforts to shape mid 2000's during 5 day '03/'04 vacation..better use of free time..
one of 2003's highlights: Solo outtings, indication of positive affects on independence transition, confidence,
2003OKS: year of anticipation, OKS hits 13 straight great years.. & 40+ work week does not slow social life..
Holiday shopping goes down to last moments..last minute purchases.. Time off from work brings forth rejuvenation..& reacquaintence..
OKS social scene outstanding in month of December'03, as holiday season &'03s last weeks better than expected, as OKS social scene excellent in November & December...
Social scene keeps going well through December, week of December 17th expected to hit all days..
Classic social area hightens 2003 social scene @ malls during christmas shopping season..
Slow start to December as SnowStorm hampers weekend efforts..
Plans for possible trip to Chicago,ILL during 1st weekend in 2004, if economics permit..
"Thanksgiving Eve" crowds appear to slightly lighter than past years, OKS wonders if '03 T-day eve out will be last one..
OKS social scene: plans for 6+ hour "Thanksgiving eve" for nightlife biggest night out, a 6:00pm start & 3:30am finish,
no quit, strong patience key to OKS legacy completion, a superbowl of phychology and outlook in life...as worst to first dream draws near...
Reality TV interest in America should worry parents, others...OKS questions American morality,unity as Material movement seems to increase.
Can OKS seal social legacy during year ending months of November/December and close a December 1990 promise...adrenaline, intensity on rise for end of year run....
New Look/style underway, rolls out limited spending...
Holiday season year-ending drive both begin...
.........Montgomeryville,PA - Nov.5,2003
November 1st opens "Time of Intensity" Nov/Dec months run #13, Year 13 under OKS era, work production, social production on high pace...
'03 pace seems very fast as October comes and goes..
Home search enters latest stage as offer placed on location in Dublin,PA.
OKS independence takes turn in '03, as options are open, allthough slight unbalance occurs...
Summer of 2003 will be another one remembered.. Despite rainy summer weekends in early May/June this one will stand out, September 2003 OKS best ever, OKS heads towards 2003's 10th month...as fall begins,
.........North Wildwood, NJ-Sept19
4th time Irish Fall Fest weekend "summer of 2003" final, summer ends with exciting weekend in South Jersey...
.........Chalfont, PA - Sept 11
Stability grows in job as another pricing account is obtained,
.........Miami Beach,FL-Sept 7
Planning runs well, as low cost trip yields high social returns...
5 day vacation best solo run yet..
.........Pompano Beach,FL-Sept 5
OKS hits South Florida during early September 2003 solo run.., Fort Lauderdale and Miami metro area, trip once again with low expense, airfare lowest yet.
Solo runs highest in OKS history, as efforts to strengthen and "turn" psychology towards effective independent living...
Balance of financial means, social, work key factors to OKS success during times of change...
Summer '03 brings upon a new look, look of change, as solo runs intensify, OKS expected to go 100% independent @ any day now....
4th year Independence day party runs with an unexpected event, as near fire breaks out in neighborhood, situation may make next years party to be scaled down.
.......Chalfont, PA-May 29
OKS to mark 3 years employment @ Webcraft/Vertis on May 30th, although economy takes toll on industry/stability, hopes not deminished.
.......York, PA - May 26
Social scene livens up during holiday weekend, Summer '03.. continues on.. Solo runs continue to move on into June.
.......Philadelphia, PA - May 19
Fleetwood Mac concert goes well, 1st return since 1997/Atlantic City concert
OKS solo runs continue to shows signs gaining strength...as energy shows no signs of slowing...
.......Chalfont,PA - Apr.25
work review shows positive signs of moving forward, although recent social downturns has OKS "very concerned" about stability in balance, increased turn to solo efforts and independence increased.
OKS hits Cleveland a few months earlier, Decision to drive to OH leads to dual city run and to shores of Lake Erie for 1st time, seeing sights of "Rock and Roll hall of fame" and sports stadiums, and "Cleveland Flats".
.......Columbus, OH Apr.18
Record in an unusual way..., almost 16 hr sitting in one place, along with furthest drive "out west".
OKS continues social,work efforts pound at "walls of adverse fate",
......Philadelphia,PA - Mar.19
OKS hits new type social scene @ central Philadelphia location, only minutes prior to the initial images of war...., and opening moments in 2003 to be known and called as "Targets of Opportunity".
........Chalfont, PA - Mar.15
Preliminary work performance review shows slow increase, recent lower focus an OKS concern,
2003 events look to be one of most exciting yet, event packed '03 will move fast.
.........NE Phila. Mar.4
OKS OPENS SOCIAL SCENE 2003: Martigraz/Tuesday day opens '03 festival,celebration events with 2003 lineup most comprehensive yet.2003 EVENTS
.........NE Phila - Jan 22
OKS: 2001, 2002 not bad years, OKS2000 takes root
........Minneapolis,MN - Dec23
Airport layover: OKS possible plans for mid-west trip in '04, to Mall of America, Chicago,Ill.
........Las Vegas,NV - Dec 21
First 24 hour scene in 2 years...over 4 day solo trip to West...
........Las Vegas,NV - Dec 22
Mid December trip out West for first time, takes on new social stance..., Last Dec.Vaca. was 1988. 4 day trip with record low expense.
......Northeast Philadelphia - Dec.7th
OKS social scene will continue to show no signs of slowing, as intensity highest ever...OKS social legacy will be on the forefront during the end of 2002, all of 2003 year.
.......King of Prussia,PA-Nov.22
Nitelife scene takes unusual angle as social energy shows no signs of slowing..
.......Bensalem,PA - Nov10
Last minute decision leads to 1st December trip since 1988, 4day trip to Las Vegas, NV first out of area since May 2000. Dec vacation the lowest cost since Spring Break 1997 - Daytona Beach, FL.
.......Chalfont, PA-Oct 16
2002 work attendance continues strong, as estimate# moves over 1100 on year, despite year of health concerns..
OKS: Summer'02 huge, as '02 positive efforts succeeding, heading towards 9th month.
Summer '02-OKS hits NJ shore more times than ever, 50% of weekends @ shore points most since '96.
........Newtown, PA - Aug 8
OKS plans to make college return in Fall '02, details not finalized on pursuing post-graduate degree...
Company cuts back, lays-off 80 as work is light during time of a slow economy...
........Ocean City, MD - Aug 4
1st weekend trip to Maryland Eastern shore, and 1st weekend in August'02.
.......Baltimore,MD June 29
2nd road trip to Maryland runs well as summer of '02 continues..
.........Atlantic City, NJ-May 30
Summer '02 opens in different way, as 6 day time-off period opens Summer Season, OKS theme defined again in '02, as health issue is solved, attention turns toward other "bio-related" challenge.
.........Philadelphia, PA- May 28
Brief Hospital visit short, health proceedure goes well as age-old problem is corrected, during "vacation". OKS passes 1st signifcant health-related challenge since 1993. Diagnosis one of only 30 in country with esphagial condition.
Despite adverse weather, enthusiasm,energy was high for 2002 Preakness Stakes... more on 2002 PREAKNESS
OKS takes inital steps toward a high degree of health.
.......Newtown,PA- OKS: will another degree be sought after.. night college option almost a definate for Fall '02..
OKS under the test, adversity hits during '02 early months..during this time of "new war"
quest for a higher capacity underway for "cognitive production" part of decade 2000 goal..
focus on psychology at a high point for first time since early '91..
New age bio-related problems as counteraction measures underway,
'02 vacation plans affected by recent health problems, no plans as economic restrictions are in place.
Workplace stability adds to positiveness during health concerns, despite this intensity,optimism take hits for first time in OKS history, 10+ year streak breaks. Although 90's success to make this temporary,
.......Doylestown, PA-Mar 5
Health condition brings new problems to light, positive thinking critical
.......Newtown, PA additional employment hours to fuel '02 economic spending for Summer plans.
.......Bensalem, PA Mar.1 Feb ends.. as does year planning, '02 social scene opens
.......Chalfont, PA Feb 25 request for higher responsibility @ work answered in big way..
OKS ultimate social closure may lie in the hands of fate, although "no quit" attitude stronger than ever..
Economic slide continue to cause stress on advertising industry..
1 week to ago with another year of perfect attendance(work).
OKS financial plan underway to gear for mid '00's economic change..
Option for additional income underway, to be used for summer '02 spending,
2 month planing initiative opens with '02, winter months Jan,Feb will entail working with goals for OKS2000 and beyond..
Social scene most active in OKS history..despite less "work-free" time..
......NE phila. Dec 31
New years eve '01, marks 10th consecutive time of celebrating past year, opening the new year...
......Willow Grove, PA-Dec 7
OKS re-assurance lives on, through new outlook,
......NE Phila, November 21st
"Thanksgiving Eve" one of best, opening holiday 4 day weekend,
......NE Phila, Nov. 1
OKS social scene growing stronger, an investment for the future is of top concern, despite less time in daily schedule..
.......Doylestown, PA - Oct 27
OKS social quest presses forth with resemblence of early 1997 intensity.. desire to shift energy to productive means underway, without a loss in vision for the ultimate emotion.
.......September 11, 2001 one of the worst days in America..history unfolding.. Early morning stories which came in were not believed, images of NYC/Capital that will never be erased.. OKS: "Disturbing events effect Nation, Philadelphia, community, internally, security in America has beared an adverse impact, belief in the positive emotion, love for humanity/US will stand on, and go on strong."
........Sea Isle City, NJ - Aug 29
Good ending to frustrating summer start, despite unstable June,July focus on work holds strong, as course completed towards certification in new industy.
........New Brunswick, NJ - July 21
concert event 1st in area since '98..
........FtWashington, PA - June31
reminant of hurricane allison cause major problems in area,
........Southampton, PA - July 4
Independence day, July 4th celebrated locally.
Summer '01: mix of work, and events..
........Baltimore,MD - May 19
Friday evening commute's destination to Baltimore,MD for 6th return to Pimlico raceway and the Preakness.
.........Washington D.C., Apr.20
First time trip to Nation's Capital with challenging commute though city.
Initial finance plan rolled out but further work expected for research and improvements.
Rare Sunday concert event at Navy Yard better than expected as spring opens..2001 spring/summer season.
.........Chalfont, PA - Mar 13
work load doubles going from Feb to Mar.
.......Newtown, PA - Jan 31, 2001 One of the largest planning efforts underway for OKS, runs for 2 months for elements of financial,business, and social ventures.
.......Philadelphia, PA - Jan 2, 2001 Year opens with new set of goals, momentum strong following Nov/Dec 2000 run...
.......NE Philadelphia, Dec 22, 2001
10 YEAR milestone reached, some 3,652 days later: Will the 90's be the greatest decade of all time?, For 2000-2009?
.......Holland, PA - Dec 17, 2000
Energetic return to site of initial origin of OKS, 10 years to the day, of the most influential day in history. Events from this time period of Late 1990 are factors of motivation still today..
.......Philadelphia,PA - Dec.15, 2000 10 Year milestone on the horizon, as weekend countdown is on. Goal, to repeat or beat past 10 years..
.........Penndel,PA - Sept.10
First ever softball league game played, with a 2 for 2 start,
.........Stone Harbor, NJ - Sept. 2
3 day weekend comprised with 2day trip to NJ shore to end summer season.
.........North Brunswick, NJ
Computer software training to aid in skills development.
.........Philadelphia, PA - May 29
Month ends with record setting 3 week run during schedule transistion....
.........Coral Gables, FL - May 24
OKS explores South Florida region for first time which includes: Univ. of Miami, Florida's central keys.
.........Miami,FL - May 22
Active week in South Florida includes South Beach, Everglades National Park, Florida Keys, Coral Gables.
.........Baltimore, MD - May 20
Preakness Stakes 2000:
Despite inclement weather group makes Pimlico run for 5th time under cloudy/cool skys. Pimlico 3 mo+ planning runs well until late day snag forces early exit...
.........Willow Grove - May 2
Week to be known as "Farewell Tour" as last effort put forth for closing days at UPS, the final package will be on Friday night.
.........Willow Grove - Apr. 28
Career interests, conditions with current job market, lead to UPS departure after 8+ year term with company... for more..UPS/employment
.........Richboro,PA - Apr.25
With less than 30 days vacation week planning for late May will be Miami Beach, FL.
.........Philadelphia - Mar 18
Productivity rebounds after 2 month low, as Spring 2000 unwinds.
.........Philadelphia, PA - Jan 25
Last minute snowstorm leaves mark on area, cancels everything for the day.
.........Niagara Falls, NY - Jan 15
Weekend trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo NY the furthest weekend trip yet - 413m. Trip marks first time travel out of country into Canada...
.........Philadelphia, PA -Dec 31
Last minute events make the 2000 celebration/New Years eve the best ever. Group rings in 2000, millenium with delaware ave. party.
.........King of Prussia,PA - Dec 17
Day held high in OKS history, this year no different Celebrating 9 years strong...
......Willow Grove - Dec 7
UPS peak shipping week may hit 200K during week of Dec 13-17.
........Ocean Gate, NJ - Nov 25
Century's last holiday season opens with Thanksgiving weekend, as Christmas, New Years draw near...
........Willow Grove - Nov 22
This year's Peak Season at UPS expected to be very active.
.......Willow Grove, PA - Nov 1
UPS begins 1999 peak season
.......Holland, PA - Sept 17
Hurricane Floyd causes flooding to local area and causes schedule problems for day after.
.......Willow Grove - Sept 8
Career track: HR position sought after at UPS...
.......Bethlehem, PA - Aug 14
Musicfest'99 - expansive, covering all downtown area.
Late July weekend marks end of dynamic month...
.......Philadelphia,PA - July 24
Group avoids Center City unrest on Saturday after attending baseball game.
........Newtown, PA - June 9
Millenium celebration plans: site down to a few locations: Philadelphia as first choice, New Orleans, California South Florida,
........Willow Grove, PA - May 20
Arrival to work at UPS: day a milestone as 5 year management point is reached.
........Baltimore, MD - May 15
Group of 16 hits Pimlico's infield for this years Preakness Stakes run, bizarre scenes throughout the Preakness social jem. for more...
........Catonsville, MD -May 14
Last minute planning adjustments make fourth straight Preakness successful.
........Southampton, PA - May 5
Day schedule flexibility provides time,creativity for future career options
........Bensalem, PA - May 1
Kentucky Derby bet get second place close to repeat, Only one factor not determined for the 124 Preakness Stakes, the weather.
........ATLANTA,GA - Mar 7
13 hour road trip comprised of many sights: Olympic Park, CNN center, Turner field. 1 week, two cities: 6 hour drive to Myrtle Beach, SC caps final 3 days.
........DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Mar 13
Wild weather event disrupts inital day, but remaining days comprised of sunshine, warm temps. 919 mile trip furthest thus far. Break last week's 778 mile journey.
Month of March, expected to be best March of '90's including 2 week vaca. time. MAR1999
........N.E. Phila, PA - Feb 13
February celebrations continue with concert event and Valentine's day social creativity.
........Atlantic City, NJ - Feb 5
Celebration under way for long term goal achievement.
........Philadelphia, PA - Feb 5
OKS college career officially ended this past Friday, with attainment of degree. for more College graduation
.......Baltimore, MD. - Jan 30
Road trip weekend/Superbowl Sunday opens 1999 year events.
.......S. Lee, MA - Jan 17
Drive to Mass. first visit to state.
.......Philadelphia, PA - Jan 1
High expectations set for final year of 90's decade as 1999 begins with many events.
........Ambler, PA - Dec 15
OKS: LAST DAY OVER - OF COLLEGE CAREER COMPLETED.
........Ambler, PA - Dec 14
Final semester down to one paper/pres 1.5 days left
........Ambler, PA - Dec. 11
Last week of College career goes well, as college work schedule down to 50% remaining.
........Ambler, PA - Dec 4
Graduation countdown down to 13 as last day of intensive week is marked by 7 hour project effort.
OKS to initiate Year 2000 plans, beginning in January 1999 overall schedule expected to change.
.........Ambler, PA -Nov 24
Semester/College final day now scheduled 2 days earlier to December 15th.
.........Ambler, PA -Nov 18
Graduation countdown - 30 days
.........Willow Grove -UPS -Nov 16
Completion of 8th year marked by day of high productivity.
.........Temple Univ. Oct 29
Marketing project incentive more than just a good grade: chance to win trip to Toronto, Canada.
.........Temple Univ. Oct 16
Semester reaches half-way point as 44 days remain until graduation.
.........Willow Grove - Oct 14
Tuition reinbursment program expected to retain UPS employees, attract college oriented employees-program expected to aid in Peak Season staffing.
.........Ambler,PA - Oct 1
College work increases, expected to remain intense through DEC.
...........N.E.Phila - Sept 20
Sunday Night location expected to change, as ors are confirmed: Roosevelt's moving to new location. Time unknown thus far when move will occur. Roosevelt's Grand Finally-Sunday in the works.
...........Ambler,PA - Sept 18
Future of OKS web page depends on options to locate host sites, as time runs down to 4 months.
............Sea Isle City,NJ - Sept 6
Labor Day Weekend trip to shore: first time at shore on all 3 summer holidays Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day.
.............Hartford,CT - Aug 29
First trip to New England runs fine, as 530 miles are logged during weekend events.
.............Ambler,PA - Aug 31
Fall semester starts, countdown underway: 76 days/3.5 mo.
...........Manhattan, New York City,NY - July 19
Trip to New York marks mid-Summer events, walking distance covers well known events, Empire State building, Rockerfeller center, Times Square: 32nd street to 55th street.
...........Sea Isle City, NJ
transition from Summer at College to vacation a wild one. Sea Isle City continues summer 1998 events.
........Holmdel, NJ - June 13
Day trip to North Jersey entails shore/concert one that was missed in '91.
........Willow Grove, - June 10
UPS: concecutive work streak ends at 1,696 consecutive days*
........Philadelphia,PA - June 1
Septa strike expected to impact weekday commute to Temple.
........Philadelphia - May 18
Summer I semester starts..countdown to graduation..
.........BALTIMORE, MD. - May 17
PREAKNESS III a huge success, as crew opens summer of '98 with the Maryland racing event.
Dual planning effort pays off at Pimlico under sunny skies and 90 degree temps.
.........Philadelphia - May 8
OKS college drive:semester ending, as graduation draws closer,
down to 4 classes.
.........Bensalem,PA - May 2
T.K. hits Kentucky Derby race, focuses onPreakness Stakes,
.........Bensalem,PA - April 12
---Kentucky Derby simulcast event at Phila.Park may set stage for opening leg of Triple Crown.
University Fall class schedule restrictions cause instability to feasible future schedule.
1998's first vacation of year half over, as trip runs smooth
OKS: last spring break of college career.
OKS year completed: 1997 1997OKS
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