Category Archives: Personal

I miss you, Dad!

On this date 21 years ago, my father passed away. It was the first time that I ever saw him weak, and as I saw the life leave his eyes, I saw that I thought was fear. I always thought that it was him fearing what was next. I now realize that he was fearful for what was going to happen to all of us left behind.
After many trials and tribulations, I think that we’re hanging in there.
As I’m getting older, I’m seeing someone familiar looking at me in the mirror…

I miss you, Dad!

St Pius X Parish Motorcycle Blessing – Saturday, June 1st starting at 8:30AM

St Pius X Motorcycle Blessing 2013

St. Pius X Parish is hosting a Motorcycle Blessing on Saturday, June 1st at 8:30AM. Coffee and donuts will be served and the first 60 people will receive a reflective decal for their bike or helmet. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
St Pius X Parish is located at 14101 Superior St in Southgate. Join us! Buttons (UPDATE 2013-02-26) (formerly had a contest to see how many buttons people kept from different Lotuspheres and other conferences through the years. I found a few of them, but I know that a few more are in boxes under boxes in my basement. I’ve got to get in there and see how many more I have… Some buttons through the years.

What do you think?


Anyone going to IBM Connect (#IBMConnect #LS13) early and want to Park Hop? (UPDATE 1/24)

I have 4 one day Disney Parkhopper tickets that I can’t use. They expire on Monday, January 28th. They cost $132.06 (including tax) per ticket. I’m willing to part with them for $75 each. I’m even willing to pay for overnight shipping. Contact me via Twitter @raybilyk, by email ( or just reply to this post!

UPDATE: I was asked a question about transferring the tickets… I never used these tickets, and won them in an auction, so they have no names/associated with them. There’s no issue with transferring them.

UPDATE 1/24: I have 2 tickets left. I will be down there on Saturday if anyone is going to the parks on Sunday (Great for the wife/husband/significant other…) CONTACT ME!

Amazon Time Machine

Either Amazon (and the shipping service) has a time machine, or I should start worrying about when my package is going to be delivered:

Maybe it was delivered before I ordered it… [Note to self: watch the Back to the Future trilogy]