Thursday, December 27, 2012

Best gift ever?

This guy got his dad tickets to the championship football game.  His reaction is priceless...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Muppets!!

If you grew up with the Muppets like I did, then you will love The Muppet movie from 2011.  We just watched it today and loved it.  mon nom a nom!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Getting back to business.

Hello everyone. I know it's been a long time since I've been blogging. But there's been lots of craziness in my life and things have not been "normal".

Some of you may or may not know, that I lost my job on November 1. Being unemployed has been an adjustment to say the least.

Trying to find a new job is my main focus right now in my life. However, I am finding time to do those things around the house that just never get done. For example my garage is never been cleaner...

I am using social media to try to find a new job. I'm also going to make an effort to blog every day. (I even downloaded the blogger apps for my iPhone and iPad!). Some blog posts might be job-related. Others might just be anything that I find amusing on that particular day. I might just rant and rave about whatever is grinding my gears that day too.

So I apologize for my sloppy blogging habits. As always you can usually find me on Twitter @dudeman718

Monday, November 5, 2012

Joseph Cannizzaro's Current Resume

Joseph Cannizzaro
Edgewater Park, NJ 08010






Objective I am seeking a challenging position in a progressive company where I can apply my experience in retail management or office/computer work and provide excellent customer/social media service.

Employment History

Executive Assistant Manager/Assistant Manager/Store Team Lead 7/2004 – 11/2012 Walgreens, Westhampton, NJ

 Assist the Store Manager in the operation of the store and in the direction of the work force
 Responsible for improving unit sales, profits and image through the overall development and protection of   store assets
 Training and development of store personnel
 Maintain excellent customer service
 Maintain store inventory
 Responsible for opening and closing of the store
 Daily store operations which include:
 Managing all money in the store
 Overseeing departments such as Cosmetics, Photo and front cashier
 Checking vendors in and out
Managing the stock room
 Processing daily store paperwork

Testing Specialist 8/2001 – 7/2004 Mellon HR Solutions, Fort Lee, NJ

 Day-to-day involvement on multiple projects as tester and data management for system generated fulfillment, voice response system, and web applications
 Test case execution
 Test results documentation
 Data management for the identification and readiness of test participants
 Attend internal meetings, as appropriate
 Troubleshooting Benefits Analyst
 Draft system generated fulfillment, develop programing specifications, develop test case scenarios, execute test cases, and document test results
 Create and test system generated package logic
 Maintain fulfillment inventories with direction from team management
 Work with internal departments on print program, data and system requirements

Help Desk Operator – Level One 7/2000 – 8/2001 St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ

 Desktop Support
 Perform daily system backups
 Monitor hospital systems
  Troubleshooting

Site Coordinator 5/1997 – 7/2000 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fort Lee, NJ

  Interface with all departments and personnel on a daily basis
 Monitor and coordinate the courier schedule
 Traffic coordination of incoming/outgoing parcels
 Maintain documentation materials for Shipping Department
 Data Entry/Troubleshooting

Assistant Manager 3/1995 – 5/1997 Palmer Video, Cliffside Park, NJ

 Interact with customers on service issues, video recommendations, and bill disputes
 Recruit, interview and train staff
 Manage retail store and staff including scheduling, performance, etc.
 Produce sales/earnings report
 Manage inventory/order processing
 Develop store promotions


1999 - 2000 The Cittone Institute, Ramsey, NJ
 Help Desk Analyst – GPA 4.0, Attendance – 99%

1989 - 1993 Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ
 Bachelor of Arts – GPA 3.0, Dean’s List – Spring 1993

Other Experience

Proficient in Microsoft Office; Windows 95/98/NT/2000; Internet Explorer; Lotus Notes; Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)

References are available on request.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baby Got Back (Sung By the Movies)

I saw this today on Twitter and had to post it right away. It was tweeted out by the movie master Roger Ebert himself!! It's an amazing movie with clips from 295 movies used to recreate Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back! No Really! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Call Me Maybe?

Hey! Sorry for the big gaps in posts. I'm gonna try to be more frequent. Have you heard this song? "Call me maybe" It seems to always be on the radio when I turn it on. It's a catchy tune. I confess to tapping my toes and singing along once or twice to it... Here is the official video in case you haven't seen it. Now there has been tons of copies made. You can just go to YouTube to find dozens of them. But here are two of my favorites... Star Wars and Batman...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Trailer for Prometheus

Ridley Scott, check.

Outer Space, check.

Images that will haunt my nightmares, check.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

We're not a team, we're a time bomb.

It's been about a year since my last post. Sorry about that. I've been very lazy in my blogging. I'm going to make a honest effort to post more frequently.

What made me dust off the old blog with a new post? The latest trailer for The Avengers.

It's no secret that I have a passion for sci-fi and comic book movies. And I have been looking forward to this one in particular for sometime. There were a few teaser trailers and small tid-bits of info here and there but nothing really solid.

That all changed this past Wednesday when this trailer came out. I am not exaggerating when I say, this trailer gave me the chills.

I see lots of trailers and action movies tend to be all the same. The hero, the bad guy, some explosions and a witty quote or two. This trailer has all of the above. But somehow, it's different. It seems much more epic in scope.

Marvel comics has been planning this movie for awhile and that work looks like it's going to pay off big time. Nothing like this has ever been tried before. (having several characters from several past movies all come together in an epic movie) And I think that the studio wants to get this one right.

Enough chit chat, lets get to the trailer!!!!! I still can't believe how awesome it is!!!!!!

The Avengers Wikipedia Page:

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