"Truth is a defense for libel, not for graciousness." - Unattributed I'm admittedly blunt and direct when it comes to things, but I'm softening - learning to be more gracious with each passing year. It's tough, and I still fail a hundred times for each success, but if that number can be lowered to 98, […]
Archive for the 'Personal' Category
For various scheduling reasons, we're having Christmas a day early this year at our house. It will allow the most people to be here and everyone's off, so why not? And, on the off chance (i.e. Brandon forgetting to bring his dip) that someone forgets something, stores are still open to sell it to us. […]
I don't have all the details like the exact birth time, weight, length, etc. but I'd like to welcome my nephew Parker Smith into the world. He's got a perfect alter-ego name should he one day become a superhero.
My wife turns 33 today. I'll say happy birthday to her in our own way later today (and it was the first thing I said - thankfully :D) this morning when she awoke, but here's the public "happy birthday" most would expect. I did not know that opal was one her birthstones until Nat and […]
A great article on only children. I'm quite happy with the one I've got and have no plans for more. This doesn't make me a bad person and it's in my kiddo's best interests as well, and the article makes that point rather nicely, too.
I've made a few posts on my blog about my search for a decent burger. Thus far, the list includes In-n-Out, Five Guys, and even Fuddruckers. But none tops Lindburger in Delray Beach, FL. Turns out I can add Red Robin (yum!) to that second tier of burgers. Their Red Royal Robin burger - which […]
Carey and I have now been married for five years. Last year we forgot our anniversary until several days later. This year, no. What will we do? Nothing. Like our birthdays, it's just another day. Carey plays in her golf league later this evening and I'll be at the Academy most of the day. Our […]
Though technically my time as an amateur golfer ended prior to this afternoon, I crossed a barrier today that cements my decision to become a golf instructor: I gave my first official lesson. I've been observing lessons given by Dave Wedzik for quite awhile now. My trip to Scottsdale, though ostensibly for the capturing of […]
Two reasons primarily, why forgetting your birthday is difficult in 2010: 1. Facebook tells everyone, so they post happy birthday wishes on your wall. 2. Every vBulletin forum to which you've ever subscribed (that's still in existence, anyway) sends you a "Happy Birthday" email. It's like a trip down memory lane… "Oh yeah, remember when […]
I may be "changing" professions soon. When I say "soon" I mean anywhere from several months from now to three years from now, depending on how you define "changing." At the same time, my new role will still involve a lot of the things I've done for years to this point - developing and selling […]
This is a bit of a follow-up to my post from yesterday… I've read (or will read in more depth) Dan Benjamin's posts on Buddhism, but they're more so about meditation than Buddhism in general. I'd like to read a bit about Buddhism - not so much the ancient stuff, any conflicts, etc. - but […]
I didn't expect The Lost Symbol to change my life. I just started reading the book a few days ago, but as is the case with escapist type literature, it's best read in large doses so that you can remember the details and really almost transport yourself into the story. It's not the type of […]
Months after buying it, I'm finally going to get a chance to read The Lost Symbol. Though I'm sure a good portion (not to say even 50%) of the "stuff" in the book is grounded in fact, it's still basically purely escapist reading. I wonder, too, if the book follows the same paths as the […]
For about a year or so I've used the old Rivet icon as my "avatar" in a lot of places. It was an icon I was proud of, as the idea for the software, the name, the icon, and so on were my own. If you didn't know what it was, it still looked like […]
I'm proud of myself right now. I'm sure the feeling will fade soon enough, but for now, and at least the next 4.3 seconds, I'm proud of myself. I teased someone about something recently - I typically only tease people I like - and he completely misinterpreted what I was saying and got quite upset […]