I am bad at personal retrospectives. While Iâ€™d like to say it's because I generally don't do them until my birthday (vs. at end-of-year like most people), that's not the entire story. It doesn't matter if it's late December or late January â€” I'm just bad at them. In possibly related news, I'm also bad…Read more It wasn’t all bad.
Itâ€™s 10:15 am on Monday morning and Iâ€™m still in bed. Iâ€™ve had two cups of tea and Iâ€™ve been reading social media on my phone for a few hours. Yesterday, I spent all day with PI and we got a ton of work done. But now, Iâ€™m drained. I had low reserves going into…Read more Shiny.
I knew a few weeks ago this was coming, sort of. I gave a talk at DevOpsDays whereÂ I said, â€œAnd a year ago I was about half-way through my very brief tenure at the shortest job Iâ€™ve ever held.â€ I guess I just didnâ€™t realize how fast everything goes by, especially when the world feels…Read more Looking backwards.
My mother-in-law used to tell stories about when she was a child, growing up "dirt poor on a tomato farm" in Arkansas. One of my favorites is about how they were visited by their "city cousins." The siblings devised a number of absurd and not completely safe hazing activities, leveraging the naÃ¯vetÃ© of their cousins…Read more City cousins and sycamore saplings and Facebook
Three weeks ago(ish), I turned 43. I made some resolutions. Let's review them, shall we? First, I said I'd stop hitting the snooze button. This one has been going not-so-great. Okay - total honesty time: I just kind of forgot that it was something I had committed to do, and let it go by the…Read more +3 weeks(ish)
I'm not sure what kind of week I'll have (probably great, but travel during Super Bowl Hell may not have been the best idea), but to prepare myself I'm sitting quietly on the couch with a cat cuddled up next to me. Â ThatÂ Luther special I never had a chance to watch is on the screen…Read more Tomorrow I head to Houston.
I'm headed out of town tomorrow. It's like she knows.